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  • Joe Roberts
    '61 R1 Champ
    '65 Cruiser
    Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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    • Joe Roberts
      '61 R1 Champ
      '65 Cruiser
      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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      • Truly "Roadside Americana." Taken Wednesday, April 27, 2016 along the east side of U.S. 35 in Jackson County, Ohio. Location is about 38 miles south of Chillicothe OH at the intersection with Orpheus Road, County Road 46. Or, to be more specific according to our new Escape's Navigation / GPS system, approximately 35.959 Latitude at 82.493 Longitude!

        Sad 1953 Commander Starliner, but I am sure Howe Clark could have it back on its feet in less than a week:





        1955 Champion Regal Sedan:



        The above photos were taken from a public road. However, to avoid trespassing, this was as close as I could get to a 1952 2-door "something" with a tarp over it. Speculation welcome as to the body style:



        This "collector" had quite a bit of iron lying about.

        Among the specimens were four 1971-1974 AMC Javelins that looked no better than the Studebakers, a 1957 Chevrolet 210 4-door wagon, and several mid-1960s Oldsmobile Cutlass Coupes. One 1965 Cutlass Coupe looked halfway salvageable and a 1967 442 hardtop and 1967 Cutlass hardtop parked nose-to-tail. The 4-4-2 had seen a rough life and the hardtop almost as much.

        Also a 1966 Rambler Marlin (no, they don't get better looking with age). Several first-generation Camaros, too. At least 40 cars, I'd estimate. BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • Love the bald snow tire on the front of the '53.

          Wasn't this car recently advertised somewhere?

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          • Originally posted by Blue 15G View Post
            Love the bald snow tire on the front of the '53.

            Wasn't this car recently advertised somewhere?
            'Beats me, Dave. 'Looks like it has been there awhile, but not forever. BP
            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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            • They are Huntington,WV craigslist now.They have been on there a while.

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                  • The '51 convertible in #6002 is well optioned; foglights, spotlight, radio (antenna), full wheel covers, bumper guards, rear fender skirts, front fender ornaments.

                    But no whitewall tires???

                    Looks like a man in a football helment standing at the roadside behind the women in the back seat, perhaps a ND football rally/parade?
                    Dan Peterson
                    Montpelier, VT
                    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
                    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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                    • Originally posted by dpson View Post
                      The '51 convertible in #6002 is well optioned; foglights, spotlight, radio (antenna), full wheel covers, bumper guards, rear fender skirts, front fender ornaments.

                      But no whitewall tires???

                      Looks like a man in a football helment standing at the roadside behind the women in the back seat, perhaps a ND football rally/parade?

                      I'd say it seems to be a very intelligently optioned car. Obviously, a rural area. That is, it looks like this pic was taken in the era that farms came right up to the edge of town. Could be that the car is in an area with as many unpaved roads as paved roads. All the options you pointed out are "functional." White wall tires could only cost more money, and require constant cleaning. Useless extra work for no functional gain.
                      John Clary
                      Greer, SC

                      SDC member since 1975

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                      • Originally posted by dpson View Post
                        The '51 convertible in #6002 is well optioned; foglights, spotlight, radio (antenna), full wheel covers, bumper guards, rear fender skirts, front fender ornaments.

                        But no whitewall tires???

                        Looks like a man in a football helment standing at the roadside behind the women in the back seat, perhaps a ND football rally/parade?
                        Considering the shadows of other things, I wonder if the guy in the football helmet is on a float hooked to the tractor. This does look like a parade getting started somewhere.
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                        "In the heart of Arkansas."
                        Searcy, Arkansas
                        1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                        1952 2R pickup

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                        • Weren't whitewall tires in short supply during the Korean War?

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                          • Joe Roberts
                            '61 R1 Champ
                            '65 Cruiser
                            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                            • Joe Roberts
                              '61 R1 Champ
                              '65 Cruiser
                              Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                              • Joe Roberts
                                '61 R1 Champ
                                '65 Cruiser
                                Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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