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Event Coverage Mountain Moonshine Festival- Dawsonville , Ga

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  1. Rex_A_Lott
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    If you like 40 Fords, and maybe a few old race cars, this is a good one...this weekend, Oct 24th.
    Anybody here planning on going?
     
  2. Jalopy Joker
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    if you go be sure to take pics & post here
     
  3. One day I'm gonna get to this.
     
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  4. I use to go on a regular basis back when I had 40 Fords,it's always a good show.

    I'm going to Goodguys this year. HRP
     
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  5. Rex_A_Lott
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    You live close enough to do both.:D You driving the new car to Charlotte?
     
  6. k9racer
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    Count me in. I have missed 5 in the last 32 years. The down town is nice but for HAMB friendly cars { over 300 for us}come on down to the meseum . Watch a real moon shine whiskey still in action and a good swap meet. Last year parking was only 4 dollars and covered about 20 parking lots. Shuttle buss run and I counted over 100 Ford cars from 1938 to 1940 parked all over the place . Looking forward to this event,, Bobby
     
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  7. Hamtown Al
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Leaving Thursday morning for an all day drive down there. See y'all Friday!
    Driving my cabriolet if all goes well. IMG_1054.JPG
    Probably will have the top up!;)
     
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  8. Be safe, have a big time, Al.
     
  9. dirty old man
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    Would love to take my '40 there, but right now I'm up to my ears in work on BGII (my'31 Hiboy roadster) getting her ready for the Run What Ya Brung Nostalgia Drags, car show and swap meet @ Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, GA on Nov. 7.
    Every time I think I've only got one more thing to do to be ready, I find something else to fix!
     
  10. The Atlanta 10,000 is this Saturday also .... too many choices ....
     
  11. Gene Boul
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    Please post pics...way too far for me to drive.
    PS none of my "stuff" will make the trip...
     
  12. robracer1
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    Going Saturday, sounds like a fun event.
     
  13. k9racer
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    I have a good friend from Birmingham Alabama who will set up at thunder Road with sign painting / pinstrip panels and will stripe some cars. Its a great time for everyone. Everyone drive safe... Bobby..
     
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  14. frank spittle
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    My wife and I will be there Friday and Saturday. After 46 years this is one of the few shows she will go to with me. No, it's not for the moonshine....it's all the vendors lined up on both sides of the road selling trinklets and other stuff she likes.
     
  15. k9racer
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    They are already blowing the train horn at the pool room. a lot of vendors set up today. I am going to find Gordon Jones and find out what famous hot rod woman he skipped jr hi school with or if it is true.
     
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  16. k9racer
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    For what its worth.. Just a warning this place has a lot of dear running all over the place. I just was told of a hot rod hitting one.
     
  17. frank spittle
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    Just returned. Nice weather. Much bigger crowd than two years ago. More vendors selling trinkets and almost everything else. Not much auto stuff though. The only negative is the traffic. There is only one main drag through Dawsonville and as we were leaving around 3 pm this afternoon cars were lined up for several miles trying to get to the show or the colorful Georgia mountains further up. Several overheating on the side of the road. Not much traffic going the other way but it would get bad later as the town empties.

    This is really a neat event and I believe has more modified early V-8 Fords than just about any show in the South. Also the most modified '55-'57 Fords too. There were a lot of these types of cars (and some of the actual) running moonshine through Dawsonville back in the day and as long as this show goes on they will never be forgotten. The ACTUAL cars are stars of the show and are becoming sought after by collectors. One of the most interesting was an early Ford cpe (don't remember but believe was a '39) with a Vic Edelbrock built flathead and letters from 1946 from Edelbrock letting him know what had been done to the engine and the parts used and it had been shipped and another follow-up letter months later checking on "how is it doing". This is one of the reasons Edelbrock was so successful.

    We are already planning next year's trip.
     
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  18. stingbean
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    We got there later in the afternoon on Saturday, I probably missed some of the good cars, but had a great time none-the-less. I'd never seen so many black 39-40 Fords in one place before. Downtown was covered in them. It was also great to see a healthy 61 Starliner delegation, maybe someday I'll get my butt in gear and get mine roadworthy enough to attend.

    I apologize for the poor quality of the pics, I was using my 8 year-old's flash-less cheapie camera:
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  19. JReece
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    Anybody else take some more pics?
     
  20. k9racer
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    When the city was laid out the streets were 1st and 2nd and so on. Now they have been renamed for early racers/lawbreakers. like Loyd Seay/Raymond Parks and so on. Maybe the only city that honors law breaker by naming streets after them.{my town has a civic center named after a war criminal} But back to the cars. The mesume had a full house turn out. I am guessing close to a thousand cars. The funny thing I heard was one man say " I spent 30 dollars for this show and no judging and no trophys. "" Next a local told him he would refund his money and give him 30 more if he did not return next year" This is not a exact quote as I cleaned up the large amount of cuss words... Looking forward to 2016.. Bobby..
     
  21. ...................................................That's fuckin' classic.:D
     
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  22. hudson48
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    My friends who live in Dawsonville always donate their time to help out as volunteers for the Moonshine Festival. One day we will get over for this event. Seems like this event also attracts the "rat Rod" set with some very dubuious vehicles. They sent some pictures but only this one is HAMB friendly.
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  23. Stringbean posted some great photo's but the last one with the kids in the street looked as though the photo could have been taken in the early 40's.

    I decided to do a little photo manipulation and make it black & white. HRP

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  24. ^^^^Very cool, Danny.^^^^
     
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  25. garage2small
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    010.jpg 009.jpg 008.jpg 003.jpg 004.jpg 005.jpg 006.jpg 007.jpg 012.jpg The Dawsonville Moonshine Festival was fantastic, especially if you a Ford guy. Most 39 and 40 Fords I've ever seen in one place, and at least a dozen 300 series 57 Fords, very cool! Here are a few photos I took.
     
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  26. Wow, just wow!
     
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  27. TLB@HCG
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    Wow, killer car! The SBC seems out of place at the Moonshine Festival, but man, does it look good dressed in late '50s accessories. Would love to see more pictures of this car.
     
  28. frank spittle
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    This '32 3 window belongs to Dick Bridges from Rock Hill S.C. He has tried to make it 1957 period correct with the Corvette 270 engine, '39 Ford trans and Columbia 2-speed rear end. Dick is a long time Muscle Car collector who has sold his collection and is now focusing on '30s-'40s cars.
     
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  29. hotrod_willie
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  30. Damn,I've know Dwight for many years and know he knows the moonshines business inside and out but I'm shocked with the charge of drugs. HRP
     

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