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Old 07-04-2007, 09:47 PM
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How would you categorize this vehicle???

Hot Rod, Street Rod, Import ???


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Old 07-04-2007, 09:53 PM
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I'd call it a magic bus.

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Old 07-04-2007, 10:21 PM
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Looks like it is at the Bonneville Salt Flats so I would categorize it FAST!!
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One Bi***en ride!!!!

From someone who grew up in the 60's and now had the time and money to finish his dream!!
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:25 PM
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I call it a fast brick.
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So, I take it a really radical, mid-engined V8, Corvair van would also get lots of cool points and ?
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I saw a article in a magizine about that Van,, he drove it a long ways to get to bonneville for the speed trials,, I think it was in super rod or street rod builder,, one hell of a ride,, I like it,, I would catagrize it as B I T C H I N go fast mochine,,,
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:09 AM
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There's no fuss Gus, just ride the bus Gus.

I like it.

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Back in the seventies a term was coined for just such a car, it worked perfectly and I don't understand why it isn't used more often. It was "Street Machine". You had "street rod" for any pre 1949 car that was modified for performance, then ANYTHING after 1948 that was modified for performance was called a "Street Machine". I think that name worked and worked well.

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He's from PA, and a really cool guy too. I saw him, with the van, at a Super Summit Show at the Summit Racing retail store in Akron, OH. The year before that I saw him at the Father's Day show in Hermitage, PA. He definitely drives it. It's one of those vehicles that grabs your attention and pulls you to it like steel shavings to a magnet.
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Back in the seventies a term was coined for just such a car, it worked perfectly and I don't understand why it isn't used more often. It was "Street Machine". You had "street rod" for any pre 1949 car that was modified for performance, then ANYTHING after 1948 that was modified for performance was called a "Street Machine". I think that name worked and worked well.

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p.s. it is an awsome rig isn't it!
Street machine with an awesome attitude. Generally, I hate VW's, I could hang with that bus. At least it won't whistle out the exhaust like they normally do. Dan
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Street Machine seems to work. Maybe even Pro Street. No matter what you call it, it is definitely a VERY nice ride!
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I guess this one could pass for a Pro Streeter, and definitely a Street Machine. I call a lot of these type vehicles Modern Street Rods, because they are quite often built just like a street rod would be, but with a modern (post 48-49) body.

Overall I would agree that the classification doesn't matter - it's just bad to the bone! I was just curious what the reception and opinion in this community would be.
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