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wondering

Virgie, KY

#1 Jul 23, 2010
I heard on the radio that muscle on main is this sat in pikeville? Just wondering if this was old or if it was this weekend the 24th??
AngelBJJ

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Jul 23, 2010
That was back in May
muscle car

Phelps, KY

#3 Sep 14, 2010
AngelBJJ wrote:
That was back in May
how often is this event
Real Rodders Drive Them

Macon, GA

#4 Apr 10, 2011
Great idea but poorly applied.

Last year an event was called off because "these guys won't get out when its wet." If thats the mindset of the organizers I suggest that "those guys" just show up with pictures of their precious rides to show, as everyone knows that although it may not be raining it may get dust on it....

Not all but the majority of the nice rides in this area rarely see the light of day except to get washed or a local drive.

Sad to say that on the day that the event was called for rain last year there were 8-10 out of towners that made the trip to find the streets dry and empty. Now with that kind of management we will soon loose the confidence of any new visitors.

I also wonder if any of the "management/organizers " have ever been to any other events???? How about some public restrooms, swap area, DJ, or at least some 50's-60's music.

Yes one has to start somewhere and I applaud you for that but don't expect this deal to grow on the strength of late model Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes. All of these can be seen at the local Wal-Mart or dealership.
So guys get those streetrods, rat rods and true muscle cars out of the grage and support this deal in spite of the management guys with paper bags over their heads.
Gangster Rat

Winchester, KY

#5 Apr 10, 2011
Real Rodders Drive Them wrote:
Great idea but poorly applied.

Sad to say that on the day that the event was called for rain last year there were 8-10 out of towners that made the trip to find the streets dry and empty. Now with that kind of management we will soon loose the confidence of any new visitors.
I also wonder if any of the "management/organizers " have ever been to any other events???? How about some public restrooms, swap area, DJ, or at least some 50's-60's music.
Yes one has to start somewhere and I applaud you for that but
So guys get those streetrods, rat rods and true muscle cars out of the grage and support this deal in spite of the management guys with paper bags over their heads.
You brought up some legitimate concerns and I can assure you they will be addressed, it takes input such as this to make a good cruise in or car show. I will suggest that in the event of a rain out the show will automatically go to the next weekend and be advertised that way for the guys that come from out of town. They do have a webpage now, muscleonmain.com . The dates for the Muscle On Main Event will be listed and I will try to make sure the alternate date gets listed.
They plan to have a Cruise In/Block Party every Friday night before the Muscle on Main Event each second Saturday of the month starting in May. The first one will be behind Jerry's where the old Drive in Section was. They had Car Hops last year and nostalgic Menu's and a live band, it was not 50's and 60's music and I am like you I enjoyed the oldies playing on the radio and that band did not fit the theme. The radio station was there and between sets we played the old stuff.
The Muscle on Main is supported by the Good ol Boys car club! We are just learning, have not done a lot of them yet but are trying to get it right. They are not a bunch of elitist, we have every kind of car in the club from high end sports cars to Rat Rods. The majority of the cars are Muscle Cars & Classics but we drive them, I don't know of any trailer queens in the club itself. It is hard to distinguish the club cars from the other fine cars from out in the county.
The club has been small and been around for years but has grow of late for the express purpose of helping the Muscle on Main people build a car show or cruise in the rest of the county can enjoy. They are going to have live music at each event this year so one of your concerns and mine has been addresses. We enjoy the hobby and share an interest in the old classic cars and would like to build a venue for the other car enthusiest/hobbyiest and people in the county who just like to go to car shows to have a show close to home to go to.
The $4.00 a gallon gas makes it tough sometimes to go to Somerset and Pigeon Forge so we are trying to get a good venure for the car enthusiast her in Pikeville closer for the rest of the county. We had 308 cars at one of our largest events last year and it had a good mix of all cars, Sports,Muscle,Classic,Convente nial Hot Rods, Rats and Lead Sleds.
We hope to make it better this year, check out the website muscleonmain.com and there should be a link to the City Entertainment Director and the Good ol Boys Rod & Custom Club. This would be a good place to make suggestions as to how the Muscle on Main should be run. None of this is for profit, yes I guess the city would like to see the auto recreation money people take to Somerset and Pigeon Forge stay in the Pikeville area but so does Somerset and the other cities that have Recreation Venues for the auto hobbyist and fans of the hobby. The guys in the club when it was small and just 12 or 15 people had fun with it, now it has become more like work. There only interest is to help the Muscle on Main build something for the rest of the guys in the county to be able to have a place to show their cars also.
Gangster Rat

