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My story made July Street Rodder

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ragtop, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Ragtop
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    I wrote here about the "T Bird Deuce" a while back. We had traced this car's history back to 1955 and found all 23 owners and documented each one so we know who had it when and who sold it to who etc. I wrote a story about it that appeared in a couple of Canadian publications but John, the present (23rd) owner, who was also the 7th owner, back in 1963, had the car at the Detroit Autorama and he won the Lokar "Driven" award, presented by Street Rodder Magazine. Along with that they wanted to run my story of our search for this car and how John was able to buy it back. Pretty cool having your words published in a major magazine - I'm as excited as John was when we found the car after all these years.
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  2. Congratulations,,amazing that you could track down all the owners! HRP
     
  3. Offset
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    Incredible story Ragtop. I am not sure just how you found everyone but not only is that exciting news but it must have been a true labour of love.

    Congratulations.
     
  4. Thelost40
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    Excellent! I did something similar trying to find all the long lost members and memorabilia of my dad's car club. It was such a thrill to pull it all together. Glad you got it published too!
     
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  5. Smokey2
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    Ragtop,
    Congrats to You AND John ! Kool :cool:


    Oh, whose the cat in blue sweatshirt (Photo).......
    with His Tounge out ? Ha !!! :D
     
  6. Retro61
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    That's Awesome!! Congrats!
     
  7. Ragtop
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    Thanx guys. We spent most of the winter last year working on this and it was amazing how things fell into place. It was a lot of work but it was fun as well and we did get pretty lucky a few times.
     
  8. 61 chevy
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    that's a great car, I wonder why so many owner, 23
     
  9. chubod
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    Nice pic of the car on Plunket's turf?
     
  10. A hot rod with a history just makes it so much cooler. Great story.
     
  11. Yup, I love Hot Rods with traceable history.
    Congrats on the print
     
  12. BISHOP
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  13. tederth
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    from london

    I am not sure just how you found everyone but not only is that exciting news but it must have been a true labour of love.
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  14. Ragtop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2001
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    Yep! Steve made it a feature car - even moved one of his Caddys out of the "Auto Salon" and parked the roadster in there. He also had George Barris pose with all the previous (and Present) owners and their families.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013

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