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Old 07-27-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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I attended my first Spectacular a number of years ago in Wichita, KS. Robert Rolling and I drove my '65 Buick Riviera up for the event and proceeded to have an absolute ball. We reveled in the fact that we were the young guys in a crowd of older gen...

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Old 07-27-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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looks like a good show!
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:14 AM   #3
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Yep. It seems like there is a mix of age in the hot rod part of life. Quality sleds are supported by the older set.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:17 AM   #4
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I had plans made way in advance or I would have been there.Damn the bad luck.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:16 AM   #5
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looks like a great show thanks for the pictures
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:38 AM   #6
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Thanks Ryan
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:04 AM   #7
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what a site to see, glad it's still looks KKOA & those guys are still doing it. good times.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:55 AM   #8
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Ryan

Thanks for the story and pics. Looks like a good time even though you had a little road trouble. About the posse you traveled with. I've got to say you are right on. I was lucky enough to meet every one of them except Gary Howard when I was at the roundup this year. If he's even close to being like the rest of them I'm sure he is a prince. Thanks again
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:18 AM   #9
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so ryan,when are you going to start building a kustom?
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:48 AM   #10
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Nice selection of rides! Sleds....they kinda balance the 'hot rod' end of the HAMB. Man, Steve and Reggie mannin' the chairs, that looks kinda odd! When I see 'em in Austin for the Roundup and festivities, those guys are always on the move! Good times for sure.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:54 AM   #11
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Great story and Pictures... Thanks
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:11 AM   #12
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Mmmm......customs......./Homer drool...
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:15 AM   #13
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Cool story and I always enjoy the pics. It was nice to meet you as I surveyed the Austin crowd you were hangin with and narrowed it down to you. You do know that OLD SPICE SWAGGER will fix that shy thing !!! Anyhow it was nice to meet you and I enjoyed the visit >>>>.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:53 AM   #14
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Thanks for the pictures, some great cars there. What cool road trip.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:55 AM   #15
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Wow, looks like a great turn out, and some fine - assed rides. Hopefully it was a little cooler than good 'ol Texas.
Those are some damn fine pics, what kind of camera are you using?
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Thanks Ryan for the great story and coverage.
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Iíve finally concluded that Iím just not much of a car show guy. I just donít know what to do with myself once Iíve gotten a good look at all of the cars in attendance.
This comment struck a chord though. My first reaction was, how can you be a gearhead and not enjoy a show of that caliber every second you are there?
But, as a former introvert, I do remember getting bored at car shows after I had "seen" all the cars that interested me. Somewhere along the line though, I realized the best way to truly appreciate any car is to get a personal "tour" from the owner or builder. Now I run out of time at most shows before I get to see all the cool stuff. All it takes is one comment or question to the owner or builder about an obscure or subtle feature you like. This will usually get them to open up and start showing you other stuff you would have missed, or tell you cool back-stories/history you never would have heard.
I have met some lifelong friends because I commented on stuff about their car no one else ever picked up on.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:43 AM   #17
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Amazing stuff. You're right about not knowing what to do once you look at the cars at the show. It seems to me the most fun part is the adventure in getting there.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:45 AM   #18
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Great show, great weekend! It was cool to see the Texas crew make it up for this event. Good to see you guys.




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Old 07-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #19
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Man, Steve and Reggie mannin' the chairs, that looks kinda odd! When I see 'em in Austin for the Roundup and festivities, those guys are always on the move! Good times for sure.
Reggie and I were just catching a breather during our first impromptu car show we put on in the parking lot of the gas station in Davis, Oklahoma. Little show and shine in the parking lot of the gas station while we were waiting about an hour on Skeeter to pick up Lee's car for the second time. You meet some pretty "interesting" people in the middle of nowhere when there are old cars involved. Skeeter is the man though, he made that 70 miles drive to OKC w/ the shoebox on his back in about 45 minutes. I mean he was gone......we all were doing everything we could do just to keep him in site. It was a welcomed though because it was really getting late and we still had 3.5 hours to go after OKC.
Like Ryan said, the trip was great. The company was great. The fried chicken......whoa!! Thanks Jay(nosurf) for the tip on the chicken house. The only thing we really missed due to the breakdown was McPhail's hotdogs which was a total bummer because that is when you really know the party started. Dennis was a prince and was gonna wait around for us, but by 1:30 am we knew the hotdogs were gonna be cold and we told them to get going.
I started going to this show only three ago when Gary Howard got inducted in the Hall of Fame and vowed to try everything possible to make it back every year. The hot rods are starting to creep in the show now due to all the publicity and I am sure the drag races, but over all it is the place to go if you are in love w/ and want to see CUSTOMS as much as I do. There is some spectacular stuff there and the cool part is you see them be DRIVEN all over town.........very few trailers.
Want to thanks Roger Morrison again for taking the time to show us all around his place and his oustanding collection of automobiles. I can guaranty you there is something there for everyone(taste-wise).
Highlights of the trip, aside for the roadtrip up and back w/ my pals was gettin to drive Roger's 40 ford "The Cobra in the Barn" car that Ryan has in his photos. It's the copper one. And the other highlight, our family style chicken dinner outside under the trees at the Brookville Hotel in Abilene, Kansas. If you are anywhere near this place GO......but make a reservation if you wan to sit inside or do what we did and sit way out back w/ your to go sack (I actually recommend the outside dining)

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:33 AM   #20
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Thanks for the post, Ryan.
That looked like one hell of a good show!

Yea...when ar eyou going to build yourself a custom??
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