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Mooneyes 1965 year cut off... C'MON, REALLY?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J CRUZ, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. J CRUZ
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    J CRUZ

    I know I'm not the only guy who has seen the trends go more into the early 70's so why the hell is the Mooneyes cut off at 1965 for the Xmas party? It really cut's down on so many years that are truly relevant to the scene. It should seriously have a cut off of 1974 or so. Low riders, funny cars, vans, muscle cars, gassers and street freaks all get hurt by the cut off and I know for a fact we'd all like to see more of that stuff. I was planning on showing the van this year with the Dice guys and our new club but I guess that won't be happening. I could have sworn I saw late 60's and early 70's cars at that show the last few years.

  2. skunx1964
    Joined: Aug 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,455


    because thats their preference
  3. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    1974? oh hell no.....
  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

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  5. They have to cut it off some where!!!! if they move it to 74 then the guy with the 75 Van will say hey my Van looks the same, and the guy with the 75 Vega will say hey my buddy with a 76 Pinto should get in then!!!! I like the cut off date!!!! its a Hot Rod and Custom thing!!!! and always should be!
  6. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,680

    Larry T

    So, I guess you were wanting to take your van??
    Cut off dates are pretty arbitrary, but I won't argue with 48 or 64.
    Larry T
  7. BettyBlue
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 377


    I agree. Muscle Car guys and the like have their shows....
  8. Hooligan63
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,343


    Except it wasn't that way last year,and there goes quite a few of the 1/8th milers this year,especially the guys on bikes. Looks like I won't be going anyways. All these cutoff dates and super strict rules take the fun out of car shows nowadays.
  9. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,822


    Lack of parking room?
  10. I wanna show my 97 Expedition, too.
  11. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
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    from Jokelahoma

  12. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,843


    I think 65 is a good cut off date. I have gone to quite a few shows where the cut off is later say 72 and then the Hot Rods and Customs were completely outnumbered by muscle cars, to the point that some hot rods and customs were turned away due to lack of parking. Just my .02
  13. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    hombres ruin

    I dont want to see seventies cars, gasser or otherwise,1965 is fine with me.
  14. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
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    Usually the cut off doesn't apply to bikes if the are built as choppers or bobbers. If the cars are racing the 1/8th and they are built to represent say the late sixties era, If they arranged it in advance I wonder if they would be allowed to race?
  15. loudpedal
    Joined: Mar 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,185

    from SLC Utah

    I'd cut it off at 59.
  16. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,599


    They are leaving out the "Golden Years" for Pintos? FUCK!

  17. chevnut
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 978

    from Corona, Ca

    Suggestion is to start your own event with those years..Could be called Grooveyes.:)
  18. CJ Steak
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    CJ Steak
    from Texas

    The problem with a '74 cut off is... well... frankly a lot of cars were shit by that time. So if you did up it to '74, you'd have to have some style police say yes to a '72 mayflower caddy with traditional paint job, and NO to the guys that are rolling up in a '74 F250.

    They set it at '65 to eliminate the drama and get rid of all the "well you let him in the gates" bullshit.

    Oh, and I don't want to see 500 Prostreet Mustangs and Camaros...
  19. Hooligan63
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
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    badump Chhhh...He'll be here all week!
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    Great pic of you and your dad ........................:eek:
  21. hellonwheels
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 671


    Ooooh, I know!! You could actually build something cool that would be under the cutoff date and then sand wouldn't get in yer crack from the strict rules and whatnot!!

    OOOR, you could start your own car show where the cutoff is between 66 and 74 and no one else allowed!!! I'll bet everyone would show up for that one!!!

    Problem solved...
  22. It IS possible to ride a pig, but Mooneyes doesn't have a class for pig riders.

    Your first rodeo?
  23. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,280

    from So Cal

    Because it's their party?
    It's a rod & custom show, not a van, funny car & street freak show. Pretty obvious you havent been if you are asking.
    Vans? Are you kidding? :eek:

    The cut off isn't hurting Mooneyes, they were turning away cars last year because they ran out of room.
    Perhaps you could have a van & street freak show on your own.
    There's 2 cars that shouldn't be in the same sentence! :rolleyes:
  24. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
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    One of the reasons I always attend Mooneyes is because of the cut-off.
  25. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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    from Bettendorf

    AWESOME picture of you Mazooma - that orange is really becoming to your eyes!!!
  26. The cutoff at '65 sounds GREAT!
  27. chevnut
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 978

    from Corona, Ca

    Actually, I'm leaving town tomorrow.

    Bad enough that they made cutoff of the NSRA event in Bakersfield (and all, I think) open to 1980 cars and below. First year in 8yrs me and some buds have been going that we did not go. Though not as HAMB friendly, it still ruins the event. What might be badass to some, Rows and rows of crayola colored mustangs and camaros just really dont do much for me.

    We should keep the sanctity of Mooneyes the way it is. I dont agree to change something when it is not broken. No disrespect intended here.
  28. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 3,174


    '65 is too late of a cut off. I like the '54 cut off that the Antique Nats has.
    The Antique Nat's is the best event all year long.

    If I want to see anything from the 70's, I'll go to the junk yard.

  29. erock805
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,246


    its their event, but there is a push for early 70s stuff these days. Variety is the spice of life ya know. Specialy as us of that age group get older. In fact, I was building my Vega 70s style and truely love panel paint and tunnel rams hangin out of the hood. But mixing the generes at an event might be wierd....okay it would be.
  30. 64sled
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 292


    I agree, 65 and under sounds good to me :)
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