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LITTLE RICHARD Headlines 2013 VIVA LAS VEGAS Car Show ~ FREE for Car & Driver!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by axle, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    Tom Ingram presents the 2013 Viva Las Vegas Car Show, and it is shaping up to be the biggest yet! The dates are March 28-31.

    Performing at the Car Show:

    LITTLE RICHARD ~ King of Rock & Roll.

    DICK DALE ~ King of Surf Guitar !

    VICKY TAFOYA & THE BIGBEAT ~ Jumping Rhythm & Blues.

    THE ROCKATS ~ 80's Rockabilly from England.

    DJ Del Villareal.

    After giving it much thought the car show will now be FREE to Car & Driver's . You have read this right, FREE ! You must still pre register and submit a photo of vehicle for approval.

    There will also be a HUGE 60's Gasser display, an authentic Custom display (indoor car show-outside) , vendors, special guests, and more.

    Also booked for the weekend are:

    SI CRANSTOUN - In the flavor of Jackie Wilson, He is back by popular demand. Never in VLV history has an artist/band been asked to return the following year. He made such an impact that everyone wants to see him again!

    GENE VINCENTS original Blue Caps.



    Many more Artists, Bands, DJ's to be booked in the following months.

    Rooms at the Orleans are totally booked but the sister hotel Gold Coast has plenty left. We have reserved 100 rooms for all car clubs that are returning . Contact me for reservation/discount number. Don't forget , free shuttle bus rides to and from both hotels.


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  2. axle
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  3. axle
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    from Drag City


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  4. DeadSleds
    Joined: Mar 2, 2007
    Posts: 101


    Cool deal, we will be there!!! Free is always good....good times in Vegas

  5. It would be awesome if it wasn't for all the Rockabilly crowd and crappy music
  6. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

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    Awesome! Wouldn't exactly say Little Richard was the King of Rock and Roll though... hahahaha
  7. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,567


    Holy Mack'l, Andy!!!!! mean you're going to have the *Architect* of Rock and Roll!!! I have seen Richard Penniman many times and he is just as good as it gets!!

    Man, I wish I could venture that far in my Fiddy One Fez Sled, but I am not that adventurous anymore.......a shame that I probably will miss the gigantic opportunity!!

    Anybody within striking distance of Vegas better get to this one! You never know when you'll get a chance like this again!!

    I need to think on's HUGE!!!...and Dick Dale, among others like the Original Blue Caps........Hmmmmmmmmmm! This bears looking into.....

  8. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,157


    WOW!.How Bitchin is this! Very Kool!!
  9. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    indeed. we all know it was paul williams. "you and me against the world", "we've only just begun"
  10. Jerry_Rolls&Pleats
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 327

    from Europe

    Great line-up!!

    Axle didn't say "THE" king of rock'n'roll... Little Richard is without a doubt one of rock'n'roll kings, by that I mean one of the best selling artists of the decade along with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and a few others.
  11. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    Wow, just…….Wow.
    Both Little Richard and Dick Dale are undoubtedly royalty in their respective fields. I have had the privilege of seeing both live, and you need to grab life by the balls and witness the genius of these guys while you still have the chance, because time is moving on and nobody lives forever. In my tiny mind the likes of Little Richard and Dick Dale define the era this board is dedicated to almost as much as the cars, the traditional soundtrack to our traditional rods and customs.
    Axle, you know what I'm not going to make it, but you also know I'm going to regret it. This is going to be killer!

  12. Michelley
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 104


    Hello Axle & Tom~
    I remember when Las Vegas’ Historic “West Side” St. James Catholic Church
    featured a special guest choir performance by a “bad mannered” gentleman
    Billed as Richard penniman.
    This was during a period in the Early 1980’s
    that he renounced the devil’s music
    and returned to his preacher proclivities.
    No one realized who this R. Penniman was,
    & it was tough getting anyone to bring me to the Black Gospel show.
    I also remember when Levi & the Rockats
    Made a guest appearance on the Merv Griffin Show
    As proper teds.
    I was encouraged that others
    were dressing in their parents old clothes and playing their old records.
    My teenage summer jobs in Las Vegas, NV & Glendora, CA
    Were swim instructor/lifeguard
    At the Sands Hotel & summer camps.
    VLV 2013
    Really means to me
    “Let’s Go Trippin”
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  13. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,892

    from Drag City

    Dave, your sense of humor and sarcasm will never cease to amaze me. Hope to see you in 2 weeks! "Apples & Pears"....
  14. Standard gas&oil
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 289

    Standard gas&oil
    from USA #1

    Um yeah, I hate all those bombshell pinup girls at the show and the nice weather.:confused:
  15. NumbNutz
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
    Posts: 319


    Axle, Man you have hit a home run with this breaking news, take that back, grand slam!!!!!!!!!!
    Awesome band line up.
    Well deserved congrats to you for cleaning up the car show part of it and everything you do. :)
    Gonna make plans for sure
  16. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 700

    Jim Bouchard

    OK, Marcus. there! Sounds GREAT!
  17. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Paul Williams! Hell yeah....
  18. mal-capone
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
    Posts: 27

    from Australia

    This might just get me on a plain to Las Vegas, Nice work Axle "you daa man!"
  19. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Paul hit the nail on the head, my sentiments on all points.
    I'd also really dig catching the Bluecaps, Cliff Gallup is a genius.
    I've both played and partied with the Rockats in Japan (Smutty is mental:D). IMO they rank among the best of 80's "Neo Rockabilly", with or without Levi.
    As for the new "car show will now be FREE to Car & Driver's" policy, good move Axle!
  20. Working on it me old china......

    You really need to look at my signature... :rolleyes:

    What I posted is an in-joke between Alex, his darling wife Celeste & me & my wife....
  21. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,662

    from Hypocrisy

    Little Richard took the rule book of music and shredded it to bits, he's one of the major reasons I still enjoy driving too fast and raising hell, and I don't even have a stereo in my car.
  22. Little Richard huh.....That should be great!!!
  23. LLLLiiiittttllllleeee RRrriiicccchhhhhhaaaarrrdddd
  24. I need to work this into my schedule... somehow, someway i will make this happen!
    Joined: Aug 23, 2010
    Posts: 186

    from Birmingham

    One of the most clever statements i've read on this forum . A staple at Vegas, The Mrs. and I are looking forward to this. Tom, great seeing your support at the Rave. Well done boys !
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069


    All we need now is Lil Joe y La Familia & it would be a real traditional HotRod Show. BROWN!!!!
  27. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


  28. Just curious,,,How old is "Little Richard "now? i know he was hot in the late 50s.and thats 60 years ago..
  29. John Lafayette
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 95

    John Lafayette

    Didn't Dick Dale do a Nissan commercial a few years ago? Yucchhh!
  30. I hear ya....I hated ruining all my shirts with drool,haha!

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