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KKOA Leadsled Spectacular 2013

Sometimes my Kats and my Kittens it's all in a name.  Me thinks the folks at KKOA, that's Kustom Kemps of America for the 2 or 3 of you out there that didn't know, me thinks the folks at KKOA were on to something when they named their event the Leadsled Spectacular cause friends, it was SPEC TAC U LAR.  Fat City baby, Koolsville with a capital KOOL!  Now I had it on good authority that this was going to be a great show but friends, I was blown away and we know this wasn't my first rodeo.  Say Salina, say sensational, say KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, say it was BLAST!  How can you beat sharing airspace with Gene Winfield, Connie Francis and over 2,000 of the koolest Kemps going.  It was Kustoms, Classics, Rods and then some.  It's hard to exactly put my finger on it, but each ride was IT and then some, always with a twist.  KKOA wasn't about bigger or better; it was about "Kreativitity" at its finest and individuality that won me over.  Put a stamp on it, KKOA knows Kustoms, KKOA knows Kool and KKOA knows how to host a swinging shindig like no other.

I will be revisiting this show in the weeks to come but here's my first go 'round.  You'll see what I mean, it was an off the charts rolling display of automotive artistry.

Take a gander at this menagerie of Mercs.

I've never been to The Wheat State before but I'm venturing a guess that Kansas and Salina in particular are never as Kool as when the KKOA'ers roll into town.  Cast an eyeball, these babies are Kruzin' low and slow.

When you have over 2,000 cherry chariots you just gotta let the pics speak for themselves.  Now try this on, I  drove 1,440 miles round trip to Salina and while there I took1442 pictures.  A picture for each mile with 2 to spare!  Krazy stuff.  It was kismet baby; couldn't have done that if I tried.  I loves me a good kawinkydink.

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Be sure to hit up The Most Recent Show Gallery from the Leadsled Spectacular and check out the other 1427 shots give or take, from this show of shows.  It's a feast for the eyes and a balm for the hot rod soul.  

Check out the KKOA site to get the skinny on their organization, which is awesome and their shows which are awesomer.  I'm booked for 2014, I highly suggest you do the same.  Kemps are Kool INDEED!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!