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History Against All Odds: A Victorious Victoria Story

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. J.Ukrop
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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Against All Odds: A Victorious Victoria Story

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  2. Rolleiflex
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    Great story, I love the low slung version the best, but it's all cool.

    Thanks Joey!
     
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  3. Malcolm
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    Man, what a cool story. Goes to prove - If you want a Hot Rod bad enough, you can make it happen. At any age.
     
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  4. Tim
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    Read the intro and I’m hooked! I’ll have to read the rest when I’ve got somewhere comfortable to sit :)
     
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  5. Ed Leal is a long-time family friend ... as stated in Joey's Blog, Ed was one of the original members of our car club:

    Nor Cal Early Iron - Window Decal.jpg
    LODI '73 Program - Back Cover.jpg

    Ed's a good dude ... After my father passed away, my mother always took her daily driver to "Ed Leal's Automotive Repair" (on Dusterberry Way in Fremont) ... Ed always treated her fair.

    I know I have a bunch of (circa 1970s) pics of Ed's Vicky in my fathers photo & slide archives ... but it's gonna take me awhile to find & scan them ... stay tuned!
     
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  6. Here's Ed Leal & his Vicky (with other Nor-Cal Early Iron members & their cars) ... we were getting ready to caravan together as a club to ANDY'S 7th Annual Hot Rod PICNIC:

    Ed Leal's Vicky - NCEI caravan Andy's Picnic (August '73).jpg
    HEMI32 Coupe & Ed Leal's Vicky - NCEI caravan Andy's Picnic (August '73).jpg
     
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  7. Wheeliedave
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    Great story Joey ! It reminded me of my first car, a 1931 Model A tudor sedan. It was Ford green, then had a white body and black fenders and finally PURPLE IN my parents garage courtesy of a an ancient borrowed compressor with a one quarter horsepower electric motor. It wasn’t a great paint job but it was purple !
    I no longer have but it was my first car !



    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
     
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  8. Mr48chev
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    That's a great story thanks for sharing.
     
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  9. Nick32vic
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    This was a fun read. Very cool photos. My favorite version of it was with the Olds engine and dropped axle.
     
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  10. jim snow
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    Cool story Joey. Thanks. Car still looks great today. Snowman
     
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  11. Great story!
     
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  12. Great story about Ed and thanks for sharing Ed - with us.
     
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  13. J.Ukrop
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    Thanks, everyone! Ed is the real deal. He was happy to see his car featured—and he even sent over this neat shot from the '70s!
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  14. bowie
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    Great write up Joey! Hot Rod history at its best!
     
  15. Joey,
    Great story!
    You are writing yours now!
     
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  16. Kan Kustom
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    Thanks for posting this. I am sure there are many that are remembering their own lifes story that this one brings to mind like it has me. This hobby has been an awesome ride for many of us that got hooked on it from the time we were very young.
     
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