Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

Archive for April 2008

1962 Thunderbird

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Real nice example of a classic 60’s automobile.


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April 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Frank Sinatra’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird

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This was one of the special cars at The Villages Cruise In this past weekend.  Hope you enjoy the photos.

This car was owned by Capitol Records Company and bought specifically for Frank Sinatra on September 29, 1955 (I believe it is a 1955 model year Thunderbird). Shipped to the Fountainebleau Hotel ( Fountain Blue Hilton Resort Miami ), Miami Beach, FL October 3, 1955.

Used as a courtesy car for recording artist and movie stars, etc. it was sold in 1963 to Cecil Ford, of Miami Beach, FL

(click on the photos for larger views)

1956 Ford Fairlane – Victoria

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The markings on this car were “Fairlane” on the front/hood and just “Victoria” on the side of the vehicle.  The car had Ohio plates… but I’m wondering if maybe this was a Canadian Ford.  I thought it should say “Crown Victoria”, but it didn’t.  Anyway, it was a beauty.

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April 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Ford Radiator Cap

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Found this beautiful specimen of a Ford Radiator Cap this weekend at The Villages Cruise In.

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April 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm

BMW 650i

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April 10, 2008 at 10:12 am

BMW Alpina B7

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April 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm

North Haven High School Class of 1965 – Reunion

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In 2005 I went to my class reunion – 40 years.  It was an “all class renunion” – all of the classes since the first graduating class (1955) to 2005.  All the classes came together for a reunion because they were tearing down the high school (they built a new one).  We had a wonderful time.

Our class – 1965 – had the biggest turnout (at least that’s what I remember).  We had a lot of class spirit.  Wonderful people sharing wonderful memories.  It was GREAT!

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April 8, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Sadie and the Heron

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This heron was just walking up the street, so I grabbed the camera hoping he/she would pose.

And here’s Sadie.. she was just sitting around waiting for me to take her picture. She loves to pose.

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April 6, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Porsche Turbo

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Porsche 912

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Stopped by Nort Northham’s yesterday to take a few photos… and found this little beauty lurking under cover.

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April 5, 2008 at 8:36 am