Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

Where are we today ?
Bear's Den Resort Grove Oklahoma
       A very cold windy day here and a good day to visit Darryl Starbird's Hot Rod and Custom Car Museum about 10 minutes from the campground. They are normally closed at this time of year but a quick phone call and they will open up for us to view the cars, perfect! Suzie and Pat did not want to go so left us guys to our own devices and away we went to check this place out. I have been there about 4 years ago, but a lot of different cars come and go.
         About 90 minutes checking out these amazing custom cars, watched a short video, talked with Darryl's wife. She explained that they had just returned from a car show in Las Vegas last night. And had driven Darryl's latest creation a 1957 Cadillac custom car, there and back. She showed us a bunch of pictures and was very informative. And a beautiful hard covered book with pictures of over 100 of Darryl's creations. He just happened to be there taking a break from cutting the grass and personally autographed it for Rob too. It was a thrill to finally meet him and even took us to his workshop out back where he was making some adjustments to the Caddy '57 after returning from the show.
         I took over 100 pictures of the various cars on display and edited it down to still too many. So if you don't want to look at some of these amazing creations maybe stop here. But if you do remember that you can click on the pictures for a large image.

1959 Chevrolet ElCamino

1982 Pontiac Firebird
1941 Lincoln Continental
Vodoo spider
Vodoo Spider
1982 Jaguar
PT Cruiser
cool truck, dual controls
4 wheel steering
5th wheel hitch, for you trailer?
       Big T model car kits have been selling by the thousands over the years, modelled after this vehicle below.
custom van
1972 Chevrolet Camero

1982 Datsun 280z
        Darryl was also known as the Bubble top King too. Lots of bubble top cars he created are here.
1941 Mercury
         Rob purchased a souvenir book and Darryl personally autographed it for him.
awesome book
Rob and Darryl
me and Darryl
Darryl taking us back to his workshop
his new creation, '57 Cadillac, very special
his workshop
Monster Vet
the Original Frankenstein Monster truck
          Latter this afternoon we had a nice social hour (inside today) just the four of us, (Emile and Monique headed further west this morning) then home for supper.
a nice early sunset.
got our Fry Daddy going for some homemade fries 
fish on a bun with homemade tarter sauce
and fresh cut fries for supper
         A nice tasty supper hit the spot and a very clear sky here makes for a nice evening, too cold to be outside thou.
         We are on the road in the morning heading on down the road to Madill Oklahoma, gotta keep these wheels turning! New places, new faces and warmer weather.
         Thanks once again for stopping on by, was nice to have y'all here with us.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Winter
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  1. WOW....that is an amazing car museum. The paint job on those cars is fabulous. I am not a monster car lover but if I were, those are some of the best.

    Safe travels to your next destination.

    1. It really is a great place and of course flawless paint jobs.

  2. That is quite a collection of amazing looking vehicles - wow!

  3. Now that is some collection of cars! I could spend hours there...

  4. Awesome! That is some museum and the fact that Darryl was there added a personal touch! Great find! I love cars...

    1. I love all cars especially one of a kind real custom cars like these.


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