WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

cool cars

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
Gary was the parts manager when I was the lot boy at Chick Iverson in Newport Beach. He probably wouldn't remember me but Bernard ran the shop and I reported up to him back in those days (late 70s early 80s).


I have seen and spent time looking around that Gamund car - it really does look authentic in the way it was restored. Literally, 1 of a kind! You mentioned some of its history - but wasn't it also the first Porsche to ever win a race?
...Not sure about “a race” but definitely first Porsche to win at the 24hrs of Le Mans...
 
Last edited:

lakemadness

Grobe Bruste Bitte
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
3,098
Reaction score
1,362
Gary was the parts manager when I was the lot boy at Chick Iverson in Newport Beach. He probably wouldn't remember me but Bernard ran the shop and I reported up to him back in those days (late 70s early 80s).


I have seen and spent time looking around that Gmund car - it really does look authentic in the way it was restored. Literally, 1 of a kind! You mentioned some of its history - but wasn't it also the first Porsche to ever win a race?
Gary was the parts manager when I was the lot boy at Chick Iverson in Newport Beach. He probably wouldn't remember me but Bernard ran the shop and I reported up to him back in those days (late 70s early 80s).


I have seen and spent time looking around that Gmund car - it really does look authentic in the way it was restored. Literally, 1 of a kind! You mentioned some of its history - but wasn't it also the first Porsche to ever win a race?
It was the first factory backed car to win.

At some point someone cut the roof off of it. Emory put the roof back on. Porsche museum has a copy of this car. You know you have some uber rare when you have the real deal and the museum has the copy. Nuts
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
It was the first factory backed car to win.

At some point someone cut the roof off of it. Emory put the roof back on. Porsche museum has a copy of this car. You know you have some uber rare when you have the real deal and the museum has the copy. Nuts
...100% true...the new roof was rolled out in 2 halves...split right down the middle...front to back...watched one of the guys weld the 2 halves together...
...not sure if they built a wooden buck first ...to get the shape for this top deal...but they do use bucks for some of their shaping...
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
9046BFD0-EFA4-493E-B0AD-2B13252EA98D.jpeg
...100% true...the new roof was rolled out in 2 halves...split right down the middle...front to back...watched one of the guys weld the 2 halves together...
...not sure if they built a wooden buck first ...to get the shape for this top deal...but they do use bucks for some of their shaping...
...not sure what they use the buck in the photo to shape???...
 

nameisbond

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
3,659
Reaction score
1,923
Id love to be able to watch them bang out a roof. I love watching stuff being made, especially the old fashioned way.....
 

lakemadness

Grobe Bruste Bitte
Joined
Sep 25, 2009
Messages
3,098
Reaction score
1,362
...100% true...the new roof was rolled out in 2 halves...split right down the middle...front to back...watched one of the guys weld the 2 halves together...
...not sure if they built a wooden buck first ...to get the shape for this top deal...but they do use bucks for some of their shaping...

I believe Jay Leno had Rod and this car on his show.
 

707dog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
2,567
Reaction score
1,912
i finally put one in my driveway but iv always been a big fan of the early 60's impala's they can pull off the stock,lowrod and lowrider look and it just works well with that style car but the 60-61 oldsmobile's have always caught my eye too.
Photo_2018-04-04_02-08-31_PM.png
 

nameisbond

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
3,659
Reaction score
1,923
I found the wrong video..... didn't realize he's been on a few times. I'll watch the video later, thanks.
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
84F61980-F199-456B-A7D6-C7EB12E44BCB.jpeg
058637CB-4196-4AD1-9B35-DA8B0775DACB.jpeg
...So a little more on Emory Motorsports...
...This is how it all started...These are some of the cars that were built by the brothers Emory..,Gary, Don and Kenny’s father...Niel Emory and their uncle Clayton Jensen..In short “Valley Custom”...The pic is from 1953 and the location is from what Gary remembers..,the now sight of The Castaway restaurant in the foothills overlooking Burbank...I say it is the lot below the restaurant...but I’ve been wrong before???...
...What did Valley Custom use to shape metal...Telephone poles,...rocks..or whatever was lying around...If they really needed an English wheel...They would use a buddies down the road...
...From what Gary said Friday...They really had very few tools...Now that I think about it...When I finally got Gary to take me over and show me his dads shop...that would have been around 1960 or’61???...I walked in expecting to see some exotic tools...I didn’t see any...What I saw was several different forms of metal...sort of spread around the floor...My guess would be future pieces of customs or past pieces of cars that became customs???...
...Rod who learned his craft from his grandfather...(let’s be real here Rod is more than a craftsman...indeed he is an exceptional artist)...anyway Rod has in his posession the hand tools used by his grandpops...
 
