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HOT BOX -- New News
Our latest shipment of Kustom Kemps Of America, light-weight
jacket's has arrived at the clubhouse, and the
gang is ready to ship'em out to you the same day, (or next
the latest) after we get your order.
KKOA Lifetime Achievement
Every year for the past 12 years,
at the West Coast Kustoms (WCK), Cruisin' Nationals,
held annually in Santa Marie, California,
something special happens!
The KKOA picks and awards a well deserving recipient
the prestigious title of "Lifetime Achievement" for
and promoting our coveted world of automotive
The WCK Cruisin' Nationals is "the" kustom
event on the west coast, hands down.
And, KKOA salutes, supports and thanks WCK
for letting the KKOA give this award away at their
Remember the Cruisin' Nationals is always on the
weekend the day
before Memorial Day which is always on a Monday.
This year the dates of the show is May 24-25-26,
If you're a kustom kat,
do not miss this show.
Here shown is the Lifetime Achievement award winners
Bill Hines, Gene Winfield, Larry Watson, Neil Emory,
Rich and Penny Pichette, Rod Powell, Dick "Peep"
Darryl Starbird, Blackie Gegian, Frank Livingston,
This years recipients will be two of the
biggest names in our world of kustomizing.
"Wholey Moley Batman, who can
it be? Be there Robin to find out."
Much credit must be given to our California
KKOA Officials for
organizing & spearheading this super award of
WINS $10,000 IN TULSA!
Text: William "Slade" Derringer
Not since the famed Rod & Custom Magazine
shop truck/project of the late 50's, known to every
the" Rod & Custom Dream Truck
has a Pick Up gained such fame.
John Saltsman 49 Studebaker, has been featured in
the covers of many national and international
Picked up many big name awards, and
In 2011, John "drove"
the ultra wild truck from Rialto, California
out to Salina, Kansas for the giant KKOA Leadsled
where it knocked-off the coveted
"777 Award" for "America's Top Kustom", and a
Call it strange, or history repeating itself, back
in the 50's
Spencer Murray, then editor of Rod & Custom also
show appearance with the Dream Truck in Manhattan,
which is just a few miles northeast of
Back to the future! Recently, on Feb. 12th, John
"Atomitron" (kool name), on a
trailer and headed for
size, '49th annual Rod and Custom Exotic
Car Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over 1,000 entree's
inside one building.
In fact this is one of the biggest free-span
buildings in the world.
Yip, the big boys were all
there with their fabulous toys,
made possible by their ability to buy, or build
and triple axle enclosed trailers to haul their
Lets hold up here "Hoss", and let me be very
I'm not knockin' em, just stating a honest
fact. This journalist was in
just as much awe of the center row of 20' x 20'
on display as the next spectator. Plus, I also dug
the side-isles too.
One beautiful show.
Driving 1,500-+ miles staight through,
John and his buddy
Keith Dean (the late Dick
Deans son), who was also "driving"
super nice '40 Mercury kustom convertible,
finally arrived in Tulsa
around 9:pm Thursday eve. The show was almost full,
two spots left at the very end of the center row.
Naturally, due to no enclosed trailer or trunk
space, neither of
the California rides had any displays around them.
So, to say the
least winning anything looked like a impossible
However, they were both well
received by fellow hotrodders
and spectator's, and most importantly, I'm convinced
didn't make the long trip to win! Instead they came
they are true kustom kats, and dig the KKOA to the
And they both know and believe Darryl
the world of kustomizing, and treats the kustoms
with the respect they so much deserve. And, the
decision to give the
"Go for the Gold" award to
John' Pick Up was unanimous
among all seven judges. Proving that what
goes around, eventually
comes back around, and traditional kustoms are on
Lets enjoy it guys and gals, and be in Tulsa next
the 50th anniversary of the show. KKOA has already
Darryl to give KKOA
the space needed for a kustom & hotrod
gathering that'll rock the traditional hotrodding
Call for into.: (417)
847-2940, or email:
We do have a inside home away from home in
Tulsa. - "Slade"
Things are happening up north in the great state of
due to fellow hotrodders campaigning the
800 pound KKOA Gear Head &
coming up May 24-25-26 in Stevens Point.
Entries are coming in good, and
is lining up
lots of good stuff to do when they get there!
One of the best lookin' deals to hit the big weekend
schedule is the
Miss KKOA Northern Rose Pin-Up Contest.
Dedicated to the 50's era when
were both naughty and nice.
Depending on which side of the street you lived on.
For most home grown all
boys it was the "right" side.
The Official Queen Bee, and organizer, the lovely Carmen
has came on board to make sure the contest comes off
has just recently told
"I'm very pleased with the interest and enthusiasm of
for the contest..and I've been getting nothing but
nice comments and feedback about it."
