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Hot Rods Spalding Bros Repro, for "Too Tall" Ganahl.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. jimmy six
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    Pat and I have been friends for years. Meeting Marty made my day at the show. I talked him out of a nice tee-shirt. IMG_1973.JPG
     
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  2. Marty Strode
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    Thanks, Jimmy it was a fun event.
     
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  3. Countn'Carbs
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    image.jpg Thank You Marty and Pat for being the highlight of our trip!! The car looks amazing and man did I sure enjoy your stories about the Albertson-Olds dragster and Pat's stories about blasting down the road with Pete and Jake among others.
    Please keep the updates coming and hope to see you guys at The Hot Rod Hill Climb in September.
     
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  4. Stovebolt
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    Man, what a blast - see Vern Tardel crossing the "line" and checking out an inliner car.

    Maybe a leopard can change its' spots?????

    You guys got any t-shirts left, for us out-of-towners? maybe an XL?
     
  5. Marty Strode
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    Mark, I can fix you up, and will be in touch.
     
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  6. rudestude
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    Ya Marty time gets away pretty quick....when I first got into the circle track thing I was talking with a guy about how hard you can push it into a turn...his advise was just keep pushing it harder and harder till you hit the wall ....then back off a little from there........it worked...without to much damage.....

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  7. rudestude
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  8. Great talking with you Marty! The car is spectacular!
     
  9. Marty Strode
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    Likewise old friend, I am glad you and your treasures survived the fires. And thanks !
     
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  10. Marty Strode
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  11. Hey Pat and Marty it was great to see you guys at GNRS! The car looks absolutely killer! Best regards Greg Stokes

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  12. Marty Strode
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    It was great to meet you Greg, and quite a show !
     
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  13. redo32
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    Don't know if you and Pat are posing with the car or models for Jim's book "The Bastards"
     
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  14. GearheadsQCE
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    Marty,
    I'm a little disappointed. Not in the build, that's TERRIFIC!

    I just don't like that it is crammed in behind a table in a small booth. I would like to have seen it out in the middle of a large area with a bunch of guys legs and feet sticking out from underneath. Better yet, in the pits at a dirt track. Even better, sliding through a turn with the tall guy cranking in a bunch of counter steer!

    What a great car! I would drive that everyday!
     
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  15. Marty Strode
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    Any other requests Bruce ? Like maybe the feet sticking out should be wearing penny loafers ? Thanks for your support and advice, you are a real important asset to this forum.
     
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  16. pgan
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    Well, I guess I should put my 2-cents in here, because that's about all I have left at this point. Yes, Bruce, we were disappointed in our small space, too, but even that was quite pricey. And we couldn't have been there at all if Jim Lindsay hadn't enlarged and shared his space with us (as well as trailered the car down from Portland). My first race car was called the Low Buck Special for good reason. That's my usual budget, by necessity. This is the first car I've ever had someone else build for me. You've all seen the amazing level of work that Marty has done on it, literally from the ground up. He should be charging me considerably more than he has. In fact, I'm ashamed that I can't afford to pay him considerably more. I'll leave it at that.
    But yes, I fully intend to get this roadster on some dirt tracks, get it sideways, make noise, and get it plenty dirty. And hopefully run it at other places, too. But there's still a lot of work to do. At this point I need to recoup and recover just a bit. But when I make further progress, I'll report here on the HAMB.
    Finally, I want to say a big THANKS to all the people who came by to say hello, see the car, look it over, and say how much they appreciated it. Both Marty and I appreciated that. Thankyou.
    Best, Pat
     
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  17. Larry Anderson
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    Well chosen words Mr Ganahl. Kudos for the brainstorm of bringing a very important piece of underrated automotive history and ingenuity back to us masses. That Strode feller did a pretty decent job with it

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  18. lumpy 63
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    Truly jealous Pat...The Iacono rail and the spalding Bros recreation, two of my favorite cars since a kid , both inline 6s and both iconic forms of hot rodding from the 50s.
     
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  19. It still exist...
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  20. jimmy six
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    Not related to Pats remake of the Spaulding Roadster but today Pat was inducted into the Dry Lakes Hall of fame as historian of the year. Pat has done many articles over the years of LSR competitors including one of my first LSR cars back for Street Rodder in 1978. The photo is of his acceptance. IMG_2047.JPG
     
  21. Marty Strode
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    Thanks for posting, very deserving honor.
     
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  22. Good for Pat. He deserves all the recognition bestowed on him.
     
  23. loudbang
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    Good to see he got the recognition he so richly deserves.
     
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  24. woodbutcher
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    :D Outstanding Congrats Mr Ganahl.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  25. TerrytheK
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    Well-deserved!
     
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  26. Pat, congratulations, you're one of a very few who are keeping our sport alive with great reporting, builds, and Pictures.
     
  27. jimmy six
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    Another note to the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame Induction not concerning Pat; another guest I saw and it took a while to remember who he is and totally unexpected to see there was Tom Jobe of the famed "Surfers" At the end of the ceremonies I went up and introduced myself and told him how much I appreciated his 51 segment interview of his experiences of the 60's and how special it was to me and hundreds of others. I believe he was actually shocked, shook my hand and thanked me. He said he was hoping that his interview would lead to many more of other racers of this era all over the US doing the same. He talked of attending the upcoming Nitro Revival 3 and the Lions up coming Reunion.... What a Day.
     
  28. Marty Strode
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    Jimmy, I have watched many of that series of interviews with Tom, very entertaining and informative.
     
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  29. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    from FRENCHTOWN

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  30. Marty Strode
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    No hijack here, Dave has been a supporter of this thread, and one of the good guys !
     
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