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  1. Bandit Billy
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    Dateline Vancouver, Washington. A group of hot rodders named the Slo Poks established in 1952 and an annual event known locally as the "uptown cruise". Though gloomy skies loomed above, the street below was filled with real roaring thunder in the form of hot rods from ages past. A sight this reporter will neer forget. A photographic journal of the days events would have been the perfect compliment to this report if were not for this "apple" camera running out of batteries far too soon.

    The skies were not pretty and in fact I had to wait an hour or two to allow the streets to dry off a bit after a morning rain shower moved through the area. But I found a clearing and headed about 20 miles toward town. Upon arrival I was shown to a spot on Main and settled in.
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    The poks are a great group of guys with a greater group of cars and this event is a local must.
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    I loved this 40 , it was a show winner and very worthy.
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    Building a 41 currently, these things had my full attention. This one was toting a toy of its own
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    How right is this? I've me the owner at other events, class act all the way.
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    My mate Kim's 1950, 13,000 factory mile on the clock, time capsule.
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    One of my favorites from the show.
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    I've seen this t-bird around and it has the look right down to the bell flowers
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    Zephyr PU? Why the hell not?
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    I'm not sold on the cooper beams but credit to the builder (father and son).
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    This little salt flat racer is owned by a nre buddy and SloPok, who also owns a local pizza joint that cooks up a mean pie.
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    Built by another 'Pok (Nick Nicholson) it is a work of engineering art
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    If you like Potvin blown flatheads. If you don't, then it is only...spectacular!
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    I like it from every angle.
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    And a bunch of Buick cylinders and strombergs.
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    Reminds me of that t-shirt that says something like "it has 6 carbs cuz I couldn't fit 7" . Here's some crazy pipes for ya.
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    Picked up some swag and had a real nice time with a great bunch of guys.
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    Nice street show even if you had to dodge a few rain showers to imbibe. And for all of you who said I would drive it...shame on you. ;) Thanks Slo Poks for another great event.

    A sweet little '36 5 window outside the lunch venue
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    A sweet little AD
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    I talked to this guy for a bit, a fantastic car he "rescued" from being yet another survivor.
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    Sitting next to the stage, this car was originally a plastic 3 window that "identified" as a roadster including nail head and straight pipes. very sano and award winner deservingly.
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    A shot form the front of course.
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    There were so many cool cars there, if my cell hadn't died there would be pages of groovy on here. But that's all I can add and I cant add me no more.
     

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  2. loudbang
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    Looks like a good day. Loved your comments :)
     
  3. rust&patina
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    . . . thanks for your time & pics . . .
     
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    Thank you for the photos and commentary!
     
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    from Seattle,Wa

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  7. Bandit Billy
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    I don't know about the previous history other than he bought it off a local member of the Slo Poks so it was local while the PO had it, where he got it? That I don't know. I do think it is cool that the flathead is just about broken in finally :cool:. He has driven he car to my house quite a few times and it has yet to spot the driveway. I told him he had better check the oil level.
     
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  8. Beautiful iron!

    You did "GOOD", too, Bandit.

    Of course, I like the Buick one. Hope the owner sees this. I really like the valve cover.

    Ben
     
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  9. Bandit Billy
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    If memory serves he called the truck "Lunacy" . It was not quiet but no where's near as loud as the altered dragster on the trailer behind the 40 PU. My ears are still ringing.
     
  10. uncle buck
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    The one I’m thinking about was from the Seattle area and a friend of mine had inherited it back around the mid 80’s. If I remember correctly it had a hot Flathead with an overdrive transmission and a Columbia rear adapted behind that. Very cool car


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  11. Bandit Billy
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    I'm gonna say not the same car. This flatty hasn't been warmed up in fact I doubt anyone has done anything more than a set of plugs to it. Never seen such a virgin flathead.
     
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