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Purple Cars????? any of them out there??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rockabilly-medic, May 12, 2010.

  1. jnaki
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    jnaki

    Hello,
    Back in high school there was only one purple car. It was doing its own thing. Most cars were black, red, white, silver, blue, and shades of green. But, not purple. One guy had the guts to paint his 46 Ford Coupe a bright purple. It was one of many hot rods that went to TJ to get white tuck and roll in the whole interior, including the headliner and trunk.


    Boy, that car stood out, in this color field, anytime at the two drive-in restaurant parking lots. It had an SBC, but was not into racing anyone or other cars. He was a hot rod cruiser and his car made those Bixby Knolls parking lots outstanding. A show car/daily driver for the streets was pretty cool for the times.

    Jnaki
    But, the other purple car that stood out was the early Vulcan’s Car Club 32 Vicky. When we first went to Lions, that car was one of the nicest ones racing on those days. Of course, it was sponsored by our favorite, neighborhood speed shop owner, Joe Mailliard. This speed shop had its hands in a lot of race cars that we saw at Lions. It was good business competition between Reath Automotive, Mickey Thompson, and Joe Mailliard.
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    Purple is outstanding when it highlights a specific car, on the street or in drag racing.
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    It is still going strong in the nostalgia circuit, today. The Vulcans Car Club 1932 Ford Vicky was a show stopper and fast drag racing sedan. There have been many articles about the initial build and rebuild.
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    I was pleasantly surprised at the 2017 Price Transfer Lions Dragstrip Museum grand opening. Near the main entrance and my favorite Hill-Acala Red Roadster (Original, MOON EYES) corner, was the newest version of the Vulcans 32 Vicky. (This time, the transformation was with a 671 supercharger on top of the Hemi motor.) In this gathering, the two old friends shared memories of the past.

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    The Vulcans 32 purple Vicky was right in front of this popular corner of the museum.

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    1956
    Here is a photo with Glen Stokey in the flamed 36 Ford coupe against the very early, Vulcans 32 sedan.
     
  2. philly the greek
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    My '33 roadster that I sold several years back IMG_2065.JPG IMG_2068.JPG IMG_2066.JPG
     
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    My neighbour asked me what colour I was going to paint my truck. Told him purple. He did not mention his was being painted purple. His '46 Ford is quite awesome, a 20 year build. The nova front suspension was grafted on with so much detail it blends right in to existing frame. Unfortunately he no longer drives. 2013-05-16142954_zps96f65f33.JPG
     

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    Everybody said I was Plum Nutz painting it that color ! C4FF9C37-FC2A-426C-AE25-A35552B2BE6D.png
     
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    image.png Is this deuce purple enough?
     
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    My old Ts were painted with aerosols I bought in a Japanese DIY store. The paint went on lovely, with a matt finish. File0149-1.jpg
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  18. Now that's a kick-ass '55!!!
     
  19. From the old Papa's Toy's car collection in Cornelius Oregon. Most of the collection has been sold but they still have this sectioned Buick
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  20. Nads
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  21. Blue One
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    Once the purple cars get new owners they’re usually not purple for long ;):D
     
  22. Has anyone posted this one yet?

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    Its a kind of a sissy car.

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    When I was in high school we painted a '40 Ford a color called "Monster Purple". Believe it or not we got the formula from testors model car paint. Wish I still have the mix written down, the kid was making a copy of a Model Car he built and the formula was in the instructions with the model. Damned good looking car with a had a pic.
     
  23. Nothing Sissy about the PURPLE PEOPLE EATER.
     
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  24. Graystoke
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  25. Oh gee maybe I should have out this in there. :D

    :rolleyes:

    Nor the kid that built it either. ;)
     
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  26. ModelAPunk
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    A friend's 51 Ford, mild custom, he used to own.

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  27. lippy
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  28. Vulcans you say? In that case live long and prosper.


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