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History Ryan - History of the HAMB?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 5,257


    Joined Feb 2007, based on others #'s I'm guessing I'm in the 28,000 range.

    I hung around and read a lot before joining. The board was a lot more "direct" back then. :D Level of knowledge and experience here still amazes me on a regular basis - some off the wall combination - members chime in with a solution.
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  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 26,281

    Staff Member

    you are #29022
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    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 9,246


    I'm just thankful I'm not member #0U812...:eek:
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  4. No no no. You guys have the history of the HAMB all wrong!

    The HAMB was first started in 1897 by Dr. Phineas Q. Hamb.

    Dr. Phineas Q. Hamb - circa 1890

    Hamb, a staunch traditionalist and the son of a wealthy shoe string and bottle cap magnate, originally started the HAMB as a way for like minded gentlemen to come together to discuss corseted mammaries and other "gentlemen's fancys".

    In 1904, the main topic of the HAMB shifted from Gentlemen's Fancys to the Horseless Carriage when Hamb's wife of 27 years was struck and killed by the new invention whilst crossing the street, returning home from a quilting circle/seance. And thus, the HAMB, as we know it now, was born.

    Hamb was later quoted as saying "My deep appreciation for the motorcar could never wain given the peace, tranquility, and quality of life that was bestowed upon me on that fateful day. If only the driver had not missed my mother-in-law, life would be completely serendipitous.".

    And that, my friends is the REAL "History of the HAMB". :p
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2022
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  5. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 9,045


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  6. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 9,045


    I read you as 282?
  7. ONE of us should have kept it! I have a ton of shots from that day, 03? I still have that VHS Scotty and you shot that I need to get transfered to digital. I even ran across Kim a couple years back, va-voom!
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  8. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 732


    i joined in nov. 2010 #130666
  9. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,070


    #3493, if I'm reading things right. So although I've been around here for a while I'm not real active. Following my (then-required-and-what-I-thought-was-witty) introduction post I seem to recall getting my ears pinned back by someone, so I coasted for a bit. And I bet there are a few others who can relate..... ;)
    It's cool that some kid down south had the wild hair to start something like this back when, and that a bunch of hoodlums picked it up and made it roll!
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  10. Jack is still around, just talked to him the other day. He is not the same person as back then tho...
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  11. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 6,387

    Staff Member

  12. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 14,279

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Yea..... can't see it @Sancho .. its prolly my browser. no biggie...
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  13. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,962


    if on Android hold down on user name,
    window appears,
    top right has user info ending with member #
    I am 853
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  14. Helge71
    Joined: Nov 30, 2012
    Posts: 123


    Amazing...this thread made me check and I noticed that it is already 10 years today since I joined...Didn't feel that long for some reasons... But still a newbie compared to many others here...
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 9,246


    I remember reading some of the history, as I recall the founder of these pages wanted to open a brothel but couldn't afford the girls and woulda had to run it by hand. Opening this was a more appealing idea, doncha think?
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  16. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 1,462


    spit coffee laughing gif.gif :D:D:D I love this place...........
  17. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 6,387

    Staff Member

    Glad you remember. :)
    Most likely didn’t stay long ….deleted.
  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,414


    I'd read the blog years earlier but joined the message board in '05 because I was enthralled with a thread you guys had going about Bluebear from the American Hot Rod TV show, a thread which got shut down soon after.

    I also remember people talking about how the HAMB was getting soft on newbies, the "kinder, gentler" HAMB that would have burned new guys like me years ago (granted, the first project I posted about was a real turd that I would criticize now) but, it's still funny to think about 17 years and a third of a million members later. I know there were less than 6K members when I joined.
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  19. oliver westlund
    Joined: Dec 19, 2018
    Posts: 1,839

    oliver westlund

    2nd acct. 1st was around 2009ish if I had to guess but I was super nervous about pitting personal info out online so I have absolutely no idea what my handle was (tried searching it a cpl times before) in the end, not that big of a deal, judge a man by the content of his posts and not by his years on the hamb!
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  20. APARENTLY I'M 11,371...
  21. But Numbah 1 in our hearts ;)
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  22. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 26,281

    Staff Member

    and I wonder what your old user name was? because your current acct says joined in 2017??
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  23. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 17,012

    from oregon

    I'm not worthy!
  24. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Posts: 453

    Country Joe

  25. HAHAHA....
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  26. Dave Downs
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 929

    Dave Downs
    from S.E. Penna

    Works on iPhone also

    And I’m #9202 - didn’t think I was that low……
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    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 9,246


    At numbers in the 300K range just think, we're 1% of the US population, though I realize we're int'l. I made a smart ass remark (say it ain't so) on the Turkey Run post that said "We are everywhere, we are legion." Guess we are at that. No? Yeah? Maybe?
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  28. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,548

    from NE Vic

    like @Baumi, I was scared off when I first looked in, it certainly was very edgy. I had been quiet for a while but visit often again.

    I was hoping for some of these old images to show up,
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  29. Wow
    Thought I’d been here a while but guess I’m pretty new compared to you geezers. 97663
  30. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 3,204


    So this is my 2nd user name as well. I used to be 50Dodge4x4 which was member number 3151 when I first joined in Aug 7, 2004.
    I had a computer crash and couldn't remember my password so I changed my user name and started over on Oct 28, 2016 as member number 289,026.

    My early life on the HAMB was easy! My 1st post was some tech help for a long time member covering something I actually knew something about.

    My how things have changed. These days I'm way underqualified to answer most questions. Either I got dumber, or a lot of much smarter people have arrived. Its been a fun ride!

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