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Art & Inspiration When You Go To Shows Or Gatherings, What Attracts Your Eye?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crazy Steve, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Rods

    165 vote(s)
  2. Customs

    83 vote(s)
  3. Driveline

    60 vote(s)
  4. Interiors

    45 vote(s)
  5. Paint/bodywork

    78 vote(s)
  6. Make/model specific

    59 vote(s)
  7. Design

    58 vote(s)
  8. Outrageous/weirdness

    17 vote(s)
  9. Other (explain)

    43 vote(s)
  10. Survivors

    150 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Everyone attends car shows or get-togethers for various reasons, but for me it's mostly about the cars. So what do you look at in the vehicles? Outrageousness? Driveline? Interiors? Build details? Paint/bodywork? Originality of design? All of these things, or is it more specific? Personally, I'm a 'build detail' guy, but I'm also impressed when I see a vehicle that shows a coherent style or theme, particularly when it's something 'out of the box' that's well done. I'll walk right by the 'cookie cutter' cars, and I really love home-builts.
  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,113

    from California

    I mostly go for the young hotties in short shorts.
  3. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,924


    Ya know, I am starting to get tired of you following me around at shows!
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  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,113

    from California

    quit wearing those short shorts if you don't like it.!

  5. OK, we got a vote in the 'other' category, anybody else? LOLOL
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  6. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,139

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I always stop in my tracks when I run across a "true" survivor Hot Rod or Custom.
    Then there's always, stopping to look at a car/pickup the same year/make as one of mine, to see what they've done to theirs.
  7. Survivors is one I missed, I added it...

    And no, HRP didn't put me up to this...:eek::D
  8. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,497


    Red heads w/"D-D"s, followed by pre-cage open wheel oval track racecars
    48fordnut, Deuces, 49ratfink and 4 others like this.
  9. I checked other, I love engines, that’s always the first thing I notice and look at.
    Deuces, Joe Travers, LAROKE and 4 others like this.
  10. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,003

    from PNW

    Well done (designed, engineered, hotrodded), older foreign stuff. Anything open wheeled (oval, road, drag) race track related. Function over flash draws my eye.
    chryslerfan55, Deuces, X-cpe and 2 others like this.
  11. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,790

    from kansas

    Anything unique. I like cars off the beaten path. I like 40 ford's etc but I'm drawn to Anything different.
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  12. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,682

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    A few things catch my attention: A vehicle that: Is well done and a bit different without being weird, Triggers a memory from the past ( family owned one or something like that) and finally, And as noted above, survivors.
    chryslerfan55, Deuces, X-cpe and 3 others like this.
  13. Originality/uniqueness.
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  14. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,433


    Originality, unique, tasteful use of wild oddities.
    Deuces, dana barlow and Stogy like this.
  15. Fabrication, Chassis Work, well done welds. Vintage Race Cars, or race cars built period correct ! Mainly oval track but drag and road race will catch my eye as well.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2021
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  16. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 7,230


    My “other” is because I don’t look for a show unless a swap meet is involved.
    I will stop by a “show only” that I see or come across that’s being held in a town I’m driving through.
    Would probably/maybe/who knows, if I had something to show off, might be different.
    Guessing that won’t happen this year;)
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  17. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,869

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    I always check out trucks from the later 40's thru 50's for ideas for mine. After that a really good paint job is always
    eye catching. I look at most everything for well done details.
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  18. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,812


    hmmm...we put on our car show a couple weeks ago. I looked at the early Corvairs, some of the traditional cars, the early DeSoto, Squeeg's roadster, sheriff Dannels' 55, mark's 1920 Harley (he snuck it in), the Levi's Pacer, the Rodsun, and of course many others that I can't recall.

    So my tastes don't fit any of your categories, really.

    Good luck with it!
  19. Stance. If a car sits like it's looking for trouble, I'll go look at it. And a straight axle car always pulls me in.
  20. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,674

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I typically go to shows to see friends mainly, but will spend time checking out survivors more than anything as far as the cars are concerned.
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  21. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 1,080


    I'm instantly drawn to the survivors, any traditional style Hot Rods and nearly anything with a blower:)
  22. My eyes wander around till I find the old original cars, you know the ones that have been around awhile. Then my nose gets to get its turn, I absolutely love the smell of an old car. The interior has that special smell that not everyone can stomach, and the smell of old oil and gear lube is the best. I know it sounds weird but that's what I look for. Mitch
  23. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,656

    anthony myrick

    commercial vehicles, bicycles, boats, tuners, road race, trophy trucks, rusty crap, Kustoms, 70s vans, buses, VWs, exotics, choo choos, go carts, motorcycles, military, live bands with stand up bases, chili dogs, air craft, cold Dr.Pepper, the nearest restroom, odd ball cars and makes, rich Corinthian leather, tractors.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
  24. Guy Patterson
    Joined: Nov 27, 2020
    Posts: 258

    Guy Patterson

    Anthony your just a car slut
  25. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,410


    I checked Hot Rods and other : A quality build or restoration both have the same degree of finish, and I look for the fine detail work. Leave the hood, doors, and trunk lid closed, if I like the car I'll take a photo of it.

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  26. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,074


    Actually I like the cookie cutter cars like 32's and 40 Fords since they are my favorites. When a builder can make one of these stand out, he worked pretty hard at it. And when there is an original in these two years, that's pretty rare.
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  27. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,656

    anthony myrick

    Old race cars, homemade log trucks, chain saws, hit and miss engines, lettering and pin stripes, boat flake paint, stupid low stuff, trikes, fiberglass kit cars, anything with tracks, under construction, orphan projects, low riders, roller skates
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  28. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,434

    Jalopy Joker

    I voted other because have a wide range of interests - plus, often will see something that catches my eye that I would not normally would put down on a list of preferences
  29. Reidy
    Joined: May 13, 2016
    Posts: 180


    I am always drawn to cars that are obviously been used. I can appreciate an impeccable build and the time and money it takes to achieve perfection. But for me a home build that sees the road often does it for me. Especially if the builder as used a lot of practical solutions to enhance his ride.
  30. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,022

    from Minnesota

    I voted but only go to one car show a year.
    I go to swap meets every weekend and there may be a car show attached but I don’t look at done vehicles
    Deuces and Stogy like this.

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