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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gastruk, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. gastruk
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    Does anyone know about the cars in Hot Rod Gang ?
    How about the Hot Rod in Mr Hobbs takes a vacation ?
    How about the car in Love in a Gold Fish bowl ?
     
  2. I believe this one is Norm Grabowski's T in it's first incarnation(no flames;single 4 barrel).

    EDIT: Wrong flick;the one I was thinking of was,"Mr. Kagle and the Babysitter" with Charles Coburn.
     
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  3. SaltCoupe
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    Hot Rod Gang...The '32 Ford roadster that Steve Drexel drives is actually the famous Pete Hendersen roadster which is the car that had the famous race with a quarter horse that set the blueprint for quarter mile drag racing. The other '32 Ford in this movie is Tony LaMasa's chopped and channeled green roadster that was the same car that was featured in an episode of Ozzie and Harriet where Ozzie raced it in a Model T.
     
  4. gastruk
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    Would you know where the Hot Rod Gang was filmed ? Like the curb race ?
     

  5. gastruk
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    Does anyone know about the cars on stage with the Beach Boys on the ED Sullivan show ?
    How about the T-bucket in Choppers ?
     
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    Wish my garage hand an Ala Kart in it!
    And look at the hot rods....all shiny..no bad welds..real floors, not one made from rusty license plates with assorted voids that looks like the Milton Bradley game Don't Break The Ice!
     
  10. codeblu
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    Those can't possibly be traditional.....
     
  11. Flake32
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    The T-Bucket is Tommy Ivos, and he was also in some of the films himself.
     
  12. Groovybaby6
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    Hot Rod Gang was filmed in Hollywood believe it or not. The opening scene is them racing down Santa Monica Blvd. The curb race scene was shot on 2 different streets and then edited together but the last shot of them on the curb is on Highland I believe.
     
  13. Groovybaby6
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    Also, the other '32 in Hot Rod Gang is the Bob McGee/Dick Scritchfield rod. Dick owned it at the time Hot Rod Gang was filmed in '58.
     
  14. Chrisbcritter
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    Definitely Santa Monica Boulevard - if you freeze frame it at one point you can see the marquee of the Monica Theatre at 7734 (which became a Pussycat theater at some point, but at one point in the '90s they renovated the front and exposed the old Monica lettering).
     
  15. Deuce Daddy Don
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    YEP!---Yer right!---The light (yellow) '32 is "Scritch's" hiboy, we traveled many thousands of miles together after 1971 when I joined LAR.
     
  16. gastruk
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    Thanks a bunch for replys.
    How about the cars in The Lively Set ?
     
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  17. Harms Way
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    I guess some folks are never satisfied ......
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  18. gastruk
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    With so many Hot Rods why arent there alot more Hot Rod movies ?
     
  19. Groovybaby6
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    For some reason hot rod movies have always been B movies and not taken seriously.
    I think mostly because the films were made at a time when hot rods were frowned upon.
    American Graffiti is one of the few films that achived commercial & artistic success but that film also had a strong & universal story about characters.
     

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