Event Coverage: 2013 Ol Marais River Run Part 4

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The beautiful blue Kansas sky and the big trees of Forest Park combined to make lots and lots of harsh shadows. If I had more time at the show I would have used an off camera flash to fill in a bit, but I had 3 hours to cover a park with about 2000 cars in it… So yeah I didn’t do that ūüôā

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Sooooo Nice
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I stopped in to see the guys from Affordable Street Rods, this beautiful roadster is theirs and is just plain awesome.
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I love the stance of this shoebox. If any of you know the owner I’d like to find out how this stance was achieved. I have 3″ drop springs for the front of mine and 3″ drop springs for the rear, but I’m sure I need to get down farther than that.
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I see the Spiwak’s about everywhere I go and it’s never a bad thing.
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A touch too much.
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I’m not normally a Camaro guy but this one was very nice.
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I’ve always liked this 40
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Fresh back from the Hot Rod Hill Climb
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Nice scallops
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That’s a heck of a stretch job!
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My favorite ride of the show. This is a true survivor hot rod that was a dirt track racer before it was turned into this show rod in the 60’s
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It’s neighbor wasn’t too shabby either!
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Look at all of those identical hoods open. You can bet your behind I walked right by that whole area. Who needs to stop and look at 6 identical cars except for their paint colors?
 Look at all those hoods open. BOOOOOORRRRRIINNNNNNGGGGGG. Hey if you have a rad rides style under hood setup, or something else that
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Bryce, lookie here my friend.
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You cannot go wrong with a Rivi
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A very nice Anglia
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Gentry’s GMC Cabover is evolving every time I see it. I’m not sure it could lay out last time I saw it.
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That’s it folks, that’s what I saw in my whirlwind 2013 Ol Marais River Run trip. I only had time for 1 pass around the park, so if I missed your ride, I apologize.

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See you at a show,

Royboy

Event Coverage: 2013 Ol Marais River Run Part 3

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One of my favorite’s from the Greaserama was also in Ottawa.

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Beautiful truck, the suicide hood being open is less visually offensive than if it was a regular style.

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My dad’s 59 Thunderbird and our extended “family’s” cars behind it.

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Frank’s beautiful 56 Chevy took home an award for best Home Built I believe. Congrats Frank! I know you’ve put a lot of time and effort into your ride!

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Rick’s 57 has every option that you might want for a kool road trip cruiser and will look good while doing it.

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Roger Ward’s car has looked this good for a long long time and gets driven.

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Feed us, feeeeeeed ussss, feeeeeeeeeeeeeed ussssssssssss!

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Pretty good stance on this shoebox

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You don’t see these done up nice too often, if you’re going to take the whole tribe across country, this is the car for you.

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too bad about the hood.

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3rd or 4th show this summer I’ve run across this group.

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Not normally my style but something about it I liked.

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Keith Bright’s beautiful roadster.

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Some of my Nebraska/Kansas line friends

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I’ve shot Bill’s “Sledsel” for a magazine feature.

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A nice adaptation of an American Graffiti style build.

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Royboy

Shop Visit: Affordable Street Rods

As I mentioned in the last post about my 51 Ford, the car needs new wiring. I asked 5 different people and got 4 different answers on who I should go with for the wiring harness and fuse panel for the 51. Which told me that they all were pretty¬† much the same. I decided to go with a panel and wiring kit from Affordable Street Rods in Peabody, KS. This way I not only know who sold me the pieces, but who built them as well, and the cash stays in Kansas. I’m a big fan of buying local when you can.

So I headed down to Peabody, about an hour from my home to pick up the pieces and finally meet the owner Rex Watson in person. I arrived to find Rex and his brother working on this really nice rod.

Apparently a previous owner hadn’t done a good job of welding in some shot mounts so the boys were fixing them.

You know¬† you do a lot of fab when you’ve spent the money for these kool plastic plugs to mimic the real thing. They look great as wall art too.

Outside another project was getting some fresh air.

While another one waits it’s turn to go under the knife.

Days gone by are a reminder with kool toys like this  on the someday list.

The wiring kit and fuse panel look really well built and easy to understand, Rex has also reminded me multiple times that if I have any questions he is only a phone call away. Service, I dig it.

See you at a show,

Royboy

Event Coverage: 2013 Automobilia Moonlight Car Show Pt. 3

Event Coverage: 2013 Automobilia Moonlight Car Show Pt. 3

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Next up is the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, KS
See you at a show,
Royboy

Event Coverage: 2013 Automobilia Moonlight Car Show Pt. 2

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Royboy

Event Coverage: 2013 Automobilia Moonlight Car Show Pt. 1

2013 Automobilia Moonlight Car Show Pt. 1

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I’ve been attending this show off and on for a lot of years. It’s typically hot, starting at 4 in the afternoon, and as soon as the heat breaks the crowds come out in force making it hard to capture any decent images. The participants are a varied group of all styles of cars and bikes.
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See you at a show,
Royboy

Event Coverage: 2013 Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Father’s Day Show Pt.2

 

Wouldn’t they have looked better with the hoods and trunks shut?

