Klassy Kruzers Rod Run – November 6-8, 2015

Klassy Kruzers Rod Run – November 6-8, 2015

I finally had the opportunity to attend this rod run in Crossett, AR hosted by the Klassy Kruzers car club.  Despite the weather, it rained most of Friday for the drive down and all day Saturday, we had a great time just hanging out around the hotel visiting with old and new friends.

 

There is a large paper mill located in Crossett and they donate some of the door prizes for the car show.  I have to say, I have never seen people so excited about getting a case of toilet paper, and yes, I won a case myself.  They also have many games to keep everyone entertained along with feeding everyone, not once, but twice.  You don’t see many rod runs or car shows that treat their participants as well as we were treated this weekend.

 

I have to say thanks to the whole Klassy Kruzers crew for all they did and I will be back next year!

 

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Click here to take a look at the rest of the pictures from this past weekend.

CC Kruzzers – August 29, 2015

CC Kruzzers – August 29, 2015

Headed out this morning with a little rain coming down to Morrilton, AR for the CC Kruzzers Fall Car Show.  This was the first time out in the hot rod since putting a new windshield in after a rock almost come through on the way home from Louisville a few weeks ago.  It was good to be back behind the wheel of the old car.

I have been up to a few of their car shows and I believe that this has been one of the better turnouts for CC Kruzzers, considering the others shows going on in the area.  I counted 60+ cars, which these days, is a pretty good turnout.

Always a good time when I get to just go hang out at a car show and visit with the people I have met over the years and look at some cool cars!

Check out the pictures from today, by clicking here!

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We went to the Nationals!

We went to the Nationals!

On August 6 we rolled out pretty earlier on our way to Louisville, KY for the Street Rod Nationals.  This was my first trip to the nationals, and it was a bit overwhelming.  How do you look at and take pictures of over 10,000 cars?  Two words…. You can’t!

This was a trip to hang out with a some really good friends and some family, and just take some time to look at some cars and buy some parts for a winter project (more on that later this year).  My wife made her first trip with me in the hot rod and my parents met us in Louisville to hang out.  It was great to hang out with my dad at the car show, hadn’t been able to do that in a long time!

So, after a little over 1200 miles in an 83 year old car, we made it home safely, with the exception of a broken windshield.  I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat, but maybe not today!

To see some of the pics from this trip, click here.

New Video Blog is Available!

A few months ago we recorded a new video blog and have finally gotten it ready to be released.  This one took a little bit of time in the post processing to get it ready.

We partnered again with Rebel Wire to demonstrate the install of their dash harness. This one also used Josh’s truck again (if you remember our alternator install).  I also got to visit in person with the guys at Rebel Wire while in Louisville, KY for the NSRA Nationals.  Bob and Jeremy are great guys to work with and know their stuff when it comes to these wiring harnesses.  I know that we will be having some more install videos coming in the future, so stay tuned for those!

On This Day – July 22, 1925

On This Day – July 22, 1925

This is going to be a bit of a different post for me.  I am going to post some pictures that bring back some good memories for me as I was growing up.  They all have to do with my grandpa, the man I was named after.  The person I spent a whole lot of time with growing up, including a lot of my summers traveling on the truck that he drove.  He would have been 90 years old today and he is missed by his family as much today as he was the day he passed away in 1996.

These are my grandparents... Taken a few days after their wedding
These are my grandparents… Taken a few days after their wedding
This would have been taken in about 1959.  How about that '58 Olds in front of the boat.
This would have been taken in about 1959. How about that ’58 Olds in front of the boat.
Not sure when/where this one was taken, but they look like they were having fun, and that car.  That would make a cool hot rod!
Not sure when/where this one was taken, but they look like they were having fun, and that car. That would make a cool hot rod!
Here I am with him at about one year old.
Here I am with him at about one year old.
And again at about 8 years old.  This was my first trip to California with him the truck and we stopped at Old Tuscon, Arizona.
And again at about 8 years old. This was my first trip to California with him on the truck.  This picture was taken at Old Tucson, Arizona.

Now, about those trucks.  I don’t remember the first couple that he owned, but the last few, I spent a lot of time in, whether it was rolling down the road, or just hanging around the hose.  Growing up, my grandparents lived across the street from us and he parked the truck in the field next to our house.

This was the first truck he bought sometime around 1967.  A red/white Kenworth Cabover.
This was the first truck he bought sometime around 1967. A red/white Kenworth Cabover.
The second one was a black/white Kenworth Cabover.  This was bought in the early 70s, and check out that load of tractors.
The second one was a black/white Kenworth Cabover. This was bought in the early 70s, and check out that load of tractors.

 

 

 

This is the first truck that I remember, and the one that I made my first trip with him to California.  A mid-70s Kenworth.
This is the first truck that I remember, and the one that I made my first trip with him to California. A mid-70s Kenworth.
This one is a late 70s Peterbilt Cabover.  The best I remember, he didn't keep this hardly a year, because he didn't like cabovers.  So, I am not sure why he even bought it.
This one is a late 70s Peterbilt Cabover. The best I remember, he didn’t keep this hardly a year, because he didn’t like cabovers. So, I am not sure why he even bought it.
And, this is the last one that he bought.  A 1979 Peterbilt.  I made a many a trips on this one.  And, no he didn't dress like that when he drove.
And, this is the last one that he bought. A 1979 Peterbilt. I made a many a trips on this one. And, no he didn’t dress like that when he drove.
This may be my favorite truck, mainly cause this was the first big truck that I got to drive.  Boy, my mom and grandma were not happy about that.  I was only 13 at the time....
This may be my favorite truck, mainly cause this was the first big truck that I got to drive. Boy, my mom and grandma were not happy about that. I was only 13 at the time….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even when he was at home, there was work to do in getting ready to leave on the trip....
Even when he was at home, there was work to do in getting ready to leave on the trip….

