Author Topic: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!  (Read 136500 times)

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #405 on: October 31, 2018, 12:53:29 PM »
Here are a few pictures of the Collegeville Surfink costume from 1964:











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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #406 on: January 14, 2019, 03:19:28 PM »
The memory of "Big Daddy" Roth and his wild car and fink creations had been engaged in a slow but steady fading in the 1970s and 1980s. New "Big Daddy" Roth items just weren't released for well over twenty years. But Kenner's release of the Rat Fink Hydro Racers plus these Rat Fink Rad Rods in 1990 acted to catapult "Big Daddy" Roth back into the public consciousness where he's remained ever since.











We "Big Daddy" Roth fans therefore owe a big vote of thanks to Kenner for helping to re-establish "Big Daddy" Roth as a present day pop culture icon!

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #407 on: January 27, 2019, 03:34:44 PM »
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth probably did more to popularize California custom car culture in the sixties and make it mainstream than any other single individual. The ads for his line of fink t-shirts and the Revell custom car and fink kits were one of the defining influences on the baby boomer generation.




To this day Northern CA has quite a few rat rod clubs and I've seen them in my area.
Next time I see them parked in a group I'll have to see how many of 'em have some Ed Roth
items for me to photograph.


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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #408 on: January 28, 2019, 09:46:15 AM »
Boss rod!

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #409 on: January 28, 2019, 10:45:11 PM »
Boss rod!

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I enjoyed your Rat Fink stuff and so here's a nice FAT Rat Fink as thanks:

'Remembering when it was normal to use a wheelie bar until we got it just right.



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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #410 on: January 29, 2019, 02:47:12 PM »

kit bashing





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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #411 on: January 29, 2019, 02:54:51 PM »
Oh man! That looks like a 1974 Ford Torino! Am I right?

And is that your kit bash?

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #412 on: January 29, 2019, 07:48:10 PM »
Oh man! That looks like a 1974 Ford Torino! Am I right?

And is that your kit bash?

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It's a 1975 Ford Gran Torino. Not my kit.

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #413 on: March 09, 2019, 10:00:45 AM »
This tribute to "Big Daddy" Roth Halloween sketch for T-shirts by Eightballart is wild:



I like how Eightballart drew bats in place of the flies!

Halloween Hot Rod - Teepublic

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #414 on: March 09, 2019, 11:45:59 AM »
This tribute to "Big Daddy" Roth Halloween sketch for T-shirts by Eightballart is wild:



Halloween Hot Rod - Teepublic

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #415 on: March 09, 2019, 02:52:19 PM »
Good eye! Yes, the vehicle is indeed deliberately based on the Munster Koach.



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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #416 on: March 10, 2019, 04:04:07 PM »
Good eye! Yes, the vehicle is indeed deliberately based on the Munster Koach.



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The red & black look great together.  Also three cheers for the bats!

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #417 on: March 10, 2019, 04:09:32 PM »
Good eye! Yes, the vehicle is indeed deliberately based on the Munster Koach.



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