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Event Coverage Old Yeller in Australia

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BobbedT, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Today I had a day off work so I could attend the Tasman Revival at the Eastern Creek Circuit west of Sydney, NSW. The last car I expected to see there was Old Yeller, still rubbing the "tea baggers" up the wrong way. Thanks Ernie you made my day. I'm the dodgy bloke sat in the car by the way in the last pic.

    So if anyone wants to see this famous old Rogue raced in anger, the event is on tommorrow & Sunday

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  2. Neglected Legacies
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 85

    Neglected Legacies
    from Nor Cal

    There was a place in Florida that sold old race cars back in the 60's - they had (an) old yeller, some maseratis, listers, ferraris, you name it - they were undesireable and cheap back then...
  3. Jimmy B
    Joined: May 4, 2004
    Posts: 5,935

    Jimmy B

    G'day Bob, good to see Ol' Yeller 2 out here. Are you going back out over the weekend? If you do please say g'day to Ernie and Elaine for me.
  4. Adam F
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
    Posts: 323

    Adam F

    Cool! Is it coming down South?

  5. Jimmy, no unfortunately, as I'm at work today & tomorrow will be heaving with people, & costs shit loads more to get in. Yesterday was pretty low key with lots going on without the crowds. Ernie & Elaine did talk about you & your trip to see Chucks car at Pebble Beach, very nice people they are.

    Amazing to see it alongside the mega dollar cars, a car built by a Hot Rodder made from junk & cast off parts & still being competative. All the welds & dings are still visable, its a righteous old workhorse. My defination of a true Hot Rod.

    Max - Ernie's doing ya proud!!!

    Adam I doubt it as I think they're only here for the event, then going home.
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  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,863


    Nailhead magic....
  7. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,113

    from Tampa, FL

    Just wonderful. You guys are pretty lucky. Too bad a few (hopefully not all) HAMBers have the habbit of looking down their noses at "sporty type / road racing" hot rods. I just love them. Gary
  8. Ernie is a cool dude and a car guy through and through. He and his wife are truly gracious people.
    Here are some shots from Laguna this year.
  9. Candy-Man
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,713


    Max Balchowsky of Old Yeller fame....

    Carol Shelby was one of his very early drivers.....

    Awsome piece of history, Old Yeller II....
  10. Gary, I love the sporty/road race Hot Rods as much as the Lakes cars, the Old Yellers (all of them), Duff Livingstones Eliminator & Phil Paynes special, to me they are the epitome of what a Hot Rod stands for. Built for peanuts compared to the European thoroughbreds which are what they were up against.

    Its like when Art Arfons the backyard builder went up against Craig Breedlove & his Corporate backing. Hot Rod inginuity is where it all comes together & sometimes prevails.
    Max Balchowsky - what a legend
  11. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,124


    Great stuff Bob, let me know next time.
    Thanks for the pics.
  12. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,558

    Member Emeritus

    Very cool. I'm diggin' the Old Yeller pedal car in the pits too.

  13. John in Oz
    Joined: Mar 25, 2010
    Posts: 89

    John in Oz

    That is great, the history, man that must have seen a lot of different tracks around the world.
  14. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,113

    from Tampa, FL

    Indeed... if I get a chance to build another car, a streetable (2-seat?) version of a car like Duffy's 184 is at the top of my to do list. I might even use a coupe body and call it a GT car! Gary
  15. Max & his road race special

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  16. Firefly
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
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    Yep, managed to check it out and meet Ernie and Elaine when they were last here in New Zealand. Simply great !

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