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History Vintage Surf Transportation

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Ryan
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  2. J Man
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    I would like to know where you come up with some of this stuff.
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    Cool images.
    Some potential album covers there.
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    Great pics. A 38 Dodge surf wagon?.....thats awesome.
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    Cool pics. I've also always admired surfing, but have never taken it up. I tell people I'm a terrible swimmer, but an excellent drowner. :D I do however participate in the land version - skating and have recently switched mainly to longboarding. I've actually been thinking of sticking roof racks on my car to carry my longboard or perhaps a surfboard. I'll actually be moving back to the beach eventually (right near Ron Jon's) so I probably should learn how to surf or least swim well enough to keep afloat. :rolleyes:
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    Great topic, just watched "riding giants" on HDnet again. Awesome.
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    thats whats so great about southern california, its where both hot rodding and surfing got a start, and before all of those terrible beach blanket movies, surfers were considered just as hardcore and outcast as hotrodders (discovering uncrowded, previously unridden waves just as easily as it was to find a deuce roadster), if only we could have been so lucky to live in such a time. im both a hotrodder and a surfer, and couldnt imagine any better lifestyles.
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    nothing better in life than hot rods and surfing!
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    Along with surf transportation, surf music and drag racing go hand in hand...



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    Cool pics would love to see more.
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    Great story!
  13. Probably from Kiwi Kev & hemi ... they posted those pics in the "Surfer Style Wagons" thread HERE & HERE. :rolleyes:
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    1968- Newport Beach
    Our boards fit in the back, sideways and between the seats, no need for a rack...

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    love this thread!

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    i love both hobbies. i get the same sunburn if its cars or water.
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    Do you still have your Pie truck? I have seen you post it several times, and I have to admit, I love that thing!
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    Well, I think they were surfing in Hawaii long before hot rodding in SoCal got started, but your point is well taken. The two seem to go together very well.

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    Cool stuff. If you're interested, there are some awesome, vintage surfing photos in the Google LIFE Magazine archives.

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    The first item I bought for the 54' Wagon was a long board to hang out the back.....
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    Long Board.......... short wagon. :)

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    These guys (surfers) generally don't care about the transportation, just as long as it gets them to where the waves are. If it's a cheap old jalopy and it runs, ok. The cool old cars that we see here, are for the most part, what has been cheaply available in days gone by.
    Billabong, a large local surf company gets it's Reps cars (current model) serviced and repaired at my work. Without exception they are a disgrace! The surfers that I know couldn't care less about turnin' wrenches, or even keeping their cars tidy.
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    I'd love to have a Dewey & Weber longboard for my roof, but the 'Nomad' roof just don't look right with a board rack on it...

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    One very cool ride.
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    Superb Hoodoo Wagon!
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    Do you ride it?
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    dunno how this ended up here in Minnesota but it will be toted around on my 32 sedan..
    SURFING THE LAND O LAKES :D

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