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Event Coverage ACME Speed Shop at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Acme Speed Shop, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    It's been a while since I've posted; and even longer since I've put up a "road trip" post. Life has been full of surprises this year which are keeping me pretty busy.

    This is the time of year I start day dreaming of my yearly journey to the Lone Star Round up. A road trip is good for the soul and although the trip to Bakersfield is only a half day drive in the van it still feels like a trip someplace far away.

    If you have not been to this event; I suggest you go sometime. Famoso raceway sits in the middle of almond and citrus groves about 5 miles off the freeway and is like a land that time forgot. I will let the photo tell the story.

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    Rolling down highway 5 (the grapevine) heading into cochella valley.
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    I'll send updates thru thee weekend...right now I'm off to hunt for treasures in the swap meet (yes there is a swap meet here too).
     
  2. Good Stuff! Thanks for posting; keep 'em coming.
     
  3. VanHook
    Joined: May 26, 2005
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    VanHook
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    Looking forward to more updates, Thanks!!!
     
  4. Marcy
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    Marcy
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    Swap meet photos please?



    Marcy
     
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  5. We're heading out at about 3am tomorrow morning in a truck with essentially zero miles on it. It's going to be an exciting experience!

    Looking forward to see you at the ACME booth so I can refresh my wardrobe! I'm running low on "nice, going-out-to-eat T-shirts".....
     
  6. 214Gearjammer
    Joined: Jan 22, 2009
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    214Gearjammer
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    from Dallas, TX

    My Number One Bucket List Event tied with Bonneville. I gotta do em both someday.....Please keep the photos coming.
    I will live this weekend vicariously through this post.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
     
  7. Hope you scored at the swap meet. Thanks for posting the great pix. Can't wait for the updates.
     
  8. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Sorry Marcy, those will have to wait til tomorrow; Cynthia wi be here and I can take a stroll thru the swap.
     
  9. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Shameless plug. Camp acme at hot rod reunion.
     
  10. GassersGarage
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    GassersGarage
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    Looking forward to your pictures as always................
     
  11. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
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    shoprat
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    from Orange, CA

    Thanks for the pics. I thought Cochella valley was by Indio.
     
  12. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    You are right; I meant San Joaquin valley. Point shoprat.
     
  13. autobilly
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    autobilly
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    Great start to the event (and thread), I look forward to the rest of this.:)
     
  14. ewt2
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    Thanks for the photo's John!
     
  15. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    This event brings people from all over the world. This couple are from England and are heading to Vegas to marry after the race.

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  16. Candy-Man
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    More pic's John ... By the way, will you be the push truck ??????
     
  17. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Neil,
    I was in the Acme booth all alone today but Mrs. Acme is coming up for the weekend. I promise I will get photos of cars, racing, girls and swap meet for you.

    We aim to please.
     
  18. Had that same view this morning @ 6:10am still dark. On my way to work drove behind and along side a 48-54 Chop Top Chevy Truck primer gray with wht cal. plates BEATNIK on them. Must of had an OD trans cuz she was just putt putting down the road. Had to be going to the reunion.
     
  19. fiveohnick2932
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    from Napa, Ca.

    Ahhh, Bakersfield. My favorite event all year! Have had to skip quite a few in the last 4 years because of work though. Last time I went there was too many f$%kin people. I went to the first Cacklefest in 2000, was only a few cars and 90% of the people that were there on saturday left and didnt even see it. It wasnt untill it got some press about how bitchin was that everyone had to come the next year in 2001.
     
  20. A Rodder
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    A Rodder
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    I can tell you im enjoying it!
     
  21. fredmotorco
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    Thanks for the pics and I'm looking forward to more updates!
     
  22. Thanks for the post. Someday I will go.
     
  23. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
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    badshifter
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    Another stellar day at Bakersfield. Good seeing ya again today. B back tomorrow.
     
  24. Cole Auto
    Joined: Mar 26, 2008
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    Cole Auto
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    from SoCal

    Pick up some '49-'51 hood hinges if you see some reasonably priced at the swap. I'm dyin' over here.
     
  25. Acme Speed Shop
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    Acme Speed Shop
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    from so cal

    Bob, I will be on the look out for some tomorrow. Have you tried Bob at Owens salvage (Wellington Texas)?
     
  26. sololobo
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    Love the great vintage Chrisman digger, man I wish I could go to this event some time. I have been to the strip for a meet when I lived in sunny Cal. But this nostalgia event is so damn cool, get the beautiful Cynthia in the work spot and please shoot more pix. Her charm probably sells more stuff anyway! Thanx daddy-o. Wow, I umped on that bang shift blog and what a blast, almost like being there. Thanx!! ~sololobo~
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  27. rd martin
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    rd martin
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    from indiana

    put this on the bucket list for sure! im going threw withdrawl since i couldnt go this year. it is a must see!
     
  28. Model A John
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    Model A John
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    from wichita ks

    Looks like the place to be this weekend.
     

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