Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Finding the Road Rebels...

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

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 15,147

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. One of your best journal entries EVER! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,928

    autobodyed
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from shelton ct

    cool story. job well done to all involved.
     
  4. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,496

    flamingokid
    Member

    Great story and a great resource for club jackets.I'm going to tell all my buddies!
     
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,217

    1950ChevySuburban
    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    That is so cool..................
    Excellent story!
     
  6. Great story - and really nice work Kevin and Jillian - beautiful work.
     
  7. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 385

    3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    Member
    from Indiana

    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!
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011
  8. 37cevy4dr
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
    Posts: 26

    37cevy4dr
    Member
    from Louisiana

    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.
     
  9. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,012

    Old-Soul
    Member

    Great story, thanks for sharing!

    Killer jacket too!
     
  10. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,150

    seatex
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    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!
     
  11. bob-o
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 284

    bob-o
    Member

    x2! I'm glad they were able to recreate your Dad's jacket for you :)
     
  12. MXrider13
    Joined: Jan 27, 2011
    Posts: 130

    MXrider13
    Member
    from Florida

    Nice Story man, I love anything relating to the old car clubs.
     
  13. Great story! There's alot of great car club history in New England.

    That jacket came out amazing!
     
  14. chop&drop
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 339

    chop&drop
    Member

    Great story and beautiful jacket! Thanks for sharing both with us.
     
  15. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,388

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    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!
     
  16. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,388

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    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.
     
  18. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 2,951

    Slick Willy
    Member

    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!
     
  19. djtwigsta
    Joined: Sep 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,623

    djtwigsta
    Member

    Doreen, it is great to see another milestone in this amazing story. Cant wait to see what the future brings :)
     
  20. Thelost40
    Joined: Aug 27, 2010
    Posts: 80

    Thelost40
    Member

    Aww thanks man.. I'm going to run with it as far as it will take me.. keep the camera ready. ;)
     
  21. Thelost40
    Joined: Aug 27, 2010
    Posts: 80

    Thelost40
    Member

    Thanks! I won't give up the search.. you just never know what's out there until you look.
     
  22. Thelost40
    Joined: Aug 27, 2010
    Posts: 80

    Thelost40
    Member

    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.
     
  23. Thelost40
    Joined: Aug 27, 2010
    Posts: 80

    Thelost40
    Member

    Thank you so much... every little piece of info, memorabilia or story I get is a treasure to me. I have learned a lot!
     
  24. casper
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 975

    casper
    Member

    Wow, Cool, awesome story Doreen, Thanks for sharing Ryan.
     
  25. SAVAGE
    Joined: May 13, 2002
    Posts: 889

    SAVAGE
    Alliance Vendor

    very Cool Story!!
     
  26. Guess I should have taken a picture for you of the plaque I polished and painted:)

    Great story BTW,

    Dennis
     
  27. rottenrods
    Joined: Sep 17, 2010
    Posts: 212

    rottenrods
    Member

    Great story. It should be a movie
     
  28. 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
     
  29. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,761

    chrisntx
    Member
    from Texas .

    Imagine that! yankees way up in Massachusetts flying our treasured Confederate Flag!
     
  30. Thelost40
    Joined: Aug 27, 2010
    Posts: 80

    Thelost40
    Member

    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. :)
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.