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Iceketball

Loop Game on Ice. New York: The audience at the New York Americans / Chicago Black Hawks hockey game in Madison Square Garden, February 1, 1940, were treated to something new between periods. Ten gentlemen appeared on the ice, with skates, and engaged in a basketball game. Above is a view of one of the players trying for a goal [Getty]

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Seeing-Through Is Believing-Through

General Motors’ 1939-1940 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’

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Visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair Highways and Horizons exhibit by General Motors were dazzled by the display of a one-of-a-kind 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas® car.  This specially fabricated see through vehicle was constructed of acrylic plastic (quite an advancement at the time) which made visible the many parts that created the Deluxe Six.  All screws and fasteners were chrome-plated for dramatic effect.  The ‘Ghost Car’ also appeared at the 1940 New York World’s Fair and proudly showcased its newly redesigned front end and grill.  A second 1940 ‘Ghost Car’ was built for the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island, near San Francisco

further reedings…

1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’  Sold for $308,000

1939 / 1940 Plastic Pontiac – First Plastic Car In The World

 

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Prized Wide Eyes

off to SF for some #NatsBatsStats. stare at this til I returneth

Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna 

photo is dated May 15, 1940 [ebay]

oh, and that photo is not to be confused with this one..

some might say, BESTEST PICTURE MT EVEREST

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