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Old 07-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Love those '55 Chevys...

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?
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.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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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 ?



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Old 07-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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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.....


Fritz Wilson




Don Wilson (in Bart Manley's #97) & John 'Crash' Mullins




Eddie Floyd




Anthony Martinez




George Oaks




Lucky Beickman




Pete Brandenburg
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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....and even MORE '55 Chevys!....


Poot Webb




Bert Miller




John 'Crash' Mullins




Don Wilson





Frank Wolfe




Gerry Schilling

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Old 07-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #5
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Here is Craig Holmes 55 from Lakeside from about 86.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! ~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
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #7
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One more "Car 54" factoid, Al "Grampa Munster" Lewis played "Officer Schnauser".



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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
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Quote:
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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
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.


Bart Manley




Don Wilson




Sherman Logsdon




Darrell Stewart




Bill Meiklejohn




Warren 'Tut' Tutchton




Three '55's and a '57
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