Last edited:

nameisbond

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
3,659
Reaction score
1,923
View attachment 637892 View attachment 637891 ...So a little more on Emory Motorsports...
...This is how it all started...These are some of the cars that were built by the brothers Emory..,Gary, Don and Kenny’s father...Niel Emory and their uncle Clayton Jensen..In short “Valley Custom”...The pic is from 1953 and the location is from what Gary remembers..,the now sight of The Castaway restaurant in the foothills overlooking Burbank...I say it is the lot below the restaurant...but I’ve been wrong before???...
...What did Valley Custom use to shape metal...Telephone poles,...rocks..or whatever was lying around...If they really needed an English wheel...They would use a buddies down the road...
...From what Gary said Friday...They really had very few tools...Now that I think about it...When I finally got Gary to take me over and show me his dads shop...that would have been around 1960 or’61???...I walked in expecting to see some exotic tools...I didn’t see any...What I saw was several different forms of metal...sort of spread around the floor...My guess would be future pieces of customs or past pieces of cars that became customs???...
...Rod who learned his craft from his grandfather...(let’s be real here Rod is more than a craftsman...indeed he is an exceptional artist)...anyway Rod has in his posession the hand tools used by his grandpops...
So they started in hot rods? Moved to VW's and now Porsches? That's a cool history, they are possibly the best classic Porsche shop in the world.
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
8FBF5719-54B2-4AE0-B99C-863ECAA06349.jpeg
...Gary is back into his hot rods up in Oregon...He took over the Outlaw/Special shop on his 50 acres...when Rod moved his operation to So Cal...
...This car started I believe as a ‘39 standered coupe...It is a car done by ValleyCustom in the late ‘50’s or early ‘’60’s...Several years ago a guy was looking at a car to buy somewhere deep in the depths of Los Angeles...
...To look at the car he wanted he had to walk by this car that was full of beer cans and trash...One thing led to another and Gary’s brother Don and Gary’s dad went up and took a look...Garys dad verified that it was a Valley Custom car...A deal was made and the car went to Dons house...Don learned from and worked with his father for decades...Don is equally as skilled as both his dad and Rod...So Don has taken the car back to this point...and it now sits and waits it’s turn in line at Rods So Cal shop...looks to me like it might be a long wait???...and it certainly not going to fit in one of the Porsche’s rotisserie’s???...So we will see how this plays out???...
...It is going to be brought back as a convert and not as the coupe probably a removable Carson type top???...
...Up close and personal ...what Don has done so far is really very very nice...
 

sirbob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Messages
7,710
Reaction score
6,463
is that maroon car the same one from the pic on the wall?
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
1D047FD5-D38E-4339-8110-4FB33031AD9E.jpeg
is that maroon car the same one from the pic on the wall?
...No...The car on the wall does still exist though...
...The maroon car is ‘50 coupe owned by Rod and is a 25K mi...original...maybe one resquirt???...
 
Last edited:

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
[QUOTE="Boschma, post: 2949863, member: 3551"

View attachment 638252


Some old cars I’ve had over the years


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

...Saw your ‘55 Gasser on a magazine cover recently...Can’t remember which magazine???...
 

rivermobster

Club Banned
Joined
Dec 28, 2009
Messages
38,007
Reaction score
17,794
P_20180119_145911.jpg
P_20180119_132322.jpg
P_20180118_190720.jpg
P_20180331_105929_vHDR_On.jpg
P_20180124_120511.jpg
5813.jpeg
P_20180201_162642.jpg
P_20171127_143305_vHDR_On.jpg
20170524_123349.jpg
P_20180406_104913_vHDR_On.jpg
Being a Ford fan, this is hard to admit, but...

I'm digin the 70's A body GM cars lately. Why?

The ride. The last two I built drove like a 7 Series BMW. Smooth. Quiet, but just a tad mushy for my tastes.

Hopefully the one I am building right now will have the Perfect ride. The suspension is 100% Hotchkis with a brand new Mosier rear end. 17's all around with 45 series tires. I also put in a quick ratio gear box, so I'm hoping it drives lie a go kart!

Been in my shop a little over a year. Should be done by next month.
 

rvrrun

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 15, 2015
Messages
6,515
Reaction score
7,350
View attachment 638351 View attachment 638353 View attachment 638354 View attachment 638355 View attachment 638357 View attachment 638358 View attachment 638359 View attachment 638361 View attachment 638362 View attachment 638363 Being a Ford fan, this is hard to admit, but...

I'm digin the 70's A body GM cars lately. Why?

