Family cars from the forties and fifties

( This page is dedicated to the memory of my mom and dad John and Effie

Hennessey who passed away in the 1990's )





This page contains photos of automobiles that our family owned from the early 1940's into the 1960's.




This first car is a 1936 Chevrolet. This picture was taken in mid

1940's That is my dad standing in front of it


Our 1947 Nash. This picture was taken in front of our

home in Nashua NH around 1947 or 1948. Our family of seven plus an

uncle traveled from MA to CA in this car in 1950.




This is a picture of our 1951 Nash taken in early 1950's

this one we traveled back across the country in 1955 from CA

to MA. This car looks somewhat like a car that was produced 50 years later in 2001.


My grandmother Hilda Dewey standing in front of my Uncle's 1949 or 1950 Ford picture taken in 1951 in Griswoldville Ma

1949 Studebaker we owned during the early 1950's. That's my dad

standing beside it.


My dad's 54 buick . Picture taken in 1959 near traffic circle in Long Beach Ca


My brother Jim's Austin Healy. This picture was taken atop Signal Hill Ca in 1960. The good looking guy standing next to it is me !!


My brother Jim's 1951 plymouth, in process of turning it into a streetrod. Picture taken in 1959



Another of brother Jim's cars cars was this 1957 Buick, this baby was a powerhouse. Picture taken in 1961.


Me and my first car my 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak

Picture was taken in 1959



My 1954 Ford Mainline. Picture taken in Long Beach CA in 1960

Another picture of my 54 ford brother Jim standing next to it.

My 1959 Chevy Impalla, thats me, my sister her husband and son

picture taken in early 1960's.


My 1966 Toronado. Picture taken in 1967. this was a great automobile just ask Jay Leno

Another picture of my 66 Toronado taken in 1968 in Downey Ca


This photo is from my wifes side of the family and we have not been able to identify who the people are no doubt great grandparents or grand uncles or aunts . The car is a Model T Ford. The picture was taken somewhere in Wisconsin early in the 20th century.


My wife's uncle Don's 54 Ford F100 Panel Delivery Van. That is him standing in front of it. Picture was taken on July 4, 1954 in Stevens Point WI.

My mom and dad in the early 1930's . Picture taken on their

honeymoon atop the empire state building in NYC Sept. 1934.

John and Effie Hennessey Memorial Webpage



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