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#43
Beppie, The photos which you provided and which I also have the opportunity to be around daily are extremely high end traditional hot rods that are ostensibly out sourced in many cases, in order to achieve their respective final appearances. The Vicky shown (at Hershey) was purchased by an opportunistic couple of business guys that happened upon it in a barn deep in Ohio, then trailered it to the swap for immediate sale. Whether or not WE all agree with where the hobby has gone (up and down) financially, "...it is what it is...". (I don't listen to these guys that are crying the blues because their "investments" aren't bringing the profit margin that they expected....pity!) I think that the Vicky provided those that saw it at the swap meet, the opportunity of seeing that "...they're still out there..." for the hunter in all of us. At the same meet was that original roadster body in pieces for 18K....and I was calling the phone number on the piece of paper! As for myself, seeing one more completed car at a show is alright, but seeing a true "barn find" in it's raw state is really incredible......it just exudes promise and hope for something in the future. Maybe that's why I love to see hot rods in primer; in the midst of an on-going process that isn't "final". End of question and sermon.
 
#44
Beppie, The photos which you provided and which I also have the opportunity to be around daily are extremely high end traditional hot rods that are ostensibly out sourced in many cases, in order to achieve their respective final appearances. The Vicky shown (at Hershey) was purchased by an opportunistic couple of business guys that happened upon it in a barn deep in Ohio, then trailered it to the swap for immediate sale. Whether or not WE all agree with where the hobby has gone (up and down) financially, "...it is what it is...". (I don't listen to these guys that are crying the blues because their "investments" aren't bringing the profit margin that they expected....pity!) I think that the Vicky provided those that saw it at the swap meet, the opportunity of seeing that "...they're still out there..." for the hunter in all of us. At the same meet was that original roadster body in pieces for 18K....and I was calling the phone number on the piece of paper! As for myself, seeing one more completed car at a show is alright, but seeing a true "barn find" in it's raw state is really incredible......it just exudes promise and hope for something in the future. Maybe that's why I love to see hot rods in primer; in the midst of an on-going process that isn't "final". End of question and sermon.
Bob,
How many cars did you really see on El Camino with primer ?
 
#45
Well............not too many...actually. But those that were in primer were partial primer due to "molding" the trunk, hood, quarter panels. And most were "transition" cars that were in the process of construction. Sure, Phil Cool had his meticulous 65 goat, but that truly was an oddity. Everyone drooled, but the rank and file were poor kids like me.
 
#46
Well............not too many...actually. But those that were in primer were partial primer due to "molding" the trunk, hood, quarter panels. And most were "transition" cars that were in the process of construction. Sure, Phil Cool had his meticulous 65 goat, but that truly was an oddity. Everyone drooled, but the rank and file were poor kids like me.
I drove this.


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