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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. Tio Geo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    The 2 cars that got me hooked......the one and only...

    "bad news coupe" fuel altered from southern california.

    And the blairs speed shop 1965 nova also from so cal.
     
  2. fastcar1953
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    really like these
     

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  3. big vic
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    from cary il

    the 56 wagon in the movie OUTRAGE
     
  4. grabowski's T on 77 Sunst strip and Frankie Avalon's 27 T tub in Muscle Beach Party. I guess it would be the tub as I built a tribute car similar to the tub. Pat
     
  5. patrod
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    Scott Sullivans cheeze whiz orange tubbed 55 Chev!
     
  6. iammarvin
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    Wow!!!! Did not go thru all all of this but ZZ Tops Eliminator Coupe is the tits up for me!
     
  7. Olustee Bus
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    This one. I was lucky enough to buy it about two years after I first saw it in 1966! Here it is now

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    Here it was in 1969.

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  8. wheels777
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    Rolling around in the back of a VW Bus in the 60's was my early view to the world. There were 2 mid-late 30's Chev Gassers that were driven around town on the streets when I was a kid. They were louder then the other cars and had shiny wheels, and cool owners/drivers. I'd trade my Henry for one. Second biggest was the Milner Coupe. I hope to chase a Coupe down someday.
     
  9. thommoina33
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    Jersey suede, write up in street rodder in the early/ mid 80's
     
  10. American Grafitti Merc
     
  11. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
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    The very first one was Ron & Linda Pruett's "Bad Attitude" 65 Mustang coupe (as featured in the February, 1982 issue of HOT ROD Magazine), followed by the Vern Luce Coupe, Chris Buttera's 69 Camaro, Tony Federline's "Crazy Horse" Altered T, and finally John Buttera's silver Model A roadster.
     
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  12. I use to love the munsters coach as a kid to be the first. but progressed since to other famous cars including ohio george cars etc.
     
  13. hemikev
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    Batmobile ,, munster coach ,, if i had the know how my bucket would be a batbucket lol Kev
     
  14. 1946chevytruck
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    1957 chevy convertible red and a 1941-1946 chevy gmc pickup
     
  15. 3day
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    554, in fact this mag cover pretty much sums things up for me
     

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  16. teejay99
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    Lots of really good choices so far ...all winners in my book . For me it had to be the Ala Kart .

    T
     
  17. dt50chev
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
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    Harry Bradley's 1951 Chevrolet "LaJolla" When I saw the car in a full writeup complete with Harry's story of building the car along with his sketches of the car and the details, I was hooked.
     
  18. the other me
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    Gasser: The Willys in Hot Rod
    Custom: John Kouw's 52 buick
    Hot Rod: 35 chevy 3 window, a fenderless highboy powered by a three-deuce small block. build by one of my dads buddies.
     
  19. HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
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    Big Al 1. Allison powered metal bodied 34 Ford Sedan at my third time at Lions Drag Strip blew me away.
     
  20. zarbtime
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    Seeing the Beatnik Bandit at the Washington D.C. Armory car show in '63 set the course of my life..Roth was painting T shirts for people ..There was also a Vincent Black Shadow at the show and a dragster named 'Nasty Too' that made my heart beat a little faster...
    That was the start of my 'car guy' life...
     
  21. There was a custom called "The Polynesian" that I think was made from a sectioned but not chopped '50 Oldsmobile'. It was painted a metalic maroon or purple.

    I have never to this day seen a better proportioned or more beautiful custom!
     

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  22. And probably "The California Kid"
     

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  23. King Callie
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    The Fury from Christine and then later in life the Milner 5W.
     
  24. Kenz Leslie Streamliner...Held the title of 'America's Fastest Hot Rod for many years.
     

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  25. Myers Manx dune buggies...I built two of them and they were probably the most FUN cars I ever owned
     

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  26. Pierson Brother's Coupe
     

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  27. Landseer
    Joined: Aug 19, 2006
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    from VA

    Hurst Hemi-under-glass.

    Willow Grove Naval Air Station in the 60's.

    Saw it 2 years in a row, god help me, which I don't know!

    And, it gave me appreciation for young women in bikinis riding shotgun
    (Can't find a picture of her anywhere, gonna have to go thru the old man's slides)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurst_Hemi_Under_Glass

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=483446&highlight=hurst+hemi+under+glass

    Wow, original footage, thanks for posting this Mr. Slim Pickens

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503788
     

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  28. hd4unm
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    The original transformers, wild transitions that didn't change back. "Monkey Mobile" was my first thought for the thread.
     
  29. Joe Didio
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
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    The first Hot Rod I ever saw (40+ years ago) was a yellow Model A. It wasn't famous but it inspired this.
     

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  30. Deuce Engineering
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    Without a doubt the single car that made the biggest impression was Gray Baskerville's red 32 roadster. In the early 70's he wrote an article in Rod & Custom featuring his "dated" old beater and a modern Jag suspended resto rod. Throughout that article he dumped on his car but by the end I resolved I would have a full fendered roadster like his. Took almost 10 years and mine is black but it's been on the road now for almost 30 years. A number of other cars have come and gone but I don't think I can be without my 32 roadster. Thanks Gray, never got a chance to thank you...
     

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