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|Cole Palens Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome|
Some 750 shots were taken at Cole Palens Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome recently.
Two of us traveled up from Valhalla, NY on a Harley and the other two came via auto. We had a great time going through the barns and museum.
The flight line was very cool, as was the fashion show, engine demo run-up,
neat old cars being driven, fun skits, dog fights and the farmer showing us how not to fly. The kids in the audience shore did like the skits.
We have posted a few photos on our Web site for our viewers to enjoy.
Won't you please take a look.
Airplanes pictured: SOPWITH CAMEL 1917, FOKKER D. VII 1918, AVRO 504K 1914,
HANRIOT 1910, FOKKER Dr. I 1917,
NIEUPORT 11 1915, NEW STANDARD D-25 1929 & HANRIOT 1910.
|Cole Palens Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Cars|
Number One Poster Includes:
1903 Grout Steam Car, 1908 Brush Runabout,
1909 Merkel Light Motorbike, 1910 Maxwell,
1911 Baker Electric.
|Facebook Listings of Interest|
02) TCMStudios- http://www.facebook.com/pages/TCMStudios/153204351401316?v=wall
03) Valhalla- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116745258344464
04) Mt. Pleasant-http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2221267260
05) Fore 'n Aft- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93710685326
06) Thomas McGinnity-http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611058583
|WHERE ARE THEY NOW !|
Where are these people, cars, clubs, events, etc.?
From time to time as we go through the archives looking for material relating to the book: "Early Northeast Rods & Rodders" we will show you some interesting photos relating to the car culture.
Please drop by from time to time to view these interesting contact sheets.
|Car & Truck Show|
Playland Amusement Park, Rye, New York.
Car & Truck Show.
The show is sponsored by Westchester County Parks, the Westchester Street Rod Association and DeDona Enterprises.
StreetScene Magazine, 2 of 5 pages.
Text and Photography by Thomas C. McGinnity
|427 SOHC Jack Chrisman Ford Motor|
427 SOHC Original Jack Chrisman "Nitro" Ford Cammer motor. This Historic motor can ad value to your Chrisman car restoration. The 427 SOHC motor came from Jack Chrisman's garage in California. The motor has been gone through and is ready to assemble for street or race use. We packed up and filed the parts away in various locations. Please make an offer if you are interested.
LIST OF PARTICULARS
01) Ford high nickel iron content block.
02) Ford iron heads with SS valves.
03) Crane billet cams made for Chrisman.
04) Forged crank.
05) Aluminum rods
07) Magnesium intake manifold.
08) Motor goes disassembled. Oiled up and packed away.
09) Block line bored.
10) 6-71 GMC by Mooneyham. Looks in good order.
11) New Gaskets to assemble motor.
12) All fasteners that came with motor are packed with the individual parts.
13) Joe Lepine (Ford engine builder) freshened up motor for assembly and use..
Contact Info: Thomas. email@example.com
|VINTAGE PERFORMANCE VEHICLES No.2|
VINTAGE PERFORMANCE VEHICLES
This past summer got to visit friends in the mountains of Pennsylvania, with that came an
invitation to photograph a large collection of vintage vehicles on a farm. At the crack
of dawn armed with a trusty Nikon camera, started to photograph many of these vehicles
in the fog. A big bull herding his cows thought otherwise, till we took another approach
to another area of the farm collection. After 290 exposures of cars and parts, with wet clothes,
called it a day.
|Robert Rupe Keil (1940 - 2011)|
Bob "Rupe" Keil, 71, of White Plains, NY, died at his residence on May 17th, surrounded by his family and friends. Rupe was born on February 8, 1940 in White Plains. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, and worked for Con Edison and several Electrical Companies before joining the White Plains Fire Department, where he retired as Deputy Chief after serving for nearly 30 years. Bob was a member of the Westchester Street Rod Association, and the White Plains Harley Riders Group. He is survived by partner, Mary McGovern, children: Monica Humphrey, Robert Keil, Lisa Ranghelli, Jessica McGovern, and six granddaughters.
These are only a few of many images we have of Rupe & his friends.
|Dover Drag Strip-Wingdale NY 60's|
Dover Drag Strip-Wingdale New York 1961-1975
Route 22 & County Route 21-Pleasant Ridge Road.
In this addition of the Dover Drag Strip history we get to see a Blown Dragster in the pits, a Cobra on line to race, Loemann Chevrotet from Waterbury Connecticut, along with the Philip Ortiz tow truck. And of course 2 anxious Corvettes red-lighting.
All these photos were taken in 1965.
|1948 Chevrolet Convertible Street Rod|
48 CHUBBY Street Rod by Thomas McGinnity. Valhalla, NY.
Founding member of the Westchester Street Rod Association-WSRA.
The Street Rod has been featured in 4 calendars over the years. Was last featured in the Spinap 2009 calendar, the month of December.
