Dave Gelinas (XP-300)

I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

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7 minutes ago, 91vert said:

All the boys have the same style pants, or Mom didn't hem.

 

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Maybe those boys from Nebraska just keep growing.  I know that when I was a kid,  my mom would always buy me jeans that I could grow into.

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How about that big boy pushing the buggie ?

Do you think he is going to grow another 3-4" ?

Like Father, like son.

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2 hours ago, First Born said:

We wore them that way in the '50s.

Indeed we did!  And we rolled up short-sleeves and even T-shirt sleeves, too!

 

And in my dotage, I roll up work jeans bottoms rather than having them hemmed.

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5 hours ago, MrEarl said:

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Caption anyone? 

 

"Flying A" Delivery Service

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On 1/21/2017 at 0:21 PM, 91vert said:

Too bad there is no Racing cars in the picture.

 

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The rest of the picture

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2 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 

 

The rest of the picture

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Mr.Earl.

 

Any guess as to where and when that picture was taken ?

 

Cal.

 

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That was the Buick Camp and racing team in Savannah Georgia circa 1908. I have actually driven some of the route that was at one time part of the road race. It was along the Wilmington river through Thunderbolt in Savannah where the shrimp boats dock. Savannah was all about racing around the turn of the century. Everything from horses, yachts, cars and even bicycles. My brother in law and family live on Wilmington Island and I hope someday to take '54 Muscle for a cruise along the route. 

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Linda and I saw this last summer.  It's an interactive display.  There are dealer brochures, etc. that accompany the car.  The piece of the exhibit that I though was most interesting was the couple sitting across the desk from the salesman.  They're stationary but there's an audio that has the salesman touting the Buick and how it would fit perfectly into the couples life style.  Pretty typical of the sales pitch you hear everywhere, but it's aimed directly at this couple and references only the car on display.  After listening to the salesman, you'd be a fool not to buy the Buick and all it has to offer over any of its competitors.  

 

Here's a link to it.

 

http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/collection/object_11.html

 

At the present time, it's displayed in the Museum of American History.  While this museum is part of the Smitsonian, it's not in the same location as the main Smithsonians.  This museum is located at the intersection of 14th Street and Constitution Ave.  If you have a chance, GO FOR IT.  You won't regret it.  It's a small part of the "America on the Move" exhibit.

 

Ed

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You don't want to think about what happened to the previous owner of Goering's Buick!

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Literally handled like it was on rails!  :lol:

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