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I'm not sure about the exact model years of the cars, but the first picture is my late Grandpa (smoking a cigar) with his 1933 Ford. The second is also my Grandpa (smoking a pipe) with a fishing buddy and his 1946 Ford. Both pictures were taken in upstate NY. Again...I could be wrong about the make and model years...but I was told he was always a Ford man. He died in 1961. Third picture was taken on my birthday in Florida with my late Dad's 62 Vette in 1986. 

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First, last, and probably only photo of my father with one of his old cars. This is October 1973 and this is probably the weekend after he bought his 1934 Ford Deluxe sedan at auction. I distinctly recall that we all got dressed up to go out to dinner in it. My mother had him pose in the parking lot with the car. My father is 35 years old and dressed as I always knew him: in a suit and tie. You can see 3-year-old me in the windshield with a red hat on. 


This photo is bittersweet. This was the start of our hobby together and I'm glad to still be on the path that started right there and then. I miss the car, which was a good one. My father is a young man in the photo (he's almost 81 today) and in the prime of his life. He's also 13 years younger than I am today. Time is short, don't waste it.

 

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PS: I never noticed and did not remember that this car had a sealed-beam conversion. Yuck.

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In 1952 my dad together with his brother bought a 1926 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan in bushell baskets, literally a basket case. Over the summer they assembled the car and drove it through high school. The car was sold when my dad went to England in 1957 but he was able to get it back in 1969. We've had the car ever since. I inherited it last year after dad succumbed to Parkinson's disease.  Here it is as it looked in 1974 (dad behind the wheel) and as it is today.

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Dad's one and only "new car" purchase.

While he initially liked the car, as I came along and did my sister, the 2 door was a pain so went out to buy a "family" four door. Learned that the resale price was as he put it, Like throwing cash in the river! 😝

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He found this 1955 Oldsmobile 88 at a fair price as the replacement and it converted him to a GM Olds / Buick follower!

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Many a trip was made in that car. 

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The first picture is my Grandfather with his 1939 Ford in the driveway of our house which he also bought in 1939. the second picture is my Dad hunting with a friend in his 1934 Ford.

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On 12/25/2018 at 10:43 PM, ericmac said:

In 1952 my dad together with his brother bought a 1926 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan in bushell baskets, literally a basket case. Over the summer they assembled the car and drove it through high school. The car was sold when my dad went to England in 1957 but he was able to get it back in 1969. We've had the car ever since. I inherited it last year after dad succumbed to Parkinson's disease.  Here it is as it looked in 1974 (dad behind the wheel) and as it is today.

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One more shot to share. This is the same group, minus my dad at dad's memorial service last year. 

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My grandfather bought this new when I was born.  I've been taking care of it for twenty years.  It's a mostly original car, still runs and drives well. It was his baby.   

 

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On 12/26/2018 at 11:08 AM, TexRiv_63 said:

The first picture is my Grandfather with his 1939 Ford in the driveway of our house which he also bought in 1939. the second picture is my Dad hunting with a friend in his 1934 Ford.

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Grandpa's 39 is a 40

 

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This photo was taken in 1927.  My Dad standing on the running board was 2 years old at the time.  My Granddad is with him in the photo.  While I'm at it, I'll ask if enough of the roadster is showing for anyone to identify it?  I remember my Granddad talking about a Studebaker he had at one time way back, but something tells me that this is not that car.

 

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South Hutchinson, Kansas

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Could be a Stude, they had the little cowl lights inset into the windscreen moulding about that time.

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20 hours ago, Ozstatman said:

Could be a Stude, they had the little cowl lights inset into the windscreen moulding about that time.

 

Yes it looks like a circa 1922 Light Six.

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I have this photo of my Dad and Granddad with my Dad's very first car.  What I wouldn't give to have that little car now.  Photo was taken sometime in 1929 or 1930.

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas

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10 minutes ago, Terry Wiegand said:

I have this photo of my Dad and Granddad with my Dad's very first car.  What I wouldn't give to have that little car now.  Photo was taken sometime in 1929 or 1930.

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas

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Your dad's coveralls are pretty great, too!

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Few cars and pic's

-Pop' Humber Hawk with me beside it back in the '50's( Pop is Dad's Dad)

- Jag Mk5 with Gran, Dad's Mum in it

- Austin A40(I think) in Singapore early '50's - Brother and one sister in back seat - Me in front and brother in back - With chauffeur - With Dad

- Plymouth with Pop & Gran and Dad & me - With Pop - In front of Parents first house at Denistone East, NSW early '50's

- HZ Holden Sedan - Dad's work car in the '70's?

 

Who can tell me what year the Plymouth is?

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1967 Chevy Nova bought new by my late grandfather from:

H.M. Williams Chevrolet

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Queens, New York (Dealer moved to Smithtown NY in 70s?, now Smithtown Chevy)

  • First pic, my late grandmother circa 1967-68
  • Second pic, my mom in Aug 1989, Earl Sheib paint :)
  • Third pic, me in 2018, AACA Grand National Meet.  Received AACA Senior GN at that meet.

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Slightly off topic but I recently posted this on the AACA facebook page. My mother bought this 1948 Ford Deluxe Club coupe from Elmwood Ford in Chicago in 1953 for $561.00. It had the flathead V-8 and was a dark maroon color. She had just sold her previous car, a 1930 Ford Model A, to a farmer for $100.00. She kept the car until 1960 when she inherited my father's 55 Ford.

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16 hours ago, keiser31 said:

Ozstatman....That is a 1946 to very early 1949 (first series) Plymouth.

John,

 

Thanks for the ID.

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It's time for a real photo of my signature car.  A 1961 Dodge Polara 2 door hardtop.  Bought new by my Dad in September 1961.  I was 8 years old at the time and with Mom and Dad in the showroom of Hutton-Scott Dodge (Randolph Scott's family).  Mom fell in love with the Dodge in the center of the showroom and we came home with it.  Dad drove it until 1965, traded in Mom's 1956 Chevrolet 150 and it became her car until 1969, when it was passed down to me as my first car.  Mom got a 1968 Dodge Charger as a replacement.  I still have the car and hope to get it out again in 2019.  These photos are from the last major trip I drove it on from North Carolina to the UP of Michigan and back.  I saw the Northern Lights for the first time as we were driving into the UP.  Space age Dodge and the Northern Lights...….what a combination!

 

You either love or hate the look of this car.  There has never been any in between.

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Well, I think I would take to the road in it. That is just an interesting battle scar. Plus, it looks like the drivers door may work just fine. I would straighten that visor out, though.   -   CC 

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IMG_0318.thumb.PNG.d8de4b0cc9c704d1e0f9c16fca762d93.PNGThis is a picture of my grandfather and my great grandfather. My grandfather is the boy is the rear seat. He was born in 1901 and appears to be 5-6 years of age in this picture. I believe the car is a Buick model 10.

 

 

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