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Customs Hetfields donates 10 cars to Petersen

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by denis4x4, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,288

    from Colorado

  2. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,503


    Often, rock stars have shitty taste in cars, but Papa Het is on the money.

  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,264

    Jalopy Joker

    Thanks for link
  4. I'm with Jeff. those cars are knock dead gorgeous. HRP
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  5. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 805

    jim snow

    Good stuff. Snowman
  6. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,689


    The Buick Skylark is totally outta' sight. Don't you love when someone, especially
    entertainers with tons of money, do something good?
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  7. This just makes it more apparent...I have to get to the Peterson Museum!
  8. Hard to believe I listened to Rock Music just to get this story... Thanks for the share!
  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 13,337


    Thanks for sharing that @denis4x4...Very nice thing to do...
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  10. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,988

    from Mesa, Az

    That was very generous of them.
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  11. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Atwater Mike

    Beavis & Butthead were right...
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  12. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 844

    Curt Six

    That's pretty cool. It's odd that they photographed so many of those cars with the bags aired up, but actually several of them look really good at a more realistic ride height. Like the "Voodoo Priest" Zephyr. But not like the Skylark. Those radial whitewalls need to be tucked under that body. Going to be a cool exhibit.
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  13. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
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    Didn't (doesn't) he have a pretty sweet t-bucket? I looked through the list hoping it was in the group. Lot of really nice cars.
  14. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 9,876

    from Raytown Mo

    He owned a bucket that Dennis McPhail built, Dennis ended up with it again a few years ago and tweaked and changed it some before it was sold. I want to say it went to Japan but I’m not 100% certain. Feel like I saw it in Moon eyes show photos a couple years ago
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  15. The T-bucket did end up in Japan.
  16. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
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    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    I read an article on him a few years back and he evidently has a pretty nice shop with equipment of his own and does a lot of work on his cars. At the time he was teaching himself to do custom metal work. English wheels. panishing hammers and all. He is not just a check writer! Larry
  17. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    Defiantly one of the few celebs with good taste in cars.
  18. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    A good reason for me to visit the Petersen!

    So, to be clear, he donated (gifted) the cars to the museum vs. loaning them for display?
  19. There is way worse things than rock music, can you say rap?
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  20. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
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    Roger O'Dell

    I think since James moved he is trying to do more with his family. I first met him in paso ,we were both early birds having breakfast at joes. Nice guy, all I knew was his name was James, we talked about his Lincoln and headlight treatment. At the end Groucho told me about Metallica. Since I have met him a few times with Rick. And James friend Ray. I set rick up with the 32. I rode in it as a kid, it was the piasano brothers prior. I think caddy motor and quick change, at the roadster show I tried to explain it’s history to the guys from Georgia. But never talked to James about it.
  21. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 477

    Stan Back
    from California

    I wonder if the Peterson is going to sell them.
  22. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 516

    Kelly Burns

    I read several articles, and I think they are on loan, from my understanding.

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