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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldebob, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. oldebob
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    Enjoyed the 1940's period correct thread. Lets try another angle. There are many first hand accounts availible from older hamb members on the 50's era. The start of drag racing, car clubs, their own builds ect. I'll start this off with one that I think a 50's hot rod was all about. Hemi Desoto powered '32 3 window. Metalic dark blue. Pic taken 1958. Builders Art & Gary Hills, Spokane Wash.
     

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  3. Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Awwwwwe My favorite era...Found these here...
     

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  5. Evel
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    I'll post mine casue it's pretty period 1958.. :D
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  6. erlomd
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    great thread!!!...love the period correct decades threads....really categorizes things for much easier quick reference and makes me want to stare at the pics all day...lets keep this thread going too!!
     
  7. Hot Turkey
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    Evil, your car never gets old man. Love it.
     
  8. Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

  9. Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Gracias!!!
     
  10. I can already tell this is going to be another amazing thread. Keep them coming guys. I'm lovin' it.
     
  11. lockwoodkustoms
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    Can I post mine?
    the one in my avatar
     
  12. Rickybop
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    Glad you started this thread, oldebob.
    I've been looking for a reason to show this picture.
    My avatar. This is my dad in 1956. I was just a gleam in his eye then.
    He's "barnstorming" atop his '32 2-door, and his buddy's '32 coupe.

    This is the story he told me about this car.

    At the time this picture was taken, my father was dating my mother, and this is the car they went around in. The car had dual straight-pipes. The horn didn't work. One summer evening, my folks were out on a date, heading down a two-lane road. My dad was following behind a semi-truck that was behind a slow-moving car. Dad decided to pass. He pulled into the left lane, and as got about half-way past the truck, the truck-driver decided to pass the car in front of him. The truck began to move to the left lane, forcing my parents off the road, and toward the ditch! Since the car's horn didn't work, there may have been no way to warn the truck-driver, but my dad quickly pressed the clutch, and revved his motor. The truck-driver heard those dual pipes, looked over with surprise, and quickly got back to the right lane, allowing them to get back to the pavement.

    Whew!!! I almost didn't get made!

    One point. I always thought this interesting...Notice that my dad's buddy's car still had fenders, and to get the headlights low, he had mouted them on some sort of "stanchions" that were actually attached to the front bumper........???

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  13. Rickybop
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    How about a pretty good cover shot from Hot Rod magazine.
    July, 1955

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  14. hotrd32
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    I like mine too.....;)

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  15. rustydeuce
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    Every hot rod shown so far is bloody perfect!
     
  16. Evel
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    Good Story Ricky,,

    Heres some more covers from the Hot Rod mag site
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  18. LeadSledMerc
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    Can't wait to see more...this has got to be the best era for hot rods!:cool:
     
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  20. fitzee
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    Cool stuff so far. Seems everything was chromed.Wonder what it cost back then.
     
  21. Harms Way
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  22. Here are some pics.
     

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    The Inkster boys,..... Michigan ave. & Inkster road
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    These are from the Rotunda show
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  27. lockwoodkustoms
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    I'm not sure if it is what you guys would consider being a 50's Hot Rod but I tryed to capture what I thought might have been around during that era with my 39
     

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  28. Slim Pickens
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    thanks oldebob.
    Great thread, and thanks to JimmyB. Slim
     

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  29. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
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    [​IMG]My avatar is photo of my late father (then age 12), Larry and my late grandfather, Bill in August of 57. Photo was taken by our local small town newspaper as part of a front page article about my grandfathers success at the 1955 and 1956 World Series of Drag Racing. More on the Roadster at link below. More on Dragster at link in my signature.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=430371&highlight=dick+kraft
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    Photo of my aunt and a friend. Circa 1954. My aunt is now a retired school teacher.
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    Photo taken circa 1957 of my grandfather taking off on another run at Stout Field, an abandoned airstrip on Indianpolis west side. Photo courtesy of Cluster Busters Car Club.
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    More photos from Stout Field
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    Some little mag press. Taken from...
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    Hope you enjoy.
     
  30. Slim Pickens
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    3rd Gen Hot Rodder. KILLER. The smile on your dad speaks volumes. Thanks for sharing. Slim
     

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