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Event Coverage Royboy Productions Coverage: 2012 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular

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  1. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    The show weekend started off for my dad (povertyflats' favorite brother in law) and myself heading to Chaotic Customs in Mulvane KS to drop Dad's 66 Pickup off and pick up his 39 Chevy pickup. Then we made it to finkd (Jeff Myers' Premier Body & Paint in Arkansas City, KS) to pick up my newly painted wheels for my car. On the way home we stopped by Rocky Burris' shop for the annual pre-KKOA cookout.

    Here's Rocky's wild truck.
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    And a nice Ford someone brought by.
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    The KKOA Leadsled Spectacular now starts on Thursday, although many vendors were set up, and the cars were sparse, I think Thursday is going to become more and more popular for this show.

    Here's Wizzard23's (Harry's) T
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    Some very kool cars were cruising the park on Thursday, the color on this 58 was great.

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    My mentor, a legend, my friend Doug Reed's Toad.
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    Later that evening we all gathered at Bright Built Hot Rods for some food and hanging out (and air conditioning). This open house turns into a terrific car show in and of itself.
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    KKOA Hall of Famer Hub Harness' El Camino finished in 83 and basically untouched since.
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    The legendary Bob K!
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    Todd C. Jones, taking a photo of a kool Buick! Thanks Todd for the new shirt design, I can't say it enough!
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    My good friend Robert's 59!
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    Neal's 49
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    Krobe's fastback Chevy "Hey nice plymouth!"
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    Soooooo fine Stude
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    That's it for part 1, I need to head out to run errands, there will be much much more later! Click any photo to go to the whole gallery and go to my website in my signature to order a new Todd Jones designed T-shirt!

    See you at a show,

    Travis
     
  2. Great pics as usual! Thanks
     
  3. coolstuff
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    you always shoot the good stuff man - we appreciate it!
     
  4. bobwop
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    nice photos Travis
     
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  5. travisfromkansas
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Part 2!
    Coolstuff on the job!
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    TheWildTurkey46's 50 Buick
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    Later we went downtown in Salina for the Cruise! Here's Dan Greenburg ready to catch the action, look for his photos of this weekend, I'm sure they will be awesome!
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    Gary Weaver's beautiful 54 Chevy
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    One of my favorites as always.
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    My uncle Tom and Aunt Judy with 2 of the grandkids in the 49
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    My Dad in the aforementioned 39 Chevy
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    One of the koolest at the show a 59 Ford!
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    Povertyflats and GasserLouie in Mrs. Pov's 57
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    Dan's Ford goes everywhere!
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    This Merc had me drooling all weekend.
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    This one is always good photo fodder.
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    A beautiful Shoebox
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    sooo kool
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    This Kopper Kart inspired Chevy would look great in my garage.
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    Steve's Chevy truck is one of my favorite local vehicles, I've recently shot it for a possible magazine feature. He built it with the thought of what if a drag team built a parts truck in the early 60's, 327 with dual 4's on a high rise intake & fender dump headers make this parts truck a real scooter.
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    That's it for the Thursday night coverage. Next post will start the Friday events!

    See you at a show,

    Travis
     
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  6. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Thank you guys, I appreciate the compliments, I truly do.
     
  7. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    from Irvine,ky.

    Man I wish I lived in Kansas.........at least on this weekend. Looks like a blast and a great place to cruise.
     
  8. hvychvy
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    Great pics Travis!
     
  9. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Come out next year!

    Thanks a ton, always good to see you man!
     
  10. rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    Good seeing ya Travis,nice pics as always!
     
  11. Lovin' the Coverage , thanks for posting . On the bucketlist ....
     
  12. buckd
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    Waitin for fri shots. It was a great show, good to see alot of gorgeous cars and to hookup with old buds. Drank alot of beer and partied til 2:00 fri and sat but still not too much fun for a man of my vintage. Hope to see everyone next year if the venue can hold it. I heard numbers around 2009 registered attendees WOW!!!! BUCKD
     
  13. Bob Abrew
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    the green merc is a 51 FORD
     
  14. gonmad
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    Like usual man, awesome pictures!!
    Good to see you this weekend!
    Jimmy
     
  15. travisfromkansas
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    travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Yup, looking at the thumbnail I saw the scoop paint scheme and couldn't jumped to the Merc conclusion.
     
  16. UNCLECHET
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    Awesome pix Travis, one of these days I'm going to get to put a face to the name. Are you going to Hot August nights this weekend?
     
