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Old 01-07-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default The Bob Roddick Story: Part 1



(Editor's Note: This article is part 1 of a 4 part series. Part 1, 2, 3, & 4.)

Bob Roddick was an extraordinary man in an extraordinary place at an extraordinary time. You might not hav...

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Old 01-07-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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WOW!
thanks for posting these!
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:51 AM   #3
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I love stories of pioneers! This is one of the best. You can just feel the times and imagine the conversations through those photos
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its amazing to see the world through the eye of a camera even before my mom was born... these photos will probably stay around even longer than we would ever imagine. Its great to know that someone that knows what they are talking about/doing, still enjoys running around in circles snapping pictures for younger generations such as mine to enjoy... amazing people, with extraordinary skills.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:04 AM   #5
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Ryan,

Great Pictures! We want more!

Imagine how many more shoeboxes are out there filled with history, waiting to be found.

This should be a great project for many of us during these winter months....Go to your parents or older relatives homes and dig around in the attics, basements, and storage areas and see what turns up. Do it now, not later while the people that took the pictures are still with us, so they can put thier words to the images.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:05 AM   #6
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Trust me... there is much more to come in 7 days... You guys are gonna freak...
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:07 AM   #7
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It's hard to beleive that such a well documented story has never been told. I hope everyone working on this one the family and Ryan are very proud to be putting this one together.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:10 AM   #8
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Another thoroughly enjoyable and professional presentation! Great read this morning, thanks Ryan very much for this one!

New logo looking good there too Boss!
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:44 AM   #9
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Incredible!
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:48 AM   #10
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VERY cool -- loved the story AND the photos --
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:08 AM   #11
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Can't wait for the sequel!
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Sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for more.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:25 AM   #13
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The Photos are out of this world. It's great to give him the Spot Light he deserved. There are two things I like about this story, the Photos of course, and the story. I enjoy studying/looking over each photo and of course a knowledgeable story about the man, Bob Roddick. It's about him, his photos, and Hot Rods. Thanks for letting us peak into a part of his great life. More of these stories need to be done!

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:28 AM   #14
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I'll say it. This is the best thing I've ever seen on the internet. I don't post much, but I read every day. The Jalopy Journal has become my favorite source for hot rod inspiration. Better than TRJ, better than Hop Up, better than the big mags. Forums are fine and dandy, but nothing beats your writing Ryan. Thank you for giving me something to read every morning.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:35 AM   #15
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Outstanding. Another great entry.
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Thanks so much for taking the time to scoop out the story and post the photos. That picture of the SoCal streamliner is amazing. It is so real-- unposed, uncommercial-- it was there to race.
I hope Bob's family logs on and shares their memories of Bob and insight to the photos.
You have my attention, I can't wait to see what's next.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:48 AM   #17
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Thanks for the nice words guys... I have to say, I've never had so much fun researching for an article. Imagine getting 60 to 80 images that have never been seen before (in some cases have never even been developed) and the feeling ya get as you identify each car in each photo. It's been incredible... And I can't wait to show you guys the rest.

A special thanks goes out to Dave and Gwynn... Dave is a car guy and really gets the images. Without him having the foresite to save a lot of things, this wouldn't be happening.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:51 AM   #18
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More. I Need More!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:01 AM   #19
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I've been getting lots of history lessons lately...
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:05 AM   #20
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This is incredible! I can't wait to see the rest
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