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VintageBuzz 07-07-2012 03:05 PM

Love those '55 Chevys...
 
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Man, you know that I love those '55 Chevys in full-race dress. ~VB

"Car 54 where are you?" Anyone remember Officers Toody and Muldoon?:banana:
The series follows the adventures of NYPD officers Gunther Toody (Joe E. Ross) and Francis Muldoon (Fred Gwynne) in the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx, assigned to Patrol Car 54. Toody was short, stocky, nosy, not very bright, and lived with his loud, domineering wife Lucille. Muldoon, an Irish American, was very tall, quiet, and more intelligent. He was a shy bachelor who lived with his mother and two younger sisters.

lakeside #29 07-07-2012 05:35 PM

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There's a holdup in the Bronx,
Brooklyn's broken out in fights,
There's a traffic jam Harlem,
That's backed up to Jackson Heights,
There's a scout troop short a child,
Kruschev's due at Idlewild,
Car 54 where are you ?

Jerry Lee 07-07-2012 09:22 PM

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Ahhh, who could forget Joe E. "Ooh-Ooh" Ross (also on Sgt. Bilko) and Fred Gwynne (also Herman Munster) in that great old Car 54 show?? You can still catch it late at night on one of the stations around here.

And in keeping with the title of this thread Buzz, here is a collection of '55's "in full-race dress" that I've featured in other threads.
(But never before assembled in one great thread!)
Please add to it as you will.....

http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=3717
Fritz Wilson



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=1888
Don Wilson (in Bart Manley's #97) & John 'Crash' Mullins



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6308
Eddie Floyd



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=5329
Anthony Martinez



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=4587
George Oaks



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=1483
Lucky Beickman



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=2119
Pete Brandenburg

Jerry Lee 07-07-2012 09:55 PM

Re: Love those '55 Chevys...
 
....and even MORE '55 Chevys!....

http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=1432
Poot Webb



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6356
Bert Miller



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6406
John 'Crash' Mullins



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...&pictureid=735
Don Wilson




http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=4608
Frank Wolfe



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=2423
Gerry Schilling

rapid30 07-08-2012 11:54 AM

Re: Love those '55 Chevys...
 
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Here is Craig Holmes 55 from Lakeside from about 86.

VintageBuzz 07-08-2012 12:29 PM

Re: Love those '55 Chevys...
 
Thanks everyone!:cheers: ~VB

I enjoyed your "Car 54 where are you?" comments and quotes. Whew, I was hoping that someone besides me would remember that show and the actors.

And please keep those '55 Chevy photos coming. It is great to see them all in one place now.

Back in the late '60s/early '70s, Stan and Gerry Schilling (Ft. Collins, CO) were regulars at Intermountain Speedway in Cheyenne, WY. Gerry drove the #4 '55 Chevy hardtop and Stan drove his #92 '54 Olds hardtop. Both cars were top notch and very fast. ~VB
http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=2423

lakeside #29 07-08-2012 02:13 PM

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One more "Car 54" factoid, Al "Grampa Munster" Lewis played "Officer Schnauser".

racefan2 07-08-2012 03:27 PM

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http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...d=2848&thumb=1


Fritz Wilson

83x 07-08-2012 04:11 PM

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Remember back in the 60's and 70's when you could buy a complete 55 out
of the junk yards for $50.00

Jerry Lee 07-08-2012 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by 83x (Post 9450)
Remember back in the 60's and 70's when you could buy a complete 55 out
of the junk yards for $50.00

Bill, those are some sweet looking '55's you had at Pikes Peak. Glad you added them to this thread.

Here's a few more I dug up from my collection. The pics of the #114, #44, and #13 are ones Rick Losh had posted here on ARM.

http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6426
Bart Manley



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6424
Don Wilson



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6427
Sherman Logsdon



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6425
Darrell Stewart



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6422
Bill Meiklejohn



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=3471
Warren 'Tut' Tutchton



http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=6423
Three '55's and a '57


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