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Great for model-building references and besides they're just "Durn Purdy" to look at!

Merc/Deuce Reunion and Car Show - Afton, OK 5/12/07
H.A.M.B. Old Time Drags - 8/25/07
H.A.M.B. Old Time Drags - 8/23/08
H.A.M.B. Old Time Drags - 8/22/09
H.A.M.B Old Time Drags - 8/21/10
H,A.M.B. Drags - 2011
Lee's Summit High School Show - 9/6/08
LaBenite Park Show -0 10/11/08
KC World of Wheels - 2/28/09
KC World of Wheels - 2010
2009 Starbird Museum Hall of Fame Induction and Car Show - 5/11/09
Show-Me Rods Car Show - 6/5/10

 
Starbird Rod & Custom Show - Tulsa 2015
Feb 21, 2015

A wintry mix of weather made travel not so great to and from this show this year, but the cars were beautiful and the Starbirds always put on a great show!

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KC World of Wheels 2015
Feb 14, 2015
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World of Wheels Kansas City 2013
Feb 9, 2013

The 2013 W.O.W. was held at Bartle Hall here in KC again this year. Great cars everywhere!

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World of Wheels Kansas City 2012
Feb 11, 2012

Bartle Hall in Kansas City, MO, was the home of the World of Wheels Tour when it hit KC again this year. Lots of great cars as always and our buddy Fritz Schenck and his lovely wife, Carrol, were there with the Roswell Rod. Also appearing this year was the newly restored Manta Ray by Dean Jeffries.

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Bonneville SW 2011 Pt2
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Bonneville SW 2011 Pt 3
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Bonneville SW 2011 Pt 1
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Greaserama 2011
Sep 3, 2011

Each year here in KC, the guys and gals of Los Punk Rods put on a great car show called the Greaserama. Its specialty is alternative rods and kustoms - what some call "Rat Rods" (a term not used much anymore).

It's a two day festival of the unusual in cars, music, clothes, and lifestyles. There's more tatoos and piercings than you can shake a stick at!

The KC Slammers usually stage a model car display for the event but this year we took a break and several of us just went and enjoyed the sounds, people, colors, smells, and those great cars!

It's held at the old Boulevard Drive-In Theater in KC, Kansas on Mission Drive. The venue is perfect for the event and, on Saturday night, they even show "vintage" rodder movies on the theater screen.

This year the special guest was Butch Patrick, a.k.a. "Eddie" from the hit TV Show "The Munsters"! Butch is a little older now but he's a really nice guy!

Next year, on Labor Day Weekend, plan on spending at least a day on that weekend at the Greaserama. You'll have a ball !

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HAMB Drags 2011

The H.A.M.B. Message Board group staged the "Old Time Drags" again at the MO/KAN Raceway outside of Asbury, Missouri. It wasn't as hot as last year, but the racing was just as good. Lot's of burnout smoke and wheels up launches.

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World of Wheels Kansas City - 2011
Feb 12, 2011

The annual World of Wheels Car Show was held again this year in Bartle Hall in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It was great show and it was HUGE! The producers occupied eery square foot of the main exhibition floor of the convention hall.

The display vehicles were grouped nicely with entire sections of the floor dedicated to motorcycles, rods, racing, Mustangs, Vettes, etc, and the customs and stocks were spread all over the place as eye candy.

Galpin Motors had their show custom "The Scythe" on display (you either loved this one or hated it).

Big Daddy Roth's sons were there with their new kustom (super nice guys - real down to earth). Like thier dad, Ed, they were out there hawking t-shirts, pinstriping paint, metalflake, books, and keepsakes. Big Daddy was smilin' on them from Kustom Heaven.

The World of Wheels has definitely turned the corner from the so-so shows of the past and has evolved into one of the best car shows in the country. The crowd was HUGE!!!!!

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H.A.M.B. Old Time Drags - 8/21/10
Aug 21, 2010

The H.A.M.B. Message Board group staged the "Old Time Drags" again at the strip outside of Asbury, Missouri, on yet another HOT day in August.

The day was great and Zimm, Rich, Carl, Larry, Diane, Lee (plus son and grandson), Bill B., Jerrald (plus Stacy), Jeff, and Ellis were there to see all the action on a great day. It was unbearably hot with the heat index right around 100 degrees. The wind laid in the middle of the afternoon and the sun beat down mercilessly all day. But, the cars kept running down the strip and we all had a blast.

