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  Our First Cars Way Back When.

Joe McCullough's 1950 Chevrolet BelAir

Doug Skane's 1st Real Car

     Lark - Super Convertible
     1 B.P. 2 Stroke

1938 Ford Humpback Sedan, Bill A. 1st Car

Bill's 1st car.
"This is my first car, a 1938 Ford humpback sedan. The colored picture was taken the day I was leaving for college in E-burg!!  ( that's my sister not my girlfriend!!)"

1967 Pontiac Firebird 400, Bill A. 3rd Car

Bill's 3rd Car, Pontiac Firebird 400.
"Glenda and I signed our teaching contracts to teach in Moses Lake and I ordered this from Hille Chevrolet and Pontiac in Ritzville. $4,100.00 for a loaded Firebird 400. Got it just in time to take on our honeymoon to Canada."

1957 Plymouth Belveder 4 door Hardtop, Paul B. 2nd Car

Paul's 2nd car, '57 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Hardtop. 318 Cid with Stromberg adjustable main jet tri-power carbs. 27 MPG unless you stepped on it. Cost around $2500.00 with automatic transmission
     I raced this car at the Arlington Drag-strip and in Abbortsford, Canada in the '50s. The tri-power end carbs were controlled by a T-handle on the dash board which allowed for more precise control.
     After the car was broadsided in '60 it never handled right again and was traded in 1962 for twin 1956 Plymouth Station wagons. (My family was growing!)
(P.S. My first car was a 1949 Kaiser Deluxe) 

1946 Plymouth, Clay C. 1st Car

Clay's '46 Plymouth High School Hot Rod
1958  -  Bought car in May from used car lot for $125. Clay's 17, car's 12
1959  -  Clay & Karen graduate from R.A. Long High, Longview, WA. and the car is painted. Stock Plymouth 6 with 215 cu., puts on headers.
1962  -  Clay & Karen are married, Car goes on honeymoon.
1964  -  Needs more power. Builds & installes a 1953 Chrysler flat head 6, bored to 275 cu., balanced, cam, dual 2 barrel carbs, headers, Jahns 10.5:1 racing pistons, overdrive, and suspension beefed with Dodge hearse springs.
1975  -  Car painted in Sunnyside with Emron Blue/Black paint.
1990  -  Car upholstered in Moses Lake resembling the original.
2008  -  In May they are 67 & 66, car is 62, same owner for 50 years, always garaged.

Bob Kent 1st Real Car - Unkown Make

       Guess the make and win a prize.


1946 Ford Rat Rod, Bob Kent

Bob's 46 Ford Rat Rod

1936 Ford Coupe, Bill A. 2nd Car

This was Bill's second car. "Traded the 38 for the 36 coupe. My mom was really impressed. This was my daily driver until Glenda and I were married in 1967. Old's rear-end, Chev. 3 speed, and 283 for power."

Trooper Bill

Our Hero Bill in Action.
"I just wanted Trooper Duffin to know that I too worked for the State Patrol.  My base was a small Chevron station in Ritzville."

1949 Chevrolet Club Coupe, LaDell's 1st Car

LaDell's 1st car, 1949 Chevrolet Club Coupe

50's Isetta, LaDell's Other Car

LaDell's other car.
"This is my most unusual car I ever owned! It was a 1950 something
Isetta, (made by BMW I believe)and the picture was taken in Walla Walla in about 1964. This was my work car!" (What a hot rod!)

1966 Dodge Cornet, Bruce T. 2nd Car

      Bruce's 2nd car; a 1966 Dodge Cornet
      I special ordered this car from "SL Savage" in downtown Seattle. I was working at BOEING at the time. SL Savage was the Dodge dealer that was in Cahoots with SPEEA (engineering union) for getting the best deal for their members.
       I think I paid around $2600 and the payments were $76 a month. That was a lot of $$ then for me.
       I ordered it with a 383 4 bbl, four speed tranny with a bench seat so my girl friend could sit in the middle.
       It was a intermediate size car with no power brakes or power steering so it pretty much handled like a truck.
       After I got it, I installed an Edelbrock Trantula intake manifold and big HOLLY carb.
       I would street drag race just about any one that wanted to got for it. I really enjoyed racing it at the Puyallup Raceways drag-strip on weekends.
       By the time I sold it I had gone through three motors.