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Old 09-07-2009, 02:24 AM   #61
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Default Re: Bob McCoy's '40 Sedan

Yes !!!!!!!!!!
It has so much value to me it is hard to explain. Of all the cars there he would pick mine. I was so jazzed. In 2008 Bob came around and we talked a bit. He leaned over a quietly whispered in my ear That he could not find another car better than mine to give it to but if he did that Good Guys would kill him. He eventually found one he settled on.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:46 PM   #62
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Bob is doing well and still doing fantastic paintings. He just completed a painting of my roadster with me and my buddies Tom Burger and Norm Grabowski as passengers.
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I would like to post a picture of the painting but this site asks for the url of the picture and I don't know how to find that.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:19 AM   #63
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Love the car, but HATE the red to yellow flames. .
.......I agree with you, Rich. Like you, I love the car and you can't deny its' iconic status, but for me a traditional flame job on a Forty goes from Yellow in front, fading through Orange, to Red, with Electric Blue tips. Sorry, just my dumb-ass opinion.................Don.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:19 AM   #64
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Here is an angle you never see much....The 40 had nice Pinstripes as well as the Flames.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #65
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It is guys like Bob McCoy and all that they have contributed to this addicition that makes me feel blessed to have grown up in San Diego in the time frame that I did. Thanks for bringing this thread forward.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:40 AM   #66
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Those of us who purchased that HRM when it came out were young and impressionable. We loved that car because it was something entirely new; sedans had been done occasionally but coupes were preferred. This car made sedans cool. Flames had been done, but Bob's raised the standard and created the classic look.

Anyone on here who is complaining about the way the flames were done were not there then and should realize that they were state of the art at that time.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #67
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Those of us who purchased that HRM when it came out were young and impressionable. We loved that car because it was something entirely new; sedans had been done occasionally but coupes were preferred. This car made sedans cool. Flames had been done, but Bob's raised the standard and created the classic look.

Anyone on here who is complaining about the way the flames were done were not there then and should realize that they were state of the art at that time.
I was there and that forty was the start of my life long love of flames. I have never been able to bring myself to start flames in red to yellow. but believe that flame job carried the biggest impact of any car ever!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:28 AM   #68
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Bob is a great guy and a great artist, he always has the time to talk to you, years ago when I worked at antique automotive, I got to drive the 40 foot fifth wheel trailer that we used to take to the swappmeets, Carl Burnet comishen Bob Mccoy to do the art work on the trailer, it had a huge cartoon of Carl driving his hot rod, I wish I had a picture of it, the art work on it was really cool, one of bob's trade marks has been that any of the cars he draws have ford steelies with 40 caps on them , his drawings and paintings have always been of tradional hot rods and race cars, enven twenty years ago when these cars were not in stlye.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #69
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #70
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Bob was one hell of a crazy sprint car driver too!
Yes, he was, he raced at Ascot when I was pretending to drive sprint cars, early '60s...what I remember best is the slow barrel roll he did in turn 3, fortunately he walked away, but always had the gas full on...easy to focus on the '40 and forget his sprint car career........
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #71
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those of us who purchased that hrm when it came out were young and impressionable. We loved that car because it was something entirely new; sedans had been done occasionally but coupes were preferred. this car made sedans cool. flames had been done, but bob's raised the standard and created the classic look.

anyone on here who is complaining about the way the flames were done were not there then and should realize that they were state of the art at that time.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:29 AM   #72
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Love the car, but HATE the red to yellow flames. Only thing worse is a three color flame job in that style. Always make me think the painter wasn't very talented to do it right.
The reason the flames were not blended as well as today's, is that they would rub through layers of paint with chrome polish to get that "blend". So Sayeth the old magazines....Sooo there's some charm in it when you know that, I guess.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #73
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I like his wooden sprint cars for sale on e-bay.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #74
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I can't add anything to the '40 sedan conversation, but I had the pleasure of meeting Bob at a local cruise back in 2005 when I was living in San Diego.

He was driving this:







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Man I had a wild ride to the Adelaide Hot rod show many years back in this thing" Busted that sweet grill" Got drunk with the Rebels till i threw up" Tough weekend
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #77
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Those of us who purchased that HRM when it came out were young and impressionable. We loved that car because it was something entirely new; sedans had been done occasionally but coupes were preferred. This car made sedans cool. Flames had been done, but Bob's raised the standard and created the classic look.

Anyone on here who is complaining about the way the flames were done were not there then and should realize that they were state of the art at that time.
To say that Rich Venza wasn't there is ludicrous, I don't agree about the flames, but Rich was certainly there. His picture is on a cave somewhere.
I love the flames on McCoys car.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #78
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Bobs 40 was the inspiration for my sedan, I thought of doing a clone, but figured it would pale in comparison to the original. His sedan is iconic.
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That is one beautiful Sedan, Felix 40.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:37 AM   #80
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X 2 Felix......NICE One. I'd like to see more pics.

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