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Old 07-01-2007, 06:37 PM
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is the Gatsby a Street Rod

OK guys help me sort this out the 1934 Gatsby is built on a 1977-79 Ford Thunder Byrd chassis and a 1969 MG Midget body and some fiberglass parts. I went to a show today and they allowed one to enter in the 1920 -1935 street rod category and it beat out a beautiful 1933 Plymouth delivery not to mention several other really nice rods including mine. I just don't think this is a street rod not sure what category it should be in but it is titled as a 1934 Gatsby but was never in existence before the 1970's what do you all think?

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Old 07-01-2007, 06:48 PM
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They call those "neo classical", and no it is not a 1934.

It should not be in any class older than 1970. Those go in the same class as a Corday or an Excaliber.

I worked for the company that made a bunch of fiberglass parts for those cars. (it was before my time there, but there are still molds and parts for that car hanging around that place , as well as old literature) I don't remember seeing anything there that referred to it as a 34.


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How did it get by as a 34 Gatsby with the use of a 69 Midget body? Seems like the title would be under the body that was used. Sounds like yall got bambozzled.
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Go to the website and see how they do it in virginia now...
http://www.gatsbycars.com/cabriolet.html

The company started in San Jose Ca, in the late 70's. It must have sold to those folks in Virginia.

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They call those "neo classical", and no it is not a 1934.

It should not be in any class older than 1970. Those go in the same class as a Corday or an Excaliber.

I worked for the company that made a bunch of fiberglass parts for those cars. (it was before my time there, but there are still molds and parts for that car hanging around that place , as well as old literature) I don't remember seeing anything there that referred to it as a 34.


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When I looked them up on the Net the company that built them titled them as a 1934 Gatsby just the name not the year built but this guy classed it as a 1934 year car! and no one judging questioned it!
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Don't you just love it when the people that are called upon to judge a car don't even know what they are looking at?

It's hard to find good help these days.

What is even sadder is the fact that the owner of the car may also think it is a 1934.

Ignorance is now an epidemic.

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Don't you just love it when the people that are called upon to judge a car don't even know what they are looking at?

It's hard to find good help these days.

What is even sadder is the fact that the owner of the car may also think it is a 1934.

Ignorance is now an epidemic.

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Whats even sadder is the 33 Plymouth he beat out was awesome from front to back my buddy did place first with his 31 2 door sedan. When I told the guy about it on my way out he looked at me like I was insane!
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Go to the website and see how they do it in virginia now...
http://www.gatsbycars.com/cabriolet.html

The company started in San Jose Ca, in the late 70's. It must have sold to those folks in Virginia.

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That company doesn't look too professional. That fender set up sitting out behind a garage is kind of suspect. But, hey, it's a trophy winner.
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Don't you just love it when the people that are called upon to judge a car don't even know what they are looking at?

It's hard to find good help these days.

What is even sadder is the fact that the owner of the car may also think it is a 1934.

Ignorance is now an epidemic.

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