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Old 01-28-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default The Bob Roddick Story: Part 4



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

Essentially, we told the Bob Roddick story as it unfolded. We were presented first with a batch of black a...

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Old 01-28-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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Thanks to all who helped put this story together. I love this stuff.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Ryan for coordinating this effort and sharing this great story! I'm hooked and always looking for the next post.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:13 PM   #4
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Hey guys, check out the back tires on that roadster with the 21 stud flattie in it. Those look like military jeep tires to me. That's cool.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:23 PM   #5
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RAD......man, that coupe is chopped hard.....
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:09 PM   #6
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I bet war surplus Jeep tires were common and cheap.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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Looking at the pictures, I don't think the Marmon was at Ray's Brown. Check the left side of the sign and compare it with Browns sign. You probably already noticed this, but when researching it helps to have another set of eyes.
This is really a find and these pictures are a warm story of the day. Sometimes the backgrounds are as fascinating as the subject of the picture. Great work by all concerned.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #8
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I bet that primered shot is the same roadster. Check the louvers in the hood - exactly the same.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:12 PM   #9
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Perfect!!
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:01 PM   #10
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really fin work Ryan? Was bib is a club and did he have a special jacket that could be made for his family?

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Old 01-28-2008, 06:50 PM   #11
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Glossy paper? A book would be great. Perhaps Don Montgomery would help. Flatheadalb, I'd guess that Bob might have been a Sidewinder.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:24 PM   #12
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Very special thanks,to everyone that made this happen,it's what defines the "Traditions"we strive to relive.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:37 PM   #13
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Thank you Ryan for your hard work.....I can say you captured the Hot Rodding life of this man perfectly and that I can only have dreamed of being there.....remarkably for him to capture what he did on film makes me feel like I was there. Skip
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ok then ...
who else has this kinda stash ?
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #15
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wow............
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:45 AM   #16
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I bet that primered shot is the same roadster. Check the louvers in the hood - exactly the same.
that's what I'm thinking too... there are side curtain buttons on both cars in the same location, and Bob's has frame horns in the first picture with the trophy.

Ryan, I really enjoyed going through these pictures - a few times I could smell the musty attic. It was almost a time warp in the other direction too... turn the clock forward fifty years and what influential pictures are people going to be influenced by?
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brought tears to my eyes
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Ryan....OUTSTANDING story & the photos are KILLER...We need more like this.
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The 21 studder looks like it has English Ford Pilot heads
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Bob`s brother looks like your basic Calif. 50s hood.
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