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Post by Carps on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 12:04 am

Gene Autry, was a song and dance man who came to the west coast and took on a role as The Singing Cowboy. It kinda stuck with him for the rest of his life and the museum named after him showcases all that was the wild west, including the Hollywood version, which is what I grew up with.



The Pony Express on the other hand was very real as is much of the stuff housed here.



We weren't the only car guys that this place appealed to. Very Happy



We meet a few other like minded souls in the parking lot.





There's even a few fun activities where you can star in a cowdy movie. Laughing Laughing Laughing



The museum covers three levels and this Wild West mural goes all the way round the wall on the lower level.



There's a display cabinet for every TV or Movie Cowboy that ever lived, do ya know who iare these three?



And lotsa displays of Native American history and artefacts.



Yeah I thought they rode ponys too, but apparently not. Shocked

Here's a few more wild western folk some of you oldies may remember from the matinees or black n white TV after school. Can you pick these?







The old west is responsible for some very strange furniture and a few other weird things.



This guy was saddle maker to the big stars………..



….. and boy did he make some 'out there' saddles.



It's not always easy to pick a working saddle from a show saddle.







Here's an old photo of Mr Gatling, with the very first of his most famous guns.



Here's the actual gun.



Here's a later model used by the US Cavalry.



Here's the only photograph known to exist of a fella known as Billy The Kid and the gun he used murder people in cold blood..



Here's the gun.



Here's a photo of a young lass named Annie, who was a pretty good shot with those gold plated Colt Revolvers.



One of the many old US Cavalry maps showing where the Injuns should have been and who they were.



This coach was donated to the museum at the end of it's working life.



When all the coats of varnish that made it look black were removed, this is what they found underneath it all.


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Post by Carps on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 12:06 am

Hand guns were (are) a very big part of the old west, this is one of the very first that created many legends along the way, Samuel Colt's revolutionary and soon to be famous revolver.



Very soon they would be in big demand and Colt would become a try wealthy man.



This one belonged to a fella known as Wild Bill Hickock.



Colt's guns were carried by many from president's (yeah, there's a very interesting display of these guns and the Presidents who owned them) to showmen who's guns were incredibly decorated.





Think this one had the presidential seal on the butt.









Of course the other staple of the old west was Winchester's repeating shot rifle.



And they too tried to capitalise on Mr Colt's success with the handgun.



As too did many others.



And of course some of the real bad people had miniature killing machines that could easily be concealed to be drawn when they were at point blank behind the victim.



In the park outside the museum there is another part of the old west where this could be used……



Heading outside we find (it wasn’t really lost) a large railway station and on weekends one or two big steamers take folks for a lap around the park.



The rolling stock is a tad old, but they also cater for parties with a couple of carriages being devoid of seats.





Id' be thinking this is the oldest engine here.



And this one the newest, but it's still pretty old.



According to the attendant this one arrived only recently.



Number 4439 was a Union Pacific 'Goat' which is rail jargon for switch engine. He spent most of his life in the Union Pacific Switch yards in Cheyanne, Wyoming, shunting other trains around and basically doing the heavy lifting. Part of that role was when the long trains would be cut and the sections attached to other long trains, he would move the different sections to where the Engine that would haul them on their next leg, could get them hooked up. Towards the end of his working life UP 4439 worked on the Los Angeles Harbour 'belt line' until the Air Pollution Control Board said he had to stop. When he retired he was the last steam engine operating in the greater Los Angeles Area.



He has a big water tank behind the coal bin and weighs in at a hefty 78 Tons. He's 66.5 feet long and has 21X26 inch cylinders driving all of his six wheels. He was built by Baldwin in 1918 which means he worked for more years than most of the people who worked with him.



He arrived at the park under his own power and is still functional



Although he's enjoying a peaceful life of retirement.



Some of the other big guys here have probably lead equally interesting and long lives.



Here's another fella with a big water supply hooked on behind the tender.





This one seems pretty much run of the mill.



This guy worked on the L.A. Transit system back in the late fifties before the freeways took over from urban rail.



Its a pretty interesting place.


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Post by Carps on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 12:10 am

These two little guys worked at the Los Angeles Harbour Department, on Catalina Island. Their job was to haul rock from quarry to the dock where it was shipped to the mainland for construction of the Los Angeles Harbour. Later they worked on the mainland hauling construction supplies to various sites within the harbour complex.



