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    Posted: 02 Apr 2024 at 3:41pm

I already know what the car pulling the trailer is = 1954 Ford Crestline Fordor Sedan

What I can't identify is the Jeep-type vehicle at extreme left, the one you can only see the back end of.

I thought that one would be easy; but, nothing I have looked at actually resembles it from a rear view.

At first thought, I thought Ford Bronco, and I still want to think that; however, none of the Broncos I have looked at really resemble it.

Extra points if you can pinpoint this iconic location and more points for each time you have eaten there.

I did have the privilege of eating there in the late 1980s and it was so good that I remember it today.

A little hint = whatever authority monitors such things says in the 1950s-60s it was by far the busiest truck stop between Detroit and Miami.

If you ever had opportunity to eat there, you couldn't argue with that.

Note the tall C.B. antenna, no doubt pushing far more than the legal 4-Watts.

For a hundred miles before you got there, those gals dominated C.B. traffic, telling the days menu specials and luring drivers in there; but, that went a lot farther than just advertisement; they were like a beacon in the night to a driver needing something, whether it be a tire repair or a trip to the emergency room, those gals would have things ready for you when you got there; plus, they were better than a gallon of black coffee in making sure you didn't drowse off before you landed.

Those gals were never little nymph-like sirens with teenager voices, but old hard-boiled gals with a deep Kentucky accent who had already been there and done that far too many times, voices you could trust.

If you were a regular and they recognized your voice/handle, you could pre-order and your order would be steaming hot and ready just about the time you pulled out that big red knob and your brakes went CHh-CHhhhhhh.  



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The car pulling the trailer is a Mercury, about a 1953
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I don’t believe they made Broncos in the 50’s. Looks sort of like a Jeepster or Jeepster Commander??
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It looks like about a 1950 Willys Jeepester

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Originally posted by sparky sparky wrote:

Looks sort of like a Jeepster or Jeepster Commander??

Originally posted by nella(Pa) nella(Pa) wrote:

It looks like about a 1950 Willys Jeepester

I believe you guys are exactly right; with that, I searched and found THIS Rear View of a 1949 Willys Overland Jeepster.

My neighbor had a bright green and white Jeepster from before I was born way back when until his death a couple years ago; he kept it immaculate and it looked as good the day he died as it did the first time I ever saw it.

Now, somebody identify that restaurant; if you know where it is I am sure it is bringing back good memories.


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Georgetown, KY.   Never been there, I cheated, found the same picture on someone's book face post...Wink
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Originally posted by DiyDave DiyDave wrote:

Georgetown, KY.   Never been there, I cheated, found the same picture on someone's book face post...Wink

Sam's Truck Stop - Georgetown - Scott County - Kentucky

If you are travelling North out of Lexington on US Hwy 25, Sam's is the first place on the left/West side of US Hwy 25 when you cross the Fayette/Scott County Line.

The original building pictured is currently Burgess Tire and has been since about 2008.

The restaurant had moved into a new building sort of behind/beside the old and operated there for a while; even with the same people and the same recipes, I bet it wasn't near so good --- they never are.

The new building is now Tres Hermanos Nunez - a Mexican eating establishment.

We had a favorite restaurant, McKinney Depot, right against the Norfolk Southern mainline; they built a huge new building in town and it never was as good as the old.

They sold out and it has been a failed Mexican Restaurant and now a failed Japanese Restaurant.

A few months after them moving out, someone else moved into the old building and it is still going strong with a big following.


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Originally posted by KMAG KMAG wrote:

The trailer is a David Bradley 3k model.

I thought it was some old homemade cart but I believe you are right; good catch and thanks.

The more I look at it, I believe they are hauling a spring-tine cultivator upside-down --- am I close ?
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The vehicle on the left could also be an International Harvester Scout. I searched some pictures but I didn't find a rear view.
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The vehicle on the left is a 1950 Willys Overland Jeepster Phaeton.

My dad had a 1948 Willys-Overland Jeepster Phaeton in yellow, came from the factory with wooden front and rear bumpers on account that chromium distribution was still catching up after war rationing.

4 cylinder Continental 'Go-Devil' engine was standard, but in '50, you could get the bigger inline six.  My Dad's was a 3-speed on the tree, with optional overdrive on pull handle under dash left hand side. 
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