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Event Coverage The 2016 H.A.M.B. Drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Thanks Ryan that was a blast. Seemed like a helluva car turn out and a lot of spectators too.
  2. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    damn good time.
  3. 4speedman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2005
    Posts: 114


    Thanks for the nod, very cool vid. Had a hoot as always, thanks for all you do!
  4. Well, shit..........I missed this year...was a tough year financially. Maybe next year.
  5. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,646

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    I'm glad it went so well. Thanks for another nicely written piece.

    You know I love looking at and being inspired by your photography. Unfortunately, I was not able to see most of them full size due to slow WiFi here. Are they large files? All other HAMB photos load for me on this connection.
  6. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,041


    That was a damn good time.
  7. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,097

    Deuced Up!

  8. BobbyFullen
    Joined: Sep 22, 2008
    Posts: 129

    from Kerrville

    I drove up from San Antonio in my 51 Ford, and I had a blast! The Drags were awesome! I will be coming back to this for sure! Thanks to everyone who worked at the event for making it a great time for all!

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  9. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 688


    this was my first time will definitely not be the last,met roadsirs and cactus1 in person and a couple other guys was really impressed with how down to earth and laid back everyone is. met mrs Cochran at the event booth did not realize they were all sisters, ryan you married into classy family. for an old guy like me the racing was just like the 60s thanx again tom
  10. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,770


    I brought my 19 year old daughter along, first time for her to go to a drag race, and she's hooked. Great job Ryan, and thanks to the host of folks that pitch in to make it a success!
  11. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 35,924


    What!? We were angels the first year...................................
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  12. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,681

    from Strum, wi

    I have it on my list for next year. Video was awesome.
  13. Awesome images and video!
    I'm still trying to recuperate from the trip... having had to return to work on Tuesday morning after 30 hours of driving!

    My highlights are:
    -Spending 70+ hours in the truck with Lyle towing the Drag Rod at 80mph across 6 states powered by cheap gas, beef jerky, coffee and soda pop.
    -5 minutes with a shit-eatin' grin on my face after unloading the Drag Rod out on Old 66 just outside of Tulsa after putting in 28 hours of driving. (which was followed by 2+ hours of white knuckle, ear piercing, vibrating driving)
    -Showing up to the LaQuinta to shake Ryan's hand and meet up with fellow HAMB'ers.
    -Getting some good conversation in with Kevin Lee.
    - Hanging out with Nick and seeing his excitement after he made his first 11 second pass in his bitchen roadster!
    - Meeting HAMB'er sunbeam (Paul Mitchell) and having him come up to me and tell me he went to school with my dad who has been gone since 1995... and went to Kingman high school in Kingman, KS.
    - Running my first 9 second pass, ever.
    - Giving Kevin Lee a 140+mph ride in the Drag Rod out on the highway after the HAMB Drags
    -Meeting Beaner and getting to drink a yella' belly out of the YahooCup.

    Best quotes of the weekend?

    Kevin Lee's thoughts as he was strapping himself into the Drag Rod reiterated to me that same night:
    "I was thinking 'On one hand, I have this roll bar, on the other... I only have a lap belt' and 'On one hand, Sam's driving, on the other hand SAM'S DRIVING!!!'"

    After hearing Nick Hoesing's wife say "I just love cross country trips in a roadster!" me saying:
    "Do you have a sister... that's single??"

    In closing, my dad was born and raised in central Kansas, so we spent a lot of time in the summers out there. Going to the HAMB Drags is more than just going to a drag race with a bunch of traditional hot rods and drag cars... it's going back to a place where the people, the smells, the sights and experience are so fond to me.

    Thanks for all who made it a memorable experience!


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  14. All you ever got to do is make it half way, there is always room for one more in whatever we are driving. I'll find you a room and what's one more mouth. Hell I guess in a pinch I'd even come after you. ;)

    Someone once said, "treat me well I'll treat you better . . ." You've always treated me well.
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  15. Last ones
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  16. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,710

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    Sam, thoroughly enjoyed our visit Saturday night. Great to finally meet you and congrats on the record run.
    Glad you made it home safely, hope to see ya next year.
  17. Yep, It was great to meet you Sam, Looks like you had a hellava good time!
  18. Nice meeting you too Tom! It was a great weekend!
  19. threewindow
    Joined: Nov 26, 2012
    Posts: 80


  20. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

  21. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,111


    Sam in addition to good driving you take some good photos too. thanks for sharing.
  22. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,258

    Staff Member

    That ain't no shit right there... Sam can drive his ass off.
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  23. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,681

    from Strum, wi

    Beaner, good to see your doing good. I will be after the cup next year.
    Sent from my SM-G930V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  24. I hope we can get a first hand account from Kevin in his 140+ mph blast out on the highway. It takes more balls to ride in a car like this than it takes to drive it.
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  25. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,778


    I snapped a pic...
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  26. Right back at you! I wish we had more time to talk!
  27. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,043

    from Dublin, OH

    Ryan, You are having way to much fun with that drone thingy.
    Very artistic, and alluring, I will have to add the H.A.M.B. drags to my bucket list.
    The list is growing longer and my life is growing shorter!
    Thanks for the "flyover".

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