2004 Lokar Open House
 & Appreciation Day
Knoxville, TN
April 29, 2004
Pics by Jack Roberts

Hi Gang
On April 29, 2004, Minnie and I were lucky enough to attend the 2004 Lokar Open House and Appreciation Day held at Lokars ultra modern facility in Knoxville, TN.  Now I donít think I need to explain who or what Lokar is, or does. Any Rodder worth his salt is well aware of this. When we arrived we were greeted by the Beautiful Debbie and VP of Marketing, Rick Craze, who was kind enough to give us a complete tour of their factory as well as a look at some of their great Street rods.  This factory is ultra modern and super Hi Tech. We looked at all the NEW products available to the Rodder, Iíve used Lokar products for years and was really impressed with all the new things available, before the tour was over I had drooled all over my wish list which I had been making.  Their new Polished Skull Shifter Knob was to die for, I tried to get some pics of it, but it was so bright and shiny the pics were ruined by the camera flash, and two different styles of gas, brake and dimmer pads, the new floor mount gas pedals with the cables running under the floor boards and the shifter cables and the beautiful Billet Dash Inserts and on, and on, and I could go on forever, trust me you gotta get one of their new catalogs and see for yourself. I wanted it all, good thing Minnie dragged me out of there or I might still be there. Rick took us in back where he showed us some of Skip and Debbieís beautiful Cars. Minnie fell in love with the famous Lokar Ď32 Roadster and I fell in love with Skipís steel Ď32 3-Window Coupe.  Finally we managed to get a grip on ourselves and went outside to look at all the great street rods that were there. We looked at cars and took pics to share with you, our friends, and then we ate a great lunch served by the caterers and then looked at more cars, and laughed and talked with friends, and in general had a great time.  In the afternoon they held a drawing and gave away, I donít know how many, but a great many products which they manufacture. Everyone there had a great time. It was our first time there but you can be certain we will back next year, and I suggest you be there also. Before leaving Rick informed me there were around 800 registered Street rods and they had served around 2,300 meals. Now you tell me we didnít have a great time. Now look at some of their new products and join in the fun.  Skip, Debbie, and Rick we thank you very much for the hospitality and look forward to doing it again next year. Now please enjoy the pics. Jack!!!
 

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The first thing you see when you arrive at Lokars ultra modern plant!

Jack & Rick Craze, VP Marketing, Lokar Performance Products!

The first thing you see when you arrive at
Lokars ultra modern plant!

Jack & Rick Craze, VP Marketing, Lokar
Performance Products!

Rick Craze giving Jack a Grand Tour of all Lokars hot new products!

One of many isles of storage bins in Lokars vast warehouse.  Everything was spotless, clean, in the Mfg area as well as the warehouse!

Rick Craze giving Jack a Grand Tour of all Lokars
hot new products!

One of many isles of storage bins in Lokars vast warehouse.
Everything was spotless, clean, in the Mfg area
as well as the warehouse!

Many CNC machines in the imaculate Lokar factory, these machines were making billet parts at the time these pics were taken!!!

And their new Oval Billet interior door handles.  These are Super...

Many CNC machines in the immaculate Lokar factory,
these machines were making billet parts at the time
these pics were taken!!!

And their new Oval Billet interior door handles.
These are Super...

Don't forget their line of floor shifters, for which they are famous!

How about some beautiful braided stainless headlamp wiring conduit with billet connectors, awsum!

Don't forget their line of floor shifters, for
which they are famous!

How about some beautiful braided stainless headlamp
wiring conduit with billet connectors, awsum!

Lokar offers two length shifters.  The original 23

Lokars hot new Floor Mount Gas Pedal.  This pedal is really trick!

Lokar offers two length Nostalgia Shifters.  The original
23" & the hot new 16", also see the hot new
Skull Shift Knob, Kool!

Lokars hot new Floor Mount Gas Pedal.
This pedal is really trick!

Lokars manufacture some beautiful Billet Dash inserts!

New Oval Billet Pads with rubber inserts, I really liked these pads, available for gas, brake or dimmer!

Lokar manufactures some beautiful Billet Dash inserts!

New Oval Billet Pads with rubber inserts, I really
liked these pads, available for gas, brake or dimmer!

Shifter handles in shapes & lengths to accommodate any Rod!

Skull Shifter Knob, one of Lokars many new hot items.  It was so shinny, couldn't get a good pic, the flash kept glaring.  Take my word it looks Super....

Shifter handles in shapes & lengths to
accommodate any Rod!

Skull Shifter Knob, one of Lokars many new hot items.
It was so shinny, couldn't get a good pic, the flash kept
glaring. Take my word it looks Super....

They also offer a complete line of polished Billet pedals as well as the Billet & rubber insert pedals.

We saw a vast display of Oil & Transmission Dipsticks to fit everything you can imagine!

They also offer a complete line of polished Billet
pedals as well as the Billet & rubber insert pedals.

We saw a vast display of Oil & Transmission Dipsticks
to fit everything you can imagine!

Skip's all steel '32 3-Win under construction, now that really got Jacks blood flowing!

Now here is an awsum Lokar vehicle which you don't see very often, a beautiful '32 Touring!

Skip's all steel '32 3-Win under construction, now that
really got Jacks blood flowing!

Now here is an awsum Lokar vehicle which you
don't see very often, a beautiful '32 Phaeton!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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