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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,536

    from Austin, TX
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  2. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,430


    I usually have a more fun time when a small group of "us" get together and go on some fun excursion rather than the "This [event] would be "better" if there was a couple thousand more cars here." kind of mentality.

    Thanks, Ryan, for showing another little part of what is actually important.
  3. Zumo
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,389


    Looks good good times. Thanks for the write up very cool.
  4. ne'erdowell
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 274


    This sounds like the kind of perfect day that most of us need to make time for. FWIW, Franco's build of the original "Kookie Car" is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,398

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    You fellers are da shit.... awesome.
  6. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,992

    Member Emeritus

    Nothing wrong with a large event but it's the little get-togethers that produce the best memories. After a couple of years not doing some of these the Northern GMB's are planning on reviving some of the best times we've had with our hot rods. Usually after breakfast on Saturday morning we'll head out to a spot 30 or more miles away and take the backroads. It's usually a round of pictures at the site and a short break to relax (a cold Mt. Dew, a bag of chips and some BS). After a while its discussed how to get back home. Sometimes it's another destination with backroad travel and stops when it "feels right". If lunch is in order it's on to the "spot". About 2-3 oclock it's usually time to head back and individually or a group it's again on the back roads (trying to take a different way) to return home.
    None of us can remember why we stopped doing this but I'm convinced it will once again become a part of our Sat. routine, at least on an occasional basis.
    We've talked about getting together with groups from different areas and meeting at a common place for lunch much like the sporatic Birch Run, MI Breakfast we do a couple of times a year. Good times!

  7. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 3,960

    from Chester NH

    That's what it is all about right there.
  8. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    I say it again and again. You guys in Austin are the envy of the rest of us around the world. There is always something interesting going on and this outing is just further evidence of it. Lone star seems like a blast but it's not all that goes on there. I hope that post like these inspire the rest of us to go out and do things like these guys. Good friends, Good Times, Good Meat. Great post.
  9. Right on, Ryan! Wish I was there! No rules, no traffic, no hassles, just a drive in the country is the best. Even if you just take off solo someday after work for a drive, you will get the hot rod juices flowing again and forget the daily grind.
  10. El Jefe
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 685

    El Jefe
    Alliance Member

    That was just what the doc ordered after the Round Up. Picture perfect day. Great way to spend 10hrs of your life. 150 miles or so on the super scenic back roads, no problems w/ any of the rides to speak of, and listening to Mural(Merle) and Norm's stories through out the day are always priceless. Don't go to Canada w/ those two. This pic is my favorite for obvious reasons. Let's do it again..........

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  11. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,369


    Too Cool!!!!
  12. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,536

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Well shit... I spelled Mural's name wrong - didn't I? Damn editor of mine...
  13. farm boy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 179

    farm boy
    from reedley

    Now that's the way to start my day, neighbor fires up his drag car at 7 am, blips the throttle going into his garage (next to my office), have my surf music blastin' away, sit down to the Hamb and see this thread, WOW, INSPERATION. I'm outahere, time to weld.
    Neat old cars, beautiful weather, good friends, COOL! That mr. Franco's T, He nailed it, JEE WHIZ.
    Thank you Ryan, OLY

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  14. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,697

    Chris Casny

    Wow, cool, glad I met most of the guys, pictured, at the round up this year.
  15. JD's 32
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 873

    JD's 32
    from TX

    Great pics and must have been a great time.
  16. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,193


    Damn, I wish the weather would break up here soon!

    Cool pics. Jealous for sure...
  17. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,285

    Von Franco

    Doing stuff like that is what I live for.Sence we moved here I haven`t had much time to get out and just gooooo.And man it was great the cars ,the food and the people.Can`t wait to do it again im working on the car as we speak just checking everything and making sure nothing flew off the car lol.Norm and his side kick Merle just made my day
    thoes two should rite a book,well maybe not cuz it would be x rated lol...............
  18. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,398

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Norm is one cool cat!!!.....
  19. Franco's T kicks ass. Great look and stance.
  20. donnie
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 182

    from NC

    How does Franco keep that derby on when driving? :confused:

    Thanks for the cool story and pics.
  21. Skotz
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,474


    Thanks for the report.....I'm really glad that ya'll made it out, and even more glad that ya'll had a good time:D. I only wish that I could have made the trip with you(but I "had" to fly there, and I live just a few miles east of Burnet....would have been a looong cruise:eek:).
    Thanks for the shot and words of me walking up to "you bunch of hoodlems".
    I'll make sure that I post something for next years Air Show, and for those who want to get up close to the planes:D, come between 9 and 12, when the flight line goes "sterile", per the FAA.
  22. McTullis
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
    Posts: 376


    Just got word that there's a possible local fly-in down in San Marcos on April 24th. The Yellow Rose B-25 is in immaculate shape and is spotless right now...worth going to see. I believe it'll be similar to the show Ryan and Steve and co. went to last year. I'll get more details soon if interested.

    P.S. I was the bearded youngster that introduced myself to Ryan at Burnet. I didn't know how to handle such company of greatness so i just stuck with him :D
  23. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,045

    from Awesome

    That was the most fun I had in a long time....... I even got to take a nap. haha

    Thanks for letting me come along.........It was an honor. I can't wait to go on a drive like that again..... you guys all rule!

    Sometimes its good to be in Texas.
  24. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,666


    You guys rule.
  25. Captain Obvious
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 12

    Captain Obvious

    It was a good little air show, and you couldn't beat the weather. Glad I saw your post Skot, upset I didn't pack the sunscreen. Next time Ryan, I'll join you instead of just driving by.....I did stop for a minute..​

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  26. Skotz
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,474


    "SOMETIMES:eek:".....Hey, you're a "makeshift Texan" more snow for you....hahaha

    I keep sunscreen in the Stearman....just ask for some....its too easy to get burned:cool:
  27. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,080


    Ryan, looks like you guys had a blast. You sure run with some fine machines!
    Franco's car is wild. Really good crisp photo's.

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