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Ryan
02-18-2008, 07:55 AM
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When the first episode of Mad Fabricator's Society was released, I immediately saw three things - talent, passion, and potential. Each episode that Piero has released since has just gotten bet... <BR><BR>To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here. (http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=1836)

beatnikontinental
02-18-2008, 08:11 AM
awesome! You and Marcie nailed it Ryan - this is exactly the video we were watching and pattered Round Up numero uno after... Jefe had a copy of it - and we even had a couple of screen grabs on he very first web page for the show.

Awesome new feature, boss! looking forward to what you and Piero dig up!

nobrakesneeded
02-18-2008, 08:18 AM
Very classy. Pctures of the cars from this time are inspirational and thought provoking. Seeing the cars and people in motion bring a whole new perception into the equation.

Anyoine notice how there are so many "new" cars in shows at the time? I bet the A and T owners hated competing against those new cars.

Rikster
02-18-2008, 08:26 AM
Fantastic... thanks for sharing those Ryan.
I only had seen portions of these that where on the first Barris DVD.. so its a real pleasure to see the rest. (although I still have not seen part three). It is really great to see these cars roll on the grass all in color.

I have seen Bob Metz 1950 Buick. Junior Conway's 1950 Ford, Rod & Custom Dream truck, Saint Vasquez 1951 Chevy among many others... Wish I had some more time right now to look again...

low budget
02-18-2008, 08:35 AM
Very cool!

charleyw
02-18-2008, 08:38 AM
Great new feature, only now I've added a metallic blue 29 hiboy to my list

jim32
02-18-2008, 08:47 AM
Outstanding job Ryan! You and Marcie are doing us all a great service by making this available to so many that could have only imagined what it was really like. There were local shows every where in the '50s and '60s that could not get the magazine coverage. You may be the vehicale to expose the larger picture. I hope others will come foward with early film and stills that can be showen here.

zman
02-18-2008, 09:05 AM
The best part... they drive up to pick up their trophies (well most of them anyway)... that says a lot... great stuff...

1950ChevySuburban
02-18-2008, 09:17 AM
Thats good stuff! I agree, driving up to get their trophies is the best part

Roothawg
02-18-2008, 09:41 AM
That is really good footage.
It cracks me up how some of the trophy girls have to push the horn dogs away....

lucky
02-18-2008, 10:10 AM
rikster, you spotted the same ones I did..really cool to see these cars moving when I've only seen pictures of them...my jaw dropeed soooo many times..and then I was thinking that man, they sure had it easier! the cars were new(even the 30's cars were only as old as my honda(!), you could get parts from anywhere(they were still new parts!)..imagine, needing studebaker pans for your grill surround? you just go to the dealership and get em!! doubtful any one of them had to replace the lower ten inches of their cars...hahahah...goes to show how bad we love this hobby(or profession)... bet they never figured we'd be drooling over this footage 53 years later...awesome!

AD
02-18-2008, 10:26 AM
that was great. glad i came home for lunch, thnx.:)

retro54
02-18-2008, 10:41 AM
ryan and Piero.... PHENOMINAL! wow... again you do something new and do it first class all the way! love the video player, one of the best I've seen on the net... will there be a video archive page on the HAMB now? with just the videos sitting in it?

Thanks again.... I wanna grab me a trohpy girl!

kropduster
02-18-2008, 10:43 AM
AWESOME! looks like the cat in the 2nd t-bird got spit on!?! f-100s make killer customs, but then again, i'm biased...:D

ChevyGirlRox
02-18-2008, 10:43 AM
Thanks, now I REALLY wish it was summer. :(
:D

Casey
02-18-2008, 10:52 AM
great stuff .

sixinarow
02-18-2008, 10:56 AM
Thanks Ryan and Piero, that was the best way to start a wintery Monday. I can't wait for more. I dig the midget racing footage.

lownrusty
02-18-2008, 10:56 AM
Now thats fricken cooool!!

Gigantor
02-18-2008, 10:56 AM
What a cool idea!

Royalshifter
02-18-2008, 11:01 AM
Oh man this is the koolest......you guys are definately on to something.

hotrodladycrusr
02-18-2008, 11:15 AM
AWESOME!

The guys in capri pants and George in his slippers crack me up. I gotta remember to ask him why he was wearing them.....got to be a good story there.

53chevy
02-18-2008, 11:21 AM
Thanks Piero, aka Evel, aka Live Wire....for putting this together and Ryan for the outlet, JJ. It's kinda like that "Blue Plate Special" painting, but for Customs and Hotrods and the folks behind them. Loved the part of the kids midget racing on the track and the one getting out to get his trophy, is that a football helmet (Hahaha!!). Everything about this video is perfect. Thanks!!

Ken

RodP
02-18-2008, 11:24 AM
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/partners.jpg

When the first episode of Mad Fabricator's Society was released, I immediately saw three things - talent, passion, and potential. Each episode that Piero has released since has just gotten bet... <BR><BR>To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here. (http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=1836)
Ryan
I haven't seen this in years. My copy was a very grainy VHS. Thanks for making me late to work this AM.
Rod

PS Here's a few I spotted.

Bakan Coupe on the trailer ( just before Jeffries scalloped it.)

Ed Cousins 32 Pickup (Maroon) Renegades of Long Beach

Pete Angress 53 Ford (Purple & White)

Earl Bruce and his Gullwing Mercedes

52 Merc with big fins was out of Bailon's shop it went to LA and Jeffries had scalloped it over Bailon's Candy Red Paint

Junior Conway in his 50 Ford

Peep Jackson in his 57 T Bird

Eddie Ducazau?? 29 hiboy roadster pickup

"Saint" Vasquez Maroon Chev Convert with Carson Top (Renegades- Long Beach)

Dave Cunningham 40 sedan (SF Bay Area)

Bob Metz Buick with Big fins

Evel
02-18-2008, 11:35 AM
Thanks Guys!!

Ryan it looks grate..the player rocks!!!

I'm going to do my best to get a new video up every month exclusive to JJ..
it might be old footage of history stuff or Me going to a shop and walking around or
raw footage from MFS shoots in the past.. it will be a neat segment on JJ and i'm
honored to be asked to partner up with Ryan on this...

Piero aka evel

47streetrodder
02-18-2008, 11:38 AM
Great Idea. Can't wait for the show. Your really on to something here.

53chevy
02-18-2008, 11:44 AM
Hey Evel, are able to convert old film? Thanks

Ken

56KUSTOM
02-18-2008, 11:51 AM
Thanks!That is so kool!

Evel
02-18-2008, 11:51 AM
Hey Evel, are able to convert old film? Thanks

Ken

I can.. I have a place that can convert most stuff...


