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Old 01-20-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default Vintage Surf Transportation

Although I absolutely suck in the water, I've been enamored with surfing just as long as I have been with hot rods. As I've written in the past, there has always been a correlation between the two for me. I guess it's passion... or freedom... or s...

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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I would like to know where you come up with some of this stuff.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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Cool images.
Some potential album covers there.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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Great pics. A 38 Dodge surf wagon?.....thats awesome.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:56 AM   #5
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:07 AM   #6
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Cool pics. I've also always admired surfing, but have never taken it up. I tell people I'm a terrible swimmer, but an excellent drowner. I do however participate in the land version - skating and have recently switched mainly to longboarding. I've actually been thinking of sticking roof racks on my car to carry my longboard or perhaps a surfboard. I'll actually be moving back to the beach eventually (right near Ron Jon's) so I probably should learn how to surf or least swim well enough to keep afloat.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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Great topic, just watched "riding giants" on HDnet again. Awesome.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:31 AM   #8
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thats whats so great about southern california, its where both hot rodding and surfing got a start, and before all of those terrible beach blanket movies, surfers were considered just as hardcore and outcast as hotrodders (discovering uncrowded, previously unridden waves just as easily as it was to find a deuce roadster), if only we could have been so lucky to live in such a time. im both a hotrodder and a surfer, and couldnt imagine any better lifestyles.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:57 AM   #9
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nothing better in life than hot rods and surfing!
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #10
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Along with surf transportation, surf music and drag racing go hand in hand...



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Old 01-20-2009, 12:19 PM   #11
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Cool pics would love to see more.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #12
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Great story!
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #13
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I would like to know where you come up with some of this stuff.
Probably from Kiwi Kev & hemi ... they posted those pics in the "Surfer Style Wagons" thread HERE & HERE.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #14
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1968- Newport Beach
Our boards fit in the back, sideways and between the seats, no need for a rack...

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #15
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
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i love both hobbies. i get the same sunburn if its cars or water.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:34 PM   #17
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Do you still have your Pie truck? I have seen you post it several times, and I have to admit, I love that thing!
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:03 PM   #18
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thats whats so great about southern california, its where both hot rodding and surfing got a start,
Well, I think they were surfing in Hawaii long before hot rodding in SoCal got started, but your point is well taken. The two seem to go together very well.



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Old 01-20-2009, 02:07 PM   #19
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I have no vintage surf vehicle pics, but on a side note here is a link to a movie that I just saw last week that, in my humble opinion, is one of the best surf documentaries I've ever seen (and I've watched a lot of surf movies). I highly recommend it to anyone interested in surfing.


http://www.chasingthelotus.com/indexa.html

Here's the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDIoTn2Ny9U
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:14 PM   #20
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Cool stuff. If you're interested, there are some awesome, vintage surfing photos in the Google LIFE Magazine archives.

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