Winchester, KY

#6 Apr 10, 2011
One more thing the Good ol Boys Rod & Custom Car Show will be on Saturday the 16th over in the Landmark Parking Lot. They will be set up in town with an informational both and the Roush Mustang. I don't know if it is one of the Race Cars or the one that Muscle on Main is raffling off. The Good Ol Boys Car Club has invited Kentucky Speedway to attend and will be hosting them. They will be having one of the NASCAR Promotional Cars by the information booth on the Boulevard. The doors are not welded shut on this one so people can get in it for pictures if they want. I believe they will be giving away a free T-Shirt with every $10.00 ticket sold on the mustang.
Joseph

Ivel, KY

#7 Apr 10, 2011
Mostly credit card rodders.

How many do you know that drives their rod daily????? That includes rain and cold weather months.

I can count them on my thumbs.

Get with those guys and they can share the experience of 25,000.00 miles per year rodding and over 20 national events.

Now that's real rodding.
Gangster Rat

Winchester, KY

#8 Apr 10, 2011
Joseph wrote:
Mostly credit card rodders.
How many do you know that drives their rod daily????? That includes rain and cold weather months.
I can count them on my thumbs.
Get with those guys and they can share the experience of 25,000.00 miles per year rodding and over 20 national events.
Now that's real rodding.
Hardly any body even with classic cars we call drivers drive them daily, that just don't happen anywhere. Now people may run all over the country in their modern cars to car shows, or they may tow their cars to shows.

Most cars pre 1972 will not run well on modern unleaded fuel, engine damage if not rebuilt to handle the new gas.
Joseph

Ivel, KY

#9 Apr 10, 2011
Gangster Rat wrote:
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Hardly any body even with classic cars we call drivers drive them daily, that just don't happen anywhere. Now people may run all over the country in their modern cars to car shows, or they may tow their cars to shows.
Most cars pre 1972 will not run well on modern unleaded fuel, engine damage if not rebuilt to handle the new gas.
Sorry but I beg to differ. Many streetrods and rats run the sbc or other late model V8 engines with modern divines. They can be driven just as new vehicles..

My boss puts more miles on his streetrods than a lot of folks do their daily drivers. No trailer for him. Think he said that he rolled over twenty thousand miles last year in pre 54 year rides.

Now that in itself isn't what its all about but it does shed a different light on your thoughts.
Gangster Rat

Winchester, KY

#10 Apr 10, 2011
You may be right, no one class or classification of hot rods, some old school, some with mocdern engines and drive trains, some rats. Some called traditionalist won't even use nothing but period parts when building. No one size fits all, but it's all fun and a good hobby!

The Muscle on Main, some will come to sit around and fellowship with the other car enthusiast, it is not a show where you have your car judged. A lot will just come for the burn out competition. the ones that don't come won't matter, the ones that do usally enjoy it. None are professional touring all over the country hotrodders, just a bunch of local guys and their old cars!
Joseph

Ivel, KY

#11 Apr 10, 2011
And that is a start.

Every building must start with one block.

Just as in many other things in life some walk the walk and..........you know.

I suppose in the end it boils down to ones own happiness. I just tire of so many claiming to be in the know when talking rods and rodding when in fact many haven't built, driven out of the county, or a clue of being a dyed in the wool rodder.
Kenny

Ivel, KY

#12 Apr 10, 2011
True rodders wear tires out. Have bug covered windshields when they get home. Do multiple oil changes a year. Change brake pads. Do tune ups on their rides.

