Dedicated to all the Old Pharts and the Cruisers

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by nwdave, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I've seen the ages of many of this sites members and I know for a fact that this will take many down a very nostalgic trip into our youth.  If you had your drivers license in the '50's and '60's, you were very popular.  If you didn't, you knew somebody who did, because you wanted to be cool, man, like cool, DaddyO.  Everyone else, these were real cars.  Mine was a 1952 Chevy Deluxe and then a 1967 Camaro.  Ah, those were the days.

    Just put this on and will start the show itself turn up your speakers

    Someone did an awesome job putting this together And with sound to boot. At the very end of the video you'll hear the song ' Thunder Road ' sung by the star of the movie for which it was the theme!

    Not uncommon except this is the one and only song ever recorded, for publication, sung by Robert Mitchum!

    Cars we drove in the 50's and 60's

    Click on line below
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Those were the days !!!!! Thanks for sharing it...
  3. kingkoch42

    kingkoch42 Smoke Blower

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  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That was in the heyday, remember it all too well and sorely miss those days!  We'd buy 40's and 50's junkers and fix and patch them up as we could tow them from the junkyards for $50 or less, made a lot of sweet rides and wasn't that much trouble to keep them running - a wrench and a timing light and a new set of plugs and wires went a long ways, lol!  There's a forgotten tool... the timing light, lol!
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I remember getting the J.C. Whitney Catalog, and dreamed of building a hot rod.

    What a blast from the past!

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----Those were definitely the great days (except for 'Nam).

    I had a junker while in my Senior year, but my best buddy had a 61 'Vette---LOL---We took his 99% of the time!!!

    Thunder Road???  It's either 5 or 6 times I saw it. Last time less than a year ago.

    Right up there with "Sgt York".

    Old Bear
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  7. Back here where I live in Sharps Chapel, there is only one way out. Once ya get to the Hwy. you go left and it's about 30 mins to Cumberland Gap, Ya go right and its about 22 mins to Maynardville.

    I drive thunder road everyday one way or another. I also used to run up and down kingston pike in my early 20's. Thunder Road is one of my favorite Ballads. Wonder Why??


    Later, and thanks for the Memories.

  8. simple

    simple Smoke Blower

    Good Stuff!! 

    My first car was a '51 Chevy Deluxe--in 1974.  It had been my grandmother's--really was the proverbial "only driven on Sundays" find. We finally decided she had had it since 1956.  If I remember right, it had about 60K on it at the time, had only been in one small fender bender, and the undercarriage was cherry.  Driving on the oil roads of southern Illinois had given it a good rock hard undercoating of oil and clay.  Chiseled some off and found the metal under it bright and shiny.  Didn't touch a thing after that, and never "cleaned up" the underside.  

    I had stripped all the paint off and had it painted shortly before I moved away from home, left it there for Dad to do the interior.  He had some health problems, never got it done, I had no storage for it, had to sell it to get it out of the folks' way.  I think we got around $500 for it in '81 or '82.  I never had any issues when picking up a girl at home for a date-- her parents would see that old car and start reminiscing about having one "just like it", and I was golden--as long as they didn't remember how big that back seat was[​IMG]...


     Some way, some how, some when, I'll have another one.  If possible, it'll be a convertible this time.

    How many of you have saw a Warshawski catalog and thought it looked a lot like JC Whitney's?  Most folks didn't realize it was one and the same.  It was my understanding the actual building was on a corner, and the entrance on one street said Warshawski, and around the corner the second entrance to the building said JC Whitney's.  Don't know if it's true, but the companies were the same...
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Actually my first car was a 1962 Dodge Lancer. My brother gave it to me in 1966, to use as a trade-in, before he went to Vietnam.

    Then I traded it in on a 1967 Dodge Coronet 440, but I had to sell it when I followed him to Vietnam.

    50s & 60 were still great !

  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    My first car was a 55 Chevy 2 door hard top...
  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]This is one of my rides now...
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  12. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    a young pup at 52 but this thread makes me smile and gives me the opportunity to say Thank You ,, to all of you,, for all that you have done.  I am old enough to appreciate all the experience and respect you.
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That was cool! I was Born in '62 but in '99 I  bought a '49 Merc Sport Sedan, with Suicide Rear Doors... first 4 picture Slide, bottom left corner...Had to let it go a couple of years ago, after Mrs.J had been out of work for 6 months with no unemployment benefits...BUT...With a little luck I may replace it with a 49 Coupe...or any one of a HUNDRED other Cars I wouldn't mind owning...In my next life I want to be Jay Leno!...JJ
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  14. kingkoch42

    kingkoch42 Smoke Blower

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  15. Thanks for the link. Luv them old cars

    Here are some of my current rides stored in the barn. At least one comes out each weekend for cruising. I built or restored each one myself. Am currently working on a 68 Yenko Camaro.

    1923 T-Bucket


    1969 Camaro on the rottisserie in restoration


    1969 Camaro after restoration


    This is the 1968 Yenko Camaro  in the restoration process.


    1972 Nova SS


    1933 Ford Coupe


    Same car featured in Mike Kelly's Cruise News magazine. Same car as my avatar picture.

  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice cars !!!!
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll say---I like your two wheeler too, Roller !!!

  18. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    My first car was a crystal blue metallic 78 Monte Carlo with a 305 small block with a small cam and a Holley 600cfm 2 barrel .Since my folk wouldn't allow me to have a 4 barrel carb.Ended up with a custom short wheel base dodge van next .With the 4 captins chairs the fridge that ran on lp and a bed in the back. Hey what can i say i was a child of the 70s.[​IMG]
  19. simple

    simple Smoke Blower

    But was there a custom mural airbrushed on the side panels?
  20. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Thanks  Bear !

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