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PostPosted: June 15, 2018, 6:45 pm 
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These were fresh in April when the show took place. However, we had our long period offline then too, and I never got round to publishing any photos.

//** WARNING **//
I don't always upload photos of the pretty, $300,000+ show cars. If you have that kind of money to give to Chip Foose or some similar builder, to make you a vision of a car, well ho-hum to you. I love to take photos of the startling, innovative, and sometimes down-right ugly vehicles the "little guy" or iconoclastic visionary exhibits.

My favorite exhibitors came back this year - The San Diego Roadster Club. These guys are amazing and have the true hotrodder spirit. They build cars for El Mirage Dry Lake and Bonneville. These guys are beyond Locost. They sometimes even make their own engines.

I'll start with them.

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This is a set of photos of a replica version of the 1928 Stutz Blackhawk Streamliner now under construction by a club member/collector. The original car hit 203.45 MPH at Daytona Beach using two supercharged 91 cubic-inch DOHC Miller engines. That was a land speed record at that time.
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PostPosted: June 15, 2018, 7:09 pm 
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For you bike engine guys, how about this? It's a 3-Bike-Engined streamliner. How about 258+ MPH with 3 bike engines?
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PostPosted: June 15, 2018, 7:20 pm 
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How about a classic Studebaker, much modified through years of continous refinement?

This baby is all steel too. Even the bumpers are the real deal.
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Oooops, someone forgot to make a single-cylinder, 650 CC Harley-Davidson. So this Club member made his own. How fast will it go? How about 132+ MPH?
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For engine guys, here are two innovations:

Self-built V12
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Destroked, 253 CU. IN, 4 Valve/Cylinder V8
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Now, a question sure to be on your mind is, "What can I do with old uncle Elwood's '71 Honda 600 Z Coupe?"
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If you're a member of the San Diego Roadster Club, this might be your answer:
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Would someone in the Club dare to restore and race a 1924 Harley-Davidson? Yes, they would!
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And the tow car?
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WONDERFUL Pictures, Lonnie! Thanks for posting.
Love the Studebaker... And I'd like to meet Jeanne "BearCat" Talbot!
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When I was a child, milk was always delivered to your front door by the milkman in the ubiquitous DIVCO milk truck. Every local dairy in California (and many other states) had a fleet of DIVCOs to deliver their products fresh to nearby towns. Maybe your town had them too?

They looked like this:
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Here's someones take on one as a business portfolio piece and hot rod novelty:
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A resto-mod Lincoln Phaeton. It has a forward section for the chauffeur and separate section for the passengers. The restoration was to original, but the driveline is modern.
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Here's a motorcycle done in the theme of "The Day of the Dead" as celebrated in Mexico. It is probably the most obsessive bike I've ever seen. You have to admire the dedication and artistry of the owner/builder here. It is so rich in detail that there isn't any area on the bike free of effort and artistry. I kept taking photos of it because I kept finding more and more detail. The more I looked, the more I found.
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The fellow who built (& designed?) this car lives in the same town as me. They built it in the context of an automotive TV show. He has a shop near me, but I don't know where it is, or what the name of it is. I think his name is Rick. The car is totally cool and absolutely a retro-homage to the Art Deco period when the finest cars (in terms of looks and coachwork) came from France.
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I wouldn't call this tube-framed, 1934 Ford 3-window coupe a locost effort, but it's along those lines. This car is autocrossed nationally at shows like this one. I spent quite a bit of time looking it over and talking to the owner, who is in the background in the first photo. It has many innovative features in terms of the chassis and suspension. If I ever do another project it will be like this or a 1950's sports racer.
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The front grille and radiator surround is from a Ford truck. What looks like a tubular "dropped" axle is actually two swing axles arranged similarly in concept to the Ford Twin-I-Beam front axles for Ford trucks. He tells me it has a low roll center and very little camber change on the track. He also told me he does his own metal shaping.
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You can see he has paid a lot of attention to weight distribution. While it looks old-school, it's very modern is some ways. The solid axle with 3-link and Watts linkage is a quick change unit from circle track racing.
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The cockpit and instrumentation is pretty modern and race-worthy.
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The car is a pretty impressive performer on the track. Because of it's color, his friends gave it the name "Sewer Pickle." Just think about that for a minute.

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More great pictures, Lonnie!

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Because of it's color, his friends gave it the name "Sewer Pickle." Just think about that for a minute.
Hmmmm... My first thought is that he must race with a similar group of hoodlums to the ones that named my car "The Slotus"... My next thought was, "Hey! It ain't brown!?!?!"

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