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Features From New Zealand to the Hot Rod Hill Climb

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1932tub, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. 1932tub
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 367


    We are going to the Hot Rod Hill Climb this year, going to the Goodguys Colorado the week before.
    We will probably go up to Mt Rushmore in between, just wondering what to see on the way, what car related things there are in the area. All suggestions welcome. After the event we will go up through
    Salt Lake City and back to San Francisco to fly home.
    Would like to meet other Hambers at the hillclimb. Is there a get together?
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. e1956v
    Joined: Sep 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,368

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    While in Colorado check out the Cussler museum in Arvada, lots of cool cars.

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  3. I'll be up at the Hillclimb. Pretty much everyone is or has been on the HAMB that brings cars to the Hillclimb. I'll have my '40 sedan. See you there!
  4. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,520

    rusty rocket

    I live near Mt Rushmore , If you have time to look at some junk in South Dakota.
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  5. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,655

    T&A Flathead

    I don't remember there being a HAMB get together. The entire weekend is like a reunion (with people you actually enjoy seeing).

    There is an old silver cave and train ride near Georgetown that is worth seeing and since you are this close, go up Pikes Peak. The entire area is beautiful.
  6. ROCKER77
    Joined: Jun 30, 2008
    Posts: 493


    I will be there, bringing the '28 RPU with me too
  7. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,239

    the metalsurgeon
    from Denver

    Nice ! enjoy your trip!
  8. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,488


    You've got time to drive over to Lincoln to see Speedy Bill's museum. There is a Pike's Peak Hill climb museum too.
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  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,020

    from Mesa, Az

    Have a safe trip.
  10. Depending on when you get to South Dakota - am planning on being there at the family ranch in mid August to sometime in September . . . maybe we can meetup for a pint or three and I can help you see some of the Black Hills. If you're going to see Mt. Rushmore (which is worth seeing), there is a LOT to see in the surrounding Black Hills area. Also, try to see the "night lighting" ceremony for Mt. Rushmore -- I believe they will be doing it when you arrive and it is definitely worth seeing. Feel free to PM me . . . always happy to meet some Kiwi mates from across to big pond. Cheers!
  11. nailed31
    Joined: Jan 24, 2016
    Posts: 41


    There is a Carol Shelby museum in Boulder CO. If you're here during the first Saturday of the month, the Golden cruise night is huge! Easily 1500-2000 cars cruising through town. It's like a rolling car show. Enjoy your time here!

    "Just because you can put tap shoes on an elephant doesn't mean it can dance!"
  12. nailed31
    Joined: Jan 24, 2016
    Posts: 41


    FYI: since you're coming from sea level, give yourself plenty of time (at least two days) to acclimate to the altitude. It helps if you eat red meat, drink a ton of water and take extra iron. Every flat lander who just goes straight to the mountains gets sick. The good thing is you'll be able to out drink your buddies when you get home!

    "Just because you can put tap shoes on an elephant doesn't mean it can dance!"
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  13. Ranchero59
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 460


    Welcome to the United States. Sounds like you are going yo have a great trip. Hill climb will be a blast.
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  14. tractorguy
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 545


    We really liked Deadwood SD when we visited Mt. Rushmore. Lots of great history in the downtown museum. Whats not to like about mining......gunfights......wild women !!!
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  15. 1932tub
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 367


    Thanks everyone for the kind replies, I didn't realise that there was so much to see in the area. Now we just have to see how we can fit it all in. I will PM the guys in the area who posted for a catch up. Thanks again.
  16. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,756

    from vail az

    You'll run your legs off seeing stuff. For wiiide open spaces, there's a lot to see.
    One of the things you'll notice is distance. That's why the American cars are different from the European cars.
    "Arrive refreshed without bleeding kidneys in a Packard", should have been their ad.
  17. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,457


    No official HAMB get together, but tons of us will be in Central City for the event.
    I've only missed 1 year. They're all a blast.
    Seeya there!

    Singlefinger Speed Shop,
    still lurking around Detroit
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  18. I remember a real nice bar on the mainstreet in Deadwood with antique guns hanging all over the place. Just exploring the Black Hills and the small towns is fun.
  19. ghornbostel
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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  20. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 400


    Depending on when you will be in town, try to attend the Golden cruise.
    It's the 1st Saturday of every month in Golden, Co
    Search Golden super cruise
    I'll see you on the hill !!
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 443


    If you drive through Omaha I have cold beer for you.

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  22. I will be there with my 3 window deuce. It's Washington blue and going up the hill this year Mike tells me.....Yupee!!!!!!
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  23. 1932tub
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 367


    We are in Loveland and have just done the Colorado Nationals.
    We have been on the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak
    Nailed 31, I could see what you mean by the effect of altitude up there! Not so bad in Denver. Had a few at the Fat Tyre Brewery to keep the liquids up. On our way to Mt Rushmore this morning
    See you at the Hillclimb.
  24. This will be my first time making it to the Hillclimb. Looking forward to it!
  25. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,107

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Theres also the Fourney museum in Denver as well. I think the current rotating display is lowriders (may or may not be your bag)
    I'll be at the hill climb Saturday with my unibody pickup

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