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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 06:08:07 PM »

Monte, don't even hint at what might have been making me weave the truck -- if indeed it was Nancy, not the beers that I've known some drag truck drivers (okay - they're SCTA guys) quaff while dragging.  I sure tried to keep it straight. . . rolleyes

I don't remember the Avanti record - but your description of the track/repair attempts sounds right.  The thunderstorm on the distant horizon was cool-o-matic! cheers cheers
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2016, 06:48:18 PM »

Hey, kiddos, here's the scoop:  I'm NOT going to make it to World of Speed 2016.  I need to pretend I'm running Kudos Laser some of the time, yanno.  So without me going out to the event:

Who wants to learn how to and to do it -- run the audio streaming equipment? 

Seriously -- I've asked USFRA if it's okay if I solicit one of youse guys to do the chore.  Ron Christensen will be there announcing -- but the workload is different for USFRA (vs. SCTA) and he demurred when I asked him.

It's easy -- really.  Should be about 5 min in the morning and maybe three min in the evening.  During the rest of the day - keep an ear open to the stream and if it's dead -- go turn it back on.

I'll send you the laptop and the wi-fi jetpack that I use to create our own hotspot.  USFRA will help you with the setup - in case you decide you're a doofus and can't handle such a critical task.  Plug in power, plug in audio, turn on wi-fi, just about done already.

Wanna help?   Your name will go down in landracing.com history.

For whatever that's worth.
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2016, 09:39:15 PM »

I would if I could, but Kate's taking me to Elmo that weekend, and all I have to do is visit the Getty Museum, watch wales whales, visit wineries, go to Yosemite and rent and drive a Mustang Convertible.

I love that girl . . .

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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2016, 11:47:26 PM »

I didn't know one was able to see Wales from Southern California . . . .

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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2016, 12:58:43 AM »

I didn't know one was able to see Wales from Southern California . . . .

Willi

If Sarah can see Russia, then it must be SNL...

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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2016, 06:14:27 PM »

Slim,   I was thinking of volunteering to help you this year, but last week, I slipped and fell, and my right ankle is broken. No driving for me until mid October. The Red Garter has a room that was cancelled this morning.  Y'all have a great meet, go fast, and be safe. Ole Don
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« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2016, 06:31:21 PM »

Thanks for even thinking of it, Don.  Broke ankles are fun, aren't they?  I crunched my left one last October -- the sucker hurt most of the winter.

Anyone else?  I sure would like some help out there - can't get to Wendover myself and don't want to NOT stream without really trying.  Somebody wanna help?  Crew member that's willing to get to the salt each morning a couple of minutes before record runs -- at 8AM?

Get in touch.  We'll all thank you.
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2016, 01:36:04 PM »

The Pepperoni Bros. will step up for this, we'll be racing Steve's Mini in the 130 club.
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« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2016, 01:39:25 PM »

Jon,
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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2016, 05:13:03 PM »

 Folks should check the club website for an update from our President, Dennis.  http://www.saltflats.com/
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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2016, 05:26:20 PM »

Good idea Jim.
Sounding better.   cheers
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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2016, 11:24:58 PM »

Been out dragging for the past two days.  The salt is as dry and hard as I have ever seen it.  When pulling the drag it makes a sound as through I was on concrete or asphalt, I have never experienced this before.  Having said that, the first two miles are rough and bumpy.  We are going to add some weight to the drag using 55 gallon drums full of water.  I was able to drag to the six and one half mile but the salt crust is so thin out there that to be safe, our current plans are to end the timing at the 4 mile marker.
I will keep you all updated as we move along in our preparations.
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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2016, 07:18:14 PM »

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but the olives, peppers, and pepperoni that I like to spread around the land speed community are not going to happen this year. Porkpie will be devastated. A curing disaster rendered the olives into compost this year, a crop failure of the tamed Jalepinos made them in short supply, and we're all going to have to lump it on the pepperoni because my buddy the butcher somehow forgot to fill my order for a case of fine west coast pepperoni. Oh well, I've got a small jar of peppers for the USFRA to fight over and some special carrots for Monte's vision and that will have to be jolly good for this year. See you on the Salt!
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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2016, 08:49:54 AM »

Tom,


I will survive this year evil evil evil evil...so I have to pick something at Smith's....also the Bockscar team is feeding me to dead anyway...

Important is that you show up....and don't forget to bring a laptop...or one of your team members brings the PC....

see you in a couple days...
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2016, 09:31:28 AM »




....also the Bockscar team is feeding me to dead anyway...


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