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Title: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 08, 2012, 07:38:39 PM
Forgiveness is always easier to get then permission, right?  So I'm gonna start the official SW thread with some photos, since I'm here and I got some to post.  Makes sense to me, anyway.  SSS, if ya wanna move stuff around, do whatcha gotta and I'll try to play along in the same key.  K?

Ok.  So as I left the Salt Lake City area, around 2 pm, it was 103F and there were a few clouds off to the west.  After driving 50 miles west, I was in the middle of a downpour and the Burb's external thermometer said it was 62F.  What the h*ll?  50 miles and a 41 degree drop in temperature?  Weird.  The hard rain didn't last long, but the overcast did.  There was a lotta virga (rain falling that never hits the ground, see 2nd photo) but no more wet stuff outta the sky.

Doc Freud called me to let me know that there was a pretty big storm front along the Utah-Nevada border, heading NE.  I checked out wunderground.com later and I see some activity, but it all seems to be going to the east of the salt. 

When I got to the rest stop at mile marker 7, there westbound traffic was backed up for a mile or so.  I never did figger out what happened, cuz by the time I'd walked 3/4 of the way to the head of the backup, the seas parted and the traffic got moving again.  So I drove on to Land's End, where I met Linda and a coupla other folks and then out to the pit area to stake out a pit for a friend who's a day or so behind me.

The rain might never have hit the salt, but the wind was blowin with a vengeance.  I estimate 40-50 mph wind, fairly steady.  That was 90 minutes ago and it's slowed down quite a bit now.

I'm gonna post this and continue it with a few more images and some observations about the salt.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 08, 2012, 07:55:10 PM
Thanks Ray,

I am two days away so it is great to read and see the updates. See you in a few days.

Bill


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 08, 2012, 07:58:39 PM
The first thing to say about the salt surface where I driver is that it's like white asphalt.  New stuff that's just been rolled smooth.  This was mostly on the graded surface between Land's End and the pit area.  I've never seen it so smooth and even.  Kudos to Save the Salt and to the crew that set it up.  It's great.  Another observation is that the staging lanes are much closer to Land's end than in previous years.  Now I've only been doing this for 10 years, so I'm still a relative rookie, but I've never seen it in better shape.

All the facilities and trailers are set up.  The yellow tape marking areas off is taking a h*ll of a punishment from the wind...we'll cross our fingers and hope the worst (of the wind) has passed.  Wunderground sez it's 89F with 8mph wind at 6:45 MDT.  I've attached a screen capture of the weather radar image.

The next photo (20120808_0043r8) shows just about the same thing that I saw the last time I was here...except that there's no standing water on the salt...a very good thing and also about 40 degrees warmer...another good thing.  But it almost felt like a "Twilite Zone" moment.  The important thing to note in the photo, tho, is the "boat ramp" made from the new salt (40 bazillion tons or so) added earlier this year.  It's also really nice.

Normally I wouldn't include a shot of the Porta-Potties (well, I might just as a tip o' the hat to the John Jon) but this kinda gives some perspective on the condition of the salt at Land's end.

That's it from here for tonite.  I hope to be on the salt early to get some sunrise shots.





Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on August 08, 2012, 08:27:36 PM
Good job, Son

Daddy FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wobblywalrus on August 08, 2012, 08:34:55 PM
This is great, Ray.  Nice salt.  Knowing this, I am ordering a rear sprocket one tooth smaller than the one I have.  This should be a good year.  Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 55chevr on August 08, 2012, 08:56:27 PM
great photo of the porta potties ... It will make Slim proud.


Joe


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 08, 2012, 09:47:14 PM
Nancy took this photo about 11.30 this morning -- at Land's End -- as Trevor and his crew arrived with the 70 units for SCTA - and about 2 dozen privately-rented units.  We didn't get a photo of our pit this late afternoon, though, but you'll be able to recognise it if you drive past tomorrow.  I'm pretty sure we're the only race team with 20 toilets lined up by our pit.  They're the private units, awaiting pickup by the folks that rented 'em.

We put about 6 toilets out at the Bend in the Road, and 2 units at the new Museum campground across from CarQuest.  We're trying to make it as pleasant as we can for as many as possible.  There are five garbage rolloffs near the pits, where they usually are, and one down at the Bend - where it usually is.  Please use them, and get them as full as possible.  We pay not only for the amount that's in 'em, but also just for pickup/dropoff.  Might as well be full - - please.

On another note -- something else is new this year.  The Red Flame will be the food vendor near registration/impound, in the vending area, as usual -- and the Enola Gay food setup will be running down at the start line.  Enola Gay will be setting up at the reg/impound area tomorrow and stay 'til Red Flame arrives - and then move to the line.  But there'll be food at the start line this year.  That's going to make waiting in line way nicer, hey?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Brickster on August 09, 2012, 12:17:20 AM
Is monster energy sponsoring speedweek this year?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 09, 2012, 09:26:51 AM
Quick weather report.  As of 7 am, the skies are blue with a few wispy clouds, temp is in the low 70s and the wind is light (wunderground sez 3 mph, seems about right.)  All the weather seems to have passed to the east and nothing on the satellite that I could see for the near future.  C'mon down!  The weather's fine!



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 09, 2012, 12:22:30 PM
A few shots from this morning's wandering.

As I left Land's End, there was a bit of A/V recording going on.  I didn't stop to pester 'em with questions like "Uhhh...are ya makin a movie?"  :)

I'm sure most racers can appreciate the down-course shot of Floating Island from the starting line.

The registration and souvenir trailers were open, but tech hadn't opened for business yet.

Not like there weren't any people waiting in line, tho. 

The weather has continued to be beautiful.  Hot, but clear with a slight breeze.  I think everythin I me mentioned yesterday has passed the east.

More later.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: racer on August 09, 2012, 12:25:47 PM
Thank you Ray......

Salt looks nearly perfect .....

Go Safe and Fast.........

See ya at the BUB meet.....


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 09, 2012, 02:07:30 PM
A few more photos from this morning's tech line:

TMan's Ford pickup;

Rex Svboda's Saab (Saab?  Yes, it's a Saab.)

A retired NASCAR roundy-rounder running time-only and

Bill Ross's 38 Ford.

I understand that Marlo Treit and the liner are here.  I'll go check 'em out.  More later.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2012, 02:51:30 PM
It's all good at the Seldom Seen Slim pit.  The bike has been inspected and is fueled, and that's fine -- was all done by noon.  Nancy has gone to work her shift in the sales trailer ('til 4.30 if you want to check out what outfit she's wearing), and I'm checking the Forum before I go move a toilet to the 3/4 course timing tower.

The toilet business continues to be flush, so to speak.  I'll post more photos later, but Ray's are more interesting than mine.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 09, 2012, 03:48:31 PM
Looks great on the salt. 

If you are taking requests as a photographer, I would love to see pics of the H/DT entry, the "Add Salt Machine" from Defiance, Ohio (truck# unknown).

Steve.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 09, 2012, 03:59:59 PM
Here are a few more.  The first 3 are of the Poteet & Main Speed Demon streamliner.  George Poteet is going for 4 Hot Rod Trophies (top speed of the meet) in a row.  If memory serves my (which it usually doesn't) on.y Alex Xydias has done that.  I'm not positive.  Someone will correct me, I'm sure.

The last photo is the Harris Family roadster in tech.  I woulda said "Hi" but they were kinda busy.

More in a minute.




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dieselgeek on August 09, 2012, 04:17:58 PM
Ray, thanks so much for the real updates from the salt - I've met you before and trust your assessment!  And I love your pics, always.  My plane to SLC leaves in the morning...


If they took it out of the box already, the new wing car #97, a '69 Charger Daytona running a A/BG ALT would be nice to see.   I have been working on the car 3 years but haven't seen it with the body on, and painted.  lol.


Hope to bump into you again this year,
-Scott


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 09, 2012, 04:32:06 PM
Glad yer enjoyin, Scott.  I'll keep my eyes open for the Charger.  Haven't seen it yet, but that doesn't mean much.

Here comes another batch of photos in the next post.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 09, 2012, 04:36:40 PM
A few more.  First, a Corvette with a 4-cam motor.  LT5? 

An unidentified Berkeley (I think...Bonner's?) in tech and

It looks like Model T Steve is drivin an alternative to the "Stupid Car" Model T touring car.  Again, I think that's what's in the photo.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bret Kepner on August 09, 2012, 05:24:19 PM
See you in a few hours, Mr. Therat.  :-)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 09, 2012, 07:40:01 PM
Ray and company, Thanks for the updates.

Wheels up in 12 1/2 hours.  I should get there just in time to check in, check out the Salt and head over to the H.A.M.B.

Bill


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2012, 09:47:15 PM
The last we saw of Ray he was heading to the tent, I think, to try to fix his camera.  His guess was heat stroke or something, so - just in case it quit for the day - Nancy and I took a photo of Marlo's tent/compound so you know what to look for when you're going to see the Target 550 car.  We took a couple of other shots, too, just so you could see "Toilet City" -- the SSS pit.

Limit two per post, so I'll put up another post.  Q E D!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2012, 09:48:48 PM
Also seen:  Jim Dunn's Salt Toy diesel and a tasty-looking Falcon pie van:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 09, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
And finally - a late afternoon visit with Jeff Brock:



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 09, 2012, 10:15:53 PM
And finally - a late afternoon visit with Jeff Brock:

That engine bay looks like Doctor Otto Octavius from Spiderman 2.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: JamesJ on August 09, 2012, 10:22:46 PM
Is monster energy sponsoring speedweek this year?
Yes they arrive Friday


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 09, 2012, 11:47:17 PM
I woke up at the equivalent of 3AM Mountain today and flew into SLC.  Here is a link to my pics I have had time to upload onto my own site.

Got here midday.  Got some clean shots with clean backgrounds in.  Thank you to everyone already for your friendliness and cooperation on these shots, and a shout out to Jeff Brock for spending time with me late today.  I'm the guy carrying tons on camera gear.  Name is Mike and I am a hotrodder and motorsports photog on the side.  I am shooting for motorsport.com and will likely submit to Grassroots Motorsports Magazine as well (they may or may not pick up, motorsport.com will).  I have more, just need to get some Zzzzzzs.

Heaven on Earth for Gearheads Day One Pics (http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/).

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6443.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6140.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6185.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Woodstock on August 10, 2012, 12:23:18 AM
Sweet ride TC... great pics too :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ratpatrol66 on August 10, 2012, 03:07:06 AM
Ray your pictures are easing the pain of my not being able to attend this year. Thanks for the therapy. 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: GH on August 10, 2012, 08:43:31 AM
That barrell of snakes intake manifold on Jeff Brocks big Buick looks mighty familiar.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Woodstock on August 10, 2012, 09:04:26 AM
Ray, ditto here also on your postings as I will miss SW this year too.  keep up the great photos for us at home taking it all in through your lens. :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 10:08:03 AM
I'm glad to hear that my photos are being enjoyed.  Beats the h*ll outta just shoot a buncha stuff, puttin it into an album and puttin it on the shelf.  The camera seems to be back in working order after cleaning the lens contacts with a rough cloth.  Thanks for your photos, TC.  Great stuff.  I wanted to get a shot of that silver Deuce, but never caught it standing still.

Next.  Weather report.  Last nite, where I was camping (up on the side of the mountain above the Bend in the Road...I'll have to find another spot...what used to be nice and secluded is now overpopulated and noisy) it rained like crazy, including a lotta wind and lightning.  Land's End Lynda tells me that her security crew was...uhhh...scared to sh*tless, especially since one of the young ladies on the crew is now known as "Sparky" after being struck by lightning a coupla years ago.  (Holy Sh*t!!!  And she's still comin back to work with Lynda and her gang!  That's guts!  Big time!   :cheers: )

Anyway, the rain missed the salt.  Right now (8:30 ayem) it's about 85, overcast with a slight breeze.  Wunderground sez it's 26% humid, RtR's "weather finger" sez it's closer to 40%.  Radar shows that the cell has passed to the east and has once again left this beautiful salt in great shape.  A few soft spots are developing on the access road from Land's End to the pits, but not bad at all.

The local constabulary was visiting at Land's End this morning, which meant they weren't writing tickets.  Last nite there was a cruiser lurking onI-80, just west of the port of entry station.  As Mama used to say, "a word to the wise is sufficient."   

The Treit & Davenport (Target 550) area was a little wind-blown, so some elf-dude sneaked in and moved stuff around a bit, sorta like he does with the website.  LOL!   :-D

Off to shoot more photos. The Salt Cat team just pulled in with their Airstream transport trailer and a Buick-powered lakester in it.  I better go check it out.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: peglegcraig on August 10, 2012, 10:54:44 AM
Ray, Thanks for the updates. We are just about ready to load up and drive. I pray the salt stays good as it looks in your pic's and reports.
 Next year I hope to run Speed Week and BUB. For this year it's BUB only, hope to see ya there. :cheers:
 Peg Leg Craig


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 11:37:33 AM
Here are some photos from yesterday of the Daytona Charger named "The Twilite Zone" and Jerry Klawitter's 1300cc "Pflugerville Special" motorcycle streamliner:





Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 12:28:19 PM
A few more from this morning:

The snarling, spitting and hissing Salt Cat is led out of its cage,

The Trojan Thunder lakester was towed right in front of my lo9cation in the pits and

There's a little 170 inch slant 6 in that 1st generation Barracuda.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Shanes824 on August 10, 2012, 12:58:25 PM
Hey Ray, I was wondering if you could post a pic of the 824 roadster? I am not there due to my being a single father of a 6 year old girl and the first day of school here in Colorado. Thank you for all you do!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 01:24:49 PM
Hey Ray, I was wondering if you could post a pic of the 824 roadster? I am not there due to my being a single father of a 6 year old girl and the first day of school here in Colorado. Thank you for all you do!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:

I appreciate the good words and I'll try to help ya out, but there are about 600 cars/trucks in the pit area...and I'm not familiar with the 824 car.  A bit of a description would sure help me when I'm cruisin thru the pits, looking for stuff to shoot.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SabreTooth on August 10, 2012, 01:40:15 PM
So I'm gonna start the official SW thread with some photos, since I'm here and I got some to post. ...

I'm gonna post this and continue it with a few more images and some observations about the salt.

Many thanks for the posts. I can't be there this year but I did just book vacation for next and plan to start and finish a 2 wheeled salt flat racer for SW2013. Please keep the pictures and reports of anything and all coming, they are greatly appreciated from afar.

Regards,


Jim


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: thanks2frank on August 10, 2012, 01:46:36 PM
hope to see you tommorrow Ray!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 10, 2012, 02:05:05 PM
Looks great on the salt. 

If you are taking requests as a photographer, I would love to see pics of the H/DT entry, the "Add Salt Machine" from Defiance, Ohio (truck# unknown).

Steve.

The photos you are posting are excellent!.  I have checked for updates about 20 times today, already, and look forward to checking more and more.   If the H/DT entry "Add Salt Machine" pops into your mind when you see it, please snap a pic.  I don't know the vehicle# or a make/model, but it was the only H/DT entry posted as a pre-registration.

Thanks again for your top-notch work.

Steve.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 10, 2012, 02:17:47 PM
A big Thanks to you Ray and the other photo guys that are posting the great pics, I was there 4 times in the 60's when it was pretty low key comparred to what the salt meets have grown into now.

Just one course then and maybe 60-80 cars & bikes, hard to believe the pits are a mile long.

I really enjoy seeing all the new different types on cars being built and run, looks like the salt has a pretty good supply of new racers to keep it going for a long time to come and that is just what LSR needs.

Thanks again guys, Don


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 10, 2012, 02:35:18 PM
Ray

Thanks for the updates, I have been stuck at the airport since 7am today, my first flight cancelled, then go on the later flight but had to go through Atlanta and then Chicago. Then about 5 minutes before I got on the Florida to Atlanta flight the Atlanta to Chicago got cancelled which would ahve left me stranded in Atlanta... So rather than spend the night in an airport. I leave tomorrow at 5:00am.

So I have enjoyed yours and Slim's updates and I too checked back often. I will be there tomorrow mid-day.

Thanks again and keep the photos comming.

Bill Reilly


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 03:57:28 PM
The eagle has l;anded!

For the first time, the Treit & Davenport liner hits the salt. Photos speak for themselves.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 04:07:55 PM
And a few more....

In the last photo: Jim Hume, Marlo Treit, Les Davenport and in the Hawaiian shirt, Doc Freud.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: smitty2 on August 10, 2012, 04:28:48 PM
Thanks for keeping us up to date Ray!
 It sure helps when there are those of us that can't make the pilgrimage.

Next year for sure...

Smitty  :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 04:35:52 PM
Final weather report of the day:  Wind from h*ll, sprinkling rain, an nasty-lookin cloud formations.  If ya see a red Burb sailin past Kansas, well, you'll know I'm not there anymore.  :)

I don't think this is gonna affect the salt any, but it's slightly unpleasant at the moment.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 10, 2012, 05:38:59 PM
I thought it would be my final report....but things got a little more "interesting." 

First, I thought I saw the 824 roadster ...but it was hard to tell, especially with the windshield wiper in the way.

I decided to head for the campsite (wherever that might end up) and the heavens opened up as I was driving back to Land's End.

The 3rd photo is the west side of the Bend in the Road area.  Reminds me of Sunday at SW last year.

Then I went up on the hill a bit (so did a whole buncha other folks) and the 4th photo is what I saw.  I wasn't too worried until I saw animals lining up, 2 by 2. 

I hope the worst is past, but there's still a lotta thunder and lightning.  Stay tuned.




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: WOODY@DDLLC on August 10, 2012, 06:54:49 PM
Ray, is your watermark causing that rain?  :? :-D

Keep the great shots coming - I fly in Sunday - not soon enough!!!  :x


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 10, 2012, 07:04:11 PM
Nancy and Ileft the salt about 5 or so - driving slowly because it was pretty wet and the wind would blow up salt spray that made for about zero visibility through the windshield.  Then it rained enough to use the wipers to rinse the window.  No more than a half-inch of water on the salt, but that's still too much.  We got onto the pavement and all was well -- 'til we got about a half-mile from the bend.  That's where traffic was barely moving - letting the muddy vehicles that were trying to escape climb onto the berm and then the pavement.  We took photos of a few muddy vehicles - yup, glad we weren't in there.

I'll post more shots in the next post.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 10, 2012, 07:06:09 PM
The not-so-bone-dry salt, showing what we saw from the ERC fuel truck and looking down the long course.  The wet doesn't show up really well -- but trust us, it's not all that nice right now.  It'll be all better tomorrow, right?



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 10, 2012, 07:10:11 PM
And a classic candid photo that might take a bit of explaining -- which you won't get from me.  We got back onto the pavement at Land's End and saw Jim/Texican standing there with a bunch of flowers in his hands.  HunH?  So Nancy handed me the camera, I shouted "Hey, JIM!", and took this photo.  You figger out what it means and let us know, hey?

Oh, yes - one more photo.  We were driving through the pits and saw our first-ever ATV/Segway/Crawler.  You see all sorts of things at the pints at Bonneville, don't you?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 10, 2012, 09:36:58 PM
We just got back in from supper at the Salt Flats cafe at the truck stop.  And - in the parking area across the road, where you usually see a few semis and maybe a broken0down car -- there are dozens and dozens of campers - - tents, RVs, big rigs, little pop-ups.  The place is crawling with 'em - and there are a few BLM/Ranger vehicles, lights flashing red and blue, stopping folks that are heading in to the camping area at the Bend in the Road.  The "cops" are advising folks of the muddy conditions - if you go in, they tell 'em, you'll be putting yourself at risk for big towing bills and stuff like that.  Go if you want to - but don't say we didn't warn you. 

It looks like there's quite a big party atmosphere at the parking lot.  No idea how bad it is in the Bend area right now, and we did see a few vehicles that had been in the mud when we drove past - and they're out on the pavement, so it can't be too bad.

We'll make a decision tomorrow or even Sunday if we have to move Salt Talks away from the bend.  We'll probably move it to the new Museum's parking area.  There are at least a couple of dozen rigs and tents there tonight -- it's working out well.  Stay tuned for details on Salt Talks.

PS  We didn't have a camera with us when we went to supper.  Sorry for no pics.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 10, 2012, 09:58:37 PM
Hope folks don't mind my posting some more pics.  I am here as a photojournalist and not on this forum for commercial purposes BTW.  Just want to share some work that is not currently embargoed.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6502.jpg)

I'm not the only photog here   :-D .

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6711.jpg)

Early in the day today the skys were already ominous.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/L9992136.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/P8105460.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6736.jpg)

One of my faves from today.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6776.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6791.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/P8105511.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6805.jpg)

A monsoon hit around 4PM.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6811.jpg)

He's Baaaaack!!!!

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/P8105575.jpg)

Racing starts tomorrow.  Can't wait.  2004 Chevy S10 underneath this cool van.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek/content/images/large/CA3I6687.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 11, 2012, 12:22:46 AM
Hi Mike

A great bunch of pics, those rat rods are getting smaller it must be a chore just to get in & out.

Keep the pics coming please.

