T n' AT n’ A
TEEN-A-OLOGY: THE STUDY OF THE ORIGINAL GOWJOBS
We don’t know why they grab the imagination, those four-barrel powered cars; they just seem so nostalgic, so base. Pure. And the interest is growing, gaggle by gaggle, with folks from the traditional rod world and from the youth movement.
The culture was owned for years and years by a few who had the lonely task of carrying a dim torch and now, plenty of others are interested, with or without ‘sanction’ of the official groups. ‘Guess that’s allowed. Those privateers are interesting to us; some of them tend to embrace Hop Up, not for tech (God knows we read about that) but for shared enthusiasm: rank, simple, unabashed enthusiasm.
We sure ‘nuff got that here, compas: we blither about ‘em all the time, the Hop Up Hundred Mile Per Hour Club is growing, the Banquet is on the social calendar each Speedweek, lots more cars are being built for ‘05, we’ve done little bangers-only runs, and we’re constantly thinkin’-off about them; and quite a network of parts and cars and projects is turning out to be our domain.
Boys, we’re just having fun with the lumpy suckers. All ....for the 19 of us.
Somebody asked for a list of Hun Club Members:
(‘Hope we didn’t miss antybody - we don’t got a secretary or anything))
So, look for Pit City a B’ville this year where the Hop Up Racing Team, Rustman, Quick n’ Easy Racing, Hundred-Miler Bert, the Rollin’ Bones, Rockabilly Boogie Race Team, and others will be holed-up together. We’ll presume the Patio Racer will make it next time, eh, Mitch?
BERT’S 100 MPH CLUB CAR WILL BE BACK,
POSSIBLY UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP (?).
The Big Balloon will be up again to locate the place, the Soul of the Salt.
Then, of course, on Monday night the Big 100 MPH Club Awards Banquet will take place with the customary music, Hop Dawgs, Suds, Carmeraderie, very little formality….but the vibe that surrounds most of what you goons do..will be present.
New inductees will get their underwear, and the wind will come up and blow us to Iowa.
Yeah…. we know.
“Yeah! And he builds ‘em from scraaaaaatch!”
(Uh Huh. Now scratch-build a personality! Ed)
An ‘All-Banger Tour’ route and date are being developed (if we do it, this one you’ll hear about); keep yer tank topped off. (Wonder if this will serve as the catalyst that it has in the past to get someone else to beat us to something! HA!)