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Event Coverage Sectioning A '58 Chevrolet by Gene Winfield

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,713

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,415


    Dammit... California... Tell Gene he can section it in my garage,I'll even supply rhe beer and food. I'd love to sit in on that one.
  3. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,621


    I wonder if my family wants to give me a great birthday gift this year. That sounds like one great class to attend.

    Only 969 miles door to door too.
  4. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008


    Having had the opportunity to take one of Genes classes I can say its money well spent! Sounds like its gonna be a blast!
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  5. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,679


    I'll carpool with ya..
  6. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,713

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    If you guys decide to go, I will personally pay for one... How's that?
  7. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
    Posts: 2,157

    Shane Spencer

    looks like its gonna be incredibly cool
  8. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,604


    Oh, that rules.. One of my bucket list items.
  9. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    wow what an opportunity to learn from a great!
  10. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,885

    silent rick

    somebody should film it.
  11. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,216

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Took his workshop before the Syracuse Nats - stories alone are worth the price of admission!!
  12. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    That is potentially a very very nice Birthday Gift!

    Nice of you Ryan
  13. friggin"A"
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 52


    If I wasn't going to be out of town that weekend, I would definitely be there! I pass Mojave a few times a year on my way from Vegas to Bakersfield to see family but have yet to make the stop. I'm as good as signed up for the next one!
  14. I went to a course with Gene near Syracuse this summer, amazing experience. I learned a ton, met good people and got to watch Mr. Winfield do his stuff for 2 days. The guys running that course had trouble filling it, I simply don't understand why guys wouldn't jump at the chance. How many "another old hot rodder is gone" threads have there been in the last year or two? Not too many opportunities left to hang out with one of the old guard.

    Most guys his age are whiling away the hours sitting in a rocking chair somewhere, Gene has more energy than anyone and fantastic skills. Hell, just go and listen to him tell stories.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 7,771


    I keep putting this off, and perhaps I shouldn't any longer. I had the pleasure of working with him on a Ford PU chop at Washtenaw University back in 07. He could outwork guys 1/4 of his age. For those who've never had the opportunity, I can tell you he doesn't talk "over your head" for lack of a better description. He's like any of us here, a real car guy/craftsman.

    Just as I was getting ready to hunker down for winter...
  16. Ralph Turnberg
    Joined: Aug 3, 2010
    Posts: 93

    Ralph Turnberg
    Member Emeritus

    Attended one of Gene's seminars in Spartanburg, S.C. to see how he chopped a '40 Merc coupe. Went home and promptly cut into my '40 Ford coupe. Basic thing I learned from Gene was that we're only dealing with sheet metal, and that stuff can be cut and welded like crazy. See my avatar for the result. Thanks, Gene.
  17. That was one of the best things about the course I took. He showed us a lot of stuff we could do with basic tools, and how to make a lot of tools.
  18. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,302


    I think his heart is in this one. According to a magazine article, Gene at first refused to paint this
    '58 Chevy unless he sectioned it. So it's been on his mind for a while.

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  19. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,620


    This is the way I feel. In the past week we lost another icon in Norm Grabowski. If you are able to do this, don't put it off 'til next year/time etc. I wish I could do it, even if I don't have a 58 chevy, Thanks to Ryan and the Jalopy Journal for allowing me to give advice on matters such as this. I be driving my T bucket this weekend, Cat
  20. rancid737
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 219


    I also attended one of his classes. Drove all the way from North Idaho to San Jose to attend. Well worth it! Also, for you northwest hamb'rs, we may be hosting Mr. Winfield in the spring at our shop in north idaho. Just waiting for the OK from the boss. Shoot me a PM if your interested, that may convince the boss.
  21. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,887

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    I've said it before; "he's the Jack Lalane of customizing". He has so much energy and enthusiasm. I'd pay $350 to drink from his fountain of youth!

    Man, I've got boiler plate plans that week and am beside myself trying to figure a way out of it.
    At least he's not far from me. I've got to move him WAY up my priority list!
  22. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,722

    from Rome NY

    tehe, that sounded dirty.

    When you guys go to his class make sure to ask him about 4-40 screws. Then ask him where to get 'em, cuz I can't find the damn things anywhere!
  23. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,621


    Well, it looks like I'm out, I found out today that I have to be in Spokane at 08:00 on the 19th for a required attendance workshop/meeting for work.

    I'm up for the next one on the west coast though.
  24. revjimk
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 88

    from Denver

    Is there a schedule somewhere of his seminars? Couldn't find anything on the Net... or does he plan them one at a time?
  25. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,088

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Went to his class at Mercury Charlies in Austin a few weeks ago. Loved every minute of it. He's a great guy and an excellent teacher. Don't miss a chance to learn from one of the best.
  26. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,340

    from California

    Definately been on my list? Just has not happened yet.
  27. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,604


    Well, that sucks! I would have loved to go to that. Someone tell me when Gene hosts another workshop next time in Austin so I can have an excuse to head south.

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  28. Rockin' good news.
  29. Looks like there is a flight out this winter for me...he'll just to be in his presents and the plus is to learn so much.
  30. 48fordor
    Joined: Jan 16, 2009
    Posts: 137

    from York, PA

    So how much do you need to know going into one of his classes? I've got one vo-tech welding class and some trial and error with my mig. Would love to just get to watch and listen but I don't want to be the guy holding things back by not knowing some basic skills.

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