The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rockabilly-medic, May 12, 2010.
This just showed up at Coolangata in OZ.
i agree, what a sweet car. I didnt know it was Titus work, and i dont know who gary meyers is.
Is it me or it had a diffrent front end treatment say 10 years ago?
It would be perfect w/ chrome reverse wheels and double pin whites, the americans and www are not my cuppa tea. still, i love this car.
Is this Craig's "Liberace" rodster? ive seen this pic a thousand times but never a full feat. Seems like a top notch car and i would expect it to be in many features. But maybe i just missed all the time for ?? reason. BTW, i'd love to see more of it .
I'm surprised nobody mentioned Larry Watsons Grapevine, way before purple became popular.
This is the mid 70's version of Jerry Bergs '34 Northern Star that is my avatar now
My comments are a bit into the cat tails as far as "purple" cars go, but I'll offer my two cents.
Years ago, when I built my 54 Merc ragtop, I decided to change the color from white to .... something.
After weeks of deliberation, I selected a color offered by "R&M", which was a rich "darker lilac". I don't recall the color name, but it may have been a Lincoln or big GM color. Of course, the stock red and black interior had to go - replaced by a white and black scheme. The car had a new white convertible top, so I was good to go. The cars got a ton of compliments, and sold to the first guy who knew it was for sale.
To prove "karma" can be sympathetic to guys who like "different" paint colors, I then bought a 57 Merc Turnpike Cruiser in breathtaking stock "Sunset Orchid", and for the past 30 years have owned a pink and white 58 Edsel Citation.
Go ahead, paint your car purple, join the club, and be proud of it. Did I mention that if it's a Merc, I'll probably own it sooner or later.
Triumph called it aubergine.
The Chev. is deep plum pearl.
We got one too.
Nice Custom...great lines , spinners...you nailed it.....thinking of painting my avatar Plum Crazy...
Very dark purple
I used to have the only purple Buick station wagon here in Sevier County. T.N. Sold it to a fellow H.A.M.B.E.R. Bruce.
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.
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.
Purple is outstanding when it highlights a specific car, on the street or in drag racing.
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.
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.
The Vulcans 32 purple Vicky was right in front of this popular corner of the museum.
Here is a photo with Glen Stokey in the flamed 36 Ford coupe against the very early, Vulcans 32 sedan.
My '33 roadster that I sold several years back
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.
A few of my favorites...
Everybody said I was Plum Nutz painting it that color !
Is this deuce purple enough?
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