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Calif. Corvette Club circa 1958

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Harps
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
    Posts: 103


    Really cool video. I liked the white on white '58 with the blue stripe down the middle. She was a Fuelie and a great vette!

    My dad and I are doing a black on red '57 now. Look forward to driving that one.
  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    No by all means, I'm just starting to learn about Corvettes so all the info you can pump my way by all means send it over.....and if you want to send that vette over for the summer by all means do that too! :D:D:D
  3. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,394

    from Mass

    Looks pretty horny to me!!
  4. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    what was (is?) that lake at the end of the rally and film?

  5. truckjim
    Joined: May 21, 2011
    Posts: 166


    Couldn't agree more! We've all seen these customized every which way and that's what its all about. Havin' fun, going fast and being loud. Geez this 10 minutes has taken me back. Ryan, Thanks a bunch!
  6. Shopking
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 106

    from central Pa

    Great video.Been rallying vettes for the last 30 yrs.Looks the same,only now everybody drives c5s and c6s. Spent the day putting a cascade green 56 back together that I'm rebuilding.

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    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 291


    I love the early vettes. I think when they are pretty low with a little rake, they look so cool, however, it looks like you have to be a midget to drive one.

  8. Yeah, that munchkin John Wayne had to sit on a phone book to drive his.LOL

    ... and dont forget these two dudes, and both their suitcases!

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  9. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 678

    von Dyck

    Love the '56/'57s. Owned a '61 back in the late '60s. Did an inch and a half rear spring re-arch to get rid of the tail draggin look. Ran a hot little 301cid through a Muncie into a 4.11 posi.
  10. barqsnut
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 200

    from Pearl, MS

    My first exposure to Corvettes as a kid in Mississippi in the early 60's.

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  11. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    [QUOTEAnd this not so HAMB-friendly '69 427 has been with us since '92.


    This one is a near twin to one my a buddy of my Dad owned in the mid 80's. He bought it for $2500, just before I got my license. It was a 427/3 deuce/4speed. He took me for a "quick" spin in it, and I wanted that car SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad!!!
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,245

    from mass

    It's pretty tough to them apart in pics. The easiest way up close is to check the rear view mirror. 56 mirrors have a little tightening knob on the back of the base and 57's don't. They just have a jam nut on top of the mirror shaft.
  13. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


  14. otas
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 183


    Buz and Pete came thru our home town of lewisville tx back in the day. Came by my dad's Sinclair station and filled up. They left the vette with him for an oil change and went on about their way of filming the show around town. Burt Reynolds and Tuesday wells were their in the show that day. Burt was kind of a bully and always wanting to fight Pete. It was pretty cool. My dad had a couple of scenes in the show talking to buz and Pete. You could tell he was soooo nervous. We got royalty checks for a long time from the shoot. It was like $10. Lol. Good times.
  15. Perfect from the factory...well maybe lowered slightly.....

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    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,245

    from mass

    I'm with you there Mai Ki-Ki. Can't decide which I like more...32 Ford coupe or 56-57 Vette. I thought the Aztec Copper ones were rare. I've seen more of them in this thread than in the last 10 yrs.
  17. Karpo
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 103


    I'll throw mine in here.



  18. moparnate
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 48

    from minnesota

    KARPO that thing is beautiful, nice stance
  19. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 20,124

    Staff Member

    Saw this at the gnrs, great lookin car. nice to meet you Karpo
  20. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I miss every Corvette I've ever owned....
  21. I watched that video in awe--what a good time/place/car to cruise in. I wish we could dig up more old color videos of runs and shows on the HAMB. Just goes to show you what the population explosion and cheap-shit quality lifestyle have done to beautiful California. I will say a summer afternoon in rural indiana with a nice stretch of blacktop, the smell of corn in the humid air and no traffic whatsoever is a nice place to cruise as well.
  22. here's a couple of dads 57s and my 60. i miss the ole 60,sold it to a fellow HAMBER.
    yes there's two 57s in there
  23. Steve Hedrick
    Joined: Jan 20, 2016
    Posts: 1

    Steve Hedrick

    Sorry this comes a few years too late, but I just happened onto this site. I have a '57 Corvette, and I was interested in the post. A search showed that the end of the film was shot in Anaheim at Jack Dutton's Jungle Garden. See picture. The information came from an article from the Orange County Historical Society.

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  25. 41FordVert
    Joined: Sep 1, 2013
    Posts: 89


    Mom bought this '57 in 1960. Still has it 44k miles. Sits by other old Fords in the garage.

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