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Old 08-12-2008, 12:55 PM   #21
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Loved the story and the pics. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:14 PM   #22
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This guy Coby you speak of, he should really consider looking into camera work for a living; he's pretty good. ;-) Coby's work always amazes me and prolly everyone else.

Seeing this car through his lens is like a gift to us. Thanks Ryan and Coby.

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Old 08-12-2008, 01:16 PM   #23
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This might be the best Jalopy Journal entry I've ever read. Incredible piece of history.

On that note...



Noticed the keychain (and the registration paperwork, amazing!!) and recognized the name of the alignment shop. A cool local guy originally from So-Cal let me scan some of his old pics, this was among them.

Cool as hell!!!! And that key chain! Miles Per Gallon how neat is that??? Hah>>>>.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:20 PM   #24
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Default Re: Tom Cobbs: Part 3

Since noone beat me to it...

THAT is America's Most Beautiful Roadster! Now and always.

Ryan,

It is articles, no Lessons, like these that truly spread the gospel and open a persons eyes to the fantastic realm of traditional hotrodding.

There is no way to thank you and your pals enough.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:39 PM   #25
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Ryan everybody has said ,what I would have said.thanks and great job man.It`s this
kinda stuff that keeps the H.A.M.B.the way it should be.....................
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:48 PM   #26
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The photos are absolutely the best Road Apple-

Ryan- I really like all the stories, this installment brought them all together.

Do you know if the steel top was in the collection? In the Don Montgomery pics I have seen, the car had a steel top that Tom had fab'd and it was equally as cool. If I recall, he raced in both coupe and roadster classes with the top on and off, respectfully.

Great work-
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:52 PM   #27
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I feel like I am still sitting in my seat at the movie theater after a great movie. I do not want to get up in case there is another part. That does not happen very often.Beyond cool.

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Old 08-12-2008, 03:46 PM   #28
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Wow! I'm at a loss for words. It lives,and hopefully lives forever.
Thanks for sharing,Winnemucca just made it on my bucket list.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #29
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"road apple ... great stuff ... who sez you can't take great photos with a point & shoot digital! ... I know guys with $30K+ invested in Canon EOS 1D Mark III's that couldn't capture the essence of the Cobbs roadster as well as you did (plus they would spend hours in the "digital darkroom" getting their images "just right" )"

Yeah Coby can really capture "the essence" of a car... He makes me hate him more every time I see something he's involved with! haha..

It doesn't hurt to have a beautiful roadster a sa subject either, great story! great photos!

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Old 08-12-2008, 04:05 PM   #30
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Ryan,

Great series, great pictures and a great car. Thanks

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Old 08-12-2008, 04:35 PM   #31
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Thanks Ryan! Absolutely fantastic series. Un-frickin-believable. It'll take several reads to fully digest. Excellent photo's.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:54 PM   #32
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Awesome work guys. Really enjoyed it.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:07 PM   #33
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This has been an awesome series, and a great read.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:00 PM   #34
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Random thoughts...
1. teaser - any chance of a video of that flatty....really would be a fitting element to finish the series....(other than taking it for a lap at speed..)

2, Coby - kicking it....Soul lives...as per Juan....have seen legends shape metal better with a tree stump and a tired old hammer then some guys with a shed full of top tools....whens a 'coffee table book' coming out...put me on the list to buy...

3. any more shots of that carb arrangement...I'm inspired...and I've just got my newly machined 8BA block back

4. Ryan - this is just the beginning.....like shifting up a gear....wind it out....

5. Mr Cobbs....thank you

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Old 08-12-2008, 08:27 PM   #35
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Not only very well written, but the photography is simply outstanding. After reading this series and viewing the photographs, how does one "not get it"?
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:29 PM   #36
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Ryan, great thread ,great story. allways good to see something from the past resurface.

thanks again ........... Jack
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:33 PM   #37
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Ryan,

That was the BIGGEST tease 3-part story line I've read. Way bigger tease than any girl I ever met. Who you been hangin around with?? What a bitchen story with an absolutely great conclusion. It's good to see the roadster is in capable hands. Coby could have had a Kodak Brownie and still made this roadster shine with his talent.

Just beautiful. Keep up the great work!!!!!

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Old 08-13-2008, 12:15 AM   #38
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You guys are like Raiders of the Lost Art. (The lost art of Traditional Hot Rodding that is). Pure Hot Rod archeology. That's amazing that Tom Cobbs kept everything!! I can't wait to hear about all of the parts and where they're from.

Thanks for the great work!
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:26 AM   #39
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:31 AM   #40
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that is a great car.. as well as a great story... and the pictures are very cool... but to tell you the truth I would have liked to see front and rear 3/4 views from a standing position as well as the artistic visions of the photographer.

I'm seeing this as a trend in some magazines as well as online magazine style sites. too many artistic photos and no straight up "this is what the car looks like when you see it in person" shots.
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