Gary Kessler roadster

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Gary Kessler roadster
« on: June 26, 2016, 02:26:20 PM »
Anybody know the history on it ?
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Tom

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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 02:26:43 PM »
Pics 2 and 3 above were taken by me at the first Tulsa Nats.   This hot rod really stood out from the resto-rods !

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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 12:47:58 PM »
And now.
What was once fun, Now feels like just another job.

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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 12:49:50 PM »
Is this it before the interior ? Did he change the hood,remove the 4 bars before it was in the magazine.
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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 12:50:28 PM »
The new one.Clone.
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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 12:52:19 PM »
More of it.
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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 12:52:37 PM »
Built by Gary Kessler of St. Louis in early 1970's.  Sold to Don Ward of St. Charles MO (who stills owns it today).  Has been re-painted and wore a couple pairs of wheels/tires, but basically always the same.
Mr. Kessler cloned HIS OWN ROADSTER, which was chronicled and featured in TRJ - Number 55.

On a personal note - THIS was the car that sent me down the hot rod road.  Saw it in 1979 - didn't know a '32 Ford from a pancake - and I was hooked!!

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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 12:53:04 PM »
Is this it before the interior ? Did he change the hood,remove the 4 bars before it was in the magazine.
Sorry not even the same car.  Ive known Gary for a long time and see him or talk to him almost weekly.

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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2016, 12:53:45 PM »
More of it.
Your last 3 pics are of his new roadster that he cloned.  That's him standing next to the pic with the  left side of the hood up. Your other pics are of the original and cloned car.  Both cars are vey nice with lots of horsepower.  The way a Hot Rod is supposed to be in my opinion.

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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 12:55:02 PM »
Is this it before the interior ? Did he change the hood,remove the 4 bars before it was in the magazine.
Sorry not even the same car.  Ive known Gary for a long time and see him or talk to him almost weekly.
Think you could get some early pic's of it from him & post them here.That would be cool.
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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2016, 12:55:36 PM »
Gary's.
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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2016, 07:59:42 AM »
More of it.
Your last 3 pics are of his new roadster that he cloned.  That's him standing next to the pic with the  left side of the hood up. Your other pics are of the original and cloned car.  Both cars are vey nice with lots of horsepower.  The way a Hot Rod is supposed to be in my opinion.
Cool story thanks for filling in the blanks.
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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 12:08:50 PM »
Nothing like dragging up an old thread, but here's a few more photos of the original Kessler roaster.  (The shot, above, by the restrooms is one I took a few years ago)

These were from a breakfast get together in the StL area a couple of years ago.




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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2017, 01:26:17 PM »
Nothing like dragging up an old thread, but here's a few more photos of the original Kessler roaster.  (The shot, above, by the restrooms is one I took a few years ago)

These were from a breakfast get together in the StL area a couple of years ago.
Nothing wrong with bringing a old thread to the top.Thanks for the cool pic's.Wish he would put the orig. wheels back on.
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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2017, 02:19:41 PM »
Here's a shot of v2.0 from our Hot Rod Hundred Reliability Run, 2015.

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Re: Gary Kessler roadster
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2017, 02:34:15 PM »
Here's a shot of v2.0 from our Hot Rod Hundred Reliability Run, 2015.
The Mag color really goes well with the yellow doesn't it.
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