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  1. Louver man
    Joined: Nov 18, 2010
    Posts: 3

    Louver man

    Hey, I'm brand new to this ,but not new to Rodding .In a year and a half I will be 80 yrs old.I grew up in Oakland Ca.& went to Castlemont high school .1950 to 53 .I have had tons of rods & customs.First car was a 32 five window cpe.Have had several Mercs and shoe box fords. I never got out of cars,I have had a ride since my first 32.I have two cars now, a 41 Ford coupe street rod and a very wicked chopped 47 Lincoln Zephyr full custom.I belong to West Coast Kustoms # 1776 .I have been louvering for years,way back when they were 15 cents a hole.In Oakland my hang around buddy was Tom E. Herones (the greek ) I carry his drivers licence and S S card in my wallet, also have a car plaque on the Lincoln honoring him. Gonna try and send along a picture of the 41....Lincoln next....Thanks for having me guys...Anybody out there from East Oakland?????

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  2. kork_55
    Joined: Aug 22, 2013
    Posts: 8


    Hell yea man love hearing about older gentlemen that help keep us young bucks in line. Had the pleasure to hang out with Gene Winfield all last weekend. And I'm glad to hear there is more of you out there.
  3. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 8,977

    from Phoenix,AZ

  4. 40mercFlathead
    Joined: Apr 15, 2011
    Posts: 94


    Welcome louver man,

    It's guys like you I'd love to pick your brain and see all your old photos! I'm a youngster (33) but I lived in East Oakland on 106th Ave near the coliseum for about ten was rough times to say the least. My dad owned a printing company there for about 20 years.


  5. We all should be honored to have you here. Welcome.
  6. Hemiman51
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 345


    Welcome from the east bay Ca.
  7. willys1
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    Posts: 1,021

    from South Ga

    Welcome to the HAMB from South Ga :) We are honored to have you
  8. Hemishovel
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 614


    Welcome from WI wow I hope to make to your age and still be doing this
  9. Louver man
    Joined: Nov 18, 2010
    Posts: 3

    Louver man

    Gene is a cool guy,always in a good mood. I see him every year at West coast cruise .He loves what he does ,keeps you young.............
  10. Louver man
    Joined: Nov 18, 2010
    Posts: 3

    Louver man

    Thanks for the welcome man.hang in there
  11. Welcome. As mentioned, it is an honor to have you here. Nice looking rides. I'm especially partial to the '41. Although, that Lincoln does look pretty wicked!
  12. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640


    welcome aboard .....
  13. chromeazone
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 231


    Welcome Pops!
    I was worried I was the oldest coot (70) on here until now.
    I lived up in San Leandro/Hayward/Oaks. My good Buddy from working in the oil patch still lives on 80th St. (scarey place). He's a hardcore hot rodder and a 20yr. Jarhead Gunny, so no place is scarey for him. Oakland has a lot of good Hot Rod (and bad boy biker) history. I even searched out BRUCE"S TIRES and they even dug out an old Bite by Bruce decal. A cherished momento ! Everybody mentions Tommy the Greek, Raiders players hanging out in the bars, H.A.'s, Gypsy Jokers, Baylands, and the cruising scene.
    As a So.Cal kid, it was a refreshing change. Lots of great custom shops up there too!

    Remember - Old Guys Drool !

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