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Driving a Hot Rod on "Reality" TV

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 18, 2011
  2. Rasmus
    Joined: Nov 30, 2006
    Posts: 29

    from Las Vegas

    Link's broken.
  3. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 764

    from Michigan

    ^^^^^^^^what he said.
  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Fixed. Sorry about that.

  5. 4t7flat
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 266


    That is a neat idea. My son lives just a few blocks from there. Can't wait for them to open. About 20 years ago there was a garage themed resturant some where in the East Point area. That resturant had complete cars cut into booths. I had a Christmas lunch with the boss there.
  6. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
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    Slick Willy

    Sorta sounds like this guys t.v. career!!:D


    Looking forward to watching it!
  7. lol that's funny a lot of pretending there, i think that i am gonna have to watch that when it comes out... ya think the general public will know that the car is being towed around? lol that sounds like a perfect opportunity for a gag real.. have the tow rig tow the car around and have both of ya fall asleep in the car lol
  8. Sounds like a lot more fun than any of my days at work last week.
  9. Zombie Hot Rod
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,453

    Zombie Hot Rod
    from New York

    Awesome, must have been weird pretending to drive. Can't wait to see how you pulled it off!
  10. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 33,868


    Lets see the cute model, we know what your car looks like! ;)
  11. stude_trucks
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    I would have sounded like a complete idiot for sure, and for legitimate reasons.
  12. harp
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 89


    did you at least get to rev the motor?
  13. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,696


    way cool for you........can't wait to see it !!
  14. i hope y'all made a gag real.. i can think of a hundred funny things to do with that set up....
  15. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    Along these lines, the entrepenuer in me always thought Ryan could pull off one of those reality build type shows...there's enough creative talent and rod shops here to run for years and never get old. I'll bet Corky would be all over it, among others.

    Jalopy Journal works for Oprah.

    ...on second we REALLY want this to go mainstream?
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  16. Tman
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  17. koth
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    Hey thanks for sharing what it took to do the filming for the show. It's really surprising to find out how "they" catch a shot for a film. I had no idea that your car would be in a cradle and towed around. Kind of like being on the back of a tandem bicycle.
  18. Kevin Lee
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    Kevin Lee
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    HAHA - I can't wait to see this. They should have gone with a greenscreen and they could drop you in anywhere.
  19. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,215

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    3 Window Larry: For the HAMB build lets go back to the late 60s/early 70s and repeat the 29 A V8 on deuce rails that Bud Bryan did in R&C. Never could figure out why R&C doesn't run that build again. Would be more interesting than some of the stuff they are currently doing! I'm in with some parts and when it's done lets auction it off for a charity like Wounded Warriors?
  20. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860


    Sounds like heavy duty walking-and-chewing-gum-at-the-same-time type of thing!
  21. A dolly rig?! YOU GOTTA BE SHITTING ME! "Reality TV" indeed...!

    Oh well, at least they got someone with some real perspective on the deal...
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    You'd have to define "mainstream" I guess. In some ways it already has and has given birth to the dreaded "rr" cars. A few years back Jesse did that 54 Chev build with the legends and brought some of their lives and accomplishments forward in time. Rightfully so IMO. While not perhaps soley responsible for it, they now have additional opportunities to earn and survive financially with appearances and such. They earned that a long time ago. What "this" is will never be mainstream. The elders among us have always done it. They gave birth to the modern rod industry. It's just that the few of us will always remember and practice the old ways for ourselves. One of our cars will always generate more attention than the new ones for that very reason, even though those who see it and truely like it, may not even understand why.
  23. spark250
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    I was wondering what would become of the Vinsetta garage. I live very close.

    If can't be a garage I guess this is a pretty cool alternative. I think the previous owner sold most of his business to a guy in Royal Oak.
  24. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    Congrats on the Reality Show with your 29 ! That has to be much better than someone else's car . At least you are at home in your own car ! So how do you make turns without turning the steering wheel ? :eek: I always wondered how they did those shots , but never figured you would be towed around like that ! I hope everything works out great for the show and wish you the best ! You will have to keep us posted on when the show will be aired .

    Retro Jim
  25. justanotherguy
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 193


    Oh man... are we going to have to call you "TV JAY" now ?
  26. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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    Are they going to dub in the motor sounds? If so, maybe suggest using this awesome classic even if it probably won't synch up well to the actual action and will drown out the dialogue.

  27. PORKCHOP76
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 548

    from iowa

    way cool... but u had to act like u were driving while being towed?
  28. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Very cool, looking forwarded to seeing the episode.:cool:
  29. 40yearslate
    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
    Posts: 15

    from Denver, CO

    I'm glad it was you.

    but, what the hell - did I miss pics of the chick?
  30. If the front end is on the dolly, I assume the engine was off and the transmission was out of gear? And you never really "shifted" or any thing like that? Totally weird. Most of these I see have camera cars alongside and cameras clipped to body panels. Courtney? Hansen?

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