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Folks Of Interest The Shifters - Part 1

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Last edited: Jun 23, 2009
  2. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 6,030


    Can't wait. That '40 that made it's way here to the roundup was spot on with touches I wouldn't expect. I loved it.
  3. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,846

    Staff Member

    Sorry for the problems on today's post guys... I think we have things fixed now.
  4. Kustomkarma
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 898


    Looking forward to part two as the whole Hot rod scene has been morphing into all kinds of things over the past decade or so. Things seem so different than were in say the 1990's - at least that's how I see it.

  5. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    I've got a copy of Desperate Generation and as you say Ryan it's a good film and as you also say its' 10 years old, but it could be filmed right now.I look forward to part Two!

  6. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 3,000


    Evolution is traditional – in builders, cars and apparently in clubs as well.
  7. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    What channel and where can we buy the first or second DVD???
  8. ct
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 128

    from minnesota

    Nice article. Looking forward to tomorrow.
  9. Haven't watched the DVD in a long time...think I will pop it in at the shop and take a break...
  10. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Hey Oddrod can I borrow that? I have it back asap!
  11. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    <h2> DESPERATE GENERTION will be is stock shortly </h2>
    i'm in the process of getting them remade as we speak...I'll post on here when we have them... or check for updates..

    Awesome feature Ryan!!!

    I have known Axle and the shifters for a while and they were always a big influence to
    me as a hot rodder... I remember seeing them at shows and being in awe of the cars that they would bust out,, still am today...
  12. deuces94
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
    Posts: 171

    from Minnesota

    Very good story. Excited for tomorrows installment. Makes a fella stop to reflect on the evolution of hot rodding. Going back to 1955 and sitting in the stands at the jalopy races with my Dad. From there, watching my cousins and my brother in the early '60's with their coupes, shoeboxes, customs and hot rods. The mid 60's and the birth of the muscle cars, and the lull in the late 70's and 80's while I raised kids on to the era written about in Ryan's story. Hot rodding is a culture. We have our own music, attitude and desires. We can trace our heritage back to the very early 1900,s through two world wars, Viet Nam and up to today. Though many aspects of the culture don't appeal to all of us, we're all still involved with common desires. And I can't help but think we've got a lot of years ahead of us. God bless. -Mike
  13. As long as Dreams of Legends doesn't come back all kind rewind...oh wait it's a DVD
  14. Excellent story! I have watched Desperate Generation many, many times. Things have changed in 10+ years, but I'm glad its still going strong.
  15. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    from Tucson AZ

    Thats such a great story, even Ryan used the "R" word!


    I gotta get a copy of that when Piero has em ready:D
  16. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,644

    Ian Berky

    Awesome Ryan!! Great writing, can't wait for part 2!!

  17. Kerry67
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  18. SanDiegoJoe
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    Great movie... I wanna learn to dance like Axle.
  19. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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    Damn... Ryan, I'll tell you someone else who has really done some good for themselves... Pat yourself on the back!

    As someone who is trying to do more writing and picture taking of personal interests to express my enthusiasm for my hobbies and passions, I have to say that was a great read! Your writing has REALLY come a long way! (not saying it was bad to begin with)

    Looking forward to part 2 and more of your features. Keep writing. I'll keep reading! Great job!

    Now if I could just learn how to spell without using spell check...
  20. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    1. 60s Show Rods

  21. Brewton
    Joined: Jun 24, 2005
    Posts: 884


    I got "Desperate Generation" several years ago and have watched too many times to count. It is a great film on the "traditional movement" that started over a decade ago.
    The funny part is seeing how young everyone looked then! (LOL)
    You will recognize several characters that are still heavily involved with hot rods today.
    I always watch the additional scenes that have more of the cars in them.
    Pick up the movie... you will enjoy it!
  22. I will have too see where I have stashed a bunch of the scene zines that used to be around when this all got started. These zines were like the punk zines that you could only get at shows. Will be interested to hear what the interview says.
  23. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    &#8220;Wow&#8230; This is really a lifestyle to these kids.&#8221;
    You got that right and it was brewing a decade before the early '9o's when everyone else started to take notice.

    "Question authority, don't be limited by the status-quo. IMO rebellion looks like the PPE and sounds like the original cut of Sonny Burgess' "We Wanna Boogie"."
  24. SapienKustom
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 603

    from Merced, CA

    Good read...Got me waiting for part 2 now!
  25. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    Evel, help a dumb guy out, did Ryan mean part2 of the whole film? or is there now 2 editions 1 and 2?
  26. Flying Tiger
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 478

    Flying Tiger
    from Japan

    Great article. Can't wait till tomorrow!
  27. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Part 2 of his story about the shifters...
  28. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    Thanks Evel,be looking for your release.
  29. Shifters?! Pfffft... they ain't as cool as the Sock Fuckers.


    I am, of course, kidding. No denying the impact of the Shifters and others in the same time period, especially to those of us who didn't grow up in a hotbed of hot rodding. I'll have to check out the movie.
  30. Spike!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 2,733


    Great read Ryan! Thanks..


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