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Event Coverage The 2009 H.A.M.B. Drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. cactus1
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,924


    Thanks for a GREAT time!
  3. scottybaccus
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,111


    And somehow, you still find the energy to share the story at a stupid hour. I'll confess that I have been staying up just in case you did.

    Thanks Ryan, and the HAMB media corp for letting me live vicariously through your eyes!
  4. Greezy
    Joined: May 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,436


    Ryan I already commented on another thread about this, but you and the crew did an outstanding job. The Friday night tech at the host hotel was a great idea. The calls by class to the line moved things along quite well, I think. Thanks again, to everyone for making this the go to event.
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  5. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,248

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Thanks for a great weekend. Brought my dad, and he said "Man, that was great.... that's how we used to race before the manufacturers took over in the 60s and I lost interest."

    We left the car at home and just came to watch. Saw almost every pass and had a blast. Thanks again for all that goes into it, and dad's ready for next year.
  6. JD's 32
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 873

    JD's 32
    from TX

    Wow, sounds like it was the woodstock of drag racin.
  7. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 832

    Staff Member

    amazing stuff there.
  8. I'm the same way about being in a crowd and holy cow that was a big bunch of people having a heck of a time. People were commenting all day about what a great thing the drags are. Well done, I commend you and everyone that chipped in.
  9. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 3,590

    Big Tony

    I heard someone sat in the Gizzle Hopper and fired it up !!!!!!!!!!!! needs pics or even better film footage
    Joined: Nov 6, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    The HAMB drags is definitely something special.

    That picture of Root with the wheels up is great. :)

    Wish I could have been there this year.
  11. I kick myself for missing this. All the posts about it are driving me crazy. The new job had me out in CA, but next year I'm headed out there no matter what. Good job to the folks that made this happen.
  12. 48chevy
    Joined: Jan 12, 2006
    Posts: 16

    from TEXAS


    I just wanted to thank you for going out of you way to help my guys at the gate and the tent. I about fell out of my chair when I figured out who you were. I'm sorry for getting so fired up. You guys did an amazing job and I'll never miss this event again.
  13. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,832

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    I wait all year for this event and am never disappointed. Thanks for a great weekend. Gary
  14. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    You guys are all way too good to us. I mean that.

    You always hear promoters talk about the perfect event and all that... I'm a shitty promoter. We tried hard and learned a lot this year.

    I truly and honestly believe that the fellas that raced their cars, raised hell, and gave us all a show to watch saved the Drags this year.
  15. Nick32vic
    Joined: Jul 17, 2003
    Posts: 3,007


    So much fun! Once again I didn't get a shirt because they were out. Shame on you! haha Seriously though, Holiday Inn was so awesome! I hope they can keep that up next year and the years to follow!

    I say good call on only letting pre registered cars in next year. Will there be an acceptance process or will any teal, pink, and white henry j with weld wheels be able to get in?

    If all goes according to plan (does it ever?) we will have a 56 buick and a 67 BSA there next year.

    Great job Ryan. I said it before and ill say it again. If you need any help just let me know. If you need volunteers to work half hour shifts at the gate or something id be totally up for it and could prolly round up a few others.

    Oh and I THINK i got some pretty cool video too. Well see if i can get it on my computer this week.

    Thanks again!
  16. can appreciate the heartache and panic, but credit where credit's due, you and your loyal supporters pull it off again, the event's 'growth' should be sufficient example to what's been achieved....sure, maybe not as you wanted (hard to ever achieve 'bar' if that's your goal), but from this side of the pond it looks and sounds like everyone was having fun.
    Whilst I appreciate there will be a few who will whine(can't please everyone), you've achieved another great event that many adore, you've learn't where you can improve it for next time, and seen where the previous changes have improved......hold your head high, hug those girls, and cheers to all the helpers who make the event what it has become, certainly nothing else like it I'm sure.


  17. Bobby Green
    Joined: Jun 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,318

    Bobby Green

    Sounds great.... wish I was there. Maybe one of these days.
  18. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,437

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Times 2X
  19. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,103


    Glad I'm up in the middle of the night to read this. Just reaffirms that I MUST attend.

    Love the pictures. Now someone get that bald SOB from Pinks! out there to see what it's REALLY all about.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  20. little d
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 15

    little d
    from sedalia mo


    i don't post much on here, mostly over on the Jockey, so ya, I'm a fng. i just wanted to jump on here and thank you, and everyone that was involved with the H.A.M.B. drags.

    the last few months have went to hell for us (my wife and i), to the point that we were at each others throats. Thursday nite, after i got off of work, i told her that we were going to the drags sat. after "descussing"(pun intended) it, at length, i told her we are going and thats that, set the clock for 6:00 am. sat morning we get up, and s.s.s., and off we go. i wont bore ya with details, but suffice it to say by noon we were holding hands like we were high school kids again.
    we saw REAL hot rods, and met some of the nicest ppl i have ever had the honor of meeting. and the racing!!!!!!! run whatcha brung, and hope you brought enough!!!!!!!! that sir, is the real deal.

    again, THANK YOU.

    p.s. to the guys with the blue 55 Chevy that gave me the jump start, thanks guys, hope ya made it home ok, little d.
  21. renrob5000
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 41


    "that guy @ the gates" was Mike Ward. He's not a Hamber...just a hell of a good guy.
  22. srosa707
    Joined: Jun 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,567

    from Sacramento

    I dont care who, but somebody give this guy a high five, then follow up with a real schnazzy low five with this guy. In my world, we call this MANFACE. You SIR, have just made my week.

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  23. Model A John
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,759

    Model A John
    from wichita ks

    You did good, Ryan. We had a blast! It was an insane event. We'll be back for more hot rod lunacy next year!
  24. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,323

    rob lee
    from omaha,ne

    It was a great time,glad to have met ya Ryan!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  25. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,605

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    Sounds like a great time had by all.........sure does sound like allot of work to put on !....I was walking thru Disney down in Florida this Saturday...thinking I could have been Drag Racing with everyone.....I still had fun, just a different kind of fun...Littleman
  26. 193257
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 301



    I got to admit this was my first time and man what have I been missin!!!! Excllent Job. I'll be there next year for sure.
  27. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,846


    I had a great time......I wasnt sure about going untill the last minute....One of the best events ever...excellent weather...60 degree friday morning was so refreshing....talked with lots of old friends....Thanks Ryan
  28. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,312

    mow too much

    Need to join in with the rest in saying GREAT job Ryan.
  29. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 38,755


    Well it was hot and long. I had a pretty damned good time.
    Ryan you done good buddy, as if I expected anything less.

    BTW if nothing else had happened all day seeing the 'Fly off the ground and making full passes that was it for the skinny kid.
  30. You're the man Ryan, don't sell yourself short. I know you don't want to believe that but creating the HAMB as a rally point for a bunch of like minded moterheads started all this. With a foundation like that, little things like the drags are sure to sort themselves out. Good friends, hot cars, and a place to run 'em. It was unreal! Thanks again!

    Now just 363 days to sort the digger out!

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