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Betty has been taking me on some new and exciting adventures I could not have dreamt of over the past few years. With my interest in writing my perspective on events I was excited when I came across the REVREV Revival and Pin-Up Pageant as this would be my opportunity to document something new. I had a very clear intention to want to write about the day’s events and especially about the ladies that would be entering the Pageant.
Who knew I would end up entering the contest myself. After a photo shoot with the D.I.V.CO in the backyard by Coca and a lot of encouragement by my family I was going to be surrendering to this experience and figured no matter what at least I put myself out there.
As I am out on a farm and a bit of a recluse, BmB’s personality is that we are front and centre on-line yet in the physical world I have a hard time putting myself out there.
I would never imagine what was to come, as soon as I started posting my pictures with links to the on-line portion of the contest you all stepped up and really put me in a position that was unbelievable. Everyday my numbers grew steadily and my heart softened and my personal walls began to weaken.
This was a big trip for us, we had to consider our farm before we left and it was the first time in three years we had all left the farm together on Vacation. The drive down to Edmonton was smooth running and our first day we hit our regular spots LG Kustoms to see Pandora and Betsy. In the afternoon we went downtown Whyte Ave so Coca and I could have girl time in Rowena’s.
That night I went to the Honey Dome to have my hair pin curled in preparation for MUAH the following morning. It was a full long day and the Pageant was fast approaching. By the time we had gotten back to the hotel the on-line winner was announced and it was official I had won it. Sitting under a hood dryer I reflected over the past month and all the encouraging words you gave me, it was time for change.
In the morning and after receiving the most amazing hair I could have ever received by Julia Owner of the Honey Dome we made our way our to the Revival. In our typical fashion we got lost doubting our instinct for direction yet eventually made it, a little late yet we still arrived.
Upon getting out of the truck I took a very deep breathe, I told myself that it was time, it was OK and that I was going to own what you all saw in me.
As I walked across the parking way I emerged from with in myself and had the confidence to see through this day.
After changing outfits I was presented with two sashes by the gorgeous Kortney LovesAlot Miss Hot Rod Hooligan 2012. One was for being a participant of the Pageant and I wore the #5 and the other a black with purple flower because I was the “On-Line” winner.
I knew I was going to have to pick a vehicle to receive the Hot Legs Award and so I set forth, my notebook and pen I was on a mission.
I approached as many people that I could that were sitting by their vehicles, I had great chats about vehicle makes and models, are they driven, where did they live, so and so forth and as I went along, it got easier.
I was then approached by a young girl, sheepishly she touched my arm and asked if I would come to her parents vehicle to take pictures and it was in that moment I saw all of this experience through different eyes.
I don’t look back into my childhood often and yet I had a very clear feeling/ memory of being that age, being smitten by someone that I saw being in the public eye and then taking the time to ‘see’ me.
As I approached the vehicle I bent over and took the time to talk to her, I asked if she would hold my purse and I gave her a sticker that I had hidden in my purse. I knew then I had found that side of myself again.
I went on to find my Hot Legs winner after a great conversation with he and his wife, we had a good chuckle that I recognized the curb feelers and was asked by Digital Moments Photography to take a photo with the said car..!
Shortly after us Pageant girls were asked to go on stage to help call out numbers for the Door Prizes. At that moment I figured if there was a time I might die that was it once I realized I might just keel over and die, specially once seeing the girls in front of me talking into a microphone..!
As my turn came I remembered Julia’s advice from the Honey Dome and so I took the microphone in my hand and slightly braced myself in anticipation of hearing my own voice and before I knew it numbers were being announced and I was still standing.
After a bit of a break we were called back on stage to do the Pageant. It was all or nothing yet I was calmly comfortable as I was so happy with my sashes I had no expectations from that point on.
Paula has such a graceful and natural way of being on the stage and talking, with such ease she talked about the Stollery Children’s Foundation in which the Revival supports through donations and auctions.
As we the contestants were standing in line in the order we arrived Paula brought forth each girl asking questions or saying a something interesting or fact about the girl to keep the crowd entertained.
As we were driving home and really reflecting on the day I came to realise something about what Paula had said about me. I don’t think to often we get to really hear what others think or perceive of you, we may think up stuff on our own or hear stuff second hand, yet to actually hear her words and speaking so highly of me I nearly came to tears right there on that stage.
I received a very cool VERY custom hand painted leopard and red flamed bowling pin Trophy for the On-line contest and I even won an award for Best Hair..!
I was thrilled to call out Dave Bordman’s name for his Hot Legs Award and his reaction was the best..!
I did not leave this Pageant the same person, and as much as I repeat this to you a lot of the inspiration was from you..xx
This will be a day I will not forget, Thank you..!
A BIG Thanks to the Hooligans Car Club for hosting the Revival, there were a lot of man hours put into this event and you could tell a lot of time and consideration because everything ran smoothly and with out a hitch..!!
