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Event Coverage KKOA Leadsled Spectacular is on the way!

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  1. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    So we've looked at the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular coverage from Salina, KS from 2006-2009 in Parts 1, 2, & 3. Now we continue on with 2010. The show is called the Leadsled Spectacular but more than just Leadsleds are welcome. Quite a few people come just to take part in the Friday night Run What Ya Brung Drags. We'll get to that in just a bit.


    There are all kinds of customized rides at the Leadsled Spectacular, check out the former school bus from Margaritaville High. [​IMG]


    This clean Ford is the perfect example of what someone with enough time and energy could build in their own home shop. Just a clean kool pickup that was put together very very well. [​IMG]
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    Great pinstriping on the Ford.

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    Pink is not my color but it does fit this custom shoebox.
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    I think the thing that appeals to me about the traditional rods & kustoms are that they are usually very clean. Without a bunch of mods just for the sake of doing them.
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    Hatfield Restorations did a fantastic job bringing Gene Winfield's old shop truck back to life in all of it's former glory.

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    The big Caddy with the fastback roof just oozes style.
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    Champagne tastes, beer budget...
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    This coupe is very cool all by itself, but when you see it roll into town on a 2 wheel trailer behind a kustom candy apple green 54 Chevy, a crowd gathers.
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    Seeing trick kustom cars is a good thing, meeting the owners and finding out that they almost all are owned by great people is a treat. Jake is no exception, this guy is diehard and passionate about having a good time in this car.
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    This bad buick has a bunch of subtle touches, love the Chevrolet headlight eyebrows.
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    My friends from the Des Moines area, Oliver Built Group!
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    Survivor hot rod from the early 60's I believe. I first saw this ride at the first Vintage Torque Fest. Another great car with even better owners.
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  2. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Where do you start with Dale's beautiful kustom? Driven, not trailered, and just perfect from any angle.
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    1964 Ford Galaxie 500 interior in a Merc
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    The Whale! More great people that own a kool car.
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    Johnny Hammann's 58 again, just love this car.

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    Another 58 Chevy kustom
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    Driven from North Carolina, that's dedication.
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    Just a cool shot of an OT car.
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    Louise Knoll and her husband Harry are more great people that I'm glad to have met on this adventure.
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    Here's a shot of Low Lid's AirFlow/Fastback...how does one describe it
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    Hirohata Merc
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    Eric's Hell Wagon sitting high and pretty
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    The next installment with get into the aforementioned Drags!


    See you at a show.


    Travis
     
  3. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    So is anyone reading this attending the show for the first time this year? I have more looking back shots to come in a couple of hours.
     
  4. Um yeah, this'll be my first time, I mean if it keeps you posting more photos.:D
    Great shots as usual, thanks man. Can't wait.
     
  5. MoparFinman
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    MoparFinman
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    from Okla

    this car has a grille in it that you have to see in person, to see the craftsman ship. Very Cool.!!:cool::cool::cool:
     
  6. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
    Member
    from KCMO

    man super stoked for this year, last year we made a 300 mile detour on a trip further south to stop at the show for a couple hours and see Bobk. We bought the 46 the next weekend and God willing it fires up for the first time this weekend and we'll make our first full KKOA weekend one with a car :)
     
  7. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Smartass :)

    The car is pretty much flawless from any angle, work done so well that it's hard to tell what was done.

    Very kool! Good luck!
     
  8. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    KKOA Leadsled Spectacular is on the way! Looking back Part 5


    Now we're looking at the 2010 edition of the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, specifically the Run What Ya Brung Drags that happen on Friday evening.


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    Coolstuff is shooting for the KKOA DVD at the starting line.
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    Some of the HAMB's favorite female members in these next 2 shots.

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    How cool is it to have Gene Winfield flagging the cars?

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    Gene Winfield flagging my buddy Joe Robinson off the line, looking at his competitor I hope Joe won this one!
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    Gene & Rocky Burris and the nose of Rocky's wild Ford pickup
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    Lots o kool in this one.
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    We'll call it quits for this post on a high note. To my knowledge this is the only photo that has ever been published of Tom Hanna's FED doing a burnout.
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    See you at a show,


    Travis
     
  9. ToddJ
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    ToddJ
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    from Marion, IA

    I'm loving the trip thru time via your photographic Way-Back machine, Travis! Last year was my first time at Salina and man, what a blast! I am stoked for this year's show and looking forward to having a booth this year! See ya in a little less than 2 weeks, man!
     
  10. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Thanks for checking them out Todd! See ya soon my friend.

