30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

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30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby Mav75 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:24 pm

It was a great day for all of us who made it to the 30th Annual American Pontiac Association’s Saturday at the Strand Car Show. Despite the threat of rain, the weather held off, and a few of us actually managed to get a sun burn! We met promptly at 7 am at the Hooters near NASA Parkway, which, due to the early hour and the distance people traveled to get there, was a minor miracle.

But here we are, a nice row of Firebirds…

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and “The Lone Camaro” :D

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It was an easy, enjoyable drive down to the show.

Here we are checking in:

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Having just checked in, a line of F-Bodies wait to be parked.

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Most of the HFB contingent after being parked, getting ready to do some serious detail work.

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Mid detailing

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Detailing done, let’s get the judging started!

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An unidentified 4th Gen Camaro joined us.

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Anyone remember TGO Car of the Year Kevin89Formula’s ride? Here it is in its glory:

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Another view of Kevin’s Formula:

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For 1st Gen Firebird fans, it was a spotter’s paradise. HALF represented itself nicely with 10 cars (and won an award for that by doing so).

Here is a “Father and Son” Bird Shot:

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A growing Bird family:

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A flock of birds!

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Without a doubt, this is the wildest 3rd Gen that I’ve seen in a while, possibly ever. The pop up headlights were removed and transplanted. The owner also created a double row of tail lights by taking a second set of tail lights and mounting them directly under the first set so that they mirrored each other. (Unfortunately, I don’t think any of us got a shot of that.)

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Look at this interior! Nearly all evidence of the 80’s was gutted, and the interior was transformed into that of a 60’s hot rod.

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Winning (I believe) First Place in the restored category of his division is this sweet Camaro. Pictures barely do this car justice.

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But the biggest news of the day was that just like last year, HFB took home a bunch of trophies! Five of us won various awards within our respective divisions, which were basically grouped by decade and extent to which the car was restored or modified:

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3rd Place:
TexasCat2, ’89 Formula, restored
Kevin89Formula, ’89 Formula, modified

2nd Place:
one92rs, ’92 Camaro, restored

1st Place:
warman, ’80 Trans Am, restored
Mav75, ’89 Trans Am, original

Again, a great time was had by all, and with an award going to the club with the highest representation, we need to make it a priority to go back next year. Congrats to all the winners!
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby esc » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:37 pm

How many from HFB were there?
You said that HALF won with ten cars?

Great pictures and a nice writeup, by the way. :)
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby Mav75 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:44 pm

esc wrote:How many from HFB were there?
You said that HALF won with ten cars?

HFB had seven rides there. When we go back next year, there is a question on the entry form that asks what club you're affiliated with. If we all answer the question, we might be able to beat HALF next year.
esc wrote:Great pictures and a nice writeup, by the way. :)

Thanks! Not all the pics were mine. The ones that weren't were either sent to me or posted on Facebook by TexasCat2.
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby esc » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:35 pm

BTW, One92RS said thanks for putting up the pictures and that he had a great time at the meet.

Hopefully he will be able to make more of our meets soon.
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby sailtexas186548 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:51 am

awesome!

my car has broken (badly) before this show two years in a row! I'm planning on having something wild to bring next year if it stays together! :lol:
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby Jupiter » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:23 pm

Nice pics. Sorry i missed this event.
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby Mav75 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Jupiter wrote:Nice pics. Sorry i missed this event.

You would have had a good time. My only complaint was that the judging (and the tallying) seemed a bit dragged out. For example, they made it seem as though they waited to tally up the scorecards until all of the cars were judged? Why? An extra 30 seconds with a calculator right after judging a car would have saved a lot of time on the back end. Still, it was a fun day.
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby lmancha96 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:07 am

This meet was AWESOME cant wait for next year when I have my car....

Here is one of the videos I took of the Rare firebird with all the Badass mods Enjoy

I have also been messing with some video editing software, soon I will have a compilation of all the stuff I took...

EDIT: Forgot to put the link lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBpyi4BrpyM

enjoy
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby Jupiter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:53 am

That turbo t/a is awesome. As for the custom t/a, it reminds me of 'this is your brain on drugs' commercial? Nobody should ever do that on puprose!!!
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Re: 30th Annual APA Show Write Up (w/photos!)

Postby lmancha96 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:21 am

Here is that video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ-XoFkQfuM

Enjoy!

I wish i wasent so Lazy this day I left out alot of nice cars :cry: Sorry Guys...
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