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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Ryan
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    Love it! That T with the Watson indy nose is crazy!
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    ryan - great pics, with great color! are these from Hot Rod, Rod & Custom? the ice blue 37 was great! any idea what issue? thanks - BIG JOHN 37
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    Beautiful stuff! Thanks Ryan.
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    Both I think, but mainly Hot Rod Magazine... They are all just photos I've saved through the years.
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    These pix are part of the reason I'm in love with that era of hotrods and customs. I will have one of both someday
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    very cool pics, all those pictures together like that would look good mounted, hanging on a wall
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    Ive always loved the early photos..
    they seem more like art, than pictures taken with a camera..
    as if they were meticulously sketched, than painted with soft colors..hard to explain, but very pleasing to the eye..
    crisp!

    nice post Ryan thanks
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    thank you for these views

    a common theme with this group is great/ wild customizing ..with almost all of em having stock wheels , caps or just chromed units..

    most must have been taken before the "customized wheel industry "made them affordable
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    There is something about the colors of those photo's that you just cant re create.
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    I love the 60's customs but please leave the 60's clothes in the trash lol

    .............great pics and post
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    Ryan,

    I just got a 1967 hot rod magazine pictorial issue and i was gonna scan all the pages and post them tonight or tomorrow.......guess i dont have to now. That was really weird that you posted this when you did. Alot of the ones you posted are in the one i have.
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    WOW! That's a trip back in time for me.:cool:

    I had EVERY one of those HRM pics on my dorm wall in college (early 60's).

    There was a particular fondness for the gal in the cowgirl getup with the 409 powered roadster p/u.;) Think they were from Texas.

    Thanks for stirring the slumbering brain cells; I'll have to dig those out of storage.
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    Thanks for the memories. I was a Hotrod subscriber from59 all through the 60s. I don't remember every one of these pictures but damn near it. Color pictures inside of car magazines was a BIG deal when it started. Before that the feature cars inside were printed in green ink.

    That chopped F100 with the canted headlights and the fenders tucked in was always a favorite of mine along with the candy root beer 28-29 roadster P/U.
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    I miss the soft, analog look of real pics like that. Thats what life looks like.
  16. Ryan ... Cool post ... I dig me some "CHROMES" (KODA & EKTA) :)


    Dan Hay ... Be sure to check out Speedwagen's "Do you recognise this T" thread (just click HERE).
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    Great collection of photos Ryan and thanks for sharing them! My dad(RIP) was huge into photography starting back in the late 50's and did a lot of color photography so it's kind of a walk down memory lane for me. Very cool stuff.
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    Ryan, these pictures generate a flood of pleasant memories as this WAS my era. Thanks for the memories, and since I finally got to met you at the Round UP, I promise your secret is safe with me.
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    I Love those images!! I alway look to these images for inspiration on my T. The color represents the time very well...not that I was living during the time but you get my drift.
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    Ryan, Thanks for sharing. I cant help but notice in most all of the pics, that the people are happy, friendly looking folks. They dont have have that "im late", I wonder if I 'll get cell service here look. Its kinda cool to think that our cars allow us to have a lifestyle that is slower, more relaxed and more friendly(at times).
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    Color photography was always problematic until the early to mid 70's. The emulsion layers were always wandering somewhere off their intended spectrum. The images faded badly and no one took it very seriously until after about 1976. I agree that the images have an amazing look now, but that's most likely after years of light and or several generations removed from the original as well as old printing inks. We can only emulate that "patina of life" and enjoy it for what it is now. I always say "thank God for photographers and their images". Of course being one and teaching it for almost forty years has nothing to do with my prejudices.......nice post Ryan
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    gotta love the 60's T's.

    just makes you wonder what happened to T's in the 70's. 70's was a bad time for T's
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    I think that Petersen was one of the first publishing companies to go to the offset color printing process. Be interested to know how many full color ads were in those issues (not counting Detroit). I used to have some color keys of HRM covers that got lost over the years.
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    Ryan... you know I love this post.
    Also, this look can still be obtained by using certian types of FILM (usually expired) and processing.
    Here's one of Monkey's T from the drags last year:

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    it would be easy to do it digitally also. then you put a white border around it with a date like they did with prints in the old days
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    Damn Ryan, you been hittin a nerve with every TJJ post lately. It's that look, the vibe, and yes the people and the clothes. All of it. Stuff like this is what molded many a young aspiring hotrodder. Thanks man, I needed that today.
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    Yeah, I'm in love with this period as far as design and creativity... Just so wonderful... like alice and wonderland kind of... But, I've never really been so up on it that I wanted to do a car from that perspective.

    That said, I LOVE this little '32:

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    Wow, thanks, I missed that thread somehow...
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    Ryan the pics look great, you sure have a great collection of rodding history!
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    The composition and lighting are great. I would like to know what their setup was. I'm thinking if they were cover shots they used a 2 1/4 camera, a Rolleiflex or maybe a Hasselblad, with a big bulb flash to soften the shadows and brighten the faces. Technically classic portrait shots. Great stuff.

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