Remember this photo of my mother, Helen Lind, in the Swanky Franky hot dog stand operated by two young entrepreneurs, Spence and Cliff Weaver, in around 1939 or 1940?
It was posted here earlier along with several other photos from the period, including one of my dad with the Weaver brothers sitting on the Swanky Franky.
So was surprised to get an email yesterday from Cathy Cunningham of the American Austin Bantam Club seeking permission to reprint the photo of my mom and adding some background on the Swanky Franky.
As you may know, the customized Swanky Franky was based on the American Bantam chassis. The Swanky Franky was first noted on the streets for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. We are a small club that supports the marque of the American Bantam car, which was built in Butler, Pennsylvania. I’m sure our readers would love seeing the photos.
Check out their website if you’re interested in this little historical nugget.