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Motion Pictures Old Race Cars Never Die

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,589


    stumbled on this cruising youtube

  2. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 8,167

    Bandit Billy

    Bet ya can't drive that on the freeways in Wisconsin. :eek: Pretty cool
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  3. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,552

    oldiron 440


    That goes on my Top Ten List. :cool:
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  5. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,572

    Member Emeritus

    Now this make me want to register our Land Speed Roadster,, there is a number on the frame,,,,
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  6. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 22,282

    Staff Member

    It's cool that he drives it but I would be fucking TERRIFIED that someone would run into me... did you notice that not only are there no lic plates but no brake lights, or turn signals??? people don't pay enough attention while they drive the way it is.... let alone no brake lights....
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  7. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 35,176


    Easy peasy here in Sodak ;)
  8. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,030


    There is an article about this car in the July, 2018 issue of Hot Rod.

    What really hits home for me is that the last driver mentioned as trying to put the car in the show at Indy was Billy Earl who was a long time friend of mine.
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  9. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,626

    from Aust

    Best thing I have seen in a long long time. Thankyou.
    Geoff aka whodaky
  10. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,559

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Yes,For me it would need lights an at lest some nerf bars all around
    . But really scary, is him telling us it hunts=its not line up right,setting are wrong{ lucky he at lest knows enough to know it feels wrong,most don't { just think it's the way it should be. And maybe he too thinks that. Well for sure can be adjusted too drive way better,hell just a set of tire would help some{what is on it are crap! It's cool anyway !!
  11. the shadow
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,105

    the shadow

  12. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,245

    Stan Back
    from California

    It's probably hunting because of the bias tires on the silly (I cleaned that one up) grooved streets. After a few years I learned not to grip the wheel so hard – let it find its way.
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  13. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,572

    Member Emeritus

    What he said,, Chick's hot rod has bias all around and it hunts on the freeway
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  14. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,839

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    That is way cool!
  15. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,048

    from Wa.

    Strange what you can find on the internet.
    I was the first employee at B&G just after they went in business in 1952. They were the only cam grinding and automotive balancing show in town at the time. John Bianchi was in grade school then.
    The company was recently bought by H-E International, a holding company.
    Contrary to the H-E website, the company was NOT started by John Bianchi.
    The company was started by Bill Fennell and Gail Gaskill, hence B&G. The original name was B&G Machine and Welding and started out in a gas station lube room on Airport Way. A year later moved to a 20 x 40 ft. building across the street from the present location. Bill Fennell lasted one year and was replaced by Ralph Kirkwood.

    Later in that video, it shows Marshall Woolery's shop. I have been there many times and he works on some of the neatest old race cars in existence.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  16. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,803


    Beautiful car. The grille, the colors, the graphics are wonderful to look at. It has unity as all the parts come together.
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  17. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,733

    Jalopy Joker

    a true historic beauty - when much younger, friend had a modified '29 roadster that he bought & hid without telling his parents - we would take it out at night, sometimes lights worked , good scary fun - lucky never stopped by Cops or in a wreck
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  18. 61Cruiser
    Joined: Dec 5, 2013
    Posts: 143


    Damn! That’s an awesome story. Gave me goosebumps.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  19. Desmodromic
    Joined: Sep 25, 2010
    Posts: 571


    Awesome transportation!

    The little red car seemed like the "odd man out" in the car collection shown near the beginning of the video. Then, when I saw the Owner's name, it all became clear! Bianchi is the oldest bicycle manufacturer in the world (c1897), and has been building motorcycles over a similar time frame. In the fifties, the Bianchi factory started a joint venture with Fiat, and marketed a car based on the current Fiat 500 platform and mechanicals (rear mounted 2 cylinder air-cooled engine). Car was called the Bianchi Bianchina.
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  20. marshall
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 754

    from tacoma/wa.

    It sure is fun to drive on the track and the streets.
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  21. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
  22. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,625


    My youngest son lives in Seattle and I have been out there a few times to visit him. Let me apologize in advance to the fine folks in Seattle, but your traffic sucks and there seems to be a higher density of nitwit drivers there than some other places I've traveled.

    I say all that because there is absolutely no way that I would drive that car out there in rush hour traffic. It looks like it would be a blast to drive, but I would be scared to death to get rear ended by some soccer mom who was texting on her cell phone or some hipster cutting me off in his Prius.:eek:o_O:confused:

    And yes I do know that soccer moms and hipsters are everywhere and not just in the great northwest...we have 'em here too.:):rolleyes:
  23. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,780


    Thanks for that cool story, video and survivor @Paul...that must be a blast...
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