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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Ojaitimo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 1317
Posted: 2006-08-06 7:20 pm   Permalink

Trade Winds 1964 Oxnard, California












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Dr. Shocker
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 17, 2004
Posts: 391
From: Ventura
Posted: 2006-08-07 09:16 am   Permalink

Greetings Ojaitimo from Sunny Ventura....there are a couple more Tikiphiles in our little corner of the world outstanding....we will have to get together and have a drink or two
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Onyx_Noir
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2006
Posts: 123
Posted: 2006-08-07 3:02 pm   Permalink

Greetings and Salivations!

After lurking for some time, I've decided to make it all official-like. Especially after meeting a few fellow members at Tonga Hut last month and having one heck of a good time.

I've been a fan of tiki culture ever since my b.f. Wolfe built a tiki bar in my back yard a few years ago. Unfortunately, I had to move, so the bar came down, but my fondness for all things tiki remains.

I'm in the Southern California area, and look forward to many more drinks with you fine people!



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VonTiki
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Joined: May 05, 2004
Posts: 214
From: Ventura, Ca
Posted: 2006-08-08 7:27 pm   Permalink

Hey Ojaitimo!! Greetings from Ventura. I've been doing some carvings in Ojai recently myself. I would love to see the progress on your endeavor. Please keep in touch. I'm in Ojai often and I'd love to see it.-Vontiki

 
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2277
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2006-08-08 7:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-06 13:30, Retroslik wrote:
Hello,

My name is Rob and my wife and live in South Florida Home of the Mai Kai and the Hukiluau.


R



Aloha Retroslik! It is always nice to see some new o'hana from the area! Andy and I are in Hollywood, where abouts are you?
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TraderPeg
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 10, 2006
Posts: 91
From: Haunted Hudson Valley
Posted: 2006-08-14 9:00 pm   Permalink

Hi! I've been collecting Tiki mugs and Tiki-era barware for a few years now. I also collect devil-themed barware and glassware. My space for such is very limited so I try to keep my collecting to things I really respond to, and just kind of "represent" certain aspects of Tiki-dom. I really admire the huge collections many of you are displaying here at TC, and I'm learning a lot just by browsing. I really want a seahorse mug now, and I'd never even seen one before visiting TC! I also enjoy visiting old Tiki locations with my friends.

Within the next couple of months, I definitely plan to acquire an outdoor Tiki for my vacation home in Florida. So I'm reading about those, too.




 
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Ojaitimo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 1317
Posted: 2006-08-15 07:33 am   Permalink

Hello all,more shots of the bar. This first shot is a piece of the Ventura pier that was wrecked by a storm and we we able to salvage it to use as a foot rest. Not sure if this is the right place to post these,should I move these to creating tiki?






I also did a Tiki trail last friday In LA and posted Trader Vic's shots in locating tiki. There are others from Tiki Ti's & Purple Orchid that will be posted soon. Tim


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freddiefreelance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-08-15 07:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-15 07:33, Ojaitimo wrote:
Here is a progress pica of the bar so far. This first shot is a piece of the Ventura pier that was wrecked by a storm and we we able to salvage it to use as a foot rest.

I also did a Tiki trail last friday In LA and posted Trader Vic's shots in locating tiki. There are others from Tiki Ti's & Purple Orchid that will be posted soon. Tim


Tim, you might want to start your own thread in Creating Tiki/Other Crafts where you can collect these images of your home bar. What're your plans for an A-Frame entrance, ala the Trade Winds? I love the Trade Winds' Left-to-Right Arrow look with the tall A-Frame entrance sticking out into the "Lagoon." Have you begun collecting Tiki & Nautical flotsam to cover the walls & ceiling? Have you thought about recreating the Trade Winds Tiki?



I can't wait to see more images from your Mom's collection!
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Ironskull
Member

Joined: Jul 04, 2006
Posts: 2
From: Flint, Michigan, USA
Posted: 2006-08-16 12:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-04 09:18, Rev. Griz wrote:
Quote:

On 2006-07-04 07:18, Ironskull wrote:
Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been interested in the tiki forever it seems. Back in 1971 I wore a tiki charm because it was cool. I still wear my Hawaiian shirts all of the time in the summer months and now that I am retired, I hope to do more relaxing although I still enjoy being a house husband. I'm married to a wonderful woman and have been for 24 years. We have to great sons who are 22 and 18. My passion is my 1965 Chevelle and my 1997 Camaro Z/28 convertible. Both sons are also into cars. My 22 year old has my first 1965 Chevelle that I got in 80. I promised it to him when he was a little kid and he now drives it. My 18 year old has a 1966 Pontiac Catalina in progress. Thanks for listening.

Jack



After reading your list of bitchen cars, I now have a woody. Welcome!



Thanks. Sorry it took so long to write back. I'm getting ready to have a total knee replacement so I have been kinda busy getting a bunch of things done around here.

