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6.20.13 ReBroadcast- Historian, Pat Ganahl on hot rod artist, creator of Rat Fink, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth

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Rat-Fink-FB-72Our guest is Hot Rod historian Pat Ganahl. This show, Pat talks about his friend, hot rod, pop culture artist, and creator of the Rat Fink, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Pat was friends with Big Daddy and has a unique perspective on this most colorful of all hot rod artists.

Hot Rodding is a uniquely American form of motoring. Part speed machine, part old car, part drag racer, and part custom car. The delightfully quirky nature of the hobby naturally attracts delightfully quirky people. Ed Roth, aka, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and the father of the infamous RAT FINK, was arguably one of hot rodding’s quirkiest characters.

Roth was a unique mix of rebel, car guy, car nut, visionary, sculptor, designer, and culture-creative artist. His cartoon character RAT FINK was his alter ego. Having grown up in the Los Angeles area, he was there for the explosion of Disneyland mania and had an immediate visceral hatred of Mickey Mouse.

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5.03.2013 Hot Rod Historian, Pat Ganahl on hot rod artist, creator of Rat Fink, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

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Rat-Fink-FB-72Our guest is Hot Rod historian Pat Ganahl. This show, Pat talks about his friend, hot rod, pop culture artist, and creator of the Rat Fink, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Pat was friends with Big Daddy and has a unique perspective on this most colorful of all hot rod artists.

Hot Rodding is a uniquely American form of motoring. Part speed machine, part old car, part drag racer, and part custom car. The delightfully quirky nature of the hobby naturally attracts delightfully quirky people. Ed Roth, aka, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and the father of the infamous RAT FINK, was arguably one of hot rodding’s quirkiest characters.

Roth was a unique mix of rebel, car guy, car nut, visionary, sculptor, designer, and culture-creative artist. His cartoon character RAT FINK was his alter ego. Having grown up in the Los Angeles area, he was there for the explosion of Disneyland mania and had an immediate visceral hatred of Mickey Mouse.

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3.15.13 Pat Ganahl, Author of Lost Hot Rods-Remarkable Stories of How they were Found

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The Old "Hot Rod In The Garage," Story!

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Pat-Ganahl-FB-72Our guest is Hot Rod historian Pat Ganahl. Hot Rodding is a uniquely American form of motoring. Part speed machine, part drag racer, part custom car, and big part old car.

There’s literally nothing like them anywhere else in the world. Born on the lake beds of Southern California in the 1920s, hot rods were fast, loud, and dangerous. And of course, that was their appeal.

Things seriously began to take off in hot rodding in the post WW II years when drag racing began to get organized and a new publication hit the news stand – Hot Rod Magazine. Within a few years car magazines such as Rod & Custom, Car Craft, and others set the imaginations of young men and boys on fire with creativity.

Hot rods and custom cars became a new mechanical art form. These new artists used metal, fiberglass, paint, and lots of Bondo to create one-of-a-kind, drivable, usable, and very enjoyable rolling art.

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