By Thomas Fleming
By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” of their crusade opposed to Southern slave proprietors. This Northern hatred for Southerners lengthy predated their objections to slavery. They have been confident that New England, whose spokesmen had began the yank Revolution, must have been the chief of the recent state. as a substitute, that they had been displaced by means of Southern “slavocrats” like Thomas Jefferson.
This malevolent envy exacerbated the South’s maximum worry: a race battle. Jefferson’s cry, “We are actually to be pitied,” summed up their dread. for many years, extremists in either areas flung insults and threats, developing intractable enmities. through 1861, just a civil struggle that might kill 1000000 males may perhaps shop the Union.
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The gas crisis of the early 1970s put an end to Roach’s days as a Philips 66 dealer, but he kept the garage open as a repair shop. From then until Roach’s death in 2012, building engines and hot rods became the main part of the business, although it still did general automotive repair. After Roach’s death, the garage was purchased by employee Hunter Self, who operates the business in the same tradition as did Roach. ) 38 Jay Roach built this fast-looking 1931 Ford Model A sedan back in the late 1950s.
This nice-looking 1929 Ford roadster from Los Angeles showed up at Goleta during one of the early meets. The engine sports a pair of relatively rare Riley heads and an exhaust cutoff. The fit and finish look good. Note how the 1932 Ford grill shell has been dropped, and the headlights, lowered. ) 64 Another frequent visitor to Goleta in the early days was well-known hot rod builder Don Mansfield of Ojai. One of his creations, which also served as his personal rod, was this little flathead-powered Model T roadster.
33 A pair of 1934 Ford coupes driven by Santa Barbara locals Dave Malis (right) and Jack Mulhart (left) duke it out on the strip at Goleta in 1948. 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.