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Women in Hot Rodding

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,962

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
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  3. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,797


    Wow, that chick is hard!
  4. rustypipes
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
    Posts: 972

    from san jose

    Those pics are from the book "Birth of Hot Rodding"

    That chick does look pretty hardcore, looks like she had a nice big ole badonkadonk too!!
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  5. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,938


    Hot Rod chicks are kool!
  6. NJVadala
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 179


    Gotta love a girl that can turn a wrench
  7. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,891

    Alliance Vendor

    Never cared much for the 40's-50's euro influence on our native tin (cut down doors), but in this case, I'll make an exception.
  8. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,805


    Is there anything sexier in all the world than a woman who has more passion for vintage tin and the knowledge to back it up than you do?

    Not for this one fellas, not for this one.
  9. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,962

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    AH HA!!! You're right! I can't believe I didn't realize that... It's one of the best hot rod books ever published.
  10. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,226


    I love those pics too..... from the Genat book as previously mentioned.....
    There is another pic, in B&W, where a girl is obviously disgusted with the fact that all the guys around are paying more attention to the car than's great.....
  11. jonny o
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 836

    jonny o

    I was just thinking of the influence of women in hotrodding, but in a more narrow sense.

    I have always found ladies who are willing to either "help" in the shop or at least support the habit.

    It's a lucky scenario.
  12. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,179

    from Austin, TX

    The second pic is of one of the younger sisters of a car club I believe. I think it says it in the book. They have a bitchin, Maroon 39 Merc 4dr vert with a carson top. They seem to be building that car as a club racer....

    I like that pic because she seems to be vamping the guys... That's cool because she's the next generation of crazed hot rodders and she's ready to cary the torch herself...

    Cool pics...

    When I see chicks in old lakes pics I instinctively start searching for the proximity to the nearest porta-potty... I know they only had a few out there and they had way more spectators out there than today. Must have made for some 'tense' moments on the silt....
  13. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,956


    I've been married to a "hot rod chick" for 35 don't get any better.

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  14. buzzard
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 4,330

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    Gals that are into cars are cool by me. Whether they rebuilt their carb themselves, or would just rather drive an "old car" instead of an econobox doesn't make a difference for me. That they are part of it is what matters. And those snapshots say way more than "hey, look at this girl by a car".

    What I don't dig is chicks in magazines posing by the cars as some sort of accessory. A pic of a girl with car in the background can be a cool photo of the girl. I'm fine with pinups using cars as backdrops. Some of the models are hot, and the pictures can be classy. But I just don't think it should be necessary, if the car is cool and has the right proportions, for a girl to sell the car. If the car is cool enough to feature, then feature it.

    And don't even get me started about spreads with porn stars with black eyes.

    Sorry if this takes the post to far from it's intended line. I should just ad my "neato" and be done with it.
  15. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    The girl in the second pic is Pebbles Flintstone:p

    For me, these girls are a part of hot rodding, but not as much as the ones in the garage. There was a post on here a few months back, a HAMBer showing off his wife in the shop or something. Maybe involving brakes - anyway, it was a good post.

    Working on my wife's 50 Burb is always more fun when she's outside with me, wrenching, painting, sanding........ good quality times!:D

    I hope you guys get as much support and help from your girls as I do with mine!
  16. Those are also some of my favorites.

    I remember seeing them when I did some work at the AHRF. I think Kilroy is correct, that she is a younger sister of someone in that club. The first may also be of her as well. I searched through the AHRF site, but couldn't find those images. If I find them I post a connection.

    It is too bad there aren't more shots of women. There were alot of timers that were women, of course naturally they aren't in the pics of the cars.

  17. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    from Tucson AZ

    Oh, and don't get me wrong, I LOVE cute women, but I wish that one would get out of the way so I can check out that dashboard!
  18. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,258


    What I love about that picture how the curves of her hips compliment the curve of cut down door. Classic.
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  19. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,395


    Lorene Sissom (in the car) was the wife of a local Dallas Texas dirt track racer back in the day. They would hold women's heats, and also do some women against men races for exhibition. I was told that she won a few of 'em to boot. Made the guys she was racing pretty mad. This was 1949 - 1951 time frame...


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  20. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    Heres an important one....not only were her shoes dirty....but i understand the right one was awfully heavy!
    Veda Orr is probably a main point in the reason that hot rodding grew to what it did after the war and also a main inspiration to the beginning of "Hot Rod" magazine which is what helped open the eyes of america to hopped up cars, coast to coast
  21. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,735


    Nice blog Ryan. I enjoyed reading it.
  22. 40Tudor
    Joined: Jan 1, 2002
    Posts: 629


    dirty shoes = real

    high heels = fake

    Fake is image without content and all too common. Kinda sad that Real is unusual and refreshing these days.
  23. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,950


    I love this picture. Hot rods, dry lake and a fine behind on a real woman (not a sprawling, pouting, tattooed Betty Page wanna be). Hot damn! Hubba hubba!
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  24. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,164

    from PA.

    Wow and she did it with such a small pit crew.
  25. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,597


    Here are 3 cool girls :) :

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  26. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,793


    I think you'll all dig Hop Up No. 9 coming your way in January... We've got a killer History piece on Veda Orr with some rare pics...
  27. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,962

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I've also heard that there is a complete biography on Veda Orr currently being written. She ruled.
  28. Yes! finally. She was instrumental in keeping folks up to date during the War (mailing out the news letters and pictorials) and her efforts along with Karl were nothing short of amazing. More of this type of stories need to be done. Thanks!


  29. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,793


    By the way-- This is my absolute favorite vintage 'hot rod girl' photo:
    (Check the airbrush monster shirt, cuffed redline Levi's, and the Sta-Lube box "body kit"... :D )


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