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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. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,890

    from Tampa, FL

    As a very young kid, and long before I ever saw a 1:1 hot rod in the flesh, these did it for me. Gary

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  2. 27troadster
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 105


    I almost forgot about this one...

    I was 15 and at a car show at Don Garlet's and was walking by a full fendered bright red model A coupe, nothing special really, and with all the stock trimings, looked more like a street rod than a hot rod, then I noticed something odd, the flathead had 6 spark plugs on one head!!! Now most of you are familiar with Commander Cody's version of Hot Rod Lincoln, but I grew up (in the 80's) spinning my dad's 45's from the 50's so the first version of Hot Rod Lincoln that knew was Charlie Ryan's minor hit from around '57. Well all I had was the vinyl 45 and had no idea the car was real. But sure as shit, there sat Charlie Ryan next to Hot Rod Lincoln with vintage build pictures from the 50's. The one that stuck out the most was a picture where him and some buddies had flipped the entire body of a '40s Lincoln off the frame and onto it's side to get to the v-12.

    v-12,v-12,v-12 if I say it enough times will one appear in my garage? I'm not picky, flathead or allison either will work!
  3. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,346

    Chuck R

    I would have to say that as a kid when Bruce Olsen drove past it changed my life. This is one bad hot rod.
  4. TJ Muroc
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 8

    TJ Muroc
    from Norway

    Chuck R, I thought of mention your car ( copshop coupe), but had enough cars on my list with dirt track tires. ET wheels are even better than halibrands.

  5. 6-71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 541


    The Hill and Zartmann "Filthy Forty" was always my favorite.
  6. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,459

    from Missouri

    The ford GT 40 and the champion spark bug.
  7. cktasto
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 309


  8. johnny_rocket88
    Joined: Jun 4, 2013
    Posts: 46


    voodoo larrys voodoo kreeper
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 58

    from BC, CANADA

    Deaths doorstep - Dave Lohr
  10. Hotrodtravis
    Joined: Feb 23, 2012
    Posts: 99

    from Mn

    Bleed's roadster ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1384667327.145325.jpg

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  11. SS/AM, I REMEMBER! You ever see Tom Huggins SS/AM 4spd 69 Camaro with Reher & Morrison 414" rat go 8.80's/152 mph?
  12. Y-Blokkah
    Joined: Oct 19, 2012
    Posts: 166

    from Anna, Tx

    That Impala was raked the wrong way!
    The ass end should be in the weeds, not the front.

    Oh, and the 55 Chevy that some guy managed to squeeze around a Merlin V-12. THAT is cool.
  13. Willie's fuel altered!...among many others.
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  14. Crazy Mopar Guy, Do you have any pics of Zapp's Hemi under glass and Dan Wilderman's Demon can you post pics
  15. DeucePhaeton
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 999


    This one.

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  16. 24riverview
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 906


  17. Milners coupe. the 55 also. SWC willys, JungleJims early NOVA, The Munsters family car, The Hill Zartman, Filthy Forty Willys. and many others!!
  18. cory27t
    Joined: Apr 5, 2011
    Posts: 406

    from US

    Here's 4 of my favorites. Each one of these cars has given me ideas and made a huge impression on me when it comes to my roadster that I'm building. Live Wire and the Bad News coupe are probably the only cars out there I wouldn't change anything on. I love the craftsmanship in all these cars especially the technology behind the Magicar with it's use of a separate chassis for the motor/rearend. Way before it's time and the car looked amazing as well. The Respect Tradition roadster is one of my favorite cars from HHR. I love the way Troy and the crew section their bodies and modify their frames to get the cars lower.

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  19. Olderchild
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
    Posts: 476

    from Ohio

    Harry Luzaders 32 coupe, from the first time i seen it go wheels up at Quaker City drag strip Ohio
  20. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    One on the wheel, one on the door..... Hang on Willie!!
  21. 55willys
    Joined: Dec 7, 2012
    Posts: 1,615


    The Orange Crate with its Potvin blower! Jim Ford
  22. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 484

    Driveway builder

    I'm sure its been said on a thread this long... "Two Lane Blacktop" 55 Chevy! the star of the movie,one bad ass Chebby
  23. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,851

    from Wa.

    The 2 Swindell midgets. 5 Chili Bowl wins in a row.
  24. Wedgehead426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2013
    Posts: 114


    John Peters "Freight Train" without a doubt.

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  25. cktasto
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 309


    Milner's coupe, the TLB car, Lisk Challenger

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  26. johnny_rocket88
    Joined: Jun 4, 2013
    Posts: 46


    The gas monkey garage 30 ford coupe does anyone know it's where abouts
  27. I have to say.... it was Cadzilla.[​IMG]
  28. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,337

    from oregon

    Count me in!
  29. Frank Lockhart's Stutz Blackhawk
    Frank Lockhart posing in front of the Stutz Black Hawk Special in 1928.jpg
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  30. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I remember Gary Zapp and a couple of his pals pushing that car halfway around Langley Speedway at a GVSM car show to collect his trophy, anybody else here that was there that day? ;):D 29Bowtie?

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