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Folks Of Interest Vern Tardel Shop Tour

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Felix 40
    Joined: Nov 20, 2011
    Posts: 102

    Felix 40
    from Wisconsin

    That was cool!! Thanks for posting the video, I hope to get out there someday.
  2. You are in a nice corner of the world there to check out collections. ?Do Vern's Ranch and hit Stoke's and Castelli's first for the OK, nice way to spend a day.
  3. Spooky Two
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 125

    Spooky Two

    This video puts a wrench in my hand and a tear in my eye... I must have seen this a dozen times before and I am certain I'll see it a dozen more. This is the walk thru the dream.
    Vern's efforts and focus are ever encouraging. Thanks Ryan
  4. baspinall
    Joined: Dec 8, 2009
    Posts: 447

    from SE PA

    Thanks Ryan that was a really cool vid. Ive talked to Vern but never had a face to put with the voice.
  5. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,707

    from Gypsum, KS

  6. dirt slinger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2010
    Posts: 644

    dirt slinger

    Thats what you call living the dream. I would love to take that tour.
  7. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,289

    from MB, SC

    Goes to show that you can't try and be cool. You are or your not. True hot rodder
  8. jvo
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 220


    We called ahead and asked for a shop tour when a couple friends and myself attended the Santa Cruz metalmeet several years back. We were doing a bunch of shop tours and trying to mile out a rental car. We were really pressed for time, but the really cool part was that Vern had more time for us than we had for him. Spent a couple hours looking around the property at all the gems, and bought some hats and t shirts and some small parts.
    It is one of the coolest places on the planet, and Vern and Keith are real stand up guys.
  9. way cool...what we wouldn't do for a shop like that!
  10. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,324


    Thanks for sharing, you are blessed to be associated with these guys.
  11. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,093


    Vern is one cool guy and is surely living the dream!
  12. Great guys Vern and Keith, that is Paul Champy's 32 roadster with the metal finished french block, Scat crank, Julianos banjo wheel , ox blood red block great car. Flathead ranch Vern calls it.
  13. Kind of a Hot Rod / Flathead Mecca
  14. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Videos like that need a warning, pure Hot Rod porn. thanks for sharing and I hope the shoulder mends quickly for ya.

  15. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,704

    from Locust NC

    It doesn't get much cooler than that.
  16. So, Thats what heaven looks like !!!
    Thanks, Ryan...Great film
    Living on the East Coast all my life and the possibility of traveling to Vern's being very slim, your visit took me there . What a treasure the Tardel's are.
    I loved the statement he made about not growing up & playing with cars... Says it all for a lot uf us..
  17. druids62
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 188


    Perfect morning inspiration! Thank you Vern and Ryan!
  18. Vern's my kind of guy and his place reminds me of a place I hangout at !!! >>>>.
  19. goetzcr
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 121


    Thanks for the vid. It's great to "meet the man" if only through video. I dug the "old school" comment. Think he was pronouncing that with a "ch" or a "k"?:p
  20. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,649

    from Tampa, FL

    What, no stars yet? Gary
  21. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,384


    Those Guys are Awesome! Thank You!
  22. Awesome ! I have one of Vern's Flathead engine cradles made from exhaust tubing...... What a great guy.....livin' the DREAM !

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  23. Thanks .......... great video. Always awesome to see some fine hot rod history.
  24. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


  25. NOTCH
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 663


    I need to get my ass back up there and visit. Cool Video Man.
  26. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,771

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Very enjoyible,thanks.
  27. very cool, thanks for sharing!
  28. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,317

    phat rat

    Been to Verns twice. He's a great host and his place is unreal. The first time I was there I couldn't believe the quantity of flattie parts he had
  29. stik70
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 66

    from midwest

    Outta Sight! That was a fun tour!
  30. 36fred
    Joined: Nov 15, 2010
    Posts: 100


    Very interesting, thanks, neat post.

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