A build article on the 48CHUBBY car is being created. We are looking for the photos taken from the day it was purchased in Long Island, NY, made various false starts, and how a way was found to get it built.
|Looking For A Home #9|
Old Cars Looking For A Home
These pages are document some of the old cars and trucks we have found on our travels, which reside in barns or in the woods and with fiends of America. Some photos were taken recently, while others were taken years ago. Most were taken while going to, attending, or on the way home from an organized car event.
Automotive material is posted regularly, so stop by often for articles and photos.
The Woodstock Music & Art Festival was the most famous rock festival of its era. It was held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre (2.4 km˛) dairy farm in Bethel, NY on 15, 16, and 17 August, 1969. The festival bears the name "Woodstock" because it was originally scheduled to take place in the town of Woodstock in Ulster County; local opposition arose, however, and the event was almost cancelled altogether. But Sam Yasgur persuaded his father Max to allow the concert to be held on the family's property.
Although the show had been planned for a maximum 50,000 attendees, over 400,000 eventually attended, most of whom did not pay admission. The highways leading to the concert were jammed with traffic as people tried to make it to the concert. It was rainy, the facilities were overcrowded, and attendees shared food & drink. No violence was reported and the fact that attendees were remarkably well behaved was particularly noted. The Woodstock Festival represented the culmination of the counterculture of the 1960s and the high point of the "hippie era".
Artists who performed:
Joan Baez, The Band - Jeff Beck Group - Blood, Sweat, & Tears - Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Canned Heat - JJoe Cocker - Country Joe and the Fish - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - Grateful Dead - Arlo Guthrie - Tim Hardin - Keef Hartle - Richie Havens - Jimi Hendrix - Incredible String Band - Janis Joplin - Jefferson Airplane- Melanie - Mountain - Quill- Santana - John Sebastian - Sha-Na-Na - Ravi Shankar - Sly and the Family Stone - Bert Sommer - Sweetwater - Tens Years After - The Who - Johanny Winter.
|New York International Auto Show #2|
New York Coliseum, Columbus Circle, New York City, April 1965
Luigi Chinetti Sr's display from his Greenwich CT, Ferrari dealership.
Pictured are Mr. Chinettt, Sr. in glasses. A 365 GT 2+2 front engined V12.
A white with stripes, 250 LM rear engined V12. Gold 275 GTS Spider front engined V12. Blue 275 GTB front engined V12. Senior's son Luigi "Coco" Chinetti Jr. was in attendance as well.
|VALHALLA, New York 10595|
Origin of name:
Valhalla, NY, gained its name when it was necessary to name a new US Post Office in the 19th century, due to the flooding of a pre-existing town and post office, Kensico, which is now underneath the lake created by the Kensico Dam (a part of the New York City Water System). According to local historians and published works, the wife of a postmaster was a devoted fan of the works of the composer Richard Wagner, and she shared that composer's interest in Norse mythology. Her preference led to the choice of name Valhalla, after the heavenly paradise of slain warriors in that mythology. Many noted people are buried in its cemeteries.
Valhalla is located in the town of Mount Pleasant. The main street in Valhalla is Columbus Avenue which runs the length of the hamlet. Along this road is the Valhalla Train Station, the Kensico Dam, Holy Name of Jesus Church as well as other shops and restaurants. The Valhalla ZIP code (10595) includes portions of the towns of Mount Pleasant, Greenburgh and North Castle. The hamlet is bordered by the North White Plains area of the Town of North Castle, the northernmost portion of the Town of Greenburgh and the hamlets of Thornwood and Hawthorne, both within Mount Pleasant. The Valhalla School District, comprising parts of the three towns, is served by The Virginia Road Elementary School, and the Kensico School and Valhalla Middle and High Schools, all located along Columbus Avenue in Mount Pleasant. Some residents with Valhalla addresses are in the Mount Pleasant Central School District, served by Westlake high school in Thornwood. The Valhalla train station is located right off the Taconic State Parkway, across from the hamlet's commercial center. The train station is the next major stop of Metro North Railroad after North White Plains. From Wikipedia
|Gasser Wars of the 60's No.5|
Mike Diehl long time Jersey Hot Rodder (now Arizona) has kindly chosen to share his extensive photo files with us. In this case it will be his images of
Gassers of the 60's.
TOP LINE: Bob Carlson Ridgefield Park NJ, Raced 6 or 7 Years.
Englishtown, About 68, 69.
LOWER ROWS AT INDY: Around 66, 67. BONES-DUBAGH-PISANO, The MALCO GASSER, Jim Zakia, All Pretty Big Names…..Mike
|TC McGinn Hot Rod Racer Cartoon|
TC McGinn Hot Rod Racer Cartoon by Colin W. Gentle 3 of 6 chapters to be posted on the Web site: www.tcmstudios.com Photo Journals page.
The first chapter of 6 tells the story of an older gentleman's dreams of racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. (New York Boys Race Team) The second chapter is about finding bits & pieces, firing up the rod to it's 1st ride around the block.
