Saturday, April 30, 2011

1953 Rabbit Foot Minstrels #3

04-29-2011 04;28;19PM, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.


Ole Whitey said...

None of these pix show the far end but I assume from the interior shot that it was a dramatic end.

All the dramatic end tops I ever saw were push pole, so this bale ring one is a first for me.


Those ex-auto carriers have served many purposes since retiring from their original duties.

Ole Whitey said...

If anyone's reading this, see Buckles' pic of the Plunkett bale ring dramatic end.

Jim: Like those WW II ambulance semis; there were dozens of them on shows for years after the War.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the half-tracks and the ammo carriers.
Bob Kitto

J C Hall said...

In the early 50's the Zoppe family had two semis, one for the horses and one of the car-carrier converts for a living out fit.In some of my dads old photos he had some shots of one of these rigs. He told me he had bought one. He said you could get one any where from $200 to $300 way back when. This show must have been doing good.Those models of tractors were from 1949 through 1954, a six cylinder 216 cubic inch or the bigger whopping 235 cubic inch engine. Quite new for that period of time.