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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by USMercUte, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Fortunateson
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    I'll be going, already got the T-shirt! Last year I asked who was going and luckily I was reminded that is was 2016 not 2015. I sure would have been pissed if I had gone last year except for the fact that there wouldn't have been any line-ups. LOL. Sadly I have even started on my 5w yet but maybe it will be ready for DD 2019. The last one I couldn't make due to other comittments but an hour after I got home somebody here on the HAMB let me see the show with great pics. Whoever that was thanks again.
     
  2. el Roach
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    I'll be there with this old jalopy. The car, not the girl :D
     
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  3. iafraser39
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    from Warmland

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  4. falcongeorge
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    I told my wife we couldn't leave for our Vietnam trip till AFTER Deuce days.:D
     
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  5. woodz
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    This is what I will be driving there.
     
  6. Fortunateson
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    Judging from all the batteries was that an electric vehicle at one time? Cornering the market on scrap lead?
     
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  7. 1-SHOT
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    Be sure you don't go during the Monsoon. I got the shirt been there done that. All joking aside there is some beautiful country to see. Second largest coffee producing country in the world. Have a nice vacation. Frank
     
  8. falcongeorge
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    My wifes family is there, this is my 5th trip. I LOVE it, like you say beautiful country, lots to see. We always make a couple side trips, I have been to Cambodia, Taipei, and numerous cities in South and Central Vietnam. This time we are making side trips to Da Lac, Da Nang, and going to Qui Nhon for the second time. I love Qui Nhon, Really a beautiful place! Still haven't managed to make it up North, maybe next trip.
    I usually get my first iced coffee as soon as we leave the airport! man, they do good iced coffee there!!
     
  9. 1-SHOT
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    Have you seen the Champa Towers on the intersection of Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 19 it's across the river on top of a hill and there is a huge Budda on the back side that you can't see unless you drive around there. There is a stone tower on the road to An Khe before you get to the pass. There is plenty to see on the road to Pleiku . The change in elevation and the pass at An Khe and the Mang Yang pass. The view is great, natural water falls and wild life. There is a crater lake up in that area . Enough rambling take lots of pictures and please PM me when you get back. Have a safe trip. Frank
     
  10. falcongeorge
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    Yes, we went that way three trips ago! Theres a really huge statue pointing out to sea at the north point of the beach in Qui Nhon too. You can see it clearly from the hotel we always stay at.
    Have you been to Hue? The University there has a traditional Vietnamese music program, at night, some of the small tourist boats hire students from that program, you get on the boats and they drive out into the middle of the river just as night falls, park and do an hour and a half classical music program on the river. One of the coolest things I have ever seen, and at the end you do the traditional Buddist thing with releasing lit candles on the river. Man, it was beautiful. Really very moving.
    Have you been to the Bitexco Tower in Ho Chi Minh? We celebrated my daughters 6th birthday at night in the EON 51 cafe on the 51st floor, beautiful view of the city, and the food was good.
    I have been to Shanghai and Suzhou in China as well, partied in that big square on the Yangtze at 1am, with the famous Nike sign across the river. And man, you gotta see the women in Suzhou, not only are they beautiful, they dress to the nines. That was before I got married, good times. Consistently the best food I have ever had, anywhere in the world, the restaurants in Suzhou are famous all over China.
    I love SE Asia, but I REALLY love Vietnam, everyone is so friendly and laid back, food is good too.
    Man, you know, when I think about it, I have lived large baby!:) Have you taken the train up the coast? Breathtaking, dozens of tunnels, and in some spots, sheer drops hundreds of feet down to the South China Sea. Surf pounding in, fishing boat out about a mile off the coast, incredible scenery.
    Heres a pic of us at my favorite restaurant in Ho Ch Mhin, Quan Ngon 138, and a link to their website. You gotta try this place next time you are there, its FANTASTIC.
    http://www.quanngon138.com/
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    Its open to the air, with a covered area in the center, and all these little individual contractors arranged around the outer walls, each contractor does a different regional cuisine, theres about 40 of them, and its VERY prestigious to be one of the contractors, the food is done to very high, very authentic standards. You can also order from the restaurant kitchen, but by far the best is to go around to all these little contractors. You go around with a little piece of paper, and give them your table number, and they bring it all to you. The quantities are small but the idea is to try a little of everything. So you go around and order, and the dishs start arriving, and you eat them as they come its really a good time. Asian culture has a totally different attitude to eating out, they really make it a social occasion. you can easily spend an hour and a half eating in this place.
     
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  11. Fortunateson
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    Now back to regularly scheduled programming....
    However, you have piqued my interest in Vietnam Nam.
     
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  12. falcongeorge
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    We should talk about it sometime. Really. Place is awesome.
     
  13. 4barrel
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    I'll be there trying to get the car done for it so I can drive it there won't be in the show though.... all it really needs is bodywork and paint
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  14. Chevbucket
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    John and Jake's 1918 Chev bucket will attend. 100_5184.JPG 100_5182.JPG Metchosin car show Sept.14 2015.JPG 100_0955.JPG 100_9979.JPG
     
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  15. duncan
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    How'd that work out for you George?
    You must tell the rest of us your secret.
     
  16. falcongeorge
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    simple, I brown nose and suck up the rest of the year...:D
     
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  17. falcongeorge
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  18. Chevbucket
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    Keith's beautiful 34 Ford Tudor sedan will be there !! 34 Ford Tudor.JPG Keith\'s 34 Ford.JPG
     
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  19. John Stimac
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  20. Deucedreamer
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    I wonder how many Deuces will be at Deuce Days?
     
  21. USMercUte
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    Deucedreamer, I really don't have any idea how many there will be this year. My best guess is 500+, have heard there are over 1100 total cars entered. Only Al Clark would know. We are just glad that he includes some non thirty two's in the event. We hope this is not the last one as it is such a great event. CAN'T WAIT
     
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  22. We are going, 4 cars from North Carolina and 2 from Wisconsin, leaving on the 14 th of july from north of Charlotte.
     
  23. Ryan
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    This little coupe rules...
     
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  24. jalopykid
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    It looks fantastic just as it is!
     
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  25. Internet
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    It's the battery rack for the truck shop I work in. All brand new interstates.
     
  26. USMercUte
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    Just got back from the L.A. Roadster Show and in the mail was my acceptance letter to Deuce Days so real close now. Then I got on the H.A.M.B. and discovered the very nice comment from Ryan about my coupe. So shamelessly I would like to explain the story of my car. In 1959 at the age of 15 I bought this coupe as a driving original car and because I live in the country, as long as your were careful you didn't need a license on the backroads. Then I decided to build a Hot Rod out of it. I installed a flathead and Zee'd the frame with a Lincoln front axle. As I discovered girls I needed more dependable transportation so I sold the in progress coupe. It changed hands 5 or 6 times over the years ending up in a local farmers barn whose intention was to restore it. Last year I hunted him up and told him I had begun to hot rod it and would like to finally finish it after all the years. We agreed on a price and as the deal was completed he said I was the one who should own it anyway and hands me my 1959 pink slip back. It had not been retitled so I was the last person to drive it as it never got back on the road. The first drive was a hoot and my wife looks over and asks "do you fell 15 again?" For a brief moment I did! Thanks for listening, it's a fun ride.
     
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  27. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    Be still my heart,I love that coupe.
     
  28. Willy_P
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