If anyone has old footage that they want to showcase I can definatly help with that. PM me


I have been talking to Scott from The Dreams of Legends DVD's and he has 70 hours
of old Drag racing and Bonniville footage so we will be seeing that as well in the future..

lucky
02-18-2008, 11:51 AM
I keep going back and watching! thanks ryan, marcie and piero!! and the vidio player is rad

Whitey
02-18-2008, 11:55 AM
Wow! Thanks guys! That was awesome!
How much more inspirational can you get!

Evel
02-18-2008, 12:34 PM
Ok I just got word on the footage..


Larry Watson made this film in the 80's I just want to make it clear and I want to make sure that he gets the credit for it.....

I got the footage from the Barris camp along time ago and it is not being used for profit... Just to make it clear... it's for our enjoyment only...



evel

The Catholic
02-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Lets say I'd like to show a friend these great clips a year from now, will the link still work to the blog?

Ryan
02-18-2008, 01:15 PM
yes.

Alfster
02-18-2008, 01:16 PM
Wow, that was great.

HotRodDriver
02-18-2008, 01:28 PM
Thats what I remember...real. Not cartoon images of those years.

Rod

SamIyam
02-18-2008, 01:29 PM
Awesome!

Did the show have a name? Or was this a typical Sunday afternoon in SoCal?

Sam.

60'shotrod
02-18-2008, 01:38 PM
i Want To There Right Now,damn It!!

Asphalt Outlaw Hero
02-18-2008, 01:54 PM
I love Barris's final detailing!You wouldn't see them doing it that way these days! Back then they use to tow Ala Kart to shows with a tow bar (In fact,that's how it was flipped).I wonder if they were called "Tow Queens" then?
Great stuff!

fab32
02-18-2008, 02:23 PM
Did anyone else spot Neal East's '47 ford custom coupe? And how about Ak Miller's mexican road race T being street driven? Priceless footage, thanks for sharing.

Frank

oaktree
02-18-2008, 03:04 PM
WOW!!! Does that not bring back the memories? That could have been car shows I attended at just about the same time in Ada, Oklahoma. The videos bought back a sense of nostalgia and a sweet sadness of that time. I remember a little red '32 truck named "Mike's Wagon" that bought home First Place in every show I attended. I can still see that custom to this day. I think all of us can remember a special car that seduced us into being "car guys". That was mine. Thanks, this is a great feature.

Ford52PU
02-18-2008, 03:28 PM
Really great, timeless video.

Thanks for sharing.

lurker mick
02-18-2008, 03:29 PM
What a great film, wouldn't it be something to see these cars in a show today!
I'll bet none of them knew what icons there cars would become years later.

I have the program from the "Coachman" car clubs show, July 16 & 17 1955.

Their shows were put on at the Excelsior High School in Norwalk.

Mick

Professor Fate
02-18-2008, 03:39 PM
there need to be more custom painted 300SL Gullwings, imho. :)

atomickustom
02-18-2008, 03:40 PM
My thoughts as I watched this:
1. HOLY SH*T!!! This is awesome. More, please.
2. Dirt track? Wiping the truck off with a shirt? My, how times have changed!
3. HOLY SH*T!!
4. What is a Tucker doing there??
5. More, please!!!

29bowtie
02-18-2008, 03:43 PM
Wow,just when you think the Jalopy Journal is perfect,it knocks you off your feet again! Thank You,for this incredibly wonderful,insight to such a history making time,and the people made that history. :D

seatex
02-18-2008, 03:55 PM
WOW! What a great show to pattern the Roundup after................................ now, how about getting some Trophy Girls!:rolleyes:

FritzTownFord
02-18-2008, 04:04 PM
FANTASTIC! Can't wait to see more "movin' pictures" on this here site.

First, Unlike YouTube, this thing doesn't crash my system.

Second, I am amazed at the quality of the cars at this local event ('course it was L.A.)

Next, Those guys really manhandled the girls - Oh, that's where the term came from! Barris' lady was way fine.

And finally, Roth was a total greaser (garage grease that is) before he found that Top Hat.

Big thanks on the new feature to all involved.

twochops
02-18-2008, 04:09 PM
Ryan-- Kurt McCormick showed me his video copy of the movie by Spencer Murray after the truck pulling the Dream Truck flipped over and they both rolled over. It also shows them putting the Dream Truck on its wheels and loading it up. Murray filmed this only minutes
after the accident. Have you checked with Kurt McCormick to see if he would be willing to put it on H.A.M.B.? If you don't have Kurt's
e-mail send me a p.m.
You definitely made my day!! It made the little pages of Rod & Custom come alive at the local movie theatre. Please gather as many videos as you can and become a regular feature. Thank you very much.
TwoChops

STICKMAN
02-18-2008, 04:18 PM
Wow, that was really awesome. Thanks allot

mazdaslam
02-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Wow!!:eek: Was that "VonDutch" at the very end of the second clip? I wonder what ever happened to Roth's cool shop truck?Thank you so much!!!

SuperFleye
02-18-2008, 04:34 PM
Hats off to both of you... this made my day!!! Awesome :)

Durod
02-18-2008, 04:40 PM
Almost made me shed a tear. Thanks for sharing. I cannot believe some of those rides. Makes me proud.

Mr. Mac
02-18-2008, 04:40 PM
Excellent!!!!
I just spent the weekend with the rest of the old guys at Starbirds car show talking about this same subject, old car shows we went to back in the day.
This was iceing on the cake.

bufordtjustice
02-18-2008, 05:00 PM
Thanks so much for posting those videos, that really made my day. If only I could have lived then and experienced it!

sodbuster
02-18-2008, 05:22 PM
Very cool..........and the old music kinda' makes your mind step back in time.

Chris Nelson
Kansas

wirth
02-18-2008, 05:24 PM
Those are great! Thanks!

19LaidBack37
02-18-2008, 05:47 PM
Those are fantastic, I've got chills from watching those. Thanks for posting, I can't wait to see more!!

Flat Ernie
02-18-2008, 05:51 PM
Pretty neat footage - I don't think I'd seen it before.

GaryC.
02-18-2008, 05:55 PM
If only I had a time machine.

RodP
02-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Wow!!:eek: Was that "VonDutch" at the very end of the second clip? I wonder what ever happened to Roth's cool shop truck?Thank you so much!!!
1. When the 3 bikes get their trophies the guy on the second one is said to be Von Dutch (uncomfirmed??????)

2. I think the guy at the end of part 2 is Grabowski.

3. I was told that it was originally Dean Jeffries who took the pictures. He was supposed to know someone with an airplane. His girl friend Carol Lewis owned the flamed 56 Chev at the beginning of the movie. There aren't any scenes with Jeff in them so he may have been the cameraman. (Unconfirmed???????)

