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Hello From Dawsonville Georgia!

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Hot Rod Elvis, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 607

    Hot Rod Elvis

    Hello to everyone here on the H.A.M.B!

    First off, I'm not what you'd think of as a "Old School Hot Rodder" I'm actually 14, and I'm not the average 14 yr old who does nothing but play video games. No, nothing like that! For the past three years, I've been volunteering at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dawsonville Ga. I'm a tour guide, historian, run the gift shop, and whatever needs to be done around the place (Sometimes, I'm even in charge!) As you can tell, I'm a big race fan and historian! I've looked at some of the older threads about early Nascar, I'm familiar with all of that. I know who Gober Sosebee, The Flocks, Raymond Parks, Lloyd Seay, Red Byron are as well as many un-known drivers who drove local stuff. I'm a co-host on 's Tuesday Night Stock Car show. (It's a great place for race fans to hang out! Over 40,000 vintage photos and over 1,000 videos!) I'm also a member of GARHOFA (Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association. Not the same as the museum) And because of my racing knowledge and connections, I've gotton some of the best chances to meet folks and do wonderful things like being on stage at the Labor Day Atlanta Motor Speedway Race talking about racing trivia, and in October, I was on the local news who came to the museum to do a live tour which I got to take them on.

    On to Hot-Rodding....I probably first got interested in cars when I was 9 and my grandfather restored his 1971 Ford Pickup he bought new. I really enjoyed riding in it, I thought I was the coolest cat around! I always liked cars after that but didn't really have a favorite. So, after making friends with tons of car guys I've hung around, I finally have some favorites. One of them being a 1930 or 1931 Model A 5-window coupe hot rod. I just love them! That's really what I'd like to drive for my first car (I have a 1980 F-100, but what's cool about that?) I know 5-windows are expensive, but when I find one, I hope for it to be cheap. I'd like it preferably on a 32 frame, with a early 50's Mercury Flathead with a 39' tranny and a 3 deuce 97 Stromburg set-up. Paint would probably be red or what ever is cheapest and a white or black tuck and roll interior. Also gotta have wide whites!

    Back to racing, I would love to become a Racing Announcer. I already have experience being on TV and on stage alot. I've emceed a couple of racing events (In fact, I'm gonna emcee the Peach Bowl Speedway Reunion this Sunday) I also announce at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock Ga fairly often. Mike Helton (President of Nascar) told me when I met him that I could have a job when I'm 15. Whether he was joking or not, I don't know, he sounded and looked serious, so I'm gonna take him up on that offer! When I do hopefully have some money and a car collection, I'd like only 4 or 5 cars. Of course my 5 window that I hope to build. A 40' Ford Coupe, a 56' Ford Fairlane Victoria, a 56 Caddy Eldorado Convertiable, and a 1969 Dodge Charger (General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard)

    Anyway, I better stop now before my hands cramp up from all of this typing! ha, Thanks for letting me to post and hope to be seen often!

    Thanks and God Bless
    -Cody (A.K.A Hot Rod Elvis)
  2. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,373


    Cody, sounds like you got the disease the rest of us have, best of luck on the Model A and the future.
  3. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh

    Welcome aboard!

    Best of luck with your hot rodding future. You've certainly picked up on it at the right age.

    I'm envy you for what is ahead if you keep up such enthusiasm.
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  5. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 607

    Hot Rod Elvis

    Thanks Guys! I'm really gonna enjoy this place!
  6. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

    brad chevy

    Welcome Cody ,great intro,hold Helton to his offer.Isn"t Dawsonville where the Elliots are from?Hope to hear you on the air,just take Kyle Pettys place.
  7. Welcome from Rockmart GA! You are the same age I was when I acquired my '38 Ford pickup (the one in my avatar photo) in 1966, back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Henrietta the '38 Ford pickup and Ozelle the '55 Ford send friendly horn honks to you.
  8. jalopy junkie
    Joined: Feb 19, 2008
    Posts: 4,705

    jalopy junkie

    Welcome Cody,from your neighbor down in Forsyth Co.

    Set your cross hairs on what you love to do first,not $$$$...the rest will work itself out
  9. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,117


    Welcome Cody.. I read the article on you in the pioneer pages,, You will notice that several members of the Ga ARHoF are on the hamb. Check the 2 threads on stock cars bothover 300 pages. Folks this will be the next Jimmy Mosteller. Dont let his age fool you he is VERY knoledgeble on stock car racing and past cup champions/ crew cheifs/sponsors/ call him by name.. Welcome again... Bobby..
  10. Welcome from Connecticut
  11. tnrotter
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 293

    from Tennessee

    Cody, Welcome from Flintville TN. Bought my first car at 14, a '64 Fairlane 2 door sedan, wanted to build a T-bolt but the nay sayers won that time. Sounds like you are living the dream, Im sure you will go far. Good tastes in cars. You've got some great curvy roads to play on there in Dawsonville.
  12. Hot Rod,
    Nice intro.
    Welcome from Michigan.
  13. DERPR30
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 797

    from HARVEY LA

    welcome from new orleans i am planning on retiring in ellijay in the near future and i have been to dawsonville many times bill elliott has always been one of my favorites
  14. Welcome to the h.a.m.b. From m.d.
  15. Total Performance
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 1,496

    Total Performance
    from Nor Cal

  16. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 607

    Hot Rod Elvis

    Thank You for the Warm Welcome everyone! To answer Brad Chevy's question, yes, Bill Elliott is from Dawsonville.
  17. Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.... :D Welcome...
  18. johnk320
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 329

    from Erie PA

    Wow, Cody! You've packed a lot in, in your young life! Welcome to the HAMB, brother! You're gonna fit in just fine here! Enjoy...
  19. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,117


    Back To The Top just because he is a good young man..
  20. Cody, thanks for keeping the flame alive. Young people like you are a pleasure to be around and mentor. Don't have too much tolerance for gamers. Love the museum and the Moonshine Festival.
  21. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 607

    Hot Rod Elvis

  22. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,568


    Congratulations on joining the HAMB.I was in Dawsonville last December (my 3rd trip there from Australia).Have good friends who live just a couple of miles from town.I always visit the Pool Hall and the Hall of Fame when I am there.
    Seems like there is some good hot rodding activity in Dawsonville.Got invited out to a guys place called Hot Rod Hollow and he has a great collection of cars.
  23. 32-3 WINDOW
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,696

    32-3 WINDOW
    from utah

    welcome from utah
  24. theracedude
    Joined: Dec 6, 2004
    Posts: 404


    Hey Cody, I am in Cleveland Ga. About 30 min from you. I raced cars for 15 years and one of the things that i love about hot rods is that car guys are car guys and that they are very willing to help others. Glad to see that you choose this path.

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