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Event Coverage Official Vintage Torque Fest Thread May 3-4, 2013

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coolstuff, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. ahshoe
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    I plan on making the 5 mile trip from southern Dubuque to the west side of town. Bringing my recently purchased (from a GREAT H.A.M.B.er) 1960 Ranchero custom.Been at it the last 3 years. Each year it is bigger and better!
  2. BoomBoom
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    Torque Fest here we come! Really looking forward to this show. Just wish I could bring my truck! The band just got through playing the Lonestar Roundup in Austin and now we are headed to Iowa! This will be the first time that any of us have been to this part of the great U S of A and we cant wait! Texans in Iowa? Look out!
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    if ANYONE has even a remote musical bone in their body - GO SEE the Royal Rhythmaires on Saturday at Torque Fest!!!!!
    This is an amazing group of musicians and they are coming up all the way from Dallas - buy their CD and support them!!!!
    We are so excited to have them - along with 19 other bands.....
    If you have never been to the show - come out and check it out - RAIN OR SHINE
  4. KustomCars
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    Awesome!! Can't wait to hear ya guys!
  5. coolstuff
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    Just want to thank everyone that has supported the show - the pre registrations help pay for the insurance and last minute advertising.....
    we are at 400 pre registered entries!!!
    This is amazing - the pace of pre reg is pretty crazy -
    I suspect it will slack off - but we are going to definitely beat last years count!
    Thanks again and if you want to save $5
    purchase your weekend wristband before April 21.
    just go to the site and click on Register - details are there
  6. von zipper
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    Looking forward to it!!!!!:D!!
  7. Malcolm
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    Just registered -- looking forward to attending my first Vintage Torque Fest. Just a few short weeks away!!


    Malcolm


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  8. daddy_o's_diner
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    I'm planning to drive on out from Michigan in the Chemical City Coupe.

    It'll be the first road trip and first outdoor show for the coupe.

    Gettin' excited!!!



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  9. KustomCars
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    Goodness I can't wait to see it..

    No way very excited to see it!!
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    Malcolm's roadster and the Chemical City Coupe. Damn, I can't wait. There are going to be some top shelf rides there.
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    Yea, but I'm bringing my heap anyway! :D

    Got the car registered, got the motel room, got the weekend pass for my wife, got the spot reserved for the dog at the kennel, think I'm almost ready. If it ever quits raining maybe I will finish up a few loose ends on the car, but its coming either way. Gene
  12. coolstuff
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    WHOA! I am blown away - one that you are coming - two that you are driving that bad boy all the way!!!! I wish I had known I would have given you a special feature car spot!
  13. What what what...that's awesome! Please keep us updated on the ride over!
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    Hey daddyo's what dat you leavin we might be able to hook up on the way out!

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    Looking forward to it. Missed out on Detroit. I need a hot rod fix. It's been a long winter.
  16. coolstuff
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    Cut off for pre registration and discounted weekend passes is the 21st!
    Save yourself some $$$ and register early!
  17. Im gunna hafta be a manwhore so i can get in!
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    3 weeks away!! ImageUploadedByTJJ1365872551.467720.jpg


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  19. KustomCars
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    Only 2 Saturdays left... :D:)
  20. von zipper
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    I'll be lookin for it!!
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    so everyone knows , our club is giving out 4 awards and we wanted to do something different for one u dont necassarily have to have a nice car for , its craziest dirt track performance , so if ya get out and put on a hell of a show u could be our pick !
  22. von zipper
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    Ha ha! The bars been raised!
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    Nice rides I will look for this also

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  24. Rusty Cheese
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    Cant wait! First big trip for the Sedan, coming from the Black Hills of South Dakota. 788 miles, hope for sunshine!

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    I just got a room at the Baymont Inn. I can't wait to make the drive over.

    ROAD TRIP!!!


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    Any one coming from the east that wants to hook up for the journey, give me a shout.

    I've already heard from hodroded and Denise. Jo Kerr will be joining up with me also.



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    The TorqueFest has lost it's small town charm by going to Dubuque...
  27. KustomCars
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    To cool!!
  28. justabeater37
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    Sorry to see you feel that way. You do realize that the show is not in town and on the west edge right? More hotels, more food choices, great hot rods, great people, and a great cause. I don't care if it was in the Wal-mart parking lot, I will be there, and I hate Wal-mart. I live in small town Iowa(pop. 2300), I grew up in small town Illinois(graduated in a class of 39), and I sure as hell don't consider Dubuque big by any means. Yes it is larger than Maquoketa by a bunch, but it is way smaller than Austin, TX. Is the Revolution or the Lone Star Roundup any less of a show because it is a town of 820,000?
    Sorry for the rant, don't mean to piss in anybody's Wheaties just an observation. Hope to see everyone there come May 3,4.
  29. verno30
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    x2^

    TorqueFest and Dubuque will mutually benefit that weekend. I again want to thank John for moving the show to "Iowa's oldest city."

    I may not be the most "charming" but I will gladly welcome each and every hot-rodder that comes to support this show and cause. See you in Dubuque!!
  30. coolstuff
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    ummmm.....yeah.....were you there last year on Saturday?
    We ran out of camping, motorcycle spectator parking, car spectator parking, and swap meet space.........
    Not sure you understand the concept of the show.
    The whole point it to raise money to help kids with heart conditions.
    Do we want this show to grow?
    Yes.
    By growing the show, we help more families.
    And just so you know - the first family we are helping is here on the HAMB.
    So if you are interested in small town feel - come over to Rust Revival -I will be there.
    And its funny that you mention the small town vibe.....
    all the people that come from Milwaukee, St Louis, Chicago, Omaha, Des Moines, Minneapolis have told us they like Dubuque. How do they already know about Dubuque? Because hundreds of people already had to stay in Dubuque because there are no hotel rooms in Maquoketa.
    If you are interested in small town feel - come over to Rust Revival -I will be there. Or Symco Shakedown, or the Road Block, or The Panty Raid, or Relix Riot....the list can go on and on.
    Another complaint I have heard is that people had to go to Wal Mart to eat at night in Maquoketa. Even the McDonalds shuts down early. This will be a non issue in Dubuque....bars downtown will be open WAY after we shut down at Torque Fest.
    Overall the move to Dubuque is going to be a positive.
    If you don't come to the show, then you will never know the difference between the 2 locations.
    Hope to seeya there.

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