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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by a boner, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,195

    a boner

    I don't know much about this car except it had name plates on the nose and trunk that said "TROY" Springfield,Ill. Also there was a 1953 HOT ROD magazine on the passenger seat opened to the feature article on it! :)

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  2. injunnuity
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
    Posts: 178

    from Wisconsin

    That was a neat car! I would have like to talk to the owner but could find them.
  3. 2002p51
    Joined: Oct 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,354


    Hmmmm, another one of those guys who are "too cool" to lower themselves to talk to people about their car?
  4. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    More likely too busy too busy talking to other guys about their cars.....
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  5. Man you're on a rant. Why? What happened?

  6. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,774

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Actually guy's Bill is a really cool guy, he was after that car for years and when he finally got it he spent a lot of time restoring it to what it was like originally. Cost him some bucks for sure but you can't do one of those "one of a kind" cars without spending $.

    He even drives it a lot, it is seen around door county Wisconsin all of the summer time and he makes a lot of shows in a couple of hundred miles.

    He located another one of those "one off cars" in Arizona a few years back and couldn't get the owner to part with it. They finally came up with a deal in which Bill bought the car, and as part of the purchase price he had to leave the green car with the seller to drive around for 1 year from the date of purchase. He just got it back recently.

    And no he did not do all of the work himself, he did what he knew how to do and had the rest done professionally. A lot of the time when he was absent from his car, he was over at our shady spot drinking beer, telling lies, acting smart and talking stupid.

  7. Gerr
    Joined: Oct 2, 2005
    Posts: 9

    from The Shore

    Two page, five photo article in HRM, October 1960. It was built by Wally Troy.
  8. MyOldBuick
    Joined: Jan 25, 2005
    Posts: 606


    The car has a nice Locost or Lotus Seven type feel to it . . . something I've always thought would be cool . . . there was a lot of those old English cars that were chopped up and made into interesting little racers.
  9. panheadguy
    Joined: Jan 8, 2005
    Posts: 951

    from S.E. WI

    A friend of mine named Bill owns the car. Bob K. has it right on. No british Parts's all hot rod. A bit of Ford. combined with tube, some Chevy, and an aluminum body. It's a really nice piece. Troy; the guy that built it was of the same fabric as Ak Miller. "I can do it better than the Sporty guy's and with domestic stuff." If you get a chance, check this car out.
  10. xadamx
    Joined: Apr 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,170


    My girlfriend read this post and your other one about people not sitting by their cars. I asked her opinion on it, and she has the same thoughts I have: "Why would someone just sit by their car when there are so many other cool cars and trucks to look at? Why would someone need their ego stroked like that?" The guy was probably looking at other cars when injunnuity was looking for him. I am taking my car to the Strangers car show here in San Jose on Sunday, and I will not be near my car very much...not because I am too good to talk to people, but because I wanna see everyone elses' cars. Nothing wrong with that, not sure why your comment bugged me so much...sorry for the rant and not meaning to derail the topic.
  11. xadamx
    Joined: Apr 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,170


    I really do like this car as well, very unique.
  12. beatnik
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,206


    I'm missing that issue but here's a couple from a few years ago.

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  13. Stunning. Absolutely beautful. I wouldn't mind seeing the OTHER car he scored, either.

    Is there a HAMB saint that could scan the HRM article and post it?
  14. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,194


    Took some pics of it at the Miller Meet in Milwaukee two weeks ago, the owner seemed like a talkative and friendly guy.

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    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 142


    Or he was off having a piss....... :)
  16. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,194


    Here's another "sportsrod" that was there too.

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  17. speedtool
    Joined: Oct 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,541


    The longer I check out the pix of this car the cooler it gets. Truly a unique & incredible hotrod.
  18. mobile chicane
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
    Posts: 160

    mobile chicane

    The second car with photos from penfifteen belongs to John Safro. He has some cool stuff including a COE hauler. He was at GG Waukesha with this car, the truck and some other stuff last year. Hopefully he will be there again this August.
  19. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219


    Oct. 1960 HRM......

  20. Wally had a small body shop here in Springfield, Illinois. He was quite a craftsman! I used to work on his wifes Mercedes. He built 2 cars one was red and I think this green one was the blue one he built. I kind of remember them years back running around town. He told me he was the Jaguar dealer here for a time too. I remember him showing me some "chrome" wire wheels he had stashed up in his shop left over from then. I'll see if I can find anything on the two cars. I think the "emblems" on the cars were made special for them. I missed this thread somehow, and just found it today.
  21. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,345

    from California

    Wow history very cool.
  22. Matty Dog
    Joined: Sep 5, 2006
    Posts: 25

    Matty Dog

    Hey Beezerbum (and anyone else),

    Did you find any more information or pictures of this car? I have to admit I've become slightly obsessed by it, and all the details I have come from this thread.

    It would be fair to say that the Troy is the main inspiration for my current project.

  23. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,077


    Yeah, wish I had more time and money! Check this one out,
  24. I found some more about this car and one other. They were built by a bodyman at the Chevy Garage (Bates Chevrolet) named Cecil Funk. The other car than Wallys ran with a "Y" block ford in it. it's pictured at
  25. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,373


    I have never figured out why someone would drive lots of miles (hundreds, thousands...???) to simply park their dead ass in a lawn chair behind their car all damn day when there's bunches of new cars to look at...

    Very seldom will you find me sitting behind my car at any event, unless I'm having a cold one, taking a break or eating...I go to an event to show off my car...and look at every one there...

  26. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    I have seen that car in person and liked it. I saw it in Milwaukee at the same show.
  28. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766


    Ol' Shel himself chopped up an English car stuck a Ford engine and made it into an interesting car...I'm just sayin'...
    Some of my favorites are the hot-rod-sporty-canyon carver type specials.
  29. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,298

    from Kentucky

    If this car had skinnier wheels and tires, would it be hamb-worthy?
  30. Pauly da mick
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 245

    Pauly da mick

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