Register now to get rid of these ads!

Texas Thaw 2013 - Hot Rods, Tire Smoke, and Sunburn

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TexasSpeed, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    My brother moved down to Fort Worth over the weekend and I took advantage of that to make the trip up to Denton, TX for the Texas Thaw. The Torques did a great job making this drag race/car show happen. There were plenty of cars to check out, races to watch, and sunburn to be had. Met a few new HAMBers and even got to take a ride in the Casey coupe.

    It was difficult getting good pictures of the rides which all seemed hell-bent on sitting in the sun at awkward angles making it hard to capture the "good side" of them, but I made the best with what I had.. There are a few muscle cars in there but just a few. Hope you guys enjoy.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  2. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    "Blasted" on here, which is the current caretaker of the Casey coupe, was more than kind enough to let me sit in it, then he invited me for a short ride down to the staging lines.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  3. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    One of my favorite rides at the show to check out was BigKen's pick-up. I hadn't had a chance to really eye it over at the other shows but since this was a smaller show, I took advantage of that to look over a lot of the cars there..

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    As well as one of the best deuce sedans ever..

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  4. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    Then there was this cackling FED..

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I also tried my hand at snapping some shots of the cars in motion.. Then decided I liked looking at them up-close and moved on.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

  5. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    And the rest of the show..

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

  7. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

  8. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    This coupe is one of my absolute favorites..

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

  10. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    As far as I know, there was one causality at the drags.. Two if that blue wagon broke something?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    Of course.. Who doesn't like artsy shots? ;)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    Thanks for looking.. See y'all in April.
     
  13. JJK
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 890

    JJK
    Member

    I swear all the 58-59 big back fleet Chevy's were sold in DFW. Great pic's Matt look forward to seeing you next month!
     
  14. pinkynoegg
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,136

    pinkynoegg
    Member

    Man great shots! now I wish I would have made the trip up there for the show
     
  15. Caddy-O
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,645

    Caddy-O
    Member

    [​IMG]

    Great PIx Matt......Man...I love this Car!!
     
  16. Bitchin Texas. Thanks for post.
     
  17. Great pics, thanks.
     
  18. Irrational Metalworks
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 589

    Irrational Metalworks
    Alliance Vendor
    from DFW

    Thanks for the pics, I couldn't make it, had to work!
     
  19. 47 PLY
    Joined: Jul 14, 2011
    Posts: 42

    47 PLY
    Member
    from UK

    Hi Matt,
    Great pictures thanks.
     
  20. Best photos of the Texas Thaw,,love seeing the photos of Caseys old warhorse and Big Kens pickup.

    Thanks for the great coverage! HRP
     
  21. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,261

    oldspert
    Member
    from Texas

    Is there any info on this car available from a HAMBER. A friend of mine owned one exactly like this one in high school. His was three on the tree, 292 engine. We were from Eastland in central TX.
     
  22. some great pics there, thanks for sharing
     
  23. Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures. Looks like a great turnout.
    Can't believe the 60 Sunliner pulling the camper trailer.
    Later,
    Dick
     
  24. Bobjoe
    Joined: Jul 8, 2007
    Posts: 42

    Bobjoe
    Member

    Great Pics, The pic with my rod was so BLURRED. Gone in 6 secs. Or sumthing like that. Yellow Belly it is. Along with some muscle car challenge races in between.
     
  25. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
    Posts: 461

    draider
    Member
    from Texas

    I always dig your show coverage threads, Matt. Thanks for the effort you put in. :D
     
  26. JMel
    Joined: Jun 18, 2011
    Posts: 199

    JMel

    I too love seein' that car. Because I know I'm going to be eating a fried cherry pie later on in the day, and that always makes me happy.
     
  27. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,664

    seatex
    Member

    Damn good double fried Baloney Sammich', too!
    Great pictures, Matt, thanks for posting. (you coulda' left the right side of y wagon out, though!:rolleyes:)
     
  28. ME.GASSER
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,617

    ME.GASSER
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Thank you so much for the pictures. We have a few months before we will see any of that action:(
     
  29. davo461
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 345

    davo461
    Member

    Thanks for positing, Matt; Great pictures.
    Davo.
     
  30. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    Thanks for the nice words everyone! I'm far from a professional behind the lens but I appreciate that you guys like them. :)

    Meh. It's still a nice wagon. I'm sure people decided against taking their cars to the Thaw for a lot less than messed-up paint. No reason to be ashamed of a mistake. We all make mistakes..
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.