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Event Coverage Regret In Marfa

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. If it's out there, the HAMB will find it.
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  2. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,207

    Deuced Up!

    I sent an email to the guys that put on the O'Reilly StreetFest Car Show (Friday and Saturday in El Paso). I am thinking a couple of cool cars driving together on Sunday might have been coming home from a car show. That was the only one I could find that worked with their direction and time etc. Who knows...
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  3. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,767


    Archaic flames? I thought you might be going for iconic, but then realized that perhaps you meant "nobody uses them anymore."
  4. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,506

    Gary Addcox

    Yes, it is some kind of hot. My wife and I took Hwy 90 W. from San Antonio to Van Horn on our trip to LARS in '15 just to get off the interstate. It takes so freaking long to get to N.M. at least the last 300 miles is somewhat scenic. A buddy from Lake Arrowhead kids me about Tucson being our third night when we go to Cal. When he visits his parents, he stops at Tucson for coffee and a pee break on his non-stop 23 hr trip. We manage to reach Needles on our fourth day of travel. Even though we are old and decrepit, being in the roadster is fun although we probably make the same time today that a Model A did in 1930. We intend to make at least one more trek to Cal to see our friends Cyclone Kevin Preciado from Temple City with his '29 A V8, and Bruce Omohundro a.k.a. paintslinger805 from Nipomo with his recreation of his Grandfather's Deuce roadster who raced in the late '40s on El Mirage AND streetraced on Colorado Blvd. These two young boys just finished their roadsters enough to hit El Mirage in May. HELL YES ! That's what it's about ! ! P.S. If you are passing through Texas in deep Summer months, an A/C is highly recommended. I surely hope that old firebug Ryan doesn't read this. If he does, it was nice knowing you HAMBers.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017
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  5. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,506

    Gary Addcox

    If you are hungry when you reach Van Horn, find Chuy's Mexican Cafe. It is possibly the last Tex-Mex chow you will find, if you like that kind of mexican food.
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  6. Gahrajmahal
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 488


    I understand Wolfman Jack can help a fella out in situations such as these.
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  7. If you contact Dennis or Jack Slaymaker in Spencer I'll bet they know who owns it! They have been hot rodders there for well over 50 years.
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  8. Here's a video of the trip. A tour of Marfa is at 5:47 and in the beginning they even go thru Langtry of Judge Roy Bean fame!
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  9. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 7,152

    from DFW USA

    Best response on the Hamb in quite a while!
  10. Junior Stock
    Joined: Aug 24, 2004
    Posts: 1,879

    Junior Stock

    Well I opened this up hoping to find a story about Mr. Lesky.
    Hope you find what your looking for Ryan.

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  11. dos zetas
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 175

    dos zetas

    I live two towns over, and I assure you, that car ain't from here.
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  12. Don't go in the winter either... Several cars and semi's piled up in two inches of snow by Van Horn... While I was stuck on the road waiting for the life flight to do their thing a semi truck filled my rear view mirrors and made an accordion out of my van...
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  13. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,492

    dan c

    oddly enough, i just caught a piece about the odd lights in marfa while watching the weather channel. they had a scientist explain how automobile headlights cause these "mirages," but at the end, they said the lights have been reported as far back as the 1890s...
  14. D Picasso
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 736

    D Picasso

    You should also kick yourself for not stopping in Marathon as a real true Knowbody lives there.
  15. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 24,139


    Wow, is that Dan Picasso? I finally threw away my hamb shirt you did from way back.....
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  16. I'm doing a little investigation and hope I can find out something for ya!
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  17. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 54,557


    I noticed this thread was stickied, and finally took a look at it.

    I wonder if you'd get anywhere by changing the title to "anyone seen a flamed T bird in Texas?"
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  18. Lowlife
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
    Posts: 397

    from MO. USA

    I did a search for thunderbird hot rods and came across attached article. It mentions Birdsapalooza, a Tbird drag race in the Dallas area.Also mentioned is Ernie Phillips of Tyler. There's a reasonable chance Mr. Phillips might know of your particular bird....worth a try.1956 Ford Thunderbird - Featured Vehicles - Hot Rod Network
  19. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 910


    They sure do some strange things to cars there.
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  20. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,506

    Gary Addcox

    You know, you might just have something there, Mike. After all, the young fellow does own a '38 Ford with a (cough) WHY-block in it. I've thought about pulling him aside at the next Roundup and have a sort of father-son talk. LOL
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  21. D Picasso
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 736

    D Picasso

    Sehr gut! Hope it served as a dandy shop rag- HAMB shirts are touted primarily for their absorbency.
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  22. Dos '58
    Joined: Sep 14, 2013
    Posts: 29

    Dos '58
    from Nor Cal

    can't help with the t-bird, but I've been watching this show on amazon. its filmed in marfa, tx. thats all I got... (careful its almost soft porn)

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017
  23. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,500


    HAHA, I've still got mine. I love the tooth.
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  24. Dos '58
    Joined: Sep 14, 2013
    Posts: 29

    Dos '58
    from Nor Cal

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  25. tbirddragracer
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 122


    Been to Marfa several times, love the area,
    don't know this T-Bird. Enjoy following the thread, and I hope you are
    successful in finding the car.
    Tbirddragracer. aka. Ernie Phillips
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  26. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,428

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I'm surprised, I thought that Hambers could find and track down any obscure car anywhere :D
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  27. maybe the long hot day in the sun, the "Lost horse" the night before and the fact the dry desert road tends to play tricks on the mind...........a Prius viewed at speed through the dusty haze..........
  28. I contacted a couple T-bird clubs in the nearby areas via email. They never replied. Probably too pissed to reply because it wasn't bone stock like theirs. :rolleyes:;):D

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