A Busy Weekend Part 2: Showdown In The Valley

From Garnett (see part 1) I headed out to Mulvane, KS home of the Mulvane Marauders.
This part was another fun drive, exploring country side, just randomly heading south and west until I got close to the show.

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That was a fun drive! I got to see some of the grain storage facilities that I’d done the mechanical and fabrication drawings for, drove a new section of one of my favorite roads, an old section of highway just outside of most people’s point of view while they cruise on US-400, had a burger at the historic Beaumont Hotel and explored a fun new-to-me road between Latham and Douglass, KS.

Once I arrived in Mulvane it’s the same story as every other time, the many friends I’ve made in the Marauders make me feel at home. This show is held on the old main street area of Mulvane and features some of the over 160 members of the club’s rides as well as many area cars. The Marauders gave away a freshly rebuilt engine this year along with a huge table full of door prizes and some killer trophies made by various members of the Marauders.

One of the most beautiful kustoms around, Don’s 54 Buick

Jody’s way kool Y-block powered kustom Ford truck

Steve’s Tiki Taxi

Merideth’s Trixie Tee, built to match her Trophy Girl purse, this is a killer little hotrod!
Trixie Tee

Jack’s 40 Ford

One kool kustom influenced hot rod

I really dig this killer Merc kustom, check out the headlights…

Some high dollar rides showed up

Chris and Karma Carlson of Chaotic Customs drive this 60 Pontiac named Stella nearly every day, and judging by the color of the back tire, Chris didn’t get the kids to clean Stella after driving down the dirt road they live on. That’s dedication, live on a dirt road and drive a ride like this!

Jason of Red House Custom Paint was in attendance.

Mike’s 29 Roadster

One of my favorite cars of the show, Kent drives the heck out of her too!

Another 51 Ford! This time with the 6 cylinder drive train.

Interesting dash

Bill Hines and crew chopped this at the KKOA in 2009 I believe. Love the chop and the color!

Kevin’s 64 Galaxie

Chris giving out the awards.

Congrats Kent!

That’s it for the 2nd part, a drive up to Gypsum would end my day driving around central-eastern KS. Hope you enjoyed the coverage, stay tuned to the blog with RSS feeds or email updates so  you know when I’ve updated the blog.

See you at a show!


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