Art Hughes' 510

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Art Hughes' 510

Postby danfiveten » 09 Jun 2013 23:52

Byron said i should share this for the friends of art, and the people that loved his car as much as me. Was my first time getting to show her since i purchased her, but it felt like Art was there when she took best stock, and Best of show. Shows never feel the same without them, but always seeing the car there makes me feel like he is in spirit. Next up Blue Lake, stinks both ours and the Vancouver show are on same date this year, i really want to bring her home to her home show. Heres some pics from the day.

The awards.
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Her all shined up and ready for the show yesterday.
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Me and my dad getting gas this morning.
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And this shot someone took today, the guy is working on some other photos for me that he took, but this was sent to me as a teaser of whats to come, just love how she looks here.
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I just love driving her. To someone who used to love speed, i dont care or miss it in her, she moves good for being a auto, and just feels perfect to cruise in. I love this car, she will always be Arts car, and the awards i win with her will always partially belong to Art, because he put so much dedication into preserving her. I just hope i continue to do as great as a job as he did. Sorry for rambling, night time meds, need to put my disclaimer on my sig on this thread like the others ;). Night guys and hope you enjoy.
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby two_68_510s » 10 Jun 2013 00:13

She is beautiful, thanks for the photos. :D
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby 510wizard » 10 Jun 2013 05:50

Very cool to see it still winning awards. Dam good job on sweeping both categories. Did Art have a name for the car?

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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby Byron510 » 10 Jun 2013 22:30

510wizard wrote:Very cool to see it still winning awards. Dam good job on sweeping both categories. Did Art have a name for the car?


I asked Art that questioin once, he thought about it for a few seconds and eventually replied "No, I don't think so...nothing really comes to mind."

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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby danfiveten » 10 Jun 2013 22:41

Lol art didnt from what i know like byron said, but to me it does have a name. Its known to me and the family, and to alot just as, Arts Car. How she will always be refered to by me, i will own it the rest of my life and STILL call it Arts car lol.
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby Byron510 » 10 Jun 2013 23:14

Just like the Greg Terry Project - it'll always be Gregs car to me.

It's a tribute, I'm good with that.

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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby danfiveten » 10 Jun 2013 23:27

:)

Someone made a comment on ratsun, Those are arts awards, he built the car. I was like, he didnt build it...he PRESERVED it. And there both his and my awards, because im the cars current caretaker, the one who repairs, maintains, and now preserves it. To me its not about winning, its keeping the car out there in the circuit so she can be seen, nothing like her out there...well there is 1 red 4 door like her out there :), got to talk to the owner at Canby, he drove his 310 i think, and he didnt know Art had passed :(


Also i got my new sound system for the car today. https://www.getboomcube.com/IDVBC/1.000 ... id=3169334

Just one of those lil square Boom Cubes. Plugs into my iphone, loud as hell, so i can listen to better music in the car. I just set it in the center console as im driving to hear it, its plenty loud since shes so quiet inside. Also im so sick of am radio, all i could find is radio disney, i swear if i heard another johnas brothers song i would go insane.
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby goichi1 » 11 Jun 2013 11:56

I'd name the car "Art", that's just me, especially after he owned it so long plus it lets his name live on with the car. It's a cool car for sure, pretty stock but it's cool. Maybe even get a cool personalized plate for it too.

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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby okayfine » 11 Jun 2013 12:59

You can modify the AM radio to accept a mini-jack input:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25066&p=216291&hilit=radio#p216291
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby danfiveten » 11 Jun 2013 15:02

Thats cool, if i dont like the cube i can try that, i was thinking about doing something like that, but i dont want to pull anything apart unless i have to. There is a vibration in the dash i would like to find though.
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby jason » 11 Jun 2013 16:49

goichi1 wrote:I'd name the car "Art", that's just me, especially after he owned it so long plus it lets his name live on with the car. It's a cool car for sure, pretty stock but it's cool. Maybe even get a cool personalized plate for it too.


This is an awesome 8) idea Dan, I'd do it if it where my car :D !
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby danfiveten » 11 Jun 2013 18:28

From this day she will be named Art! I would do the plate, but 50 a year for personalized plates ( i think its more expensive now) is ridiculous, its got collector plates on like Art had.

I also plan on getting a in memory of Art sticker for the back window made with his birth date and passing date on it. And modifying his standing plaque to have his history and stuff on it, people asked me why i didnt set it up like he usually does, but it just seemed to weird and it also mentions about the car being for sale. Want to make sure people know about him and how much he put into the car for so many years. He was dedicated, and i plan on being just as much. Never had a car ive been so paranoid of, or love to drive so much. My purple 510 is getting jealous i think, i need to drive her soon lol.
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby jason » 11 Jun 2013 18:42

Great news, I'm sure "Art" will be well received!
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Re: Art Hughes 510

Postby datzenmike » 12 Jun 2013 17:16

danfiveten wrote::)

Someone made a comment on ratsun, Those are arts awards, he built the car. I was like, he didnt build it...he PRESERVED it. And there both his and my awards, because im the cars current caretaker, the one who repairs, maintains, and now preserves it.


Those are big shoes to fill Dan but I have no doubt you're up to the task. Congrats to you (and the car) :lol: Some of these cars are well over 40 years old and going strong and could outlive their owners. They may get passed down to someone else so it's important to keep them as near stock looking as possible. Things like speakers in the door, hood pins and flairs are hard to put back to original. Nice to see something so pristine.
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Re: Art Hughes' 510

Postby danfiveten » 12 Jun 2013 21:38

Thanks mike, i didnt know u were at canby or i would of loved to of finally met you, i was like CRAP!

And Art remains as she is...Heaven forbid anyone ever hit me in her, i will rip their spine out of their asshole.
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