By Thomas S. Kidd
Thomas Kidd, a generally revered pupil of colonial heritage, deftly deals either intensity and breadth during this available, introductory textual content at the American Colonial period. Interweaving basic records and new scholarship with a vibrant narrative reconstructing the lives of ecu colonists, Africans, and local americans and their encounters in colonial North the US, Kidd deals clean views on those occasions and the interval as a complete. This compelling quantity is geared up round issues of faith and clash, and unusual via its incorporation of an extended geographic frame.
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Jack’s family owned the Mulhart Electric Company of Santa Barbara. ) Among the many hot rods owned by Lee Hammock, this sharp full-fendered 1934 Ford coupe was particularly nice. Lee is posing with it at his family’s home in Montecito. Note how the Stromberg carburetors are mounted on risers to clear the generator on the early 21-stud flathead engine. ) 34 This shot, taken in the 1950s on Haley Street in Santa Barbara, shows a 1935 Hudson coupe that Lee Hammock and Rip Erickson bought with an idea to make a jalopy racer out of it.
48 When Santa Barbara hot-rodders were not drag racing at Santa Maria, they would travel down to one of the many strips in Los Angeles or Orange Counties. Seen here waiting their turn in the qualifying line at Lyons Drag Strip are two members of the Igniters in a 1940 Ford Standard Coupe. Standing at left is Dick Hoskins, and at right in the leather jacket is Tony Cavalli. ) Santa Barbara High School class of 1953 graduate Frank Viera is seen with his 1922 Ford Model T touring car. Touring cars, or “tubs,” could be made into some pretty cool-looking rods, as seen here.
At the finish line at Goleta, SBAA flagman Dave Malis is about to drop the checkered flag on fellow SBAA member Jimmy Terres. The small bridge crossing Carneros Creek is just out of the picture, behind where the photographer is standing. Malis was connected to the improvised control tower by a hand-cranked field telephone attached to the pole at his left. ) 62 Dave Malis (left) and Lee Hammock (right), engage in a Ford-versus-Chevy duel during the summer of 1948. From the looks of it, the Ford has got the jump on things this time.