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Russell
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« on: March 03, 2011, 13:42:43 pm »

All I am delighted to announce that the "relpica, sorry Dave !" Dave Rhoads 64 DRF/DKP original looker is onroute to Europe, this survivor will take up a new home with some other reconised cars from the original US cal look scene. The car will once again hit the shores of the UK and will also be seen by the European Cal Looker Fans out and about.

Just wanted to say, a massive thanks to Mr Rhoads for supporting my dream and allowing us all to see this car on this side of the pond, Dave A big thanks.

Ps Make sure you take your race hat, you may need it.......
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 13:52:13 pm »

congrats Russell  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 14:08:57 pm »

Awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 14:32:01 pm »

See, I was a good boy and kept the secret! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 14:33:45 pm »

Wow
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 14:56:30 pm »

Congrats!
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 14:59:28 pm »

Nice one!!!  Wink

Hope to see it @ EBI this year
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 15:54:06 pm »

great news
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 18:12:49 pm »

So did you buy it or is Dave just shipping it out there to race along side your cars? Huh
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 19:07:03 pm »

GREAT  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 20:22:54 pm »

So did you buy it or is Dave just shipping it out there to race along side your cars? Huh
The former…
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 20:37:03 pm »

Well that moves me up one rung on the "Who's owned their Cal-Look car the longest" ladder.  Cheesy

I think the only ppl that have me beat are Marc and Glenn.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 21:33:42 pm »

Holy shit ! Never thought Dave would sell that car. It was its last visit to the UK that inspired me to build my (now sold) 64 looker. I remember chatting to him while he polished the mags after the crossing in the container, he said the salty air made a mess of his rims.
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2011, 21:36:11 pm »

Ps is that Bill eating a dog burger ? Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 22:03:04 pm »

Well that moves me up one rung on the "Who's owned their Cal-Look car the longest" ladder.  Cheesy

I think the only ppl that have me beat are Marc and Glenn.

Come this summer, if Russell comes walking toward you, RUN!!!  Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 22:36:21 pm »

Well that moves me up one rung on the "Who's owned their Cal-Look car the longest" ladder.  Cheesy

I think the only ppl that have me beat are Marc and Glenn.

How many years is that? Dave's was 40+ Sad sad to see it leave the streets of Orange County. It takes a lot for someone to keep a car for that long and even more to let it go.
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2011, 22:53:45 pm »

The cat has departed the bag... Cheesy..be great to see it over here..Dave is a great guy and I'm really pleased that it's gone to a Grumpy new owner  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2011, 22:54:10 pm »

Wow - look forward to seeing it over here  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2011, 22:54:27 pm »

Ps is that Bill eating a dog burger ? Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2011, 23:01:00 pm »

Well that moves me up one rung on the "Who's owned their Cal-Look car the longest" ladder.  Cheesy

I think the only ppl that have me beat are Marc and Glenn.

How many years is that? Dave's was 40+ Sad sad to see it leave the streets of Orange County. It takes a lot for someone to keep a car for that long and even more to let it go.

Dave was just shy of 40 years He bought his in May '71. I think Marc bought his split in 72 and Glenn bought his car new in '74. I bought mine in August '77.
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2011, 23:13:55 pm »

Glad its going to a good home!  Smiley  Someday I'm going to have to venture overseas to EBI... that would be cool.
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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2011, 09:08:21 am »

Thats great news, and kind of heart breaking as well, like hearing about folks you thought would be together forever divorcing....

At least its going somewhere where it will be properly looked after as well as driven (and the odd race up the strip too!).

Look fiorward to seeing it at EBI!
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2011, 12:09:34 pm »

WOW ! congrats russel ! i was really "stunned" by the car when i saw it in the UK years ago ... we all know it's going to a good home ! I would be reallllllly happy to see it again on the European Bug In 4 ... the real "blast from the past" for me !
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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2011, 14:21:19 pm »

Dave against me at Avon Park Smiley

A brilliant car

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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2011, 18:21:53 pm »

thats a cool pic..........who won? Grin
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2011, 18:31:42 pm »

Me because Dave broke a drive shaft coming off the line  Cry
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2011, 23:18:19 pm »

That really IS a cool pic Peter...

I'm not surprised Dave broke a driveshaft though, you probably freaked him out sticking your camera out of the window as you went into stage!  Cheesy

When will the Rhoads car hit Uk soil then? And what is the full line up of Gasser Garage cars going to be for EBI? Man am I glad I got EBI tickets early now!!!
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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2011, 16:49:56 pm »

What a sad moment in Cal-look history  Cry

That car should keep roaming the streets of southern California with Dave. Don't think it'll like to be locked away in prison.



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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2011, 17:27:30 pm »

What a sad moment in Cal-look history  Cry

That car should keep roaming the streets of southern California with Dave. Don't think it'll like to be locked away in prison.





Sad......not sure thats the correct word  Huh. How does being locked in prision = being showed and raced all over europe...... vrs being used a few times a year in CA.

Trust  me it will love its new home......

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« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2011, 18:36:58 pm »

Russell

My reply was not meant as criticism to you. Who wouldn't love to have that car in their garage given the opportunity?

I just think it's sad that Dave and the car has parted ways and that there's almost no real cars left where the history started.
Prison may have been the wrong word, but I pictured it parked in a building in Scotland only to see daylight when taken to shows. Would be cool to see it used and raced, that's what these cars are all about.
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