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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tom davison, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Tom davison
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    DSC_3142.jpg DSC_3466.jpg DSC_3513.jpg DSC_4176.jpg One of the featured marques was the Ruxton....they appear to be chopped and channeled, with Watson-like panel painting...what's not to like?
     
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  3. @Tom davison - Great images! ... Thanks for sharing! ... Keep 'em coming!
     
  4. The37Kid
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    Thanks Tom! I like that shot of the OSCA
     

  5. oldandkrusty
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    Tom, what's the story on the dual-cowl Model A phaeton? Never ever saw one of those before.Perhaps one of the German custom buiders?
     
  6. It was a custom coachbuilt car (by LeBaron) for Edsel Ford.


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  7. Tom davison
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  9. Mike
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    That Jag XK with the metal tannaeu and bubble canopy, Whoa Nelly!
     
  10. tommy
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    Do you think that bubble top Jaguar(?) might get uncomfortable in the summer sun?
     
  11. alsancle
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    Love the shot of the Bugatti. Nice Angle.

    Is the Model A the one that was for sale a few years back in pieces?
     
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  12. Mike
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    Cool comes at a price.
     
  13. Tom davison
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    This is how they drove it.....without the tonneau and bubble......not exactly practical either, but........


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  14. Tom davison
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    I just read up on the Jag. The streamlining helped it go 172.412 mph in 1953, the record for a production car at that time! The bubble was bolted on after the driver was in!
     
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  15. The Ruxton is a knockout, but the saggy door handles stick out like a turd in a bowl of milk
     
  16. 50Fraud
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    Without its hubcaps or skirts, either. I guess they didn't want anything to fall off.
     
  17. Tom davison
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    Thanks. That's a benefit of being out there at 6 AM when they drive in. Good luck getting one with the wheels turned after they are parked!
     
  18. Tom davison
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    More Ruxtons. A featured marque this year. With the turbulent history of the company, it's a wonder any got built. DSC_0453.jpg View attachment 2696844 DSC_3791.jpg DSC_3798.jpg DSC_4303.jpg DSC_4390.jpg
     
  19. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek: Yummy,yummy.Keep them coming.Thanks Mr Davison.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  20. Capochi
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    Great pictures, Thanks!!!!
     
  21. TANNERGANG
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    Ruxton paint designs are proof Woodstock was NOT the first place massive amounts of drugs were consumed.........Can't you just imagine Jimmy Hendrix pulling up in one to a concert.........
     
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  22. I recall the blue Ruxton in a thread here on the Hamb several months ago. It was posted by a Hamber about some projects in his shop. Anyone remember who it was?
     
  23. The37Kid
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    Pretty sure that green and black Bugatti is the exKen Purdy Type 50 that lived two miles down the road from me at one time. To this day when I drive past his house I look down the drive remembering the cars he had. Bob
     
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    P1010178.JPG While the Greybeards were on our trip out to LARS, two guys came out 400 miles to Hollbrook, Az and drove back to Ca with us....one of them was the retired CEO of Operations for Merle Norman Cosmetics...so we got a behind the scenes tour you just couldn't believe...pictures don't do it justice.....it is owned by Jack Nethercutt....(Nethercutt Museum)......he had a Ruxton on display in his private collection....the part that's not open to the public.......that was the first one I had ever seen or heard of....I thought it was something that some Hippie had painted back in the 70's like John Lennons Rolls.....had no idea that was the way they came........car builders back then were craftsmen beyond belief...especially when you consider the time and equipment they had........to say I was impressed would be an understatement
     
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  25. ^^^That's inside the Grand Salon. Anyone can go in, you just need an appointment
     
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  27. The37Kid
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    We went through the Nethercutt Collection too, it is worth mentioning that admission is FREE. Be sure to call ahead to get on the Grand Salon tour, the music collection is really special. Bob
     
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  28. Silva
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    Thanks Tom, The #14 Ferrari is now on my desktop. Nice work as usual...
     
  29. Muttley
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    I seriously do not understand the appeal of these Grey Poupon cars.
     
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