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    Just watched an interesting movie about the life of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. There was a scene where a hot rodder was pulled over by a police officer driving a 52 Studebaker. []

    Big Daddy was my childhood idol.

    Jon Stalnaker
    Editor, Hawk Talks
    Karel Staple Chapter SDC
    Jon Stalnaker
    Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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    John

    I'm also a fan of Ed Roth. Just curious where you saw a movie about him.

    Bob

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Sdude

      Just watched an interesting movie about the life of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. There was a scene where a hot rodder was pulled over by a police officer driving a 52 Studebaker. []

      Big Daddy was my childhood idol.

      Jon Stalnaker
      Editor, Hawk Talks
      Karel Staple Chapter SDC
      I was a Roth wannabe as a teen, i last seen the Beatnik Bandit at the National Museam in Reno years ago. Is it still there,???
      Here's a 2005 web site with it on page 2.

      http://www.oiccam.com/reno/car_museu...wo/index.shtml

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      • #4
        The movie was on the Ovation channel. (I have satellite) It was narrated by John Goodman. I probably would have never noticed it if it hadn't been a rainy day.

        The last time I was at the Reno museum it was still there along with a modern updated version.

        Jon Stalnaker
        Editor, Hawk Talks
        Karel Staple Chapter SDC
        Jon Stalnaker
        Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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        • #5
          Found it, the movie is called "Tales of the Rat Fink" from 2006.

          http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491698/

          Amazon has it for under $20.

          http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Rat-Fink.../dp/B000H6SY3M

          Jeff DeWitt
          http://carolinastudes.net
          Jeff DeWitt
          http://carolinastudes.net

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          • #6
            Wild car![8D] Yeah, I had the Hot Wheels version of it. As I remember, someone did quite a few 'Futuristic' or cars of the future, type of cars, was it Roth? That 'Joy Stick' controller for the 'Bandit' was certainly a futuristic touch. Interesting cars, I never knew who the designer was though, thanks for the info.


            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
            Ron Smith
            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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            • #7
              Ed Roth also made a hover car. It broke down during a demonstration and 5 people in the audience were injured. I'm sure that seriously put a damper on his future creativity.

              A lot of Ed Roths cars were made into models for youngsters to assemble. I certainly put together my fair share of them.

              Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and Mad magazine. It's no wonder I grew up disturbed. (not that there's anything wrong with that)

              Jon Stalnaker
              Editor, Hawk Talks
              Karel Staple Chapter SDC
              Jon Stalnaker
              Karel Staple Chapter SDC

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              • #8
                The beatnik bandit was there as of last rear as well as some of his other work to include a couple bikes.

                fred

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                • #9
                  [quote]Originally posted by Sdude



                  Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and Mad magazine. It's no wonder I grew up disturbed. (not that there's anything wrong with that)

                  (quote)Hover cars, joy stick operation and the big daddy pioneers of one off fiberglass kustoms. Today Mercedes has a joystick car, and of course the trouble plagued (both mechanically and legally) Moller sky car which flies as long as it's tethered.

                  Here's nice web site of his creations
                  http://www.mrgasser.com/littlejewel.htm

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