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Old 03-25-2008, 07:38 AM   #1
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In 2002, we had a data loss due to a terrible hosting company and an inexperienced host (me). Luckily, I did backup the server a few times from 1999 to 2001, so I am able to go back and see some vintage HAMB from time to time. Last night while resear...

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Old 03-25-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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I was amazed at all the guys that are still around and posting on a regular basis,,,,

For myself I have always liked the simple style cars and trucks,,,from the 30's look thru to the early 60's. HRP

A quote from Don Dillard,,,,,

As someone else here said, money can buy a lot of things but it can't buy good taste. If someone has good taste, they can build a car from any era and it will look right. The guy with no taste might get it right if he's lucky and/or has influential friends with good taste.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:49 AM   #3
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Does that bring back some memories!


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Old 03-25-2008, 07:56 AM   #4
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I was still an unregistered lurker back then, but I remember that post.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:57 AM   #5
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Have to go with the 50s & 60s. Not much into customs though I will admit a hammered 50 Merc does look right, but a fenderless 29 on 32 rails screams Hot Rod.

Have to say I lean towards the Gassers, Altereds and early Altered Wheelbase Match racers.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:04 AM   #6
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wow... what a strange layout ... i saw a few people that posted on that are still common posters now!!
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:08 AM   #7
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Hmmmmm, my thoughts are definitely toward the older stuff such as might be seen on the dry lakes and at the very early cruise spots. Stuff like the Rufi roadster, Vic Sr.'s roadster, Sam's Merc, Steck's Chev - stuff like that.

But, then I really like the customs that come out of D'Augustino and the hot rods of Lobeck and Greening and most especially, the stuff the Dan Webb is doing. Simply the best.

I guess, I'm a man of all seasons, although some of the stuff from the mid-seventies was a little far out there. Otherwise, I'm happy to be on the right side of the dirt and still enjoying the hobby. My hope is that when they are shovelling the dirt down on me that my last thought before I checked out was "Jeez, what am I going to build next!"
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:24 AM   #8
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My answer to the original question hasn't changed. I'm driving my roadster now and I stayed true to my vision. Late 40s early 50s.

I'm working on a 56 Ford right now. Around here 56 Fords are always done as mild customs with tube grills etc. Boring for me. I'm building this one more like a 56 Chevy than a Ford. It'll have a bad ass lumpy cam and sit tall in the saddle. So my one and only shot at building a late 50s custom will be gone forever.

One thing I find amusing is that we had only been on that site for about a month...Rocky only had 410 posts! I miss reading Rocky and SamIam among others.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:50 AM   #9
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Wish I had posted on that thread, and I'm suprised I didn't. I had only been here a couple of years, or so, and I felt like I was in the minority for not liking the post War hot rods best. I've always liked the late 50's-early 60's style best.

Cool entry. I like seeing the old HAMB.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:06 AM   #10
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Funny, my little bro was registered back then.......he might have still been in highschool at that point?
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:09 AM   #11
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wow...lol...funny thing is, I still do prefer the 40's-50's stylings ...before it got crazy like it did in san francisco(yikes!).. have always frefered clean lines and good proportions. maybe that's why I love classic modern furniture and architecture...hmmmm
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:21 AM   #12
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Some of my favorite stuff to look at is a late 40's style, like a 32 roadster, ready for the lakebeds. I really liked the black roadster loudpedal built not too long ago. Although for what I want to build and drive, its got to be early 60's styled 30-34 Ford built with a liberal dose of drag racing. No fenders, slicks and big on HP.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:24 AM   #13
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Ahhh, the good ol' days.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:33 AM   #14
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I'm shocked I didn't post as well... I vaguely remember that thread...

I think I would have said Westergard/Bert customs.... I wasn't really into hot rods back then. Hadn't really 'discovered' the nuances of the Spencer roadster yet.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:34 AM   #15
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I hadn't "found" the HAMB at that point.....no computer...hehe.

Favorite timeframe???? Hmmmm.....that's a tough one....

Customs- As much as I dig early 60's MILD customs....I'd have to say 40's style, and Westergard cars in particular as my fav.....but the Matranga '40 Merc is top dog.

Hotrods- that's even a tougher call, as I really love early, prewar drylakes racing....but I'd say I like late 50's-early 60's the best. And a fav of the era would be the Tognotti '32....it just has a cetain "presence" that I'm drawn to, even if it has a few quirky features....which is funny, since I much prefer the proportions of Model A's.....
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:58 AM   #16
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The good ole days when 50% of the homepage was off topic cuz I was too busy going to school to moderate effectively. Charming and entertaining for sure though...
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:03 AM   #17
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It's still early for me to really nail it down as I am still learning something new about each era everyday. But I do prefer the simplicity of early fifty's hot rods and customs. Sam Barris's own emerald green merc is perfection. As for hot rods, I like them purposeful and simple also. It's hard to nail one down as my favorite though.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:08 AM   #18
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The good ole days when 50% of the homepage was off topic cuz I was too busy going to school to moderate effectively. Charming and entertaining for sure though...

And that's being generous. Even the "Charlie Price" and "Old cars for advertising" threads that you didn't mark were most likely boaderline on topic at best.

I loved the HAMB back then, or I wouldn't have stayed around. But there is definatly more talent, more info. and more inspiration on todays board, without question. It is natural to feel nostalgic about the beginnings of something cool. But let's not kid ouselves about what the "old" HAMB was, or wasn't.
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Sam F. will chime-in in...1...2...3...

The good ole days when 50% of the homepage was off topic cuz I was too busy going to school to moderate effectively. Charming and entertaining for sure though...

And the time difference between the newest post and oldest post on the first page was 5 hours!

Damn 4-01. I joined in 3-01 and the host was www.insidetheweb.com.

That must have been the first redesign after that and the one that didn't last too long with that host.

I remember the HAMB disappeared fer a short time after that.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:11 AM   #20
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ahahahah! ryan, I remember seeing those exact topics! heheh, yeah, there was alot of great info there...lol....MUD...forgot about him
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