US Route 6
Contains Photo Albums, Post Cards, and Maps of America's Longest Highway Photos from I've taken from Nebraska to Massachusetts For more information, visit http://route6tour.com/ and visit us on Facebook. http://www.route6tour.com/Route6iowa.htm And on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usroute6iowa
albums: 55
Two Lane Highways
Taking the back way on a photo essay of the fast disappearing real Americana. Photos include, Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, and US Highway 61 plus others...
albums: 30
DW Darby Graphic Design & Photography
Click here to view Graphic Art, Technical Illustration, Automotive Photography, Photographic Art, and Box Art Models. All images copyright Dave Darby and respective holders. For more information, email DWDarby@aol.com
albums: 9
Automotive Reference Photography by Make Model & Year
Photos culled from my various show coverage albums. Stock and customized examples, along with detail shots.
subfolders: 8 and albums: 36
Vintage Tin
Rust In Peace - Abandoned Cars, Trucks, Tractors, and Junkyards
albums: 11
Car Shows
Dozens of albums of some of the many car shows I have attended throughout the country
subfolders: 17 and albums: 35
Model Cars
Model Cars, Show coverage, Vintage Box Art, and more...
subfolders: 2 and albums: 36
Travel
albums: 12
Davenport Iowa and Quad Cities Past & Present
Photos from the past and present of various Quad Cities area landmarks
albums: 27
Quad Cities Music Scene
Photography of some of the top bands playing the QC area. To see who is playing where, check out this site... http://www.quadcitymusic.com/
albums: 28
Family Photos
subfolders: 1 and albums: 17
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Misc Favorite Photos
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Norm's Antique Auto Supply

RIP, Norm

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Adonis II

A clone of the Alexander Brothers built 1960 Ford Starliner custom.

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Ala Kart

Pictures of the world famous George Barris built Ala Kart. Two time America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award winner. For a definitive history of the Ala Kart, read my article at Bonedigger's Styrene Archaeology E-Zine http://www.bonediggers.com/2-3/alakart/alakart.html

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Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe

The Silver Sapphire - built by Clarence "Chili" Catallo, the Alexander Brothers, and Barris Kustoms.

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Candy and Primer

Nostalgia Rods, Rat Rods, Kustoms, and more...

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Dave Southwick/Dutch Eshelman 29 A Hiboy
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Dave's Picks

Cars that turn my crank.

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Dutch Eshelman

Clinton Iowa's Best Kept secret... Here is just a small sampling of cars that Dutch has built or has had his hand in.

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Earle Bruce
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Ed Roth Road Agent
Aug 13, 2004
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Fred Allen's "Devil Deuce"
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High School Sweethearts
Sep 12, 2004
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Kurt McCormick Collection

Here is our visit to Kurt McCormick's place. He owns probably the largest collection of George Barris Kustoms in the world. You could not find a more gracious host. In here, you will find quite a few famous and not so famous rods and customs, including the Rod & Custom Dream Truck. He is truly the Guru of Groovy...

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Rod & Custom Dream Truck

A pictorial history of the Spencer Murray Rod & Custom Dream Truck from 1955 to the present with current owner Kurt McCormick.

Album was created 13 years 2 months ago and modified 5 years 1 month ago
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Mike Peppers 56 Chevy Wagon

The original "Short Timer"

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Old School Hot Rods
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Shorty's Ride 1940 Ford Coupe Hot Rod

A hot rod since 1950 that still wears its original paint upholstery, and chrome from 1940

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Evolution of a Kustom Car

The Polynesian - Sectioned 1950 Oldsmobile built by Valley Custom for Jack Stewart

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Inspiration

Most photos are by other people. If you took this photo, or scanned it, please let me know so I can give you proper credit. Or if you want it removed, I can do that as well.

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The "Car From Mars" Coupe

A genuine early custom car from Rock Island Illinois still exists.

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The Black Flame

A Vintage Custom from Davenport, Iowa...

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Vintage Signs and Decals
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

http://www.wjjeeps.com/jmenu.htm

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A Tribute to the Tail Fin
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Vintage Gas Stations
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1957 Ford F-100

My little ongoing project and money drain...

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Train Fest 2011
Jul 24, 2011

Rock Island, IL

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Gallery of the Malformed and the Weird

Or, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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Trucker's Museum in Walcott, Iowa
Jun 5, 2011
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St Louis Shop Tour

Dave Conrad, The Stirnemann Brothers (Jack and Harry), and the Rt 66 Hot Rod Shop http://route66hotrodparts.com/

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Sheet Rock 400
Jul 15, 2007

My wife was asked to do promotion for Shell at the Chicagoland Speedway.

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St Louis Museum of Transportation
Sep 7, 2003
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Album Covers

No, I don't own any of these anymore.

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Tony's Classics, Inc. - Thunderbird Restoration
Aug 12, 2008

(515) 263-3606

Tony Belluchi specializes in restoration of the 55 56 and 57 Thunderbirds. Tony graciously gave us Route 6 travelers a tour of his shop in Des Moines Iowa.

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Sunset on the Hennepin Canal
May 1, 2007
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Kris & Heidi Hernandez 1961 Ford Starliner & More
Oct 8, 2002
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ebay

Stuff that was up for grabs...

No current auctions

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZmodeltee77

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Into the Fog

Shots of the Centennial Bridge and the I-74 (Memorial) Bridge over the MIssissippi River

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Old and Forgotten Buildings...
Album was created 12 years ago and modified 10 years 3 months ago
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Evil Influences

People, Cars, Literature, and other things that put my brain where it is today, and why... (Click on the pictures to read the captions...)

Album was created 15 years 4 months ago and modified 7 years 6 months ago
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Vintage Travel Trailers
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The Black Angel Iowa City, IA

Oakland Cemetery was deeded to "the people of Iowa City" by the Iowa territorial legislature on February 13, 1843. The original plot was one block square, with the southwest corner at Governor and Church. It is home to the legendary monument called the "Black Angel", which is an 8.5 foot tall monument for the Feldevert family erected in 1912. The facts behind the Black Angel long ago gave way to myths, superstitions and legend surrounding its mysterious change in color from a golden bronze cast to an eerie black.
http://www.icgov.org/site/CMSv2/file/parksAndRecreation/oaklandhistory.pdf

The second page of this album is devoted to the sculpter of the Black Angel, Mario Korbel.

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Cars I've known and loved...

A look down memory lane that will be completed as I scan more pics...

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1979 Kawasaki 400 LTD

Photos of my one year only freebie. 1979 was the last year for the 400 Twin, and the first year for the LTD series. (This was the genesis of the Harley Clones.)

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Dahl Ford's Old Cars Home
Apr 23, 2002
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How To Post Photos Online

This works for the Hobby Heaven Message Board, and for Ebay as well.

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Striping By Hetz
Jun 9, 2002

I photographed Jim Hetzler striping a Deuce 3 Window Coupe at the 2002 QC Cruisers Car Show.

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Legends of Pinstriping
Mar 14, 2004

Tom Kelly (Baron, [Ed] Roth, & Kelly) and pinup artist Yvonne Mecialis http://yvonnedesigns.com/ go to town on Wizzard's van in preparation for the Flying Eyeball Reunion car show, to be held August 13th 14th & 15th 2004 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa.

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Starliner Photoshoot
Sep 9, 2004
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Misc Photos
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Hot Air Balloons
Mar 27, 2005
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