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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by -Brent-, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 723

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    That's what I was thinking! Nitro burning street car.
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  2. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 436


    I tried building an "intimidating" Rod in the early 90s. Chopped 40 Pickup, 37 Pass. nose. 302/c4. It ended up LOOKING faster than it really was...didn't intimidate anyone:(. drag4.jpg

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    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

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    I hear ya, more streetable intimidating cars. How about these for a start....
  5. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,508

    from Strum, wi

    I don't have a pic of it but hemi joels, flat black coupe in the back ground of brains Chrysler looks pretty bad ass.
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  6. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,594


    The cars that seemed intimidating to me were always rough around the edges, had a wild idle, a lot of gear, modifications were solely to go faster. A car that was once finished nicely and has been beat on race after race with a driver thats willing to blow it up - if thats what it takes. Perfect stance, with as much tire that will physically fit, hammered wheelwells if it needs it.
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  7. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 810


  8. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,379

    from b.c.

    I am surprised by the sheer number of 33-34's in this thread.

    I was completely expecting it to be filled with lame gasser wanna be's by now.
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  9. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,686

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Some of these cars are...strange/weird, not so much intimidating.

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  10. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,909

    Jalopy Joker

    - I don't get the point of this thread - talking about something that is a DD, weekend racer, full race car, exhibition car, extremely high horsepower, etc?
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  11. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 810


    Agreed, as in: it would be intimidating to slam the throttle to the floor and hang on! Guess I lean more toward that type of hot rod when it has license plates on it though. :cool:
  12. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,989


    Mike, yep, we don't all think alike. My kid got off an amusement park ride pumping his fists, nearly running to get back in line and the kid next to him had tears running down his cheeks and vomit on his shirt and pants.

    You don't? You have the Purple People Eater as an avatar!

    Reread what I wrote. There's nothing I said that needs to make it one type (or era) hot rod. I've been to tracks, Bonneville, car shows, and out and about and seen/heard/been in cars that are intimidating. I don't think it has to be just one type, era or genre. You know it when you "see" it.

    Here's an example, 25ish years ago I was in a class record holder Pikes Peak race car. It was a plain, brown metallic and very benign-looking from 20 feet. I climbed through the cage and sat on the passenger floor area to go for a ride. To this day, there's not any other vehicle that has ever put that type of fear in me. When that car fired up, I knew why this car had the reputation it did. It was the most violent ride I've ever been on.
  13. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,794

    ramblin dan

    807.jpg 843.jpg Buddy of mine's 57 in the mid eighties. Turned a few heads.
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  14. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 775


    To me "intimidating" is on the far end of the scale. The word "attitude" is a must descriptor of a hot rod.
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  15. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,059


    Brent I PM'ed my 34 because it is not HAMB qualified, ( Jag IFS/IRS not traditional). It isn't as
    intimidating as it could be but close enough. It has (2) Extreme Power trophy's to its credit out of (5) showings. I long ago gave up being a trophy whore though. Thank you for posting the subject, I really dig the pic's and opinions posted so far.
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  16. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,909

    Jalopy Joker

  17. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,824


    Im not intimidated by any car. There isnt an automobile in the world I wouldn't punch in the nose.
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  18. troybert
    Joined: Oct 11, 2012
    Posts: 60

    from muncie in.

    How about this Beast P1010006.JPG
  19. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,887

    Mr. Mac

    I always thought this was pretty intimidating cause I was driving;) mokan 2013 dragster.jpg
  20. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,081

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Again I wish I knew how to post pictures from the web { loudbang I need help!} but cars that come to mind that are pre 65 would be the Doyle Grammel 32 from 1963 featured in Rod and Custom, Big Johns Corvette, Gene Schwartz's NHRA record holder 51 Bel Air Gasser from 64, and off topic cars like Mooreland's 40 and 49 or 50 Ford coupe, Fat Jacks 48, in other words cars that look like they are going a 150 standing still, but are still drop dead gorgeous doing it! Larry
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  21. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,249


    How you post pictures from the web, depends on what you are using to access the HAMB, and what kind of picture it is. You can copy the picture URL and then click the picture icon, and past in the URL, but that only works if it's a normal picture in plain HTML...and they're getting harder to find these days. I usually take a screen shot, crop it, and upload it as a new image. I hear there are some programs/apps that will let you do all this stuff, too. If you're doing this using a phone or tablet, it probably takes a different method. Some guys just upload a screen shot of the whole screen on their phone, which looks kind of goofy to me.
  22. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,989


    Bill Wineland's A coupe

    Bill Wineland Model A Coupe.jpg
    Kiwi Kev's

    Kiwi Kev Altered Model 40.jpg
    Ryan Ford's 32

    Ryan Ford 32 Ford.jpg
  23. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 2,350


    When on your phone you can easily post a photo you find, provided it is not protected. Choose the image you want, place your forefinger on it and slowly “drag” it upward on the screen. When you see a display that says Save Image and/or Copy touch your finger on Save Image. It will then be found in your Photo Library when you select Upload a File when posting. Find the photo you want to post, touch it, (or more than one if desired) to select it and it will load into the post you are working on. Be sure to click on Full Size or it will only appear as a thumbnail.
    You can follow the same procedure with a photo you took with your phone but keep in mind it may need editing. Phone photos sometimes show upside down but that’s easily corrected before posting. If a photo is upside down click on Delete (before posting) using the little box next to the image, then go to your Photo Library, edit it and use Upload a File again to include it in your post.
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  24. Evidently you're not allowed to like that one because my photos of it got deleted, although there's a car posted that has EFI and it's ok ???
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  25. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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  26. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 25,083


    @ONE BAD 51 MERC check your "conversations." :)
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  27. How about the 268 mph "Flying Brick"

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  28. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 15,770

    Staff Member

    everyone can like whatever they want. But pro street is off topic here.....
  29. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,847


    Wild bill albertson.jpg
    I think the early cars like this were the most intimidating. All about going fast with no thoughts bout driver protection.
  30. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 690

    from Minnesota

    Here's some...






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