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Old 01-19-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default The Breedlove Video

A few months back, I posted an article that loosely covered the early jet car wars between Craig Breedlove and the Arfon Brothers. I was actually pretty surprised at the reaction the article got. Whil...

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:25 AM   #2
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Who cares what to call them, they are cool as hell. Thanks for the video that was awsome
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:47 AM   #3
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That really brings back memories, I can't believe I was only ten when that was going on. There was very little coverage of those things at that time, you had to wait days or weeks to find out what was going on. Little or no coverage on T.V. or the newspaper. Usually you had to wait till the magazines came out a month later.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
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At first I thought this said "The Breeder Love Video" and I was real scared.

Craig Breedlove was my childhood hero and just about the coolest guy on the earth as far as I was concerned. The Spirit of America is in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industryand I get a thrill every time I see it.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:35 AM   #5
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What a pair of Cajones! Breedlove had a pair, and then some! Awesome video, thanks for posting, Ryan............
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:38 AM   #6
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Breedlove rules!
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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[quote=oldcarmike;3511538]At first I thought this said "The Breeder Love Video" and I was real scared.

ha! you know you need a lil breed lovin!

yeah, when i was a kid he was my hero to! but thats cause he was an amc guy when i was young, and so was i!
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:05 AM   #8
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I think that it's in the right mindset of Hot Rodding. It all boils down to speed, how ever you get there and as long as there are wheels beneath you it's all fair game. Breedlove is awesome.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:06 AM   #9
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Is there any footage available of his cutting down telephone poles when he crashed?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:37 AM   #10
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Is there any footage available of his cutting down telephone poles when he crashed?
I have seen a vid that shows that, you can see the shockwave in front of the car and the pole disinergrate actually before the car hits it. It's been years though, and i can't remember what it was on.

Just searched You tube and there are alot of vids with the crash but couldn't find the one I remember seeing.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:16 AM   #11
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Love that shot of him jumping out of the car in his SNEAKERS!
Man, were those the days!
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:28 AM   #12
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killer stuff...
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:15 AM   #13
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The amazing part was Breedlove was basically a back yard mechanic. Big kahoonies. A true hot rod pioneer. Pat.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #14
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That is awsome!!
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:09 PM   #15
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Thanks for sharing video. Yep, true "backyard" mechanic build. Got to tour his shop in Rio Vista,CA a few years back when he was building SoA #2. Boy, on a fairly low budget he, and his buddies, did a fantastic job on the "cars". He spent a lot of time explaining everything, signed autographs, etc. Really a good guy.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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Very cool, driving those must have been a heart pounding rush
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:50 PM   #17
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Thanks Ryan, takes me back to bein' a kid, and following the record atttempts on Wide World of Sports. With all the damn sports channels these days, and they still can't compare to that.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:12 PM   #18
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Where is the jet car now? In a museum?
Bitchin' sun glasses he's wearing too!
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #19
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That was a really good video. I like the end best when the narrator mentions that whatever comes after, that was Breedlove's moment. So very true for many of the pioneers back then.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #20
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Cool film of a time that bridged the era's, not a belly tank but not a solid fuel rocket either. Amazing what some men can do with some hand tools, a garage and a bit of cash (Johny?).
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