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Features TWEETY BIRD, JIM GOVRO'S BEAUTIFUL CHANNELED 32 ROADSTER RETURNS AFTER 50 YEARS, KERVILLE DRAGS

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tweety's Resurrection, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Atwater Mike
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    INcredible...All the greats end up in Texas! (or, most of 'em, it seems...)
     
  2. pscalz
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  3. Oh yeah that is definitely the Tremaine/Buck-Bohls roadster, WOW! you need to convince the sons that building the car like they plan will make a Historic significant Hot Rod worth significantly less than what it would if restored to the '58 HRM version or the earlier postwar Tremaine version. Get them on here to look at the Tweety Bird resto and show them other restorations. If they then sell it they can build a hot rod each.
     
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    On the left is my uncle Thurman Lovejoy and this is the circle burner at Oak Hill Downs. Circa 1950's. I'm on it's trail!
     
  5. F09F4456-8496-4057-A298-414777347E54.jpeg 527C5C86-8CA8-40D4-8EF1-432C354648F3.jpeg AEC5B669-4E2F-437E-B01E-CB5D89A5DBFF.jpeg D6D870EA-E272-486F-A7C7-10170893CA58.jpeg AF7D7E6F-ECE4-46FD-AC98-3E82CA147ED8.jpeg 5759D6AC-A50D-48B3-8D6B-BD57EECDC05D.jpeg Here are a few killer pics of hot rod legend August Hartkoph! Jim went school with August at Austin High. Car clubs, Hot Rods, Drag Racers, and Show Cars were rocking in Austin, Texas in the 1950’s.
     
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  6. glrbird
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    Thanks for the pictures of August, I saw him race plenty in San Antonio in my youth and had the pleasure of racing against his 1\2 brother Butch lake. Fond Memories indeed.
     
  7. Stogy
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    Thanks @Tweety's Resurrection for not only sharing this interesting historic Hotrod and build but for also sharing what surrounded it in its glorious past. You have certainly done and continue the walk and it is again a delight to be witness too.

    Thanks to the others who were there too adding to what is gracing this thread.
     
  8. IMG_0442.JPG IMG_0447.JPG IMG_0448.JPG IMG_0449.JPG IMG_0458.JPG IMG_0461.JPG The pictures just keep coming. Tweety with the crew 1958. August in the Hands Hauler. The color picture with all the people with Augie, Jim is the fourth one from August to the left.
     
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  9. belair
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    I have buddy who talked about "Hands" back in his drag racing days- (a 57 sedan delivery with an Olds Hydramatic, driven by his brother in law.) l am assuming August is Hands. Said he could palm a slick, carry it or a pair, one in each hand. Said he was hard on steering wheels too. He was a big guy, but Hands makes him look small.
     
  10. Stogy
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    No chopped tops for August...that 56 he barely fits in it...:rolleyes:. Tweety has headlights rotated I see...strip time...
     
  11. Wow thanks for that observation of the headlights. We all missed that.Bring on all that fiftys appeal.
     
  12. 302GMC
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    1st pic in #280 shows a pair of "EYE-EEZ'' half moon covers, or we called them eyelids.
    Bet the El Camino didn't have any trouble in tow service ….
     
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  13. IMG_0462.JPG IMG_0464.JPG Racing in the 1950's. Big heart, big man, August. The car club plack Match Makers Austin Texas under the hood.
     
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  14. Ryan
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  15. Subscribed to this great Hot Rod that I admired since the first time I seen it in the little pages !
     
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    Working on the bird. Lots of help today.
     
  17. So awesome to see a piece of history being brought back, keep up the amazing work guys!
     
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    A0132A50-D84F-4D6D-A0BE-FB723BE912B9.jpeg 3B44E8D8-C5FD-4E79-B8C3-4D0668DFC056.jpeg 22C4554C-ABA6-4B25-8355-89610AD85F7C.jpeg 6CA578C7-8645-4A5C-83A7-71C6C80FC482.jpeg 9DD36DFE-FFE5-4D8C-B7AF-838116818A0B.jpeg ED4D98E8-7E7E-4211-B5FB-D8ECE8F7AF60.jpeg Javier Shorty Ponce from the show Iron Ressurection is doing the paint and body work on Tweety Bird at his shop Shorty’s Custom Paint in Midlothian,Tx. Here are a few pics.
     

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  21. IMG_7636.JPG IMG_7637.JPG IMG_7638.JPG IMG_7642.JPG IMG_7690.JPG Jim's blasting away on a lot of parts. It's amazing how many of the original parts that Jim made that survived over the years. Carlos picking up the seat frames after they were blasted and painted.
     
  22. Stogy
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    Enjoying the journey thank you all...;)
     
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  23. 31chevymike
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    X2 - enjoying the progress very much... Thank you!
     
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    Very very cool
     
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    How has Tweety been coming along lately?
     

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