RodP
02-18-2008, 06:11 PM
What a great film, wouldn't it be something to see these cars in a show today!
I'll bet none of them knew what icons there cars would become years later.

I have the program from the "Coachman" car clubs show, July 16 & 17 1955.

Their shows were put on at the Excelsior High School in Norwalk.

Mick
Thats a great program Mick. Were you at the show??
RodP

Hans
02-18-2008, 06:39 PM
1. Thanks HAMB and MFS
2. The shoeboxes driving up to get their awards are spot on. Unchopped, with custom trim.
3. The red and white 55 Chevy leaving the show is fuckin' beautiful!

mazdaslam
02-18-2008, 06:42 PM
1. When the 3 bikes get their trophies the guy on the second one is said to be Von Dutch (uncomfirmed??????)

2. I think the guy at the end of part 2 is Grabowski.

3. I was told that it was originally Dean Jeffries who took the pictures. He was supposed to know someone with an airplane. His girl friend Carol Lewis owned the flamed 56 Chev at the beginning of the movie. There aren't any scenes with Jeff in them so he may have been the cameraman. (Unconfirmed???????)
I just re watched it full screen.You are right,the stud at the end of the second clip is Norm Grabowski.

BLAKE
02-18-2008, 06:44 PM
Excellent work, guys... I look forward to seeing how the video posts evolve. This is gonna be cool!!

notebooms
02-18-2008, 06:52 PM
what great footage. summer day show on the football field . great cars. trophy girls. drive up to collect your trophy. classic.

-scott noteboom

Dirty2
02-18-2008, 06:57 PM
Too cool. Thanks for sharing.. I really needed this .

autobilly
02-18-2008, 07:07 PM
Great idea to start a video column. Only seen part 1 at this stage, but WOW. Fantastic footage. Dig the custom "gull wing" Benz, not something you see every day.

Muttley
02-18-2008, 07:21 PM
That didnt suck.

JohnnyCASHcadillac
02-18-2008, 07:25 PM
Thanks piero! That is just some great stuff. I love the football helmets on the midget racers. Eat that DOT!

Sam F.
02-18-2008, 07:30 PM
oh man,,,that was too great,,,to see the lil pages come to life...

thanks so much!

FunnyCar65
02-18-2008, 07:31 PM
A must watch for anyone trying to get the "look" right.Outstanding footage

Chaz
02-18-2008, 07:36 PM
Damn! All my childhood heroes at one place at one time.......... Amazing!

Dirk
02-18-2008, 07:37 PM
Here is a original trophy I have from their 1958 show.

Scott Miller
02-18-2008, 07:42 PM
Is there any possible way to get this footage on DVD?

gagray
02-18-2008, 07:44 PM
A flamed Gullwing!! How would you like to be a fly on the wall with the Mercedes crowd if it showed up at Pebble Beach....

lurker mick
02-18-2008, 07:46 PM
Thats a great program Mick. Were you at the show??
RodP

Hi Rod, no I wasn't there, wish I was! I collect old car show programs and just about everything else.

I'm going to try and add some car owners to your list.

Orange T touring - Chet Carter
Blue scalloped F-100 - Richard Axcell
White 32 5 window coupe - Dick and George Collins
Yellow 32 pickup - Roy Desbrow
Two tone blue 54 Merc - May be Jerry Maulof's car, not sure
Purple/white 55 Buick - Merlin Wyndham
Black 29 roadster - Bart and Helen Root
Bronze 50 Merc - Louis Bettancourt/John Zupan
'55 Stude - Dick Gonzales
Light blue 29 roadster - John Rasmussen
Custom roadster with chrome 32 shell - Harry Rootlieb
Yellow channeled 34 coupe (Life with Riley TV car) - Jim Griepsma
Bailon built '52 Merc with fins - Ed Russell

Mick

Sam F.
02-18-2008, 07:48 PM
A flamed Gullwing!! How would you like to be a fly on the wall with the Mercedes crowd if it showed up at Pebble Beach....

if i rember the story right,,,someone did a candy paint job on it and ended up 'tiger' striping it...then i believe Jeffries was called on to fix it with the white flames...

bushwacker 57
02-18-2008, 07:57 PM
THANKS HAMB i have seen alot of these cars in the old mags . The pink T touring belonged to chet carter. it was a landmark at FREMONT DRAG STRIP. chets job was staging lanes and starting line. he kept us young guys line. small world.

flt-blk
02-18-2008, 08:08 PM
Great images in motion.
I especially liked the Music.

Piero, you raised the bar once again.

Lucky77
02-18-2008, 08:18 PM
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! Man that made my night, actually my whole week. That was unbelievable.

zipoleon
02-18-2008, 08:28 PM
This is the most awsome thread I have ever seen on the web. I grew up in this period,went to every car show I could. Love the do wop music, brings back good memories.

Silhouettes 57
02-18-2008, 08:28 PM
As a guy that grew up in Artesia, Ca. and attened Artesia High School, Norwalk High School was our cross town rival along with Excelsior HS.
Those were the guys guys my age looked up to and I remember kustomizing my 1/25 scale '55 Ford to look as close to what they did as much as I could at 10 or 12 years old. I Love That Stuff! THANKS.

captin ken
02-18-2008, 08:36 PM
Awsome job Ryan, I have been looking for a Car Craft or Rod and costom mag that had the 55 Buick displayed in yor film of the Coachman car show, on the cover of one of those mags. The Buick had a little green dragon pin stipped on the side right behind the door. I would like to calone it. I would apreciate any leads. Thanks

eric
02-18-2008, 08:37 PM
as mentioned earlier, this was filmed at Excelsior High School on Pioneer Blvd. So cool how they actually made the Trophy Winners actually drive up and collect their trophy, much better idea than just calling them out and handing them out. better cause everyone can see which car actually WON! simple car show and seemed like so much fun! i think So Cal is long overdue for something so simple.

anybody notice the silver TUCKER on video 3 at 7:49???

Pops
02-18-2008, 09:04 PM
Wow. That is way cool. I love to look at images like that. Wow. I love to see those cars! Thanks for providing it for us.

J.

A31ModelA
02-18-2008, 09:40 PM
Un-freakin-believable!!!!!!! The footage is The best. Thanks for sharing and thank you Ryan,Marcie and Piero for contributing this. I am in AWE, most footage I see is so old, so crappy you can't really make it out, this is AWESOME!!! thanks again you guys Rock.......

Will

Bigbearchaseme
02-18-2008, 10:08 PM
Man, that is so cool.

autobilly
02-18-2008, 10:17 PM
Just caught 2, fantastic footage. As for the Chicks. you can't knock a bloke for having a go!

