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Event Coverage LA Roadsters Fathers Day Show

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blake 27, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Back home in Connecticut! I can tell because the sun is not out!:rolleyes:
    Took the red eye home so not sure what day it is.:eek:
    Met lots of great folks. One example: Last night my wife and I were sitting at the bar in the hotel and talking with a regular guy who turned out to be Roy Brizio.:cool: He and his wife were just as nice as could be.
    The show will need some tweaking for sure, but it will also need support from all of us. We can always find something to bitch about. I for one would rather keep this kind of event going.
    I can imagine the cost to put a show like this on today is not going to be cheap.
    As promised here are some photos of my favorites. 1st this real deal 32 with three-on-the-tree and an old style pull up parking brake. :cool:
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    How about this guy! Fellow HAMBer! IMG_0808.JPG

    IMG_0812.JPG A-Bone
    4 - Door Take note HRP :rolleyes: IMG_0815.JPG
    Another Bone!
    Does not need words!;)
    More to come!
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
  2. More!
    3 Window:cool: IMG_0831.JPG
    Yes a V-8
    Frame it!
    Wanted to buy this for tb33anda3rd but $6,500 was more than I had on me!:oops: IMG_0846.JPG
    How about a body for that frame? IMG_0828.JPG
    Great Stuff everywhere!:cool:
    Need some flippers with real patina?:rolleyes: IMG_0814.JPG
    There were many nice 32 sedans at show. This is one of them.:cool:
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  3. I am trying to keep awake doing this!:rolleyes:
    Motor anyone?
    Someone needs this! IMG_0824.JPG
    Or This! IMG_0823.JPG
    Plenty to choose from! IMG_0826.JPG
    More Stuff! IMG_0818.JPG
    For your favorite Girl!:rolleyes:

  4. Bedtime yet?
    Needs Green Wheels!:eek: Sorry Ted:rolleyes: IMG_0829.JPG
    OK! will this make up for the wheel comment? IMG_0841.JPG
    Or this! IMG_0843.JPG
    Or This!
    Talk about a nice rear end!:p
    Fronts not bad either.;)
  5. Only been up for 33 Hours now!
    What can I say it's a Deuce!:cool:
    You have to love this! IMG_0819.JPG
    Inside Patina!:cool:

    IMG_0847.JPG " 99c" IMG_0848.JPG
    Love this 55!:cool::cool: IMG_0854.JPG IMG_0855.JPG
    Yes I like it!:rolleyes:

  6. 6-bangertim
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
    Posts: 308

    from California

    Also - noticed John Buck was too cheap to buy ports-pottys and trash-cans for the show from you will be walking a long ways to find these things. Also the old Fairplex restrooms that were at the North end of the swap are long gone !!![/QUOTE]

    Yup, that was a MAJOR BITCH of mine for the GNRS - hundreds of people in the stanging area for the Saturday drive-in, NOT a porta-pot within eyesight. Pretty good proof to me that John Buck and Co. doesn't care about us as "guests" ot "customers", but just another revenue stream.

    Just one more reason WHY you should stash extra In-And-Out napkins in the glove box... ;)
    "hang ten dude!"
    This pickup was over the top perfect! IMG_0861.JPG
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    Loved this Vette Power 3 window!
    Nice A Pickup for sure!
    Brizio:cool: IMG_0871.JPG

  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 22,658


    Right there is the reason for the roadster entry fee and raised preferred parking fee. New promoter, new chance to get more and higher fees for the event. The local club that puts on the local "big event of the year" first weekend every August gets hit with more fees every year. I don't doubt that fairground managers around the country get together and discuss how to milk the fees out of different events outside of the regular fair.

    For me the LA Roadster show is still a bucket list item be it I fly down, drive the daily down or drive a rod or custom down. I think a lot of us from around the country have that one on our list and if it costs a bit more it costs a bit more.

    When we went to Trog Pismo beach we could see the $$$$ signs every where for money that the promoters had to put out. Those busses from different parking areas most likely didn't come cheap and the guy who made the real money was the one with the barracades and bleachers that they rented. He may have had a bit of an extra cost pressure washing the salt residue off but We could have one hell of a HAMB party for the rental fees on that stuff. Then the tide and rain and storm shortened the weekend and took any chance of profit for the guys putting it on away.

    I'd drive a lot of miles to go to a good event with traditional rods and customs or at least a reasonable cut off date on entries. I really don't give a damned about looking at someone's "restored" 85 Z28 even if was built before the owner was born.

