Tom Nielsen Photo Collection

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 months ago
    HotRodARama
    Awesome!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 months ago
    TomNielsen3
    Cool.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 months ago
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    Love these old customs.
  • rick (Private)
    8 months ago
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    Hello,
    Is this picture of the cool rods taken at Sanderson field in Shelton Washington at the Shelton drag strip back then?
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      8 months ago
      I think it was taken at the Arlington drag strip.
  • Tom N. (Private)
    8 months ago
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    I think the Plymouth was painted green when I took this picture in 1960.
  • Tom (Private)
    3 years 2 months ago
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    Nicely customized Ford hardtop, nearly new at the time the photo was taken.  There are quite a few modifications to it that you don't readily notice.  I like the way it sits and it is pretty low for that era.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 5 months ago
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    Notice, too, the chromed heater doors.  And the gauge insert was painted the car color as I recall (metallic maroon).  This Mercury was so very cool.  A dream car for most of us, then.  A Cadillac engine, too.  What more could anybody want besides, maybe, a LaSalle gearbox, but then would it have 'looked right' to have a floor shift in that interior?  
    I love this car.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 5 months ago
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    This Mercury, in the day, was spectacular.  It would be, today, too.  There were a lot of us, back then, who watched this car with great envy and even greater admiration.  It was just so cool.  And, truly beautiful.
  • Jeff N. (Private)
    4 years 6 months ago
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    This car is gorgeous!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 7 months ago
    TomNielsen3
    Dick Allen of Everett, Washington built and owned this coupe in the very early 1950's. A very nice chopped top and 1936 Ford rear fenders are both part of the great "look" of this custom '34. 
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 10 months ago
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    Rik is correct about the beautiful purple paint contrasting with the ultra-white interior and black carpets.
    That big trophy was for winning "Sweepstakes", which was pretty common for this car in the early sixties!
    Tom
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 10 months ago
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    This was the same car as the Corvette shown in the October 1960 picture in my collection.  However, by 1962 it had been updated and painted candy gold.  The wheels, tires, and  fins give it that 60's style.  His other Corvette was a red, Latham blown, competion style almost new Corvette.  A nice pair indeed!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 10 months ago
    Pontiac @ Goodguys
    I took this photo at the Puyallup Goodguys around 2004-5.  I liked the car very much and was lucky to get a great backdrop to show off the beautiful paint and white interior. 
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 10 months ago
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    I remember that the Plymouth was painted a nice shade of metallic green.  I think that it was from Seattle and had been in several car shows. 
  • Tom Nielsen (Private)
    4 years 11 months ago
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    This photo was taken at the 1962 Automotive Futurama during the World's Fair in Seattle.  I made a few changes for this show and added Kinmont disk brakes, which I took off again after the show. I painted the inside of the fenders white to match the underside of the hood and firewall which I had already done in white.  The Cadillac engine was illuminated with a light under the hood.  There wasn't as much angel hair used in displays by '62.  I created a white sand beach look which nicely contrasted with the multi-coat Maroon lacquer paint.
    I had just turned eighteen and was starting college, so I sold the '41 Mercury in August of 1962.  I only saw it once after that and wonder where it ended up after leaving the Everett, Washington area?