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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kjell Elias, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. in 10 days im going from Norway to LA (and Vegas) and i was wondering if there is anything i might want to look at there? everything from car''graveyards'' to parts suplys? or mayby just somthing cool? :) anny tips? wil be staying in the US for about 10 days... :)
     
  2. ems customer service
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    your missing the 2 biggest swap meets in carlise pa and hershey pa, change your travel plans and go to the swap meets

    la is over rated, vegas is vegas
     
  3. when are the swapmeets? i can only leave this 10 days.. (school break)
     
  4. Pomona is Oct 20


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  5. Hershey and Carlisle in Pennsylvania are 'the' things you have to see as a
    European citizen and hotrod or classic car owner (just my opinion).
    I visited Hershey 3 times (1999, 2001 and 2006) and brought home a lot of goodies.

    Hennie
     
  6. 59 brook
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    the Peterson museum in LA, the NHRA museum in Pomona, vegas there is the imperial palace car collection. the Shelby factory is not far from vegas. we did atv's in the valley of fire park isn't far from vegas and neat scenery. rt 66 museum in kingman ariz1 I believe was ok. atomic energy museum was different and right off the strip in vegas
     
  7. snaptwo
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    Well my Norwegian friend , there are friends here in Vegas ,My pal Chuck "Oly" Toftey has just gotten back from the old country. He has the "juice" to get you in to several shops ,private collections , see his chopped '50 Merc ,under construction.PM me and I'll put you in touch.
     
  8. creepjohnny
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    Check out the neathercut museum in slymar. It's free but you have to call and make a reservation. It's easy. Plus it's a bitchin collection of old perfectly restored rare cars!!
    http://www.nethercuttcollection.org/

    Bobs big boy in Toluca lake on Friday night for their cruise night.

    And check this out
    http://californiacarshows.org/
     
  9. ems customer service
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    the carlise swap meet is in carlise pa. run by carlise prodcutions

    the hershey meet is in hershey pa run by the aaca it is 40 miles from carlise so you can use the same hotel, the hershey meet is 4 days after carlise so it is one big meet with a few rest days

    note: the west coast guys just do not understand what a swap meet is

    carlise has 8000 swap spaces and hershey 10,400 spaces
     
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  10. thx for the tips everybody :) the swap meets sounds awsome.. but i cant go .. school calls... hehe
     
  11. roughneck424
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  12. ems customer service
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    you can't go to school you have the flu and a tempature

    i am sure we can find a hamber who is a doctor and can write you a note
     
  13. 28dreyer
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  14. Vintage Racing is always fun! thx! :)
     
  15. Eagle Field traditional drag races are Oct 5th... and not too far from LA.

    Sam
     
  16. dan31
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    Look at everything you can ,it's the best country in the world:)
     
  17. I second that!
     
  18. awsome! :d
     
  19. big M
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    If you make it to northern California, I have a wrecking yard with over 1000 vintage cars [1930's to late '60's] you'd be welcome to wander the yard here.

    ---John
     
  20. Jalopy Joker
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    search: socalcarculture.com and see list of shows, etc. do not leave all of your $$ in Las Vegas slot machines.
     
  21. That sounds both fun and expensive(can always find somthing i ''need'').. haha :) will keep that in mind :)
     
  22. 44 houers until im leaving for the airplane.... :D
     
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  23. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Kjell.Have a safe trip.Welcome to the States.We might not be the best,BUT we`re way ahead of what ever is in SECOND place.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  24. hehe! thx :)
     
  25. Bruce Lancaster
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    In LA, be SURE to visit Ford obsolete in Rosemead...a combination speed shop and museum of old hotrod stuff!
    Then, report that the US put you into Guantanamo for a couple weeks because they confuse Norwegian with Arabic, and come out to this coast for Hershey!

    9103 Garvey Ave Rosemead, CA 91770
    (626) 288-3131...telephone number will likely prove to be wrong, just go there!!
     
  26. jfrolka
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    Hang on a month for California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield. Now thats a experience for a tourist wanting to see hot rods.
     
  27. haha! love the idea, but im not tempted by Guantanamo... haha :) Ford Obsolete sounds cool tho :)
     
  28. jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

    You can check out the L.A county Fair which is home to the NHRA museum. Last day is the 29 of Sept.
     
  29. Bye Bye Norway! :)
     
  30. big M
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    Have a safe flight over the pond!

    ---John
     

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