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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. QuatroDoor
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 4


    As far as the girl- I prefer the mystery.
  2. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Women will always be a part of our hobby as evident in the photo of Anita, let's face it guy's...nothing sets a hot rod off like a hot woman riding shotgun,.... I rest my case.
  3. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    Ryan , great story and the girl in the hotrod , yep she was a Hottie to say the least . Yes those two do go hand and hand .
    Glad you made that huge leap too . Mr. Parks inspired so many people I couldn't think how many .
    Just keep you best foot forward and keep on doing what you do best !
    Thanks again for all you have done for all of us here on the HAMB !

    Retro Jim
  4. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    yes she looks like a hottie, there were lots of pics of the gals hangin with the racers, in some of the Don Montgomery books etc. They were gals that liked that kinda scene. As I recall a lot of the guys were kinda like some of the bikers of the day. With ducktails, Levi,s, engineer boots with a church key attached. The girls had their own 'hot girl' hairstyles, and apparel. Usually some kind of earrings, and in the 40,s a little gold chain around an ankle. or a 'real' hottie with a little chain tattoo there. When I was older and saw the little tattoo on the ankle of a friends Mom, I would wonder? was that nice lady a hottie baknthday??? Remember Petersen used to be in the advertising game in Hollywood and he knew what it took to get attention. And he had the dream and guts to pursue what he believed in. He liked a lot of things, that were of interest to men, just look at the mags he produced, and the pics he used. I didn,t think he was really that into hot rods, but he saw that it was a growing fad, that wasnt being covered very well, and Wally was the guy to help guide it. And hey Wally, was young once too. So was I, but rodding has kept me young.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  5. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 829


    Great story! Thanks.
  6. rbantique
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 6,393

    from maine

    Reminds me of the girl next door who was my buddies older sister... and thanks Ryan for nourishing that original spark and keeping the flame going here on the HAMB
  7. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,322


    The hubub over Anita Smith reminds me of the more modern hubub over Ms. Ryan in Rodder's Digest. 'Course Ms. Ryan was wearing a bikini, but her "approachableness" still caused many men to write to the magazine about her.
  8. Kettleman
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 149


    Great story, just proves that a good idea takes time to work out. Thanks for keeping the faith!:)
  9. g-lover51
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 587

    from Dallas Ga

    Women and cars, and not really in that order, are my two greatest passions. Cool story Ryan.
  10. Firepower71
    Joined: Nov 22, 2010
    Posts: 145

    from Atlanta

    following your dream and finding success, thanks for the inspiration.

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