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Hot Rods Moving To St Louis

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CoolYourJets, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 178


    I am moving to Missouri from California today. The car is shrink wrapped and ready to go. I hope there’s some good car events that make it worth taking it.

    Any events you guys recommend? Any clubs?


    I’ll bring good weather if you guys will get rid of the damn salt on the roads!
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  2. SAM3 Customs
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
    Posts: 64

    SAM3 Customs
    from Michigan

  3. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,246


    There's a lot of car culture in Mo. It's not SoCal, but we do find plenty to do.

    This is a good way to meet like-minded souls...
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  4. dos zetas
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 175

    dos zetas

    I just moved to St Louis too, half done moving my workshop up there. First day, 67 Pontiac Bonneville's mellow rumble woke me up, neighbor had a visitor. He showed me his 68 SS396 and made me feel welcome. If you are into bikes go to Flying Tiger, Donelson's, or the Triumph eatery downtown.

  5. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 178



    People say I look like the Beverly Hillbillies. And I think they’re right
  6. Shrink wrap!neat idea.
  7. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,857


    Smart move. Have a very safe trip.
  8. Fat47
    Joined: Nov 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,421


    The Midwest is great hot rod country. With your roadster I would absolutely, and I mean absolutely, make it to the Frog Follies in Evansville, IN the last full weekend in Aug. Limited to pre-48 cars. Generally has 4,000 to 4,500 cars. Nationals in Louisville in early Aug. 9-10,000 cars. All kinds of smaller shows. Generally, you will have to chose from several every weekend. I moved from St. Louis to Indy about 10 years ago but still maintain lots of friends in the St. Louis area. Send me a PM and I can give you more info.
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  9. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 711


    what part of town are you moving to. want to say welcome and mabey see you at some shows around the area. fist one of the year will be easter sunday in forest park. be safe Tom
  10. If you have a nice paint job - you might want to remove the shrink wrap - all it does is rub off the paint.

  11. 5LK
    Joined: Aug 25, 2016
    Posts: 6


    The Easter show at Forest Park gets things started off for the year! I've been when it's 25 out and I've also been when it's 75. Welcome to Missouri!!!

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    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 660
    from KS

    Great shrink wrap! We use a little on visor-header if trailering Model A's with original roof, anything over 50mph & the air under visor & front glass likes to "balloon" the older original tops.
    I think you got plenty of wrap!!!
    Have fun in MO!! Most hot rodders tend to find their way around, plenty of people will likely stop you (Maybe more than some would like).
    34 Plymouth Hemi likes this.
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    Posts: 660
    from KS

    & you got so much shrink wrap, we can't even tell what color she is? But I do like green
  14. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 178


    Thanks Jim. I have a soft car cover between the wrap and the car. Hopefully that will protect the finish. My goal is to not pick up as much road gunk along the way.
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  15. Here are a few from a good friend @ Rt. 66 Car Club. He e-mails and updates it often.

    Dennis Hellebusch 636-239-6041 Jan 16, 2018

    2018 Car Cruise

    2018 Car Event

    January 27-28 Greater Springfield Annual Garage Sale /E plex Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Springfield, MO

    Feb. 10 Lebanon,Mo It's a Gas Petrolania (only) Swap Meet (8-Noon) Cowan Civic Center
    $5 entry (not a auto parts swap meet

    Feb 11 38th Semi Annual Swap Meet~ Belle-Claire Fairgrounds Belleville IL
    Feb 18 Cape Automotive Swap Meet~ Arena Park Cape Girardeau, MO
    Feb 17 3rd Annual Classic Car Trivia Night
    7:00 to 11:00 p.m. St. Louis, MO
    Moolah Shrine, 12545 Fee Fee Rd. 63146~ $20 per person ~ Table of 8 players $160.00

    March 3 Eureke Chamber Swap Meet & Garage Sale ~ 636-938-6062 Eureka, MO
    @ Six Flags Parking Lot~ 8am to 2pm, early bird shopping 7am
    March 10-11 Kyana Region AACA Giant Indooor Swap Meet
    . Louisville, KY
    Kentucy Exposition Center Pavillion, West Wing, West Hall & Broadbent Arena. Contact: Perry Probst 502-619-2917
    March 11 2nd Annual All GM Swap Meet ~
    740-2015-0126 or 614-268-4491 Columbus, OH
    Haydocy Buick GMC, 3895 W.Broad St., Columbus, OH, 43228
    March 15-17 Norman OK Swap Meet
    ~ Cleveland County Fairgrounds Norman, OK
    March 16-17 43rd Annual KS Sunflower Swap Meet~
    Wichita, KS
    Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS~ 316-267-8914
    March 16-17 Chickasha OK Pre-War Swap Meet~ 712 East Choctaw Ave~ 405-224-6552 Chickasha, OK
    March 16-17 Mecum Auction ~ 301 West 13th ~262-275-5050 Kansas City, MO
    March 24 Dyno Day hosted by House State Tech ~ Linn, MO
    featuring TrackLab Dyno (Max HP 2500 Torque 3000 lbs) ~ State Tech campus Dyno (Max HP 1000) ~ Various Contests ~ $40 Test for Students & Alumni, $60 Test for Public ~ Sign up online before event and get free lunch on dyno day. ~ held at State Technical College of Missouri, One Technology Drive

