Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Too Hot To Hold Until '57?!

Here's a full-sized magazine ad for the 1956 Nash Ambassador Special, built on a Statesman wheelbase, and carrying American Motors' own 250-cubic inch, 190-horsepower V-8 engine. 

'56 Hudson Hornet Special

Here's a 1956 Hudson Hornet Special, which was built on a Hudson Wasp wheelbase.'
This is the car that used American Motors' 250-cubic inch, 190 horsepower V-8 engine.

This (and the Nash Ambassador Special) came to being after AMC ended its' engine arrangement with Studebaker-Packard (the '55 and early '56 Hornets and Ambassadors had the Packard-built engine that delivered first 208, then 220 horsepower, and had Packard's Ultramatic automatic transmission as standard equipment).

AMC used its' new in-house engine on its' Nash Ambassador Specials (built on the Statesman wheelbase) as well.

Why couldn't AMC just call those cars Statesman and Wasp V-8s?

'55 Hudson Met

Here's a 1955 Hudson Metropolitan, sold at Hudson dealerships, which explains the Hudson, rather than Nash, badging. 

'76 Pacer

Here's a 1976 American Motors Pacer. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

'52 Hudson Wasp

Here's a 1952 Hudson Wasp Club Coupe Brougham.

'50 Hudsons

Here's a magazine ad for the 1950 Hudsons.

'51 Studebaker Commander V-8

Here's a magazine ad for the 1951 Studebaker Commander V-8.

That year, the South Bend automaker became the first independent to offer an overhead-valve V-8 engine, available on the Commander and Land Cruiser.

In this Paul Hesse photo, we see a Commander V-8 four-door sedan with "suicide" doors in the back.

'58 Edsel

Who says we don't do Edsels?

Here's a 1958 Edsel Ranger four-door sedan.

'66 Ambassador

Here's a 1966 American Motors Ambassador two-door hardtop.

Beginning with that model year, Ambassadors were no longer marketed as Ramblers, but as AMC cars.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Seahawks Top Niners In Defensive Struggle

At Seattle:

Quarterback Russell Wilson threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Paul Richardson with 7:06 remaining on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks (1-1) defeated the visiting San Francisco 49ers (0-2) 12-9 in National Football League action.

Ducks Enter Both Polls At #24

Following their Saturday manhandling of Wyoming on the road, the Oregon Ducks entered both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches college football polls at #24.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

RSL Top Timbers Despite DV8's Record Setter

At Sandy, Utah:

Albert Rusnak (14') and Jefferson Savarino (61') each scored once as Real Salt Lake defeated the visiting Portland Timbers 2-1 on Saturday night despite the guests' Diego Valeri's goal in the 47th minute, which helped him set a new Major League Soccer-record eighth straight game in which he scored at least once.

The Timbers will try to get back on the winning track next Sunday when they host Orlando City SC at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (Fox Sports One).

Ducks Lasso And Brand Cowboys In Laramie

At Laramie, Wyoming:

Running back Royce Freeman ran for 157 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (3-0) demolished the Wyoming Cowboys (1-2) 49-13 on the road.

Cougs Maul Beavers In Conference Opener For Both Schools

At Pullman, Washington:

Quarterback Luke Falk completed 37 of 49 passes for 396 yards six touchdowns (three of them to Tavares Martin, Jr.) as the Washington State Cougars (3-0 overall, 1-0 in Pac-12 play; #21 in the Associated Press poll, #22 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches poll) dominated the visiting Oregon State Beavers (1-3, 0-1) 52-23 in Saturday's conference opener for both schools.

The win was the Cougs' fourth in a row against the Beavers.

The Portland Steel May Be Gone

And yet, the unpaid bills remain.

'56 Nash Ambassador

Here's a 1956 Nash Ambassador Super four-door sedan.

'51 Nash Rambler Hardtop

A year after Nash revived the Rambler name and used it on compact convertibles and two-door station wagons, the folks in Kenosha added a two-door hardtop, like this 1951 model shown here. 

'55 Rambler Four-Door Station Wagon

Here's a 1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country four-door station wagon. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Riders Get Back On Winning Track, Upend Ti-Cats In Hamilton

At Hamilton, Ontario:

Quarterback Brandon Bridge completed 21 of 31 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns on Friday as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-5) defeated the home-standing Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-9) 27-19 in Canadian Football League action.

Bengals Can Offensive Coordinator

Could Marvin Lewis be next?

Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor takes over as Cincinnati's OC.  The Bungles, I mean, Bengals have yet to score a touchdown after two home losses to open the regular season.

The All-New, All-American Rambler For '56

Here's a full-page magazine ad for the 1956 Rambler, available at all Nash and Hudson dealers.

Rambler became a separate make in 1957.

'61 Rambler American Lineup

Here's a magazine ad announcing the big changes with American Motors' Rambler American for 1961 as they changed the sheet metal, doing away with the 1952-55 look that was used in the 1958-60 models.

Included in the lineup for '61 were two and four-door sedans, two and four-door station wagons.

During the 1961 model year, a convertible was added.

The one shown is the four-door sedan.

The ad also mentions the V-8 Ambassador and Rambler Classic (which replaced the Rambler 6 and Rambler Rebel V-8).

'61 Rambler American Convertible! Wow!

Here's a 1961 Rambler American convertible.

Heap Big 21" Admiral Big Screen

Here, we see-um magazine ad for 1952 Admiral TV combo.!350,350/0/default.jpg
Honest Injun!

Hey! It's Bishop Sheen On TV!!

Here's a magazine ad for the 1954 Admiral 21" television set, with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, star of the DuMont Network's Life Is Worth Living (which Admiral sponsored at the time), on the screen.!350,350/0/default.jpg 

Here's Another TV-Radio-Phono Combo From Admiral!

Here's a 1951 model (from the September 12, 1950 issue of Look magazine), complete with a 16" TV screen! 

Even In 1950...

There were TV-Phono-Radio combos.

Here's a 1950 magazine ad for Admiral's television-radio-phonograph (with three speeds!) combo, with Bert Parks on the TV screen.

In fact, Bert's ABC TV network's Stop The Music, as well as NBC's Lights Out, was sponsored by Admiral.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

'50 Nash Ambassador

Here's a 1950 Nash Ambassador four-door sedan.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Ducks, While Still Unranked, Gain Support In Both Football Polls

After holding off visiting Nebraska on Saturday, the Oregon Ducks, while still unranked, gained some support in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Amway Coaches college football polls that came out on Sunday.

The Ducks would be ranked #30 in the media polls and #28 in the Coaches' rankings.