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Old 09-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #61
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Wow! How can you pick a best one?
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #62
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neat, i did not know that.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:45 PM   #63
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Oct.57 Lloyd bakan 32 coupe women in swimsuits. Hot
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:03 AM   #64
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I still love the Piesron April 50 cover. It is the only early Hot Rod that I have framed in my office and on display next to the GMT model.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:20 AM   #65
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Although I like all of 'em in one way or another, I'd say that October 1950 is my favorite. Awesome thread by the way.

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Old 09-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #66
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Very cool, there all neat,but I like Scotty's the best, ask Cub B.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:54 PM   #67
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:28 PM   #68
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This is my best & first Hot Rod mag that truly ate my brain, at the time I was an 18 yr old biker riding a 1950 Triumph Trophy. I didn`t know such beaut cars exsited. Im now 71 yrs young & just finishing my 5th & last rod a 35 Ford pk up. Is has been a great hobby to me, thanks guy`s for starting it all.........

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Old 09-25-2011, 07:19 PM   #69
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These are the two that I first thought of. The Calori coupe, because it's such a beautiful car, his girl seems to like it, and I wanted to be him!



And the Chrisman coupe, just because it was so mind-bendingly radical.



There were many, many others that were special to me: Bob Arner and his buddies pushing the former Ralph Scheck streamliner; Tom Medley, welding on his model A; the guys in the Dick Flint roadster getting excited about the girl in the crosswalk -- it was a great era. Thanks for recalling it!
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:30 PM   #70
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There are so many covers to love, but the one I like best is from 1958, with a very young Fred Stoke, sitting in his Caddy powered dragster. Anyone know the month?
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #71
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Completely biased favorite......

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Old 11-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #72
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Oct. 1950 would be My pick. Thanks for the post......
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #73
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My all time favorite cover has always been Nov '49. Great car and even though she's probably 80, that's a right pretty girl with the movie star smile.... I always liked that "look"...
Glad to know I wasn't the only one with exacty the same thought.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:19 AM   #74
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I love all of those covers but for me this IS the one:

Mine too.
The Month & Year I was born.

PS. A good thread revival I thought.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:07 AM   #75
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Default Re: The best Hot Rod magazine cover of the first decade?

This is supposed to be a traditional hot rod forum but did anyone notice there were, even among the competition cars, no rusty, dented, patina'd heaps of shit? So why is rusty, patina'd crap considered and accepted as traditional?
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:25 AM   #76
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This is supposed to be a traditional hot rod forum but did anyone notice there were, even among the competition cars, no rusty, dented, patina'd heaps of shit? So why is rusty, patina'd crap considered and accepted as traditional?
There is a very simple explanation. The magazine ran pictures of the cream of the crop, not cars that some kid in Bumshoe, Idaho built on a limited budget in his Dad's garage. I was there in those years and saw lots of primered, patina'd, slightly shabby hot rods and customs driving around. In fact, the very first really finished hot rod I ever saw was a 32 coupe that migrated from California to Pennsylvania somehow. It was done top to bottom, and had chrome everywhere.

The guys in California seemed to have more money to spend on their cars than us working class guys back east, and they also had a lot more places to go to have custom work done.

But even according to this 1960 HRM cover, some cars they featured were a little rusty (Roadster top left)

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:52 AM   #77
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This is supposed to be a traditional hot rod forum but did anyone notice there were, even among the competition cars, no rusty, dented, patina'd heaps of shit? So why is rusty, patina'd crap considered and accepted as traditional?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #78
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The guys in California seemed to have more money to spend on their cars than us working class guys back east..........
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Gee, I didn't know all of us California guys that worked at gas stations, grocery stores and as house painters weren't "working class".
I guess the $1.40 an hour I made was the wages of a movie star or a CEO.
Every single guy I knew in the 1960's came home from work, beat, hot, dirty and with just enough money to eat and save for their next car part they wanted to buy "someday".
I'll email all of them today to break the news to them that they "had it made in the shade" 50 years ago.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #79
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There is a very simple explanation. The magazine ran pictures of the cream of the crop, not cars that some kid in Bumshoe, Idaho built on a limited budget in his Dad's garage. I was there in those years and saw lots of primered, patina'd, slightly shabby hot rods and customs driving around. In fact, the very first really finished hot rod I ever saw was a 32 coupe that migrated from California to Pennsylvania somehow. It was done top to bottom, and had chrome everywhere.

The guys in California seemed to have more money to spend on their cars than us working class guys back east, and they also had a lot more places to go to have custom work done.

But even according to this 1960 HRM cover, some cars they featured were a little rusty (Roadster top left)

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Thats not a real Hot Rod cover! April of 1960 Featured Tony Nancy &
22 JR. Must be photo shopped....
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #80
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I cant pick a favorite, but this does remind me why in my opinion HRM was the best, the Don Francisco tech articals, a bunch of the other mags had guys that were completely full of shit(rodding and restyling comes to mind) but he KNEW his stuff and i really leard some stuff reading his stuff. Still one of my favorite books i own is his 1957 " how to build a chevy v-8" manual, and i'm building a 283 to his suggestions in it too for my model T
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