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Old 02-18-2008, 06:11 PM   #61
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What a great film, wouldn't it be something to see these cars in a show today!
I'll bet none of them knew what icons there cars would become years later.

I have the program from the "Coachman" car clubs show, July 16 & 17 1955.

Their shows were put on at the Excelsior High School in Norwalk.

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Thats a great program Mick. Were you at the show??
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:39 PM   #62
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1. Thanks HAMB and MFS
2. The shoeboxes driving up to get their awards are spot on. Unchopped, with custom trim.
3. The red and white 55 Chevy leaving the show is fuckin' beautiful!
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:42 PM   #63
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1. When the 3 bikes get their trophies the guy on the second one is said to be Von Dutch (uncomfirmed??????)

2. I think the guy at the end of part 2 is Grabowski.

3. I was told that it was originally Dean Jeffries who took the pictures. He was supposed to know someone with an airplane. His girl friend Carol Lewis owned the flamed 56 Chev at the beginning of the movie. There aren't any scenes with Jeff in them so he may have been the cameraman. (Unconfirmed???????)
I just re watched it full screen.You are right,the stud at the end of the second clip is Norm Grabowski.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:44 PM   #64
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Excellent work, guys... I look forward to seeing how the video posts evolve. This is gonna be cool!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:52 PM   #65
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what great footage. summer day show on the football field . great cars. trophy girls. drive up to collect your trophy. classic.

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Old 02-18-2008, 06:57 PM   #66
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Too cool. Thanks for sharing.. I really needed this .
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:07 PM   #67
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Great idea to start a video column. Only seen part 1 at this stage, but WOW. Fantastic footage. Dig the custom "gull wing" Benz, not something you see every day.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:21 PM   #68
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That didnt suck.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:25 PM   #69
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Thanks piero! That is just some great stuff. I love the football helmets on the midget racers. Eat that DOT!
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:30 PM   #70
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oh man,,,that was too great,,,to see the lil pages come to life...

thanks so much!
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:31 PM   #71
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A must watch for anyone trying to get the "look" right.Outstanding footage
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:36 PM   #72
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Damn! All my childhood heroes at one place at one time.......... Amazing!
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:37 PM   #73
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Here is a original trophy I have from their 1958 show.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:42 PM   #74
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Is there any possible way to get this footage on DVD?
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:44 PM   #75
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A flamed Gullwing!! How would you like to be a fly on the wall with the Mercedes crowd if it showed up at Pebble Beach....
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:46 PM   #76
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Thats a great program Mick. Were you at the show??
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Hi Rod, no I wasn't there, wish I was! I collect old car show programs and just about everything else.

I'm going to try and add some car owners to your list.

Orange T touring - Chet Carter
Blue scalloped F-100 - Richard Axcell
White 32 5 window coupe - Dick and George Collins
Yellow 32 pickup - Roy Desbrow
Two tone blue 54 Merc - May be Jerry Maulof's car, not sure
Purple/white 55 Buick - Merlin Wyndham
Black 29 roadster - Bart and Helen Root
Bronze 50 Merc - Louis Bettancourt/John Zupan
'55 Stude - Dick Gonzales
Light blue 29 roadster - John Rasmussen
Custom roadster with chrome 32 shell - Harry Rootlieb
Yellow channeled 34 coupe (Life with Riley TV car) - Jim Griepsma
Bailon built '52 Merc with fins - Ed Russell

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Old 02-18-2008, 07:48 PM   #77
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A flamed Gullwing!! How would you like to be a fly on the wall with the Mercedes crowd if it showed up at Pebble Beach....
if i rember the story right,,,someone did a candy paint job on it and ended up 'tiger' striping it...then i believe Jeffries was called on to fix it with the white flames...
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:57 PM   #78
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THANKS HAMB i have seen alot of these cars in the old mags . The pink T touring belonged to chet carter. it was a landmark at FREMONT DRAG STRIP. chets job was staging lanes and starting line. he kept us young guys line. small world.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #79
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Great images in motion.
I especially liked the Music.

Piero, you raised the bar once again.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:18 PM   #80
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! Man that made my night, actually my whole week. That was unbelievable.
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