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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. 611CF25F-8E62-4BF2-B76D-436F41BCBA50.jpeg 5AA91593-4973-4D4A-A01B-7ED5CA474CD4.jpeg 6671F987-939C-4B48-A996-2472369ED071.jpeg D93745F6-D9D0-43C6-A2D0-A3EDB4ADDA2C.jpeg 2C7B7FC3-E7E5-485F-A186-AF5551B6FBC4.jpeg BE15F766-E5CA-4FB1-A6E7-C6DE118D746B.jpeg FFE8E696-2EDC-4753-B995-61121F019B03.jpeg DF414973-2552-4310-9622-DC81B0125135.jpeg 1B26389F-6934-46FC-8E83-E5906CB7619B.jpeg Tweety’s getting ready for the Showdown at Little River Drag Strip on June 1st. Jim and the bird will kick off the event. Tweety vs the Mulder 29 roadster. These two may have raced against each other at Cadomills in the 1950’s. The bird is in the new Street Rodder Magazine also. Keep the vintage photos coming.
     
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  2. 96553C55-499C-4E7D-81D2-6FB8CA545C58.png We were sent this photo fro IG back a few months ago. It was taken off of some vintage 8mm footage at the Nationals. The narrator was describing the qualifications of the street Roadster class. Can anyone help us find that footage? That’s Jim dad Mel on the left side of the car. I had it on my phone but lost the site it was on.
     
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  4. Tim
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    Nice! What did it run?
     
  5. dcs13
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    The guys at REX RODS are awesome. Your car looks great. Thanks for sharing
     
  6. Stogy
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    What a Genuinely Cool Story...That just keeps getting better...Priceless...

    Thanks for your continued sharing of your journey @Tweety's Resurrection...
     
  7. Mr48chev
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    Great story. That track has changed quite a bit since I raced there in 1969. Good to see that Skotz was out and about too.
     
  8. loudbang
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    Photos from Bangshift coverage of the day. :)

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  10. Stogy
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  11. Stogy
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    Truly a Stunning Hotrod. This is really such a brilliant beginning to this part of your journey...and Ole Tweety will still punch where it counts...Those modded pics are very complimentary too, Pampered Sexy Tweety...Thanks for sharing those moments with us @Tweety's Resurrection...;)
     
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  12. Working frantically to finish the car. We leave on the 8th for Bonneville. All the Rex Rod team will be driving their Hot Rods to the salt flats. Tweety on the trailer at the old Oak Hill School House. The school house was built in 1921 and closed in 1986. F3E0DF64-D145-4807-89BF-AD11DC808A11.jpeg 2F7B2FD8-B3A7-489D-9823-D46D67E365BD.jpeg B1E590AA-D69F-4809-A144-247C13EC1235.jpeg 29F5B8C8-3248-4053-9340-8668EF2E0AB5.jpeg 4EAB57CA-9AC0-4989-8D90-38832E286A36.jpeg
     
  13. I'm looking forward to seeing it!
     
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  14. 718931FC-361A-40F4-842A-6EC2F283E9EB.jpeg 9EB8FD84-98D7-49C2-905D-D610501A3C31.png Looks like Tim Allen will be bringing the 1933 Roadster from the tv show Home Improvements to Pebble Beach. I think he is in our group of cars there. Jim has been putting long hours into the bird.
     
  15. Tim
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    Very cool! Those Home Improvement cars set the hook in an entire generation of hotrodders
     
  16. 3702F4AA-4327-4020-B8DD-941FCFED509B.jpeg 6253E1E1-4A50-4E08-A8E3-5F8259E73923.jpeg 1398BA46-2142-431F-87D9-E1EE4C3F5277.jpeg EB8C089C-5D3D-4A33-AAB9-5393073437FA.jpeg 3776FA87-C1BC-4FB4-89E6-A6F023EE63EB.jpeg I’m hoping we finish tomorrow morning. Looking forward to taking the same trail did in 1954. Bonneville!
     
  17. A18357E1-58C5-4E80-907D-CD78D5BF0FB4.jpeg 8047D4E8-DE34-4BFB-813E-E648E0745F2F.jpeg 1C8F5A95-D237-40E5-8F92-CF704AA9A018.jpeg 75D1A5B2-669C-49AE-BA4E-874EFED03B26.jpeg 098AFB08-DD62-4AD7-A314-2463D205358A.jpeg C71BD8D4-C944-4732-AFB8-89092626C98E.jpeg 9A637DDC-25C7-4CA4-A48A-49C485F9061E.jpeg F2A6A1E3-8E7D-4931-BBDA-FECA96D21675.jpeg BEF27B47-B050-4E1D-B3A9-1D6FA46468C4.jpeg 4BA8900F-3590-4625-8969-DA15F3516EB8.jpeg 9DEE3E72-DF8E-41DF-8196-13DEBD45CC67.jpeg D9261805-D505-4341-96D9-D09398B3D649.jpeg DF00E334-C25E-4CF7-804E-C9942D048BC8.jpeg A18357E1-58C5-4E80-907D-CD78D5BF0FB4.jpeg 8047D4E8-DE34-4BFB-813E-E648E0745F2F.jpeg 1C8F5A95-D237-40E5-8F92-CF704AA9A018.jpeg 75D1A5B2-669C-49AE-BA4E-874EFED03B26.jpeg 098AFB08-DD62-4AD7-A314-2463D205358A.jpeg C71BD8D4-C944-4732-AFB8-89092626C98E.jpeg 9A637DDC-25C7-4CA4-A48A-49C485F9061E.jpeg F2A6A1E3-8E7D-4931-BBDA-FECA96D21675.jpeg BEF27B47-B050-4E1D-B3A9-1D6FA46468C4.jpeg 4BA8900F-3590-4625-8969-DA15F3516EB8.jpeg 9DEE3E72-DF8E-41DF-8196-13DEBD45CC67.jpeg D9261805-D505-4341-96D9-D09398B3D649.jpeg DF00E334-C25E-4CF7-804E-C9942D048BC8.jpeg We made it to Bonneville today!! The races were postponed due to the rain last week. The weather forecast is hot and dry the rest of the week. Lots of racers and spectators from all over the world here. It would have made a great photo shoot for the bird on the salt. We are back on the road to Pebble Beach!!! And that Bonneville Sign sure looked bigger in 1954. Guess erosion wind really did a number on that sign
     
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  18. 31chevymike
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    Well, there's always next year... I was planning to go to Bonneville this past weekend, but glad I didn't because of the postponement. Driving up there would have taken me 12 hours... Jim and Tweety, I'll see you next year!!
     
  19. Jalopy Joker
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    Thanks for update pics & Bonneville
     
  20. Wow. Just read this whole thread . Unbelievable, cant stop my head spinning. What a story. Just unbelievable.

    Sent from my smartass phone when it wants toThe H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  21. We are in Pebble Beach California at last. 2247 miles in this trip so far. The Tweety Bird was awe full dusty. We’ve been detailing the car for the big days Saturday and Sunday Show. We took a ride to the Golf Course to see just where we will going Saturday morning.
     
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  25. 31chevymike
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    We're all sure that your time in showing Tweety in Pebble Beach will be a lasting memory for you Jim! Keep us posted!
     
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    Can't wait to hear your feelings and how it went on the lawn today. Not taking anything away from guys like Bruce Meyer who can afford to purchase some of the most important hot rods and give them the best and most faithful restorations and then show them to the world but your story is a notch higher!

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  27. 31chevymike
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    Great to see Tweety among the famous photos of the Tommy IVO T and Norm Grabowski's Kooki T! More photos PLEASE!!!!
     

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