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Old 12-04-2010, 01:24 PM   #181
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Default Re: The Coachman Show 1955-1957

I am 67 yrs old, this brought tears to my ole eyes. Thank you, thank you.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:36 PM   #182
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This thread needs to be brought up and viewed often. Keeps the memory sharply focused on how it really was.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:04 AM   #183
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In part 1 I think I saw Annette Funicello walking towards the camera just after the 57' Ranchero at about 7/8ths in, heart be still!!!!..Neat to see the cars too...
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:25 PM   #184
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This thread needs to be brought up and viewed often. Keeps the memory sharply focused on how it really was.
Amen to that brother Phil, I watch those clips at least a couple of times a week whenever I get the blues. Better times that I missed out on.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:21 PM   #185
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The kid in the coachmen jacket is Johnny Beddow and he is alive and kicking saw him at the 50 year reunion of the class of 1955 Excelsior High School in Norwalk, CA.
The other kid in video three at the mike standing with the girl is the president of the Coachmen Keith Christensen who graduated in my class in 1955 and was in the band with me for four years. He played the trombone no less. We ran around together in grammar school inseperable you might say.
I saw myself in the second video on the grass watching the awards being handed out had on dark glasses. The car I remember the most from the show was the red mercury which was a radical custom for that day and won a lot of awards!
Hey, Silverfox. You are right. Johnny Beddow is still alive an kicking because he is me. I saw your post several months ago searching google for a car show in Norwalk. I just now got registered so I can post. I know Don Price is still around. I probably know you too. I still play with cars.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:11 AM   #186
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Does anyone know who shot the original 8mm film? I used the same footage when I produced the Barris Kustoms of the 50's DVD and It was only on vhs when I dug it out of the boxes of tapes in George's shop.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:08 AM   #187
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I think it was Keith or Tinker Cristenson. Keith was the 1st club president. Tinker was his younger brother. If I recall correctly, the air shots were from a plane owned by one of the Norwalk Junior Chamber members. I could be wrong. That was a long time ago.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:58 PM   #188
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:32 AM   #189
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All kinds of awesome right there, funny how things that were once the norm are now considered amasing now, being a 23 year old I think its cool to look at these old videos. Awesome how most of the cars drove in and drove out. Love the make shift ramps to get back on the road.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #190
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These 3 part videos ( Coachman Car show)where taken at Excelsior ( Union ) High School on Alondra Bl. & Pioneer Bl., Norwalk, CA. The track for the 1/4 midgets was called Action City Track.... The Kopper Kart car my father Don Kischell owned at one point. Eddie Haddad raced the car too. My brother Steve Kischell drove on this track back in the 1950's. I liked watching the videos brought back alot of memories for me...Thank you
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:06 PM   #191
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Reading these posts, I chuckled... we have a Coachman club here in Kent ohio from way back. We have a Norwalk city, and a Norwalk dragstrip LoL.... Many of the original Coachman from this area head west to CA, for the show. They are great guys from an earlier time. They are still very active, and put on grt shows....

They where featured in the HOTROD publication a few years back, I picked it up at Lobecks. Pics of them then, and now.... really cool.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #192
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Praise be yours Ryan. Piero made 'Chopped' out here last year with lovely assistant.
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Bringin' this thread back up for aussie newbs, FNG'S etc...
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #193
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My good friend Memo Ortega asked me to post this here.

This is what Memo said about the video.

"one of my buddys called me today told me to check out a video they had on the hamb of 55..57. norwalk car show, so i did, thought i would tell you, thats the show me an joe were at, i seen where everybody thinks it was 55..or 57, no it was 1958 cuase you can see the date on my photos, an what i know it was jefferies that had to do with the filming."

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Old 09-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #194
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Rik, since my entry passes definitely show 57 show dates, how about the possibility your pics were shot in August of 57 and the film processed a few of months later in January of 58?

Just a thought.................

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:21 PM   #195
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My good friend Memo Ortega asked me to post this here.

This is what Memo said about the video.

"one of my buddys called me today told me to check out a video they had on the hamb of 55..57. norwalk car show, so i did, thought i would tell you, thats the show me an joe were at, i seen where everybody thinks it was 55..or 57, no it was 1958 cuase you can see the date on my photos, an what i know it was jefferies that had to do with the filming."

Actually, Jefferies told me he didn't shoot it. It was a friend of his that did. And he was almost certain it was '58...

But yeah, that was a long time ago... We are probably all wrong.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:12 PM   #196
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Actually, Jefferies told me he didn't shoot it. It was a friend of his that did. And he was almost certain it was '58...

But yeah, that was a long time ago... We are probably all wrong.
The guy that made the film lives out in the desert now, he let Watson see it and asked not to have it copied, Larry let a couple of old friends see it. It got copied, the rest is history. The orig owner I was told has a garage full of photos and film, not sure if or when he will let it loose. Dean may well have known him, from his days in the Downey,Bellflower,Norwak, area
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:29 PM   #197
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The Coachman show is mentioned a couple of times in the current R&C with a photo of George wearing his goofy slippers. But as far as I can tell the show was never covered in the magazine.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #198
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well, time to get back to the shop. it's not going to finish itself
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