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History One Old Proof Sheet (by Pat Ganahl)

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by HEMI32, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. I'm a subscriber to "Pat Ganahl's ROD & CUSTOM" Blog (or as @pgan calls it, his "column") ... and every week, I anxiously await his latest installment.

    Although not all of Pat's columns are "HAMB-friendly," I suggest that all HAMBers also "subscribe" to it as it's always a great read ... and it's FREE :D

    At any rate, Pat's post for today (Monday, April 5th 2021) is very HAMB-friendly as it features photographs shot in 1939 & 1940 ... check it out:


    April 5, 2021

    I think it’s time for something old. Really old. Like 1930s and pre-War ’40s old. We’re talking Muroc dry lake and the birth of hot rodding–though not by that name, yet. The Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), the first “umbrella” organization gathering dozens of already existing roadster clubs, was formed in early 1938.





    Enough? Enough. Plenty more to come later.
  2. ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,433


    So, it seem that you are wanting me to fall away from the H.A.M.B., to follow another imposter wed site place. No way, I am not falling for it. :D
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  3. I too, subscribe to Pat Ganahl's site. While it isn't always my cup of "T", it is always interesting. Be thankful that Pat is sharing his knowledge and pictures with us.
  4. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,919


    Where it all began ....... thanks Todd and @pgan !

  5. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,642


    I just opened Pat's newsletter and saved some of his photos. They go back to the very early days of hot rodding, and some very famous hot rods are there: Karl Orr, Bob Rufi, Bill Warth, and many other pre-war pioneers. Pat G has done a lot to remind us of our early history.
  6. I have sinned :rolleyes: and have visited this “other” site also. Oh well.

    Great pictures and information on the early years of what we are addicted to.

    Thanks, Too Tall!
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2021
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  7. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 4,876


    I always read Pat's newsletter. While I'm not a big Kustoms guy, there is always something to enjoy on there.
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  8. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
    Posts: 343


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  9. pgan
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 238

    Member Emeritus

    Todd, A big personal THANKYOU for the several times you have mentioned or promoted my column here on the H.A.M.B. And the same to others who have done so here, as well as their own sites. I appreciate all of you who appreciate what I do. But I'm afraid I just don't understand anyone who might think reading another column is somehow disloyal, or downright sinful. I've been a HAMBer for many years (and still am, of course). My column is miniscule by comparison, and only comes out once every couple of weeks. I hope most people feel it's a complement to what gets posted here daily. Sort of like picking up a small Rod & Custom or Car Craft off the newsstand once in a while when you of course subscribed to Hot Rod. P.G.
  10. Keep them coming! Love the old pics and stories! Thanks Pat.
  11. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,349

    stuart in mn

    Pat, I'm always happy to see a notification for a new column in my in box. :) You have a huge chunk of history in your files, and it's great you can share them with us.
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  12. 34 5W Paul
    Joined: Mar 27, 2020
    Posts: 272

    34 5W Paul
    from Fresno CA

    It's weird to be a fanboy at 60, but I was a teenaged mid/late seventies reader of Street Rodder. Having been reared in a household where well-crafted prose was expected I will admit that I have a heightened appreciation of good writing. Thanks Pat for all you do and yes, there's room for your blog. Thanks Hemi 32 for your good sense to give Too Tall a shout out. Kudos.
  13. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 789


    Thanks Pat, you have a great insight to the past.
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  14. Umm? they are being sarcastic. Of course everyone in this part of the hobby loves your contributions across all forms of media.
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  15. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,919


    Have to agree with Trent here, Pat. Also agree with the part about everyone loves your contributions.

    We have our share of thread-rage drama (as you are aware) but I see this like Trent.
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  16. I am subscribed, and when a notification of a new post pops into my email, I stop everything to read it. Good stuff.
  17. MO54Frank
    Joined: Apr 1, 2019
    Posts: 440


    My interest is 47-55 Chevy Advance-Design pickups. While pursuing the internet I found a scan of a February 1977 Street Rodder article by Pat Ganahl entitled V-8 Juice For Your Stovebolt. Great article and lots of practical info on putting a SBC V8 in an A-D Truck while keeping the original front axle and steering.
    Thanks Pat.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2021
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  18. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
    Posts: 372

    Guy Patterson

    someone is grumbling about this good info and we have Leave it to Beaver crap on here really?
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  19. Love reading his column and seeing vintage pics of the way it was...
  20. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,661

    from Idaho

    Pat is the Eric Clapton of hot rodding ... I was unaware of his existence until the 13th revival of R&C ... I must have missed a great deal.
  21. Jack Rice
    Joined: Dec 2, 2020
    Posts: 280

    Jack Rice

    I really look forward to Pats old photo emails. Thank you for sharing your archives with us Pat.
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  22. Trent,

    Agreed ... but unfortunately, "sarcasm" is mostly lost on folks reading posts on social media sites ... including on the H.A.M.B. forum and on The Jalopy Journal Blog.

    Several years ago, I posted what I thought was an obviously sarcastic remark about one of the moderator's threads (about cup holders) being O/T for the H.A.M.B. ... next thing I knew, I was (temporarily) "banned" ... and it took several PMs back & forth with this mod & Ryan to resolve the "issue" ... since then, I've tried not to use sarcasm in my posts ... but if I do, I simply add the "rolleyes" smiley ( :rolleyes: ) and the "big grin" smiley ( :D ) to the "offending" sentence ... e.g.:
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2021
  23. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,151

    from landis n c

    Thanks Pat for all the info and articles!! I enjoy them............
  24. ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,433


    Yes, i am all in. thank you very much Pat, for all you post here.
  25. Rustygt
    Joined: May 18, 2014
    Posts: 204

    from Emeryville

    Let they be first to throw a rod bearing rather than suffer in silence !
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  26. Besty34
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 403


    Best thing on the internet

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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