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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 33 sd, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. 33 sd
    Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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    The FROG FOLLIES are in two weeks. Their will be 3500 to 4000 PRE-49 hot rods in Evansville, IN. august 23-25. Just a laid time with a bunch of car guys. The swap meet looks to pretty good also. If anyone needs info let me know.
    Thanks,
    Rick Bonenberger
    33 Ford Sedan Delivery
    32 Ford Phaeton
     
  2. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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    from Indy

    3 of us from Indy will be there
     
  3. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Frog Follies one of the best rod runs in the country. No rip offs there. Swap meet is usually great.
     
  4. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
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    Will be there all weekend, this is one show not to miss.
     

  5. 32STUPRES
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
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    As I've said many times, if the Good Lord told me I could only do one event a year, would be no decision - the Frog Follies..been going since 1977 and will be there in 2012 again! The swap meet is super and growing every year...and you can still get a sausage sandwich for a buck and a drink for 50 cents! Preregistration is still 15 bucks and you get a free T shirt...where else you gonna find that deal? And most importantly it will always be pre-49!
     
  6. s1buell
    Joined: May 12, 2011
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    from Indiana

    Can't wait. Agree it is a great show and plan to drive down early Friday morning and stay the weekend.
     
  7. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Nice show, I guess it's one of the last 'big' pre-48 shows in this part of the country...

    SUPER swap meet, and the show is really a bargain, IIRC it's $15 to register, and that INCLUDES an event T-shirt and a meal.

    Unfortunately we can't make it this year.

    Saw my old buddy NORM there last year... :D

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  8. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    OK, Rick I need some info, is it going to rain or be dry and hot? (...he he he!!!)

    Signed,
    Bare steel in missouri
     
  9. 48 Poncho
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    from Tennessee

    Leaving early Friday morning be there all weekend. This time the Poncho is coming with me.

    48 Poncho
     
  10. Hi-Flying
    Joined: Jun 15, 2011
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    Well said,Been going for 20 years it's the best.
     
  11. killer-D
    Joined: May 26, 2005
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    Come see me at my pinstriping booth.I will have my 2 10x20 tent set up like always.Freehand pinstriping while you wait.
    Great show put on by great people...
     
  12. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    Want to retro pinstripe my guitar?
     
  13. MrNailhead401
    Joined: Mar 29, 2012
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    Heard about the frog follies for 30 years..went last year for the first time and had a ball..four of us from charleston sc peeling out again this year..best rod run in the country...
     
  14. C-10 CST
    Joined: Jul 4, 2011
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    from Indy

    I've never been to the frog follies but I may go this year. Where are some good places to place to stay, anything close by? I'm thinking it may be to far from Indy to go for just the day.
     
  15. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    If you don't have a hotel/motel room in Evansville by now, forget it. You may want to try Henderson, KY its just across the river from Evansville.
     
  16. 33 sd
    Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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    There are rooms available in Evansville. Try
    Hampton 812-473-5000
    Drury 812-471-3400
    Days Inn 812-473-7944
    These are on the east side of town just off 164 and 66. If you have problems finding a room let me know.
    Yesterday at our meetling the pre register count was 3478, so it will somewhere around 4000.
    Thanks Rick
     
  17. monkeyspunk79
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
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    This is no joke, its one of the best shows in the nation. My wife & I lived in Evansville for 3 years and we went every year. Prices at the swap meet are great and there's always a few nice solid project cars for $3,000 or less.

    The show cars are plentiful and you also see them running around all over town all weekend. Lots to see & do and the spread is a little bit of everything.

    If anyone is in the market for a vintage gas pump, go see a swap space near the ice cream stand. A guy named Jeff Middleton usually brings a truck full. Always great to see.

    Bottom line: If you're on the fence or have never been here, you need to go to this show!!!

    PM me if anyone wants advice on the other important tips like good restaurants and watering holes. :)
     
  18. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    The best restaurant is the Hornets Nest. Go out the main entrance of the 4H Center,make a right, cross hwy 44 and go straight about 2 miles. You won't be sorry.
     
  19. 36DodgeRam
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    I have gone many years, but never stayed overnight. For you local guys: This year I have a room at the Quality Inn East on Morgan Ave. Anyone know if this is a safe hotel lot to leave my truck in overnight? I've heard enough about cars being stolen overnight at other shows, hopefully this hotel I picked will have a lot of rods in the lot, and some security?
     
  20. Said it many times: If you've never been and have the opportunity, you should definitely go. It's a fun time.


    1998

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
  21. birdman42
    Joined: Jan 18, 2012
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    This will be my 4th year in a row.This is the best show I have ever been to.Not to big you can't see it all but not a small local show.My registraion no. is 3200 and somethig.
     
  22. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    36dodge, I have stayed at the Quality Inn on Morgan Ave. Its safe and in close proximity to a lot of restaurants.
     
  23. We used to stay at the Holiday Inn just a few miles up the road. It was an ok place...14 years ago....
     
  24. Anyone wanna stop and pick me up on their way in? Ill be going for the 20 somethingth time without a car kinda starting to wonder what it feels like... :rolleyes:

    I live about 2 miles from the 4h in evansville my whole life. You wont be dissappointed. Ill be wondering around there all 3 days. For food, I would recomend the Log Inn if you are willing to wait. Roca bar and Los Tres caminoes are right out on the highway there and are solid too.
     
  25. 36DodgeRam
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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    Thanks Gman, we'll be heading south early Friday morning. This will be my first long drive since I finished the truck, a three hour trip.
     
  26. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    Sorry, I forgot about the Log Inn as a great place to eat.
     
  27. Dad and I will be coming down there in my stake truck this year.
     
  28. jgb7038
    Joined: Mar 28, 2009
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    from Indiana

    We will be heading down on Friday.....
     
  29. 33 sd
    Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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    33 sd
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    Just talked with Rob the swap meet chairman and he said the swap and vendor count should be more than last year. Only a week away
    Rick.
     
  30. chevelle bob
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    chevelle bob
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    from Linton

    I will be there Friday rooting around the swap meet all day.
     

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