like a stampede of
Lowered & Louvered Leadsleds
KKOA Hotrodding Hullabaloo,
is gearing-up for a fall
show-down in Denison, Texas
Text: William "Slade" Derringer
Last year, KKOA changed its established 15 year
run of being on the last full weekend of October
(generally on Halloween), to the last full
weekend in September (Fri.-Sat.-Sun.). Giving
kemp'ers, who requested it, a warmer fall
temp-zone. And, it worked bigtime! Ya'just can't
be kool, if it's cool outside.
if Denison is in Texas, it's just one mile over
the Oklahoma/Texas Red River border. Check the
road atlas, Texas is a big state, and the Gulf
of Mexico, swaying palm trees, and 70-+ temps is
waaaay south of Denison. Like 400-500 miles
south. But last year, and being 30 days earlier
than the past 14 years, hotrodder's experienced
70-+ temps in the big "D", and I don't mean
Ideally, Denison, Texas is
centrally located on a major artery (Hwy. 75),
between Tulsa and Dallas, and 20 miles east of
the Ft. Worth, OKC, I-35 North/South Corridor,
plus lot'sa surrounding bedroom communities like
Gainesville, & Ardmore, Ok. It's also just the
right size population, 62,000, with Denison &
Sherman combined, (their city limits meet each
other). Hummm,...come to think about it, Denison lays out like Salina, Kansas,
home of the Leadsled Spectacular.
Denison has (2) landmark 1950's facilities that
fits kemp'ers off hours lifestyle! The time
stood still, 1958 built Watson Burger Drive-in,
and the neon 1930's Rialto Theater, both just
two blocks apart on Main St. Denison, and two
blocks from the Hullabaloo show grounds (Green
Hmmmm,...sounds like shades of Salina again, and
the Cozy Burger & Stiefel Theatre. hummmm...
Speaking of Green Forest Park it's kool enough
to hold a couple-a-hundred kool kemps, and the
adjoining extra wide Crawford Street another two
hundred, w/room to expand further if needed,
which we're about there.
NEWS!...HOT NEWS!...HOT NEWS!...HOT NEWS!...HOT
The Green Forest Park show grounds
is getting a major face-lift, and a kool
back-drop, and new Restrooms!
gonna be kool Daddy-O! Backing up to the show
park is the old high school football stadium
that created a nostalgic back-drop to the show.
As this is being written, construction is
underway to completely tear down the concrete
bleachers and replace them w/new ones, and add a
super high sky box for the press. Along with the
remodel, there will be new restrooms built that
we will be able to use for the Hullabaloo. And,
a new face-lift is being given to the park
entrance, with future plans of improvements on
want to miss the rockin' Saturday night @ the
Rialto Theatre! Featuring "A Boy Named Sue" and
"Hello Mary Lou"Concert preformed by tribute
artist's Bennie Wheels as Johnny Cash, and Billy
Casey as Ricky Nelson. Along with Eddie Valen'
50's Branson Revue, all backed up by the
fabulous Rockem-Stockem band.
Plus, on the same ticket, the super popular
"50's & 60's Pin-up and Cowgirl Beauty Contest."
It'll make guys howl at the moon. Open to all
girls 18 and older.
The warmer weather last year was a real welcome
from previous years out at the run-what'ya-brung-drag
races on Sunday. Since it's held on the old
1950's built Perrin Air Force Base, now North
Texas Regional Airport, it has 1,400 acres of
wide-flat runways, with no problem on shut-down
space, and lots of spectators to cheer on the
With all the new improvements coming on board
this year, the 17th Hotrodding Hullabaloo is
shaping up to be a Cracker Jack shindig w/lots'a
new surprise's in the works.
delay, get your room booked early at the Best
Western Texoma Hotel & Suites. (903) 327-8883.
It's super clean, comfortable, and just $72.00 +
tax, and has a perfect for hangin' out lobby, or
tire-kickin' in the parking lot on the off-
hours. And, it's just a hop-skip & and a 50'
Jump, from the Braums Ice Cream next door...yum,
yum. Be sure to mention you're with the KKOA car
show to get the good room rate.
If you need info., or a vehicle entry
form to enter, or entry form for the Pin-Up &
Cowgirl Contest, just give us a call, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember all
vehicle entries get to show & shine at Forest
Park, and drag race at the airport.
Don't miss this fall
season round-up of the koolest kustoms and
hotrods on planet Earth, all branded
Write'er on the wall Hoss!!!
KKOA Hotrodding Hullabaloo
Git Together In The Fall!
SEPTEMBER 26-27-28, '14
*Hotrodding Old & Traditional*
Vintage Bicycles-Kick-Stand Kool
Retro Model Cars & Trucks
Cowgirl Pin-Up Beauty Contest
Swap Meet - Commercial Vendors
Cruise Night - Rockin' Jambore
Best Western Texhoma - 903-327-8883, $72.99 + tax
"On the Oklahoma - Texas Red River Border"
1-Big Weekend, 4-Giant Events ---
Fri. & Sat. Show & Shine & Mercury
Ring of Honor @ Downtown Forest Park
Sat. Night Rock & Roll Jamboree
info. KKOA (417) 847-2940
Headquarters Motel: Best Western Texoma Hotel &
$72.99 + tax Rate. Be sure to mention you're
with th KKOA car show.
Hoss! It Just Don't Get Any Better. See'Ya In