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Event Coverage Gene Winfield class at Mercury Charlies...Photos thread.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by heliotropephotos, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. heliotropephotos
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    heliotropephotos
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    from Austin, Tx

    Mercury Charlie had an awsome weekend! The Gene Winfield sheetmetal class AND his annual Hot Rod & Honeys Show. Here are some photos of the class and a few of the cars! enjoy

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  2. skyrodder
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    thanks for sharing dood!
     
  3. Looks like a fun time ....thanks for the pics
     
  4. Great Pics, Man that was fun!
     

  5. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Seemed like a great time with a bunch of good guys!! Good times!! Gene is THE BEST!!

    Ian
     
  6. heliotropephotos
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    from Austin, Tx

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    The photo above is what you would see through a standard pair of torch welding goggles.

    This next photo is what Gene sees through his very old cobalt welding glasses. notice the complete lack of orange flame and clear veiw of the puddle.
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  7. rhd
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    from austin tx

    thats cool as hell wish i had the extra cash to go:mad:
     
  8. MarkX
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    MarkX
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    from ...TX

    great photos as usual Josh
     
  9. DRUGASM
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    Whats the story behind this one? Looks like they are having a good laugh...
     
  10. Elrod
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    Great photos!!! Were those done with a 10-22?
     
  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Very cool -- thanks for the photos!!
    I would have really liked to have been there.

    Charlie was really excited about this class when he announced it to us back in April during the Garage Crawl, before the LSRU...





    Malcolm
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  12. fab32
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    I'm thinking that Gene will really amount to someting when he grows up.:eek: Seriously, looks like a good time and some great instruction by one of the best.

    Frank
     
  13. Unibodyguy
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    Gene is always a 1st class guy. It just amazes me that at 83 years young he still keep going like guys less than half his age. That and still very much a figure at Dry Lakes racing yet too. I really like the book that came out on him a while beck great pics.

    Michael
     
  14. Looks like you guys had a blast i know i did and i learned alot too
     
  15. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I want to thank gene for passing the torch, it is soo kool that these guys take the time to teach us some of their vast knowledge, it is an education that many will never get. so if you can swing it I HIGHLY recomend taking one. and thanks to mercury charley for hosting a great time. an experiance I will never forget. and I learned alot, the guy is called a master for a reason. thank you gene & mercury charley and crew, they all worked hard to have this. jeff
     
  16. Kreepy
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    from Austin, Tx

    This whole weekend was soo cool to meet Gene and share just a fraction of his knowledge. I know I had a great time and a great experience making it all happen with Charlie and the crew. Looking forward to the next one.
     
  17. MercuryCharlie
    Joined: Jul 25, 2007
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    I would again like to thank Gene for passing the torch. In the world of Custom
    cars & Hot Rods Gene is tops! We are all so lucky to have such an icon in this
    industry.
     
  18. pwschuh
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    Thanks for the pics! Hardest working guy in show biz right there.
     
  19. I'm still wore out! ;)

    Guess I need to "get my Gene on", and get some work done.
     
  20. heliotropephotos
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    from Austin, Tx

    Elrod! thanks for the photo props everyone! these were taken mostly with the nikkor 14mm 2.8 prime. damn we had a great time! also the photo above with shannon in it, im not sure what was said or done but im sure it was a little dirty!!!!!!
     
  21. HomemadeHardtop57
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    a legend who takes time to teach others..
     
  22. krylon32
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    Wow! What an experience. Just to share time with a legend like Gene. I wish something like that would happen closer to the middle of nowhere in the midwest.
     
  23. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
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    from New York


    Looks like things were " heating up " in there with her and Gene .......
     

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