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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Brujo29, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Brujo29
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
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    I was notified a few weeks ago that my car is up for an award through Good Guys.Its up for Homebuilt Heaven Car of 2015 along with 21 other cars.If anyone would like to check out the contenders in my category and cast a vote.My Phaeton is car number 3... www.good-guys.com/homebuilt15


    Some background on my car...

    My dad was a hot rodder in the mid 1940's from Oakland,Ca.I grew up hearing stories from him and his friends of the early days of hot rodding in Oakland.Tales of building flatheads,street racing,cruising the local hot spots for chicks and watching racing at the Oakland Speedway in nearby San Leandro.He went to every Oakland Roadster show except the first 2 (He was in Korea during that time..1st Cav!) and we went together every year for as long as I can remember
    With all these stories and such filling my head,you would think my first car would have been an AV8 Roadster,but I was into Lowriders at the time.That lead me to build a few cars that dad HATED.He was happy I was involved with any sort of car,but still tried to get me into old Fords.We had talked about building a nice Hot Rod after my daughter was born in 1995,but it kept getting put off.In January of 1998,we lost dad unexpectedly.
    Years had passed and I had sold off all my cars and pretty much gave up on them.I focused on my wife and young daughter and lost the desire to build cars.That was,until one day I was going through some of my dad's stuff and found his old car club plaque,some photos of his cars and other car related things he had held onto.
    That day I made the decision to build a hot rod.One that I knew he would be proud of,the one we were supposed to build together.The attached photos are what "we" came up with..an early style car that dad spoke so fondly of.It was entirely built from start to finish in my tiny 1 car garage by me,just like dad built his 70 years ago..I named the car "The Jingletown Special" in honor of the neighborhood in Oakland where my parents lived in the 1930's to the mid 1950's when dad came back from the war and bought our family home.



    Thanks for reading...Ed
     

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  2. Brujo29
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    Before anyone asks..512 on the doors is also a nod to dad..His Birthday was May 12th 1929 (512) and the cars a 1929 :)
     

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  3. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    Ok, I just posted my vote. How could I not ? Great looking car and history.

    Don
     
  4. Imwalkin
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  5. Stogy
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    Beautiful car Ed. Thanks for sharing. Done...;)
     
  6. 41hemi
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    Just voted. Great story. Job well done on your car. I'm sure your dad is smiling!
     
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  7. Brujo29
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    Thanks for the votes and kind words boys..
     
  8. wide34
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    from Texas

    Done, great story!
     
  9. Brujo29
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  10. PKap
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    from Alberta

    Done. Love your car and the tribute to your dad. I was born on his 38th birthday. Looks right while still being unique. Good luck.


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  11. olscrounger
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    great story--I voted
     
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  12. blackanblue
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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    Done,, good luck.
     
  13. Bitchin car and great story. I just voted for ya!
     
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  14. No brainer! You just got my vote and it was deserved. Good Luck.:cool:
     
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  15. orangeamcs
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  16. rtsidejohnny
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    Banger power? Hell yea, you got my vote!! See you on the next reliability run!
    Johnny
     
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  17. woodbutcher
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    :D That`s a great tribute to your Dad.Just voted.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  18. Cool car...and...yes, I have voted.
     
  19. 4freek
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    from Canada

    done, good luck, great car
     
  20. coffman
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    Great car, great story. Will you be at the Get Together in March? Would sure like to see the car .Voted
     
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  21. 56shoebox
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
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    What is the prize? A leg lamp?
     
  22. You got my vote cool car and a great story. Sounds like your pop was one of the founding fathers of HotRods.
     
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  23. Brujo29
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    I was born a month before his 40th :)
     
  24. Brujo29
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    Johnny! I can't wait to get back out on the road with you guys..Daves runs are always unique.

    This time,no ticket :)
     
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  25. Brujo29
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    Thanks..yeah,It's only a 15 minute drive over the hill..See you there
     
  26. Brujo29
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    Thats a Major Award! Fragilé..
     
  27. You got my vote. My grandfather raced big cars prewar at Oakland. My grandmother grew up on East 20th and my grandfather on 61st and Telegraph
     
  28. J. A. Miller
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    from Central NY

    Great car, great story! Ya got my vote.
     
  29. Brujo29
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    He started buying up parts for his first car (A Model T Coupe) when he was 14 with money from a job in a mattress factory.Chinese Red,Striped by the Greek,Flathead powered street car.Took mom in it on their first date in 1948..
     
  30. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
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    Done good luck
     

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