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Folks Of Interest I had a celebrity at my house and didn't even know it

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. Moriarity
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    A386C3A0-EB41-452C-8AA8-D48CDBC5603E.jpeg AD55C229-3C5B-4762-AF78-D6A041E743EC.jpeg I think that Jerry Dixey has brought the street rodder road tour to my place 3 times. They provide garage and other tours for people that are in town early for events. The week before Back to the Fifties he had something like 40 or so cars and they went places like french lake auto parts, Clear lake, Iowa for the surf ballroom and other places including my place. Usually after a few weeks or a month or so goes by I receive thank you cards from some of the attendees and this year was no exception. Except I had no idea that Mr 4 speed Herb McCandless (drove for Sox and Martin in the 60's and 70's) was with the group. I was totally blown away and as a matter of fact I called him and had a nice conversation about the good old days of drag racing.
     
  2. That's pretty cool/ HRP
     
  3. Jalopy Joker
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    Ya never know who is in the neighborhood - great that he wrote to you and you contacted him.
     
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  5. studebakerjoe
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    Did you give out free plug wire sets?
     
  6. VANDENPLAS
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    Hahahahaha talk about a “swag bag “
    Hahahahaha
     
  7. Desoto291Hemi
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    Now I know why you have all the trophies in your living room.
    You are a Showbusiness kind of guy!!!
    Just kidding!

    I met Herb several years ago at the Mopar Nationals.
    Super great guy to be around and to talk to!

    Tommy
     
  8. catdad49
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    This is what I Love about our hobby. For the most part these people are just like us mere mortals and never make themselves known, but it sure is a treat to get a chance to rub elbows with them. Great experience, maybe the next bunch will get the plug wires!
     
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  9. bill gruendeman
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    Mark, I was on that road tour with Herb and Vicky they some very interesting and fun people. I know he was impressed with your place, and his shop sounds like it is great also. Between you two what a week!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Barn Hunter
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    Very cool. It would be awesome to see your collection. Maybe some day......
     
  11. 41rodderz
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    I remember his name from way back. Very cool.
     
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  13. corncobcoupe
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    I’m reading the title thinking it was bashful you.

    HaHa
     
  14. Gotgas
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    I think you'll like this video.

     
  15. Sky Six
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    That note needs to be framed ! I would love to see your guestbook , that would be a true piece to have.:)
     
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  17. Moriarity
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    No, I never tried it and I am usually pretty daring. I haven’t tried the 300 hp turbonique rocket go kart either
     
  18. Moriarity
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    a hop rod motorized pogo stick
     
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  19. Hop Rod (gasoline powered pogo stick). I've had one for several years and haven't had the nerve to ride it (broken bones heal slowly at my age ….LOL.
     
  20. Mark, I'm old enough to know Herb. LOL The turbonique go kart is something that I might be the only guy interested in taking for a ride. The only difference from that and my top fuel car is the lack of weight, noise and a roll cage. :)
     
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  21. I've never met the man in person but he helped me out over the phone years ago on a big block Mopar build. Extremely friendly with a wealth of knowledge and very patient.
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    A little OT but only by a few.:)
     
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  22. OLDSMAN
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    that is way too cool. I met Jerry Dixey years ago he has done a lot for our hobby
     
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    Looking at the pics of the group going through @moriarty's garage, the thing I noticed most was where everyone's hands were. They were either in their pockets or behind their back. It's hard for some people to understand that kind of respect for someone else's property.
     
  24. That’s awesome Mark...
     
  25. chopolds
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    Living the GOOD LIFE Moriarty!
     
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  26. Sky Six
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    I hope this is not to intrusive or OT, but with the quality of cars and the quantity of cars and the number of visitors, how do you keep everything clean? do you have a system? I know some of the cars are not on the road but many are.
     
  27. Moriarity
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    I don't drive in the rain if I can help it. I try to dust the cars weekly or so. if the driven cars get dirty, I wash em....
     
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  28. Roothawg
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    That's funny right there.....
     

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