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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 21,470


    I think that was the first issue of Sports Illustrated I ever bought or read. I can't remember much about the article though.
  3. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    from somewhere

    great read. thanks!
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  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Call it a good rehash then... I'm on the road with my wife for our anniversary, so it will work in a pinch.
  5. I just can't belive it's been 2 years since I first saw it online! Definately a good rehash :)
  6. As somewhat of a closet "Beatnik", I dig all the crazy lingo:cool:. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary.
    Transfusion, by Nervous Norvis, was always a staple on the Dr.Dimento radio show.
    Happy New Year to all ya' HAMB-Bones:D

  7. robber
    Joined: Nov 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,541

    from NoCo

    Thanks for the cool cruise into Rumpsville, Ryan! I'm diggin it!
  8. trimph1
    Joined: Dec 5, 2011
    Posts: 248


    Great read!!

    As for the photo...I can see the two guys almost praying..."oh please let us not have our engine go poof...."
  9. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,004

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    One of the best car articles I ever read was in SI (I think) a looong time ago. It was about a guy who street-raced for money, drove a Mopar of some kind, I think. Said after he rebuilt the engine he would pour a quart of oil over it and drive up and down a dirt road to make it look old and tired. He was pretty cagy about picking races and stuff.
  10. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,021


    happy anniversary boss,hope you enjoy your day.and thanks for the read. ive never seen it before and it was well worth the read.sure makes me wish i could find that damn time machine!!!
  11. Ned_Gob
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 539


    OK ... that is super freaky - I just got my original copy in the mail that I bought on Ebay (with saved pennies) this morning ! Get out of my head , man!
  12. Have this SI copy and the same photo was used on an LP record album. I always have a couple copies of each for sale at any Parts Meet I set up at. They both make great Garage Wall Art when framed. The 1957 Life magazine Hot Rod issue is also a kool read with some of the same info as the SI and the full page photo of Grabowski and the Kookie T at a drive-in.
  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 18,287

    Jalopy Joker

    date of SI is April 24,1961 - maybe luck out at a yard sale or ?
  14. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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    Deuce Daddy Don

    Happy anniversary Ryan!----Just had our 60th!!!----How many for you??
  15. Ha Ha! I love the second page with all the psyco-babble about how they all hate their mothers. Most fruidian analysts are the most twisted up bunch I ever met! But you never see a hot rod parked in front of a shrinks office!:D
    I also liked the comment about the guys engine "Being clean enough to eat off of"... "No way! you'de leave crumbs on it!" So true,so true.
  16. autobilly
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  17. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 17,643


    I see my avatar on that magazine birthday present in 1961 for my 11th birthday...from Big Daddy himself...

  18. Triggerman
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 578

    from NorCal

    As soon as I saw that pic on Ryan's blog I thought, "that's Mazooma's avatar!!
  19. Ned_Gob
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 539


    Von Franco's "I was a Teenage Monster Shirt Painter" DVD is a must have for anyone traveling back to Koolsville!
  20. trimph1
    Joined: Dec 5, 2011
    Posts: 248


    uuummmmm...somebody a member thereof perhaps?

  21. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,077


    Great read!!Those shirts remind me of the Beaver episode w/ the sweatshirts.
  22. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    I have that magazine.:D, Bought it several yrs ago off the auction site.

    Happy anniversary :)
  23. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,139


    After reading all 9 pages, I learned what I already knew. Hot Rods are the best thing since fire.
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  24. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    I wasn't born yet ether just turned 50 if you read that when it was new you old. LOL
  25. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 7,586

    Atwater Mike

    How come everybody born after 1970 thinks beatniks were car people?

    Sawed-off sweatshirts, berets, shades, and sandals did not a beatnik make...
  26. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,797

    Harms Way

    So it was written
    And,...So it shall be.

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  27. The hyperlink in @Ryan's (12/28/2011) TJJ Blog is no longer valid ... so I'm bumping this old H.A.M.B. thread with the archive of the entire article:

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