Please Watch This Ten Minute Film, There Will Be A Test At The End. NO CHEATING! Troooooy, We Are Watching You.

A huge thanks to Paul Harrison for sharing this cool video for us today to have some fun, and I will say right now, that the use of Troys name in the headline is pure click bait to make you think Babes are going to be featured. Now of course its also silent which leaves it Ripe for a deep story about Bert, Bob, Barb, and Betty who all love driving around Wisconsin in various forms of transport back in the early 1940’s. And clearly one of the B Boys as they were known around town, was into filming stuff. Like a lot, he knew enough to edit thats for sure, and if I can get the footage off youtube, could edit a great film from this. AAAAAND one might question what other footage to the B’s have? Anyway I digress. After you watch the film, THE TEST.

Question 1 – What Car is that?

2. What Boat Is That? And more importantly, What is that pump on the dock?

3. Why are you taking a test? You are an adult, there is no weiner award, Although, that pump is cool? Fuel Blower? Pump to clear out the boat after a soaking?  Boat looks to be freshly uncovered?


20 replies
  1. Scott K
    Scott K says:

    Well, the car is a Hudson Commodore. Fitting for this film. All its missing is a cheezy hat.

  2. Troy in GA
    Troy in GA says:

    OK so I took the bait!

    Gotta LOVE those bathing caps, but what is with that sun tan?

    I am always amazed watching old movies how the guys are wearing ties and the gals are dressed up in dresses and hats while on vacation.

    • Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
      Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

      Let’s be real Troy. The bathing cap is not why you stopped that frame!

  3. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Don’t really know ’40s cars, but figured Hudson. Thanks for confirming, Scott! I see a gas pump on the end of the dock, so doubt the nearer is fuel also. Looks like that hose just goes into the lake – thinking it’s a wash down pump & the hose is intake.

    • Floyd r turbo
      Floyd r turbo says:

      My thoughts exactly. When I saw that woman with her clunky heels and the big guy with his wing tips I’m thinking “keep your ‘Sunday go to meeting shoes’ off my varnish decks”. 😡

  4. Troy in GA
    Troy in GA says:

    PS: I think the boats were freshly launched and the pump is extra precaution while they swell in case the bilge pump can’t keep up. Pre 5200 bottoms you know.

  5. Bjorn B.
    Bjorn B. says:

    Must be in Minnesooota. Cuz there’s my relative Bjorn Sr. with his sportsman “SKÅL” (Cheers in Norwegian)

  6. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    Apparently this is the one day of summer in Wisconsin? Or as we call it in Maine six weeks of bad sledding.

  7. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    The car is a 1950 Hudson. Commander. The boat, I’m not sure.,A sportsman? I think I saw a late 40s Woody Wagon the background. That cameraman was brave to wade into the cold Minnesota water with what was probably a very good 8mm caner for the time.

  8. Gaffer
    Gaffer says:

    Wow. Very cool (and rare) film of Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers Cheerleaders on their summer outing. The car is a Hudson. (not sure of the model) The bathing styles are by International Harvester. You can see the beginnings of what was to become the standard for dominant offensive line play in the NFL. Vincent’s understated “V” monogram on the transom is pretty cool, too. Thanks for the trip back in time.

  9. tom
    tom says:

    Boats at the dock are all rentals, they all have the same covers, probably covered while sitting at the dock. You can see the rig on the boat on the left to keep the cover from caving in with rain water. Is that supposed to be a faux woodgrain on the lower part of the car, or is it just two tone?

  10. Slats
    Slats says:

    How many people here tried to figure out or daydreamed the various lakes and rivers in the video were their watering/boating spots?

  11. Howard Lehman
    Howard Lehman says:

    Throwing my thoughts into this late on Wednesday. If it is in Wisconsin, judging by the colors of the leaves, I’d guess early fall. If the shot of the bridge going over the river (I’d guess the Mississippi) would have continued to the end, and then curve in a 90 degree angle to South, that would have been Wabasha, Minnesota. The lock and dam could have been near Alma, Wisconsin. The large expansive lake could have been Lake Pepin, formed from the Mississippi River north of Lake City, MN. There are river roads along the Mississippi on both the Wisconsin and Minnesota sides. The bluffs along the Mississippi are quite high and there are several places with backwater areas. This is my guess, for what it’s worth. Perhaps an 18′ or 22′ Chris Craft Sportsman with the white pole for attaching the aqua plane to???? Anyway, fun to look at. Thanks, Howard Lehman

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