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Art & Inspiration Weekend Heroes II

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 14, 2022.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Weekend Heroes II

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  2. BrerHair
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    Great photos, just not many to see here. But thanks.
     
  3. Jive-Bomber
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    Unfortunately, there aren't many available online, so dug up what I could!
     
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  4. Great stuff, thank you.
     
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  5. Here's a few more photos from the Weekend Heroes II 3 volume set:

    18.jpg
    32PB52K.jpg
    3332B.jpg
    FNB.jpg
    Jerry Austin (grey hair) D-type Jaguar.jpg
    Laguna.jpg
    MilesPS55.jpg
    Pomona Porsche.jpg
    Reno.jpg
    Seymour 'Chick' Leson - Maserati 150S.jpg
     
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  6. Pic #7 is the Flying Shingle, an MG based special built and raced by Ken Miles who later hooked up with Carol Shelby and drove his Cobras. Love these old pics, my stepfather had an MG TD that I learned how to drive in. As a 16 year old I thought I was Stirling Moss in that car !!! How about the Jaguar (?, D Type/C Type ?) perched up on 55 gallon drums being worked on.
     
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  7. cranejon
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    Late 50's, early 60's there was a T-bucket that mopped up in the scca races around San Francisco. Any pictures?
     
  8. AmishMike
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    ^^^ you must be thinking of famous Duffy Livingston ( founder of go carts ) roadster. Brock Yates later owned & wrote book about it - “ the hot rod, resurrection of a legend “. Fun read great little road race roadster
     
  9. 32Stoker
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    Nice coverage Jive.
    I’ll take it a step further…
    Sports Cars are JUST AS IMPORTANT to American Automotive History as Hot Rods & Customs.
     
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  10. AmishMike
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    Anyone have pic of Ak Miller famous mexican road race roadster “ cabal o de hiero” with the olds engine?
     
  11. pirate
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    from Alabama

    B S Levy is the author of a fictional book named “The Last Open Road” which covers this era of sports cars and sports car racing. Even though this is a fictional book it is very accurate with the cars, racing and even the famous names of the time. The book follows the adventures of a teenager (Buddy Pulumbo) working in a gas station in the 50’s him getting involved with cars and racing. Anyone who has ever worked in a gas station or has worked on cars will identify with the story and characters. I started reading this book and couldn’t put it down. It’s a series of five books but they all stand alone. I sure if you found the blog interesting you would enjoy the book.
     

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