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Event Coverage 23rd ANNUAL GUNNISON COLORADO CAR SHOW

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fivewindow Johnnie, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. ---------------- 23rd ANNUAL GUNNISON CAR SHOW-------GUNNISON COLORADO----------


    ************************** AN EARLY ALERT *****************************

    I would usually wait a bit to announce this, but it seems right to do it now ! The local college is holding their welcome back weekend the same as the car show, so lodging will go fast. If you have any thoughts of attending, book a room NOW. You can change plans later.

    Here's a link to last years thread so you can see what goes on:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=370020



    The 23rd Annual Gunnison Car Show in Gunnison Colorado. This years show is August 20- 21-22, including a Cruise-In, Open Show and Breakfast Cruise.

    FRIDAY AUG 20, 5-9 PM: Cruise-In on N. Main St. First Four (4) blocks closed for participant parking, Live Band - THE REVTONES !, Street Dance, registration booth, food vendors and more.

    SATURDAY AUG 21, 8 AM -3 PM: Open Show in Jorgensen Park, awards ceremony at 3:00PM.

    SUNDAY AUG 22 : Breakfast Cruise to Crested Butte, an ol' mining town 26 miles north of Gunnison. Part of Elk Ave.(their Main St.) will be closed off for participants to park.


    Details and entry forms can be found at: www.gunnisoncarclub.com


    CRUISE-IN: This year the show has some great features, the Friday night Cruise-In will feature a band that was found right here on the HAMB. From the San Francisco Bay area, The REVTONES will be performing. Our club vice-presidient was in the Bay area over Christmas and saw the REVTONES, he says they absolutely put on fabulous show.

    DJ: The show DJ is nailed down, Alex "AXLE" Idzardi said he would be happy to come and spin tunes again. He's coming, we just have to feed him lots of Chicken Fried Steak........

    WORKSHOP: Many of you probably remember last years great Flathead workshop put on by Dave Crouse of Custom Auto right here in Colorado. What a great presentation Dave did. We are having another workshop this year, topic and speaker unknown at this time. Would love to get Dave to share some more of his knowledge

    The Lee Iacocca award will again be presented by the Gunnison Car Club. This year it is going to Wil Cooksey who ran the Bowling Green Corvette plant for several years and is credited with "saving" the Corvette when it was most needed.

    Also, am currently working on putting together some special displays such as last years Race Car Display that included a Bonneville car, a Road Race Hemi Car and a few great Drag cars to boot.

    Don't hesitate to PM me with any questions. Will be adding information along the way as things are nailed down. Hotel info to follow.

    Johnnie.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  2. Here is a list of local lodging options for those coming. Book now, the town WILL sell out.

    1) ABC Motel Inc, 212 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-2400 * 800-341-8000

    2) Alpine Inn, 1011 Rio Grand Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-2804 * www.gunnisonalpineinn.com

    3) Best Western-Tomichi Vlg, 41883 US Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 970-641-1131

    4) Columbine Victorian Hotel, 136 W Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-6834

    5) Comfort Inn, 900 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 970-642-1000

    6) Days Inn, 701 W US Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 970-641-0608 * 888-641-0608

    7) Gunnison Inn, 412 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-0700 * 866-641-0700 * www.GunnisonLodging.com

    8) Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Gunnison, 910 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 877-410-6681

    9) Island Acres Motel, 38339 US Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 970-641-1442

    10) Long Holiday Motel, 1198 W US Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 970-641-0536

    11) Mountain View Lodge, 117 N Taylor St, Gunnison, CO 970-641-1799 * 800-800-3395

    12) Quality Inn, 400 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-1237 * www.choicehotels.com

    13) Rodeway Inn, 37760 US Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 970-641-0500 * www.gunnisonrodeway.com

    14) Super 8, 411 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-3068 * 800-800-8000

    15) Swiss Inn, 312 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-9962

    16) Water Wheel Inn, 37478 US Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 970-641-1650 * 800-642-1650 * www.waterwheelinnatgunnison.com

    17) Western Motel, 403 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-1722 * www.westernmotel-co.com

    18) Wildwwod Motel, 1312 W Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 970-641-1663 * 866-770-1663 * www.wildwoodmotel.net
     
  3. ckustoms
    Joined: Mar 3, 2005
    Posts: 63

    ckustoms
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    great show to go to, been there alot. johnnie and laura are great host, just hope i don't end up taking another puppy home!!
     
