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« Reply #90 on: December 26, 2021, 08:42:40 PM »
Great paper Mark, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #91 on: December 27, 2021, 09:11:51 AM »
Yep...I see 3  '55 Fords and the nose of a 4th one... :)
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« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2022, 08:18:11 PM »
Stuck '61 wagon in Norway & '65 at American Sunroof.

are those Radar wheels on the '65 ? can we i.d the people with the car ?
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« Reply #93 on: January 24, 2022, 09:57:15 AM »
The wheels on the '65 do look like Rader. Also note light color on the hood/fenders above the wood line - not a factory option, so it appears some mild customizing was done. Maybe a feature car to promote American Sunroof.

BTW, the Norwegian wagon is a '61. And on the wrapping paper, the blue, green and yellow wagons are 55's - the red ones appear to be an interpretation of a '52 - I say "interpretation" as the artwork depicts a vertical bright trim molding on their rear doors - but this was only on the '52 Country Sedan and these are Country Squires, which incorporated a similar design feature but as part of the wood trim scheme. A case of artistic license, no doubt.... ;D

And by now I know what you're thinking - "Didn't he have anything better to do today?"




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« Reply #94 on: January 24, 2022, 12:32:14 PM »
.... And on the wrapping paper, the blue, green and yellow wagons are 55's - the red ones appear to be an interpretation of a '52 - I say "interpretation" as the artwork depicts a vertical bright trim molding on their rear doors - but this was only on the '52 Country Sedan and these are Country Squires, which incorporated a similar design feature but as part of the wood trim scheme. A case of artistic license, no doubt.... ;D

And by now I know what you're thinking - "Didn't he have anything better to do today?"

thanks for chiming in Bill - great insight  8)
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« Reply #95 on: January 24, 2022, 12:34:51 PM »
If Rader Wheels, American Sunroof and a customized car are concerned, there's a good chance George Barris was involved.

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« Reply #96 on: January 24, 2022, 02:26:19 PM »
Phillip, thanks for the right date on the mud wagon, corrected !

The people with the '65, I was thinking the fellow on the left could be Barris, is the man standing in the car an actor ?

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« Reply #97 on: January 24, 2022, 03:23:54 PM »
Don't know how I missed it, but opon closer inspection, that photo was taken out front of Barris' Kustom City!

American Sunroof (later ASC) set up their first beach head in the U.S. at Barris' shop and he is the one that connected them with Ford.

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« Reply #98 on: January 24, 2022, 05:53:57 PM »
This is an interesting shot from 1966(?) or so. Jim Harrell with his A Sedan Mustang, tow vehicle 1957 Ford wagon. Jim raced
a '69 Mustang in A Sedan and a few Trans Am races in 1969. Was F Ford National Champion in 1971. Quite an interesting career
in motorsports, crew chief in Can Am, Formula B and more. He completed continuation Cobras at his shop in the Carolina's (Nostalgia
Motors) early 2000's for Carroll Shelby. Has built a nice selection of street rods. Pretty amazing guy.

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« Reply #99 on: January 24, 2022, 08:08:04 PM »
Thanks for posting the Harrell Mustang and tow car, is that the Jim Harrell, Ford Engineer who also raced a Ford Falcon ?

I imagine no relation to Dick Harrell, Chevy drag racer ?

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« Reply #100 on: January 24, 2022, 08:16:20 PM »
"Autolite" official wagon meets Mercury, Pike's Peak   ::)

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« Reply #101 on: January 24, 2022, 08:29:53 PM »
^^^
What do five guys (plus photographer) with damaged cars do when they're stuck above the timber line, decades before cell phones? 

Arm wrestle to see who's walking 15 miles for a tow truck?   

Beat the crap out of the Mercury driver? (That car looks to be at fault.)
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« Reply #102 on: January 24, 2022, 08:33:14 PM »
If Rader Wheels, American Sunroof and a customized car are concerned, there's a good chance George Barris was involved.

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« Reply #103 on: January 25, 2022, 11:53:21 AM »
Mike, yes Jim Harrell raced a Falcon. Not sure if he worked at Ford. He indicated that some of the photos in the "Boss 302 Chassis Manual" were his car, so possible that he had some Ford connection. Interestingly, his '69 Trans Am/A sedan Mustang was not a Boss 302.
Don't think he is related to the drag racer.

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« Reply #104 on: January 25, 2022, 11:55:03 AM »
Harrell at Mid Ohio Trans Am, June 1969