And most of all experience thumbs up from passers by..........in other states.
Kenny

Ivel, KY

#13 Apr 10, 2011
Gangster Rat = Taylor from Robinson Creek.
Gangster Rat

United States

#14 Apr 10, 2011
Kenny wrote:
True rodders wear tires out. Have bug covered windshields when they get home. Do multiple oil changes a year. Change brake pads. Do tune ups on their rides.
And most of all experience thumbs up from passers by..........in other states.
Muscle on Main has nothing to do with what ever you think true Rodding is, even if there is any such thing. The original car club drove there cars every weekend, they were at one resturant or car show somewhere in the tri county are. However muscle on main is not about Hotrods, although they may be some decent one's there. It is an all inclusive muscle and classic car cruise in, without the cruising. There is no one class of car not accepted except of course for the family mini van or work car. As stated before there are high end sports cars, muscle cars, classic cars from the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and hotrods, traditional and rat rods, lead sleds you name it. Don't know how to be more clear than that, don't know what you are talking about when talking about driving the cars everyday and taking them all over the country.

It is just a local event for anybody to attend either in the county or the tri-state. If you are looking for real rodder's what ever that is then I would start an exclusive club for that. This is not what this is and nobody wants it to be.
Just a local venue for the guys out in the county to meet and show thier cars and the people that like the old cars to come in and see them. Family oriented!!!!!

If you go to the muscleonmain.com you will see a slidshow of all makes and types of classic cars that were at the Muscle on Main last year, very plain it is not about driving hotrods!
William

Macon, GA

#15 Apr 10, 2011
Gangster Rat wrote:
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Muscle on Main has nothing to do with what ever you think true Rodding is, even if there is any such thing. The original car club drove there cars every weekend, they were at one resturant or car show somewhere in the tri county are. However muscle on main is not about Hotrods, although they may be some decent one's there. It is an all inclusive muscle and classic car cruise in, without the cruising. There is no one class of car not accepted except of course for the family mini van or work car. As stated before there are high end sports cars, muscle cars, classic cars from the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and hotrods, traditional and rat rods, lead sleds you name it. Don't know how to be more clear than that, don't know what you are talking about when talking about driving the cars everyday and taking them all over the country.
It is just a local event for anybody to attend either in the county or the tri-state. If you are looking for real rodder's what ever that is then I would start an exclusive club for that. This is not what this is and nobody wants it to be.
Just a local venue for the guys out in the county to meet and show thier cars and the people that like the old cars to come in and see them. Family oriented!!!!!
If you go to the muscleonmain.com you will see a slidshow of all makes and types of classic cars that were at the Muscle on Main last year, very plain it is not about driving hotrods!
Like the guy said earlier. Credit card rodders and Gold Chainers.

If your looking for a great place to show your Trans Am or Corvette this is the place. Just a bunch of blow hards acting and talking like they are true rodders but in reality they all have store bought rides.

This very fact is why the deal as is will not grow. The people running this have no concept of how to promote and exacute a cruise-in/gathering.
Gangster Rat

United States

#16 Apr 10, 2011
Growing every year and it will be one of the Priemere car venues in East Kentucky.

Know for a fact that most of the guys build their cars, plenty of frame off and frame on restorations! However even if they bought it restored and never turned a wrench on it, makes no difference! The show is for the builders, and the guy who just bought his at auction, who cares?

Nobody cares about whatever you call a true rodder, just as long as you got a car and want to show it! Most people work and have limited time for driving all over the country to show a car!
Plum Crazy

Winchester, KY

#17 Apr 11, 2011
Even though it is not a car show as such it would be nice if they could have a people's favorite or crowd favorite for a door prize!

This takes the car owner and club members out of it and would be a nice touch to the Muscle on Main event!
Real Rodder

Macon, GA

#18 Apr 11, 2011
Plum Crazy wrote:
Even though it is not a car show as such it would be nice if they could have a people's favorite or crowd favorite for a door prize!
This takes the car owner and club members out of it and would be a nice touch to the Muscle on Main event!
Awards of any kind stink up an event. I myself have my preference to vehicles, traditional, resto rods and rats. For that reason I refuse to judge or pick at any event that I so often am asked to.

