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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carsraf, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. carsraf
    Joined: Aug 15, 2011
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    hi all has anyone attended the James dean show or ducktail event in Indiana? my wife and are thinking about going this year any input out there ? thanks
     
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  2. Slopok
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    Ducktail is usually the better of the two, more cars and a bigger and better swap meet. That may have changed over the years though as I haven't gone in a couple of years. They are close enough to one another that many people do both. See for yourself and post pictures if you go.
     
  3. 40StudeDude
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  4. uncleandy 65
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    I usually go to Duck Tails, it's a lot better. More cars, more swappers. Thru the years James Dean has seen to have gotten smaller. If you have time just do both, they are only a few miles apart.
     
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  5. The wife and I did the Duck Tail on Friday last year. It was our first time and had a blast. We didn't make it to the James Dean festival. This year we plan on attending Friday and Saturday.
     
  6. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    went to both ,Duck tail is "Great" ............
     
  7. D-man313
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    ducktail is a great show, we're heading out friday and camping all weekend
     
  8. 40Standard
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  9. weps
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
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    Last year it seemed to me that the James Dean had picked up attendance quite a bit! (for sure on Saturday)
    to answer your question- "Do both" they are like 9 miles apart....
     
  10. have you guys ever missed an event or party? you going to Berts this saturday?
     
  11. DANSLED
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
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    DANSLED
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    from CW, Ohio

    Do both, I've done since there became two, done the James Dean festival since 1987, haven't missed it and don't plan too!
     
  12. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    James Dean on friday and the Ducktail on saturday.
     
  13. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    We had one here in CA., right in 'Choalomane' (spelling?) at the site of James Dean's horrible death.
    The site is commemorated with a 4' X 6' sign, the 'park' is dusty and few trees.
    The first one was sponsored by Toby Hallock, who used the site with our cars as a backdrop for his second movie after 'Gone in 60 seconds'. Sadly, Toby was killed doing a stunt on Hollywood Blvd. the next day.

    My wife and I were peering into the side window of a chopped '51 Merc, and the camera caught us.
    Just a fleeting few frames, we were cooling it in Bells and cowboy boots, western hats. (1979?)
     

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