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SPEAKING OF SPOKES!
Who don't dig old vintage bicycles? Maybe there's a few
square's out there that don't, but for the majority
those two wheel fat-tired pedal pushers have a soft-spot
in American's heart. When you're mounted on that seat,
holding on to the handle bars, you just removed 10, 20,
30, 40, 50 years off your birth certificate. That
feeling will never go away. And, it hasn't for many,
because ol skool bicycling is making its mark in the 21
Century BIGTIME brother.
For guys, when it comes to girl catchin’, a kool 50's
Western Flyer beats a Corvette roadster every time. And
a bicycle built for two is a automatic winner, no matter
if you look like Frankenstien, or Pee Wee Hermon. Now if
you're hitched, ridin' with the twinkle-in-your-eye to
the local ice cream parlor, can set the stage
So what are you waiting for? Why not whip upon a oldie
but goodie, and join up with the many bicycle clubs
poppin' up everywhere in God Bless America. Or, if
you're a Lone Wolf, no club guy (or gal), why not pedal
it to the up-coming 35th KKOA Leadsled Spectacular (L.S.),
and hang out at the KKOA Bicycle Spoke-tacular with a
few hundred other two-wheel fancier’s, or a three wheel
ice cream trike. You won't be disappointed, just ask
anyone who's been there since it became a big part of
To enter the Spoke-tacular, all you need to do is come
to the KKOA L.S. headquarters motel, the Ambassador Inn,
on west Crawford st. in Salina, Kansas, starting on July
23, and register your bicycle, and receive your No. and
If you're planning on participating, don't miss riding
your bicycle with the hotrods & kustoms in the
SPECTACULAR CRUISE, Thursday eve @ 8:pm. on Santa Fe
Avenue. 1,000's of sidewalk spectators. Talk About A
Entry fees are: First/One
Bicycle: $10.00 (1- weekend pass), Second Bicycle: $8.00
(1- more weekend pass), Third Bicycle: $5.00 (1- more
weekend pass), All Additional Bicycle's: $1.00 ea. (no
passes), Swap Meet Space (20' X 40'): $25.00 (1-weekend
pass, additional passes $5.00 ea.)
For additional information,
contact vintage bicycle connoisseur & event director
Corey Conyer at this email address:
email@example.com He'll be
happy to help you.
Additional Info.: KKOA,
26 Main St., Cassville, MO 65625-9400, Phone: (417)
847-2940, Fax: (417) 847-3647, Email:
staff will be happy to help.
CUT GLASS, STARS, and A
DOUBLE-ANNIVERSARY, All SPECTACULAR
As we grow closer to blowing out the
candles, and cuttin’ the cake on the
35th KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, current
advance pre-entries are indicating
another record breaking attendance.
As of this posting,
this is the 11th straight year in a row,
since moving the Leadsled Spectacular to
Salina Kansas in 2005, that the event is
breaking the previous year pre-entry
count, BIG-TIME. Reason’s why is
many!!! First & foremost, it’s the kool
guys and gals of hotrodding, that’s
built the foundation of the event from
600-+ in ’05, to 1,986 entrants last
year. And all members of the KKOA gives
a mega-size thanks to each and everyone
for making it happen.
Can’t leave out mentioning the fantastic
hometown hospitality support Salina
residents dish’s out! They feel they’re
hosting the super bowl of hotrodding.
The unbelievably beautiful, tree-shaded,
26 acre Oakdale show park, and the kool
cruisin’Santa Fe Ave. Plus, an original
1950’s nostalgia drag strip, the retro
million dollar Steifel Theater where we
stage our R & R Spectacular Concert.
And, can’t forget chowin’ down a sack of
burgers at Salina’s famed landmark, the
famed Cozy Inn…yum,…yum.
