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Frosty

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Great pics as always Thanks!

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You're welcome Joe....wish i had more time to walk around and talk to more folks. Alas the Dad thing took priority.

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Love these pics and stories! Thanks, frosted one!

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No problem Ringo. I love this stuff, as you well know.

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An actual jumped General Lee

WHY?  Looks like no attempt to make at the least a flat landing and NO crowd protection for the onlookers.

Hate to see any classics trashed like this.  Below is a news link...

http://www.freep.com/news/

What a USELESS Display, Here is a vid Posted on PY. 

 

 

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Agreed. Better have been a replica or something wrong with it at minimum to make it just slightly less than despicable. When Frosty posted it, I thought it was one that was just "kept" in that condition for historical value (naive I know).

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About 10 or so years ago a speed shop in my neck of the woods called Hardcore Performance got ahold of one of the last remaining unjumped General Lee cars built for the show. The jumped it more spectacularly than this. Hazard purist were ticked because it was built by the production company and, in their opinion,was worthy of being saved.

Truth is the car was rather rotten on the inside. There was a lot of rust in structural places once I got a chance to look at the car up close after the jump and it was declared safe. It would have been a major restoration to save that car, well more than it was worth, even it being an R/T car.

Ii will admit that I have been so wrapped up in things in NC last week I didn't even hear about this General Lee jump until just now.

Lastly, Hardcore Performance built the fastest LS powered Firebird back in the day. However, the Feds closed them down, seized their assets, and sold them at a government auction because the owners had engaged in and were convicted of mortgage fraud over several years. Many employees never got their last pay check.

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11 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Lastly, Hardcore Performance built the fastest LS powered Firebird back in the day. However, the Feds closed them down, seized their assets, and sold them at a government auction because the owners had engaged in and were convicted of mortgage fraud over several years. Many employees never got their last pay check.

That plus the jump and they're practically the devil :lol: 

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Most definitely.

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Awesome shots.   Didn't go this year.

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I didn't get to see as much as I would've liked to either JUSTA. There were a few lead sleds in the Kavalcade of Kustoms I would have liked to have looked at. Not to mention there were several vendors I would have liked to have talked to as well.

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A past Riddler winner....JUSTA, Indyman and I certain all remember Gratiot Auto Supply. Linda Vaughan was the spokesperson for Gratiot for a lot of years (besides Hurst).IMG_3241.thumb.JPG.0caefcb75b37a63095137f07c137db08.JPG

 

A DeSoto 331 Hemi powered '32 Ford IMG_3274.thumb.JPG.188afa0fe2c0ed53480554c0c01e5549.JPG

Take a hard look at this '69 Charger. It is lowered, chopped and channeled. It is uber-sharp close up.

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A Buick GS-style wagon

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The General Mayhem from the guys at Roadkill TV and a newcomer, more modern POS Charger

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General Mayhem has a Hellcat engine and tranny along with nitrous. It raced the Fast N Loud Monkeys at the Pontiac Silverdome a couple of years ago and lost!

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The sign of this Charger says "this is not a wrap".

 

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LMAO... I had all the Zinger models.  Gratiot Auto supply.  Spent alot of my teenage money there!

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So did I JUSTA. Last time I talked to Linda Vaughan is when she signed my shifter plate. She looked at me and said to me, "we've met before haven't we?". I said yes ma'am when I was 19 years old at the Gratiot Auto,Supply store in Flint Michigan in 1979. She looked at me, smiled, winked at me, and she said the old Gratiot slogon "tell'em Linda sent ya'!".

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You must've walked right by my car...Thanks Frosty..LOL

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On 3/1/2017 at 9:51 PM, stratman said:

 

Thank you for thinking of Nancy, Frosty... cruising with Nancy in that GTO made us feel like rock stars, I will never forget those good times. Great pictures!

You are most welcome my friend!

11 hours ago, indymanjoe said:

You must've walked right by my car...Thanks Frosty..LOL

Yeah I probably did Joe.

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