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Hot Rods I got to sit in the California Kid!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fat ASS Whitewalls, May 12, 2019.

  1. Pete & Jakes 2019 open house.
  2. Yo Dean...did the Slovers enjoy your So Cal sweatshirt? HA! It's always fun to shop at Pete and Jakes if only to buy a shirt..........great shirts
  3. Beautiful Iron
    Joined: Apr 4, 2018
    Posts: 107

    Beautiful Iron
    from Upstate NY

    Way cool
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  4. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,932


    That would be a trippy deal considering provenance...what a wild ride...
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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,908


    lucky you, I've been wanting to do that for 45 years
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  6. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,885

    from Nicasio Ca

    I'll never wash these jeans again!

  7. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,592

    from Raytown Mo

    It’s pretty cool isn’t it?
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  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,932


    Hot Pants...:D
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  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,932




    :rolleyes:...Heres some of that iconic buzz you probably felt standing around and sitting in it...;)

    Credit to Photographer, Owner

    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  10. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,522

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    Damn man, doin the gangster lean and lookin good...
  11. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 471

    from NZ

    Lucky shit. It actually looked better with those old wheels.
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  12. I got a chance to sit in it on our way to the hamb drags. The movie came out when I was a little kid. It had alot to do with getting into old cars. 20170818_130926.jpg 20170818_132403.jpg
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  13. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,120

    jim snow

    Lucky dog. Thanks for the photos. Snowman
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  14. Rocky, The Slovers are cool people. That's a great event that I've gone to for the last 6 years.
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
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  15. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,522

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    You have to respect a guy that drives his car to the drags, and carries his racing gear in a trailer, and is ready to race...Props to you.
  16. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,073

    scrap metal 48

  17. I think we all would get a kick out of sitting in that car, or Jake's coupe or the Super Bell coupe. HRP
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  18. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 841

    Shutter Speed

    So, uh, how'd it fit?
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  19. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,886


    I touched it once when the Slovers weren’t looking.
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  20. 20150815_163447.jpg 20150815_161904.jpg 20150815_161919.jpg It fit like a glove. The California kid is one of five hot rods I went crazy over as a kid. I'm still crazy over these same cars years later. The Milner coupe; Willie's from hot rod; falfas 55 and last the Jimmy Addison silver bullet 67 gtx. I'm into fast street cars. I have done drag week several years in a row. The silver bullet is a Woodward Avenue legend. I was at the Woodward dream cruise a few years ago and saw the bullet on display in the mopar area. I stuck up a conversation with the current owner. He couldn't believe a guy from Wisconsin knew so much about this famous Detroit legend. When he figured out who I was in the mopar world he let me sit in the bullet. The way the car was positioned in the parking lot as i sat in the car i was pointed right at the street signs of 13 mile road and woodward. The car felt perfect like it was made for me. I closed my eyes and for a moment I was Jimmie in the bullet on Woodward. The owner then fired up the car for me. It sounded like it was ready to race. Talk about a thrill to see it running right in front of me. A dream come true.
    The bullet was the king of Woodward. It ran ets comparable to the pro stocks of the day in the 9s on the street. Unheard of ets back then for a street car. It was the Chrysler test car that I'm sure helped. Sorry to hijack this thread for a moment. it's cool to experience the magic of famous cars. Cars you dreamed about for years and shaped your future.
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  21. racer-x, the California Kid, Jake's Coupe, and yes the American Graffiti 32 Coupe, Falfas 55, even more so the two lane Blacktop version, my high school Buddy's yellow big block and green flamed 55 Chevy are just a small batch of cars I crave. My list goes on, and gets bigger, (longer?) all the time. And yes I fit in the Kid. I did hit my head on the roof getting in, I'm use to an open car, but it won't happen again.
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  22. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,592

    from Raytown Mo

    Yeah it really does feel good. The interior is more contemporary looking than Jakes coupe but it’s way more comfortable to me.
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  23. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,625

    from Michigan

    Sheriff Taylor is gonna git cha.
    And I don't mean "Andy".

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  24. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,935

    from Iowa

    Every time I'm down there I'm amazed at how much more vivid that car is in person than it is in any pictures of it. It really pops when you are standing beside it. An all time favorite.

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    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 687


    Went on a TDY trip from Ft. L. Wood to Whitehorse AFB (I think that was the name, I was in the Army), stopped for the night in the middle of nowhere, next morning got up and look out the motel window and I was right across the street from Pete & Jakes. Went over and the man in charge gave us a tour, lets us sit in the cars and told us several local car shows.
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  26. Years ago, before Jerry Slover bought Pete & Jakes, the coupe was sold by Pete Chapouris to Chris Carrier of West Hartford, Connecticut. Chris later sold the coupe back to Pete Chapouris. Any way, Chris decided to go to a swap meet at B & B auto shop / speed shop in Berlin, Connecticut, and asked me to go with him. Little did I know that he would pick me up in the California Kid coupe. So, I did get to sit in it, as well as a wild ride in it. Chris was known to acquire N.O.S. early ford parts, and he installed a N.O.S. set of running boards on the coupe, as he didn't like the beat up original running boards. He later sold the coupe back to Pete. Chris is gone now, but the memories of him, and his antics will live forever.
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  27. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,175


    You won’t find better people than the Slovers. It’s on my list of future road trips.
  28. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,128

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    Did they let you adjust the front end with a torch? ;)

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