Since 2005, when the KKOA
stopped moving its Leadsled Spectacular to different locations in America,
and put down roots in Salina, Kansas. It has featured a on site, “FREE”
chopped top in (3) days exhibition by some of the biggest names in
kustomizing! Gene Winfield, Brad Masterson, Alex Gambino, Elden Titus, Jeff
Meyers, the legendary, late Bill Hines, and Keith “Kid” Dean, (son of the
late Dick Dean).
Since the passing of Mr.
Hines, Keith has been at the reins of the busy chop weekend, and last year
he initiated something for the under-20 kustom enthusiast’s to participate
in! A Chop Top Clinic where Jr. Apprentice’s can be active in the chop, and
learn the tricks of the trade by a true professional.
With Keith, and his California
kustom side-kick, Jess Shepard, being on a tight time-table to get the job
done in three days, plus being teacher’s, they admit they’ll be humpin’. But
Keith and Jess being the kool kats they are, sez it’ll get done, and Keith
insists he wants to offer the weekend class to (2) under-20 apprentice’s.
KKOA will also give benefits and gifts to the (2) winners.
If you’re, or you know of
someone who would be interested in being a kustom apprentice, all you need
to do is contact Keith at,
or call KKOA,
417-847-2940, and we’ll
give you details and help you sign up. Hopeful apprentice’s can sign-up
untill June, 1st, ’18, when Keith will personally select and notify the (2)
LEARNING IS KOOL!…
MAGGIE VALLEY, NORTH
TV’s most popular “Kid
Vampire”, (now all growed up), is returning to the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular
in Salina Kansas, July 26-29, ’18. But, before he goes to Kansas, he’s going
to prey on hotrodders at the new KKOA Icon’s of Hotrodding Festival in
Maggie Valley, N. Carolina, May 18-19, ’18.
Plus, he’s bringing his
ghoulish masterpiece’s, the Munster Coach, and the Drag-u-la Coffin. Hey, he
has to have someway to tool around the shows, and somewhere to sleep
at night. Eddie never
did get his nights and days straight as a kid, so he preys on hotrodders
during the day hours. In the Vampire world he’s actually a outcast, but a
If you believe all this I’ve got some ocean front property for sale
in Salina, Kansas.Something you can believe is Butch Patrick, as
many of his fans knows, was “Eddie Munster” on the hit TV series,
the “Munster’s.” And Butch is not only a great actor, but a diehard
kustom hotrodder. Plus, he’s one kool guy. And, Butch will be in
Maggie Valley, and Salina with his lovely wife Leila, plus the Coach
and Coffin. You will not believe what they haul’em in. KKOA
Clubhouse - 417-847-2940
YOU THINK REAL HOTRODDING IS HISTORY!
TRY A KKOA EVENT IN
SALINA AND MAGGIE VALLEY.
IT LIVES BIGTIME!
VALVE COVER RACING
RETURNS TO THE
July 27-28, 2018
If you’ve got the
hots to build, and race your favorite Valve Cover, bring it to Salina in
July for a Spectacular weekend of action.
Fellow KKOA member,
Buzz Houston, the man behind the popular OZARK CAR EVENTS Calendar of
Events, has recently purchased a professionally built down-hill race track
that’s as slick as a hand rubbed lacquer job, (only polished aluminum).
Check it out!
KKOA has invited
Buzz to bring his track, and be a big part of the 4-day Spectacular. Run
times as of this writing have yet to be determined, but will be divided
throughout the Oakdale Park show hours. Shown below is rules to building a
racer, sizes, & weights, and actually running the race. It’s going to be a
hoot, so grab a valve cover and GO FOR IT.
Posted: April 7, 2018
Imagine this pic with
hundreds of pop-up tents, scattered throughout, with hotrodders relaxing in
their lawn chairs
by their hotrod’s, and
layin’low kustoms. All while spell bound spectators flip-out, and Eddie
Valen rocks from the stage.
The Icons of Hotrodding!
RODDING IN THE
SMOKY’S!…May 18-19, ’18______Be
Posted: April 3, 2018
KKOA NEWS ALERT!
THE KING OF
is coming to the
July 26-29, 2018
And He’s Bringing a Car
SWAMP RAT 12-A!
Don’t Miss This Chance
To Meet & Greet
The Worlds Most Famous
……Posted March -19, ’18…….
1st Entry To KKOA
Maggie Valley N. Carolina
“Blast From The Past”
Miss This First Time Event!
