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« on: August 15, 2016, 12:45:48 AM »

Congratulations to Danny- 411 on a 392 record! I hope his mom Judy was there? smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 02:29:59 AM »

Great news, Thanks Jack. cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 05:40:13 AM »

Great job to Danny and the crew! I had read in a couple different places that his mom was there to see it. Who held the record previously? Nearburg?
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 06:03:33 AM »

... Who held the record previously? Nearburg?

Yep.  October 2009.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 07:56:22 AM »

Congratulations to Danny- 411 on a 392 record! I hope his mom Judy was there? smiley

Yep, she is here! This pic is from the drivers meeting last Saturday:



And CONGRATULATIONS to Danny from me as well!

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 08:21:50 AM »

It is really terrific to see that Danny got the car to perform after all these years.
I was at Bonneville in 1968 observing the Mustang record onslaught by Mickey and Danny Ongais.
Joe Petrali had invited me to come out and see how things worked with the USAC timing crew - after he learned our LSR crew (The Blue Flame) had never been to the salt flats.
Mickey and Danny proceeded to set all manner of records on the International Course and on the circle course (endurance records). The Ford sponsored Mustang records were the priority.
The Autolite streamliner just sat there waiting its turn. Unfortunately, that turn never came in 1968, when the weather ended the session. I guess Mickey's other business ventures took all of his time after that - and the beautiful streamliner became a garage queen.

When Danny began the restoration of that machine I was rooting for this day.
Congratulations Danny - and Mickey!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 11:06:31 AM »

Congrats, Danny!  shocked cool
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 12:20:38 PM »

Good guy. Even took time to answer my questions.
I'm happy for him. GO DANNY!!!!!. cheers

This pic says a lot about LSR.


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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 11:59:49 AM »

I was lucky enough to be down at the 5 mile helping retrieve a bike and rider during that 411 run and it sounded great.
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