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GNRS Ala Kart Done

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hollenbeck32, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Absolutely awsome.

    I had an old record that was my mom's... that had the Ala Kart on the cover... I used to dream about that thing.

    Followed it's whereabouts in the magazines... and then bam! It's restored!

    Awesome man... awesome.

  2. And if'n you had indexed the wheels, the AMBR trophy might have found it's rightful home.... :D

    Fantastic! A beautiful job, and truly made me feel young again remembering it on the cover of Hot Rod.
  3. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

    from OKC, OK

    You did a outstanding job on it. Something to be very proud of.
  4. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    The truck's cool, but the paint job sucks!

    Looks KILLER! I'd expect nothing less Darryl.
  5. beauishere
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 607


    Man, that's purty.

    Awesome job on bring it back. Maybe it'll get the care it deserves this go round.
  6. showrod
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 707


    I thought the ala kart had twin blue gauges? anyone care to explain?
  7. lazyv8
    Joined: May 24, 2004
    Posts: 577


    it was shown in 58' with jack stands wrapped in aluminum foil and on a white rug.and in the same configuration as at gnrs.thats why we showed it that way this year... alot of people didnt get it.

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  8. awesom job guys-looks great!!!!!!!
  9. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    That was the first thing I noticed when I looked at the photos from the show.
    I was so please you guys went for the foil wraping. That was just the icing on the cake.

    The rest of the car... I just cant get enough of it. I stared at the photos for a long time and its breath taking. A job extremely well done by a group of people with an amazing amount of talent and ofcoars the right decision of John to have it restored by this team and the way it was done... and not overdone or with a slight modern twist or anything like that.

    Thank you (the Ala Kart Team) for bringing it back and to me that was the winner of the GNRS 2008. But then who am I. I can only judge it from the photos I have seen.
  10. a lot a people are clueless. i was hopeing that they would "put on the foil". thanks looks killer
  11. Tuff Tin
    Joined: May 23, 2004
    Posts: 921

    Tuff Tin

    Darryl, your dad would be so proud of you. Keep up the good work.
  12. hemi coupe
    Joined: Dec 25, 2001
    Posts: 1,162

    hemi coupe
    from so-cal

    Darryl, you are an amazing painter!! The Ala Kart looked great, congrats to everyone who worked on it. The chrome was so shiny I almost had to put my sunglasses on!
    Jimmy White
  13. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,561


  14. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 3,998

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Seeing it restored was great! I liked the staging of it as well.
    How often does a AMBR come back for competition after being retired,fired(burned) & neglected and placed in front of a tire shop?
    Gotta say that's a 1st. & the crew did a great job!
  15. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,322


    Thanks for representing East Bay/ Northern California too! There were so many killer So Cal cars at the GNRS, but the Ala Kart with a stand out by far...

    Nice work.

  16. I thought the ALA KART had twin blue gauges also? I saw it before it was restored and could have sworn the gauges were stewart warner twin blue.

  17. Yes, I saw it too. It had SW blue guages in it. Not sure what it has originally though.
  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,805

    from California

    I was thinking the same thing. I have pics of it at whatever show ( SFRC? ) it was at unrestored a few years back and it still had the old SW's.

    wassupwitdat? vintage gauges are as far away as your computer and ebay.

    still killer to see it done up all shiney and chrome.... but being kind of a vintage gauge nut I notice these things
  19. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 953

    from So. Cal.

    Denise's pictures are hot! I'm just gonna add a few more for the guys 100's of miles away, stuck in the snow...












  20. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Congratulations on the Outstanding Paint award for the Ala Kart. Did you get your Ala Kart tattoo finished?
  21. hollenbeck32
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 44


    Yep the Ala Kart Tat is all done

    Thanks Again for all the kudos


    Attached Files:

  22. Hey Darryl are you guys bringing it to SACTO this weekend? I would love to see it again!!!

  23. hollenbeck32
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 44


    No it was booked to be shot for Rodders Journal, so no Sac show. Not sure when it will be shown again. The GNRS was the special place for it.

  24. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    Darryl who did the tat.Looks great and I have something special for you soon so you and Terri will have to come to the Round-up to get it lol......................
  25. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    good to see it again, it was a strange feeling to think it was 50 years, and its still perfect!
  26. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    It was a custom/rod of the future! It was really a fantastic job! just blew us away! I just stood there and took it in, little did we know that in 50 years we would be resurrecting and rebuilding the old styles! Its truly a 'Back to the Future' trip for this old timer.

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