1977 Street Rod Nationals

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Here are some pics I took a long time ago!

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And some more ....

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And some more.....

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Love 'em , thanks for putting them up 8) :lol:
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Some remembering for the old guys

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Some remembering for the old guys Thanks for putting them up
I have a 1942 Jail Bar Pick Up Being done (Two more years ) and a 1930-34 Continental ( In Storage)
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Kiwipaul wrote:Some remembering for the old guys Thanks for putting them up
Ah yes, back when a 20' rim belonged on a truck and the term rat rod hadn't been invented! :wink:
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My first Nats.Great memories there.Doesn't seem like 33 :shock: years ago.Thanks for posting :D
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HOT ROD FRED wrote:My first Nats.Great memories there.Doesn't seem like 33 :shock: years ago.Thanks for posting :D
Thanks for posting these.

My first Nationals too; although only as an observer; we went down in an old Holden from memory. I had started on the '34 Chev Coupe project in early '76 I think. Great memories.

The weather was foul on the way down on Good Friday. Dawned fine and Narranderra was a picture with fresh clear air and all the autumn colours etc; it was an amazing spectacle for us.
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fredeuce wrote:.....Ah yes, back when a 20' rim belonged on a truck and the term rat rod hadn't been invented! :wink:
....ain't that the truth......no big ego's or power parkers either.....just good times and havin' heaps of fun...... :lol: :lol: , thanks for the pics.....
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Oldcol wrote:
just good times and havin' heaps of fun......
Great pics , thanks Fredeuce.

This was discussed over a few convivial ales at Port Fairy and the general consensus was although we still enjoy runs , they're a far cry from back then , the exception to the rule was the Vic State Run in Ballarat '08 hosted by the Fuellers , it was grass roots rodding.... with a couple of show cars out there in the dust going for it .

I recall at one of the Mildura Nats seeing Daryl Scholes arrive in the California T absolutely covered in mud ( trailers werent invented then :wink: ) 5 days later he held aloft the Top Car Award.
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yep to many people r to scared to get out and get there cars dusty u would,nt c to many big dollar cars out there :roll: lets get back to the good old days were runs were fun with your car doing driving skills i think we r going soft all alot wont to do is park there car and talk shit all day bendigo tryed to put on such a event and didnt get the support those that went had a ball i think there r to many static shows we r getting like the u.s.a :roll:
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Or is it more like most people only bring their cars out if there is a show on. Those days looked like a whole heap of fun. 8)
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Oldcol wrote:
fredeuce wrote:.....Ah yes, back when a 20' rim belonged on a truck and the term rat rod hadn't been invented! :wink:
....ain't that the truth......no big ego's or power parkers either.....just good times and havin' heaps of fun...... :lol: :lol: , thanks for the pics.....
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:D :D I LUV OLD PICS AND MAGAZINES. THANKS :) :)
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Thanks heaps, really enjoyed these pics.
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