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History Bill Burke's Super Shaker

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Bill Burke's Super Shaker

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  2. The Pumpkin Seed also has an interesting history, and instead of offering it out to the top bidder, Jim Travis, the most recent owner, donated it to the Speedway Museum for all to see.
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    See the rest of the story from Burke to Travis on their site
    https://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/pumpkinseed.html
     
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  3. Just because a TJJ Blog / H.A.M.B. thread can never have enough (color) photos ...

    Burke 'Super Shaker' streamliner on the salt.jpg
    Bill Burke's Super Shaker 'liner in its natural habitat

    Pumpkin Seed & Super Shaker 'liners on the salt.jpg
    Burke's Pumpkin Seed & Super Shaker 'liners on the salt

    Pumpkin Seed & Super Shaker 'liners at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (2009).jpg
    Burke's Pumpkin Seed & Super Shaker 'liners at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (circa 2009)

    Moonliner & Super Shaker 'liners at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum by Cory T (2012).jpg
    Moonliner & Super Shaker 'liners at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (circa 2012 image by @CTaulbert)

    Stinkin' Lincoln & Super Shaker liners at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (2015).jpg
    Dennis Varni's Stinkin' Lincoln La Carrera Panamericana racecar and
    Burke's Super Shaker 'liner at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (circa 2015)

     
  4. denis4x4
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    Bill Burke was the long time ad sales guy for HOT ROD magazine. Lunch with Bill tended to be longer than an hour and entertaining.
     
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  5. aircap
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    I met Bill at Speedweek in 1998.... We talked for maybe 5 minutes on the starting line. Didn't actually hit me WHO he was until that night at the hotel. Duh.....
     
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  6. mgtstumpy
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  7. I met Bill Burk at my dad's car club reunion. They were both Road Rebels in LA 1939.
     
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  8. thirtytwo
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    Then when a museum is done with it , what do they do... ?
     
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  9. RidgeRunner
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    All depends on how the original agreement was written up (or if there was even one) at the time - loan, "permanent loan", outright gift (possibly for tax purposes), etc. Even with written agreements in the past, museums of all types have been known to sell off individual exhibits they deem no longer needed at the time to finance ongoing expenses or at final closing. The legal suits get involved and we all know how many roads those trips can wind up taking. Bottom line - donor beware!

    Ed
     
  10. Jim is a Rod Rider and I will ask him tomorrow at the meeting.
     

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