The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by edljames, Sep 27, 2009.
Have a little time before Church so here are a few pics.
I used to love this show. but now it is loosing steam or is it just me? more of a street rod show and kustoms very very few.
oh and the bike in the pic won best stock bike > wtf ? doesn't look stock too me . but oh well. the owner wasn't too offended.
The bike is a 1942 45 H-D bobber i was happy that it was well recived. The paint was done by some guy in Ark City Helmet striped by Blaineo aka Blaine Scott
I never missed a Last Run for years... But quit going several years ago. To many mini trucks and such
I don't think it's loosing steam. There were a lot of cars, and many I had not seen before. But there were definitely fewer customs. Maybe there are just too many similar events too close together now.
The Last Run I try not to miss is the years when they give away a rod - even if it is a pro built street rod. To me, Stray Kats is the best for real car guy customs and fun.
Amazing show, good turn out nice weekend..... kool people... what more can you ask for??
I went for the first time in years and was very disappointed...too many tuners and late model cars....bring back the old days with street rods and customs
The tuners are normaly there, but the trucks just resantly started coming... its a shame...
I don't like the new cars that are straight off the lot, maybe custom wheels and neon. Doesn't excite me. But I do like seeing young enthusiasts starting with whatever they can start with. Just like most of us did as kids. Sad thing is, their generation doesn't have the cool cars to pick from, not as easy to find as it was for us.
Had a great time at the show. I agree that the Stray Kat shows are the best. Gotta love the cruise night though.
I quit going years ago, to much "I'm not interested in stuff" LONG LIVE STRAY KATS!
Can't we all just get along!!!!!
Hey Jack, Stray Kats have nine lives. That is a long time....
I've missed very few Ark City shows since the 11th one and I always seem to
have a good time. This year "car wise" was disappointing but that seems to be
the trend of open shows. I still had a blast because I ran into a lot friends. We
did one lap and it took us over two hours.
I had to deliver some parts to Jeff (fink'd) so we took a late model. Besides doing
my delivery service, I wanted to see "Chaotic Customs" new Merc build and I wasn't
disappointed at all. Chris and his team of family did an awesome job and should be
very proud of their Sled. (See pictures posted above.)
Highlight of the weekend, I picked up a kool poster that was already framed. Some guy
named McPhail did the art work.
After the show we cruised by Jeff Meyer's place and hung out for an hour or so and
swaped road rash stories. Its so kool to have so many kustom people around the Mid-West!!
Kongtrats to Chaotic Customs for another kool build!!
Hey Mick...sorry we missed you...I saw Travis and he said that you were there someplace...Chaotic Customs merc was VERY KOOOOOL...it probably had Jeff's drewl all over it...LOL....Later...Glenn
I looked all over for you Mick.I was told you were there. O well, I was a little disapointed in the show myself. But that MERC kicks butt.
The show is big enough it makes it easier to dodge people.......Ha, ha, ha, just kid'n.
I hate that I missed ya guiys. I wasn't aware that you were in the park or I would
have shot up a flare to let ya guys know where I was at. See ya guys soon.....
Did I mention that Chaotic Customs had a Merc at the show that was way too kool....
From a woman's persepective, any show that has real bathrooms instead of porta-johns is a hit with me!
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