Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
hotrodders.com: Project Journals: 46highboypu's Journal
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

View 46highboypu's profile Entries: 296
Views: 76129
view from the beginning || now viewing most recent entries


Pages (60): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 [27] 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

10-06-2011 08:09 AM #25 Fall is Here
This show was the next morning after the night show before. As part of a fall festival the weather was right there, very cool and windy with the leaves turning and blowing, vendors with coffee and hot chocolate helped as well. Lots of car show friends showed up and we had a good time visiting and enjoying the parade and festivities. My friends were laughing with me that for a ride that rarely is a trophy winner, my hot rod sure draws a lot of attention. It was a very comfortable day and a short drive home. Still a few shows left to attend.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #166]

10-03-2011 01:05 PM #24 In the Dark
This show was an evening festival opening and drew about 60 cars and trucks. The weather was cool and windy which meant good crowds and few bugs on the drive there and back. I'm a little iffy on night driving in my area in east central Illinois. We grow big deer and they can total a much bigger vehicle than mine. The hot rod had many lookers and pictures taken as well as favorable comments. I think there are no new little bed remarks, have heard them all. It was all together a good show and a good evening and a safe trip there and back. Off to another show the next morning.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #165]

09-22-2011 08:23 AM #23 A Weathery Day
This show was a quick trip compared to the 2+ hours to Indy. The weather gave showers mixed with a little sunshine and then rain pretty steady-but no complaint 'cause we need rain. Friend Fuzzy Ron got his Tbucket back from paint and was able to attend even with the weather. I'm sure he had a wet trip home. In spite of the showers it was a good day spent with good friends and even a bucket of door prizes. Aside from the usual local cars some new entries showed up and a good time was had by all.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #164]

09-19-2011 08:39 AM #22 Speedway Indy
Drove the hot rod over to Indianapolis for the first Goodguys held at the 500 Speedway. I think there were 3000+ entries, at least I saw entry numbers in the 2700s when I thought to look. Friend Bill and I walked for miles trying to see everything there and it always seemed to be more to see. I don't know if my own hot rod drew any interest as we were gone most of the time. The trip was uneventful even with all the exits off 465 closed. Our plan had always been to use state roads to avoid the horrible condition of interstate 70 in Indiana and construction zones. I missed getting to watch the drag races at Raceway Park but the autocross was cool and every one there listened to the Indy cars running all day...you could buy rides for a couple of laps. The weather was great, cool early with lots of cloud cover but perfectly clear for the rest of the day. A great show and a great day.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #163]

09-13-2011 07:30 AM #21 trip Surprise
This trip was a surprise and a good one. I picked this car show because it gave me a chance to stop by an old friend for an over due visit. His '56 Chevy wagon is just getting under way once he unloads a vette. We had a great visit and shared our projects. Then came the surprise, as part of our ride in my hot rod we went to his friend's garage/shop. This tour was a real adventure. The garage has been written up in magazines and the internet, even a complete record on the Garage Journal. Starting as an abandoned garage/black smithy it is now "the coolest garage ever", complete with several spotless '60s GM cars that are perfectly restored. The best part of the cars is that they get thrashed on the drag strip regularly and often. The collection of old tools, equipment, and even a 1920 lift was mind blowing. I can't imagine having that much room, so brightly lit and operating room clean. It was worth the trip for this tour alone. The car show was a let down after that but I met up with friend Fuzzy and enjoyed the rest of the day. The home made trophies and the drive through presentation were cool. The drive was pretty much as usual but I still have not found the gremlin that jars the gauges off and on.


(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)

(click photo to enlarge)
  [Entry #162]

Pages (60): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 [27] 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.