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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. kursplat
    Joined: Apr 22, 2013
    Posts: 296


    completely agree. and i didn't mean to suggest i saw it as a wart per say, i actually enjoy the picture more because i known it's recent. i'm happy any time i see old iron out and about :)
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  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,257

    from Michigan

    Too late. We were all Somewhere in Time, and you had to pull that 1979 penny out of your pocket. Bam... back to reality.


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  3. kursplat
    Joined: Apr 22, 2013
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  4. Eric1967
    Joined: Sep 21, 2015
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    from Union, Mo

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  5. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,578

    jim snow

    What everyone else said about the article. Thanks J. Snowman
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  6. Heres a few of the Roadster,before and after paint..

    Attached Files:

  7. As for the tub,theres a build thread on here somewhere..Do a search for The Jingletown Special and it should pop up..
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  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    image (7).jpg

    Since this is a celebration of vintage timewarp...Seix seems to be hardwired on nailing just are a talent...;)

    I used to work in a Wartime Aviation plant and that looks very similar to just that...

    It was McDonnell Douglas Canada and wouldn't that just be a coincidence if that was our Long Beach Destination for Product...All gone now...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
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  10. Thanks for the kind words..That photo was taken by myself at the long closed Alameda Naval Air Station.It does look very similar to other aviation sites i’ve visited,so the reference to Long Beach makes since!

    Man Do I miss that little Tub sometimes :)

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  11. teach'm
    Joined: May 8, 2005
    Posts: 315

    from Tucson, AZ

    Great story @J.Ukrop, please continue researching on Instagram!
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  12. Great write up
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  13. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,224


    Showing my ignorance here... what does that nifty steering wheel come from? I'm digging it!
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  14. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
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    My question is, did the photographer, Nat, get to meet the owners of the roadster?
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  15. Not yet,but soon
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  16. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,982



    :rolleyes:...1960 one of these...;)

    RIP Stirling Moss

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2020
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  17. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 769

    from New Jersey

    Like everyone else, I was too drawn to this photo the second I saw it. Timing is everything. The timing that this photo was shot, as well as the timing the shot was posted. Those two things rarely ever sync up as perfectly as they did for this shot, but when they do its insane how your mind forgets about everything going on around you and focuses on the beauty of a single photo. One of my all-time favs. I'd love to purchase a print of this.
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  18. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    Great story and outstanding photo. Much care was taken in the roadster photo. Simple, but centered in its composition. Film cameras always had that feeling of picking the right moment for a photo. Sometimes it is frustrating when nothing works, but those times when everything does, it is a great feeling.

    Back in those 35mm film camera days, it may have been that developing a 36 shot roll of color slide photos was expensive and one had to take care of what and how the photo was shot. It was helpful to have a second 35mm camera with different B/W film types in it for experimentation.

    Digital cameras give some continuity as if using an old 35mm film camera, but faster developing and ability to adjust the photo. But, accessible phone cameras just take too many photos without composition, hoping that one out of 100s will come out. Even then, a photo program is necessary to get the right photo in the right moment. So, that causes a dilemma.

    Your story shows that a simple, but well-designed hot rod, in a well-chosen background can be just as appealing to all concerned. That color roadster photo could have been B/W and still looked good. A sample of good photograph within a thought-out composition.

    Lee Hammock's 1934 Ford California Top Phaeton.

    upload_2020-4-22_4-52-10.png Stow House
    The location, the hot rod, film camera, composition, and different photo angles all make for a good photograph. (a different angle with a short step ladder in the bed of the El Camino)
    upload_2020-4-22_4-53-5.png A different angle with a 2nd Pentax 35mm film camera using Kodak Plus X B/W film.
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  19. slv63
    Joined: Aug 4, 2008
    Posts: 151


    My contribution. My dad’s car, taken around 2010 on an old film camera.

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