Hangin' Out @ The KKOA Village, NO. 2!
Coming this February 20-21-22, 2015
A One-Off Gathering Space, Inside, Where Real
Traditional Hotrods & Kustoms Can Kongregate!
It's been proven over & over that true kustomized
cars & trucks are treated as misfit's at indoor car
Jerry Titus @ KKOA
Before I get into it, just know I’m not pickin’ on any one particular INSIDE car
show, or car show producer. Not my style, just standing up for the kustoms.
I have always accepted traditional style kustoms, and ol’ skool hotrods, as
being the minority in the 21st century hotrodding world. And, I’ve also
accepted inside show producers and show judges do not understand our
traditional world, or at least the majority don't. Many moons ago I used to
be a ISCA judge, and nowhere in their rule book did it show or explain how
to judge a kustomized car or truck. When you think about it, it’s impossible
to do. A kustom is only in the eyes of a beholder.
Since we are the minority it's easy for producers to shove a true
kustom into a show class of near stockers. Generally ranging from early to
new Corvette's, Mustangs and Chevy Deuce's w/a hood scoop, bolt on spoiler,
paste on decals, and after-market wheel change. I'm not slingin' arrows at
those style of rides, they're kool in their world, but not the KKOA kustom
way. Just ask any teen angel who cruised Main street in the 50's or 60's,
and now the 49 & younger year old Atomicheads helping’ to keep traditional
hotrodding alive today.
Most of us know a traditional kustom or rod is a one-of-a-kind work
of automotive art that most car show producers don't have a clue what it
takes to build, and most judges don't know how to judge.
I enjoy getting an award if it's deserving, and I feel that most rod
& kustom guys and gals feel the same. But, it's much more about respect for
our attempt to build something of our own personal taste, rather then being
a cookie-cutter wanna-be. The kool title "Lone Wolf", or Rebel without a
Cause fits us. After all, it's a fact that a artist doesn't follow
mainstream, and again a kustomized vehicle is only in the eyes of the
I could yap and yap about this subject for pages, and pages, and I've
been doing it since I realized, long ago, that my/our beloved kustom world
was on the indoor car show misfit list. Something I refuse to accept, and
something I'll never give up on to reform till I join my lil' brother up in
I've been standin' on this KKOA soap-box for 34 years preachin' the
traditional kustom and hotrod gospel, mostly underground. But, last year in
Tulsa, at Starbird’s show, the KKOA clubhouse gang, and a few of our true
hotrodding friends flaunted it big time with 16 chopped & dropped,
out-a-site kustom & hotrod entries.
True, 16 entries isn’t front page news, but when you get 16 rides of
automotive art, in one place, it’s worth writing home about. Heck, I get a
warm flashback just hangin’ around one real
leadsled kustom, or fenderless hotrod.
Yip, it was a hoot. We had our own neighborhood of traditional
hotrodding inside the city limits of our own KKOA Village. Anchored by a
City Hall style KKOA info. Booth, where kempers could hangout, all
under-cover inside the monster-size Tulsa fairground building that holds
over 1,000 rides. And, it couldn't have happened without those first, few,
dedicated hotrodding pioneer’s who came to make a statement with their pride
and joy. Thanks guys and gals, and thanks to the Backyard Gang for chopping’
the Chevy on site, and for Bill Hines, and John Saltsman for cruising’ in
from sunny California to be with us in the Village.
Can’t stop braggin’ about the Village, without mentioning the “NO
TROPHY” give-a-way’s. Yip, we don’t do judging for trophies. We do “Gift
Exchanges!!!” Example: If you have something layin’ around the shop, garage,
house, like a back issue of a old Rod & Custom mag that means a lot to you,
and you want to share it with a friend who has a kool ride in the Village,
bring it and give it as a gift for them being kool, or for building a kool
ride. Last year I gave-up a pair of Port-a-Walls I’ld been holding’ onto for
20-+ years, just to show my appreciation.
With last year’ show now in the history books, this coming Feb.
20-21-22, the Starbird family has again asked KKOA to bring the Village
back, and has offered space for as many rides as we need for a 2nd annual
get-together. KKOA has accepted the offer, so guys and gals lets try to keep
it under500 entries!!! Hey, why
not dream big. Ok, howz about shootin’ for 100,…er…maybe 150. 200 would be
koolsville Daddy-O. But, 30 or 40 is probably reality. Takes time to build.
Keep in mind we’re talking’ pre-’69 ol’ skool hotrods and kustoms (post-’70
kustoms need to be approved by KKOA).
