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The Cool Hot Rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Rod Elvis, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 607

    Hot Rod Elvis

    Don't know if ya'll have ever seen this....I've seen it probably 6 or 7 times. But this short film was made in 1953 and sponsored by Mobil Gas Company. It shows real footage of early 50's hot rods, drag races, and the Indy 500. My favorite car is that 32 3 window.

    Another neat of my best friends remembered this when I told him about it last year. He then told me that the filming company contacted him to use his then 31 Studebaker 5 window hot rod for the car that got hit by the train:eek: But he declined since he put so much work into it and was proud of it.

  2. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 11,776

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    really enjoyed that, thanks.
  3. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,401

    Dave Mc

  4. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 9,805

    from Tampa, FL

    Does anyone know if this is available on DVD? Gary
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  5. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,041


    "Slop ups" and "shot rods".:DEven the putdowns were cooler back then. I'd only seen little segments before now, glad to see the thing in its entirety.
    Thanks a lot for that
  6. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 607

    Hot Rod Elvis

    Ya'll are welcome....I'm just spreadin' the love! lol
  7. Curly Hand
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 325

    Curly Hand
    from Tucson

    Man that was too much! What it must have been like to live back then? Kids driving three window Deuce Coupes to school or open a drag strip and have people show up to hangout and race without a multimillion dollar insurance policy. We have lost our way. Thanks for posting the link!

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