The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Youngster51, May 5, 2020.
Trying to build a time line on the car
I have no idea of the time line but the show advertisement is great. The comparison of the shape of the trophy to the shape of Barbara Britton probably wouldn't fly today.
Yea I don’t think it would either
The sad thing is that after all these years the trophy looks the same. There is nothing more pleasing to look at than a beautiful woman. That is why their form is so often repeated in so much of what men design.
I have to wonder if it comes down to the photos they sent in. Seeing that Neves was local. I figure Slonaker would put the nicest cars on the cover. Niekamp won but he was from the La area. Maybe they didn’t have photos of it in advance. Remember when you had to mail a photo of your car with your registration to Paso? I did that every year. Good times!!
That is where I first saw your car in the form. Paso was fun.
If I can add something here, the striping is the Greek, you can tell with his weighted teardrops on the louvers. Herb Martinez (on face book) was striping from his home when I was working at Signs by the Brush in Hayward in 72. Herb is still striping and has studied Tommy's lines, strokes and colors for nearly 50 years. He is also The Line Doctor. He may have some insight on colors and may have seen photos of the car before. Just a thought
thanks man I really appreciate it. I got ahold of Herb he said it was before his time and to try Frank Livingston. I just got off the phone with Frank and he said if Tommy painted it mirror finish maroon he’s almost positive he would of striped it in ivory scallop , number , and tear drops in 1949
Frank was President of Satan’s Angel’s and has been around a long time. Also with Greek, first color he’d put down would be Lacquer so it would dry quick, second would be enamel, usually One Shot. Herb is a wealth of knowledge!
With maroon paint and ivory striping I wonder what the interior color was.
update on the car I got the body dropped down in place and moved the steering setup. next step is to setup the flathead and trans in it. Did the racing roadsters use a trans or an in and out box?
By 1948, the competitive ones had in-out boxes, if they had a quickchange rear, the box was straight through. If not, a Stellings quickchange box was used. I covered that in a story I wrote for HRD.
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