PUBLICATIONS :: NYSM RECORD :: Daniel & Floyd Hungerford

cover Daniel and Floyd Hungerford: Rocket Power, Interstellar Travel and Eternal Life

by Geoffrey N. Stein

Secondary Bibliographic Notes

(Original Sources Are Cited in Endnotes)

Byrne, Tom, Untitled story, Sunday Telegram, July 27, 1969.

Dix, Jim, “Follow Up on the Rocket Car”, Klaxon, (publication of the Twin Tiers Vintage Ford Club), February 1980.

Gallagher, Peg, “Remember the rocket car?” Sunday Telegram, February 3, 1980. This article appeared as the car was displayed on loan to the State Museum in an exhibit displaying various types of motors and engines.

Gallagher, Peg, “Moonstruck”, New York Alive, March/April 1986

Hendy, Jerry, ‘Elmira’s Rocket Car”, Klaxon, February 1980.

Kingsley, Jennifer, “Hungerford brothers’ rocket car fires up imaginations”, Star-Gazette, April 4, 2009. Follow story on April 7, 2009.

Marvin, Keith, “The Wizards of West Second Street”, Automobile Quarterly, Fall 1965. The New York State Museum has a copy of the more extensive draft of Marvin’s original story.

Marvin, Keith, “Misguided Missile”, Special Interest Autos, February 1980.

Marvin, Keith, “Museum displays unique Hungerford rocket car”, Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace, July 21, 1994. Marvin concluded his article by noting his plan to donate his Hungerford file to the State Museum and wrote, “with the car itself on one hand [in the Museum] and its history and related material on the other [his possession], one is of minor importance in automotive history without the other.” Happily, Marvin did give the Museum his Hungerford materials.

Marvin, Keith, “Unique Rocket Car Will Be Exhibited At Arsenal Show”, Times Record, The, [Troy, N.Y.], February 22, 1965.

Page, Tom, “Neighbors”, Star-Gazette, June 22, 1994, September 11, 1994, and other dates.

Spajic, Igor, “The Hungerford Rocket Car”, Restored Cars, nos. 139 and 140 (two issues both dated March/April 2000).

Stein, Geoffrey N. “Memories of the Rocket Car”, Legacy,vol. 2 no. 3, winter 2006-2007.

Taylor, Eva C., “Hungerford’s Rockets”, The Chemung Historical Journal, vol. 20 no. 2, December 1974. 

Unknown. H. Steven Sekella recalls a pamphlet or book about the Hungerford brothers and their rocket car. Daniel Hungerford lent this to Sekella’s mother at one time; it was returned. Sekella in telephone conversation with Geoffrey Stein, November 3, 2008, said he doesn’t know who wrote the work or how extensive it is “or anything”. One wonders if this might be the piece Hungerford recalls having been written by Horace P. Bull of the Syracuse Post-Standard.










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