The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by AHotRod, Sep 19, 2006.
Did the Ala Kart ever run? When first shown it didn't have guts in the engine. Or so we were told.
The '37 Ford TUNNEL RAT was and probably still is owned by Alan Lamparty. Haven't seen it in decades.
Six ball, when AMT was measuring the Ala Kart for the model kit, Budd Anderson was told he could take it out for a spin. The car had so much lead in the fenders that he bottomed the front out and the fenders needed repair. So yes, it DID run.
The Pink Jet model A. I think it is hidden away in a barn in the Pittsburgh area. Always liked that car. I remember seeing it either at the Hunt Armory or Civic Arena Rod and Custom show.
Special, all Mickey Himsl's Moonshiner roadster. Recently redone and gone to auction.
I wonder what this blue is? It's referenced in some of the writing (Silvermist Blue, I think?) but I've never located the year/car... everything I've seen with that name is like a powder blue.
Always loved anything Himsl. Art and Mickey were our local hot rod heroes and our direct link to the real world of quality built cars.
love this....except the gas tank.
I think that's one of the coolest features!
That's just Kookie...I mean Kooky......The MoonShine T...I just scrolled up a saw that's what is was referred to as...
Kinda Finkish...I'm okay with it...all dressed up it takes some of the cheesy edge of it...I hope its Thick gage metal...pretty vulnerable but I remember the Mechanic that certified my Old Jalopy said there's no such thing as a safe Hotrod...Replicating the past or owning a survivor comes with conditions...I live with them...
This is how I remember it best. The tank was chrome and the copper coil fuel line was the "Moonshiner" part. But it looked pretty much like the above pictures before the lime & purple paint. It also turned a little over 100 mph in the 1/4.
I've seen Mickey Himsl's Moonshiner roadster in person. I think it was in the Cow Palace. I really like the car, even the gas tank. I like the purple and green version too. Did it sell, and for how Much?
Man that's some serious steering going on there...I guess that's common to these and generally hidden by pipes...It is a Real nicely detailed Hotrod
Don't know, it was an article from a couple years ago, I THINK it said going to mecum auction maybe look there.
I think I would like to see a better photo of the tank in chrome. I think the red version makes it look like a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
This is not a good photo but it does show the tank.
Art Lehner's well known Blue Indigo Coupe
Memo Ortega's 1952 Oldsmobile
Joe Crisafulli's 1951 Oldsmobile.
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