Originally posted by Frank S
You're right in that regard. There was a time . . .
I'm being driven away from the scene by the guys who figure, if it is worth a bid, it's worth a hundred dollars. Items I won two years ago for six or seven dollars now get bid up to fifty, and then the hammer comes along with the last minute automatic bid and carries it away for $90.99, frustrating the quiet $89.99 bidder, and me.
Don is right. It's not worth it.
I can quit any time.
BUT I didn't. Thank goodness.
A month or so ago I "won" a batch of six little photo "books" vaguely described as "Early 1950s Hot Rod Race Photos - California?"
Well, I finally got around to looking at them. Sixty-three well-preserved pictures with images about 4x2.5 inches. From a Torrey Pines race of (I'm pretty sure) December, 1952 or January, 1953, as reported in Auto Sport Review April 1953
I've only seen what's in the first two of six, and have posted them to FotoTime in "Old Torrey Books" 1 through 6
(although 3 - 6 are as yet unpopulated).
In the books already there you can see photos of:
The Aardvark, or another early Panhard-engined special
Barlow-Simca specials and a few I can't begin to name
Phil Hill in the main event-winning C-type Jaguar, blurred but first
What I wanted to call a "Muntz" but now believe to be "Edwards" or some such
The Manning Special, flathead Forded and skinny-tired
The Parkinson Jaguar Special of Phil Hill's brother-in-law
More than one Allard
A couple GT coupes, maybe early Ferraris and/or an Alfa
Gaggle of Jaguar XK-120s
A Mille Miglia OSCA 1100 that outran Johnny von Neumann's Porsche
1942 Chrysler Newport "Pace Car"
—1949 Ford Tudor, and two of my friends
—Morgensen Special, in Dick Morgensen's novice debut
(Way I understand it, this is the car that evolved into the Ol' Yellar pater familius
Must be near forty left to reveal!
I'm thrilled and delighted. Less than a dollar each.
"Preserving our heritage in ways we could never have anticipated."
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