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Folks Of Interest Dean Lowe in the January 2022 issue of Hot Rod Magazine

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  1. TrailerTrashToo
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    Hot Rod - Dean Lowe.jpg Just came in the mail.

    Russ

    p.s. Note the 50 cent cover price, $7.99 today...
     
  2. Mr48chev
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    Cool, I have the now probably ruined original one that I got back then out in the storage shed.
     
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  3. Stogy
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    Congratulations to Dean...I certainly see where he gets the clean machine bug...instilled at an early age I'm pretty sure...
     
  4. bchctybob
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    Dean and his car continue to be the quintessential hot rod/hot rodder.
    Barry Navarro?? Really? I wonder if any of the current crew even know who he was.
     

  5. The37Kid
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    Dean made a big impression on me when I was 11 years old, still have my copy in the top draw of a filing cabinet. Congratulations on your anniversary.

    Bob
     
  6. loudbang
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  7. catdad49
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    48, my issue has seen a similar fate, especially the cover! Still, remember the impression it made on me in my youth.
     
  8. Michael Ottavi
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    Same here for leaving an impression even after all these years. Just shows the impact of a great single photographic image and a super cool hot rod.
     
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  9. Michael Ottavi
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    P.S. I am amazed at how many Hot Rod cover cars still bounce around in my head when someone posts one of those old covers with a iconic hot rod on the cover. I wish I could remember other stuff as well.
     
  10. BrerHair
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    All-time cool.
     
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  11. 37gas
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    That roadster pickup is still running in the U K at the Pendine sands hot rod races, look on you tube
     
  12. MMM1693
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    Dean Lowe, hot rodding's King of Cool
     
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  13. Congratulations Dean, I am among that group of kids at that time that you and your red roadster pickup made a huge impact on my life.

    Recently I was doing so remodeling and ran across the January 1962 issue which was the first hot rod magazine I ever got, my mom bought it for me at Bryant's corner drug store.

    I sent ask Dean a PM and ask him if he would autograph it for me and Dean being athe man he is said sure, it is that magazine and Dean's pickup that made me into a hot rodder, I knew some day I would own a hot rod someday. HRP

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  14. I don't know if you guys are aware of the fact but Dean's pickup was featured in the top 3 publications within 6 moths of each other,January 1962 Hot Rod, April 1962 Rod & Custom and the very first issue of Popular Hot Rodding.

    How many people can say that. HRP
     
  15. bchctybob
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    PHR too?, I didn’t know that. I’ll have to dig out my copy and check it out.
     
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  16. vtx1800
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    Great Story. I lived in Las Cruces New Mexico in the sixties, in about 1969 a blue colored roadster pickup, similar to Dean's drove through my neighbor hood, never saw it again, but.....I have forgotten lots of things, but I didn't forget that hot rod pickup:) Sorry, no pictures, my phone was hanging on the wall in the house!
     
  17. Recently, Mark posted a thread about Hot Rod Magazine and how it effected us, I have posted several times in the past how a certain issue struck a cord with me, I posted this, and thought you might get a kick out of it.

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    This photo could have easily been a snapshot of my sister & I on that faithful Saturday morning at Bryant's Corner Drug Store in 1962, I had sit down in the floor and picked up a Hot Rod Magazine, The red Hot rod on the cover caught my eye, I was 12 years old and knew nothing about hot rods and had just started reading and mom told me it's time to go, I pleaded with her to buy me that magazine.

    She bought me the magazine and I was hooked on what I was reading about, later on my granddad bought me a subscription and I started learning, I told everyone that would listen that I was going to build a hot rod some day.

    I always subscribed to Hot Rod Magazine and do to this day - but this is not the end of the story and I have told this several times in the past, That HOT ROD MAGAZINE my mom bought me back in 1962
    featured Dean Lowe's Red Model A roadster pickup.

    Who would have thought that I would eventually know Dean as a fellow hamber!

    Believe it or not there is another twist of faith, recently our daughter got a divorce and moved back home, so we started cleaning out a spare bedroom that had become a catch all for almost 50 years, as you can guess we found a lot of lost treasures but in a old box of books & magazines I found THE VERY SAME HOT ROD MAGAZINE with Dean Lowe & his red roadster pickup on the cover.

    After all these years I still have the very magazine that got me involved in the life long obsession with Hot Rods, now that I have found the magazine and Dean has autographed it HRP.
     
  18. catdad49
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    That's a Great story, Danny!










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  19. Stogy
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    Magazines aside Dean and Team were tough competitors at the track winning many awards as well and as alluded is still haulin' ass...

    Show & Go
     
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  20. GordonC
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    Great stories! And cool on Dean for autographing your magazine for you! It's also cool as hell he is a member on here and active!
     
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  21. Special Ed
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  22. 5window
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    Congratulations to Dean. I remember that cover as a 12 year old.

    Fifty cents in '62 is about $4.50 today, so we're a bit behind the curve here. I still get HRM but it was a better magazine in 1962.
     
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  23. Elmo Rodge
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    I was working at Schifano's at my first job other than paper routes when they did the upholstery. How's that for timing? :)
    Wayno
     
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  24. i.rant
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    I still have that ‘62 issue,back then it passed the time in study hall.:D
     
  25. Bearing Burner
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    $.50 was about what I earned as a stock/clerk in a grocery store per hour in 62. Who can yo find today who will work for $7.99. Min wage here in Mass. is $13.00 I think. Fast food resturants are paying $15.00 and not hiring anyone.
     
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  26. Jalopy Joker
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    20211108_164316.jpg very Cool
     
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  27. razoo lew
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    from Calgary

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  28. Jalopy Joker
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    Golden Oldie
     
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  29. Marty Strode
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    I was fortunate to meet Dean at the 2019 GNRS, he was one of the first to greet Pat Ganahl and I, when we displayed the Spalding Special copy. Great guy !
     
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