The ride. The last two I built drove like a 7 Series BMW. Smooth. Quiet, but just a tad mushy for my tastes.

Hopefully the one I am building right now will have the Perfect ride. The suspension is 100% Hotchkis with a brand new Mosier rear end. 17's all around with 45 series tires. I also put in a quick ratio gear box, so I'm hoping it drives lie a go kart!

Been in my shop a little over a year. Should be done by next month.
I've had a lot of A bodies, they are great cars. My G body had the Hotchkis stuff on it and it helped quite a bit. That car should do very well.
 

Sleek-Jet

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2007
Messages
9,759
Reaction score
9,248
I put Eibachs on my 72 Cutlass, the thing handles like a much newer car.
 

PlanB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2018
Messages
1,599
Reaction score
2,149
View attachment 637892 View attachment 637891 ...So a little more on Emory Motorsports...
...This is how it all started...These are some of the cars that were built by the brothers Emory..,Gary, Don and Kenny’s father...Niel Emory and their uncle Clayton Jensen..In short “Valley Custom”...The pic is from 1953 and the location is from what Gary remembers..,the now sight of The Castaway restaurant in the foothills overlooking Burbank...I say it is the lot below the restaurant...but I’ve been wrong before???...
...What did Valley Custom use to shape metal...Telephone poles,...rocks..or whatever was lying around...If they really needed an English wheel...They would use a buddies down the road...
...From what Gary said Friday...They really had very few tools...Now that I think about it...When I finally got Gary to take me over and show me his dads shop...that would have been around 1960 or’61???...I walked in expecting to see some exotic tools...I didn’t see any...What I saw was several different forms of metal...sort of spread around the floor...My guess would be future pieces of customs or past pieces of cars that became customs???...
...Rod who learned his craft from his grandfather...(let’s be real here Rod is more than a craftsman...indeed he is an exceptional artist)...anyway Rod has in his posession the hand tools used by his grandpops...
I dated one of the Emory girls in the late 80's. She drove a Porsche that her dad had restored. They did incredible work in that shop. Weird coming across this thread. Small world...
 

Holymoses

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2017
Messages
143
Reaction score
149
Air kuld Porsches and VWs

I worked at Chick Iverson (Porsche VW Audi) Newport Beach in high school and have been hooked ever since.

Thought I’d share a few of my Current Vdubs:) I go a little crazy with this Hobby:)
 

Attachments

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
I dated one of the Emory girls in the late 80's. She drove a Porsche that her dad had restored. They did incredible work in that shop. Weird coming across this thread. Small world...
...I’m having a hard time remembering all of Gary’s kids names...4 pluse I think her name was Mary...who Gary and his wife raised...I want to say the oldest daughters name is Rene...but I honestly can’t remember for sure???...
 

PlanB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2018
Messages
1,599
Reaction score
2,149
...I’m having a hard time remembering all of Gary’s kids names...4 pluse I think her name was Mary...who Gary and his wife raised...I want to say the oldest daughters name is Rene...but I honestly can’t remember for sure???...
One of Don's daughters. Both of them drove restored Porsche's BTW.
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
One of Don's daughters. Both of them drove restored Porsche's BTW.
...Oh...Don’t know any of Don’s Kids...Don has been painting cars since he was twelve???...
...Saw a picture of his family recently should have copied it... hung out with him a few years ago...
 

PlanB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2018
Messages
1,599
Reaction score
2,149
...Oh...Don’t know any of Don’s Kids...Don has been painting cars since he was twelve???...
...Saw a picture of his family recently should have copied it... hung out with him a few years ago...
He does incredible work. Lot's of cool cars around his place back in those days.
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
He does incredible work. Lot's of cool cars around his place back in those days.
...Are you talking about the time period when Don and his Dad had moved to Fallbrook and were doing some really high end Roll’s and that kind of stuff???...
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
Air kuld Porsches and VWs

I worked at Chick Iverson (Porsche VW Audi) Newport Beach in high school and have been hooked ever since.

Thought I’d share a few of my Current Vdubs:) I go a little crazy with this Hobby:)
...All of them...tasteful...tasteful...tastefull...
 

Motor Boater

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2007
Messages
3,829
Reaction score
2,217
83F6CA28-F884-4078-80A9-A62FDABD9286.jpeg
If you need the sunroof panel headliner (just for the slider), I have a couple of extra genuine NOS ivory perf panels.
Thanks for the offer that’s very nice of you. I actually just got the new headliner installed. It goes in next week to have the carpet and new interior installed.
 

sprintcvx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2012
Messages
1,123
Reaction score
3,696
Air kuld Porsches and VWs

I worked at Chick Iverson (Porsche VW Audi) Newport Beach in high school and have been hooked ever since.

