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History A Mysterious '32 Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    A Mysterious '32 Roadster

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
  2. Don't know about the car but, that sure looks like Mr. Gejeian's pal, Amos Torosian.
     
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  3. ..............and you're right, Ryan, I've never seen the car before anywhere.
     
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  4. That was my first guess too ... but Amos passed away in 2009 ... and the Reddit poster (pjsol) stated that his/her father is still alive (currently 88 years old).
     
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  5. Nobey
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    Hey Ryan, I have to say I really appreciate your interest, and dedication to these old Hot Rods.
    I called the old Hot Rod Gurus in Fresno, no one remembers a yellow 32 running around
    in the early 50's. These are all good friends of Blackie's, it's to bad we can no longer ask him
    in person. I think the car is from southern cal. Looks like a copy of my roadster, with the
    exception of the head light stands. The windshield has a roadster decal, and the guy has a t-
    shirt with a name on it. The rail fence in the back ground, and the partially errected Tee Pee
    leads me to believe this is a Boy Scout camp somewhere. At any rate this is a really nice car.

    On a side note, when I called Fresno this morning, the guys said they were on their way to
    look at an old 32 roadster hot rod that had been unearthed after 30+ years.....
     
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  6. alchemy
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    When did California enact their tall headlight laws? This roadster was obviously built before that. Or maybe just a law breaker.
     
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  7. Nobey
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    Yeah, it's a Out Law, no rear view mirror, no wind shield wiper, and the wind shield frame
    is reversed so that the wiper holes a on the passenger side......
     
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  8. The37Kid
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    Nice car with an East Coast look, nice channel job. Bob
     
  9. Atwater Mike
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    Nobey: Call Morris Srabian, (original owner of the 'Wild Kat') Morris was good friends with Blackie, Chuck Krikorian, and others...plus, he was kind of a 'hot rod historian'.
     
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  10. Nobey
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    Thanks Mike it's worth a try. I started out by calling Dick Baskin in Fresno. He knows every 32 that
    ever moved in town, he was exsited and wanted to know more about the car, I told him all we have
    to go on is a photo Ryan posted. Then I called Art Voorhies, he ran Eddy's speed shop for many
    years, now he's in the T-shird business, used to make all the T's for Vern Tardel, anyway no luck.
    Then I tried Marsh Runyon, He's currently under the weather. None of these guys are on the net,
    I'll have to take a copy of the car to show them next week. I love doing Hot Rod searches, sometimes
    you get lucky, it get harder though as time passes, many of the old guys have gone.
     
  11. bushwacker 57
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    Hot Rod Mag Jan 1954 Rich Dederian Concord Ca. Hard to forget this one. Mike.
     
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  12. Nobey
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    Thats it, didn't take very long Thanks Guys. My roadster is in this same issue on page 53.
    Bert Mouron bought it, added fenders and a hood, painted it blue......
     
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  13. From the May 1952 Hot Rod Mag NRS (gnrs) coverage.

    I am quite certain this is the same roadster in the foreground.
    hrm-may-52-pg026.jpg
     
  14. @bushwacker 57 - Great memory! ... Thanks for solving the mystery!

    @Jimmy B - Darn you Jamie! :D ... I was in the middle of scanning the HRM article when I saw the "Messages have been posted since you loaded this page. View them?" alert.
     
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  15. BJR
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    This is remarkable, I read a post about an old rod from the 1950's, and come back a few hours later and it has been identified. The Hamb is just amazing.
     
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  16. Thanks bushwacker, I was looking thru '51-early '53 knowing I had previously seen it, I didn't think to keep looking thru to '54.
     
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  17. :D:D:D
     
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  18. jroberts
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    Amazing indeed.
     
  19. Speaking of - Ryan you doing okay with the work you having done ?
     
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  20. Ol Deuce
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    from Mt. U.S.A.

    Jimmy B........:D you sure have a super nice collection of the Past !!!! :rolleyes: Ol Deuce
     
  21. jeta12
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    WOW!!!....You guys are amazing!!!
     
  22. Kiwi Tinbender
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    Hmmm. I wonder if the car was passed around the Fresno area for years, and ended up in Charlie Lambeteccio`s garage....If so, it`s the one that my old boss Donn Lowe reworked, owned for years now by a fellow in SoCal...
     
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  23. Ryan
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    Jimmy. Hero. I'm laying in a hospital bed with the morphine drip full on. Can't read. What nook was it in!?
     
  24. Great detective work everyone! Good luck with the recovery, Boss.
     
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  25. Nobey
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    Hope everything turns out well Ryan......
     
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  26. TRJ
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    We might know where this one ended up...
     
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  27. ......................Tease.;)
     
  28. I just love this kind of archeology.
     
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