This Page Is All About Route 66, And Cars

Last Updated 09/03/12


08/22/12 - Joyce Henry-Zanoni sent me a link to an incredibly interesting collection of cars, at Ed Brown's.


07/22/12 - Des Davies answered the question:  Can anyone identify this 'Woodie'?  Scroll down, and search for it. LOL


05/11/12 - Ted Leber sent me this collection of every Chevrolet convertible ever made.

This collection belongs to Dennis Albaugh in Ankeny, Iowa, just north of Des Moines.
The personal and private collection consists of 110 + Chevrolet convertibles, all years from

1912 to 1975 and Corvette convertibles from 1953 to 1975.

That is a Chevy convertible from every year of manufacture EXCEPT 1939. The reason?

Chevy didn't make a convertible in '39 -- and ended its convertible line in '75!








05/10/12 - Ted Leber sent me this presentation of the one-of-a-kind 1948 Buick Streamliner.


04/24/12 - Emory Kelly '62 sent me a link to the incredible Muscle Car City museum, in Punta Gorda, FL.


04/24/12 - Emory Kelly '62 sent me the following 2 photos of a neat early Ford Motor Home.


Follow the dates to 08/19/10 – Joyce Henry-Zanoni, and you'll see another version of this same car, where Joyce

 tells us that only six were said to have been made per year in the mid-30's at the Ford plant in St.Paul,Minnesota,

according to an article on this car in a 1993 "Old Cars" magazine article.  Pretty neat, huh???


04/18/12 - Al Stocker sent me a link to Beautiful Old Gas Stations.


04/17/12 - History was made in Bellwood, IL, by Borg-Warner Corporation, in 1965.

The first seat-belt retractor, called the Roll.a.belt is now honored in the Smithsonian Collection.

It was designed by Steve Zanoni, brother-in-law to Joyce Henry-Zanoni, '57.

Click the link in the text to read the history of it.


03/25/12 - Dennis Batterman sent me the following of the oldest running car, that sold for $4,620,000.


02/28/12 - Dennis Batterman sent me the following of a 1947 Ford Truck, one of only 35, that sold for $800,000.



02/23/12 - Joyce Henry-Zanoni sent me a Powerpoint presentation of beautiful old cars, in Oldtimers.


08/07/11 – Ron Craig ’55 sent me photos of a gorgeous car I’ve never seen:  The ’47 Lincoln MK8.  Notice the rear plate.



08/07/11 – For those of you really interested in Woodies, here’s a website dedicated to Woody History.


07/14/11 – Jim Killeen sent me a link to the 2011 Pomona Roadster Show – Great old cars!


06/06/11 – Both Patt Cafferata-Hoth, and Dennis Batterman sent me an email with a slew of gorgeous Woodies in it.

Absolutely gorgeous 'Woodie' vehicles,

from an irreplaceable time ...  Enjoy!

1948 Chevrolet







1948 Packard




1942 Chrysler Town and Country






                                Very British - Challenge:  Can anyone identify this 'Woodie'?

The answer to the above question came from a nice reader named Des Davies, who volunteered the following:


Apologies for crashing your site uninvited, but you were looking to identify a British Woody. It is a Healey from 1948. This is the same man who later joined up with Austin to produce the Austin Healeys, I believe this particular vehicle was powered

by a Riley engine.

Best regards to you all.

Des :-)




                                                British  --  Austin A 70 Countryman




1946 Oldsmobile Special 66


                                                                1940 Ford


05/02/11 – Dennis Batterman sent me a link to a fun quiz on your knowledge of ‘50s cars.  Car Show Game – 1950s.


12/04/10 – Jerry Williams sent me a photo of a really modernistic, 1930 Shell gas station.


10/26/10 – Dennis Batterman sent me an email with lots of Detroit billboards, here are a few of the funniest ones.






This last one really made me smile.  J 


10/21/10 – Char Geitz-Donegan gave us these photos of a great, home-made ‘true’ Woodie.


Beautiful Custom Built 2009 Wooden Car

This custom wooden car rides on  a 1986 Toyota truck frame and gets power from a Chrysler 318  engine. It is driven by an automatic transmission and has merely  1,800 miles on its speedometer. The whole body is made of cedar  and its interior is just as over-the-top as the exterior.



09/09/10 – Dennis Batterman sent me this link to this high-speed CRASH during Bonneville Speed Week.


08/25/10 – Dennis Batterman sent me this link to the incredible Bonneville Speed Week Custom Rods.


08/19/10 – Joyce Henry-Zanoni sent me an email with photos of one of the world’s rarest cars.  ZOWIE!!!

Be sure to read the unbelievable story, under the two photos, below.


1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car

After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates  the F-88 was reassembled.

In 1954 the F-88 was a Motorama Dream Car and was one of only two  or an unconfirmed possible three ever created. The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind  and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for an unbelievable $3,240,000. This acquisition made automotive history and is the cornerstone of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum in its own special room in a rotating display worthy of the F-88!

08/19/10 – Joyce Henry-Zanoni sent me an email with photos of a neat early Ford Motor Home.

One of only six said to have been made per year in the mid-30's at the Ford plant in St.Paul,Minnesota,

according to an article on this car in a 1993 "Old Cars" magazine article.  Pretty neat, huh???




08/15/10 – Back in March, Mike Kowal sent me an email with the following 38 fabulous car photos!!!

It took me all this time to decide if I wanted to go through all the work to put them out here!  J


Thought you might enjoy these pictures.


