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Event Coverage Frank Maratta 2014 Show

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  2. more please?
     
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    Great picture of the 39 thanks
     
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    Anytime... any tire kickers? I meant to ask ya myself but was short on time.
     
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    No kickers giving it a couple more weeks. no bites ill keep it and drive the wheels off it ,
     
  8. Great price on the 39, shocked no one has jumped on it.
     
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    Whats the asking price? Certainly was clean....
     
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    $19000.00 Runs excellent get in and go no issues
     
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    Wow.... great price on it.

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    Nice shot of the Gherkin. Thanks!
     
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    That copper Ford is THE TITS!
     
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    Where is this held? I remember like 50 years ago going to the Frank Maratta autorama in Hartford Connecticut.
     
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    from Western MA

    "Big E" in West Spfld MA the last couple-three years.

    Think it was the Old Hartford Armory back in the day when I went a couple times [late 50's-'61]. Went a few years ago when it was in a building just North of Hartford proper off I 91.

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    NP chop55bc... have allot more coming :)

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    Is Frank Maratta still alive and associated with this show or has he passed away and the show continues in honor of him?

    I ask because as a kid in the late '50s I recall Mr Maratta's radical '40 Ford or Merc Custom in the "little pages" magazines of the era...i.e. Rod & Custom, Rodding & Restyling etc.
    The Custom appeared every year in a changed form.....the more time passed, the more radical it got.

    With no disrespect to Mr Maratta as a person, or as a bodyman, in my opinion he was a gawd awful stylist !! That poor car which, as I recall, began life as a sedan and evolved into an up recognizable amalgam of bizarre modifications.

    In spite of our difference in taste in custom styling, I do hope he is alive and well and enjoying life doing as he pleases.
     
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    yes! you are right!
    I have seen pics of that custom. Butt UGLY custom
    His son Frank now runs the show.
     
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    That black Lincoln is fantastic. Very subtle mods and quite elegant...IMO! Glad it doesn't have a "for sale" sign on it! :D
     
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    I remember going to the show at the Armory in Hartford in the 50s when I was in high school in NYS, over in Rhinebeck. That's back when "angel hair" filled all the cars with no interiors in them! But the show was a big deal for us teens from cow country, got to see cars like we read about in the little magazines.
     
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    Frank passed in 1980 and his son Frank Jr. has continued putting on the show.
    The Maratta 'Mystery' which you refer to started out as a 1940 Mercury 4dr convertible.
    How do I know? well I worked for Frank in the early 50's and put in many hours working on the car.
     
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    I'm bumpin this cause you made my truck look so damn good!!! thanks.
     
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    Cant wait to get it under the lens with gear :)

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