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Old 08-19-2012, 10:40 PM
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Hot August Niles car show.

I have went to this show a few times as a spectator being I haven't had a interesting car on the road in years. As soon as I got my Rambler I planned on going, it sat for two years before I got her running but finally made it yesterday. I don't mind telling you, I was tired, after a hard weeks work I didn't feel like getting up out of a warm bed with the wife and washing the car to go. I laid there a while talking myself into it and I am sure glad I went. I had a BALL, a friggin ball talking with people, seeing old friends, meeting a bunch of new ones. It was really a blast, I was planning on leaving early but didn't leave until they kicked me out.

Some interesting stuff, and every end of the spectrum in quality, some outstanding cars out there!



Oh yeah the Rambler always draws a crowd. There were much nicer things to see there but it's interesting so it really does get it's share of attention.



This Pontiac was sold new at a dealership not a hundred feet from where the car was sitting. We are talking an old town, this dealership hadn't been there in 50 years or more.



This Kaiser Manhattan (with a factory Supercharger!) was also bought new at a Kaiser dealer here in town. The building is still there and is an auto repair shop, very cool.




The Studebaker club was there.



A couple of close ups of an amazingly detailed 57 Chevy.



I never get tired of seeing this truck, it's a beauty!



If someone told me that one day I would see the very hearse that I pulled my mom and dad's caskets out of being displayed at a car show BY the mortuary,I would have said, "Come on, they aren't that tacky, they would never do that". But I would have been wrong.



A cousin of my Rambler was there.


Sweet!


Sweet.


And a grandson of my Rambler.


SWEET!


And check out this hand made intake on one of the Inliners International club that was there.

Look at that intake close up, this was cut on a CNC machine. The entire car was BEAUTIFUL!


Another in a 48 Buick.


Can we say HOT ROD?


And one of my favorites for sure was this very cool little T.


And check out the steering and clutch linkage. What a neat little car!


Nice show, nice people, nice food, it was a great day.

Brian
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I have heard people bragg on Hot August Nights for years. Thanks for bringing a little of it to us back east. Great pics.

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I have heard people bragg on Hot August Nights for years. Thanks for bringing a little of it to us back east. Great pics.

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Hold on there John, this isn't "Hot August Nights" in Reno Nv (that was a few weeks ago, I have never been there either) this is a small local show called "Hot August Niles" in Niles Ca (The first "Hollywood" in California with Essanay studios Click here ) with about 400 cars. It's now a sleepy little town full of antique stores.

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Excellent pics, thanks.
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nice pics. Wish I would have made it out there. Not sure if any cars I did were there as I didn't see the usual trailers outside loading them up but I'm sure something was there. Sad how I only go to the autorama cause it's close. On the weekend I just want to chill, play basketball, and play with my daughter.

Nice pics and that green car(Impala?) is sweeeeet!
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Thanks for the pictures. Looks like it is a great show and a neat little town. Do they do this every year? If so will try to make it down there. Thanks again.
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They actually have two a year, one in the spring and the other in August.

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Hold on there John, this isn't "Hot August Nights" in Reno Nv (that was a few weeks ago, I have never been there either) this is a small local show called "Hot August Niles" in Niles Ca (The first "Hollywood" in California with Essanay studios Click here ) with about 400 cars. It's now a sleepy little town full of antique stores.

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Wow, I blew that didn't I? The pictures were still great. I love the smaller shows where you can connect with the guys who own the cars. It is usually easier to meet up with your buddies too. Looks kike you had a great day.

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Is Don still in business?, He owns a bunch of rental houses, uses the back yards for parts storage and the one acre yard above the underpass is all sorted by car make.
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Man that Pontiac is really sweet and beautiful at the same time.

Classic clean lines and really done with a great deal taste.

Thanks for posting the super shots from the car show.

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In 2001 we were going across 80 and saw all the cars in Sparks NV, ( reno cruize location) WE had some time so I said to the co driver take the next turn off, It was a little hard getting around the narrow roads, We had to back up the trailer to make one turn but the casinos let us park in their RV lot, we were ther from 5 pm until midnight, On a return trip I pushed the scan button on the radio (AM) we were just into utah and I heard " The roadster 166.4 mph" . at first I thought The cops have radar set up. Then said They are running on the salt flats. So we made another turn off, were empty so were ok on the salt. spent noon until 5.
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Is Don still in business?, He owns a bunch of rental houses, uses the back yards for parts storage and the one acre yard above the underpass is all sorted by car make.
I don't know where else he has parts these days. He down sized quite a bunch a number of years ago. He doesn't have that one acre yard that I know of any more, it was up on Mission bl next to the train tracks.

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Looks like a nice little cruise!
I was going to ask if the "Niles" was a typo, but the pictures didn't look like anything around Reno/Sparks area. I haven't been to Hot August Nights since the mid 1990's, and I need to get back there someday soon!
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Here are a few shots of this little town, it's pretty neat.







Niles was actually where the cross contenental railway ended! Lot's of rail history there and they have a running steam train that is a hoot to ride thru the canyon.

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The clutch linkage on that little T roadster is wild. Was there an upper column support?
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