To confirm it, Kati Kontney, recently told Carmen;
"I was excited to see a fun event for the girls at the
instead of just the run-of-the-mill bikini contest.
My fiancee is a member of the KKOA. It sounds like it
will be a fun event."So
far 16 ladies have entered. We'll keep you posted as the
The kool part about it is the park we do the show at!
It has a perfect stage for the girls to present the
with a nice back-stage dressing room.
It's going to be a big highlight of the event
and any 18 and older girl is eligible to compete for the
three big titles.
To get details, or to enter,
email Carmen Orlowski at:
or contact event director John Tomaszewski, in Stevens
715-344-0751, or email:
KKOA We're Soft On Fins!
And, to prove it we're inviting all finned cars
of the 50's and 60's to be in
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
for a gathering that'll be "Fin-tastic."
Some say the Mopar's had the biggest & best fins.
Others support the GM models,
sez their line-up was "the" tops.
We can't have a popular vote because the big three
would gang-up and whichever has the most fins wins.
So, we'll just have to pick the "Koolest
of the Kool",
based on whatever we get "hooked" on. Pardon the pun.
It'll be kool,
and if you own a finned kemp don't leave it in the
Bring that piece of American automotive art
to Stevens Point and land a whopper to brag about.
Toss in some rock-a-billy twang, a beauty contest,
Slow Drags, the
Koolest Kruiser Kontest,
Prime and Shine at the knocked-out
Pfiffner Pioneer Park
and it's showtime. Plus, just added, the
"KKOA SUMMER DANCE PARTY" Sat. eve. at the Holiday Inn.
More details coming.
Headquarters motel for the event is the
Holiday Inn in Stevens Point.
It's American owned/run
and highly recommended by the
Be sure to tell them when booking
that you are with the
car show to get good rates.
For additional event information contact
event director John Tomaszewski, in Stevens Point
715-344-0751, or email:
or contact the KKOA @ 417-847-2940.
spin our wheels in Stevens Point,
Posted: April 9, 2013
NEW TEXAS DATES!
How To Lasso The Chill!
Due to event scheduling for the drags,
and expressing concern from entrants and
regarding the continuous cool,
and sometimes cold fall weather,
due to the changing of the seasons,
the KKOA has decided to change the
16th Annual Hotrodding Hullabaloo
to a workable, and much warmer date!!! Check'em
New Dates! -
SEPTEMBER 27-28-29, 2013 -
w/the event a month earlier on the calendar
it will assure warmer weather, and use of all
Every Entry Eligible To Participate In All
Activities Shown Below!
Prime & Shine Time @ Forest Park and on Crawford
Open To all Pre-'79 Kustom Cars and Trucks. All
Post-1980 Cars and Trucks Must be Lowered, and
feature either mild or wild body kustomizing
change's, and must pre-enter w/a photo. No
exceptions. (Over 500 Entrant's Last Year @ Show
Due to new date changes the drags will remain
@ North Texas Regional Airport.
Open to all Pre-1979 Cars and Trucks & Nostalgia
There's No Classes, No Lights, No Clocks,
just flagmen @ start & finish. It's who rolls
up beside you.
And, only one rule! Safety.
Don't be a bonehead or you're out of the show.
two brand new activities are being added!!!
Vintage & Kustom Bicycle
Texas Size 1940's & 50's Style
Cowgirl Pin-Up Beauty Queen Hullabaloo
Eve. @ The Nostalgic Rialto Theater
girl contestant's 18 & Older Welcome
And the Action Continues with the;
- Coveted Mercury Ring Of Honor -
- Cruisin the '58 Watson Burger Drive-In -
- Saturday night Rock & Roll Jambore @ the
Rialto Theater -
- Vendors and Swappers Welcome -
20' x 40' Size Spaces just $50.00
- Denison High Cheerleader Pick's -
- Rose and a Baby Ruth Award's -
- Christan Rod & Custom Club Church Service -
- Best Western Texoma, 903-327-8883, $69
+ tax -
KKOA salutes the City of Denison, the Denison
Chamber of Commerce,
the many Denison Spectators, and all the True
Stars of the show!
The Guys and gals who enter their kemps to keep
the event strong and moving on.
For Additional Info.
Kustom Kemps Of America, We'll Be Happy To Help!
Worlds Oldest Running Kustom Car & Truck
Established October 1, 1980
26 Main Street, Cassville, MO. 65625 Ph.: (417)
847-2940 - Fax: (417) 847-3647
Website: www.kustomkempsofamerica.com - email:
On the Oklahoma - Texas Red River Border
Cowboy Wisdom! Always drink upstream from the
Say Salina, Say Kool Snooze Pads!