Don


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 11, 2012, 12:44:38 AM
Hi Slim

I was wondering where the new Bonneville Museum is located related to the Stateline Casino, since my last time there was in 66' i remember it and the last Hotel at the east end of town .

Thanks, Don


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Raitsa on August 11, 2012, 01:38:28 AM
Thanks for all the reports & awesome pictures for ppl like me: having a lifelong salt fever but living a few thousand kilometres away from the salt :(

Keep em coming gentlemen, regards from Finland, Europe.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: gotzy on August 11, 2012, 02:16:46 AM
Thanks for the updates, racing starts today!!! :-))))))))))


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: stay`tee on August 11, 2012, 05:16:13 AM
Jon, Ray and others, thankyou for the updates and photos, :cheers:,,, sitting here "down under" following this topic makes me feel as though i am back up there,, i enjoy the shots with background in them as this gives a sense of place, 8-),,, 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 08:37:39 AM
Great photos, Mike.  Keep 'em coming!  Woody:  I hadn't thought about the watermark causing the problem, but ya never know.  It's a thought worth considering...over a cool one (make mine cream soda, please) sometime next winter.  :)

Here are a few from this morning:

A pretty dramatic sunrise and the entire world (well, almost) rounded the Bend on their way out to the salt.

A lot of the water that fell last night seems to have been absorbed.  I expected a lot more standing water, but things could be a lot worse.

The "Land's End Rush."  You'd thing they'd just opened up new territory for homesteading.  I've been here for 30 minutes preparing this post and it hasn't diminished a bit.

The sun is up, the sky is clear and blue and I think it's time for me to head for the pits.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: fredvance on August 11, 2012, 09:28:35 AM
You are killing me. :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: gearheadeh on August 11, 2012, 09:30:21 AM
You are killing me. :cheers:

My feelings too! that sunrise is too much.   :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: PatMc on August 11, 2012, 09:34:15 AM
Beautiful pics Rat!   :cheers:

Thank you very much!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 09:34:40 AM
More morning news:

When it absolutely, positively has to be at Land's End.....

As SSS mentioned earlier, the Enola Gay Cafe is set up at the starting line.  They're already open and selling breakfast.

There is some standing water between the staging lanes and the pits.  I couldn't see any water on the course.  What you see in the photo is about 1/4 mile across and I'd expect it to be gone pretty soon with the sun and the breeze (maybe 2 mph).

More later.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: skywalker18 on August 11, 2012, 11:24:02 AM
Thank you so much for the pictures.  I wasn't able to make it out there this year, so I (like so many others) will be living vicariously through your photos.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: sabat on August 11, 2012, 12:24:16 PM
Another sincere thanks for the pics and reporting  :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 12:38:41 PM
A coupla quickes. Ya think Propster is here?

Part of the crowd prior to the drivers meeting.

AND...winner of the Higbee award:  Tim Rochlitzer.

I'll be off-line for a while.  I've gotta get the Target 550 post done.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 11, 2012, 12:44:00 PM
Ya think Propster is here?

I'm shocked that the officials would let a radial arm saw with wheels navigate the pits without a shroud.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Peter Jack on August 11, 2012, 12:52:00 PM
My thought too MM. Maybe our intrepid photographer is just faster than the officials.

Pete


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jimmy six on August 11, 2012, 01:00:39 PM
Congrats to Tim, a great ambassador for our sport................JD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 55chevr on August 11, 2012, 01:02:48 PM
From a safety perspective that machine is frightening.  Not something for the kids to play with ...


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 11, 2012, 01:28:50 PM
Is there any racing going on?    :|

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: saltwheels262 on August 11, 2012, 01:36:26 PM
Ya think Propster is here?

I'm shocked that the officials would let a radial arm saw with wheels navigate the pits without a shroud.

that's 1 dangerous machine.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 11, 2012, 01:51:53 PM
You would think he would have a prop guard just for his own safety, plus the other people around that wan't to get close and take a peek at it.

Its hard to believe he could be that DUMB !!

55 cr thanks for the Museum info, is the 2 story Motel at the east end of town still there right at the bend in the road as that is where we stayed in 65'-66'.

Don


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 11, 2012, 01:56:10 PM
Hi Ray

The Salt bunch just might have the biggest drivers meeting, can't think of another motorsport event with 500 plus drivers each time?

Don


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dakin Engineering on August 11, 2012, 03:12:11 PM
Thank you all for the pics and text.
I'm stuck in broadband hell; no live audio.

More, please.
Sam


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: mc1984ss on August 11, 2012, 03:29:23 PM
Thank you so much Ray for all the updates and the pics. All of the effort is appreciated. I am glad to know that I wasnt the only one scared by the unshrouded propeller on the "suicideicycle" as it was named. Good luck and be safe everyone!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 11, 2012, 03:46:39 PM
Ray, love that pic of the two bikes going through the salt water.  I am back in the hotel doing a card download and to get out of peak sun.  Blowfish had some issues on first run and got way sideways.  Pics to follow in about 30 minutes.  Probably going to create a new gallery as I would have to upload all the prior photos again and internet is slow here.  Racing began around 11:30AM or so local.  Another glorious weather day, temp was 86*F on my ride back to hotel.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 55chevr on August 11, 2012, 03:48:57 PM
Don - right after the Best Western Hotel .... same (north) side of the boulevard.   The Napa is actually a Carquest ... almost accross the street from that ... Joe


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 04:37:23 PM
Ok.  More photos.  I shot these right after the drivers meeting.

Nebulous Theorem IX is a rear-engined modified roadster;

I don't remember much about this bike from last year, except that I really liked the idea of using old racing t-shirts for upholstery.

And Mark Mariani invited me to take a look at their new E/SR car...really kool, really trick stuff.

Then I went to see the drooling session around the Target 550 liner.  Wow!  That's up next.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 04:54:25 PM
While on the way from the starting line to the SDRC pits where the Treit & Davenport liner is being displayed, I noticed that "Floating Island" (I think that's what we decided it's called) really IS floating...or maybe I just got the photo upside-down.   :-D

Ohh..did I mention that my Canon 7D and my 28-135 lens have both crapped out?  We're in fall-back mode with the 40D (and no battery pack) and other lenses...but nothing in the 50-100mm range.  Some days just go better than others.

Anyway, when I got to the three "pagoda"-like tents covering the streamliner, I found Harlan Fagan (designer of the new T-550 t-shirts) photographing....

...Hume's grapes on the nose of the liner.  Fastest grapes on the planet...well, that's the plan, anyway.

Finally, a low-angle shot of the liner in its carrier with just a few people around it.  It got much more crowded...and still is as I write this.




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: maj on August 11, 2012, 05:20:01 PM
Thanks for the updates and pics  :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 05:23:46 PM
Everyone who's followed the Treit and Davenport streamliner project (http://www.target550.com/index.html (http://www.target550.com/index.html)) has seen the 1/10th scale model at the top of most pages.  It had a bit of a refurbishing when the new canopy and windshield were completed...and it's on display, too.  Here are some photos.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 11, 2012, 05:33:40 PM
I have NO eyewitness info, but Nancy went down near the starting line about 2 hours ago and may have a broken bone.  Jon brought to bike back to the pits and headed there.  Stay tuned, we'll post updates when more is known.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: PatMc on August 11, 2012, 06:08:54 PM
Wow.  Hope she is OK.   :-(


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 06:09:28 PM
Wow.  Hope she is OK.   :-(

Amen to that!!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 11, 2012, 06:21:53 PM
Hope she is OK as well.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/A36B7678.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I6829.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I6960.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7016.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7006.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7040.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7085.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7270.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7350.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7365.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7400.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2/content/images/large/CA3I7474.jpg)

More pics from today are here (http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek2)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: nmbuellist on August 11, 2012, 06:29:34 PM
The one with the t-shirt seat is Walley Koehler--he invited me to crew on it this year and I couldn't make it--Thanks for the pics


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 06:32:07 PM
Nothing fancy, just a coupla hot rods from yesterday.  (Hopin and prayin that Nancy's  ok.)



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: maj on August 11, 2012, 06:34:23 PM
Were all thinking of you Nancy and hope its not too bad

Is there a entrant list available anywhere, many of the numbers do not mean much unless the announcer gives a lot of detail


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 11, 2012, 06:45:05 PM
Two from yesterday and 2 from today.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 11, 2012, 06:57:41 PM
Hi Mike

Great pics with lots of different things to look at, ain't nothing like the salt !!!

I say it is like a big Magnet and just keeps pulling you back.

Don


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: stay`tee on August 11, 2012, 07:13:59 PM
hay Greg, theres a pre-entrant list over at the SCTA site, :-)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 11, 2012, 07:18:42 PM
Speaking of big magnets . . . Ray, these Landracing.com door magnets, I can leave them with someone, maybe Lynda, or touch bases if you get near Slim's pit.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 11, 2012, 07:21:46 PM
Pre-entry list: http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/SpeedWeek_10/PreEntries_2010.html (http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/SpeedWeek_10/PreEntries_2010.html)

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: BHR301 on August 11, 2012, 07:34:01 PM
2012 pre-entry list http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/SpeedWeek%202012/Web_pre-entries.pdf

Bill


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Jekyll on August 11, 2012, 07:52:47 PM

Hello Everyone,

Thanks so much for posting the stories and photos from this years event!

I love the radio coverage, it makes this firefighter (who is stuck at the station on a 48hr shift) seem like he's there.

My question is this....... is there a web page that lists the speeds that have been recorded so far for the event?

Please keep the pics coming!

Thanks Again,
Roger Jordan
Coloma, MI


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Woodstock on August 11, 2012, 07:54:19 PM
Ray or Jon, any word on Nancys' injury yet?  Hopefully nothing too serious.  Hopefully she got away from the bike when she went down... too easy to get tangled up with it when you spill.
Ray and Mike, thanks agin for the great pics.  keep them coming.  Those sunrises and sets are killing me... remeber them well...


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 11, 2012, 08:00:04 PM
Welcome Jekyll! 

Late this evening or early tomorrow (depending), when the day's results are collated and checked for correctness, they will be posted here: http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/Speedweek%202012/results.html (http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/Speedweek%202012/results.html)

 :cheers:

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Woodstock on August 11, 2012, 08:00:51 PM
Jekyyll, the SCTA-BNI website that 4 Barrel Mike posted in front of yours will have the days runs posted at the end of the day :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Woodstock on August 11, 2012, 08:02:04 PM
Mike, sorry for the double coverage..


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Captthundarr on August 11, 2012, 08:21:08 PM
Amy word on Nancy????? :?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Cajun Kid on August 11, 2012, 09:00:52 PM
Does anyone have any updates on Nancy? Hope she is ok and doing well.

Nancy and Jon our thoughts and prayers are with you...

Charles


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: joea on August 11, 2012, 09:03:04 PM
havent seen one speed posted, does anyone know a site that might have posted some speeds..?

i need to be patient and watch scta site..


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 11, 2012, 09:35:31 PM
Hi Ray any word on Nancy yet, hope all is well & good !!

Hi Woodstock,

I have fond memories of being on the salt early, and down the course alone it is some kind of Magic being there that is hard to explain to somebody else.

Plus where else can you get to hear a blown fuel burning engine run for 5 miles ' Priceless '

A real gearhead heaven on earth.

Don



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 11, 2012, 09:45:23 PM
DND, so well written and said.  I cover a lot of motorsports and this is my first landracing event.  As a serious car guy and hot rodder, NOTHING can touch this experience, and I've only been here two days essentially.  The people, above all, are what stand out for me.  Unquestionably, I have never been to any event where everyone is so friendly and collegiate.  The sights, smells, air, light, sound, setting, etc. are one of a kind.  Again, my best wishes to Nancy.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: maj on August 11, 2012, 09:58:05 PM
Thanks Ronnie, Mike and Bill
Under the pump here trying to get last min things done before i leave for Bubs
was great having the live streaming on in the background while working on a bike  :cheers:

Another one hooked  :-D

If anyone has more info on Nancy please post


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Woodstock on August 11, 2012, 10:15:17 PM
DND, well put.  You can't explain what the feeling is til you have experiecned it first hand.  Remember arriving in the early am in impound to check and recheck the truck to get it in line first thing in the morning and seeing that sunrise....  Then missing the backup run and starting all over for the day to get in impound again to do it all over again.  Then the sunset before you leave for the next day of racing... Bonneville, the special people and the history that you see and meet is someting you remember forever and keeps bringing you back for more.  It's an addiction... :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wobblywalrus on August 12, 2012, 12:37:19 AM
Has anyone seen the bike racers from from GB?  There should be six or eight in a group.  I hope Nancy is OK.   


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Stainless1 on August 12, 2012, 07:17:57 AM
havent seen one speed posted, does anyone know a site that might have posted some speeds..?

i need to be patient and watch scta site..

Yea Joe, I was looking for speeds this morning... nothing on scta site or this one.... patience must be one of the virtues I am missing as well....


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 09:26:45 AM
A quick note: when I left the salt at 7 pm last nite, I hadn't heard anything about Nancy's condition. 

This morning I've been involved with a photo shoot of the Target 550 liner. I'll have some shots posted later.

As soon as I find out more about anything, I'll post it.

A quickie about speeds, runs, records, etc.  SSS and Nancy have generally done that.  I can't shoot photos, edit and post 'em and monitor the radios at the same time.  I'll try to find out about record returns this morning and list what I can.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 12, 2012, 10:19:10 AM
From Slim:


Nancy's got a fractured clavicle and a couple of cracked ribs.  She'll be wearing a brace/sling and taking pain pills, and we'll leave here and go back to Wendover in an hour or two.

Thanks.  I was going to post to the Forum about her - can't make things work.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 12, 2012, 10:22:28 AM
Bob Clancey, web guru, posted a link to the webcast on the Landracing.com homepage.



http://meridix.com/everywhere.php?liveid=landracing
 




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 10:45:52 AM
Glad...VERY glad to hear that Nancy's injuries, while no fun at all, aren't any more serious.  With the cracked ribs, I thin the pain pills are a very good idea.

I wish I'd been able to post a shot of her on the bike before that unpleasantness.  :(

Jon & Nancy, a lotta people (Jack Costella, Freud, many others...) have asked me to convey good wishes to both of you.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 12, 2012, 11:02:07 AM
You folks are the best.  I can't look at these posts without misting up, but I'll try to let you know the latest - which is all pretty good.

Nancy spun up the motor a bit too much and the clutch grabbed - making the bike fishtail and right then left then high-side her away from it.  She landed about five-six feet away from it -- didn't get tagged by it at all -- but she came down on her right shoulder.  A fractured clavicle and broken ribs and that's all of the injuries - not that that isn't enough.  So - -

She spent the night in the Emergency Care unit at Univ. Hosp. and is waiting for the last of the docs and PAs and nurses and everyone to visit to say she's okay for a ride back to Wendover.  We're expecting she'll be sprung from here by noon, maybe sooner, and then we'll hit the road.  It's 10AM right now.

I guess we'll be wise to say there won't be a Salt Talks tonight.  Yes, I could run one with all of the volunteer help, but right now my heart isn't where it needs to be to have the blast that we so much enjoy.  We've got the Salt Talks shirts all ready and will dig 'em out and have them at the pit - probably starting tomorrow.  And now for sure we'll plan to have a Salt Talks land speed racer gathering at World of Speed this year.

Final silly note:  The battery on my phone is pretty far down and the charger is in the motel in Wendover, so if you're calling and leaving messages -- now you know why I haven't returned them.  Who knew that we should take the charger when we left the room yesterday morning?

Thanks once again, folks.  No question -- you ARE the BEST!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: maguromic on August 12, 2012, 11:07:12 AM
This is the best news from Speed Week.  Here is to a speedy recovery!   :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Tony


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SabreTooth on August 12, 2012, 11:21:08 AM
Nancy spun up the motor a bit too much and the clutch grabbed - making the bike fishtail and right then left then high-side her away from it.  She landed about five-six feet away from it -- didn't get tagged by it at all -- but she came down on her right shoulder.  A fractured clavicle and broken ribs and that's all of the injuries - not that that isn't enough.  So - -

She spent the night in the Emergency Care unit at Univ. Hosp. and is waiting for the last of the docs and PAs and nurses and everyone to visit to say she's okay for a ride back to Wendover.  We're expecting she'll be sprung from here by noon, maybe sooner, and then we'll hit the road. 

Nancy, wishing you well and a speedy recovery from afar. Jon & Nancy et al, thanks for all you do for the website and the folks with Salt Fever. Hoping you bounce back from this experience even tougher and stronger. Take 'er easy. Cheers, Jim


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: sabat on August 12, 2012, 11:22:19 AM
Happy to hear that she is not too seriously injured, whew. best, Dean


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Skip Pipes on August 12, 2012, 11:38:04 AM
What a relief; very good news. Best wished for a comfortable and speedy recovery.
Skip Pipes


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: JoeRider677 on August 12, 2012, 11:43:14 AM
Sorry to hear about Nancy getting injured, at least they are injuries that one can heal up from. Ribs are an annoying injury, quick recovery Nancy


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: joea on August 12, 2012, 11:58:47 AM
Glad Nancy is on the mend..!!

there may be a fair amt of rest and sitting etc over the next many days, that combined with the
pain meds slowing down the GI tract, so make sure she continues plenty of hydration and fiber...so
as to avoid other unwanted discomforts..


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rcktscientist on August 12, 2012, 11:59:38 AM
Slim, So glad to hear Nancy's injuries will heal. You guys are the best and it shows in your Website that brings out the best folks in Land Speed Racing. Hope Nancy heals fast and gets back to record attempts.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 5154Guzzi on August 12, 2012, 12:11:11 PM
 Thank You for the update Slim,  Glad it wasnt any worse and hoping for a fast healing for Nancy and a mellow ride home.  Really appreciate all the updates, photos and live stream,  it`s hard to explain how difficult it is to not be on the salt, this helps.

 Bill Ross
 Team Subtle Crowbar
 San Diego North County


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RidgeRunner on August 12, 2012, 12:16:55 PM
Good to hear that Nancy's injuries aren't as bad as they might have been.  All the best for a fast and least amount of pain recovery as possible.

You folks are a big part of what makes the LSR family so great, looking forward to catching up with you again at another meet down the road.

Ed


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: saltwheels262 on August 12, 2012, 12:26:16 PM
glad to hear that nancy is on the mend.

it could have been far worse.

franey


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 12:36:07 PM
I used to camp here.  When I first "moved there" from the Bend, there were 3 people there.  Last year, I decided to move further up the hill because the population had increased to about 10.  Now, there are dozens and dozens of trailers and campers.  It just keeps gettin bigger and bigger.

The last 3 shots are outtakes from the photo shoot that was done this morning with the whole Target 550 crew...yeah...even me in a coupla the photos.





Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rocky R on August 12, 2012, 12:59:32 PM
Just logged on to get my salt fix and heard about Nancy. Jon, Tricia and I wish Nancy and you the very best. Fractured ribs make laughing a whole new experience :-o Maybe a nice smile will be better. Sorry for your pain, Nancy, part of racing I guess. Which bike was Nancy on and how fast was she going at the time? This will make for great conversation one day when the pain subsides. Until then we wish you the very best!

Rocky and Tricia


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 12:59:53 PM
One more of the liner and then some from impound.  All the impound shots were done after record returns on cars that had successfully backed up their records.  Congratulations to all. 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 01:03:08 PM
Three more from impound, then a pushbar that I'll leave up to the viewer.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SinnerCustomz on August 12, 2012, 01:26:50 PM
Anyone have any info on Pat Womack? :? I can't find any run times online from yesterday or today. Thanks!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: vette#128 on August 12, 2012, 01:38:42 PM
So glad to hear Nancy's injuries are not life-threatening. I had a similar get-off once before with the same results so I can feel her pain.  I think we do owe it to her to bestow her with a new nickname.... How about "Bounce" :)
Take care guys and send Nancy my best.
Ed


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 12, 2012, 01:59:50 PM
From this morning.  What a treat to be able to shoot this informally.  Many thanks to the team and fellow photogs!  Words or pics cannot describe how beautiful the fabrication is on this streamliner.  Great news on Nancy.  I hate highsides.  :-(

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7693.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7696.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7708.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7727.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I7761.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I7762.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I7763.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I7764.jpg)

200+ mph spin.  Not how I'd like to start my morning.  :-o

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I7794.jpg)

Return road trip

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I7771.jpg)



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wobblywalrus on August 12, 2012, 02:01:57 PM
It is nice to read that Nancy is OK.  Those are typical injuries for a bike wreck.  Fortunately it was nothing serious.  Ray and all, thanks for this thread.  My life lately is getting the scoot ready for BUB, work, not enough sleep and reading this thread.  No time for anything else.

Seeing Marlo, Les, Hume, and Freud on the salt with wide smiles is something special.  Those gents have been working and waiting a long, long, time for this.  What a beautiful car.  


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: JonAmo on August 12, 2012, 02:02:50 PM
Great photos Mike.

Jon


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: mc1984ss on August 12, 2012, 02:43:41 PM
I just wanted to say that I am glad to hear that Nancy's injuries are not more serious and I am sorry her week had to start out like that. I wish you a speedy recovery!

