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Old 07-13-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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One of my closest pals and seemingly constant partner in crime is Kevin Silva. Silva is known around these parts as a meticulous machinist as well as a brilliant mechanic. He and his wife (Jillian) are also the proprietors of a small business special...

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
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One of your best journal entries EVER! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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cool story. job well done to all involved.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:56 AM   #4
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Great story and a great resource for club jackets.I'm going to tell all my buddies!
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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That is so cool..................
Excellent story!
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
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Great story - and really nice work Kevin and Jillian - beautiful work.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:36 AM   #7
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I think we all can relate to wanting to learn about our past. In my case, the main reason I restored my late grandfather's dragster was to learn more about him. Doreen, it is my hope that you have as much success in your search for additional info / stories about your late father and the Road Rebels as I did in learning about my grandfather. Good Luck!
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:43 AM   #8
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Great story, brought back some good memories and some sad ones also. We had a club the "Drifters", neighborhood group. We all had big plans, Uncle Sam and Viet Nam put all those plans on ice for most of us. Sad part is most us have all passed on. Those remaining love to get together when we can and laugh about the "good days". Never realized when we chose, rather Jack chose, the name how it fit as we Drifted to all parts of the country.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:46 AM   #9
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Great story, thanks for sharing!

Killer jacket too!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:01 AM   #10
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Doreen, that was just an awesome story, I had to read it twice! The jacket is absolutely beautiful, and I'm sure you think of your dad everytime you slip it on.
Great Job, Silva's!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #11
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Great story, thanks for sharing!

Killer jacket too!
x2! I'm glad they were able to recreate your Dad's jacket for you
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:13 AM   #12
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Nice Story man, I love anything relating to the old car clubs.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:15 AM   #13
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Great story! There's alot of great car club history in New England.

That jacket came out amazing!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:15 AM   #14
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Great story and beautiful jacket! Thanks for sharing both with us.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:16 AM   #15
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I can attest to the Silva's being great people. I am trying to get the ducks in a row to work on a few things with them but every time I have talked to them on the phone they've been nothing but pleasant. Their work is nothing short of masterful and I can't wait to get my hands on some finished products.\

Awesome story Ryan, keeping tradition alive in more ways then one!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:17 AM   #16
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I can attest to the Silva's being great people. I am trying to get the ducks in a row to work on a few things with them but every time I have talked to them on the phone they've been nothing but pleasant. Their work is nothing short of masterful and I can't wait to get my hands on some finished products.\

Awesome story Ryan, keeping tradition alive in more ways then one!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #17
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Great post! Silva did our club jackets, and they turned out great! Good luck on uncovering more of the club's history.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:06 PM   #18
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When I first read Doreens post to find an old club from MA i figured it would dry up real quick! I wished for a moment that I was older and had some input to give to keep the search alive...I am so happy she was able to find some answers and some real leads to her search!
Its just one more piece to New Englands hot-rodding past that makes me wonder whats still out there!
Thanks for posting, Ryan!
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:11 PM   #19
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Doreen, it is great to see another milestone in this amazing story. Cant wait to see what the future brings
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:19 PM   #20
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Doreen, it is great to see another milestone in this amazing story. Cant wait to see what the future brings
Aww thanks man.. I'm going to run with it as far as it will take me.. keep the camera ready.
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