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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan
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  2. G V Gordon
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    G V Gordon
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    The cars Valley Customs turned out were always among my favorites in my younger years. No one made a sectioned shoebox Ford look cleaner.

    Nice to see the family legacy continuing in later generations.
     
  3. Neils work was as good and in some cases better,in my humble opinion, than the more famous builders during his hay day.

    And as with his grandson,,proof positive that the apple don't fall far from the tree,,just rolls in a different direction.

    BTW,,I am a closet Porsche 356 speedster admirer,and I know I couldn't get my big arse in one! :rolleyes: HRP
     
  4. NortonG
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    I share your lust.

    Those cars just plain rule!
     
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  5. Having a 356 in the garage next to my Model A, I was aware of Parts Obsolete and their Outlaw Porsches. Thought they were cool as hell. That company is Neil's son, Gary and they were the originators of the Outlaw Porsche. Emory Motorsports is Gary's son, Neil's grandson. When I found out about the connection between them and Valley Customs I was kind of blown away. The eye for cool cars has most certainly been passed down thru the Emory family.
     
  6. Dreddybear
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  7. Ryan
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    No shit... I should have researched further... Crazy.
     
  8. Tom davison
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    Tom davison
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  9. S.F.
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    You did notice the engine was in the wrong end right? ;P
     
  10. belair
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    I hope the mods don't see this. Craftmanship and passion are cool, no matter subject.
     
  11. Automotive fanaticism should know no bounds.
     
  12. junky
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    The passion for old cars has no limits. They are all cool. Just depends on what crowd you run with as which car is the most cool. JUNKY
     
  13. I for one forgive you ...
    The internet has changed many a persons perspective,and future ...
    Its okay .. Really its okay..

    Looking to the side once in a while is helpful

    hate is an acid that will eventually consume the container...


    OH ITS ALSO OKAY TO LIKE GERMAN CARS I DO :) 2010 C63 AMG ;)
     
  14. Perrorojo
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    Craftsmanship is Traditional! Unfortunately, it's also underappreciated.
     
  15. I have had many rods and customs, but few cars were more fun than a 356 Cabriolet that I had. I could drive it all day long, pedal to the metal and no one knew it. But you felt like a racer. Simplicity personified.
     
  16. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Great to see the family talent is still in the business! I always loved their work.

    As far as Porshes go, didn't Dean Jeffries have a cusomized one that graced the cover of one of the litte R&C's.
     
  17. Ryan
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    Here:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=3780
     
  18. bowie
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    I think any real car guy should admire Porsche quality,form and function. 356`s and 911`s are great machines. Its a shame alot of their owners are like alot of the Vette guys... Neat connection with Valley Custom, thanks.
     
  19. supervert
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    Love me some air cool porsche's. I know there's forums for them, but they are purist, and I like to cut shit up. Someday I'm going to get my hands on a 912 and slap a sti engine it;)
     
  20. scootermcrad
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    Aaaaaa.... yeah... Let the haters hate. P.
     
  21. tfeverfred
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    I'd never own, but I know they deserve and get respect.
     
  22. CarreraChris
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    Neil's grandson's name is Rod Emory. He built his first custom Porsche, a race car, when he was fifteen. Rod's appreciation and knowledge of vintage Porsche vehicles, whether production or racing, extends from his father, Gary. Their desire to take what was good from the factory and make it truly exceptional continues today. Even if you may not be interested in the German brand's place in automotive history, it's worth understanding that Emory Motorsports acts as a conservator of Porsche's racing legend by building outlaws with an interesting mix modern and vintage technology. Rod Emory also does historically important restoration work on some of the rarest Porsche cars in existence. If there's any way you could revise the original story to include Rod's name, I'm sure he would appreciate it.
     
  23. flamingokid
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    It's nice to know that automotive sensibilities are genetic.A great way to kick off the week!
     
  24. VERNOR-GREEN GARAGE
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    I look at a lot of the non-traditiional vehicles as being inspiration for a traditional
    hot rod, we have taken a ton of or ideas and technolgy from the europeans over the years. I know that my Model A will have a lot of early race car inflence!
     
  25. Ryan
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    Gladly. Done.
     
  26. houseofhotrods
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    And the Emory family continues the tradition of going about what they do in a less 'hey look at me' way than most others. That is one of the coolest things about them and what they do. It's among the traditions not just handed down, but understood, respected, and revered. There is a lot of cool stuff that goes on up here in the little old NW, always has been - we just go about it, the magazines aren't close enough to bother with us, and quite honestly most of us could give a crap about the promotional (and self promotional) part of the 'hobby'.
    The Emory family does amazing things, are great people, and they continue the legacy. As it should be - regardless of which end the engine is on and if it runs coolant, or not. :)
     
  27. crosleykook
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    Early Porshes are bad ass. Friend of mine found an early '50s convertible that had been cut into a road racer and he's been cleaning it up and getting it roadworthy. Those lines are pure porn.
     
  28. fms427
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    Ryan - its OK to appreciate, hell, even LIKE, all sorts of different types of cars. You're forgiven....... :D
     
  29. Altho to some it will seem Blasphemy.I think a retro styled/stanced Porsche with a V8 in the correct front location would be a killerhot rod-YES hot rod.
    I have a lowly Beetle with a modern frame and am planning a 430" Buick as power so I suppose nothing is sacred in hotrodding,yes?
     

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