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Event Coverage Shades of the Past 2015

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    The Shades to me is a lot more then just the show at Dollywood. I know folks who don't even go to Dollywood. Its the cruising, checking out cars up and down the strip. Its always been known for a great place to buy and sell cars. I've done both there in the past.

    Gary
     
  2. Well no rain here for the past 3 weeks now they are calling for 50 percent chance of rain in Pigeon Forge Friday, Sat and Sun. Well anything can happen here in East T.N.. The mountians a lot of times break up the weather.Guess we will have to wait and see. I said it before but if any of you see the olds wagon Friday crusing the strip wave me down. I would like to meet some of you in preson.I hope you all have a good time there.Bruce 008.JPG .
     
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  3. I really don't know but I plan to drive over to Dollywood to see if I can pickup up my registration on Thursday. HRP
     
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  4. All American 6
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    From their web site looks like on Thursday registration is open 12 noon to 5PM at Dollywood's Splash Country.

    I wonder if people hang out in the Dollywood parking lot Thursday or all the action is on the strip that day?

    http://www.shadesofthepast.com/2015data/part/part.html
     
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  5. Good deal,thanks. HRP
     
  6. Gary, Dollywood had REALLY expanded since I moved here 18 years ago. This spring Dolly just opened here new hotel right in next door to her place on Veterns Blvd.Now she going to building another roller coaster .The fastest one in the country, I think its going to be a wooded one like the old days. This place has really grown up here in the last 18 years since I moved here but still love it here..Bruce.
     
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  7. I missed pigeon Forge last year because I went to Novi,Michigan for the '54 Ford Nationals convention and I we also attended the Woodard Dream cruise that I have heard about for years and how great it is.

    Personally I was disappointed with Woodard,don't get me wrong,there were thousands of cars but most of them were late models,the Challengers,Vette's,Mustangs and exotic sports cars were overwhelming.

    There was some older cars and hot rods but the afore mentioned cars were the vast majority,and family cars.

    Pigeon Forge always has a lot of hot rods cruising the main drag,day & night.

    I look forward to returning this week and catching up with old friends. HRP
     
  8. Looks like a lot more cars there at the Dollywood location than what used to show up in the field at the old location. How many cars are they bringing in now?
     
  9. I was doing a search to see if I could find any registration numbers and ran across this video,even has my old Deuce pickup in it. HRP

     
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  10. Another video of the Deuce Show that was a part of the Shades run. HRP

     
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  11. .................Think I saw L.D. Ottinger's green '40 Pick-up at the 9 minute mark of the first video.
     
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  12. All American 6
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    The vendor area looks impressive too.
     
  13. Shades of the Past does have a huge swap meet and a large vendors area selling new parts. HRP
     
  14. Gman0046
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    The old location was bad. Not a tree in the entire field. The only trees were on the perimeter. Dollywood doesn't have dust to contend with but does have lots of sun.
     
  15. ..........................That asphalt can get right toasty for sure.:D:eek:
     
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  16. All American 6
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    Weather is getting better. I think we'll have a good weekend. Might have to throw the car cover over the car once or twice, but it will still be a good time. Probably most people in this thread are already traveling. Untitled.jpg
     
  17. All American 6.The weather changes here so quickly because if the mountians here.It could be a GOOD week end.We will just have to see. Bruce.
     
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  18. Left South Carolina this morning in the rain and drove in it at all the way,got to Pigeon Forge and it wasn't raining,was here about 15 minutes before it started raining so I guess I brought it with me,it's still pouring but hopefully the weather will improve. HRP
     
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  19. Thanks H.R.P. No rain here for 3 weeks and this afternoon the skys just opened up and frickin poured,did you bring it up with you? LOL. same forcast for tomorrow. Then better for Friday{that's when I will be cruisizin the strip}in the olds wagon. Sat 40 precent chanece of rain. Bruce.
     
  20. ratrod0
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    Save me and dad a spot be there in the moring
     
  21. enloe
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    I have stayed at the Americana during Rod Runs a bunch always a good time. Sadly we won't be able to come.
     
  22. ratrod0
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    Just put a new fuel pump on went to get gas up , pump stopped working just got done be there in the moring I hope.
     
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  23. 440 deluxe
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    leaving at lunch. hope the weather gets better!! and safe travels to all
     
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  24. HIDDEN
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    We rode thru last night and dropped a car off. I was surprised at the crowd on Wed.
    BTW, anyone need a Galaxie? 11371056_1628770544070649_1465722851_n.jpg
     
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  25. Merlin
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    Danny make sure ya post pics for us folks that couldn't go.
     
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  26. Lot's of cars and lots of rain,but the forecast for Friday & Saturday calls for clear sky's and mid 70's. HRP
     
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  27. What's the weather doing now?
     
  28. Tn. Trash
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    Hope everbody is safe and has a good time. I couldn`t make it this year, first time in the last few years.
    I guess the honey-do list will get shorter this weekend LOL. Maybe we`ll get to see some pics, hint-hint.
     
  29. Tom,the weather is suppose to be nice on Saturday,high 70 degrees. HRP
     
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  30. Danny, If you chat with any Maryland guys tell 'em to get on the HAMB.:)....We need to up the membership on the Maryland Social Group. I do all I can to preach the "gospel" of traditional hot rods and customs but some folks are reluctant (for reasons I don't understand) to get on here......................Be safe and have fun.:)..............Don.
     
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