Davenport Locomotive company built number 31 and ALCO Rogers Works built number 32 and both were headed to the scrap yard when a fella named Charlie Atkinslearned of their fate and made arrangements for them to be donated to the museum.



This fella is kinda unique with a V twin and drive shaft running off the crank to giant differentials driving the wheels via axles.



He was built by the Heisler Locomotive Company for Pickering Lumber where he hauled logs from forrest to mill in the mother lode country (Standard, California).



Notice the drive shafts and giant crown wheel?



All the wheels are driven, including the tender.





This even bigger unit, is no longer serviceable, but they think they can make him work again.
He spent most of his life hauling freight between Los Angeles and Santa Maria.



This bloke did the same job between Arizona and san Francisco.





Like all the trains here, this one also had an interesting story, but I forgot to record it.



Here's another interesting machine, again with a different take on the shaft drive system.



This time there's three steam cylinders on the right side of the boiler.



The drive shafts run down the outside to rotate the wheels via a pinion and bevel gear set up.





There's also planty of unique rolling stock here.



Some of the older more fragile pieces are housed inside one large sheds in order to stop them deteriorating any more than they have.



This is one of the original Santa Fe mail cars.







A timber sided goods car from the late 1800s..



This weird looking thing is an electric locomotive used to help build the Metro Underground Tunnels during the 1940s.



Here's how the circus transported it's big cats before there were trucks.



There's also a bunch of related stuff with links to railroad history, like this Studebaker wagon that moved stuff between factory/warehouse and rail head over the years.



And this very early International Truck that was used to cart produce to the rail head.



Inter's were quite popular over the years.



How it was moved once at the station.



Lubricants for all those moving parts.



Both these cars had close ties with the Los Angeles Area rail system.



The Packard 8 was the companies answer to the poor market conditions in 1932 as a low priced model, kinda like La Salle was a cheaper Cadillac.



Don’t panic, there’s more cars to come and some other cool stuff.
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Post by Carps on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 11:18 pm

Since we was out and about, we stopped in at our friend Mike's workshop to check out what was happening.

The Old MOPAR is still there but now running and roadworthy.



The Hupp has it's drivetrain in place but still requires some work to get it done.



Project just in, is a trad style SBC powered A on Deuce rails, it will be channelled.



Chevy is nearing completion.

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As is this late model drivetrain update on a mid sixties 'Vette.



A roadster was in for some suspension tuning, to make it drivable.



A future project is Mike's mid fifties Hudson, totally rust free,



Mike had some family business to attend to so we bid him farewell,;  "See ya at Pleasanton" and headed off down the road.



Since it was dinner time, we figured what better place than Ruby's Burger Restaurant to eat, especially since that's where Ruby's Friday Evening Cruise was going down..



I had the fish Tacos even tho the burgers looked OK.



I dunno if this was for real or not but Don said the cook was Roger Rabbit.



The big parking lot filled up quickly although Ron said the crowd wasn't as big as usual, probably because there were a couple of more formal shows on over the weekend.



All the local gangsters were on hand.



Seriously!



Ron's Fordy kinda conforms the general view about what looks good and what doesn't.  He didn't want it so glossy it would be hard to look after, but hated the idea of flat black, so it's somewhere in between.





Nice old square 'bird.



This is what's known as a moving violation!



Seriously wicked T bucket.



However it had some of the owner's collection of California Vehicle Code Violation Tickets on display.



I figured any cop who didn't like the bucket was really gonna enjoy this one.

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Post by Carps on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 11:24 pm

Neat pick-up was a different shade of green.



Fordy was yellow.



Amazing the difference a year makes.



Don't see a lot of '55 Fairlanes in the Us.



These things outnumber the same year Fords ten to one, or maybe even more.



GM seemed to be the flavour of the night.



And some oddball GM stuff turned out as well.



Nice early fifties Mercury.



You do see quite a few '56 Pick Up Tricks in the So Cal area.



Jeeps are not as common here.





Personally, I think tractor grilles look best on tractors..



And a '37 Henry with only two doors.



Hudson had enough doors for two cars according to Don, who wasn't even there.



