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Folks Of Interest its official Swifty is a legend!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatoz, May 22, 2020.

  1. flatoz
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    I got a text with no information except these two photo.

    So congrats on your award.

    I have spoken to him a couple of times since i got the text but keep forgetting to ask about it as we're talking about his coupe build. But i guess he's always been a legend to me. 20200515_143100(1).jpeg



    Theres a thing in our family that dad gets to a car run and usually gets about 10 feet from his coupe and no further. Not because he's put his but in a lawn chair, more by 6ft someone has bailed him up for a chat.

    Half the time its the end of the day and he's not looked at the cars.

    Regardless congrats Dad on receiving recognition for doing what you love doing. "Promoting " hot rodding.


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  2. HotRod33
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    That is awesome....you can be proud he's your Dad.... He's setting an example that can be a challenge to follow
     
  3. 41rodderz
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    Nice of him to get the recognition. Very :cool:
     
  4. qzjrd5
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    Congrats!!
     
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  5. Atwater Mike
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    Wow... Kudos to Peter Swift! (those guys from O-Z sure have catchy names!)
     
  6. 409belair
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    Congrats Swifty ... well deserved.You're a great ambassador for our hobby :)
     
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    That's pretty Cool, maybe he should grow a beard!
     
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  8. hotrodzmartin
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    That’s awesome! Congrats....well deserved!
     
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  9. brady1929
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    Congratulations.
     
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  10. The37Kid
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    Congratulations! Hope to see you again at Hershey some time soon. Bob
     
  11. IMG_1339.JPG congrats Peter! your the MAN!
     
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  12. WiredSpider
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    well deserved
     
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  13. I always knew it! Special Man for sure. Congratulations


    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
     
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  14. Big Al
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    Well done Peter, very fitting.
    Al.
     
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  15. Congrats @swifty! Well deserved award, Legend!!!
     
  16. swifty
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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments, much appreciated but I don't think that I'm really Legend material. I'm just an old bugger that likes hot rods like all of us here on the HAMB.
    Ted, great photo- Corey and I had a great trip that time and got to spend time with you , Mark and Bob.
    Bob- love your new avatar, you'll be able to swap dog stories with Mark now.

    And I guess I better thank Corey (flatoz) for starting this thread, so thanks Corey.
     
  17. flatoz
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    Well how about some info on it?

    how , why , where , when...
     
  18. Dago 88
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    Met Your Dad in 2012 at Chopped & yes we did talk for hours, very interesting man. Congratulations Pete very well deserved, 072.JPG 1385388_10201028214761489_933106374_n.jpg sorry I mean Legend :)
     
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  19. swifty
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    Well the how, where and when was like this. Your mother tricked me into taking my coupe for a run (hadn't been out since your run) to deliver some club photo albums to Carol at Rod Hadfields museum at 2.15 on Friday arvo 15th May. I even had a shave and put on my best flanno (family joke)LOL Larry from ASR turned up then Bruce Helms-Vic ASRF Director arrived in his 50 Stude coupe and handed me and Rod the plaques. I was stunned- definitely not expecting that.

    The why bit I don't know as there are heaps of people more active and more worthy of the award than me.

    Apparently the ASRF are giving out 2 awards in each state and the recipients will have their names on a board in each states clubrooms.
     
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  20. swifty
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    Thanks for that Charlie, was it really that long ago? You're a Legend yourself with all your hot rodding and drag racing activity plus your passion for Oldsmobles really sets you apart from the rest.
     
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  21. flatoz
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    I found this photo taken a few years ago, swifty with another legend at morning coffee one Saturday morning




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  22. 35cab
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    Congratulations, we have never met (10,000 miles away) but have been aware of your coupe for many years, always thought it was pretty damn well perfect.
    Gordon.
     
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  23. swifty
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  24. swifty
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    Now there is a REAL legend. We were lucky to spend lots of time with Tex (RIP) over the years that he was here in Castlemaine
     
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  25. weathrmn
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    Congratulations from the Philadelphia Modifiers.

    Hope to see you again
     
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  26. flatoz
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    Hi Tony,

    We're both hoping to make it back to Hershey one day...
     
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  28. swifty
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    Hey that's me with hair LOL
    You should post that in @Stogy thread for half fendered hot rods.
    Hadn't got around to making the fronts when that pic was taken in 1966. Rears were cut-down trailer fenders and fronts were 36 tire rings.
     
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  29. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Congratulations @swifty on being honored for your involvement in Hotrod...and The Half Fendered Thread is always open for those that enjoy to share the in between look.

    I believe it's not very popular in Oz being a Law...I embrace it as it was just another look in Hotrod Historically and pretty awesome at that...

    Hopefully things are opening up a bit your way to get out in those Hotrods...

    Good on you @flatoz having this special bond with your Dad and sharing the good times...;)
     
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