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Exploring (Excerpt from "One Summer")
The following is excerpted from the novel One Summer by Albert Drake. Drawing from personal experience, as well as historical events of Portland, Drake weaves the story of a teen in the summer of 1948 that is simultaneously nostalgic and honest. In the chap...

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Sandy Boulevard, 1949
Believe it or not, The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has a small bit of Portland's own Sandy Boulevard on display. Called "Hot Rods and Hangouts -- Portland 1949," the exhibit shows a slice of cruising life.  Hot rods and motorcycles squee...

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Dad's 1935 Packard
Here's a photo of me and my dad on a trip from Oregon to North Dakota. My mother is probably taking the picture. I guess we're in Montana here. The car is a what I believe is a 1935 Packard. Both sets of doors are suicide doors. It's a flatback model so th...

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Old Stuff
The 1952 Speed-O-Rama was the second hot rod show in Portland. It was put on by the newly-formed Columbia Timing Association (CTA), consisting of members from the Road Angels and the Ramblers. As a member of the Road Angels since July, 1951, it was somethin...

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The Happy Hot Rodder - 29 Ford
Here's a happy hot-rodder showing off his 29 Ford on a 32 frame. The car is a little unusual for the year, probably 1939. It has dual carbs that are set wide apart, AutoPulse electric fuel pump on the firewall -- both modern, and wire wheels -- which is an ...

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The Big "Little Gto" Book


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for #books  about #hotrods   #ratrods   #customcars  and #pdx   #oregon   #nostalgia  

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