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Hot Rods The All 32 Run Venue

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TomT, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. Gentlemen and Ladies

    Response has been nearly all positive but there were some negative ones, I am not going to lie. Some people do not like change and in some respects, I am like that myself.

    From all of the responses however, there were three things that stood out:

    1- Looking for a change – the old venue was getting stale – something new

    2- Wanting something different in the run

    3- Wanting it to be more than just a dinner and overnight the night prior, the run the next day, and we go home – some guys come from a distance and doing so for just 1 and a half days wasn’t enough of a draw. Extending it gives folks options and Pete and I know plenty of places to go explore.

    Since we are most familiar with Virginia, doing the things we would like to do for the run would be difficult in another state of which we are not so familiar. Here is our proposal targeting those things stated above:

    THIS Year’s All 32 Run will:

    1- Start the evening before the run on Thursday, June 6th, in the Ashland VA area. We will provide a list of hotels, have dinner together that night, and see some video of one of the places we will visit the following day, an old dragstrip in Louisa VA, taken of the presenter’s father

    2- Friday we gather at 8 AM in the Cracker Barrel parking lot, Ashland VA

    3- we head out around 9, traveling he roads used before 1956 when interstates started to pop up, driving on the “main roads” everyone used prior to interstates, a.k.a., the way it used to be

    4- we will have a gas stop as always and several stops including the old dragstrip of which we will also have a presenter on site who knows much of the dragstrip’s history

    5- there will be 1 or 2 more stops and then we will stop for lunch

    6- now, for those who want to head home after lunch, they can. But, there are some local cruise nights you might like to visit, grab some dinner or ice cream, and stay over for

    7- we will meet at Cracker Barrel again and head out to the Richmond AACA Show where we have special, preferred parking – here’s a link regarding the show

    https://richmondcarshow.com/

    8- Again, we can arrange another place for dinner and there are several local cruise nights you can attend afterwards and perhaps we can cruise through several or all of them

    9- on Sunday, a final breakfast together for those that still remain and the trip home.

    10- Yep – you will get some seat time in, that’s for sure!

    You can start and stop the run anywhere you like to suit your schedule. Pete and I think we have hit the request for different, longer, and a change of scenery. We will also be inviting the local Early Ford V8 chapter, the AACA show attendees, and a few special guests that Pete and I will choose. We are still the All 32 Run but one hand washes the other in this world and this is how Pete and I roll.

    Let us know what you think - just send me a message with the title All 32 Run

    Pete and Tom
     
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  2. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,085

    Grandadeo
    Member

    Tom, a big Thank You to You and Pete for taking on all the responsibilities of hosting the All 32 Run. It's been great in the past and I know the future is bright with you both at the helm!

    Lee
     
  3. Thanks, Buddy - we appreciate the support and kind words!

    Will you be at Spring Charlotte?
     
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  4. 19Eddy30
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,320

    19Eddy30
    Member
    from VA

    The Old drag strip in Louisa,,
    Was this before or around 1956?
    & Name of ?
    Location , do not know the county lines near between Spotsy ,Lady Smith and Ashlyland,
    I seem to recall a race track on RT 1 between around exit 110 & 90 ish of 95 as reference but on RT 1 , if going south on 1 it was on right side up in woods ?? or are you referring to Summer Duck
     
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  5. back to the top
     
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  6. Ahhhh - ya gotta love a mystery - we will all find out more on the run …..
     
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  7. My long time hot rod friend, Randy Nash invited me to the first All Deuce Run and I was blown away, this was a unique event since a bunch of friends wanted to do something more that go to someones show and drag out a lawn chair.

    Basically it began as a sort of picnic and was a big hit since it was organized by friends from around Columbia,S.C. and Charlotte,N.C. area, Bill Rhodes has always been able to keep people interested, I don't know when Randy started helping with the run but Bill needed help and Randy stepped up to help organize, print flyers and generate interest on the hamb

    Nothing changed over the years and when Randy Nash passed away in Bill ask me if I would be willing to help, I told Bill I would try to do what I can, that is when I posted on the Hamb if anyone had any ideas let me know, after talking to regular ADR attendees, the Friday dinner was a big hit and gave us a chance to meet & great instead of showing up at the starting point and hit the road,

    The first real major change was going to be 2020, the year of the pandemic, I had spent a week roaming around the Smokey Mountains, had gotten hotel & motel quotes in Gatlinburg, North Carolina, Dinner at Smoky Bones, saturday morning a short trip to Maggie Valley and the wheels thru time Motorcycle museum, this I honestly believed would have been epic but like the Titanic was doomed from the beginning.

    I started getting phone cars from people saying due to the pandemic they were not going to risk it, then one by one the motels, restaurant's, on and on I then we made the decision to skip it, I felt I had dropped the ball but we went back to the old ADR the next year.

    I am still getting calls and emails about why we have sold out, we didn't sell anything and are extremely happy Tom and Pete felt strongly enough about the Run to take over and continue to promote the event itself.

    The show had a 20 run, I know Bill and I both believe we have carried it long enough and it needs new blood.
    I plan on supporting the new event. HRP

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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2024

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