Cruisin’ in from California, super
Bill Hines, Keith Dean, and usually we
can count on Alex Gambino, will lower
the lid on a ’57 Ford Ranchero at the
KKOA Godzilla Garage, located smack-dab
on the grounds of Oakdale Park. This is
the Ranchero that’s currently being
cloned as the kool kemp featured on the
cover of the October 1958 Custom Cars
Magazine, and in the recent KKOA
But the action doesn’t stop with the
The West Coast’s go-to-glass man, Paul
Rick, aka: “The Glass Bender”, is coming
to the Spectacular to cut the glass for
the Ranchero just mentioned, and he’ll
be coin’ it on site, after his kustom
pals finish the metalwork. What a
shop-class experience that’ll be to
Paul, started his hotrodding career
working on a drag racing team, before
turning to auto glass work for the next
54 years. After more than a half-century
he's done work for some of the biggest
names in kustomizing! Dick, and Keith
Dean, George Barris, Bill Hines, Gene
Winfield, Chip Foose, and the late Boyd
Coddington. Plus, Paul is one of the (9)
nominee’s up this year for a possible
induction into the KKOA Hall of Fame.
Good luck to all nine, and well
deserving to each and every one.
It’s a pleasure to announce that TV and
will be guests at the Spectacular to
meet and greet fans and friends.
leading lady in the movie, “Kissin’
Cousins.” In 2002-2003, she also
appeared in television documentaries
about Presley’s life and recalled her
own experiences with the King of Rock &
Roll in a book she’ll have at the show.
So, come visit with her, and bring your
questions about the King of Rock & Roll.
Cynthia appeared in her own 1962 TV
series, “Margie”, with co-star AA/F drag
as Margie’s boyfriend “Haywood Botts.”
Other TV credits enclude: My Three Sons,
77 Sunset Strip, Wagon Train, The Addams
Family and The Flying Nun with Sally
Field. What a career for a good gal, and
she’s still kool today.
remembers the lollypop suckin’, TV
detective, “Kojak”, portrayed by
Telly Savalas. And, we all remember
Kojak’s, younger partner,
“Detective Bobby Crocker”, played by
who remained on the Kojak series for its
entire run from 1973-’78, and the 1990
movie, Kojak: It’s Always Something.
the starring role of
Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie
the long running TV series, “Knots
cast opposite Michele Lee, a role he
played for eleven years. More TV & movie
credits include: Mod Squad, Cannon and
Daytime drama’s like, One Life To
Live, Bold and the Beautiful,
and Days of our lives. In the
1976 movie, Midway, he starred
with Henry Fonda, and Charlton Heston.
Mr. Dobson, a former soldier, has served
twice as chairman of the
National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans,
winning him the
Silver Helmet Peace Award,
American Legion Award.
A big KKOA thanks for his service, and
congrats on being married to his wife
Susan since 1968.
With this year being a
for not just the Leadsled Spectacular,
but also 35 years for the Kustom Kemps
Of America (KKOA), it’s gonna be a
hum-dinger deluxe like no-other.
And, what’s just been mentioned above is
tip of the iceberg
that happens during the 4-day
Spectacular. So why not give it a try,
and see if it stacks up to what all the
hoop-la is about. Or better yet, just
ask a fellow hotrodder who’s been to a…LEADSLED
AND RUN-WHAT’YA-BRUNG-DRAG RACING SCENE
COMING JULY 23-24-25-26, ’15
OPEN TO ALL PRE-1969 HOTRODS - KUSTOMS -
LEADSLEDS & DRAG MCHINES
INFO.: KKOA, (417)
More Spectacular Up-Date News Coming
KKOA Hotrodding Hullabaloo No. 18
TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 25-26-27, 2015__h
One Original,..One Favorite,..and (3) New Kool
askin’ for it and we’re happy to do it in
Denison! After years of sitting on the shelf,
KKOA is bringin’ back its original “Koolest
Cruiser Contest”, and it’ll be held Friday
night, Sept. 25th, at Watson’s Drive-In and
you’re the stars. Guess who’ll be the man on the
street? For details ask anyone who has seen or
So clean up
your kemp, grease back your ducktail, grab your
date and don’t be late, because sideline gawkers
want to see how kool you cruised Main St. U.S.A.
in the fab 50’s and swinging’ 60’s. If you
weren’t lucky enough to live it, fake it. It’ll
be a blast.
