Here is a thread we can all get involved in post up the most iconic cars in your world they Can be a local one that just tripped your trigger at a local cruise in or the centerfold of a hot rod mag so post em up but do tell why they are iconic to you I’ll start with a few
This is my dads 26 t roadster pickup and some may remember it but this is the one that started it all for me this is the first car I ever worked on my mom has pics of me sanding on it when I was about 3 yep I had to be out there not helping my dad get it ready to paint lol. Also that is my dad in the driver Seat with my mom my grandpa and my uncle standing behind all are iconic in my world and maybe some of yours funfact the pic was taken in front of the vickers building on west 7th in Joplin
Then there is Brian kohlmans clone of the mr norms grand Spaulding dodge sfx nitro burning race car this is the reason I’m addicted to altered wheelbase cars I blame brian for my addiction and he is a good friend to keep me involved with them lol I was not too far away when this pic was taken a bit over 20 years ago at the world famous george rays wildcat drag strip and I was fortunate to be able to return there this year with the poison Ivey dodge afx and attempt the same fire burnout however the weather didnt cooperate to allow it but we will try again in May of 2020 to make it happen
the last one I’ll post for now is the world famous project x 57 chevy I hope im not stepping on someones toes here lol but this is in my opinion the perfect 57 chevy and it’s the one car that I haven’t had yet lol I have a builder in the backyard I’ll get to someday and it will probly look just like this
Yeah yeah Scott we all know your stuck in fordland lol but we all know the big bad dodges all outran them lol. That willys pickup is awesome to see in person they call it the world’s wildest willys for a reason not just for the outragous Paint but the new gen 2 hemi under the hood
I will have to say obviously Project X was a big influence for me along with Falfa's 55 and Milner's coupe. Probably the local car I can remember the earliest though is Terry West's Willy's coupe. That thing was inspirational to me as a kid.
For me, it was Hollywood. My father never really cared about drag racing, he was a cruiser. But the first time I saw American Graffiti that was it. I had to have a hot 55 of my own. Some years later seeing Two Lane Blacktop just made the desire stronger. I've had my 55 for almost 15 years now, and I don't see myself ever parting with it.
Obviously Project X has been a big influence in my life. I don't have a picture of it but MIke Johnson's (Bondo) 40 sedan was a big influence on me as well. My dad talked about that car my whole life and now he owns it.
You ain't steppin on anyone's toes. That car is iconic for a lot of people.