Von Franco
02-18-2008, 10:46 PM
Rod P. it was Larry Watson who helped on the filming of the video and if you look close you`ll see Jeffries and Tony Friend (who was Norm.Gs best friend back in the day talking.)Also Andy Southard Jr to.The film is priceless and thanks to Piero,Ryan,Marcie for
putting it all togather.

Endsville Franco................

Centurion9
02-18-2008, 11:00 PM
Is there some reason why I can't get past .22 seconds in the second clip??? Sandpiper

RodP
02-18-2008, 11:06 PM
Hey Franco
Do you think that's Dutch on the bike? I can't remember. Did I get my copy from you or maybe Andy?????
Uh Latersville Rod...................

FONZI
02-18-2008, 11:06 PM
Well done! I ALWAYS wondered if there was more footage from this show. It was one of my favorite parts from the video.

THANKS,


FONZI

A 31 MO FO
02-18-2008, 11:07 PM
Does look like the first lonestar round up. Great job!

Chili Phil
02-18-2008, 11:09 PM
Thanks for putting this out today. I see it as my birthday present! My favorite part is seeing the cars in MOTION. The blades on the spinner caps catching the sunlight is why we run them. Beautiful stuff. Hardly anyone believes me when I say that we wore white trousers to the races and when we would roll out as a club. Well, guess what? We did. Look and learn.

Thanks so much Peiro, Ryan & Marcie. This is the BEST medicine for my recovery today. "Just like the Fifties, Bro, indeed!"

Chili Phil
02-18-2008, 11:38 PM
Also noticed the Gaylord shop truck, the Scotty's Muffler (Berdoo) dragster and the chopped '47 Ford was from the Ayala Bros. I am pretty sure about the first two, but I'm only about 85% sure about the Ayala car.

Ryan
02-19-2008, 12:30 AM
Ha... We just figured out that we jipped you guys out of 5 minutes in part 1... If you go back and watch it, there is much more material now.

I'll make this mistake on my part more widely known tomorrow...

HHRdave
02-19-2008, 01:08 AM
AWESOME!!! Thank you Ryan, Piero and Marcie. I'm a believer!!!

** Did anyone notice the Lloyd Bakan '32 3W Coupe with the Hemi in Video #2 ??? It was on the trailer when handed a trophy......

Just amazing to see the history that has been preserved for our enjoyment.

21tat
02-19-2008, 01:30 AM
Now that's a real slice of Americana. Thanks Ryan and Marcie for sharing that with us.

mazdaslam
02-19-2008, 05:21 AM
Ha... We just figured out that we jipped you guys out of 5 minutes in part 1... If you go back and watch it, there is much more material now.

I'll make this mistake on my part more widely known tomorrow...
MAN!!! This just gets better and better:D.Please tell us that you forgot 5 mins. in the other 2 clips too:rolleyes:.

SuperFleye
02-19-2008, 05:34 AM
I spotted a Tucker in there.... twice :) Awesome!!!

Kustom7777
02-19-2008, 06:38 AM
this is without a doubt the COOLEST thing I've EVER seen......EVER!!!
SO many cars I recognize there...

LOVE the pics of the Gary Metz Buick,,,,,(always loved that car,,that guy doesnt get enough credit for his incredible kustom work)

really makes me wish I was around back then to see that stuff in person,,,,
Im gonna watch that again and again..


thanks so much,,,,will you be selling any copies of that by any chance??

glenn33
02-19-2008, 06:43 AM
What a great addition to the board...Thank you to Ryan, Marcie, Piero and anyone else involved in the new venture.....

Unclee
02-19-2008, 07:32 AM
Did anyone else spot Neal East's '47 ford custom coupe? And how about Ak Miller's mexican road race T being street driven? Priceless footage, thanks for sharing.

Frank

El Caballo!

Unclee
02-19-2008, 07:38 AM
I was told that it was originally Dean Jeffries who took the pictures. He was supposed to know someone with an airplane. His girl friend Carol Lewis owned the flamed 56 Chev at the beginning of the movie. There aren't any scenes with Jeff in them so he may have been the cameraman. (Unconfirmed???????)

I read a write-up on Larry Watson and how he custom painted his girlfriend (Carol Lewis)'s '56. But I've been wrong before, I think,,,,,,

daddy-o63
02-19-2008, 07:45 AM
thanks for that,love it

Chaz
02-19-2008, 08:19 AM
Two off the wall observations.:
There were a lot less fat people in '58
Trophies were a BIG deal!

mcload
02-19-2008, 08:46 AM
Many thanks for posting the film Ryan (and all). I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Patrick

glmarkie
02-19-2008, 09:01 AM
What a great addition to the board! Loved it!

Brootal
02-19-2008, 09:14 AM
Wow... WOW... WOW!!!

That was the coolest footage I've ever seen. Perfect music, amazing cars that we all consider 'famous' now, but back then they were all parked on the same football field. That's just mind blowing.

It's also part of the reason I take my camera to every event I go to and take a bunch of pics. It might not be that interesting right now, but in 10, 20 or 50 years time it will be (almost) as cool to look at. :)

Hey Dirk, who got Top Custom? :)

Here is a original trophy I have from their 1958 show.

myke
02-19-2008, 10:24 AM
Thank you! Great footage!

CRUZN60
02-19-2008, 10:29 AM
Those were great. I would love to see more .

Evel
02-19-2008, 10:58 AM
There won't be any DVD's on sale because I don't have the rights to the footage to sell them.
I wish I did..


Also as Ryan said he jipped you out of 5 minutes of part 1 so if you only saw 2 minutes
of part 1 go back and watch the rest of it... :D

Thanks for the comments...

evel

ChevyGirlRox
02-19-2008, 11:36 AM
Two off the wall observations.:
There were a lot less fat people in '58
Trophies were a BIG deal!

Two more, there was no shade and not a porta pottie in sight and yet, people still came! :D

As for the trophy deal, I think they meant more back then. I would have been stoked to get a trophy at that show in that company!:rolleyes::D

Thanks again guys for the footage. I must have told at least 10 people about it yesterday!

Chili Phil
02-19-2008, 11:43 AM
Megan we didn't need porta potties because we didn't need to carry bottles of water everywhere then.

Von Franco
02-19-2008, 12:02 PM
Rod you probably got it from Andy.I got mine from Larry Watson about 20 somethin years ago and had to protect with my life lol.I think at the end of part 2 there`s an old guy
driving down a ramp in a roadster,that was mr. (Excuse the wrong spelling) Rutelibs hand form roadster body.And the guy standing next to the two girls ,that looks like Jerry Mathers is Jimmy Clanton singer of the song (Just a dream) there you go if I get any more info I`ll post.Also Larry Watson told me that the same guy that shot that movie has more home footage of Watsons cars the next year at another car show,But I never got to see that one...................

