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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Tonight I went to the first club meeting of the new year and the only difference is our club Tri-City Rod & Custom has been around for 50 years, it's a milestone for a group of guys that got together and started a car club in our early 20's & 30's there was just a few of us in the beginning and we have built a lot of hot rods & custom cars, traveled thousands of miles together and watched each others kids grow up, marry and unfortunately have seen several members pass away over the years.

    10 out of 15 members were present tonight and our only living charter member was there also. HRP

    This is the original simple drawing of the club logo drawn on a kitchen table on a cold January night.


    We are the oldest active Hot Rod/Custom club in the state of South Carolina.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2022
  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,876

    from Michigan

    Nice to have friends...
    ... over the years go by.
  3. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,988


    Congrats on 50 years doing what you love. You have to be one happy person.
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    This was my hot rod at the time. HRP

  5. That's impressive. I'm not sure young people can understand the depth of a 50 year commitment to anything. Not meaning that to be derogatory, just stating that youth seldom allows appreciation for long term. :)
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  6. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,830

    from NKy

    That is such a great comment , to sit and give deep thought to . “The depth of a 50 year commitment “ . Most kids today , will never have any commitment , past a few years . Job , marriage , friends , nothing . Just seems as it’s a throw away world , get a new one and hell with commitment .
  7. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,193


    Our club is 46 years old. Been hanging around since I was 6. I`m president again for the 3rd time.
  8. Congratulations. I started my auto repair shop in 1972, still going strong and about to move onto a new owner. I am also wondering how 50 years could fly by so quickly.
  9. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,638


    Congratulations! I sort of wish there was a local club to me that didn't have power hungry politicians in it.
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  10. quickchangeV8
    Joined: Dec 7, 2010
    Posts: 455


    Congratulations on the 50 year anniversary of your club. I remember going to the Street Rod Nationals in Detroit in 1972 and seeing in person the Bud Bryan 1929 roadster, that was in so many of those Rod & Custom magazines. It sure does not seem like that was 50 years ago. I know that I have lived through all those years, but it still makes you stop and wonder, where did all that time go to!! It's great to see a club such as yours still around after all these years. You must have a very dedicated group of club members.
  11. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,230


    youre having too much get in the garage and give me 50 spot welds...great sharing..thanks
  12. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 2,473


    Congratulations from Aussies
  13. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
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  14. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,728

    alphabet soup

    There are a LOT of marriages that don't last that long! My uncle has had three and two live in girlfriends in that same amount of time. Good going!!! Gene.
  15. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,710


    When you realize why pizza is made round, put in a square box and then eaten as a triangle, only then will you be able to understand women! :eek:
  16. Congratulations Danny!
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  17. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,886

    from Colorado

    Our club started in 1956 and in later years we'd get together at the GNRS. What with COVID and just a few of us left, it's the end of the line.

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  18. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,473

    jim snow

    Congrats Danny. Snowman ⛄️
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  19. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 1,040

    3W JOHN

    I know several of the guys in the club, they are a easy going bunch of old farts.:)
  20. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 3,479


    Congratulations Danny!
    Gee ,we seem to have a lot in common...we both need haircuts, my club is 50 years old this year, and the clubs even have similar names Triple Cities Street Rods. Founded in 1972, 30 current members, 1 original member...I joined in '74.

    Our club's annual "Cars in the Park" charity car show last summer.
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  21. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,602

    Jalopy Joker

    great to hear that things are still going forward - sometimes just have to be in the right place at the right time to be part of automotive history
  22. Motorwrxs
    Joined: Aug 15, 2021
    Posts: 173


    Congrats on the milestone of 50 years…must be so cool to be part of club that has been together for that long. The friendships, cars, and stories…
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  23. The Magic Ratchet
    Joined: Apr 8, 2019
    Posts: 102

    The Magic Ratchet


    Lou Manglass
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  24. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 755

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    Congats - 50 is big! This would have been the 40th anniversary for the club I was a charter member of. A few members held on after I left the area in the late '90s, and they managed to keep putting on the Wahoo Swap Meet until just recently when another, younger group from another town in the county took it over. Still see a one or two people once in a while and a few of us are now part of a Facebook group, but it isn't the same as getting together monthly on a Monday night at the local pub to hash out what we were going to do for the next event. Camerderie and lifetime friendships are something you should never take for granted.
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  25. We have hosted several indoor car shows over the years & we also did cruse-ins & hosted the Spring Water festival In Williamston, South Carolina for years, a new administrator decided we needed to give the city all the proceeds after we made it a big success in conjunction with a craft fair, we bowed out and let the city take over the car show.

    As we have aged we are mostly a social group that get together monthly for a meeting, get to gether for a Saturday morning breakfast and go to shows and crusin's local and distant.

    I love these guys like brothers, we get all about 95 % of the time, we argue but at the end of the day we all know we enjoy being friends first and hot rodders second, but it's the cars that brought us together. HRP
  26. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 881


    Here in the PNW (Vancouver Washington) we have an old Hot Rod/Racing Club called the Slo Poks. Founded in 1952 by several local High School kids this Club and it's members have been responsible for many notable achievements in Hot Rodding/Racing over the past seven decades. I am proud to say that I have been a member for over 40 years. We still meet every Friday night and we will be celebrating our 70th anniversary this Summer!
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  27. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,310

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Yep!---That was my first cross country trip! It was great to be travelling with Bud & Stroker! Rod & Custom editor Bud Bryan trip to Detroit Nats 1972 001.jpg Rod & Custom editor Bud Bryan trip to Detroit Nats 1972.jpg
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  28. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,310

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Had to take all that gear! Copy of Detroit,Mi 1972.JPG
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  29. We thought we would have some T-Shirt's made to commemorate the 50 year milestone. HRP

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  30. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 1,040

    3W JOHN

    Hey Danny, I saw one if your club members at the Texas Roadhouse tonight in Central, he was at the bar and his back was to me but I recognized the 50 year tri city logo.
    Congratulations in the 50 year milestone.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2022
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