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Jim Oddy's Austin is Alive and Angry !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by swade41, May 16, 2012.

  1. My buddy John has been restoring this car for the past 11 years and that doesn't count the time he spent tracking it from coast to coast and Canada.
    He is very meticulous about accuracies on this and has gone the extra mile to make it reflect it's glorious past. This past Saturday a few friends were invited over for the "making it come alive moment". It was pretty awesome to say the least to witness the spit and furry coming out of those zoomies, it was a great afternoon !

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  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Whoooooooooooa........ Nelley!!!!
  3. yeah you just don't see that in someones backyard every day, the neighbors cat was going
  4. Fords-R-Us
    Joined: Sep 29, 2011
    Posts: 55

    from NE Iowa

    Sounds great-sweet sound on the revvvvvvvv

  5. Davyj
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
    Posts: 442


    Awesome moment! Thanks for taking the time to share, always loved that car!
  6. Well I didn't want to take away any of Johnny's moment but seeing he hasn't posted it yet I was about ready to so you just beat me to it Phil.

    This car was basically a shell and original frame when the current owner got it. He spent years tracking the car down and found it in Maine (?). It has taken him 12 years of tiredless searches trying to find all of the original parts just to get it to this point. Jim Oddy himself as well as many past and present racers across the country have been instrumental in coming up with all of the parts, some of which are N.O.S. The car is not quite finished yet. There is still some chrome work that needs to be done as well as the interior.

    This car is quite a piece of racing history and sent a chill up my spine when I heard that blower whine. Maybe some of you won't understand (perhaps you will) but to see and hear this car was like seeing a real "live" dinosaur today.

    My hat goes off to John and all the people involved for doing such a remarkable job of restoring this car back to its glory days.
  7. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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  8. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,103


    Holy Shit.... That's Bad Asssss.
  9. I got the go ahead from John and also gave him a link to the thread so he can fill in any of the inaccuracies, I believe he found the car on Long Island.
  10. I sportin WOOD!
  11. gc427
    Joined: Aug 10, 2009
    Posts: 122

    from SoCal

    Good to see a piece of history has been restored.

    Awesome video!
  12. That my friends, is neater than catshit!
  13. Wow! Soooo bas ass
  14. thehazguy
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,843


    Always liked Jim Oddy's cars. That one brings back memories. Thanks that thing is awesome
  15. 1933t
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 374

    from Buffalo NY

    Thanks for posting it on the HAMB for me Phil I am glad you were able to stop over to hear it run !! I had a great time with all you guys !!

    Thanks Greg I asked Phil to post this if he wanted to thanks for the nice words

    Still more to do on it I have to change the pill now turn up the idle it will run lean and sound a bit Crisper Thanks Phill& greg
    Last edited: May 16, 2012
  16. Trouble... you were killin' me!

    I had a hard time keeping it to myself.

    I'm glad it's out in the open now!

    Yeeeee Haaaaaaw!
  17. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,277


    Any chance that bad boy will be in Bowling Green?
  18. 56gasser
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
    Posts: 285

    from lower al.

    That is too cool!!
  19. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,892


  20. 1933t
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 374

    from Buffalo NY

    Not sure were to go this year want to get it finished & I have Major nerve damage in my back. So will see I love it at Bowling green, I had it there in 03 in primer & last year. They gave Jimmy a life time achievement award so we took the car there for the banquet.

    it was Long Island Greg close

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  21. TITS!! Way to go, John.-MIKE:eek::D
  22. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,994

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Rolling art..Beautiful.
  23. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 761


    BadAss! Thanks for the vid, That was Awesome!!!
  24. Oh wow, I love that car. I had no idea it was still around.
  25. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,472


    I believe it was in the 70's that Ron Podsiadly (Moparron) formally from Rochester, NY sold and delivered this Oddy Austin to Canada. On that trip we brought back a rare 48 Morris van.
    Talked with Ron today and this is the same Austin. It was black with blue flames back then. Ron was aware of the restoration build had been in contact with John during the build. Those of us who remember and helped Ron when he had the car and cruised the streets of Rochester think it's great to see it back home on this side of the pond.
    Last edited: May 18, 2012
  26. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Sound great johnny,WELL worth all the work.Ill swing by during the week
  27. Mikeszcz
    Joined: Apr 5, 2011
    Posts: 295

    from Winona, Mn

    Any chance it might see the HAMB drags?
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    Damn nice chop.
  29. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,726

    from Hypocrisy

    Totally badass.
  30. Verminator
    Joined: Mar 27, 2007
    Posts: 816


    Angry? YES !!!! Looks and sounds so tough. Showdown Drags at the Beaver?

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