Jack


 
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fenrir
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 04, 2003
Posts: 20
From: Chicago
Posted: 2006-08-16 5:01 pm   Permalink

OK I guess it's time I post something here. I've been around for a few years but kept quiet.
My grandparents yearly anniversaries to Hawaii got me started young with shirts and statues and postcards. And of course all the mugs. Over the last 25 or so years my little collection got added to slowly. Until I found the internet and EBay a few years ago. None of my friends shares this same obsession as most have on here.
I grew up in Chicago and have been in the trades since I was 16. I've settled on laboring.
I've done a bit of carving, mostly on scraps. If you ever do some work on a house around the Chicago area and find a little 2x4 or shim tiki in the wall it's probably mine.
None of my friends really get my little obsession, with exception to my 10 yr old niece that has a few Munktiki and Tiki Farm goodies she loves to collect. And my tattoo artist. I've got 2 tiki tattoos That I'll post as soon as I can work my magic with my photo program.






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Tornhalo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 17, 2006
Posts: 116
From: Star city, VA.
Posted: 2006-08-17 03:12 am   Permalink

Hey all...

I've been lurking here for a while.. Finally decided to join and introduce myself today. My name is Chadwick, I've been a fan of Tiki for a long time.. but just recently decided to collect(and use)recently. I'm currently living in Roanoke, VA.. Not much in the way of Tiki here.. But I do what I can to bring the spirit to my family and friends that visit. I'm currently in the drawing stages of building a year round Tiki bar in my back yard.. we'll see how that goes and I'll post pics as it starts to go up. Well.. Looking forward to talking to yall, and thanks for creating a nice place to sit, relax and talk tiki!

Chadwick.


 
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Tiki Tourass
Member

Joined: Aug 21, 2006
Posts: 1
From: Toronto
Posted: 2006-08-21 10:27 am   Permalink

Greetings one and all,
thank-you for providing all kinds of leads and information on what to see and do in and around L.A.. I'm only here for the summer and I've managed to squeeze in a visit to the Tonga Hut, Puka Bar, and a day at Long Beach Tiki Festival. It also looks like I'll be wrapping up with a night at Trader Vic's, sadly just in time. In the last few days I've met the nicest people, from carvers and artists to bar owners and regulars. I'm looking forward to the Lucky Tiki on the 27th for an art show.
Thanks again to one and all, and perhaps I'll see some of you there.

Roger


 
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Fugu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 06, 2006
Posts: 159
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2006-08-27 8:27 pm   Permalink

Hi

I've been lurking for awhile, so I thought it was about time that I actually post and say hello to everyone. I've really been enjoying all of the threads on Tiki Central, especially the Creating Tiki ones...so many great ideas from so many talented people!


 
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PremEx
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 23, 2006
Posts: 335
From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2006-08-27 10:41 pm   Permalink

Greetings Freaky Tikis! I've been a lurker for years and have used this board for research many times in the past. Just recently registered and posted however.

I'm a bit of an "old timer" (as in "old age" ) in regards to some aspects of Tiki culture. Enjoyed early Tiki and Hawaiian fun here in the Southland in the 50's and 60's. Several mainland and other Hawaiian/Polynesian themed restaurants we enjoyed for many years.

Locally, places like the Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, the old long gone Bahooka on Franscito and the still running Bahooka in Rosemead. Damons in Glendale. Trader Vic's in Beverly Hills. The long gone Don The Beachcombers in Hollywood (fantastic place!) San Diego and Marina Del Rey. Also been going for many decades to the Bali Hai on Shelter Island in San Diego. Dozens of dinners at Disneyland's old Tahitian Terrace. Worked with Disney for many years and know many of the Tiki creators of the Terrace, Tiki Room and Disney's Polynesian Resort in Florida. Know crazy Disney Imagineer and Tiki creator Rolly Crump pretty well.

Have stayed at the Caliente Tropics Motel in Palm Springs many times and enjoy the retro Tiki look of the place and how it's been restored.

In Hawaii in the crazy 60's and 70's I was a regular at Trader Vic's (you can still find an old dusty Trader Vic's sign upstairs at the International Marketplace), Don The Beachcombers, The Waikikian and Tahitian Lanai. The South Seas Village was another great Tiki spot in Waikiki that's also long gone. As is Davy Jones Locker.

Today in the islands we still like to visit Tiki Bars where we can find them, like the Tiki Bar in Kihei, Maui.

I'm a mega Road Warrior and travel hundreds of thousands of miles a year all around the world (and have visited many International Trader Vic's locations). I'm an 8 year veteran of another internet bulletin board that's centered around frequent travel programs called Flyertalk.com and go under the same handle there.

I'm no expert in Tiki at all. Just one of those folks that always had Tiki Torches in their backyards and loved all things tropical and Polynesian.

Anyway...always great to drop in. Often brings back lots of fun and fond memories to read many of the posts here.


 
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tiki379
Member

Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 1
From: Houston, Tx
Posted: 2006-08-30 12:27 pm   Permalink

Ok... So I have an extreme fondness for all things Tiki, in HUGE part because I am Tiki. There have been more people than you can possibly fathom ask me for my real name, what Tiki is and most of them have found ways to either mispronounce it, or make fun of it. I have run across Tiki, here and there all of my life, but this site is FANTASTIC. I have thought many many times about creating a Tiki Bar here in Houston, but have been timid because of the unknown interest of the public in Tiki, but in seeing all of you here, I have a renewed hope! I am dying to know where the interest stems for a lot of you, and am excited to see what info and how many new friends I can find and establish through this website!! GO TIKI!!



 
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