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Technical The Bob Roddick Story: Part 1

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,512

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,078


    thanks for posting these!
  3. I love stories of pioneers! This is one of the best. You can just feel the times and imagine the conversations through those photos
  4. ALindustrial
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 852


    its amazing to see the world through the eye of a camera even before my mom was born... these photos will probably stay around even longer than we would ever imagine. Its great to know that someone that knows what they are talking about/doing, still enjoys running around in circles snapping pictures for younger generations such as mine to enjoy... amazing people, with extraordinary skills.

  5. haroldd1963
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,154

    from Peru, IL


    Great Pictures! We want more!

    Imagine how many more shoeboxes are out there filled with history, waiting to be found.

    This should be a great project for many of us during these winter months....Go to your parents or older relatives homes and dig around in the attics, basements, and storage areas and see what turns up. Do it now, not later while the people that took the pictures are still with us, so they can put thier words to the images.
  6. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,512

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Trust me... there is much more to come in 7 days... You guys are gonna freak...
  7. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    It's hard to beleive that such a well documented story has never been told. I hope everyone working on this one the family and Ryan are very proud to be putting this one together.
  8. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Another thoroughly enjoyable and professional presentation! Great read this morning, thanks Ryan very much for this one!

    New logo looking good there too Boss!
  9. KCsledz
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  10. dgang26
    Joined: Sep 24, 2005
    Posts: 371


    VERY cool -- loved the story AND the photos --
  11. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,563


    Can't wait for the sequel!
  12. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for more.

    Thanks for sharing:cool:
  13. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,570


    The Photos are out of this world. It's great to give him the Spot Light he deserved. There are two things I like about this story, the Photos of course, and the story. I enjoy studying/looking over each photo and of course a knowledgeable story about the man, Bob Roddick. It's about him, his photos, and Hot Rods. Thanks for letting us peak into a part of his great life. More of these stories need to be done!

  14. 3GJalopy
    Joined: Jan 26, 2003
    Posts: 10


    I'll say it. This is the best thing I've ever seen on the internet. I don't post much, but I read every day. The Jalopy Journal has become my favorite source for hot rod inspiration. Better than TRJ, better than Hop Up, better than the big mags. Forums are fine and dandy, but nothing beats your writing Ryan. Thank you for giving me something to read every morning.
  15. Prop Strike
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 651

    Prop Strike

    Outstanding. Another great entry.
  16. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    Thanks so much for taking the time to scoop out the story and post the photos. That picture of the SoCal streamliner is amazing. It is so real-- unposed, uncommercial-- it was there to race.
    I hope Bob's family logs on and shares their memories of Bob and insight to the photos.
    You have my attention, I can't wait to see what's next. :)
  17. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,512

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Thanks for the nice words guys... I have to say, I've never had so much fun researching for an article. Imagine getting 60 to 80 images that have never been seen before (in some cases have never even been developed) and the feeling ya get as you identify each car in each photo. It's been incredible... And I can't wait to show you guys the rest.

    A special thanks goes out to Dave and Gwynn... Dave is a car guy and really gets the images. Without him having the foresite to save a lot of things, this wouldn't be happening.
  18. solid
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,459


    More. I Need More!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. I've been getting lots of history lessons lately...
  20. sixinarow
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 170

    from Fargo, ND

    This is incredible! I can't wait to see the rest
  21. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Really neat stuff here...needs to be in a book!
  22. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Wow. Great snaps. Waiting impatiently for the next batch.
  23. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 678

    von Dyck

    The cars of bygone eras, the people, the events, the tools and equipment --- that black and white photography --- puts us back where hotrodding was truly inventive, raw and gritty! Tow bars fabbed from Model A wishbones (to flat tow your car to the track) and simple single axle channel-iron car trailers (owner fabbed) show us what was important to the hot rodder back then. Money was spent where it meant the most - performance. Can we go back? Hardly. Many of us try and are successfull to a certain degree, but our culture, our planned obsolescence technology and our state laws put a limit on those freedoms we used to consider normal "back in the day". Thanks for photography and archives which allow many of us to reminisce.
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 10


    OMG!!! This is freakin awesome. Do we really have to wait 7 days to get the rest of the story!!!!
  25. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,512

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    7 days for part 2... A little longer for part 3...
  26. Rolo
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
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    Alliance Vendor

    Absolutely incredible. Can't wait to see more!
  27. kornbinder
    Joined: Oct 19, 2005
    Posts: 514

    from Sonora, CA

    You've definitely got my attention, Ryan. Can't wait for the next installment.
  28. radredrod
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 15


    Ryan, I was waiting in eager anticipation for this'd mentioned something about un published pics from B'ville before Christmas. WOW!! And there's more? Cool!
  29. mmancari
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 13

    from new haven

    I would love a book of all the shots! It's time to get a publisher
  30. Firetop
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 247

    from chicago

    Ryan you've done it again. Simply incredible. And thanks to those helping you as well. So cool............

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