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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
I will have a 10 x 10 space to display 2 CK's at the Spokane Speed and Custom Car show April 13-15 2018 and could get 10 x 20 space for 2 or 3 more if I can get a for sure commitment. It will require setup on the 12th and take down on the 15th after awards. I would love to see this happen please let me know asap.
Al



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Oh Al
This offer is way too tempting, as it stirs up some very old memories.
As the last time I attended the Spokane Car Show was in the early 80's (could have been 82 to 84??) some things from that trip are still a little blurry and some have been wiped from my memory banks completely!
I do recall that we left Westbank very early on a Saturday morning, but finished the beers we had taken with us by time we hit the border (threw the empties out the window as we approached customs), but the first tavern is only about 300 yards into the USA at the Oroville crossing so restocking was not a problem ( still have all my ebay purchases sent to that pub). There were three of us and we had a small window of fun, as two of us had to be back for our Spring Football League practice by Sunday morning. After a few more Tavern stops we arrived in Spokane for the long awaited Car Show, which we were asked to leave as soon as we started getting excited about the cars...... for being too drunk???
We did not get back on the road until well after midnight that night after an afternoon of fun in Spokane. Unfortunately only two of us managed to make the return trip home, as the third decided to stay in the motel room with the girls we had picked up earlier in the afternoon (he still lives in Spokane to this day.....just came back to Canada long enough to pick up his things??)
Somehow managed our way back home arriving at around 7:30 am after dropping off my friend in Peachland, I had slept the last 90 miles or so when my buddy realized I was way to drunk to get us through the border. Thus, I had not been keeping track of the gas gauge, and ran out of gas and had to walk the last 1/4 of a mile home. That was the day I discovered there really is a God, as when was climbing out of the car I spotted on last "Lucky" rolling around on the floor of the car in front of the back seat. Enjoyed it right to my doorstep where I deposited the empty before being greeted by the wife, while on my knees trying to fit the key into that small slot in the door knob.
After an short nap I did make my 10:00 am Football practice, but was not at the top of my game..........oh to be young again.
Oh......as I recall the wife was really cranky that day, and was not as impressed as my Football Teammates, that I made the practice??
Anyways.........enough reminiscing, the Car Show sounds like a wonderful idea.
I would love to commit to coming, but can not always predict what April will bring. I do have another commitment that puts me back in Washington on April 20th, on our way to California for a Teardrop event????
How many CycleKarts do you think you would like, or hope to get? And what is the cut off date for getting the extra space?
Would they be together?
Lots of things to consider, and I for one thrive on deadlines!
Good Roads
Brian

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Brian,
Many good memories from back than however this is not the old Auto Boat Speed Show as it’s been gone from Spokane for many years. A local car show judge put the first Spokane Speed and Custom Show together last year with some amazing vehicles. Like I said I have a 10’ x 10’ area for my 2 Cyclekarts he would like to see more and put us in a 10’x 20’ display. I think we could get 2 or 3 more in the 10' x 20' area but would need to know vary soon as the spaces still available are limited. I would pay the entry fee but I need solid commitments the sooner the better.



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Al
If my CK was in a finished state right now, I would commit and find a way to make the trip.
And I truly hope it will be finished long before mid April.
But......I can't seem to predict life these days.
Something always seems to get in the way???
Brian

Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Dang Brian, your foolish youth sounds like a mirror image of mine. Taint
a day go by that I don't wish I had it to do over again, cept this time with
what I know now. If ya got the same miss's to day as you had back then,
your a lucky man, and I'll bet you've made some changes to keep your
house in order. I know there came that day when I had to start walking
a straight line or walk it alone.
Even if your kart is not all dressed out in it's finest duds Brian, it would be
even more interesting to any builder to see it undressed. You workmanship
is top notch, professional and bound to make an impression on a would be
builder looking for a new project.
I know back in the late 70's, when I'd decided that I was going to build my
own plane, I spent a couple of days studying and measuring an undressed
factory built Pitts S1S on display at the EAA air show in Oshkosh, WI.
I think that display drew 10 times the interest as a plane that was all
decked out in a fancy paint job. I've still got a shoe box of pictures I
took that week.

I really wish I would have stayed out there in Grants Pass, OR Al when I
tried moving out there in '70. I would have loaded up to spend the weekend
in Spokane in a heart beat. If you put one kart on display you might get a
casual glance, but put a half dozen out there and the passers by would see
that it's a serious beginning down a back road to a little less expensive car
related hobby as opposed to one guy building a yard kart for his kids.
Hope you get a bunch wanting to join in for the weekend.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
I know it is difficult to commit to anything 3 months away. If you would spread the word or PM me if you have questions.
Al



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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Holly #**# just found out the Cyclekart display at the Spokane Speed and Custom Show will be in the same room with the Americas Most Beautiful Roadster from Pomona. Loads of traffic hope it develops lots attention and more builders in this area. There is room for one more kart.



