||Tiki and vintage Hot Rod / Custom Car culture
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2012-02-01 06:52 am  Permalink|
On 2012-02-01 06:39, Cammo wrote:
"There is no need to prove the CURRENT connection, which is a pretty obvious fact."
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!!!
Sigh, there he goes again. Why don't you go and start your own club, pal.
|King Bushwich the 33rd|
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
|Posted: 2012-06-13 9:33 pm  Permalink|
I heard that Rod and Custom Magazine was doing a photo shoot at Don the Beachcomber (Huntington Beach/Sunset Beach) today and shootin' vintage woodies.
Keep your eyes, ears, nose or whatever senses you have available on future issues.
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Joined: May 15, 2003
|Posted: 2012-08-31 9:14 pm  Permalink|
Jungle Jim and Jungle Pam and a sorta tiki funny car.
Joined: Feb 04, 2006
From: So Cal-holic
|Posted: 2013-03-09 4:09 pm  Permalink|
Here is another example I found of a car club plaque that is a direct link to tiki. The company who made these were in business from the late 1950s until about 1969.
Joined: May 16, 2008
From: Dogtown, USA
|Posted: 2013-07-13 07:59 am  Permalink|
[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2013-07-13 10:41 ]
Joined: Nov 12, 2002
From: Huntikington Beach
|Posted: 2013-07-13 10:31 am  Permalink|
On 2013-07-13 07:59, JOHN-O wrote:
This is pretty cool. It's a recreation of the the "Surfite with Tiki Hut" Revell model...
(photo by Bamboo Ben)
As Tiki documented on pages 236-237 in the "Surfin' Tiki" chapter in the BOT...
And our favorite Hula Girl, Miss Dinah DeRosa, who made the cover of the OC Weekly...
It's at the "Kustom Kulture II" exhibit running through August 31st in Huntington Beach, CA.
EDIT - Oh yeah, I'm assuming the Tiki Hut was built by Bamboo Ben. Big Daddy Roth gets credit for the Surfite.
[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2013-07-13 08:21 ]
Hey Jon-O! Never assume ( Bad News Bears....) but YES! I built the hut!!
And, there is more tiki at the show! So come on down!!
Tiki Bars I've designed/built. TikiCat, Royal Hawaiian, Kona Club, Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson,
Don the Beachcomber, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Tiki No,etc....
Joined: Mar 11, 2011
|Posted: 2013-07-13 10:46 am  Permalink|
Looks awesome Ben!
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|Posted: 2013-07-13 11:08 am  Permalink|
Now that is really cool! Nice job. Looks like a busy Saturday next week, Don's Marketplace, Huntington Beach Art Center, and Tonga Hut 55th.
Joined: Jul 13, 2013
|Posted: 2013-07-13 11:36 am  Permalink|
Additional Products Pictures
Gilligan’s Tiki Huts began building quality Tiki Huts and bars in Florida in 1979. Bill White, the owner and builder of the huts, invested a great deal of time in research and study with the Native American Indians learning the techniques involved in order to perfect his trade. In the early years he was known to many as "the Hut Man" and "Gilligan" as in the popular TV series Gilligan’s Island, hence the name, Gilligan’s Tiki Huts, emerged. tiki huts
[ This Message was edited by: rakibul 2013-07-13 11:40 ]
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2017-04-08 06:08 am  Permalink|
On 2011-05-25 23:30, Kon-Tiki Viking wrote:
I think it's more likely that the Hot Rod pith helmets are just US Military surplus...the Marine Corps wore them in WW2...see attached photo..
I think that makes the most sense. Here's another great salt flats pith helmet for good measure.
Joined: Sep 12, 2012
From: broken arrow
|Posted: 2017-04-08 2:46 pm  Permalink|
On 2011-05-23 16:15, Lukeulele wrote:
Typically what a car club would do back in the 50s and 60s (and, today, as well) would be to have car club plaques cast with their logo or insignia. These were aluminum plaques approximately 6"X 9" in size (about the size of a license plate). They would usually be painted in the club colors and then sanded so the top portion of the image would be aluminum and the lower relief area painted. The plaques would be hung from the rear bumper in support of the club. The images below are raw aluminum plaques before painting and sanding. These are just a few of some original clubs from the late 1950's.
Not necessarily Tiki, but fitting for this forum....
Hey Rick, what's this cool club you speak of??
these guys are a great company, i've had them make plaques for us a few times - you can search a database at this manufacturer that has 12,000 old plaques - looks like they have the Mau Maus one, so they could probably remake it