From the collecting of parts, construction of the race car, and adventures in between, like falling asleep on the job,
burning to the ground, Police Officer misunderstandings on the way to the Sycamore Drive In, Bethel Connecticut. (Running Alcohol)
Getting through SCTA's Bonneville Tech Inspectors, getting caught on the push car, which some say got to 101, (Ford Econoline Van)
forgetting to pull the parachute cord, earning a 200 mph cap………………………..
Stay tuned for the posting of all 6 chapters.........
|Published Articles on the Internet|
Please click on the highlighted Web address for the Internet Article.
01) 30th Anniversary History of the WSRA Club.
02) A typical "Friday Nite Boys" night out to a garage.
03) WSRA Christmas Party 2003/Ty-Rods
04) Construction photos of Herb Weiskopf's 40 Ford Conv't.
05) Re-build article on a 1931 Ford "Bonneville" Roadster.
06) Woodstock 1969
07) Metal Forming Workshop
08) Lunch Run @ Ward & Jackie Jone's-WSRA
09) 28th Annual Fall Foliage Tour
10) 1931 Ford "Bonneville" Roadster Re-Build Article
11) HotRodHotLine-Rodders Row-Bruce Hertel
12) Boyd Coddington
13) StreetScene Magazine, Westchester Street Rod Association Car Show '09.
|The World's Greatest Aqueduct|
Water From The Catskill Mountains To The City Of New York
Starting at the Ashokan reservoir in upstate New York (Catskills) the water travels to the Kensico Lake in Valhalla, New York and onto New York City for consumption.
In the late 1930's my father was working for Circle Construction Company out of White Plains, NY on the aqueduct in Valhalla, NY. As an amateur photographer he took many photos during his travels throughout the East Coast.
Wonder if anybody recognizes anyone on the work crews.
Many of the people who built the Kensico Dam and Plaza settled in the Valhalla
Mom preserved these photos in a family album for use all to enjoy.
|Stone, Woods & Cook 1941 Willys Gasser B/GS|
Stone, Woods & Cook 1941 Willys Gasser B/GS. (SWINDLER II)
The Michigan Hot Rod Association has given the 2008 Preservation Award to this racer. It will be on display at the 56th Detroit Autorama, Cobo Hall, March 6-9, 2008.
The photos in primer were of the car mocked up for fits and part arrangement. The dark blue front end is the original painted Cal Automotive fiberglass pieces that are untouched today. I actually had Rich Venza make some thin replacement race style front pieces to allow us to keep the original front end as part of our display. The interior is completely original Ed Martinez from California. This interior has always been part of the car even when it was a street rod. The era that we tried to capture was 1962 when the car competed at Indy. That is what the outside color and the lettering reflects. At that time the second car (Swindler "A") did not exist so I wanted this car not to take away from the accomplishments of the "A" car. The lettering was originally done by Big Daddy Ed Roth and Larry Hook has captured it to the Nth degree. I can't say enough about his efforts. He was passionate about getting it exact. In 62 they ran an Olds 394 motor which is what is in the car. The trans is an original B&M. Other original parts include the body, frame, traction bars, complete interior, moon tank, headlights, tow bars, bumper and bumper brackets. The restoration took 3 years mostly of research and searching for period correct parts. Joe Troilo.
Joe Troilo restored the car for the current owner Mike Wales. Joe is a two time builder and one time owner of this historic racer.
Thanks to Joe Troilo and Joe Grippo for the photographs.
|Web site Reviews|
01) Photography content-Thomas McGinnity, http://www.NewYorkBoys.org
02) Automotive content-Mac & Shelley Bernd, http://www.HotRodHappenings.com
03) Automotive content-Al Casteen, http://www.36fords.com
04) Automotive content-Mary Ann & Jack Lawford, http://www.HotRodHotLine.com
05) Automotive content-Mike Bryk, http://www.belairautoparts.com
06) Automotive content-Don & Nancy Freedman, http://www.americanrodsandrides.com/
07) Automotive content-Stephen Van Blarcom, http://www.csra.org
08) Automotive content-DEUCE OF SPADES-http://www.deuceofspadesmovie.com/
09) Automotive content-Jukebox,http://www.tropicalglen.com/index.html
10) Automotive content-Still Runnin Magazine,http://www.stillrunnin.com/
11) Automotive content-Mary Ann & Jack Lawford, http://www.HotRodTrucks.com
12) Motorcycles-Mary Ann & Jack Lawford, http://www.HRHLBIKES.com
13) Racing content-Mary Ann & Jack Lawford, http://www.LandspeedRacing.com
14) Drag Racing content-Dino Lawrence,http://www.doverdragstrip.com/home.htm
15) Hot Rod Info-http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods-rat-rods/
16) Thomas McGinnity-Facebook,http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?
Golden WebPage Excellence Award and Golden WebPage Patriot Award. As well as the Golden WebPage K9 Award.