This Chevy did not appear to be riding on airbags.



Likewise this nicely detailed Kustom Mercury.



Of course there was more than one model A Coupe lurkin on the lot..



There's some interesting and unique machinery on So Cal roads.



This pickup up looked very cool.



Not sure how we'd go in Oz, with chrome plated brake drums.



But then most of the other stuff was coated with the shiny stuff,, so I guess it was OK.



This is not Daddy's Car!



You Chevy guys probably know this, but the oversized centre bumper overider is hinged for access to the boot.



Gary Choppit usually brings one of his wild creations, this time he bought his 'mild Kustom' Lincoln.



Can you pick all the modifications?



Looks comfy inside.



Has adequate power.



Nice red Chevy pick up.



One year different in the GM model cycle.



And one from quite a few years earlier.



This year is Mustang's 50th, this was the real deal.



Some guys just like 'em big.



Others prefer the compacts.



Others prefer them medium sized.



Some prefer theirs a little offbeat.



Others stick to a tried and proven formula.



The night finished early, so did we, since had to be up at ‘sprrow’s’ in the mroning for Donut Derelicts, before a long drive to Santa Maria for the Woodies On The Beach, extravaganza.
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Post by allan on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 8:21 am

I think the white roadster  on page two that you did not know I think its a Excaliber not 100% but think it is. Lots of great ones there , planes, trains, cars and more Thank's for sharing them these cool photos.
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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:19 pm

At Santa Maria, I got wood, lotsa wood. However just as the L.A Roadster shindig has special parking for cars that are not roadsters, the woodies guys happily welcome folks in cars that are not termite food, so long as that park over there. So like this '55 Chevy, they did.



A pretty A coupe to drool over.



An even prettier A roadster, there's just something about this car that makes it almost perfect.



Coddington style Deuce coupe.



Super neat '40 Deluxe Sedan Delivery.



Couple of nice late models.



MOPAR dude was confused, unfortunately his surfboard carrier has no wood.



But it was pretty neat all the same and it did have a Hemi.



This big old Panel truck has had some major surgery.



On the other Hand, this model A sedan delivery has had no surgery, just a few tasteful updates.



Here's the coupe cousin of Big Mike's St Louis based convertible.



'57 Chevy Family Truckster was toting one seriously custom built and matching teardrop camper trailer!



One more with lotsa doors was this Chrysler Airflow.



It's had some serious work done, not just to make it look different, but to make it so smooth and shiney.



Deuce Panel deliver and off brand truck…….



……with a luxury camping body.



'36 Ford sedan delivery was a seriously well-done machine.



Looks the goods from all angles.



'56 Ford Mainline two door wagon.



Late fifties GMC Flareside was ready to cruise.



Didn't get the price, I was too busy drooling on wooden things, but this Merc seems pretty much sold and straight.



Badboy channelled '34 Coupe.



Sedate '41 Pick Up.



Not so sedate Nash cabriolet, it was packing a healthy 440 MOPAR.



Mid '50s Olds convert was quite tasty.



Rare? If not, these MOPAR slopers sure ain't common.



Same goes for early Lincoln Continentals I guess.



Probably very common in it's day. but still a very neat car.



On the way home we managed stopped by another private auto museum, just because I knew it was there and open for visitors, but there's some wooden cars to check out first.
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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:20 pm

Nice as those metal cars are, we drove all the way to Santa Maria, for wood and we sure did get it, in fact I think we landed in woodie heaven!



I mentioned earlier that the red '46 Ford wagon at Donut Derelicts was close to perfect. Here's what perfect looks like, I wouldn't change a thing on this wagon.



This was is what woodie heaven looks like.



However, most of the participants told me that there's usually three times as many woodies turn out for Wavecrest.



It was worth the trip, regardless.



We'll never see so many wooden cars in one place here in Oz.



And damn near every make was covered.



Gorgeous aint they?



Early ‘50s Plymouth has the coolest licence plate I saw on the day.



The car aint too shabby either.





This one has a great story to tell about surviving a fire unscathed.



This one is a newer model..



Here's a few for the lovers of other brands.

Stock is OK….



… but not is even better.



This is close to my perfect wagon.





But I could be easily convinced to go to the dark side….



The GM product is pretty nice too.