Endsville Franco.....................................

50Fraud
02-19-2008, 12:41 PM
Great stuff. Thanks, guys. There are certainly a couple of dozen magazine feature cars shown, but I was just as interested to see bunches of unfamiliar shoeboxes, Studes, and other classic-but-unknown rides.

Who knew there were so many flamed Buicks and mild custom '56 Mercs, back in the day?

63fdsnr
02-19-2008, 01:03 PM
Ryan,
Thanks for finding the extra bit for part 1. I have watched these 3 times and about to start again.
Really exceptional.
63fdsnr

autobilly
02-19-2008, 02:49 PM
Just caught 3, very interesting again. I was suprised at the amount of custom pickups on the scene, as evidanced on all three videos.

JamesG
02-19-2008, 03:43 PM
This is the coolest thing on here, ever.

Thank you.

Brewton
02-19-2008, 04:24 PM
Great Video!! I like the color! Its not too often you see these old films in color.

bushwacker 57
02-19-2008, 04:55 PM
I Had To Look Again Spotted In Part 3 Fuzzy's Body Shop 40 Pu Tony "fuzzy" Luscri Deep Polychromatic Green . Mar 55 Hrm.

squash
02-19-2008, 05:13 PM
Man, thanks to all who were involved in this, its so awsome to see some of the most influential rods and customs and girls in motion. This was a great inspiration as all are the mad fab videos!.........O those girls!

Dirk
02-19-2008, 06:05 PM
Hey Dirk, who got Top Custom? :)[/QUOTE]


At the 1958 show the 2nd place trophy for "Full Custom" went to Bud Lehner's Fadeaway Ford.

I wish there was some film of the '58 show too!

Centurion9
02-19-2008, 06:08 PM
That film makes me long for the ability to time travel even more today than ever before.....Very Cool stuff, especially for those of us old enough to have been around to enjoy it the first time...Thanks so much....Sandpiper

Hans
02-19-2008, 06:14 PM
I just got done watching it for the 6 or 7th time.

Firstly, I miss the days when women wore those bautiful dresses. I am young guy so I wasn't around, but the modesty is so damn sexy. I wish women of my generation would take note.

Secondly, again the red and white '55 Bel-Air in part 3 @7 minutes, 23 seconds is un-real. I love watching it bounce out of the show with passenger in tow. I am not much of a tri-five guy, but that car is beautiful. I can't stop looking at it. It's perfect.

Anyone know who's it is?

chopolds
02-19-2008, 06:20 PM
Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!

primed34
02-19-2008, 08:35 PM
Thanks! That was way cool. Anyone notice that the '55 and '56 Chevys had already lost those uglyass hood birds?

Sam F.
02-19-2008, 08:40 PM
Secondly, again the red and white '55 Bel-Air in part 3 @7 minutes, 23 seconds is un-real. I love watching it bounce out of the show with passenger in tow. I am not much of a tri-five guy, but that car is beautiful. I can't stop looking at it. It's perfect.

Anyone know who's it is?

i was digging through my old HOTROD mags,,because i beleive it was a feature,,,i couldnt find it though,,other than a shot of what i think is it in a 1957 hotrod mag,but it has no discription,....if i remeber though..it was from long beach....

racerjohnson
02-19-2008, 09:13 PM
Video 2, 25 seconds left: what kind of car is that plum colored long and low one? damn. I must find out!

RodP
02-19-2008, 10:34 PM
Rod P. it was Larry Watson who helped on the filming of the video and if you look close you`ll see Jeffries and Tony Friend (who was Norm.Gs best friend back in the day talking.)Also Andy Southard Jr to.The film is priceless and thanks to Piero,Ryan,Marcie for
putting it all togather.

Endsville Franco................
Franco

Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure about any of what I thought I remembered so I called Larry Watson today. It was great talking with him. He told me basically what you said. The movie was on super 8 film and was shot by a couple of the Coachmen club members. They even knew someone with an airplane that was not too far away at the Bellflower airport. He said he used to fly his model airplanes on that track field before he was in high school.

He said he gave me my copy of the movie too. It's been so long ago that I can't remember. The DVD quality is way better than my grainy old VHS copy. Larry talked about some of the other movie footage that people have from those days. Sure would be nice to get a peek at that stuff too. I guess we should be grateful we have this.

He also said to let every one know that he didn't do the flame job on Carol Lewis 56 Chev. and she was Jeff's girlfriend. You and I both know that he would have if he could have.

I forgot to ask him if that was Von Dutch on the bike. Maybe next time.

Thanks to Ryan and everyone else who put this together for us.

Latersville Rod .........................................

brainfrz
02-19-2008, 10:46 PM
Awesome. Thank you all for the hard work of getting these up for all to view. It is just great. I too love the dresses and modesty of the era. The cars are just perfect. Plus the show was simple, low key and everybody was having fun.

Jon

daddy-o63
02-19-2008, 10:52 PM
poodle skirts,khakis,tucked in shirts,doo-whop music,drive up trophys,dont dis any more GOODGUYS shows boys,rite KIRK! ?

50mercfan
02-19-2008, 11:49 PM
i've seen part of this on the barris video. it's great to see the rest. amongst many others the jack james buick is there. (black with lots-o-flames) and as mentioned, a tucker. it's amazing to see all those cars and people in one place. doing what we do now, hanging out and lovin' cars. i can't imagine they had any idea of the impact they were making. probably didn't care. some of those guys where making a living from their passion and just having fun. half of them where probably being hasselled by their parents to get a real job. glad they didn't.

Benzine440
02-20-2008, 01:26 AM
That is a massive amount of talent in one location.

Also: No fat slobs wandering around in t-shirts, baggy shorts and flip-flops.

-Brent-
02-20-2008, 02:07 AM
Really great Ryan. Thanks a bunch. I've loved watching this place evolve.

Mercmad
02-20-2008, 06:01 AM
I spotted Carol lewis's 56 straight away ,having read about it back i n the day....and don't mind me if I say I sang along :rolleyes:
The youngies in pt 3 @7.22 in the hardtop bought back memories of cruising the beaches in my '56 ;):)

hotrodladycrusr
02-20-2008, 07:31 AM
Also: No fat slobs wandering around in t-shirts, baggy shorts and flip-flops.

No, they're running around shirtless, with capris and fuzzy bunny slippers.....:rolleyes:

38pickup
02-20-2008, 07:37 AM
No, they're running around shirtless, with capris and fuzzy bunny slippers.....:rolleyes:

LMAO. Awesome! Thanks Ryan and anyone else who had a part in making this a reality.

stan292
02-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Ryan/Gang -

Killer stuff! Almost beyond belief when you think about how many of the early icons were there (cars and people!).

