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Folks Of Interest Well Done D-Russ

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by john mullen, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Congratulations go out to my good friend Dave Russell AKA D-Russ hear on the H.A.M.B. on his beautifully prepared 1931 Ford Victoria build having been Featured in the Rodder's Journal's 75th Issue. Cover and 14 page spread, very cool. I have been building cars for over 50 years and know what it takes to turn out something of this quality. I assure you it takes dedication and patients even for the professional builder. Dave built this beautifully prepared 1931 ford in his small garage at home and what a great build it is.
    Congratulations my friend, You deserve it.
    Thanks Tom-T for getting this copy for me.
  2. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,200


    Well said John, very good of you to speak up.
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  3. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,702


    What an awesome honor! Great car too!
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  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    That's some sweet press. I'm sure he's stoked.
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  6. fatkoop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 712


    You had me at the color.
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  7. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 14,415


    Well deserved press for a wonderfully executed hotrod.
    Congratulations @D-Russ.
    Thanks @john mullen for the heads up.
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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,098


    I'll have to say it was a bit of a thrill to see the car on the cover of the magazine when I pulled it out of the envelope a couple of weeks ago. Great spread on the car too.
    I have to add that this issue is one of my favorites of the whole bunch and I have several years worth stacked up over on the shelf. Well worth hunting down and buying for those who don't subscribe.
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  9. SLCK64
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 493


    Very cool, congrats!

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  10. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,763

    from SW Wyoming

    Congrats @D-Russ One of the first threads I checked out when I first got here
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  11. Hey thank you so much John and all the rest of you guys! Your very kind words really mean a lot to me. I'm truly humbled. I can't say enough how excited and honored I am to have my old A Model featured in what I consider the pinnacle of hot rod publications. And to hear from you all – my peers – means even more. In fact, I'd say that you all should take some credit for the article too – Miss Vicky was my very first hot rod build and my primary source for how-to information was the HAMB. So indirectly, you guys helped me build her. Thank you!


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  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,305


    Congratulations, one of my favorite HAMB builds. Bob
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  13. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,358

    dirty old man

    Beautiful Vicky, and looks as if it runs as good as it looks! Hello John, Thx for bringing this to our attention.:)
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  14. my pleasure Dave how are you doing down there these days Its good to hear you are kicking around.. Hope to see you around thanksgiving...
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  15. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,671


    Great looking job ! Ed.
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  16. GREAT! Hot Rod and well deserved coverage of a home built hot rod. I wish they would do more of this type of builds...
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  17. TRJ
    Joined: Oct 4, 2003
    Posts: 315

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    We really enjoyed doing this article and getting to know Dave in the process. We have always been committed to bringing traditional rods and customs to print. Particularly after doing the article on Dave's Vicky, we want to make a conscious effort to publish more articles on homebuilt cars. We are always looking for cool traditionally styled rods and customs and although we can only publish articles on a very small percentage of the worthy cars that are out there, we are always open to submissions. If you think you have or know of a car that would look good in an upcoming issue of TRJ feel free to email us some snapshots and a brief description to
    I hope everyone enjoys the article on Dave's Model A as much as we enjoyed doing it. --Steve Coonan
  18. Here's the TRJ issue Number Seventy Five "Subscriber" cover:

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  19. Hey man, thanks so much for the kind words! I can't say enough what an honor it is to be recognized by all the great guys at The Rodder's Journal as well as all of you guys here on the HAMB that I've gotten to know over the years. When Steve came out to shoot the car we had a very enthusiastic conversation about the direction he wants to take with future issues. I don't want to speak for Steve, but the conversation centered around finding and featuring cool hot rods and customs (Steve says "bitchin" but I feel a little weird using that adjective) that have that special something, built by folks that have a deep passion for the hobby, and the commitment to see it through. The same kind of folks that actively contribute here on the HAMB. :)

    Steve, once again, thank you so much. I'm blown away. Like I told you before, I can quit building hot rods now because nothing will top this. And thanks to Geoff Miles and Joey Ukrop as well for helping to make this happen!

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