The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zombie, Nov 27, 2010.
anyone know anything about this?
Found a Pic of it in primer. At the Tacoma Washington show. Russ Losing design, Fiberglass bodied car built on a 40 Chevy frame with a 56 Buick engine About 61 or 62. How can you forget those rear quarters.
wow! that was quick. awesome. i tried googleing him, but nothing came up. any idea where i can could find more info on him or the car? heres a shot of the quarters...
Not my cup of tea but interesting nevertheless. It reminds me a bit of this car.
ha ha, one of my writers just e-mailed me with the pics. he found it in a storage down south. i told him it was one the coolest cars ive seen! i freak'n love it.
The Pic was in the Custom Car Yearbook No 1 1963 by the editors of Hot Rod Rod and Custom and Car Craft Magazines. There might be more pics in those magazines of that era. The pic shows no front bumper and no top. Good Luck.
Russ Losing Fiberglass bodies car is built on a 1940 Chevy frame, and runs a 1956 Buick engine. Car looks to have a different grille and headlights in that 1963 book.
thanks stanlow, i really appreciate it.
It always reminded me of the 65 Ford Mustang. Like I said, how can you forget those rear quarters.
Rik is the man!!
Tony was showing me pictures of that last week asking me if I have ever seen that car going through the Barris images.. I thought for sure it would of been a Bailon car with all the roundbar work on the grille.. guess I was wrong... Either way I love that it!! Its pretty bad ass!!..
It's currently on display at the LeMay museum at Marymount.
Pics taken today:
I'm speechless, and not in a good way.
I dont know anything but it sure is WILD
The windshield looks to be a 50s studebaker hawk rear window.
I have about 20 pics of a similar style custom. All I remember is someone mailed them to me as they could load them.
Edit. I just loaded them in my profile album (old custom).
why would some one destroy a car like this??????
I don't think "destroy" is the right word. The body is built from scratch, lots of plywood under the fiberglass. The nailhead runs like a watch. I don't know if it's one of those"in the eye of the beholder" things, or if you have to look at it from a 1962 point of view.
A '62 point of view MUST have involved a lot of scotch.
I kinda like it. Is it going to be on display at the Lemay Tacoma Museum?
Separate names with a comma.