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Event Coverage Royboy goes to the 2013 Stray Kat 500

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  1. travisfromkansas
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    While the weather wasn't wonderful, it takes more than that to ruin the Stray Kat 500. The trip started off for my dad and I on Thursday afternoon. My Galaxie was still at Chaotic Customs after getting a long standing vibration issue fixed so the first leg of the trip was riding shotgun in my Dad's 57 Chevy Wagon on the way to CC in Mulvane, KS.

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    After the stop at Chaotic we rolled down to Premier Body & Paint in Arkansas City, KS to see what Jeff Myers was up to, then it was off to Dewey, OK the home of the Stray Kat 500! After paralleling the rain for a couple of hours we were headed right into it. Sorry about the blurry shot.



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    The next morning at the hotel I noticed my Galaxie had a familiar friend hanging out next to her. Doc Parson's incredible T.



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    Friday morning we went to the host hotel of the SK500, no I wasn't staying there due to them messing up my reservations but that's a whole different story. Here's my Galaxie with Bill Moore's convertible and much lower 63... I have some work to do on mine now I guess :)



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    This kustom Lincoln was one of my favorites from the show. Driven from Amarillo to Dewey a trip of over 400 miles with a good portion in the rain, this car was one of many that hit the 500 for the firs time.



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    I can't hit a show without running into a member of the Spiwak family, and that's a good thing.



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    The Stears are also at nearly every event that I attend, and most of them in this road warrior Ford.
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    I love this 40.
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    And my family friend Robert's brand new to his family 40.
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    The flames and louvered hood just work on this Ford.
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    Mickey (straykatkustoms) Merc is always a sight for sore eyes. Love this car.
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    From the engine to the stance and the insert with matching tonneau, this truck was puuuuuurfect (as Stray Kat Kustoms would say).
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    The Mundy family brought a couple of killer rides to the show, this one a freshly finished 58 Pontiac wagon.
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    Can't have a Stray Kat event without Mongo.



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    There were lots of kool pickups at the event.



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    Some old friends showed up while I was out back scoping the parking lot.
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    Kool oozes from the parking lots of all of the Bartlesville area hotels on Stray Kat 500 weekend.
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  2. travisfromkansas
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    Dustin had his decklid off to add more louvers (he's a louver addict), so Mongo thought it would turn Dustin's Merc into a handy couch. Perfect!



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    Remember what I said about the parking lots? I rest my case.
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    That's it for this first post, next up a couple of shot from the Friday evening hang out/free feed at TwoTall Okie's shop. Click on any of these photos to see the entire gallery. If you'd like one as a print, just use the "Buy" button there and I will go through the photo and touch it up to look it's best before it's printed and shipped to you.



    See you at a show,


    Travis
     
  3. arkiehotrods
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    Thanks Travis! I wasn't there this year and your photos help ease the pain!

    Duncan
     
  4. 5fiver
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    Love the pics. You're da man!
     
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  5. travisfromkansas
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    We definitely missed having you around. Glad I can help a bit :).
     
  6. travisfromkansas
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    We split before I gave you your poster! I will mail it today. Thanks again! Good to see you and the Mrs. again.
     
  7. inkstain27
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    Great pics as always, nice getting to meet you
     
  8. 40StudeDude
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    Awww, too bad I missed it...thanx for the pix...

    R-
     
  9. Great pics already, Travis. Great hanging with you this weekend!
     
  10. Thanks for putting in the effort to take and post all the pictures. It was great to finally meet you. See you down the road.
    Later,
    Dick
     
  11. your friend Robert's '40 coupe knocked my socks off. Please let him know that it was greatly appreciated by another '40 owner! ;-) I even sent a picture of it to Duncan, just to rub him a little.
     
  12. travisfromkansas
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    Later on Friday we went to TwoTall Okie's shop and Rod's shop in Dewey for the feed. Thanks to all involved for a chance to hang out and for the free food!


    Ron Myers hanging with Mike and Jerry at TwoTalls
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    Doc's T, Jerry's 34 and Krobe's Coupe hanging out in front of the shop.
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    Dick's Chevy looked great!
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    Mike's Chevy Truck
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    Kevin's 64 Galaxie
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    Bill's 63 Galaxie Convertible
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    Krobe's Coupe and Aaron of Fast A.L.'s Upholstery's Ford.
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    Dustin's Merc (another version is in the works, tune in later to see it kids!)

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    Next up Saturday in the rain!


    See you at a show,


    Travis
     
  13. travisfromkansas
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    Good to meet you too!

    I was bummed that you couldn't make it but I bet we'll do this again :)

    Always good to see you and the family. Congrats on your award!

    It was good to finally meet ya!

    That is totally understandable :)
     
  14. wizzard23
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    Thanks Travis.
     
  15. povertyflats
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    Thanks for the pics...first time I have seen (woodeye) Robert's new 40 coupe and I like it !!
     
  16. motoandy
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    That is one hell of a weekend. Nice pics.
     
  17. WOODEYE
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    Travis, Nice photos as usual. I always enjoy the Stray Kat and the best part for me is hooking up and hanging out with the Gypsum,KS crowd. It seems like I make a few more new friends each year too. The weather was not great but it did not seem to dampen the spirits of those attending, be they spectators or attendees. Take care and be safe. Thanks again for sharing with all of us.
     
  18. travisfromkansas
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    Here's an example of some of the editing that I sometimes do. Let me know if you'd like one of these photographs with something extra done to it. Here's the original
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    And here's the edited version
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    More to come, thanks everyone for the kind words.
     
  19. gonmad
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    As usual, awesome coverage buddy!! Great to see you man! I forgot to get one of the posters from you man!! Are you bringing them to Springfield?




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  20. travisfromkansas
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    Here's the updated one of Dustin's Merc at sunset on Friday.
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  21. travisfromkansas
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    Good to see you and the family. I will be bringing them to Springfield, arent you going on the PT?
     
  22. arkiehotrods
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    That is beautiful! Great work!
     
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  24. travisfromkansas
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    Thanks guys, let's tear down those power lines so the shots are easier to clean up :)
     
  25. gonmad
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    Not sure, tell you that week!! LOL!!


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  26. travisfromkansas
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    Saturday Morning!
    Neal stopping to say hi to Duke on the way in.
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    Dick's Chevy looking good (another version of this one will be up tonight)
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    The Toad looking right at home in the moisture.
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    Nice looking shoebox rolling down the street.
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    Krobe's Chevy (another photo with an updated version on the way)
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    Daddyo54 and Sam drove the 58 (formerly McPhail's) up from Denison, TX.
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    Doc Parsons and his lovely lady pulling into the show.
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    Sweet Nadine
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    That it for this post. Most of these will be updated and re-edited tonight.

    See you at a show,

    Travis
     
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  27. straykatkustoms
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    Your talking about the picture and not the Merc, right?
     
  28. travisfromkansas
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    After some more editing here's a shot from Friday night.
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    And from Saturday Morning.
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  29. travisfromkansas
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    Here's another edit.
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    When I get back home tonight I'll get back to work on posting more here for everyone to enjoy
     
  30. toucan
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    that looks pretty good !
     

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