    March 25 Marion IL Swap Meet ~ Williamson County Fairgrounds 101 N. Fair St. Marion, IL

    April 8 April Fools Swap Meet ~open 7 am.~ I 255 to exit 15 GCS Ball Park~618-887-4492 Sauget, IL
    April 13-15 Southwest Street Rod Nationals
    ~State Fair Park ~901-452-4030 Oklahoma City, OK
    April 14 31st Annual swap meet & Car Show
    ~ 217-273-9683~ Effingham Fairgrounds Altamont, IL
    April 19-21 20th Annual Hot Springs Corvette Wekend ~
    501-772-0469 Hot Springs, AR
    305 Malvern Ave.
    April 20-21 Branson Collector Car Auction ~ 200 Sycamore St~800-335-3063. Branson, MO
    April 26-29 Pate Spring Swap Meet~
    Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, TX
    @ the corner of Interstate 35 West & State Hwy 114~ Info 713-649-0922

    May 4-6 30th Magic Dragon Street Rod Nationals
    Lake of the Ozarks

    May 4-6 Street Rod Nationals South~ Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center Knoxville, TN
    May 5-7 55th Annual Antique Automotive Flea Market~
    785-843-2222 Lawrence, KS
    4H Fairgrounds
    May 9-12 Chickasha OK Swap Meet~
    712 East Choctaw Ave~ 405-224-6552 Chickasha, OK
    May 11-12 St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous
    ~ 618-215-8888 Madison, IL
    Gateway Motorsports Park

    May18-20 20th Annual Piggott Heritage Car Show 901-246-7647 Piggott, AR

    Fri night Wings & fellowship 7:30~ Sat Show & Shine—Judging—Evening Meal—Downtown Cruise—Entertainment on the Square Sun Free Breakfast at the Community Center 7am-8:30—Gospel Singing at 8:30 am then Awards – Reg $35.00 –(Sat only $20.00 but no evening meal)~ first 200 reg. receive metal show art & Dash plaque
    May 19
    18th Annual All Corvette Show, hosted by Route 66 Corvette Club St. Peters, MO
    reg 11am till 1pm ~ location: Hobos at the American Legion ( in old town )
    May 25-27 Mid-America Street Rod Nationals
    Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO
    May 31-June1-2 Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Bowling Green, KY
    National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Dr., Bowling Green, KY 42101~ (270) 791-2117
    May 31-June 2 Rt66 Swap Meet ~ 1016 Airport Industrial ~580-799-5072 Elk City, OK
    May 31-June 2 Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge~ 865-379-9595 Pigeon Forge, TN
    Music Road Hotel, 303 Henderson Chapel Rd.
    May 31- June 2 Rt 66 Swap Meet West OK ~1016 Airport Ind.~ 580-799-5072 Elk City, OK

    June 1-2 Summerfest Car Show ~ 8th & Pine St.~Sat Car Show~ 573-364-0865 Rolla, MO
    June 1-3 Corvette Weekend Hastings Neb.
    Harchelroad Motors in Imperial, Neb., and Corvette aftermarket parts and accessories manufacturer Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, Ill. are teaming up to present Corvette enthusiasts with a new weekend celebrating Corvettes of all vintages.

    The event will be June 1-3, 2018, with three full days of activities at Motorsports Park Hastings in Hastings, Neb.
    June 2 19th Annual Mopar’s in Branson Car Show~ 2920 W 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO
    June 3-9 VCCA members Rt66 Oklahoma V-8 Era Tour Miami, OK
    Tour for 1955-1993 VCCA Member Chev, traveling 375 miles along Rt. 66-918-346-98977~ first 40 members.

