Here is another entry for the “What’s It” category. Steve Veltman, who contributes great stories every month took a couple pictures of an unusual car on a used car lot in Reno, Nevada. Now these were taken some time in the latter part of the previous century, hence his buddy, Tom Roper’s, haircut and clothing style, so it may be quite difficult to identify this particular creation. The lot was closed that day, so no one to ask, ‘what is that thing’ and of course no name plate was visible. Maybe one of you recognize it, built it, own it now and can tell us what it is and what it’s made of. Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a note to Roddin’ & Racin’ NorthWest, 17273 S. Steiner Rd. Beavercreek, OR. 97004.
Do you remember the two “what’s its”? Well just a little update. We don’t have anything new to report on the little gray car. We did get a ton of info from all over on this car though. I was trying to find out more about the claim that it was built kind of like a “shop truck” by the employees at Freightliner in Portland but as of yet, nothing new. I also was hoping to be able to report that I had received a response form the Crosley club, but not so far. I’m still working on it.
The red and white “Custom,” seems to have hit a dead end completely, not one response to it as of this writing. I was hoping someone would see it and know all about it and would share that info but, nothing.
Based on the almost over whelming response (thank you) to the little gray car I had hoped that I’d get additional pics and info from all of you on interesting cars you had seen. Even if you know what it is and it’s unusual and you would like to share your knowledge and pictures for publication, send them in for consideration. Any submissions can be mailed to:
Roddin’ & Racin’ NorthWest
17273 S. Steiner Rd.
Beavercreek, OR. 97004
If you send in pictures that you want back please send in a self-addressed STAMPED envelope, so your pictures can be returned. Thank You. Ed.
Last month we published a couple pictures of a car that as today December 19th is still unidentified. Yes, we are still waiting for someone who knows about that car to email us, or call us and share their knowledge. However, we must not stand in the way of progress and with that in mind we have another picture of a “What’s It.” I’ve seen something like this one before but I’m not sure what it is, who made it etc. etc. The body is aluminum, the engine is a four cylinder Crosley we think. The workmanship very good and it appears it’s complete.
It’s an odd looking car and it’s quite small. Any ideas? If you know something about this car and would like to share your knowledge please send us an email at email@example.com. Or you can give me Ed Gilbert a call at 503-522-5050. I would like to publish the answers to “What’s it” in a coming issue of R & R NW.
If you have or know of a candidate for this type of column please respond with that info as well. Thank you. Ed.