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Old 03-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Joe Yeaman 1931 Model A - Lowery AFB

In this photo from Joe Yeaman's collection, "Turbo" Joe Yeaman poses for this shot taken in 1958 at his parents residence in Lakewood, CO. Joe drag raced his '31' roadster flathead powered Ford at the old Lowery Air Force Base in Aurora, CO. Joe says he was "stylin" wearing his Cromwell leather covered helmet but admits that the roll-bar would have been pretty ineffective should he be involved in a roll-over crash. Joe's roadster was painted a deep maroon, and featured a Columbia rear-end and the "Flattie" was bored and stroked. Joe was 21 when this photo was shot and nine years later, Joe was hired on as a "Fireman" with the Denver Fire Dept. where he spent the next 25 years. Although the term "Fireman" is what Joe was hired on as, he is quick to insist that term is wrong and Joe would prefer to be called a "Firefighter". Today, Joe still has a need for speed and his car of preference is a 2011 Porsche "Turbo" 997.2. He also has in his collection a 1934 Ford "Victoria" which he enjoys tinkering with. The next three photos show Joe's pride and joy, his Porsche 997.2.
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