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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,705
    edited April 2013

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,652
    G'day

    I know it is a Cisitalia and from early post war. Something does not look quite right though.

    Now that will worry me all night.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,705
    edited April 2013
    I've seen this car at the Russo & Steele auction at Scottsdale AZ, it's a replica of a 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM (Mille Miglia) Coupe Aerodinamica. Like the original it uses the mechanicals of a Fiat 1100.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • cskicski West Springfield, VAPosts: 1,326
    edited April 2013
    Please tell me what model this is. Absolutely stunning body.

    I am Chris BTW, and no I don't own a Ferrari, but to me they are works of art.

    Here is my "Ferarri". http://imgur.com/a/gOrWj#0

    It is at least red! No?? OK..I'm going I'm going! ....

    Chris Skalski: Network Engineer 2012 Kia Optima EX

  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    edited April 2013
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,630
    image

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,652
    G'day

    I am no good at US trucks but is it a Dodge Power Wagon from early 1950's? The cab reminds me of a standard Army cab which seemed to appear on a whole lot of army vehicles.

    I am thinking maybe converted Korean war vintage reused as a fire truck.

    Cheers

    GRaham
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,652
    G'day

    First attempt at posting this got lost in transmission, so might see two messages.

    I am guessing early 50's Chevrolet (maybe Belair) convertible. Throught th '50s Australian Holdens looked like Chevy's from a few years before and the line look like a late 50's Holden

    Cheers

    Graham
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Yes it is a 1953 Dodge Power Wagon. Good guess Graham.

    Odie
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    Here is a picture just for fun since the derby is going to be kicking off near me soon.

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    Odie
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,652
    G'day

    A good deal fancier than the ones we made as kids. We used to regularly enter our billy-carts (the name in Australia, honouring the fact that early carts were dragged by billy goats) in a derby in a nearby town. Ours were all built by kids and we were deeply disdainful of carts built with parental assistance (although they always won).

    The wheels were scrounged from old prams off the local rubbish tip. The very fastest, and wildest to control, fitted small ball bearing races onto whittled timber slats, either wedging them on or hammering a nail on each side, leaving the riders backside two inches from the pavement. If the bearing races were in reasonable condition and well oiled, they were phenomenally quick. Steering control was arbitrary as metal on pavement has a low coefficient of adhesion, but the noise was spectacular.

    On a good day, you could tear through two pairs of trousers, falling onto the road surface. I still have a scar on my right hand to tell me of my childhood. Our mothers were remarkably tolerant!

    Cheers

    Graham
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,571
    I don't mean to brag, but I'm going to... ;)

    I was a local Soap Box Derby champion in 1970... back when Chevrolet sponsored and it was a big event...

    Got an all-expenses paid trip to Akron for myself and family (Boy Scout camp for me, college dorms for the family.. for nearly a week)...

    Heady stuff for a 12-yr-old!

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,630
    It's mid 50s Graham, but it's not a Chevy (or Holden :shades: ).

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  • jlindhjlindh Posts: 282
    I believe I see a Pontiac Indian hood ornament.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,704
    edited April 2013
    Cartoon we did for Road & Track a couple years ago:

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,630
    There is an Indian motif involved but it's not a Pontiac either.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,571
    Nice.. seriously... It was a big deal.., :)

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,704
    Oh I know. It was highly competitive.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,931
    Didn't the final used to get broadcast on ABC's Wide World of Sports?
    Could be wrong, but I think I remember seeing it.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,704
    I think one of the winners grew up, married a top model, got divorced, went into re-hab and later took up social work. (I just made that up--- :P )

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,931
    I thought that was the skier who crashed horribly.
    Maybe it was because they hit their head. ;)
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    We use to cannibalize old skate boards and lift a few wooden pallets from the local warehouse to build ours.

    Also there is an event near here every year put on by the local high schools and all teams / students can only build their racers in the wood shops at school. No outside advice is allowed. It gets highly competitive with multiple teams from multiple schools. Each grade is broken into different classes. Class A is 11-12th grades, Class B is 9-10th grade, Class C is 7-8th, and Class D is 6th grade. What is nice is the students are graded on their workmanship, not the results.

    Odie
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,571
    So... you guys can just call me Champ, from now on... ;)

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,704
    Can you still fit into your old uniform? :P

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,630
    edited April 2013
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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 481
    I throw in my cards.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,189
    The yellow car? I'll guess Chevy ca. 1952
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,469
    '55 chrysler?

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    edited April 2013
    1949 Chevy Deluxe Convertible. There was a nice red one at the Hershey Hill Climb this year.

    Odie
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,630
    Close enough Stickguy. :-)

    New Documentary Focuses on Tale of Hemingway's 1955 Chrysler New Yorker

    "A 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe Convertible that once belonged to author Ernest Hemingway is being restored by a museum located at his former home near Havana.

    Hemingway paid $3,924 for the Navajo Orange and Desert Sand car in 1955 while living in Cuba, where he had maintained a residence since 1939."

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