Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Procession for Punk Rod Todd VLPRT!

The Procession:

People wanting to ride in the procession need to be at the Boulevard Drive-in no later than 10:50 as we will be leaving at 11:00 sharp. Drive in address is 1051 Merriam Ln. Kansas City, KS. Do not actually enter the drive in theatre area. Do not go past the TICKET BOOTH. You will find yourself in the middle of a swap meet. And you will be upset because you paid $5 to enter said swap meet. A line will form down the Main entrance past the theatre marquis on the far east side of drive with cars facing the entrance which is now your exit. When we leave we will have someone who will signal the cars to follow into the procession as we will be turning away from the drive in rather than driving by. I will have someone at the top of the hill, the entrance/exit point, to help coordinate this. I am asking that all customs, hot rods and custom bikes show up early enough to form head of line. After 10:30 you will just have to fall in line as you arrive. Square cars are all welcome in procession. Everyone is welcome in the procession. Los Punk Rods will form line at the Karnahan residence.

We will have an escort so just follow the car in front of you. For people who want to fall in at any place on this route you are welcome to. So......if you know someone who can't be there at the time we leave or if Lawrence people want to drop in as we arrive in Lawrence that is great.
We will leave the Karnahan residence and drive a block up to Merriam Ln. Will drive down Merriam Ln. to the I-35 on ramp. From there we will go I-35 South to I-435 West, K-10 on into Lawrence. We will head North on Mass. St. in Lawrence to 15th St. Take a right (East) on 15th and drive to Elmwood and go Left (North) to the Oak Hill cemetery entrance. We will have procession escorts to help with a nice flow for our ride. The escorts will control the speed and keep it around 55 to 60mph as some of the rides won't make it at 70 mph the whole way. What's the hurry anyway. 

Graveside Service:
Should start around noon. Will be about a half hour to 40 minutes long. This is a graveside service so seating is limited to Todd's family and the elderly. The rest of us will have to stand. Or sit on the ground. 

Memorial Potluck: 
This will take place right after the graveside service at Burcham Park, 200 Indiana St. Lawrence, KS 66044. It is vegetarian only. No meat dishes. Besides that bring whatever you like to share. We have the shelter until the park closes.

Rather than flowers please make a donation to the Karnahan fund with check made payable to Leslie Karnahan and mail to P.O. Box 2614, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201 or via paypal. The paypal donation can be made at www.lospunkrods.com.

Kids are welcome. Mine will be there.

Thank you all for your support over the last couple of weeks. Let's make this the biggest procession you have ever seen. Let's represent Todd!

With Love,
Jeff Pendergraft

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

R.I.P Punk Rod Todd-Paying Respect

Many of you have been wanting to know about Todd's services. Here are the details for the two services that we have planned:

Todd Karnahan Memorial Services

There will be two services for the memorial of Todd Karnhan. Todd’s mother will be having a mass for Todd Tuesday the 19th. The Church is St. Joseph’s Parish, 11311 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the rosary and a few selected prayers. The mass will begin at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

The second service will be held Sunday July 1st. This service is the one that Leslie and we have planned for Todd’s memorial so if you can only attend one of these please consider this service over the first as this would mean allot to Leslie and I. A procession will leave Todd and Leslie’s home at 11 a.m. Sunday and travel to Oak Hill cemetery in Lawrence, KS where we will have a graveside service. We ask that people wanting to ride in the procession gather at the Boulevard Drive-in, 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS 66103. The procession will start at the house, just two blocks from the drive-in, and as the procession drives by the gathering at the drive-in we ask that everyone fall in behind the family and Los Punk Rods members. We hope many will bring their custom cars, hot rods and custom motorcycles to represent the love that Todd had for the culture and the respect that we have for him. After the graveside service there will be a potluck style gathering at Burcham Park also in Lawrence, KS. We ask that if people bring side dishes that they are vegetarian. 

If you would like to make a donation to the Todd Karnahan memorial fund you can send a check payable to Leslie Karnahan, P.O. Box 2614, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201 or via paypal. The paypal donation can be made at www.lospunkrods.com.

Thank you all for your condolences and continued support.


R.I.P. Punk Rod Todd
November 16th, 1965 - June 11th 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Maybe the First and Not the Last....

Everybody has been in a funk since Monday so I thought getting a little piece for Todd was in order. I can't believe that he is gone still but as long as we have the club and the show Todd will live forever. As long as I am on this earth he will be apart of me. Thanks everybody for the donations to his wife and please check out the Greaserama.com website a kick his family down with monetary love. Sorry for the bloody picture it was still oozing out a little.