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History White "Street Rod" gatsby hats - circa 1978

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T-Bone, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. georgedombeck
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    blackplate has them, ten bucks, white no logo,or white with logo fifteen bucks.
     
  2. One of the most prestigious awards presented each year at the GG's West Coast Nationals is the Stroker McGurk Award:

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    Tom Medley donated his "Stroker Cap" (complete with button) ... GG's had it bronzed ... and placed it atop the "perpetual trophy" (each year's recipient gets their name added to the plaque).
     
  3. hemi
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    My grandfather called his hats his golfer hat or sometimes he called it a baker boy...(?) He had some funky looking ones...

    I wear them and have called mine roadster caps - even though I've never owned a roadster. I thought it was because when you were through driving a roadster you needed a stylish hat to put on because you had messy hair, like a cap after wearing a helmet.
     
  4. Midnight 50
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    I love vintage hats, I keep a good collection of them of all styles. I don't have a white one. I do wear them all, though. No shelf queens.

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  5. After seeing that damn Danica Patrick Boost Mobile commercial, anything else, even full on circus clown suits would be a good look for a pit crew, though.


    If I get the hat, do I have to find bellbottoms to wear with it too? I've got the 1982 Johnny Van Zant Band baseball shirt, so I'm good there.
     
  6. stillkruzn
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    from Conway, AR

    I just got my new Mac's catalog... He sells them plain and with different logo's on them...
     
  7. dabirdguy
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    Like the Economics professor wore in Back to School.
     
  8. Now,here's a guy that really fits the hat..
     

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  9. KIRK
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    I still have mine. White with a blue Ford oval on it. I wear it once in a while, I guess old guys can get away with things like that.
     
  10. G V Gordon
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    I would say the look is traditional (friend of my grandmother).
     

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  11. steel rebel
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    Haven't read all the posts but Sacramento Vintage Ford has them in their catalog and a friend of mine buys his from "The Hat Guys" in Oakland Ca.
     
  12. FASI
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    Go to the Misc For Sale classifieds and see my ad for "Stroker" hats. $9.95 including shipping.......
     
  13. scottprop
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    LMFAO- too funny!
     
  14. HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
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    I see them at big car shows like Pleasanton for sale. I always called them Burglar caps as almost all the old comedies where there was a tough guy he wore one. Newsboy cap is another common name. If it is tweed you must be driving an MG or something. Stick with white.
     
  15. gnichols
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    I just got one from MACs... like a whole 12 bucks. Gary
     
  16. Fiddytree
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    We've been wondering what happened to you. . . .




     
  17. wvenfield
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    Mine back in the 70's was made from old Levi's cut into squares.

    Man, we had fashion down to a T back then.
     
  18. kruzr
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    Heres one for ya........Robert Redford.
    I like em but not on me, I"ll stick to Nascar hats.
     

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  19. Daddyfink
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    Real Men wear Traditional Dead Animal Hats! :D

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    Come on guys, what's next, acid washed jeans?
     
  20. I prefer the Stormy Kromer. Sort of a cross between Elmer Fudd and a demented serial killer
     

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  21. Cruiser
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    :D They make the in red and navy blue and the traditional white, Sacamento Vintage was selling them.

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  22. Fordguy78
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    They are in the mail order catalogues my grandma gets. Know as driving caps.
     
  23. Mr48chev
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    That is what most guys I know called them. I doubt that one would have stayed clean for five minutes with me in those days.

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  24. Mr48chev
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  25. Brahm
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    Do they still come with a tube of mustache wax?
     
  26. 39cent
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    yeh I had one in the 50,s we called em 'stroker hats'. now my proper headwear is a big brimmed straw hat.
     
  27. saltracer219
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    Ya, I still have my original Bell logo "stroker" hat. White with the early original Bell Helmet logo. Perfect roadster wear!
     
  28. "you get a bowl of soup with that hat"
     
  29. sobpunx
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    ive always heard them called scally caps, ive had one that fit and lost it and cant find another like it
     

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