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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Al
I am looking forward to debuting the Miller there!thumbs up
Brian

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Actually the Miller is a bad representation of a cyclecart, it's way over built! New people will think they have to have the same skills as you to make one. Not to mention all the equipment you have in your shop.


In reply to # 30696 by Woodysrods Thanks Al
I am looking forward to debuting the Miller there!thumbs up
Brian



S'all for now!

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Boy, I couldn't disagree with you more on that one Vic. I think it would be an excellent example of what
could be done if you choose to take it that far. If there are more modest builds there to compare it to
that would stir the interest of people at both ends of the skill level.
That's like saying just because they are viewing "Americas Most Beautiful Roadster" one should never
attempt to tackle a street rod of their own.
Go for it Brian, stick your thumbs in your suspenders and your chest out proudly in recognition of
a fine job.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Thanks Denny
And Thanks to Vic I may now have the solution to the "Standard Frame" required by those with less equipment and no welding skills.
Wouldn't it be cool to be able to "buy" your motor, torque converter, spindles rear axle, wheels, tires, chain, steering wheel, pedals, springs,
hubs, bearings, rack, front axle, brake rotor, calliper, seat, hiem ends, steering quick release, steering universal, and "frame".
Which could all be assembled in one day!.........for that instant gratification factor!
And giving you a running, driving "Platform" or "Blank Canvas" to create whatever CK inspiration "Body".....made from whatever kind of materials you wish, or feel comfortable working with.
Welder or not?
Stay tuned!smiling bouncing smiley
Brian

RROLDSX Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Al:

Your kart will be an awesome example of what can be done with a Cyclekart. I’m sorry I won’t be able to make the show but it would be great PR if you could make a sign for this website and perhaps run some videos of Tieton/slyme Dog/Phoenix races. I think that would get a lot of father and son teams going. I bet you are super pumped about being close to the Pomona beauty. Have fun because that’s what keeps us young and entices others into the game.

Randy

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
1927 CycleKart American
1938 CycleKart American "Burd Piston Ring Special"
Brian,
You have put yourself under the gun to finish thanks for committing.
Vic,
There is no difference between finished karts they all illustrates one's inspiration and desire to build one within their skill set. In my opinion the Cyclekart hobby has room for all levels as long as it’s built within the groups guidelines. As this hobby grows each club will have their own.

Randy,
So many things to do on the display I hope to have a video running and documentation for more information if not printed at least large enough to photograph.



Al Lies
The "Not-So Chinsee" guy

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
I know what you're saying, but some new guys will look at Brian's cart and say "I can never do that". But if they were to see Bloody Mary, with it's wooden chassis, they may think it can be done. An incomplete cart with a plywood tub along side of yours and Brian's would give a great representation of the hobby, don't you think?


Vic,
There is no difference between finished karts they all illustrates one's inspiration and desire to build one within their skill set. In my opinion the Cyclekart hobby has room for all levels as long as it’s built within the groups guidelines. As this hobby grows each club will have their own.



S'all for now!

Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Vic
You may think that!......woodwork is your world, so in essence you have "Blinders" on as well (just different ones)
If, when I found CycleKarts on the internet, they had specified that the frame had to be made of wood like the Bloody Mary and the bodies were made from plywood, I would have closed the link and never have even given the CycleKart hobby a second thought.
As I am "Not" into woodwork, nor do I have the equipment for it....hell I hate the smell of it!
BUT.....That is what makes CycleKarts so wonderful! The freedom of expression, and the opportunity to work with whatever medium you are comfortable with. I have worked with fibreglass, and would not consider venturing down that road either. But there are some great builds here on the Forum from guys that have fibreglass knowledge and skills, that have allowed them to create amazing CycleKarts.
Something doesn't have to have to look like crap and look like it was built buy a rube , just to attract other rubes!
Build to the best of your ability and have Fun with what you are able to create is what I say.
I am sorry if my 50 + years of building cars, gathering equipment, and fabricating skills, is offending anyone one here.... But I am having fun using what I have learned and obtained, to build something Fun for "myself" rather than a customer, while in my retirement years.
"Doing keeps you young!"
I am also doing my best to help others, by sharing the lessons I have learned over the years and the equipment I have!!
"Every day is a school day!"
Hopefully there is enough time left in my life to learn some woodworking skills before it is too late??????eye rolling smiley
Brian
PS
Currently loving what I am learning about "Aluminum" since taking on my CycleKart project!
1/3 lighter than what I have worked with all my life!
Sometimes you have to remove the "Blinders" whichever ones you are wearing!

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