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Event Coverage Detroit 2005: The Best of the Basement

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Ukrop, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    Detroit 2005: The Best of the Basement


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  2. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    Great trip down memory lane. I've never been to the Detroit show but about that same year when the Jimmy Shine truck was making the rounds I had a chance to check it out in Omaha. I was enamored by that truck and pre show I was over and under that truck taking pictures and notes which proved fruitful as a few years later I was contacted by a customer in Italy to build a Shine style chassis. I was also taken by that super low Monkey style Model A. They were both trend setters. Thanks for the pictures.
  3. If anyone makes it to Cobo and doesn't go downstairs, well, they've missed the "whole" show.:D
  4. I went for my first time this past March, just weeks before the Rona' blew up life as we knew it - Yes the Smell !! As soon as I began my decent to the basement, I was laughing at the smell, absolutely perfect - The basement was my favorite part of the show also, I love the stark difference in vibe from upstairs to down, don't think it would be as good if you didn't have the upstairs to compare to...
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  5. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    So cool that you gravitated to traditional stuff at that age. Love it.
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  6. Just like myself and "Blackie Gageian's Fresno Auto-Rama" ( I can hear the guy yelling it on the radio) when I was a kid. That was THE car show. Great memories.
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  7. Brings back good memories for me..I see some good times and some club cars when the Poor Boys were all a lot younger...

    Like others said..I was there for move in on Thursday..had the usual great time, stayed from
    3:00 till about 10:00 and went and ate with my friend and fellow PB Vern..a couple weeks later shit went to hell..
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  8. That Petty Blue tracknosed A is iconic
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  9. This was how I was when I went to the lower section at the Cow Palace the first time except I was 22. The realization that you didnt have to be rich to build a hot rod was shocking to me because my dad always took me to see the expensive ones and always commented to me on how much they cost.
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  10. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,667

    A Boner

    Think it’s a 26-27, but you are right, definitely slick!
  11. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,090


    @J.Ukrop You must be one of the two youngsters standing next to that ?wine? colored Model A and the "Aces High" 55 Chevy.

    It looks like those two kids were having a great time.
  12. You are right, there was a similar A around the same time and I got them mixed up. Cool ride.
  13. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 969

    Eric H

    I remember this year well.

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