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Old 04-25-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default April 25, 1948



We typically don't run articles on the weekend, but this is a bit of a special occasion. See, it's the 62nd anniversary of the Khougaz Roadster's 123 mph run at El Mirage. A few of us got to spend some time with the Khougaz recently and I thought it ...

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Old 04-25-2010, 02:54 PM   #2
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Nice read Bob. What an honor to be able to handle such an icon.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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Please excuse my lack of knowledge but,this is the first I've heard of this car.Stunning!
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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The whole experience was amazing..... I have to thank the owner for being the coolest and allowing us to do this....... crazy.

And Ryan too........ thanks man. That video is great!

I will be adding some detail pics and captions over the next couple days.... I took alot of pictures!



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Old 04-25-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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I am embarrassed to say I was not familiar with this car until now. If you only glanced over the photo's go back. Look at the photo of the rear showing the belly pan. Study that shit. Thats as real as it gets. My mind is officially blown.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:34 PM   #6
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Our local legendary Dave Simard did a hell of a job on the resoration didn't he?!
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:46 PM   #7
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I am embarrassed to say I was not familiar with this car until now. If you only glanced over the photo's go back. Look at the photo of the rear showing the belly pan. Study that shit. Thats as real as it gets. My mind is officially blown.

If you are not familiar with his car you need to get the Rodders Journal issue it was featured in. Very cool read
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so cool.......
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:46 PM   #9
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The front end is as beautiful as anything I've ever seen.......

Dropped and filled axle, 1936ish wishbones reshaped to perfection, custom made steering hoop..... amazing

The shock mounts are welded and molded to the top of the axle and there are crazy tall upper shock mounts that double as headlight stands....... Really kind of awkward if you think about them, but the look so perfect overall.
















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Old 04-25-2010, 11:04 PM   #10
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The whole experience was amazing..... I have to thank the owner for being the coolest and allowing us to do this....... crazy.

And Ryan too........ thanks man. That video is great!

I will be adding some detail pics and captions over the next couple days.... I took alot of pictures!



Dumb ass in the mirror....



man i have that same smile on my face when i drive my roadster. billy
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:42 AM   #11
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Nice "write up" Bob. Not too sentimental but appropriaetly appreciative of the genre. If the word iconic can be applied to any hot rod this is it.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:59 PM   #12
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I got goosebumps reading that. That car rules.
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i saw that car at that garage in winnamacha(spelling) on the way back from bonneville.great car but never knew that it had that much history,thanks for sharing
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Just when I think Bob is one of the coolest guys ever.... He proves me right. Now I think he's the luckiest goy in the world! Great read. Thanks a ton for the new pics also.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:39 PM   #15
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Miller has a bright future.
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This was one of the best reads ever. Very, very cool. THANKS for the experience man.
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Epic...even the video!
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:16 PM   #19
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Awesome. I've always really dug that car! Thanks for the pics, and Bleed, thanks for the story! Keep your pics coming buddayyy!
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The exhuast is amazing it runs all the way to the back inside the belly pan, but there are caps that come off and pipes that bolt on in their place to run open......





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