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History Finding the Road Rebels...

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Ryan
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    One of your best journal entries EVER! Thanks for sharing!
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    cool story. job well done to all involved.
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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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    That is so cool..................
    Excellent story!
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    Great story - and really nice work Kevin and Jillian - beautiful work.
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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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    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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    Great story, thanks for sharing!

    Killer jacket too!
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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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    x2! I'm glad they were able to recreate your Dad's jacket for you :)
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    Nice Story man, I love anything relating to the old car clubs.
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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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    Great story and beautiful jacket! Thanks for sharing both with us.
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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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    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!
  17. 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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    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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    Doreen, it is great to see another milestone in this amazing story. Cant wait to see what the future brings :)
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    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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    Thanks! I won't give up the search.. you just never know what's out there until you look.
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    I'm glad I got the opportunity to share the story.. I absolutely LOVE my jacket and yes, it makes me think of my dad every time I wear it.
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    Thank you so much... every little piece of info, memorabilia or story I get is a treasure to me. I have learned a lot!
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    Wow, Cool, awesome story Doreen, Thanks for sharing Ryan.
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    very Cool Story!!
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    Guess I should have taken a picture for you of the plaque I polished and painted:)

    Great story BTW,

    Dennis
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    Great story. It should be a movie
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    Well worth it, my wool Vagabonds coat is a work of art! Props to the Silvas, they do awesome work!

    Doreen, have you looked in old Hot Rod mags...............lots of clubs had the same names but I think there might have been a small club feature in one, I will look. Trent
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    Imagine that! yankees way up in Massachusetts flying our treasured Confederate Flag!
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    You can see the plaque in the photo of me sitting on the tire of Ritchie's roadster but don't worry, I have a pic for you. :)

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