Naturally there will be a show entry fee to help the Starbird’s pay
the bills on the show, which is like the building rent!…Gigantic. And, to
THANK the Starbirds for the “special” valued space, and to give KKOA Village
entrants a discount fee, the KKOA has offered to pay-back the Starbird’s
$5.00 per each Village entry. So when you enter via a regular Starbird entry
form, BE SURE TO WRITE (on it somewhere)YOU’RE ENTERING THE KKOA VILLAGE,
and subtract the $5.00 from the entry fee shown. Also, being in the Village,
you have the option, (or not), of being judged for the Starbiird show
awards. Just let them know at registration, or tell us in the KKOA booth you
want to be judged and we’ll get you a show card that’ll let the show judge’s
The only negative side about all this good news is, we need to get a
ball park on how many entrants are seriously planning to attend, and we here
at KKOA need it purty-darn quick (a simple “I’m coming!”, phone call or
email will work). The Starbird’s need to build a floor plan to accommodate
the rest of the show. Don’t delay, make hay.
So, the invite and special entry discount is official, and the red
carpet is ready to roll out for traditional kustoms and hotrods to cruise
into T-Town for the really big shew, as Ed Sullivan would have said.
It’s your call, and for many of you it’s a long haul, but I want to
invite everyone who might want a winter getaway. You're of major importance
to the traditional rodding cause, and our last year positive crank-up
support in Tulsa has proven that a 2nd annual KKOA Village
is needed to
beat the cabin fever blues.
Here’s another kicker, if you make it! There is a nice & reasonable motel
located ON the
fairgrounds, just 200 ft. from the show. It’s the Inn
at Expo Square, 4531 E. 21st St., ph.: 918-858-3775. If
you ned more info. just drop me a line by email: email@example.com,
or call me @ 417-847-2940, I’ll be glad to talk about the details. - As Bill
Haley & the Comets would wail,…“See’ya later alligator.”
P.S.: Never forget our goal! Up until now, at inside car shows
traditional hotrods & kustoms have been treated like Donner's misfit son,
Rudolph and his rosy red nose. But, we all know who came out the winner in
that situation. Keep
the kustom faith, and your KKOA membership or renewal support is sincerely
appreciated. - The KKOA Gang @ The Clubhouse.
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are comin’ down
the pike, and before you can french your head-lights
Kustom Kemps Of
$2,000 - 2 age group (18-39 and 40-+)
PIN-UP, & LOOKERS Beauty Conests!
knockin’ at your front door.
Tons of sun and
fun are on the docket,
so write it on
the garage wall,
coins, and be in
So Big It Takes Two Giant Park
SantaFe Ave. & the Stiefel Theatre
to Hold It!
THANKS GUYS &
for helping to
live up to it’s name.
supporting the kool world of HOTRODDING.
it reach 2,000-+ in 2015?
Long live Flathead Mills & Shoebox
Additional Information contact the KKOA at: (417)-847-2940,
KKOA INFO. SHEET!
To help answer the
many phone questions coming in, this will help!
Kustom Kemps Of
18th Annual HOTRODDING HULLABALOO!
DENISON, TEXAS - SEPT. 25-26-27, 15
Traditional Hotrodding Is The Scene Here!
(Downtown Denison @
Forest Park next to Football Stadium)
Show Entry Fee
required! Registration open to all 1969 & Older
Cars & Trucks, Vans & Drag Racing Machines
Register @ the Best
Western Texoma, Denison, Tx., Hwy 75 @ Exit 69
Show Hours: Fri &
Sat. 9:a-5:p, Sun 9:a-12:noon
Show Free To Spectators
Friday Night Cruise-In @ Watson's Drive-In on Main St.
NEW this year! KKOA Koolest Cruiser Contest
Relive the 50's @ a original 50's hang-out. 6-9p
Rock & Roll Jamboree
Cowgirl, or Retro Pin-Up Beauty Contest
@ the Rialto Theatre (Main St. Denison), 8:pm
Live Musical Concert (TBA)
General Seating, (no reserve seats)
Doors open @ 7:p, show @ 8:p
Special second-half attraction on the same ticket!!!
$500.00 Retro Cowgirl, or Pin-Up Beauty Contest
$250 Miss Yellow Rose Of Texas - $150 First Runner-Up - $100 Second Runner-Up
All girls 18 & older eligible to enter. Info. KKOA 417-847-2940
SUNDAY 27th - NOON - 4:PM @ N. TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT
Entrance on Hwy. 289, S. of Pottsboro, Tx.
Registered Entrants of the Hotrodding Hullabaloo race free
Additional Information contact the KKOA at: (417)-847-2940,
DON'T MISS ONE MOMENT Of THIS JAM-PACKED WEEKEND!