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Old 06-23-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default The Shifters - Part 1



I watched the television with full attention - something I rarely do. I sat on the sofa with my elbows on my knees and my hands on my chin to support my head as if my melon was so busy comprehending the action on the TV that it couldn't possibly hol...

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Old 06-23-2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Shifters - Part 1

Can't wait. That '40 that made it's way here to the roundup was spot on with touches I wouldn't expect. I loved it.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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Sorry for the problems on today's post guys... I think we have things fixed now.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Shifters - Part 1

Looking forward to part two as the whole Hot rod scene has been morphing into all kinds of things over the past decade or so. Things seem so different than were in say the 1990's - at least that's how I see it.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:51 PM   #5
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I've got a copy of Desperate Generation and as you say Ryan it's a good film and as you also say its' 10 years old, but it could be filmed right now.I look forward to part Two!

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Old 06-23-2009, 01:54 PM   #6
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Evolution is traditional – in builders, cars and apparently in clubs as well.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:14 PM   #7
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What channel and where can we buy the first or second DVD???
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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Nice article. Looking forward to tomorrow.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:23 PM   #9
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Haven't watched the DVD in a long time...think I will pop it in at the shop and take a break...
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:24 PM   #10
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Hey Oddrod can I borrow that? I have it back asap!
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:25 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Shifters - Part 1

DESPERATE GENERTION will be is stock shortly


i'm in the process of getting them remade as we speak...I'll post on here when we have them... or check www.madfabricators.com for updates..
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Awesome feature Ryan!!!

I have known Axle and the shifters for a while and they were always a big influence to
me as a hot rodder... I remember seeing them at shows and being in awe of the cars that they would bust out,, still am today...
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:27 PM   #12
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Very good story. Excited for tomorrows installment. Makes a fella stop to reflect on the evolution of hot rodding. Going back to 1955 and sitting in the stands at the jalopy races with my Dad. From there, watching my cousins and my brother in the early '60's with their coupes, shoeboxes, customs and hot rods. The mid 60's and the birth of the muscle cars, and the lull in the late 70's and 80's while I raised kids on to the era written about in Ryan's story. Hot rodding is a culture. We have our own music, attitude and desires. We can trace our heritage back to the very early 1900,s through two world wars, Viet Nam and up to today. Though many aspects of the culture don't appeal to all of us, we're all still involved with common desires. And I can't help but think we've got a lot of years ahead of us. God bless. -Mike
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #13
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Hey Oddrod can I borrow that? I have it back asap!
As long as Dreams of Legends doesn't come back all sticky...be kind rewind...oh wait it's a DVD
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #14
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Excellent story! I have watched Desperate Generation many, many times. Things have changed in 10+ years, but I'm glad its still going strong.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #15
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Thats such a great story, even Ryan used the "R" word!

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I gotta get a copy of that when Piero has em ready
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:40 PM   #16
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Awesome Ryan!! Great writing, can't wait for part 2!!

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Old 06-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Evel;4050043]DESPERATE GENERTION will be is stock shortly


i'm in the process of getting them remade as we speak...I'll post on here when we have them... or check www.madfabricators.com for updates..
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PLEASE let me know when they are available.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:15 PM   #18
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Great movie... I wanna learn to dance like Axle.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:24 PM   #19
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Damn... Ryan, I'll tell you someone else who has really done some good for themselves... Pat yourself on the back!

As someone who is trying to do more writing and picture taking of personal interests to express my enthusiasm for my hobbies and passions, I have to say that was a great read! Your writing has REALLY come a long way! (not saying it was bad to begin with)

Looking forward to part 2 and more of your features. Keep writing. I'll keep reading! Great job!

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Old 06-23-2009, 03:31 PM   #20
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