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Folks Of Interest Thanks for 10 years Ryan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Corn Fed, May 21, 2012.

  1. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,549

    Corn Fed


    I just wanted to say thanks for 10 great years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since I got the nerve up, stopped being a lurker, and joined this “little” community. I’ll never forget that first week. After some good natured hazing by SamIyam, Nads, and Fatassbuick, I was in. Luckily TrailerEd, aka Traileredcarssuck joined up at the same time and diverted a lot of the flak with his intro. Ironically T-Ed was one of the first HAMBers I would meet in person and is still a friend.

    In these 10 years I’ve met a lot of other great folks, learned a lot, bought and sold some cool parts, and been to some new places I never would have went without it. Everyone needs to experience the Drags at least once. Lucky for me I’m fairly close and have made more than I’ve missed. I do miss the intimacy of the earlier years and hanging out at the Ramada….even in a downpour standing under the awning, it was a blast. But the new larger scale Drags is still a must attend.

    People joining today just don’t realize how much the HAMB has changed. The blazing speed at which new posts are created. The talent (and lack of) that grace the screen. And of course the differences in opinions that come with it all. I’ve heard it said before that it used to be like visiting a friend’s small garage with just a few buddies, checking out a couple of cars. That’s a good analogy. Now it’s more like going to an event, seeing dozens of friends, and there being more cars then you have time to look at. Both ways are good. The hardest part is to imagine what my life and the current hot rod scene would be like without the HAMB. Probably not near as much fun.
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  2. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,599


    I've only been here for a few years now.. Just went to the Round Up for the first time this past April but I'll be making my way out to more "HAMB-orientated" events as the time goes by. I look towards to meeting more HAMBers as well!

    Still, Ryan's done a tremendous job with this not-so-little community. Thanks, Ryan.
  3. Love this place. Have learned a lot about traditional styled cars and have made some new friends and met tons of great people. Thanks!
  4. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,440


    In the beginning, I don't think anybody would have guessed we would all still be here in 10 years....

    It is a whole diffrent world for sure, but I have to say as much as it is natural to long for the good old days, the recent HAMB is way more better.

    Congratulations. -Abone.
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  5. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,679


    Im coming up on 10 years too.. I lurked for a solid year or two before I got my own comp and joined.. Time sure flies..
  6. HAMB the "constant" in these times .. a nice place to live when ya can...
  7. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Model T1

    Hi Corn Fed, only been here a few days or so. Didn't plan on spendin much time. But it's already addictive and there is so much good old car information it's hard to leave. I can see why you are here.
    Got a question. Is Porkys drive-in still there? Used to drive the silver-blue 55 Chevy, the 55 red wagon, or orange 77 Vette over from Pekin, Ill and stay for weekends and cruise. Remember filling their lot and every place close. Also some car shows and the Threasherman's reunion at fairground.
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  8. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,021


    I've only been here 5 years, but it is an absolutely fantastic source of knowledge and ideas. Thanks for making it happen Ryan!
  9. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,030


    This is my 9th year being on here, things sure have definately changed around here but thats how things go. I still find myself on it ever day!

    And yes, i have definately made a ton of freinds being on here, you being one of them Chris.

  10. X2. I read the gospel according to Ryan, and i was saved. :D
    Thanks to Ryan and his mods.
  11. Get a room already...;)
  12. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    Uh oh... Another immensely successful website. I wonder how long before eBay puts in an offer on the H.A.M.B. and then charges us to post... LOL. Thanks for being there, H.A.M.B.! World-class hotrodders and some damn fine people, too.
  13. wow! has it been that long? i remember being on the hamb in 1999 or was it 2000? its been a great ride. met so many great ppl and prob pissed a few off lol but all in all i love the HAMB, you guys were here when my son died and helped me in so many ways. i've also learned alot from the HAMB
  14. twinkletwinkle247
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 219

    from Boston, MA

    Thanks for all the good times, friends, discussion, and KNOWLEDGE. You have played an important part in some of our lives!! XOXO
  15. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 18,641


    It's scary, but I have known a lot of hambers longer than the people I went all 12 years of school with. Not sure how long I have been on here, most of my adult life I think.
  16. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,477

    from WA

    Yes I agree RC! Thanks for doing this and putting up with all of us! Love this place and all the info, people and images I find here! A definite on line Encyclopedia on Hot Rods and Customs! Thanks to you and all the moderators for making this whole thing work!
  17. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    I've been fortunate that I'm a member for 5+ years. Congrats, Ryan.

