The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Petejoe, Dec 2, 2022.
Interesting trivia. Not about mark's kitchen.
So Mark do you have those ignition parts with fruit for breakfast?
The few pics with the hood up show an "outie" firewall which is a 33-34, instead of the "innie" of a 32. That means it is even more rarerer than the commonplace 32 RPU.
Found this while flipping through some of my old magazines , I will post anything else I run across as I continue to flip pages.
It's always a fun trip to kick back and flip.
Yup, that is the contest where the Eclipse beat out the Ala kart. It was a mail in vote deal
Not so dark blue....
I have been following the adulation for this custom, and while I really admire all the work that has gone into it, I have but one humble comment. I believe that all those hot rod and custom experts who boo'd and hiss'd loudly at the Mark Mist owe the Wilhelm family an apology.... Just say'n....
Personally I love the Mark mist. a fantastic car .....
hated the PU then,, time hasn't helped .
Thanks Mark, me too....
I remember a story from when Jack Walker redid the car and Farhner had part of a old bumper jack welded in it . They had it chromed and gave it to Ray as a trophy for workmanship...LOL
Sorry Mark, I should have expanded that response a tad. You understand hot rods, customs, and more. You have a good grip on the different era's, and what trends influenced all aspects of auto design. That's why I enjoy your posts. Keep it up!!!
Bumper jack parts?
That ain't nothing,
They still do that and more these days and call them Rat Rods.
Another magazine I flipped through ,
Had some info on the Blue Angel that kind of made me laugh , in a previous post Moriarity commented on its drivability,
and the writer of the article had some comments also.....of course the writer was trying to sell a story I'm sure.
I owned a 27 t roadster that had been channeled alot over a double tube frame, it was easier to use the brake pedal with my hand than my foot, in the summer time I often drove it daily , I was alot younger and more flexible then.
Sorry about that here's the rest of the story
I think the real news here is that Moriarty sold a car.
Technically, Mark sold a pickup. And the Trendero. And the 37 Chevy pickup from Iowa with the ultra cool interior. So he doesn`t like pick ups?
I found the reason for the name change , from "Blue Angel" to "Eclipse" , apparently there was some confusion going on , people were getting this "Blue Angel" truck mixed up with the "Blue Angel" that we know as the "Eclipse"...? Well I guess it's possible,
for "entertainment purposes only"
So, it won two national championships over 20 years apart.
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