Action @ the show grounds! It’s established that
the coveted ’49-’51 “Mercury Ring of Honer” is
an original Denison favorite, and always a cream
pie attraction at the Hullabaloo. So to make the
playing field fair for all kemp lovers, KKOA has
decided to have all of the Big Three U.S.
Automobile Companies share the same style honor!
To make GM
Hotrodders happy kempers, KKOA is introducing
the “GM Gathering.” A salute to all Chevrolets,
Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, Buicks, and Cadillac
kemps, and let’em have a shot for the top “GM
High Five” of the show.
Howz about a
salute to the “Mopar Big-3 Maverick’s”
(Plymouth, Dodge, and Chrysler), and the
“Formoco Face Card Round-up” (Lincoln, Mercury
and Ford). Both will be featured show
attractions, and up for Top Category Awards. All
Hotrodding Hullabaloo entry’s are eligible to
compete for the top honor’s.
describes a Maverick as “a independent
individual who does not go along with a group or
party”, otherwise a kustom kat. Face Card
categories are King and Jack, and we’ll let the
Queens and Jokers of KKOA do the pickin’. So
bring’em on and lets have a good time in the BIG
D, and we don’t mean Dallas.
TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 25-26-27, 2015__h
It’ll Grease Your Ducktail & Rumble Your Pipes!
SEZ IT LIKE IT IS!
DeVona @ KKOA
Hey girls, we're getting lots of interest
in the (2) $1,000 Beauty Contests, so without further a
do here's the "facts & nothin' but the facts", as Jack
Webb on the TV hit show “Dragnet” use to say!!!
Kustom Kemps Of America (KKOA)
July 24-25-26, 2015 - Salina, Kansas
for your interest in participating in the Pin Up, or
Lookers Beauty Contest's. KKOA has been presenting these
contests in conjunction with its 1940's, 50s,and 60's
style hotrodding events for several years in Kansas,
Wisconsin and Texas with overwhelming success. The
Lookers contest is new this year due to popular request.
Each contest will have a $1,000 cash purse, split into
three cash awards. $500, $300, $200.
contests are being held & judged on Fri, and Sat. for
all contestant's, and Sun. for the six winners. The
contests will be held on the Main Stage of Oakdale Park
in Salina, Kansas, as part of the annual KKOA Leadsled
Spectacular hotrodding show weekend (always the last fri.
Sat. & Sun. of July). Show hours: 9:am-5:pm, Fri. &
Sat., 9:am-1:pm Sun. The Beauty Contests start around
A Pin-Up &
Lookers Meet & Greet tent booth will be set-up for
contestants, prior to the contest times each day, to
meet the general public, and for show car owners who may
ask you to pose by their cars or trucks. Keep in mind
that national newsstand magazine editor's will be
covering the event, and shooting lots of pictures.
must be between
18 through 39 years of age,
reminiscent of the 1940's-'50's & early '60's, Pin-up &
or Cowgirl era.
40 - + years of age (no limit),
reminiscent of the 1970's retro era through current year
Foremost be assured that this is a beauty contest, and
not a burlesque show.
KKOA has proudly produced hundreds of
family oriented hotrodding events for 35 years.
Contestants will be organized & hosted by Merideth
Highsmith (former pin-up contestant), and you will be
introduced on by the host MC, Eddie Valen, to come on
stage and make a posing parade pass around the stage. He
will then ask each girl 4-5 non-political questions!
