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Event Coverage 2010 Jalopy Showdown Thanks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scarylarry, May 16, 2010.

  1. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,547

    scarylarry
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    I know these have to get old to some people but when you do a show and things actually work, especially when a HUGE amount of people show up, you want to do it. I really think there are just several things that make the Showdown work out so nicely, 1. the location
    2. the people I have help me 3. and the "advertising" we get from the HAMB. Dirt tracks are cool, but they are flat and generally treeless pieces of dusty/dirty property because they are designed as a work space of sorts. Latimore is a park like setting first and the track is rarely used so it can always look like a park.
    The people that volunteer most of their whole day to work, do it because they know it would NEVER be possible if any of them decided to do anything else! Not that any of us think our job is that important, just we are so short on crew that we know we HAVE to do it to make it work!! It was so cool that at the end of the day we were all exhausted but smiling ear to ear because we know our little crew pulled off another one! I wont thank everyone individually, you know who you are and I thank each one so much.
    The HAMB is where I met a lot of my friends that help me with the show, and others that drive a LONG way to attend, thanks for making the drive. The photos and enthusiasm about the show here has sold it more than anything, my thanks to Ryan for making this available to us all. Now I soon have to go sleepy...my age is showing.
    Oh, I have a rant about over the top, drunken, not really interested in hot rods as much as partying, pain in my ass, gonna make camping change, rumble somewhere the fuck else, better REAL police presence next year, you WILL leave INSTANTLY if you cant act like adults, fallen down, loud drunken assholes...but I'll save that for later.
    I'm over the "scene"people and will clean house if need be. Grow up or go somewhere else. I'll do a 300 car invitational with camping being the same way...oh shit I'm still ranting...bye
     
  2. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I need to put this on my bucket list
     
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  3. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens
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    Cool. Thanks. Slim

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  4. Dave_D
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 185

    Dave_D
    Member
    from NY

    Hey, thats a cool picture of my T-bucket in front of the museum...Do you mind if I steel it to use as my new wallpaper?

    Larry, thanks for puting on an awesome show, we'll be back every year. See you at the drags in the fall.
     

  5. A big thanks to you and all your helpers Larry, the show is always a blast !
     
  6. retro54
    Joined: Apr 1, 2004
    Posts: 736

    retro54
    Member
    from PA

    Thank you and your helpers Larry, another great, well-run show, even with a huge jump in participants from last year, everything from our perspective was great... thanks again, and echoing the multitudes... cya next year!


    Ohh and Larry, just to compliment not only you, but also the participants... not only did the amount of cars grow but the quality of those cars inside and outside the infield seems to have increased as well... this show is really drawing a lot of top notch cars from all over the north east! What a pleasure to view.
     
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  7. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350

    Tony
    Member

    Larry, as usual the show was well worth the ride. I won't speak for all of us who came but i know everyone ALWAYS has a great time and keeps talking about it though out the year.
    We've said it a hundred times, it's the PEOPLE that keep us coming back. The list is long, but you guys have all become true friends.
    Thanks for everything to all of you!
    Tony.

    ps: Tell Longhair he owes me a damn 'Staff' shirt, and not his muddy one either! haha :)
     
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  8. 40streetrod
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 477

    40streetrod
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    from nj

    Larry, just want to say THANK YOU to you and your crew for another fabulous show!
     
  9. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,736

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    Larry

    thanks again another excellent show!

    Hope the streak continues!
     
  10. Jalopyrama Mike
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 334

    Jalopyrama Mike
    Member

    Larry,
    Wow, what a show! You were blessed with fabulous weather and a great gathering of hot rods. The crew, the vendors, the food, the bands were all great. Wow, you even got Sketch Cult to come in from Michigan-great man. What a terrific show
    If I can comment on your rant; usually everyone sees all the good stuff that goes on and only a few (usually those that are running it) see things that go bad. You have control of those things as well as fine tuning everything else. Fix the bad and fine tune what you can-other than that don't fix what isn't broken.
    You, Kim and the Crew do a great job-CONGRATS.
     
  11. Rocket Sled
    Joined: Jan 16, 2005
    Posts: 279

    Rocket Sled
    Member
    from Hanover PA

    Wonderful show as usual Larry! the Family and I has a blast! This was the first time i brought my pop and he was completely flabbergasted with the amount and quality of cars there. Truly a one of a kind show.

    Sorry I didn't have time to stay and chat but hopefully I'll be able to come up to the drags in the fall with that tranny i got from you and be able to stay the whole weekend. ;)

    Bring on Jalopy Showdown 2011!!!
     
  12. fww32
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 61

    fww32
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    Brought a couple new old timers and they said best show they have ever attended. I think show was much bigger then other years, but hats off to you for keeping it sane. Again thank you.
     
  13. SquashThatFly
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
    Posts: 723

    SquashThatFly
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    Show was awesome as always! I couldnt believe just how many people showed up this year. The place was PACKED!
     
  14. THOMAS S&C
    Joined: Sep 24, 2006
    Posts: 416

    THOMAS S&C
    Member

    Thanks again Larry and crew for making this show possible, been there since the first, will be there till the last (hope that isn't anytime soon) great job everyone!!
     
