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Old 02-18-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default The Coachman Show 1955-1957



When the first episode of Mad Fabricator's Society was released, I immediately saw three things - talent, passion, and potential. Each episode that Piero has released since has just gotten bet...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.

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Old 02-18-2008, 08:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Coachman Show 1955-1957

awesome! You and Marcie nailed it Ryan - this is exactly the video we were watching and pattered Round Up numero uno after... Jefe had a copy of it - and we even had a couple of screen grabs on he very first web page for the show.

Awesome new feature, boss! looking forward to what you and Piero dig up!
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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Very classy. Pctures of the cars from this time are inspirational and thought provoking. Seeing the cars and people in motion bring a whole new perception into the equation.

Anyoine notice how there are so many "new" cars in shows at the time? I bet the A and T owners hated competing against those new cars.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: The Coachman Show 1955-1957

Fantastic... thanks for sharing those Ryan.
I only had seen portions of these that where on the first Barris DVD.. so its a real pleasure to see the rest. (although I still have not seen part three). It is really great to see these cars roll on the grass all in color.

I have seen Bob Metz 1950 Buick. Junior Conway's 1950 Ford, Rod & Custom Dream truck, Saint Vasquez 1951 Chevy among many others... Wish I had some more time right now to look again...
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:35 AM   #5
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Very cool!
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:38 AM   #6
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Great new feature, only now I've added a metallic blue 29 hiboy to my list
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:47 AM   #7
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Outstanding job Ryan! You and Marcie are doing us all a great service by making this available to so many that could have only imagined what it was really like. There were local shows every where in the '50s and '60s that could not get the magazine coverage. You may be the vehicale to expose the larger picture. I hope others will come foward with early film and stills that can be showen here.

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:05 AM   #8
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The best part... they drive up to pick up their trophies (well most of them anyway)... that says a lot... great stuff...
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:17 AM   #9
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Thats good stuff! I agree, driving up to get their trophies is the best part
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:41 AM   #10
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That is really good footage.
It cracks me up how some of the trophy girls have to push the horn dogs away....
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:10 AM   #11
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rikster, you spotted the same ones I did..really cool to see these cars moving when I've only seen pictures of them...my jaw dropeed soooo many times..and then I was thinking that man, they sure had it easier! the cars were new(even the 30's cars were only as old as my honda(!), you could get parts from anywhere(they were still new parts!)..imagine, needing studebaker pans for your grill surround? you just go to the dealership and get em!! doubtful any one of them had to replace the lower ten inches of their cars...hahahah...goes to show how bad we love this hobby(or profession)... bet they never figured we'd be drooling over this footage 53 years later...awesome!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:26 AM   #12
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that was great. glad i came home for lunch, thnx.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:41 AM   #13
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ryan and Piero.... PHENOMINAL! wow... again you do something new and do it first class all the way! love the video player, one of the best I've seen on the net... will there be a video archive page on the HAMB now? with just the videos sitting in it?

Thanks again.... I wanna grab me a trohpy girl!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:43 AM   #14
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AWESOME! looks like the cat in the 2nd t-bird got spit on!?! f-100s make killer customs, but then again, i'm biased...
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Thanks, now I REALLY wish it was summer.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:52 AM   #16
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:56 AM   #17
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Thanks Ryan and Piero, that was the best way to start a wintery Monday. I can't wait for more. I dig the midget racing footage.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:56 AM   #18
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Now thats fricken cooool!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:56 AM   #19
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What a cool idea!
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:01 AM   #20
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Oh man this is the koolest......you guys are definately on to something.
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