I would also like to say how much I appreciate everyones updates from speedweek. I watch landracing.com on a regular basis but since I am not a racer and dont personally know anyone on this board (except for a few very nice individuals that have been nice enough to take the time to talk to me at past speedweeks) that is why I do not post often. I just wanted to let everyone know how much thier efforts are appreciated not being there is depressing but the updates and pictures are  a life saver! Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: thanks2frank on August 12, 2012, 03:26:19 PM
Bonneville or Bust


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: thanks2frank on August 12, 2012, 03:29:22 PM
thanks to the guys at zipper motors for the use of the roadster for our photos


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 12, 2012, 03:40:02 PM
Wow, so glad to hear that Nancy will be OK! She is a trooper and in very good hands. To Slim, Ray, Mike, and everyone keeping the rest of us updated, I truly hope you all know how much we all appreciate your efforts! :cheers: Lastly, a big shout out to the folks streaming the audio!!!! Thank you all so much!!!!!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 12, 2012, 03:49:39 PM
Jon just called from mile marker 91, heading this way.  Nancy is going straight to the hotel.  Jon will come out here.  They both sounded great on the phone.  Salt Talks may take place later this week.  To be decided.

Carry on . . .


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 12, 2012, 04:06:28 PM
Great News Moxnix! Thanks for the up date!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 04:23:44 PM
How about some photos?

Valerie Thompson on her 1000 cc BMW

The first Chevy Fleetline C/GC I've seen..and pushed off by a 49 Ford!

A Packard Straight-Eight engined rod dedicated to all veterans...I was honored to sign my name on it.

And a lovely lady named...I think...Lindsey...with one of the bikes in Impound.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 12, 2012, 04:35:05 PM
Ray, has the target 550 liner run yet?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 04:46:05 PM
Ray, has the target 550 liner run yet?


Nope...and it isn't here to run.  This was a display-only deal, as well as a dry (figure of speech...see my next post) run for getting all the parts and pieces together for the first test run which will be done at the Mojave Mile at the end of September.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 12, 2012, 04:47:26 PM
Got it! I just can't wait to see that monster make a pass!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 04:49:45 PM
Oh, sh*t!  It's doing it again!  We just folded the tents and flags where I'm parked cus the wind and rain is a-comin in.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 12, 2012, 04:52:16 PM
Been there done that! Very exciting! get in the Burb!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 12, 2012, 05:06:17 PM
By the way I see that 22 "guests" are viewing this awesome coverage of speed week. All of this is made possible by donations. Please help Slim with whatever you can afford so we can all enjoy this play by play awesomeness for years to come! It is really easy and takes less time than it took me to type this.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 12, 2012, 05:28:20 PM
Thanks, Bobby.  We're kind of in-between wind storms at the moment.  30 minutes ago we were scrambling for cover and takin down all the "fly-away" stuff. 

Here are a few more photos, then I'm gonna take my camera, make a leisurely exit, then head for the hills to edit the things this evening.  I'll have stuff to post in the morning.

First, the "Salt Flyer" AA/FL


Next, it never fails to amaze me that there are so many ways to make me look at something and say,"WTF?"

Last 2 shots: Poteet & Main's Speed Demon in the pits.  The final photo is the reason.  One of the 2 "C" class motors broke.  So the "D" motor has gone in for a "shakedown" cruise.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: grumm441 on August 12, 2012, 06:49:26 PM
Good to hear that Nancy is not to seriously injured. We were
All worried when you didn't come back last night and we are
All relieved that you are going to be ok
G (and all the guys in motorcycle tech)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 12, 2012, 10:17:31 PM
I'll post this here and in the "internet broadcast" thread, too.  I went to Impound to get a list of who's there and how fast the vehicle went -- only to find that there's a notebook FULL of qualifiers - like a couple of dozens of 'em, and that's just for cars.  The bikes were pretty well represented, too.

It was a quarter 'til 8 (PM) when I got there, and in case you don't know it -- there's a strict limit of 8 PM for clearing the salt.  I wouldn't have been half started with copying down the names, numbers, and speeds - before my skinny ol' butt was kicked out of the area.  So I'll go to the SCTA office, here in the motel, in the morning and get the list that they'll sooner or later have prepared, and then I'll post it.  I also plan to leave a sleeping Nancy here in the room and head to the salt so I can do my best to give you some play-by-play of the record return runs.  That's likely going to be the fastest way to get you the information.  There are going to be two courses running (I think) for return runs, so I should be able to keep up.  And remember -- even though it's said that return runs start at 7AM, that's when the vehicles leave impound to parade down to the start line.  The first run might not happen 'til 7.30, maybe earlier or maybe even later.  I'll do my best to give you some of the story, though.  C U inna ayem.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Woodstock on August 12, 2012, 10:41:58 PM
Sounds good, Jon.  You have a pretty full schedule taking care of your bride and providing info for us too.  Make sure Nancy is comfortable and taking her meds before heading to the salt tomorrow.  Glad to see her injuries will heal in time.  Thanks for keeping us up to date with the latest info from SW.  Get a good nites sleep... you need it with what you have been through. :cheers:   


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bib Overalls on August 12, 2012, 10:48:47 PM
Understand Danny Burrow in the Blowfish blew (pun intended) the transmission on the first run at about 150 and spun out.  They are going to make another attempt in the morning.   


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 80 Theory on August 12, 2012, 10:50:33 PM
Jon, thanks for the update on Nancy.  We all hope for a full and speedy recovery.

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 12, 2012, 11:02:44 PM
Understand Danny Burrow in the Blowfish blew (pun intended) the transmission on the first run at about 150 and spun out.  They are going to make another attempt in the morning.  

Correct.  I was with him this morning out on the return road.  Says the video footage has the sounds of big expensive tranny noise bangs at the shift point, which happens around 146 mph I guess.

Ray, we must have been shooting together today looking at your pics.  Valerie changed traction control mode on her bike and it held back her run to 188 today.

I cannot tell you guys how bad-A$$ this car is.  Jeff Brock (owner/driver) set a record today, and then re-entered in another class to go for another.  Don't know how he did in that run yet.  Note his car lettering below.  He painted on his lettering and had to tape of the new class letter and used white shoe polish to make the G and F or and E to an F.  Forgot which way.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7798.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I8104.jpg)

2x record holder, Valerie Thompson on a bone stock S1000RR with only altered gearing, going for 200mph+.  I am thinking of re-purposing my own S1000.  :)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I8127.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I8158.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I8178.jpg)

Repeat a bit of what Ray posted before.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7823.jpg)

Engine change, about an hour behind schedule

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7831.jpg)

I always feel like I am at the world's widest beach on the flats...

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I8212.jpg)

A real turbo...

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7846.jpg)

I lucked into this shot too....

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/CA3I8241.jpg)

The guy that built this car, from Utah, if you know him, know how impressive this feat is due to an impairment.  He built it all himself.  The only off the shelf panel is the nose cone.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweek3/content/images/large/A36B7907.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 12, 2012, 11:15:02 PM
I am now able to post these after the embargo expired.

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweekdaytona/content/images/large/CA3I7673.jpg)

(http://aeroknotics.com/speedweekdaytona/content/images/large/CA3I7693.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DND on August 12, 2012, 11:49:20 PM
Hi Mike

Really neat stuff, do you have any more shots of the twin engine red & white roadster? or what ever it is.

The broad array of cars on the salt is just amazing, what a great place for the mind to go crazy !!

Like they say ' Run what ya Broung '

DND, Don


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jimmy six on August 13, 2012, 12:19:55 AM
Got a text from Scott Brown that Charlie Reno in his AA/BGMR is in impound with a 254+ run on an open record. Charlie has had the old Emmons front engine for quite afew years trying different engine combos. Looks like a good one this time. He has qualified before near or over 250 and won't put a number in the book that does not show good for the class. The record is an open one.

Good luck to all in impounds and hope to hear good news tomorrow AM......................JD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rob on August 13, 2012, 05:18:00 AM
Thanks for the pics and info guys,

Stacks of different pics here via the HAMB too.  http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=724839

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: bearingburner on August 13, 2012, 06:20:12 AM
When is SCTA going to get some speeds posted ?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 13, 2012, 08:24:19 AM
When is SCTA going to get some speeds posted ?

It takes some time, especially at the start of a meet.

Think about it this way - it's all volunteers, they just inspected 500+ vehicles, and they're just catching their stride with respect to the meet.

It takes some time, especially at the start of a meet.

And after a few days out in the sun, trying to get it up and running, I certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone grabbing a bite, remaking some acquaintances and sharing a few beverages.

They'll be posted - they're really good about that.

And thanks to everyone making this meet happen.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 08:35:16 AM
Hey - and good morning.  I'm ready to rock and roll with return runs - which started about five vehicles ago.

There were 54 short course and about 25 long course qualifiers yesterday.  This might take a while.

When I hear numbers I'll post and then start to modify the posts, and now and then start a new one.  Use that refresh button, okay?

7326 H/FREMR     169 1/4   171.350 go to impound

636 running on a 221 record on #1

2626 on #2 course  

231 1/4  243.271 first mile  251.324   car 636   shut off in last mile

When you see a number starting with "#"  it's course number.

248  on #3   163 first mile   165.962 last mile  go to impound

9997 XXO/BFL on #1   202  1/4  209.187 1st mile   220.9 middle mile

RPM racing on course #2   


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 08:43:59 AM
895 191.208 1/4,  195.805 mile middle mile 203.688

146  Mariani Farms running next on #1 -- 300+ record.  209 1/4  256 in the 1st 286.571  middle mile  306.325 last mile  Good numbers!  
Didn't hear Glen say to go to impound, we'll see if that's enough. I think so. ..

By the way -- when I don't post further information it's because I didn't get it.

4451   1/4  144  mile 3 146  

3259 on #3 136 2 mile, 141.210 three mile, last mile 144.471

643  187 1/4  203.648 mile  (prod. blown car)  mile 4 220.152   last mile 227.425

845 on #1 next  3416 on #2,  Old Crow on #3

643 must have backed it up -- the crew truck just went by waving and blowing the horn.  Congratulations.

845 past the tower at 190 1/4 - shooting ducks as it went past.

544 on #3 2 mile 103  1/4 117  mile 3 121.173

845 last mile 223+

643 final speed was 227.425


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 13, 2012, 08:53:23 AM
Big thanks to everyone for their efforts on sharing information and broadcasting!!!  Being at work and listening in on SpeedWeek has to be the next best thing to being there.

Is there a spreadsheet or table showing which car# is running in which class? 

Thanks again,

Steve M.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 08:54:33 AM
#3 5158 bike next

#1 Black Opel  6666

7552 208 1/4   211.593  chute out first mile

6666  1/4 193  199.186 mile on a 202 record.  Mile 4 208.010  shut off in last mile

Bike 5157 on #3 next.

#2 V4GBS next up.  

No spreadsheet or anything like that 'til someone out there in internetlanmd makes one.  Sorry.

845 final speed was 208.010 and shut off.

#1 968B 210. 1/4 3 214.289    219.744 middle mile  220.595 last mile

7919B 124.367  mile

#2 7503  XO/FCC  Jeff Brock  154.397,   1/4 mile  157? mile, not good enough.

126 on #1   E/CGALT    206 1/4   210.973 mile   220 last mile (phone call interrupted me.  Sorry)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 13, 2012, 09:06:08 AM
Thanks Slim.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 09:08:09 AM
#2  688 127 1/4, on a 130 record

mile 3 193.177 for roadster on #1 210.283  good enough -- hope to get a car number for you.

369 on course #2  1/4  205   mile 3 211.068  219.949 mile 4   223.363 last mile

126  223.490 last mile (update, that's all)

1690 on #1  Barnyard Bearcat on 251 record.  1/4 224.645    mile 3 233.401   middle mile  253.496   265.538  NICE RUN, Glen says


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 09:12:08 AM
Bike 859  Butler on #1  353B on #2  

#3 193 mile 3 SCS bike - no number yet   #4 206.389  #5 211.547  Costella Cuhna

174 1/4, 175.916 for 859B in mile 3   177.731 mile 4    mile 5 178.397  Record is 180

3523B on #3 on a 43.250 record  (get out your sundial for timing it)  turnout

(interrupted by a visitor -- now back to racing).

3413B on #2  

660B 190.547 1/4, first mile 191.089   middle mile  

7600 on #1  on a 230 record    1/4 205  mile 3 214.164   mile 4 233.135   last mile  244.117  

2111 next on #2  White Goose Bar truck   165.421 first mile  shut off in fourth mile go to inspection

#1 Jesel Land Speed Team  4944 pickuip Jason Line driver, we think  208 1/4  216.213 mile 3  230.455 mile 3   mile 5  235.868  Nice run.

948B on #3 next 

940B 89 first mile, 76 mph shut off.

Jim Hoogerhyde  bike  213 on course #2  (sorry -- confusing input from the radio)  I'll try to get things straight for you.

#1 232 1/4  mile 4 219.638 shut off.  Car -- no number.

#2 200  mile 3 204.117   209.767 mile 4

#422 next  Old Chauvin Emmons car  230  1/4  mile 3 237.334  4 mile 249.519  last mile  254.301  Great run


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 09:34:00 AM
689 on #2 next  on a 261 record.  Qualifying on course #3 now -- returns done there.

689 235 1/4   mile 3 242   257 mile 4  263.348 last mile

Nothing going on right now.

Remember, we're back to qualifying runs on #3 - I won't report those speeds.  I will go looking for a printout of yesterday's qualifiers - once return runs are done.  That'll be a little while yet, though.  No idea of what's left at the line to return run.

432 on #1  1/4  208  214.026  first mile  225.357 middle mile   last mile 229.220

#1  719, #2 588 -- coming up next.

6706 on #1  193  1/4  197 mile 3  204.191 middle mile  206.295 mph.

Density altitude was 6064' a little while ago.  It's in the low 70s here with winds (at the pits) about 5-10 tailwind.

#1 course  car 719   192 1/4, first mile 193,  middle mile 199.248  last mile 200.158



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Plmkrze on August 13, 2012, 09:43:03 AM
Glad to hear Nancy is Ok.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 09:52:24 AM
Speaking of Nancy, she's back in the motel room sleeping (I think) and obviously a bit better already -- got out of bed and walked a bit and moved easier.  No bowling for her tonight, though, but she's doing better.

Poteet & Main #715 Speed Demon is next on the line.  Running on a 394 record.  I don't think it's a return runm -- let's see if I hear a correction.

Geroge just blew past  318 1/4,  mile 341   390.194 middle mile  last mile 419.055   427 exit

And that's with the D engine, did I hear?

And next up is a time only car, so I guess that return runs are done for the day.  No official proclamation - just putting two and two together.

I'm shutting this down for now.  Listen on the audio - and I'll be back later.  Thanks for hanging around with me this morning.  I'll eventually get some results and post 'em.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jimmy six on August 13, 2012, 09:54:52 AM
Congrats to Charlie Reno in the #422 AA/GMR 2 passes of 254 mph for a "HAT" ...Open record with a 250 min......Thanks Slim for the continous updates. Glad Nancy is OK....JD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 09:56:24 AM
Ray, we must have been shooting together today looking at your pics.  Valerie changed traction control mode on her bike and it held back her run to 188 today.

We very well could have been.  It's almost impossible to be aware of everyone around ya, especially when tryin to get yer shot without gettin run over of blockin someone else's line of fire.

Quote
I cannot tell you guys how bad-A$$ this car is.  Jeff Brock (owner/driver) set a record today, and then re-entered in another class to go for another.  Don't know how he did in that run yet.  Note his car lettering below.  He painted on his lettering and had to tape of the new class letter and used white shoe polish to make the G and F or and E to an F.  Forgot which way.

You're absolutely right.  the "Bonneville Bombshell is one awesome piece of work.  Here's a lousy shot of it during record returns from an hour ago or thereabouts.

And a couple more from yesterday, then one of Joel Young's Model T-powered liner from this morning.

SSS, it's great to have ya back.  Again, I'm very glad that Nancy's injuries weren't worse.




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 10:38:12 AM
Here are 4 shots of an Offy-powered Watson Indy roadster that, if the lettering on it is correct, was driven by Roger Ward...it might be the 1959 Indy winner.  I'll have to ask 'em.  They were having transmission troubles when I shot the photos.  It was kinda amusing to watch the "gawkers" (who gathered around when they heard it fire up ) flinch every time the guy in the cockpit blipped the throttle.  It sounded beautiful.  Btw, the "Halibrand Mags" are painted on the Moon discs.  They fooled me at first glance.  I had to take a second look before I realized they weren't the real thing.  Ossum car!



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jimmy six on August 13, 2012, 10:43:25 AM
Great Offy picture. I'm one of the lucky ones who gets to listen to Bob Andersons 270 Offy in his street driven 29 A Roadster pickup.............Nothing..I mean nothing sounds like an Offy...............


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Hellcat Customs on August 13, 2012, 10:47:59 AM
Hi there... I'm new here and new to LSR...

Can someone let me know what the Record for SC-PBG ended up being? Heard from a friend
who was out there that a Turbo Harley Sidecar ran 136 but he didn't know if it was a set record
or just trials on the bike. Would love to learn more about this scooter and the speed he ran.

BTW... Printing the mag wheel on the disc was one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Good luck


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Geo on August 13, 2012, 11:12:36 AM
Hey SSS,

Glad to hear Nancy is doing better than you!  :-D  Wishing her the best in recovering.

Thanks to you and Rat for the info and photos.

Geo


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 13, 2012, 11:24:36 AM
Am I missing something (as usual  :| )? 

2.A.1 "XO class consists of inline overhead valve (OHV), inline flathead and.....In the spirit of the class, XO engines shall typically be those run at Southern California dry lakes in the 1940s and early 1950s."

"XXO is an XO engine, as described above, with a specialty head as described below....Overhead cam specialty heads are not allowed in the XF, XO, XXF, & XXO engine classes."

Cool car, though.

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 11:25:33 AM
Four more from this morning, then I'm gonna go check out the short courses.

Jamie Williams' 1430cc Suzuki,

The E/GMS Opel GT, "Black Opel Racing",

"The Hard Way" XXO/BFMR,

Jim Knapp's F/GS, "Barnyard Bearcat"



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: joea on August 13, 2012, 11:29:34 AM
....hard to believe Poteet and Main run 427 mph......one of the fastest recorded speeds in
history......and nary a response .........wow they are one class act......making it look easy
enough that it goes almost unnoticed...


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 11:32:58 AM
Am I missing something (as usual  :| )? 

2.A.1 "XO class consists of inline overhead valve (OHV), inline flathead and.....In the spirit of the class, XO engines shall typically be those run at Southern California dry lakes in the 1940s and early 1950s."

"XXO is an XO engine, as described above, with a specialty head as described below....Overhead cam specialty heads are not allowed in the XF, XO, XXF, & XXO engine classes."

Cool car, though.

Mike

Hi Mike.  I think the VOT class is a bit of an exception.  Since the head and block of the Offy motor are one piece, I don't think it can really be considered as a "Specialty Head."  That's pretty much a guess on my part, so maybe an expert will chime in and give us the definitive answer.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 11:40:04 AM
....hard to believe Poteet and Main run 427 mph......one of the fastest recorded speeds in
history......and nary a response .........wow they are one class act......making it look easy
enough that it goes almost unnoticed...


Man!  I didn't even hear about it!  Was that this morning?  If so, I'll go see George and see if he has a smile on his face.  As I understand it, they were running the smaller of the two motos, the 299" D class motor after blowing one of the 247 C class motors.  (Or thereabouts...I'm not workin for 'em this year, so I don't have as close a relationship with 'em as I have in past years...my choice; I'm supposedly on sabbatical for a number of reasons.)

In any case, 427 is 1 mph faster than they've ever run and if they did it with the small motor, that's outstanding.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 13, 2012, 11:42:02 AM
Ah, "5.B.5 Vintage Oval Track (VOT)...In this class ONLY, non-production overhead cam engines of pre-1948 design (Miller, Offy, HAL, etc) run in XXO class..."

Cool!  Thanks for the nudge, Ray!

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 13, 2012, 11:43:18 AM
Small motor!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Brian on August 13, 2012, 11:50:54 AM
Any word on Varni's 909 streamliner? I wasn't able to make it up this year so I am curious how they are doing.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: vette#128 on August 13, 2012, 12:11:00 PM
Dang, Slim!! Nice job of blow-by-blow commentary on the return runs!! I have a hard time walking and chewing gum, so listening to the speeds on multi-courses and posting them at the same time must be a hell of a juggling act!!
Ed


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Harold Bettes on August 13, 2012, 12:31:08 PM
Slim and The Rat and Cast of Many,

Thanks for all the efforts! Best of healing process to Nancy. Broken shoulder supports and ribs are not any fun at all.

Sitting here writing and listening to live audio and scanning your coverage.....Nice.

Best to All,
Stay Safe.
HB2


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: firemanjim on August 13, 2012, 12:38:48 PM
Any word on Jack Broomall's return run on his Kawi??


