Big Daddy" Rat Fink" Roth

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  1. robin

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    I watched a documentary about the custom car sensation of the 60s---guess what this is the new sensation-the custom bicycle--and guess what it is way more affordable !!! Maybe one of you artists could produce custom T shirts like Ed did I know i would buy them and iam 62 !!
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    The Beatnik Bandit was my all time favorite when I was a kid.
     
  3. grouchyolfart

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    Man, I used to build all those models. Far out, man.
     
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    Here is a pic I have. 2nd is Von Dutch 3rd is just cool
     

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    Speaking of models, does anybody know where to find any bicycle models? I have been looking and have had no luck. I would like to make some Motorized Bicycles models. Would be cool to make models that look like our MB's.
     
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    I was more of a Weird-Oh fan myself.
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I don't think I have ever seen a bicycle kit model.....dang, now I gotta go hit up ebay.
     
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    Here's a couple for all you old guys. The first is a Rat Fink that has been hanging on the wall in my garage for a while, signed by the man himself.
    The other is a quiz: First prise to anyone who can identify the guy with the flat top haircut sitting in my car. No hints except that he is a hot rodding icon.
    Tom
     

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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
    Thank you for playing, but that's not right. Next?
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    That kit is VERY SMALL... like about 2" long maybe.
     
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    Dick Kraft?
     
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    Nope.
    Hint: He was featured in a 1957 issue of Life magazine with that car that made him famous.
    Tom
     
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    Norm Grabowski
     
  18. Bikeguy Joe

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    77 Sunset Strip.....
     
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    Fair posted at 5:51, Joe did at 6:01.
    Fair got the name right, Joe got the TV show that featured the car.
    Kookie (Ed Burnes), on 77 Sunset Strip drove the 'T' roadster that was built by Norm. He went on to build several other cars that saw service in TV and movies and even had a number of small acting parts. He's still going strong, carving wooden rocking horses, skull gear shift knobs and recently got into some metal sculpturing. Neat guy and I was honored to have him sit in my car at a local show in 2003.
    Tom
     
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    Thought I should share this with you guys. Its one of my most treasured photos.
    Norm Grabowski and me at a car show in 03. I can recall when I was just a kid and would watch 77 Sunset Strip and drool whenever the roadster was shown. I had to wait a lot of years but to actually have the guy who built that car sit in mine was a treat beyond compare. Good memory.
    Tom
     

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