    On a side note... I wonder how many guys/gals were RR's when they came here and then "converted". And what's with lurking until you got the courage to speak up?
  18. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,673


    I've been here for 8 years Corn Fed was one of the first guys I ever got a part from, a chunk of an original 30-31 Ford firewall I needed to fix the one on my '30 Roadster. I like to look at that project and remember the people that helped supply the parts. Following all the other builds here never gets old. The shared knowledge on the HAMB is amazing. Thanks again! Bob:)
  19. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    Yep, great, great website, no doubt one of the best, but how long can it last? Yeah, Ryan, it's your passion and you've done something that has never been done to this level, forum wise, and we are all greatful. But........................ you have a growing family and there will be a time when the numbers on the paper will be to big to pass on. I sure as hell won't blame 'ya, man................. just my two cents, feel free to toss 'em out the window.
  20. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,015

    Rocky Famoso

    Goin' on five years now for me,(some lurking involved) and probably
    the greatest site on the world wide web...
  21. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,834


    A little under 10 years for me. HAMB got me through the "adjustment" period of retirement, a false bout with Thyroid cancer and a very real & scary bout with throat cancer. In my most miserable days I found pleasure in reading the threads on HAMB. Kind of like bench racing and hanging out in the shop when I wasn't able.

    Thanks, Ryan - I don't think how many people's lives you've affected in a positive way!
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  22. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,555

    from England

    I am a relative newcomer compared to some ('bout three years. I lurked for a while too) but I love this place- its my favorite forum. Like to read the Jalopy Journal regularly so thanks Ryan.

  23. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,556

    from Buffalo NY

    Wow ten years for me too.... and I lurkled a year or so before joining....some of those posts were wild...
  24. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,208

    general gow
    Staff Member

    for the last few years i've been thinking we're only one more stupid "_____truck on an S10 chassis" thread away from Ryan pulling the plug and disappearing into the woodwork. thanks for everything Ryan. may your patience continue so my reward lasts.
  25. moonman29
    Joined: Apr 2, 2010
    Posts: 167


    The same goes for me. I started collecting parts for one of those "r**r**" then I stumbled across this site and I was saved. Now I have a 29 A truck and im about to start my build on a traditional T. Thanks Ryan and all the Hambers that have help just by posting their tech info and pictures.
  26. I agree, you and I have been on here for 12 years. I was 30.
  27. Not quite sure when I finally posted but it was around 12 years ago. I was pretty shy for a while. I always knew my fellow Hambers had my back and I had theirs.

    Thanks Ryan for giving us hot rod hoodlums a place to hang out.
  28. wingspread7
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 741


    Hey Ryan,
    Just stumbled across this thread I'd not seen before. Shows the enormity of this place as I check in several times a day. THANK YOU SO MUCH for pouring your life force into such a worthy cause. Not only for guidance and info. but just like petting your dog drops one's blood pressure, hobbies do the same in firing off all those endorphins that help heal and relax. Truly a detachment from the days problems which are heartbreaking for some. On any level from a lurking shut-in to a seasoned pro doing a build thread, this place is a Godsend more than you may realize. 2 pages of thank yous ain't enough, Bro! See you in Joplin for proper HAMB celebrating.
  29. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    WOW!!! Just makes you stop and think how much time has passed since joining. I think I most enjoy the guys under 50 telling us how it was 'back in the day":rolleyes::) I missed the very first bunch but still among the first 1000. It's been a wonderful ride and I"m looking forward to turning 70 still posting here. Thanks done good!!

  30. monkeywrenching
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 299

    from maryland

    I have to say that this site/forum keeps me going through the day. If the uppercrust here at work take it away I'll be screw'd. I may not comment alot or post constantly but it's my crack. What I like to compare it to is like being invited every day to a party that you can hang out with a beer, feel comfortable and go barefoot or listen and join in the conversations. Everything here is what is right about life and cars. A fellow person runs into some issues whether automotive related or life related and people come to their aide. Thanks Ryan for my 6 years.

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