    June 16-17 Sedalia,MO My Car Swap Meet @ State Fair Grounds Sedalia, MO
    June 19-23 National Buick Club Of America Car Show (Denver Area) Lone Tree, CO
    The Mile High Chapter hosts the 2018 BCA national meet at the Denver Marriott South
    June 22-23 Tri-Five Reunion~ 3374 SOCO RD, ~ 423-608-4519 Maggie Valley, NC
    June 23-24 Cave State Cruisers Car Show & Rt. 66 Festi~ 573-855-0543 Waynesville, MO
    June 24-28 National Pontiac- Oakland Convention Wisconsin Dells, WI
    @ Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Road, Wisc. Dells, WI 53965~(877) 368-3454
    June 25-29 27th Annual National VCCA Four Cylinder Tour ~319-361-3424 Altoona IA
    Limited to 50 four-cylinder Chevy 1928 & earlier member vehicles. ( National Sprint Car Hall of Fame~a Dutch community~Winterset~John Wayne Museum~Albaugh Chevy Collection~ The Living History Farms
    June 25-28 Buick
    Riviera Owners Association International Meet Overland Park KS
    Our host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton is in Overland Park,KS~ 303-233-2987
    June 29- July 1
    Goodguys 27th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals Des Moines, IA

    June 29-July 1 Midwest Ford Fest-A ~Main Street ~816-522-4859 Blue Springs, MO

    July 2-5 Street Rod Nationals~ KY Exposition Center ~ 901-452-4030 Louisville, KY
    July 10-11 8th ann. Birthplace of Rt. 66~ 157 Park Central Sq.17-838-0442 Springfield, MO
    July 10-12 Blue Oval Rally~ East 4th Street~816-522-4859 Hermann, MO

    July 13-15 Pony Express National MCA National Show Lincoln, Nebraska
    Capital City Ford & Mustang Club, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

    July 13-15 MCA Mustang National Show ~ Pinnacle Bank Arena Haymarket Lincoln, NE
    July 18-21 Falcon National Car Show 2018 Wichita, KS

    Location: Wichita Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Dr., Wichita, KS 67207
    July 29 32 Annual Ford Unlimited all Ford car show~ 314-608-3103 St. Ann, MO
    Reg 8:30 to noon~Plaques 1st 200 cars, Attendance prizes given during the show, 50/50 drawing, DJ Music, Location: J. S. McDonnell Park, St. Louis, MO. 49 classes - 3 awards per class. Best of Show Muscle Mustang, Best of Show Ford and Best of Show Fairlane, $100.00 Grand Attendance Prize.

    Aug 2-5 Street Rod Nationals ~ 901-452-4030~ Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
    Aug 10-12 MOPAR Nationals ~ 313-278-2240~ 2650 National Rd SW. Hebron, OH
    Aug 10-12 Blue Oval Rally~
    East 4th Street~ 816-522-4859 (All Ford Event) Hermann, MO
    Aug 11 Corvettes America All Corvette Show
    ~ 248-884-3812~ 9603 Dixie Hwy Clarkston, MI
    Aug 17-19 51st Annual Ozark Antique Swap Meet ~
    Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Springfield, MO
    Aug 17-19 Woodward Dream Cruise
    Detroit, MI
    The Woodward Dream Cruise event is a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August in Metropolitan Detroit, along Woodward Avenue. The WDC Event spans much of the avenue, from Pontiac through Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan, all the way to the State Fair Grounds inside the Detroit city limits, just south of 8 Mile Road
    Aug 24-26 11th. Annual Sleds Midwest~ 417-588-7900 Branson, MO
    This Annual Pre-1974 Car event is more than a cruise (although everyone loves the Dam Cruise we go on) we have Free catered Friday Feast, evening entertainment every evening, and Branson entertainment 2 for 1 tickets and more, Antique & Toy Show, Car Corral. Door prizes, Celebrity and Sponsor judging.
    Aug 24-25 22nd Annual Summers End Corvette Car Show~ 479-721-5552 Rogers, AR
    2203 Promenade Blvd.

    Sept 6-8 Midwest Chevelle Regionals ~11413 E 13th.~316-744-2381 Wichita, KS
    Sept 7 Orphan Car Show
    ~ 3311 Shepard of the Hills Expressway~ 417-569-3866 Branson, MO
    Sept 8-9 Show Me Shakeup 5
    417-699-0122 Branson, MO
    500$ in CASH awards to be given to the top 3 vehicles! 100$ to be given to the best truck, best car, and BEST OVERALL vehicle will win 300$ !!~ Registration Saturday 8am throughout Saturday.~ Show and events on Saturday followed by the OUTBACK After Party! There will be a DJ setup outside as always! Great Food and drinks available for sale by the OUTBACK PUB. ~Awards will be presented Sunday afternoon. (Shooting for 2-3pm)
    Sept 8-9 Current River Blue Oval Rally
    ~ Downtown Squire~ 816-5224859 Salem, MO
    Sept 16 Warrenton Elks 5th Annual Car Show ~ Warrenton, MO

