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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Jun 10, 2022.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    More Match Bash!

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  2. squirrel
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    :cool: gotta love em!

    (thanks for reminding me it was time to change my avatar)
     
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  3. Bdamfino
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    I have this issue as well! Steve Magnante has pushed this look several vehicles! The ingenuity and balls it took to just aim these bombs down the 1320 is freakin' awesome!
     
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  4. catdad49
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    That’s a Great issue and PHR seemed to cover these often. How ya doin’, Joey?!
     
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  5. guitarguy
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    What I loved about some of those old Mags was they showed build pics. To me the getting there of the build is sometimes more rewarding/special than the finished project.

    And as a former model builder, that's the kind of stuff you need when your replicating in miniature.
     
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  6. Tom davison
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    Good piece, Joey. Starting in the early sixties, I followed the AA/FD racing scene by reading Drag News weekly and can offer some insight from that time period. While your reader argued that Match Bash was a term back then, but it was generally referred to as just match racing. Match bash sounds like a term concocted by a drag strip promoter, which then became a colloquialism.

    That scene you are covering, which took place took place in the late sixties and early seventies, was inspired a scene was started about '64, by Chrisman, Landy, Nicholson and the factory sponsored Dodge Chargers among others. The promoters started match racing because there was no recognized class for them at that time, yet they were a big draw.

    The tepid response here may have to do with the fact that the southern scene took place outside of the HAMB guideline period of pre-'65.
     
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  7. Tom davison
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  8. catdad49
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    Good stuff, Tom. I'll do some digging this week and see what I can add. Note to self, 65 and older!!
     
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