Event Coverage: 2013 Mid Decembrrrr Run

For the 4th time now we’ve had a blast on the Mid Decembrrrr Run! I started this event just to have one more excuse to hang out with the rod/kustom family and get our rides out one more time for the year. We’ve had long road trips, we’ve had lots of shop visits, we’ve enjoyed many hours of sitting in the Paramount Bar eating, drinking and enjoying conversation with the family. This year was a rather short run but with lots of time inside at lunch, a museum visit and at the traditional end of the event, homemade dinner at the Paramount.

 Some of the cars at the start of the day in Gypsum, KS
Some of the cars at the start of the day in Gypsum, KS
 After a drive through some very small towns on some roads that your GPS wouldn
After a drive through some very small towns on some roads that your GPS wouldn’t show as being paved even we showed stopped for lunch in Abilene.
 25 of us had lunch at La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
25 of us had lunch at La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Abilene

 

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 Then we all went to the Eisenhower Museum, President Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, KS. The Museum has an incredible amount of items to see.
Then we all went to the Eisenhower Museum, President Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, KS. The Museum has an incredible amount of items to see.
 Of course WWII items are the predominant theme of the museum since before he was President Eisenhower he was a 5 star General of the U.S. Army and a major player in the war.
Of course WWII items are the predominant theme of the museum since before he was President Eisenhower he was a 5 star General of the U.S. Army and a major player in the war.
 Some great propaganda posters are in the collection.
Some great propaganda posters are in the collection.
 There was an amazing amount of weaponry from many of the countries involved in WWII.
There was an amazing amount of weaponry from many of the countries involved in WWII.
 More examples of guns used in WWII
More examples of guns used in WWII
 A blurry propaganda poster, sorry about that.
A blurry propaganda poster, sorry about that.
 The 42 Cadillac here was the staff car used by Eisenhower throughout the war.
The 42 Cadillac here was the staff car used by Eisenhower throughout the war.
 I can
I can’t even imagine the recoil on this bad boy.
 Another shot of the 42 Cadillac
Another shot of the 42 Cadillac
 This staff carrier was said to be capable of 56 mph on a smooth road. I guess that
This staff carrier was said to be capable of 56 mph on a smooth road. I guess that’s the trade off for having armor, you loose some “get the heck out of here” speed.

 At the end of the run we gathered at the Paramount Bar in Salina to screen the film "This Is Long Beach" by Brian Darwas (Atomic Hot Rods) and enjoy some delicious chili and pulled pork sandwiches that my mom and Aunt brought in for us.
At the end of the run we gathered at the Paramount Bar in Salina to screen the film “This Is Long Beach” by Brian Darwas (Atomic Hot Rods) and enjoy some delicious chili and pulled pork sandwiches that my mom and Aunt brought in for us.
 Louise Knowles
Louise Knowles’ Chevy and Neal’s 49 Canopy Express GMC. Neal has made all 4 of these runs!
 Another shot of Louise
Another shot of Louise’s ride.
 Stray Kat Kustoms Mickey made it up for the run in his newly refurbished daily driver 60 Chevy flat top with Merc grill and Pontiac Taillights.
Stray Kat Kustoms Mickey made it up for the run in his newly refurbished daily driver 60 Chevy flat top with Merc grill and Pontiac Taillights.
 Glen drove his Impala on the run but he was pretty anxious to go pick up his 34 from Jeff Myers
Glen drove his Impala on the run but he was pretty anxious to go pick up his 34 from Jeff Myers’ Premier Body & Paint.

 

I know that I had a fantastic time with friends and family, and I want to say thanks to all of you that came out and braved the wind chill to hang out with us. I think I counted about 15 cars on the run at the peak, and 25 people for lunch and 28 or so for the dinner. I appreciate all of the miles that so many of you put in just to get my event, with GasserLouie coming from Lincoln, NE, the Stears’ coming from Independence, MO, Stray Kat Kustoms Mickey coming from Bartlesville, OK and all of the folks from places in between. YOU are what makes this event awesome each year. The rod/kustom family is what this whole thing I do here at Royboy Productions is all about. You’ve all had such a tremendous impact on my life I cannot begin to describe it.

Neal always brings along his camera and takes lots of photos, see what he saw Saturday here.

While we were sitting at the Paramount at the end of the run it was decided that we should throw a party there on the Saturday of KKOA weekend. Normally I wouldn’t announce it so early but I’m too excited to keep it a secret. Details to come down the road but plan on being at the KKOA and plan on coming to join us at the party that Saturday night!

Thanks again family!

See you at a show,

Royboy

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