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History Ryan - History of the HAMB?

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

  1. -2572- and I thought I was late to the party when I signed up. I remember finding the HAMB in 2001-02 but didn't sign up until I bought my '29 Chev in 2004.
     
  2. My scrollover only shows join date and number of posts. Can anyone help a brother out?
     
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  3. 35,468

    Edit: Decided to try to get a screenshot to show where the number actually shows up hoping that might help some.

    Brett.jpg
     
  4. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,528

    BrerHair
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Put cursor over your name, not your avatar. Look at bottom of screen.
     
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  5. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,810

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    Anyone have any idea how many Alliance members there are?
     
  6. My number is 30991
     
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  7. Larry, I would guess only Ryan knows that I would think there are a lot of us, it's a small price to pay for 365 days a year of knowledge and my way small way of helping to supporting my favorite web site. HRP
     
  8. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,528

    BrerHair
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

  9. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,810

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    I’m with you on that Danny.
     
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  10. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,178

    dwollam
    Member

    I'm 201517

    Dave
     
  11. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 743

    3W JOHN
    Member

    mine is 273957
     
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  12. Sonofabob
    Joined: Jan 28, 2020
    Posts: 100

    Sonofabob
    Member

  13. moparboy440
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 368

    moparboy440
    Member
    from Finland

    This is what the JalopyJournal front page looked like in 2000 :eek:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 586

    26Troadster
    Member
    from Texas

    130666, i like that pic.
     
  15. Too funny.
     
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  16. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,776

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    I think I found it via a page called the big blue wale or something similar? It was a long long time ago. Dang
     
  17. @Tim "The Big Blue Car"!
     
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  18. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,773

    5window
    Member

    I don't think so.
     
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  19. Looks like my fiance
     
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  20. GeeRam
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 394

    GeeRam
    Member

    #34,260
    Lurked for a few years, but didn't join until Jun 9th 2007, which was right after getting back to the UK from attending the last Paso Robles show with A32Flathead.
    You back now Dave?:cool:
     
  21. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,419

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Formative times. Found this place through "Mart's Real Hot Rods" site over in England way back when I searched "real hot rods" on the www.worldwidewebdotcom/internets... , clicked on a link to the Jalopy Journal (these editorials are not for sale, only we knew the value of a clean set of white walls, I dig bubble tops and I think I'll cut up that coupe of mine... etc.) and subsequently found the the HAMB from there...

    Then weirdly discovered that Ryan was actually living right here in Kansas City–had no idea. We became fast friends and that was that. And still is.
     
  22. Good to hear from you. Any car updates? Hope the bike is still treating you well also?
     
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  23. 1Shot-Scot
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 180

    1Shot-Scot
    Member
    from Minnesota

    I lurk much more than I have posted here over the years. I was surprised to see that my number was 413.
    I'd take that 413 any day over a fuel-injected Stingray...
     
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  24. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,416

    hotrodjack33
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Whew. Glad to know I'm just a semi-FNG...and not "THE" FNG:D
     
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  25. I joined Jan 01, 2008 after lurking a couple of years, I guess I was late getting to the party! Damn.... that was 12 years ago.
     
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  26. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,323

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I feel like I've told this story a thousand times... but here it is condensed:

    I came back from an extended stay in Europe after promising my mom I would go to college. Went to University of Oklahoma and took an HTML class my first semester. My final project for that class was The Jalopy Journal. Keep in mind, HTML didn't even have an image tag at the time... We just got wide spread acceptance of font colors at the time.

    Before that though... and while in Paris, France... I saw what I remember to be a 33/34 coupe done in a traditional style. I had no idea what it was, but loved it.

    That lead me to Don Montgomery books... And that's what initially formed the focus of The Jalopy Journal.

    Anyway, The Jalopy Journal was just kind of like a build log for my '38 coupe. And then, I started getting emails from people asking for a message board. I didn't much care for social media then either, so I resisted... but finally gave in with this announcement:

    "Here's your hokey ass message board..."

    The name stuck... and to this day, I hate it... but here we are...

    But The Jalopy Journal and the HAMB sort of lumbered along for years with just like 30 or 40 people on board. And mostly, it was just people teaching me how to build my car while others honed their shit talking skills. I don't think it was until around 1999 or so that the site/forum really got a critical mass.

    But that's it really... I've written this more detailed lots of times. I will look for one of those...
     
  27. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,323

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  28. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,419

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    The coupe is still around. Still not finished–might never be. I have been enjoying the two wheeled stuff for sure.

    Ryan hates motorcycles.
     
  29. moparboy440
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 368

    moparboy440
    Member
    from Finland

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