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10-27-2011, 06:33 PM
RAT FINK DIECAST57 NOMAD. Thought it was really neat and will look good in the man cave.
10-27-2011, 07:04 PM
so cool, will look great in the cave. :tu
10-27-2011, 07:13 PM
Yep, I remember when RF first came out......:congrats:
Everybody wanted a T Shirt.
10-27-2011, 07:19 PM
Looks unreal in a man cave :tu
10-27-2011, 09:43 PM
Neat looking piece.
10-28-2011, 08:28 AM
I LIKE IT :congrats:
10-28-2011, 12:52 PM
Where did you find this?
10-29-2011, 01:59 AM
I think the old Rat Fink with his oversized gear shift looks great in any classic. Especially that Nomad!!!
10-29-2011, 09:29 AM
When I was a young teenager in the S.F. Bay area in the mid sixties we ran those electric slot cars. My favorite was a Rat Fink model. I'm pretty sure the plastic was from Revell.
Fast forward almost twenty years to 1984. Ed Roth was airbrushing T-shirts at a car show in Midland or Odessa TX. He was convinced to stop by Hobbs NM on his way back to LA to pinstripe a T bucket for a local businessman. The word got around that he was in town. He ended up staying a few days, striping and lettering a few hot rods. He was quite a character, driving a Civic Wagon I think. The exterior of the Civic was a riot of randomly painted stripes, all different colors. He used his daily driver as a mock canvas to see if the colors were right for him!
Much to my unanticipated pleasure, he agreed to letter our econorail, a simple backmotor dragster. We had a long name picked out like High Plains Drifter. Ed said "Nah, too long for a digger. Too many letters. Pick something shorter."
While Ed pinstriped the car, we came up with "One on One". Ed was a creative talent, an artist, and a working man.
Sorry if I hijacked the thread. I really respected Big Daddy. He was a small but interesting part of my life.
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