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Kind of Funny......My wife and I came across and advertisement for a Hot Rod Car Show on the top level of the Kahala Mall parking lot over Father's Day weekend. We decided to go to the car show but first take the boys to "Batman Begins." We took two vehicles and I went to park my SSR "near the car show." Instead, as I approached the chained off up ramp, the security guard, no doubt seeing my slingshot SSR complete with flames and fuzzy yellow dice hanging from the mirror opened the chain and let me go up the ramp!

I parked (very few show cars had arrived yet) and went to the movie. We came back from the movie about two hours later and there was my slingshot, now a part of the show!! It was amazing how well it fit in with the other Hot Rods at the show. Really looked like it belonged there and drew as much attention as any other of the cars or trucks. I overheard bystanders raving about that "custom yellow pickup truck." The owner "must have had it custom built!"

There were some pretty cool vehicles there (see attached photos). Since I had been living vicariously through Fuzzy and the Gang reading their HRPT chronicles, it was kind of fun being there. The only down side was that we had to wait to leave until the show was over!!! :lol ....Another day in the life of the SSR :lol
 

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Kevin Honolulu said:
Some of the photos were too big. Will down size additonal photos later! Great shot of '53 Chevy pickup.
Hi Kevin,

Photos look nice... like that your SSR was an "automatic" shoe in for the car show. :thumbs

I had a similar situation like yours. I was driving by a friend’s house last summer in Wheatfield, NY... and low and behold there happened to be a car show that day. Just when I pulled into my friends driveway and got out of my SSR, I heard this guy shout out HEY! HEY! Do you want to be in our car show? I laughed out loud and said you talking to me? :lol YEP! hmm so I thought about it for a moment and said sure why not ... but I haven't pre-registered or anything .... he said no problem just pull in and join us free of charge!

It sure was fun indeed. :thumbs
 

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Aint it great to be able to join in with all th old timer hot rods and still stick out and appeal to the masses? :seeya

Car shows are a great way to meet other people, and get ideas for your vehicle too. Most people in hot rodding are very friendly and happy to talk to you about your vehicle and theirs, as well as what so and so is doing or has done to one. All in all a terriffic way to pass a day and make new friends. :thumbs

Glad you had a good time. :cool
 

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"owner must have had it custom built"

A guy pulled up beside me at the traffic light, he was driving a slick 1976 Chevy pickup. He yelled to me, "who built that for you?" One would think that a Chevy pickup driver would know what an SSR was, but when I told him it was a "stock" Chevrolet, he was truly surprised.

My "rides": 2005 yellow SSR
2001 Sedan de Ville
1941 Boeing "Stearman"
 

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fits rigth in

I've been attenting meets of the old car clubs that I belong to and where I usually attend with my collection cars ,with my SSR !!!!
Normally these clubs will not allow customs or "modern" cars but for my SSR they all make an exception!!
I never ask to participate but I'm always asked to park in the show and participate in the driving tour!!!
Everybody just likes the SSR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most of the time it gets more attention than the other cars!
 

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Marc NY said:


I had a similar situation like yours.

It sure was fun indeed. :thumbs
Thanks Marc,
What fun! Can't think of too many vehicles that are immediately accepted at classic car shows! I guess that is what "instant classic" means.

Thanks for posting picture with 50's pickup. I have always enjoyed photos of SSRs taken alongside "Grandpa." You can really see the heritage.

Here are a few more from the weekend:
 

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wildcat66 said:
I think you will be hooked for car shows from now on!!!!
Thanks Wildcat66!
Yeah, sure is a lot of fun! I'm working on my next "project" that would be great for future car shows. I know this is the SSR forum, but I couldn't resist (especially since the topic is car shows).
Wildcat 66 meet "Wildcat 63!"
My Dad's '63 Buick convertible bought new in 1963 and in the family ever since.
 

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