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« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2011, 02:06:40 am »

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« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2011, 23:47:52 pm »

With that said, the car is known as Tar BABE....not Tar Baby.

Wasn't this due to an error on the sign writing?
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« Reply #62 on: December 19, 2011, 08:55:45 am »

With that said, the car is known as Tar BABE....not Tar Baby.

Wasn't this due to an error on the sign writing?
No, you're thinking of the famous 'Ingle' instead of 'Engle'...
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« Reply #63 on: December 19, 2011, 09:25:37 am »

With that said, the car is known as Tar BABE....not Tar Baby.

Wasn't this due to an error on the sign writing?
No, you're thinking of the famous 'Ingle' instead of 'Engle'...

I knew that one, for some reason I had it in my head the car was always called Tar Baby when talked about at the time, but ... that wasn't reflected in the sign writing.
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« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2012, 00:26:18 am »

Aside from the spelling, whats the correct pronunciation?

I've always said Tar-Babe (Bab - Long A) ,

not (Ba-bee) Baby

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« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2012, 06:11:51 am »

Aside from the spelling, whats the correct pronunciation?

I've always said Tar-Babe (Bab - Long A) ,

not (Ba-bee) Baby


Agree
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« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2012, 01:15:26 am »

Hi all ,

just keep on diggin' guys , we might end up with a book on Tar Babe .....(might not be such a bad idea   :-)
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« Reply #67 on: January 13, 2012, 11:21:47 am »

Hi all ,

just keep on diggin' guys , we might end up with a book on Tar Babe .....(might not be such a bad idea   :-)
Watch this space...
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« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2012, 02:49:54 am »

Hi all ,

just keep on diggin' guys , we might end up with a book on Tar Babe .....(might not be such a bad idea   :-)
Watch this space...

Keith,  will your "Carlos" be doing the Forward???    Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes  Sorry guys, inside joke....
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« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2012, 23:40:18 pm »

latest photo of the Tar Babe taken yesterday....

please note ive reduced the size in paint so quality not as good a original photo.

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« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2012, 01:04:28 am »

The car still looks nice, slightly surreal. Like a toy amongst the bobbins  Smiley
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« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2012, 22:41:52 pm »

I think I just found Tar Babe's original floorpan.....
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« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2012, 22:49:50 pm »

Pray do tell!
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« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2012, 00:22:23 am »

Doing these interviews has opened up so much new information... Wow... It's time to rewrite the California Look (history)....
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« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2012, 00:31:17 am »

was it the lead we expected Huh

do you think he will sell it ?
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« Reply #75 on: August 22, 2012, 01:11:24 am »

RR, call me!
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« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2012, 19:33:16 pm »

 Wink Grin
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« Reply #77 on: August 24, 2012, 00:28:29 am »

Reading through this brought back a lot of memories of watching this car run. I found this photo that I've had a copy of for years, thought I'd share
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« Reply #78 on: August 24, 2012, 22:18:46 pm »

RR, call me!

I'm on my way !
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« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2012, 00:56:08 am »


Not bad RR  Grin

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« Reply #80 on: September 01, 2012, 18:07:22 pm »

Yes, the original floorpan for Tar Babe has been found... In Texas of all places.. What a story.
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« Reply #81 on: September 01, 2012, 18:31:23 pm »

Yes, the original floorpan for Tar Babe has been found... In Texas of all places.. What a story.
cool and the original roolcage is on?? he's complete or just the floorpan  without front beam ,gerabox etc..
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« Reply #82 on: September 02, 2012, 07:16:42 am »

Yes, the original floorpan for Tar Babe has been found... In Texas of all places.. What a story.
This has got to be a great yarn!  How did it make its way from Mexico to TX?
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« Reply #83 on: September 02, 2012, 08:52:38 am »

Yes, the original floorpan for Tar Babe has been found... In Texas of all places.. What a story.
This has got to be a great yarn!  How did it make its way from Mexico to TX?

Bruce, I can assure you we believe this story 100% true and is not a yarn.

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« Reply #84 on: September 06, 2012, 19:49:29 pm »

Congratulations, well done!
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« Reply #85 on: September 12, 2012, 05:59:17 am »

fantastic build and congrads on the floor pan thats a score of a lifetime to relocate it !!!

more pics please  Tongue

bless up,
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« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2012, 01:02:47 am »

Looking forward to the whole story and some photos !
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« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2012, 22:58:34 pm »

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« Reply #88 on: October 27, 2012, 03:58:13 am »

Things sometimes just happen.. Recall the famous  Roth ( no, not you Richard) show car that was sitting for years in front of a whore house in Mexico..And The latest HOT ROD has an great article on how, many Know it alls fell through their ass on a score in SFO...
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« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2013, 20:17:06 pm »

Superb thread great reading
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