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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by rrbrucea, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    Guess I should introduce myself. I'm Bruce and have been a car geek all my life. Got my dad to thank for that. He had all kinds of cars and collected all kinds of car stuff his whole life--cars, diecast, art, brochures, tin toys, T/Q midgets. You name it, if it had wheels he was into it... As soon as I can I'll get a couple pics of dad's '39 Willys coupe and '34 Ford convertible coupe posted up to show just how far back my rod roots go...

    Most of my life I've been into muscle cars--mostly Mopars with a smattering of Bowties thrown in. But I could SO give up the muscle car stuff up for a rod... and it doesn't have to be much of a rod at that. The muscle car world can really get polluted with unimportant crap like matching numbers, paint daubs and OE restorations. Guess that's fine for some, but I want to drive the wheels off anything I have and also not be one of 100 just like mine at a show...

    I've also been into drawing cars as long as I could hold a pencil. Been lurking here enjoying the Friday Art Shows and am awestruck by the talent the guys here have. Their art makes mine look like crap, but at least I'm making a nice side income with my art, am drawing constantly, and am the most prolific I've been in my entire life. So it's all good...

    Look forward to meeting some of the guys local to me and to going to runs, shows and whatever to further torture myself with thoughts of a rod...

    See y'all around!
  2. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717


    Welcome from the Netherlands!
  3. irace2win41
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
    Posts: 120


    Welcome from Salisbury....

  4. stretch 1320
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,861

    stretch 1320

    Welcome from west Ga.

  5. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 837


    Welcome from Columbia in the other Carolina.
  6. Welcome Bruce!

    I'm in Greenville, NC. I grew up in Greensboro, where my brother still lives, and my dad is in Burlington. We'll have to hook up one weekend.

    Have you been to the cruise-in at the Northern Tool at the Outlet Mall (J&M) on I-85? I went to one last summer....pretty good turnout with a wide variety of cars.

    Again welcome and check out the NC social group for area happenings.
  7. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    Hi Brett,
    Yep, we've been to that one... took the step-daughters' Mustang since my Runner is still in a million pieces in the garage. Wish spring would hurry up and get here so we can start getting out and active at the shows and cruise nights again!
  8. KennyJr07
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 60


    Welcome from Kannapolis!
  9. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    Dig that tail-dragger Kenny! That looks just like cars my dad used to sketch... :D
  10. evilone0528
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 539


    Hickory here.Welcome to the HAMB!
  11. disorderlysaint
    Joined: Aug 9, 2009
    Posts: 106


    Welcome from Burlington. Bruce arent you or werent you in the Piedmont Mopar Club?
  12. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh

    Welcome from Maryland! What part of North Carolina are you in? I visit my Dad near New Bern several times a year. Always looking for rod action when visiting, but seems rare. What little I've seen of your artwork looks great to me. Many different styles out there. Don't short yourself. Hope to see more of your work as we go...........
    Sir Woosh............
  13. Steve-Cook
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
    Posts: 489

    from Garner, NC

    welcome from garner
  14. grapp
    Joined: Aug 16, 2008
    Posts: 457


    Hey another shout out from Salisbury!
  15. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,135


    welcome from fayetteville...
  16. Welcome from Enochville, where are you in NC? Some of us on here may be your neighbors. Michael
  17. rockguy92
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,141


    Glad you're here with us
    Welcome from OHIO
    The Rock
  18. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    Guilty as charged... was even president of the club. But I'm out of that club for the same reason that all the other guys who quit are out...
  19. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    Thanks! Actually going to be taking a little weekend vacation to New Bern for the AACA Grand National in May. Hate to think what I just admitted there, yeah guys, I like RESTORED cars too! LOL!
  20. 32Essex
    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
    Posts: 160

    from Texas

    Welcome from North Texas!
  21. rrbrucea
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 646


    I'm in Graham, right smack in the middle of the state...

    And although off topic, here's what I did on Saturday:

  22. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


    Welcome from Long Island
  23. nitrojoe
    Joined: Jun 7, 2009
    Posts: 129

    from Midway,nc

    welcome aboard
  24. MayDay
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
    Posts: 409


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