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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roseville carl, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Holiday poem

    'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the shop
    Not a creature was stirring, all the work just had stopped,
    The tools were all hung on the peg board with care,
    In hopes that Santa soon would be there

    The cars were all parked safely covered in the garage,
    My Roadster, My Pickup, and even my Hemi Dodge
    My wife in her robe and I in my Batman P.J.'s
    Had just settled down after shopping for days

    When out on the driveway there arose such a clatter!
    It sounded to me just like pressure plate chatter
    On to the driveway I flew like the Flash
    I tripped over the dog and landed in the trash

    When there in the driveway beneath the Moon and the Stars
    Sat a Model A Coupe with chrome ladder bars
    As I walked up closer to get a better view
    I noticed a Blown Flathead and cheater slicks too

    There behind the wheel sat a driver so tuff
    With Tattoos, an earring, and beard oh so ruff
    Dressed in Black leather he looked like a Bruiser
    I knew right away he must be the Flathead Cruiser"

    He said "I pulled second, I pulled third, then I heard a big Bang,
    Things started to smoke, things started to clang!"
    "I spotted your big garage with hopes of repair"
    His back seat was full of presents, but I tried not to stare.

    "If you can fix my Ford and make it shift right
    I will give you these gifts for ruining your night"
    We opened the door and pushed the Ford in
    Before I got underneath, he gave me a wink and a grin

    The headers were hot, the slicks they were sticky
    That blow-proof bell housing would make the job tricky.
    I turned on my droplight and gave it a look
    The big 3 inch exhaust was making me cook.

    When there to my surprise what did I see?
    The four tranny bolts had wiggled themselves free
    I grabbed my trusty torque wrench and started to turn
    As I tightened the last one I could smell my sleeves burn

    He slid behind the wheel and then fired up that mill.
    As I directed him out, just listening to it idle, it gave me a chill
    A Big Blown Flattie with two 94's up top
    Chrome reverse rims and a 2 inch suspension drop.

    He eased it out to the street and set the line lock
    I knew this would not be quiet, probably wake the whole block
    He revved it to 6 grand and let the clutch pop
    As the rubber and smoke poured from the tires I spotted a cop!

    He released the line lock and let that Ford loose
    This baby was ALL MOTOR with no signs of Juice!
    He fishtailed sideways, and grabbed Third with plenty of guts.
    With Police in full chase he screamed out for all
  2. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,950

    Bandit Billy

    I've been running lean so far this season. That helped re-set my holiday timing a bit. Thanks Carl.
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  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,342

    from oregon

    What do you want for Christmas little boy?

    Little boy:
    My dad said to ask for a very large container of Makers Mark but I don't know what that is.
    He also said something about a 1932 Model A but I think he may have been drunk at the time so how about a new Corvette.
    Happy Happy everyone.

  4. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

  5. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,457

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  6. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
    Posts: 354


    Please no pics of you in yer Batman PJ's
    But one heck of a poem
    Loved it
    Thanks and Merry Christmas to all !

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  7. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,705

    Atwater Mike

    Merry Christmas to Racers, may your slicks get Good Bite!

    Rapist: One who rapes.

    Raceist: One who races. Simple. But:

    RACEIST: Licence plate NOT to be issued by anyone at Calif. DMV.
    Happened/Didn't happen: 1982, applied and denied, in the interest of illiteracy.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,279

    from Michigan

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  9. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,023


    Always look forward to reading this every Christmas. Thanks for posting and making my day.
  10. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,279

    from Michigan

    Merry Christmas everyone!!! christmas-gif18.gif :)
  11. Got some snow this morning. MERRY CHRISTMAS, from the Smoky Mountians, to all my H.A.M.BE.R friends that have help us out over the years.Bruce &Teresa 010.JPG .
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,342

    from oregon

    Up here in the Northwoods sandals and socks were standard summer footware for many years, then the California yuppies moved in and "there goes the neighborhood".:D
  13. Season's Greetings! HRP

  14. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,952

    from Nicasio Ca

    Hi Carl,

    Happy Holidays! BTW the Blazer you scoped out for me in Roseville is still my daily driver. OT for a photo but here's the engine, old school sbc. My other truck has a blown flattie. :)


  15. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,226


    Hey DDD,

    Yuppies/Smuppies... it is a matter of taste and style, anywhere. In 2016, I had to put on long pants and a sweater for our granddaughter’s, mid-December Nutcracker performance in the middle of normally warm, inland, OC. It was 45-50 degrees. So, in 2016, it was 363 days of shorts, sandals, and t-shirts. (NO WHITE SOCKS IN SO CAL) In 2017, it was relatively mild weather all year, even in December. So, I broke the record and hit 365 days of shorts, sandals (no socks, ever…ha!) and various T-shirts.