  15. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,372

    VA HAMB
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    Thanks to you and your crew Larry! We had blast!
     
  16. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,079

    SUHRsc
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    Thank you Larry, and the whole crew... Its a relaxing good time for those of us attending. As usual I'm already looking forward to next year. All your hard work has paid off to what is now a permanent point on the calander, right along with Hershey and Christmas....


    Thanks!
    Zach
     
  17. Nostalgia Works
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 24

    Nostalgia Works
    Member

    Larry,

    Just wanted to say....Congratulations man.....you did it again!!!! You and your crew/volunteers landed another GREAT event!!! What a fantastic day and GREAT turnout!! GREAT MUSIC, GREAT ASSORTMENT OF "RODS", GREAT RUNS ON THE MUDDY TRACK.....GREAT FOOD!!
    THANKS.. THANKS ...THANKS....FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK (AND YOUR VOLUNTEERS HARD WORK), FOR GIVING US ANOTHER MEMORABLE DAY!!! :D
     
  18. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Thanks Larry Kim & crew it was well worth the 1200 mile drive, we of course will be back.


    B:)B
     
  19. tuki
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 187

    tuki
    Member

    yes Larry you and your crew put on the best show on the East coast..cant wait till next yr to bring my roadster..i agree the "scene" people can ruin it for everyone.i hope that doesnt happen for the sake of the true traditionalists, great job man
     
  20. metalhotrodgirl
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 815

    metalhotrodgirl
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    larry and all who are envolved with the show a big thank you! i say it every year and i do mean it i had a blast! thanks so much for letting me take pictures and for having such a great event, pics will be up tomorrow
     
  21. 1oldrat
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,884

    1oldrat
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    Great show Larry,We had a blast,sold lots of parts and had a great time.It's too bad some people can't have a few drinks and a good time.I thought your rules were pretty simple and easy to follow.I'll be back next year selling stuff again.I'm going to send in my registration this week.Keep up the great work.THANKS AGAIN
     
  22. Hey thanks larry and the crew for every thing that was done to make the show what it is.
    Also I hope that you enjoyed the exhibition that was put on after the show in the mud you did have a smile on your face. Even though you probably couldn't see my smile from ear to ear under all that mud it was a blast.
    There were so many cars I didn't have time to see them all.
    All those people that leave saturday after the show like I have done for the last couple years miss all the fun its definitly a 2 nite show.
     
  23. Redz Rodz
    Joined: Oct 4, 2002
    Posts: 490

    Redz Rodz
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    larry i remember that cold winter day at clark's garage when you were brain storm' about this show, the year's have past so quick, hell they even build cars just for the show, being this was the first time i could make it " no more go-cart racin' " i will not miss another & if i can help just let me know!! i was only there for a short time sat but my two laps made up for all the years i missed !!!!! see ya soon
     
  24. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    carcrazyjohn
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    from trevose pa

    I believe that .It is the best show ...And thanks I didn't want to leave .....John
     
  25. DirtyThirty
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,396

    DirtyThirty
    Member
    from nowhere...

    Larry...thanks once again for pure awesomeness.
    I'm so freaking tired, I just got home, and we put a lot, I mean A LOT of miles on the Ranchero this weekend! Other than ripping the canister filter off of the frame, trying to cross the bridge ( Loaded down WAYYY too much with wood, coolers, food, supplies...) and making a quick repair with some borrowed rubber fuel line, we had no incedent to speak of...
    Perfect weather, and great times.
    Damn...I'm beat.

    I missed seeing a lot of folks I always look forward to talking to, because we had to leave all afternoon Saturday, and go to a wedding an hour away, but...to anyone I failed to visit: I missed ya!
    Sleeping under the stars and trees for two nights in the Ranch's bed was tits...
    Thanks Everyone!
     
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  26. 40LUV
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
    Posts: 1,833

    40LUV
    Member
    from Mid Jersey

    Normally, putting on a show is a thankless task, so I'm glad we have this board where we can thank you for the Showdown. It was my third time, but first with a car in the show, so it was a totally different vibe doing that. The only thing you need to change is to give Kim a raise. When I was waiting to cross the track, I was watching her keeping the logistcs under control, talk about being cool under pressure. Did she used to be an air traffic controller, or what?
     
  27. Bunch of pictures on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com

    Search "2010 Jalopy Showdown". I would post the direct link but Flickr doesn't like that.
     
  28. Hey Hotroded I plan to post the video of your dirty deed in the mud. I think the girls could've kicked your ass. LOL It was quit a show.
     
  29. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,801

    hrm2k
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    It was truly a bag of fun. I will never miss another one.

    Thank you

    John
     
  30. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,763

    hotrodladycrusr
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    What do you mean "could've"? We did! That dude went DOWN, on his back with THREE girls standing over him!

    Larry, I've been going to events from coast to coast for many years. You've got a winning combination for sure......great people, great location, great cars, great staff, great date, the list goes on and on. The Jalopy Showdown is a distination event not to be missed in my world.

    Larry and crew, from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for all your hard work. You made all of us feel like part of your hot rod family. I'm looking forward to seeing and hanging out with you guys again real soon. xoxoxox
     

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