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Old 10-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default "Beatnik Bandit" video at 1961 Custom Car Show

A good friend of mine took some footage of a big Car show in the Mid West in 1961-62. It is a bit shaky, but the film gives a nice view of the Custom Car and Hot Rod shows in the early 1960's.
Especially nice is the footage of Ed Roth his Beatnik Bandit which shows some of the automated features of the car.
There is a few minutes of drag racing, and at the end it shows my own 1959 T-Bird which I named "Playboy's Chariot" painted in candy red over a silver base. I was advertising the 1961 Cleveland "Auto World Show" & that's why there is a sign on the passenger door.

This was a very big show. Barris had his "XPAK 400 Air Car", Roth had the "Beatnik Bandit", & Cushenbury had his "El Matador". The Alexander Bros. also had a few cars there. There were also a lot of very well known national magazine cars at the show. This was a very unique show for the time. It featured new cars, rods, & alot of kustoms. It also had Sid Ceaser for the family entertainment. This was a 4 day show in October 1961. I sold my car at that show.

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Cool...Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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Wow, this is neat stuff. Thank you
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #4
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nice video! even the music took me back in time.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:03 AM   #5
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That was cool, thanks!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:05 AM   #6
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Really cool, loved all those customs.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #7
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Thanks for that!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:26 AM   #8
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Great video! Could have done with being twice as long!
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #9
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Do you think that is Dirty Doug helping that girl in the car?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:31 AM   #10
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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cool video, thx
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #12
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #13
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Seriously Awesome Footage.Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #14
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As the great Billy Idol once said "MO,MO,MO!"Never can get enough of the old videos.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #15
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Great footage man, thanks!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #16
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WTF was Roth thinking having the battery and gas can sitting under the back end of the Bandit- I figure the fire Marshall would have a cow!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #17
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Wow, this is neat stuff. Thank you
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #18
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Great Vid !!!. I remember those day's well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #19
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either your friend has parkinsons of he was riding a pogo stick.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:40 PM   #20
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WTF was Roth thinking having the battery and gas can sitting under the back end of the Bandit- I figure the fire Marshall would have a cow!
***you would question Big Daddy Roth?" it was common to display gas cans, etc back then. *** Bitchin' footage - Thanks
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