The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by lothiandon1940, Nov 17, 2014.
Found this in my Nov. 1960 copy of Ford Times magazine. Interesting.
Clean custom, but not my taste.
Would be cool if one of us could reveal the current status of the car. Thanks for posting.
From the Jan. 1960 issue.
The "roadster" while being pretty well done, is typical of the times but looks like more than the average Joe type work. Tim
Does anyone remember Mr. Eugene Eick from Middleport, NY?
Hard to believe that roadster was once a 51 Ford !
Did a search and found another car built by Eugene Eick - this time a custom Crosley ...
Yeah, he still is listed in Middleport and is 85!!! That made him about 29 when his car was featured in the 1960 Ford Times 54 years ago.
Why don't you give the old boy a thrill. Pick up the phone and give him a call. Would probably blow his mind. Tell him we dig his creation. Makes me wonder if he was a body and paint guy all his life or just a hobbiest??
Eugene A Eick, 85
4237 Freeman Rd
Middleport, NY 14105 - See more at:
Wow! The wonders of the internet.........and the HAMB. Thanks, Hot Rods Ta Hell, for that research.
It would be interesting to see just how many of these builders are still with us, how many might still own the car and how many might be here on the HAMB. Hopefully they or their friends will see these pictures and join in this discussion. Wouldn't that be a treat!!
A tempered '51 Merc rear glass for a windshield, looks good but it's a no-no.
Pretty cool.. I've not seen that 51 before...
anybody call the old dude and say hello yet?
................................I'm tempted to call, but I don't know how well the call would be received and at 85 he might not be appreciative of a call from a total stranger.
I just called, he was polite and appreciated the fact that someone still is admiring his work, he said it was a lot of fun a long time ago and he just isnt interested anymore, not even to discuss anything further. I told him thanks and have a wonderful day and just to know his work is still appreciated by many.
I bet that call meant a whole lot more to Mr Eick than he let on! Recognition of the aged is a great thing, it lets them know they are not just a burden on society as some make them feel.
Turboroadster, good on'ya mate!
Glad that the gentleman is still with us.
This is great! I love finding info about hot rods and customs in non-hot-rod-and-custom magazines!
I remember my grandparents use to subscribe to Ford Times and I always looked through each issue to find the Custom Conversions section. I still find issues every once in awhile in Flea-Markets and Parts Meets. I like to look in them to see if there is a cool old car shown. You can still usually find the old issues for a buck or two.
If you find anything Ol Skool' 51, please share em here
............................Definitely, Please do so.
Ha.....I would love a postcard or twelve from friends indeed. Makes the walk back from the mailbox alot more enjoyable. Especially some bikini babe ones please.
What a neat guy. Hope he had a smile today. Thats cool as hell fellas.
I just checked eBay and a package deal of 15 back issues from the late 50's just sold for $5.99. Check there every once in awhile and you can grab a bargan lot.
These old Ford Times are a blast to read through.
Back up for others to enjoy.
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