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History Skip Hudson's 1929 A Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. Looking closer at the 'leaving' photo, shows what racing at Bonneville was for a bunch of 'Dirty Neck Racers'. Extra intake and carbs, barrel of racing fuel, last minute thrash, and the extend a range fuel tank on the roadster pickup, and that was just after a quick overview. The trip to the salt would be at least three days from Riverside, on two lane roads and few towns between, I image Vegas was still a little train stop in the desert.
    I was lucky enough to meet Mr Gurney at the opening of Boys of Bonneville Movie, he was sitting behind us.
     
  3. flamingokid
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    The journey is the reward.
     
  4. 2935ford
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    I wonder who needed that wide 5 tire/wheel in the trunk?
    No spare on Dan's '35!
     

  5. ruffie tuffshitski
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    Man, 130 mph in a hopped up Model A in 1950 - that was hauling ass!!
     
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  6. ENUF 41
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    Looking at the picture with the 4 young men going to Bonneville was a great shot.
    Any history on the amazing trip from Riverside to Wendover, time needed, roads, paved or unpaved? Stop along the road and sleep? Bonneville or bust?
    According to Google it's 600 miles currently. I'm sure the young fellows had a lot of stories to tell of that journey.
    Great pictures, looks like 28-29 RPU was the tow car.
     
  7. Stogy
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    Thanks @Jive-Bomber the stories with the pics help archive the history that has passed us but still creates a desire to have been there or experience some of what the former generations had done. Great stuff.
     
  8. 51 mercules
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    Cool! Thanks for the blog!
     
  9. Nobey
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    Great Jive, Skips roadster even made the cover of Hot Rod. I read somewhere a Judge made
    skip sell the roadster, for illegal street racing, and excessive tickets.
     
  10. longhorizon
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  11. Yep ... the first HOT ROD Magazine with a color photo on the cover (i.e., the April 1951 issue):

    HRM April 1951 Cover.JPG
     
  12. Tim
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    Not completely off topic but @porknbeaner just picked up a car that apparently ran in 50/51 and we had just been talking about where to find photos of the salt thisenyears when’s this popped up!

    It’s a 47 ish Crosley on a lengthened model a chassis that was running a 390 cid flathead Cadillac. I think it was running two 40’ford hoods as one sort of streemliner hood but that
    May have been after 1950.

    Was wondering you’d anyone has links to some more photos from the flats that season?

    - great article by the way
     
  13. You might check the Look/Life magazine archives, they are somewhere on the web
     
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  14. Cyclone Kevin
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    Always liked this cover, great set of cars!!!!!
    Godspeed Dan!!!
     
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  15. fiveof10
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    A great story and accomplishment, what trip to the flats and run that must have been.
     

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