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Blast to the Past

I found this old pic of my 37 Ford coupe taken in 1961. At the time I had just put the flathead motor in, and pushed started it and got it running for the first time. Notice no radiator. You can barely see Me peeking over the roof [that’s Me].
I purchased my first car for seventy five dollars from a graduating high school senior when I was fifteen, a 1928 Model A.
The 1961 photo, I am submitting is of my 1950 Ford Custom and me wearing my Oklahoma State Champions Football and Track Letter Jacket and of course my white socks, and my first drag trophy.  It was taken in 1961.  I was 16 at the time, and am 65 now.
This was my first car, a 1939 Ford convertible sedan, nosed and decked, running boards removed, '49 Merc flathead, White Naugahyde interior, 15' wheels and brakes from the same Merc......  
When a hotrod girl finds a mysterious letter dating back to the fifties hidden in her roadster, she is left with nothing but questions… Faith Granger is the creative force behind this full feature period hotrod drama....  
My first car, at 19, was a '51 Mercury 4 door. When I bought it, it had a side-draft carb. After the engine blew, I found out that it had a 3/4 race '53 flathead. The 3-2's were removed prior to sale. It was pretty quick before that.
This is a picture of my first car. It was early in 1966, I was 15, when I purchased this 1953 Ford for $35. It already had a rebuilt flathead V-8 from Sears. It also sported a '54 DeSoto grill, '56 Olds taillights, '56 Ford wheel covers, de-chromed hood & deck and more than a few primer spots.
Back in the 60s a few enterprising hot rodders decided to take drag racing to the next level. One obscure visionary was Ron Pelligrini of Berwyn, Illinois. At the time Ron claimed his Super Mustang was the worlds first tube chassis, fiberglass body Funny Car.
Hi, looks like Dick Fuerholzer's pics that are in the Special section were taken about the same time as my Barris Shop photo. Mine was taken in June of '57, when I spent the summer with my aunt and uncle who lived in Whittier, CA.
These pics are of "Truly Rare" a 1950 Radical Buick built by Gene Howard of Bloomington, Illinois in the late '50's. Gene sold the car in '65 and we have never seen it since.

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