Jim Hoe Sportscar Garage 1950s Memory

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12 Dec 2010 05:46 #18745 by Chris Summers
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I forgot I had this picture. It is a scan of an original in the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public Library.

Just another day at the office in Weston, CT, c. late 1950s.


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12 Dec 2010 10:04 #18746 by silverghost
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Chris :
Great photo~~~
Thank's for posting it here !
This sure brings back an early memory of long long ago !

I think many modern Duesenberg collectors today have no real idea how important the few early collectors, & restorers were in saving these fantastic autos, & spare parts, from the scrap yards.
If not for Jim Hoe, and a few others with foresight most of these great autos would be long lost to future generations.
Most folks at the time thought that they were almost worthless~~~Just old worthless auto scrap.
These very early Duesenberg lovers saw their real true historical, and technical value~~~

To them, like all of us here today, these great autos are almost priceless !

My Father who just passed-away at 92 would have loved to have seen that old B&W photo of his old friend Jim Hoe !

Thank's for helping bring back a memory of many trips to Jim Hoe's Sports Car Garage with my Father so long long ago !

I only wish I had a time machine to make just one more trip like that with my Father.
l really miss you Dad !

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12 Dec 2010 18:59 #18748 by Steve Derus
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Chris,

I'm thinking the car is 2614/J585 the Gurney/Nutting Maharajah car?

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12 Dec 2010 19:18 #18749 by Chris Summers
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I first thought it was an SSJ until I remembered they have one-piece windshields. Upon closer examination I agree with you, judging by the unusual shape of the windshield frame.

That would place this picture in the early to mid 1960s.

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13 Dec 2010 15:31 #18756 by alsancle
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The GN SJ was in the New England area in the late 50s - early 60s - correct? I have a nice picture of my dad taking best of show against it with his Auburn coupe in Sturbridge Mass. I understand the owner was not too thrilled with htat.

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13 Dec 2010 16:43 #18758 by Chris Summers
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It had several owners in NY State during that period.

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