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Technical The Bob Roddick Story: Part 3

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,569

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Tindall
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 399


  3. all righty then ...
    the non believers have more proof !

    great stuff thanks

    hope the book will be printed in the USA...some colorized i hope...(RIKSTER HINT HINT)
  4. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    No offense to your other stories Ryan but this is by far my favorite story all 3 parts it really gives you an idea of what it was to run on back then and so many of the cars that he ran with are legends and now because this story his car will also become a legend in it's own right

  5. Classic images for sure! Too bad Bob never got to enjoy them.
  6. slapshot
    Joined: Sep 29, 2005
    Posts: 184

    from Belgium

    been looking forward to this all week !!!

    thank you !!!
  7. solid
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,459


    thanks for the fix. today barely seems like monday now.
  8. Ryan,

    This is my favorite story. It is truly unbelievable. But the fact that it has PICTURES, makes it absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for posting these stories.

    Best, MRAK
  9. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,415

    from Mass

    Fabulous photos! Thankfully Bob took the time to use his camera. I'm sure he was busy with other things at the time. I wish he was still around to tell us about each one!
  10. Thank you Ryan and the Roddick family, for sharing these priceless photos, so they can live on,in our memories too. These wonderful "historic threads"need an archive of their own,so we can revisit them for years to come.;)
  11. haroldd1963
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,154

    from Peru, IL

    This is the coolest picture I have seen on the HAMB to date!

    Attached Files:

  12. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,569

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Enbloc, thank you so much... I had no idea.
  13. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    I think I like this installment the best so far. I feel like these photos show us more of the human side of Bob and the person he was. I really liked the casual shots at the races. It is neat to see people, friends and couples just hanging out. Thanks Ryan! :)
  14. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,449


  15. No worries...
  16. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,078


    i wonder if Bob and Ray made their hoods themselves as neither of them has a body line continuing from the cowl to the grill shell
    it always struck me as odd that rays car didnt have the line but then here i see that bob's is the same
    it would make sence for a more home brewed hood where the guys didnt have a way to roll or form the line on there

    thanks for the post Ryan!!
  17. Rockerhead
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
    Posts: 321

    Member Emeritus

    SUHR - Note that many of the hood setups back then were 3 piece hoods. That is in addition to the 2 side panels the hood top was a single piece just rolled to fit. In that case the stock reveal (body) line was not there. As you say it was neat and relatively easy to make.
  18. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Once again great photo's. Ryan, your thorough research has given these photo's context. Between the two, this storey comes to life in my imagination.
  19. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,542

    from California

    Ryan....I knew you were the right man for the job....awesome!
  20. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,570


    Thank You! Thank You! Great write-up on a fantastic gentleman. Thank You Dave and Gwynn for allowing Ryan to share these photos with us here on the HAMB. I wish stuff like this could be a weekly occurance here on the HAMB.

  21. El Jefe
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 723

    El Jefe
    Alliance Member

    Thanks again Ryan. Incredibly fasinating. So many details to look at.
  22. texastramp
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 81


    Ryan .. this is just all way too much .......... you're making History by using History and getting in front on the amount of people here that really want to see it. This is just such damn neat stuff to see.

    Thanks man and thanks to Mr. Roddick's family.
  23. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,310


    Great read, thanks. That Pierson brothers coupe and Bob Piersons 36 are ni a book I have, I think the 36 is actually on the cover. I'll have to pull it out tonight and look.
  24. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    WOW............... thanks again for the third installment.

    I love that dashboard......... it's a well constructed hot rod for ANY time!

    hats off to you and the Roddick family!
  25. THOMAS S&C
    Joined: Sep 24, 2006
    Posts: 416


    Awesome, once again!!
  26. Rustler
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 93


    On behalf of the Roddick family, Gwynn and I would like to thank everyone on the H.A.M.B. for the wonderful comments and their appreciation of Bob's photos and memories. He would have enjoyed this so much!
    We would like to personally thank Ryan for the fantastic effort he has put into researching every car in each individual photo. Ryan, you've really brought his memories to life for generations to come. It would never have happened if our good friend Royalshifter hadn't taken the time to introduce us to the H.A.M.B. and put us together with Ryan. Thanks a million, Mark, you're a true hotrodder that Bob would have loved.
    Dave & Gwynn
  27. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,542

    from California

    Dave and Gwynn you are very welcome......Salt Speed Mr. Roddick.
  28. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,569

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Oh... I got some thanking of my own to do... Next week will be a love fest.
  29. Odd to think that not to long ago even documenting events with a CAMERA was not that common. That is what makes his daily type images so cool.

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