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Dal Porto Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by notrod13, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
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    notrod13
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    from long beach

  2. Checkerwagon
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    Stunning, in every sense of the word. There are forms of Art that confuse, intimidate or baffle. No confusion here. No need to describe the scene or the event. This car, the history, the vision of the build and your ability to capture the soul of this car, well buddy, this defines that other "A" word, Awe.
    Maintain your course brother, you're doing it just fine.
    Dale
    Cleveland OH
     
  3. notrod13
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    huge thanks! you sir are a wordsmith
     
  4. cruzr
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    that Roadster is perfection
     

  5. scootermcrad
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    One of my fave's for SURE! Was interesting that at GNRS it was hardly noticed, it seems. Not much of a crowd at all. Was so nice to stare at all the details.

    Thanks for sharing all those pictures! Fantastic!
     
  6. definately going to start following your blog, great article.
     
  7. ruralrod
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    Tim

    Pachi here. Just saw it on your blog. Your stuff is amazing! I havnt stopped since you saw me in Sunol. What a weekend! The shoot was killer. I cant hardly wait! Steve Moal picked the roadster for a builder choice award at the show. I still cant believe it. Ill be in touch and get you the info sheet.

    Later
    Pachi
     
  8. notrod13
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    Man thats soooooooo bitchin!!! So stoked for you ... gimme your email and ill tease ya a bit!
     
  9. notrod13
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    It was seriously wierd , at gnrs I walked by it twice!!! didnt even notice it then it hit me like a lead brick!..... one of my faves too.....
     
  10. TERPU
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    Pachi your car is perfect!. Congrats on the Steve Moal pick. That means more than a Goodguys Street Rod of the year for sure. Steve is one of the true masters of fit and finish. Your car is one of the few that I was drawn to all weekend.


    Tim from Aptos
     
  11. ruralrod
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    Thanks man. The Moal deal is huge for sure. I was pumped all weekend hearing stuff from guys like you too. Thats what its all about. You get it! You know the work and time and patience and money and what it takes to build these fuckers. Thanks man. See you in Santa Cruz! Cant wait.

    Pach
     
  12. 296ardun
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    For those of us not in the know, please fill us in...am assuming this is the original car that graced the cover of Hop Up in, when, '52? NoCal car, body work by Jack Hagemann, tube frame, technology and detail well ahead of its time...what is the story on this flawless restoration, or recreation?
     
  13. uncle buck
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    In the June 2011 Street Rodder it states it achieved 155mph on the lakes 118mph at the drags , has center steering and won the (Grand) National Roadster Show. The car was wrecked in '53 then stored 'til the 70's . After that it sold a couple of times ('93 & '99) and then the restoration was completed by Classic Craft Restoration in 2010. It also mentions it having a Chrisman assembled flathead.
     
  14. Hope to see this one in person some day. Be proud,grasshopper.
     
  15. fab32
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    That car can take it's place among the greats without even breaking a sweat.

    Frank
     
  16. 296ardun
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    Thanks for the info, very glad it has been restored to such a high standard.
     
  17. Tman
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  18. Aaron Kahan
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    Amazing photos as Usual Tim! Check out the November 2011 Rod & Custom for the full feature. It's currently on the newstand.
    Thanks,
    Aaron
     

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