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Event Coverage So, who won the ambr?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 750


    Throw back to the late 80's, early 90's street rod billet b.s. Very dissapointing to say the least!
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  2. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,221

    from Spring tx

    The 90s called they want their street rod back! IFS roadster? , Someone is building from boyds coloring book I guess...
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  3. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,087

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    Is there a year of manufacture range limit in the rule book?
    By my calculations a 1932 Ford has won the AMBR 21 times out of 71 years.
    By comparison:
    21 Model T's (1914-1927) have won (including 1955 tie)
    11 Model A's (1928-1931)
    7 1933
    1 1935 (the only Chevy to ever win)
    5 1936 including 1 Packard (the only Packard, and only the 2nd non Ford to win)
    1 1937
    and 5 custom bodied cars

    32's are cool and all but sheesh...

    ~30% of all winners are one model year, and 91% of all winners are Fords (97% if you remove the custom bodied winners)

    I get that they can only judge the cars that enter and all, but I can't believe that there were no other beautiful cars in attendance this year other than Fords... This years top 10 was all Ford and 6 of 10 were 32's (newest was a 34)

    end of Rant, thanks for listening....
  4. That was my last pick. WTF!
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  5. 27 Tall T
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 299

    27 Tall T
    from Butler Pa.

  6. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,368


    I didn't like it with post #5 last night, but didn't want to seem critical. But, I agree with all of the commentary. It's a very well done 30 year old street rod.
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  7. 27 Tall T
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 299

    27 Tall T
    from Butler Pa.

  8. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,533

    from PNW

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  9. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,088


    Im going to have it embroidered on my fanny pack.
  10. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 861


    While I was not there,from the photos this would have been my pick. Tom Firth's 1932 Ford Roadster (by Stokers Hot Rod Factory).jpg Tom Firth's '32 Ford 'Brownstone Roadster' (by Mark Vaughn).jpg
  11. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,642


    It's a one of kind!

    Said no one.

  12. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,560


    Damn shame that Street Rodder died. Guaranteed cover car.
  13. Yes 1937
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  14. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,087

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    I guess that explains why there has only been one 1937 winner in history of the award... :confused:
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  15. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,472


    Hard to imagine what the judges were thinking. Definitely a street rod not a AMBR type winner.
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  16. SDhotrod
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 537


    This happens almost every year, Hamb folks not liking the winner. I don't care for the winner either, but it isn't the "America's Most Beautiful, HAMB Friendly, Roadster" award.;)
  17. You git that right! HRP
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  18. oldandkrusty
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,100


  19. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,928

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Someones, well painted kit car won.

    Agree, on the 34.

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  20. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,703

    from California

    well that is a step in the wrong direction. lets hope it is just a glitch and good taste will return next year:confused:
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  21. frank spittle
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,674

    frank spittle

    The building was full of outstanding cars and always has been. Thanks to all who participated.
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  22. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,470

    from Owasso, OK

    My inner twelve year old is saying “Cool.”

    My crusty older exterior disagrees wholeheartedly.
  23. CA. 280
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 216

    CA. 280

    So if the winner has to be a 32 roadster at least make it a red one.
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  24. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,526

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    And typically to most of us we don't give a crap !
    It's ugly regardless of whether it's Hamb friendly or not, and it is most definitely not Americas most beautiful roadster, I don't give a dam if they gave it the title.

    Someone please explain to these people including @34Larry that IFS has no place on a fenderless car.
  25. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,681

    from So Cal

    I have to admit that there are aspects of the car I like. I thought the paint was well done and looked great, and I'm one of the guys that posted on the "Flames" thread that I'm not a big fan of most flame jobs. This paint job was really good. Also, the engine/intake was eye candy. I realize it's not HAMB material, but as a gear head I appreciate it. Overall this was NOT my choice, if I had a vote it would've gone to the Stokers built 32, that was IMO THE most BEAUTIFUL roadster in the show. It hit all the buttons, checked all the boxes. I loved the engine in the 34, but the rest of the car wasn't as beautiful as the Stokers car. The Track T was also very cool, but again not on the same level as Stokers. And the blue T w/ flathead 6, yeah, that's a cool car, I love the story behind it, the under dog. I love that car.

    Here check out this angle shot
    Maybe the pic isn't doing it justice, but that paint really popped, it was really nice. Hate the IFS and the stupid tires.

    And check this shot
    I don't care what you say, that's eye candy!
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  26. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 2,764


    I worked with a guy that ate raw onions as if they were apples. I guess it all depends what ones definition of taste is.
    Personally I was never into the phantom body styling, IFS, lets vertically section the Deuce grille shell for another couple of those valuable show points deal.
  27. My opinion about the AMBR winner is that, after he has shown the car at the shows he wants to, he drives it and drives it hard. If he's the kind of guy who pushes it hard enough so that the IRS makes a performance difference, then it's perfect to me. It's a contemporary HOT ROD.
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  28. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    Kiwi 4d

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2020
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  29. I've seen this kind of car being referred to as a "billet rod" on this site.
    Not very traditional.
    Beautiful car though!
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  30. What is needed here is a HAMB trophy, 9 feet tall, for America's most beautiful restored old hot rod. Or car built to look like that. You can require bias ply tires, old carburetors, heck, anything you guys like. That would be an award that fits the narrow perimeters of the HAMB, and its readership. This is a restorers site, more than a hot rod site. I like what the HAMB is about. But, hot rods are a bigger tent than here.
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