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HAMB Drags 2009
Aug 22, 2009

The HAMB Nostalgia Drags were held in Asbury, MO again this year.

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Kansas City International Raceway - The Last Race Day
Nov 1, 2011

In business since 1967... Sunday, November 20, 2011, marked the last day of operations for K.C.I.R.

Regrettably, nothing lasts forever on this earth and the legendary Kansas City dragstrip fell victim to the land-grabbing growth of the city. The city plans to build a community park on the raceway grounds at some point in the future. There was quite a bit of controversy over the aquisition of the KCIR property and how the whole deal came down. Throughout its history, KCIR played host to the greats of straightline racing - Garlits, Muldowney, and many others shot down the 1/4 mile in their beautiful machines with smoke, fire, and deafening noise. In truth, when the end came for the dragstrip, it was that very smoke, fire, and noise that contributed to the demise of the track.

In 1967, the new KCIR was out on the edge of the city surrounded by farm fields, cows, and some rural residential homes and small businesses. For many years, there was no one in the immediate area to be concerned about and, in fact, the local hamlet of Knobtown financially benefited greatly from the weekend crowds that went to the drag races.

Through the years, the residential building has boomed in that rural area. Ironically, it was the very same rural country charm and local hills, trees, and winding roads that drew in the homeowners and land developers. The new crowd of wealthy and influential homeowners began to complain about the loud engine noise and traffic that are always a part of drag races. Eventually, the homeowners got the attention of the politicians and they won out. KCIR was sold to the city of Kansas City for "future development".

The last weekend was cold, cloudy, and rainy. But still, the diehard drag fans turned out for some last runs down the KCIR Strip. It was a "Run Whatcha Brung" meet for the locals so they could all say goodbye to KCIR and all the wonderful weekends of the last 44 years. There were no big name drag racers present and the weather was miserable (the races were rained out on Saturday and moved to Sunday and the turnout was low due to the weather).

KCIR, like so many things and places just faded away into the memory books. The KC Slammers were lucky to have members Alan Sterbenz and his son, Dalton, in attendance at the last day. Alan and Dalton took their classic 1957 T-Bird for a last run down the old track. Alan also provided us with the great pictures in this album for all to enjoy.

So long KCIR, you will be missed!

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Pete & Jake's 40th Anniversary Car Show

Stay tuned for pictures from the May 10 show in Peculiar, MO

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H.A.M.B. Old Time Drag Races 2008
Aug 23, 2008

Here we are, folks! Pictures of the H.A.M.B.-sponsored Old Time Drags held every year in Asbury, Missouri. Several KC Slammers took a road trip down that way on a warm August 23rd Saturday and spent the afternoon checkin' out the cars and watchin' the drags. On the way home we stopped in Pittsburg, KS, at Chicken Annie's for some pan-fried chicken. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday, huh?

Enjoy the pictures - We hope they provide plenty of model building inspiration and ideas!

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H.A.M.B. Old Time Drag Races
Aug 25, 2007

Imagine, if you will, that it’s Aug 25th, 1957. You and a few of your fellow hot rod hoodlums (gearheads in today’s terms) are standing in the pits of a small, very much nondescript drag strip out in the middle of nowhere. As you look around you see nothing but cornfields in the distance. But in closer view is an absolute beautiful panorama of “A” bones, “T”s, Willys and Henry J coupes, front engined purpose built dragsters, and even some of those resemble relics from the late 40’s early 50’s.
As you and your buddies from the K.C. Slammers Model Car Club, wander through the pits looking for reference material for that next great model build, there is a scurry of activity, and you are constantly being bombarded by the sounds of hopped up, 4 bangers, inline 6’s, lots of flathead V-8, compliments of our dear friend H.F. who blessed us with those starting in 1932, as well as an occasional “bowtie”, “ Hemi”, Olds, or Buick, model of the V-8 being brought to life in preparation for it’s ensuing battle against the clocks and the opponent in the other lane of this narrow two lane strip of concrete and blacktop.
As you continue to look around in total awe your head starts to clear and you begin to fully realize that it’s not 1957, but 2007, and yes, you are standing in the situation previously described. It’s a hot August Saturday night and you just happen to be wandering the pits of MOKAN dragstrip. This strip was founded in 1962,and is located between Ausbury, MO. and Pittsburg, KS, on Missouri Highway 171. It has been in continuous operation ever since and is also the home of the H.A.M.B. drags. You are about to experience photos of the 6th running of the vintage drags, which are sponsored by the H.A.M.B. forum members, and the Jalopy Journal website
( www.jalopyjournal.com ). This forum is dedicated to “Spreading the gospel of traditional hot rods and kustoms to hoodlums worldwide.”
So sit back, relax, and take a trip down memory lane with us.
Many thanks to the Jalopy Journal website and the H.A.M.B. forum members for making this trip possible.
CHEERS !!!! And see you again in ’08.

