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Event Coverage 2009 Sacramento Autorama **THE MERC SHOW** Setup Day

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rusk, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Wow!! I'm finding it difficult to put into words the feeling I had when I first walked into the Merc room at the Autorama. It was almost like opening the door of a walk-in freezer, a wave of cold air giving me instant goosebumps, but the cold quickly diminished. At first I didn't think I should talk, maybe whisper, nothing louder. I felt like I snuck into a vault and at any minute, I'd be escorted out by two snickering security guards, shaking their heads. But I didn't get thrown out and I was privileged enough to steal these pics...

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    More in a minute...

    Bryan
     
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  4. Some shots from the Suede Pavilion...

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  5. Some stuff from the other rooms...

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    That's it for now...all of Thursday's pics are here: http://www.villainscc.com/Shows.htm

    I'll be at the show all weekend and I know there are a ton of cars I missed (Oz was just arriving) and all the Mercs and suede cars coming for the drive-in on Sat. If everyone hasn't been overloaded by coverage from the show, I'll post those too.

    Oh yeah...I got to meet Rik Hoving and chat with him a few times. What a privilege. The guy knows everything about every famous Merc at the show, and is yet remarkably humble.

    I'm so stoked there are 3 days left of this show...now if my boss will just let me off early...

    Later, Bryan
     
  7. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    Cool! Great coverage of the show and I got a bit of goose bumps looking at them too!
     
  8. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    GREAT shots man! Cant wait to see them in the flesh this weekend!
     
  9. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Very well put. Thanks for posting the pics for the guys that didn't make the trip.
     
  10. A32Flathead
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    What Jay said! See ya tomorrow.
     
  11. 32 Barn Car
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    Thanks for all the nice pics . Glad to see the '40 Merc from this area made it okay...........Z.D
     
  12. 61TBird
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    are they gonna hand out towels at the door to soak up the drool???
     
  13. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Damnit...I wasn't going to go due to a bunch of family stuff tomorrow...now I have to make time! Thanks a lot.
     
  14. GOONZ
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    I agree with Bryan, walking in the Merc room yesterday was amazing. I had never had the privilege to see so many historic customs under one roof. If anyone is on the fence about going, this room alone is worth the entry fee. I have only seen most these cars in books until last night. Thanks for the pics Bryan.
     
  15. 49ratfink
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    did they have a 49 - 52 Chevy room?
     
  16. 60'shotrod
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    Fantastic pictures, THANKS! So MANY Mercs in one place, can't be bad!

    Nick.
     
  17. KIRK!
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    I was there all day yesterday and didn't get to roam around at all. Thanks for the pics!
     
  18. Old-Soul
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    :eek:

    Hold on, I'll thank you for the photos just as soon as I wipe the drool of my desk
     
  19. Thanks guys.

    Your Merc would be right at home at this show.

    I'll be looking for ya Dave...maybe you can teach me a thing or two about taking shots with all the crazy overhead lighting.

    Good to see you Tim.

    I wish!

    I saw you, Al, and Steve prepping the Starliner all day...couldn't take a shot without your ugly mugs in it! I'm sure I'll get pic sometime this weekend...it is next to a beer vendor.

    Bryan
     
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  20. Nolan
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    Right on Bryan! Great pics man! Can't wait to get there tomorrow. Hope we can meet up!

    -Jake
     
  21. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
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    Thanks for the pics Rusk, what an awesome sight indeed! Spotted lots of familiar Mercs, glad to see them together in one place to celebrate.

    Looking forward to more pics from the weekend to come...
     
  22. Thanks Rusk for sharing....
     
  23. Wicked Tin
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
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    Damn nice pics!!
     
  24. Fuck!!! I knew I should have figured out a way to get to this show.:(

    Thanks for the pictures!!!!
     
  25. Gotgas
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    I need some more of this one! WOW!!

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  26. Beatniks, Lincoln, candy paint I have to believe that Rick Dore had to have something to do with it.
     
  27. kkoacolonel
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    Man,thanks for the pics.I see there were a lot of famous mercs there.Rick Dore always comes up with something slick.Hope he brings that Lincoln east this year.One question,how in the hell did that 55 Caddy get in the Merc room?
     
  28. braineater
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
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    what no pics of the crimson ghost? that has to be the best hetfield car yet. and in person...incredible
     
  29. Yeah,,,I got some, but they suck. They guys were still detailing it and it was still aired up...

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    I'll take some more tomorrow. And yeah, the name RULES and the car's cool.....but the '56 Mugford built is better. And I'm really looking forward to seeing his '36 when Scott finishes it......

    Gotgas....this is the only other one I got of the Dore built '57...

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    Bryan
     
  30. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    Thanx Rusk for all the pics!! great shots!! Your chevy looks reeeaaaallllll gooooood!!

    Ian
     

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