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Event Coverage Early Hunnert Car Pileup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty1, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. ..ran across these pics from either the first or second Hunnert Car pileup held @ Suicide Axle's shop in Sycamore Illinois,..(think it's the first as the second year they used the implement dealers lot for overflow)..thot you mite like to see em...
    first hunnert 004.jpg first hunnert.jpg first hunnert 002.jpg first hunnert 003.jpg first hunnert 005.jpg
  2. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,435

    from Burton, MI

    Cool! I see some familiar cars in there.
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  3. That is No.2 the third pic it my Model A, MarkX and I drove up from Texas for the show and I came back every year since.
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  4. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,474

    FORDY 6

    The Hunnert was a great show...didn't make it till the 4th. Thanks for the early pics.
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  5. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,555


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  6. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,303


    Number 8 was the biggest & best! Sorry to see it end.:(
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  7. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,906

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Loved this get together. The early shows were the best.
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  8. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
    Posts: 749

    from NW Indiana

    such a great show! just like rod&kustom it stinks to see things come to a end
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  9. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 22,904


    Great history reminder thanks.
  10. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,391


    Thanks Rusty! That was #2. The equipment dealer across the street was never officially an overflow, but it was used for spectator parking. Things got crazy in #2 and way too big for the shop, so we had to move it to Grundy Co. Speedway. Also, it was Marty & Sons Body Shop. Drew eventually added Suicide Axle as part of it (maybe all Suicide Axle now), but at the time it was just Marty & Sons.
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  11. showrod
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 677


    anyone know anything about that sectioned 40 coupe?
    Was it ever finished?
    Or any of the other projects backed up to the fence.
  12. one of the Mad Fabricator Videos has a lot of footage from #2, it was crazy. I remember the coffin car with flame throwers making passes up and down the street.
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  13. remember that coffin car too. Those were the fun days. Made all 10 of them, and only one year without a car. my 54 got me to and from most of the years.
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  14. Cool pics Sam. I saw myself in one of them geeking at something. :D A really fun show! :cool:
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  15. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,036


    At first glance I thought the porta- potties were in the box of the truck.:D
  16. thanks for the info guys, Hellfish, are correct on all counts, I remember the was used for spectators,...the sectioned 38-9 Ford coupe did get finished, runs an Imperial hemi,'s one pic I found, lookin for more...don't know about those other project cars...
    ...the Pileup was the first show like it in our area and is the sole reason the Scrap Drive exists,..the Pileup spawned many shows in the midwest....I made all of them until it moved from Morris...thanks go out to the Chrome Czars...and ALL the volunteers.
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  17. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,590


    I looked at that truck and smiled. That's how you haul the sh*t! Thanks for these pics, that '40 turned out nicely.
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  18. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,188


    55DA21A9-4146-45E7-A3EC-EE6450EE4DEC.jpeg The Pileup was a great time from the first one to the last one. Great people and a great selection of hot rods and customs. You can see the Numnut in picture number 6 inspection of the 32 coupe.
    This picture maybe from the second one as well

    Marty, the coupe was finished Guy Stone and had the 56 olds dash . It was a old hotrod back in the day and Gary is driving the coupe now.. The sedan with the inline Chevy got finished years later. That was a neat car and had to jump in from the top lol..

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  19.'s a bunch from the 2007 Hunnert...
    hunnert07 004.jpg hunnert07 006.jpg hunnert07 007.jpg hunnert07 015.jpg hunnert07 017.jpg hunnert07 018.jpg hunnert07 019.jpg hunnert07 020.jpg hunnert07 025.jpg hunnert07 029.jpg hunnert07 036.jpg hunnert07 040.jpg hunnert07 042.jpg hunnert07 043.jpg hunnert07 051.jpg hunnert07 054.jpg hunnert07 058.jpg hunnert07 057.jpg hunnert07 079.jpg hunnert07 080.jpg hunnert07 083.jpg
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  20. 59bones
    Joined: Dec 13, 2010
    Posts: 349

    from Illinois

    As all have said, it was a great show!

    2007, PA111478.JPG This truck really did it for me. Tough but subtle. I have not seen it since.
  21. John, is that 32 tudor the one your friend bought from my dad?
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  22. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,188


    Hey Ryan yes that’s the one Nummnut Bill got and ran a 303 olds with a Hydro
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  23. ^^^^ my old 31 chevy!
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  24. My first Hunnert was, unfortunately, the last one (in Decatur).

    Jalopy Fest is held on the same grounds that Hunnert once was. But it isn't nearly as big. So what gives? Why can't it be as great as Hunnert was?
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  25. Jalopyfest can be good, 2 years ago it was a very good show,...last year I heard it was really down on cars &'s a few pics from 2014
    jalopyfest 9-6-14 007.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 009.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 016.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 010.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 022.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 027.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 028.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 032.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 036.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 038.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 041.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 045.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 054.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 056.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 060.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 058.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 077.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 080.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 086.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 092.jpg jalopyfest 9-6-14 129.jpg
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  26. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,391


    Jalopy Fest has a different set of rules & criteria than the Pileup did, so it has a different vibe. For example, several of the cars Rusty1 posted probably wouldn't have gotten into the Pileup (stock, modern wheels, too new, etc). Different organizers. Different era. Different show. Similar in some ways, different in others. Lots of things contribute to attendance.
  27. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,873

    silent rick

    it rained the first year. i made it to all ten. worked the gate inspection several years and then they stuck me at the Tshirt table. something new that year were hunnert car pile up panties for the ladies but i saw several guys buying them for ear muffs. the panties weren't moving too well so i started offering $5.00 off with your trade in. i figured i could probably sell the used ones for double the price and make up for the discount. sadly, there were no takers.
  28. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,873

    silent rick

    john, i never did get to sample your chili that you used to bring. i thought about it while having a bowl of leftover chili i made yesterday. those were ten great years.
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