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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gassercrazy41, Jun 17, 2011.
I always loved the Red Baron t bucket!
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?
John Force and his race cars !!!! Talk about an item for discussion. He calls his race cars HOT RODS !!!!!!!
Hands down,.all time favorite, the "Lil Coffin" as built by Dave Stuckey.
car that got me hooked was the vette in hot rods to hell my favorite car of all time is the milner coupe
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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famous in my book, all the hot rods my dad built.thats what lit the fuse!
alexander bros adonis
Badman 55 Chevy. Mongram Model. Was there a real one?
it said "adios mother" on the trunk
Just seeing this picture gave me the creeps
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.
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.
Doan Spencer's roadster: sano; stance; engineering...x factor out the wazoo
The Rod and Custom "Dream Truck" . And, the original Norm Grabrowski T-Bucket.
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.
Millners coupe i saw the movie when i was 13
This one for me when I was 14
Especially since i got to sit in this car.
Probably the Black S-W-C Willys.
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.
love that one too......
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.
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
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
Oddly enough, Tom Daniel's (Chuck Miller's) Red Baron
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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