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Event Coverage 2020 AMBR Contenders

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  1. A Boner
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    Rookie knowledge.
     
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  2. NOTE: The original "Leg Show T" was built by Danny Eichstedt when he was in high school.

    It was featured in the January 1971 issue of ROD & Custom:

    Danny Eichstedt's LEG SHOW T-Bucket on cover of January 1971 R&C.jpg
    Danny-Eichstedt-Leg-Show-T-Bucket.jpg

    Here it is at the 1971 (Oakland) GNRS with a couple of the Brizio kids "going for a ride":

    Brizio kids in Danny Eichstedt's LEG SHOW T-Bucket at (Oakland) GNRS.jpg
    image from the Brizio family archives (c/o Terri @Born a HotRodGal Hollenbeck)

    Danny even drove it to the 1971 NSRA Nationals in Memphis, TN:

    Leg-Show-T-Bucket-Danny-Eichstedt-71-Nats-Bound (1).jpg
    Leg-Show-T-Bucket-Danny-Eichstedt-71-Nats-Bound (2).jpg
    Leg-Show-T-Bucket-Danny-Eichstedt-71-Nats-Bound (3).jpg
    Leg-Show-T-Bucket-Danny-Eichstedt-71-Nats-Bound (4).jpg
    The famous "Leg Show T" was parted out when Eichstedt sold it :( ... but Walter Sigsbey tracked the car down (along with many of the parted-out parts) :) ... and Eichstedt helped Sigsbey put the car back together to contend for this years AMBR award :D.
     
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  3. chromelady
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    THAT'S IT! GAME OVER. DUSTY SMITH'S 26 PURE HOT ROD ROADSTER IS A WINNER! and has come full circle. WELL DONE. GREAT PICTURES.
     
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  4. Flamed48
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    This has my vote


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  5. All nice but I gotta go with Firth's Brownstone Roadster...neat as a pin with some trick parts.
     
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  6. JimSibley
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    I’m all in for Dusty’s car. Self built, old race car, 6 cylinder, and he is a local boy.
     
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  7. Budget36
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    Agree on the color scheme of some. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to walk into the shop and see any of them though.
     
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  8. Billybobdad
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    Just got home from the show. I vote for the green 27. 2nd choice the Stokers 32
     
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  9. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Give it to the T-Bucket...(its really the only one to my eye that I'd call "beautiful" (lowercase b)). I really wanted to like the '33, the Track-T and the red '32....but each one of them had elements that just kinda killed my enthusiasm. (T-Bucket is kinda a fun departure) Thanks Hemi!

    Edit: PS I totally dig the '36 headlights on the Firth '32! Nice touch.
     
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  10. Mr48chev
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    It still comes down to fit, finish and attention to the most minute detail and that little track nose 27 has those bases covered. That said I haven't picked the Winner one time In the all the years that we have been picking since I have been on here.
    This is Dusty Smith's 27 in 2014 When Old Bob drove it to Monitor Wa for the East West Flathead run. It shows just what he did to it to upgrade it but not make wholesale changes in the car. These are mostly of the engine though as I have a 254. IMG_4557.JPG IMG_4558.JPG IMG_4559.JPG IMG_4560.JPG
     
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  11. jimmy six
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    All better in person. Each one has its own style. More "stock" appearing steel wheels this year than ever. (Good) Overall more "lobuck" appearing since I can remember.
    The black 55 Ford 2door wagon with the Cown Victoria was a great piece. A dual quad Y-Block under the hood and an interior styled after a 59 Galaxie 500 I believe. It was in the next building.
     
  12. A Boner
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    image.jpeg I'll take "Leg Show"!
     
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  13. hotrodjack33
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    Just love that 34...gets my vote (like anybody cares).

    The "kugel" '32 and the T bucket look like they're too late to the party...by about 30 years.
     
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  15. Pewsplace
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    Yes, he had his dragster in bldg. 9 - Pink Master.
     
  16. redhotrod
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    AMBR cars are always a treat. How I would build a car is only my opinion. I build cars the way I like them, and don't care even if nobody else likes them. That hasn't happened yet. I appreciate the love and hard work people put into their cars. For some people it's all blood, sweat, and tears, for some they can write the checks, and for everyone else it's portions of both. I also like the green 27 Track Roadster.
     
  17. Budget36
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    I like chrome, but hood sides and rear deck is a bit over the top for me.

    I do appreciate the build, wish I could do it.
     
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  18. 34Larry
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    Such great cars that are so close to equal. Even at this level I kinda think picking a winner is pretty subjective, : websters , modified or affected by personal views, experience, or background ) even if there are points given.:):(:confused::eek:o_O
     
  19. Mr48chev
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    Love what he has done to the car to get it to that point but I agree 100% that the shiny chrome/polished to the max aluminum panels are very distracting from an otherwise knock your socks off car.
     
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  20. 2bubbas
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    Friend of mine out there now! From Rogers City MI. Driving his '40 Ford Coupe! Say hi if you see him. John and Diana. john's '40.jpg
     
  21. Just put in the all-time winner and make it easy.
    ala kart4.jpg
     
  22. greg37
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    For me the Brownstone Roadster is #1 with the Track T a very strong second. The fit and finish on these cars are unbelievable. I can't imagine being a judge, must come down to having one nut not clocked exactly the same as the others to not be a winner.
     
  23. lumpy 63
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    27 track T for me. Saw em all today, liked it the best.:cool:
     
  24. 34Larry
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  25. HellsHotRods
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    I can't get excited about any of them...... are you going back to the 80's and street rods?
     
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  26. bob b.
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    not liking some of the collors
     
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  27. GearheadsQCE
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    These were my thoughts, exactly! Did he run out of blue paint? Maybe the deck lid and hood sides arrived too late.

    The hood sides especially, interrupt the flow. When it comes to chrome (or polished aluminum) less is more.
     
  28. Dustys T has my first vote. Second, would be the Track T. Leg Show T, just seems more like an attraction to me. Something you would put at the entrance of the main building.
     
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    Not crazy about what looks like wire holding the rubber gas line on.
     
  30. That's a pinch clamp, Bob...
     
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