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Photos from "The Thing"


Peter Gariepy
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For years I'd driven by a highway knickknack store on Interstate 10 near Wilcox Arizona, about 60 minutes east of Tucson. It has literally DOZENS of huge billboards from the Phoenix AZ to El Paso TX advertising <span style="font-weight: bold">"The Thing"</span>, a mystery that can only be solved by visiting the store and paying a whopping $1.

My family and I took a trip this past Saturday to pick some apples in Wilcox. My kids talked me into taking a detour to see <span style="font-weight: bold">"The Thing"</span>.

To my surprise I found the following hidden in the back warehouse along with ?The Thing?. [color:\\"red\\"]You can find old cars EVERYWHERE!

TN_apple0921_1.JPG 1921 Graham Paige

TN_apple0921_2.JPG1932 Buick

TN_apple0921_4.JPGMystery Vehicles

TN_apple0921_3.JPG1937 Rolls Royce

TN_apple0921_9.JPGMy wife, kids and some of their friends

TN_apple0921_10.JPGFarmer Peter

So what?s <span style="font-weight: bold">"The Thing"</span>? That?s just gonna have to stay a mystery. grin.gif Course you can see it yourself if you come to the Tucson Region sponsored regional tour in 2004. Seeya then! smile.gif

Peter

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Mystery vehicle on left looks like a Dodge Power Wagon, and the one on the right looks like a Ford Model T speedster. As for the Rolls, I can't imagine Hitler riding in a British car (thought he favored Mercedes-Benz).

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Definitely a Power Wagon and a T speedster, but they are miniture, (at least the Power Wagon is).

As to the RR, totally agree, I don't think Hitler would have anything to do with one then. Course if he lived today he might consider a Bentley? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif" alt="" />

Peter

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I'm no truck expert but that doesn't look like any Power Wagon I ever saw. Looks like from WWI, not II. Are they solid rubber tires?

And is that a vee radiator on the speedster? Not from a 'T' if so.

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Regarding the comment on the vehicle not being a T because of the V style radiator shell. V shells were an aftermarket accessory available to spruce up the looks of the T, especially when an owner decided to make a run-about/speedster from a car whose body had been damaged or destroyed. I have one of these shells in my collection.

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