Ron Smith’s 1933 Hupmobile K-321 sedan is his pride and joy. Ron’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Louis A. Smith of Topeka purchased the car from the original owner, a Mr. Pointer, sometime in the 1970’s. Ron has fond memories of riding around in the Hupmobile and various other vehicles that his parents owned, including a couple of Model A’s, golf carts, mini-bikes and anything else that would keep a family of seven entertained!
After the senior Mr. Smith’s passing in 1993, the car remained untouched for many years in a garage. Time and mice took their toll on the interior and in 2005, Ron purchased the car from his mother with the idea of getting it back in running condition. Little did he know about what was involved with car restoration, he contacted Ron’s Restoration. Ron Kester picked up the car in February 2006 and eighteen months later, the car had been fully restored beyond it’s original glory.
Ron has been busy sharing his restored beauty with other car enthusiasts at local car shows and parades. He enjoyed meeting other Hupmobile owners for the annual Hupmobile Club car meet which was held in Topeka, KS in July 2008. This year the club marked the 100th anniversary of the Hupmobile.
|Date||Show||City||# of cars||Award Won|
|07/19/08||Paola Heartland USA||Paola, KS|
|07/04/08||Collins Park Parade 4th of July - French Film Crew||Topeka, KS|
|6/29/2008 7/2/2008||Hupmobile Club "Meet In The Middle"||Topeka, KS||25|
|06/28/08||Kansas City Art Institute "Art of the Car Concours"||Kansas City, MO||170||1st Place Peoples Choice|
|05/10/08||Miami County Law Enforcement Crime Prevention Car Show||Paola, KS||Class - Best of Show|
|05/04/08||Louisburg Lions Club 12th Annual "Cruise The Burg"||Louisburg, KS||153||2nd Place Exhibitor's Choice|
|1/19/20081/20/2008||TRI City Street Rods - 35th Annual Auto Show 2008||Grand Island, NE||Best Classic & 1st in Class|
|09/03/07||Louisburg Labor Day Parade||Louisburg, KS|
|09/01/07||Good-Guys Mid-Western Nationals Kansas Speedway||Kansas City, KS|
|08/26/07||Rock-Roll-Ride Rod Run||Hays, KS||Best Original|
|08/04/07||The 2007 Phillipsburg Rodeo Parade||Phillipsburg, KS|
|06/01/07||RiverLess Festival||Phillipsburg, KS|