The gull-wing Mercedes that RodP mentions as belonging to Earl Bruce is said to have been Von Dutch's very first flame job (supposedly, the owner just handed the car over to him with instructions to paint it however he desired. The flames were the result.) Note that they "burn" straight up, as though the car is just sitting still, with no attempt to appear "in motion" as soon became the desired look.

I recall it being mentioned as perhaps the first-ever flame job on a street-only machine - and responsible for beginning the fad - that has never really gone away.

Great stuff in any case, and a marvelous addition to the HAMB. Kudos all around!

Jackbolt
02-20-2008, 11:09 AM
Truly awesome!!!!! Thanks be to all those involved who made this possible for us to enjoy!

WhiskeyBarrels
02-20-2008, 02:39 PM
Perfect.

lucky
02-20-2008, 03:08 PM
The gull-wing Mercedes that RodP mentions as belonging to Earl Bruce is said to have been Von Dutch's very first flame job (supposedly, the owner just handed the car over to him with instructions to paint it however he desired. The flames were the result.) Note that they "burn" straight up, as though the car is just sitting still, with no attempt to appear "in motion" as soon became the desired look.

I recall it being mentioned as perhaps the first-ever flame job on a street-only machine - and responsible for beginning the fad - that has never really gone away.

Great stuff in any case, and a marvelous addition to the HAMB. Kudos all around!

as i recall reading once, the flames were added to cover-up runs in the paint...could also be the reason for them burning upward?

lucky
02-20-2008, 03:32 PM
omg, those extra 5 minutes...omg...this is just the coolest thing EVER. period. Makes me want to be able to time travel

autobilly
02-20-2008, 06:40 PM
Just caught the rest of 1. The extra footage is killer. Interesting to note, lots of late model (for the time) customs, looks quite high buck to me.

Brian W
02-20-2008, 10:10 PM
WOW!! This is some awesome footage! Thanks to Ryan, and EVEL for coming together to make this all possible!

I have one question though... Where's all the flat black and rusty cars, with spider webs and skulls welded everywhere? :rolleyes:

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, THANKS AGAIN!

squash
02-20-2008, 10:16 PM
Lookin for any info on the green and gold '51 ford about 25 seconds into part two. I cant get this car out of my head!

Rikster
02-21-2008, 12:10 AM
Also noticed the Gaylord shop truck, the Scotty's Muffler (Berdoo) dragster and the chopped '47 Ford was from the Ayala Bros. I am pretty sure about the first two, but I'm only about 85% sure about the Ayala car.

http://images43.fotki.com/v1382/photos/2/223020/1916642/Outdoorshow05-vi.jpg

The 47 Ford is actually a 1947 Mercury done by Barris (as far as I know) and was originally built for Cliff Rockohn or (Dave Glickman, I'm still not sure about that) and looked much better with its rear end dropped and fender skirts installed.

http://images29.fotki.com/v1016/photos/2/223020/1916642/P3060023-vi.jpg

As seen in the movie it was owned by John Logg who removed the skirts and raised the rear...

http://images116.fotki.com/v693/photos/2/223020/1916642/P9180019-vi.jpg


Two other cars that can be seen are two Valley Customs Shop cars owned by Ina Mae Overman. Here 1956 T-Bird with Model A bumpers and here 1952 Lincoln Capri... in matching colors

http://images32.fotki.com/v1104/photos/2/223020/1702719/ValleyCustoms01-vi.jpg

http://images34.fotki.com/v1126/photos/2/223020/1702719/ValleyCustoms02-vi.jpg


Photos from http://www.gt350lady.com

http://images111.fotki.com/v749/photos/2/223020/2019410/52_LINCOLN_10-vi.jpg

http://images115.fotki.com/v687/photos/2/223020/2019410/52_LINCOLN_11-vi.jpg

http://images34.fotki.com/v1148/photos/2/223020/1084199/TBIRD_02-vi.jpg

http://images36.fotki.com/v1134/photos/2/223020/1084199/TBIRD_04-vi.jpg


I lost count on how many times I have watched the movies now... these are sooooooo great.

haroldd1963
02-21-2008, 04:49 PM
MORE !!!! MORE !!!! MORE !!!!

Way to go guys and gal!

Mr. Mac
02-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Damit! Everytime I go past this thread I have to click on it and watch those so cool movies again.

paperdog
02-22-2008, 08:30 AM
me likey

so cool
even trophy guys for plow boy!

c57heaven
02-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Wow! What an introduction to HAMB!
That movie was too cool.
Unless I missed it, not a 57 Chevy in sight. Kind of cool. Try repeating that at a car show these days.

paperdog
02-22-2008, 08:00 PM
if i rember the story right,,,someone did a candy paint job on it and ended up 'tiger' striping it...then i believe Jeffries was called on to fix it with the white flames...


hhmmmmm din't Von Dutch have a part in that "flame up" too?

customcory
03-10-2008, 11:25 AM
How the hell did I miss this! I don't know about the rest of you , but I have to wipe the tears away while I'm watching this. Seeing all those musty magizine photos come to life is priceless. Just like going back in time.:D

deuceroger
04-07-2008, 01:59 PM
Wow what can I say, I was left in Aww

palosfv3
09-05-2008, 01:54 PM
Hey Dirk, who got Top Custom? :)


At the 1958 show the 2nd place trophy for "Full Custom" went to Bud Lehner's Fadeaway Ford.

I wish there was some film of the '58 show too![/quote]

Does anyone know what the award list roster was ? Who won what and was it first , second or third ?

Ryan
04-09-2009, 11:08 AM
I'm looking at old posts and bringing 2 or three back to the top simply cuz they deserve it... Don't try this at home.

SapienKustom
04-09-2009, 11:24 AM
Those videos never get old Ryan. Thanks for bringing them back up.

56KUSTOM
04-09-2009, 11:29 AM
Please tell me what program I'm missing to not see videos on here.I need help!

Slim Pickens
02-17-2010, 12:52 PM
Btt!

palosfv3
02-17-2010, 01:34 PM
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=948&pictureid=140994

This is the dash plaque affixed to the radiator support of the Overman Lincoln.
I have located several of the old trophies that were awarded to the car. Does anyone know what the ones awarded at the shows looked like. It seems many times the awards were listed with the sponsors name and didnt list the event by name.

