POSTED MARCH 5, 2017

Ron has managed to come up with a group of "old haulers" from the 30's-40's and 50's......this one is in easy to view youtube format. Sit back and enjoy some of the most interesting trucks anywhere.


DID YOU KNOW?

1821 - First Natural Gas Well in US Is Drilled

"In 1821, the first well specifically intended to obtain natural gas was dug in Fredonia, New York, by William Hart. After noticing gas bubbles rising to the surface of a creek, Hart dug a 27 foot well to try and obtain a larger flow of gas to the surface. Hart is regarded by many as the 'father of natural gas' in America... 

During most of the 19th century, natural gas was used almost exclusively as a source of light. Without a pipeline infrastructure, it was difficult to transport the gas very far, or into homes to be used for heating or cooking. Most of the natural gas produced in this era was manufactured from coal, as opposed to transported from a well. Near the end of the 19th century, with the rise of electricity, natural gas lights were converted to electric lights." 

Dane sends over a bunch of 1940's? trucks. Interesting styling with rounded front and rear, fender skirts. Did the style of these trucks follow the revamped styling of steam locomotives which had the same outward appearance? Or vice versa....... 

Early inventors had nothing on these guys......I suppose when the sausage is done, you just hit the steam button and they all fly up onto the plate! 

Ron found this 1937 reel of campers.......ENJOY! 

Dane 

Dane's old nostalgia cars and trucks. Is that really Elvis?

Ah.... the Good Humor man 

This is a rare photo of cRc member James Frame when he was young! 

Anyone remember UTOCO gas? I sure don't ...

Ron 

Over the years there have been many "auto innovations" that were not ready for prime time. Here are a few, along with captions we could not resist! 

"Will someone PLEASE, PLEASE help me?" "I do NOT want to be seen in my husband's contraption!"

"Blimey! I've landed! Now how do I get this scooter off this raft without getting my pants wet." 

"Riding this thing is so far below my dignity, I can barely breathe!" 

Early photo....MIDWAY FOOD TRUCK 

"My mum TOLD me NOT to marry an inventor....... and I just wouldn't listen."

And just why would anyone build something like this? Note the lady toward the front on this side.....wishing she could be back on the beach.

The expression on the man's face says everything. "I am a crazed moron, how about you?"

I always cruise the railroad yard in my "stacked heels and pinstriped bibb overalls"...."doesn't everyone?" 

"Jolly well! LAND HO! Oh thank goodness.... stiff upper lip and all of that Tommyrot!"

I am on my way to MASTERTECH to have Gene adjust the toe-in.....hope I get there before the outer treads are gone. 

Prototype for cRc cruiser vehicle...... capacity 8 idiots.