Not to wave my own flag. Fuck that- I'm waiving my flag. Yesterday in Costa Mesa was the Cruise For a Cure car show. Advertised as the largest 1 day show w/ right at 3,000 cars. Brought out my black flamed Deuce hiboy roadster. There were friggin Deuces everywhere you looked. I mean hundreds of them. Lots of Billet big wheel big dollar rides. I mean LOTS! One that was advertised at having 400k in the build. I'm coming back to my car w/ my club buddies & there's 2 golf carts in front of my car & 4 officials. I'm thinkin' Oh Fuck- they are going to make me move the car (I was 1/2 on a vender's space & he's been bitching all day to any official who would listen). Asked me some questions about the car & said don't go anywhere- they would be back. My roadster was being considered for an award. Considered? Yea- I've seen the group of 32's so I blew it off. We all left to look at cars & talk some shit & I go back to the car to pour me a fresh MaiTai (complete w/ pineapple wedge & cherry) & there's a single golf cart at my car. Guy asks me if this was my car- I say yes & he says congrats- you have been picked for an award. Don't leave early. Really? That's cool- I don't know what I won but cool anyway. I hang for the awards (lots of traditional builds are winning) and the obvious awards for consideration weren't me(paint, flames, work in progress) Then it's getting near the end. They call Best 32 roadster- must be me but no- it went to another black Deuce. What's left? Then the Best Deuce. Best Deuce? They call my name. Are you fucking kidding me? The best Deuce in the show? So did the best Deuce award go to a big billet wheel'd, Marcel built body'd, easter egg painted, blinged out ride? Nope. Went to a little ol black steel 32 roadster hiboy w/ Ricklefs flames, 15" Halibrands, black leather wrapped bench seat, 2" chop windshield, Moon tanked, SoCal suspended car owned by me. After the award- I couldn't believe how many came up to me to say it's about fuckin' time! Usually I could care less if I win (that's not why I'm there) but WTF! This is cause for celebration! Billet is dead & I have the fuckin' award to prove it! I have lots of pics of HAMB friendly cars, I'll post later when I get some spare time.