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#1 Larry LS

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 04:13 PM

I recently during our move found a business card from Bob Kovacs from back in 1991 when we met him in a car show at The Arroyo Grande car show that summer in our town. He said he had recently moved to Templeton Ca. about 40 miles North of Arroyo and he had been invited to come to the July 1991 annual hot rod car show to do some painting or striping for the folks there. He was not busy then, so I went home quickly, about 10 minutes away and got my wife's helmet she was going to use with our vintage Formula Vee when we got it ready to run. He then took about 45 minutes to do this paint job you see on it. He charged $60.00 for the job.
Here is an enlarged copy of his card. The phone # no longer works. So don't bother calling it.

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And here are few shots of the helmet we still have. These show a bit of the very
nice details he did in a very short time span. I had spent several hours with
a friend of mine a couple of times, down in his shop years ago in North Hollywood. He was always very
nice to deal with.

He gave me some of his painted slot cars that He said I should
give to Steve Foster for his collection in The raceway in Santa Maria soon after
this helmet was painted.

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#2 One_Track_Mind

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:33 PM

Hi Larry,
WHOA! that's Nice! :wub:

Glad to see your finally getting settled into your new home, Thanks for sharing the story.

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#3 Bob Emott

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:13 PM

Has anyone tried writing to him at that address... Or is anyone living nearby???
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:16 PM

How long ago was the contact made??? Has anyone tried writing to him at that address? Is anyone living in the area???
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:06 AM

Bob, I think that Larry is still in contact with Kovacs. He can be found, and as a matter of fact, will be found. :)

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:49 PM

Well up to a year ago or so, the phone number would ring and he would ask you to leave a message. But he never replied and now the phone number does not work at all. So I have lost track of him. No one else in the area, that saw him when he did the helmet has heard from him either. ???????

Still hope he is around yet. :sorry: :search:
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#7 Mark Wampler

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:47 PM

Seems like I remember Bob looking to be in his mid-late 30's when I was a kid....
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:54 PM

Take a look at this from August '68 car Model. What a hoot on those prices. If somebody finds him,ask him if these prices are still good :laugh2: Jarius, can you price match? :laugh2:
Greg, I hope this is not to big! Please don't yell at me again. I'm working on it :blush: . Joe

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 01:54 AM

This might be a lead.........................
http://www.darinvolp...6/contact.shtml
http://www.darinvolp...s76/paint.shtml
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 05:39 PM

I am glad to see Brian "Bob" Kovacs is still around. :D
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:40 PM

This looks like the guy I met in the '60s during a trip to SoCal.

Looks like another legend went HOME.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:01 PM

Thanks for sharing. Another great artist leaves us!
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