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Event Coverage Colorado Hill Climb Cronicala

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by winduptoy, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. The 39 guy
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    Great coverage! Thank you for taking the time to share the experience with us!
     
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  2. TTR
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    I have a question for those who have participated in this event or have insight to eligibility for "contenders" for the actual hill climb.
    It appears the requirements include something like period correctness up to 1954. How literally this is considered ? 12 Volt ? Electronic ignition ? Radial tires ? Later model engine, transmission, rear end ? CEMA affiliated aftermarket parts ? ???
    I'm thinking of applying next year and spoke about the event this morning with couple of friends in Europe whom are considering shipping their vintage roadsters to US maybe next year for some extended grand touring we're planning to do together. This event seem to be definitely worthy consideration for our itinerary.
     
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  3. Ranchero59
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    Thanks for all the great pictures.
     
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  4. 2935ford
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    Thanks.....enjoyed all your pics.
     
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  5. My son and I ran up for the fun on Saturday.

    We had a great time, good vibe, definitely on my list for next yer
     
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  6. Binger
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    The Reliability run on Friday is open to all pre 65 vehicles. It is a tour around the Colorado mountains. I had almost as much fun on this run as I did going up the hill. One thing is this the actual hill climb on Saturday isn't timed and it is just for fun recreating a race that happened in 1954. They do not hold hard and fast to requirements like the TROG guys do. If you have any questions about eligibility I would contact Nick's Garage. I have participated in the Hill climb the last two years and haven't has any problems. I run an alternator and a T-5 on a model A engine. Obvious later model engines wont fly. They usually announce dates for the next year at the LA roadster show. Hope this helps.
     
  7. Great to meet you guys, Thanks for coming over!
     
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  8. 1stGrumpy
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    Great post, winduptoy. Thank you... Hope to be there with my '29 next year.
     
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  9. TTR
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    Thanks. Very helpful. I'll keep an eye on for future dates, probably make contact with Nick's, but won't attend LA Roadster show, EVER, even if they offered to pay me.
    BTW, what is TROG ?
     
  10. Hey TTR - Nick here.. the orginzer/promoter. I would be honored to coordinate with you. Please contact me early so we can make sure we have all the logistics worked out. The event is themed, it is an early 1950's hot rod event, we don't mind if the car has a T5, 12v, electronic ignition, the goal is that it represents early 1950's hot rodding. We like Flathead V8's, Inlines (chevy, buick, plymouth, Ford 4 bangers, etc), I usually include some early Cadillac, Olds, hemi, OHV motors too, and I've also let in a few SBC's. It's about the cars and the people. We had one LS car this year, when I saw him at LARS, I told him if he made the trip from TX I'd let him run. He was a good show!
     
  11. @winduptoy What an AWESOME Thread!! Thank you Larry for all your support, you are a great friend to us, we sure appreciate you and your dear wife (who made the trek to Estes Park and back Sunday in the rumble seat). You guys RULE!

    Also we would like to thank everyone that came to Central City to support/particpate/spectate the Hot Rod Hill Climb. We had the best year we have ever had, incredible cars, people from all over the country and world for that matter. Amy and I and our enter crew appreciate all of you. An extra thanks to those that support the event by registering your car, buy pit passes and buy our awesome Merch!

    We heard "Best Event I've ever been to" several times.
    .......I guess those people have never attended our Hot Rod Dirt Drags event !

    Cheers to all of you!
    -Nick & Amy
     
  12. Pufff
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    Trog is "The Race Of Gentlemen". I would explain it, but it would be much faster to search it here on the HAMB, or on the net.
    Zane.
     
  13. TTR
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    Hi Nick, thanks for replying and organizing what appears like a great event. I'm definitely interested in attending and will make contact soon.
    I'm new to this board, but have been into vintage cars and hot rods for over 4 decades and have fairly authentic "Traditional Hot Rod" '32 (and half) Plymouth PB Sport Roadster I bought and built almost 30 years ago. I've posted some details $ photos of it on a thread called "1933 Plymouth".
    My friends in Europe considering the aforementioned grand touring of US have Model A & '32 Ford Roadsters, one '36 Ford Phaeton and one '32 Plymouth PA Roadster, but as I mentioned I just talked to couple of them about your event earlier today, so it'll be awhile before their intentions are known.
     
  14. TTR
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    Thanks. I'll search.
     
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  15. winduptoy
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    Look at the smiles on the faces. Good to hang with you folks.
    Larry

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  16. winduptoy
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    Nick, you, Amy, family and crew are Rock Stars!!!!! Where else can you run your car as hard as you want, drive anywhere on the road and have law enforcement smile and wave back at you? My wife looked forward to this with anticipation and we do again next year. I can't wait until Dirt Drags. Thanks for kind words,
    Larry

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  17. goatboy
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    any pix of the trip to estes? its a second home for me
     
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  18. woodz
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    Thanks to everyone who posted pics for those of us who couldn't make it
    Looks like a killer event
    Definitely on my to do list.



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  19. Pufff
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  20. winduptoy
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    No, sorry. I got preoccupied with an Ozzie hot rod friend that showed up unexpectedly.

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  21. winduptoy
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    No, help me out here....

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  22. Dan Greenberg
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    A wonderful compendium of all the HRHC people and stories with a lot of excellent pics to illustrate it all. Thanks Larry. It was great seeing you and Judy again.
     
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  23. DesmoDog
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    It was a fun event. I wasn't there for all of it since I was visiting friends but the venue and the show were great. We ran across some of the reliability run cars in our adventures on Friday then spent time at the hill climb on Saturday. I'm sure I'll be back, maybe even with a car in a couple/few years, I just need to, you know, build it... then haul it half way across the country... yeah, maybe in 2020...
     
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  24. woody45
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  25. winduptoy
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    Lots going on at this event. it's about doing, not sitting. I'm going to try to, right now I say "yes".

    Larry

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  26. i.rant
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    Great coverage! Thanks for taking the time to post and share.
     
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  27. j3harleys
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    I'm guessing by your smiles you had a great time
     
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  28. j3harleys
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    Mike I find it funny you thanking us. You , Amy, Troy, and all the people that work hard all year ( and there are a lot of people working long hours ) to make these events happen deserve all the thanks. So THANK YOU. Johnny and Lila.
     
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  29. j3harleys
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    Well Larry I did a lot of sitting I wore my butt out walking up and down the pits. Thanks for the great coverage. Sorry I didn't run into you this year. WE just got home tonight and getting to see all the photos. see you in Monte Vista. Johnny
     
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  30. hotrodman303
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    Thank you. Great event!


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