Charlie Johnson Memorial Car Show – Heber Springs, AR

Today we made the trip up to Heber Springs for the Charlie Johnson Memorial Car Show.  This little car show provides scholarships that are setup in his name and is an annual event.  It was an awesome day to be driving a hot rod in Arkansas.  The sun was just rising as I was heading north to meet a couple of friends for breakfast.

 

The rest of the drive was just as good.  The car show had somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 or so cars registered.  Just about anything you wanted to see from street rods, hot rods, to late models and rat rods.  Here are a few teasers and you can click here to see the rest of the pics.

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Starbird’s World of Rats & Riches – Fort Smith, AR

Back in September, several of made the trip to Fort Smith for the World of Rats & Riches hosted by Starbird’s. They also host a show in Tulsa every year.  It’s always good to go to a show like this and walk around as most of the cars, we’ve never seen before.  Plus, there is always a car with some history on the floor, whether it’s a tribute car to one that was built in the 60s or the actual car.

Here are a few teasers from the pics that I took at the car show… And here is the link to the rest of the pics…

 

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2019 Cajun Street Rod Nationals – Gonzales, LA

We made the trip to Gonzales, LA for the first ever Cajun Street Rod Nationals a couple weeks back. We had a great time hanging out with some friends and seeing some friends we haven’t seen in a while. That’s the great thing about these shows, is that we have friends all over the country that we only see once or twice a year.

The turnout was good for a first time show, somewhere around 650 cars. There were cars from all over the US, but mostly Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and other surrounding states.</p>

We arrived in Gonzales on Thursday afternoon and got checked into the hotel and registered for the show. That night we went to the fairgrounds for the kick-off party. This was a chance to just visit with some of those friends I mentioned earlier and enjoy some good food. Also had some good food the rest of the week, some red beans, meat pies, and alligator balls….

The rest of the weekend was spent working the safety lanes at the show. Got to see some really cool cars come through for safety inspections and talk to the owners about their cars. That’s the part of the job that I enjoy!

On Sunday morning, it was time to head home and get ready to go back to work. Check this link out for some of the pics from the show. Here are a few teasers…

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2019 Annual Car Club Meeting – February 9, 2019

It’s the time of the year when we start gearing up for the annual car club meeting.  The meeting is coming up on February 9, 2019.  If you are a car club or other organization that host a car show, this meeting give you the opportunity to get the word our early about your show.  I am writing this to just put a few reminders out there for you.

 

Meeting Details

  1. The meeting is being held at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway, AR on February 9, 2019.  The doors open at 9 am and the meeting will start at 10 am.
  2. Bring 200+ flyers.  Before the meeting start, flyers are placed on the tables for attendees to pick up.  We have had several shows that ran out of flyers in the past and that is why we recommend bringing 200+ flyers.  Also, be sure to pick up your extra flyers before leaving.
  3. Place one copy of your show(s) in the tray on the registration desk.  This ensures that StillKruzn gets a copy of all flyers available at the meeting.  If we don’t receive a copy of you flyer, it doesn’t make it to the online event calendar.  This helps us to have the most comprehensive online calendar for Arkansas.
  4. You will also get 2 minutes to talk about or introduce your show during the meeting.  We ask that you keep your talk brief so that everyone gets a chance to talk.  We have a lot of shows to cover and keeping to 2 minutes or less helps us get through the meeting in a timely manner.

Other Information

  1. The NSRA Arkansas Safety Team will be on hand to inspect cars, weather permitting.  These volunteers do an awesome job, so please take a few minutes and let them inspect your car.
  2. NSRA State Inspector will present the Top Inspector Award for the Arkansas Safety Team.
  3. NSRA State Rep and State Advisor will be on hand for any questions.  The South Central Division Safety Chief will also be attending.
  4. The Arkansas Street Rodder of the Year award will be presented during the meeting.

More information about the meeting will be posted on the Facebook Event Page.  Be sure to click that you are attending when visiting the page.

You can also find information on our website.  Click here to go the the Meeting page.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting and kicking off the 2019 season!  See you there!

NSRA Southwest Nationals – April 6-7, 2017

Spent last weekend in Oklahoma City with some great friends at the Southwest Nationals.  It’s always nice to attend these events cause we also get to see people that we have met from other parts of the country.  And the cars are from all over… not the same 50-70 cars that we see all the time at the local events.

