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Vol 21 Number 2 Automobile

All right, we got this one. What volume is it? Volume 21. Number two. It lets look at it. See what kind of chapters you got in there. There you can be able to pause it and all that kind of goodness. Let’s just kind of a look around. Chrysler. Now, let’s just look. We got… Oh that’s a sexy one right there. The 1938. Look. They made cars more little, everything was as mini limousine. How did you even [drive 00:00:52] , Oh, that’s the backseat. All right. Yeah. This is the James Young Lagonda.

Oh yeah. Look at that. Imagine getting drove around in something like that. You guys are back there. If you think about, it’s kind of like the horse and buggy, but that’s nice right there. That’s really nice.

The Imperial Chrysler flagship. So here we… Oh, look at this. Above is the Chrysler Imperial Sedan and below is the Chrysler Imperial CG convertible 1931. So this is the 29 and this is the 31. You see them? So a couple more of them. They’re a little different, but you can see. Around the same year.

Oh, wow. They have a lot of them. I like this one. Look at that.

That’s a nice one too. If you remember our Mascots, look at this Mascot.

Chrysler Imperial. So this is how they transitioned over the years.

This is cool.

This is 1960. This is the… You can see it, Yeah… The Crown Imperial Limousine. Originally used by governor of California, Pat Brown.

Then it kind of brings us into the eighties.

All Right. What else do we got in this? This book is pretty interesting. Oh, I’ll try to keep it up here.

Ballot Production Car Era. What are they talking about? What does it say? I see some numbers. I don’t know how to pronounce that. [Inaudible 00:04:12] of Ballot Production above. Floor ground three seat [Inaudible 00:04:16], 2 LS with clamshell fenders and background two seater bear chassis cost six grand. So back in the day, this cost six grand. I thought it was going to be a little bit more descriptive. I saw money. I got excited.

Here we go. We got some old school racing in there. Can you see it?

We might just do an article on Chrysler. Look at these. I take it that the pointy thing at the end did not help in aerodynamics as much as we would’ve liked back in the day, or we’d still be making cars with aerodynamics like that.

Okay. Ballot Production. These are all Ballot cars. This is a old car company. Look a Ballot. A colorful portfolio. I don’t know. What do you guys think? That’s different.

Let’s look at what it is. It’s a…

They’re talking about the preceding page. 1921. The top 1924 type Two Liter three seater… owned by Harrah’s Automobile Collection. So it’s owned by the casino I guess. Okay. Whoa, look closely. That’s a seat back there. You see it?

All right. This is pretty interesting. Oh my bad. So [Inaudible 00:06:37]. Okay. So this is the reason why they had their… See? They got the picture of the aerodynamics. So that’s why they were building them like that. The bad… But they… Institute in the last years, so… Okay.

Oh, wow. Look at this one. They put fins on there and everything. Well, that’s what we’re going to… And there it goes. You guys know what car that is. If you don’t think of back to the future.

Well. Look at that one.

So nowadays cars are kind of just boring. We have our typical cars, but then that’s it. There is another one.

So what we’re going to do…

I don’t know. We’ll probably look at the aerodynamics. The Chrysler was really interesting, but the aerodynamics, I wanted to understand the aerodynamics. Oh, look at this. The old school roughing it in luxury. If you ever want to go camping, if you’ve ever wondered how long ago they were doing camping. 1930s. Wow. 1937. I thought this was like newish. Look. It looks like they are today. I mean the flowers that’s a little different, but that’s like all old things. Everything was flowers. This is how… Look at this. Oh, you got to love the advertising too. They got the car back here. That car had four wheel drive. But this is awesome. This is a 1937 camper by Pierce-Arrow.

“Will the Phoenix rise again?” What kind of car does that look like?

I thought it was a Corvette at first, but it was not. It’s a… Phoenix will rise again. In July 1966, former race driver, John Fitch announced the Fitch Phoenix. Like the DeLorean it was to be a sensible sports car. The clean lines still fresh today we’re painted by Coby Whitmore. The steel body was built in Torino by Frank Reisner, Intermeccanica coach building facility.

Look at this. Lyndon B. Johnson signed a law bill creating a national highway transportation safety Bureau. Yet Fitch says it was years, literally, before concrete regulations were handed down so the Phoenix easily complied with those rules. Chevrolet in the meantime, chosen to cease production of the Corvair, leaving Fitch without a car to build. So they were going to create this car, but Lyndon Johnson basically stopped production of it. So that’s really interesting. I’m not quite sure what we’re going to talk about in here. Because there was a lot of different things and I mean a lot of automobile history. Good book.