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Old 12-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Seventeen years ago today, I uploaded an html file to the servers at Prodigy and The Jalopy Journal was born. I had been toying around with HTML at school and wanted to do something car related with it. I was actually at home in Midland, TX on Christ...

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:21 AM   #2
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comgrats and just to let you know you changed a lot of peoples lifes at the same time

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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Damn, seventeen years ago I wasnt even seventeen...damn
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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Makes me feel old.........oh shit I am!!!. Congrats Ryan
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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thanks for all your efforts dude....you have massively helped hotrodders all around the world!
For us guys living far away from America its really hard to build a nice traditional car, and for me it would be impossible without this place.

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:46 AM   #6
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Thanks for the great gift Ryan. Reminds me of another story about wise men following a 'Lone Star' to seek it's origin and give thanks.

Wow, looks like The Jalopy Journal is a Capricorn too!

"Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to the entire Jalopy Journal family."
"Life on a Thin Line since 1969"
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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thank you!
what will you come up with to top this place?
merry Christmas to you and yours Ryan.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:24 AM   #8
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Wooow!! Congratulations and Thanks - Have a very Merry Christmas - you have made all of our days brighter
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:25 AM   #9
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Christmas is one of my most favorite times, thanks to you we have the HAMB all of the time. Seasons greetings to you and yours Ryan. Thanks for the what you did and are doing.
Still smokin tires and cigars
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:26 AM   #10
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I'm a newbie to the H.A.M.B but, I want to say thank you. My wife Says I'm a H.A.M.B Addict lol.
Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:43 AM   #11
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i didnt find the hamb until just a few yrs ago.im almost ashamed of that fact. i fought the pc for yrs. it wasnt ubtil i had a bike wreck in 05 that crippled me up did i start to us the pc. then one fine day in 09 i was lookin for hotrod sites and i was born. the hamb.i love the hamb. i have a renewed love of old cars because of the hamb.i have met a few other hambers since then and what fine people they are. thanks ryan. youve givin me a better outlook on life. since im in pain24/7. the hamb helps me out of bed and into the shop.because ive met a few that are worse off than me and they still do what we do.if they can do it , so can i .lol. i cant get to any hamb functions but i get to be there thru other peoples eyes. with the pics they take and post i get to see what i missed.so thanks again ryan and all you others who bring me into your world thru your pics.im gonna waddle out to the shop now, im gettin kinda corny!lol
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #12
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Who was the first member to join? And how are you #3?
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:33 AM   #13
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Gotta say, I don't even remember how I stumbled onto the HAMB, or if someone told me about it. But its one of the sites I visit every single day I am able. It's part of my daily rabbit path. Like life, it has its ups and downs, aggrevation, personality conflicts, and even some outright fights. But I love it.
Thanks for this thing you've created, and a Joyous Christmas, and Happy and Prosperous New Year to you. Thank You!
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:34 AM   #14
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Thank you, Ryan. You can't possibly know how many lives you've changed, how many people you've introduced to hot rodding and how many people you've helped get technical info over the years. I've been into antique autos & hot rods for 50 years and have still learned a lot here. You made my transition into retirement much easier.

Thank you for all you do and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #15
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Thank's for all you do for all us rodders around this world. This is the place to be if you are a hot rodder.

Merry Christmas dude
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #16
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Thank you, Ryan for seventeen years.....Merry Christmas to you and your family
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:43 AM   #17
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merry christmas and thanks to mom for the cool name.
my build thread- '50 ford custom
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:10 AM   #18
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Congratulations, Ryan!

You're still young, and you've achieved what some say is man's highest calling: you've touched the lives of others in a positive way.

Not only that, you're achieved it doing what you want to do. Very good job. We should all aspire to something like this.

Happy Holidays (being politically correct here!) to you and everyone on the HAMB.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:26 PM   #19
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Congrats Ryan You made a old fart finally figure out how to use a computer!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Bruce
...and the ride goes on at 60!
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #20
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Merry christmas to uall twas a good thang! Keep it up ry.
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