'80's Show Cars

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'80's Show Cars
« on: October 16, 2017, 12:41:09 PM »
A lot went on in the '80's as well as the late '70's and early '90's.  The period brought lots of bright color to the scene.
Pastels were also in vogue.  The Peaches and Scream car is a good example...  you could add Ray Mejia's Ghia in
the background as well.  Most cars from the era have no chrome or vent window glass (one piece roll-ups). 

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Re: '80's Show Cars
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 03:50:05 PM »
A nice example here...

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Re: '80's Show Cars
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 03:51:20 PM »
A period-correct hot VW's cover...

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Re: '80's Show Cars
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 04:07:29 PM »
Greg Brinton's '67  This car was originally built by Gary Graumann who sold it to Wes Kridle years ago.  It had  a much tamer engine back then.
Greg stepped the motor up considerably... 2175cc's, 217HP,12.5:1, race gas, and a five speed trans.  Oddly enough, I got to know Wes a few years
ago when I got back into bicycles.

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Re: '80's Show Cars
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 04:15:01 PM »
The car that started it all was owned and built by Greg Aronson in the early '70's.  Greg later sold it to Jim Holmes who is
seen explaining his lowered front end to a police officer.

Greg (standing), Ron Fleming and Mark Thurber of FAT Performance

Several years ago, Scott Bakken built a tribute to the original that really turned out sweet... I even donated my old headers :o

Greg and Jim are seen checking out the details

ScottB quickly tired of cruising around on the street!  Now days, the car is in Europe.  Stephan Szantai's pic.

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Re: '80's Show Cars
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 12:43:01 PM »
Mark Ramirez's chop-top

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Re: '80's Show Cars
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 06:12:36 AM »
Hector Bonilla's '67