These things just look good from any angle.



and in any company.



A sheobox is fine….



and even a metal wagon can work.



Of course you gotta have a longboard or two plus lotsa sturfin' stickers and related stuff.


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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:22 pm

Here's how the hoi-poloi do it at the woody picnic.
Zacly the same way as everybody else. Laughing Laughing Laughing



The big Roller is just another wagon among this lot



However, woody folk do have a great sense of humour, so forget the Sprit of Ecxtasy, these guys have the spirit of Lizzie!



Of course the wood is of a slightly different grade and there's the details, like this inlay that runs along the belt line.





Here's another stocker, a '36 Henry I believe.



Still looks good, even in stock trim.



Big Indian is another neat thing.



And yet another MOPAR!



It's easy to see why these early '50s devices are realy catching on caross the hobby.



Dunno if flames on a wooden car is the right thing to do.



This one looks like it may be a Chrysler New Yorker.



No matter, it's a sweet thing regardless where it came from.



This '37 Chevy is just so nice, I reckon it could make many a Ford fan consider going to the other side.



Looks great from any angle.



This '48-ish Chev has all the mod cons and is a dream to drive down the highway.



I reckon it'd pass muster with any group of local hot rods.



1942 is about as scarce as any mainstream US car might be, but a wooden bodied Mercury, well it probably sits near the top of the rare tree.



Lemon just seems to work as a colour for the metal bits.



Almost as well as red.



Like all '39/40 models, the wagon is among the most desirable.



I never tire of these things.



Here’s s something slightly left of centre, but still very much a wooden body.



Not far enough left for you?
Guess I'll just have to send the keystone Cops out to arrest you then.



Maybe something a little sporty is what your heart desires?



The most talked about car on the day at the beach was this very rare (in the US at least) Mini Traveller.



This Morris Minor was also considered a rarity, but I dunno if it's a Traveller with sedan rear doors added or a sedan with a Traveller back half added.



Custom bodied two door was very well done.



As was this hot rodded unit.



'51 Mercury arrived late.



Red goes great with wood like this 1940 Standard model.



Yet another tin and timber Indian, which is anything but standard.



I have some history with this fine '36 model.



Oldsmobile was one of a handful at the picnic.



Yummy.



Spare wheel is on the inside.



Green also works well with lumber.



'48 Buick is the height of luxury, the fadeaway fender styling makes the body unique, more like the metal Chevies.



'49 Mercury has a bunch of jewellery.



Later model, 1952 Buick Special (Roadmasters have 4 portholes) doesn't need any additional adormenet.



This is not the end, there's plenty more.



Here's how a number of the woodie owners spent the morning, it's an activity that goes hand in hand with owning and driving a woodie.








If you look closely at the pic's below, you'll see that the school where the event is held, is right on the Pacific Ocean beachfront (the path behind the cars takes you directly to the sand), which is one reasony why they hold the event here. Very Happy




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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:25 pm

Did I mention I met a real live '60s era TV star, someone that many of us will remember?



Yup, he's the real deal, the operators of The Murphy Automobile and Other Stuff Museum, purchased him from the TV Studio after the hit series Lost In Space ended production.

This museum has never been open whenever I've been in the Oxnard area, but as we passed it on the way home to L.A after the woodie show, I decided to take a detour and see if it was unlocked on Saturdays.  Positive result!

Housed in an adapted old factory not far from the Mullin Museum, this one also has a collection of old furniture but more like what you'd find in a middle class American home of the applicable period.





Yup, this is a late 1950s TV and it still works perfectly.



It's housed in a display with other period stuff, much of which many of us may remember.



Funny thing considering the proximity to the Mullin Auto Collection that The Murphy has this.
It's a 1992 'Talbo' made by a company in Florida as a replica of a model built by the French Talbot Lago Company during the 1930s.  Only 12 Talbot Aerodynamicas were built and nowadays they change hands for between $3.5 to 4 million.  Considerably more of these fiberglass bodied specials were built and when they change hands, its for maybe $20,000.  The body is fibreglass and the plug was taken from a genuine car owned by famous American designer, Brooks Stevens.  It replicates the original quite well and really only the wheels give away tha fact it's a replica.  The drivetrain is Jaguar.  As you'd expect, The Mullin Collection housed a few miles away includes a real one.





