Hot rods, bikes and bands make for a great day!
April 16, 2011 brought another amazing event to Southern California, The 3rd annual Hippy Killer Hoedown. This event was the brainchild of legendary hot rod builder Jim “Bones” Noteboom and his son Kutty. They have both been building custom cars and bikes for as long as anyone can remember, but the Hoedown is their first foray into getting all of their friends together with their custom bikes and hot rods to bench race and listen to some live bands.
This is the second year that the event was held at the Wild West Arena in Winchester, California. They thought that there was plenty of parking for custom cars and bikes alike, but the buzz about the event has been so good that the fire marshal actually closed the gate to cars and bikes for a couple hours in the morning because they were at capacity. There was a large area for vendors adjacent to the stage where bands like Meth Tiger, Harbortown Saints, The Whitewalls, Garage Boys Band, The Lonesome Ones, Whiskey & Knives, Soul City Pushers and the headliners Agent Orange performed. So there were plenty of cars and bikes to look at, and when you had your fill of chrome and paint, there were the bands.
The Notebooms couldn’t have picked a better day to hold the event, the sun was out, but it never got too hot. There were easily several hundred custom cars and bikes that made their way through the front gate throughout the day, but it was such a nice day, it was hard not to give in to the call of the country two-lane roads that surrounded the event.
For information about next year’s hoedown, you can keep an eye on the Hippy Killer website Hippykiller.com (http://www NULL.hippykiller NULL.com).