Yes, it is that time of year when when the "Street Rod National Show" was here in Louisville this past weekend with over 11,000 cars to dazzle the imagination. I love seeing these cars drive around town.
This 1951 Henry J was here from Alabama and I could not resist it. I am in love with the grill! And as you can see the engine is more than a 4 cylinder.
The Henry J was built by the American company Kaiser-Frazer Corp. and named after the Chairman, Henry J Kaiser. The first year they were built, 1950 (that is the year I was built too!) they had 6 cylinders and they began 4-cylinder models in 1951. The company quit producing in 1954. Read about the car's brief history and interesting facts here.
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1951 other facts.
Average cost of new house, $9,000
Average wage per year $3,510
Gallon of gas 19 cents
Average cost of a new car $1,500
Eggs per dozen 24 cents
Unemployment dipped to 3.3%
First color TV
First direct dial coast to coast telephone service.
The first oral contraceptive (the pill).
The term "Rock N Roll" was coined by Cleveland Disc Jockey Alan Freed
Dennis the Menace comic strip appears in newspapers
Popular films: An American in Paris, African Queen, A Streetcar named Desire, The day the earth stood still
Popular music: Perry Como, Mario Lanza, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett
Popular TV: I Love Lucy
Born this year: Robin Williams, Sting, Phil Collins, Jane Seymour.
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