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Event Coverage Frog follies

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

  1. FityFive
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
    Posts: 283

    FityFive
    Member

    Great show. A lot of vehicles and a great swap meet. What continues to impress me is how well organized this event is.
     
  2. Trucked Up
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,581

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    You bet some of the other events organizers should attend and take notes. Without a doubt my favorite event every year. I drive 350 miles to attend and would still atend if it was double that.

    I really love the laid back atmosphere and the fact that this event is not filled with the Gold Chain Power Brokers. Most all of the attendees are drivers.

    If I were only able to attend one event a year this would be it. My only regret is that 10 years ago I ignored the same comments from others and didn't start attending till 2008.
     
  3. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,498

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    Each of my plans to get to the Follies failed.

    I planned for months to get my COE to the Frog Follies. But this week was extreemly lousy when one thing after another went wrong, each preventing me from getting to the show.

    A week ago, the house cat got lost for and I had to spend all my time searching for her. That meant no time to do anything to finish the COE. Early in the search, I decided I'd just take the wifes car that gets good mileage and just attend the show. Then the wife badly wrecked the car. So, I decided I would just come over on Saturday in my daily driver. Four days into the search, we found the cat and she needed lots of vet care. That meant I could not leave my wife without a car. She needed my daily driver. I seriously thought I would take the COE, bare metal and all to the follies. Saturday morning, the cat was still on the edge and needed more care so I had to stay home. That afternoon we got dark grey clouds that turned into rain.

    All Saturday I had that feeling in the pit of my stomach, the feeling you get when you know you are missing something really good. I was pre-registered and bummed that I won't even get my t-shirt (If any Frog Follies people are reading, I would REALLY love to have my shirt if possible).

    The good news is that the cat is better. And I actually owe her one...If not for her, I might have driven the truck to the show with all the bare metal and then came home to discover wet roads and rain and my COE would be in the garage and already rusting.

    Guess it's time to start planning for next year:
    Item 1 - Put a nuclear powered GPS tracking chip on the cat...
     
  4. lot of talk and no substance,,did anyone take a camera?:D HRP
     
  5. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,290

    Flipper
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    from Kentucky

  6. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,028

    a boner
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  7. bbr
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 150

    bbr
    Member
    from Missouri

    i went up for the day on saturday, did lots of walking and swapmeeting. picked up a few parts for my 46 coupe. got a wail of a deal on a door. lots of beautiful cars and a few "junk" rods. saw a 42 ish sedan delivery involved in an accident at the entrance stoplight. felt sorry for them. lots of good parts at decent prices.
     
  8. Trucked Up
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,581

    Trucked Up
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    No sense in even trying when I know Flipper will be there. He always does a great job covering events.

    Thanks Flipper.
     
  9. Thanks for the link,,some great looking traditional cars and trucks,,some street rods and some that are not our still but over all it appears to be a great show. HRP
     
  10. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,281

    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    thanks for posting. I mixed group for sure. Turnout seems to be good.
     
  11. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,290

    Flipper
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    from Kentucky

    Yeah, the mods on here would have deleted them....so I didn't post them here.

    This was my favorite...maybe.

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    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012
  12. Egghead
    Joined: Jun 6, 2012
    Posts: 55

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    Thought I saw ya cruise by Flip, but was'nt sure. Did ya get rid of the big crome wheels?
     
  13. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,290

    Flipper
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    from Kentucky

    The big wheels are still on it.

    I didn't take my truck to Follies. I was on foot. I swapped jobs and lost my vacation time this past year. I couldn't get to Memphis to pick the truck up from dad's house.
     
  14. aar0s
    Joined: Jun 2, 2010
    Posts: 116

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    from So.Il.

    Went today with my dad and was told that they had to clear a bean field so that cars could get in on Saturday, great turnout this year. Great show and the people that put it on are top notch.
     
  15. musclecars
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 154

    musclecars
    Member

    Not to take away from Flippers pic link,but I will post a link to the pics I took.I was dis-appointed in myself as I only shot a little over 700 pics,I was shooting for over a 1,000.Lots of walking,but a great show nonetheless,as always.Can't wait for next year.

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    http://public.fotki.com/62704/frog-follies/2012-frog-follies-s/
     
  16. cshades
    Joined: Sep 2, 2011
    Posts: 430

    cshades
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    from wi

    I thought the show was great and i filled the car up with swap meet stuff.
     
  17. lived there 5 years and never went... biggest regret.
     
  18. jblev34
    Joined: Jul 31, 2009
    Posts: 104

    jblev34
    Member

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. 48 Poncho
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 702

    48 Poncho
    Member
    from Tennessee

    Last count at the awards was 3968. Over 2000 already pre-registered for next year. Fantastic show!!! If I could only go to one a year this one would be it.

    48 Poncho
     
  20. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,549

    ems customer service
    Member

    2012 was the first time in 10 years since the last frog follies i attended, i found it better than ever. folks were more friendly than other shows. the swap and vendor area was big and had good traffic.

    the ems guy
     
  21. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,062

    Bib Overalls
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    I set up in the swap meet this year. Had a good time. I was surprised by what people bought and did not buy. Brought home I good 40 Ford Standard hood that I priced right. Lots of lookers but no buyers. Overall, expenses exceeded revenue but the experience was priceless.
     
  22. Flipper caught a picture of dad and me...

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  23. Redz Rodz
    Joined: Oct 4, 2002
    Posts: 490

    Redz Rodz
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    cool pics flipper ! some off the wall hot rods ,always wanted to get to the follies ,some day!!
     
  24. bbr
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 150

    bbr
    Member
    from Missouri

    some really nice pic's i was only there 5 hours and walked at a fast pace the whole time and didnt even get close to seing everything.
     

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