The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRod28AR, Dec 18, 2017.
The really connected guys could tell you who's cat it was.
We bought it, we'll either rebuild it ourselves or pass it along to someone who will, either way it is safe! It's rough but there's definitely enough there to work with.
Bump! I got a lead that Jim Kemnitz from the old Otto's Garage in Chesterfield may have had a hand in this car, anyone know how to contact him??
And the channeled Deuce 5W on the sticker represents an early Cotton Werksman hot rod. Cotton and Bruce Miller (RIP) started the NSRA likely at the suggestion of Tom Medley. Miller was originally from Illinois, but moved to Oregon, was publishing Street Rod Magazine and Cotton was busy building flatheads and Arduns and I imagine the work of running a national organization got to be a bit much. Gilbert Bugg and Vern Walker bought the rights to it and it became the monolith of today.
BITD the slogan used to be "Fun With Cars", now it is just "Let's Count The Money!!!"
I've seen lots of cool rides out front over the years.......why not just stop by?
Next time I'm out that way I'll stop by, doesn't seem like anyone is there lately though.
I go by that place from time to time and think that’s a pretty cool old shop but I don’t think anything has moved in years.
was just by there this weekend - there was an early c10 with beadlock rear wheels and huge M&Hs on it......
Ask Dave Simard or Paul Aldrich about the car if you can find someone on here that knows their contact info. Paul is in the " Ty-Rods" C.C. ,Mass.
I drive by that shop daily....I tend to see activity in that place closer to noon than at other times......go knock on the door
Cool find. I hope it sees the road again.
I wouldnt mind owning that body hint hint......
Yes, it was Tom Medley that 'suggested' it..."Fun With Cars", then "Street is Neat", then "East is Neat".
A Calif. '40 Pontiac had a similar plate with, "West is Best". (also had NSRA sticker next to it)
I loved 'Street Rod Magazine', visited Miller in their booth at Father's Day meet in Pomona, 1985.
Bruce Miller gave me the #1 copy of that mag, I have the whole set, beginning to end. Thanks and R.I.P., Bruce.
Have to wonder what magazine the perp of this Model A was reading when he set up the body angle.
Should have put a name on it. "Whoops!" or, "Torch slipped!" Sheesh.
It took almost 90 years to get in this condition.....should be able to bring it back in a little less time than that!.....Maybe.
I agree! Luckily they reproduce most of the body and door panels. It's certainly rough but I think being an old hot rod it deserves to be fixed.
I like it better the way YOU found it, than I do in the picture >>> finished?
Finally piecing together the history of this coupe! Jimmy Kemntiz of Otto's Garage bought the car in Colchester during the early 60's. It was a primered slam chopped drag car with a Dodge Hemi, single seat, and a hand brake. Because the car was chopped so low Jimmy cut the entire roof off and replaced with a stock height roof. The car went through a few different variations and colors before he landed on the flamed black job and re-chopped the roof. In 1970 he drove the car to the first NSRA Nationals in Peoria, and subsequent Nationals in Detroit and Tulsa. This photo was taken in 1973 at Tulsa. More to follow!....
Dang beat find. Love hearing the history on old cars .
How about an update Dean?
I have that same sticker on the back window of my 57.
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