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History Rumpsville - as described by Sports Illustrated in 1961

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldandkrusty, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. oldandkrusty
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    While doing some investigative snooping about old Indy 500 races, I came across this article and can't, for the life of me, figure out why! Nonetheless, this article is a real hoot having views that were "mainstream" and not so mainstream circa 1961. All the major car cult players are referenced here including George Barris, Big Daddy Roth, Dean Jefferies, Mickey Thompson, Bob Petersen, and even Barry Goldwter, the junior Senator from Arizona! Didn't know he was a car guy, did you! Anyway, check it out here:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1072476/index.htm

    I hope you enjoy this slice of time as much as I did...
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    Hmmmmm, nobody interested in a little bit of history about our car culture?
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    No, I read the link earlier. Great read!! Thanks!
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  5. That was a strange read, IMO.

    When was it written?
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    1961
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    I hadn't seen that site in 6 or 8 years!:eek:
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    Its that magazine cover that made up my mind for me as to what sweatshirt to have Ed Roth airbrush for my 11th birthday in 1961..

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    Heck of a read! I kinda like how the "hog" riders were described....some things never change.:rolleyes:
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    Mazooma, you da man! Coming up with the cover for the featured article and the sweatshirt Roth designed for you is just too freaking much. I love it.
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    I always wondered why your last icon looked so familiar!; I have the mag somewhere.
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    I thought it was kool daddyo. Thanks for postin it. I think it's funny how the psycholgists were describing us as "inadequate" and "sexually insecure"...yeah, right. Back in the 30s a hot car was also called a 'pussy canoe'...gee I wonder why?
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    Kinda long but a good read. Thanks for the link.
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    Yeah it is long, but once you get into the story the stuff that is brought up is a real step back in time. Glad you liked it.
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    Hey - I've been looking for that issue of Sports Illustrated forever - that was a huge influence on me being 16 years old then. There was a great cartoon that went with the article and there were photos of cars and car shows. I had seen Hot Rod magazine, but that article really put together a lot of the background of hot rodding.

    But there are no photos or illustrations here.

    Has anybody scanned in those pages - and the other articles?
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    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club
    2. Lacquer lovers unite!

    If you want the truth about how it was in the day, here it is.
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    The 60's gota' love em....

    Great article...
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    (old thread) what is date of '61 issue?
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    Really enjoyed that, Actually a pretty well-balanced article for the time.

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