    KKOA Leadsled Spectacular is on the way! Looking back Part 6


    The Run What Ya Brung Drags at the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular is FUN!


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    But eventually the sun sets and we all head to various parties around town. Friday night after the drags there's usually a pretty good group gathered at Calvin's Customs on Santa Fe Ave. and there's always stuff going on back at the host hotel.


    Saturday morning we're all back at the show, usually early to get those choice shaded parking spots.


    Straykatkustoms (Mickey) must have missed the point of getting there early...
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    LowMerc50 (Jerry's) way kool Merc
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    How about the Merc that never was?
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    I see this car more than I see some family members
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    GasserLouie (Larry) is no dummy, sitting under shade-a-plenty all day long.
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    More Mercs from the Merc Gathering, happening again this year.
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    Robert's super clean 56 Chevy
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    Barn Find T's sectioned shoebox
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    NoSurf's chilling in the shade...until about 10am.
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    World famous BobK!
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    The Trixie Tee, built to match the owner's purse.
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  11. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    I'll try to add some more tonight!
     
  12. wizzard23
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    Thanks Travis, see ya in a week!
     
  13. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    I got busy and spaced off an update, I'll get on it right now!
     
  14. THEKID49
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    It's my first time. But the bad news, I'm leaving my Hudson at home. The engine started making a noise on the way home from the Roundup so Murphy and I will be flying out on Wednesday.
     
  15. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    And another installment!

    The Tiki Taxi (fuddpucker's ride)
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    Here's the HAMB Meet & Greet shot from 2010
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    The Pyscho Devilles came out and played 2010 for us, put on a heck of a show at the Paramount Bar each night and here on the stage at the show.
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    That's it for now I'm headed out the door or else there'd be more captions for ya!

    See you at a show,

    Travis
     
  16. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    For any of you going to the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular next weekend look up Doug Reed (look for a green Kustom 49 Olds), Doug has some great DVDs of the Leadsled Spectacular in the mid 80's and a really kool DVD of the 85 Nostalgia National Drags they are only $20 each!
     
  17. fuddpucker
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    See ya in a week Travis!
     
  18. ryno
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    im ready...
     
  19. fuddpucker
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    I forgot to thank ya Travis for posting the Pics of Trixie and the Tiki Taxi !!!!!!!!!!! we will see ya friday
     
  20. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    You're welcome, I want to catch up with you soon. I'd like to do a video feature on the Trixie Tee for my site. See ya Friday!
     
  21. Lowmerc50
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    Lowmerc50

    Thanks for sharing this Travis.... Sad to say I am going to miss out this year... Everyone have a great weekend!!!!
     
  22. travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    That bums me out! Its always good to see you, so you better get yourself to the Starliner then! Or maybe Iron Invasion in October?

    I'm starting to upload photos from today already, click here to see them.
     
  23. PJKeally
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    Hey Guys thanks for excellent Photos, You sure got some Cool Rods Customs etc enjoyed sitting, watchin, wishin I could get My ride finished and on Road. Once again Thanks.Cheers Rebel koolsville:cool::cool::cool::cool: down under.
     
  24. SUNROOFCORD
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    Travis

    Thanks for all the great pictures. I attended the 1st 10 - Wichita '81 - Des Moines '82 - Springfield , Ohio '83 - Des Moines '84 - Springfield, Ohio '85 - Springfield, Missouri '86 - Springfield, Illinois '87 - Holland Michigan '88 - Davenport Iowa '89 - Holland Michigan '90.

    Missed Hamilton, Ohio in '91, went to KKOA Hangin Dice in Fort Smith Arkansas via Goodguys in Indianapolis -Then attended Holland, Michigan '92 - Springfield, Ohio '93 - Missed Huntsville, Alabama in '94, went to Paso - My last was Lansing, Michigan in '95.

    Have tons of pictures and memories from the years I went.

    Jim
     
  25. bobwop
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    have fun, see you in October at Iron Invasion
     
  26. wallyringo
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    I hope to make it to this car show one day.
     
  27. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Thanks folks!

    Here's my favorite shot from Friday night's Run What Ya Brung Drags!

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    There are over 650 photos up now and more will be added tonight and tomorrow plus a ton of videos from the drags!
     
  28. ryno
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    great shot as usual travis.
    so bummed right now that we didn't make it.
     
  29. Zed
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    Zed
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    from FRANCE

    Thanks for sharing those kool pics Travis , but this Merc has a long way to go to be the Hirohata :D

     
  30. travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Yeah I should have Hirohita inspired paint on this Merc, sometimes I get in a hurry typing and leave out words. :)
     

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