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GNRS so who won ???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by langy, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. hemi coupe
    Joined: Dec 25, 2001
    Posts: 1,162

    hemi coupe
    from so-cal

    You would be even more bummed if you would have heard it run. They had to start it for judging, that thing sounded terrible, popping,banging, hardly ran at all.
    Jimmy White
  2. Just so much bling. Makes me wanna throw rocks at it.
  3. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,323

    from Kentucky

    I'm having flashbacks from 2008

  4. yardgoat
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 724


    I HATE THOSE WHEELS,SUCKY,SUCKY, PICK ANY home built car/truck here on the HAMB other than THAT.Honestly what are those tires good for? not ride,not for lasting,not for price, and for me not for looks,might be good to burn out a stump..........................YG
  5. ocfab
    Joined: Dec 26, 2007
    Posts: 678


    i saw this car a few months ago i looks like it was in a earthquake with bondo crack's

  6. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 397


    The HAMB pick.PLEASE!!!!
  7. Mr. Cool
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 170

    Mr. Cool
    from Northeast

    We have officially been pimped!
  8. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,560


    I am glad that I am considered to be one of the group that picked the Journal's award and not of a group who's judges chose this as their pick!
  9. moparjack44
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 471


    I confess, I do not know the definition of a Street Rod, but IMO, this isn't a Street Rod. It's a 'butt ugly" Roadster. :(
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  10. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,724


    some darn expensive advertising..
  11. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    This is a serious question.
    What criteria do the judges use to pick their winner?

    I saw part of a TV show about GNRS which left me with the impression that the judging is based on perfection of build, attention to detail, cleanliness, etc, rather than overall aesthetic design, function, or faithfullness to tradition.
    In my subjective opinion, this year's winner is gaudy and tasteless, but maybe it was perfectly detailed and spotlessly clean and that's what the judges want. If this is the case, it might be too much to expect a real HAMB friendly hot rod to ever win.
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 251
    from st paul

    Ya know I hear all the fr$%^&*()) whine what do ya expect its a a car show! its always been about money and you dopes feed into it ya probly all go to bj too! I dont do car shows been around long time the only time I went was to mock the dopes that take part in it it a money think I do see alot of alum. on some of these TRAD! cars back in the we could not buy cool but the vendors sure make a pile on you guys and ya say the elders hourd stuff you guys are worst about that stuff IT A HOBBY HAVE FUN stop complaining or dont go sure seems to be alot of pics, so BOYS they got your money!!
  13. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
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    from socal

    was this one designed by our government?
  14. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    Same builder, same display:rolleyes:

    Recycled display = no cost

    Same builder as above car, Scott's something or another. He's that big guy that always dresses in shorts and ratty t-shirt. His real name is Justin. His Dad's name was/is Scott and that's who he named the shop after.

    Big drama involved regarding the car was not "ready" by 12 noon on Friday. It was 11:58 or something like that and they just put the car on the display but were still cleaning, etc after 12 noon which is a big no-no. Lots of pissed off other contenders as they felt everyone should play by the same rules. After hours bar drama :D
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  15. bustedlifter
    Joined: Jun 26, 2005
    Posts: 756


    The Reid/Pelosi/Frank entry takes top spot at GNRS!
  16. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    OK!!! What's it going to take for someone to tell us what the HAMB pick was? We've wasted enough space talking about the afterbirth of a horribly gone bad abortion (the winner in case you need directions :mad:)

  17. Just having the chance to see "Possessed"...I'm pretty sure I'm the winner.
  18. 19-c
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
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    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    from Ojai,Ca

    Mighty Fishy !!! 2008 Mighty Fishy !!! back in 2010. Let's see who wins in 2012...
  20. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
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    3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    from Indiana

    Logan Davis 28 Ford roadster won the HAMB award...

    More details here...
  21. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,559


    Apparantly you can polish a turd if you give it a nice paint job.
  22. hankcash
    Joined: Apr 18, 2002
    Posts: 2,653


    While walking the show, I realized just how rare our breed actually is... it was the cars that I liked the least that were surrounded by the most people. There were a couple of 2010 Camaros outside and they were getting more onlookers than most cars parked inside. I kept thinking... just go down to the car dealership if you wanna see one of those. I do respect the amount of time and workmanship that goes into most of these cars regardless if they are "my style" or not. You can usually find one or two innovative things on just about any custom car at this level. Take it for what it is.. remember, we are the minority.
  23. sloppy_J
    Joined: Mar 23, 2009
    Posts: 54


    every year the ambr winner makes me throw up in my mouth a little...... ive got a bad taste in my mouth again this year.
    BUT..... congrats to logan davis on the hamb pic!!! super nice ride.
  24. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,441


    Thats the way I like it.
  25. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,514


    I've attended the GNRS since it was in Oakland. Through all those years I've seldom liked the show winner, but for me it's more about seeing old friends, checking out all the cars and the vendors. To me I can't take the judges choice seriously and as has been stated the prowler concept has been way overdone. The H.A.M.B. choice winner is more to my liking.
  26. As I understand it, judging is based on the workmanship of the car more than the "design"
    The judges' job is to find flaws in the workmanship and deduct points appropriately.
    I don't think you could judge exclusively on design because it's a matter of taste. Let's face it, hot rodding is an art form and "you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself."
  27. 68Caddy
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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  28. 68Caddy
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 174


    its a walmart mentality.
  29. Kail
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 827

    from Austin, TX

    same display with a new wrap and wheel stands as the 2008 winner, if you want a ambr trophy winner go to scotts but if you want a timeless good looking car, go to.....

    peoples taste at these shows in evolving, but its not reflecting in the judging. The love for nostalgia is prevalent compared to the years prior, I hope the judging catches up, maybe its time for some fresh blood behind the clipboards.

    One thing I suggested for AMBR was have a % that is public opinion a % that is show participants and the remaining % based on a point system for craftsmanship creativity and execution.
  30. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 13,922


    So true and that is part of what makes it so kool.

    When I was going through the contender list I thought that it was a no brainer
    who was going to win. I was hoping that the Gold roadster pickup would win but
    when you judge a show you don't get points for personal prefrence aka taste. I'm
    not a fan of Scott's (not my style) work but winning two GNRS trophies sure looks
    good on a builders resume.

    Like Hank said we are a Minoirity.

    Happy Trails,

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