Kustom Kemps Of America
America’s Oldest Consecutive
Kustom Car & Truck
Established October 1, 1980
26 Main Street, Cassville, MO.
Ph.: (417) 847-2940 - Fax:
KKOA President Jerry Titus
"A creative person is
by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat
February 23, 2018
Fellow member’s of KKOA, past, present, and never joined yet. Since you’ll
see the flyer below, I need not tell you that this is super exciting news to
share with you. News that I hope you will consider passing the word around,
and most importantly supporting this event.
the fact that there is so many different styles of car and truck related
show events, it’s tough to find a location site for KKOA to stage an event
at. We here at KKOA respect all other car events and will not book on top
of, or close to events like KKOA projects. It’s just not the KKOA way.
that said, I’m happy to announce that KKOA has secured a small, but kool
town in the beautiful smokey mountains of N. Carolina, called Maggie Valley.
A kool kustom name, like Kustom Kemps. And, the grassy Festival Grounds show
site looks like it’s kustom built for all pre-1969 knock-out kool kustoms,
leadsleds, and hotrods to cruise around in and hang-out on.
It gets even better with a big
nice stage for concerts, contests, and awards, a food concession stand,
permanent restrooms, and lots of electric for vendors. Plus, if you’re lucky
enough to get a room at the Comfort Inn, (828) 926-9106, that’ll be the
event headquarters, it’s only a 100 yards from the Festival grounds. There’s
also other mom & pop lodging’s in Maggie Valley, and just (8) miles down the
road is Waynesville, N. C., a nice size town.
Check out Maggie Valley on
your map, or computer, it’s on the border of N. Carolina and Tenn.,
surrounded by lots of big and little towns and cities. Example: 31 miles
from Ashville, N.C., 27 from Gatlinburg, Tenn., 31 from Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
and Dollywood. Lodging is a big deal in the area due to so many
Also, Maggie Valley is home to
the “Wheels Through Time Museum”, filled with the worlds premier collection
of rare American Vintage motorcycle’s.
KKOA is proud to be in Maggie
Valley, and hope to remain there for year’s to come. We are also on a
fantastic spring weekend of the year, (May 18-19), Fri. & Sat. Like any
event it’s only as successful as the stars of the event who come and support
it, and hopefully like it. These stars being the owners of mild-to-wild
kustomized cars and trucks, the traditional tail-draggin’ chopped-top
leadsleds, and the wind in your face hotrod roadsters, coupe’s and sedans.
Real hotrodding in it’s purist form. Hope you can make it.
Check the “EVENTS” link of
this website, to enter via Visa/Mastercard. If you need any additional
information, (event activities, lodging No.’s, etc.), don’t hesitate to
contact me. I’ll be happy to help. (417)-847-2940. We’re also on Kustom
Kemps Facebook. Kruise’em easy Jerry
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKET
Held Inside The Air Conditioned
Saline County Expo Center and Kenwood Hall
(500 ft. from the “KKOA
Leadsled Spectacular” at Oakdale Park)
The name says it all! Reliving the
life style & times of yesteryear!
It's your opportunity to sell vintage items of days gone by!
Vintage Home Interior,
exterior furnishings, lamps, lights, rugs, pictures, etc.
Architectural Salvage, windows, porch posts, fencing, statue’s, shutters,
dress’s, boot’s, shoe’s, Jewelry, etc.,
Colored bathtubs, sinks, stools, etc.
Western Furniture, Victorian
decor, radio’s, etc.,
Mid Century Furniture & Decor,
patio furniture, watch’s,
$30.00 per each 10’ x 10'
1st come, 1st serve space’s.
Entries accepted at the door w/space available.
Electric outlets free and
available on first come first serve basis.
Move-In Day: Thur.
July 26, 7:am,…Move
Out: 5pm Sat.
Fri. 9a-5p, Sat. 9a-5p (No
Vendors can get in at 8:am
admission to all registered armband entrant’s of
Vintage Marketplace Director:
Barbara Young Cell:
Info. KKOA, 26 Main,
Cassville, MO 65625-9400, Phone: 417-847-2940
In Conjunction With….
Park, Salina, Kansas - July 26-27-28-29, ’18
Salina’s Biggest and Koolest
Outdoor Ol’ School Hotrodding Event!
Thousands’s of Spectators!
Thanks For Re-purposing The Vintage & Retro Days Craze!
If you dig ol’ school!
Why Not Go Back To a REAL Ol’
Kustom Kemps Of America
(America’s Hotrodding Playground)
Open to all Pre-’69 hopped-up Hotrods,
chopped, channeled, and dropped Kustoms,
Pre-’70 New Concept Customs, (NCC)
Tire Spinning Drag Machines, Vendors
Top Kustom Award
Retro bicycles, Model Cars, Downtown Cruise
$1.000, 2-Age Group
Beauty Contests - 18-39, and 40-+
Home Decor/Flea Market Spectacular
Pre-’69 Hotrods & Kustoms “ONLY” Auction
Night With ELVIS Concert
Be a Real Gone Kat & Don’t
Or You Might Miss This 50’s &
417-847-2940 - Kustom Kemps Of
KEMPS ARE KOOL!