The museum's collection is quite eclectic and includes a pair of Studebaker Avantis, generation 1….



…. and generation 2, both are supercharged four speed cars.



There's also a few Packards, starting with an old one…



And finishing with one of the last true Packards before they became Studebaker's ugly twin.



There's also a couple of rare and desirable models.





Even one like a car that my buddy Col once owned here in Oz, albeit briefly, although I think Col's had a couple more doors than this one.



And speaking of Col, he'd enjoy this place for more than the cars because they have Caravan fetish well covered with things like this 1954 Jewel and there's also a model train layout.





It's small but very well equipped and would be a comfy place to stay when travelling, even today.





For those on a budget, the original 1954 Ranger pop top, provided a lightweight easy to tow alternative.  Check out the early Cusso tailamps.



Made from that new fangled fibreglass stuff, it was also quite the stylish thing……..



…….even if a little spartan inside.



However, compared to the Oklahoma Dustbowl Motor Home of the 1930s, all the later tag alongs are quite luxurious.





By 1960, if you wanted modern good looks and luxury in your  Highway Hilton, you could not go past the 'Holiday House'!





With a comfortable interior, it was a pretty neat thing for its time.



Of course, there's plenty of other cars and a few trucks to check out here.



Like the biggest passenger car ever built by Ford Motor Company, which I think is the vehicle that first earned the term 'Land Yacht'.



This is one classy hiunk of lumber.



Has a nice arse too.





Inside aint to shabby either.

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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:32 pm

Even the old factory building is interesting and we spent hours talking with Mr Murphy, who is in his eighties and even knows about Holdens.  About 40% of the cars are owned by local car club members, in return for them displaying their cars they get access to the museum's workshop and equipment.  Everything else belongs to The Murphy Foundation set up as a non profit organisation to ensure the museum will continue after the founder is gone.



They even have a neat model train layout.



It's not the biggest or most elaborate I've seen, but it's cool and tells the story of the large part rail played in the growth and development of America.



















However, the cars are the centrepiece and like I said, the collection is eclectic, so there's something for everybody, including us hot rodders.



And customisers.









I think another thing that makes this one special is that the cars are not your usual collector's items, just the stuff that ordinary people would have owned, like this Studebaker Wagoinaire……..





… or this Chrysler sedan.



….and Jeepster, which I think may just scrape in as a woody.





You'd have seen a few of these lincolns in the middle class neighbourhoods of Anytown, USA.



And Americans also like their sorts cars, so there's some local stuff…



Some from the folks who invented sorts cars.



And some from the folks who bought they could do it better.



There's even some late model stuff, future classics maybe.



Did you notice the toys and other Automobilia?  There's display cabinets all around the building filled with neat stuff.



Not to mention what's on or against the walls.



And it's not just the furniture that's done in the Art Deco style….



Hey Col, you can see in this one how the tailamps are mounted at the base of the C pillar like the hot rodded version at Louisville.



It's kind of a shame that even back in the forties, avante-guard styling didn't sell as well as conservatively styled stuff.



In the early '50s customers could order a unique Chevy Suburban woodie from their dealer.
The factory would ship the base vehicle to Campbell Company, in Waterloo New York and when completed Campbell wonld ship the finished truck to the ordering dealer.  The Campbell Co Woodies were usually used by hotels, resorts and country clubs to transfer people to and from airports and rail stations etc.  This one was owned by the US Postal Service and spent it's life delivering mail.



This later model Chevy pick-up looks like it had the easy life.



How many 1910 Duros have you ever seen?



Produced in Los Angeles and marketed as the Durable Duro, this car saved as E.W. Hartman's Honeymoon car and was driven extendively all over California including trips up the Siera Nevadas, which are bloody big mountains.  It does not belong to the Museum as it is still owned by Hartman's family.  It's powered by a 24hp 4 cylinder engine.



The world's first mass produced car was built on a production line where the workers moved to each stationary car to fit components.
 


Henry would soon change that and take the car to the works for each step of assembly with this car.



The museum owns a few of them, from all years of production.



They were simple and very versatile.











The first Ford four door station wagons war model A's.



Here’s that Chrysler Town N Country again.



