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History The Frank Mack Roadster: Preserved Perfection

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I have to agree 100% there. It isn't the amount that Bruce paid for the car it is the individual that took advantage of Frank knowing that he could resell the car for many many times what he bought it from Frank for.
     
  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    Just plain wicked!!!!!:cool:
     
  3. rockfish
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Gorgeous car and it's great that it stayed with the builder as long as it did. I think it ultimately found a great home with Bruce Meyer. Too bad about what sounds like Frank getting taken advantage of by a shady middle man. Obviously friends and family were not active in looking after Frank's best interest in his later years.
     
  4. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
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    Well,.... This has been interesting,... Some info good.. some not. The way Franks car changed hands Is a story I might give the details to someday...

    Either way, Frank was delighted Bruce ended up with his Roadster. As it turns out the "middle man" died in a Helicopter Crash 10 years ago... I have had my hands all over this car back in the day. Very few Hot Rods back in the day... (sometimes even now) were built as well as this Roadster... Frank use to say "when you build something, build it to last 100 years.. "

    I still own some of the jigs Frank built to make some of the parts for the roadster.. and before we lost him,.. He gave me his "Circle of Champions" jacket, I miss his whit & wisdom, His vast knowledge, and solid advice (on everything but love & women) .

    If you do a search, You'll find a lot of stuff I posted on Franks Roadster over the years... Including construction pictures....
     
  5. jebbesen
    Joined: Aug 18, 2015
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    from Winona, MN

    Just came across this picture of Frank building the car in an old Hot Rod book.
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  6. Big Plan Dan
    Joined: Sep 16, 2015
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    Just a shout-out for Bruce Meyer. Thanks to him, I've been able to see many of my favorite cars in person. There's a bunch that I would have only seen in photos. Hot rodders are probably the most ingenious hobbiests in the world. Some people collect stamps, others play bingo. Hot rodders make frames, build engines, solve complicated mechanical problems and such. Thank goodness the Peterson Museum and Bruce Meyer (among many others who deserve mention) are there to preserve these pieces of art and provide a lasting tribute to their builders.
     
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  7. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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    Well said. Bruce Meyer is a real car guy, it does not matter what kind of vehicle he loves them all. Through out the years I have seen many of his cars when they were on display to the Peterson. I truly believe he collects significant vehicles for their history and to preserve them, not for possibly of a profit.
     
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  8. I'm just glad this piece of HOT ROD history is still around to see and enjoy.. Everything about this HOT ROD is so right... Thank you Frank were ever you are now, we still enjoy it !
     
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