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Old 10-29-2018, 06:56 AM   #1
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Default 1940s cars & city traffic

Find your car or pickup.

https://youtu.be/VOHYrA1UzpY
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:02 AM   #2
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You weren't properly dressed unless you wore a nice hat.

'The present always becomes the past".
America really was GREAT back then.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:16 AM   #3
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There is a model A Ford mail truck around the 30 second mark at the beginning of the video.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:21 AM   #4
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You weren't properly dressed unless you wore a nice hat.

'The present always becomes the past".
America really was GREAT back then.
Funny you mentioned that. I have a picture of my grandfather and uncle small game hunting wearing a tie. Wearing a tie was a every day thing back then
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:25 AM   #5
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The San Francisco hills are why Studebaker had hill holders when the clutch was at the floor.
At around 8:30 look at the sign on the shop, rent a car for $2.50 a day. Around 8:40 the sign says $32.50 paints any car.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:52 AM   #6
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It was worth watching just for the music, thx for posting.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:52 AM   #7
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You weren't properly dressed unless you wore a nice hat.

'The present always becomes the past".
America really was GREAT back then.

My dad wore a hat in that era. He quit when someone told him it would make him bald...didn't help.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:56 AM   #8
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That’s a great film! Always like to see how it actually was. I liked the Roadster at 7:41 with the WWW tires, I wonder what year this was made, newest car I saw was 42, but this was probably made during the war.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:54 AM   #9
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That was very enjoyable to watch. Thanks for posting! At least one clip was post war. Saw a couple of advanced design chev trucks. '47 or newer. I also noticed how FEW model As around. Rusting in junk yards or scrapped for the war effort.
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The '42 @ 1:06 is almost the same color as my '41.
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I'm old enough to remember those days, even the 'hot rods'
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:06 PM   #12
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This is a cool one!
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You weren't properly dressed unless you wore a nice hat.

'The present always becomes the past".
America really was GREAT back then.
My father wore a hat when I was a kid, as all gentlemen did, until Kennedy was elected president, who did not wear a hat, and so followed the general public. I dont think you can find a hat in a store anymore unless it is a baseball cap. And even the kids have not figured out that the bill on the cap is a sun shade for the eyes.
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6:24 and 7:41 have a couple of roadsters, one fenderless and the other fenders and white walls!
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This is a cool one!
Thatís my favorite one as well!
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Those hills! Brake and clutch repair shops must have done well in that area.
I like this one from 1957 that has several views of a 52 Mercury cruising right by the camera car.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LpPKAhW9-s
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:40 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=2manycars;1691369]My father wore a hat when I was a kid, as all gentlemen did, until Kennedy was elected president, who did not wear a hat, and so followed the general public. I dont think you can find a hat in a store anymore unless it is a baseball cap. And even the kids have not figured out that the bill on the cap is a sun shade for the eyes.[/QUOT

Goorin Bros has hats. they had one that fit my fat head!
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:28 AM   #18
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My father wore a hat when I was a kid, as all gentlemen did, until Kennedy was elected president, who did not wear a hat, and so followed the general public. I dont think you can find a hat in a store anymore unless it is a baseball cap. And even the kids have not figured out that the bill on the cap is a sun shade for the eyes.[/QUOT

Goorin Bros has hats. they had one that fit my fat head!
Thanks for that info. I also have a mellon head.
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And even the kids have not figured out that the bill on the cap is a sun shade for the eyes.[/QUOT

Goorin Bros has hats. they had one that fit my fat head!
Wearing a cap backwards, you might as well not wear it. But kids think its cool so they all do it. I've got a couple of old hats my great uncles wore that would probably look right driving the 52 Merc but they are a little tight on my head.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:39 PM   #20
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Wait till the new fad will be wearing a ball cap correctly !
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