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Old 02-09-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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So, James Hair (BrerHair) contacted me a few weeks ago concerning Ray Erickson. Ray is a member of the H.A.M.B. and a long time hot rodder from Kansas City, but has been ha...

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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Good read. Its to bad that so many guys like Ray go unheard of for so long, and don't get the credit when there work hits the pages of magazines. I'm glad to now know of another great hero of our world, great work. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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It would be great to see more photos and history about the car builders "out there" who don't get the notoriety, yet build great cars. This may sound corny, but I urge all car builders to take plenty of photos of themselves working on their cars, their shop and their life so as to build an archive of their accomplishments. Time does fly.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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Great write up Ryan. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:46 AM   #5
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Very cool! The lawn tractor will probably be at the WOW this weekend.
Good job James!
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:47 AM   #6
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That La Hoya is some car. Reminds me of a Cunningham C-3, but smoother and maybe a bit more attitude.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #7
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Ryan-
Thank you for posting this....
Ray Erickson was and -IS- one of the greats....
We here in the midwest are sometimes not aware that a lot of great builders were not from the east or west coasts.
I think Ray was very innovative and ahead of his time,and should be aligned in the ranks with the other legends of this hobby......
I consider him a friend and the HAMB is very lucky to have him around to share Custom history as it really was in the day....
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:09 AM   #8
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That cabriolet is awesome, especially in that first pic.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:11 AM   #9
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Amazing talent.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:18 AM   #10
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Great write up! I love a good story. Now lets see some progress on the '51....
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #11
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Cool story. It's neat finding out that he built the La Hoya. I've got that issue and would have never know who'd really built it if not for your post. Can't wait to hear and see more!
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:52 AM   #12
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Incredible piece of history - looking forward to read more of this :-)
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #13
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Fantastic!
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:13 PM   #14
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Here is Sodbusters great thread with more ray Erickson pictures for those that missed it.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...t=ray+erickson
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #15
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Great Read!
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:48 PM   #16
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Nice stuff for sure, love it. Thanks James for the write up and for getting the info. out here for us to enjoy.

I wonder what Ray is up to now. Maybe he will get his computer back up and post some more cool stuff for us.

Painting cars out on the busy street, not that's crazy. I thought my driveway was going to be a less than perfect challenge. Guess it is all just a matter of perspective.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:33 PM   #17
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Cool read, but what about that 3-wheeler?

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:37 PM   #18
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Have one of his old Catalogs
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:08 PM   #19
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James my good friend thanks so much for righting that man!!! Awesome story and great pics. That '52 Ford's chop reminds me of my '52 Merc's chop with the exception of the rear window....damn I miss that car.

Loved the article and yes early flames rule!!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:30 PM   #20
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And Ray's mind is sharp as a tack.........It is always good to chat with him at local car events.

The link above was just copy/paste stuff that Ray would send me via email.

Ray is a ruler and he has a few years under his belt........sorta' a "Gene Winfield" of the midwest.

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