It's been about a year since my last post, so I decided to start a new thread.  If you're not familiar with the background look for "Lane's Beck Super Coupe #2", on this forum, for the story.

So where are we?  Well in the time since my last post they have completed the two prototypes and gotten them on the road.  Those of you who were at Carlisle this year saw Carey's car, the first prototype, which I was lucky enough to drive.  Despite being the first one on the road, it felt much like a finished product, with only a few tweaks needed.  Chuck, being the perfectionist that he is, made a few more, hence the delay.

This morning, at 0700, I got a text from Mike Fincher that he was meeting Chuck for lunch to pick up my partially assembled car to take it from Chuck's place in northern GA to the factory in Bremen, IN.  Pictures below.

First a teaser from the smartass. 

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Followed by the real deal.  I find it fitting that parked next to it is Chuck's V12 Lambo-bike.

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Now the fun really begins!

1957 Beck Speedster ('06 Carlisle build car)

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Oooooooo, it's still in the railer and it's already in the left lane passing everybody!

Wait a second while I get some popcorn and move to the comfy chair with my laptop so I don't miss anything.

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OK, procede! 

I was out West last week and stopped by the SE/Beck shop. Spoke to Brad and Carey. They both took the time from their very busy schedules to show me what was in the works and all the new addition /changes to the shop since I was last there. Thank you Carey and Brad. I took a few pic's and Carey showed me his personal prototype 1 coupe and fired it up. Man it is sure cool. Lane is going to have an awesome car. There have been a lot of neat shop changes, including a new chassis welding area, lift and more room for all the projects. Of course I asked Carey if he'd consider selling me his coupe....but he's not parting with it at this time.  Sorry my pic's are not so good and don't do the shop justice.  PeteIMG_E5690IMG_E5689IMG_E5669IMG_E5671IMG_E5672IMG_E5673IMG_E5674IMG_E5675IMG_E5676IMG_E5677IMG_E5678IMG_E5679IMG_E5681IMG_E5682IMG_E5684IMG_E5686

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You're one of a kind, Lane. This car is one of a kind too so that makes you...well..two of a kind, eh ? You are in excellent hands with Carey et al. 

But don't forget, shipping such an animal can be a risky task at the best of times. Some prefer to have a reliable long distance driver do the right thing and drive it straight from the builder to your home. I know of such a person with some time on his hands and will do it for a plane ticket. Have beer Will Travel.........

IaM-Ray posted:

Rear or mid engine?

Mid, Ray.  The trunk is surprisingly large, slightly compromised by the transaxle hump.

Bob, I think Al focuses on metal holes.  I’ll leave the fiberglass ones to Carey.😬

Oh, and thanks for the generous offer, Dave, but I think we have this covered. 😂

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Bob: IM S6 posted:

Lane

You want holes in the body?

Calling ALB....

David Stroud IM Roadster D posted:

But don't forget, shipping such an animal can be a risky task at the best of times. Some prefer to have a reliable long distance driver do the right thing and drive it straight from the builder to your home. I know of such a person with some time on his hands and will do it for a plane ticket. Have beer Will Travel.........

Lane Anderson posted:

Bob, I think Al focuses on metal holes.  I’ll leave the fiberglass ones to Carey.😬

Oh, and thanks for the generous offer, Dave, but I think we have this covered. 😂

 

I can do them in fiberglass. Just haven't had any reason to....so far  

You really should seriously consider Dave's offer; I hear he's very good at this sort of thing. And someone will need to be in the right seat to keep Dave on course (and to open beer). I'm available...

Mid engine cars...

Interesting but not made for a real man.   

Well, we can't get into the car without being bent like a pretzel, our knees are up to our chest and well you know, sometimes we hit the root, it just not comfortable...

Just kidding of course but I don't fit in your car!   Glad you do. 

P.S. How about a 6 speed Subie Tranny in there might make it even more quiet at cruising speeds.

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By the way, I just registered the car for the Cars on Kiawah (https://www.carsonkiawah.com) car show next April.  This is the third year in a row I've registered it, but this time I truly expect to have it there.  If any of you are in the southeast next April, I urge you to drop by the Charleston area for a visit.  This is a wonderful show in a beautiful setting, and it brings out some seriously beautiful (and expensive) cars, as you may have seen in some of my photos.  April is a wonderful time of year in the area, so those of you up north could use it to get your first taste of warmer weather.

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David Stroud IM Roadster D posted:

You're one of a kind, Lane. This car is one of a kind too so that makes you...well..two of a kind, eh ? You are in excellent hands with Carey et al. 

But don't forget, shipping such an animal can be a risky task at the best of times. Some prefer to have a reliable long distance driver do the right thing and drive it straight from the builder to your home. I know of such a person with some time on his hands and will do it for a plane ticket. Have beer Will Travel.........

@Lane Anderson being one of the closest SOCers I will volunteer my time and skills to drive it to SC for you. 

Also a set of knock offs would look amazing.  IMG_7249

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That coupe in outlaw form will be awesome in that deep grey or black .... Emory is your example it would be for me. 

IaM-Ray posted:

Lane you need 5x130 on those disks, your choice of wheels will be so much better...  think Fuchsidecimal 

That’s the plan, Ray.  Chuck just put the standard brakes on, but Carey is doing the upgrade.

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IaM-Ray posted:

Lane, I am part of a unique group but there are a few more on the list who's head is above the windshield. 

Anyone else ever been hit in the forehead by a bee at 55mph? It stings...

TRP posted:
IaM-Ray posted:

Lane, I am part of a unique group but there are a few more on the list who's head is above the windshield. 

Anyone else ever been hit in the forehead by a bee at 55mph? It stings...

I rode a motorcycle (last bike an 1100cc Suzuki) for 5 years in my mid 20's and always wore decent shoes, long pants and a leather jacket just in case. The jacket wasn't always done up, and once on the freeway got hit in the middle of my chest (just above the tank top underneath- hey it was summer!) by a large fly or bee. At 60 or 65mph it hurts wicked! Last time I rode with the jacket not done up...

"I rode a motorcycle (last bike an 1100cc Suzuki) for 5 years in my mid 20's"

750cc Suzuki 18 y.o. lol

Reminds me of those who buy a speedster to sell it the next season... my story with a MC.

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IaM-Ray posted:

"I rode a motorcycle (last bike an 1100cc Suzuki) for 5 years in my mid 20's"

750cc Suzuki 18 y.o. lol

Reminds me of those who buy a speedster to sell it the next season... my story with a MC.

Still have an 1800 CC monster touring bike that almost as long and heavy as some of the Speedsters on here. Been riding off and on for almost 40 years and I'll continue to ride as long as I can throw a leg over.

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