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PostSubject: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Sat May 29, 2010 5:25 pm

I'm talking about the one he's wore at the recording of The Stooges and Funhouse and, unless they've change the pic, the one at the top of this page.

Anyone know where I can buy one?

The logo is by Stroker McGurk, aka Tom Medley - you can find some of his t-shirts on hot rod sites, but I can't find this one anywhere. I think I saw a repro by someone like wornby or wornfree a few years ago. He's still alive, btw.

It's the logo of the Go Kart Racing Team - according to the vintageracingkarts.com site, "Go Kart and Bug were intense rivals in those days and their respective racing team buses were known to often race each other on the way to the track."

They raced regularly at a Detroit kart track in the late 50s/60s.

Does anyone know if Ron's is still in existance? That would be up there with the Turin Shroud, bestowing the magical power of ROCK on the wearer...

http://www.vintagekarts.com/gkdecal.jpg for a full colour version.
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Sat May 29, 2010 10:51 pm

Don't know where you could buy one today, but a few years back someone in the U.S. did make some. I got one at the time, and from the link you've provided I'd guess it was made using those very transfers.

If I remember rightly they were also selling the transfers separately, but for some dumb reason I never got around to ordering any.

Thanks for all the background information on the design! I'd always wondered where it came from.
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Sun May 30, 2010 12:06 am

Ron wore that shirt for years. I have been told that he was still wearing it during the New Order days.

A bit of trivia.....that shirt had the logo on the front and the back and Iggy also wore it in 1969. I have some photos of Iggy wearing it with dirty white jeans taken in September 1969.
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Sun May 30, 2010 3:57 am

Sorry man, no idea where you could get one but thanks SO much for the background information! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Sun May 30, 2010 11:18 pm

thanks for this information modernlover. I always liked the look of that t-shirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Mon May 31, 2010 10:09 pm

Thanks for the info Nat!

Now if Petrie can remember who made the one he got we can start hassling them for a re-repro. How's your memory Petrie?
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:29 am

Where that's concerned, not too good I'm afraid. All I remember is it was ordered from the US, and I've moved house twice since I got it, so any packaging/receipts got thrown out years ago.

There is talk of making up shirts identical to Ron's from mine, correct colours, for use in a future Ron related project. So maybe that's the light at the end of the tunnel. Though it is on hold at the moment, so if it looks like nothing's going to come of it I'll dig around and see what I can find. Can't promise I'll find anything useful though, sadly.
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:15 am

I dig Rons shrunken head shirt seen in the Unganos photos...where can something like that get turned up?
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:28 am

Shrunken heads shirt or as I called it back in the day, "Headhunter "shirt was also one worn by Iggy as well as Ron. It was Ron's shirt, but Iggy borrowed it as well as the Go Kart shirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:16 pm

That Iggy's a one, isn't he!

Re "correct colours" - surely that's black print on a white tee, rather than the full colour of the sticker/decal. For the full hit of Ron-ness.

I'm 'between jobs' and bored, might try recreating it from the colour image.

Gotta go, I'm bidding on a Nazi uniform on eBay and the auction ends soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Ron's "Go Kart" t-shirt   Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:35 pm

[quote="Monger"]I dig Rons shrunken head shirt seen in the Unganos photos...where can something like that get turned up?[/quote]

yes, that's a great shirt too. Really like those pictures of Ron wearing it.
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