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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Luke Nosewalker, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Luke Nosewalker
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    All this talk of east vs west coast style--Lets see some bible belt stylee. :D
     
  2. Evel
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    I'm from cali but my car has Mid West Influence...I heard the Mid west
    is the mecca of Hot Rodding...Right Bob?

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  3. corncobcoupe
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    Welllllll here's some trivia for ya......

    What city has the most automotive magazine subscriptions per capita ?

    Answer in the next post.........
     
  4. corncobcoupe
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    Answer........ go down two more posts
     

  5. corncobcoupe
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    Answer...... next post for sure....
     
  6. corncobcoupe
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    Anybody guess.... DesMoines, Iowa

    yup - fact
     
  7. xtralow
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    Bad timing! there all headed to Mokan for the HAMB drags! but the ones that are around, CMON lets see em!
     
  8. I was a kid in the Fifties here in Missouri and as I remember-what I saw was pretty much akin to what east and west coasters saw.....
    49 Fords [with skirts]- draggin tail- 49 Chevy coupes doin the same game...
    A hot rod was typically a flathead ford powered early20s thrugh late 30s car[mostly coupes] with no hood or fenders and engine details exposed as eye candy,much like today...

    I believe if there were an accurate way to account for numbers-the midwest would stand tall as either coast in numbers of hotrods at the time.....


    It still is heavily hotrod populated today too!
     

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  9. I really don't remember seein Chevy or GMC 6 powered cars till the middle sixties here tho.....
     
  10. 6t5frlane
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    Is there anything else to do in DesMoines besides read Magazine's ????
     
  11. draggin ass
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    my grandpa north chicago circa late 40s. function over looks, GO FAST, and go faster.

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  12. Thirdyfivepickup
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    because there's nothing else to do in DesMonies... :)
     
  13. SHRUM
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    How come my cats in that picture? Scarry! Those are cool pics,keep them coming!
     
  14. draggin ass
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    haha! he stepped into the time machine and put the dial to "dirty drunk marines with a car" setting haha:D

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    my grandfather is in the hospital now too, really sucks.
     
  15. Kamp
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    Cool pictures! I wish I had some pictures of my uncles' cars... but I don't think there were ever pictures to be had... just stories. But, from the stories I've heard I'll agree with the performance over looks... fast first - looks don't win races.

    A guy I know asked if I was building my '31 East Coast or West Coast style... Nope. I don't think he meant it as a yes / no question... ha ha
     

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  16. draggin ass
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    Norm Locke's cabriolet roadster late 50s IL

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    What we believe is his car as it sits now! my buddy owns it, trying to sell it though.(theres more if it not pictured)
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  17. continentaljohn
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    Don't forget Youngrodders coupe, unless he traded it away to the other coasts:D
     

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  18. knotheads
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    thats the way to i do body work....5 lb sledge and coat hanger for welding rod! the only thing missing is the brick from moms planter.
     
  19. Hmmm. Not sure about those black/white pics. They're cool. but how did the car end up looking?

    What about the Alexander brothers? Ohio flame jobs?

    Did you also know that in Pennysylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, each individually has more registered rods than California?

    That's a fact, too.
     
  20. Midwest sidaz... no coast, beeyatch

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  21. LilDuec
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    Mine's been around St Louis pretty much all its life. At least back into the late 40's early 50's is what the previous, previous owner says. And no thats not a typo. Its taken a few trips down the old Alton Dragway too!!

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  22. DROPnDRIVE
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    middle east style baby!

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  23. ttop88
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    This pic. wouldnt be as cool without the Hee Haw T-shirt!:D
     
  24. RJP
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    Frank Mack's roadster comes to mind. Midwest seemed to lean towards function over flash.
     
  25. Evel
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    Plowboy...you have some meaty legs.
     
  26. draggin ass
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    found more! gotta love the middle picture, i think the car wasnt performing enough lol

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  27. Irish Dan
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    Yep, it's true;...there's something very distinctive about midwest hotrods!
     
  28. jpbanjo
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    Here's a couple of restored mid west cars from the late '50's, both currently in Tulsa. Rollin' Stone was built in Dallas as a drag car in about '56 (It won NHRA B Street Roadster Class in '57) and my black roadster was built in Tulsa in '58 as a Street Rod.
     

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