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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,757

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    De gustibus non est disputandum


    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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  2. ...And a Lorem Ipsum to you, too . . .:p
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  3. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,568


    ait etiam meus familiaris
  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,757

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    As a graphic designer, I see "Lorem Ipsum" and think dummy text. Did you know it actually has meaning? Ironically, the translation of the Lorem Ipsum sentence is:

    Ironic, because I didn't have to bring all this shit up again.
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  5. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,721

    from Hampsha

    Si, Amice, tibi adsentior. ;)
  6. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 855


    I had to look that up. Did you? Never was a scholar of Latin!

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  7. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,757

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Shit yeah... I don't know a lick of latin.
  8. I am not Latin, but I think you have cleared it up excellently.
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  9. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,254


    Are we talking customs or chariots?
  10. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,707

    from wareham,ma

    Well done Ryan.
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  11. Well written, Ryan. One of your better editorials.
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  12. onetrickpony
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
    Posts: 393

    from Texas

    When I saw the thread title, I thought "spammer." Then I saw Ryan and I thought "he was hacked."

    I sure wasn't expecting another Aztec thread :D
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  13. Love the line about how in the late '50's Americans were stuffing themselves with everything grandiose and Barris and Roth were feeding them intravenously. So true, so very true.:)
  14. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 4,875

    from Wa.St.

    It wasn't bad enough that I had to learn a new HAMB format a few years back but I draw the line at learning a new language ...................................................................................
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  15. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,239

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Was an altar boy in my early years.
    Memorized the whole darn mass in Latin. Didn’t know what a word of it meant.
    I never cared much for custom cars in the early 60’s as a kid.
    Now I’ve grown to love them and appreciate the creativity.
    The 40’s customs are really what floats my boat.
  16. "They quickly drop their opinion, shake their heads, and move on."

    Yeah, they move on to the next Custom thread where they declare why they hate Customs in general and the discussed car in particular.
    This happens ad nauseum.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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  17. I won't own a Low Rider, but I appreciate the work involved.
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  18. [​IMG]I happen to own this old Ford Desoto Custom. Its Ok if folks don't like it.
  19. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,757

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I've heard of this quite a bit, but I haven't actually seen much of it... If you see some guy doing this, please let me know via pm.
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  20. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,845

    from central NY

    A faci nisi mater posset amare!
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  21. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,655


    So, Ryan. Does this mean we can just all agree to disagree some times and we will be ok anyway!:D
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  22. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 5,961

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I am a closet custom fan. While I am a hotrodder at heart I really like mild customs. That said, when my dad bought me that first little pages R&C when I was in the hospital with pneumonia at age 12, that 1957 November issue had a really cool custom on the cover. I went to my museum to see what it was but it's sealed in plastic so I couldn't open it but that custom caught my interest as much as the several 32 Fords in that issue did. I remember studying that custom for many hours as it was a really cool design with an Olds bumper, I think Chevy headlights?, and some really cool tail fins. It was bitchin. I don't know what happened to it but it was a mild forerunner of the famous Aztec. The deuces in that book started my love of hot rods but I'll never forget that custom. As to the Aztec it's a monumental custom that should be appreciated for it's artistic value and creativity.
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  23. flatford8
    Joined: Dec 12, 2012
    Posts: 104

    from Lyman,ME.

    People can pick and choose what they like or dislike about history....that car and many other customs are definitely automotive history....l like the fact that it’s history even if I’m not crazy nuts over the car......, Mark
  24. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 15,385

    Staff Member

    thanks... The Aztec is a wonderful car in my eyes and i will admit that I let my emotions carry me away on the last thread....
  25. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,443

    from California

    some customs are timeless, Sam Barris Merc looked good when built and looks good now. if someone built one today exactly like it that would look good too.

    this car is iconic, custom history, all these sorts of things. if someone built it today it would be odd looking, definitely not timeless. the cars time has come and gone. I like it for the 50's excess, not for it's beauty.
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  26. OK, it does not happen that often as my posting suggests but I wanted to use the beautiful latin expression "ad nauseum".
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  27. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,665


    I honestly thought I was going to report a spammer today
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  28. Chainsaw chipper
    Joined: Nov 29, 2007
    Posts: 151

    Chainsaw chipper
    from Illinois

    In seeing this group of car guys as a family (and it is) just as in real life there will always be different likes and dislikes as well as opinions,where I see the wheels come off the wagon is when the opinions lack respect for each other.we can disagree with out losing respect or being hurtful .That would go along way towards pulling together in the same direction.I have a real appreciation for customs,owned Artic Sands for a few years back in the seventies. Sold it because everyone said it was ugly and not cool.Live and learn. Own a hot rod now and still TRY(not always with success) but try to be respectful of others opinions.This group of people is way too creative,talented and passionate about our cars to be divided with disrespect. JMHO
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  29. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,487

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    Ryan....very nicely put. Custom cars as art is an apt depiction. Nobody is forced or required to post on a thread, which is why detractors posting on a custom thread is particularly jarring. Lack of respect. Imagine a guy posting excitedly about finding some barn find flathead powered Deuce roadster and some guy posts "pppfffttt, that isnt a hot needs a small block Chevy". It would make many guys head spin right? They would say how fast it is isnt the point...its that this flatty was last worked on in the 50s..that it was the best the original builder could do with what he could get his hands on and that it still exists in 50s form..noone disturbed it. That is what guys think who appreciate what this place is about....why they're here. My hope for 2020 and beyond...lets extend this thinking to customs, whether they're improvements or not over their original design.
  30. Not even. Some need to understand context. Can b*tch all you want, but to build that 64 years ago ? Hell ... build it now with all these fancy tools, & materials.

    You can "Moriarty" on .. anytime ya' like. As far as I'm concerned .. you're not just a mod' ... you're a HAMB'r.

    You build it physically. Can also build it moderator'ly.

    Don't make me cry. :)

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