A Day With TheKenMan: The Naples/Marco AACA Show At The Depot, Chapter 2

LongRoofian September 29, 2014 All Things Hoon


So as this olelongrooffan mentioned last week, my buddy TheKenMan and I did the trifecta of car show goodness one day last winter and ended up at the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Naples/Marco Island chapter’s annual car show at the Naples depot. Now, other than the 1947 Club Car and the 1909 caboose they have on a section of track there, no trains have been run there since the early 1980’s. The Depot does have a pretty kickass Lionel train layout should a Hoon choose to fork over a fin to gain acceptance. Needless to say, TheKenMan and this olelongrooffan were to cheap too fork over that kind of folding that day. We were, after all, there to see the free car show. And we did.

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Fastback Friday: 1950’s Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe


So the other day this olelongrooffan was out and about just seeing what could be seen. It was on this excursion that I spotted this early 50’s era Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe and knew, at that moment, this fastback would be shared with my fellow Hoons on a Friday in the very near future. Click on through to see a couple more images of this vintage ride.

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A Day With TheKenMan: The Naples/Marco AACA Show At The Depot, Chapter 1

LongRoofian September 25, 2014 All Things Hoon


Last winter, this olelongrooffan and my buddy, TheKenMan, did a trifecta of automotive show goodness. We attended three car shows in one day. We took in a muscle car show out in the middle of the Everglades at the Immokalee Seminole Indian Casino, attended the Mustang’s (17 of which are owned by TheKenMan) 50th birthday party at our local Ford dealer and to conclude our day, we attended the Antique Automobile Club of America local chapter’s annual show at the Naples Depot. Incidentally, the way I found out about this show is through the owner of this Dodge Panel Delivery. Yeah, he owns a company that does business with firm that pays this olelongrooffan enough money to put my daughter, TheSmartOne, through that college up on the Ringling Brothers Museum campus around mile marker 212 on Florida’s highway 93, otherwise known as I-75 on the Eisenhower Highway System. If my fellow Hoons are so inclined, feel free to click on through for some more automotive goodness.

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Long Shots: 1956 Plymouth Savoy Sport Coupe

LongRoofian September 24, 2014 All Things Hoon


So, three, or so depending on when my Hooniverse Overlords determine to publish this post, weeks ago, this olelongrooffan wrote up something for my fellow Hoons reading pleasure about a Porsche twofer I had spotted while on a run for some grub. In that post, I had asked what the reflection in the driver’s window of that silver 356 was.

Well, fellow Hoon and microcar loving mdharrel correctly identified the car in the reflection as a 1956 Plymouth Savoy. He did, however, misidentify the license plate that adorned the ass end of that old beast. My fellow Hoons are welcome to make the jump to see a few more images of this Savoy and determine the registration state of this coupe.

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Hoonitales: Tangentally Related To Horsepower and A Chevy

LongRoofian September 19, 2014 All Things Hoon


A few years ago while this olelongrooffan was still living up in the Birthplace of Speed, thejeepjunkie clandestinely stopped by my Taj Mahal beachside on his way to pick up the Kid from basketball practice.

We shared a couple of those beverages emanating from the city with the Arch and got to looking at some old photos that were leaving my possession and being turned over to their proper owners on an epic Road Trip previously shared with my fellow Hoons.

Now this olelongrooffan has shared the fact I spent some of my formative years growing up on a farm just off Route 66 near Halltown, Missouri. Actually, just a country mile from some of fellow Hoon Marcal’s kinfolk.

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Truck Thursday: 1941 Chevrolet Pickup Truck


So, a couple weeks ago this olelongrooffan was out and about just seeing what could be seen in this here upscale south Florida city that I reside in and, lo and behold, I stumbled across this sweet 1941 Chevrolet pickemuptruck. I was down at an automotive repair facility where this olelongrooffan spotted a PMYellow LaSalle a few years ago with my daughter, TheSmartOne. Yeah, Dr. Johnny and his kinfolk always seem to have something pretty sweet on their lot. This one was in fantastic shape and, notwithstanding the late model radials, looked to be in bone stock shape. Click on through, if it pleases my fellow Hoons, to see more of this desirable ride.

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V.I.S.I.T. And Long Shots: A Pretty Sweet Porsche Twofer


So this olelongrooffan has determined that I need to quit hanging out over in that Slacktivism group over at that Book about my Face and reestablish a periodic series of postings here in the Hooniverse. After inadvertently deleting (albeit one) image from my trip to the Daytona International Speedway’s Inaugural Red Bull RallyCross (it was pretty cool even if I was the oldest Hoon there) that I attended a couple weekends ago, I thought I would share yet another Long Shots siting with my fellow Hoons.

So a week or so ago, this olelongrooffan was heading up the Tamiami Trail here in toney Naples, Florida to pick up some grub at my local Publix, and I spotted this couple cruising right along having what looked like the time of their lives. In that sweet ragtop, I would be feeling the same.

The look and tone of this ride sure allowed this olelongrooffan to Celebrate Life. And the second half of this Porsche twofer? Well making the jump would be required to see that.

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Hooniverse Asks Bonus Edition: For What Should I Be Looking?


So this weekend up at my old stomping grounds, more commonly known at the Daytona International Speedway, the France family is hosting the inaugural Red Bull Rally Cross race at that venue. It is a two day event, (Friday and Saturday) and this olelongrooffan will be attending on Friday. Yes my fellow Hoons, you read that correctly, Friday. The dude that signs my paycheck has granted me a rare day off to attend my virginal rally cross event. Why not Saturday you may ask? I have been honored to spend a couple days with my oldest brother Bob hanging by his pool and enjoying a cold beverage or two.

My attendance at the former event is what leads to this Bonus Edition of Hooniverse Asks. As this is my first time at a stadium style event of this nature, what is the cool sh*t this olelongrooffan should check out? If any of my fellow Hoons have a suggestion or two, please leave them in the comment section. I’ll be checking in regularly. Thanks in advance Hoons.

[Image Source: Daytona International Speedway Site]

Hoonitales: Down On The Farm


A whiles back this olelongrooffan shared with my fellow Hoons a tale associated with bovine, Country Squires, farms and a Model A. If you are so inclined, you can check that Hoonitale out here. Now, as always, I am certain my fellow Hoons are wondering just what the heck does this Daytona Beach image of thejeepjunkie’s livery has to do with the title of this post. Well, this olelongrooffan would suggest a jump on through would answer that question.

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Long Shots: 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix


So, part of the activities this olelongrooffan enjoys as a part of my work day is performing customer walk throughs of existing model and speculative homes the company which provides me enough money to keep TheSmartOne in college sells on a fairly regular basis. For the most part this is pretty cool until I come across an older model home that was had the slab for it built to low for the driveway to properly drain to the street. As a result, a trip to my local drainage supply house is required to purchase drainage supplies necessary for my guys to install a drain sized to allow for rain runoff to do just that, runoff. That is opposed to back flowing into a million dollar coach home garage.

But, as a result, the cool thing for this olelongrooffan and, hopefully, my fellow Hoons is that I get provided the opportunity to stumble across some pretty sweet stuff. And one of those things would be this 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix. Ironically enough, it was available in front of a trailer supply house and parked out where it couldn’t be missed. Check it out after the jump.

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