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john03
    
can anybody help identify my car.
this car came from savin rock amusement park in new haven connecticut.they went out of business in eirly 60s.my grandfather aquired five of them in exchange for help dismanteling the park.my grandfather gave one car to each grandchild,me being one of them.My grandfather passed away before i was old enough to want to know the history of the car.I have researched for the last five years to no avail.no one no where knows anything about this car.there are no id tags or any markings on this car.please help.thanks john
posted: December 6, 2009
 
    
 
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mandygirl
    
Jnhm.
the grill looks like it could be a 29 buick. the body looks like a modifed fiat or triumph from the early 30s
posted:  December 6, 2009
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john03
    
thank you.my dad said my grandfather told him they were packards.I just dont know.
posted:  December 6, 2009
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vintagecollector
    
Looks like a mis-mash of parts to make a ride at the amusement park. I don't think you would want to use this cute little guy for bumper cars!! Just so we can rule this out as an option, have you ever been able to get in touch with anyone that was associated with the amusement park or look up past records of the park in the city's archives?
posted:  December 7, 2009
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b00mingranny
    
I thought this looked a little familiar, and then it reminded me of the first Mickey Mouse car. See image below, it looks very similar. Don't know the name but I'll have to do more searching.

Do all five of them look the same?
posted:  December 7, 2009
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john03
    
Thank you for replying.yes all five looked the same.found a video yesterday on youtube,titled savin rock 1949-2.half way through video just after the train is the auto ride.first evidence i found in five years of research.yes talked to harold hartman he just didnt remember totaly about them however he has one of these cars in his museum.Keep researching I guess.
posted:  December 8, 2009
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lummpy
    
Hi, I am a new member and i was just looking at your car, first thing was your grandfather a freemason or had known any because the car looks like the ones that the freemasons or the shriners (when dressed as clowns) used in them in a parade. They were built just for that kind of thing and they were also used in the circus mostly in the big ring for the clown show.

Sorry i dont know the name or the builder but the car is cool.

When i was a kid thats what i recall, and as it happens i am also a freemason.
Thanks Lummpy,
posted:  December 8, 2009
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john03
    
thank you lumpy.My granfather was a free mason and supplied these five cars for the parade in west haven and new haven connecticut.He also built a stage coach for the shriners as well.I do know the cars did in fact come from savin rock amusement park in west haven connecticyt.my grandfather was bob vedder and owned bobs hydromatic on spring street west haven ct.thank you lummpy
posted:  December 9, 2009
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