  17. travisfromkansas
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    Part 3
    Friday coverage starts off with RickSherl's killer little home built hot rod.
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    Eugene Vik's Invicta Wagon
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    A gorgeous 48 Merc
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    Some more of the Gathering of the Mercs including StrayKatKustoms
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    Doug's Toad
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    Steve's 40 Ford (340,000 miles on this car that he's owned 43 years)
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    Hub & Gloria Harness' 59 El Camino
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    Don's beautiful Buick
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    A shoebox with some nice custom touches
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    Beeeeeyutiful!
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    Here's the car that was being sectioned
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    Brad Masterson working on the chop
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    The Golden Indian
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    Vibrasonic
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    A pair of beautiful East Coast Caddies
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    Hupmobile, has this always had that engine? Maybe I'm losing my memory?
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    Bob K and Povertyflats
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    Darn little tree in the way!
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    That's it for this part 3, reached the 20 image limit. I'll do a 4th one here in a minute.
     
  18. travisfromkansas
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    I think we met this weekend, I am the big fat guy with the camera (and a dorky hat by the time I got sunburnt).
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    This weekend I will be delivering a truck to Chaotic Customs and picking another one up, then I'll see if I have time to hit the WFO show in Augusta. I have to be in Herington at 5pm for a company banquet for the day job so it's a tight schedule.
     
  19. thewildturkey46
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    Good to see you again this weekend, nice photos as always.............was a fun weekend...a little hot tho. Dale
     
  20. billys54
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  21. travisfromkansas
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    Part 4
    777 Award Winner Chad Kolman's 47 Buick. Hopefully we will be setting a date to shoot the car for a magazine feature soon.
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    More work going on at the Chop location
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    Brad Masterson's Chevy
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    McPhail's Apache
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    Some of the Beatniks cars as a group (Johnny Torres, Jeff Myers, McPhail, and Jeff Myers L to R)
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    Bill Hines documenting the action
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    Sounds like Aaron Lawrence of Fast A.L.'s Upholstery will be doing the interior in this Merc soon. I believe he said this was an Eldon Titus chop on a car that's just never been finished? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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    There's Aarons' 54 there with Krobe's Fastback behind. TwoTallOkie's booth is behind the two of them.
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    Aaron had to re-make one of the Vibrasonic's door panels after this one got damaged, I was honored when he asked me to sign the panel along with all of these legends. I am not worthy all I did was capture some photographs of the finished car. Thank you again Aaron for including me.

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    I'm drooling still over this one
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    Coolstuff will do anything to get the shot!
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    Some of the Misfits Car Club
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    One last "artsy" shot of RickSherl's motor.
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    That's it for part 4
     
  22. UNCLECHET
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    I think you're right! Well, now I know so I'll keep an eye peeled for you. You really take some nice photographs and I always look forward to seeing your coverage. I'm gonna pop for some soon too! I promise.
     

  23. Hell....that's Goran from Sacramento! He was in Texas earlier this year...and Santa Maria....and VLV.....

    Not scared to rack up the miles....crazy Swede....

    Thanks for the pictures.
     
  24. travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Thank you!

    The car is flat out beautiful! Glad to see he's traveling to show it, hopefully someone gets inspired to build their own version, that's why I try to cover these shows!
     
  25. travisfromkansas
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    from Gypsum, KS

    Part 5
    TexasHotRods (Jeff) brought up his beautiful 36 (?) Plymouth Highboy hot rod. Turns out that he and his wife are friends with some old family friends of ours, it's a small world after all.
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    Sledsel
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    This 59 was wild and kool and seemed to have a lot of people talking around the show.
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    Okay, I see your car everywhere but I've never met the owner. Whoever you are, damn cool car!
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    Don's 53
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    Nick's roadster
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    Buck's Fastback
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  26. hasty
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    Great cars and pictures - thank you!
     
  27. Yaril
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    thanks for posting those pics! wish i was there but could not take the time off this year.
     
  28. Neat to see 2 old Olds on the way home.
    How often does that happen?
    Danny Christmas headed back to Texas, running with the TOAD!
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  29. straykatkustoms
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    The quality of Kustoms and Hot Rods were some of the best I've seen. Be sure to check
    out www.royboyproductions.com for all of the event coverage. Travis does a great job
    covering an event. I will be placing an order today...

    For the guys that didn't go you missed a kool show.

    Happy Trails, Mick
     
  30. travisfromkansas
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