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Old 04-20-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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So it's early Friday morning and Marcie and I had just finished setting up the Jalopy Journal booth at the Expo Center. Rain was coming down in sheets, hitting the roof of the newly reorganized Expo Barn, and rolling off the edges to form four walls...

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Old 04-20-2009, 10:44 AM   #2
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Thank you, Ryan! I know it's the Kontinental's Show, but I doubt Steve would mind at all if you got some credit for making it what it is, Getting the word ouot like none other!

And thanks to all you guys for endulging my little girl. She is stoked at having everyone sign that poster. I'm having checks printed, myself...
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:45 AM   #3
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It was only my 2nd LSRU, and it was great. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to leave back for Dallas before Saturday evening so I missed the ASS party. I vow that I will NOT miss the nightlife again down their. Thanks to all who put on the LSRU, it is the best damn show anywhere, PERIOD! I forgot to check my watch and missed the HAMB meet and greet, but was able to meet a few HAMBers, and wasn't dissapointed.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:49 AM   #4
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some day i will make it down there for this show ..sounds like everyone had a blast despite the weather
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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Yes, it was a blast, the whole weekend, friday at the show seemed nice and simple , just cars and people . Saturday the sun came out and it was a big time car show. I told you I was going to buy parts at the swap meet and not a load of shirts, but I ended up getting a new hamb shirt anyway, the new designs are great. I got to work today and thought finally I can sit down and relax hahaha
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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The best of both worlds; a small intimate show on Friday and acres and acres of cars on Saturday. My feet hurt.... Thanks to all involved.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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Going to the roundup is near the top of my to do list, gotta get the truck done first though.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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Hot rods, Customs, Swap Meet, Music and a guy smoking pork and brisket under one roof it basically covered all the senses.. All I can say it is one great show and put together buy a cool group of guys! I had a blast and I will be back!
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:09 AM   #9
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A foreign object made it's way into my radiator 2 weeks ago, and my roundup dreams were dashed. The cash spent to fix the car was my roundup travel fund, plus the new radiator has still not arrived. Seeing the event coverage on the HAMB is the next best thing to being there.

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:09 AM   #10
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Squeak is one of my favorite people and THANK YOU Ryan for all you do. You're spot on about the whole deal.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:10 AM   #11
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Damn, one of these days...I gotta make it there....When I heard about the forcast, I knew that you all would still have a great time...too many great people together not to.......
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:11 AM   #12
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Sounded like a good time.

I got to see Squeaks 40 coupe a week before the show, we actually helped him put the hood on the it, we stopped by his shop when we were on our Cali trip, it was a fun stop on the trip.

who owns this car with the peace sign, mag wheels, and four on the floor?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:11 AM   #13
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Sounds like a ball Ryan. I sure wanna get down next year. Glad it all gelled for you guys. Get yer truck done Jim so we can have a bigger Minnesota contingency deep in the heart of Texas.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:27 AM   #14
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Glad everthing worked out well...looked like a hell of a good time!
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:29 AM   #15
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Great time. Arrived just in time on Friday to hear Jimmy V announced to the stage. Texted my wife that we arrived safe and sound and that he was playing. She responded back something about me being a booger or something. LOL. Long rainy drive down, but I got to find where my leaks are and pre-soak my shoes before making the show. Already looking forward to next year.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:40 AM   #16
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We had a blast... I'm exhausted, but it was worth it... again.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:40 AM   #17
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Wow, I cant believe I missed it. It was gonna be our big trip for the summer but life happened and we couldnt get our car(s) on the road.

While you folks were there having a great time me and 53dodgekustom were thinking about you and drinking some lonestars here in illinois. We saw Wayne The Train Hancock last night while enjoying some whiskey drinks so that helped ease the pain of not being in austin too.

Ironically I just got a Jimmy Vaughan cd this morning and was listening to it while i was reading this post.

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #18
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I gotta make it out there for the show... seeing JV on stage must've been a goose bump moment fer sure.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:55 AM   #19
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #20
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I gotta tell ya; If I woke up in Houston or Dallas on Friday, I wouldn't have made the trip. But since I'm in Central Austin, I cruised out there with the Yay-Hoos very gingerly on my slicks. And man am I glad I was there.

I think it was just about a perfect weekend. The best of all worlds. Small show on Friday. Huge show on Saturday. Huge party at Ass on Saturday night. Small party on Sunday afternoon at Flyrite. Hanging out on Congress in between. And dang, I just remembered Reggie's BBQ on Thursday! After so much fun, Thursday seems like so long ago!
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