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Folks Of Interest The Shifters - Part 2

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,535

    from Austin, TX
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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
  2. Some good comments and thoughts from those guys. Thanks Ryan.
  3. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    This article really covers the whole scene well. From the startup, thru the whole ratrod thing, to member's cars. Well done! Gives one a feel for being involved, even though miles away.

    Thanks Ryan and the Shifters!
  4. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    Ryan, Damn fine article, Thanks for that!

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  5. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Definitely some cool point made there. I can appreciate a look into clubs and see what they are about. I think like minds is definitely the undercurrent in all good clubs.
  6. Brock49Ford
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
    Posts: 506


    Very cool read, thanks Ryan!
  7. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    Limey Steve
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    from Whittier

    Great article guys , I'd like to call the Shifters friends , Jeez I've known most of them since the early days & seen them grow as people & Hot Rodders. What a great bunch of guys , they were the only group of Hot Rodders that knew how to have fun like we did in England , no lawn chairs & car dusters !!, I came from England in '88 as an old Hot Rodder , got here as a Young Hot Rodder & met the Shifters who were younger than me & got IT Big Time , Long may you continue on your Quest for Traditional Hot Rods & Hot Rod life style .
  8. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,297


    Interesting read(s) thanks!
  9. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky

    Bitchin'!! Thanx for the great interview!!

  10. Garry Carter
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
    Posts: 571

    Garry Carter

    Some of the best insights -- by both the author and his respondents -- into what "traditionally-influenced" hot rodding is REALLY all about, IMHO. Good read and a great perspective. Well done.
  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,094

    from Nebraska

    Great articles - Thanks!

    It'd be awesome to see you guys (Shifters) bring a few cars to the HAMB Drags sometime. You won't be let down!

  12. Jerry_Rolls&Pleats
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 327

    from Europe

    Great reading for sure - thanks. They've built so many cool cars over so many years...
    Joined: Jun 8, 2005
    Posts: 895


    very good read ....and I couldn't agree more on the term "Rat Rod" on how it has evolved.....for the worse!!
  14. SapienKustom
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 603

    from Merced, CA

    Good read Ryan. Thanks. I talked to Axle for a minute at the Sacramento Autorama this year and he seemed like a really nice down to earth guy that loves his music, hot rods and custom cars. Don't get much better than that.

    Oh yeah he also puts on a kickass show!
  15. Great the info and insight
  16. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,501

    from Hypocrisy

    I roomed with Vic one year at VLV, he told me his entire life story in two days, it was great, then he ate a whole roast boar and cherry pie at the smorgasbord.
  17. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,854


    Good read. That '40 just rules. I also really like the yellow deuce and I don't like yellow cars usually...
  18. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,022

    1. 60s Show Rods

    that was great....nice job
  19. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,244

    from WA

    Thanks for the article Ryan , you hear stuff and rumors etc. it's good to hear it from the source.....kind of makes things line up...
  20. 53chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,490


    Awesome! How time flys.....Thanks to the Shifters for their presence in SoCal and Ryan on a great read!

  21. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 840


    Great Interview, excellent questions and answers! Good job!
  22. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    My thoughts exactly on the term RAT ROD. Its been over used ,misunderstood and in my time traditional never included a small block chev. We did the Cads,chrysler,olds motors. My favorites were the cad first then Olds as they were very available in my area. In any event I appreciate the article and thanks for posting it.
  23. Great read, but it's even cooler that a picture that I took ended up on a "cover story"!

    Living in the same area as some of the members, I'm lucky enough to get to see thier rides at quite a few shows and around town. They never cease to impress...always a class act.

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  24. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


    Cool post again. Wish I was in a club like that.
  25. Buick59
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,994

    from in a house

    I remember seeing this rowdy group of scrotum scratchers around '95 or '96 at one of the Hotternanny's in Orange County. They were pretty damned rowdy and I remember keeping my distance from them. I think Axle even had hair back then, I swear I have a picture of them somewhere from that show.

    Then a couple years later, a buddy and I drove down in his '49 Ford from SLC to Viva Las Vaginas. At the time there were only about 50 or so cars that year at the show. Of course when there are only 50 or so cars you get to know one and other pretty quick. I remember even meeting the wacky packy Nads the first couple of VLV shows. Kevan, Vic, Axle etc. Vic just kills me when he's drunk, I can't stop laughing.

    I remember keeping Axle awake with my drunken snoring while crashing in his room at Vegas, or him waking me up while I was sleeping it off under my '59 Buick in the parking lot.

    Man we all had some good times during the early years in Vegas mooning each other drinking beer and whizzing in the empty corners of the lot. Over the years I have stayed friends with many of those testicle tuggers and had good times. And most recently at the Antique Nats watching the PPE make it first timed runs down the 1/4 mile.

    I understand why they slowed down. Im in my late 30's now and just can't do what I did in my late 20's. It's understandable.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
  26. dj_rockinvic
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 43


    Great article Ryan. Brings back memories to how it was in the 90's Southern California. I first met the shifters at the 1st Hootenanny in 95.' In those days you had an instant friend when you met someone with similar tastes in cars and 50's lifestyle. You have to remember in those days you got a lot of ridicule being young and "into it." No media attention, no trends. It was purely from your own interest. Everybody else was square as f%#k!.

    I have been good friends with the Shifters ever since.
  27. Dakota Kid
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
    Posts: 524

    Dakota Kid

    man...i always wanted to be shifter!
  28. Cool interviews! This is top shelf.
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 290


    wow ryan, thankx....

    the ingenuity and craftmanship of thses group of guys will live on forever!!!!!
  30. Killer
    Joined: Jul 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,539


    Alex Shifter is dreamy...

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