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Event Coverage Royboy Goes To The 2014 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular

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  1. travisfromkansas
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    Every year on the Wednesday before the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, KKOA member and 2014 KKOA Hall Of Fame Nominee Rocky Burris throws a little get together at his home shop. This year had the added bonus of honoring the Leadsled Spectacular’s Grand Marshall and Kustom Legend Dave Stuckey. KKOA President Jerry Titus came down from the busy pre-show last minute work in Salina to tell us all some stories of working with Stuckey at Starbird’s Star Kustoms Shop back in the old days. Read the captions on each pic to get more of the story. Thank you Rocky for always inviting us all to the pre-party!

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    Rocky Jr’s Buick

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    Lots of great rides show up to Rocky’s pre-party each year before the KKOA.

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    Butch Harness’ 40 Ford, Jody Robinson’s Zephyr and Rocky Burris Jr’s Buick showing that all 3 are falling in the footsteps of their fathers.

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    I really want this truck.

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    Butch Harness’ 40 Ford

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    Butch Harness’ 40 Ford, Jody Robinson’s Zephyr and Rocky Burris Jr’s Buick showing that all 3 are falling in the footsteps of their fathers.

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    The Minors on their 3rd trip of the Summer from California through the Midwest.

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    Micheal Behrendt’s sweet Olds.

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    Some more of the pre-party crew.

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    This wild kustom may not suite everyone’s flavor but when Dave Stuckey built this 65 Pontiac in 1967. Larry Wolfe has broght the car back from the East coast and is restoring it. The car now sports a new period correct interior. More to come on this car.

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    Larry James’ Caddy.

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    Jack Marinelli’s 51 Ford.

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    Rocky Sr. has this historic 51 Ford kustom in his shop, he says he’s working on it but we’ll believe him when it drives out of his garage :)

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    KKOA President Jerry Titus telling some stories on the legendary Dave Stuckey (sitting). In the audience was most of the living Wichita Kustom history. It was an honor to be in the same room as everyone.

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    Jerry Titus telling us how Stuckey used to trick him into cleaning the Lil Coffin before it became the wild kustom hot rod that became world famous.

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    Rocky Burris Sr. listening to Titus’ tales.

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    Dave Stuckey is officially the Grand Marshall of the Leadsled Spectacular. We all hope that he can make it after a prior medical engagement.

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    Rocky Sr’s Coupe

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    Rocky Sr’s Wild Kustom Pickup

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    More to come!
    See you at a show,
    Royboy
     
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  2. 41 mopar
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    Great pics as always.
     
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  3. travisfromkansas
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    Thanks!
    I'll post up the next set as soon as I get back in front of the computer today!


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  4. WOODEYE
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    Travis, Great photos as usual. Thanks again for bringing us parts to get us back on the road to Salina last Thursday. You guys are just to good.
     
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  5. gonmad
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    Wish I could've made it earlier. Maybe next time!


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  6. travisfromkansas
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    Rocky Jr’s Buick

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    Some of the guys hanging out, the bull is getting deep right about now.

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    Larry James’ Caddy.

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    Lots of folks just hanging out enjoying each other’s stories.

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    Most of Thursday was spent gathering up stuff for our booths, KKOA Leadsled Spectacular Set Up Day. After a quick run to a nearby town to pick up an electric fuel pump to get a buddy back on the road we packed our booths for the day and headed out to Bright Built Hot Rods for their Open House. Here are some photos from that event.

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    More to come, see you at a show,
    Royboy
     
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  7. ARTSWRK
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    Great pictures! Man was it hot!
     
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  8. travisfromkansas
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  9. Butch M
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    Thanks Travis
     
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  10. 41 mopar
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    Nice pictures. Really like the model T. Looks good. Giving me sum ideas.. Keep them coming.
     
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  11. surfcaliforniasurf
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    great photos thanks man!
     
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  12. Always great seeing what's up through your lense, when ya can't make a run. Thanks RB!
     
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  13. ME.GASSER
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    Looks like a fantastic time. Thanks for the great pictures.
     
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  14. travisfromkansas
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    If I have time over lunch today I'll post another set. I'm already up to part 7 on the site with the final part posting on Monday. Thanks folks!


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  15. travisfromkansas
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    Jeff Myers’ Caddy is one of my favorites.

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    Shea’s bitchin Buick.

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    The New Blood Award People’s Choice winner! Evan Jones

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    Look for this ride at the Greaserama this year.

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    I love it! straight 6 powered!!!!

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    Plenty more where that came from,
    See you at a show,
    Royboy
     
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  16. travisfromkansas
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    Hupmobile

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    Almost 100% owner built by Gene Weaver

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    Troy Pate’s 5 window. His uncle raced this car on the street back in the old days, although I think it had slightly less hp back then.



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    I’ve always dug this forward leaning stance.

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    Sectioned and chopped shoebox


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    Brock’s ride all the way from Colorado

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    This car wow’d the crowd Friday night at the drags.

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    Ben Dragdaddy taking a breather from the heat in his booth.

    More to come,
    See you at a show,
    Royboy
     
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  17. So many great looking cars but I am bowled over with this truck! HRP

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  18. motoandy
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    Excuse my ignorance. Does the canopy truck have a back glass? Never seen one up close.
     
  19. travisfromkansas
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    It has a removable wall that goes behind the seats, he leaves it out in the warm months and has it in for the winter. He's just got the new fenders on it with the deluxe (I think that's what it is called) trim on them. That thing is driven more than almost any other vehicle that I see.
     
  20. Theses things have always caught my eye. HRP

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  21. Model A John
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    Nice job, Travis. The Salina KKOA show is always a fun time. I drove the '31 Ford there Saturday. Checked out loads of cool cars, hung out with some friends, and bought a few things at the swap meet. We'e fortunate to have such a great event so close to home.
     
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  22. Thanks for all the pics! I wasn't able to make it this year so appreciate seeing what all I missed.
     
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  23. wide34
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    Many thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures, some really great cars especially liked the merc. wagon. Hope you know how much those of us who couldn't make it appreciate what you do.
     
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  24. Boones
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    thanks for the coverage. From another post, I had wondered if it had just become a rat rod show as that was all I seen in the pictures. not finished cars or customs.
     
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  25. travisfromkansas
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    Well, the show has changed for sure. But there still are a lot of fantastic rides that show up. The ratty guys have really jumped on this show because it's a big show that they can still get into.

    Hopefully we can put together a kustoms only parking area of the park next year and start to take the show back from a participant level from the hoards of rats, restored cars, muscle cars, & street rods that have started to attend the "Leadsled Spectacular."


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  26. 40StudeDude
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    ONE of the reasons I quit going to the "Leadsled Spectacular"...it's just another rod run now...and I never considered four doors, stone-stock '59 Chevys and Buicks, lowered station wagons, pseudo gassers, ANY rod or T-bucket a KUSTOM...and don't get me started on the "drag races"...!!!

    I sincerely hope you can pull off the "Leadsled" parking area and get it back to where it was...but knowing Jerry like I do, you've got an uphill fight...good luck...!!!

    R-
     
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  27. chaddilac
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    Great pics Roy!
     
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  28. travisfromkansas
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  29. stanlow69
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    There are more customs at this show than any other show in the Midwest. That's why I return year after year. Thanks for the coverage Travis and all that you do.
     
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  30. inkstain27
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    Awesome pics, going to try and squeeze this show in next year.
     
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