A chance to talk mostly about Bolwell Sports Cars.
what was the first year of production Chev v8?
sorry my question was due to the Falcon being a contemporary of the first Chev v8 but obviously no one's interested eh JL?people lurk but few participate
It's a Falcon-Knight. Belongs to a friend out at Bethel.
Falcon-Knight was a brand of automobile produced between 1927 and 1928 by the Willys-Overland Company of Toledo, Ohio. A separate company, the Falcon Motor Corporation was registered with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. The cars were built in a former Garford Truck plant in Elyria, Ohio. The automobiles were well received with "a remarkable reputation for all-around performance and the sales were notably high.
The Falcon-Knight was intended to fit in price between the Willys Whippet and larger Willys Knight ranges and was priced $1250, $100 less than the Willys Knight 70A Roadster. It was powered by a six cylinder Knight sleeve valve engine. Except for the engine, much of the car is actually the same as the Model 93A Whippet with many parts being interchangeable.In January 1928, a new model 12 was announced with mainly cosmetic changes.The last cars were made in March 1929 after which the plant made truck parts.
was that the same plant where they designed the Jeep for WW2?
My parent's first car was a Willys Overland tourer which my uncle Don was still roaring around Norwood in around 1960. My parents replaced it with a new FJ in 55. I learned to drive/steer in a Willys buckboard on the grandparent's farm at Wasleys in the late 50's. old enough to reach the pedals old enough to drive and work. No doubt you had similar experiences with the milk business.
Yes, my dad used to send me to do the "scattered" customers in the car and trailer when I was 11. It was a Vauxhall Velox that he'd bought brand new a year earlier. One night I drove to the end of this dead end street and as usual I had to reverse the trailer back to the start of the street. It was too dark to use the mirrors (street lights went out at 1.00am back then) and I couldn't see out through the back window so I used to open the drivers door and watch the trailer that way. On that particular night I pulled the door off on a tree. Dad was so embarrassed when he had to tell the insurance company that it was him that did it.
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