    Of course, elsewhere it was terrible weather during December and January. On the day of the 2017, mid-December Nutcracker performance, it was 82 degrees. It was definitely, shorts and sandals weather. The sock drawer is/was gathering dust as we speak.

    So far in 2018, it has been odd, with sporadic rainfall, random cold weather (55 degrees), but still shorts, t-shirt and sandals weather, So Cal style. So, will it be another 365 days of the same? I feel sorry for everyone putting their hot rods away for the next several months. The recent, terrible, back East weather started from the West Coast.

    Our awful week long rain, that caused mud slides and flash flooding, started it and traveled East, as most storms follow the monthly/yearly weather track. It was cold and rainy, but, not freezing where we were. The local mountains got the first big snowfall and it looks outstanding from far away. (It is great for the old Long Beach High School tradition of going to Big Bear after Christmas)

    The dress attire of the day has three stages: (1) at-home shorts, (2) go to the grocery stores, shopping and malls shorts, and (3)dress up shorts for those nighttime dinners and performances. So Cal does have some advantages. What about the long pants? They have not been outside of the closet in 2 years.

    Despite the weather, outside/open air driving does call for jackets and heaters, here. So, Northerners, Easterners and even the Midwesterners, our hearts go out to you this holiday season. Keep your family (and hot rods/customs) safe and warm.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
  16. Love it!!!!!
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  17. Merry Christmas to all...I hope Santa is good to everyone...

  18. DERPR30
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 814

    from HARVEY LA

  19. classiccarjack
    Joined: Jun 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,460


  20. OK guys...lets see some more holiday spirit to go along with @roseville carl great poem...The countdown to the big day is on.
  21. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,226


    upload_2018-12-19_3-47-53.png 2018 "Gathering of The Little Tribes"...So Cal


    We have always started out decorating with this cool miniature tree during the Christmas season. It is stocked full of little ornaments with the date and our Granddaughter’s name on them. It was always fun to go to local stores and shops to find the ones pre-printed, but if they were hard to find, then we made ones ourselves.

    The latest tradition in our house since 2011, but it is fun in the search for a new, small ornament with a name. (After all, Christmas is for children and the young.) But, even those fancy, garden nursery shops have tiny, blank ornaments, so, we have to be creative as to where the name will be painted.

    At age 13, our Granddaughter is going on 30, but still enjoys looking at all of those tiny ornaments with her name and date on each one. Her memories are shorter, but they are still fresh in her growing brain. A teenager, but still likes family traditions.

    As we start up our Christmas memories, it is one thing to remember family things happening during the vacation/holiday times. It is another to be able to remember one of the big-time gatherings for Long Beach teens up in the local mountains. Since we have obviously been out of the picture for a zillion years, our “Gathering of The Tribes” takes place in front of the tiny "Granddaughter Tree" in our shop/house.


    Once a year, the little cars, hot rods, coupes, trucks, customs, and roadsters somehow show up prior to our Granddaughter’s visits. It is our local, “Gathering of The Little Tribes” tribute to one of the most fun times for us as teenagers back in 1959-64 in Big Bear City, (near the lake), So Cal mountains.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
  22. Erwin
    Joined: Dec 4, 2007
    Posts: 209


    The newborn King has come, pa rump-pum-pum pum.
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  23. Merry Christmas. I made these candy canes from some old hvac duct.:rolleyes: 746.jpg 20160621_024856.jpg
  24. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,523


    The airing of greavances will be early this year at my house, where the hell is my aluminum pole?
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  25. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 514


  26. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,431

    Jalopy Joker

    Happy Holley Days
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