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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol

Thursday, August 16, 2007

hot rod hula hop 3 in review: hot cars, tiki bars, fez-wearing bizarres

you may recall some minor bleat about the hot rod hula hop in columbus, ohio. this is an annual event put on by the fraternal order of moai, whose world headquarters is based in columbus, ohio. the following images are jest a smattering of the overall event, but hopefully will give you some of the flayva.



one great opportunity was to visit the secret burial ground of one of the two original moai that guarded the entrance to the tragically-gone kahiki restaurant.


you maniacs! you blew it up! ah, damn you! god damn you all to hell!


the first nite featured the "feast of the tiki gods" at the tropical bistro, which is a smaller direct descendent of the kahiki. drinks and food are of the same lineage, albeit in a more modest setting.

roast chinese pig!!!


f.o.m. member leilani provided authentic hula moves, accompanied by tropical bistro hawaiian guitarist francis llacuna.

i was so wowed that i had a smoking eruption! lol



volcano bowls were a-flowin...




fisherman from new york was a-playin... (both nites)




saturday was the hot rod part at the lot outside largo's. this classic rod was the most cherry.



this hot rod was the most evil...




rat fink!




the most tikiest hot rod!



it would take a whole other post to describe the wackiness going on aside from the car show: vendors, some guy trying to set the hula hoop world record, rollergirls, etc. etc...
the evening shows included bands such as lucky 7 and my fave rave surf band the madeira... there was dancin' girls, a fire dancer, greasers, fezzes, hawaiian shirts... geez i have to end it there. just go next year fer cryin' out loud.

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