Some Of The Detroit Steel Seen At The Branson Auction


So a couple weeks ago, the Branson Auction was held here in the Live Music Capital of The World. This olelongrooffan had a trio of fins burning a hole in the pocket of those designer jeans I purchased a few years back so I thought I would part with them to see what could be seen at that show. After having attending the Barrett-Jackson and the Auction America shows earlier this year I was curious to see what this burg had to offer. Actually, it was quite nice. It was run like the promoter had 37 years experience at it and I had a great time. As an aside, these are the Friday cars lined up to head into the auction arena. See that blue Caprice (well GM anyway) longroof? Crossed the block and sold for $1,200.00. Yeah, it was bargain Friday that day to be sure.

Now remember, these are gavel prices and include no fees.

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Hooniverse Asks Bonus: Is The Ability To Drive A Stick Necessary?

LongRoofian October 27, 2015 All Things Hoon

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Late last week my grand nephew, nephew NotSoLilJim’s youngest son and brother Bus_Plunge’s youngest grandson, got his learner’s permit allowing him to drive an automobile, accompanied by a licensed driver, here in the great ShowMe State. His Mom, LilMom posted Pickle Boy’s new status on her page in that book about her face. Please make the jump to see some of the comments about her status and leave your opinion in the comments.

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Truck Thursday: Long Shots: Ever Seen A Jeep Delivery?


If my fellow Hoons happened to read this olelongrooffan’s error filled Long Shots post last Tuesday, it may be remembered that it was the sighting of something seen by Bus_Plunge and myself that prompted me to head back over to see that highly desirable Land Cruiser. It was a Jeep Delivery and feel free to click on through to see more of it.

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Truck Thursday: V.I.S.I.T.: An O.J. Front Centurion From The Hills


Earlier this week, this olelongrooffan was returning to Bus_Plunge’s B’s Nest cabin down near the shores of Lake TaneyCoMo. As I was cruising down that Eisenhour Interstate Highway System like US 65, I spotted what looked like a Ford Bronco with the rear top removed.


It wasn’t until I pulled my longerroof out into the passing lane that I noticed this Bronco had four doors. “Centurion!,” I actually said out loud. As getting back to the lake in a rush wasn’t necessary, this olelongrooffan decided to head back over to the slow lane and see where this rarity was headed. I hadn’t seen one in the flesh, so to speak, in years and hadn’t see any info on one since fellow Hoon, Marcal, posted this a few months ago.

By the way, my apologies to my fellow Hoons for the lack of clarity of the above two images. I took them with my old 28dollarebayacquired image taker I keep in the pocket of my longerroof for use in an occassion such as this.

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Long Shots: 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser

LongRoofian October 20, 2015 All Things Hoon


So last week while Bus_Plunge was carrying this olelongrooffan’s sorry ass over to that Irish auto parts store to pick up a new battery for my longerroof, I mentioned I had seen a 74 Land Cruiser over by the dam the previous week. He mentioned it was either a rust bucket or $15K.

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Weekend Edition: Pretty Sure That’s A Lambo, Dude


So as this olelongrooffan has mentioned, I was fortunate enough to have attended the Branson Auction of collector cars this past couple days. There were plenty of sweet rides there and I wish several of them could have made the trip back to the B’s Nest with me. Unfortunately, this was not one of them.

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Weekend Edition: Friday’s Cars: The Newer Stuff Seen At The Branson Auction


As this olelongrooffan has mentioned, this past couple days was the Branson Auction of fine collector cars down here in the cool Ozark Mountain. When one enters the Branson Convention Center, you are required to mosey on up to the second floor to check in and then head through some massive double doors to the observation deck above the preview area below. The cars in line are the Friday cars heading into the auction area while the cars parked diagonally are scheduled to head over the block on Saturday. Feel free to click on through for a preview of the newer stuff that went across the block that Friday. And by newer, this olelongrooffan arbitrarily chose 1970 as the cutoff point. Remember, these are gavel prices, no fees are calculated.

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Weekend Edition: Friday Finds: The Old Stuff At The Branson Auto Auction


So as this olelongrooffan has mentioned, the Branson Auction of collector cars was this past couple days and I was fortunate enough to have a spare fifteen bucks and the time to attend it. It was pretty cool, well run and it is in its 37th year. I arbitrarily chose 1970 at the cutoff point for the model years and this post is about the pre-70 cars let loose that Friday. Remember all prices quoted are gavel prices with no fees included.

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Weekend Edition: Friday Finds: The Trucks At The Branson Classics Auction

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So, as this olelongrooffan mentioned on Friday, this weekend is the Branson Auction of fine motor cars and trucks. As it is relatively cheap to gain entry to this event, 3 fins for two days of nonstop action, it was decided that this would be a worthy expenditure for this miserly olelongrooffan so off I went. Of course, one of the first sights of the outside lot contained this gorgeous and highly desirable beauty. Naturally, this olelongrooffan ambled over to it and checked out the interior of this near forty year old campercar. It was Bone Ass Stock all the way down to the sign posted over the gas range in the kitchen, “Cooking Appliances are Not To Be Used For Comfort Heat.” Pretty damn awesome if I do say so myself.

Anyways, when the cars arrived off their transporters, or the highway as was often the case, the Friday cars were parked outside and the Saturday Cars were parked inside. With these Weekend Edition offerings this Saturday, this olelongrooffan hopes to have a trio of posts about the Friday Finds. What I did basically was stroll through the lot checking out some stuff this olelongrooffan thought might be Hoonworthy then I would go in and watch some of them cross the block. Then when I needed another smoke and a coke, I would head back out and check out some more. Where I could, this olelongroofan has included the gavel price and sometimes a comment or two. Note, the price was the gavel price, no buyer’s or seller’s fees are included. Who do my fellow Hoons think this olelongrooffan is? Daniel Strohl over at Hemmings?

Without further ado….Hope my fellow Hoons enjoy.

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Check In Day At The Branson Collector Car Auction


So this Friday and Saturday is the Branson Collector Car Auction here in the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Why Friday and Saturday? Well my fellow Hoons, automotive sales are not allowed on Sundays here in the ShowMe State. Yes, Sunday Blue Laws are still in effect here in the Midwest. Anyways, this olelongrooffan ventured down to that Purple Heart City to check out the goings on and see what was up with this auction. As I have attended a few of these type events over the years, this olelongrooffan was interested to see what would be offered by this team at the Branson Convention Center which is affiliated with a major upscale hotel chain here in this burg on the shores of Lake TaneyCoMo. Click on through to see some of my activities on that unseasonably warm Thursday in mid October in the Ozarks.

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