We all have those cars that when we were younger struck a cord with us. The cars that strick in your mind and time and time again no matter how you look at a new project, serve as a point of inspiration for a new build or changes made to a newly acquired project. Those cars help to define the kind of build style that you do as you are undertaking a new project, and sort of mold you as a car guy (or gal!). We all on this site definitely lean to the more traditional side of hot rods and customs. I think for me it was constantly looking though the decades of car magazines that my dad had collected. I know that in middle school I carried the May 1976 issue of Street Rodder with me to school almost every day, as it had coverage of all the cars from American Graffiti ( that was in 89' and 90'). Some of the cars that hooked me were from old magazines and some were ones that I saw in real life. What cars hooked, or infected you? here are a few of the ones that I always loved and ones that always serve as inspiration of some kind. Weather its a refined car or down and dirty hotrod, hell I love them all. Throw up some pics of ones that have inspired you in different build over the years. The McMullen Roadster The Sam Conrad roadster Pat Ganahl's 52 Chevy Two lane Black top 55 The Dick Flint Roadster And our own Ron Funkhouser's model A coupe. I saved this pic from here on the HAMB. Rons Coupe has been a car that has always stuck in my head as a no BS Bad Ass Hot Rod and is one of my favorite coupes ever. I saw it a goodguys show in Charlotte NC with the dirt trackers on it. One was flat with a sign that said something like "firestone recall" on it. I must have taken 50 pictures of it. All right boys, how about some of yours.