Miss Hot Rod Hooligan 2012, Boss Mare Betty and First Runner Up 2012 Paula.. xx
Received for participating in the Pageant
Received for Winning the On-line Contest
Thank you to Rowena’s for the gifts I received for winning On-line winner..! The prize included Modern Pinup Make up and Hair DVD by Micheline Pitt (EeeeK..!) A Besame cosmetic and Betti Page compact.
Rowena’s is located on Whyte Ave Downtown Edmonton and is your one stop shop for anything unique and Pin-up catering to Kats and Kittens.
Award for Best Hair and Gifts.
Thank you to Love Salon in Edmonton
For the gift I received for winning Best Hair
Prize value was over $100.00
Such a great day and I look forward to bringing Betsy along for the 2014 Revival..!
REVREV Revival and Pin-up Pageant 2013
A little over a month ago I was introduced to the Hooligan Car Club through my internet travels and discovered they were in Edmonton, Alberta where we go to see our metal babies.
We planned to attend their Revival to be held in July so I could blog on the day’s events and the Pageant. After a little coaxing from my family I decided to enter the contest myself.
July 20th arrived and as I walked onto the grounds of the Car Show I was really quite excited by the turn out of cars, there was a LIVE band The Sabre Jets and most of all I was excited to meet the other contestants of the Pageant.
These were the gorgeous ladies that were in attendance for the day.. xx
Alexis – the talented swing dancer in a beautiful mint with white polka dot dress and matching shrug.
Kayla- in a Rosey the Riveter inspired cover-alls and hair scarf and note, these are really hers and she has a name patch on them. Kayla’s talent was painting her own car.
Anna Mae- wearing a gorgeous red dress sang a jazz song for her talent portion and hails from Calgary AB.
Sinder Sparks- wearing a smile worth a million dollars and a heart of gold, Sinder sang with the Live band The Sabre Jets.
Laurette- in the Royal blue dress had inspiring upbeat words for us all, Laurette’s great spirit and sense of humour kept times on stage light for me..xx
Carla- in the white with black stripe dress was a first time entry into the Pageant.
Chantel- was our most authentic Doll, she lives a vintage lifestyle and was an awesome hula-hooper..
Through out the day you would find us ladies sprinkled amongst the crowd, holding signs for the burn out competition and mingling with the attendees. A couple of the dolls showcased their talents on the main stage through song and dance.
In the afternoon we were called upon stage to help call out the numbers for the door prizes and shortly after that the awards were handed out for the Pageant. Seen in this picture was one of the day’s MC, Paula the other not seen was Miss Hot Rod Hooligan 2012 – Kortney LovesAlot.
These two had amazing stage presence and the banter between them was great and kept us entertained.
The awards handed out were;
Miss Hot Rod Hooligan 2013 was awarded to Alexis..! Congrats..xx
1st Runner up was Sinder Sparks..!
2nd Runner up was Chantel..!
On-Line winner was Boss Mare Betty
First Pageant was Kayla..!
Best Make up – Chantel..!
Best Hair – Boss Mare Betty
Best Talent – Alexis..!
Most funds raised for the Stollery Children’s Foundation was Laurette..!
We all received gorgeous stashes we could wear and certificates, looking back now the day went really quickly and I wish I had taken more pictures..!
As I have to rely strongly on the internet to connect with others that enjoy the same genres as I do, I really like to keep my eyes open for clubs in a near location/proximity to me.
It is always a pleasure when you come across a group of people that have similar tastes and essentially become your community.
As Edmonton is the next largest city to me I seem to focus there and work my way out.
Through my favourite clothing store in Edmonton Rowena’s I came across a link to the REVREV Rods & Relics Car Show hosted by The Hooligans Car club. This is an annual Car show and Pin up Pageant.
This club takes pride in giving back to the community and the club is motivated to raise funds and awareness to the Critical Care Unit of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Applications are already being taken to be apart of the Classic 40-50’s Pin up Pageant, and will be accepted till June 19th. Entries for the pageant will be featured on-line to start receiving votes prior to the show. With 6 Trophy categories such as On-line winner, Best hair, Best talent you never know who will walk away with the main title Miss Hot Rod Hooligan 2013.
If you are a looking for more details follow the link, for entry details. If this could not get better entrants for the pageant receive 10% off a purchase at Rowena’s once you have entered.
I am really looking forward to the event and bringing to you pictures of the winning titles.
There will also be an Old School Cart Race sponsored by the Clutch Poppers of Edmonton, make a cart with your kid and bring it down on race day for the fun.
This years show and events will be held July 20th in St. Albert at the King of Kings Lutheran Church. I am very excited and counting down the days. To keep to speed with all the details you can check out the club’s web-space at;
Or their FB Group
Looks like a good time to be had by all, mark it on your calendar so you can come down and not miss out on the fun.
For further information please contact Jan at:
Jan (780) 886-1790