    Great photos ct1932Ford, that gives us a good look at what was there swapmeet wise and car wise, a tip of the hat to the Gent from back east.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  9. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,339

    Rice n Beans Garage

    Overall, if we don't want to loose it we need to show some support
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  10. It was Gene Winfield's 90th Birthday on June 16th. It was my 70th Birthday on June 16th also. So why does he look better than I do?:confused: A little celebration at the show.:cool:

    Gene with my bride! Holding her a little tight there Gene!:rolleyes: "All the best to a great Gentleman".
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    This last IMG_0877.JPG one for Mrs. tb33anda3rd. and the Brit! IMG_0883.JPG
    For you model guys.
    IMG_0885.JPG Back to the Big Cars
    :rolleyes: NHRA Museum IMG_0800.JPG IMG_0798.JPG IMG_0799.JPG
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    Cool helmet!

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  11. I need a hug for my birthday as well!:D Thanks Candy!:)
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  12. 6-bangertim
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
    Posts: 308

    from California

    After reading all the posts, I think the biggest change the LARS needs is a smaller venue that is REASONABLY priced, perhaps one on private property with good security for overnight parking and swap meet vendors. The ONLY advantage I see to the Fairplex is the shade Bld. 4 provides, and the NHRA Museum open during that weekend.

    Myself, I had a GREAT time - despite a friend that turned to chickenshit (while helping them prep their car on Frday), the HEAT, and a couple of nice blisters on my left foot from walking the swap meet and making several return trips to my truck with my finds. $30 for 'preferred parking' SUCKED, but paid-off lugging a front fender back to my truck. The wristband I bought from the above friend got me into the BBQ that just couldn't be beat - choice of yardbird or awesome BRISKET, yummy beans, cole-slaw and CAKE. The guys and gals in the redshirts I chatted with could not have been NICER, as I thanked them for such a nice spread!

    I can not speak for the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, but the Fairplex and Del Mar are two of the finest examples of FUCKING GREED in SoCal. No matter how much money these fair boards make, it will NEVER, ever, be enough to satisfy them... :(
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
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  13. Back to the show!;)
    So-Cal open house.
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    She's real Fine my 409! And it was.:cool:

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    Need Parts?:eek:
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    What The!!! :eek:
  14. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 901

    Roger O'Dell

    I missed this year only because of A) HEAT , B) A current project that I'm in a self imposed rush to get to the next stage. I'm sure all of the above are reasons, but not mine.
  15. One of my Favorites!
    IMG_0776.JPG IMG_0777.JPG
    Back to the Fairplex!

    IMG_0897.JPG IMG_0886.JPG IMG_0887.JPG IMG_0902.JPG IMG_0903.JPG IMG_0904.JPG IMG_0905.JPG IMG_0906.JPG IMG_0908.JPG IMG_0909.JPG IMG_0911.JPG IMG_0912.JPG IMG_0913.JPG IMG_0914.JPG IMG_0915.JPG IMG_0916.JPG Brookville's newest design. Only making 32 of them and 12 were already sold as of Saturday!
    A 32 that never was!

    I think I know this place!:rolleyes: But it is CT:eek:

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  16. Oh I almost forgot! This photo comes from LA to HRP in SC.
    Gary says Hi!:p
  17. I am going to bed now!:(
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  18. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 3,978

    dirt t
    from Kingman,AZ

  19. flyn schlosser
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
    Posts: 170

    flyn schlosser
    from phelan, ca

    I had a great time on Saturday but the swap meet was really empty compared to last year . There were some good deals had a great time but sad to see the turn out not as good as previous years.
  20. Yep, the BBQ was GREAT!
    As for the location, when Goodguys left Costa Mesa I was told by a GG member it was because it was pricier than Del Mar! So that probably wouldn't work! As for the Fairplex, they have been bleeding red for a few years now, to the point of rumors that it could get sold to a developer - but that's not really likely. And I think those rumors came from the fact that they tried to sell the OC Fairgrounds and there was such an uproar it didn't happen.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
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  21. bondolero
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 549


    Just the photos you have shown are worth the price of admission. I agree the venue may need to be changed. Just awesome stuff.
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  22. Mark, you ain't right.

    BTW,I thought Gene and Barbara made a good looking pair. :D HRP
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
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  23. I know I ain't right.:confused: But it's fun! :p
    Be careful or I will introduce Gene to Brenda:rolleyes:
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  24. Touche ~ HRP

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  25. WHO AIN'T RIGHT?:rolleyes:
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  26. OK Mark,it's true that you & I both could benefit with some professional help,but then again how much fun would that be! :D

    Now back to all the cool photos and I hope less Bitchin' :rolleyes: HRP
  27. "Now back to all the cool photos and I hope less Bitchin' :rolleyes: HRP"
    You've got that RIGHT!
  28. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    Posts: 735


    Just think of how great it would have been if all the people that bitched showed up.
  29. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,243

    Special Ed

    Yep. It's honestly just that simple, isn't it? ;)
  30. I just did a bit of research. The Grand National Roadster show charges each entry that wants to have their car in the show a minimum of 150 bucks, 250 if you want a bigger space to show your car in. Sooooooooo if you do a comparison 50 bucks don't sound so bad!!!!
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