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Review: Hot temps don't burn off interest in hot rod car show

Published: August 17, 2007

Plans for next year's Okie Twist-Off are under way, with more cars and more music, Beck said.

"The '08 show will hopefully knock the socks off Oklahoma City like the first one did,” Beck said.

The sun forced a lot of people inside the bowling alley as the black asphalt in direct sunlight was scorching during the daytime car show. The opening band at the show on the outside stage was, appropriately, Josh the Devil and the Sinners.

Things turned even hotter with The Oh Johnny! Girls, and Austin, Texas' Flametrick Subs, toward twilight outdoors, Manson said.

Streets of Thieves and the crowds moved indoors to rock loudly near the bowling lanes after darkness set in. Manson's own The Coconauts closed the show in the Silver Dollar Lounge, but he did not see The Coconauts' performance.

"I was unconscious due to heat exhaustion,” Manson joked. "But I hear it was pretty loony.”

— Robert Medley


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