In 1952, on the island of Guam, Bob Hamilton was in the 3rd grade when one of the enlisted men that worked with his Dad brought over a Model A roadster. As Bob recalls, it was channeled, no fenders or hood, probably flathead powered but definitely a stick shift out of the floor (probably a ’39 box). Bob climbed in and the soldier took him for a ride down the mountain, found a wide spot with some gravel – flipped a 180 and nailed it! The hair stood up on Bob’s neck, he got goose bumps up and down his spine, a grin from ear to ear and he was hooked!!!
Hot rods then became Bob Hamilton’s love, passion, and his life.
Bob’s had a love affair with hot rods ever since that day! He learned all he could from books, asked questions, and watched others. He helped other guys work on their cars, learned all he could and practiced by building model cars and trucks. When he got older, he joined the Navy Reserve and became an Engineman attending a school in Great Lakes in 1964. After the service he attended college and became a Vocational Shop Instructor, teaching auto-mechanics, auto-body and paint, machine shop, and drafting . He did this for 27 years, retiring in 1999.
After retiring, he built a new home and shop and began to fulfill that dream of building hot rods. He now has six Saturdays and one Sunday each week, four weeks a month, twelve months a year – life is good!!! Hot rods are truly a life long passion for Bob – although it can also become a love/hate relationship! It’s in his blood and shows under his fingernails. Bob loves this dream!!!
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