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Old 03-12-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default the BEST thing at the Detroit Autorama

in the opinion of myself and Mr. Lesky at least. and it was still under construction. it was the modern interpritation of Harry Miller's Golden Submarine being built by Michigan's own Dan Webb. absolutely AMAZING design and craftsmanship. this is one of the cars i thought it might be cool to one day replicate (seeing as the original is long gone). glad to see the task of it's recreation (though not an exact replica) is in good hands.













Dan's coupe and Ashley's (his daughter and fellow HAMBer) roadster.




another of the best cars there (if you looked at it real close and checked out the build pics of it) was the Spencer2 that was actually started by Doane Spencer before his death. Denny Lesky said it best during our conversation when he said that this car was the culmination of everything Doane had learned, throughout his life, about building cars. wish i had better pics but i know Mongo got some.

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Old 03-12-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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Thats wild, looks like he has got some good sponsors
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: the BEST thing at the Detroit Autorama

I agree 1000%! The new interpretation of Barney Oldfield's Golden Submarine is freaking OUTSTANDING and I'm glad I got to see it in person.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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WOW!

That's a work of art.

Wonder if he will tackle the body? That will take a lot of work.

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Old 03-12-2007, 09:06 AM   #5
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I gotta kinda agree with you guys. I was fortunate enough to lend a hand in the early stages of this build. The original idea was a 2 single seat roadster. I'm glad to see it morphed into this. Harry Miller is one of Dan's biggest inspirations in his meticulous build style. And the Sub is one of his favorites. I hope he sees this post.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:12 AM   #6
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Wow... Now that's a contemporary hot rod I can dig on. Great detail work...
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:41 AM   #7
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damm thats crazy..
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:42 AM   #8
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Really amazing craftsmenship.

Can anyone tell me what are those drilled large diameter disc on each of the wheels? Is it some sort of outboard disc brake set-up?

Webb is certainly in a elite field of metal workers with a unique vision.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #9
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I got a woody over the spencer car.. That was nice..
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:49 AM   #10
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Really amazing craftsmenship.

Can anyone tell me what are those drilled large diameter disc on each of the wheels? Is it some sort of outboard disc brake set-up?

Webb is certainly in a elite field of metal workers with a unique vision.

The body will be built by my father and Craig Naff.. Just like my car..
and the brakes are handmade style kinda like custom motorcycle racing brakes...
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:52 AM   #11
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Default Re: the BEST thing at the Detroit Autorama

I think this is CLEARLY proof that the other threads claiming that the '07 Autorama was lame were off the mark. I ALWAYS learn something by just looking and I ALWAYS meet somebody cool. Pretty good entertainment for $14 in my opinion.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:18 PM   #12
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beautiful work. does anyone have any photos of the golden submarine?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #13
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Default Re: the BEST thing at the Detroit Autorama

Here's a link about the Golden Submarine. The original is gone but Buck Boudeman built a very good replica a number of years ago using some genuine Miller parts.

http://www.vintageracecars.com/sub.htm

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:36 PM   #14
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Default Re: the BEST thing at the Detroit Autorama

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I think this is CLEARLY proof that the other threads claiming that the '07 Autorama was lame were off the mark. I ALWAYS learn something by just looking and I ALWAYS meet somebody cool. Pretty good entertainment for $14 in my opinion.
I was just thinking the same thing after reading the other thread's, these photo's right here convience me other wise. What an impressive build, and I saw the Spencer car in parts at the GNRS and all I can say is WOW !




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Old 03-12-2007, 12:58 PM   #15
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Don't start again...
I don't know where you get all your information.. The bulk of the body was built by my father. The grill and windsheild was built by Craig.. Please feel free to come to the shop and see what we do...
I looked at everything at your display and your dad does some nice shit! I really like those dayton wires but they are out of my price range. They work well on all 3 rides..
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:09 PM   #16
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Don't start again...
I don't know where you get all your information.. The bulk of the body was built by my father. The grill and windsheild was built by Craig.. Please feel free to come to the shop and see what we do...
Maybe from the other forum that hates anything HAMB but a certain poster is a big wheel.

Your Dads work is grouse even if not the style I would personally want. Look forward to seeing the Miller project progress and hope you post pictures during the build
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:26 PM   #17
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As I remember, one of the versions of the Golden Sub had the exhaust running through the firewall into the cockpit and out the tail of body. Probably won't be included on this version?
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:29 PM   #18
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I stared at that for a good half hour. One of my favorites!
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:33 PM   #19
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unreal..just like most everything out of the WEBB shop...inspiration for me anyways..and a level of workmanship I hope to achieve...
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:00 PM   #20
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That's nuckin futs!
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