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    What got you involved..

    ...with rodding ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    ...with rodding ?
    Local hot rodders.

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    Trevor cook, cookie to anyone who knows him. You've probably seen him at shows, he's Yankee doodles the American clothing stall along with his wife Lesley. I've known him since I was about 16, 39 years now .
    I was into bikes until Trevor started working for my dad lorry driving and it's gone pear shaped ever since
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    Used to build model car kits when I was a kid in South Africa. Dad bought me a 1:24 kit of the Stone, Woods & Cook Willy's gasser, he even got the correct colour paint and sprayed the body for me. Then my best mate's older brother gave me a pile of his Hot Rod magazines (this was 1968) - hooked for life!
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    Similar to the previous response. I had a plastic Airfix model of a Mustang and one of the build options was a drag racer. I didn't know what it was at the time (in around1966) but I thought it looked cool. A while later a friend of a friend had piles of Hot Rod magazines in his shed and I was hooked.

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    had a mate few years older than me started to go to Chelsea with him and my bro, the he brought this crap little stock pop....so then a moggy arrived, out came the disc cutter.... and the next 34yrs seems to be much the same.....

    made some good friends along the way so far...

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    I was seriously into bikes as a teenager and one day saw a copy of Custom Car next to my usual mags (bike and superbike), Revenge was featured as a build up and I was hooked, because some rods are like 4 wheeled bikes I guess.


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    Graffiti / Hot Rod and Custom mag

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    Tangerine Dream Ford Pop in the car park at Santapod when i was 14, by 16 i had built my own V6 powered pop 1978
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    Went to an airshow with my Dad when I was a nipper, & there was a hot rod show on. Told him I like these cars, so on Monday when he came home from work, he'd bought me a copy of Custom Car...& the car on the cover, a Datson 260Z was at the show.....That did it for me....no looking back for over 40 years.

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    'Dad, what's a Little Deuce Coupe?', and the family summer holidays to Sweden, oh yes!!
    ...are we out tonight?

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    Always built model cars as a kid, scalextric etc, then saw a ww2 jeep and a blue flake beach buggy as a 13-14 year old, one day got a copy of hot car magazine and bloke down the road had a yank, a Chevy chevelle I think and I was hooked!!!

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    When i was 10 years old on family holiday , We stopped at a garage for fuel , Mum & Dad bought me & my sister a magazine each to keep us quite on the journey . Hot car mag for me , Jackie mag for my sister . That really set my whole life of working on cars , Left school trained as a mechanic , Built a kit car at 17 . Then custom carpi , built a 3100 for that , Going to shows /meets saw a 69 mustang , so sold the carpi , Bought 69 mustang , restored it & still have it 25 years on + 3 other American cars . Great scene to be in very social friendly . Gets us out a lot . Kev

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    In 1958/9 a school friend brought a copy of Hot Rod into school which got me hooked, then I saw the Spa Engineering customised pickup driving around near me, found out where they were (how I don't remember) met John Bennett (founder of SPR) & joined the BHRA in 1963. Never been the same since!!!
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    Santapod and Hot Rod & Custom Car.

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    In the early 1950s I used to `help` my dad whenever he was in the garage working on his cars which gave me an interest in cars and since 1956, (I was 6) I`ve enjoyed making models starting with Airfix kits and by the time I was eight I had graduated to Kiel Kraft flying models. In 1962 during a visit to my local model shop, `Beezleys` in Twickenham, I noticed a kit of the newly released Monogram `Red Chariot` `30 Phaeton Hot Rod which I bought...that was it, I was hooked on Hot Rodding!...
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    Loved Beazleys in Heath Road.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brizey View Post
    In the early 1950s I used to `help` my dad whenever he was in the garage working on his cars which gave me an interest in cars and since 1956, (I was 6) I`ve enjoyed making models starting with Airfix kits and by the time I was eight I had graduated to Kiel Kraft flying models. In 1962 during a visit to my local model shop, `Beezleys` in Twickenham, I noticed a kit of the newly released Monogram `Red Chariot` `30 Phaeton Hot Rod which I bought...that was it, I was hooked on Hot Rodding!...
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    Was into cars from... probably birth! Did the Corgis, Dinkys, Matchbox, Scalextrix as I'm sure we all did, then, after a flirtation with Airfix aircraft I came upon a US kit, so that'd be Revell or Monagram (?), '63 or thereabouts Corvette Coupe which had the bits to build it stock or modified. I liked the modified (bit of Googling suggests it was a '64 MPC kit that had the stock or competition options) Not sure what happened thereafter until I was about 11 or so when a magazine called Custom Car appeared at the newsagents. I think I missed the first couple of issues but I've been downhill ever since!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    Loved Beazleys in Heath Road.
    Me too Mart`, I spent a lot of my pennies in there and also the model shop on top of the railway bridge in Teddington!...
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    As a kid, dad worked at Matchbox so I had hundreds of cars. Early teen Saw/heard a black 32 3 window in Fulham, neighbour bought a big block 60s Mopar, word on the street drew me to the local Chelsea Cruise @ 1975 ish - never missed one for a decade. Chicks have since tried to delete the need but it's in the soul, and the chicks have gone. Lol

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