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jimmy six on August 13, 2012, 12:39:56 PM
As much as an accomplishment of the 427 run by Poteet and Main was and is, I believe that's what many in LSR have been accepting as the "norm" for them. They have been putting up great numbers in the past and it seems that many are waiting for what part they are going to break next instead of the accomplishment. I hope they continue to go faster and faster with every engine they choose. More power to them and their whole team..........JD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Brian on August 13, 2012, 12:47:02 PM
BTW

Best to Nancy as well.

BTDT with the ribs from a MC mishap. Sleeping in a chair because it was too painful to lie down and eating Tylenol with codine like M&M's. She won't be a happy camper for a few weeks.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 13, 2012, 12:56:07 PM
SSS and Nancy,

Sorry I missed you guys. Nancy I hope you have a speedy recovery. Make Jon do everything so you get better, faster! :)

Jon, Ray and Monix, thanks for everything.

I was sitting next to a guy in the Cafe' and he said after many years of coming to Bonneville, he said "because it makes NO sense to come here ... It makes perfect sense to come here!" So I leave with some Cafe' wisdom.

As far as Speed Demon's 427 record, he gives us D motor guys hope! :)

On my way back to reality.

Bill


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: joea on August 13, 2012, 12:58:06 PM
Jimmy...thanks for sharing that....hot rodders are hot rodders......!!!!

and even folks who have been on the salt 30 40 50 plus years appreciate

even those folks cant cant coun on  much more than  half the fingers of one hand runs
they have seen that fast.....and  no one that consistently over 400....



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 01:06:14 PM
Jack Broomall put it into impound yesterday with a 206 on Nancy's old 201.913 record.  He did that on course #3 - short only.  This morning he ran a 203 to back up the record, but the 205 minimum is still out there for Nancy's hat.  Jack got his hat last year. 

I was in impound with Jack and Don and they were trying to draw gas for the return run fuel check.  having troubles getting it out -- that's when i walked away.  They didn't need the stress of a visitor right then when things weren't going quite right.

I posted during the Speed Demon run that it was a qualifier.  I am now corrected -- it was a return run, and it was on the D motor.  Maybe it's the new 7-speed trans, maybe it's just things coming together better and better all the time.  Congratulations to all that made it back to impound this morning, and to all of those that are trying again today.  Is this fun - or what?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 01:10:14 PM
As much as an accomplishment of the 427 run by Poteet and Main was and is, I believe that's what many in LSR have been accepting as the "norm" for them. They have been putting up great numbers in the past and it seems that many are waiting for what part they are going to break next instead of the accomplishment. I hope they continue to go faster and faster with every engine they choose. More power to them and their whole team..........JD

It's gonna make for a VERY interesting morning tomorrow.  I think I'll be at the starting line to shoot the pre-run prep and the launch.

It's interesting that they broke a motor and not a drivetrain component...I got my fingers crossed for 'em.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 13, 2012, 01:15:43 PM
83 guests and 33 users online at this time.  I wonder how many are listening to the broadcast?

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: triumphs forever on August 13, 2012, 01:32:47 PM
Hi Salt dogs
Im a newbie
great photos and blog
how do i listen to the radio
keep your powder dry
terry


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 01:39:08 PM
Hi Mike

Really neat stuff, do you have any more shots of the twin engine red & white roadster? or what ever it is.

The broad array of cars on the salt is just amazing, what a great place for the mind to go crazy !!

Like they say ' Run what ya Broung '

DND, Don

Here are 4 photos of the roadster which the owner calls a "1936 Buick Wildcat."  Two of the photos are from the Cache Valley Cruise-In (Logan, Ut), July 2010 and the other 2 are from the same event in 2011, which, incidentally, is the last time I'll shoot that event.  In addition to the abysmal lighting with variegated light under the trees, that show  has to be the world's epicenter for "rude."  I dunno what/why it is, but not only are there 12 trillion grimy-mitted brats running around unsupervised and unleashed, but their parents are no better.
 
Those last coupla years I used the desire to start using my camera/monopod as a mace/quarterstaff as an indicator that it was time to split, get a nice cold cream soda or Gatorade and head for home.  It seemed to be the best way to avoid handcuff rash on my wrists.   :roll:  I just don't like handcuffs.

Oh.  Lest I forget.  I've never met the roadster's owner/builder, but I've been told that he only has one arm.  His creation is outstanding.  It has a pair of 215 aluminum Buicks for power.  I guess you could call it a Buick V16.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 01:43:31 PM
Hi Salt dogs
Im a newbie
great photos and blog
how do i listen to the radio
keep your powder dry
terry

Hi Terry.  Welcome.  Go back thru the posts in this thread and look for a link to http://www.meridix.com/ (with the specific address appended) to find the streaming audio link.

Enjoy,


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dean Los Angeles on August 13, 2012, 01:47:32 PM
Quote
Those last coupla years I used the desire to start using my camera/monopod as a mace/quarterstaff as an indicator that it was time to split, get a nice cold cream soda or Gatorade and head for home.  It seemed to be the best way to avoid handcuff rash on my wrists.   rolleyes  I just don't like handcuffs.

Yes. YES. YES!!!

Most awesome rant ever. You da man.

YES!!!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: octane on August 13, 2012, 01:56:02 PM
  I wonder how many are listening to the broadcast?

Mike

Probably a lot.
I for one ,am glued to the 'puter.
Coming through loud and clearly here in Copenhagen, Denmark.

THANK YOU to those who makes this possible:
Jon, Monix and who-ever else involved.
Thanks RayRat and others for the pics !!!

Jon: please send my regards to Nancy with a heartfelt wish for a speedy recovery.

Sitting here in my workshop looking at my little Indian, 5137.7 miles away,
being aware that I am NOT there where I ( and da' Indian ) are supposed to be
....welll....smoke gets in my eyes.

...anyway it's a filthy habit...gotta stop smoking
.-)

ALL the best to you guys out there on the great white dyno
and a special regard to my friends George, Don, Bill and the rest of the 'Redliner Racers International'
and all my other friends out there now
Go fast...be safe !

.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Old Scrambler on August 13, 2012, 02:18:36 PM
RtR, SSS, Jon......and all others.............Thank you for all of your efforts...........and I wish a speedy recovery to Nancy.....BTDT 8-) 8-)

Octane......I am at home in the same 'boat' with you..........new rod and faster speeds planned for 2013.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 02:23:36 PM
Some shots from Course 1 (Long) starting line:

AA/GALT MacDonald & Pitts Firebird (632 cid "mountain motor"),

Costella, Yacoucci & Waters E/GS running a 260" Chevy smallblock...not exactly a "Kodak moment"

The Dauernheim, Biglow & Davis AA/GL blasts past the Costella, Yacoucci & Waters trailer as it's being readied to take the liner back to the pits.

Finally, Andre Moreau's ultra-kool B/GALT Stude heads down course as the Rat moves over to the short courses.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: javajoe79 on August 13, 2012, 02:26:07 PM
That is really cool. I met that guy at the bend in the road a few years ago. That car at the time was under construction and he was driving another 215 powered roadster with a hand made body on it. And yes he has one real hand and one metal claw type hand.

Hi Mike

Really neat stuff, do you have any more shots of the twin engine red & white roadster? or what ever it is.

The broad array of cars on the salt is just amazing, what a great place for the mind to go crazy !!

Like they say ' Run what ya Broung '

DND, Don

Here are 4 photos of the roadster which the owner calls a "1936 Buick Wildcat."  Two of the photos are from the Cache Valley Cruise-In (Logan, Ut), July 2010 and the other 2 are from the same event in 2011, which, incidentally, is the last time I'll shoot that event.  In addition to the abysmal lighting with variegated light under the trees, that show  has to be the world's epicenter for "rude."  I dunno what/why it is, but not only are there 12 trillion grimy-mitted brats running around unsupervised and unleashed, but their parents are no better.
 
Those last coupla years I used the desire to start using my camera/monopod as a mace/quarterstaff as an indicator that it was time to split, get a nice cold cream soda or Gatorade and head for home.  It seemed to be the best way to avoid handcuff rash on my wrists.   :roll:  I just don't like handcuffs.

Oh.  Lest I forget.  I've never met the roadster's owner/builder, but I've been told that he only has one arm.  His creation is outstanding.  It has a pair of 215 aluminum Buicks for power.  I guess you could call it a Buick V16.




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 02:26:24 PM
Quote
Those last coupla years I used the desire to start using my camera/monopod as a mace/quarterstaff as an indicator that it was time to split, get a nice cold cream soda or Gatorade and head for home.  It seemed to be the best way to avoid handcuff rash on my wrists.   :roll:  I just don't like handcuffs.

Yes. YES. YES!!!

Most awesome rant ever. You da man.

YES!!!!

LOL!!!  Glad ya enjoyed.  Apparently you've "BTDT."   :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Captthundarr on August 13, 2012, 02:29:46 PM
Kicking that little liner will not help. :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: TURK on August 13, 2012, 02:53:56 PM
Has the MARO ran yet?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 02:54:46 PM

Four different bikes on the short-short course:



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Malcolm UK on August 13, 2012, 02:58:14 PM
Nancy and Jon

Time difference, a special day for me and a days work away from the computer has meant that I did not catch up with the reports on Nancy's condition until now. It has been a long day waiting to find out. Nasty injuries to recover from, but glad it was not worse Nancy. Best wishes Nancy for a swift recovery, made less painful by the pills and the support of Mr SSS, from Jane and myself.

Good to see Jack C running with Speed Record Club stickers on the front end. No one knows how many mph they can add, but every little helps. Other racers may wish to follow this example. :-D

Malcolm UK




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 02:58:57 PM
And 3 bikes and a...whazziz...I dunno...Mazda?  Nissan?  Probe?  Check that.  It's a Nissan 240SX with an imported R20 (I think) motor.  

Off to Impound.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 13, 2012, 03:07:38 PM
Here are a few runs that I jotted down while at work:

bike #1979 Dallas Honda record is 227 ish
1/4    -    193
mile 1 -    195
mile 2 -    221
mile 3 -    206
exit    -    
   
McDonald and Pitts AA/BGALT record is 274 ish   
1/4    -    222
mile 1 -    233
mile 2 -    257
mile 3 -    267
exit    -    ??
   
Car # 5656 Jerry Strode A/BFALT record is 291.889   
1/4    -    212
mile 1 -    Spin
mile 2 -    
mile 3 -    
exit    -    





Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 13, 2012, 04:18:49 PM
....hard to believe Poteet and Main run 427 mph......one of the fastest recorded speeds in
history......and nary a response .........wow they are one class act......making it look easy
enough that it goes almost unnoticed...


Man!  I didn't even hear about it!  Was that this morning?  If so, I'll go see George and see if he has a smile on his face.  As I understand it, they were running the smaller of the two motos, the 299" D class motor after blowing one of the 247 C class motors.  (Or thereabouts...I'm not workin for 'em this year, so I don't have as close a relationship with 'em as I have in past years...my choice; I'm supposedly on sabbatical for a number of reasons.)

In any case, 427 is 1 mph faster than they've ever run and if they did it with the small motor, that's outstanding.



Hey Ray. Mark here. You probably remember me as Santy Claus form the Speeddemon Team. I guess you noticed i was MIA from the crew. As you stated, It was my choice. I will explain sometime when i see you or in an email. Glad you are there and as usual, your coverage is great. Give Pork Pie and Jon and Nancy my best. Glad she is Ok. Keep up the good work and i will be following daily. Mark.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Roland6250 on August 13, 2012, 04:46:06 PM
Does anyone have any if on the very low streamliner pictured a few posts back Today by RayTheRat???
I website would be great.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
Here's a nice offering to us at landracing.com.  James and Friend Racing  brought over nine or ten motorcycle helmets that had been donated to them courtesy of BLD -- "Bikers Legal Defence", in England.  The guilty? parties are BeerBelly Kelly and Buzz Lightbeer (or at least that's how they sign on the Forum here).  They are running bike 1980 -- and A/F 1350 scooter.  I haven't gone over to their pit yet for a visit, but I'll make it sooner or later.

In the meantime - we've got a bunch of helmets (non-Snell rated) but with the Euro ratings.  They're available for inspection here at the SSS pit, and if you want one -- a nice donation will be appreciated.  Not all are 100% brand-new appearance, but still -- a good helmet for your kind donation to the site is a heck of a good price.  Those that don't get taken from here at this event will be available online or at WoS or the Shootout or even WF.  Come and get 'em -- and thank the fellows from Britain for their donation.

Here are a couple of quick shots:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 13, 2012, 05:07:11 PM
a few more
Car 636 BC Racing AA/BCGC   record 222.501
1/4    -    202
mile 1 -    215
mile 2 -    248
mile 3 -    256
exit    -    ??

http://bangshift.com/gallery/bonneville-speed-week-2012-sunday-gallery-1.html?pid=109668 (http://bangshift.com/gallery/bonneville-speed-week-2012-sunday-gallery-1.html?pid=109668)


   
Car # 6969 Paul Ogden AA/BGC record 241.592
1/4    -    221
mile 1 -    229
mile 2 -    247
mile 3 -    258
exit    -    ??

http://www.torqueaddicts.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19737 (http://www.torqueaddicts.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19737)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RichFox on August 13, 2012, 05:24:11 PM
Does anyone have any if on the very low streamliner pictured a few posts back Today by RayTheRat???
I website would be great.
You left out lots of information but I'm guessing you are referring to the Costella+Yacoucci 788 car. Type in Rick yacoucci on your search and see if something pops up.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ChrisLenahan on August 13, 2012, 05:32:42 PM
I think you can find the streamliner you are asking about at Bonnevillestreamliner.com .


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: joea on August 13, 2012, 05:34:34 PM
thanks Doug it helps alot,

havent had chance to listen to radio, and dont have time yet to try to correlate
the speeds and vehicle numbers posted from this am returns to  what kind of vehicle
ran them, bike,car truck etc from the pre-entry list...

in time they will appear on scta site at least ..:)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 13, 2012, 06:20:17 PM
I have to reference last year's entry list because this year's entry list did not

 have vehicle numbers. I know we're all starving for info and trying to be patient.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: GH on August 13, 2012, 06:43:54 PM
SSS, I hope Nancy is feeling better. I'm sure she would rather be out on the salt than in some hotel room recouperating.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 06:50:33 PM
I have to reference last year's entry list because this year's entry list did not

 have vehicle numbers. I know we're all starving for info and trying to be patient.

With all due respect, doug, RTFM.  http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11651.195.html (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11651.195.html)

If you read that post I made, you'll see that I gave you the information that it was the "Costella, Yacoucci & Waters E/GS running a 260" Chevy smallblock".  I take the time to look these things up in the program in an effort to provide you and everyone else as much info as I can.  There's a limited amount of time I can spend doing the footwork, trying to keep my cameras (and myself) from succumbing to the heat, editing the photos on a laptop in the front seat of my Burb and then uploading them to the LR forum via my cell phone.  And even though you didn't ask, I'll tell you that the cost of all this comes out of my own pocket.  Yes, I get some of the donations that are made to landracing.com, but mainly I do it because I want to.  Right now, I'm sitting near the Bend in the Road because I can get cell connectivity there.  It's 95F and it feels like 50 percent humidity.  It's probably not quite that high, but being a desert Rat, I'm used to much lower numbers.  And there's a dog that someone has left in their trailer that's barkin his fool head off right by my left ear and as soon as I post this I'm gonna split. 

So if you think you're trying to be patient, put yerself in my seat.  Yeah, I love being here, but it's also a lotta work that requires a lotta patience.

Now.  To let ya know that I'm not angry, but just tired and hungry, here's another shot of the liner as it was being pushed off to the side of the course when it wouldn't run.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: LittleLiner on August 13, 2012, 06:51:19 PM
Kicking that little liner will not help. :-D

Huh?  Somebody kicking LittleLiner??  That's my wife's job.   :-D

Anyway . .   Wish I was there.  Thanks for the coverage.  My best to Nancy.

BTW Jon, how's the bike.   :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 07:07:28 PM
Well, I lied.  I was gonna split, but then I saw what I'd shot in Impound and decided to do a group of "teaser" shots.  One of my favorite websites (besides landracing) and major-league time-waster is www.autopuzzles.com (http://www.autopuzzles.com)  This is the sorta thing that's done there.  Try to figure out what each of the teaser photos is...and I'll award points that can be redeemed for an RtR sarcastic rant Tuesday ayem.

Must eat and sleep now.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: maguromic on August 13, 2012, 07:21:03 PM
The first picture is a blown GMC 302 in a '32 roadster or at least a roadster with '32 rails. Tony


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Betheileen9 on August 13, 2012, 07:25:16 PM
Hi,
To you all out there at the salt, I am a newbie to the forum. I am married to Larry huff and have been out there 3 times. I love it, am hooked completely. My Pop's is Bill huff and Laura huff is my sister in-law. Larry and Laura raced their motorcycles and bar stool out there. I am so happy that Nancy is doing better I had the pleasure of meeting her and Slim on my 2nd visit @ the salt. in 2007 I believe. I also so glad to be streaming live on the net thanks to you all out there Lucky Bums  :cheers:
Wish We could be there too
Thanks again


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: saltracer1 on August 13, 2012, 07:30:35 PM
Last picture looks like a Studebaker pickup to me. Phil


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 13, 2012, 07:35:03 PM
Nancy's better every hour, but she's told me that she won't be playing in the volleyball tournament this weekend.  I took a closer look at the bike today.  There's more broken bodywork than I thought - the nose piece needs a replacement as well as a few other items in the right/front area - but I think that's it.  I found the tether switch, plugged in the tether (when Nancy went down the tether yanked out, just like it's supposed to do, and shut off the engine.  But when the bike hit the salt it bonked the switch itself loose), twisted the key -- and the bike started immediately.  I ran it for a second or two -- but it ran smooth and no issues, so I'll expect that the tether killed things before it could run lying on its' side.

The plan for now is to clean the (approx.) 400# of salt that's on and in it, and replace the bodywork, and then have me ride it at WoS.  Nancy will have to get new leathers before she can ride again, and she'll probably not want to ride it 'til after this season ends.  But hey -- with all that new work over the last winter, and since it's already pre-registered for WoS -- I think it's only wise for me to try to get it ready to run in September.

And Nancy knows that I wouldn't bump the record up against her.  Jack Broomall did bump her record today (assuming he made it through engine cert), with a 206 down and 203 return, so the record now stands someplace in the mid-204 range.  The red hat minimum is still at 205, so if everything lined up just right -- well, yeah, I guess we can made up all sorts of scenarios, can't we?

But I'll still ride it!! :-D :-D

Beth:  Thanks for the howdy.  CU Soon?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: trimmers on August 13, 2012, 07:54:51 PM
Ray:

The third shot is the Allison (now Rolls-Royce) turbine engine in the T2 streamliner.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bib Overalls on August 13, 2012, 08:09:48 PM
Talked to Danny Burrow a few minutes ago.  He is frustrated but hoping to make a good run tomorrow.  Said the salt was soft and rutted where he spun out today and that they (SCTA) will be moving the long course to better salt tomorrow.  Blowfish is OK and ready to go.   


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 13, 2012, 08:14:09 PM
Man!  You guys are good!   :cheers:

I'm on the side of the road, hoping the wind that's come up in the last half-hour will die down enough to allow me to get to my campsite without choking on the dust.

Ok.  Here are the "Fast Guys" (not the "original" ones) and the photos of the solved puzzles:

Maguromic/Tony gets the point for the 302 Jimmy in the Deuce,

saltracer2/Phil nailed the Stude pickup and

trimmers got the turbine in the T2 liner.

Ohhh...and welcome, Beth.  Hope ya get to make it out here soon!



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Betheileen9 on August 13, 2012, 08:24:55 PM
Thanks sweetie we will be out there next rear for sure But Larry & Bill & Laura may be out there this year to watch and have fun, you guys are the greatest  :-o Hey Larry asked me to ask if Carlos from the UK is still out there?
Beth :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: mc1984ss on August 13, 2012, 08:37:03 PM
I know I read it somewhere but I cant remember what engine Jason Line is running in Wayne Jesels pickup. Anyone know? Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: trimmers on August 13, 2012, 08:40:38 PM
Saturday down runs are up on the SCTA website!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RidgeRunner on August 13, 2012, 08:57:18 PM
I have to reference last year's entry list because this year's entry list did not

 have vehicle numbers. I know we're all starving for info and trying to be patient.

The car/bike numbers have been added to the pre entry list available on the SCTA-BNI homepage.

Thanks SCTA-BNI!

Ed


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 13, 2012, 09:02:29 PM
Good work Ray. Keep it up, Mark, Santy Clause


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 13, 2012, 09:23:45 PM
With the photos and the live audio, this is the next best thing to being there.

Steve.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: rgn on August 13, 2012, 09:38:22 PM
Thanks very much to all involved in keeping the forum up to date with Bonneville.  I might wander over for a look in person next year :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: saltwheels262 on August 13, 2012, 09:51:31 PM



rtr- everyone ( mostly ) is reading your posts and looking at those fantastic pictures you're putting up. you must have a lot better camera than last year. or you're a better photographer.

for those who haven't been to the salt; they may not realize the site.-- .75 ( ? ) miles wide by 10 miles long(?).  what about posting this, posting that, posting car numbers, posting mph. hey, go say hi! to this guy , go find this car--- .  20 (?) years ago you'd be waiting for weeks 4 results and this and that.

those people that are working the event are going  14 hours a day. or more. that is not as easy as it looks or sounds. it is an adventure, a lifestyle if you like and a lot of fun and a lot of work.