Example: Who is your favorite singer, and why?, or your
favorite movie, favorite American state or town,
favorite sports, TV or Movie star, favorite car or truck
of show, etc. (Helpful hint! Remember the era you're
depicting). Eddie is a 100% gentleman, friendly, and a
professional Las Vegas, Branson, and Casino
singer/songwriter/entertainer, and he will make you feel
very comfortable while on stage.
your convenience there is a shared, a/c cooled, dressing
room available back stage, prior to show-time. Shown
Below is the judging criteria for the judges to consider
and grade by.
PIN UP &
LOOKERS CONTEST JUDGING CRITERIA
was created by Carmen Orlowski, Pin-up Host for the KKOA
contest in Wisconsin.
will be grading each contestant based on the below six
categories. Each contestant will be scored on a 1-10
scale (no decimal points) with 10 being the best score.
Individual categories will be tallied and the winner
determined by who has the most total points. In case of
a tie, the ‘Overall Impression’ category will be used as
the tie breaker.
KKOA Judging Card!
1.____HAIR/MAKEUP – Is hair/makeup well done and
reminiscent of the era contest entered?
2.____OUTFIT – Pin Up Dress code can be
retro like Betty Grable or Marilyn Monroe, or Cowgirl
style like Annie Oakley, or Patsy Cline.
can dress 70's disco, hip '80's & 90's, or current 21st
Is outfit well put together and
reminiscent of the contest era, and appropriate? Full
50's, through current year style bathing suits suitable.
(points will be subtracted for exposed belly buttons,
exposed garters/bras, extra short mini-skirts or
lingerie…(most likely this would be seen ahead of time
and contestant would be asked to change). Remember it's
a family friendly contest.
3.____STAGE PRESENCE/POISE – Does the contestant carry
herself well and with confidence on stage?
4.____POSES – Did the contestant remember to do all 3
poses? Were the poses classy, unique and of the era
appropriate? Did she hold the poses long enough and
confidently? (points will be subtracted if contestant
lifts skirt to show garter or exposes herself in any
5.____PERSONALITY/QUESTION-ANSWER – Was the contestants
answer thoughtful and unique and did her personality
shine through as opposed to just a generic answer?
(points will be detracted for any vulgarity)
6.____OVERALL IMPRESSION – Take all the categories into
consideration and give a overall score.
Additional info. call:
DeVona @ KKOA, (417) 847-2940, email:
Good Luck, be kool, and look kooool. - KKOA
KKOA LEADSLED SPECTACULAR MOTEL LISTING!
Please be sure and tell them you’re booking for the Kustom Kemp Car
Show to receive the good rates!
Area Code is: (785)
Click Here for The complete listing of Hotels,
For additional info. call KKOA @ (417)-847-2940
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 Pin-Up, and Lookers Beauty Contests
(2) age groups! 18-38 for the Pinups, and 40-+ for the Lookers
$125-1st…$75-2nd…$50-3rd…Ea. Age Group
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,
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|If you're a current KKOA member you can advertise your
kustoms for sale on-line, for free. All we need is your
ad/photo e-mailed to us at,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll place it on-line in
less then 48 hours (most of the time within 24 hours). Also,
if you want a picture with your ad, simply scan it in jpeg
format and send it w/your ad. Or, if you want to U.S. Mail
us a ad w/photo we'll get it on as soon as we get it. Non-KKOA
members can also place a ad w/a picture for only $10 per ad,
All ads will run for a minimum of 30 days, or longer
w/space available. For even quicker service, Visa, or
Mastercard is accepted on either of our security-safe
membership page, or events page of this website. Once on, in
the bottom "comment" box, simply type in "Ad for 4-Sale
Page." Mailing by postal service send to: KKOA 26 Main St.,
Cassville, MO. 65625. Additional info. can be obtained by
calling KKOA at: (417) 847-2940
Extra bonus! All ads received will also be placed
in the next immediate issue of the Trendsetter magazine
that's mailed to every KKOA member.