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What do you think are "Top 10 Events" to attend

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordstandard, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Most of us travel this great country and don't want to miss awesome shows or cruise nights --In your opinion ,what are the Top 10 not to be missed. --- The best/largest/most unique, in U.S
     
  2. Being a "kustom guy" from the Boston, I have never been but always wanted to go to paso (or santa maria now.) Maybe one of these years I'll make it out. Just breaks my heart to go to a show without my car. 6,000 miles round trip is a tough one though... But hey, General Gow did it.
     
  3. My favs are: Grand national roadster show
    Lonestar Roundup
    Goodguys Del Mar
    Goodguys Pleasanton
    Hot Rod Revolution
     
  4. Guys--
    What about the; Charlotte N.C , Boynton Beach Florida , Scottsdale AZ areas ?
    I'll be visiting friends-family there in near future
     

  5. Carguy1965
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 168

    Carguy1965
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    from Illinois

    The Detroit Autorama in February is a must!

    Also, Gene Winfield's Gathering at his place in Mojave CA in October (coming up Oct 15-16)
     
  6. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    Absolute # 1

    L. A. Roadster Show
    :D
     
  7. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 848

    D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    Long Beach Motorama
     
  8. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,253

    Gman0046
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    For me its the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion Nostalgia Drag Racing in Bowling Green, KY
     
  9. Bigjake
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 278

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  10. Absolution
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 43

    Absolution
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    from Phoenix

    In no particular order off the top of my head.

    Crusin Nationals
    Grand National Roadster Show
    Long Beach Motorama Showcase of Kustoms
    Ventura Nationals
    Mooneyes Christmas show

     
  11. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    BONNEVILLE.
    GNRS.
    LONE STAR ROUNDUP.
    JALOPYRAMA.
    HAMB DRAGS
    BONNEVILLE
    BONNEVILLE
    BONNEVILLE
    BONNEVILLE
    Iron Lords Good Guys or Auto Fair parties.
     
  12. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,311

    pwschuh
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    Bonneville is not intended to be a show or cruise, otherwise I would include it.

    GNRS
    Detroit
    LB Motorama
    Goodguys Columbus
    Jalopy Showdown
    Jalpoyrama
    Austin Roundup
    Pebble Beach
    LA Roadster Show
    Hershey
     
  13. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas
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    GoodGuys in Charlotte Oct. 28,29 and 30th... awesome show - Mayor
     
  14. In no real particular order (except the last two :rolleyes: )

    10th & Final HCPU
    Rust Revival
    NHR Reunion Beech Bend
    NHR Reunion Calif
    Lone Star Round-Up
    Vintage Torque Fest
    Hunnert Heads Up
    HAMB Drags
    Thanksgiving Dinner at Poverty Flats' :D
    Cookie Day at Denise's :eek:
     
  15. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Well I'm glad you think so. Iron Lords are having a pre party that friday night so stop by if you're in town.
     
  16. Pebble Beach
    Lonestar Roundup
    California Hot Rod Reunion
    Strangers Car Club BBQ in San Jose
     
  17. fifTsix
    Joined: Jul 26, 2008
    Posts: 486

    fifTsix
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    from TEXAS

    Bonneville
    Lone Star Round Up
    HAMB Drags
    GNRS
     
  18. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,459

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    Being a West coast guy my preferences lean towards this area:

    Grand National Roadster Show
    Sacramento Autorama
    Long Beach Motorama Showcase of Kustoms
    LA Roadster Show
    Goodguys Del Mar
    Run to the Sun (Lake Havasu)
    F100 Western Nationals
     
  19. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas
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    Sounds like a plan - Mayor
     
  20. s1buell
    Joined: May 12, 2011
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    s1buell
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    from Indiana

    Frog Follies, Evansville IN is a great show that gives alot for the $.
     
  21. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas
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    Thats one I've always wanted to go to.
     
  22. Bonneville will leave you breathless! Pebble Beach is a must. I still haven't done GNRS but maybe next year. I'm pretty parshal to Eagle Field but I do want to make it to the HAMB Drags. General Gow's Garage party is also at the top.
     
  23. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
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    I have enjoyed;

    LA Roadster Show
    Bonneville
    Monterey Historic Races
    March Meet
    CHHR

    I would like to do the Pebble Beach show but it is the same time as MHR.
    I also would like to try the Frog Follies and Cruise the Coast
     
  24. Hunnert car pileup
    Goodguys Des Moines
    HAMB Drags
    LSR
    Stray Kat @ Dewey OK
    Later,
    Dick
     
  25. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,530

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    Biggest isn't always best. Sure there are more cars to look at but 10,000 cars in one fairgrounds means that there are probably 500 cars that you will really take the time to examine.

    The LA Roadster show and the Grand National Roadster show top my someday list. The Sacramento show is another one that I want to make.
    The Roundup is number one on the after retirement list for 2013. It will probably be the 48's first time out of the box and it will hopefully be finished completely.

    Every section of the country most likely has one top notch event that a guy would like to make that may not be a big number event. The people and cars in attendance make the event, not the number of cars it draws, the door prizes or number of awards or other things on the list. The East vs West no overhead run last Saturday is an example of that. Held in a burger joint parking lot in the big middle of no where in the fall when the weather is iffy it is still one of the best events a guy can go to just because of the people and the cars that are there. Every vehicle there was interesting in one way or another and you didn't have to wade through acres of filler cars that were allowed in to get the numbers up. Damned few spectators except those who were really interested helped with the atmosphere too.
    Personally I'd rather drive 1000 miles to a great 100 car event than 150 miles to an event that is good in some respects but lacking in others.
     
  26. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Back to the 50's Minnesota!
     
  27. marcoman
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 109

    marcoman
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    PASO!!!!!! *niff*
     
  28. So .....

    You`re telling me there are other events besides THE LONESTAR ROUNDUP ?
     
  29. Hence my inclusion of the Strangers BBQ....
     
  30. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,266

    Koz
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    My list....

    Fall Wildwood Nj (This weekend)!!!!! The undisputed king of runs and the only show I won't miss.

    Beaver Springs Drags
    Jalopyrama
    Violators spring Bash
    Aces and Eights (to the canal)
    Hardtop57's winter garage hang

    And just added....WNTI show and bash in Knowlton NJ. We were there for the first time last week and it was killer. Still a small run but growing. Quality more than quantity and the best entertainment ever. Little Isidore and the Iquisitors and Ronnie Spector, Damn!!!!!
     

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