I'll take what's posted ; unless it's a life changing situation.

thank you ray and sss and to all the other vols.

#262



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 13, 2012, 10:04:32 PM
I have to reference last year's entry list because this year's entry list did not

 have vehicle numbers. I know we're all starving for info and trying to be patient.

With all due respect, doug, RTFM.  http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11651.195.html (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11651.195.html)

If you read that post I made, you'll see that I gave you the information that it was the "Costella, Yacoucci & Waters E/GS running a 260" Chevy smallblock".  I take the time to look these things up in the program in an effort to provide you and everyone else as much info as I can.  There's a limited amount of time I can spend doing the footwork, trying to keep my cameras (and myself) from succumbing to the heat, editing the photos on a laptop in the front seat of my Burb and then uploading them to the LR forum via my cell phone.  And even though you didn't ask, I'll tell you that the cost of all this comes out of my own pocket.  Yes, I get some of the donations that are made to landracing.com, but mainly I do it because I want to.  Right now, I'm sitting near the Bend in the Road because I can get cell connectivity there.  It's 95F and it feels like 50 percent humidity.  It's probably not quite that high, but being a desert Rat, I'm used to much lower numbers.  And there's a dog that someone has left in their trailer that's barkin his fool head off right by my left ear and as soon as I post this I'm gonna split. 

So if you think you're trying to be patient, put yerself in my seat.  Yeah, I love being here, but it's also a lotta work that requires a lotta patience.

Now.  To let ya know that I'm not angry, but just tired and hungry, here's another shot of the liner as it was being pushed off to the side of the course when it wouldn't run.

Okay, first of all, I had to look up what RTFM means.  I think you are completely lost on my comment.  It was in response to Joe's comment,

"thanks Doug it helps alot,

havent had chance to listen to radio, and dont have time yet to try to correlate
the speeds and vehicle numbers posted from this am returns to  what kind of vehicle
ran them, bike,car truck etc from the pre-entry list...

in time they will appear on scta site at least .."

I am 1500 miles away listening to the broadcast and have had time to post some of the speeds today.  If I don't hear the description and all I get is a number, I have to chase after the info, because unless someone knows all of the vehicle numbers, the speeds are meaningless.  Hence, not being able to use the pre-entry list to do a lookup of said info.  I thought it would be cool to add the link of a pic as well so others can make more sense of the info.  Also, the links might take others to sites where they can continue to feed their salt addiction.
I think everyone is a little impatient (not p*ssed) that we have not gotten run info.  The impatience is not directed at you or anyone else.  We are creatures of habit, and for the last few years the SCTA has posted the runs the next day.  I know myself, I have been "jonesin" for the run logs.
So sorry if you got wadded up and sorry you wasted time typing your response( btw Tapatalk is a great thing).  Myself and everyone else EXTREMELY appreciate any bit of info that we receive from you (the pic you took of the 411 bouncing through the pits at the Shootout was my desktop background for 2 years) or anyone else.  Oh and I would trade places with you in a second.
Now back to the GREATEST week of the year wishing I was there!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: joea on August 13, 2012, 10:33:00 PM
well said Mr. Doug...!!!

yes we are all spoiled brats...trying to piece things together...in this internet computer era
its tough to have to wait for anything...:)..

it used to be that there was reporting and commentary from the salt with highlights and speeds and such and that
luxury just cant be there all the time like we want it...for various reasons....those of us who
didnt make the trek just have to suck it up.....

the pics are great....what i enjoy more is the skinny....the speeds...and who did them...the pics often speak volumes
so mucho grateful for those...!!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 13, 2012, 10:40:24 PM
Doug:

On the scta home page, toward the bottom, is the line: 2012 Total Pre-entries = 512 (342 Cars & 170 Bikes) View .  Click on 'view' and you get a .pdf of all of the pre-entries with numbers (in order).

 :cheers:

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 13, 2012, 10:45:06 PM
Mike, you beat me to it -

http://scta-bni.org/Bonneville/SpeedWeek%202012/Web_pre-entries.pdf

It's not complete, and somewhere on the landracing site, I did pick up a sortable version that works on excel, which I've referenced and added to over the last few days.  If anyone can remember the link, please post it - I've found the download invaluable.

Chris


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 13, 2012, 10:47:22 PM
Doug:

On the scta home page, toward the bottom, is the line: 2012 Total Pre-entries = 512 (342 Cars & 170 Bikes) View .  Click on 'view' and you get a .pdf of all of the pre-entries with numbers (in order).

 :cheers:

Mike
Thanks, I was using the first one that was posted.  Although wihile hunting through Google I found few few new sites to check out


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 13, 2012, 10:50:32 PM
Mike, you beat me to it -

http://scta-bni.org/Bonneville/SpeedWeek%202012/Web_pre-entries.pdf

It's not complete, and somewhere on the landracing site, I did pick up a sortable version that works on excel, which I've referenced and added to over the last few days.  If anyone can remember the link, please post it - I've found the download invaluable.

Chris

I created that spreadsheet.  I will see if I can remember how to do a vlookup and post a new list.  My post of the doc is in the 2012 pre-entry thread started by Leadfoot.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 13, 2012, 10:55:30 PM
I created that spreadsheet.  I will see if I can remember how to do a vlookup and post a new list.  My post of the doc is in the 2012 pre-entry thread started by Leadfoot.

Doug, that was huge - thank you. 

It was like going to a ball game with the lineup sheet already filled out.  I was able to sort by entry, state, class - a killer tool.  I for one appreciate the effort.

Again, Doug, Thank You!

Chris


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 07:59:25 AM
rtr- everyone ( mostly ) is reading your posts and looking at those fantastic pictures you're putting up. you must have a lot better camera than last year. or you're a better photographer.
<snip>
thank you ray and sss and to all the other vols.
#262

Same camera.  One lens got replaced between last year and this; the old one wasn't doing the job I'd hoped it would.  But that's one reason I'm "on sabbatical"...to improve my craft as a photographer.  I'm workin hard at it.

Thanks for the good words.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 08:16:44 AM
I have to reference last year's entry list because this year's entry list did not

 have vehicle numbers. I know we're all starving for info and trying to be patient.

With all due respect, doug, RTFM.  http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11651.195.html (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11651.195.html)

If you read that post I made, you'll see that I gave you the information that it was the "Costella, Yacoucci & Waters E/GS running a 260" Chevy smallblock".  I take the time to look these things up in the program in an effort to provide you and everyone else as much info as I can.  There's a limited amount of time I can spend doing the footwork, trying to keep my cameras (and myself) from succumbing to the heat, editing the photos on a laptop in the front seat of my Burb and then uploading them to the LR forum via my cell phone.  And even though you didn't ask, I'll tell you that the cost of all this comes out of my own pocket.  Yes, I get some of the donations that are made to landracing.com, but mainly I do it because I want to. 
<snip>
So if you think you're trying to be patient, put yerself in my seat.  Yeah, I love being here, but it's also a lotta work that requires a lotta patience.
<snip>
Okay, first of all, I had to look up what RTFM means.  I think you are completely lost on my comment.  It was in response to Joe's comment,

"thanks Doug it helps alot,
havent had chance to listen to radio, and dont have time yet to try to correlate
the speeds and vehicle numbers posted from this am returns to  what kind of vehicle
ran them, bike,car truck etc from the pre-entry list...
in time they will appear on scta site at least .."

I am 1500 miles away listening to the broadcast and have had time to post some of the speeds today.  If I don't hear the description and all I get is a number, I have to chase after the info, because unless someone knows all of the vehicle numbers, the speeds are meaningless.  Hence, not being able to use the pre-entry list to do a lookup of said info.  I thought it would be cool to add the link of a pic as well so others can make more sense of the info.  Also, the links might take others to sites where they can continue to feed their salt addiction.
I think everyone is a little impatient (not p*ssed) that we have not gotten run info.  The impatience is not directed at you or anyone else.  We are creatures of habit, and for the last few years the SCTA has posted the runs the next day.  I know myself, I have been "jonesin" for the run logs.
So sorry if you got wadded up and sorry you wasted time typing your response( btw Tapatalk is a great thing).  Myself and everyone else EXTREMELY appreciate any bit of info that we receive from you (the pic you took of the 411 bouncing through the pits at the Shootout was my desktop background for 2 years) or anyone else.  Oh and I would trade places with you in a second.
Now back to the GREATEST week of the year wishing I was there!

I appreciate the clarification.  But 1500 miles is the same as 5 miles when we're connected via the web.  I'd love to be able to open a tab with the cars/bikes info/photos and speeds/REAL TIME info all in one, but for right now that doesn't exist.  Contrast it with what we had when I first "discovered" Land Speed Racing in the late 50s.  I had to wait for the December issue of Hot Rod Mag to find out what had gone on 120 miles west of me 4 months before. 

Having live audio and semi/sorta live photos is like the difference between the Flintstones and the Jetsons.  We haven't reached the Star Trek stage yet, but we're working on it.

As far as taking the time to type my response, I type pretty fast, so that's not an issue.  I'd slow down a ton if I had to do it on my Android phone.

One last thing.  I talked to one of the 788 liner crew this morning.  The reason for the problem on the starting line yesterday was a battery that had failed completely.  Not discharged, totally junk.  They weren't happy about that, but they'll be back today.

I'm on my way to cover record returns.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 08:20:47 AM
And speaking of record runs, I'm here at the 3+ so I can do what I can to give you information about the runs this morning.  I passed the parade heading from impound to the line, and they're about down to the line now.  So go fill your coffee cups (or whatever is appropriate for the time of day where you are) and settle in for some fine times at Bonneville.

Speaking of letting you know what's going on, the computers in the announcing trailer haven't yet been set up, so even if runs start -- we won't have any knowledge of what's what.  I'll start when I have data.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: trishy on August 14, 2012, 08:31:51 AM
I know I read it somewhere but I cant remember what engine Jason Line is running in Wayne Jesels pickup. Anyone know? Thanks in advance!
From Summit's release:  Built by Wayne Jesel of Jesel Valvetrain Innovation and his Jesel Land Speed Team, it started life as a simple shop truck before being converted for high-speed duty.   Although it has reached speeds exceeding 270 mph in previous iterations, for this purpose it will be equipped with a motor Line is quite familiar with a General Motors Drag Racing Competition Engine (DRCE2).


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 08:33:30 AM
Still waiting for runs to start - because the computer systems aren't all set up and running smoothly.

Well, I hear an engine winding up and out -- so someone's moving down a course.

Ah -- Ron says the 'puters are working now.  Let's see. ..

Bike 732  Rosie Lackey on course #2  133 mile   119 2 1/4   103.583 mile

827 on 181 record running next

#3  car 604  on open record.  2 mile 147 mph   160.627  3rd mile   

Hudson Boys next on #1


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 08:41:03 AM
#3  574B  64.834 qualified yesterday   Still running 2 mile 58.710

174mph @ 1/4 Hudson Boys  mile 179.432 running on 202 record.  mile 4 194.133   209.915 last mile

Dauernheim and Bigelow #608 next on #1  227 2 1/4   3 mile 245.366   midfdle mile  287.943   last mile  299.323  probably not enough.

#3 B3419 next on a 73 mph record

B875 next on #3


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 08:49:40 AM
B3419  94.926   98.023 first mile  98.558 last mile

B875  mile 3 82.676  250 CC Aermacchi bike

1503  Jeff Brock running on a 156 record next on #2    XO/GCC  159.415 qualifying speed yesterday.  Today:  2 146  mile 3 157.762  New record should be about 158

#3 B3523 next  2 mile speed

#1 next - Chock Full o' Nuts Prod. Pickup  #527  1994 Chevy  500 inch engine  Jim Webb

193 1/4  197.215 mile 3  mile 4 202.056   last mile  202.042   (206 yesterday)

689 next on #2   241.077 3 mile 247.625  4 mile 259.    last mile 263.930

B817 next on #3


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 08:56:45 AM
#2 993  The Hudson Boys    155 against yesterday's 154  on old 85 record.

221 on #1  Liberty Garage  184 1/4, 188.850 mile 3  195.455  no speed for last mile, but Ron Christensen says they did it - new record will be about 196

B7472 on #3 131.630 1/4  3 rd mile 132.150

#2 1531 on 154 record    150.641 1/4,  2 mile 157.469   middle mile  ??

#3 8259  3 mile 145.007  go to impound

#1 Buckwheat Racing next  9717  222 1/4,  mile 3 217.633  mile 4 238.360   last mile  251.822 last mile

B767 on #3  Salt Biscuit  on a 64 mph record 72.515 2 mile speed

B3418 on #2  

#1 4261  3 mile 206.889  middle mile 229.883   last mile  238.534

B1743  2 mile 51.45


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: FordRacing 242 on August 14, 2012, 09:07:07 AM
Is Meridix broadcast site not working yet this morning?? trying to tune in and all i can get is the broadcast from yesterday.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 09:08:26 AM
Ford, make sure you're listening to the "8/14" channel.  Maybe you're reviewing yesterday.

#715 next on #1  running on their 390 record.

Here comes George!

9785 Flatcad shut off in 3rd mile at 99

715 coasting, chute out at the three mile.

#3 B35  69.889

#1  8111  running on 247 record.  1/4 204  mile 3 214  mile 4 237.253  last mile  240.481

9573 on #2 on a 174 record.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 14, 2012, 09:11:32 AM
DOH - #715 coasting - not good.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SPARKY on August 14, 2012, 09:18:11 AM
WEll the heart ache continues for the 608 team and the big red truck Chock full of Nuts and estimated 204 on a 205 minimum!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 14, 2012, 09:18:40 AM
http://meridix.com/everywhere.php?liveid=landracing&x=0&y=0

Hit the green "Listen Live" button with a micriphone icon next to it just below the top banner.  Archived earlier broadcasts are on the right side of the page when it is scrolled down.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 09:19:30 AM
Car 912 turbine streamliner on#1  216   1/4   215.526 mile 3   mile 4 215.793  last mile 234.356

9573   135.097 3 mile speed

2212  B/GL on #2  1/4 mile 232.242  middle mile 175.086

B1621 on #3   on a 73 record  75.707 1/4 mile  75.6 mile

1948 next on 114 record  Ran 122 yesterday

Things have slowed down - but we're not all done with return runs.  Stay tuned.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 09:44:35 AM
Sorry for an interruption -- TV crew stopped by to ask about Nancy.

#1 Car  675 Qualified at 197.710 4th mile on a 182 record yesterday 

B533 137 2 mile  mile 3 139.097 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 09:48:48 AM
906 on #1 on a 243 record    1/4 mile 226   mile 3 235.891  middle mile  252.588  last mile  262.366

633 BC Racing next  on #1   172 1/4   mile 182.545  middle mile 210.370   last mile  shut off

2903 F/CPro on #2  1/4 133.917  mile 3 127.172  

#1  328   245 record  qualified at 247 yesterday.  Last #1 return run today.  mile 3 223.308   middle mile  238.577  last mile  244.476  Close -- don't know for sure if that's good enough.

3245 on #3  H/BSTR  on a 144 record  140 1/4  143.879 mile 3

Record runs are now concluded for the day.  I'm going to switch off for a few minutes.  See you in a while.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 14, 2012, 10:06:25 AM
Scene at Jon & Nancy's pits:  Slim sitting in the cab of his truck typing.  Me in a lawn chair at the Rolling Neverwuzzer mobile audio cage.  Quiet.  I interrupted him to ask if a plastic spoon might be in the trailer.  No, but what's that in your hand?  Greek yogurt, says me.  Eye roll, but no comments on it, like yesterday when I was chugging blueberry flavored Kefir (Russian sour milk). 

All seriousness aside, it's a fine day--


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 14, 2012, 10:29:04 AM
Greek Yogurt and Kefir are probably much more common in Webster Groves than they are in Wendover. :-D


Thanks again for all the hard work, guys (and gals)
Steve.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: gkabbt on August 14, 2012, 10:36:18 AM
Greek Yogurt and Kefir are probably much more common in Webster Groves than they are in Wendover. :-D

Thanks again for all the hard work, guys (and gals)
Steve.

They sure are not common here in eastern NC....LOL

As SteveM said, Thanks for all the hard work.

Gregg


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 10:42:16 AM
Photos from Record Returns:

Don Biglow gives a thumbs up as the safety gear in the AA/FL is checked...

...and he's off and running.  As SSS noted, probably not enough for a record.

The "big red Chock Full of Nuts pickup" driven by Jim Webb,

Mark Seeley on the "Pflugerville Special".

More coming up


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 14, 2012, 10:43:08 AM
Yesterday a couple of guys who shall remain nameless were here at the trailer, conversating until the wind kicked up and stuff started flying.  As we headed off in different directions, I said, "Bonneville is one long conversation continually interrupted by racing."

I knew a German woman who got pregnant from yogurt.  She should have said "No, Kurt."

Thank you, thank you very much.  I'm appearing here all week . . .


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Captthundarr on August 14, 2012, 10:56:58 AM
Mox, save them for Friday :-)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ChrisLenahan on August 14, 2012, 10:57:11 AM
Slim, Ray and Moxnix, Thanks for the great coverage, you guys are doing a great job.   I heard them call the 1448 bike for a return run this morning but didn't hear if he got the record, did anybody catch the number? Thanks


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: javajoe79 on August 14, 2012, 11:02:29 AM
Any info on the 616 CMMP?  Heard they put it on the trailer. Any word on what happened?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 11:06:43 AM
George Gallimore's "Buckwheat Racing" Firebird...in the staging lane.  On the right of the photo is...

...this lovely lady, Tracie Carroll.  She was kind enough to remove her sun protection for a photo.  :)

George leaves the line...

...and heads down course, probably not fast enough to bump his own record of 258.876.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 14, 2012, 11:20:48 AM
Bright yellow warbird flying around.  T-28 from the sound of it. 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 11:21:59 AM
Speed Demon, Motor 2, Take 2.

After blowing the first of 2 C Class motors in his first run, George Poteet qualified at 427 mph yesterday on the smaller D motor.  Safety gear is being checked.

The canopy is fastened...

...and his launch looked real good.

He was going well at the 1 mile...and then shut down an turned out.  I don't know why.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 14, 2012, 11:24:23 AM
Blowfish B/BFCC record 307
1/4 ??
mile 1 262
mile 2 289
mile 3 299
exit 301

According to Ron, it was the first full pass.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 14, 2012, 11:49:58 AM
77 Hammond A/GL record 300.311 (don't know if it has been bumped this week)
1/4 246
mile 1 269
mile 2 284
mile 3 296
exit 299.639

909 E BGS Dennis Varni record 330.874(don't know if it has been bumped this week)
1/4 246
mile 1 266
mile 2 294
mile 3 294
exit ??


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 14, 2012, 12:12:58 PM
33 The Maro Special A/BFS record 409.986
1/4 269
mile 1 286 pulled chute
mile 2
mile 3
exit
It sounded great going by.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 14, 2012, 12:43:10 PM
Sound compliments of the dandy mic donated by M. Midget.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 12:58:36 PM
More starting line photos.

The Medlin & Linsmeyer Turbine liner sounded just like a turbine.  :)  It wasn't extra mind-boggling off the line, but it got away to a good start.  I don't know how fast it went.  It was in impound yesterday after breaking the old record of 227 and change.

"The Hard Way" roadster gets a good launch.  I like this car.  Maybe it's the 311 cubic inch Jimmy motor in it.  Inliners is kool.

Then there are a coupla shots of the Maro Special liner and I agree with SSS, it sounded and looked great going by.  Bobby Moore popped the chute and on the radio Glen said it was "all over the place" and turned out to the right...the emergency side.  Haven't heard any more since.

I'm at Impound.  I'll do some shots here, then cruise thru the pits.

Btw, if you enjoyed the "puzzle" photos, I'll do a few more.  But nobody's identified the "Gone to the dark side" photo yet.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: javajoe79 on August 14, 2012, 01:11:43 PM
Dang! I really liked the old paint on the Maro liner. Still awesome though


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Betheileen9 on August 14, 2012, 01:47:05 PM
I'm Lovin the photos thanks Ray
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 14, 2012, 01:53:28 PM
car 1000 Bockscar I/GL record 198.953
1/4 ??
mile 1 182
mile 2 192
mile 3 195
exit

According to Ron, Pork Pie is driving.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: theazoldcrow on August 14, 2012, 01:56:33 PM
 :cheers:
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LOVE IT  go PP go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: theazoldcrow on August 14, 2012, 01:57:49 PM
 :cheers: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   LOVE IT !   Go Pork Pie,  GO !!!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: theazoldcrow on August 14, 2012, 01:59:02 PM
 :?
   OOoppps !  Sorry Jon !


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2012, 02:01:32 PM


909 E BGS Dennis Varni record 330.874(don't know if it has been bumped this week)
1/4 246
mile 1 266
mile 2 294
mile 3 294
exit ??



Thanks

Must be a lot of long faces over there.

