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Event Coverage 2017 LA Roadster Show from NZ

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Greg Stokes, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Just a couple more sleeps for us as we prepare to head to SF and then make our way down to the Roadster Show.

    Me and my partner Tania, my parents and our friends Kev and Jacqui from Canada are on our lil tour
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    Looking forward to catching up with friends from near and far and making new ones

    Will try and post updates as we go


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  2. brady1929
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    Safe travels. Have fun!
     
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  3. Rckt98
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    Enjoy the trip Greg. Say hi to Mark and Jan.
     
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  4. oldandkrusty
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    Hi Greg. Hope you all have a great trip. Have fun, be safe.

    John. aka, "oldandkrusty"
     
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  5. Deuce Daddy Don
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    See you there!!
     
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  6. Kiwi 4d
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    See you both there. We head over Monday. Where are you folk staying?
     
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  7. 38 mopar_fan
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    There's a group heading over from the Hamilton Hot Rod Club. Will be great
    I'm not going this time but they will have a ball
    Half of them are continuing to back to the 50's



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  8. Kiwi 4d
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    Yep, was talking to BT from the club today and he filled me in ,sounds like we are all bunking in the same motel in SanDimas, then may meet up again in at BTT50s in Minneapolis. Plus another bunch from my town Levin going to LARS also.
     
  9. toml24
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    Upon your arrival in Southern California there are a number of places to visit. They are:

    Donut Derelicts Car Show, Huntington Beach, CA. Corner of Adams and Magnolia. Every Saturday morning from 5:30am-8:30am. Best FREE car show on the West coast. 250 vintage cars and trucks every Saturday morning. Trust me, it's worth your time to see this car show.

    NHRA Drag Racing Museum, Los Angeles County Fairplex. 1101 West McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA. More than just drag racing, this is an excellent museum.

    Automobile Driving Museum. 610 Lairport St. El Segundo, CA. 90245. Don't be put off by the funny street name or the plain drab brick facade. This is a great museum that is non-profit. They ask for a modest $5.00 donation. It's worth it.


    Peterson Museum. 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Outstanding Dan Gurney race car exhibit. $15 entry plus $12 parking.



    Irwindale Speedway. 500 Speedway Drive. Irwindale, CA. 91706. Freeway off ramp is Live Oak Ave. Every 2-weeks on Saturday night there is NASCAR short track racing with 5 different divisions on the paved ½ mile and 1/3 mile track. On-track autograph session and freebies at 5:45PM, racing at 7:00PM. Great entertainment. $15.00 plus $5.00 parking.

    Also, NHRA drag racing every Thursday night on the 1/8 mile track, starting at 5:00PM until 10:00PM. $10.00 to watch and FREE parking.

    More NHRA drag racing every Friday. Same info as above.


    In-N-Out Hamburger. Mighty tasty burgers, fries, and shakes.

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Get the warm glazed doughnuts and bring plenty of cold milk. It's a great experience!
     
  10. Thanks for this - appreciate you messaging. This is not a first time trip for me. I once worked and lived in LA.


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  11. 38 mopar_fan
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    Yes thanks for the info
    BT, who put the club trip together is almost a local Pete also has many California trips under his belt. Between them they have put together a magical tour
    Some of the guys are repeat offenders and a few are California virgins They are going to soak it up



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  12. partssaloon
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    Hope you make it to Havasu also!
     
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  14. Yesterday we visited the American Graffiti car show in Modesto
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    Then we visited Mac and checked out his cool Roadster
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  16. 38 mopar_fan
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    Keep it coming Greg
    Making me wish I had traveled with the club


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  17. Yesterday we had the privilege of visiting Bruce Meyer's
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    Then to Mooneyes
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    Then to Limeworks
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    Then checked into the Sheraton Fairplex
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  18. Bruce Meyers collection is my bucket list to see in person.
     
  19. Yesterday we went to Stokers Open House
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    We got back to the hotel and walked over to the NHRA Museum but it was mostly the same as last year except for this:
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    Then the hotel parking lot started filling up
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  20. Friday we visited the show
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    Then we went to SOCAL
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    Then rode in Brian Williams coupe to Waldens
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  21. Saturday at the Roadster Show - Roadsters attending were way down as were specialty cars. Seems that lots of people don't like change and don't want to accept there are more event costs which need to be met when John Buck has to hire people to run it. That all said though I heard there weren't enough people on the gates or sometimes not at all so I'm not certain he hired enough people. To me the vendor hall and the swapmeet also appeared down. Probably the worst thing which I believe kept a lot of people at home is how after 30 plus years relationship they side stepped the T-shirt and merchandise supplier. In regards to the entry fee it was $50 per roadster which you got a mug and two people into the show and they gave you a Saturday night BBQ but because it's always been free a lot of people left their roadsters at home. But we enjoyed it for what it was and enjoyed seeing friends again. If Roy and Sid and the few Bay Area guys and Brizio customers didn't display there the show would have been really quiet! I and others talked a lot about it and it's hoped it's a case of growing pains and with a few things ironed out perhaps it can get back to something better than it was this year.

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    A highlight for me was buying the Isky book at the Rodders Journal booth as Isky walked by so I asked him to autograph it - a lovely man
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  22. Pete
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    Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  23. 26hotrod
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    Thanks for sharing your trip. Photos were great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. Jalopy Joker
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  25. Lorenzini
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    Great photos! So bummed I missed you at So-Cal on Friday.... Safe travels!
     
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  26. You guys did it right! I also was surprised at the poor turnout at LARS
     
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  27. putz
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    Great photoes !
     
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  28. uncle buck
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    Thanks Greg for sharing your trip. I am one of the many that don't take to change well and stayed home with my roadster. I figured give John Buck time to figure things out and myself a break from the 8-10 days on the road and 2600 mile trip to see if I will make the event again.


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  29. The37Kid
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    Thanks for the road trip! Meeting Isky must have been the highlight of the trip. Bob
     
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  30. Sunday morning at the show
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    Swap meet purchases were Buick drums, T surround, Cal Custom air scoops, LHD A steering arm
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