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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Friday Night Kruzn – 2016

2016 is here and I hope each of you have a wonderful time through the holidays and was able to spend some quality time with your family and friends.  Now it’s time to gear up for the 2016 car show and cruise night season.  At StillKruzn, we have already started talking about Friday Night Kruzn and looking forward to kicking it off on March 18, 2016 at the Village at Hendrix.  This year, Friday Night Kruzn is being presented by StillKruzn, Pro Auto Collision and Preston Palmer Studios, and sponsored by the Purple Cow – Conway and ZaZa’s.

 

Just a little history on this little event.  It started in October of 2014, I hosted the first event just to test the waters to see if this was even going to fly.  It seemed to have a positive response, so in 2015 we started it as a monthly cruise night with sponsorships from Pro Auto Collision and the Purple Cow.  Later in the year ZaZa’s and Preston Palmer Studios also came on board.  The first night in March of 2015, we have about 20 cars show up.  In October 2015, we had almost 80 cars in attendance and many spectators.  We are the only cruise night that I know of in Arkansas that has live music.

 

We try to offer things that make us a unique cruise night to stand apart from the others.  The atmosphere of Friday Night Kruzn feels like an old town square, and that is what makes it so cool for me.  Just a gathering of friends, a time of fellowship, and that is what it is all about.  I keep saying, that it’s not about the awards, or even the cars (although it is about the cars a little bit), it is about the people, the friends you make over time.

 

That’s about it…. so we are hoping you will come out and join us for Friday Night Kruzn this year.  I am not sure how we will top last years events, but we will do everything that can to do it!  Hope to see you out there!

 

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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.

Mid-America Street Rod Nats – Part 2

Here is part 2 of my trip to the Mid-America Street Rod Nats.  Saturday was a good day at the fairgrounds, which is when most of the cars are there.  As earlier posted, there was just shy of 2000 cars registered this year, which is down just a bit from last year.

On this day, we did decided to un-cork the headers on the Model A and cruise through the fairgrounds.  You may have already seen part 1 of that video and there is more to come.

This was also the day to hit the vendor booths in the building and pick up a few things for the shop and upcoming projects for the hot rod.  Details on that later….

Also some shots of the cruising on Glenstone from Saturday night.

Here are a few pics from the day, and you can click here for the rest.

Mid-America Street Rod Nats – Part 1

The weekend started out great with a road trip to Springfield, MO.  And to answer one of the most asked questions, Yes, I drove the hot rod, it did not go on a trailer!

We only live a few hours from Springfield but it is a great trip and pretty scenic.  I was able to capture some of the landscape and the cars in our group with the GoPro cameras.  One of them in my car and one in a friends ’39 Dodge.  Click the link below to checkout the video of the road trip.

Hot Roads on the Road to NSRA Springfield

After we arrived in Springfield and getting registered for the car show and our hotels, we went to the kick-off part that is hosted by American National Insurance.  They host this in their parking lot of their offices in Springfield.  They take care of all the entertainment and feed everyone a pretty good BBQ dinner.  Sorry, no pics of the food!

Friday morning was an early start.  We got out to the fairgrounds and found our place to park and watch the cars come in… It’s fun to watch the different cars come in.  As always, there are some that you’ll love, some that you’ll like, and then there is always a few that you won’t like.  When there is 1200-1500 cars, there is something that will interest everyone.

Friday afternoon, I got to spend in the NSRA Inspection tent helping inspect some of the cars.  Most of the cars that we looked at passed with flying colors and received their ’23 Safety’ sticker.  Put of few of the 16 point stickers on, and failed a couple of vehicles for one reason or another.  But it’s always good to get these guys to look at your car every year.  Just having an extra set of eyes that isn’t familiar with your car, might just see something that needs to be fixed.

All in all, it was a good day and also ran in to some friends and saw some people that I have met in the past and haven’t seen for a couple of years.  Gonna be able to see a few more people that I know tomorrow and I always say, that is what this all about.  It’s as much about the people and friends as it is the cars.

Here are a few shots from the day, and you can click here for the rest!  Stay tuned for more…

 

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