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What famous car made the biggest impression on you?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gassercrazy41, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. EasyBake
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 141

    from Bedford IN

    I always loved the Red Baron t bucket!
  2. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,538


    Lil Coffin
    No question; this was the first custom rod I ever saw
    as I walked through the front doors of Pittsburgh's Civic Arena.
    And that was my first custom car show 51 years ago.
    Time flies eh?


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  3. John Force and his race cars !!!! Talk about an item for discussion. He calls his race cars HOT RODS !!!!!!!
  4. Old Tin and New Tin
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 301

    Old Tin and New Tin

    Hands down,.all time favorite, the "Lil Coffin" as built by Dave Stuckey.
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  5. RatPin
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 573


  6. big vic
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 400

    big vic
    from cary il

    car that got me hooked was the vette in hot rods to hell my favorite car of all time is the milner coupe
  7. The little red wagon. I saw it in 1971 at beech bend racing an army tank called "hell on wheels" this is almost an exact shot of my earliest memory in life. I was three years old.

    Some time In the late 70's. I came across the Hirohata in my dads old "little pages" as I was drooling on the cool old hot rods. It was like someone literally turned the light on. Now I have 2 mercurys.


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  8. gc427
    Joined: Aug 10, 2009
    Posts: 122

    from SoCal

  9. This One.....................

  10. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,188


    famous in my book, all the hot rods my dad built.thats what lit the fuse!
  11. alexander bros adonis

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  12. bigvinny
    Joined: Jun 24, 2012
    Posts: 283


    Badman 55 Chevy. Mongram Model. Was there a real one?
  13. bigvinny
    Joined: Jun 24, 2012
    Posts: 283


    it said "adios mother" on the trunk
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,595


    Just seeing this picture gave me the creeps
  15. jguff
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 134


    I was most impressed by Tony Waters blown fuel Desoto powered modified roadster. It was quick enough in the 1950's to win several Top Eliminator titles against some traditional dragsters.

  16. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,422


    Interesting observation, the era the poster's "came of age" is fairly aligned with the era their favorite car was most famous, or at least in the news.
    For me it was late '50's-early '60's customs like Matador and Jade Idol.
    Hirohata's Merc was already too "old style" for my pre-teen likes.
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  17. Jpriebe66
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 141


    Doan Spencer's roadster: sano; stance; engineering...x factor out the wazoo
  18. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,908


    The Rod and Custom "Dream Truck" . And, the original Norm Grabrowski T-Bucket.

  19. Irishman
    Joined: Mar 28, 2012
    Posts: 148


    Not so much a car, but when I watched Damnation Alley as a kid that vehicle blew me away.

    As an adult with a child's mind I was awestruck by the APC in the movie Aliens.
  20. 36el
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 46

    from sweden

    Millners coupe i saw the movie when i was 13
  21. guffey
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 833



    This one for me when I was 14
  22. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,151


    Especially since i got to sit in this car.

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  23. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,573

    Speed Gems

    Probably the Black S-W-C Willys.

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  24. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    These two are right up there for me. Strangely I normally have a good memory. My first car ws a maroon 49 Dodge coronet coupe. I shaved, decked, removed the handles and put electric solonoids on the doors. Right after I did this, late 50's, there was a maroon 49 Dodge in the Little Pages. I'm sure it was even on the cover. It was chopped and customized.The owner wore possibly a leather jacket and had one of those D.A. haircuts. Most likely a California car. Altho the image is vague, I remember that car impressed me as much as any. Somewhere I still have that Little Book.
  25. knotttty
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 422


    love that one too......

  26. BillSchmid
    Joined: Jul 21, 2012
    Posts: 93

    from Ohio

    Saw the movie at 13 and fell in love with the red finned villainess.

    I later got the book and have read it more than once through. (There are actually some major mopar flaws in the book which made it impossible for the car to be a real fury had it been real, but it was a good story anyway)

    A 57-58 belvedere is on my "some day" list.
  27. X2....Always liked this car. Got to see it person at Capital Raceway back in the day.

    True story....Years later, Dick Landy was at the Mopar show in Carlisle, Pa. He had white hair and a big unlit cigar. When I was leaving, that day I was walking along the "T" building by myself....coming the other way was Dick Landy himself, also alone. He looked quite old and as we got closer I smiled at him but didn't say a word...about anything, his car being one of my favorites, nice to see him still kicking and going to shows...Nothing and I have no idea why!
    I really regret to this day missing that opportunity and not saying anything to him. Not too long after that, I heard that he passed away. Godspeed Mr. Landy

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  28. oscar myer wienermoble---cause I actually saw it on the highway as a kid, and had dreams about driving it in a convoy through Iraq...with the music playing
  29. Oddly enough, Tom Daniel's (Chuck Miller's) Red Baron

  30. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,711


    I was always a car guy- I don't remember ever not having an interest in them.

    As for what "famous car" made a big impression? For me it was the white '48 Ford ragtop "Greased Lightning" car from the movie Grease. C'mon- a car with lightning bolts racing in a drainage ditch & jumping a ramp? What 5 yr old wouldn't be impressed??

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