!st Mafia hit?
Must be where The South Bronx got it's start.
Bet it was a coil box fire - good thing the gas tank was under the seat...
The kid in the centre is using his iPhone to text his friends to come and have a look!
Alan, that's because the kid on the left spotted a pretty looking crystal timer.
Mark, Fenders appear to be 26/27. Fuel tank in cowl.
Not on the Fordors, they kept it under the driver's seat.
Yep. It was an early 26 fordor. Note the clincher-rim wheels. No headlight bar.
Notice no headlight rims, no rims no tires. I remember hearing that junk cars would be burned to get rid the the upholstery and wood in the interior. The car looks like it burned in that location so....where are the rims and tire? they were removed before the fire!
The Wachowski brothers, anticipating their first mail order parts business, soon moved to Chicago.
The boys are playing in the chemicals that were used to put out the fire. Could you imagine that today...Hazmat would have the entire block closed and everyone would have to be decontaminated, the car would be cut up and placed in drums, and a lawyer would be contacted to file a claim for the boys.
Sadly, not all 26-7 cars were created equal - I still have to get out to fill the tank...
As noted above - the tank was kept under the seat - there is a different firewall with no tank access, the cowl still has a vent (which looks a lot like a tank fill cover without the finger pull) and they kept a 2-piece windshield at least thru April 1926 when my car rolled off the line.
I wonder if it was closer to the war and it was part of a scrap drive?
It looks like the boy on the right is holding the motometer.
Headlight bar is laying in the street.
Who needs a jungle gym....
That's not the headlight bar. It's the frame from the sun visor. If the bar were in the street, the headlights would be too.
Note hat on kid in middle. Old Fadora with brim trimmed and folded up. Haven't seen a picture of one in years.