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Vintage Wrecks


WeekendWarrior
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Here is one from the 50's.

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Couple of  58 Chevys

the story is .....they were driven by two young Navy sailors from the nearby base. They decided to drag race and took them out to a country road (at the time; now it is a major road leading to a regional airport). Apparently, being from out of state, they did not know the road ended abruptly at a three way intersection and when they got there, the cars got tangled up and went several hundred feet into the farm field.

 

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What does a waterlogged 51 Mercury weigh?

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Here are two fatals. The first one hit a semi headon...second is obviously a rollover.

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Here's one of those oldie B Macks we hauled in when I was a teenager. (1973)

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Here are a few more pretty old photos.... These were all fatal accidents... The pictures of the tractor that was rolled was a tractor & trailer... The unit had already been split and the trailer removed... Thanks.. be safe & stay well.... Steve

 

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The truck in those pictures was a 1952 Chevy.. Inline six cylinder.. 4 speed 2 speed rear...8 25 x 20 rubber.. The back is a home built wrecker, copied from an Ashton body... Thanks... Steve

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Wreck pictures 1930s to 1959s from my scrapbooks

 

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Two brand new 1958 Chevys were drag racing and the road ended.

 

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1950s truck rollover, one killed

 

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No details, early '40s. My great grandpa in picture.

 

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1935 view of the yard.

 

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Rollover, four killed in 1939.

 

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Chrysler hit bridge, 1949. Seven killed. Here's a good example of wreckers dong extrication before the advent of fire departments.

 

 

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