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Old 12-23-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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Early this morning, I was sitting in the ocean waiting on a wave. To kill the time, I began to think about my post this morning. I don't know if it was the water, the cold temperatures, or my numb toes but something made me think about the beginning...

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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Quite a body of work, always wished I could do that. Wouldn't the originals make a great show for a museum?
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:40 AM   #3
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Ahh this is a Christmas gift in itself. As I said in Chrisman entry, I love these Cut-a-way illustrations/technical masterpieces. Thank you for posting them all in one place.
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JeffreyJames was it you that suggested that the rodders journal should start comissioning these for their features? Regardless one of the magazines has to start doing this again, I love cut-aways/technical drawings they are becoming a lost artform
at the end of the money,
there is still some month left
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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The man was a fucking genius.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:57 AM   #6
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Those are unreal.

Were you serving the river in downtown Austin??
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:01 AM   #7
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Very cool. I wish I was setting in the ocean waiting on a wave.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:03 AM   #8
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Haole...If your in the islands Im super jealous...N.S.?...you hanging with JACK J.

great drawings...
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:15 AM   #9
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Thanks for putting those up. I wasn't familiar with his work, but have always dug tech.illustrations, and now those are some of my favorites. I'm with Ynotta, mags should definately start that back up.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:24 AM   #10
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Cool man, thanks!

BTW, where are you if your sitting in water waiting on a wave at Christmas? Someplace I would rather be I can tell you!
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:25 AM   #11
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I can stare at those images for hours. Amazing.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:30 AM   #12
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Ryan, if you sold those as large, framable prints, I'd buy at least one. Something to think about.

Also, I'm curious, where exactly were you waiting on a wave?
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:51 AM   #13
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Ryan, If you keep this up, I may have to buy a flatty.

My less than traditional side is clinging to more modern engineering, but you keep taking a bite out of my argument.

Shooting down dumb asses one S-10 frame swap at a time...

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Old 12-23-2008, 10:00 AM   #14
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Thanks Ryan.

As a young man with small pockets, I do not have a complete reference of Hot Rod Magazine. I always appreciate postings from the magazine and more specifically Rex Burnett goodies.


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Old 12-23-2008, 10:07 AM   #15
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Great subject Ryan. Burnett drawings have always been bitchen to take in. Nice to see a ton of them in one spot in a digital way. Where you might be surfing seems to be the question of the post, but I will ask the real five dollar question. Where are all of the Burnett originals, and will they ever be available for purchase ala auction etc.? My guess is they are long gone or locked up in the Petersen archive. Anyone??
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:19 AM   #16
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thanks ryan,
I'm always studying those drawings.....
i was just last night thinking about another car project and decided that this evening i will dig out the hot rod magazines with the cutaways to look at a few certain details
saved me the effort and i can look from at work!


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Old 12-23-2008, 12:00 PM   #17
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Love em'!!! His signature is down right beautiful!!!


Note: the last one is illustrated by Robert Thatcher. Is there a link to the two?
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:04 PM   #18
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I'll have to ponder those pictures, "sitting on a snowbank, waiting for the plow truck......"
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:33 PM   #19
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Here is one from 1950 June HR.
1-3-4-2 & 1-2-4-3
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:41 PM   #20
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"Early this morning, I was sitting in the ocean waiting on a wave."

Now that is just torture, I am here at work freezing my ya-ya's off, torture I tell ya. but the drawings are great.
Why is that an exercise in futility does not burn any calories?
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