Now these were cars


1956 Ford Thunderbird


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible


1960 Plymouth Fury


1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe


1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria


1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan


1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Four Door Landau


1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop


1957 Lincoln Premiere four-door Landau

1959 Buick 2 Door Convertible


1958 Edsel Citation

1958 De Soto


1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser


1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special


1958 Dodge Custom Sierra

1949 Oldsmobile 88


1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1949 Kaiser Virginian

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible

1953 Studebaker Commander


1949 Pontiac Four Door

1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Hardtop


1959 Mercury Four Door Hardtop

1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two-Door Sedan


1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser


1954 Mercury Sun Valley


1960 Chrysler Valiant


1960 DeSoto Fireflite


1960 Chevrolet Covair


1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz


1960 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser


1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville


1957 Dodge Royal Lancer


1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer


1957 Lincoln Premiere in Starmist White over Flamingo


1960 Dodge Polara - Matador


1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible


1950 Studebaker Starlight


Ba Dee, Ba Dee, Ba Dee, The, The, That's All Folks!


08/08/10 – Mike Kowal sent us this link to everything from customs, to drag races, to movies, to magazines!


08/05/10 – Back in June, Jerry Wiliams gave us this photo of what EVERYONE had hanging from their mirror!


07/20/10 – Patt Cafferata-Hoth gave us this photo of a 1910 Ford Model R, on its 100th Anniversary.


07/18/10 – Carol Page-Curtis sent an email with this Phenomenal Woodie Collection in it.

Phenomenal Woodie Collection

It is, indeed, a wonderful collection.  Nick Alexander owns this one and all of them are to be sold at a special auction in August at Pebble Beach . Nick is selling out to focus more on his ranches and horses.  He is a BMW dealer in Los Angeles and has been actively working on this collection for nearly 12 years.


A Pretty Phenomenal Collection!  Most men are interested in seeing old cars, it brings back memories of the Good Old Days.  Can you imagine the $$$ value of these old cars, plus insurance.  The collection is located just south of Downtown Los Angeles .

  Here are some of them.

An overall view of the collection.  Zowie!!!!


The Classic ’50 Ford Woodie!


The Classic ’46 Mercury Woodie!


The Classic ’40 Ford Woodie!


One interior.  Note the clutch; no automatic transmission in those days.


One rear view; note the spare tire attached, to save space.


My personal favorite, a Classic ’46 Mercury Sportsman convertible.


06/06/10 – Here’s a video, from Jerry Williams, showing how Ford created the very first auto Assembly Line.


05/31/10 – I was sent another great Old Cars presentation; but sorry, I forgot from whom...


05/16/10 – I moved almost all of the old car stuff from Fun Things to this Route 66/Cars page.


03/21/10 – Jim Killeen provided this link to Early Rods & Customs.


03/20/10 – Tony Perrino sent me this link to the Brochures of all the cars you’ve ever owned.


02/25/10 – Wouldn’t you know that Jerry Williams would have 2 classic cars in his garage!

Does anyone own a classic car they’d like us to see; like that gorgeous ’57 Chevy outside our 50th Reunion?

Just email me the photos.  If there’s enough interest in old cars, I’ll create a page not only for those

current classic cars, but I’ll include cars we used to have, like my gold-over-black ’57 Ford Fairlane 500.


                This is Jerry’s ’51 Ford, totally restored.                   This is Jerry’s ’49 Ford, from way back when.

                   His ’03 retirement present to himself.


This is Jerry standing outside his beautifully restored ’68 Buick LeSabre.  Show-off!!!!  J


02/21/10 – To go with all the car presentations he’s provided, Tony Perrino shows us his beautiful ’57 Dodge!

This car is from waaay back, when Tony lived in Melrose Park.  Does anyone own a classic car they’d

like us to see; like that gorgeous ’57 Chevy outside our 50th Reunion?  Just email me the photos.




02/12/10 – Jim Killeen found this link to the most amazing collection of Model Cars I’ve ever seen!


01/18/10 – Jim Killeen gave us this great presentation of Sweet Rides.


12/21/09 – Dennis Batterman gave us the 789 Chevy.  A ‘57/’58/’59, rolled into one!


10/10/09 – Tony Perrino gives us even MORE great cars!  This time from 1900-1939.


10/07/09 – Joyce Henry-Zanoni provided this link the incredible 1948 Tucker automobile.


8/03/09 – Here’s another great PowerPoint presentation on Vintage Cars that someone sent me.


7/13/09 – Bruce Doweidt, ’73, sent me 2 links, if you love old cars:  Old Cars 1 and Old Cars 2.


7/05/09 – Tony Perrino provided the following postcard, showing the prices of auto repair, from 1928.



6/09/09 – Here’s a link from Dennis Batterman about the proposed Disappearing Car Door.


2/26/09 - Thanks To Mike Kowal, For His Email On Presidential Cars


2/26/09 - Something For The Boys, Or Girls, Who Loved Cars In The 50's - When A Car Was A CAR!


Sent To Me By Joyce Henry-Zanoni, We're Remembering The 50's,

Including The Burma Shave Signs!

The Statler Brothers Are Singing 'Do You Remember These'

Click Here To See This Wonderful Trip Down Memory Lane!

You may need to watch it twice; once to watch the Burma Shave signs change and once to catch

 all the pictures plus listening to the music of the Statler Brothers. THIS IS REALLY GREAT.

For those of you too young to remember, 'too bad you missed it!'


Tony Perrino Sent Me Two Great Links For The Old Route 66.

Click Here For The Route; Click Here For Great Photos Out On Route 66.


I Thought This Would Be A Good Place To Put One More Item:

Joyce Henry-Zanoni Sent Me This Link to Cars-We-Drove, Neat!





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