Maybe better I am not there.


Dennis needs to be on the way home Thursday so not qualifing today puts a pin in the party hog.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: joea on August 14, 2012, 02:16:30 PM
would be sweet if he lost track of gears, and stayed one short for two miles...294 ..294..


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2012, 02:23:59 PM
would be sweet if he lost track of gears, and stayed one short for two miles...294 ..294..



Wouldn't be the first time but he usually goes for one that ain't there and on a Liberty 6th is spelled with an N in the front.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Mr411Fan on August 14, 2012, 02:43:06 PM
Way to go Willie Boelcke!  I met you back in 1990 or 91 when you were running that dark green Super Bee.  245mph, that's 100 mph faster than the 440-6 Bee!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 14, 2012, 02:57:13 PM
car 972 Xetex Racing D/GL record 254.685 (don't know if was bumped)
1/4 182
mile 1 191
mile 2 200
mile 3 205

http://xetexracing.com/page35/page2/page53/page53.html (http://xetexracing.com/page35/page2/page53/page53.html)

car 707 A GL Safro & Friends record 300.311
1/4 242
mile 1 149
mile 2 263
mile 3 270

Bike 8269 1000CC APS-F Jim Hoogerhyde record 218.323
1/4 212
mile 1 214
mile 2 216
mile 3 216


1690 F GS Barnyard Bearcat record 251.948
1/4 227
mile 1 237
mile 2 260
mile 3 269
Going to impound!


916 B GRMR Thundersalt record - 230.192
1/4 198
mile 1 205
mile 2 218
mile 3 223







Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 03:07:18 PM
I'm at the #1 and #2 start lines for a while, over near the #2 course.  First time I've been here (other than when Nancy was in line) and it's a nice place to hang out.  Not that there's a bad place at Bonneville, but -- you know.

#1369 just pushed off on course 2.  1/4  203.713,  first mile 209.634  middle mile  219.896  last mile  224.923

exit 226.515   Nice run



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 14, 2012, 03:12:31 PM
Any news on Rex and his Saab?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 14, 2012, 03:47:17 PM
453 C GR Rods & Race Cars
1/4
mile 1 176
mile 2 182
mile 3 Spin! (#2)

598 B GMS Jesel & Cook record
1/4 213
mile 1 222
mile 2 232
mile 3 ??


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: elygreek on August 14, 2012, 04:00:13 PM
Thanks to Ray and Slim for all the postings and keeping those of us at home in the loop ! !


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 04:07:19 PM
The 9900 lakester is about to run -- taking Neil Thompson (?), a passed Gear Grinder, for his final ride on the salt.  Rest in peace - and what a fine way to go.

Pulled the chute at the five - May he rest in peace.

7934 next on #1.    1/4 185  mile 3 192  mile 4  207  last mile 213.749


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Jekyll on August 14, 2012, 04:23:21 PM

Looking for any information on a A/BFS Streamliner. 

I think it may be car #7800.

Possibly driven by Bob Dalton?

Should say Don Jackson Engineering on the sides and should also have DMPE Supercharger stickers on the sides.

Didn't see them on the pre-entry list.  Might have the car number wrong.

Thanks for any information you might be able to pass on.

Thanks Again,
Roger


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 04:26:17 PM
Looks like Poteet and Main #1715 (class change) is up next on the long course.  Don't know the new class.  The support truck/trailer just went past me (I'm at the 5) to fetch George.

323 first mile   362.597 fourth mile  382.664 last mile  388.840  back door.

The Speed Demon sure is smooth-sounding.

The "on his belly" bike is next on #1 -- running on a 247 record.  I'll get a number when they announce it.  8111, isn't it?

280  McMeekin & Bros 163 1/4  167.016 mile three  

No report on 8111.

Apparently a piece of something came off the #1715 about the 1 1/4, so they're going to do a course sweep now to look for parts.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 14, 2012, 04:48:58 PM
car 1000 Bockscar I/GL record 198.953
1/4 ??
mile 1 182
mile 2 192
mile 3 195
exit

According to Ron, Pork Pie is driving.


another run at it...
1/4 178
mile 1 182
mile 2 193
mile 3 199.624
exit ??


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 04:53:21 PM
Speed Demon Motor 3 Take 1?  Or is it Motor 2 Take 3?:  I dunno.  Here's what I've seen around noon today:

A dent in the oil pan from the inside pointing out can't be a good thing.

Thrashing to get the new "lump" installed.

Demon screaming by me at about 382.

And a little heat distortion as he goes out the back door at 388.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 14, 2012, 04:59:16 PM
Didn't I hear the 404 lakester at 137 at the two?

Go Boy Racer!

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 06:15:17 PM
Some photos from Impound.

A motorcycle engined Honda (750cc...I forgot what brand) ran fast enough to make it to Impound.

Three photos of the Mitchell Motorsports 37 Chevy with a Wayne/Ferguson 12-port head.  Nice, nice race car.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 06:16:50 PM
Speed Demon used up a pair of C motors and then ran the D for the fast run this afternoon - per my visit to the pit.  I saw Amir Rosenbaum there, had a nice chat.  He's not running the Speed by Spectre this year, but couldn't go without at least a visit to the salt.  We'll see him and the car here next year, he promises.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
Two shots of the "Manifest of Speed" Karmann-Ghia and a couple of the #1588 C/GT Corvette that I don't know anything about.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 06:41:35 PM
It's gettin real interesting here. 

First here's a shot of the T2 Turbine liner that ran 265 or so about 90 minutes ago.

Then we got 3 photos of the Blowfish which looped pretty much in front of me (I moved from almost at the 5 mile to just past the 3) and destroyed its deck lid.  I dunno if there was any fire or smoke involved or not.

Next post will have photos of the 788 liner that tossed the laundry out and stopped on track right in front of me,



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dakin Engineering on August 14, 2012, 06:44:58 PM
Bless you all.
Hope Nancy is resting well.

How did Pork Pie finish  today

Keep 'em coming,
Sam


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 06:55:04 PM
Hi Sam.  I don't know if it was PP in the lakester or not...I'm still sorta confused on that one.  Maybe someone else can fill us in.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 06:55:36 PM
The Blowfish looped it with malice aforethought, so to speak.  I counted six or seven go-rounds - and part of the spin was hidden from me by the announcing trailer in front of our pit.

I don't know if it was PP driving the #1000 as I was leaving the salt, but the car ran in the just-under 200 range around 5PM or so.  If it was our friend Thomas -- good for you, friend.  Having fun yet?

Nancy's doing well enough that she wants to go two a restaurant tonight.  This'll be her first time out of the room since we got back from hospital in SLC Sunday.  Where do we find Shrimp Alfredo in Wendover?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 14, 2012, 07:06:19 PM
A little issue for the 788 liner.

The chute came out before the 3 and the liner slowed to a stop in front of me. 

It was when Rick stopped on course that the EVs started to roll and they seemed a bit concerned.  Pretty soon there were lotsa EVs surrounding the liner, but it seemed none the worse for wear when it came back on the trailer (I missed that shot) about 20 minutes later. 

I think things have calmed down for the moment, so I'm gonna go get some food.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SkipH on August 14, 2012, 07:08:13 PM
Slim,

Try the Steakhouse at the Rainbow. Give them a call.

SkipH


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 07:40:42 PM
What?  You mean that the Mexican truck stop restaurant doesn't have Shrimp Alfredo?   :evil:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: John Noonan on August 14, 2012, 07:50:10 PM
What?  You mean that the Mexican truck stop restaurant doesn't have Shrimp Alfredo?   :evil:

No however Alfredo the Mexican can Stop and make some Mean Shrimp taco's...


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 14, 2012, 08:22:29 PM
SSS

Actually the Italian Resturaunt in the Motego Bay Casino is pretty good, but it is only open certain nights. I took my crew there last year after 5 days of buffets, truck stop food and sandwich meat. It was pretty good and not crazy expensive.

Bill


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2012, 08:25:08 PM

Nancy's doing well enough that she wants to go two a restaurant tonight.  This'll be her first time out of the room since we got back from hospital in SLC Sunday.  Where do we find Shrimp Alfredo in Wendover?


You got a tough girl there. She must not be out of Vicodin yet.

I still whince every time I think about my broken ribs.  No fun at all.

Worst part is when the ER Doc finds out you did it on a MC they are sorry they missed out on another organ donor.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2012, 08:26:10 PM
SSS

Actually the Italian Resturaunt in the Motego Bay Casino is pretty good, but it is only open certain nights. I took my crew there last year after 5 days of buffets, truck stop food and sandwich meat. It was pretty good and not crazy expensive.

Bill


True and they had Alfredo something on the menu last year.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: theazoldcrow on August 14, 2012, 08:36:51 PM
 :-D
 SSS, actually , the shrimp dinner at the truck stop (Marcello's) is one of the biggest, and best I've had up in that area .  Not Alfredo,,,but maybe Manolito style. (he is the cook) /   Jus sayin',,,


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: trimmers on August 14, 2012, 09:46:19 PM
NHRA's website has an article about Jason Line's experiences on the Salt this week.

See:  http://www.nhra.com/story/2012/8/14/line-bonneville/


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 14, 2012, 09:47:20 PM
A few more photos from this morning's tech line:

TMan's Ford pickup;




That truck belongs to my buddy mctim. Tim McMasters, I am just the crew! Good to see you Ray, just got home :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bib Overalls on August 14, 2012, 10:05:04 PM
Talked with Danny Burrow a few minutes ago.  Said the Blowfish's Racepack was reading 278 mph when he spun out.  12 revolutions over 1.5 miles.  They are on the trailer but will be back.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 14, 2012, 10:27:46 PM
We ended up at the cafe restaurant at the Nugget.  Nancy elected the grilled red pepper chicken noodle thing and enjoyed it.  And best of all -- she got to have about half the people in the place stop by our table to ask about her.  I don't think she realised how many folks had been asking me about her.

Oh, yeah -- the ER and other docs were impressed by her safety garb - didn't hassle us about being the common misconception of bikers.  I think it was the leathers that were cut off -- only to find the Kevlar undergarments we both wear.  That one dang near stumped them -- had to use HD metal shears to get them off. :evil: :evil:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dean Los Angeles on August 14, 2012, 10:35:52 PM
Quote
Blowfish's Racepack was reading 278 mph when he spun out.  12 revolutions over 1.5 miles.

That's gotta be a world record. Deserves a prize for largest cojones.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 14, 2012, 10:42:14 PM
Talked with Danny Burrow a few minutes ago.  Said the Blowfish's Racepack was reading 278 mph when he spun out.  12 revolutions over 1.5 miles.  They are on the trailer but will be back.

I'd sure like to see that video.   :evil:

 :cheers:

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: interested bystander on August 15, 2012, 12:25:49 AM
Re POSSIBLE spin record:

    Alan Fogliani 66 Roadster   291 mph '09 maybe?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wobblywalrus on August 15, 2012, 12:37:45 AM
It is a good thing that bikes do not spin.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 836dstr on August 15, 2012, 12:54:00 AM
Quote
Blowfish's Racepack was reading 278 mph when he spun out.  12 revolutions over 1.5 miles.

That's gotta be a world record. Deserves a prize for largest cojones.
Actually at that point you are just along for the ride, and little you do will influence the outcome in a positive way. You are hoping that nothing is damaged beyound repair and that the soiling of laundry is internally contained. However, at that speed you really need to think about when and if to let the chute go!

Tom


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 1212FBGS on August 15, 2012, 01:10:39 AM
slim
been busy the last week or so.... no time to read this thread, what happened to yer girl?
kent


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: John Noonan on August 15, 2012, 01:22:05 AM
slim
been busy the last week or so.... no time to read this thread, what happened to yer girl?
kent

Spun off the line a little ways out, the bikes rear and followed her front end and they seemed to meet together after a brief dance...the bike is repairable and the good news she is healable..couple broken ribs and a collarbone break I think also...


Get well Nancy!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 08:22:42 AM
Well -- Wednesday morning of SpeedWeek and here I am at the start line for the #1 course.  I'll try offering return run coverage from here so I can at least be sure of who's running on this course.

Doug Grieve is first in line in the 9991 Salt Cat II XXO/BGL.  He's just getting dressed - but for sure will be first down this course.  I can't see anyone else in the line yet -- they're still around the bend of the staging lines.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 08:24:25 AM
Weather report:  64F @ 7:20 ayem, wind 6-10 from the east (strange), partly cloudy, 20% chance of precip.  Cars are just pulling in to the staging lanes for Record Returns.  Salt Cat lakester is right in front of me and SSS (no Nancy, altho she may appear later today) is parked just next to me.

I still have some photos from Impound yesterday.  I'll get to 'em asap.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on August 15, 2012, 08:28:52 AM
I saw Nancy and SSS at the Nugget for dinner last night.

She was doing very well.

Slim has to be tough to keep up with her.

Hang in there my friends.

FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 08:29:25 AM
Well, The Hudson Boys are ready to run over on #2, I hear, in the little car J/GALT.  First mile  9931  143.587 backs it up -- go to impound.

9991 Salt Cat II now running the engine on #1 course.  221 on a 204 record yesterday.  He's off.

First mile   (car not running well)  picked up now 216 middle mile  last mile good enough -- yesterday did it in the middle mile

B1369 on #2  220.434 first mile

B3508 Ralph Hudson next on #1    178 on a 168 record yesterday.  He's away.   First mile  178.819  middle mile  178.396   last mile  177.656  go to impound

B1110 on #2

B576 Darrold Cummins on #3

B915 on #3  2 1/4 127.615   shut off in third mile

B1110  mile 2 91.884   

Next on #1 is 919  J/GS  He's away


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 08:43:09 AM
919 on #1   177 in the 1/4, shut off.  Reports a pothole at the 2 1/2, knocked a turbo off, car stopped on course.

B1110  71.709 first mile  

#2  1190 D/S  156 third mile  164 middle mile   No more speeds, but I hear he backed it up.  Corngratulations.

Wait a minnit -- 919 was labelled as J/GS.  If that's the case -- why'd it have a turbo to lose?  What did I hear wrong?   Ah - later word -- not a turbo on the car, but a suspension failure.  Car needs loading on the trailer to clear the course, so #1 is stopped for a while.

6797 J/GT on #3  116.099  go to impound.  Nice run.

4004 V4/FL next on short course -- qualified at 161 yesterday.  Not running well -- 106 at the 2 mile.  110.692 in the third mile.  No good.  Bummer.

909 #1 next  Dennis Varni  334 on a 330 record yesterday.  Engine running -- 259" Chevy.

First mile  247 Middle mile  300.030   last mile  334.496   take it to inspection.

B271 on #3  on a 119 record  146 second mile, 146 1/4  145.028 third mile  to impound

#2 1937 next  He's running (okay, driving) down the course.  First mile  spun at the 2 1/2

B35  Gunther Maier on 79 mph record on #3

Turbine engine car 912 spooling up in front of me on #1.  262 on a 232 record yesterday.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Charlie Chops 1940 on August 15, 2012, 09:05:15 AM
It is just wonderful sitting at home and checking in with our mild mannered reporters from time-to-time. I'd rather be there but this is a great fix. NICE JOB!!!

Sorry to read about Nancy's wobble off the line but it sounds like she is making a fine recovery.

Charlie


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 09:06:37 AM
912 is moving.  Sure leaves slowly, but moving faster and faster and faster. . .  Dang -- smells like an airport around here right now.

First mile 188     222.592 third mile  middle mile 218   last mile  did not back up record - 218.611 last mile

B35 72.968 2 mile speed  

#3 VOT #907 car now running 111 on a 107 record yesterday.  110 in the 2 1/4,  first mile (nothing further announced)

Car 731 V4/FL on #2  1/4 mile 186, mile 3 189.846  middle mile  194.590  last mile  191.492

#2  B1106 on open record.  54.155 2 mile speed.  60.156 mile 3

#3 Flatcad 149 2 mile speed,  165.949  

#1  7600 Das Bullett  leaving the line  running on a 245 record.  First mile 215.153   middle mile 231  mile five 244.118  Good enough!

1588 on #2 next,  1261 on #1  220 on a 219 record yesterday.  First mile  208.923   middle mile  217.636  last mile 220.626  go to inspection


D A is 6059 feet


614 next on #1  He's away   first mile  235.453  last mile 253.028 for the Original Fast Guys

2442 on #2  first mile  188  third mile 198  last mile

B1500 on #3  shut off at the two mile

#1 car 7552  or is it 755?  She's away (Victoria is driving).  No push truck  REMR on a 212 record.  first mile  208.945  middle mile  207.708  last mile  204.603





Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 09:28:49 AM
Not many more return runs to go here at #1

#1  627 next.  H/BFMR  1/4 161 mph,  first mile  162,   middle mile  (Glen says it sounds really rich)  161.251 mile 4     last mile  shut off to 120

1979 on #2  215.635 3 mile.   230.813 middle mile   219.777 last mile

2406 next on #2  F/BGC  204.801  mile 3  

#1  630  AA/CALT  on a 246 record.   226.552 first mile   middle mile  238.680   last mile    242.761

1531 next on #2    mile 166.192  

B859  Cathy Butler on #1  Cathy's away from the line.  first mile  174.535   middle mile 177.729  last mile  177.812

#2  Buckwheat Racing  261 yesterday   mile 3 236.714   mile 4 249.591   238.828 last mile

Car 1015, John Lawson, next on #1    on 183  record.   XXF/STR   179.662 mile 3   184.994 middle mile,  last mile  134 & shut off in last mile  go to inspection.

#3 B1627    2 mile 66.064

#1 course -- both 125 and 77 are at the line.  George and Tegan going to race down the long course :-D

Okay, it's Tegan first.  Needs just a bit to get into the 300 MPH Chapter - ran 300  yesterday.   Engine running and she's away.  The record is Lee Gustafson's.   253 in the 1/4  265.931  third mile   middle mile  289.672   last mile  301.580  probably good enough for that blue hat.  304 exit speed.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 09:47:19 AM
I'm going to hang it up for a while and go tend to Nancy.  She's hoping to get out here for lunch today -- I'll be happy to squire her around.  C U later.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 15, 2012, 10:17:41 AM
George Fields qualified as well.
1/4 230
1 244
2 276
3 293
exit 299
Blowfish has the record at 291


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 15, 2012, 10:18:50 AM
Audio working well here, thanks!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 10:26:56 AM
A coupla quick images and then back to regularly scheduled irregularity.   :roll:

A shot of Jupiter from the Hubb..  Oops.  The sun was unbelievably red this morning (caused by the smoke and other stuff in the air..it's almost chewy...break off a chunk, chew on it for a bit then breathe it) and the clouds in front made for a pretty dramatic shot.

Dennis Varni as he prepares to take his seat in his streamliner.

And here's the aforementioned liner pulling away from the starting line.

Fast forward to Tegan Hammond as she takes off for her record return (shutter speed of 1/40th makes for some nice panning blur of the background.)




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Mr411Fan on August 15, 2012, 10:31:18 AM
Yaaay. Rex.  Made it to 300mph! Go SAAB Go.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 15, 2012, 10:32:39 AM
another fast car this morning:
631 A BFCC Rex Svoboda
1/4 ?
1 240
2 276
3 296
exit 301
That was loud in my headphones!  I wish the smells came through the 'puter.

Vesco 4441 record 323
1/4 261
1 274
2 299
3 314
exit ??


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 10:42:30 AM
another fast car this morning:
631 A BFCC Rex Svoboda
1/4 ?
1 240
2 276
3 296
exit 301
That was loud in my headphones!  I wish the smells came through the 'puter.

Vesco 4441 record 323
1/4 261
1 274
2 299
3 314
exit ??

Doug, I enjoyed the smell of the nitro for ya.  Between Rex's Saab and Field's Simca (yeah, right...Simca...sure) it was pretty darned sweet.  I love the smell of napalm nitro in the morning.  Yer doin a great job.  Keep up the good work!



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 10:55:02 AM
From yesterday in Impound:

This definitely ain't yer father's Olsmobile!  (two images)

Not the best shot...hard to shoot a bike in the back of a truck, but the subject made it worthwhile, I thought.  A 500 cc BSA manufactured around 1945.  British Army bike.  Flathead motor allows it to run in the 350 pushrod class.  He ran about 70 mph to get to Impount.

Six records for $2 grand...that's how much the owner/builder told me he has invested in this sidehack rig.  I can't find his name in the program; maybe someone else will identify it.

Moving on.


 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 11:03:57 AM
A coupla Arduns...one in a coupe; one in a roadster...with a re-inspection tag after a spin.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 11:17:06 AM
Last batch from yesterday:

The Salt Cat lakester spends a lotta time in Impound.  Good stuff!

A coupla shots of the Cohn & Jucewic Monza.  Wild color and some outrageous headers.

Finally the ex-John Fitch Mercedes 300 SL now campaigned by Robert Sirna & Tony Delorenzo.  Gorgeous car, chasing a 172.9 record.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: octane on August 15, 2012, 11:19:40 AM

Six records for $2 grand...that's how much the owner/builder told me he has invested in this sidehack rig.  I can't find his name in the program; maybe someone else will identify it.

