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Event Coverage The HAMB Drags 2003... Were you there?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. I didn't make it that year but it set the stage for my build and a goal to get down there and race!

    My most favorite Wheel standing 14 second car! But I don't think the wheel standing happened until later but I think you're still having fuel injector problems!

    Your Poncho powered car turned into a rocket and inspired my build of the 455 Olds!

    You'll notice that the Melt Down Drags had carried the white cover-all motif of the Vultures team as well as Kirkheifer's NASCAR team from ther mid 50's!

    I thought someone maybe Denise took a group photo! And it was funny to hear about krupanut doing laps... I heard he almost ran out of gas... he made so many 14 second passes it could be registered on a "Hobbs Meter!
  2. I thought it just got away from him. I know he needed a Ford tie rod end to get back on the track. Seems like he was around for a while after and making some good mods/updates to the old beasty.

    Yea the tow rig was scary but it was genuine '60s pork'n'bean racing and you have to give him props for making the trip. Them guys back then usually owned a gas station (or worked in one) a tow truck and a "raced car". They didn't usually go much farther then the local track though.
  3. Planned to go in 2003 and painted this to auction off...


    Life got in the way so I didn't make it that year.

    At least it has company on the wall in my garage, the tire is from 2011...

  4. I was there floggin' the coupe. I went down to the first three HAMB Drags with SCALLOP53 and SPARKY54. I missed a few then went again when my dad (COWBOY BOB) ran his HAGR... the time AFTER he hit the wall. :)

  5. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    I missed the first one but have been there ever since and will see you there in 2014.

  6. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,691

    from Neosho, MO

    Thanks, it was fun. I sent you a conversation (PM) some time back. We probably should make contact. I can not find your phone number.

  7. I never made a garage crawl, but the Route 66 tour was great, even if Steve kept Breaking down and I got Karma bitch slapped for accidentally kicking a dirt clod at Jerry. Checking out the Stude #947 LSR after watching it's construction and runs on line, parking lot mayhem with mini bikes and MD 20/20. Some really good times those first 5-6 years and the locals really made it special; the Junk Bro's, Ryno, Carl, etc.
  8. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,871


    03 was when we went to Starbirds, yes? Cool as hell.


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  9. rascal55
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Posts: 154


    Mo Junk was talkin the Drags up at a local cruise in one night, 2009
    went then, on the can't miss list now !!!
  10. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 13,582


    I was there in '03 back when the Merc was a four door, and it was still carrying the ugly front end. Even thought it was hot, I had a blast that day hanging out with Rashy & Monkey. How could the drags not be kool with that company.
  11. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,440


    Was '03 the year the poker run went to Miami, OK...??? Or was that '04...???

  12. Me and Plowboy and some others went to Starbirds one year, I remember I had the Stude that year. We were talking about how cool his junk pile must be. Went back inside and Darryl was standing there, we commented about his junk pile and he said, go have a look, just close the fence behind you so the horses don't get out. He had a Batmobile body on a pallet along with a bunch of aborted bubble tops, and mostly junk.

    I took Rocket over there two years ago and LilCoffin was sitting outside ready to go in a trailer. Cool Place.
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  13. Stewed
    Joined: Oct 21, 2002
    Posts: 755


    Me, nope, I was not there,,,, BUT my old man Weekender was with the car I now call mine. I have made a handful of trips up there from here in Georgia but family life makes this a hard tip. I try each year yet something always seems to happen.

    My dad had a BLAST that year. That's all he talked about for a long time!! We talked on the phone daily at that time.

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  14. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,641


    yes; yes they were.

    I might add that my avatar was from that year as the lights went green. I think that this has been my avatar ever since then.
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  15. Never change it Atch!
  16. krupanut
    Joined: May 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,619


    Bob had me make a pass in his coupe so he could see what it looked like going down the track. Good times!!!
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  17. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,660


    Wasn't hat the year ElPolacko broke down? Needed and MSD box?
  18. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,490

    FORDY 6

  19. Great to hear from you Denise!!! Looking forward to seeing you there again in August!!
  20. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,490

    FORDY 6

    20170717_155802.jpg 20170717_155824.jpg 20170717_155802.jpg 20170717_155824.jpg The event shirt I picked up the Drags...
  21. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Mine don't look that good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  22. You do realize, Denise's post was from 2014. o_O

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