Of course they have Cadillacs, it's an American automotive Icon, so every museum in the country has at least one.



They have tin Injuns too….



….and wooden ones.



The number of people restoring and riding Cushman motor cycles, seems to be growing at a rapid rate.



Don't ask me what year it is, that all look the same from '48 to the end of '54, my favourte is the rod n custom dream truck.



Of course Studebaker started as a wagon builder, so it's only natural that they'd be building pick up trucks long after the last covered wagon was delivered.



I showed one of these previously that my buddy Rotten Rodney has in his yard, but this one is in priestine condition.





And here's a period photograph to show how they were 'driven'.



To close out the Murphy Museum, this is my second favourite muscle car, the '69 Plymouth Road Runner.  This one has a 383 and four speed.





Next stop, the Fullerton Fire Brigade’s annual August car show.
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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:34 pm

This show is held in a suburban strip mall and always has a good variety of interesting stuff to look at. Here's some that were in the public parking lot.









Looks like Richie Cunningham's dad came to take a look.



Neat '57 Chev Pick-up was in no man's land between the show and public parking.



First thing to catch my eye in the show area, was this radically modified '41 Ford COE truck.





It's baby brother wan't so radical.



I figured these were crocodiles as alligators have more rounded snouts.



A candy orange and flamed deuce.



A Deuce of a different feather.



Orange must be the in colour this year.



Everybody loves a bubble top Chevy.



Most uncommon to see a '39 Plymouth Wagon made of wood.



Uncommon here in Oz, but not quite so in the US, a '35 Ford Tub with wind up windows.



Another model A for Von Fat.



Plus a nice yeller Mustang for the Pony Car folks.



Rare is a word than is often used to describe 1942 models, the other one is quite common.



Some might consder this a barge arse.



It's Coral, not pink!



Speaking of rare, that's a good description for any 1942 Mercury.



This one was pristine.



Outside and in.



A couple of Falcons we never got down under.



Cool plate on the late model.



Old and new Fords.



Short and tall Dak-Daks.



Gorgeous is a good word to describe '54 Buick Skylark.





Classy, works for any pre war Packard.



Black looks good on old and older models.



They're coming to pick you up in their Rocket 88!



Original '54 Corvette is a class act.



Neat all round.



And perfectly original under the hood.



Dak-Dak by Karmann Ghia!



This wasn't a throwback, so maybe the duo tone graphics are coming back.



Big Chrysler New Yorker is a classy thing.



So is '39 Oldsmobile.


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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:37 pm

I know it's one of them Inglish sporty cars, but I love this thing!



Definitely the style leader for 1953!



Not to shabby in the horse-pressure department.



And certainly more luxurious than most sporty cars of the day.



Body by Deuce Customs, Ferntree Gully, Vic, Australia, like selling ice to eskimos.



Body by Uncle Henry.



The turnout was a little down on previous years but still maybe 500 entrants, not to bad considering there were three shows like this in neighbouring suburbs.



A few Model A Fords for the VonFatster.







This one looks like a Deuce but it still has lotsa model A DNA.



Check out the somewhat unique front axle, suspension is behind the grille.



Severely panned when new, now, ultra desirable, especially when it's got fuel injected 327, muncie four speed and pos-a-traction rear end like this one.



Buick Sklark GS is one serious muscle car.



High tech style '34 Ford Road duuster.



Kids just wanna have fun.



Yet another big mid fifties MOPAR, Desoto Firedome by the look of it!



Deuce Tudor (pronounced, Two Door) was kinda low but definitely not ratty.



Paint was reflective shiney.



Interior a work of art, but looked bloody uncomfortable.



Fuel tank replaces back seat.



'34 MOPAR coupe was seriously candy tangerine pearl with what appeared to be a touch of copper metal flake.



It almost blinded everybody who gt close including the Police Chief.



"Hey Bubba, whatcha-all lookin' at?"
Well Leroy, I'ma thinking this is the US cuzin to Brett's Calvert's ALFAROD, that lives down there in Orstray-lee-yuh"



Yup, the Alfarod is not alone in the world!



Shoebox coupe is laser straightt and jet black.



Has nicely detailed flatmotor.



This early Thunderbird is also jet black.



AND straighter than a laser, shiny too.



