The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrerHair, Dec 3, 2017.
My quick list in no particular order
Spent ages thinking about this...........still not 100% sure of my choice
Been mentioned many times already on this thread, but, the list has to start with Milners 5w from AG, just because like others have said on here, if it hadn't been for AG and this 32, I wouldn't be here 40+ years later. Here in the UK in the 1970's as teenagers, we'd never even seen a real hot rod as such, so AG has that lasting impression of something largely out of reach. When (if) my '32 3w is finished, by default, it will replace Milners coupe on the list - for obvious reasons!
As for the other 4.......
The Bill Breece coupe
The Cook/Benish/Meyer 3w coupe
Tony's Little Miss Chevious Model A coupe (saw and heard it at Lonestar in 2016)
And have to include at least one car from the UK, and that's got to be Dan Boone's lovely roadster which made its debut back in 2003/4.
speed sport roadster
and ill put mine in to be selfish LOL
OK this is interesting. The Chrisman-Barris-Dobie Gillis '31 posted by @patmanta and @AndersF is hiding behind this A posted by @48stude (below). I knew more about Art Chrisman's drag cars than either one of these . . . so, I assume @48stude is admiring the A.
Anyway, the '31 is definitely an all-time best hotrod.
Just 5 is hard when I get to thinking about it.
The Graffiti coupe
Cole Cutlers 34
Mike Mitchells 33 Willys circa 1967
Thanks. I do this on my flip phone.
Cant attach photos
Way too hard, but these were the first that came to mind.
US Speedsport Instant T
And #1 the Gammell coupe
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Ray Vega tub, Doans 32 and these 3 T's
Devil Rod 32, Grabowski T, Dick flint 29, Doan Spencer 32, Ivo- Rolland T both versions, and Hosford-Phipps 27 first seen by me when I was 14 years old!
Funny, I find it referred to as "I'd Winn" . . . same result
Another example of a recently built instant classic. Gorgeous.
OK and we will accept the following as another vote for the Collegiate coupe:
You know, I am hoping that these pics will still be visible in this thread for many years. It is frustrating to see so many pics gone from great old threads. I am not posting pics through a 3rd party hosting site, rather I am uploading them straight from my computer . . . one of the upgrades that Ryan initiated when he did the big HAMB makeover several years ago. So, it is my hope that this can remain something of a reference thread for future HAMBers.
Who said it had to be street legal?
Niekamp. There are so many iconic, classic, gorgeous hotrods . . . this is one of them.
Tom Branch roadster. You know, I know nothing about this beautiful car but have this same pic in my files.
Love it! A local car friend got to go for a ride in it when he flew out to the LA roadsters show.
I will need to think about this, but number one is!
any more photos or info on this car?
I have to pick this T since I could not wait to see it each week on TV! Cool car even without Norm.
Number three has to be my cousins 49 Chevy. that some would classify as a custom but for me it was a screaming Hot Rod that I would watch fly by from my parents front porch on Seaside Avenue in the Cove back in the early 60's. 348 powered and Midnight Joe's magic made this one fast ragtop! RIP Joe.
Number four (this in not in any order) is Joe's brother Ted senior's 33 Chevy . The ride he gave me when I was fourteen was a bigger thrill than seeing Marge Markie with no bra.
You guys may know this one from the HAMB owned by tb33anda3rd. As nice as it is now I will always remember it the way it was in 61. Red & White interior and Red Rims! And that solid lifter Corvette motor sound kept me awake at night.
My last pick will need to be a 32 five window! I have given it lots of thought not wanting to pick one of the cars I have built. So this one is owned by me but was originally built by Don Coleman. It was owned by Neal East for some time then Richard Munz. After that it had several owners I guess until I bought it from a fellow HAMBer. I did not build it but I have had this hot rod apart more times than any other rod I have built. Mostly rebuilding just about every mechanical part of this 32 and making improvements along the way. I have been careful to not change the overall look that Coleman achieved. Over the years lots of different hot rodders have had their hands on this timeless looking Deuce. Most recently Ronnie Roadster doing the motor rebuild for me. So for that reason and history sake here is number five "THE COLEMAN COUPE".
Now owned by Mark Bailey and a mate in Melbourne , Australia. You can find a few pics of it in this link. Mark is one of the River City Coupe & Roadsters Club who put on a reliability run the last weekend in Jan every year. I don't think the car has changed since he got it apart from the striping on the trunk lid (Mark is a signwriter)
First pic is in post #15
a guy can pick his top 5 from your car club's members cars.
with a little enhancing to see the details a little better. thanks jim32
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