This year there were over 1400 cars in attendance for the weekend, most of them being on Saturday.  Some think that you have to have a street rod (pre-48) to attend an NSRA event, but that’s not entirely true.  NSRA has what I call a rolling 30 year rule.  What that means is that as long as your car is 30 years old or older, it is eligible for the events (In 2017, the car has to be a 1987 or older).

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Click here to check out some more cars from the 2017 Southwest Nationals.

NSRA Appreciation Day – April 1, 2017

Today was the real first event that we got out to.  As some of you may know, I am also the State NSRA Inspector, a job that I really like doing.  It gets me out, gives me the chance to talk to the car owners and look over some of these awesome cars.

This years Appreciation/Safety Day was held at A&J Collision in Conway.  When we asked the owner if he would want to help with this, he jumped at the chance and we really appreciate everything he did for us.

We ended up with just over 60 cars registered and the Arkansas Safety Team inspected about half of them.  Have the majority of the team at the first Appreciation/Safety day of the year was really great.  I don’t think we have had that many of team in the same place like that in a really long time.  I really appreciate all their work today also!

We have one more Appreciation/Safety Day scheduled for April 29 in Jonesboro and I am looking forward at hanging out there too.  In the meantime, gotta make a trip to the Southwest Nationals in OK City this next week.

To view the pictures from the day, click here.  Photo credit goes to Josh Johnson.

Giving Back….

I mentioned in a Facebook post a couple of weeks ago, that for Stillkruzn, this year was going to be giving back and that I was working on a couple of things and looking forward to announcing these things.  Well, I can finally put the word out about what we are doing this year.

The first part of this has to do with Friday Night Kruzn….

I had a meeting on Wednesday with two of the sponsors of Friday Night Kruzn, The Purple Cow and ZAZA.  Both of these restaurants are located in Hendrix Village where we host the cruise night.  As part of our Giving Back campaign, both restaurants have decided to donate a percentage of the receipts between 5 – 9 pm on each of the 3rd Friday Nights.

As you know the Arkansas Food Bank serves the state by providing food to partner agencies to help the people of Arkansas.  For more information about the food bank, visit their website.

We will also be planning a non-perishable food night for participants to bring items to be donated to the food bank.  More on this at a later date.

This is just one of the reasons that I am looking forward to Friday Night Kruzn 2017.  The 2nd part of Giving Back will be announced as soon as I have worked out all the details.  I am just excited about part 2 as I am with this one!

 

 

Friday Night Kruzn – May 2016

Unfortunately we had to hold Friday Night Kruzn a week early in May, but that didn’t keep you from coming out.  We ended up with almost 60 cars in the Village.  That made for a great night, with some awesome cars, and some great friends.

I just want to say thanks for all those that have supported us this past year at Friday Night Kruzn…

Here are some pictures from May’s Friday Night Kruzn!

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StrayKat 500 – Dewey, OK

It has been 6 years since I have been to the StrayKat 500 and the return trip did not disappoint!

We headed out on Friday morning for the trip over and arrived in Dewey early afternoon to get registered and checked into our hotel. Once that was done, it was about time to head to downtown Dewey for the Kat Feed!  This is always a good time to just hang out, get some food, and look at some cool cars.  And in my case, get some pinstripes on the car!  More on that later.

On Saturday morning it was an early start for some breakfast and back into Dewey.  By the time Saturday, ended, they had registered just over 600 cars.  Come to find out, this was a record number of cars for the SK500.

Sunday morning, was back into Dewey for the blessing of the cars and then on the road for home.  I am so glad I got to go back to the SK500 this year, and I got to take a good friend with me that had never been before and he really enjoyed it too.  If you’ve never been to the Stray Kat, you need to start making plans to go… I am working on mine!

Mick and his crew do an awesome job putting on this show!  A big thank to them for hosting all of us for the weekend!

Here are a few pictures from the weekend and there are some more here

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NSRA Southwest Nationals – OK City – April 2016

We got to spend last weekend hanging out in OK City a the Southwest Nationals.  This was my first time to attend this event and we had a great time… A little wind blown, but a great time! I love it when I get to hang out with some really great friends at an event like this.  There were 1,616 cars registered, cars of all kinds!

Spent a good portion of each day, just walking around looking at the cars and talking to people about their cars.  I have to admit, the past few years, I have gotten spoiled going to these larger shows.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love going to the local shows, but it is really nice change of pace seeing cars that I’ve never seen before and getting to visit with the friends I have made from others state for a few days.

I would encourage you, if you’ve never been to an NSRA event to at least try it once… at least take a day and walk around looking at the cars…

Click here for a few pics from OK City…