A huge thanks to everyone that attended the 9th annual hunnert car pileup. It was a new chapter in the shows book, I took a bit of a vacation from organizing and managing and let the rest of the club step up. They did a great great job! That's what a club is about, everyone pitching in and making things happen and my brother Czars can get the job done.. and do it well. Kansas and his wife Diane nailed a bunch of the logistics early on and worked out the relationships with the local organizations and officials, Hellfish took on the primary leadership role AND all of the vendor and sponsor organizing and a billion other things.. nice work. Django blew us all away with the artwork and advertising and all the kick ass graphical work. Lucky's wife Amy spent the whole day doing a ton of essential behind the scenes stuff and did an awesome job. Our new member LowPunk and his wife Steph managed t-shirt sales and made it look easy as pie, its a hard hard high pressure job and they whipped it. RayGun and all the other Czars worked the gates with spectators, inspecting and dealing with the quality of the show, which was better than ever. You all did awesome. And DW (Catherine) excelled at doing just about everything.. the pileup would be a mess if it wasn't for her quick thinking and fast acting. Every successful car club needs a woman with her talents. Her commitment to the Pileup, the Czars and traditional hot rodding is greatly appreciated. A extra huge thank you goes out to the Bombers, the boys from Peoria really have their shit together, and did an awesome job managing the swap meet. I am sure others will back me up when I say Thank You. I will be down in Peoria next time you have a party. You guys rock. Big ups go to the Suedes, for haulin ass all the way down from the frosty white north and working the gates with us, you guys are pivotal part of how the show looks. The Blacktop Barons, for being as awesome as you always are. Them for pitching in, Curious Rash for returning after we abused him so much last time. The Vagabonds, for their labor and friendship, the Kropdusters... well, for just being Kropdusters There are a couple other clubs that helped us out that I didnt mention here.. I am sorry, my brain is still fuzzy, please forgive me. I want to thank the city of Decatur, for being an awesome town, and the chamber of commerce for doing a TON for us. The City of Clinton kicks ass, Snappers Bar and Grill kicked ass, and speaking of asses, a big thanks to the local girl who grabbed my ass I hung out with a ton of people I haven't seen in ages, it was great to see you all. Kustombuilder, you need to come to #10 with a car... seriously.. your friends need to keep on you. A extra HUGE thanks to my own personal Red Shirt Army(tm) You guys are the greatest. The best thing about the pileup is the fact that we are able to give money to charities.. the reason we can do that is that we have the best volunteers on the planet. The Red Shirt Army does the heavy lifting that day, and they make the show run smoothly.. thank one.. next time your at a car show, shake their hand, buy em a beer.. they deserve it. If your not a Red Shirt.. you should ask one about their experience... All of the people that came and had a good time.. you are the reason the show is what it is. Awesome people make an awesome show. The cars this year were unbelievable! I think we had way way way more traditional hot rods and customs than ever before, way way way less rat rodz. This is good, keep up the good work fellas, Quality craftsmanship is respected by all, freakshows are appreciated by the clueless. Everyone that had a problem with the show.. constructive criticism is welcomed, pm any Czar or DW, we will add your comments to the list and discuss them at our planning meeting. Volunteer next time and help make the show better. If your just bitching to bitch.. well.. unless you back it up... it don't count in my book. #10 is going to be an awesome show.. I already know of two people building cars just to be unveiled at next years show.