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Old 08-08-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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Finding Gary Howard's joint is no easy feat. I had been there once before, but still found myself squinting at street signs and making multiple u-turns. However, once ...

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Old 08-08-2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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man, thats some amazing stuff!! Very nice work, that Gary!
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:32 AM   #3
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Thank you Ryan for this post.
Gary's work has been soem of the most favorite of mine for some time. His work is so subtile, jet so elegant. Almost like factory design sketches, from back then, coming alive.

Its a real pleasure every time a new Garry Howard creations is finished... something to look foreward to.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
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I was a little surprised when we toured his shop during the Reggie garage crawl this year at the Roundup.

Pretty simple stuff, no fancy anything just a practical shop and a kinda paint booth. A hall way full of paint guns and supplies in a barn with some filters in the door.

It goes to show you it is more about the man doing the work..

WOW.....
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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Default Re: Gary Howard

It's always a real treat to stop at Gary's place when Reggie leads the garage crawl during the Round-Up.

We've seen "before the show debuts" of some pretty cool cars on two of the occasions I've been there.

I'm looking forward to the next visit.

Congrats, Gary, on the award!
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:44 AM   #6
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Great story Ryan, I too have admired Gary's work and always thought he was a unsung hero of sorts.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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great story, I love his work.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:11 AM   #8
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I've never heard of Gary Howard before. Thanks for the introduction, Ryan.
I have an instant appreciation for his work, and a load of respect for the man as well.
Well done, both of you!
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:23 AM   #9
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I've always loved Gary's creation's, I also believe he is one of the unsung hero's as a lot of his work is published but most people have never heard of him.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:39 AM   #10
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Interesting Read, Thanks Cheif!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:52 AM   #11
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That '60 Chevy has always been a favorite of mine.

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Does anyone else have the CD box set of four discs inside a "model car box" with some of these cars on it? Cost me about $70... worth every penny. Hell, the book inside was worth that. In fact, I understand the PACKAGING won a Grammy for the set.

http://www.amazon.com/Rods-Custom-Cl.../dp/B00000I5M0

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Old 08-08-2007, 10:57 AM   #12
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IN going to events and reading some printed show coverage, I was always drawn to Gary's builds... but it wasn't until recently that I realized they were all built by the same dude.

I got the opportunity to go to his shop on Reggie's pre-Roundup shop crawl a couple years ago. Everything in Ryan's blog post (and flt-blk's comments above) is dead-on. It's truly is amazing what this man does.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:19 AM   #13
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He's one of my Heroes......and his cars drive as well as they look.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:32 AM   #14
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Heard from a little bird in the Austin area, that current project is going to have jaws a dropp'in!!!! KNUX! p.s. It's kool seeing Vaughn' '54 in the background sitting at SoCal shop while watching "Hard Shine".
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:51 AM   #15
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I have seen his work for years now but I never knew his name. One of my favorites.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:49 PM   #16
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It's nice to see Gary Howard getting much deserved credit.

Congratulations! on induction to KKOA hall of fame.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:08 PM   #17
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I wasn't too fond of post-shoebox fords until i saw the one he built for Jimmy at the LA Roadsters Show. Amazing.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:12 PM   #18
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That '60 Chevy has always been a favorite of mine.

Sidebar:
Does anyone else have the CD box set of four discs inside a "model car box" with some of these cars on it? Cost me about $70... worth every penny. Hell, the book inside was worth that. In fact, I understand the PACKAGING won a Grammy for the set.

http://www.amazon.com/Rods-Custom-Cl.../dp/B00000I5M0










I had a great time on Reggies crawl...and yep..I have had that box set for about 6-7 years...Von Franco did the cover.
A must for any collection
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:00 PM   #19
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the '60 Chevy... I like so many of the details on it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:29 PM   #20
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This is GOOD stuff, well written abouat a great builder.
Gary Howard's customs are fantastic inspiration for me.
No overdone, just nice customs with everything in harmony.
Many thanks to both you and Gary!
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