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Event Coverage Into the Woods: A Hot Rod Camping Story

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Ukrop, Nov 18, 2022.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,318

    Staff Member

    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Into the Woods: A Hot Rod Camping Story

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2022
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  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,349


    Camping rules....
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  3. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 14,199

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

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  4. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,138


    Hell Yeah. Love the grin.
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  5. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,156


    Those are some priceless memories you're making.
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  6. Enjoyed that on this Friday....Thanks!
  7. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,851

    from Spring tx

    Hell yeah. Looks like an epic time and memories to last a lifetime.
  8. Leah-michigander
    Joined: Nov 18, 2022
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    Amazing car! Love it !!! What a great week!
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  9. KCTA Chris
    Joined: Jan 16, 2002
    Posts: 429

    KCTA Chris

    What an adventure, thanks for sharing! I did this a few years ago, built a cotton tent canvas cover, limited myself to vintage gear (including 6v conversion on the old cathedral radio) and set out for a multi-state trip for a car show. The "A" is a perfect platform forcing a guy to slow down and take it all in, smiling when double clutching that banger clicks right through a hill. One of my best trips, I hope more people will do the same.

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  10. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,034


    Nice trip, did a bit of camping with the 31 back in the late 80’s. My favorite trip was to the 1989 Street Rod Nats in St Paul, my dad and I drove out from Detroit via Chicago on way out but cut cross country thru the UP on the way back. Camped the whole trip. Got to drive the Mackinaw bridge. 18D84E31-86DB-461A-8968-B43ED14A0BAD.jpeg B1039E51-C583-47CB-8B4E-A34DE688023B.jpeg
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  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,902

    from Nebraska

    Joey, you really are 'Living the Dream'... Super cool road trip / camping trip!
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  12. Living right!
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  13. Jeff34
    Joined: Jun 2, 2015
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    Great story and trip, Joey! As a kid, I remember camping a Samuel P. many times. Great place. We'd go down and play in the creek and night time was always good for scary stories around the fire.
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  14. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 14,499

    from KCMO

    Ironic timing as “into the woods” is on stage at the local high school this weekend. Another fantastic example of Joey putting the “vibe” of a trip perfectly into words. A real talent.

    there’s a thread called “threw an old cars windshield” or similar here that kinda touches on this same idea.

    trips in an old car are just different and one like your camping trip are truly special. I can remember two or three off hand and the romantic nostalgia I hear in your prose is exactly the same that keeps so many of the silly details from those trips in my mind.

    If you aren’t taking trips in your cars you really are missing out.
  15. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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    Thank for the ride and a great story!
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  16. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    That's quite the journey and memories made. Thanks for taking us along!
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  17. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    from oregon

    Boy, my heart sank when the smoke started pouring from under the car, then, just like that, it's all good, you are living right for sure!
    Now, me being a 32 Ford sort of guy, I'm looking forward to your next camping trip coverage in the new car, even if it does only have a deuce chassis.
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  18. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    Absolute video and photographic evidence, that time travel is possible, to go forward in time and back in time, and return to a variety of times, all good, on this planet !
    And its even better if you have a cool sibling to share it with !
    Bravo to the " Pros from Dover ", to steal a line from the classic movie " MASH "
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  19. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 451

    from Hamlet, NC

    Old cars/hot rods & family! Living the life!
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  20. Excellent! Conversely if you somehow were able to fit into my pick up and took that instead you would not have seen anything except the road ahead, you have the right car for the right trip.
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  21. Joey, the camping trip, the photos, and the video will help to rejuvenate your memories many years from now. It was a good thing that you did with your brother. You are living the life.
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  22. Jim the Sweep
    Joined: May 24, 2021
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    Jim the Sweep

    My favourite (note UK spelling) is the line "If not now, When?"
    Exactly. Love the just do it attitude.
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  23. Great Stuff!
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  24. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    We spell it like that here in British Columbia, too!
  25. WC145
    Joined: Jul 21, 2012
    Posts: 38

    from Maine

    Great story and pics! A trip you and your brother will still be talking about when you're old and gray.
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  26. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,545

    from Zoar, Ohio

    How cool is this…..
    Great road trip Joey. Thanks for sharing. Its a good incentive for us all to slow down and savior the moment and forget the destination. Lifetime memories there.
    You carry two basketballs for nuts driving through SF. :)
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  27. Jeff Heidman
    Joined: Nov 4, 2022
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    Jeff Heidman
    from GA

    What a great trip with your brother and a great car!! Were waiting for another...
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  28. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,184

    from USA

    Looks like a good time.

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  29. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 501

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    Great time, great story. One of my fond memories is a 2000 mile shakedown trip in my 34 with my brother. That was back in the 80's.
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    Joined: Dec 19, 2015
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    from Canada

    Most excellent!Thanks for sharing!
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