One thing that he loved and almost never missed, was Christmas. He loved being home with the family on this holiday, and I don’t think I can remember one that he missed.

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Opening some gifts
Opening some gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing with a toy helicopter
Playing with a toy helicopter
Oh, yeah... He liked guns also.
Oh, yeah… He liked guns also.
My grandparents at Christmas
My grandparents at Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another thing that he loved, was his family. I know that he was proud of his kids, grandkids, and this little one.  This is the great-granddaughter.  She is less than a year old in this picture and is now 21 years old.

Great-granddaughter
Great-granddaughter

Another thing that I know, is that he loved my grandma and she loved him.  I was around many times when we would leave for a trip, and she was always there to see him off.  She’d fix his thermos of coffee, pack his bag, and just make sure he had everything that he needed for the trip.  They were just shy of their 50th wedding anniversary when he passed away.

25th Wedding Anniversary
25th Wedding Anniversary
Also taken in Old Tuscon, AZ
Also taken in Old Tucson, AZ
Taken about a year before they were married
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Taken about a year before they were married

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post has been over a month in the works  I got some help from my mom and grandma to gather the pictures for and I hadn’t told them what I was doing with them.  So, Thank You, to them for helping me with this.  There isn’t anything more important to me than my family, which is the way it should be.

Thanks for bearing with me while I veer away from car shows and such to remember a day that means a lot to me.

North Little Rock Car/Air Show – June 27, 2015

North Little Rock Car/Air Show – June 27, 2015

I am not playing catch up trying to get this one posted.  Had some issues with getting logged into the website the past couple of days that didn’t help matters much.  Anyways, on June 27, we headed over to the North Little Rock Airport for their Air and Car show hosted by EAA.  This was my first time at an air show, and it was pretty cool to get to see some of the airplanes that these guys build/restore.  You think that our car hobby is expensive, I don’t want to even know what it takes to build/maintain some of these planes.

It was a pretty warm day to be hanging out on the asphalt tarmac of an airport, but there was a pretty good turnout of cars, about 140 if I remember correctly.

A purple Mopar
A purple Mopar
A nice little Austin Healey
A nice little Austin Hea
Imports of all kinds, even this little BMW
Imports of all kinds, even this little BMW
A right hand drive import!
A right hand drive import!

And a few pics of the aircraft…

And some cool aircraft
And some cool aircraft
This one was awesome looking
This one was awesome looking
Looks like it's straight out of WWII
Looks like it’s straight out of WWII

To take a look at the rest of the pictures from the day, click here.

Where to find StillKruzn online!

I know you have been asking yourself, where all can I find StillKruzn online… Okay, maybe not, but I am going to tell you anyways!

FaceBook – This is probably our most used social media outlet.  It’s where we started and where we are the most comfortable, and it’s where the most followers are.

Twitter – The 2nd most used outlet.  All of our posts on FB and Twitter are cross posted between these 2 platforms.  If you like Twitter more than FB, head on over there and follow us.

Instagram – Probably the least used of the social media and we are going to try and fix that.  If you are an Instagram user and don’t see anything there from us, just keep reminding us.  And as of tonight, Instagram is also setup to cross post to FaceBook and Twitter.

LinkedIn – This is setup not only for the work I do here at StillKruzn, but also with StillKruzn Design and my day job.  So there is a little bit here and the only thing that gets cross posted here is my blog posts.

Periscope – This is new as of this week.  We are just now trying this out and are going to try to broadcast live from this months Friday Night Kruzn which happens on June 19.  If you are on Periscope, search for StillKruzn and follow us.

Website – On our website, you will find all of our blog posts, event calendar, and be able to contact us via email.

Google + – Another not much used place, but it is there and our blog posts go there automatically.

Flickr – we store the majority of our pictures on Flickr.  So if you’d just like to browse through the pics, this where you need to be.

YouTube – Looking for the videos that we have created.  Look no further, head on over to our YouTube Channel and check them out.  You’ll find our virtual car shows, video blogs, and a couple of how to’s.

That’s about it, so if you are looking for us in the world wide web, interwebs, or whatever you might call it, now you know.  See you in the cloud or somewhere down the road!

Lonoke Lions Club Car Show – June 6, 2015

Lonoke Lions Club Car Show – June 6, 2015

After a lot of rain and colder weather the past couple of months, we finally got some good car show weather.  So, we headed out to Lonoke to the Lions Club Car Show.  They moved the location of the car show this year to the fairgrounds and the turn out of 50 or so cars was good with the other car shows going on around the area.

The weather was also great today and to hang out with good friends and take a few pictures today.

Here are a few pics from the day and the rest can be seen here.