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Another in a series of professional 8x10 pictures taken in Atlantic City in August, 1953 for Better Living Magazine, featuring my in-laws. My father-in-law is towards the right in of the line, with my brother-in-law in his arms. My mother-in-law is standing in front of them. My father-in-law was 33 years old at the time. Now he's 93 and still in amazing health. View full size.
Back in 1960 our family lived in Geelong, near Melbourne, Australia. My father, John McIntyre, worked for Ford, and we had moved from Canada two years previously when Dad assumed the position of Managing Director of Ford Australia. One of the projects was the introduction of the Falcon to Australia, and the opening of a new manufacturing plant in Broadmeadows. This photo shows him, second from left, shaking hands with Ford executives. View full size.
When Ford opened its new Broadmeadows plant in suburban Melbourne on 27th January, 1960, it was a big deal. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. R.G. Menzies, opened the plant at 2:35 pm, and a trailer train tour of the plant followed. A black tie evening dinner party at the Menzies Hotel in Melbourne wrapped up the day. In this photo on the trailer train from left to right are Henry Bolte, premier of the State of Victoria, and his wife; my mother, Betty; Prime Minister Menzies; my father, John McIntyre; and unknown. See This story of the recent announcement of the closure of the Broadmeadows plant. View full size.
Another in a series of professional 8x10 pictures taken in Atlantic City in August, 1953 for Better Living Magazine, featuring my in-laws. View full size.
US Navy Sky Hawks on the tarmac at NAS Millington TN winter of 1977. View full size.
1978 T-33 trainer of the 57th FIS (Fighter Intersept Squadron) taxing for flight training at NATO station Keflavik, Iceland. View full size.