Thought I’d share a few of my Current Vdubs:) I go a little crazy with this Hobby:)
Bad ass VWs.. Love it :thumpsup
 

PlanB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2018
Messages
1,599
Reaction score
2,149
...Are you talking about the time period when Don and his Dad had moved to Fallbrook and were doing some really high end Roll’s and that kind of stuff???...
His shop in Fallbrook on the same property as their home. I don't remember any Roll's specifically, but they were doing a lot of Porsche's and some other high end cars.
 

Sharp Shooter

The "anti-yuppie"
Joined
Oct 4, 2007
Messages
5,123
Reaction score
5,548
I ran into Sharpshooter last weekend and he asked me what's my favorite dream car? I told him a two tone 55 Chevy 210 Post just like this sweet ride...
Good seeing you again!

Here's a few pics starting with your neighbors car.


I love the styling of older cars and the creativity they had back then changing up body lines every couple of years. Cars had more character back in the day!







My buddy john in his LS1 Chevelle.


Does anybody know Denise from Canyon Lake? She takes her car out cruising while hubby's out playing golf. Go figure...









Love me some R code '69 Mach 1! An all time favorite of mine.



Nice airbrush work!



My work in progress. Someday it will get paint and around 700 horsepower.



Heading home.



I'm shooting another youtube video at the Riverside Show N Go this year. If any of you are going and want to be in the video let me know.

 

sirbob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Messages
7,710
Reaction score
6,463
Air kuld Porsches and VWs

I worked at Chick Iverson (Porsche VW Audi) Newport Beach in high school and have been hooked ever since.

Thought I’d share a few of my Current Vdubs:) I go a little crazy with this Hobby:)

My first car was a 63 Ghia - and I have had a double cab on my list for a long time... Nice cars!
 

Boschma

Wish I was at the River
Joined
Oct 25, 2009
Messages
5,792
Reaction score
3,370
[QUOTE="Boschma, post: 2949863, member: 3551"

View attachment 638252


Some old cars I’ve had over the years


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
...Saw your ‘55 Gasser on a magazine cover recently...Can’t remember which magazine???...[/QUOTE]

IMG_0132.JPG

March Street Rodder, was pretty awesome to see it in stores.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

nameisbond

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
3,659
Reaction score
1,923
Stopped at a friends shop yesterday...He does mostly Porsches. I was really disappointed the 356 speedster he had there, turned out to be a replica.
 

sirbob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Messages
7,710
Reaction score
6,463
http://flatsixes.com/porsche-culture/videos-porsche-culture/behind-the-scenes-restoration-356sl-063/

There is a great 20 min. film about this car and Emory here - very well done.

View attachment 636987 View attachment 636988 ...Here is the big money car...The Gamund...Won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1951...the 1100cc class...When the Resto was completed it’s value was estimated to be right around $19 mil...in the 2 years since completion the estimated value has grown a bunch...to what I don’t know???...
...At some point in the future it will most likely end up in the Porsche museum in Germany...
...dulled finish...hand painted numbers ...just like it was in ‘51...
 

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
http://flatsixes.com/porsche-culture/videos-porsche-culture/behind-the-scenes-restoration-356sl-063/

There is a great 20 min. film about this car and Emory here - very well done.
...Great film...looks to me like the buck I photoed is what they used to form the top...
...Don’t remember seeing the buck when the guy was welding the two halves of the top together...Then again that particular day was a little unusual...Gary and I were giving a tour of where we grew up to Diane...Diane had been Dons girlfriend for 2 years in grammar school...(who has a girlfriend for 2 years while in grammar school)...apparently Don Emory...lol...
 
Last edited:

Willie B

aberrant member
Joined
Sep 7, 2008
Messages
5,432
Reaction score
4,387
B3E470BD-2BBE-4C7E-A7BE-BF4A8F12031D.jpeg
DAC8F46B-7EDF-4D52-A91E-C5E1B818C92F.jpeg
...This is the home that the Emory’s grew up in...about a half mile from me now and for that matter then...it would take a volume to explain the neighborhood ...has quite an interesting history...The Patriarch Neil Emory built a split rail fence across the front in the ‘40’s...from cuttings from telephone poles I believe???...It lasted until just s few months ago...The Emory’s moved in the early ‘60’s...Members of the family that bought it still live there...including the 89 year old patriarch of that family...The owners son tried to save the old split rail but he ended up having to build a new one...So much of the home is so original it’s hard to believe...The Emory mothers stove from the ‘40’s is still in use today...
 
Last edited:
Top