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Art & Inspiration The First Time Von Dutch Screwed Me

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The First Time Von Dutch Screwed Me


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  2. Good story. Made me smile.
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  3. Great story. What is that watch worth now? I would immagine a 40's era watch in nice condition is still worth something?

    When I was 12-13 I was infactuated with Ed Roth. He came to the Lewiston ID World of Wheels and like your Dad, my Dad loaded my Brother and I up in his 56 Chev wagon and droves us down to meet our hero. Roth was amazing and very nice, autograping all the "fink" stuff we drug down. I wrote Ed a thank you letter mailing it to the address on the business card he gave us, and he even sent a hand written reply back! A day I will never forget
  4. Louie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 661

    from NJ

    man your dad sounds like he was an amazing man!

  5. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    perfidiousness?... @Ned Ludd has nothing on you ;)
  6. Cool Story! :cool:What is a Von Dutch fingerprint worth?:rolleyes:
  7. funk 49
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 242

    funk 49

    Great story,and hats off to your old man. Don't loose the memory or the story,or you will
    be screwed.
    Funk 49
  8. So that's were the flying eyeball came from? Not an original VD idea?
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  9. Normant93
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 148


    must be worth at least the $100 Ryan paid for it... that makes the great story free..... and the memory of a road trip with his dad priceless......
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  10. You mentioned that wasn't the last time he screwed you...? Explain please.
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  11. Babyearl
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 610


    Yes,, I'd like to know also.
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  12. Well, pretty good, made me smile. Your dad must have been a good father. That "shit he pulled" is just the kind of efforts that make kids grow right. Thanks.
  13. I think I remember reading that he got the idea from some ancient Egyptian design he saw.
  14. Great read Ryan! Didn't know your dad was into knives and watches.I bought my first knife at the age of 10 and still have it 60 years later and a "few" more to boot.Now I have to go find a Rotary watch(lol);another passion of mine being watches.
  15. lanny haas
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
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    lanny haas
    from Phoenix AZ

    It looks like the flying wing logo from the Indy 500
  16. Tom davison
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

  17. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    from Texas

    Hey Ryan, you may just have what was the inspiration for his Flying Eyeball. It may be worth more than you think. He probably took the back off of the watch to see why it didnt work, saw the wings and Bingo........ flying eyeball. The resemblance is almost too uncanny.
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  18. ruffie tuffshitski
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
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    ruffie tuffshitski

    Whoa! Cool!! Man that experience was worth the ticket price
  19. Hey Ryan, I'll gladly double your money if you will allow me to use and embellish certain parts of the story. icon_lol.gif HRP
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
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  20. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
    from ct.

  21. Good story about Von Dutch but, I think your dad is what really makes the story Ryan!

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  22. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,728

    Atwater Mike

    That knife thing raises interest...I've made a few, from 'kit parts' (blades, springs, pins) and forged some, shaping them on my anvil.
    When I hung out for a few days at 'Cars of the Stars' in '75, Ed Roth was there and showed me two knives made by Von Dutch.
    Craftsmanship was excellent, engraving superb...but as mentioned, they were heavier than a Buck!
    Probably due to Dutch's 'gunsmithing standards'...
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
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  23. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,572

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    Von Dutch knives, ask Von Franco what happened to his.
    Having a pinstriper in the family, we run into people that knew Dutch and twice now I have sceen a Dutch knife. They were the prized positions of the owners. On first glance they appear to be crude maybe heavy handed, but the way the blades laid and opened it was beautiful. So was a young man taken advantage off? Maybe, but it was Von Dutch, and he got to meet him. Stories as these keep him alive for the rest of us who only know him in photos and first hand experances.
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  24. Oh man, That's a great story.
    Can't wait for the next installment
  25. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
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    von Dyck

    It would seem that if one is not overtly eccentric, one does not receive perpetual notoriety!
  26. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    Kenny Howard really hated you.
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  27. BillWallace
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 132


    Well said vonDyck, well said.
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  28. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
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    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    Yeah those guys did what they had to to survive and some of it was a little underhanded. I have some similar stories of Tommy the Greek Hrones.
  29. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,802


    Best hundred bucks you ever spent, and you know it. Thanks for sharing.

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