So often the general public, much as we have here in Pikeville will gravitate towards a Corvette, Camaro or some exotic foreign super car. Thats not fair to the guy with the pristine 1954 Studabaker. See folks many people can buy a new Vette or Lamborgina. But there are just a few nice 1959 Impalas in the world and the general Hillbilly Day visitors can't appreciate that.

And it does seem that the Gangster hasn't a clue to what a true car person is I can appreciate those that still enjoy whatever it is that makes them happy. The point about being a true rodder is not missed by myself. I build, drive, repair and use my rods much like many use their daily drivers. To many here in Pike County that is beyond your comprehension. And that is OK with me. But where I do have a problem is when I'm at the local parts store or cruise and I hear (Mr. doesn't know the water pump from the fuel pump) going on about his knowledge of vehicles..........well enough said.

Then the joke of the Hillbilly Days car show is another spectacle. No I've never entered or will never enter a judging event, so you can forget the sour grapes argument. When I see a '54 '58 '49 pristine anything get overlooked and a '57 chevy with more waves than the Alantic for an award I can gag.

That is what you get when you have those like Gangster that has a resume of rodding that doesn't expand outside the tri-county area.

Now if you really want to expand your knowledge of vehicles take some time to get in your ride and drive to the four corners of the nation and then criss cross it several times then you just might have enough knowledge to pull up a chair to the real rodders like George Barris or George Poteet and listen for a while.

So in the end I'm not talking down about the local click Muscle on Mainers I'm just saying a lot of you are full of crap and show it often.
Gangster Rat

Winchester, KY

#19 Apr 11, 2011
Real Rodder wrote:
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Awards of any kind stink up an event. I myself have my preference to vehicles, traditional, resto rods and rats. For that reason I refuse to judge or pick at any event that I so often am asked to.
So often the general public, much as we have here in Pikeville will gravitate towards a Corvette, Camaro or some exotic foreign super car. Thats not fair to the guy with the pristine 1954 Studabaker. See folks many people can buy a new Vette or Lamborgina. But there are just a few nice 1959 Impalas in the world and the general Hillbilly Day visitors can't appreciate that.
And it does seem that the Gangster hasn't a clue to what a true car person is I can appreciate those that still enjoy whatever it is that makes them happy. The point about being a true rodder is not missed by myself. I build, drive, repair and use my rods much like many use their daily drivers. To many here in Pike County that is beyond your comprehension. And that is OK with me. But where I do have a problem is when I'm at the local parts store or cruise and I hear (Mr. doesn't know the water pump from the fuel pump) going on about his knowledge of vehicles..........
You will always have the teeny bobber that don't even own a car weighing in on events for the big boys that actually own one! Can't even afford a decent skate board and just on here to slam a local event for the guys in the county that actually own a classic or muscle car.

For the people out in the county that have a lot of time, a lot of sweat and a lot of money in their cars they now have an event where they can show thier vehicles. No one cars about what a whinny teeny bopper thinks about car shows, how they are run, the cruise ins, how they are run.

We will try to get a bicycle or moped show for the wanna be's and the poser's!
Real Rodder

Macon, GA

#20 Apr 11, 2011
Gangster Rat wrote:
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You will always have the teeny bobber that don't even own a car weighing in on events for the big boys that actually own one! Can't even afford a decent skate board and just on here to slam a local event for the guys in the county that actually own a classic or muscle car.
For the people out in the county that have a lot of time, a lot of sweat and a lot of money in their cars they now have an event where they can show thier vehicles. No one cars about what a whinny teeny bopper thinks about car shows, how they are run, the cruise ins, how they are run.
We will try to get a bicycle or moped show for the wanna be's and the poser's!
Your childish remarks have me humored. Got enough pre '72 finished rides to drive a different one everyday into the third week of the month. Not your everyday bondo buckets like I see at the MoM events. Now when you put together a Rod and Custom top 100 in the World I'll give you a moment.

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