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Event Coverage Shoot the Loop 2011

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Legendary Lars, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

    Hot rods and custom Cars filled the Salinas Valley on Saturday, I got a chance to drive my 1940 Lincoln Zephyr on the run, I wanted to iron out the kinks in the new air bag system that Chim Chim installed. Chim Chim is my good friend and mechanic James who also does race prep and pit crew for me when I am racing. I met up with a few other friends to caravan from Santa Cruz to Salinas.


    It was very cold and foggy, I dont have a heater or windows, so I was quite bundled up.


    We arrived at the first meeting spot before departing about 80 cars showed up.


    We then had a grand time driving down the valley and over the mountain into Carmel Valley, for our next stop a private collection of some very awesome race cars and some very rare packards. I had immediate garage envy, the garage with adorned with 1000's of vintage tin signs and antique automobilia. I need to get busy collecting signs and trinkets :)


    After that we all went down to the Baja Cantina For Lunch, what an awesome place, in Carmel Valley.


    With a belly full we headed out this time back to Salinas, for another tour of another awesome collection, Again the Garage was decked out with collectables that were to dies for, and a grip of vintage steel, a lot of very early cars and stock model a fords.


    A large group of people then went to the movie theatre to watch old drag racing films, which sadly I had to get home for the family but I am sure it was equally amazing. I really want to thank the event organizers. Getting to tour awesome car collections is one of the highlights of the last few years and I cant wait for the next reliability run, so I can Find more hidden gems.

    I have posted a complete Picture gallery from yesterdays events. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS.
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  2. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Love your Zephyr. Thanks for the pictures.
  3. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,730

    from Canada

    Great car and thanks for the pictures and story. I love these hot rod travelogues. By the way we dress like that in August up here in the frozen north!!!
  4. 64crump
    Joined: Oct 17, 2011
    Posts: 398

    from Alta Loma

    Just like being there, well not really I would have rather been there! sounds like a great day.
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  5. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,581


    Thanks for the great garage tours. Man would I love to have half of those signs. It is amazing some of the collections out there.
  6. nelson31
    Joined: Aug 24, 2011
    Posts: 23

    from Santa Cruz

    Great thread, great pics! Wish I would have gotten outta bed for that one!!
  7. claytonsrods
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 70

    from Aptos, CA

    hey how about some pics of the other 79 cars?
  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,316


    love your zeph
  9. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,289

    from MB, SC

    windows... We don't need no stinkin windows.....

    That car has great lines. Nice ride
  10. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

  11. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,230


    So did we----- Loser ;-)

    Huge thanks to Joe, Greg, and their family and friends I had a great time and I'm positive everybody else did as well.

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  12. tommy v
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,974

    tommy v

    wow what a great day and great cars ,thanks to greg ,joe and ross
  13. Legendary Lars
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 534

    Legendary Lars

    Was an awesome run for sure cant wait to do it again SOON !!
  14. Couldn't focus on the drag racing movies, vintage photos or the great raffle . . . those charming waitresses at the FOX theatre distracted me too much (thanks, Greg!)
  15. grego31
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 451

    from Sac, CA

    Install seat heaters in your car. In mine I don't need no stinking heater!!! I can drive around with the windows down.
    Plus it is alot easier to install heat heaters than finding a heater core and getting everything hooked up.

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