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The Long Road To Ohio

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,535

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Rick O'Shea
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 78

    Rick O'Shea

    WOW! good thing your ok....
  3. srosa707
    Joined: Jun 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,567

    from Sacramento

    Damn. Glad to hear it turned out alright.
  4. "You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel"..

    That blows, did it damage the rear 1/4 as well?

    Glad you're all OK. That stuff can get ugly..
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  5. Sutton
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 699

    from BTR

    How did you get the car on the trailer? Drag it?
  6. JohnJoyo
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,379

    Alliance Vendor
    from Austin, TX

    You ever see the Macguyver episode where he makes a ski out of a piece of wood to replace the busted wheel on an airplane??? It was pretty much just like that. Ryan's driving skills saved my life....
  7. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,254

    from California

    Good you are safe and Denise and Doc what a team.
  8. fiftyfiveford
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 667


    old tin can be fixed glad your OK... So which day are we gonna make Doc Day?
  9. warpigg
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 591

    from gypsy

    glad you're ok.. fenders can be beaten out.
  10. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,474


    Just so glad that you are OK!

    H.A.M.B. heroes to the rescue. I got to meet Doc at the LSRU. What a class act! And this isn't the 1st time he has gone out of his way to help people.

  11. Can you have ANYTHING longer than a few days before you either modify it, destroy it or sell it? Come by and see me (and you future daughter-in-law) sometime.
  12. dirtybirdpunk
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
    Posts: 298


    I lost a wheel due to sheered studs on the front of my T-Bird doing 80 mph, Thats one experience I could of gone without! Glad you all are safe and sound. God Bless the brotherhood and helpful people of the H.A.M.B.
  13. No witty comment my to you on the flipside. Glad you are safe. And that Joyo guy, he is kinda cool as well;)
  14. MR. FORD
    Joined: Aug 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,602

    MR. FORD
    from Austin, TX

    Heard about the disaster last night. REALLY glad you guys are alright! I have that nightmare so many times, can't imagine what it was like for real. Hope the rest of the trip goes like butter.
  15. skipstitch
    Joined: Oct 7, 2001
    Posts: 1,104


    You should have driven the Model A :)

    Glad to hear you're okay.
  16. Ryan ... glad you & Joyo are OK.

    I know it's of little consequence ... but cars can be fixed ... sometimes people can’t (I sat in traffic for 2 hours tonight due to a double fatality accident).

    Many, many years ago, my father had a similar experience in the coupe … it was quite a wild ride … but like you, somehow he escaped running into something ... or getting hit by another car.

    He was en route to the '74 NSRA Nats in St. Paul ... broke a rear axle on Hwy 80 near Sacramento (less than 100 miles from home):

    NOTE: You can see more pics of the "wreck" by clicking HERE.

    Like you, a fellow rodder came to the rescue with a trailer ... and we were able to continue our trip to the Nats (albeit without the Hot Rod) ... Two months later, the coupe was "as good as new" again.

    Hang in there! ... and try to enjoy yourself at Hot Rod Cinematic.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  17. Glad you guys are okay. I've never met "Doc",but i sure would like to say,"You are pure class,for the the inspiring acts of kindness,we have all witnessed through the HAMB"!:D
  18. 1. Bad things can happen to anyone
    2. Even when you think it all sux, theres always a positive to come from the experience, and make you re-evaluate the things in your life that matter. Props to all involved in pointing you back in the right direction, something we can all learn from.


  19. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,045

    from Awesome

    Tell Apollo I said hi.... haha

    I am really glad you guys are OK and I'll help fix the wagon, whatever you need man. We'll get it fixed up, No sweat...

    Hope all goes well for the rest of the trip.....
    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
    Posts: 9,638

    Classified's Moderator

    Damn man,,,
    Let me know how far back that thing is tore up.

    I might have a piece that can be welded in.
  21. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,092


    Nothing gets your attention like making a three wheeler out of your four wheeler. This episode reminds me about losing the left rear off my 68 Camaro back in my teenage years. Mid burnout, something snaps and the rear end kicks hard to the right. I'm thinking what the hell happened? Then my buddy says, "hey man is that your tire?" We were stopped on the side of the road and there's my L60 bouncing down the road in front of us. We lived through it.

    Glad you're OK and the HAMB family was there to help. In 1980 we just had a long walk back to town.
  22. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,828

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Nice save Ryan, glad you guys made it out OK. Gary
  23. Tbomb428
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 506

    from SoCal

    You must've had the right instincts; good save! It's good to hear you're all OK and back on your way. Best of luck for the rest of the trip.
  24. scottybaccus
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,111


    Doc is the man.

    Ryan, Are you going out of your way to bond with all your cars? I guess it's back to the 'soul' of the matter.

    Good you're alright. Safe trip home!
  25. Zombie Hot Rod
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,437

    Zombie Hot Rod
    from New York

    All the best for the rest of your trip...
  26. dutched32
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 310


    glad to hear you are ok Ryan and Joyo, and thanks Doc for being a first class guy
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,468


    damn ryan, i guess murphys law is folling you real close


    glad no one was hurt
  28. Some bad luck for sure. Glad everyone is O.K. It's gotta be comforting for all of us here (on the HAMB) to hear this story and know that there is this remarkable sense of "community" among fellow hot rodders that compels them to help out whenever a crisis develops. With all the recent stories about car thefts and related bad news, this goes a long way towards restoring my faith in humanity. Kudos to all who were involved in helping out. This story could have had a much more unhappy ending.......Don.
  29. glad you guys are ok! sucks about the car
  30. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214



    glad you and John are O.K.

    good job keeping the situation in control

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