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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. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,132

    from Central IL

    I have one of those around somehwere too. Now THAT was a party
    and to this day the Springfield Police Dept. over reacts to any type of car event becuase of that show getting so out of control.
  2. henryj429
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,058


    There's some truth in this. Take a look at the rice rocket stuff that's covered on TV. They have one hell of a lot more fun than anyone has at a big "street rod" event. Will the 30 year rule bring more energy to NSRA events? I'm not sure, but they could certainly use it.

    I yearn for the good old days of Rod Runs when people drove their cars, NSRA had driving events and folks partied into the night without worring about loosing their power parking spot the next morning.
  3. cabriolethiboy
    Joined: Jun 16, 2002
    Posts: 870


    Like most you, I don't particularly like the 30 year cut-off, BUT if you look at the model T and model A events they hardly exist. They have all died off. If they leave it pre 48 the numbers will keep on dwindling till when they won't be able to produce an event at all. Some won't care because they don't or wouldn't go anyway. But I like the Nats, I like being around 10,000 to 12,000 hot (street) rods. If they left it to me I would like to see it pre WWII. I just didn't like it when they didn't have running boards anymore, I don't know why because I would just take them off anyway. But they did'nt ask me and my event would be pretty small. I wouldn't let in ANY trailored cars. But go to a traditional car event and look at how many trailors are there, just as many as an NSRA or GoodGuy's event. All fiberglass cars would have to traditionally styled. It would probably get boring pretty quick. When I first started going ( 1970 Peoria) we were all young. I was 21. Now look around an event. All greyhairs, walkers, scooters and golf carts. Things change and we have to change with the times or face extinction. I don't know what my point is except that I am going to use the wait and see attitude.
  4. cabriolethiboy
    Joined: Jun 16, 2002
    Posts: 870


    Well said. I agree 100%
  5. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,511


    You've missed the main point. No one is arguing that there isn't well engineered craft going into the later cars-and I think Car Craft is a very well done mag for the later cars-they tell what they did and what it cost-Street Rodder only shows you high end projects done by pros. BUT
    this board and NSRA are by current definition about cars styled or built before 1949. If you change the rules,you've changed away from what we are interested in. Let in everyone and it's not the same thing.
  6. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    Let em get this straight, some people are going to be mad about parking their brand new Brookville bodied "1932" "Ford" roadster powered by a brand new "traditionally disguised" ZZ4 Chevy crate motor sitting in a brand new "1932" "Ford" chassis next to a "real" Detroit made 1978 Camaro?
  7. moparted
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 73

    from upstate ny

  8. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 4,964

    Shifty Shifterton

    No, I understand exactly what this debate should be about.

    What I don't understand is the fear and ignorance displayed about the people who build late models. Arguing the car and arguing the people are 2 different things.

    I've said it before and will say it again, there's some weird hoodlums on this board. Hopefully the added horsepower on the grounds won't rock their lawnchairs too hard.

    BTW, the now-muscle-included goodguys shows I go to.....always have a few flat black piece of shit 4 door sixties cars. The kind that are all over this board posing as kustoms. Maybe this board isn't where the scared hoodlums should be either. Some scary person could start a piece of shit 4 door thread right next to their beautiful 32 ford thread. Oh my god! The world would end! The lawnchairs and reserved parking cone would vibrate with scary vibes! It might even foam their low carb beer! Worse yet, one of the scary people might look at them! Obviously they'd have no choice but to run for their lives, it's a natural hoodlum response.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  9. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    Yes, I'd rather see a "new" 32 at a NSRA show than a "Detroit made 1978 Camaro".

    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but Camaro's were never made in Detroit.

  10. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,511


    I like lawnchairs-but I really prefer the old fashioned aluminum kind with the woven webbing. Not the newer Detroit kind where they all fold up and have cup holders for the light beer.
  11. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 4,964

    Shifty Shifterton

    No offense intended to your lawnchair, my gripe is really with low carb beer :)

    Rant over

    An interesting aside......

