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Old 12-28-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default The Amazing Hot Rod Cult



Remember that article that Sports Illustrated ran in 1961 about the cult of hot rodding? Yeah, I don't either... I wasn't born yet, but I've heard about it so many damn times that I feel like I was a regular subscriber in the day. In any case, the SI...

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Ever get the idea you have been there before, then go look and sure enough?
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ght=rumpsville

I knew the story seemed familiar when I clicked on your link!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: The Amazing Hot Rod Cult

I think that was the first issue of Sports Illustrated I ever bought or read. I can't remember much about the article though.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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great read. thanks!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:41 AM   #5
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Call it a good rehash then... I'm on the road with my wife for our anniversary, so it will work in a pinch.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:44 AM   #6
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I just can't belive it's been 2 years since I first saw it online! Definately a good rehash
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #7
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As somewhat of a closet "Beatnik", I dig all the crazy lingo. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary.
Transfusion, by Nervous Norvis, was always a staple on the Dr.Dimento radio show.
Happy New Year to all ya' HAMB-Bones

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:48 AM   #8
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Thanks for the cool cruise into Rumpsville, Ryan! I'm diggin it!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:50 AM   #9
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Great read!!

As for the photo...I can see the two guys almost praying..."oh please let us not have our engine go poof...."
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:21 AM   #10
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One of the best car articles I ever read was in SI (I think) a looong time ago. It was about a guy who street-raced for money, drove a Mopar of some kind, I think. Said after he rebuilt the engine he would pour a quart of oil over it and drive up and down a dirt road to make it look old and tired. He was pretty cagy about picking races and stuff.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #11
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happy anniversary boss,hope you enjoy your day.and thanks for the read. ive never seen it before and it was well worth the read.sure makes me wish i could find that damn time machine!!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:21 AM   #12
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OK ... that is super freaky - I just got my original copy in the mail that I bought on Ebay (with saved pennies) this morning ! Get out of my head , man!
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:32 AM   #13
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Have this SI copy and the same photo was used on an LP record album. I always have a couple copies of each for sale at any Parts Meet I set up at. They both make great Garage Wall Art when framed. The 1957 Life magazine Hot Rod issue is also a kool read with some of the same info as the SI and the full page photo of Grabowski and the Kookie T at a drive-in.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #14
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date of SI is April 24,1961 - maybe luck out at a yard sale or ?
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:00 PM   #15
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Happy anniversary Ryan!----Just had our 60th!!!----How many for you??
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:30 PM   #16
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Ha Ha! I love the second page with all the psyco-babble about how they all hate their mothers. Most fruidian analysts are the most twisted up bunch I ever met! But you never see a hot rod parked in front of a shrinks office!
I also liked the comment about the guys engine "Being clean enough to eat off of"... "No way! you'de leave crumbs on it!" So true,so true.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:10 PM   #17
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Cool shirts!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:23 PM   #18
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I see my avatar on that magazine cover...my birthday present in 1961 for my 11th birthday...from Big Daddy himself...

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #19
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As soon as I saw that pic on Ryan's blog I thought, "that's Mazooma's avatar!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:06 PM   #20
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Von Franco's "I was a Teenage Monster Shirt Painter" DVD is a must have for anyone traveling back to Koolsville!
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