That would be the one and only, ever so flippin' brilliant, Bill Anderson,
posting here as "Nortonist 592"


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 11:30:58 AM

Six records for $2 grand...that's how much the owner/builder told me he has invested in this sidehack rig.  I can't find his name in the program; maybe someone else will identify it.

That would be the one and only, ever so flippin' brilliant, Bill Anderson,
posting here as "Nortonist 592"

Thanks, Lars.  I appreciate the help.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: manta22 on August 15, 2012, 11:50:43 AM
slim
been busy the last week or so.... no time to read this thread, what happened to yer girl?
kent

Spun off the line a little ways out, the bikes rear and followed her front end and they seemed to meet together after a brief dance...the bike is repairable and the good news she is healable..couple broken ribs and a collarbone break I think also...


Get well Nancy!

Fortunately it happened at low speed. We are glad to hear that she is doing OK-- now get back up on the horse that throw'ed ya, Nancy.

Regards, Neil  Winnemucca, NV


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 15, 2012, 11:52:20 AM
Woah!  116+ backup run on the SAAB Sonnet in J/GT?!?!  That's screamin' for a 750 cc brick.

Congratulations, Tom!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tom Liberatore on August 15, 2012, 12:00:15 PM
Yaaay. Rex.  Made it to 300mph! Go SAAB Go.

ALL RIGHT REX!!! Congratulations to you, Tom, Bill, and the rest of the crew, see you at BUB and WOS!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 15, 2012, 12:06:35 PM
Anybody catch what Ed Stuck (299) just ran?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 15, 2012, 12:24:47 PM
Woah!  116+ backup run on the SAAB Sonnet in J/GT?!?!  That's screamin' for a 750 cc brick.

Congratulations, Tom!

Agreed - I "almost" bought a SAAB Sonnet back in '84 or '85 or so - cool, quirky cars.  Is that J/GT entry a 2-stroke engine, my memory escapes me about those SAAB Sonnet engines.

Steve.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 12:37:31 PM
Scoll up a bit for a coupla photos of the Sonnet.  Definitely a 3-cylinder 2-stroke.

I just cot to the short course (#1) in time to get a coupla "goin away" shots of the Bockscar lakester.  Anyone know if it's Pork Pie at the wheel?
 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dakin Engineering on August 15, 2012, 12:38:12 PM
They made a 3 cyl 2 smoke and a V4.
Got a couple of the V4 motors and a body FS.
Sam


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 01:37:32 PM
Some from earlier:  Salt Cat lakester and Ralph Hudson on an APS- 500 bike.

oops...had to adjust the photos a bit.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 02:00:05 PM
Jeff Brant and the Brant/Wright/Speranza 600cc liner.

While I wasn't looking, they turned the salt around and cars were going the other way.  J/K.  I shot the Mitchell Motorsports 37 Chevy coupe on the short course. 

And Bob Lewis on a 1945 Harley.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dave Haller on August 15, 2012, 02:43:35 PM
Rex and Tom, congrats. Rex, you gotta remember being pitted next to me several years ago with the goal of getting your time only little blue gull wing up to 200 mph. Now look at you my friend, that is one big number. Tom, thanks for being there with your support, your the best.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SaltRat on August 15, 2012, 02:47:23 PM
Ray, if I remember correctly Bob Sirna owns that Gullwing and let Mr. Fitch do the driving one year.  Motor problems kept them from the record.

See: "A Gullwing at Twilight ~ The Bonneville Ride of John Fitch"  a great DVD!

Thanks to all for the news . . . .


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 15, 2012, 02:49:05 PM
I just heard part of a run that I wish I had heard the rest of (darn interruptions in the office).  Can anyone confirm whether #8217 (H/DT) was a turn-out after 1 mile, or did he complete the run?

Steve


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 02:58:53 PM
Ray, if I remember correctly Bob Sirna owns that Gullwing and let Mr. Fitch do the driving one year.  Motor problems kept them from the record.

See: "A Gullwing at Twilight ~ The Bonneville Ride of John Fitch"  a great DVD!

Thanks to all for the news . . . .

Thanks, man.  I'll look into that one!

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I just heard part of a run that I wish I had heard the rest of (darn interruptions in the office).  Can anyone confirm whether #8217 (H/DT) was a turn-out after 1 mile, or did he complete the run?

Steve

All I saw was the smoke from the short course....but is sure seemed to go for a long way.  I wish I hadn't missed it.

Btw, Poteet & Main are in line again on the long course.  We'll see if the small motor is running right or...???



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 03:04:07 PM
Nancy and I were eating at the Red Flame when Betty Howard, George Poteet's sister, sat down with us.  With her was a fellow that looked kinda familiar, but that we hadn't met.  It turns out that it's his first time to the salt to see his dad run.  Sure enough, George Jr. is here -- kinda sorta getting ready to learn how to drive, maybe.  Maybe in one of Dad's older cars.  But one thing for sure - Junior looked like he was having fun and chomping at the bit to start driving.  Proof that it can happen to all of us.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 03:17:31 PM
We're in the throes of Wednesday afternoon -- meaning a few minutes 'tween runs, and then more waiting.  But things are going to pep up in the next little while, I surmise.  The Speed Demon support trailer just moseyed down the access road to be there when George makes the next pass, and just now the Vesco 444 trailer went the same way.  More to come, but I'll post this so you can get a bit of work done before the fast guys run.

Car 1015 on #1  mile 3 185,  middle mile 186.368  Might qualify - wait for what Glen tells us

B3399 #3  1/4 160 mph  last mile 153 mph

Car 1202 T/O mile 3 199.556  mile 4 208.402

Car 272  195 1/4 on #1 middle mile 208   last mile  210.160 

B613 next on #3 course    74.632 mile, 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 15, 2012, 03:24:16 PM

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All I saw was the smoke from the short course....but is sure seemed to go for a long way.  I wish I hadn't missed it.


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Love that black smoke.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 03:29:53 PM
#1 4441 Vesco B/GS with Eric (?) driving - hoping for a blue hat.   mile  speed  - - whoops.  I think I see the car at about the 1 1/2, towing a chute and moving very slowly.

541  133 mph in the 1/4 mile  133.788 mile


9991 Salt Cat II next on #1  1/4  206   mile  212.583  middle mile  222.233  last mile  not reported.  Is this the world's fastest straight 8 Buick, asks Glen?

1715  Poteet & Main next on #1

275 mile 1/4 325  mile 3 335  middle mile  385   last mile  401.431  398 exit speed -- pulled chute before the five mile.  

9900 A/GL on #2     179 1/4   shut off at about the three, no, engine back on (or foot back in it) back to 206.906 last mile

3838 on #3   132.405



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 15, 2012, 03:53:58 PM
#1   car 2853  177 mile 3   mile 4  197   last mile  205.412

B3963   mile 4 208.505  on #2  shut off to a 105 in the last mile

B1960  

#1   Car 366 C/GL  Ravenna Garage  228.698 first mile 242.702 middle mile   250.874 last mile

This is the biggest registration SpeedWeek ever -- and here we are on Wednesday, Monte Warnock calling on the radio to ask for racers for #1 & #2.  He says that with luck he'll be able to wake up one or two of the starters that are otherwise napping.  Four courses make for short waiting lines.  Thanks for the work, SCTA/BNI Volunteers, to make the event run so well.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 04:33:01 PM
I've been wandering aimlessly for a while (short course, Impound, Red Flame - yum!) so here are a few from the short course:

The Flying Squirrel Suzuki with Eric Wittler hanging onto the handlebars,

A couple shots of Jeff Brock's Bonneville Bombshell (Doug Greive of the Salt Cat team and I were wondering which of those 2 was the most-photographed Buick straight-8 car.)

And the McMeekin & Grimes Nissan-Ford.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 15, 2012, 05:17:51 PM
DOH- about 20 mins ago, I lost the audio feed just as #8217 was on the course again. Last thing I heard was "#8217, H Diesel Truck, through the second mile...". Then my phone cut out. Can anyone tell me if #8217 made it to impound? 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 15, 2012, 07:58:54 PM
A happy story.  The car in these photos was built by Rob Freyvogel for a...well, I don't know the whole story, so I won't go on with that.  It eventually became the Vinson Racing entry in the A/BGT class.  The car had never been run anywhere until this week when Rob made shakedown runs at the same time he was getting his competition license. 

There were a few bumps along the way as almost always seems to be the case, but this afternoon, Rob finished his licensing runs AND qualified with a 254 mph run on a 246 record.  Rob's the smiling guy in the 2nd photo.  We'll see how things go tomorrow in Record Returns...but for the moment, things are going pretty well.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: rlague on August 15, 2012, 08:24:08 PM
From yesterday in Impound:

This definitely ain't yer father's Olsmobile!  (two images)

Not the best shot...hard to shoot a bike in the back of a truck, but the subject made it worthwhile, I thought.  A 500 cc BSA manufactured around 1945.  British Army bike.  Flathead motor allows it to run in the 350 pushrod class.  He ran about 70 mph to get to Impount.

Six records for $2 grand...that's how much the owner/builder told me he has invested in this sidehack rig.  I can't find his name in the program; maybe someone else will identify it.

Moving on.
 

this is Tom Donney's Saab Sonnet.  Little 850cc 2stroke engine turns out 90 or so HP......I hear he had to change the fuel system to feed that thirsty little engine! Tom is my hero!!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 15, 2012, 08:43:09 PM
WTG Rex!!!!!!! Dat b 1 happy cowboy!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 15, 2012, 08:45:25 PM
this is Tom Donney's Saab Sonnet.  Little 850cc 2stroke engine turns out 90 or so HP......I hear he had to change the fuel system to feed that thirsty little engine! Tom is my hero!!

Let's hope he's closer to 750 cc's, otherwise he's running I/GT.  

Which makes it an even more impressive speed.   :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rob on August 15, 2012, 09:09:56 PM
Let's hope he's closer to 750 cc's, otherwise he's running I/GT.  

Which makes it an even more impressive speed.   :cheers:
Chris,

it's an 850CC block sleeved to 750cc for J/GT. He melted a piston early due to one ram tube falling off during a run and the consequent lean out. They set a record of 109 and change but then upped it by running 115 yesterday. They were in impound, didn't hear their run today. Not bad for a 3 cylinder 2 smoke. SAAB made a 2 cylinder version too.

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 15, 2012, 09:15:05 PM
It was 116 and change this morning - a stunning run.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 15, 2012, 09:55:04 PM
Great job of coverage Ray and Slim. Will tune in tomorrow. Mark.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: fordboy628 on August 16, 2012, 05:38:18 AM
this is Tom Donney's Saab Sonnet.  Little 850cc 2stroke engine turns out 90 or so HP......I hear he had to change the fuel system to feed that thirsty little engine! Tom is my hero!!

Midget, et all,

Just for fun:  750cc 3 cyl, 2 stroke, carburated, etc, etc, with a properly sorted engine combination, ought to easily make 130 bhp/litre.   .75 Litre * 130 bhp/Litre = 97.5 bhp

I'm sure there are some 2 stroke engine guys out there with more engine dyno experience than I have with 2 strokes, who can add their experience & thoughts.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: rgn on August 16, 2012, 06:30:03 AM
The RZ350 Trinity racing big bore kits (650cc) are making about 155 at the rear wheel in a mild state of tune.  500cc MotoGP machines back in their day were making close to 200 rwhp.  I think I saw somewhere Loris Capirossii ran at Bonerville with Yamaha on a 500?   :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2012, 08:22:16 AM
Hi, there, boys and girls and all the ships at sea.  Here's what's going on:

First of all:  Max's motel (i.e. Bed Bug Heaven) didn't wake him early enough, so he's just on his way out to hook up the audio.  He'll be on the air in fifteen minutes or so.

Second, we're only going to run #1 and #2 for the rest of the event.  And because the first mile was getting pretty chewed up, both courses were moved one mile downcourse overnight.  So we're now using what was mile marker #1 yesterday -- as the 0 today.

And that means that instead of getting things up and running so you'd know what's going on -- I've been towing toilets from the old start lines to the new ones - - for the last hour or so.  I took a break to let you know the story.

Return runs have begun already, with the first car going down about a mile and a half and spinning.  I'm typing and didn't hear what vehicle it was.  I'll get started with that stuff in a few minutes.

And that's what's going on.

Ah- Bob Merkle (?) just backed up his record with the 1959 Metropolitan.  No speed - sorry.

7552 REMR running 215 yesterday on a 212 record is next.  It's Rat Trap LSR on #2.  First mile  195     1/4 207   first mile 211.550     216.557  middle mile      217.990 last mile -- go to inspection for your record..


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2012, 08:31:39 AM
Team McLeish next on #2 on a 158 record.  H/FMS, right?  157 in the 2 1/4 for it -- car #8.   Running to the three -- 161.312  Oughta be another record.  Corngratulations.

Doug Grieve in the Salt Cat II 9991 is pushing off on #1     2 mile 186   2 1/4  207    first mile   213.618  middle mile   220.470  NICE RUN, Doug   222.2 yesterday -- new record!

On #2 first mile for car 9932    mile speed 146.815

Then, speaking of issues that got in the way of telling you this morning's story -- while all of the other stuff was going on is when the tiny little screw that holds the lens in one side of my glasses decided to go hiding -- so I'm sorta blind this morning.  Ain't life great?

Course #1:  6556  D/S on the way now   179 1/4  200 in the last mile

Next on #2  is a slow-moving bike -- putt-putting down the course.  Dang -- he's already to the 1/2 mile  No announcement of number yet.  481B -- yeah, that's who it is.

Next on #1 is 318  the Truz Missile    in the mile   199   1/4 mile 221   first mile  230.050   middle mile  246.529   last mile  256.140  Nice run, hey?  against 256.082 yesterday.  Decent.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2012, 08:54:27 AM
1328 next on #1    B/FREMR   223 1/4 mile   first mile  228   last mile  247.316

George Fields  Car 125 next on #1   1/4 mile speed  263   first mile  275.259   middle mile 296  last mile  306

Next on #2  B5400 2 mile 151   144 in the mile

#2  B865  running short course    Sure is having troubles -- lots of mis-firing, but got it going - 85 in the 2 mile,  3 mile 90.993  go to impound

4534  on #1  Running on a 218 yesterday speed    202.900 third mile   middle mile 217.330  221.146 last mile  Good Enough  go to inspection.

1149 last record run on #1  B/FREMR  North of 49    2 mile speed  200  1/4 mile 225   first mile  230.956   middle mile  243.148   last mile  248.966 mph.

B5060 next - short course bike  on #2, running on a 125 record.  126.524 in the mile -- head for impound.

#2  B1506  Kenny Lyon bike on course now   61.472 yesterday    Nobody tells us how fast she went today, and the next bike just left on that course.  Hmmmm?

#2  B1556 on an 89.552 record.   Mile 3 89.566, gives him a 90 mph record.

#2  128.840 yesterday   B901    129.672 in the third mile  127.930 record.  Good enough?  Yup.

#1  Mariani Farms running on the Vesco 323.460 record  Car 143    first mile  239   1/4  280.029   first mile   296.706   middle mile  331   last mile 353.591  exit speed 361  Whoo-hoo


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dean Los Angeles on August 16, 2012, 09:08:31 AM
Can we get a recap of the Speed Demon activity?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on August 16, 2012, 09:11:57 AM
Lee Sicilio in the 97 car backed up a 275 with a 279 this morning.  I didn't hear if it was all in the same mile.  Pretty fast out of the box.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2012, 09:23:42 AM
#2   B1668   Away from the line    first mile  164.011

#2  4829  C/GREMR  on 246 record   2 mile 200.866   233.407 first mile  middle mile  249.964  last mile  256.663

#1  6142 OFG  1/4 247 mph  255.745 first mile   middle mile  269.765  last mile  278.679  qualifies him.

Enough for now -- going to the pit to try to fix my glasses.  Thanks for hanging around with me, folks.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DahMurf on August 16, 2012, 10:41:04 AM
Way to go PorkPie 197.097 at the 5 in the BoxCar!
The Stainless Jugs are cheering you on & wishing we were there to crew for you!! So exciting!
Y'all are making me really miss being there on the crew!  :cry:

Debbie, Todd & Josh


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Jim Kerr on August 16, 2012, 10:50:40 AM
Thanks for the excellent job you're doing. Glad Nancy is feeling better. Sorry we can't be there,but my wife's cancer treatments came first. Thanks again,Jim and Dennis Kerr


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Harold Bettes on August 16, 2012, 11:56:01 AM
Hey Deb,

Glad to see you are still keeping up with happenings on the speed scene.  8-)

Bet you can relate to Nancy's pains. As I recall you went through something similar a few years back.

Regards and Wishing the best to you and yours, :cheers:
HB2  :-)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 16, 2012, 12:34:53 PM
I'm outta here...or there as the case may be.  I've had 1 camera and 2 lenses fail on me last nite/this morning and that's about all the fun I can stand.

So I'll be home in a few hours and I'll post some stuff when I get there.

In the mean time, y'all have fun, go fast and be safe.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 16, 2012, 01:02:43 PM
Thanks Ray and have a safe trip home. Keep in touch. Mark.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 16, 2012, 01:07:14 PM
Ray:

Thanks for the great photos and updates. Safe travels home.

Bill


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 16, 2012, 01:20:01 PM
Debbie, I'm remembering the days of webcasting from here with your help on soundchecks and advising us when it quit.  Thanks for all that.  We've improved the equipment and monitor our output with a second computer, but, still, we learned a lot . . . See you at the ECTA opener in 2013.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Scooter on August 16, 2012, 01:22:56 PM
Ray & SSS, can't tell you how much I appreciate all the work you put into keeping us up with the images and the narrative. I know how much effort it takes and make no mistake there are MANY of us who are in your debt. Thanks again and I hope to see you at BUB in about a week.
Scooter


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2012, 01:23:20 PM
Nancy and i are in the pickup and have kinda packed up the trailer for tomorrow's departure.  In the meantime -- we'll head down to the five mile or so and watch a few vehicles zoom past.  Then there's also setting up for the volunteer worker's picnic tonight at the Wendover Community Center.  Maybe the radio will give us some information and iuf so - we'll pass that on to you, too.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Harold Bettes on August 16, 2012, 01:29:53 PM
Slim,

Thanks for all the coverage and the site. Please relay to Nancy to take care and as boring as it might become to let the busted wing heal properly. Healing and then some sensible therapy will have her back on track but it will take some time and patience. :cheers:

Also, thanks to Ray The Rat for his on the salt pics and coverage. :-D

Y'all have a safe trip home.

Regards to All,
HB2 :-)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 16, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
Thanks to all that helped to keep us informed!!!!

Glen, great to hear your voice from South Dakota! (when you read this)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 16, 2012, 01:47:54 PM
Thanks to you Slim for all your input. You and Nancy take care and have a safe trip home. Mark.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2012, 02:10:35 PM
We're back at the motel for a break from the heat for Nancy.  I'll head out to the salt for a while in an hour or so since Ray has gone home and you don't have anyone actively giving information.  Hang tight and listen to Max's broadcast audio for a little while, please.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: NArias3 on August 16, 2012, 02:37:51 PM
The 9900 lakester is about to run -- taking Neil Thompson (?), a passed Gear Grinder, for his final ride on the salt.  Rest in peace - and what a fine way to go.

Pulled the chute at the five - May he rest in peace.

Here's some info on Neil: http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,11248.0.html


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on August 16, 2012, 02:45:10 PM
Thanks Nick. Neil deserved the best and he received it from you.

Thanks for doing a tribute to a man that I sincerely respected and enjoyed knowing for over 40 years.

He was always a "hard charger."

FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: JimL on August 16, 2012, 02:45:54 PM
Ray, thanks for thegood stuff.  I was in and done pretty quick, without even a camera.  Did you happen to shoot 1581B?  Qualified Saturday in the wet and return run Sunday morning.

Thanks again, JimL


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 16, 2012, 03:20:22 PM
The coverage and excitement all week has been fantastic.  Big thanks to everyone who has made this possible.

Steve.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bullet on August 16, 2012, 03:38:47 PM
I would like to send out a GREAT appreciation to Slim, Ray, & others.....etc. :cheers:
for their coverage of Speed Week,  it's been neat keeping up with what's going on out there!
Thanks again.
ps. tell Nancy, to just take it easy.....we're all thinking of her!

Bob.
Hope to see yall at World of Speed!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: JonAmo on August 16, 2012, 04:02:09 PM
Pork Pie is still driving the Boxscar. Stainless told him if you miss the shift points again your out of the car. He has hit all the shift points the last three runs. Latest run was 198.8xx and he needed a 198.953 to qualify for record. They are in line to make another pass, adjustments have been made in the MAP for hopefully a correct

199.7 mph latest run just now..... that qualify car and Pork Pie.

Jon


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jb2 on August 16, 2012, 04:12:30 PM
cmon 200.3


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 16, 2012, 04:19:13 PM
Ditto. 

Scnell, schneller, am schnellsten, Herr Porkpie!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DahMurf on August 16, 2012, 04:26:55 PM
Pork Pie is still driving the Boxscar. Stainless told him if you miss the shift points again your out of the car. He has hit all the shift points the last three runs. Latest run was 198.8xx and he needed a 198.953 to qualify for record. They are in line to make another pass, adjustments have been made in the MAP for hopefully a correct

199.7 mph latest run just now..... that qualify car and Pork Pie.

