Friday, August 5, 2011

Al Pomanti's Mystery Hot Rod plus....His dad's 1949 GMC Panel Truck......

Well, here is the mystery Hot Rod taken by Al Pomanti's brother-in-law way back in 1961.  The photo was taken at Kakabeka Falls, about 18 miles west of Fort William and Port Arthur(Thunder Bay, Ontario). 
Here's a little closer look, but a little fuzzy.  The '32 Ford 5-window coupe is chopped and channeled with bobbed rear fenders and cycle fenders on the front.  It sports a '32 Ford chopped grille, oval Nerf bars and cutout exhaust tips in case you need to race...!  ...WOW...Period perfect.  Does anyone know who this car belongs to whether it be a local owner or was just passing through the Lakehead??
Here is Al's Dad's brand new 1949 GMC panel truck visor and all.....Al says it came new with a radio and a passenger seat which was uncommon for delivery vehicles at the time.  The photos below show the address of "City Plumbing and Heating"  when this photo was taken and a later location from a 1959/60 Fort William and Port Arthur phone book.

The photo at the left is the business location in 1949 when the vehicle was purchased at 188 S. Algoma in Port Arthur. The photo on the right is the location at 238 N. Cumberland Street that was noted in the 1959/60 local phone book
Thanks to Al Pomanti for the hot rod photos and the story about his dad's business and the cool panel truck. 
Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge them somewhat!

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