Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Barn find! Bob Bishel's Model A Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRod28AR, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. That's so cool! Congrats!

    Klaus
     
  2. Forgot to mention that Bob was in the Radical Valve Timers car club!

    -Dean
     
  3. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,077

    sololobo
    Member

    Tree-men-dos, wowsville on this beauty. What a cool mill, whats chances of this all coming together, cool deal. Congrats! ~sololobo~
     
  4. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    farmergal
    Member
    from somewhere


    how in the hell did you find this in a barn in CT? super cool.
     
  5. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660

    seatex
    Member

    You, sir, are a very lucky man! What a major score, and with history, to boot! Congrats! Can't wait to see this one come back together, keep that scoop!
     
  6. csimonds
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 546

    csimonds
    Member

    DEAN how in the hell do you stumble on all of this stuff? Man you are one lucky bastid, Good on you Bro! Can't wait to see it
    Chuck
     
  7. As I said earlier to you, this is an awesome find! Love to see it around or if I cruise through CT. love to see it. Great car!
     
  8. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 764

    ChassisResearchKid
    Member
    from Michigan

    Got my copy from Bernie himself. If need his number Pm me and i'll be happy to hook you up, he even sent me a cd of footage he shot at the 59 nationals in detroit of the Hollish Bros coupe. He and his brother Artie are both top notch people. Todd.
     
  9. Bondobob
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 59

    Bondobob
    Member

    Bob Bishel lived one street from us in Middletown and was a good friend of my older brother Ken (aka: Art) Ford. I remember seeing the car in his (parents) garage in the late 50's. He and my brother were two of the founding members of the Radical Valve Timers Hot Rod club. My brother was building a 34 Ford three window during that time period but sold it for $500 (damn it!) when he got married. Oh yeah, no rust and a small block too. Bob and his brother ran the best hardware store in Middletown for many years, very nice people. I'm glad to see the car has been saved and is missing the rear fenders. I really wanted it but it's gone to a good home. Bob Ford, Deep River, CT
     
  10. Too cool! My father and I drive through Deep River most every day while working (big blue electrical truck). Any chance you might have any old photos of the car or club memorabilia? We're going to preserve the car to the way it raced, but probably without the fenders and maybe a smaller roll bar. It will be period correct when it's done, and not over-restored.
    -Dean
     
  11. Bondobob
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 59

    Bondobob
    Member

    Dean, I don't have any pictures of his car but have some of other cars in the Radical Valve Timers (thanks to my brother Ken). Also of an early Marrata show and at CT Dragway. I have the Square Roll Bar book if you want to borrow it. Some of these pictures are in the book. If you want to scan them that's OK too. PM me. I'll be home (wrenching) most of the weekend.
     
  12. BTTT -looking for old photos/stories!

    -Dean
     
  13. 100% Matt
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 2,485

    100% Matt
    Member

    What the f!!!!!!! How did i miss this thread. Dean i'm gonna call ya tonight!!!!
     
  14. Matt! I was gonna call you on this one, definitely some big local history!

    -Dean
     
  15. BTTT ...anyone else have photos? I also want to speak with Pete Bozzo from the CSRA if anyone has his contact info, apparently he was in the Radical Valve Timers with Bob.

    -Dean
     
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,731

    The37Kid
    Member

    Ronnieroadster will have Pete's contact info. I know he has photos of the car on his CT Dragway photo posters. I'm still trying to find the two photos I have of the car at the races. Bob
     
  17. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz
    Member

    very cool! great find
     
  18. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,651

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    Neat stuff. Aside from the rear fenders being removed, did anyone notice the difference in the doors? Gary
     
  19. Bump.. I contacted Pete Bozzo and he is getting together several pictures he has of the car, including some of it in the pits/return road at CT Dragway, and even some pics of it being built in 1955/56! I'll post them as soon as I get them.
    -Dean
     
  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,731

    The37Kid
    Member

    Great news, Pete is a good guy with a great collection of Connecticut Dragway stuff.
     
  21. B Lawrence
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 232

    B Lawrence
    Member
    from Ham.

    awsume....congrats.......
     
  22. Angry Frenchman
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,752

    Angry Frenchman
    Member

    cool story! I remeber Bob selling it at Ty rods Stafford spring swap meet eight or ten years ago. adam401 and I were amaze to see it there. glad to see it found a good home. good luck, Jared
     
  23. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,345

    seb fontana
    Member
    from ct

    Pete's buddy, Augie Reel [Cromwell, CT] may have some info/memory..
     
  24. thirdstreettito
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 138

    thirdstreettito
    Member

    Man thats a great find! Too cool!
     
  25. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,033

    SuperFleye
    Alliance Vendor

    That is great news Dean, look forward to see those!
     
  26. milltownrodz
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,105

    milltownrodz
    Member

    funny man i almost bought that car like 6 7 years ago.. it was sitting at my buddy joe barrets in ware mass... had a 215 aluminum buick motor in it.. i was just to dam big for it... i can put u in contact with the guy that owned it for years if you like?
     
  27. milltownrodz
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,105

    milltownrodz
    Member

    i have pics of it like 6 or 7 years ago.. from the milltown.....
     
  28. SKT
    Joined: Oct 23, 2008
    Posts: 8

    SKT
    Member
    from APO AE

    .


    Great story - looking forward to seeing more pics of this one!




    .
     
  29. Bump!
    Already fast at work on it! Pics coming soon..

    -Dean
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.