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Hot Rods as they were (Post WW2)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jimmy B, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. After the end of WW2 gone were the days of modifieds ruling the lakes. In their place were roadsters, Lakes Roadsters and Streamliners. In this selection of Photos there is a less diverse group of cars as I assume Bob Giovanine was more interested in prep-ing the roadsters engine for its flat out run across the vast expense of dry lakes in the Mojave desert. though these pics are not as diverse as the Pre War ones you can see how things have changed in the cars that were present in the background.
    So, I will shut up and post some more pics :D
    Cheers
    Jimmy

    1947

    Chuck Spurgin's '25 Chev Roadster
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    1949
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    1994
    Close to 50 years later Curt Giovanine with help from his Dad Bob built this '27 T roadster.
    Chuck Spurgin in the background & Bob Giovanine in the foreground. Bob Rufi designed & built the bib around the nose cone
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  3. Royalshifter
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    Man first breakfast and now dinner! Thank you.
     
  4. klazurfer
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    GREAT ... I was just going to sleep ( it`s 2.22 at night over here ) , and you made me stay up :( .....:D ..:) :)
    Klaz
     

  5. T-Bone
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    Right Click>Save As....repeat

    Thanks! Those pics rule!
     
  6. cruisinkruty
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    wow...now these are serious history lessons!
     
  7. Great stuff Jimmy!
     
  8. hotrodmatt
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    It is an honour to have been given these images and (I think it's fair to speak for most people) we are very greatful for you to be sharing them!
     
  9. LeadSledMerc
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    Thank you...that is one of the best posts I've seen in a while.
    What a fantastic collection of early flats pictures. What history!
    LSM
     
  10. noboD
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    Thanks for the pics. They are all perfect, but the blue 557 is evermost perfect!!
     
  11. 327-365hp
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    Thank you Jimmy, it is a real treat to see all these photos. Be sure and thank Curt for sharing his dad's pictures with us!
     
  12. DirtyTace
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    This is an amazing collection of history. The picture with the guys hanging out on the back of the truck looks like it could have been taken yesterday. There's really nothing to date the picture. I kept looking at it and it looks like any old picture of buddies just having a great time. That's what it's all about. Awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. KWashburn
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    Those are awesome, thanks a bunch!!

    Kenny
     
  14. Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

  15. Royalshifter
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    Evel you have been saying that word for the past few days is everything on the UPS and OK.:D
     
  16. 327-365hp
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    Can anyone identify these guys?
    Bob Giovanine - 2nd from right?
    Chuck Spurgin - 3rd from right?
    Bob Rufi - far left?

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  17. kustombuilder
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  18. Scott B
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    Awe, crap. I am running out of drawers over here. You gotta give a day for me to do laundry, over here.

    Thank you for taking the time to post these pics...
     
  19. joeycarpunk
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    Great pics, thanks for posting.
     
  20. beatnik
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    Thank you Jimmy, with out a doubt some of the best posts ever. Pictures like these are the real magilla, the truth/facts, and priceless.
     
  21. flatford39
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    Just a simple

    Thank you!!!

    Sincerely appreciated seeing both threads.
     
  22. flatford39
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    In the first two pics # 87B has not only license plates on it indicating maybe the owner drove it there, and the rear end looks like an old dirt trackers "Milk Truck" rear.

    Just phenomenal and inspiring to see these works of historical hot rod art.
     
  23. THOMAS S&C
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    Thanks, awesome pics!
    That's just the way things should be. Now where did I put that time machine. [​IMG]

    Me-oh
     
  24. Unbelievable. Wow those are cool! Thank you Jimmy.
     
  25. Jimmy, round 2 is just as good as round 1! What an impressive look into the past . Please thank all the relavent parties for allowing us to look at this.
     
  26. RocketMan
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    Thanks for sharing the pic's Jimmy.
    I always like to check the background of old photos for items of
    interest.
    In the background of pic #2 is a Luscombe 8A aircraft.They were
    2 seaters,side by side,control sticks rather than control wheels,65hp
    Continental horizontally opposed,air cooled 4 cyl.Cruise speed apprx.
    110 mph.This was a monocoque design with stressed aluminum skin
    and no structural frame.
    Sorry for the distraction...I love cars,bikes,planes,trains ad infinitum!
     
  27. Stone
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    Thanks for the pics. I love seeing old pics like these. I love hearing the stories too.
     
  28. Bishop Welding
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  29. ianblaster
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    Ok, please no more threads like this tonight. I really need to go to bed!!!
     
  30. lakes modified
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    Great pictures, thank's for shairing them.
     

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