    20 feet from the car in my avatar is the lowest performance corvette in the world. If there ever was a grandma stingray, this is it. Guess which car most visitors flock to :rolleyes:

    It's hard to disagree with what the promoters are predicting
  12. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    Diet Beer.

    It's like sex, in a canoe.

    Fucking near water!

  13. NSRA should change to NLCA, the national lawn chair association. Too much sittin' not enougt drivin'. Usually go to York as a spectator for one day. Don't want to spend the weekend on a lawn chair, thus the success of the Jalopy Showdown and Drags..........
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 72

    from Hudson, WI

    If it ain't broke don't fix it! Bad as Car Craft Nationals in St. Paul, MN it's a daily driver show now. Thank God for MSRA Back to the 5o's. 64 and older.
  15. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,956

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Amazing!!!!--------Truly amazing!!!!!!!
  16. The general response of this thread is a pretty sad. Is this what the HAMB has become, a group of elitist snobs who are too good to look at anything past 1964? You're no better than the supposed street rodders who are offended by being in the same parking lot with some of those there rat rods. Pathetic in my humble opinion. So what if more get thru the gate to keep an event alive, walk past them if you're not interested and seek out what you find cool.
  17. Starting to look like the "Navy on one side and the Army on the other side"
  18. racinman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 952


    NSRA == No Street Rods Available
  19. _charles_
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 305

    from Tampa, Fl

    I want to hear more about MSRA's Back to the Fifties...Is it worth the drive from florida???

  20. 55FORDWGN
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
    Posts: 210


    I can't tell you if its worth the drive from Florida but it is a great show. I've gone for approx. 14 yrs in a row. Last year 11,000 plus cars, 3 days, everything from restored to rat rod. Bunch of cars usually come from Canada (nice stuff). Cars from all over.
  21. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,339

    from MO

    I have went to the nationals once, had a good time but I won't waste my time going again.... so let them do what they want......
  22. Good point. Why wait? Let 'em know how we all feel about THIS year.:eek:
  23. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    Yes and he's won "Dickhead Of The Year" every year since. I saw through him many moons ago. Gold Chains 4 ever
  24. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    In 2002 we drove our '48 Chevy about 1300 miles (one way) from Alberta Canada. Worth the drive? HELL YA!!! Back to the Fifties is an incredible event.
  25. Paul2748
    Joined: Jan 8, 2003
    Posts: 2,120


    I guess its not only the banks that got greedy
  26. wheels1950
    Joined: Jun 13, 2001
    Posts: 550

    from PA. USA

    How many guys on here have driven there car at least 500 miles one way to go to one of these shows.
    Not a spectator,not ridin with someone, I'm talkin about your own ride .
    if you haven't done this why Bitch.
    I haven't seen anyone from my area at a show that went more than 20 miles and they piss and moan about how rough the roads are and haven't been back . Or there scared to drive that far with there heap.
    If you don't go there will be others that will go.
    Just make sure you don't give your room away at York because you won't get another.
  27. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,945

    metal man

    I , for one have driven my '40 over 500 miles one way many , many times . So many in fact , It's on it's second rebuilt tranny and is due to have the engine overhauled again . Speedo didn't work for years , but has about 200,000 miles on it . I don't feel that I'm too good to look at later cars , but NSRA shows , as lame as they may be in some ways , have been the only ones pre 49 for many years . Hate to see them change as it was kind of nice to go somewhere and not have to walk past a bunch of Camaros and shit to see the kinds of cars I prefer .
    Now that I think about it , we are being pretty whiny ; they are just car shows after all . How important can it really be? :confused:
  28. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    It's a business..........get over it. Don't like the changes...don't go!
  29. spiderdeville
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,134

    from BOGOTA,NJ

    guess all the nsra loudmouths have died off - pre48 rule means low box office
    empty parking spots
  30. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,085

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Surprised it took this long for the NSRA to make the change to Goodguys theme. NSRA is a business same as Goodguys.

    I dig all cars, but in my old school eye, pre 49 cars are the true street rods.
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