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Features The Jack Mickelson Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,661

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. HRS
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 361


    Always loved that car.

    The color and solid hood sides are great.

    Any one know what color it is?
  3. 345winder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


    wow,, really cool! love that roadster...., outta curosity i googled the adress to find where Evans speed shop was located, as i grew up in El Monte and always curious about old El monte history. the only Fawcett st showing is a 10-11000 section of street left,(which is literally a stones throw from my in-laws,), the current Evans speed shop is listed at 2550 seaman , is the new location the same old location, but a street name change? anyways really cool ... (unrelated ,but while googling, i found out that Pete Chapauris was from El Monte too,,cool.)
  4. Very bitchen car with history. Test vehicle for Evans speed parts.
    Read an in depth article in a NSRA magazine while waiting for a clip at the barbershop.
    The body exists today but I believe it was on a new type chassis.
    Maybe someone out there has the article.
    Body was GIVEN to current owner and his father by Gene Scott I believe.

  5. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    I seem to rmember something about that car becoming Roy Brazio's back when he was a teenager working for his dad. I also remember that it was the body that Steve Archer used to pull the mold for his batch of very high quality 'glass deuce roadster bodies back in the early seventies. I know one of those cars is the Dennis and Debbie Kyle, orange hiboy that is always at Southern California chingos.

    The hard part is remembering where I read this deal. I would think it in a seventies Rod and Custom, or late seventies 1001 Rod and Custom ideas when Senter was at the helm.
  6. tony starr
    Joined: Apr 1, 2008
    Posts: 28

    tony starr

    love that color shot of it on the salt, everything just pops.
  7. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,661

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Regardless of whatever happened to it, to me this is the quintessential hot rod and the exact kind of car that makes me happy.
  8. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Just what I was thinking, the archetypal deuce highboy in it's natural environment.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,226

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    It's simple and just right. Seems that green was not uncommon back then (traditional), though we don't see too many contemporary trad builds in green (takes guts).

    Filled shell, smooth hood sides/sans headlights sure is a winning combo.
    Wonder how hot that built Flatty ran on the streets with solid hood top and sides?

    130 MPH in 1947-in that car would get you laid...
  10. This car sets a much so that I can think of several cars built in the 70's and 80's that are clones for it other than paint and wheels. Tim
  11. LB+1
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    from 71291

  12. Jake H.
    Joined: Sep 16, 2003
    Posts: 489

    Jake H.

    What a damn perfect car.

    Image #3 has me mesmerized. I can't quit staring at that amazing on-the-road shot!

    I can almost hear that moment, in my head....
  13. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 33,865


    Great post Ryan, one of my favs out of that book as well!
  14. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    Me too!
  15. I agree! That road shot is epic!
  16. firerod
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 557

    from Colorado

    This has been one of my favorite roadsters.
  17. scruff
    Joined: Apr 11, 2004
    Posts: 276


    The car you're thinking of was Don Clark's record setting C-T roadster that Tex Smith later had.
  18. A very cool roadster!:cool:
  19. USA Tires Sign Joe
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,072

    USA Tires Sign Joe
    from Western NJ

    Looks great! Thanks for posting.
  20. firerod
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
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    from Colorado

    What size tires do you think Jack was running?
  21. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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    Deuce Daddy Don

    Wish I knew my '32 roadsters history! Bought it in pieces in 1962, After aircraft striping all the paint off in 1995, I went thru blue, black,yellow,maroon,& a GREEN color.
    The rear panel had '39 tailights with license plate centered between.
    Behind passenger seat was a hole for the radio antenna. Also antenna holes in drivers side quarter panel, side lights filled in too.
    Both door handles filled in, old newspaper rolled up inside door panels all yellowed & dated 1947.
    Cowl vent filled in.
    No seat Or brackets.
    Large roll bar brackets in deck lid area.
    Large cut out area in floor for (?) easy access to trans?---Or automatic?

    Oh well guess I'll never know.:)

    Attached Files:

  22. Tom Medley stood next to it here

  23. Centred like this?


    Dash like this?
  24. realsteel1934
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
    Posts: 125

    from usa

    Ryan --great post ! I just noticed it and it sent me on a search thru my arcives and sure enough I have a great stash of original stuff on this car.I purchased several collections in Ca few years back and the following was in it.

    I have his 1941 & 1946 SCAT membership cards
    I have one of his busness cards from late 40s
    I have his 1946 membership card from Gophers
    I have two very early SCTA inspection stickers for the 32 roadster from EL Mirage
    I have two timing tags for this deuce roadster from 1946 & 1947

    All in all great package of history.

    I will try and get photos posted for all to enjoy

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  25. realsteel1934
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
    Posts: 125

    from usa

    Looked over my stuff last night and found that the inspection sticker I have from 1947 season of SCTA listed car as # 161 --same as photo on this post. It was dated 9-21-47 class C-R club affiliation Gophers

    Qualifying Speeds First trial 125.45
    second trial 124.20
    Third trial 129.31

    His busness card listed as J.P.MICKELSON Co.

    Builders -- cabinet makers - designers

    All kinds of goods new or old bought & sold
    Repairs of anything
    Odd jobs done right

    Location of shop & warehouse 914 south Boyle Ave. Los Angeles, Calif.
  26. realsteel1934
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
    Posts: 125

    from usa

    Was digging thru more stuff this weekend and found SCTA program from July 25,1947.Has Another listing for Jack under Class "C" roadsres car # 161 Gophers car club .List class type engine MERC,Heads Evans,Manifold Evans MPH 123.11

    With that race the Gophers were in 4th position for season in point standing @47
    Jacks time and MPH put him 4th place as well in his class.

    his timing tag ( I have as well ) lists car as C Mercury Roadster --car # 161

    Owened by Jack Mickelson

    Time in 1/4 mile 7.31 @123.11

    Course Harpers Date 7/6/47

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