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Event Coverage 2023 AMBR Award Contenders

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blues4U, Feb 2, 2023.

  1. Yes, we can nitpick almost all of them but overall, they are all pretty nice rides. I am thinking back to some of the modern street rod crap that competed and won in the 80s and 90s and this whole field is almost a breath of fresh air.
  2. mikeyjoe
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 263

    from DETROIT

    Absolutely love it!….. car is bad ass and classy all rolled up nicely together

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  3. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 29,239

    Staff Member

    I was under the impression that they were subject to approval upon arrival, but I do not know that for certain
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  4. I believe that's based on the use of a lot of early Porsche parts, including the wheels. :confused:
    (Never been a fan of building a non hot rod 'theme' or 'tributes' into an early Ford. You know, aircraft, helicopters, locomotives, submarines and Porsches.)
  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 33,337


    That is the one that turns it's self into the back ground for a "rim" add. A turn off for us wheel wise but all you see is wheels and tires with a red background. Then you all the sudden realize that there is a very simple but nifty 32 roadster behind those rims. They overpower the car rather than being a working part of the total look.
  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 33,337


    As far as the criteria for entering the car for the AMBR award. Documentation that it has never been shown in competition in it's present form ( for lack of a more proper term) Is the biggy outside off it fitting the criteria of the class. I'm thinking that every entrant in the class has to be submitted for that class long before the show though.

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  7. Students voted
    critiques from young folks on the contestants was interesting as were the things they liked.
    Even a couple teenagers wondered about the Dodge Dart wheels used on one.
  8. Pretty astute observation since the Dart ended like what, 40 years before they were born?
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  9. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,753

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    I have become very jaded over the years, all these cars have been done a million times. Fords were not the only roadsters built. With the money spent a replica body of a Duesenberg, Auburn, Caddy, Lincon or any other Gm, Chrysler taken to an extreme level would be awesome. I love 32's as much as the next guy, but just like every Desoto grilled. 49 to 51 Merc. They have been done to death in every configuration possible. And I still love the hate talk about deep pockets like it wasn't like that back in the day. lol My first World of Wheels in in 1967 when I was 12, I marveled at the Chrome plated everything on revolving mirrored platforms. Something that was started for the most part by Blackie and his T inn 55 and the Ala Kart in 59 and 60. The more it changes the more it stays the same! lol Larry
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  10. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 2,060

    Stan Back
    from California

    I think they'd all look better by getting rid of the stupid, ugly statues.
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  11. slug
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 300


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  12. Some of em are sharp on late 60s-70s rides
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  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 30,884

    Jalopy Joker

    just have to wait and see
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  14. Uncle Ronn
    Joined: Mar 23, 2015
    Posts: 95

    Uncle Ronn
    from Modesto CA

    Glad you've gotten the youth involved Anthony!
  15. garage2small
    Joined: May 25, 2012
    Posts: 653


    The one I would choose to own would be #2, I think #8 has the most innovative design, either one could be the winner and I wouldn't bitch. I think sometimes the judges forget that the title of the award is "Americas Most Beautiful Roadster" and not most costly, most complicated build, or most build hours.
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  16. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 4,826

    Rand Man

    1F3D78FB-1540-4C6C-93DF-6718B930A3E7.jpeg You might say these wheels are the oldest trick in the book. I would take that as compliment. This is the year for this kind of Hot Rod!
  17. I usually put the GNRS and Riddler contenders up on our board and let students discuss.
    I don’t add commentary or personal preferences until they pick out their winner.
    We will also check out show coverage from both.
    On Monday, I’ll have the winner up on the board. Reactions are interesting.
    A few could care less, but most really liked these rides.
    The biggest positive reaction from students were these two.
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    the bellytanker was funny. I don’t think anyone of them had ever seen one.
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  18. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,590

    from So Cal

    I can't argue with any of that, however having seen it now in person at the show today I have to say that it is a very, very nicely done car, full of very trick details inside and out, it really is a very well made car and IMO it very well could win the award due to all of that. But yeah, it's not traditional at all, and the lines just don't flow well IMO. I agree with your sentiments on the top; some really good metal craft, but the lines are off.

    With all of that said a good friend of mine did a lot of work on it, he even got his name on the board as one of the builders. Now even though it's not my cup of tea, I have to hand it to him, that's a helluva accomplishment, I'm proud of him. He's also a great bass player that I've played several gigs with and jammed with from time to time. And builds cars for a day job, that's pretty good work if you can get it.
  19. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,590

    from So Cal

    That's a good shot of this car, and it does show better in person than that first pic. A very cool hot rod. I wouldn't be disappointed at all if it took home the trophy.
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  20. Home build is confirmed..I thought it showed very well in person.
  21. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 458

    Donut Dave

    I agree, belongs on a drag car.
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  22. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 30,109


    I like the maroon T on '32 rails, but this looks like the 2023 Winner to me. Bob
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  23. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,631

    from Texas

    Seeing the pictures online and seeing the roadsters in person are two completely different experiences. There aren't any roadsters that stands out like the Three Penny roadster from two years ago or the blue '34 Chevy from last year. Although I think the field is underwhelming this year, there are a couple that really stand out. That being said, I really hope the SwillCo roadster wins this year but I think the Jack Chisenhall roadster stands a very good chance at winning this year.

    But then again, I've been unpleasantly surprised in the past.

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  24. Yes, I've saw them today and have to say they all look better in person than the initial photos.
    I'll go out on a limb and predict the Jack Chisenhall roadster will be selected AMBR 2023.
  25. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 2,021

    from washington

    Looks like they messed up the angle from the bottom of the winsheild to the start of the hood.
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  26. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,562


    Maybe it's just me. Maybe it's because of the wheels. Maybe I don't want to sit and think about it that long but to me everything seems to be off about that car. I can't even imagine it being considered.
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  27. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 4,826

    Rand Man

  28. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 7,155


    Alright, just one thing. If the headlights were about 3” higher….
  29. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 5,122


    Looks like they messed up the angle from the bottom of the winsheild to the start of the hood.[/QUOTE]


    The attention to detail on the rest of the car says otherwise.
    It looks like you’re seeing a reflection from the overhead lighting and/or the white background, nothing more.
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  30. MMM1693
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    My first impression was #2 all the way but the more I look at #9 I think that should be the winner for its simplicity, great lines, and overall great visual looks. Excluding her.

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