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Old 03-24-2009, 04:51 PM   #21
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Default Re: The Johnny Eck "Special"

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Those clowns are kinda disturbing, henchman clowns.
Yes ...they are creepy sort of like "Chucko" the clown was....
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:28 PM   #22
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Those clowns are kinda disturbing, henchman clowns.
I've always been scared of clowns, and these guys really give me the "creeps".
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:11 PM   #23
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clowns... remain... scary.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #24
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Those clowns are kinda disturbing, henchman clowns.
Fit looking Clowns with small feet. They could easily run you down and catch you!
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:43 PM   #25
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What kind of engine is in that little car? did he ever race it on a track?
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:08 PM   #26
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Great story. No more excuses,..... Ryan, thank you for posting.

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Old 03-24-2009, 09:24 PM   #27
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When I clicked on the thread, I thought I was going to read about some obscure racer who happened to have the same name! I've always loved Johnny Eck but never knew about his car. He was also known for woodcarving and painting. He did a lot of screen painting, which was a regional kind of folk art. I met a fellow sideshow enthusiast who used Johnny Eck's image and sent him fake royalties just to help him out, having become friends of sorts some time along the way. Those pics made my day, and my day needed to be made.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:33 PM   #28
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Very cool and inspirational story!
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:14 AM   #29
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The race car was a kit or finished product back in the day, I have a book on it somewere. The roadster in the photos is a circa 1915 Saxon, bit smaller than a Model T Ford. Nice story but a very sad ending.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:58 AM   #30
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They say fate never gives us more then we can handle. Makes him stronger then most of the population.
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