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Event Coverage Cruisin' Paso 20 Years Ago...

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  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Cruisin' Paso 20 Years Ago...


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  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,220

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Funny you should post this... Lee Pratt brought me a roll of film that he shot at the first ever Paso show. I'm scanning the images now and will run a feature on them soon.
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  3. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Wish I could turn back time for this one. Gary
  4. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 912


    That A and W was such a neat one, too bad they leveled it.

  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,805

    from California

    Paso was such a cool show, I bet I have 5,000 pictures from the 10 or so years I attended.
  6. I remember Larry Watson standing in the middle of the street with the video camera the size of a small cannon, I think I still have one of his videos. A&W had no parking for blocks.
    Who stayed out at the Barracks cause there was no room at the Inn?
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,190

    Jalopy Joker

    DSCN4541.JPG DSCN4542.JPG Wow - them were the good 'ol days - you must have had a good battery in your smart phone to record all of that (Ha!)- pic of a 90's (not so) smart phone - still miss Paseo -
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  8. Paso, man - it was the best. Heres some shots from Paso in 2001
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  9. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,391


    What struck me right away was all those folks, in their 35 - 40's are now 55 - 60 or older! :)
  10. Early Paso??
    The Reverend BFG could walk around and be a car guy.
    And black hair dye wasn't used to hide grey
  11. flyn schlosser
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
    Posts: 250

    flyn schlosser
    from phelan, ca

    Went there in 06 awesome show .All the cars in the park it was great
  12. Sitting on the wall at the Paso Inn with a cold beer, watching the cruising on Spring Street

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  13. rfraze
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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    Great video! Thanks for the memories. Notice that this was before the "rat".
  14. oldcargary
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 207

    from devore, Ca

    Wow we had some good times at Paso. Saw my bro cruise by in his 41 Hupp. The town is now in to wine taste n and bicycles.....What made it so cool in those early years was no hassles, the A&W and a lot of cool customs. We need a time machine!
  15. I only managed two trips there a few years before it moved down to Santa Maria, it was a total blast. Stayed at some camp grounds on the outskirts and slept in my daily driver since I had only started building my '31, all the rest of the guys had their hot rods and customs. Went with a few of the guys from Brizio Street Rods and Garage magazine (before it was bought out by a certain motorcycle builder) who I met while doing a short stint of part time work there, would never have heard about all of this if it wasn't for them. Damn that was already over 10 years ago!
  16. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

  17. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I was there in 95 and had a blast.I stayed in Morro Bay in a really cool beach cottage owned by a KU alumnus.And then there was the Jaegermeister girls ;)
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  18. Jalopy Joker
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    Jalopy Joker

  19. choptop4
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 654


    Was that 20 years ago!
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,410

    from Ojai,Ca

    First time I went I had to stay in San Luis Obispo the next few years we stayed at a new hotel, that while being built, we got on there list for a room. Paso was a real fun time, miss it a lot.
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  21. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,670


    Wow! '95 was around my third time at Paso, and the video brought it right back! My not-yet-painted shoebox is visible in the cruise at 16:13 and again at 18:42. Lots of familiar cars and people. The sound FX are great: people's comments, engine noises, and music. I wish that show was still there, unchanged.
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  22. Jalopy Joker
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    Jalopy Joker

  23. Katuna
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,812

    from Clovis,Ca.

    So much simpler and relaxed. It was a true Custom show then. Hardly a Hot Rod in there, even in the cruise.

    I want to get in on the Camp Roberts housing. That looks pretty sweet. My father in law was stationed over there for a time around 1960 or so.
  24. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,068

    Special Ed

    I was just in Paso last Thursday, and I got a big chuckle as I drove through town and spotted a billboard on the side of the highway listing a few outdoor concerts for their amphitheater. Remember that this "show" was essentially pushed out of town several years ago to accommodate the wine snobs. They must now be having a change of heart, as within in the past three weeks they hosted Judas Priest, Mastadon, Marilyn Manson, and the Deftones. I just can't see the Chardonnay crowd sipping wine and then jumping into the mosh pit ... :eek:
  25. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
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    Rice n Beans Garage

    Paso was the best

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  26. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

    check out Ryan's new post on first show

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