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Cotton Werksmans' Ardun-powered T

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny Sparkle, May 3, 2005.

  1. Hackerbilt
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    The pic also appears to be sporting rear coilovers...but the springs aren't installed.
    Man, I love those cars. So much respect for those guys who built them!
     
  2. flatjack
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    Here's a picture of the Bob Knaak car at the Gilmore. Stopped there on the way to the Autorama this year. What an awesome museum. Spent all day Wednesday there.
     

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  3. A Boner
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    More Bob Knaack T pic's on my profile page.....in "Albums" under cool cars.
     
  4. BillWallace
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    I was a friend of Cottons back in the late 60s early70s when he was building his cars in a one car shop at home in Barrington. We both were building pretty radical cars in those days & visits led to ideas. Cottons rear engine car was based on some current at the time road & indy car things & just some home brew ideas. As it turned out more show than anything else. Those days were really the end of radical ideas in hot rod building. Cotton sold off some stuff & if I remember right bought a used Jaguar & then we lost track of each other. bill wallace
     
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  5. DDDenny
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    Unless my brain is playing tricks on me (happens regularly these days) IIRC Cotton was doing some B-ville or dry lakes racing with a flat motored car, can't remember what body or class.
    HMMM!!!!!!
     
  6. A Boner
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    image.jpg Here is an old pic, with Bob driving.
     
  7. Hackerbilt
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    Man...that thing puts chills right up my spine! Love it. :D
    That small headlight look is starting to grow on me too....
     
  8. Hemi-roid
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    Cotton's yellow roadster has been found. Jim Unruh, Bob Knaack, and the roadster's new owner Greg Hall secretly conspired to arrange a reunion between Cotton and his old rod the day after his 83rd birthday. Here is a 20 min. video of the reunion:

     
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  9. Hackerbilt
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    Man! That was just incredible!
    Thanks so much for posting that video.
     
  10. DDDenny
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    Since this came up again, I have to admit that the above statement was incorrect, due to a lapse in memory, I was thinking of Seth Hammond.
     
  11. DDDenny
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    How cool was that!!!
    Happy birthday Cotton.
     
  12. gnichols
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    Amazing reunion - the two Kleenex variety. Gary
     
  13. The37Kid
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    Thank you so much for posting the Reunion video, great to see Cotton and his T again. Bob
     
  14. Old Rod
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    Great video good to see Cotton and T together. Agree a Kleenex moment.
    Thanks so much for posting. Bob
     
  15. pitman
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    Too much! It's been 43 years since the Detroit Nats. Or Tulsa, thanks for these memories.
     
  16. fatboys69
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    Thats just to freakin cool !!!!!
    If anyone knows how to get in touch with Bob Knaack, could you please let me know.
    He was my first exposure to Hot Rods in the 82' . He and I worked together for some time
    and he took a young kid and taught him about hot rods !!!!
     
  17. bowie
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    Best thing I've seen in awhile! History relived! Thanks for sharing this video.
     
  18. flatheadpete
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    Holy crap what a video!!
     

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