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Wilfred

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« on: April 22, 2010, 12:47:06 AM »

Well... one pub anyway



A rare sight in many ways!
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 02:59:37 AM »

 
 





 
 
 
And this is in the US - they use the whole car
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 08:49:25 AM »

The mirrors on those cars are worth 40 bucks!  Sheesh!
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 02:12:40 PM »

I hope the other half of that car is on the inside of the building!!!

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Stewart Van Petten

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 09:41:26 AM »

Sometimes I think it is a shame that some clasic cars get chopped up for advertising. But the flip side is that sometimes the car that would have otherwise gone to be recycled has been turned into automobile art that is pretty cool.
 
A few friends of mine got contracts to help provide some vehicles for an automotive art display a few years ago at the 1986 Vancouver Expo. They told me that everything they used was just a shell of parts made to look good. None of them would ever be road worthy so they became art.
 
After the Expo was over all of the vehciles in the exhibit were auctioned off one by one to the highest bidder. All of the vehicles had been painted over with a thick coat of grey paint for the exhibit so that all you could see was the distinctive shapes of many cool iconic vehicles that we all have seen on the roads over the years.
 
There were a few different old muscle cars as well as some sedans, staion wagons, trucks, vans, some motorcycles and even a couple of bicycles. Lots of people who won the highest bid expected to find a good vehicle under the paint but most were beyond restoration. There were a few hidden gems I did hear though. Many people that were bidding knew that most of the vehicles were just shells but wanted them for advertising purposes and they were very happy with what they ended up with after the auction. I will see if I can find some pics of the display.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 11:37:52 AM »

I finally found a few pics of "Highway 86". There was even a submarine in the sculpture! http://www.rainwaterreptileranch.org/steve/photos/hwy86/index.html
Apparently a couple of enterprising young people were camping out in one of the exhibits for a week or more before they were caught! lol
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2010, 11:51:06 AM »

And this is what Bob does in Pennsylvania with cats...

 

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010, 12:45:42 PM »

Quote from: 300Rag
 
 





 
 
 



 
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 02:04:21 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
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Maybe, just maybe, you actually finish ONE car... then we talk.

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 12:06:43 PM »



Most Dutch would NEVER do that, they love those cars!!!



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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 03:07:35 AM »

It seems that the other part of the car is hanging on the inside, in the cafe.....
Just take them down and weld them back together. :)

The former owner had an accident with it....

But still it hurts a moparmom's heart to see such a beautifull car hanging on a wall.


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