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Travis

Event Coverage: 2013 Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Father’s Day Show Pt.1

John’s Vette

Pac-man lineup

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Travis

 

Event Coverage: 2013 Marysville AutoFest Part 4

AutoFest Part 4

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That’s it for the Marysville AutoFest for 2013, I hope you enjoyed the photos. I’m heading to Springfield, MO this weekend for the Queen City Riot.
I’ll see you at a show,
Travis
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Event Coverage: 2013 Marysville AutoFest Part 3

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Maybe next year I can get everyone to shut their hoods during the awards so that I can get better photos…

A whole mess o Mustangs and various other Fords
Bill’s Sledsel… looks for a feature on this ride to be shot soon and we’ll see if it appears here or in a magazine.
Bill’s other ride

See you at a show,

Travis

Event Coverage: 2013 Marysville AutoFest Part 2

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I’m kinda digging the stock lines here.

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Travis

Event Coverage: 2013 Marysville AutoFest Part 1

AutoFest!

Although I’ve been to the AutoFest twice before (2011 and 2012) this was the first time I’d taken my car. Some of my friends were competing in the BBQ contest so we all rolled into town on Friday. I did not take part in the poker run but I saw quite a few cars that did. All of the photos are in the gallery here if you want to see them all.

The cars started showing up early! This was about 7am.

Open to all makes and models this show draws in a nice variety of cars.

My Galaxie

Visually a car show is much better when the hoods and trunks are all shut but since this show does have a couple of teams of judges that come through I understand how some people would rather leave their cars open for the judges.

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That’s it for part 1

See you at a show,

Travis

More info on the Marysville AutoFest!

Marysville AutoFest June 1st

So last Friday I wrote up a little blog post about the upcoming Marysville, KS AutoFest on June 1. Yesterday I got a call from a friend of mine who is one of the people responsible for putting the show on and he had a ton of info for me about the show. Since it was new to me and I’d been to the show a couple of times I figured I better pass the info along to you.

 

2013 marks the 23rd year of the AutoFest, last year the show had 297 entrants and they’ve seen a 20 car growth each of the last few years so this year they are expecting to break that 300 car mark. The show is held on the brick street of the business district of Marysville and is held in conjunction with a KCBS sanctioned BBQ contest, that some friends and I will be competing in. AutoFest is open to all makes and models, including bikes, trucks and even tractors, just bring something cool to share with everyone else.

The promoters idea is a K.I.S.S. principle in running a show, they keep it as simple as possible. There are no official classes and your ride is not in any real competition with anyone elses. Each car is judged on it’s own merit and they award bronze, silver & gold awards, almost every car leaves with some sort of an award. They have a ton of specialty awards so that they can spread them around.

There are tons of vendors, including parts, food and even bouncy castles for the kids. Speaking of the kids, the show offers pool passes for the kids if they want to head over to the Marysville pool. The downtown area of Marysville offers lots of shopping opportunities if the ladies want to get away from the cars for a bit.

The show is set up to be as laid back and relaxing as it can be. Just my type of show where it’s as much about the social aspect of kool cars as it is the cars themselves.

See you at a show, (it should be this one!)
Travis

Event Coverage: 2013 MotorMania Part 2

Part 2!!!

Wow, talk about ruining all of the lines of the car by having everything open… I should have looked to see if the damn gas door was open too.
That’s it for what I saw at the Motor Mania show.
See you at a show, keep our friends in Oklahoma in your thoughts, prayers, mojo, good vibes, postive energy, whatever it is that you believe in. Those folks need any good stuff they can get.
Travis

Event Coverage: 2013 MotorMania

For the 2nd time I made the long drive (okay it was only 30 miles) over to Abilene, KS for their MotorMania show. Most of the cars had their hoods and a few trunks open, which means I don’t really want to shoot photos of them. Here are a few shots of what I saw.
More tomorrow, see you at a show,
Travis

2013…So Far.

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2013 started like they all do here, with the Starbird-Devlin show in Wichita.

Then a trip to shoot a feature which allowed me to hit 2 shops while I was out. ¬†I stopped by Ryno Built and Fast A.L.’s Upholstery.

Then it was of to Kansas City for the World of Wheels.

After that was a trip to Tulsa for the Starbird Rod & Custom show.

Then it was back to the Wichita area (Park City) for The Chill

Then it was off to the Texas Thaw in Denton TX which allowed me to stop at 3 of my friends shops along the way, Chaotic Customs, Premier Body & Paint and Atlas Speed & Custom.

Then it was back to Texas for the Goodguys Spring Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.

So as far as I can recollect, that is what I’ve been up to in the last 3 months.

See you at a show,

Travis

Royboy Friends: RJay’s Speed Shop

If you’re building a hot rod or street rod you need parts. You can go to the junk yard or swap meet, get dirty, maybe find something maybe not, maybe have to fix it if you do find it, or you can order new stuff.¬† If you are in a time crunch ordering parts can be a life saver. Have a look at my friends over at RJay’s Speed Shop.

For the month of March, RJays is having a 10% sale on all front end components from RJays Parts, Pete & Jakes, Superbell, Heidts & more!

RJays also offers parts for Tri-Five Chevys’ and Classic Trucks as well as the hot rods and street rods. Plus a section on Towing and Trailers so you can outfit your ride’s ride as well.

You can have a look at some of their customer’s cars here.

Find RJay’s on Facebook here.

Here’s the New Flathead motor mounts includes rubber mounts also $49.95 a pair.¬†

Support the small mom & pop places, get good stuff at good prices and build something kool.

See you at a show.

Travis