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Event Coverage The High Water Mark

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Ukrop, Jan 26, 2024.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,921

    Staff Member

    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    The High Water Mark

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    Last edited: Jan 28, 2024
  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 17,496

    from KCMO

    Very very cool. It’s trips like that where real memories are forged. I always love seeing David’s roadster but paired with yours and the way you shoot brings it up another level.

    Immediately makes me think of the Mark Morton era of hopup in the fondest of nostalgia soaked ways.

    Cheers to another great Friday
  3. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 4,408


    The writing, the photos, the emotions expressed. You might just have a career in this stuff, Joey!
    That shot of the 2 roadsters under the arches should be framed and hung in your house.
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  4. WC145
    Joined: Jul 21, 2012
    Posts: 195

    from Maine

    Cool story, great photos!!
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  5. Life isn’t complete without a few rooster tails.
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  6. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,332


    Mr. U., your contributions are without a doubt one of the highlights of this here forum! :)
    Another one for the books. Thanks, man!
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  7. Jeff34
    Joined: Jun 2, 2015
    Posts: 951


    Fantastic! I had thought to drive down for it, and regret that I decided not to.

    I hope you don't mind that the picture of both your and David's cars under the skylight in front of that incredible art-deco gate is now my background...
  8. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,227

    from Colorado

    Got caught in a rainstorm after attending a memorial for the guy that assembled my Zipper. Absolutely amazed that the rooster tails off all 4 wheels never hit the interior. I can identify with that feeling of pure adrenaline driving a fender less roadster in the rain.
  9. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 3,446


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  10. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,466

    from nor cal

    Very cool and entertaining narrative. Excellent way to begin my day.
    I’m digging that pic in black & white.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2024
  11. Smalls40
    Joined: Oct 2, 2013
    Posts: 7


    Story telling is a gift, you have it! Great article, felt like I was in the passenger seat.
  12. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,274


    Thanks for the ride and cool article @J.Ukrop
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  13. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,494


    Joey, not only are you a Hot Rodder, you're tough....Live a little, that was funny.
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  14. Oneball
    Joined: Jul 30, 2023
    Posts: 917


    That’s a fantastic building. Never heard of it before.
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  15. BigRedRivi
    Joined: Nov 22, 2022
    Posts: 47


    UNDER THE ARCH! That photo is the BOMB!!! Cars fit the architectural timeline. Great story as well, thanks for sharing!
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  16. Thumbs up on the photos.
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  17. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 3,767

    41 GMC K-18

    Bravo, young road warrior @J.Ukrop !
    It take's leather balls to play RUGBY, and it takes the true intestinal fortitude, that only a true gear head possesses, to go out, and drive in the rain, such as you have.
    Great writing, great photography !
    All of us younger and older "GEEZERS", comfortably live vicariously, through your adventures and great automotive journalism !
    Thanks from Dennis.

    Super connie out of SFO (2).jpg
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  18. Sharpone
    Joined: Jul 25, 2022
    Posts: 851


    J.Ukrop you are a true wordsmith and I love the photography.
    Thank you,
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  19. Great story, and pictures, as usual!
    Been there with the no top, hard rain in a roadster. Not fun.
    Went through three thunderstorms between Bowling Green and Memphis.
    Just me and the big trucks on the interstate, in driving rain.
    Finally had to stop with wet ignition, and me wet to the skin. Inspired me to get a top.
  20. Garpo
    Joined: Jul 16, 2016
    Posts: 297


    Sometimes, getting wet is part of the adventure. That is what memories are made of.
    As my daughter pointed out, "you are not made of sugar"
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  21. Jim Wood
    Joined: Jul 13, 2022
    Posts: 75

    Jim Wood

    love the pictures, great job. Nothing like getting wet in a roadster. I recall in 1975 I was young and dumb drove from South Bend Indiana to Memphis to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals with a string of hot rods and it rained for five days. I had a top but no side curtains. We were wet and cold but what fun after looking back. My wife was with me, and she has stuck with me 53 years, guess that is true love. Been through many cars and many trips down the road together. Drove my 1948 Chevrolet Woodie wagon over 150K through 33 states! Many great times and friends made. Rock on!
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  22. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 8,054

    from Nebraska

    Nothing else like driving a fenderless, topless roadster in the rain!
    So often people ask what happens if it rains?
    Easy answer - I get rained on.
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  23. Gahrajmahal
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 513


    Great story and photos
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  24. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 9,590



    Hey J,

    What a great image of the whole proceedings of the San Francisco scene. My memories of the downtown areas, the Ocean Beach coast the old multi-story homes we visited and the Fort Point surf spot all add to the whole San Francisco days/nights.

    Your story was one of the best so far. It was thoroughly enjoyable reading it and reliving the exact times we were in S.F. during our different era days and nights there. From 1947 to 2019. Including a nice dinner visit to a friend’s house in those tall narrow buildings on a sloped street so prevalent in San Francisco during college days of 1965-66.


    It is a pleasure to read such a great written story. It is photojournalism at its finest… YES!
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  25. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,921

    Staff Member

    @jnaki, thank you for the kind words. Your memories of the City by the Bay always bring a smile to my face. Please give me a shout next time you are up here!
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  26. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,934

    from norcal

    I play music at the Sausalito rowing club. That 40 is always parked there. I wonder if the owner lives on one of the boats docked there.
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  27. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,382


    Bravo! Bitchin' all the way through!

    - Tim
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