Friday, 4 January 2013

"SPLITT DECISION" - CLIFFORD HOAD'S HOMAGE TO 60's SHOW CAR EXCESS . . . . FASTIDIOUSLY PUT TOGETHER BY THIS LOOSE UNIT NUTTER OVER THE LAST TWENTY YEARS . . . . SENSORY OVERLOAD OF THE T-BUCKET KIND, 440 UP FRONT, SOILED TROUSERS IN THE BACK . . . . LUCKY CLIFFY WAS MAD BEFORE HE STARTED THE THING . . . . IT'S A HAIR'S BREADTH BETWEEN LUNACY AND GENIUS . . . . YOU GUESS.

THAT'S CLIFFORIS IN THE RICHARD PETTY TEN GALLON HAT, YOUNG ZEN IN THE MIDDLE AND THE LOVELY LISA ON THE OTHER SIDE, THEY ARE ENJOYING THE LONG WAITED FOR DELIGHTS OF THE EPIC BUILD THAT "SPLITT DECISION" HAS BEEN . . . . CLIFF IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S ARCH LOONIE PERFECTIONISTAS, HE IS SIMPLY NOT CAPABLE OF DOING ANYTHING HALF-ARSED, DRUMMING IN 'KINGS OF THE SUN', SLIPPING INTO SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE FLAMBOYANT, MAKING HIS OWN DRUMS, COLLECTING THE OCCASIONAL 'HOT WHEELS CAR' . . . . OR VIRTUALLY SINGLE HANDEDLY FABBING UP HIS OWN UNIQUE VISION OF A CLASSIC HOT ROD. SO MUCH OF THE SPLITTER WAS PUT TOGETHER BY THIS FREAK GENIUS RECLUSE, ALL THE IDEAS WERE HIS ALONE, IF YOU KNOW THE MAN, NO SURPRISES THERE FOLKS . . . . TAKE YOUR TIME AND CHECK OUT THE DETAIL IN THIS TOTALLY TRICKED T-BUCKET, ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER WILL GRAB YOU BY YOUR EYEBALLS BEFORE LEADING YOU ONTO THE NEXT, FUCKING REMARKABLE . . . . CLIFFORIS, LOVE YOU MATE AND SO STOKED IT'S DONE . . . . WELL, EXCEPT THE PLUG LEADS IN THE DIZZY . . . . TE HE HE !!!!

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  1. Nice looking ride. Dig the copper plumbing.

    Funny, the arm of my old couch had a similar knife handle sticking out of it. It was the result of an alcohol fueled argument involving an ex-wife and my alleged infidelity.

    I can move pretty quick when I have to.

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    1. No wonder you became a recluse mate !!

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  2. Silly bloke went and put the steering wheel on the wrong side!!

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    1. Too funny mate . . . nice curves on it too.

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  3. 'T'....iriffic as Tom used to say to his mighty wonder dog Manfred. Very cool sixties homage.

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    1. Shit Larry, that's a fuzzy, furry, vague memory blast from the past . . . I'll have to do some research to refresh the small portion of mind I have left.

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  4. Yeah, Was a cartoon I watched as a youth...maybe it was in late 50's...Tom Terrific and his mighty wonder dog...Manfred. Tom had a little 'magic' funnel-hat that he'd wear...and some kinda super-powers...either that, or I'm hallucinating again...

    Bringing back memories of Tommy Ivo, and all those fantastic 'Fad-T's' of former years...

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    1. What a wonderful compliment. I love the Tommy Ivo T Hairy Larry ! Feels great that you picked the influence up however I was real careful not to copy him. Thanks mate !

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    2. Thanks Dog for giving Splitty some copy ! Andrew Star just informed me that the USA magazine Hotrod Deluxe featured a photo of it in May 13 issue which I can't buy anywhere. I've just put the brass Stay's on the windscreen made out of hundred year old fireplace tongs. A finishing touch that I just love. Be ready for start up over the next 2 weeks , may even have a start up party & your most welcome. I might need a strong guy to get me into the straight jacket if anything goes wrong, LOL Cliffy Von Rocks Ya Balls Off !!!

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