My 1957 Ford Ranchero Auburn Rubber Toy Car

Markydoodle
Submitted by Markydoodle November 16th, 2010
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In the 1950’s, a company by the name of Auburn Rubber made toy cars, and my grandfather gave me one when I was about 2.

When the rubber was new it was pliable and soft, and I guess I chewed on the headlights.

Okay maybe I chewed a little on the rear bumper too. I’ve often wondered if the dirt in the back is the residual from what I filled it with as a child.

The snazzy hat the bass relief gentleman wears lends one to believe he’s a somewhat dapper fellow.

And his passenger, looking quite happy, obviously works hard at keeping up appearances.

This toy is 4 1/2″ long, 1 1/2″ wide, and 1″ high.

9 Responses to “My 1957 Ford Ranchero Auburn Rubber Toy Car”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I LOVE that you chewed on this!

    I love the imprints of the driver and passenger in the windows.

    That last shot is hysterical. The car is positioned perfectly so it looks like it’s coming down the road. EXCELLENT!

  2. Markydoodle

    Mark Milligan

    Thanks Allee!
    It’s so much fun to put things on awmok.

    Awhile back in an article about Detroit you said something about feeling a need to give the people there a voice. I think you do that here too in a way. It’s a safe place for people to be themselves, and you’re always encouraging.