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Art & Inspiration The Second Coming... Again...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,751

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Second Coming... Again...


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  2. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,571

    Member Emeritus

    If you think 1932 Fords are expensive,,,,,,
    Price a 356
    But they, to me, have the same beauty but I was raised with a sports car mechanic father.
  3. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 5,021


    So cool. Knew you caught 356 fever (again) with Jay's Revs Institute stuff.

    Edit: No, I know . . . you have never recovered from 356 fever.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2015
  4. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,493


    Expensive; Yes, there was a steering wheel for one on E-B this month, $6995.

  5. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,217

    from Colorado

    Need more slow days/short weeks! Great video and I especially like the fact that Rod pointed out the great work Neil did with basic hand tools and gas welding
  6. 427PostGalx
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 47

    from So Cal

    Always refreshing to see classic vehicles being worked in different directions by talented people with passion. Great post.
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  7. Cool video. I follow Rod on Instagram he does some really nice stuff. Rod is finishing a car his grandfather had started but never finished at Valley for his Dad as well.
  8. tallhtrddr
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 131


    Very refreshing. Liked the video. Very cool he still has the car his grandfather helped him build
  9. toreadorxlt
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
    Posts: 733

    from Nashua, NH

    Rod is the man! I had the joy of helping him do the 3D work for the Gmund he just restored.. you'll be seeing more out of him in the future in the traditional world.. I hope :)
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2015
  10. tuckpoint
    Joined: Sep 9, 2006
    Posts: 45

    from omaha,nebr

  11. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,658


    I too have a sports car background to my interest in cars in general. Several friends of those days had 356's and I always lusted after them. This video was an incredible reminder how really neat those cars are. Thanks, for posting this it brightened by day.
  12. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,078

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis


    My friend, and mentor, when I was starting in radio was KXOK/St. Louis Air Personality Johnny Rabbitt. He bought his 356 new when he was working in Phoenix, drove it to St. Louis when he got the job here.

    Here's a pic of it when we had it on display at the 1965 KXOK Autorama at Keil Auditorium. The date was October 17, 1965...and that's Kathy, my girlfriend at the time, on the hood of Rab's White 356 o-so-cool Speedster ! (BTW: BOTH bodies were in excellent shape !)

    Thanks for this cool thread !

    NOTE: Starbird, Farhner, Casper, etc., were all at this show.

    Last edited: Dec 30, 2015
  13. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    Cool video....I'm passionate about most any car genre as long as it's 'tastefully' done, whether restored or hot-rodded....356's are really in a top-notch class any way one looks at it....wish I could win a lottery and buy one!!!:D
  14. I have always lusted after the 356's having had a friend in high school that had a coupe,I fell in love with them,especially the speedsters.

    Problem is I looked at a 1956 speedster back in the 80's before they got expensive but my friend who just happened to also be Rod Emory said with me drive the car it looked like a piss ant hauling a bale of hay.

    I didn't buy it but have always regretted it. HRP
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  15. toreadorxlt
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
    Posts: 733

    from Nashua, NH

    since we're all about history here...

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  16. It must have been his dad I met at Bonneville about 3 years ago? Had a long beer fueled bench racing session with him at the KOA.................
  17. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Great work in the family tradition. Cool video. A 356 Cab sits in my garage next to my two hot rods. Hard to say which car I like the best.
  18. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,566

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Nice to see something different...........on a diffrent note kind of,I never knew or even thought about putting the front fenders off the bugs on the back and cutting them off short for a more extended swoopy look (???)on the baha bugs but it makes sense for a better look than just lopping part of the back ones off I guess.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
  19. Hot Rodder or not, who would not love to drive that sucker through those curves?:cool: Actually many of the same design concepts of building a hot rod. I always loved hot rodded sports cars.
  20. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,874

    Chris Casny

  21. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,203


    My parents had a pair of 356's before I was born,later had 911's .And BTW,I've always liked Valley Customs work and was stunned when I found out that Neil and Rod Emory were related.The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree,does it .;)
  22. longhorizon
    Joined: Sep 25, 2011
    Posts: 60


    Hot damn! Thank you Ryan. My dad was a Porsche dealer (p the 356 era). I learned a quirky appreciation of cars from him but the rod and custom stuff was a world that I didn't know even existed. Interesting, what we pass on (and what we don't pass on) to our children... Lucky and talented man that Rod. And of course his father and grandfather too. ...on an unrelated note, I'm *definitely* buying one of those T-shirts!
  23. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,154


    Only a bit OT. An interesting film that ties in nicely with "Neil" and "Valley".
  24. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 6,455


    More car history, what a way to start the New Year. Looks like Rod is carrying on the family history quite nicely! The run thru the twisties. was cool, although they weren' t really pushing it. Love the Louvers!
  25. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,628

    from SUGAR CITY

    Not only is Rod inspiring to watch as a craftsman he's also inspiring as a father and family man. I'm in constant amazement at how much he is involved with whether it's cars, his kids or his wife. Definitely an ambassador for what a hard working family man looks like and a great appreciation for cars!
  27. That was me!
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  28. I left out our meeting "area" since it sounded a little awkward! I remember you had some stuff you needed posted? BTW, it was great meeting you! And the 356 stuff.......pure gold.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2016
  29. AeroCraftsman
    Joined: Jul 29, 2004
    Posts: 331


    You'll get no complaints from me.
  30. bob-o
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 334


    I've done some finish body work and 3D laser scanning for Rod off and on over the past year. Dude is as talented as he is kind hearted. Can't say enough good things about the man.

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