Now that I'm getting older and smarter-er I realize the Showdown (and this hobby for that matter) really amounts to this, the people first, the cars second. Nearly all of my friends are because of hot rods or the show or the HAMB. The show would NOT happen if not for my wife Kim and the small group of people that give up their time ALL day for a t shirt and a free lunch and I thank them all for being my friends. I also thank everyone here for driving sometimes a crazy distance to come hang out with us for a weekend, rain or shine without a complaint about the weather no matter what it brings good or bad. The huge support this is for the museum I've fallen for helps sooo much! I know there are more important causes...but this one is mine. I hope to see everyone in the fall at the Drags.