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 Post subject: 2019 Del Mar Nationals
PostPosted: April 7, 2019, 12:01 pm 
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I don't know how much interest there is in me posting photos from this years show. There were some great cars there, but I tend to focus on the ones that are unique, and mechanically, or conceptually, most interesting - not necessarily the flashy ones.

My favorite group - The San Diego Roadster Club - did not exhibit this year. Big Bummer :cry:

Here are some teasers. If people are interested I'll post more. Let me know.

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Hagermann Special
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File comment: Very 7-like car, but larger + V8, many more photos.
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Scarb MK I Continuation
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French Art Dco Style Car
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"New" 34 Ford 3-Window Body
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File comment: Pretty amazing duplication of original including door panels, interior, etc.
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1930's Model T Based Race Car (with JD Look-alike)
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Kurtis 500
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More Incredible Work from the Low-Rider Guys (Includes Nekked Women)
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File comment: What can you say about this? The workmanship and detail in there cars often gets into the "unreal" area. Gotta luv it!
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Those are some of the highlights. Let me know if it's interesting enough to expand on.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: April 8, 2019, 8:39 am 
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More peekchurs! More feelthy peekchurs!


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PostPosted: April 8, 2019, 1:46 pm 
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TRX wrote:
More peekchurs! More feelthy peekchurs!


Just for you!
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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: April 8, 2019, 1:55 pm 
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Here's Hector's Chebby!
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File comment: Hector's Low-rider. Super clean and better than new.
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The Low-rider section was sponsored by PPG. When you see the paint jobs on these cars, you'll understand why they did so. I don't think my photos will do the paint on his car justice. Any small change in lighting totally changed the apparent color. It looks like it is light green here, but his rotating lights would change the color completely.

Here's just one example:
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PostPosted: April 8, 2019, 2:19 pm 
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This 7-like roadster was done by the son of a man who did all the sports car and sprint car bodies when I was growing up in the S.F. Bay Area. It was just sold to a very nice man from Dallas, Texas a few days prior to the show, and he brought it along with his Ford roadster from the same builder. I had a chance to talk with him in detail about it.

The work is masterful and I have a lot of photos of it. It has some really cool detailing including a wrap-around, frameless windshield embedded into the scuttle section.
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File comment: Interior with view of wrap-around windshield.
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File comment: Front with inboard mounted coilovers visible through grille.
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File comment: Front suspension. Absence of coilovers allowed headlights to be mounted low in chassis.
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File comment: Door opening. The paneled inside hid chassis details. I'm not sure if it's tube framed or ladder type chassis.
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File comment: More details.
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File comment: Fuel filler detail. LED brake light is embedded under lip of same.
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That's not a car, it's a piece of art. Fabulous work.


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