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Old 10-29-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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A little over a year ago, I headed a few miles north to interview a hero of mine - Gary Howard. You might remember that towards the end of the ensuing article, I mentioned that Gary was knee deep into his next project and that it was shaping up to be...

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Old 10-29-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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Man that is one sweet ride...I would love to see it in person...by the way the Cat looks to be very self pleasing...if I could do that I would not be married. ha ha.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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Well, I tihnk I'll just haul all my stuff to the junk heap now......
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:00 AM   #4
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Wow. Mr. Howard is an artist, indeed! He does some amazing work and I can't wait to see this one finished. ....nice guy, too!

I remember seeing that car a couple years ago, sitting in front of Austin Speed Shop. I admired it, and really liked it then, and even more so now!

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:06 AM   #5
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Wow! The 37 Lincoln Zephyr is probably my favorite car ever. If I had one of those, I would probably keep it forever......
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:09 AM   #6
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......Beautiful
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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You can almost hear the burble of a boat motor when you look at it, imagining it going down the road low enough so it looks like it's floating.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:18 AM   #8
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Now I see why he wouldn't let me post the pic's I took while I was out there on Saturday Morning. It looks a lot better outside the shop.

Thanks for the excellent pictures.

Gary Howard is a true Artist

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:29 AM   #9
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OH MAN!!!

That car's gonna RULE!

No car has STYLE like a stock Zephyr......thanks for postin' Ryan.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #10
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It's his car and his money but I would have left it in the patina guise.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #11
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That thing is pure sex, but I would hate to see its feature wasted on a studio shot. It should be shot rolling on the open road while the sun is going down torwards the sunset on a open road
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:40 AM   #12
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Gary Howard's execution in restraint and poise never ceases to amaze me. He is responsible for my favorite custom (Jimmy Vaughn '54) and this car is blowing me away as well. Great work and I can't wait to see the end result. I hope that the A.S.S crew will raise the front end an inch or two because I feel as if it's calling for it.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:40 AM   #13
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Pure...

Just looking at it makes me feel good...I couldn't even imagine actually driving such beauty.

A true work of art.

Line and Form seems perfected...

And wait till BOB and the A.S.S. guys get to work their madness on the motor mounts...The work coming out of that shop right now will bend peoples minds...

The A.S.S. crew have the skills and the eye to compliment such a car...I'm loosing it right now.

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:43 AM   #14
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My how the times & tastes have changed in 50 years. In the late 50's you couldn't give Zephyr's away...today they are the bell of the customizers ball.

I'm so glad that "Dare to be Different" has taken deep roots in the hobby.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:44 AM   #15
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It's his car and his money but I would have left it in the patina guise.
Spoken like a true Canadian. That's a joke.

Wow. That car is incredible. Howard's ability to edit himself has always amazed me.

It reminds me of Cole's '36 a little bit. Only, it's got better lines.

Paint it black.

Great photos Ryan.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:47 AM   #16
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That car is just ridiculously bad ass. Kudos to Gary Howard, and Dr. Dan as well. Looks like he's going to have a pretty killer collection on his hands. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:53 AM   #17
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Thanks for posting this, Ryan... I was wondering recently how that project was progressing. Like most, I truly dug Dan's Zephyr in 'driver' guise, but when I heard that Gary Howard had the car I did one o' them slow-growing, Grinch-style evil grins as I imagined the possibilities afforded by the combination of THAT car in THOSE hands.

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:59 AM   #18
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Ryan-
Thanks for the excellent post. Your words and images do Gary justice. The Monet quote is definitely apropos. I feel blessed to be the current caretaker of such a piece of rolling sculpture. Gary's mind, his sense, his feel are just amazing. I can't wait to get the V-12 in her!
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:01 AM   #19
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the picture of the cat really pulls the whole story together.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:02 AM   #20
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Another Killer ride Dan...and Gary Howard is a genius!
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