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Tiki and vintage Hot Rod / Custom Car culture
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4356
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-07-21 1:25 pm   Permalink

Abstract,

I love that pic in front of the Latitude 20 at the Stockton Islander.

Here is the dragster run by Don the Beachcomber Johnson.



DC


 
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La Esquina Del Tiki!
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Joined: May 23, 2007
Posts: 42
From: Bloomington, MN
Posted: 2011-08-15 8:48 pm   Permalink

Here is a Tiki/Custom connection from the late 50's/early 60's. Image is from a small paperback book titled Hot Rods & Custom Cars Vintage Speed Graphics, published by Taschen, author Coco Shinomiya.



If you browse through the old car magazines you will occasionally see shrunken heads or tiki images on water slide decals or patches. I'll see if I can find a few.


Chris


 
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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2011-08-17 4:02 pm   Permalink

I think Tiki and Hot Rods go hand in had, personally.

Hell Even Hot Wheels is inspiring new tikifiles.

Paul



Hot Wheels Tiki Torcher:





Would love to find one of these hiding in a barn somewhere.



Tiki, Doug Weigel’s scratch-built 1910 Model T:





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Lukeulele
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Posts: 377
From: So Cal-holic
Posted: 2012-01-24 9:47 pm   Permalink




 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 416
From: western australia
Posted: 2012-01-25 01:16 am   Permalink

oops.. sorry, nothing to see here.



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Lukeulele
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Posts: 377
From: So Cal-holic
Posted: 2012-01-25 11:38 am   Permalink





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the75stingray
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 447
From: Dayton, Ohio
Posted: 2012-01-28 6:59 pm   Permalink

Such a cool thread Sabu. Thanks!

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2793
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2012-01-30 3:41 pm   Permalink

And thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to it. Nice stuff!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11200
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-01-30 4:55 pm   Permalink

Indeed, but take heed to keep this thread about VINTAGE Hot Rod/custom car culture and any crossover to Tiki there. There is no need to prove the CURRENT connection, which is a pretty obvious fact.

 
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Tiki Slob
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Joined: Mar 17, 2011
Posts: 96
From: Tiki Torrance, CA
Posted: 2012-01-31 1:10 pm   Permalink

Let's not forget one of our resident artists, BigToe, and his hotrod tiki art. He brings them together quite well. I had the pleasure of meeting him on Sunday at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona. His booth was awash with tikis, chicks, hot rods and customs. Great stuff BigToe.
Tiki Slob


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11200
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-01-31 1:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-01-30 16:55, bigbrotiki wrote:
Indeed, but take heed to keep this thread about VINTAGE Hot Rod/custom car culture and any crossover to Tiki there. There is no need to prove the CURRENT connection, which is a pretty obvious fact.



 
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TNT
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Joined: Jan 19, 2009
Posts: 130
From: way out there
Posted: 2012-01-31 6:43 pm   Permalink


images of hotrods have been removed

carry on with your pith helmets, 1920s images, elephant trains and what-nots

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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2694
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-01-31 7:26 pm   Permalink

Sabu originally said...

"Anyway, let's devote this thread to images of vintage hot rods and custom cars mixed with tikis or tiki restaurants, as well as discussion and debate about the intersection of the two movements back in the day."

What he meant to say...

"...let's devote this thread to VINTAGE images of hot rods and custom cars mixed with tikis..."

It's all about the HIS-TO-RY !!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11200
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-01-31 7:54 pm   Permalink

You need to be able to read though...

 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1952
From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-02-01 06:39 am   Permalink

"There is no need to prove the CURRENT connection, which is a pretty obvious fact."

Prove schmoove.

Why do we need to PROVE anything? Who exactly are we "proving" this to; nobody's in charge, nobody's taking tickets, there's no test at the end, nobody's completely right and nobody's completely wrong, this isn't a lab experiment or a doctoral thesis, and in every single TC case the deviation from the thread is always the most interesting!

I dig those TNT pics!!! Keep 'em coming!!! Color me gone!!!


 
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