Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,452
Default The Shifters - Part 2



Part 1 of the Shifters article was an exploration of the club from my own point of view and a look into how they effected my growth into the traditional hot rod world. Even though the club is based over 1500 miles away in Southern California, there i...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.

Last edited by Ryan; 06-24-2009 at 02:19 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
Tman
Old School HAMBer
 
Tman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Beautifull Black Hills of South Dakota
Posts: 29,701
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Some good comments and thoughts from those guys. Thanks Ryan.
__________________
www.compulsionrodandcustom.com New website up! Product listings updating weekly!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
1950ChevySuburban
Member Emeritus
 
1950ChevySuburban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 6,231
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

This article really covers the whole scene well. From the startup, thru the whole ratrod thing, to member's cars. Well done! Gives one a feel for being involved, even though miles away.

Thanks Ryan and the Shifters!
__________________
My '29 Sedan build thread can be viewed here:

/showthread.php?t=635145
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 06-24-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
60'shotrod
Old School HAMBer
 
60'shotrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Wales
Posts: 2,911
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Ryan, Damn fine article, Thanks for that!

Nick.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]The closer you are to Caesar, the greater the fear.

http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/Home.html
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
JeffreyJames
Old School HAMBer
 
JeffreyJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SUGAR CITY
Posts: 16,571
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Definitely some cool point made there. I can appreciate a look into clubs and see what they are about. I think like minds is definitely the undercurrent in all good clubs.
__________________
I PLAY WITH TIGERS
WWW.SUGARCITYSPEEDSHOP.COM
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:26 PM   #6
Brock49Ford
Member
 
Brock49Ford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Miltun, Warshingtun
Posts: 562
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Very cool read, thanks Ryan!
__________________
WANTED: Speed Equipment for 1949-1962 Cadillac.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:39 PM   #7
Garry Carter
Member
 
Garry Carter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Spring Branch TX
Posts: 557
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Some of the best insights -- by both the author and his respondents -- into what "traditionally-influenced" hot rodding is REALLY all about, IMHO. Good read and a great perspective. Well done.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:33 PM   #8
Limey Steve
Alliance Vendor
 
Limey Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Whittier
Posts: 1,546
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Great article guys , I'd like to call the Shifters friends , Jeez I've known most of them since the early days & seen them grow as people & Hot Rodders. What a great bunch of guys , they were the only group of Hot Rodders that knew how to have fun like we did in England , no lawn chairs & car dusters !!, I came from England in '88 as an old Hot Rodder , got here as a Young Hot Rodder & met the Shifters who were younger than me & got IT Big Time , Long may you continue on your Quest for Traditional Hot Rods & Hot Rod life style .
__________________
www.limeworksspeedshop.com

English By Birth American By Choice
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:36 PM   #9
Old-Soul
Old School HAMBer
 
Old-Soul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Red Deer, AB, Canada
Posts: 2,944
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Interesting read(s) thanks!
__________________
You grow up and you calm down. You're working for the clampdown.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:37 PM   #10
Ian Berky
Old School HAMBer
 
Ian Berky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 3,674
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Bitchin'!! Thanx for the great interview!!

Ian
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:39 PM   #11
Malcolm
Alliance Member
 
Malcolm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,461
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Great articles - Thanks!

It'd be awesome to see you guys (Shifters) bring a few cars to the HAMB Drags sometime. You won't be let down!




Malcolm
__________________
http://instagram.com/hoesing#
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #12
Jerry_Rolls&Pleats
Grenade Inspector
 
Jerry_Rolls&Pleats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Europe
Posts: 328
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Great reading for sure - thanks. They've built so many cool cars over so many years...
__________________
ROLLS & PLEATS MAGAZINE
www.rollsandpleats.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:45 PM   #13
PRIMERDAVE
Member
 
PRIMERDAVE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: south side Salinas
Posts: 915
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

very good read ....and I couldn't agree more on the term "Rat Rod" on how it has evolved.....for the worse!!
__________________
55'Buick Special 2dr H/T
65' chevy C-10 fleetside S/bed (daily driver)
51' Chev. 2dr post(proyect Gasser)
92'HD Heritage Softail
Persueders c.c
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:47 PM   #14
SapienKustom
Member
 
SapienKustom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Merced, CA
Posts: 594
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Good read Ryan. Thanks. I talked to Axle for a minute at the Sacramento Autorama this year and he seemed like a really nice down to earth guy that loves his music, hot rods and custom cars. Don't get much better than that.

Oh yeah he also puts on a kickass show!
__________________
Satan's Chauffeurs
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 12:56 PM   #15
oddrodgarage
Alliance Member
 
oddrodgarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mooresville, North Carolina
Posts: 5,519
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Great read...love the info and insight
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 01:04 PM   #16
Nads
Old School HAMBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Hypocrisy
Posts: 11,473
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

I roomed with Vic one year at VLV, he told me his entire life story in two days, it was great, then he ate a whole roast boar and cherry pie at the smorgasbord.
__________________
Over enthusiasm and ownership of a MIG welder do not a fabricator make.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #17
Dreddybear
Old School HAMBer
 
Dreddybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: AUSTIN TEXAS
Posts: 5,628
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Good read. That '40 just rules. I also really like the yellow deuce and I don't like yellow cars usually...
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 01:12 PM   #18
Evel
Old School HAMBer
 
Evel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sucksville California
Posts: 9,016
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

that was great....nice job
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #19
hotrd32
Alliance Member
 
hotrd32's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: WA
Posts: 2,838
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Thanks for the article Ryan , you hear stuff and rumors etc. it's good to hear it from the source.....kind of makes things line up...
__________________
"Life ain't no dress rehearsal"

"Traditional is a philosophy based in Historical context and fact. It never goes out of "style" because it isn't one." ...... Jack Butler
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2009, 01:23 PM   #20
53chevy
Senior Member
 
53chevy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Ventura, Ca. --> Attending school In Riverside, Ca.
Posts: 1,569
Default Re: The Shifters - Part 2

Awesome! How time flys.....Thanks to the Shifters for their presence in SoCal and Ryan on a great read!

Ken
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 AM.