  4. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,763

    hotrodladycrusr
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    I thought you were going to try to make it so it didn't fall on the HAMB Drags weekend? :( I'm bummed
     

  5. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,157

    M.Edell
    Member

    The RevTones are looking very forward to this event for sure.We were just discussing it at rehearsal tonight in fact.We are booking shows on the way there and back and making a mini West Coast tour out of it.You can check us out on Facebook and MySpace www.myspace.com/revtones
     
  6. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605

    Mercchev
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    We'll be there in Gunnison...Johnnie puts on a great party!
     
  7. gassedbaker
    Joined: Jul 4, 2007
    Posts: 328

    gassedbaker
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    hmm.....looks like im gonna need a flight soon!!!!
     
  8. WE DID ! !

    Last fall I convinced the club to move the show up one weekend in order to not conflict with the drags. We have always held the show the fourth Saturday of August, which is when the drags have usually been. This year we are the Third Saturday and guess what ???????????..............It's a conspiracy I tell ya.
     
  9. 3Deuce40
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 691

    3Deuce40
    Member
    from Colorado

    I just booked my room so I am good to go. I missed last year for obvious reason but wont miss this years. To hell with the consiquences!
     
  10. I have been playing these guys like crazy in the shop. This show is gonna ROCK !!


    If you really think you're comin', why not load Dustin and/or Tom in something that rolls and take a little roadtrip " It's only 1400 miles............
     
  11. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,157

    M.Edell
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  12. 3Deuce40
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 691

    3Deuce40
    Member
    from Colorado

     
  13. gassedbaker
    Joined: Jul 4, 2007
    Posts: 328

    gassedbaker
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    ill see what i can do....hell possibly have the caddy ready for that trip....just got her bagged....ill keep in touch!!!!!
     
  14. 1931av8
    Joined: Jun 2, 2008
    Posts: 389

    1931av8
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    Hell ya! Wouldn't miss it!!! Our first time last year and what a lasting impression. GREAT people and a diverse collection of cars. Entertainment by the Mezcal Brothers (2009) can only be beat by the REVTONES this year. Incomparable hospitality by Laura and Johnnie Walker. Can't say enough...:D

    Made our reservations. Website for the Comfort Inn had a lot of rooms marked as the "only one left". If you're going, now is the time to get a room.
     
  15. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,157

    M.Edell
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    Gonna have to get a trailer and haul the '34 Ford behind the RevTones Van!! lol
     
  16. Here ya go boys, some youtube home-movies.

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  17. One more for good measure.......THE REVTONES ! !


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  18. Grizzly&LittleChilly
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
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    Got a reservation at the Rodeway Inn - see you friday night!
    Jeff's Brother
     
  19. BigFinCad
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 167

    BigFinCad
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    I likes that attitude!!!!!!
     
  20. lugnut48
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
    Posts: 10

    lugnut48
    Member
    from Colorado

    Dont know about me yet, But dont miss a great time its a great town and the drive is beautiful, People are great and the party at Johnnie's is not to be missed.
     
  21. BigFinCad
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 167

    BigFinCad
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    Hey Shane,
    Your ass will be there or we will come pick you up in the neighbor's Iseta
     
  22. 3Deuce40
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 691

    3Deuce40
    Member
    from Colorado

    Thanks Rich! I miss hanging with the fella's.
     
  23. Looks like we'll have to arrange a cross country trip. Hey your car is done and doesn't look to bad for a " Root Canal Special" I'm bringing the glove box back to finish, You know you could send me a CD with the inspirational tune on it. Cheers AJ
     
  24. BigFinCad
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
    Posts: 167

    BigFinCad
    Member

    Amen, Brother!
     
  25. Please make the trip to Gunnison, we'll set you up as our celebrity pinstriper !

    I just can't wait to tell people: "ALAN JOHNSON WAS ON DRUGS WHEN HE PINSTRIPED MY '40 COUPE ! "

    Seriously, thanks Al, the Coupe looks great. My PC died, am suffering with the wifes laptop at the moment. Will burn you a CD when I'm back in the action with my PC.

    Later, Johnnie.
     
  26. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    axle
    Member
    from Drag City

    Johnnie and the rest of the Lonely Knights , i would love to return to Gunnison
     
  27. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,157

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  28. Studely
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 62

    Studely
    Member
    from Pueblo, CO

    Me too! I just booked a room at the Western, which is right across the street from the fairgrounds, and got two queen size beds this year, so if anyone needs a place, we can probably work something out! Lindsay and stayed there last year, and it was fine. Nothing huge or fancy, but definitely clean and comfortable. The owner is also a very cool fellow -- Russian or Eastern European I believe... See you cats there! It's ALWAYS a great time!!!
     
  29. Studely
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 62

    Studely
    Member
    from Pueblo, CO

    We miss you a LOT, brother!!! Can't wait to hang out again!
     

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