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Tiki and vintage Hot Rod / Custom Car culture
Lukeulele
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
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From: So Cal-holic
Posted: 2011-05-23 4:15 pm   Permalink

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??


 
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