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Event Coverage Deuce Days 2019 Summary (Father / Son roadsters) & pics!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RetroSteel, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Northwest Deuce Days Summary:

    Our 3 day weekend in Victoria went by so fast it is a blur!
    We cruised down Friday down Island 2 1/2 hrs from Port Alberni to Victoria. Neil in his '31 roadster & I took my '28 roadster
    The car owners, the upwards of 100,000 spectators, the sights & sounds, and of course the vehicles, all made for a spectacular event!
    When my son Neil was asked by the event organizer, Al Clark, a few weeks ago to bring his 1931 roadster down to Victoria to do a photo shoot, Neil jumped at the chance!
    The red 1932 Roadster in the photo with Neil's '31 is owned by Jeremy King and it is a powered by an all aluminium SBC.
    Not only did they get on the cover of the souvenir program with features inside, they were on the official poster and got preferred parking the day of the show! Now that is "Rock Star" treatment!
    Neil's bare metal roadster literally had a crowd around it for 3 days, to say his car was a big hit, would be putting it mildly!
    People loved that it had the "look" of what a real Hot Rod should be! ...And that it was home built by the owner! No big names here!
    Neil's Instagram name > hotrodhemi31 < was on his windshield and it was cool watching some of his 23,000 followers get to meet him for the 1st time!
    To say it was Neil's weekend would be an understatement and I was just proud to be a part of it!
    Thanks Son!
  2. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,735

    from Canada

    Wow, beautiful cars. Thanks for sharing the pics and the story.
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  3. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,211


    Great story and nice cars!
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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,610

    Jalopy Joker

    very Cool
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  5. Here a few pics of our favorites!
    IMG_20190720_1512365.jpg IMG_20190721_0544120.jpg
    40LUV, loudbang, uncle buck and 5 others like this.
  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,610

    Jalopy Joker

  7. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,546


    Great shots. I don't think I'll even post mine since there so many already. One point however...
    I'm not taking anything away from your son's Roadster and I like what I saw but is there anyone else that thinks it's a little strange that a '31 Roadster would be featured in the souvenir program of an event entitled "Deuce Days"? Again, a great looking vehicle and it does have a Deuce grille shell but???
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  8. Yes, it is called Northwest Deuce Days but the majority of vehicles were not 1932. There were aprox. 1360 vehicles of which aprox. 600 were Deuces. While Neil's roadster does have a rare '32 Pines Winterfront grill shell, '32 Rails stamped here on the island and a '32 dash, it still is a real steel home built 1931 Ford Roadster.
    Fortunateson, does this make it any less an entrant than the many, many glass '32 pro built roadsters? I think not! My son was honored that Al Clark contacted him and asked him to drive his roadster down to Victoria for a photo shoot.
    Al Clark wanted a contrast to the high dollar pro builds to show what a young guy could do in his home garage...and the people loved it! And it looked great in that row of '32's!
    PoTaToTrUcK likes this.
  9. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,546


    I think you missed my point. Again, I saw the car and I really appreciated it. As it happens I've been to quite a few Deuce Days going back to when it was in Chilliwack. I was not disparaging you sons car. And as far as I'm concerned I don't care if it's steel, glass, or jello they're all good (however I'm not a big fan of rodentrods). I was merely commenting on having a '31 A with '32 components on the cover of the program. The shows have been great but they certainly make a distinction between '32s and all others vehicles.

    So again, your son's car is great especially as it was homebuilt but I still think it was odd to have it on the cover of a program of a show which is clearly focussed on the '32. My intention was not to offend.
  10. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,690

    uncle buck

    Blur pretty much describes the long weekend for me too. My neighbor and I were comparing stats off our phones and came to the conclusion we had walked around 26 miles each while we were there. We also burned a tank of fuel each sight seeing . I really enjoyed meeting you and Neil Friday night and looking at your scrap book and hearing about your cross country fund raiser for the “Make a Wish Foundation of Canada “ too. There isn’t a more enthusiastic person and all around nice guy than Neil and I’m proud of him for being chosen to have his car on the poster.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019
  11. Thanks for the kind words, Uncle Buck!
    This show is among the best, if not arguably THE BEST!!
    Lets hope there is a NWDD 2022! :)

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