    Oct 4-6 Hwy 62 Swap Meet & Car Show~ 472602 Hwy 62 W.~ 918-575-5217 Westville, OK
    Oct 5-6 Claremore Swap Meet ~ 20900 S. 4200 Rd.~ 888-808-1180 Claremore, OK
    Oct 13 Wheatland All-Buick Show ~ 5805 W. Kellogg Dr.~ 316-882-4088 Wichita, KS
    Oct 17-20 Chickasha OK Swap Meet~
    712 East Choctaw Ave~ 405-224-6552 Chickasha, OK
    Oct 25-27 Norman OK Swap Meet ~ Cleveland County Fairgrounds~405-651-7927 Norman, OK
    Oct 26-27 Sedgwick Street Rodders 19th Swap Meet~ Kansas State Fairgrounds Hutchinson, KS
    NOTE: If you find any errors, please contact me ASAP. Always confirm the information provided on each listing before planning to drive to a Cruise or Show

    2019 Car Event

    May 25, 2019 AACA Annual Grand National Meet Auburn, IN

    Sept 19-21 AACA Southeastern Fall Meet Cherokee Valley Cleveland, TN

    Oct 9-12 AACA Easter Fall Meet Hershey Region Hershey, PA
  16. F.O.G
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 259

    from Pacific,Mo

    You will not be lacking in car/hotrod activities, just short of desireable weather at times.
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  17. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,625

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Safe travels! Keep an eye on your Hot Rod and rig while traveling. Hopefully you can park in a secure area or crash in the truck and stay with it.
  18. Great hot rod area!!! Contact Hamber Rick Bales. His hamb name is 193257. There is rich history there in hot rods and some great guys and cars. You won't eb disappointed. Tim
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  19. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 178


    Well, you had me at “Easter Show”. Now I’ve got to get an excuse going to skip church that day. Thanks for all the St Louis resources gents.

    Sleeping in Texas! tonight
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  20. WARNING!

    You will be entering the Rust Belt .
    Where even late mode cars have holes in them.
    Where thick BUMPERS can rust completely through.
    When temps are expected to get down to freezing, dry roads are sprayed with a salty brine mix, wet or snowey roads are loaded with super corrosive salt. Hide your good cars.
    Summers have an unbearable 90 to 100 percent humidity that keeps things from drying well, and turns metal brown almost instantly, and of course- winters have salt salt salt everywhere.
    That being said, you will have great places to tour, fish, explore, tube down rivers, hunt, etc but you sacrifice your cars lifespan.

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
  21. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 22,917


    Everyone I know there is moving out.
  22. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 3,823

    rusty valley

    couldnt have said it better myself. when i see new cars that cost gobs of money all covered with salt i wonder why anyone would do that to they're investment. bad enough how they depreciate, but then its like driving it into the ocean too. i drive a rotten rusty honda all winter, same car for 18 years. i drive the same car, 91 civic, same color, in the summer, but that one is from arizona and will never see salt as long as i own it. works for me, but i am goofy and dont care what anyone thinks about what i'm driving. no payments allows me to have expensive toys instead of a rusting bank loan
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  23. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 24,137


    3 words......Hot Rod Hundred.
  24. haileyp1014
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 933

    from so cal

    Hey its that roadster thing you wanted to trade for my 33 pick up.but you left me hanging lol
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  25. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,206


    Memories car club in Fenton which is south and slightly west has a cruise the first Friday of every month from April threw September. If weather is good it's a good turn out.
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  26. jkski
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 137


    One the best is early tin dusters,Quincy Il. Close to 900 pre 1949 cars parked in the street in old downtown Quincy,scheduled 2018 Oct 19,20 and 21 .
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    Well you won't be disappointed with the Midwest there are plenty of car events throughout the area in the nice weather times. People are friendly and always ready to lend a helping hand. Good luck you will enjoy the area.
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  28. Easter Saturday, March 31, is the Southwest Missouri Hot Rod Hundred Reliability Run. It starts just west of Springfield and ends in Crane, MO.
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    Those events are overrated! LOL

    Actually, the StL Hot Rod Hundred is a featured event in the latest Rodding USA magazine. I had a blast running around with Dennis Parks, shooting the coverage for the story.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
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  30. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 178


    Hey, yes I decided I just had too much going on at the time. Our move was very complicated. And I decided I couldn’t rush and make a good decision. Sorry to leave you hanging. : )

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