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Thread: took a walk to the back to the '50s today....

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    took a walk to the back to the '50s today....

    it was such a nice day today, that the wife and i took a walk over to the back to the 50's, to see the cars, and say hi to my brother (he had his cars there). not a bad walk, 7 blocks to the fairgrounds, and another couple of miles before we found him. we rested up a bit, had some brats and pop, and headed back out. the cars are his 56, 57 gasser, 57 support car (tires, oil, tools, etc), and my wife in the 56.
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    The Nomad is my favorite
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    you finally decided to go through your closet and get rid of your zoot suit?
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    Those were classic cars... my folks, Mom and StepDad had a '56 back in the day... they actually had two '50's model Chevies... a '52 tear drop and the '56... they used the '52 to pull their 30' travel trailer when they changed job locations... the '56 wouldn't pull it. They were in Chandler AZ in 1963 when I got off the bus on my way from my brother's funeral back to Treasure Island in San Francisco... after a short visit Mom started talking about a car she had seen down on the local car lot... it was a '59 Impala... Red and White with an Okie rake on the rear end and fender skirts... originally out of Franklin, TN, so was probably an Airforce guy that brought it to AZ.... she loved that car but they weren't in a position to buy it, so me and my mouth said "I'll buy it"..... so my first car was a '59 Impala that made me a very popular guy on the ship when I got back.
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    sorry bob, i checked with my brother, and the wagon isn't a nomad, it's what was called back then a 2 door handyman special.

    zoot suits? me? you're the new yorker here allen.... lol

    i've got 30 some odd pics of other cars, but didn't know if i should post them. if you guys want them, i'll post them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
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    You sure it's a Nomad? Looks more like a 210 wagon to me.
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    yup, a 210 handyman special. the handyman specials came without a back seat.
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