51 mercules
02-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks for reviving this thread.Really awesome!

axle
03-08-2010, 05:40 PM
I first saw this video at Larry Watsons shop in Norco about 15 years ago. I think it was he that added great music to it. This was around the time Larry and his son were filming at Paso and making/selling video's . I'd give anything for a copy of this Coachman show !

bduree
03-08-2010, 06:55 PM
Truly cool videos...although i'm not so much of a hot rod guy, more muscle cars, i really appreciate the creativity and passion these guys had. I felt i needed to join the discussion and here's why. I hope you find my short story interesting. I got a link to the video from my brother this morning in my email. i was about 2 years old in 1955 when the videos were shot, and i lived in Norwalk, CA at the time. So, I was watching at work (of course) and at about 6:35 into the part 1 video, a girl walks into the frame and out the bottom. It's my Mother!! I watched this segment about 20 times because i couldn't believe it was her, but i'm 100% sure now. CRAZY!! Mom & Dad were into the car & motorcycle scene back then. They must have gone to the car show and left me with the baby sitter...Amazing what the internet can do.

Richard Gonzales
03-11-2010, 05:59 AM
Mick- How did you know it was Dick Gonzales's 55 Stude?

Dick Gonzales

Dr. Torch
03-11-2010, 02:12 PM
Great Video. I especially liked it because it was shot at my school. Graduated there in '59.

hudsoncustom
03-11-2010, 02:39 PM
thanks for bringing this back up...I missed it the first time through!

Kripfink
03-11-2010, 04:00 PM
This film is like late '50's kustoms 101.Without seeing it I would not of thought up my '54 panel 'the Kripple Kart'.It showed me trucks could be Kustomised just as well as '49 Mercs and obviously were back in the day.
Paul.

OLLIN
03-11-2010, 05:22 PM
This video is so dreamy :rolleyes:

Rot 'n Kustom
03-11-2010, 05:30 PM
Great stuff, somehow I missed it the first time around. I'm amazed just how many of those cars I recognized from magazine features in the little books.

Very cool seeing Jimmy Clanton, too - I worked with Jimmy in 1975 when he was a DJ at WHEX oldies radio in Lancaster, PA. He was a really nice guy and told me lots of stories of his early days as a singer and all the people he toured with - a Rock 'n Roll Allstar Revue.

Rot 'n Kustom
03-12-2010, 07:53 AM
There was a mild custom 1955 Chevy hardtop - black or brown body and copper top - at 6:23 into the first video, parked next to a black Ranchero. Anyone know if this car was ever featured in a magazine? It looks familiar, but I can't place it.

chevy choker
03-16-2010, 11:39 AM
This was Excelsior High School football field in Norwalk, Ca, my school. I remember fondly this particular show. I didn't belong to the Coachmen, they had mostly new or highly customized cars, too expensive for my blood, but I used to cruise the Clock drive in to look at them, and later Harvey's broiler in Downey after the Clock closed. :)

McKee
03-16-2010, 01:51 PM
Does anyone know anything about the Blue 4 Door 49-51 Chevy that appears in the first video at 01:34?,....Rikster??

Way cool footage,...now I just need to figure out how to download this to a DVD!

John Denich
03-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Hey Dave I will ask Larry Watson this weekend, it is parked beside two of his buddies cars! I am sure he will know about it!

rvs57lin
04-02-2010, 05:27 PM
This was a great film clip on the 50's car show. I didn't get to Calif. until 1958 but did get in some shows. Thank you Ryan,Marcie and Piero for contributing these great video's. Sure brings back the memories of the best generation ever. Would like to have gotten a picture of my 56 and 57 Lincoln conv's on this site but can't see where to attach them?

Thanks again RVH Southlake, Texas

36hplandspeedracer
04-10-2010, 10:18 PM
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=948&pictureid=140994

This is the dash plaque affixed to the radiator support of the Overman Lincoln.
I have located several of the old trophies that were awarded to the car. Does anyone know what the ones awarded at the shows looked like. It seems many times the awards were listed with the sponsors name and didnt list the event by name.
__________________________________________________ __________________________

Just found this link via a note in the Society of Land Speed Racing Historians weekly newsletter and came to take a look. Memories galore! I attended this show along with one other Coachmans show and still have the entry tickets posted on my MAN WALL downstairs. And to make it doubly fascinating, it gives me some great shots of my old high school, Excelsior Union HS, class of 62, even from the air.Maybe thats why they called us 'Pilots'. Thanx Piero, Marcie and Ryan whoever and wherever you are.

An interesting note. The brass dash plaque PALOSFU3 posted a photo of shows a date for the 4th Motorcade as August 11, 1957. My ticket is printed with the date of August 4th. I wonder if there was a rainout the first weekend and the event postponed till the following weekend? Very interesting ! ! ! !

Does anyone remember the little wildly scalloped Lambreta scooter that was also on display?

Burly in Utah

wolfman4u
05-03-2010, 09:04 AM
Wow, I really enjoyed watching the Norwalk Coachman Car Club Show Videos. Are their any Coachman members still living ? I think there was a Motorcycle Club out of Norwalk CA about the same time.

The Wolfman

silverthefox
10-15-2010, 08:52 PM
The kid in the coachmen jacket is Johnny Beddow and he is alive and kicking saw him at the 50 year reunion of the class of 1955 Excelsior High School in Norwalk, CA.
The other kid in video three at the mike standing with the girl is the president of the Coachmen Keith Christensen who graduated in my class in 1955 and was in the band with me for four years. He played the trombone no less. We ran around together in grammar school inseperable you might say.
I saw myself in the second video on the grass watching the awards being handed out had on dark glasses. The car I remember the most from the show was the red mercury which was a radical custom for that day and won a lot of awards!

Silhouettes 57
10-15-2010, 09:26 PM
I'm sure glad this post has made it back up, I need to watch it every now and then to get my soul back in line. I graduated from Artesia High School in 1963, Norwalk was our cross town rivals (along with Excelsior HS).
Man I love That Stuff!!!!!! THANKS!

silverthefox
10-17-2010, 10:56 AM
Too funny Silhouettes 57! When I was in the Excelsior High School band we played at the opening ceremonies of Artesia High School which must have been in 54 or 55!
I remember on the bus we were served chocolate milk cartons from the local dairymen in Artesia later known as Dairy Valley till they all moved out to Corona and Norco. I went to Excelsior with all their kids and a few were in the band. There were over 300 kids in my graduating class because we were the only high school around; no Bellflower High yet and no Artesia High so Excelsior was packed with kids!
I also remember I went to Artesia High School in the late afternoon and evening where I attended Cerritos College before the campus opened in 1957 in Norwalk.
Thanks for bringing back old memories!

