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Folks Of Interest "swifty" HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY - dad

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatoz, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,208


    Today is my dad ‘swifty’ here on the HAMB’s 70<sup>th</sup> Birthday. So what better place to wish a life long hotrod guy happy birthday than here?

    As everyone one on here loves photos, here is a bit of a quick hot rod tour through his life so far.

    Dad built his T in 1962.



    A younger him with the car during the build


    In 1966 him and two other Aussies went on a 6 month trip to the US purely a ‘HOTROD’ trip seeing all the sights and sound America had to offer the car crazy guy.

    ( in you want to see more of these photos go here
    Dad on the start of his ’66 US trip in a chev convert.


    out the front of Gene Scotts shop.


    shotting up 32 coupe bodies at Fred Steeles with machine guns.


    Driving Fred’s dads Lincoln.

    collection to take home.

    Out the front of Barris’s shop.


    So after 45 years he got the chance to go back to the US, it was a brief trip ( I went too) we took in some of the east coast for only a week. Hershey was the main focus and catching up with some Friends (

    2011 US Trip to Hershey.
    (thanks to all we met and spent time with)

    brookville site


    Visiting with RonnieRoadster in his hobby shop.


    Dad riding in Laura’s coupe.


    out the front of Zach Suhr’s shop talking with Bucky Hess.


    Getting the O’brien Truckers experience.

    Meeting up with Don Spinney after 45 years


    Touring around in Don’s 1916 T in Mass.


    Visiting with Fred Steele

    And the happy ‘poppy’

  2. is good, ain't it?
  3. Cool on Poppy, happy birfday. Those pics just reek of old school!
  4. Happy Birthday Swifty!

  5. Happy birthday mate!
  6. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498


    Happy birthday Swifty.

    Thanks for the history lesson Corey.

    Catch up with you both on the 31st..............I to the shed.

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWIFTY!!! You are my favorite co-pilot! Glad we had the chance to meet you!! (You forgot your CSRA Swap Meet hat. Will get it to you soon.)

  8. tmf
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
    Posts: 206


    Nice pics Corey.
    Happy Birthday Swifty.
  9. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 3,125


    Happy Birthday to your Dad...........from another old hot Rodder
  10. hershey, pa....

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  11. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,407


    Thanks for the insight into your father's hot rod life, Corey.

    Be thankful for the relationship you have with him, Its very special.

    Swifty - wishing you all the best for your birthday, and many more happy days to come.

    We'll see you all on the 31st.
  12. jimbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,221


    Hey Swifty, Happy Birthday mate! All the Best.
  13. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,079


    Happy Birthday from my family and I. Glad we got the chance to hang out with you in October... Your welcome back any time!

  14. HBD, Swifty......... Man you've done some stuff
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  15. Happy birthday Swifty. Thanks for the history lessons, the swap meet transportation, the accomodation every Ballarat Swap Meet weekend and the domestic swill that Corey won't drink when I've run out of beer!
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,597


    :D That's funny... I am glad I have more time to get shit in until my 70th (Time is going fast)
    Happy B day and many many more
  17. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 904


    Swifty Happy 70TH Birthday from all of your East Coast friends
    Laura and I enjoyed spending a great Hot Rodding weekend with you and Cory it was a pleasure sharing memorys with one of Aussies HOTROD pioneers. We wish you many many more birthdays so you can continue enjoying your family and of course completing a few more HOTROD projects.
  18. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 577


    A man blessed with a great life and family...hard to beat that!! Happy birthgay!!!
  19. Happy Birthday sir, a gentleman and pioneer, honoured to call you friend.

    Trust you enjoy the moment, embrace the good, and cheers to the future.

    Happy birthday Swifty.


    Drewfus Family.
  20. Happy B'day.
    Corey what happened to that T???? Killer!
  21. Happy Birthday Swifty. You're a young 70 with lots more rodding to do! Sure looks like Fred's put on a little more weight than you have:rolleyes:
    Enjoy your special day - should be warming up enough for you to take the hot rod out for a spin. Here's another shot of you and Corey here at O'Brien Truckers World Headquarters:)

    Dennis & Sue

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  22. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,208



    As in is it still around?

    last time I looked it was in the shed with a couple of sheets thrown over it, guess its still there.
  23. Happy Birthday Swifty. :)
  24. T's still going strong.

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  25. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,254


    Happy Birthday Swifty, hope you had a fun day. Keep on keepin on brother! Best Wishes. ~sololobo~
  26. Happy 70th Birthday Swifty, you've definitely had some great times and looks like many more are yet to come.
  27. QQMOON
    Joined: Oct 7, 2002
    Posts: 1,309


    Happy Birthday mate many happy returns for the day

  28. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,895


    RAD...kool thread!!!
  29. Happy Birthday Swifty, I hope you have many more.

    You truly are a hot rodding pioneer and need to put a book together on your travels through the states the first time.

    And Isn't about time you got your 32 coupe finished.
  30. 63Compact
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,178


    Happy Birthday Swifty. Hope its a good one and many more to follow.

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