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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Well it was either you Danny (HRP) or the late Randy Nash.....I appreciate the talent on this forum, the maintenance which continually evolves the site and my constant wonder about H.A.M.B personalities
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  2. Like alot of guys I was hunting for info on the web. Stumbled into this place and haven't left. :) Loads of stories, tech articles, great people and great cars. I wish the HAMB and all the people were my neighborhood. :) Thanks Ryan!
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  4. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    I was having a fairly heated discussion with a pigheaded know it all on a well known Mopar forum and he told me how lucky I was to belong to such a great forum and that I should look at the HAMB to see what a hellhole it is, (his actual words).

    Pretty sure he is or was a member here.

    So I googled it and like most I lurked a while before joining. Rarely if ever vist that other site now.
  5. Stumbled across it one day a long time ago by pure accident.
    I googled the word rat rod classified and it dropped me here. Same thing happened a week or so later when googling the word rockabilly.
    It's been my best friend since then.
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  6. In the early 2000's every time I did a Google search for some hot rod thing there was always this HAMB thing that popped up in the results. I didn't really pay much attention to it until one day I was reading a post about traditional hot rods. That's when I really understood what this place was about so I joined up and have been here ever since. Even in 2009 this was still a pretty rough place but I loved it. It reminded me of my friends in high school. We were ruthless with each other but always had each other's backs. I had a lot of laughs though.

    I've never really been flamed too bad but I got into a couple of pissing matches early on. Now, I think it's silly and don't bother with it but man, I've seen some good ones on here. Hell, I never heard the term "fucktard" until I joined the HAMB! For the most part I try to stay out of it...well, except for the time that chick came on here and called Beaner a faggot! WTF? Did you just call the Beaner a faggot?? Nah, that ain't happenin!
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  7. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,962


    I lurked for awhile, read posts, didn't want to join as I'm not a big group type person. After a few years I finally joined.....I think I was searching for parts and came across the HAMB.
  8. DdoubleD
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 225

    from Michigan

    Stumbled onto it one day looking for info about hotrods in it's like cocaine at an 70's disco party. Can't stop damn it!!
  9. orangeamcs
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
    Posts: 608


    Ended up here from the jockey journal I think. Then about a 2 years ago really got the itch and had some money to waste so now one model a has turned into 2 and a t.
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  10. draggin'GTO
    Joined: Jul 7, 2003
    Posts: 1,766


    I found out about the HAMB while visiting one of the old Flathead forums.

    Member # 1495
  11. Profile page says I finally joined in 2006. I had been a lurker for Years before actually joining. I don't remember exactly how I found it, and I wasn't entirely sure what I had stumbled into at first. Does anyone else remember the Jalopy Journal mag wheel logo on the home page, and Ryan's editorials (It started in darkness....)?
  12. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    Googling images of old cars, every time I clicked on one I liked, it kept leading me to the HAMB.
    Joined in Feb 2014, found out this place is worse than my beer. I can go a few days without beer, but on the 3rd or 4th day I find have a serious taste for the shit.
    This place is worse than that. If I'm near a computer, I have to check on it everyday.
    Been traditional a long time. Didn't know what it really meant till I got here.
    My avitar is my shop, its not open anymore, but its my private club house. My rusted 41 ford sits under the canopy waiting for me to drag her in the shop.
    Many local business men have asked me to sell the old shop, so that they can bulldoze and build something modern. They say, "Why ya wanna keep this old place?". I just think, if I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.
    When I'm here, even though I've never met any of ya, I feel like I'm hanging out with people I can relate with. Let's have a beer.
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  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I think that mighta been his mom...
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  14. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,105

    Dick Stevens

    I'll drink to that! ;):rolleyes:
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  15. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 722


    I found the HAMB while searching for info on front engine dragsters, read a great thread by King Chassis, and was hooked. A few weeks after that went to the 2010 HAMB drags and had a great time there . By 2012 myself and two old friends started building a front engine dragster, and last year we ran it at the meltdown and the HAMB drags. We'll be back this year too, leaving for the meltdown in the morning all because of the HAMB.
  16. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    The shits not very cold when I buy it next door, but give it 10 minutes in my 1940 fridgidare and well be ready.:cool:
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  17. While doing my first roadster build most of my information searches led me to this site. Read a few threads and decided to register.
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  19. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,218

    Ned Ludd

    Forever searching for all kinds of obscure stuff, and HAMB content kept coming up.
  20. Thaplumbr
    Joined: May 7, 2012
    Posts: 119


    By accident searching for flathead v-8 info, kept pointing me here, and fordbarn. Signed up, a few months later I became an alliance member and I've never looked back.I believe in supporting my hobbies and to me there is no better place to do that than here on the Hamb! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1437043996.535705.jpg
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  21. the 37kid told me about it.
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    I happened upon it when I was selling my 64 buick lesbra station wagon.Was hooked on flea bay conversation board but, then came the changes you couldnt say this and you couldnt say that and when you asked for help. Forget about it!!! Every time I have a problem with a car I just ask here and there is always some one ready to help with and answeror a suggestion.Everyone is very friendly and helpful here .And you can cuss here too! View attachment 2953370 . LOL.Bruce.
  23. Found it googling modifieds, never regretted signing on
  24. Say it ain't so...Beeno? HRP
  25. Found y'll on the Hunnert car pile up website in '09.
  26. Funny I only vaguely remember being called a faggot, I wonder what I did to get that one. Someone send me a link if it got that response it must have been one of my better days. LOL

    Uh has anyone seen my man bag? :D
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  27. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,712

    from Buffalo NY I believe... lurked for about a year.. joined May 2002 right about the time of El Mosquito
  28. Bruce is right on all accounts to this question. I agree with the "HELP" this forum provides.
    No matter how juvenile or idiotic the questions I've seen, the members always step up with a logical answer and everyone is willing to help the person whos stuck on some issue.
    Try and find that attention and help any other place.
  29. Oh I dunno we do always try and take a chance to make light of whomever made the question, eventually it does get answered though as a rule. :D
  30. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    I was looking for a part for a friend and ended up here. I've been cursed ever since.
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