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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Jack Caroll's is my favorite '32 5w ever.....period but I can't give it my favorite 2012 because I've liked it since 2009.


    I think my favorite 2012 build is my friend Chris' '34 roadster. It was awesome to see him take that car from a pile of parts to driving it to Bonneville last August. It's also really something to see someone actually grasp their dream car which is what he did. I like it so much I did this Faux Vintage feature for it on my Sugar City site...


    If we're not talking casual, then I'd say the SoCal Streamliner ranked very high for me. I was awestruck when I finally seen it in person.
  2. It may be a little 2011ish, but I think The Texas Playboy holds up!

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  3. My buddy Logan's coupe. Although on the road in late 2011, He finished the interior and some plating earlier this year. It was a 10 year labor of love.

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  4. toranaback
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 27


    So many cool cars!, seneory overload happening here. I am a little curious as to the torsion bar rear suspension on tne Brizo built blue coupe it looks so compact and neat i would love to see a tech article on that setup way cool IMHO !
  5. I enjoyed the Bass roadster build and it has my vote.


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  6. goetzcr
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 123


    I can't get enough of Sylvester III. I love the look, unique execution, and history of that car.
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    I thought this was an excellent car displayed at one of our local shows here in Middle Tennesse.
  8. Swede64
    Joined: Jun 17, 2006
    Posts: 203


    Some incredible stuff posted here but my favorite are the 59 Chevy wagon that´s being built by Cody Walls. I think it might just be my 2013 favorite too.
  9. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,321

    general gow
    Staff Member

    There are many fine examples of awesome hot rods here, and all of them, I am sure, are nicer than mine. But mine is my favorite for 2012, because I actually started it and built it myself, and because some great friends jumped in to help out and make it happen in such a short time frame. And I got to take it down the beach at Race of Gentlemen, however slowly. So, it's my own sense of accomplishment that I celebrate with this, because Nick's car, and Andy's car, and Cory's car are all undoubtedly nicer than mine. But I built mine, so I like it. Anyway.


  10. Cali4niaCruiser
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 494


    I think its a little late to the 2012 party, but I loved Tom Lieb's roadster. There are super slick details to make it a better driver as well as some neat rare parts.

  11. joe little
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
    Posts: 30

    joe little
    from UK

    Has anyone got a link to a build thread on this? Its bad ass!!
  12. cfnutcase
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,033

    from Branson mo

    I remember following the wagon build, it is still one of my favorite cars ever, I would love to go through a car like that some day....beautiful car! Jim
  13. What are the wheels on the car? I ask because they seem to be the same that are on the 1960 Le Mans Corvette race car? Is that correct?
  14. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    2012 was a good year for completion of some nice rides.
  15. My favorite build of 2012 is also Tom Gloy's Deuce "FASBOY":

    Goodguys 2012 Hot Rod of the Year

    ... not only becuase it's just plain bitchin' ... but also because Mr. Gloy isn't afraid to drive it! (see KIRK!'s "RODFATHER TOUR" threads HERE & HERE).
  16. The Goon
    Joined: Jul 9, 2005
    Posts: 52

    The Goon

    Tough choice, but probably either Sylvester III or Django's 36.


  17. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    This car epitomizes clean,classic,cool.Most of the cars on this site have that going on,some more than others.
  18. Born a HotRodGal
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 109

    Born a HotRodGal

    Well I may be a little biased on this one but Tom Gloys roadster is probably my favorite, and after traveling across the US with him this summer I can tell you its all HOT ROD! and by the smile on his face you can see he loves it! and by the way it was about 40 degrees that morning.

    Wait till you see what Brizio Street Rods is bringing to GNRS this year, you will love it......

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  19. Lowrders
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 303

    from DUBUQUE IA

    I agree! I think the biggest factor in deciding who built the nicest ride IS the drive-ability, and if they actually use the car. It saddens me to see cars sitting. A friend's dad collects cars, and they are all worthless trophies unless you go shread the tires off em!
    Happy New year ALL!
  20. Another vote for Cory's roadster.

    ....and not just because he's a local & a "co-worker" ;)

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  21. JakeDW
    Joined: Sep 30, 2012
    Posts: 580

    from Missouri

    That Sylvester III is nice lookin love the channel.

  22. tgrracer
    Joined: Jan 4, 2013
    Posts: 2


    Hey, I vote for cory's roadster. Met him in Iowa on the cruise and that is one fine 32. We nicked named he and his wife "old souls" cuz they are too young to have built such a fine machine.
    My 32 'fasboy' is one super car, but Cory has old school down pat.

  23. CTaulbert
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,266

    from Detroit

    That's quite the compliment Tom....and for anyone who doesn't know Tom Gloy, run a quick google search.

    I think the coolest part about this list is that most of the cars are road proven, far driven, and high quality machines. They're understated, which allows the car to make its own statement, rather than a bunch of weird or rare stuff stuck on it. That alone will make these cars never seem old or dated.

    Anyway, like everyone else said, 2012 yielded some really nice cars, and we all can't wait to see what this year brings us.
  24. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717


    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 292


    Man, looks great all black, a hint of chrome, and I love roadsters with short tops! I can go with this car for 2012.

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  26. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,784


    Welcome to the HAMB Tom! You obviously have a grown man's share of humility . . . very classy. It's like picking your favorite anything, almost impossible to do . . . best you can really do is top 3 or 5 . . . and your deuce is definitely as good as it gets!
  27. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,812


    Well I;ve seen and photographed Chris's roadster and Sylvester III and both can hold their own with any in the same league that either is in but even though I haven't seen it in person the Steadfast tudor flat spins my wheels this time around. That it has made some serious road trips right out of the box doesn't hurt either.

    There are a lot of great cars offered up in this thread and I'd have to think that a guy or gal could expect to jump in the majority of the ones listed and make a 2 3 thousand mile road trip without a second thought except for what to pack and making sure that he/she had packed proper clothes for all conditions they would encounter along the way.
  28. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 780


    At 64 I will be greedy picking both Cory's roadster along with Henry's sedan. That way I could drive the roadster when my wife wants to cruise & drive the sedan with my three grand daughters when they are out of school.

    Roy did a super job on Tom Gloy's roadster, I was lucky to see all three at Indy!
  29. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year Finalist!

  30. Gotta be mine....especially after you watch the video of it's test drive.....sounds effin awesome!

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