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Thee Inland Emperors running for AMBR 2013 with the Woodward roadster!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. John's Woodward Roadster is absolutely gorgeous! And full of amazing details that grainy cell phone photo can't do justice. Case in point, I stopped by the shop Monday afternoon, and ended up not leaving until early Tuesday morning simply because every time I looked at the Woodward Roadster I would notice another beautiful design element that I hadn't seen before. John's an amazingly talented graphic designer in his own right and everything down to the matte black finish on the nuts and bolts bears his impeccable design touch. If you're attending the GNRS this weekend make it a point to stop by and look at the build book or visit with John about the hundred of one off inspired or highly modified original Early Ford parts that went into building the Woodward Roadster.

    For those of you that don't know, John's a second generation Spokane, WA hot rodder who's late father Richard "Speedy" Gunsaulis was, and still is, a show car, hot rod, and early Ford V8 legend in the Pacific Northwest. If you own the recently release Rodder's Journal Scrapbook, go to chapter 15 to see some of the photos from Speedy's scrapbook. The chapter is titled "The Art of the Show Car" and I couldn't pick a better description of the Woodward Roadster if I tried. I'm very proud that John is on road south right now to accomplish one of his lifetime goals of competing for AMBR, and I wish him the best of luck. Hopefully come Sunday night they'll be a seven-foot trophy next to Woodward Roadster. Here are a few cell phone shots I took during the final assembly process. ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903399.856230.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903419.039538.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903435.749306.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903453.869934.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903488.005705.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903508.130880.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903522.786594.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903548.252836.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903572.021692.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903695.903880.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1358903722.439652.jpg

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  2. bryce likes this. a lot... truley nice work. good luck.

  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,097

    from Burton, MI

  4. bradroe
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 211


    Very cool!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to see it.
  5. credit to all involved, beautiful and elequent, whilst still practical and refreshingly built by guys with a passion, great to see. Winners regardless to any trophy on offer.


  6. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,940


  7. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 542


    Wow, very cool!!
  8. Words cannot describe how good that looks.

    Good Luck with the AMBR. Now I wish it was this year I was heading over and not next year....
  9. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,103


    WOW....! Absolutely beautiful. Good luck.
  10. Wow ! Thats just one killer ride ! Good luck down south ! Thanks for sharing, wish I was able to go...
  11. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,620


    you got my vote
  12. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    from Tacoma, WA

  13. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,170



    good luck!
  14. Digging through my photos from the past I found a few frame build, suspension detail, and mock up shots from the fall of 2009.

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  15. Wow. Reduced to the max.
  16. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,196


    Great job guys! Save me one of them support shirts!
  17. 39ChevyBob
    Joined: Jul 14, 2011
    Posts: 604

    from Pomona CA

    This why GNRS is the best..and this is the best of the best! Can't wait to see it Saturday morning. Best of luck to you guys!
  18. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    black on black on black...
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  19. Redz Rodz
    Joined: Oct 4, 2002
    Posts: 490

    Redz Rodz

    nice !!! gotta love a black hot rod ,lots of slick mods !!
  20. fiveohnick2932
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 889

    from Napa, Ca.

    WOW!!!! That is really bitchin! I love the "deco" look and the how simple everything is. Best of luck to all who has time into this car. You get my vote!
  21. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,274

    general gow
    Staff Member

    holy smoke. i thought you weren't supposed to release pics of ambr cars til the show opened? did i just make that up?
  22. That's crazy nice!
    Good luck and safe travels.
  23. doubletubtrouble
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 129


    Here is a couple from the last couple of days ImageUploadedByTJJ1358913175.793389.jpg

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  24. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    Dead sexy. Best of luck to you!
  25. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,568

    from NE Ohio


    Beautiful car
  26. oldnuts
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 355

    from nebraska

    Amazing. Good luck to you guys.
  27. exStreamliner
    Joined: Apr 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,544


    Perfection... Have a safe trip...
  28. mdcolby
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
    Posts: 202


    Amazing build! WOW!!!!! Cant wait to see it this weekend. Good luck.
  29. Chris, love the car but I have to ask, where'd the name Woodward come from?
  30. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,422

    from Essex, Ma.

    Freaking unreal, Good Luck!

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