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KC World of Wheels
Feb 13, 2010

The Kansas City World of Wheels Car Show was held at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, MO. This year the show expanded to include the entire floor area of the Hall and it was HUGE! Great vendors and beautiful cars of the highest quality. "The Fonz" Henry Winkler was there signing autographs to bring back old memories. If anyone trys to tell you that customs and car shows are dying, they needed to see this year's World of Wheels here in Kansas City. A great time was had by the entire crowd.

A very good KC Slammers' friend was there as well - Jimmy Flintstone was there for the modelers with a ton of his resins and other goodies.

Our buddies from the Punk Rods were there in force with their great cars. It's always a pleasure to see Todd and the crew!

Enjoy the pictures!

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Kansas City World of Wheels 2009
Feb 28, 2009

A great show this year!

Plenty of rods, customs, classics, trucks, and bikes.

Gene Winfield was there pressin' flesh and being the gentleman that he always is! Fritz had his Outlaw Clone and a great bike set up in a special Big Daddy Roth Tribute Exhibit. The new T-Bird Custom "The Thunderflite" came in from California. Jimmy Flintstone was there with his crew sellin' those great resin goodies of his and lots of other stuff as well.

KC woke up Saturday the 28th to a 7" snowfall that came overnight but it didn't seem to hold off the car fans any at all.

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Show Me Rods Car Show
Jun 5, 2010

The Show Me Rods Car Club of Kansas City staged a neat car show on the banks of the Missouri River on Saturday, June 5. Nice show, great cars. The KC Slammer's Carl Young even had his car at the show!

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2009 Starbird Museum Hall of Fame Induction and Car Show
May 11, 2009

Rich Newberry, a member of the KC Slammers, made the trip down to Darryl Starbird's National Custom and Hot Rod Hall of Fame and Museum. He had the opportunity to attend the annual Hall of Fame Induction, car show, and spent a lot of time at the museum. He also got to go to the cookout at the Starbird Home on the grounds. Lots of big names in the customizing world were there! Our friend, Jerry Titus, received the LIfetime Achievement Award for his contributions on perpetuating rods and customs through the KKOA. Jerry is the president of the Kustom Kemps of America.

Lots of neat pictures to enjoy in this album!

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LaBenite Park Car Show, Sugar Creek, Missouri
Oct 11, 2008

I almost missed this show! By the time this webmaster got there, a lot of the cars had already left. But... here's 51 neat pix of the cars that I COULD get pictures of. It was held on the banks of the Missouri River in a neat little public riverside park just south of Liberty, Missouri. A beautiful Autumn day with temps right around 80 degrees! Hope to catch it next year. This was the first year for this show and it had over 100 entries!

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Lee's Summit, MO, Car Show - Saturday, September 6, 2008

Here are pictures of a great little car show held in the front parking lot of Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, MO. No scale-model pictures here (actually there IS one!), but lots of neat cars and trucks that we hope inspire some great models.

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Merc/Deuce Reunion at National Hot Rod Hall of Fame and Museum
May 12, 2007

Russ, Zimm, and Ellis all piled in the Zimmobile early in the morning on Saturday, May 12, 2007, and made the trip down to Afton, Oklahoma for the contest held on the shores of Grand Lake on the Starbird Museum grounds. The weather was great. We got to visit with Darryl Starbird, Elden Titus, and Jerry Titus as well as see a lot of beautiful rods, restorations, and customs.

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