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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 32 Spitfire, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. 32 Spitfire
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 981

    32 Spitfire

    I recently went to town to purchase some hardware for my old school 32 coupe build ( more to follow soon!) and stopped by the local grocery store to check out the hot rod magazines. I selected Hot Rod Deluxe one of my favorites and started leafing through the pages and then saw my 32 Roadster in the Classic Instrument ad! I thought you all might like to see the ad. I had no idea it was going in.
    It's in the January 2014 edition.

    High Noon Speed Shop- 32 Spitfire

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  2. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    Member Emeritus

    Dead cool and what a surprise, but shouldn't they have asked for permission ?
  3. honeyman
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 330

    from Steiner

    Very cool ad and car...
  4. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,613

    from Strum, wi

    I sure would of thought that you would of had to sign something saying it was ok. Well either way congrats.

  5. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Cool.. Congrats...
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  6. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

    Is the picture one you took or one they took of your car? They maybe able to use it without permission if they took the picture, since they would own the rights to the picture. Interesting....Cool car though
  7. .

    Saw it. Very cool car.


  8. summersshow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2013
    Posts: 899

    from NC

    ... Theres a car in that add?... Where? I see a set of headlights sitting on top of a gauge... O wait I see it.

    Awesome car man and congrats!
    Some nice looking gauges too
  9. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Well deserved! I saw that ad and admired the roadster.
  10. Very Nice!:cool: The Car Too:rolleyes:
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  11. Just picked up the mag this past weekend. Congrats. Really odd they used it without notifying you. .....
  12. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,436

    Jalopy Joker

  13. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,743


    Pretty sure if a company is using a car in their ad (for profit) they would need a release signed by the owner.

    Do you have Classic Instruments gauges in it?
  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,843


    The man is happy as all hell that they put his car in their add (hopefully because he has the gauges in it) and all you clowns can do is piss and whine because you think they may not have had his permission to show his car?

    That's a great photo of the car no matter who took it 32 Spitfire and I'd say quite an honor to have the car chosen for their add. Congrats on being picked for the add.
  15. Congratulations...:)

    Something similar happened with me when The Coker Tire photographer shot my truck in Knoxville,Tenn...months later the executive staff at Coker elected to use the photo of my pickup on the cover of their catalog.

    I signed a waver not ever dreaming they would use any photos of my pickup,,much less on the cover.

    I had no idea that the truck had been used until a fellow Hamber (GNU) informed me of the catalogs existence.

    Honestly,nothing I have ever built had received any recognition in the past so to say I was elated is a understatement.

    Fact is they are still using a variation of the photo in black & white in a couple of magazines.:D HRP
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  16. I'll second that and I'd buy five copies for my mother!
  17. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,231


    X3 on "be glad"! Besides, recognition on the H.A.M.B. is all that matters anyway!
  18. jimz31
    Joined: Oct 9, 2012
    Posts: 84

    from PA


    Very nice car!
  19. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    Great car, great gauges...........GRRRRReat Model! Congrats!
  20. 32 Spitfire
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 981

    32 Spitfire

    Thanks everyone! Yes the roadster has the Classic Instruments Bomber Gauges and the same Bomber set and a few other very cool vintage gauges are installed in the 32 three window coupe build that is almost ready to roll out. Stay tuned to HAMB.........

    Many of you have been a big help on both of these builds and I really appreciate the HAMB family!

    High Noon Speed Shop- 32 Spitfire
  21. Very cool and much deserved credit. It does seem like Classic Instruments could throw you a bone with maybe a set of gauges for your Coupe project. After all they're getting a lot of marketing play with the use of your cars' image. They are a class outfit and I'm sure they've covered themselves legally. I would give them a call (of course be polite) and thank them for the attention and see if they could "help" you out.:)
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  22. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 950

    from landis n c

    Congrats!!!! I remember the day I saw my car in a magazine my hart skipped a beat as I am sure yours did too. Enjoy it you deserve it..................
  23. Just a note for all...Not knowing where the photo was taken and what events you attended a lot of the events you sign a waver when you reg. that gives them the rights to use photos taken at the event.
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  24. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,436

    Jalopy Joker

    you be a star - at least your beautiful ride is
  25. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,924

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Been so for over a year!
  26. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,779

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Nice ad- what were they advertising? Beautiful car also.
  27. ......................That's very true, especially at large "national" events. What we neglect to speak to though is what I would refer to as the "moral obligation", never mind the "legal obligation". I'm sure Classic Instruments are within their legal obligations, and as I mentioned earlier, they are a top flight group, it just seems they could have a least said thanks, or sent the OP a pre-release copy of the ad or perhaps a gift certificate towards a set of gauges. To get blind-sided when you pick up a magazine and see the ad seems to cheapen the relationship we as customers have with companies. Of course it's cool to get the recognition, I just feel it would have been nice gesture that would have benefited the company customer service wise to give him a heads-up. I'm done.:)
  28. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    ha ha , good one..... and a good looking roadster to boot.

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