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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Abomb, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Abomb
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,659

    Abomb
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    Usually I'm not big on awards, most of mine usually are the "best work in progress" type anyway. This weekend, I decided I had most of the bugs worked out of my recent new engine install, and decided to try out a small roadtrip to a local show. One thing I forgot is to install the thermostat, as I wanted to make sure it stayed cool throughout the breakin process, it was left out. Turns out I probably need to do that. I left at 9 AM with my buddy for a local show about 35 miles away, it was only about 75 out, and the car never got above 150 degrees on the whole drive. It was much better coming home, as it was about 100 degrees, and the car ran about 185....

    Anyway, I was standing around at the awards, seeing if my voting was in line with everybody else...:D...when to my surprise, they called out my name for a top 10 award....I was shocked. There were 146 cars there, about 95% of them were nicely finished, paint, interior, the whole 9 yards. And my old 55 with the worn out badly applied 30+ year old paint, and ratty interior was in the top 10 ??? Don't ask me how that happened, but my kid was thrilled....and that's the most important part.

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    I wish I would have remembered my camera, there were 1/8 mile drags at the airport, including a neat FED, lots of quality cars, including 3 nicely done Mercurys...sorry fellas, I'll buy me a cheapo digital camera for my glovebox next time.
     
  2. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,328

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    Hey, I'd love to have a car like that.

    congrats. and way to keep the kids involved.
     
  3. ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,190

    ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
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    Hey, Abomb, congrats on the award, like big time ! Over shiny street rods never get my vote.
     
  4. chopt55bc
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 886

    chopt55bc
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    You won cause its cool!
     

  5. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    tommy
    Member Emeritus

    Hey I don't ever expect to get an award but anybody that says they don't get a little thrill out of it is just plain lying. It's always nice to be recognized by your peers. Congrats!
     
  6. Abomb
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,659

    Abomb
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    I'm a firm believer in the saying " take a kid to a car show "..That Cameo behind my car belongs to a friend and neighbor, and is usually hauling 5 and 7 year old girls, and my car almost always equipped with a 6 year old boy....
     
  7. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,945

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    Drive that thing up here instead of the bike next time!
     
  8. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,282

    povertyflats
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    from Missouri

    you won because your car is bad ass
     
  9. Congrats, don't that feel good bro, It's always nice to get recognition for something you worked so hard on.
    Good job buddy,
    Next thing you know you'll be a Goldchainer like me :eek::D;)
     
  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,848

    squirrel
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    Good going, nice car! I think I still have more 30 yr old drag race trophies than newer car show trophies, and I've been to a LOT of local car shows....
     
  11. Abomb
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,659

    Abomb
    Member

    Thanks guys...

    I have lots of best in class trophies, but for motorcycles, one top 30 for my old 59 Elcamino, which was mostly done, 2 or 3 best work in progress trophies, (one of them for this car, last year) and now this one....I guess the thing surpised me the most, is that it was one of the roughest cars there yesterday. I'm not saying my car ain't cool, to me, it's hard to even create a bad looking 55 chevy....but still, I was definately surprised.
     
  12. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,945

    Tman
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    Thought I would let you know about my surprise tonight. Came home, opened the main shop. Then went in back to open the back room and was greated by some hissing and rattles! It seems Mr Snake worked his way into the cool room last night when I had it open. About 18 inches long. I can still move fast! Your tent site is waiting......................
     
  13. The Anarkist
    Joined: Jul 11, 2004
    Posts: 82

    The Anarkist
    Member
    from Canada

    Nice car!! It deserved an award. Congratulations!!
     

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