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A Short Cruise Around The Ozarks With This olelongrooffan

LongRoofian June 8, 2016 All Things Hoon 13 Comments

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Now while this olelongrooffan realizes that the stuff I post here in the Hooniverse will never make it to that Featured Headline across the top of this page, that ain’t gonna stop me from sharing some of the (at least I think) cool stuff I see from time to time while out and about. At least until my Hooniverse Overlords yank the key to the vault from my grimy hands.

A whiles back I was out and stumbled upon a rather cool old warehouse and I couldn’t but help to gather some images of it to share with my fellow Hoons. Among other things.

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Yeah, Mark’s place has over 1,200 antique outboard motors along with all those old radios and this midget race car that, of course, was powered by an outboard motor engine.

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It is an Evinrude Elto and I presume its aluminum construction makes it a worthy power plant for this classic race car.

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Much like its full grown drag racing brethren race cars, this one has its driveshaft running between the legs of its pilot. Old school technology at its finest. This olelongrooffan will pass on that one.

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In addition to all that cool stuff, there are even museum quality old cars in attendance. This Packard ragtop was in pristine condition

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save the door trim contained in this shipping container.

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However, it did have that kick butt “Goddess of Speed” hood ornament. While this olelongrooffan has seen many Packard swans ornamenting the hood of a Packard, seeing this Goddess was the first in recent memory.

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And, of course, sighted out amongst all of that cool shit

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is this vintage GMC Motorhome. Yeah, another one is spotted.

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Nestled among all of the collectible stuff contained in that warehouse is this rare Kaiser in near mint condition.

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And with car companies such as Lincoln and Cadillac going with nomenclature of the numeric or alpha variety, when was the last time a car company had the chutzpa to name one of its offerings something like a “Dragon”?

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with a wicker looking dashboard as an aside?

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After the host was pleasant enough to let this olelongrooffan have a look around, I meandered back out on the road and just a ways away I spotted this old Fairlane parked beside

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this sweet Divco. This olelongrooffan is curious. Is there any marque, other than DeLorean, that has a one word name that represents near supreme coolness? Yugo?

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Meanwhile, let’s head on over to Bob Barker Boulevard. Apparently, “Come On Down” Bob attended high school and college in the Queen City of The Ozarks and has a street named for him in this Burg.

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Now let this olelongrooffan apologize for the vegetation obscuring the view of this cool old Task Force GMC but I had to include this image due to the rarity of a multi ton GMC Task Force design remaining to this day.

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And which of my fellow Hoons doesn’t appreciate a muffler car?

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While I was headed back to my near lakeside cabin at the Beach, this olelongrooffan did spot this abandoned old truck which I think is a Diamond T. Or maybe a REO? Either way, it was a cool way to end up a sight seeing day here in the Ozarks.

Image Copyright Hooniverse 2016/longrooffan

  • Alff

    Here in KC, Seeburg is the place to go for DD exhaust work. Joe Bob says, “Check it out”.

    • dukeisduke

      +1 for the Joe Bob Briggs (former TexasMonthly writer John Bloom) reference.

      • Alff

        Loved his movie reviews but I’m so old I don’t remember where or when I read them.

  • dukeisduke

    That ’64 Fairlane is wearing ’64 Texas year-of-issue plates.

  • dukeisduke

    Where is that museum (is it a museum?) anyway? I love that wall of radios.

    And, how Springfield got the name “Queen City of The Ozarks”:

    http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/02/05/hey-answer-man-springfield-queen-city/22924321/

    • longrooffan

      The first thing the owner of that warehouse told me was that I could look around but I could not tell anyone where it is.

      • dukeisduke

        *Crying*

  • “…which I think is a Diamond T. Or maybe a REO?”

    It has the more angular look of a Diamond T Model 201. The grille opening and hood vents, minus the chrome, are correct as well.

    http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/181223/181223_Side_Profile_Web.jpg

  • Great stuff. I’ve always liked the idea of an outboard-driven car, probably air-cooled unless some Rube Goldberg water circulation system was devised.

  • Sjalabais
  • OK, I’m trying to figure out what the car under the muffler skin is by just the wheels and the windshield. Any guesses?

    The tall windshield has me thinking Pacer with a roof-ectomy and those look a lot like AMC turbine wheels, but all the images I find of them show 5 lugs, not 4.

  • HycoSpeed

    I really dig those GMC Motorhome’s you keep finding! There is one in the small town that I live in that I have been eyeballing every time I drive by. Sitting on dry rotted tired starting to go flat, covered by pieces of the tarp that perhaps once covered it, I was tempted to knock on the door of the house and ask if they wanted to sell.

    Then one day a for sale sign went up on it, and I thought, all right! But it had no price, so still just wondering. Then one day they wrote a price on there. $15000. Fifteen thousand dollars. Not at all the price range I was thinking. I do a double take now when I drive by, thinking surely I am mis-reading the sign, and there has to be a decimal point in there somewhere.