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Art & Inspiration Fiat 501 S: The Italian Model T Speedster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jan 12, 2023.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,625


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    Fiat 501 S: The Italian Model T Speedster


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  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,899

    Staff Member

    File this under do as we say and not as we do...

    I wasn't gonna run this one as it felt too off topic to me. But after watching the video, I kind of like the inspiration and mood it brings. There are things to be learned in the details.
  3. Lo guiderei
    malto bello
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  4. 32Stoker
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
    Posts: 368


    We’ll add it to the list…
    No shame in recognizing the impact foreign cars have on Hot Rods & Customs.
    For one, I’m happy to see you bend the rules.
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  5. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 3,302

    j hansen

    If that is OK,,,,,how about a 1911 FIAT 4 cylinder 1730 CU IN!
  6. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,894

    from Spring tx

    Hands down my favorite car from across the pond...
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  7. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,564

    from NE Vic

    There are a few beautiful Fiat's in that era, the S61 is one - 10Litre 4cyl OHC Hemi, chain drive. placed 3rd in the 1911 Indianapolis 500
    They may not be Hot Rods in the true sense, however many of these 'big cars' inspired & set the bar for the under-dog to aim for & in some cases exceed.
    The 501 as in this clip is the pedestrian Fiat the peoples car, much more like what we hot rodders play with.
    Thanks for sharing @Jive-Bomber
    & for the green light @Ryan ;)
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2023
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  8. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 17,065

    from oregon

    Where would the humble but famous Fiat Topolino fuel altereds be without even humbler beginnings!
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  9. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,114


    Everything about this video is awesome. The countryside, the beautiful Italian girl in the old photo, the gauges, the thickness of the dash when the glovebox door is opened, the plug wires taped together, the ding in the grill shell, the spots of peeling paint, the wear on the pedals... I love this thing. If this guy isn't a hot rodder and that's not a gow-job, I don't know what is.
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  10. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 4,235


    Agree 100%. Love everything about it.

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