July 25-26-27-28, 2013
Shown below is a listing of
Salina, Kansas Lodging Facilities.
When booking, and to get good rates,
be sure to say you're booking
for the Leadsled Car Show!
All Phone No. Area Codes is: (785)
Last year all the motels filled,
so book early.
Quality Inn & Suites: 825-2111
Country Inn & Suites: 827-1271Rodeway Inn: 827-0356
Candlewood Suites: 823-6939
Comfort Suites: 404-6944
Courtyard by Marriott: 309-1300
Fairfield Inn of Salina: 823-6900
Hampton Inn: 823-9800
Holiday Inn Express: 404-3300
Sleep Inn & Suites: 404-6777
America's Best Inn: 825-2500
Knights Inn: 827-9315
Days Inn: 827-9315
Super 8: 404-2771
Super 8 I-70: 823-8808
Baymont Inn & Suites: 493-9800
Airliner Motel: 827-5586
Ambassy Motel: 825-7265
Best Inn: 452-9666
America's Best Value: 827-5511
Budget King Motel: 827-4477
Howard Johnson: 404-1870
Log Cabin Motel: 825-4652
Motel 6: 827-8397
Starlite Motel: 825-5439
Travelers Lodge: 827-9351
Village Inn: 827-4040
Kampgrounds Of America
1109 W. Diamond, Salina
(KOA Is Giving A 10% Discount)
They'll All Be Glad To Leave
The Light On For you!
They're a high quality, super
winter-beater you'll be happy to wear at your next club
meeting, car show, cruise night, or just hangin' out at your
buddy's garage. The jackets come in one color,
while the supply lasts. Price is right too! S-XL
size guys (gals
to). For "Hoss" Cartwright size's it's
These prices DO include
the S & H charges (Shipping and Handling to the square kats
don't delay, order yours today! Call us at
(417) 847-2940, and charge it
on Visa or Mastercard and we can get it headed your way. If
ordering by U.S. Mail send check or M.O. to: KKOA, 26 Main.
St., Cassville, MO 65625. For additional info.: call, or
KEEP KOOL, WHILE KEEPIN' WARM!!!
32nd LEADSLED SPECTACULAR
Check out ALL the hotrodding action!
Thursday Evening Spectacular Cruise
Watch Bill Hines Chop A Top!
Prime and Shine @ the knocked-out
Live Stage Entertainment
Pin-up Beauty Contest
See the "Backyard Boys" Section a Merc!
Over 1,600 Kool Cars & Trucks
Model "Kustom Cars" & Trucks
Hours of ol' Skool enjoyment
$15.00 + $3.00 Shipping
To Order by mail: Send Check,
or Money Order to: KKOA, 26 Main St., Cassville, MO 65625
To order by Visa or Mastercard call: (417) 847-2940, or
E-Mail to: email@example.com
Beat the Winter Blues! Be the hit of the next club meeting!
The super bowl of ol' skool rodding!
Don't Delay, Order Yours Today.
Next Day Shipping!
Posted: Nov. 1, 2012
You're Askin' For It!!!
So Herrrre's The Facts!
(America's Hotrodding Playground)
Open to all old school,
kool kats & kittens
Keep checkin' this site as new,
hot spectacular news unfolds!
If you need a entry or more info.
call us at the KKOA clubhouse!
We suggest booking early at the
Ramada Inn Salina
785-823-1739 - just $58.00 + tax
Ask for Meridith in Sales
USE THE ONLY ON-LINE "KUSTOM" CAR LOT
IN AMERICA!...AND IT'S FREE!!!
|If you're a current KKOA member you can advertise your
kustoms for sale on-line, for free. All we need is your
ad/photo e-mailed to us at,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll place it on-line in
less then 48 hours (most of the time within 24 hours). Also,
if you want a picture with your ad, simply scan it in jpeg
format and send it w/your ad. Or, if you want to U.S. Mail
us a ad w/photo we'll get it on as soon as we get it. Non-KKOA
members can also place a ad w/a picture for only $10 per ad,
All ads will run for a minimum of 30 days, or longer
w/space available. For even quicker service, Visa, or
Mastercard is accepted on either of our security-safe
membership page, or events page of this website. Once on, in
the bottom "comment" box, simply type in "Ad for 4-Sale
Page." Mailing by postal service send to: KKOA 26 Main St.,
Cassville, MO. 65625. Additional info. can be obtained by
calling KKOA at: (417) 847-2940
Extra bonus! All ads received will also be placed
in the next immediate issue of the Trendsetter magazine
that's mailed to every KKOA member.