The thunder in this bird is provided by Ford's famous big block.



'56 pick-up was also black and very tasty for a truck.



Speaking of tasty, my favourite '57 CGM product is an Oldsmobile.



Has nice traditional interior.



Willys was packing some serious wallop.



And here's year another Plymouth Valiant, this tome a fishy model.



Yet another deuce road duster.



And a model T sportster.



To close out a n early to mid '50s, Henry Ford F series………



…..fitted with all the accessories available in the day.



Unfortunately this is the end, I got word that Mrs C was crook back in Oz and I figured I needed to be back in Oz. Couldn't do anything to help by remote from so far away, so made a quick call to my friends at QANTAS and they got me sorted for a quick flight home. Maybe we'll head back early next year and catch the GNRS again, or perhaps the L.A Roadsters Show?
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Post by Carps on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:38 pm

Here’s a few other things we spotted around the Los Angeles area.

Saw this one at Santa Maria, then the following day on the freeway in L.A.



This thing passed me as I was headed to the laundromat.







We passsed this guy en-route to the Air Museum.





This bloke was cruising the freeway as I headed towards Perris to look at trains.



This is just a cool shot thru the windscreen of Ron's really roomy '40 coupe.   Very Happy



Crappy pic but it's LAPD driving Aussie Built Holden Statesman Patrol Car.



The folks on the opposite side of freeway are stopped, trying to get home in the 4:00pm midweek 'rush', it pays to be going against the traffic at this time of day.



Snake charmer at Santa Monica Pier, people bring out all their exotic animals and charge other people to take photos or pet them, I got this one as a freebie, the kid's folks had to pay.   Shocked



Sidewalk artist was brilliant, did these paintings using spray cans, his fingers a few old paint tin lids and a small trowel.







L.A. has neat fire appliances but some of the firemen looked a bit funny.





Variation in equipment, note the surfboards on the Cop's pick-up.



I don't usually photograph cars in suburban streets around L.A., but sometimes it's hard to resist.



This one was parked outside a hairdressers, but there was no one inside the shop.



It was just too nice not to snap off a few shots.



Just out cruising the hood.





This shop had hundreds of hand operated sewing machines displayed in the windows, we calculated at least 900 and each one was different.



I was gonna get some new red shoes but they didn't have my colour, since I couldn't decide, I got Gold and Silver instead.   Very Happy



Wanna buy a Tesla, just head down to the local shops, they are not sold in traditional dealerships.



And finally just in case you were wondering, this might help you understand how I always manage to cram so much into such a short time.



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Post by allan on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 9:01 am

WOW some more great ones there, very cool woodies, lots of cool ones, Thanks again. drooly twothumbsup
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Post by Carps on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 11:44 pm

Thanx allan, I trust everybody enjoyed the pictures.

As for that '36 300K lookalike, it's actually a Clenet.

The Excalibur is styled to resemble the 1928 Mercedes Benz 88, and the Kit body was usually mounted to a Studebaker Chassis.

The Clenet was factory built using an MGB as the cabin on a GM (Chevrolet most likely) chassis and drivetrain.

They were sold prebuilt rather than in kit form like the Excalibur.

Check out the story here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cl%C3%A9net_Coachworks[/quote]

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Post by silverfox on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 10:04 am

Thank you very much for taking the time to put these pics up , I really enjoy looking at them .
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Post by Carps on Sun 30 Aug 2015, 3:35 pm

My pleasure, I've just returned from the follow-up trip, which was a bit of a mission but did leave me with around 11,000 new photos, if anybody is interested, although it may take some time to sort them out.

Picked up a few kits, the new '57 Ford wagon, '%4 Hudson, '65 Satellite and a couple of others, plus a pile of aftermarket stuff.

However the best one is a 1/8 scale stamped steel Deuce Rodster, the chassis and body are made just like the real car and it's gunna take a bit of work to build it right, but it'll be worth it in the long run.
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Post by dv8v8 on Sun 30 Aug 2015, 3:39 pm

would really like to see your pics Carps they r great
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Post by allan on Sun 30 Aug 2015, 8:14 pm

Yes please on more great photos
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 31 Aug 2015, 10:04 pm

I'm in for a long night of viewing your usually incredible trips full of eye candy....PLEASE Smile
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