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Hot Rods Hot Rod Breakfast & food for thought

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Our club had made plans for a hot rod get together breakfast for this morning and we were going to meet at the local Cracker Barrel at 8 AM, As I was pulling out of the driveway my phone rang and it was Gary and he said he was sitting on the side of the road with a dead battery and ask me to bring jumper cables.

    I backed up the old beater sedan and pulled it back in the garage and got in the wagon knowing the battery was easier to get to than the sedan which was under the seat.

    It was just one of the minor inconveniences that go along with owning and driving a old car, Gary's old hot rod has been on the road for at least 40 years so things happen,no big deal and we had the car running within minutes.

    We proceeded to our destination and met the rest of the guys and I really enjoyed the BS & swapping lies & tall tales with a bunch of old farts.

    I got to thinking how nice it is to have friends that share your interest in cars and are always willing to help a friend, on the side of the road or with a project, Gary just turned 80 and while not the oldest member of the club he is the oldest surviving charter member and has helped me far more than I have come to his aid, jumping his car off was a small price to pay.

    I consider myself fortunate to be a part of a close nit group of hot rodders here at home and also a worldwide group of like minded friends here on the Hamb. HRP
  2.,...we need pics
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  3. Sorry, no pictures and I had intended to take some when I got to the Cracker Barrel but I left my camera in the '32 when I swapped cars. HRP
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  4. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 817

    3W JOHN

    Missed it again. :(
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  5. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,826

    from Indy

    good friends make the world a better place
  6. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,754


    No cell phone with a camera?
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  7. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,177

    jim snow

    Car club is family. Snowman
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  8. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    You do seem to be a fortunate guy, I have thought that before, following your threads, tales, travels and adventures;)
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018
  9. Correct, it's old school. HRP
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  10. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 4,187

    from Ok

    I agree that having a great group of close car friends is one of the best parts of the hobby.
  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,344

    jimmy six

    Did you get ur biscuits n gravy?
  12. You bet I did, I don't miss many meals, especially with good friends. HRP
  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,986

    Jalopy Joker

    bottom line - do not take these friendships, interaction between other like minded car nuts here, etc for granted - so much happens because of the stars aligning, or whatever - being in the right place at the right time - sometimes you have to make things happen - sometimes it falls right into your lap - absorb the experience of the day, and what goes with it
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  14. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    Good for you! I wish I had car friends like that.
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  15. There is no doubt in my mind, sometimes we are in the right place at the right time and I was fortunate to fall in with the right bunch of guys.

    The cars brought us together but after more than 40 years we are like family.

    Actually, that's profound. :) HRP
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018
  16. Even my flip phone takes pictures, I think!:p Should have at least gotten a picture of breakfast.:rolleyes: Good Thread friend.:cool:
  17. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
    Posts: 522


    What exactly is biscuits and gravy? Just asking for a friend,,,,,
  18. Great story, Danny. I've often said that sure it's about the cars, but it's really about the people. Your post makes that imminently clear.
  19. mbailey99gt
    Joined: Dec 31, 2017
    Posts: 17


    Great story/post, as usual @HOTRODPRIMER

    I actually have distant family in Anderson....last name Bailey.

    My grandfather worked at the Mill years ago.
    My dad left the area in the early 50s...he was a Ford man till the day he died...

    Not sure who from the family may still be in the area, good to see your posts...always!

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  20. cooked ground sausage simmered in butter, milk and flour, over a biscuit.
  21. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,415

    Barn Hunter

    The "Grandpa's breakfast" is a must try!
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  22. The people are what make the hobby special. Without them, it's just a bunch of old cars. This becomes more apparent each time we lose an elderly club member.
  23. I agree, you are fortunate to have good friends who are also car guys near you. I am sure the comradeship and occasional help is great.

    But one thing I take away from your post is that you had to swap vehicles to give a jump.
    That is one reason I am a guy who wants to build his car with the battery, wiring, brake cylinder and other maintenance items in easy to reach places like the firewall. Clean firewalls with no wiring or master cylinder look nice for show cars but if you drive them, those things should be easily accessible in my opinion.
  24. Seeing that you are in New Zealand I can imagine what was going through your head, In your country a biscuit is a cookie but here in the state, especially in the South a biscuit is a small round cake of bread made with baking powder, baking soda, salt & buttermilk, a Southern breakfast staple and Ted explained gravy. HRP
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  25. Don,you saw my deuce sedan when you were here, I built that car many years ago and hanging a battery on the firewall wasn't even a consideration and it was installed under the floor behind the front seat, It's not the easiest thing to access but at the time I used the monkey see, monkey do common way of hiding the battery. :D HRP
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  26. ..........It's kinda like country ham on a biscuit. Until they get an opportunity to experience either one, they just can't imagine what heaven is really like.....Yumm!:D
  27. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,076


    Its funny what a short time ago 'old school' was cutting edge technology.
  28. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,344

    jimmy six

    The biscuit must be split first before putting on the gravy. Fresh biscuits are a must and some put butter on them. I've even seen strawberry jam too but only twice.
    2 day old "ricochet" biscuits must not be used ....
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
  29. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 817

    3W JOHN

    Was Gary in his coupe or that bad ass maverick?
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