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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. bigdaddylove
    Joined: Jun 6, 2012
    Posts: 129

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    Batmobile (original)
    Milner's 32
    Falfa's 55
    Toad's 58
    My dad's random caddies and such
     
  2. teejay99
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
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    I'm going way back because as a teen , you really get blown away with certain cars ....talk about them at school ad nauseum but that was the fun .
    1. Roth's Beatnik Bandit
    2. Barris' Ala Kart
    3. Kooky / Grabowski T
     
  3. TANNERGANG
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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    from alabama

    The '32 of John Milner and the Black '55....I've had one yellow '32 and now have a red one.....that was the 2 for me.....one of my friends has a '55 done just like the '55...it has 49? inches of Big Block that idles arount 1200 rpm and shakes the ground...I have my name on the list if he ever sells it.
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  4. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
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    Elvira's 1958 thunderbird. I built the model out as a kid, and liked the lines of it so much. My first old car was a.....1958 thunderbird! I've loved the squarebirds ever since.
     
  5. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
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    from Reno,nv

    My dad grew up with Jack and Art Chrisman,there cars were some of the first I remember as a kid.used to play in the sidewinder in jacks driveway with his sons.sat in the Sachs&sons comet,GT-1.big stuff for a small kid
     
  6. TANNERGANG
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
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    Wild Willy's Altered was pretty cool too....asked one time why he drove with one hand..he replied..."Damn thing shakes too bad"

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  7. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,058

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    from Germany

    Duffy Livingstone's 32 Roadster.
     
  8. bigrick53
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 12

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    49 ford with a cad THUNDER ROAD and Robert Mitchum sang the song and was the star driving the car he was a better actor than singer
     
  9. EdselRich
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
    Posts: 287

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    The Eliminator coupe, the hirohata merc, and the Munsters kooky t
     
  10. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,908

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    SO many great cars..... hard to pin down just a few favorites......


    4TTRUK
     
  11. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,177

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    from Tracy, CA

    The General Lee! Yee haw!!
     

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  12. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    The 1950 Mercury Monterey from the movie Cobra...could of stuck a fork in me, I was done...I was 7 when that movie came out...I still want that car, even though they destroyed it...bastards.
     

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  13. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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  14. JakeDW
    Joined: Sep 30, 2012
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    from Missouri

    Thought I was watching something where they said that is the same car as the sled that shoots fire out of he pipes in Gone in 60 seconds.
     
  15. Randy Radford
    Joined: Nov 17, 2004
    Posts: 48

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    I've always liked the Jim khougaz roadster.

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  16. Randy Radford
    Joined: Nov 17, 2004
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  17. The first car a I can recall seeing that I knew what it was was the Red Barron at an indoor show must have been late 70's, never forgot that chrome helmet and the machine guns...even built the model as a kid
     
  18. Randy Radford
    Joined: Nov 17, 2004
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  19. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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  20. donnie
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 191

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    from NC

    This one I remember reading about this build and thinking that the workmanship was outstanding. The fans in the floor, how he designs a mirror
    Not traditional but cool.

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  21. ol fueler
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    I cannot believe it took almost 20 pages before this car came up!
    The Speed Sport Roadster was THE Embodiment of a modified roadster, It impressed me so much that the hot rod shop my brotherinlaw and I opened in 1958 or so was called Speed Sport Specialities---- Only could keep it going a year or so -- a bit ahead of the curve-- most people did their own hop-ups then.
    The other car that hit home for me was the Hirohati merc, I always liked it but -- I had 3 sons and a daughter,my daughter was the one who never missed a junkyard trip , loved them, but was not really a car nut , just junkyards? -- 2 of my sons could not care less about cars , and the third , my youngest was in love with Lambroghinnis and the like ---- TILL --- one day when he was about 13 he came out of my room with a car mag and asked whats this? On the cover was the Hirhati Merc-- I told him and he said --" Thats the most beautiful thing I 've ever seen!". Right then I set my mind to get him a 50 merc, which I did abiut 2 years later , got a hulk out of Dennis Mc Brides yard in Grantsville Ut. About a year into the build the car was stolen sitting on a trailer in my driveway, but still my son was on his way --- today I am retired , living in the rockies and gat a hemi roadster project in the (locked this time) garage that we are set to start on soon.
     
  22. ol fueler
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    Oh Rats, I forgot another car that impressed me even earlier -- The Kenz and Leslie flathead bonneville streamliner -- I think it was the first 300 MPH LSR car and is (last time I was there) still pictured on the entrance siogn at the Salt Flats. That car just has to stir anybodys blood about speed!
     
  23. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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    Anything by the Chrissman brothers!
     
  24. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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    I always liked Lumpy's convertible 40 Ford in Leave It To Beaver.
     
  25. slammed58buick
    Joined: Mar 14, 2005
    Posts: 274

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    Tim Thompson '32 Ford Roadster. Love that car and it made me want a roadster. I would have been 12 years old when that car came out. After I saw that car I wanted to paint everything olive green with yellow wheels. LOL!
     
  26. Timpanzee
    Joined: Jun 21, 2012
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    A little predictable I know but the the penny dropped for me when I first set eyes on the '41 Willys out of Hot Rod when I was a kid.
     
  27. hallrods
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
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    Me also and the beach boys coupe. the one on the album
     
  28. JSHAW
    Joined: Jun 27, 2010
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    Couldn't pick 1. The best I could do was narrow it down to 3.
     

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  29. Slideways
    Joined: Mar 23, 2009
    Posts: 15

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    from Maryland

    For me.....Two Lane Blacktop/American Graffiti....for the 55...and The California Kid
     
  30. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

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    from Sturgis

    The tub Bud had on Father Knows Best.
     

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