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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lucky Burton, Nov 9, 2021.

  1. Lucky Burton
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
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    8B6126BC-3D9E-4650-890B-0C551A8472FE.jpeg Trifecta, hat trick, or even a turkey!
    I am truly astonished by the love my car has received.. I am proud and humbled. I wanted to post here on the H.A.M.B. first because the H.A.M.B. for me is where this car really started.. I was learning metal work and Bobby and I started racing and I just kinda feel like I grew into the person I am today from these experiences I had around the H.A.M.B. and racing, people I’ve met along the way. I started my car many years ago whilst being active on the H.A.M.B. I was often quite and learning whatever I could. Well since those days my car had been progressing bit by bit. Ryan came to visit us at Old Crow once and said something that I’ll never forget, as he closely studied my handiwork he said, “fuck! You nailed those a pillars” at that time I barely knew him but I sure did look up to his opinions about alot of things. I still do. He’s a good friend. Anyways at that time his words were a inspiration to me…
    Fast forward my car sat in the background along with my dreams of running it down the salt for about 10 years. We all know how long a project can take and forget about the costs. With the help and support of a handful of friends I had pretty much built this whole car in a years time and through out the build I knew it was a special car especially as it really started coming to life in the build stages. I built this car for me to race. It was never going to be the car it became. Had I tried to finish it way back when… I don’t know.. I think I needed to learn more and grow… it was fucking a hard build but I stuck with it and couldn’t be happier with the way it has been received… holy shit!! 3 magazine covers and actually it’s 4 because it was on the cover of Dan Stoners Autocult way back when. sorry for being long winded with this little story.
    thank you to the H.A.M.B. and to all for the support over the years.
     
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  2. 41rodderz
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    from Oregon

  3. -Brent-
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    Congratulations.
     
  4. Stogy
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    Continued Congratulations on your life around go fast and thanks for sharing it here...Its been a pleasure to follow...Looking forward to continued greatness and I know you're working on pushing the envelope further with the Coupe...truly fantastic...
     

  5. loudbang
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    THANK YOU for staying with us here on the HAMB :)
     
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  6. alanp561
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    Congratulations on these accomplishments. Well done, how very well done.
     
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  7. Congratulations!
    And thanks for being an inspiration to the rest of us.:cool:
     
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  8. brady1929
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    Congratulations. What a great payoff for your hard work.
     
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  9. engine138
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    Big congrats Lucky on a great accomplishment love the 523
     
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  10. catdad49
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    Like an acorn, a tree will grow. You should know that all your work is appreciated by many, many people on here and elsewhere and the accolades (mag covers) are the icing on the cake. Congratulations, Carp.
     
  11. BrerHair
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    Congrats! You have raised the bar on what garage built means, truly outstanding.
     
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  12. jim snow
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    Congrats. It’s a cool car. Well deserved. Snowman
     
  13. Lucky Burton
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    Thank you! The journey is never quite over is it
     
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  14. das858
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    Congratulations ! A beautiful race car , hope you can keep going faster on the salt !
     
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  15. Tim
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    Well deserved
     
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  16. Tman
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    Congrats to a cool guy with a VERY cool car.
     
  17. Congrats! Hope to see it again on the salt in August!
     
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  18. Lucky Burton
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    Thank you!
     
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  19. Tman
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    You bet. The series you and Piero shot got me motivated to pull my salt project off the shelf as well!
     
  20. So happy for you Lucky! I think it is great that you started so long ago, took a pause and then nailed it. Most people seem to give up and sell a project. Who cares how long a car takes to build, better than saying "I wish I never sold.....".
    RJ and HR!!! Not many people can say that. Much respect! Not for the covers but for realizing a dream.
     
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  21. Motorwrxs
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    Congrats…
     
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  22. Lucky Burton
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    Thank You Kev, yeah someone else mentioned about the TRJ and HR covers. When I first found out I was wondering if that had been done before. I am definitely not a magazine buff but maybe someone knows??
     
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  23. stubbsrodandcustom
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    congrats for sure.. We all hit that wall building... way to push through man...
     
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  24. panhead_pete
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    Lucky I'll echo what the others above have said and add it was awesome to be able to follow along on the build in that youtube series, especially from afar. Thanks to you and your crew for making that happen, Im sure it was inspirational to many.

    So whats next????? :)
     
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  25. Lucky Burton
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    Thank you for watching Stormin Bonneville! Yeah I’m just trying to work out some motor issues with the car and a few other things so I can go racing again. Thought I was going to get to the last El Mirage next week but still waiting on my copper head gaskets. It’s not looking good.. hah. In the meantime I am just making parts and shipping a lot of my race scoops..
     
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  27. AndersF
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    I have allways ranked Chrisman brothers coupe as one of the best looking Bonneville racer of all time.
    You take the best of that design and add your own touches to it.
    And it look just as good. Thats really something. You really deserve all the covers it got.
     
  28. Lucky Burton
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    Thank You! I don’t think a lot of folks see the differences. I think they just think I cloned the Chrisman coupe. They are very different. In fact, even I was surprised when I photoshopped the two cars side profiles with each other.
    Thank you again!
     
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  29. Shutter Speed
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    Ha, that’s the only Hagerty issue I’ve kept!
     
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  30. Lucky Burton
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    That’s awesome
     
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