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Old 07-14-2013, 09:08 AM
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Yeah I don't get it, I rolled thru the parking lot on one side of the cones looking in at the "car show" and thought, I could park right here for free, or go on the other side of the cones 20 feet away for $25...what to do...

I don't care where it is there is someone better than that mall parking lot! Acres of red hot asphalt, I don't get it.

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We have cruise night every Friday night at one of the parts stores, it is free. Some night they give out Hot Dogs and Brats But our club cruise night is Th night where we meet at the hardware store and go on a cruise to eat somewhere, we go up to 50 miles away, sometimes we get over 30 cars, and we just follow whom ever is leading, we go around some of the many lakes up here and through some of the little towns. When we get to where we are going, we all park together and go eat. No matter where we go the cars draw a crowd,they look at the cars and we eat, shoot the bull, and have a couple cool ones of our choice. When we are done we go out and talk with some of the people looking at our cars, it cost nothing (except our food) and we have a ball. We go to a different place each week and of course a different way.

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:27 PM
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That is cool 35terraplane. When I started this thread, I named it on purpose to focus on get togethers between friends. The cars are good but the time spent sharing them with old and new friends is what makes it great.

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With us it is the people, we meet year around at different places to eat. We have a core group of 12 couples or so then some of the other members might show up. We always call ahead so we have a big table or a few smaller ones. we go out if it 90* above or $%* below zero, just to eat drink a couple and meet new members.

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Saturday was a great day for the cruise in at Cleveland Tn. There was a chance of rain but it never did.





And for you guys that would cut one down the middle. This sectioned 40.



Everybody loves a Chevy truck.



Just to prove I drive my car.....



I think I will post this one on the Come On Man thread. Check it out, you will see why.



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Nice cars, and it looked like nice weather too.

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1st time I have noticed the cut outs are they a recent addition.
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1st time I have noticed the cut outs are they a recent addition.
No, They have been on it for about 5 years. They are Stainless pipes and caps from Speedway. They are hooked up. I do like to open them once in a while and let the little flattie talk.

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So yesterday I showed my car in a local art and wine festival and had a great time. The one thing that was cool about this was most everyone who walked thru weren't "car people" so they were pretty intrigued and talkative. I did something I had thought of for a long time and never have done for some reason, I wrote up a little note to put in the windshield with some facts about the car.









One of the things of course was that it was made at the Fremont GM plant, a lot of people didn't know that where they are making the Tesla's and where Toyota built cars for almost twenty years that they made GM cars back int he sixties there too! So this was a great thing to include that I kinda take for granted. But I got a kick out of how many people stopped to read the info on the windshield and talk with friends about it and so on, I am so glad I did this.

One of the people that surprised me was about a 75 year old Indian woman like the one pictured.



There are large Indian and Pakistani communities in the area so seeing woman in a "Sari" or man with a turban on their head is common place, I see it every single day. But to see this gray haired woman go walking up and around every one of those cars and inspecting everything, talking to her family about them, she read every word on my note, it was really cool. I am sorry I didn't go speak to her because I have to assume she had a father back in India who was a mechanic or something, she really was into these cars.

I also saw a little boy who was about 4 and carefully looking into the cars without touching them and I had to go tell the dad how I wish I had something to give him for being so polite around the cars. And it hit me, I am going to pickup a few hotwheels cars before the next show for just that.

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It looks like you had a fun day. i am really glad to see you are enjoying the buick. It looks right at home there.
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I can't wait until the next show which is one I watched happen year after year and I had nothing to go with, last year was the Rambler this year I am going to put both of them in it with a sign on the Rambler pointing over to the Gran Sport "My other car is a Gran Sport" and a sign on the Gran Sport "My other car is a Rambler". Oh yeah, that will get some conversations going! LOL

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Yesterday was the local show I have been waiting to go to and it was a blast.

I dig this truck so much, and I am not a fan of sinking the glass as he did. But it is so well done it really works well.







Here are some in progress photos he had.







But the place was packed, about 325 cars.









One of Marge's nephews.










The best example of a V8-60 ever!











Still very mixed seeing the hearse that carried both my parents being made into a hot rod by the funeral home.

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Yea, I think the hearse should be treated with a little more respect. I just don't get that at all.

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Yea, I think the hearse should be treated with a little more respect. I just don't get that at all.

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I posted this photo on a facebook page on my town and yes, most everyone who responded thinks it's way out of line.

As I said there..

Talk about mixed emotions! Every time I see the hearse that carried both my parents to their graves that has now been made into a hot rod by the Mortuary I just don't know what to think. One side of me thinks it's the marketing disaster of a life time for the mortuary to make light of all the people who died, forgetting the fact that Fremont is full of people like me who may not take kindly to this very emotional and serious event in their life of loosing a loved one being made into a joke. Then the other side of me says "it's just a car" and actually celebrating their loved ones lives.

Like I say, I am very mixed. I was sitting there eating a pancake breakfast and just stared at it as it went by, stunned, yet thinking about good times and how my dad wanted us to save money and use the Olds hearse instead of the Cad one. How I wish we would have used the Cad because he wanted to own a Cad for years but never found himself to spend the extra money, I don't know, my mind just goes crazy when I see it.
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I love the flames on this truck, just perfect in my opinion.




























The only car I know of there that was trailered.



I don't know what this started out as but damn it is interesting.



The sky was beautiful and perfect weather for the show.

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