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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jul 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,693

    from Austin, TX
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    The Trophies...


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  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,449

    from KCMO

    Man those are cool! All I find are golfers and broke dirt bikes perched on top of trophies! Thanks for sharing
  3. Bitchen!!!!
    I really like the hidden Tiki's, maybe not so hidden, but KOOL
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  4. olskoolspeed
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 476

    from Ohio

    I think Vargo closed in '69. 1.JPG
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  5. olskoolspeed
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 476

    from Ohio

    forgot this one.... 2.JPG
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  6. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,334

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I enjoy trophies,old,new,homemade*. I don't have too get one ,at every show,I go to enjoy those I get to talk too an see other cool cars!
    But have many going back 1959 an on.
    I gave a way 2 doz. of my oldy ones some 30 years back ,when our Oval track racing club was too low on $'s to buy yearend banquet trophys. Cleaned up an add some new little plaques,help get all those racers a prize. Still happy I did that.
    I'll add show photo from late 1960 of my full custom Henry J,with a few trophies from earlier in that year.
    I still got too many from many years of racing and showing! Two closets full of the tall ones that can't fit on top of Tv Center. trophyPart of Barlows.jpg

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  7. Jalopy Joker
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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I don't have any old ones for show and tell as I think the earliest ones I have came from a road trip back to Texas in 1981 where I picked up a couple of long distance trophies. One because after a guy from the area claimed he should get it because he he thought he lived the futurist away and my buddy told him that no, he lived further away than that guy did but I had parked my truck on the far side of the driveway from his before we drove up that morning.
    I was friends with a circle track dirt racer in Texas who won a lot but said he always sold the trophy back to the track and had been handed the same trophy about eight races in a row once before he lost a race and someone else kept it.
    Those roadster trophies are pretty cool though.
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  9. 0ldracer
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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    Most of these are in boxes up in the attic!!! Photo from 1963
  10. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 4,288

    silent rick

    i got a car trophy once, just a cheap plastic thing. i snapped off all the car related stuff and peeled off the bronze plaque.
    went to a local engraver and had a new plaque made that read PORNS NEWCUMMER OF THE YEAR and presented it to a friend at one of his annual parties.
    it was worth the laugh.
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  11. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    We drug around dads NHRA trophies for a couple decades at least then got rid of them.
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  12. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,588

    Atwater Mike

    I had amassed more than 10 in the late '50s-early '60s, mostly Fremont drags.
    Ex wife had a 'restless soul', said she put them out with the garbage when I went to L.A. (Pomona)

    My old bud "Merc" scoured the swap meets for others' trophies. He'd have an armful at Turlock, Pleasanton, etc.
    He lined them all up in front of his lavender-primered Merc, took pics, to get famous.
    Some people...
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  13. My pride and joy. Won it at the local hobby shop level in the Revell national model contest in '64 for this AMT Willys gasser build.
    Revell Trophy.jpg
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  14. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Old trophies are cool...

    1962 Hurst golden shifter award, given to class winners that ran Hurst shifters. this one was never given out
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  15. A handful of these survived the years. I'll have to dig them out to get fresh pics of them. After Ron passed away they were tossing all the trophies the car had one. I went kept all the 50s and early 60s trophies it had won. 263532_244206098926485_1670838_n.jpg 264687_244206128926482_6098149_n.jpg 270472_244206142259814_3502679_n.jpg
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  16. Moriarity
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    when I bought Paul Savalesky's 55 Chev custom it came with 85 trophies. The majority of them were won back in the 60's

    february1.JPG 5724.jpg trophies.jpg trophies2.jpg
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  17. Moriarity
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    This one was won by Ed Roth with the little jewel
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  18. Moriarity
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  19. I thank all of your that find and preserve this history and share it with us! I appreciate getting to see the connection to history!
  20. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,773

    Marty Strode

    I tend to appreciate trophies that my late friends have won, more than my own. Have to get Whitey Jenson's clock repaired. IMG_7434.JPG IMG_7435.JPG IMG_7436.JPG IMG_7437.JPG IMG_7438.JPG
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