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GNRS - Suede Palace - Road Devils Pick

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by N8B, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. N8B
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
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    This was our 2011 GNRS - Suede Palace - Road Devils Pick Trophy.

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    Me and my club brother RoadDevil13 finished it off Saturday morning around 1:30 and jumped in the car to head to the show.

    We chose Ian Berky's 51 Chevy "Minor Threat".
    A car that almost everyone should be and is familiar with.
    His story and first build are inspiring and having the chance to see the car in person was a true privilege.

    Ian has incredible talent and is one of the coolest and most humble builders out there. It was an honor to present him with our trophy and made the 40 hour sleepless voyage worth it.

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    Thanks to everyone involved in the show for making it happen and for allowing us to be a part of it every year.


    p.s. Sorry for the not so very good pictures. I am not a photographer.

    If ANYONE got some pictures of the presentation during the show please PM me!!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  2. jasone
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
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    Damn, we have really good taste, don't we.
     
  3. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Yay for Ian!!! Couldn't have gone to a nicer dude.


    And yay for the Road Devils for having great taste!!
     
  4. N8B
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
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    Why yes...Yes we do.

    Jeffrey,
    I got to spend some time with Scooter thankfully. Sorry you couldn't make it this year.
     

  5. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Scooter also is the salt of the earth. I was a little sad I couldn't make it out there at first but as Scooter was saying, I've been extremely fortunate this year to have my son happy and healthy after going through a bit of a rough patch so that's really all I could ask for. I'll be out there next year though hopefully!
     
  6. Here's you guys on stage....
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  7. ME.GASSER
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
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    Very nice trophy and excellant pick
     
  8. and Ian getting pretty emotional......It was so funny...Ian thanked his wife for getting him such a piece of shit to build! otherwise he wouldn't have cut up a nice car!
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  9. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
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    hahaha congrats Ian! I remember when I first met Ian at Pomona and i saw pics of his "project" and thinking "good god that needs some work!" hahaha, fast forward a few years, and his car is winning awards, and mine is still not even close to being finished! hahaha! Helluva car, helluva guy :)
     
  10. That was really cool. He got real choked up when he got that award. From what he was saying, it sounds like his wife is a real keeper, too. Great story.

    Awesome trophy, too! Way to pick 'em!
     
  11. N8B
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
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    Thanks Bob for the pictures.
    Thanks for the compliments on the trophy.
     
  12. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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    Congrats to Ian
     
  13. RoadDevil13
    Joined: Aug 11, 2004
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    it was one hell of a ride....GNRS Suede Palace and the Kustoms were just overwhelming.

    Thanks Axle for working so hard to put it all together

    And thanks Bad Bob for making sure my ugly mug was mostly out of frame :D
     
  14. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
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    from Mass

    The Road Devils have GREAT taste! What a car!! Congrats Ian, on an awesome job and well deserved award.
     
  15. lorodz
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    congrats ian ya car is super cool ....
     
  16. N8B
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    Bump for the night time crew.
    Just because I'm that impressed with the car and Ian himself.
     
  17. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
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    from Orange, CA

    It could not have gone to a cooler more talented dude! Congrats buddy!
     
  18. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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    OMG!!! What a weekend!!!

    Huge thank you to the ROAD DEVILS for this amazing award and INCREDIBLE art piece for me to display in my home with great pride!!!!

    NATE, you KILLED IT with this trophy, You're very talented brother!!!!


    I met some great people over the weekend, so overwhelming!!!!

    Yes i did get a little emotional,:( , but i really look up to these guys and also the VENICE DEVILS, which i also got their club pick, and i'm just that guy who wears his heart on his sleeve!!!:eek::eek:

    Thanx everyone for the kind words, I am beyond speechless!!!!:)

    Thank you Axle for another great show, and "customs then and now"!!

    Thanx Bad Bob for the pics!!!!
     
  19. LeadSledMerc
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
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    Awesome, Ian...congrats...well deserved!!!
     
  20. Congrats Berky!!!

    I hope the awards turned your attitude around!!! ;)

    Ian is a true craftsman and visionary. after the work he did on my 52 he will be the 1st choice for ANY custom work we choose to dive into.

    well deserved my friend. next year, maybe the caddy and the threat side by side...

    maybe we can get axle to do an IBK display like they do for the clubs ......

    Nice going bro.
     
  21. rawkie
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
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    Congrats Ian, killer kustom.
     
  22. Congrats Ian, well deserved award. Always enjoy seeing your work on the HAMB and will hopefully catch it in person one day. Keep on bashing that metal.
     
  23. Congrats Ian, stunning car, sorry I couldn't make the trip...gotta love my job.

    Nate (Slushy Lemons)...amazing work, that trophy is awesome.
     
  24. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Congrats Ian! Beautiful car, great work!

    And very good taste, gents.
     

  25. Far out!! Congrats Ian.. Perfect choice gentlemen.
     
  26. Well deserved buddy! BTW Ian....It's WAAAAAY cooler having your car in the Suede Palace than in one of those other buildings.......
     
  27. Ian It was awesome Im sure!!!! Well deserved! Lefty and I witnessed the whole thing from the doorway of the Suede Palace!!! Do believe Ida got emotional too!!! Just sayin! Congrats.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  28. N8B
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    Thanks Ian.
    It was a labor of love and I am glad it went to someone who will appreciate it.


    Nate
     

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