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Art & Inspiration A True Open Car, seen at FAMOSO

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41 GMC K-18, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,236

    41 GMC K-18

    I saw this very cool open car at the Hot Rod reunion at FAMOSO a couple of years ago.
    Its not for the meek to drive it! famoso 1.JPG

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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

  3. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,675


    Wow ...that would be a challenge. It's gorgeous.
  4. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,884

    Bandit Billy

    It is one of those cars that is cooler in some one else's garage. Now that 34 roadster next to it (in front of the Portland urban mobile housing unit) with parallel leafs and rough split bones, that is intriguing.
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  5. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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    gas pumper

    There is a VERY similar creation at the EMMR, Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs, PA. They call it a Gerber, some guy who went to the limit of getting the most out of a Model T Ford, An amazing machine. The one in PA is not complete or running. But there is Genius in it's design.
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  6. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,798

    from Tampa, FL

    My clone would need a seat with a back. Otherwise, perfect.
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  7. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,840

    Kiwi 4d

    Very cool, but for me as far as driving it ,please pass the cheese.
  8. And a bit of a floor.
  9. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,439

    rd martin
    from indiana

    imagine blowing a rear tire at speed in that!!!:(
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  10. tomcat11
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 130

    from Kalifornia

    That's a little risky.
  11. junkman8888
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 501


    That's a copy of the John Gerber special, the build was featured on the HAMB in 2015, an extremely innovative car, I encourage you to look it up.
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  12. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    When I saw the car at FAMOSO, it was way over in back of the swap meet portion, out of the way, with no one near it, and nothing that was indicating what it was, so thanks for the information of what it is a copy of. As " wild " as it is and looks to be, to me it was a piece of artwork that was stunning!

    I like the unique creations!
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  13. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,732

    from norcal

    Yikes! No flyer scarfs. I remember a story about a lady getting her scarf caught in the wheel of a sports car
  14. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,329


    Isadora Duncan, Flamboyant American Dancer, Strangled in Nice, France sept 14,1927 when her scarf tangled in the wire wheel of the Bugatti in which she was riding, or so goes the legend.....
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  15. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,400


    Question!!! If it had another seat, would You be willing to go for a Ride?! What a dangerous (but beautiful) machine, I would love to check it out in person. John Gerber Special? I going to look that one up, Thanks.
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  16. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
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    Member that left elbow.

  17. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    I'd have to have a heat shield on the exhaust, other than that I don't see it any more dangerous than riding a motorcycle. Wouldn't it be fun to build something like that.
  18. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,953

    gas pumper

    catdad49, you will find John Gerber to be a very innovative guy. Besides this car at EMMR, there are numerous engines and conversion parts he manufactured for speedy T's. Even the block in the speedster has been pruned to take excess weight out.
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