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Art & Inspiration Is Plowboy building soap box derby cars now?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adjustablejohnsons, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Gotta admit that's cool. HRP
     
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  2. tommy
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    I'd like to see a front angle shot.
     
  3. metal man
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    What is it for ?
     

  4. HammerDown
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    Possibly for the illegal soap box racing in California or something similar?

    Regardless, I kinda dig it...
     
  5. Chuck R
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    Thats cool, kind of like something Roth would have cooked up. Love it!
    chuck
     
  6. anthony myrick
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    that would make an awesome casket
     
  7. Perrorojo
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    That's pretty slick.

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  8. dirtracer06
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    That is exactly what i was thinking....:eek:
     
  9. meester_jamie
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    1959 Ontario Canada Lic plate,,, where is that car from?
     
  10. Bruce Lancaster
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    I think the helmet is French...?
    Whatever, I think it is the first '59 Olds racing coffin I've ever seen.
    Most folks around here have '57 Olds racing coffins.
     
  11. Mr48chev
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    What to do with the rear quarters of the hulk that you pulled the Olds rocket out of for your rod.

    If Plowboy had a hand in it it would have a pearl paint job on it and some sort of power plant tucked in it to buzz down the road scaring the neighbor's cows.
     
  12. Atwater Mike
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    illegal soap box racing in ca??!!???? Where???
     
  13. Bruce Lancaster
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    Yes...clearly needs some motivation. Might be room to squeeze in narrowed powertrain from a Panhard or a 2CV to keep the French vibe going. Imagine that slow Panhard beat as this thing whizzes past at 110...
     
  14. WildWilly68
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    You should check out the Youtube video's of them, a search will keep you watching for hours!:D
     
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  15. HammerDown
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    San Fernando Valley
     
  16. uncle buck
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    That is a perfect example of why there should be beer in the garage.......... I like it !
     
  17. OLLIN
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    San Fernando illegal soap box federation

    Didn't they stop doing it after one of the guys crashed and died?

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  18. DrJ
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    Nevada City, CA

    http://www.ncderby.com/
     
  19. Very cool, I would drive it. I would like to see more photo's.
     
  20. alchemy
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    Can't be Plowboy, there's no bubble on it.
     
  21. Just a random pic I found on the internet while google fishing for ideas for a golf cart. I don't know anything else about the little ride.
     
  22. 416Ford
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    gotta love image search.

    Link
     
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  23. This is a fav.
     

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  24. wheelnutmarc
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    This thing is from the dutch dunes !!!!!
    It's made from 24 pices of discarted 59 old's steel,saved from the bin and turned in to a soapbox for a race in my home town .
    rear bumper from a volvo ,up side down, and wheels came from a local rehab center
     
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  25. Bill Rinaldi
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    C'mon Guys, theres got to be more pictures of it, I just can't find it!!! RINALDI
     
  26. SR100
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  27. Paul
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    in the early '80's there were quite a few events like that around here
    I built two, black one was scary fast, red and white much more stable but not as fast
    these were made from two different drop tanks,
    I cut pieces from the first one to patch the second :rolleyes:

    bomb 1.jpg bomb 2.jpg
     
  28. Bill Rinaldi
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    WOW he really used up that Olds----Front end is just as funky as the back!!!! Thanks for finding the post SR100. Are there any of those down hill mayhems going on these days? RINALDI
     

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