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Event Coverage Coffee this morning

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by X38, Mar 18, 2023.

  1. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 1,077

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    Thank you Sir.
    Nice collection
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  2. Primered Forever
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 717

    Primered Forever
    from Joplin,MO

    Nice! Thanks
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  3. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Tennessee

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  4. torqueII
    Joined: Aug 29, 2019
    Posts: 1


    What a great way to start the day. Thanks for the pictures.
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  5. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 846

    from Alabama

    Getting hard to find that many old coupes/roadsters in one place in the US anymore.
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  6. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 683


    Thanks for the pictures.
  7. Looks like a good turn out, what was the temperature? HRP
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  8. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,438


    Great way to get your morning coffee, for sure !
  9. Impressive. :confused:
    How do you keep the riff-raff away from the royalty like that? :eek:
  10. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 2,681


    The shade structures are a great idea.
  11. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 1,583


    Quite a lot of shopping centre car parks have them over here in Australia.
  12. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 7,626

    Special Ed

    Looks vaguely familiar ... ;)
  13. We park over the back of the buildings, get there early and are gone before the shops open. ;)
    (except the coffee shops and bakery of course :))

    The people in the cafe are still traumatised by your order! :eek:
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  14. Lil 32
    Joined: Aug 12, 2018
    Posts: 73

    Lil 32

    about 30C
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  15. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 5,114

    dirt t
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    HRP I think it summertime down under.
  16. Close, we're into autumn (fall)
  17. hepme
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 358


    sure brought back memories of what it used to be around here many years ago--bunch of rod guys and cars show up at Shipley donuts (a Texas tradition) early Sat. morning, talk, meet, laugh, and just a great time, no money asked. Leave before the kiddies and moms arrive. Then the trash kids showed, woofers, thrown bottles, paper sacks of trash, even booze (at 7 in the morning?). Finally the owners, who were losing business, just politely asked us to leave-hated to but had to. End of story.
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  18. dirt car
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 715

    dirt car
    from nebraska

    Nice turnout, great way to wet an appetite two fold !
  19. Looks like a nice gathering. Cars and coffee around here is nothing but Camaros, late Corvettes, Mustangs and C10 pickup trucks...:(
  20. 05snopro440
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    Posts: 262


    Looks like a nice lineup! Thanks for sharing!
  21. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,953

    1. 1940 Ford

  22. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,984




    Nice photos of a cool array of hot rods. The shade structures are a good thing in the hot weather climate areas. Even in coastal So Cal, the weather gets hot, despite the cooling influence of the shoreline ocean. Those events under the shade structures are cool... pun intended.

    One of the things we decided after several visits to those weekends with open air antique auto swap meets and open air car shows without any trees or shade, is that it is/was horrendous. It was hard to enjoy walking around viewing the nice hot rods or specialty parts in need for a project. Back then, it was easier to go to an indoor car show and enjoy the surroundings. Plus, there were local old car parts dealers scattered all over So Cal, like :

    Which was located just up the street from our last Westside of Long Beach house and was the entry off of the freeway ramp into our neighborhood. The place became the go to place for N.O.S. parts necessary to finish the job at hand.

    So, the outdoor car shows and swap meets were a thing of the past for a couple of hot rod enthusiasts.
    But, if some club or organization utilizes the latest shade structures in So Cal, well, there might be a couple of old hot rod folks visiting the car shows under the shade, in those coastal communities.


    Here are a couple of photos of shade parking lot structure at the two OC coastal high schools. The high schools in the whole local school district are run by the solar panel structures on the campus areas. They also offer a nice cool car after spending hours in class all day, too.

    It is a wonder that no one has decided to hold outdoor events under those shade structures. The local school clubs have done car washes and swap meets to earn money for the school clubs. But, so far no outside organization has used them for a car show or any events.


    The one local high school car event is the annual open house/car show presented by the last remaining Automotive Class Shop and group in this whole South Coastal Area. But, the auto shop has their own parking lot with access to the shop classrooms/garages in a different part of their campus.

    Shade structures and outdoor car shows, what a great idea !!! The local cars and coffee event on the Saturday morning hours, every month are nice. But, when the sun is out, it is roasting, even at 9-11 a.m. operating hours. The thing the event has going, is that there is an ocean breeze coming up the hill slope giving some resolution to the early morning heat on hot days. YRMV
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  23. Just so you guys know, ours are always a Sunday morning.

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