Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bird, Cat and Duck. No Dreamers.

Got the car going on Thursday night after having it apart for the last 6 months - just in time to make the pilgrimage up to Kumeu for the weekend. Andrew followed in the practical car with the elaborate OnePercent stall. One table, one tent, two broken chairs, one stool and a bunch of magazines. So good to be on the road again and the weather was insane. We set up in a new area that was coined Retro Junction. The area was run by Squeak Bell and Wellsey with stalls being organised by Rachel from Retro Vixen. A very cool array of invited cars made for the joint being one of the coolest areas of the whole event. Evan J from the Scroungers DJ'd well into the night as Whakatane club members drank and asked him if he could a) improve the sound and b) play something else. I thought it sounded great!
One of the highlights was a visit from Garth Hogan to the OnePercent tent. If you read the Max Baker article in issue 3 you'll remember Howard Smith's recollections of Max pulling Garth from his still rolling drag car after he got stuck climbing out the window trying to avoid being burnt to death. Garth was stoked to read the story, he said he's told the story many times but was unsure after all these years whether that's how it actually happened. Garth's currently working on a book about him and his late farther Ron - can't wait to see that.

Thanks to all you geezers who stopped by, bought a mag or just said hi.

Nostalgia Drags and The Scroungers Hot Rod Blowout are just around the corner - more on both soon.

aaron@onepercentmag.com





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