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Old 09-29-2008, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default The Wishbone

Admittedly, I've never been a Roth fan. Well actually, I've always been a huge fan of Roth's, just not so much of his cars. In fact, my favorite Roth car ever was one of his daily drivers, not one of his show rods. I guess it's the style over sub...

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Old 09-29-2008, 09:49 AM   #2
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Very cool ride and I also liked one of daily drivers....model A sedan.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:55 AM   #3
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I'm glad someone likes it, I'd have to agree with Roth on this one!
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:06 AM   #4
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I like it! His over the top stuff is fun to me, but this one done up in a simple '60s style works!

I've never seen this one before, thanks for bringing it up to us

Those seats make the statement!
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:06 AM   #5
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Man i swear I think that car or one real close is in the tueplo ms,car museum Ive been there,about 2 years ago,Do we have any members in Tueplo Ms.,that can go check?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #6
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Man i swear I think that car or one real close is in the tueplo ms,car museum Ive been there,about 2 years ago,Do we have any members in Tueplo Ms.,that can go check?
Yep, that's exactly where it is I believe... That's where the images in this post were taken.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:15 AM   #7
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i gota say surflite or cpt peppis
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:16 AM   #8
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Do you have anymore pix of it? I can't really tell much about it from those two. The side veiw doesn't look like much but the one of the front looks kinda neat.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:19 AM   #9
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Not a fan of it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:28 AM   #10
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in my entire life I have never heard anyone say they don't like Roth cars.

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Old 09-29-2008, 10:29 AM   #11
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Love it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #12
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The Wishbone is in the Museum in Tupelo, was there last November. I took some pictures and the same cars are in the background.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #13
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Roth had such gifted designers most of his early stuff really resonates to those of us who came up in the 60's. My personal favorite is the Mysterion,keeping in mind it was made for shows,it's still a wonderful styling and sculptural statement,even if not to practical.Yeah ,I Know it's not the Duane Spencer duece,but still pretty neat,creative stuff. Hot Rods and their creators have always been pretty neat.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:12 AM   #14
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I've never been a fan of Roth or his cars. Then I read his book, well .... then I was sure I was not a fan of Roth! Seems he was a over bearing jerk, and after reading the part about going at night and screwing up the paint job on the princess, cause he didn't think his kid deserved it, not a nice guy.

I met him once. He said that "Hot rodding was a curse he wouldn't wish on his worst enemy". Sometimes I guess I can almost understand that one.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:13 AM   #15
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Funny how some of our ideas can change over time,and some don't,The only Roth show* rod I liked my self was "The Outlaw" after that to me they want down hill fast .
I dumped my Hot Rod mag sub in 66,becaues it had a VW dune buggy on the cover(to me that was a sin),never got a nother one. I hated VW's in any form and that ugly poor butt bad engineering show car,NO don't like it ether.
Well it is good that we don't all have the same likes and dislikes,helps make some stuff look better to each of us. A few years back I even built and raced a few VW's
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:17 AM   #16
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in my entire life I have never heard anyone say they don't like Roth cars.
I've said it, but not quite as blatantly as Ryan. I always thought they were just a little over the top, and since many weren't drivable it was hard to even view them as "real" cars. But if you take them as they are, just wild 60's design exercises you can really appreciate them. But he was always sort of my hero when I was growing up, and I did have the honor to meet Ed once, and he didn't let me down, he was as cool as I could ever have hoped.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:22 AM   #17
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Admittedly, I've never been a Roth fan.
It takes juevos to admit that around here, Boss. I recognize the influence and attitude and fun he brought to Hot Rods and Customs in general, but his outlandish cars never really floated my boat either. I don't get a hard on when I see the Mysterion and if I see one more rat fink I'm gonna pu-.. Nevermind.
The wishbone is pretty neat though.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:23 AM   #18
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I have just never really been a fan of the "Show rods". Not my cup O' tea.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:37 AM   #19
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Ed didnt do the shit he did for other people. He did it for himself. He didnt give a shit what other people thought.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #20
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I've never really liked much of Roth's cars either.......or any "show" rod that can't be driven...OFTEN and reliably.......
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