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Posted: 8/22/2004 4:45:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 4:46:06 PM EST by ArtyZ]
So, I’m on vacation in Las Vegas and this guy asks me if I would like to see Bonnie and Clyde’s shot up car…ya know, the one they were killed in.
I ask, “That car is around here?” He tells me it’s in a small town on the Nevada/California border in the desert.
I say, “Naw, no way. That car is probably in a museum or impounded by the FBI or something”.
“Believe it,” he tells me.
Well, OK. I take the 30-40 mile ride into the desert to a town called Primm, NV. Sure enough, in a shit little casino in the middle of the hot desert is the actual car. I’m amazed!
Clyde’s blood stained shirt is also on display.
Huh! Who knew?








Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:48:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:53:31 PM EST
Man, they just don't shoot'em up like that anymore. Back in my day, they...................
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:56:08 PM EST
Nice groups
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:57:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:59:14 PM EST
thats some "old school" spray and pray.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:00:49 PM EST
Musta been a dog inside.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:00:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 5:01:12 PM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:02:06 PM EST
Can you say BAR?
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:04:55 PM EST
Uhhh, I thought that was destroyed when the Ft. Worth wax museum burned down. I've heard that more than a few times over the years.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:10:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:10:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By ArtyZ:
So, I’m on vacation in Las Vegas and this guy asks me if I would like to see Bonnie and Clyde’s shot up car…ya know, the one they were killed in.
I ask, “That car is around here?” He tells me it’s in a small town on the Nevada/California border in the desert.
I say, “Naw, no way. That car is probably in a museum or impounded by the FBI or something”.
“Believe it,” he tells me.
Well, OK. I take the 30-40 mile ride into the desert to a town called Primm, NV. Sure enough, in a shit little casino in the middle of the hot desert is the actual car. I’m amazed!
Clyde’s blood stained shirt is also on display.
Huh! Who knew?


img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ArtyZ/ZBC.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ArtyZ/Bonnie3.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ArtyZ/Bonnie2.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ArtyZ/Primm.jpg




He should have stayed in bed that day.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:16:27 PM EST
Heck, half of the cars in Detroit look like that.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:19:17 PM EST

Uhhh, I thought that was destroyed when the Ft. Worth wax museum burned down. I've heard that more than a few times over the years.




That car if it was the same one that you used to see at the state fair every year may have been the movie car. I seem to remember that from talking to one of the guys from the museum many years ago.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:21:13 PM EST
So is Ted Kennedy's Car (Chappaquiddick) there too ?
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:23:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gopher:

Uhhh, I thought that was destroyed when the Ft. Worth wax museum burned down. I've heard that more than a few times over the years.




That car if it was the same one that you used to see at the state fair every year may have been the movie car. I seem to remember that from talking to one of the guys from the museum many years ago.



You may be right. My Googley powers fail to turn up any evidence to support my (mis)understanding.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:28:19 PM EST
Those are some big holes!

BigDozer66

Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:53:54 PM EST


That car if it was the same one that you used to see at the state fair every year may have been the movie car. I seem to remember that from talking to one of the guys from the museum many years ago.



Nah, the real deal:

http://www.free-attractions.com/Attraction_Pages/bonnie%20and%20clydes%20death%20car.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4172/deathcar.html
http://www.nfatoys.com/tsmg/tcn/1999/may/may99p2.htm

Many more to list...Check Google.
Links left cold because I don't really care.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 5:55:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 6:29:36 PM EST
Those men were lead by by none other than retired TX Ranger Frank Hamer who was at the time working as a special investigator for the TX Prison System.

www.rra.dst.tx.us/c_t/people/faHAMER.cfm
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:51:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Can you say BAR?



I was thinking that... wasn't there a History Channel thing on this... I coulda sworn the cops BARed the car.

Or was it that Bonnie was a crack shot with it?

Damnit, now im all confused again.

Awesome pics, btw.

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:56:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:02:49 PM EST
Do Not mess with a BAR!!!
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:04:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Can you say BAR?



thanks I was just thinking .45 penetrating the thick metal doors back then.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:08:33 PM EST
Anybody know if Frank Hammer had a police/sheriff with him at the ambush with last name Crockett?

I have a family friend who told me her grandfather was with Hammer during the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde and was at the ambush in LA. She also has her grandfather's Colt 1911 in 45 ACP, a 4" S&W M&P in 38 Special and a Remington model 8 rifle or something like that in some old 30 caliber (a weird looking auto loader) that she said was used by by him during the hunt and the rifle was actually fired at the ambush.

What do you think? Is she pulling my leg or could it be true?
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:29:44 PM EST
In his biography, Hamer said the officers involved were named , in order...

Hamer,
Gault,
Jordan,
Alcorn­,
Oakley, and
Hinton.

I can come up with their first names if it matters.

And in the car they found,

3 BARs
2 Sawed off shotguns,
7 Colt 45 pistols and
various other pistols and a revolver.

AL
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:33:32 PM EST
Visit the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, TX sometime. Here are a couple of crappy pics from their Bonnie & Clyde display. I left them at high resolution (2560 x 1920) so you can read the signage, but I'm only posting links so the thread doesn't become a bandwidth hog.

Bonnie & Clyde Guns #1 458kB

Bonnie & Clyde Guns #2 377kB
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:35:35 PM EST
Lets not wait to capture them and send them to trial. "HEY BOB, lets wait here and when they come up this hill lets just shoot um!!!
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:38:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By CavVet:
Musta been a dog inside.



LOL! That was friggin' funny.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:49:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 9:53:26 PM EST by Johnny_Reno]
Relax, alright? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 12:26:17 AM EST
didja buy the postcard(s) they have of it?
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 2:52:41 AM EST
I stopped in and saw it back in 1988 on my way back from San Diego.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:06:32 AM EST
[spicoli] "Relax, alright? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it."[/spicoli]
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:15:33 AM EST
I saw it back in 1991. Looks like it's behind glass now. Then it was just sitting there. I stuck my head in and checked out the inside up close.


You can still see blood in it if you can get inside.
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