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Old 03-22-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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I can remember watching "A Desperate Generation" a decade or so ago and pondering how cool it was to have so many folks working together (and seperately) in an effort to get a bunch of hot ro...

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Old 03-22-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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Here's my thrash--at the end of January I decided to get my project on the road--I had already planned on coming to Austin but was going to take a buddies car-I saw Evils and the dirty's post and figured what the hell
as of last night,installed the shifter and started mounted the headlights--still waiting on the machine shop to finish my open drive conversion
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: The New Paso

No disrespect to Paso (or the chief), but I think the Round Up is definately it's own thing, like everything else born in Texas. I'm just a local/participant and I'm in no way related with the organization of the show other than a few friends that are Kontinentals. I'm also a proud native born Texan and I'm proud of most things that comes out our great state. Thanks for the support!

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Old 03-22-2007, 09:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: The New Paso

I hope to make it to the Round-Up one day. Paso is definately a show not to miss any year but to indicate the Round-Up being the "New Paso" gives it a feel that this show is behind another show's shadow. I personally hope that there are more shows that would get bigger/better than Paso and have that certain unique feeling Paso has given us all these years. Don't get me wrong as I think Paso is great and referred to as the Grand Daddy of them all. It would be cool to have that in all States, not just Cali.
I also do not mean any disrespect to the cheif and or any shows. I just want more car shows that can deliver in that caliber and I believe the Round-Up already has its own claim to fame. It can only get better.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:55 AM   #5
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Agree that it's its own thing...but it still makes me nostalgic for the days of thrashing to go to Ft. Fisher. 7am with my Dad, scrubbing a 55 chevy wiper motor with a toothbrush dipped into naptha...gotta leave at 8...gotta put the wiper motor in because it's going to rain somewhere around Meridian. How the hell did we not notice the wiper motor looked like crap? I guess it's because we just got the front clip back on last night at 11pm...wiper motor didn't look too bad on the bench, but the light wasn't so good. good times were those.

But, there will be a Round Up thrash in my future...just need to get back to TX in about a year and a half...and find a house and a tech writing gig in Austin.

I like that there is something to look forward to now that the Waco shows no longer happen.
I love this time of year...and I miss the smell of acrylic enamel curing...heh.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:14 AM   #6
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Default Re: The New Paso

The Roundup can easilly be looked at as the new Paso..
A point on the map that east and west coast guys would not have much trouble traveling too. Paso just seems like a West Coast car show to me, but with the Roundup, now that's looking like an all coast car show.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:17 AM   #7
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I have not personally made the roundup, however, THE NEW PASO my rear!
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:17 AM   #8
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I worked late into the night. I installed new tie rods, rear shocks and started to get seat belts in the rear for the heathens. I still have more to do, but she is road worthy and ready for Austin.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:23 AM   #9
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I agree.... it is very much it's own show... I haven't been to Paso in four or five years... but man, is the round up a good time.

This post was more about the thrash than comparing the two shows...
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:30 AM   #10
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We are talking about TWO DIFFERENT flavors as the cars on the posters indicate.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:39 AM   #11
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Paso was started as a lead sled show to revive the lost art of the chopped Merc. The hot rods came later. The Round Up is a fine show, but anything goes from day one.

I do understand the "pull," though, of thrashing to get a car done for a certain show... which is the real point of the blog and the reason most of us get out of bed in the morning.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #12
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The thrash. I that up here, Hot Rod-a-rama instigates a lot of thrashing....Hell, I'm thrashing on my Hudson now in hopes to take it to the show in August...

I had hoped to be at the Round-up this year, but it boiled down to spending the $$ on my car or spending the $$ on the show. The car takes priority.

Can't wait to see all the pics!
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:07 AM   #13
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IF the Dirty's pull it off it will be a first for us. Two non running cars running and cruising at the Roundup in less than 3 months. I am just glad there is a month off before the next event to rest and recouperate and clean the much needed dirty shop

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Old 03-22-2007, 11:38 AM   #14
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It's super cool that guys and gals thrash on their projects to get them here next weekend. Ryan, I understand that that's what you meant by the "new Paso" reference.

Paso is the shit. The car show. We are very lucky that our show has become what it has. It's a freakin' great time with some cool folks and cool cars. But it is what it is, and Paso it is not. Paso was the inspiration to start our show, however.

I remember sitting around a park bench at a little show in Lagrange with several of the guys. We started talking about Paso and that maybe we should try to put on a little outdoor car show. We just wanted something closer to home for all the people that couldn't make it all the way out to Paso. And something that would have an Austin flavor, with bands and a cruise to the lake. El Jefe knew pretty early that he wanted music to be a big part of the show. Surprise, right?

From that 100*+ day on the park bench, to the first show on the football field, to now, has been a fun trip. El Jefe, Willy, and Beatnik have really taken the proverbial ball and ran with it to make it all happen. And we really appreciate all of ya'll coming down for the party.

Special thanks to the guys and gals that bust knuckles and budgets to get new cars to the show.It's the new, unseen, cars that keep the show exciting.

For those that are making their first thrash for a show, I'll just say that it's worth it. We barely made the show a couple of years ago with the '58. We shaved the door handles, painted it, and put interior in the week before the show. I finished installing the interior trim the Friday of registration. But it was all worth it and more when the misses got to drive it to the show and cruise Congress after. It's a great feeling of accomplishment that just isn't the same when you take your time on a car.
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:40 AM   #15
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Thrashin' to get your car done for a show????? Well, if that's what motivates you to get your car going.......more power to ya.......

I, for one, just THRASH to drive it............
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:13 PM   #16
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This will be my first drive out to Austin and I am driving my coupe out with the rest of the AZ boys who been to everyone so far, so I will be the virgin at the show. Can't wait for the road trip and the coupe is ready togo. Let the party begin.
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:43 PM   #17
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I put my 50 Ford back on the floor last night after hacking, grinding, swearing, jacking, cutting, dropping metal objects on my face while on my back on the creeper and running back and forth to the driveshaft shop and parts stores.
I have a car with a new transmission and a huge hole in the floor. But the thrash smoke is starting to drift away and I think I'm a day away from being ready.

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Old 03-22-2007, 12:50 PM   #18
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Most of us thrash year round (especially those of us that use our cars as dailies
). The show is an added incentive and an opportunity to hang out with each other with a common goal and enthusiam - the excitement hangs thick in the air throughout the month.
I've never seen an "anything goes" attitude inside the show itself; it's about the quality an owner/builder can afford in time and dollars. From the home garage thrash to the high dollar kustom build, it's about love.
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:53 PM   #19
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Geez Kev, that brought a little tear to my eye.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:00 PM   #20
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I have not personally made the roundup, however, THE NEW PASO my rear!
I would have to agree. I will make a comitement to come out next year though and check it out. I think paso is still a great car show so what if you cant clog up the parking lot at the shell station, hell even the 21st street burger joint is torn down, is that going to stop me from thrashing everyear to get a car there or stop having a great time NO! Paso is still bad ass even if other shows are bigger smaller whatever its all about the quality of time spent there, the cars and people I have become friends with over the years. Having gone to Paso for this long it is a sacred place to me! LTR

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