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NSRA 30 years old and older - Merged

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by paintcan54, Apr 15, 2009.

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  1. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,431

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    This move (can NSRA really be that dumb?) could pretty much destroy what little credibility they have left. They were the leader only when there was no competition. They have been trying to play catch-up ever since Meadors offered an alternative in the 80's.

    A desperate move by desperate promoters.
  2. its called the round-up
  3. I just figure sales are down on Walker raidatiors
  4. 55FORDWGN
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
    Posts: 210


    It's always about the money................once the NSRA put the nats in the same city for 10 years running they defeated the idea of it moving around the country which was how it was supposed to be. As far as letting newer cars in, I think they are de-grading themselves but I'm sure that Goodguys is kicking there butts. Don't care ain't going to either one of them (Goodguys or NSRA)
  5. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    32 Fords are sooooo yesterday....


    Let's get with the times man....

  6. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,499

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I've been an NSRA vendor at about 6-7 shows a year for the last 15 years. My shop caters to the 28-48 Ford crowd. I'm getting older and this move will really make me rethink whether I will be giving them my hard earned ad dollars. They tryed the late model venue at a couple of places and I don't believe it was successful. I can see opening it up to later years, but 1980 is just plain stupid.
  7. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,546

    Big Dad

    So, to be clear ..
    Its ok for many of you if the car is say a fiberglass 32 that was made in 1999 to show up at NSRA shows but, not a 57 Chevy ?
  8. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,499

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Big Dad: I think the majority of us ole codgers are ready for a change in the cutoff date, it's that maybe such a drastic change has startled most of us.
  9. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    Maybe if they'd set it pre-65, like BTTF does, it would be tolerable. I don't mind the 50's and early 60's stuff, but I really don't want to go to a "street rod" show and see muscle cars and 70's crap.
  10. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
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    Tech Editor

  11. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,546

    Big Dad

    I hear yah but, the truth is I see those ugly melted looking 37 Fords rolling into all the shows ( built in 2007 or 2008) no body pitches a fit about that
    or 1000's of glass 32's or .. ?

    But, try to roll in with (insert car here ) ..whoa,whoa ..were you going with that , too new buddy ..
  12. pinman 39
    Joined: Oct 9, 2008
    Posts: 520

    pinman 39

    Hey ! Won't it be funny to watch those" NSRA" saftey inspection teams inspecting
    the 1975 Chevy Monza ! Just for you Monza John !

    Yep Ron, I will sign off on this one give him the 23 pin !
  13. I hate change but , can't stop it maybe this is a good thing, and the people will return to supporting local clubs and rod runs if they choose to. Size of the even as we all know does not mean "Jack" I
    Cut off around 65,66 would work for me... I guess for the same reasons I like a cut off at the old time drags... I don't want to see nor race against new comp style cars,with throttle stops and delay boxes.... just my 2 cents
  14. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    Up to '72 would be one thing, and I can respect that as a business decision.

    Up to '80 is ridiculous. I'd rather look at 100 fiberglass deuce roadsters than have to see Pintos, Vegas and Aspens, Luvs and Couriers at a "Street Rod" show. As was said, it won't be any different than any annual local car show where they let anything and everything in.

    They must be thinking "Goodguys is successful and they allow up to '72. We'll allow up to '80 and get lots more cars!" Oh brother...

    Street Rod Nationals "plus" is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
  15. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,253


    Give NSRA what they want, show up in the bigest pile of shit that is 30 years old, school bus, semi, whatever.
  16. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,457


    Another "wi$e" move by the $treet rodding folks at N$RA...
  17. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    I also think that its the 30 year thing that is not good, fine open it up to 74 and older, that way you can get the muscle cars and 50 stuff to and that is more along the lines of what the goodguys has at most of their events.
    but going up to 1980 I think is a little extreme :confused: :( Ron...
  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,798

    from California

    this sounds like a great idea to me. my street machine motorhome is a 1978. I'll put some moon discs on it, find a good power parking spot next to an electrical outlet and sit in it all day with the air conditioning on watching all the cool cars go by.

  19. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,546

    Big Dad

    best protest is to stay away ...
  20. Yeah, it was those goofy ass jap new car headlights on all the fat fendered cars that started this! Oooppss, I better step back in the crowd....:eek::eek:
  21. I'm looking at the deal like what happens around here. Our local shows usually have an abundance of shoebox and muscle cars. Maybe 1/4 street rod. Within that 1/4, very few could be considered traditional rods.
    Like Mike Britton just said, I walk by most of the muscle cars too. Once in a while one will really catch my interest.
    I could about foresee an NSRA meet being overtaken by musclecars because the production numbers on the cutoff age is so large. I'd guess there were more 70 Malibu's and Chevelles made than the '32 Ford entire production run.
  22. Don't know why all this pissing and moaning, you guys don't associate with gold chainers and billet anyway!!
  23. bigbal
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 40


    NSRA has had declining numbers for the last 5 years. Just their way of bringing in more cars and members.
  24. Choptop
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
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  25. Sixcarb
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
    Posts: 1,503

    from North NJ

    I'm sure we could have fun with that.
  26. Sixcarb
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
    Posts: 1,503

    from North NJ

    I"m pretty sure Bruce has earned the right to joke around on here for whatever the reason is, it's not often you get a guy that has most likely helped literally 1000's of Hambers out.
  27. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 2,513

    from swanton oh

    So you think I can sneak my 82 Concord in if I put a Hornet grille in it?
  28. Midnight 50
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 566

    Midnight 50

    It's ok, between emissions restrictions and gas wars they didn't hardly make shit worth having between 70 and 80 so it's all rusted away by now, nobody saved anything. :D

    Unless they are letting in drag vans decked with shag.
  29. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    Ahhhhhh, pussbuckets...I KNEW I shoulda kept my Citation...:mad:
  30. Skate Fink
    Joined: Jul 31, 2001
    Posts: 3,472

    Skate Fink
    Member Emeritus

    Half the fuckin' cars now are fiberglass "kit cars." I've never cared for the NSRA but I agree, it's a BAD idea.
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