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Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« on: March 20, 2011, 07:18:52 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.

I've created this thread for the posting of "Big Daddy" Roth related items. Let's do our best to honour his memory! I'll start.

Here are a couple of shots of the shelf in my model cabinet devoted to Revell "Big Daddy" Roth kits:





And here I am admiring a few of the kits:







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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 07:33:44 PM »
Man ...you have some nice stuff! Thanks for the note too ...I'll get some stuff posted ...Weldon
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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 10:18:51 PM »
Here are scans of my complete run of "Big Daddy" Roth magazines published by Millar Publications which also put out Drag Cartoons:









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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 05:31:07 PM »
Is it just me or is the man in the moon Frank Zappa?
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Great Stuff, Folks!
BDR was a huge early influence for me-

I'll never be able to thank my dad enough for taking me to all those great car shows
at the Hartford Armory in the '60s - nothing cooler!
& for letting me watch the Monster Shirt Painters for hours & hours...
(I don't think he really got it - so yeah, Big Time Thanks!  ;D

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 06:27:04 PM »
Is it just me or is the man in the moon Frank Zappa?

Hmmmmm. He does look like Zappa, although I strongly suspect that it's supposed to be "Big Daddy" Roth's likeness on the moon.

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 11:13:27 PM »
Hep, wrong subject, but I'm digging your Star Trek models and the Hawk plane kits. I see you also have the Dam Buster w/secret bomb! Very cool. I searched along time to find the 3 Hawk models I had prized most as a kit......German V-1, German Me-163 Komet and Japanese Kamakazi. Love those kits!   Buddy

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 11:19:05 PM »
OMG!...I think I'm goin' ta like this thread. I have been looking for one of the old ROTH T-shrt/sweatshirt advertisements that had the 12 FINK models represented ...probably from '65 since that was when the last model was released. I collect the B/W drawings and color them. I have a few already and have only recently started searching for the others. I have good pictures of Angel Fink, Brother Rat Fink on a Bike, Surfink, Scuz Fink, and Tweedy Pie with Boss Fink from that period. If ya have anything would you help me out?





 



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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 07:15:32 AM »
interesting custom I saw on Ebay-



based on the album cover-



Pretty Cool! But a might too pricey for me...
& the fine print said you have to find your own car~

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 10:03:48 AM »
Hep, wrong subject, but I'm digging your Star Trek models and the Hawk plane kits. I see you also have the Dam Buster w/secret bomb! Very cool.

I'll take some pictures of those specifically and post the shots in the non-monster collectibles thread.

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011, 10:11:40 AM »
I have been looking for one of the old ROTH T-shrt/sweatshirt advertisements that had the 12 FINK models represented ...probably from '65 since that was when the last model was released. I collect the B/W drawings and color them. I have a few already and have only recently started searching for the others. I have good pictures of Angel Fink, Brother Rat Fink on a Bike, Surfink, Scuz Fink, and Tweedy Pie with Boss Fink from that period. If ya have anything would you help me out?


Absolutely! I'll check my "Big Daddy" Roth and Drag Cartoons magazines this week. I love looking at your finished models and coloured drawings and this is the thread in which they can be really nicely displayed.

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2011, 10:14:35 AM »
interesting custom I saw on Ebay-




Wow! I love it! Here I am with my "Big Daddy" Roth LPs:





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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2011, 02:21:13 PM »
 
Hep you are one hip cat.  Love those albums. For those too young to remember:
   
The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser "Hey Rat Fink"
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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2011, 02:26:01 PM »
   
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was definetly the influence for the later Odd Rods cards I love.
   
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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2011, 04:29:15 PM »
I've been talking with the fellow that made the "HOOTENANY" garage kit pictured here ...artist Geoffrey Greene. Done some tradin' with him too and he's a GOODGUY to say the least! I have the purple figure with the guitar ..."Johnny Rocker" ...and he is proudly displayed with my FINK stuff and is one of my favorite figures ...the detailing is excellent!

HEPCAT ...Thanks for taking the time to look through your mags for me ...much appreciated!
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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2011, 10:18:16 PM »
Odd Rods... YES!!! B. K. Taylor's artwork is KLASSICK!!!!