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Motion Pictures "Beatnik Bandit" video at 1961 Custom Car Show

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  1. CHOP 57
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    A good friend of mine took some footage of a big Car show in the Mid West in 1961-62. It is a bit shaky, but the film gives a nice view of the Custom Car and Hot Rod shows in the early 1960's.
    Especially nice is the footage of Ed Roth his Beatnik Bandit which shows some of the automated features of the car.
    There is a few minutes of drag racing, and at the end it shows my own 1959 T-Bird which I named "Playboy's Chariot" painted in candy red over a silver base. I was advertising the 1961 Cleveland "Auto World Show" & that's why there is a sign on the passenger door.

    This was a very big show. Barris had his "XPAK 400 Air Car", Roth had the "Beatnik Bandit", & Cushenbury had his "El Matador". The Alexander Bros. also had a few cars there. There were also a lot of very well known national magazine cars at the show. This was a very unique show for the time. It featured new cars, rods, & alot of kustoms. It also had Sid Ceaser for the family entertainment. This was a 4 day show in October 1961. I sold my car at that show.

    Enjoy,
    Gary Birns
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    Cool...Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Wow, this is neat stuff. Thank you
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    nice video! even the music took me back in time.
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    That was cool, thanks!
  6. speedyshark
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    Really cool, loved all those customs.
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    :D:D:D
    Thanks for that!
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    Great video! Could have done with being twice as long!
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    Do you think that is Dirty Doug helping that girl in the car?
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    2:39 Quaility gamms...
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    cool video, thx
  12. 29Coupe
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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!
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    Seriously Awesome Footage.Thanks!
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    As the great Billy Idol once said "MO,MO,MO!"Never can get enough of the old videos.
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    Great footage man, thanks!
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    WTF was Roth thinking having the battery and gas can sitting under the back end of the Bandit- I figure the fire Marshall would have a cow!
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    Hey how's you and your dad?
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    Great Vid !!!. I remember those day's well.
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    either your friend has parkinsons of he was riding a pogo stick.
  20. Jalopy Joker
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    ***you would question Big Daddy Roth?" it was common to display gas cans, etc back then. *** Bitchin' footage - Thanks
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    Cool... people wearing suits to a car show and girls without tats!
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    Thats what was back then. Break free from what would big brother think.
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    Awesome awesome video!!
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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Very cool vintage video.
    Appropriate soundtrack too.
    Nice one man.
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    thats pretty damn cool...thanks for sharing..
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    Wow. So much style.
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    If only we had a time machine . That would have been an awesome show to have attended.
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    Bad ass video. Thanks for sharing.
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    always love those old Home movies because it captures time. Life as it was and notice there is no "Patina" and the builders were very innovative, unlike today.

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