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Event Coverage Really cool day at work.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by anthony myrick, Apr 27, 2022.

  1. Visited my old work place today with a few students.
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  2. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
    Posts: 1,731

    Dave G in Gansevoort
    from Upstate NY

  3. One of my students had a crazy look on his face when asked to help push a Rolls Royce.
    He was afraid to touch it.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2022

  4. unforgiven
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 203

    from East Tn

    That is so cool. Your students are lucky to have you exposing them like you do. Great job
  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,425


    Impressed they let a group of people walk right up to that Bugatti, they must have a great deal of respect for you to afford that level of trust with your students.
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  6. When we walked in the shop, the Chetah was fired up. Students couldn’t believe something sounded like that.
  7. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 943

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

  8. I worked there 14 years. We went through a lot together. Almost family like.
    I asked permission before posting pics.
    They are a collision shop but also does resto work and high end storage for collectors.
    The Bugatti is unrestored.
    I wouldn’t change a thing
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2022
  9. I wasn’t able to take a pic but they had a naked fresh re-bodied Porsche Speedster.
    Workmanship was outstanding
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  10. Edited out customer info on the windshield
    the ford is steel.
    and this little guy
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  11. Thanks. I do what I can.
    They got to meet a former student that works there. Plus a tech I trained before I started teaching.
    Maybe they’ll listen a little better now.
    We’re going to an Indy event Friday.
  12. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,911


    And as you would say, "I'd drive it (them)"
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  13. A pile of Packards there.
    the one next to this ride is super rare.
  14. Neat custom here. original ride, custom mods. Some updates under the hood. Still has the dual quad early Hemi.
  15. The shop was much smaller when I worked there. They outgrew the location. Owner bought a closed Sam’s building. Employees used 3 wheel bikes to get around. Place is massive.
  16. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,937

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    Facel Vega..Delage and Bugatti in the same place...nice. I had a chance about 15 years ago or so to buy a Facel Vega HK 500 project. I needs to much work. Big mistake.
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  17. studebakerjoe
    Joined: Jul 7, 2015
    Posts: 1,004


    What mods were done to the Facel Vega?
  18. Updates under the hood. Still carbed.
    The body mods are mostly super smooth body work and custom tail lights. They were flush fit and cleared with the body. The interior still has a vintage vibe but looks like a more modern material was used.
    I wish I had taken more pics but honestly I didn’t think they would want me to. I texted the manager before posting. If I go back soon, probably will, I’ll get better pics
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2022
  19. I wished I had got a front shot of this one
  20. Davesblue50
    Joined: Oct 25, 2021
    Posts: 132


    I'd love to hear audio of the Bugatti running. Never seen one in real life.
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  21. Dang skippy.
    Starting with the Chetah.
  22. I’ll see if I can get some audio.
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  23. Davesblue50
    Joined: Oct 25, 2021
    Posts: 132


    I may have to see a doctor about something bothering me for 4 hours...
  24. Dont forget this one.
    And don’t forget the Ferraris, Lambos, Bentleys, Vettes, Cobra, AMGs, and a few others I can’t spell.
    And a Hemi mopar with a documented less than 100 miles on the odometer.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2022
  25. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 656


    Great pictures.
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  26. brando1956
    Joined: Jun 25, 2017
    Posts: 155


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  27. Just a few phone pics.
    I was in a little shock myself. My old boss has stepped up his game. I never expected to see a Chetah, Delahaye, Delage, and a Bugatti today.
  28. This was a first for me to see a Chetah in person. And to hear it. Words can’t describe the sound
  29. brando1956
    Joined: Jun 25, 2017
    Posts: 155


    If this can't get their attention nothing can. These young men are very fortunate to have a mentor with your level of experience and a background that can inspire them to do great things.

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