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Event Coverage Crusty Flatty Flat Out at Prescott Hill Climb. OMG will she blow? Mart's 33 coupe at VHRA GOW!

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  1. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,345


    Remember the Crusty Flatty? remember how sketchy it was? If not check the videos. Well The VHRA run the GOW! event at Prescott hill climb track every year and I entered the 33 coupe. Watch, listen and follow along as the Crusty Flatty takes on the venerable hill at Prescott, home of the Bugatti owner's club. Caution this video contains scenes of a flathead enduring considerable distress. Back to the regular programme next time.

  2. japchris
    Joined: Apr 21, 2001
    Posts: 327

    from England

    Enjoyed that Mart! Couldn't get there this years, so thanks for the coverage.
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  3. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,513


    Thanks for posting this Mart. I am really impressed with the number of cars that attended. I'm prejudiced in favor of these types of cars, so this was a good watch for me. With essentially nothing happening over here, I guess I'll have to be satisfied getting my thrills vicariously.
  4. A fine time had by all - although one of my rods has got a little over excited about being cooped up for so long and wants to be let out for a bit of attention.
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  5. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,355


    Thats the way to enjoy the car!
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  6. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,378

    rusty valley

    too much fun mart! nice bunch of cars you blokes have over there
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  7. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,339

    from Nicasio Ca

    That was great!
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  8. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 357

    from Dundalk Md

    Mart, enjoyed the video. Loved all the action, diff cars and your coupe , guess most of those have been in your country since new ? Not imported from here ? That's the way to enjoy them ! Thanks again, Dennis
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  9. bobbooth
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 365

    from limeyland

    Not bad for a "Crusty Flathead" Mart :)
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  10. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,830

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    Great video, Thanks. The guy with the 350 should ride with you! :eek:
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  11. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,345


    Thanks for all the replies. The guy with the 350 A ain't a guy.

    I have a pic from another forum (with permission). This is on the first long sweeping left hander.
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  12. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,428

    from Ks

    Outstanding!!!! Mart!
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  13. What a fine group of cars! Thanks for sharing Mart!
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  14. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,535


    That's a whole pile of great old iron there! :)
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  15. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 587


    Thanks for the great video Mart! That looked like great fun and the cars are outstanding.
  16. Your a beast Mart ! Thanks for the ride along !
  17. reefer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2001
    Posts: 764


    Using and abusing.. it’s what it’s all about Mart.. excellent.
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  18. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,229


    Maybe someone will reply to your questions.

    I was intrigued to see almost all of those rods were left hand drive.
    England, (assuming that is where the event was) is a right hand drive country, suggesting that almost all of those cars are later imports from the states or Canada.
    Ford had their own factory in England in the early ‘30s, so I am assuming American /Canadian Fords were virtually non existent or extremely rare.
    Some history would be interesting.

    Mart ; - Awesome event and great coverage, thanks.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2020
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  19. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,554


    Great hot rod!
  20. custom_lettering
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 374

    from Wall, NJ

    Thanks for the video. Tons of great cars.
  21. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 698


    Thanks Mart....GR8 fun !!!
  22. murf 32
    Joined: May 30, 2013
    Posts: 66

    murf 32

    Great car and video. Enjoyed both
  23. That old Crusty worked great,,,excellent video .
    Remember though,,,,,there were almost no new parts in that rebuild ,,.,,don’t press it beyond its limits please .
    Beautiful looking country side,,,,with a ton of great old hot rods !
    Left hand drive even,,,,,there must be a lot of old iron in England,,,,,I’m impressed !
    The Crusty ran great,,,,,,and you did an excellent job of driving !
    I would love to see more of this .

  24. I'd say so.
  25. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,345


    Yes, the majority of these would have been imported, but in many cases as parts and pieced together as full on projects. What few early fords we had were wiped out on the stock car tracks in the late 50s.

    Thanks for the replies fellas. This video nearly never happened. I was transferring the files from the sd card to the computer and something went wrong during the transfer. All the files got corrupted. Then in an attempt to recover them by running scripts picked up off the internet they disappeared completely. I downloaded some recovery software and tried it on one file, that was all you could do for free. It didn't work. I then found one that had good reviews and paid for it. That one worked and recovered all the files on the card, even those that were there before but had been "deleted".
    I then started having problems with the editing software where the files were supposed to be, like, 14 minutes long, and were showing as 22 hours long with the rest being blank. The length of the files slowed everything to a standstill.
    This took ages to sort out by various workarounds and updating softwares etc.

    But it was all worth it in the end. The views on this one have been much higher than normal, over 1000 views in 24 hours. Personally it's one of my favourites. Something must have clicked with YouTube's algorithms, most of the views have been from browsing rather than links from forums.

    Again, thanks for the support. It's not easy putting these videos together and sometimes it's a lot more difficult than normal, so a little thumbs up or words of encouragement go a long way.

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  26. ...and nobody seems to be able to buy pants that fit.:eek:

  27. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,378

    rusty valley

    thanks for your efforts Mart, editing can be very tiring even when all goes well
  28. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,647


    Thanks Mart. Going from building a flathead to recovering lost video files. You're a real Renaissance man.
  29. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,131


    Great of your best...thanks Mart
  30. reefer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2001
    Posts: 764


    The cars are , by and large, old jalopies that were passed over in the States and were built into Hotrods over here. The LHD is no problem.. I’ve had quite a few over the years and it really doesn’t cause any issues... To refer to it as. a hobby over here is an understatement.... it’s a way of life .
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