36hplandspeedracer
11-24-2010, 12:12 PM
__________________________________________________ __________________________

Just found this link via a note in the Society of Land Speed Racing Historians weekly newsletter and came to take a look. Memories galore! I attended this show along with one other Coachmans show and still have the entry tickets posted on my MAN WALL downstairs. And to make it doubly fascinating, it gives me some great shots of my old high school, Excelsior Union HS, class of 62, even from the air.Maybe thats why they called us 'Pilots'. Thanx Piero, Marcie and Ryan whoever and wherever you are.

An interesting note. The brass dash plaque PALOSFU3 posted a photo of shows a date for the 4th Motorcade as August 11, 1957. My ticket is printed with the date of August 4th. I wonder if there was a rainout the first weekend and the event postponed till the following weekend? Very interesting ! ! ! !

Does anyone remember the little wildly scalloped Lambreta scooter that was also on display?

Burly in Utah


I just realized I had a second entry ticket for a Coachmens car show from an earlier date. This event was held on July 20 so it is probably 56 or 55. Anyone know ?

Burly

RW1941
12-04-2010, 01:24 PM
I am 67 yrs old, this brought tears to my ole eyes. Thank you, thank you.

Chili Phil
12-04-2010, 03:36 PM
This thread needs to be brought up and viewed often. Keeps the memory sharply focused on how it really was.

seb fontana
02-02-2011, 11:04 AM
In part 1 I think I saw Annette Funicello walking towards the camera just after the 57' Ranchero at about 7/8ths in, heart be still!!!!..Neat to see the cars too...

Kripfink
02-02-2011, 03:25 PM
This thread needs to be brought up and viewed often. Keeps the memory sharply focused on how it really was.

Amen to that brother Phil, I watch those clips at least a couple of times a week whenever I get the blues. Better times that I missed out on.
Paul

oldcoachman
11-02-2011, 11:21 PM
The kid in the coachmen jacket is Johnny Beddow and he is alive and kicking saw him at the 50 year reunion of the class of 1955 Excelsior High School in Norwalk, CA.
The other kid in video three at the mike standing with the girl is the president of the Coachmen Keith Christensen who graduated in my class in 1955 and was in the band with me for four years. He played the trombone no less. We ran around together in grammar school inseperable you might say.
I saw myself in the second video on the grass watching the awards being handed out had on dark glasses. The car I remember the most from the show was the red mercury which was a radical custom for that day and won a lot of awards!
Hey, Silverfox. You are right. Johnny Beddow is still alive an kicking because he is me. I saw your post several months ago searching google for a car show in Norwalk. I just now got registered so I can post. I know Don Price is still around. I probably know you too. I still play with cars.

Groovybaby6
11-03-2011, 01:11 AM
Does anyone know who shot the original 8mm film? I used the same footage when I produced the Barris Kustoms of the 50's DVD and It was only on vhs when I dug it out of the boxes of tapes in George's shop.

oldcoachman
11-06-2011, 12:08 AM
I think it was Keith or Tinker Cristenson. Keith was the 1st club president. Tinker was his younger brother. If I recall correctly, the air shots were from a plane owned by one of the Norwalk Junior Chamber members. I could be wrong. That was a long time ago.

bushwacker 57
02-12-2012, 10:58 PM
To the top.

Mooseman
04-26-2012, 03:32 AM
All kinds of awesome right there, funny how things that were once the norm are now considered amasing now, being a 23 year old I think its cool to look at these old videos. Awesome how most of the cars drove in and drove out. Love the make shift ramps to get back on the road.

Kischell Offy
03-02-2013, 03:21 PM
These 3 part videos ( Coachman Car show)where taken at Excelsior ( Union ) High School on Alondra Bl. & Pioneer Bl., Norwalk, CA. The track for the 1/4 midgets was called Action City Track.... The Kopper Kart car my father Don Kischell owned at one point. Eddie Haddad raced the car too. My brother Steve Kischell drove on this track back in the 1950's. I liked watching the videos brought back alot of memories for me...Thank you

mustang6147
03-02-2013, 04:06 PM
Reading these posts, I chuckled... we have a Coachman club here in Kent ohio from way back. We have a Norwalk city, and a Norwalk dragstrip LoL.... Many of the original Coachman from this area head west to CA, for the show. They are great guys from an earlier time. They are still very active, and put on grt shows....

They where featured in the HOTROD publication a few years back, I picked it up at Lobecks. Pics of them then, and now.... really cool.

Spoggie
07-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Praise be yours Ryan. Piero made 'Chopped' out here last year with lovely assistant.
-thanks-

Bringin' this thread back up for aussie newbs, FNG'S etc...

Rikster
09-12-2013, 11:45 AM
My good friend Memo Ortega asked me to post this here.

This is what Memo said about the video.

"one of my buddys called me today told me to check out a video they had on the hamb of 55..57. norwalk car show, so i did, thought i would tell you, thats the show me an joe were at, i seen where everybody thinks it was 55..or 57, no it was 1958 cuase you can see the date on my photos, an what i know it was jefferies that had to do with the filming."

http://images56.fotki.com/v547/photos/0/223020/8583853/06100_0385-vi.jpg

36hplandspeedracer
09-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Rik, since my entry passes definitely show 57 show dates, how about the possibility your pics were shot in August of 57 and the film processed a few of months later in January of 58?

Just a thought.................

Burly

Ryan
09-12-2013, 03:21 PM
My good friend Memo Ortega asked me to post this here.

This is what Memo said about the video.

"one of my buddys called me today told me to check out a video they had on the hamb of 55..57. norwalk car show, so i did, thought i would tell you, thats the show me an joe were at, i seen where everybody thinks it was 55..or 57, no it was 1958 cuase you can see the date on my photos, an what i know it was jefferies that had to do with the filming."

http://images56.fotki.com/v547/photos/0/223020/8583853/06100_0385-vi.jpg

Actually, Jefferies told me he didn't shoot it. It was a friend of his that did. And he was almost certain it was '58...

But yeah, that was a long time ago... We are probably all wrong.

Roger O'Dell
09-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Actually, Jefferies told me he didn't shoot it. It was a friend of his that did. And he was almost certain it was '58...

But yeah, that was a long time ago... We are probably all wrong.
The guy that made the film lives out in the desert now, he let Watson see it and asked not to have it copied, Larry let a couple of old friends see it. It got copied, the rest is history. The orig owner I was told has a garage full of photos and film, not sure if or when he will let it loose. Dean may well have known him, from his days in the Downey,Bellflower,Norwak, area

lurker mick
09-13-2013, 05:29 PM
The Coachman show is mentioned a couple of times in the current R&C with a photo of George wearing his goofy slippers. But as far as I can tell the show was never covered in the magazine.

Mick

srs1
11-16-2013, 04:30 PM
well, time to get back to the shop. it's not going to finish itself