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  1. swi66
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    Whoa.

    Somehow I've never seen or noticed this Mercury before. I did a Google Image search and found that it was built by Valley Custom for Neil and Clayton's brother-in-law Glen Hooker.

    The last update on Kustomrama is that this car still existed in the '90s. Does anyone know where this beautiful car is today?

    Photo from Rikster's archive:
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  8. Finn Jensen
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    Betty Grable?
     
  9. wombat barf
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    supposedly this same gas station would be where the Manson family stopped to wash the blood off their hands after the Tate murders - history can be a dark little place.
     
  10. I spoke with Glen and the Jensen brothers at GNRS 2011 " Customs Then and Now " . The car is a family treasure and they have it safekeeping . Does anyone happen to know how Glen Hooker is doing ? He was having health issues at the time . His stories of early Valley Custom Shop history were very interesting .
     
  11. Yep.
     
  12. The Merc was purchased from Glen and has been in Utah for several years and is awaiting restoration.

    Mick
     
  13. Tango88
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    Gotta say...that ragtop Merc is about as sweet as a ride can get! Hope it sees some road soon. Blessings on the people who keep'em alive & kicking.
     
  14. High tech of the past, steam trains and piston engine lighter than air ships

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  15. This may have been posted before.....but it's too cool to miss if you haven't seen it!

    Dramatic Vintage Racing Crashes

    from "Back in the Day"

    Only sissies use roll cages, safety harnesses, helmets or any other safety device.

    These guys were nuts:

    Http://vimeo.com/20247765

    Mario Andretti was vehemently AGAINST Roll Bars and Seat Belts clear up into the early 1960's. He felt that it would make drivers drive like maniacs if there was no price to pay for crashing!
     
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    Really good stuff today Gary!
     
  17. why did we live through this
     
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