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History Ed Roth's Mysterion

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,562

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Ed Roth's Mysterion


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  2. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 18,227


    It was a pleasure following the story here on the HAMB. He seems to be a nice down to earth guy and discussed things with members willingly and cheerfully. Good on him :)
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  3. @Ryan If Jeff wrote the book who wrote the "Author's Note:" which mentions being a historical adviser to Jeff?
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  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 13,397


    I haven't read this new book, but I remember reading a book in grade school by Roth which showed how he built the original car. Lots of B&W pics of plaster and a real mess. But the end result was amazing. Just like this one.
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  5. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,812


    very nice photo shoot, sorry for the mishap, but what a great attitude about the setback. So wonderful to have this icon re-done. Thanx for sharing
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  6. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,541


    @Tom davison
  7. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,308

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Enjoy the story/history and how it's all part of my youth too time wise.
    What a outstanding job was done on both car and book. Like it all better now then I did when looking through my teen eyes at the time.
    In those years as this was unfolding for first time,I really only liked Roth's "Outlaw".
    The rest did not ring my bell much,yet very big part of all the fun. I had two cars{28 bobtailed rod,and full custom "J"}, in high school{early 60s}in most of the indoor shows around Florida. Airbrushed crazy "T"shirts at many of the shows as well under my art name "The Bat". Point being,even if one dose not care for design of a number of show rods,they are amazing cool too the time .
    Love it now more then ever !.
    Last edited: May 1, 2019
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  9. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 816

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    I also read Roths book in 1966 when I was in sixth grade. The Mysterion has aways been my utmost favorite Roth car. And that book started me on the sickness of building cars for the last 53 years. lol Larry
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  10. Beautiful car.... Great book!
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  11. Very nice article Tom and Ryan. Thanx for the kind words. Crashing the top was not fun by any means (I got lazy and didn't put the car cover on which was on when we went to the park initially) but as Tom says, it did give me a chance to fix a couple design flaws so all was not lost. Was actually pretty easy, just cut the urethane adhesive that held the bubble in the frame, fixed the road rash on the frame and glued in another bubble. As I described in the book, I built the top frame very strong with hard wood skeleton so it will take a direct nuclear hit or two before dying!! Big hit was the price of the replacement bubble. The guy I was working with at the plastic shop was no longer there and the new management charged me almost as much for one as they did for the first two.

    Funny thing is a couple months before this photo shoot I took my '36 Willys coupe gasser clone to a street rod run and parked on the same grass. The park ranger did get a nice photo shoot of the car before he ran us off.

    I finally got the oil field photo shoot by a Sotheby's photog. Just sorry Tom didn't get a shot at it. I love his interpretations.
  12. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 871


    Labor of love. Concept to reality. Good stuff.
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  13. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,091


    @willys36 , superb job! What's it like to drive?
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  14. I never drove it. I started the engine once but only for about a minute. Didn't want to blue the headers before selling it. In fact the only time I sat in it was once during construction. I can attest it will be a severe challenge to drive. If I hadn't left out the passenger side tranny, it would be impossible to drive. Really looking forward to driving it when the Stahl's mechanic gets it purring.

    Here is the only time I sat in it.
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  15. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,208

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Special shoot, outside of Prescott, AZ

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  16. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

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  17. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 970

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I have seen the build pictures and I have seen Mr. Davison's work... what a great combination of subject and artist.
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  18. ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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