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« Reply #3600 on: September 12, 2017, 11:12:36 PM »

I thought I'd introduce myself.  I joined the forum while crewing for a friend at Speed Week 2017, but this is my first post.  He set a new record, and now I'm hooked.  I'm building a car as we speak for next year.
Dodge pocketbook is getting slimmer real fast!

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« Reply #3601 on: September 13, 2017, 05:17:07 AM »

Hay, Greg -- welcome to the fun.  Join the group, tell us some stuff - like who'd you crew for, and where are you, and what do you think you're gonna build, and so on.
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« Reply #3602 on: September 13, 2017, 10:40:42 PM »

Hay, Greg -- welcome to the fun.  Join the group, tell us some stuff - like who'd you crew for, and where are you, and what do you think you're gonna build, and so on.
Jon, I crewed for Eric Deerwester of Fortune Cookie Racing, a long time friend and fellow autocrosser/road racer.  He managed to set the new record this year at Speed Week, then reset it 3 days later for G/CPRO in a 1979 924 Porsche he built.  Very talented fellow.  He's a very young 73 year old man.
I'm in northern Kentucky, in metro Cincinnati.
I'm building a '65 Corvair, and going for the F/CPRO record.  After that, I may put blowers on it and go for the 34 year old record for F/GBC(?) the following year.  I think i have that right.  Still trying to figure it all out.
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« Reply #3603 on: September 14, 2017, 10:01:56 AM »

"F/GBC(?)"

F/BGC or F/CBGC
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« Reply #3604 on: September 16, 2017, 11:07:17 PM »

I think I meant F/CBGC.  Like I said, still trying to keep it all straight.  I went to World of Speed last September (2016) and had a blast, took a lot of pictures, and "sort of" crewed for Eric D.  Then this year I was his crew chief and helped him drive the 1800 miles one way towing my enclosed trailer with his truck, car, gear, etc.  Last year he missed setting the record the second day due to some ignition gremlin/rookie curse BS.  So he did it twice this year at Speed Week.  Now I have the bug.  I have the car, a good engine builder, and we're getting ready to come next year!  But the F/CBGC will be the following year.  I want to start a little more conservative first by going after F/CPRO.
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« Reply #3605 on: October 07, 2017, 10:16:56 PM »

Hey Unforgiven here. Real name Ed. Rookie wannabee land racer. Wanna build a sportster to go either MPG or A-PG in the 1000cc class for the WOS. I remember when Nahlin helped build the MPG 1000cc sportster and took the record from the Moto Guzzi. I'd like to do that. Anyway. Been racing and riding sportsters for shade over 40 years. Hooligan flat track back in the seventies and drag racing since then. Never went land speed racing, and since drag racing is just plain boring anymore...Gonna shoot for next years WOS. Got more than a few bikes and piles of parts to pick from, not to mention years of experience and my own boring and  honing machine.
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« Reply #3606 on: October 07, 2017, 10:24:55 PM »

Welcome Ed, be safe, have fun, then go fast...
Good luck with your quest.... see ya at WoS
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« Reply #3607 on: October 08, 2017, 07:04:22 AM »

Hay, Greg -- welcome to the fun.  Join the group, tell us some stuff - like who'd you crew for, and where are you, and what do you think you're gonna build, and so on.
Jon, I crewed for Eric Deerwester of Fortune Cookie Racing, a long time friend and fellow autocrosser/road racer.  He managed to set the new record this year at Speed Week, then reset it 3 days later for G/CPRO in a 1979 924 Porsche he built.  Very talented fellow.  He's a very young 73 year old man.
I'm in northern Kentucky, in metro Cincinnati.
I'm building a '65 Corvair, and going for the F/CPRO record.  After that, I may put blowers on it and go for the 34 year old record for F/GBC(?) the following year.  I think i have that right.  Still trying to figure it all out.

Unless you are doing engine swap or non stock blower (that would be putting a supercharger (we had a Paxton belt driven on a street '62 Corvair back in the day) instead of a turbo which would put you in /GC or /CGC) why not F/CPS as in Production supercharged as of course, Corvairs had a turbo engine. Would be an OPEN record cool
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« Reply #3608 on: October 19, 2017, 06:00:20 PM »

My name is John McDowell and I was with Rex Schimmer at Bonneville this year helping out and trying not to get in the way of a terrific effort by Rex and Duke.
Had a great time and met many wonderful people. Looking to get involved with a Belly Tank. Any leads on a incomplete project suitable for a flathead would be appreciated. My gray haired friends and I are hoping to spend time completing the car and enjoying the time as a group. Not looking to set a record, but to build a safe and quick car. El Mirage for sure, but hopefully Bonneville as well.

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« Reply #3609 on: October 21, 2017, 06:13:17 PM »

I'm Aaron Hartley from all over and currently living in Fresno, CA. I was a crew member on the Project 64 Mini that set two class records at Bonneville in 2016 and I'm currently building a Mini of my own to run at Bonneville in the Classic classes. My effort is called Team 1038 and you can follow my team page on Facebook.
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« Reply #3610 on: November 24, 2017, 02:39:10 PM »

Hi,
I'm a UK rider who spent this years speed week with the Wally Kohler team and had a ball, great lads made me very welcome. Even got to drive the recovery truck on the salt for a few runs, up close and personal to the action.
Currently working on a bike to challenge 6 British land speed records for 1 hour, 6 hours 12 hours, 10 kms, 100 kms and 1000kms, with a date set for 11th April 2018.
Building at least one bike to run on the salt next year as well, one a M-VG, 1954 Monet Goyon S2G Autocycle, i think this class possible has the lowest speed record, but thankfully due to its small size and weight will be cheaper to ship out.
If all goes well might have a second bike ready as well.
Main ambition is for a streamliner for 2019, and am drawing it up for submission for technical approval currently. Will build it once out of normal tube to learn to drive it and obviously fall on my side a lot, then build it again with all the learning out of CDS tube.

I am finding it hard to get detail on how the parachute systems work on bikes when they are packed into tubes, as i need this for the design, and on the various chute websites there are dire warnings about using tube mountings, any advise, drawings etc much appreciated.

Look forward to meeting more of you again next year.
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« Reply #3611 on: December 04, 2017, 04:24:29 AM »

Hey, all! Not a racer here but used to ride ATV dirt bikes back in the days before our first baby came. Finally got some time and thought to scratch the need for speed. I'll be lurking around.
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