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Hot Rods Let's bring back names painted on sides of hotrods cherry picker

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by birdman1, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 995


    I loved going to Irvington drags in the 60's and see the names and phrases painted on the race cars. We need to start doing that again. I get the name Cherry Picker!!! The race car that had that on it also had a picture of Cherry's on it. Very cool back then. Let's do it!!!
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  2. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 469


    Working on that now. My 40, will have a name that has been on many drag cars over the years. Like my license says, USA ONE! We are working on a design that highlights the A-1 as my last name is pronounced A. My "flyin' Aye" logo has been somewhere on everything I've built since 2000.
  3. Check out all the cars associated with the Southeast Gasser's they all have names. HRP
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  4. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,677


    Here's my 63 dodge with original lettering when raced back then around 1980

    63 .jpg
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  5. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 4,307


    Back In the day, 60's here, lots of cars had names. never put one on mine. In the early 70's I saw "Shitbox" on Jan Opperman's car, the Bogar #99, liked it, it has been on every race car I've owned. All of us racers have always referred to race cars as "Shit Box's" For as long as I can remember, from drivers view, "Shit Box" car, from car owner view "Head in his Ass, our Hero, the Driver " I've been around racing for MANY years, I heard many excuses from drivers, my favorite I used, I got passed, last lap, last corner, everyone asked, what happened ?, my reply, Couldn't hold my breath any longer. LOL
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  6. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,801

    from Indy

  7. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,146


    I like the idea of names on cars. I won't say it was really popular to do it around
    Chicago but in the late '60s it was kool to see names on musclecars...
    Stagecoach, Instant Karma, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Hustler, etc.

    Names on race cars goes without saying, but contingency decals took over.
    This is a collage of my photos I put together years ago:

    COL DR Name Game.jpg
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  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,194

    jimmy six

    Go ahead birdman1.... you first. Remember to use One Shot with no clear so you can take it off with EasyOff Oven Cleaner...
  9. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 320


    Speed Week 2019 at the Nugget.

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  10. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,211

    from Oregon

    I have been mulling over if I want a name on my ‘48 Effie.
  11. Not sure what part of the country you are in, but in the north east there's an abundance of names on cars, be it the tons of nostalgia drag cars to 50's customs, the customs most likely have the names on the skirts or the continental kits but lots of it here. 10012779_10205236003917496_7224914318600547388_o.jpg 100_1962.jpg 100_7128_zpse1f0e38d.jpg 100_5392.jpg 102_5992.jpg 102_5980.jpg 20160723_121831_zpshxdigvwj.jpg 20160723_121911_zpsukjs0yer.jpg 20160723_124653_zpsryqbgcff.jpg 20160723_124930_zpspyxqj7vg.jpg 20160723_124711_zpslyoebmbw.jpg 100_5726.jpg 100_5684.jpg 100_5718.jpg 100_2453.jpg 100_5670.jpg June_6_2009038.jpg
    And many many more, but that's enough here
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  12. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,153


    Here's kinda how it was done in my small town in South Dakota back in the 60's. Seems pretty much everyone had a name painted at an angle behind the front wheels. I couldn't find a photo, so this is the best I could do with my incredible photo editing skills..... Rockin Robin.jpg
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  14. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 995


  15. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,194

    jimmy six

    Race cars don’t count... Continental kits do.
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  17. Mine is not a race car. It's a daily driver. Never been on a track.
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  18. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,813

    from oregon

    RIP Jan Opperman
    Wish I had the opportunity to watch him wheel a sprinter.
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  19. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,813

    from oregon

    Don't recall the racecar but saw one years ago in a magazine called Dambnyagofaster.
  20. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,105


    Many years ago a guy I knew had plans to race his Olds Cutlass. I'm from Missouri and I think he got his car's possible name from a movie or something, but it was to be called "Missouri Breaks". I don't know if he actually ever got the car ready to race though.

    I saw "Kid's Lunch Money" on a street stock dirt circle track car. Sad thing is that might be how he financed his racing.

  21. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,907



    When we were just starting, there were very few names on cars. Hot rods or drag race cars. It seemed to be a natural, but the sponsors names or the owner/builders names were more important. Reath Automotive, Quincy Automotive, and Itow’s Automotive were seen quite often on the sides of drag race vehicles from roadsters to FEDs.

    But, in 1958-59, the original Chuck Jones, Paul Nicolini, Joe Mailliard’s well known Sidewinder had a name on the side: Olé

    Lions Sidewinder OLE SOUND

    :16 to :23 in the film. It charged quite hard with a quality sound, similar to a giant bull coming out of the chute.
  22. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,729


    I love named hot rods, customs and racers,...
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  23. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,729


    My Coupe when it was the purple version
  24. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,729


    I love this Coupe
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  25. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 522


    Devil Woman was also on one of Marty Robbins' race cars.

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