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What the Heck is this??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chaddilac, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Bad Daddy
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
    Posts: 829

    Bad Daddy

    I bet that thing could turn on a dime. Ever drive a forklift? They are driven and stopped by the front wheels, and steered at the rear.
  2. bohica2xo
    Joined: Mar 6, 2012
    Posts: 154

    from Las Vegas

    Wow. That is some impressive digging.

    The builder was named Maystrike, but from the pic I would say WILL Strike. Repeatedly. Even smirking at his ride might get you struck...

  3. Well i think what stumped everyone is that the hood ornament is upsidedown on the wreck photo. :D BTW congratulations to Bdamfino.
  4. The HellyDid
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 124

    The HellyDid
    from Florida

    Bdamfino, your more than a grenade inspector. I now know who I'm gonna contact if I loose something.....DAMN your good
  5. hmm, it needs a 12v92 detroit powering it, turn that rear wheel into molten rubber in 2 seconds lol....
  6. bigalturk1
    Joined: Sep 23, 2010
    Posts: 369


    Oh... That's an April fools "Fuck mobile"....I can tell by the Patina!:cool:
  7. Holy!!!
    Very entertaining thread.
    Nice work bdamfino !
    Is there anything the forces of the HAMB can't figure out?
  8. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,855


    Whoa!!!! Freakin cool!!!!!!!!!

  9. The HellyDid
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 124

    The HellyDid
    from Florida get back out there and find it's too ugly...ahh I mean cool
  10. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,855


    Yea I plan on seeing if I can find the old owners... hopefully!!! :D
  11. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    almost disappionted that its been identified. Cool that it has but I always looked foward to this thread popping back up with another oddball guess.
  12. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,067

    Rusty O'Toole

    So it was built by Frank Mayes? Is he the 20 minute egg behind the wheel? If he built the car he doesn't look too happy about it
  13. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    Did you take these pic in Okmulgee.
    I think I've got a couple of pics of this in our Restaurant.
    A guy from work gave them to me saying his cousin built it.
    I'll ask him tomorrow if he knows anything more about it.
  14. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,855


    Hey Charlie... no I took them in Stigler while me and pop were working.
  15. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,267


    Un-fucking-believable that this actually got identified after all that time. Well played. Here's hoping it got saved and not scrapped.
  16. I looks like it had pretty decent craftsmanship from the photos. Thats a whole bunch of cutting and welding. I dont see anything that looks like filler or lead on whats left.
  17. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    It was, I think, here in Okmulgee about 2-3 months before you originally posted. I saw it or something simular about 6 blocks from my house about then. It disappeared about a week later.
    About a yr ago the guy at work gave me 2 pics of it and said his cousin or uncle built it in the 50's in Mo. or Ark. and put it in the basement of their house. He said he remembers playing on it when he was a kid. He said he doesn't know what happened to it after that.
  18. thanks
    thats a hell of a photo shop trick to make that black and white pic

    but i have a new mystery to work on....
  19. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    I wish it was a color picture; Look at the wild swoopy color break line at the sides.
  20. scottb356
    Joined: Jun 10, 2011
    Posts: 172


    I'm so glad I was present on such a momentous day LOL :)

    I will always remember right where I was on this day. Much like when Reagan was shot, when the Challenger blew up and when the world trade centers were hit.
  21. when ya put it that way ..this seems important ....:)
    now I don't have to keep bringing this post up every few months ..
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  22. Amazing that you found old photos of this oddball vehicle. I hope it wasn't scrapped on their latest move.
  23. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    from Missouri

    way cool after all these years.....mystery solved
  24. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,159

    Okie Pete

    That is cool . It should be put back on the road.
  25. Garage Dog
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 58

    Garage Dog
    from Doghouse

    Yes chadillac found it some years ago and posted here. Then The Old Motor posted a photo of it with many of the details. They even found the patent drawings from when Frank Mayes who built it patented it.

    All of the details and photo are here.
  26. so excited .. still had to look at all the answers again... so many wrong answers that some seem kinda right now
  27. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,008

    Slick Willy

    I knew that all along but nobody asked me...:rolleyes:

    HA!:D This is pretty cool!!

    Now what are we gonna look for??
  28. Ya gotta love the H.A.M.B.!!! ... and HAMBers like David (T-Head) Greenlees ... his "Antique Automobile Photo Magazine" website is one of my faves!!! ...

    theoldmotor thumb.jpg
    click thumbnail to view website
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2014
  29. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,848

    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    I don't care about the credit.I found the story at David's site and posted to the cyclecar thread.I DID cite my source!

    Truthfully,I had read the original thread a long time ago.I had forgotten all about it.I'm as amazed as everyone else that whole story has come to light.I am going to be evn more thrilled if the remains can be found again.

    It is an interesting little rig.
  30. Which is why I credited you with bringing the info here. No biggy.

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