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Old 05-18-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Andy Southard, Jr.



I was living in Norman, Oklahoma when I first caught the traditional hot rod and custom bug. While I still consider Norman to be the capital of this great country, it’s not exactly a hot bed for traditional hot rods and customs. Without inspiration...

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Old 05-18-2009, 08:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: Andy Southard, Jr.

Thank you.

Andy's photos have always inspired me a LOT
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:18 AM   #3
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Man those books of his are like Bibles.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:20 AM   #4
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andy is the reason I got back into customs, and small world it was at the borders on so.290 by heb in austin that I got the bug back!
thanks andy for all the wonderful books!
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:34 AM   #5
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Andy's books are one's that I still look at the most... even after having them for quite a few years. Great photography of how things really were. Thanks for the interview!



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Old 05-18-2009, 08:44 AM   #6
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Andy Southard, Rod Powell, Cole Foster...Sounds like Salinas, California is the capitol of this great country of ours Ryan! Mr. Southard, your books (along with Salinas) have been a huge inspiration to me over the years. THANKS.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:20 AM   #7
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Very cool read. That name just jumped off the page when I saw it, memories from my youth. Good to see Andy doing well.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:22 AM   #8
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Andy shot a picture of my roadster years ago at roadster round up and used it in his Cars of the 70's book, he sent me a copy of the picture and an autographed copy of the book, after reading this article makes me want to dig out the book and look through it again Andy is a great guy with more pictorial history of our sport that any one else...........

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Old 05-18-2009, 09:32 AM   #9
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I was born in Oceanside NY and my uncle from Oceanside always told me about Andy Southard.
I don`t know if Andy remembers my uncle Wayne,but Wayne sure was proud of Andy coming from Oceanside and being such a great car guy.
My uncle bought all of Andy`s books.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:35 AM   #10
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Andy is a very cool cat....and I can almost guarantee that he answered all these questions from memory....he's sharp as a tac.....man it's cool as hell to sit there and listen to him tell stories of how it was back in the day.....I'm blessed to have him as a friend
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:46 AM   #11
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I've got several Southard prints hanging on my wall in the shop. He's an icon.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:01 AM   #12
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Andy is the salt of the earth ,and he shows it in his photos. I've know Andy for years and
him and his wife are the coolest. I don't know if he still sells his video's but they are a must..............................
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:10 AM   #13
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great interview.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:14 AM   #14
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Thank you so much for that interview. I really value anytime I can hear about the roots of an individual that has revolved around hot rods and customs.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:18 AM   #15
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Damn..... a true history lesson!
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:22 AM   #16
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thanks for the article. hot rods of the 1950's taught me alot, and Mr. Southard is one of my heros.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:37 AM   #17
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Great writing. Andy has been an inspiration for me since since I first saw a few of his photos in the late 1970's (by then I was 15 years old). They was part of what did guide me into the right direction when no one around me knew anything about traditional custom cars. With that as a guideline started to walk a path that I never will leave.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:30 AM   #18
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Andy's exactly 10 years older than me, and I grew up in North Jersey not too far from Long Island. It's very interesting to compair his memories of the area and mine, some 10 years later. By 1959, when I got my license, there were several drag strips, many speed shops, countless indoor Hot Rod shows to go to in the winter, etc.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:40 AM   #19
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Ryan,
Thanks so much for this! I've talked with Andy several times over the years when ordering books from him and he has always been terrific to a nobody like me. Unfortunately our calls were always short since I had the bad luck to call when he was in the middle of a project and had to go after a short while but he is truly a hero and I feel fortunate for the few minutes I've spent talking with him.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:49 AM   #20
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A true legend. I got hooked on hot rods and customs from a batch of '68-'71 Rod & Custom Magazines. There was a ton of Andy Southard in there. I didn't learn the whole story until I was much older and started collecting the little books. What a man. Thank you Ryan. Jim
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