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Swap Meet: Bowling Green Edition

Posted by Mike Bumbeck On June - 23 - 2009

DixcoThe glamour of the road recently brought Clunkbucket to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway Park. A slow walk around the swap meet netted a deal on a ultra rare Tiger in the near 100 percent humidity. According to legend, Tiger mufflers occasionally appeared from a parked semi trailer somewhere near Celina, Ohio. Every once in a while the trailer would be liberated of a few mufflers, which in turn ended up bolted onto to local exhausts. The seller said it was one of only three of the Tigers he had ever seen, but since he had since found a nicer example, he made us an offer that we couldn’t refuse. “If you take that with you right now, you can have it”. Deal!

More: Awesome video and photo action from the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion over at BANGShift.com

6 Responses

  1. wendell Said,

    You brought the Big Daddy tach back with you ….didn’t you? It would be very period correct in the 60 Chevy short bed, don’t cha know?

    Posted on June 23rd, 2009 at 5:10 pm

  2. Mike Bumbeck Said,

    I took the photo, but left the tachometer. It was wearing a price tag that said $325.

    Posted on June 23rd, 2009 at 5:35 pm

  3. Mad_Science Said,

    Future home of The Tiger? Did you get one or two? I’ve got a ’67 Ford Country Sedan begging for a 2.5″ dual exhaust system with period character…

    Posted on June 23rd, 2009 at 8:00 pm

  4. Mike Bumbeck Said,

    The Tiger is going into the Clunkbucket Collection. There was only one Tiger, of display quality only due to rust and holes.

    Posted on June 24th, 2009 at 8:27 am

  5. Mad_Science Said,

    I love coming to sites where having “rust and holes” relegates an item to display quality only.

    Posted on June 24th, 2009 at 11:24 am

  6. wendell Said,

    Yea, 325 is out of my free to cheep price range…

    Posted on June 24th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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