The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rbantique, May 8, 2012.
Glad to see your rides out in the sun, Rick, sure sign of spring. That roadster is from Exeter area? Is that Frank Cuddyer's ride back in the day?
This one was built by Clark Bates from PA. I sold Frank's roadster in 1970 and haven't seen it since..Haven't seen your 40 in person.. maybe at the Hampton NH Airfield Show ?? Dickie said it was NICE !!
Where can I find info on the NH airfield show?
Only on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/813278125368280/?ref=22
spectators gate opens at 10 am.
New thread on HAMB today with show poster and info.
Rick, Linda and I are planning to come to airfield show. I thought you had Frank's roadster at one time, didn't know if this one was it or not. Nice looking ride, I saw it at the Hot Rod Reunion.
Who owns the yellow shoebox?
Club memeber Don's
Dick Mill's artwork
Dickie Edwards been pecking away on the Lincoln
That Lincoln was a rust free basket case from Long Island. Dick's late brother Lee was building it. Has aluminum corvette front and rear suspension, fresh 454" with a six speed, a real cruiser. Lee was a quality control engineer at the Naval shipyard and a real fuss budget about detail. Undercarriage is beautiful. The car just needs final fit/finish and paint. I suggest some of that three stage pearl that some Jap cars had, something elegant.
No more speedboat wheel
Dick built a 3/4 sized ford convert & woody
Christmas toy run by Kustom Kings to the Chase Orphanage in Portsmouth, NH. Late 80s maybe???
Joe Malerba added another Merc to his collection
350 Chevy mated to the original 3spd with overdrive, all stock otherwise.
Air Conditioning, power Caddy seats
53 Dodge Regent grill ( Canadian) very rare
55 Pontiac side trim
58 Chevy roof accent
All glass has correct stainlees around them
Dodge gravel shields and lower stainless
Not sure on the tail lights ( studabaker?)
Decent car, ready for paint, or drive as is
updated images of Joe's Merc
Another Cool D & J Louvers Xmas card from the Linvilles
A trip down memory lane for the Kustom Kings. Back in the 80s when Conn Dragway closed, 1985 I think, the CSRA brought their nostalgia drags up to NED for one year. They decided that it was too far from their home base in CT to keep doing it so Dick and I talked the club into becoming the sponsor. By that time the Kustom Kings had some national press coverage in some second tier magazines that featured custom cars. So for three years we did the nostalgia drags at NED, I have all three dash plaques on my tool box. But as a custom club, we had trouble getting the club to get behind the event and after the third event, we offered it to the MA Street Rodders who started their Draggin-in-the-50s, which continues to this day. Back then it was the only game in town for nostalgia at NED but now of course they do I think four events a year. One tidbit is that the Hot Rod Reunion we all attended and enjoyed last Fall was NOT the first time Hot Rod Reunion at NED! Here is a picture of the tee shirts we had back in the late 80s, done by Gene Brown's tee shirt shop in Portsmouth. At that time we sold the tee shirts all year up to the actual drags to raise money for the club, recieving no money from the track. Gotta wonder if this is the only one of the tee shirts left?
whew whew love a merc
Mo & Joe
Larry's new top
Liars Paradise Food Pantry Cruise
Weekend Run to Steve's House up in Gorham NH
Happy Anniversary Jim & Paula
Town and Country Inn
Looks like fun.Too bad I didn't know about it in time to plan to go.
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