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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    Man...that's a tough one...:D Happy New Year to all...:)
     

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  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,322

    Roothawg
    Member

    1. 36 Ford 3 window

    2. 59 Chevrolet Impala 2 door hardtop

    3. 1970 Dodge Challnger Convertible
     
  3. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie
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  4. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 10,057

    50Fraud
    Member

    Looking at my original list (post #6), there's nothing I'd kill, although my affair with '36 Fords has cooled somewhat.

    Rather than make a new list with a bunch of retreads, I prefer to think in a "Hall of Fame" mode, and name another bunch of favorites:

    - '29 A Roadster, as a full-fendered hot rod
    - '38(?) Alfa Romeo 2900B, almost any body style
    - '40 Merc 2-door sedan
    - '41 Buick Special sedanette
    - '48 Olds 98 2-door fastback
    - '53 Stude hardtop
    - '68 Dodge Charger
     
  5. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    Boones
    Member
    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    my top 5 american mainstream rides

    49 fleetline
    34 ford 3W
    62 chevy bubble top
    47 chevy fastback
    62 corvette

    worth mentioning (almost made the list)
    40 ford woodie
    78 2 dr caprice (bubble rear window)
    85 montecarlo fastback
    66 Riv
    58 Corvette
     
  6. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,193

    McKee

    Deuce roadster.....hiboy, of course.

    any Model T.

    36 Ford 3 window.....chopped.

    any Ford woodie....just cuz!

    Bugatti type 35 and 37.....pure racecar.

    Miller 91... racecar or jewellery?

    Kurtis midget.....statistically the winningest racecar ever built.

    49 Ford coupe.....styling breakthrough.

    Porsche Speedster....minimalism at it's best .

    289 Cobra....so pretty.

    Watson indycar....the last of the roadsters

    Ferarri Lusso.... as sexy as Salma Hayek!

    Ferarri Daytona coupe....172 mph right out of the box....35 years ago.

    Mclaren F1 (the road car)....$1million,218mph,BMW V12...just about right.

    Hemi Dart...turn key racecar before the age of product liability laws.

    running out of room in this little box...how much bandwidth left...I could go on...
     
  7. JohnnyB327
    Joined: Jul 9, 2004
    Posts: 908

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    Member


    my dad was tellin me about an advertisement where a car went over a bridge but no water got in and it said "If Kennedy was drivin this, he would be president"
     
  8. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,577

    Pinstriper40
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Pre-War
    1. '38 lincoln zephyr
    2. '40 merc
    3. '36 ford
    4. '40 ford
    5. '34 ford

    Post-War
    1. 1958 Pontiac
    2. 1949-1951 merc
    3. 1958 cadillac
    4. 1960 cadillac
    5. 1957 oldsmobile

    My favorites as of right now. I'll probably go to some thread on here and it'll change within the next fifteen minutes. '40 fords and '36 fords are a constant on mine
     
  9. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691

    Bigcheese327
    Member

    I’ve never done this before (at least not “out loud”), so here goes...

    1. 1932 Ford roadster
    2. 1928-29 Ford coupe
    3. 1965 Ford Galaxie convertible
    4. 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerocoupe
    5. 1952-54 Ford Country Squire

    -Dave
     
  10. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 641

    kwoodyh
    Member

    1. 40 Ford Deluxe Coupe
    2. 64 GTO
    3. 57 Chevy
    4. 40 Dodge Coupe
    5. 36 Ford Anything
    6. 39 Ford Standard Coupe
    7. 53 Chevy
    8. 49 Ford Business Coupe
    9. 62 Chevy bubble window
    10. 63 Split window vette
    11. 70 Corvette LT1, 4 speed, Red! Gotta be Red!
     
  11. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499

    jimi'shemi291
    Member

    I love a ton of cars for their design, especially Exner's stuff.

    But I really think the '57 Fury is way underrated.
     
  12. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,833

    BrerHair
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I do not wish to re-open the invitation to HAMBers to express their opinions regarding favorite auto designs, but it is certainly not my place to stop you . . . I just find it interesting that among early HAMBers (first 5 or 6,000 members) represented here, these are the unscientific results:

    Approx. 65 total opinions . . . only 20 listed the '32 Ford . . . and only 14 listed the '33/34 Ford.
    There seem to be nearly as many votes for the '53 Stude as the early '30s Fords!

    Goes to show that the early HAMB was mostly pure car folks with a deep, broad appreciation for the auto world, hotrods and customs being simply a part of that. Can we say the same thing about the current make-up of the HAMB?
    Beyond me to say . . .

    Just some musings on a slow day in the sunny South. :)
     

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