Jon
Ditto. 

Schnell, schneller, am schnellsten, Herr Porkpie!

WOO HOO!!!! Gonna be on the edge of my seat in the morning! Goooooooooo PorkPie!!!!
Sending fast vibes from the cheap seats on the East Coast! He'll look real nice in a red hat!  :-D
Debbie, Todd & Josh


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dakin Engineering on August 16, 2012, 05:11:54 PM
GO Pork Pie!


Sam


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hutchamatic on August 16, 2012, 05:23:25 PM
Speed Demon sets new top speed of Speed Week at 423.325. Way to go team


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SkipH on August 16, 2012, 05:32:13 PM
Thanks Ray and Jon for all you do. Get well soon Nancy!

GO PORKPIE!!!!!

SkipH


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hutchamatic on August 16, 2012, 05:33:16 PM
It is impound. Everything looked good. Ready for run in the am. Lets hope for a successful backup.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DahMurf on August 16, 2012, 06:22:56 PM
Quick, somebody bring Glen a Monster or a Red Bull, STAT!

He's fading fast!  :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DahMurf on August 16, 2012, 07:03:53 PM
Hey Deb,
Glad to see you are still keeping up with happenings on the speed scene.  8-)
Bet you can relate to Nancy's pains. As I recall you went through something similar a few years back.
Regards and Wishing the best to you and yours, :cheers:
HB2  :-)
Well yes & no on that Harold. The good & bad of my clavicle break is that I broke it into 3 pieces, seemingly a far worse break that needed to be plated to repair. The good of it however, is that I had virtually no pain. Nothing was rubbing so it didnt really hurt! In fact, I labored over the decision to ride the next day. Had I been in Bonneville Im pretty sure I would have chosen to ride! ;) That being said Im afraid I have little to offer in the way of dealing with the pain & recovery.
What I can relate to is the emotions that go along with it all. Embarrassment, self doubt, analysis, ridicule and the likes!
We have privately passed on our good wishes but publically here I will reiterate our best wishes for Nancys recovery both physically and emotionally. And I hope shes able to fully analyze and learn from this experience. As weve all learned LSR is not a sport of perfection but more what we can learn on each and every run in our pursuit of perfection!

Debbie, I'm remembering the days of webcasting from here with your help on soundchecks and advising us when it quit.  Thanks for all that.  We've improved the equipment and monitor our output with a second computer, but, still, we learned a lot . . . See you at the ECTA opener in 2013.
Youve progressed by leaps and bounds and I join the many in thanking you, Jon, RTR et all for the awesome coverage! Weve been taking a little LSR time out this year for a multitude of reasons. The big one being money for which Im sure everyone can relate! The secondary being that weve been spending a lot of time dirt bike riding or more so motocross riding! I have to say Im finding it far more challenging and intimidating than I did LSR! Lol But Im confident that its helping my overall riding skills and will greatly benefit my confidence and abilities on our return to the salt! The next thing we have to do is figure out whats our next LSR project!
Listening in this week reminds me that I miss our salt riding buddies! Soon Ill have to throw some oil on the Stainless Jugs fire! :D

Oh & Hey Freud! Saw you post to me somewhere in here! Love & miss you too! :-*


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hotrod on August 16, 2012, 07:13:27 PM
I just got home early yesterday morning, and finally got a chance to check the goings on via the web from work.
Funny how you folks at home have a better idea of what is going on than many of us out there on the salt sometimes.

Spent a good part of the day yesterday cleaning up the car and getting my photos off the memory cards and backed up on the computer.
I will post a few when time permits.

When I talked to the owner of the A.J. Watson champ car #5, he told me it was a brand new car built from scratch as an identical clone to the real car. He also had assistance from A. J. Watson himself as a technical consultant on the details of the car.
Beautifully executed car, and fun to see an Offy out on the salt.

I have a photo series of the Blowfish spin taken from the 2.5 mile, but I have not had time yet to see if the images are good enough to post given I was almost 2 miles away from the car when he spun. I also got some shots of the 5656 spin, but it will take some time to get the images up on the web due to work conflicts.

Nice seeing all the folks out there again, Ray I hope the camera problems are not terminal/expensive!

Jon send my best wishes to Nancy, I was just returning to the salt when they took her off for medical attention, and am glad to hear the damages were limited to both her and the bike.

Larry


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: lvsalt on August 16, 2012, 08:44:02 PM
Go PorkPie :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: interested bystander on August 16, 2012, 10:44:42 PM
       

     PORK PIE

            DER NUE SALSTONBENEMEISTER!


 


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hutchamatic on August 16, 2012, 11:07:09 PM
Angie Johnson got her C class license driving silver Ligjtning to 155 mph. Congrats to the Goodguys Woman of the year.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 16, 2012, 11:31:13 PM
Here's my last post of the day.  Gotta get up early and park by the #2 course start line so I can give you as much Pork Pie information as I can.  He needs a 200.6, I think he said, to not only get his "A" license - but also a red hat.  Is he stoked?  You betchurass he is! :cheers:

Since Ray left early I took a few photos today, just for some "color".

Here's how BeerBelly Kelly dries his leathers:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202012/P1010843.jpg)

A pair of shots at the Hudson Boys pit:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202012/P1010842.jpg)

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202012/P1010841.jpg)

Didja ever wonder what Max does while the internet audio setup is working just fine?

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202012/P1010838.jpg)

Here's Nancy and her bike.  Last night we went to the 200 MPH Club banquet and noticed a familiar bike in the back of a pickup.  Scot Horner, of HeadsUp Performance in Sandy (south suburban SLC, sorta) was taking it back to his shop for new bodywork before WoS.  I'll ride it then -- Nancy won't be ready, she figures.  Anyway, I took this photo of her and the bike.  You can see the damage -- right arm in a sling and broken bodywork on the right lower of the front of the bike.  You can also notice the sorta upset look on Nancy's face as she relives the crash as she sees the broken bike:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202012/P1010830.jpg)

And finally - Ian Mann, the Poteet & Main IT guy and MoTeC guru, sent this to me.  Since most of us will never see a timing slip like this (at least in our personal collection) - well, enjoy it for George Poteet and his entire team's sake:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/SpeedWeek%202012/423-430mphspeeddemon.jpg)

Good night, ladies and gentlemen.  I'll be back with you in a handful of hours.  Return runs start at about 7.15 MDT, and the qualifying runs when record runs are done -- likely about 8AM.  Qualifying runs 'til noon, and then there'll be return runs until they're done -- most likely by 1PM.  And then -- SpeedWeek 2012 will be history.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jfr757 on August 17, 2012, 12:25:55 AM
Gans Gut Herr Pork Pie!

Mach Schnell Freitag Morgan.

Wiedersehen


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: kiwi belly tank on August 17, 2012, 04:36:30 AM
Pork Pie, run it like like you stole it mate.  :evil:
  Sid.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 17, 2012, 08:03:42 AM
Howdy, howdy, howdy, ladies and gentlemen.  It's Friday morning of SpeedWeek 2012 -- the last day of racing.  We'll have return runs from yesterday's qualifiers - starting at 7 or 7.15 or so, followed by qualifying 'til about noon, and then return runs for those that manage to qualify this morning.  The midday return runs will start about an hour after qualifying ends - giving the folks that got into impound a bit of time to catch up and get ready for the one last run.

Record runs will be on courses #1 and 2 this morning, on the same course and in the same relative mile that you qualified in yesterday.  At the end of qualifying course #2 will be closed, and any return runs this afternoon will be on #1.

ERC fuel truck will close about 10.30 this morning.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 17, 2012, 08:16:47 AM
It looks like about three dozen qualifiers from yesterday this morning, with a few more on the #2 course than on one.  All the vehicles are now in staging lines.  For your information, it looks like Pork Pie in the #1000 car is about 5th or so on the #2 course.

#1   Car 920 Contrivance Racing, driven by Ro Yale, is first off the line.  First mile 223  1/4 257   268.938  mile three 289 middle mile  fifth mile 297.384  

#2  B591  Larry Cason on short course run  He's away from the line  third mile 170.139  backs up record

#1   B1101 John LeVie  175 cc Scott Guthrie Racing team  77.150 yesterday  first mile  77.560  go to impound.

#1  10  Team McLeish  record in class is 62 mph  62.436 in second mile  almost to a stop in front of timing stand.

#2 9931 The Hudson Boys J/GALT  146.950 record  146.150 in the 1/4,  150.783 in the mile

#1 Small bike moseying off the line -- will give data when I get it.  B1803  GoldWing Lyon bike.  2 mile 97.924  coasting by the announce stand.

#1  8269   213.782 in the last mile

#2   571  2 mile 71.817


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DahMurf on August 17, 2012, 08:28:48 AM
Good Morning! Is there any way we can get a little more volume on Glen's feed? Not hearing him as well as yesterday! :)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 17, 2012, 08:32:06 AM
Easy way for more audio from Glen -- is to be out here with us, Deb. :evil: :evil:

#1  6556  Diesel streamliner running on 218 record -- just squeeked in yesterday.  Running on their own 186 record.  1/4 179 mph  3 mile 185.138  200.473  

For your information, the #1000 with Pork Pie at the wheel is about three back on the #2 course.  Correction:  He's next.  Engine is running.

#2  B2311  239.030 mile three  last mile  225.508

Correction -- a bike is next on #2, THEN PP

#1 B9472  Jack Broomall   quarter mile 196   mile 3 200.963  middle mile  204.628   last mile  206.195  Congrats Jack

#2  B1668  1/4  203   mile three 202.763  

#2  1000 away from the line   First mile  189.163   middle mile  197.210  last mile 199.901`  SH*T!!!!  -  no hat, but does get the record -- new number will be in the 199.6 area.

#1   Qualified at 252 yesterday   Car 598  Cook Motorsports   1/4  217  mile 4 251.344  last mile 253  go to inspection


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: ToyCollector on August 17, 2012, 08:42:08 AM
Just heard the audio that Pork Pie got the record.  Congrats.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 17, 2012, 08:42:34 AM
Just THAT CLOSE to a Red Hat.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: kiwi belly tank on August 17, 2012, 08:44:13 AM
So he did or he didn't.
 Sid.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DahMurf on August 17, 2012, 08:45:57 AM
PorkPie gets the record just under 200 so not yet on the hat!

Way to go team!  :cheers:

Can you squeeze in 2 more runs today?  :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 17, 2012, 08:46:12 AM
So he did or he didn't.
 Sid.

Got the record, missed the hat by about 1 mph.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: kiwi belly tank on August 17, 2012, 08:48:05 AM
Thanks.
Congratulations "Mate".
  Sid.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: DahMurf on August 17, 2012, 08:48:30 AM
Easy way for more audio from Glen -- is to be out here with us, Deb. :evil: :evil:

You know if I was independently wealthy I would be there! I need a sugar daddy!   :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on August 17, 2012, 08:50:17 AM
One more year for the Fedora!
(http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo58/milwaukeemidget/DSCN3394.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 17, 2012, 08:55:41 AM
#2  B1865    1953 AMC bike   mile 90.870

#1 Original Fast Guys  qualified at 278 yesterday  6142    Didn't get the speed, but it wasn't good enough to back up the record.  Sorry -- a phone call interrupted.

#2  1503  Jeff Brock lights 'em up leaving the line.  Whooo-hooo!    Running on his 158 record    mile three 162.271  Plkenty good enough.  Good Run, Jeff.

#1 259 V-6 Buick E/GR    183  mile 2    206.785 last mile

#2  B391  134.772 three mile speed go to impound

#1  B1017  174.106 mph  on a 176.470 record

#2  B1602   2 1/4  141.902   mile 3 141++

#1    673  230.167 mile 3   middle mile  shut off in 4th mile  Should be good enough.

#2  Jamie Williams B9457    206.660 third mile


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 17, 2012, 09:05:36 AM
#1  143 Mariani Farms C/GS  353 on a 323 record yesterday    having trouble shifting, Glen says.  Turn out at the two mile.

#2    B859  Cathy Butler  on her own 180 record  179  mile 2  1/4 mile 182  mile 3 for Cathy  183,  182.756 mile 4  last mile  181.838

#1   4002 Hot Rod Lincoln F/GC   165 yesterday,  164.268 mile 3  

#2   1138   126.223 mile 2   mile 3  136.256

#2   1000  A/BG bike on a 106 record 140.853 yesterday./

#1  1715 Next  Heads up, here comes George.

D/BFS   Record holder at 404    1/4 mile  327   first mile  349.678   middle mile  395.973   last mile   421.693

Looks like a record around 422 1/2.

#2  B4151  75.856  mile   won't be good enough.

#2  541  next   The Grim Reefer  276"  Merc flathead   135.357 yesterday on a 135.0 record.  Today he's running 134.101

#1  7149   1/4 mile 227 mph  mile 3 232   middle mile 240.471  last mile 247.282

#2  43   Creel & Stewart    149.765 mile three backed it up.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: trimmers on August 17, 2012, 09:19:28 AM
If my math is correct, the record for #1715 is 422.509.  I believe that is the fastest record ever for a piston-engine car, exceeding #411 AA/BFS's record of 417.020.

Congratulations to George, Ron, and the Speed Demon crew!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 17, 2012, 09:24:38 AM
#2  B    A Buell Blast goes down the course. . .  109.031 yesterday on a 94 record  114 today  (never did get the number, but the rider is Matt Camphius).  Whatever the # -- he backed up his record.

Sounds like one more bike for #2 course today and this event.

B978   on #2  going long  189.249 2 mile 179.162 third mile  

#1   1808   135  2 1/4 and pulled the chute.  Qualifying runs now on #1.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: t russell on August 17, 2012, 09:36:46 AM
So he did or he didn't.
 Sid.

Got the record, missed the hat by about 1 mph.
thats the point were it really sucks.  congrats. on the record,you guys done a Dodge good job


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dean Los Angeles on August 17, 2012, 10:04:05 AM
Quote
If my math is correct, the record for #1715 is 422.509.  I believe that is the fastest record ever for a piston-engine car, exceeding #411 AA/BFS's record of 417.020.

Super congratulation to George Poteet, Ron Main and the entire Speed Demon team. On a D motor no less.

Fastest SCTA record. Al Teague's 425.050 1km FIA record will have to wait until the Top Speed Shootout.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rcktscientist on August 17, 2012, 10:16:54 AM
Congratulations Pork Pie! Very impressed with your consistency...good driving!

Wow-George, Ron & Crew...definately raised the bar for the top players! Big Conratulations! Can't wait for the Shootout.

Great week of racing and thanks to Slim, Ray, Mike Meng, Glen, Motrix and all who brought it to us who could not attend this year. Slim, I will be in touch soon...

Nancy, Get well soon!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hotrod on August 17, 2012, 10:41:31 AM
Congratulations to Pork Pie and the Speed Demon crew, great to hear both had good runs.

I can't wait to get out for the shoot out, it should be a very interesting series this year!


I caught the following shots while Porkpie was practicing bail outs on the car, prior to tech inspection.
I think the last shot is the suitable shot for his new record.

Larry


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Kiwi Paul on August 17, 2012, 11:00:01 AM
I got home last night after a faultless trip in the Chopped `28 Sedan on Deuce rails I built for a customer. I spent all week Inspecting again this year, and although I said Hi to a few of you, I wasn`t able to take much time off to socialise. i was lucky enough to get to the 200Club Banquet with Bob Ellis, Chief Tech Inspector for the DLRA ,and sit at the same table as Glen Barrett, Dave Davidson and Ro Yale.Highlight to see Russ Eyres get the Man Of The Year Trophy. Well Deserved.Hope you all have a safe trip home, especially you, Nancy.Didn`t manage to say Hi, but am thinking of you.A really great meet this year, so many records broken. I think there were 54 on Monday alone..... :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bob Drury on August 17, 2012, 11:34:36 AM
  Just a quickie here.
  I left Vancouver, Wa with the #394 "Old Stud Racing" Studebaker last Thursday morning and after a list of disasters that are beyond belief pulled in Monday evening to wave goodby to my departing crew.
  I myself was sick just for a topper, and had only gotten 7 hrs. of sleep (all upright in the pickup) since 6am last Wednesday, so other than towing the race car out to use my rented portapotty, and enjoy two nights at the Hotel that I paid seven for, I put the race car and trailer in storage and drove home with only a slight delay when I was rear-ended by a brand new Kia Optima Hybrid rental car whose driver deleted the insurance and probably does not have a lick of private insurance.
  Good news, I am alive, the house had not burned down, and all I have to do is figure out how and when I go pick up the Race Car and trailer.

  Oh, and how I am going to come up with the cash, for gas.
  If I hit the lotto, I hope to retrieve the car and run either World of Speed or the World Finals.
                                       The "much older stud", No Run Bob
  Oh, and one good note, Dan W. told me I am still in the running to win my second Courtney Heizer award  because the year aint over yet...........


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hotrod on August 17, 2012, 11:40:16 AM
Wow that sucks Bob, sorry to hear that, but I definitely understand.

I got my old car totaled on the way home from speedweek last year in a parking lot by a guy in Ford Superduty truck who sort of missed his parking spot at the convenience store and wiped out the left side doors. Very frustrating and I had not been sick.

Larry


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on August 17, 2012, 01:20:56 PM
Could be over 150 records set this year.  Hmm.  I look forward to the final count.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: nrhs sales on August 17, 2012, 04:11:17 PM
Bob,
The insurance that the person who hit you deleted is only for coverage of the rental car. The car itseself MUST have liabilty insurance that covers anybody he hits. That is the law so all you need to do is make a claim against the rental car company and you should be fine.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rick Byrnes on August 17, 2012, 05:08:06 PM
Hey thats my old firesuit PorkPie is wearing.
KOOL
Hope you had fun PP
Of course you did.  Sorry you were just short of the "Red" hat.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dean Los Angeles on August 17, 2012, 05:33:48 PM
Pork Pie wins!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 17, 2012, 05:48:40 PM
Pork Pie wins!

Thats funny Dean!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bobby c on August 17, 2012, 09:10:52 PM
Does anyone know if Rex get a record???? If yes how fast???


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RayTheRat on August 17, 2012, 09:23:34 PM
Way to go, PP!  Major congrats!

@Bob Drury:  I feel yer pain.  I didn't experience the same disasters, but I had 1 camera (the main one, Canon 7D) break its shutter (about $300) and the newest of my lenses totally crapped out.  You have my empathy and commiseration.

Gabe Carillo wanted to say "Hi" to everybody, so here he is saying, "hi."  Or maybe he's snarling it.  :)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: JonAmo on August 18, 2012, 12:45:54 AM
Hey thats my old firesuit PorkPie is wearing.
KOOL
Hope you had fun PP
Of course you did.  Sorry you were just short of the "Red" hat.

Rick,

No RICK, that is YOUR suit he is wearing. You have contributed to the record by Pork Pie more than you knew. Hope you didn't mind that Pork Pie "Borrowed" your suit from the "borrower"....   I didn't even know until I saw that picture. The fire suit was stored with the rest and it must have fit the last minute decision to have Pork Pie drive.

Jon


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hotrod on August 18, 2012, 01:04:48 AM
A few more random shots of speedweek for you all to enjoy.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hotrod on August 18, 2012, 09:12:39 AM
A few more random shots.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: hotrod on August 18, 2012, 10:00:54 AM
A couple more of cars at speed and the critical moment when the 5656 car spun as the chute popped out of the pack.
Note that the left rear wheel is about 6-8 inches off the salt, the car was very close to digging in on the right front corner and rolling, when he got the laundry out.

Larry



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 18, 2012, 10:19:04 AM
Do any of you photogs have shots of the Maro Spcl when it veered right? I didnt see it, I was hooking up the towstrap after a run at the top end when he came sliding to a stop right next to us!!!! :-o

I also have a rookie question regarding that. We were close enough we COULD have responded first. But, we saw Bobby starting to get out and no smoke. The safety folks were there in a couple seconds, about the time we figured out what was going on. At that point I told the crew to load up so we could get out of the way.

If we hadn't seen safety arriving we would have ran over. Did we do the right thing though?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: redhotracing on August 18, 2012, 10:46:29 AM
Any info on Rod Nestman's HVAC Express D/BMMP? Saw he set a 188.xxx record on the short course, now his runs and record are off the website. Problem with displacement or fuel after the record? Was hoping he would finally get it onto the long course. Thanks.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: trimmers on August 18, 2012, 01:31:47 PM
Ditto for the #895 RPM Racing Honda.  Initially, the website listed it as bumping the G/BGC record up to 203-something, but it's no longer listed, either.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: don on August 18, 2012, 02:38:11 PM
9602 HVAC express made it to the long course last year running in D/P/MP he ran a 177+ last year
The engine lost power last year after the 3 mile mark on about the 4th run lost a rod bearing.
This year he was running D/BMMP still running the six cylinder.
Best was 191.6 mph
After setting the record we decided to run it to the 4 mile mark and burnt a piston around the 3.5 mile.
No issues with fuel or displacement.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SwampRat33 on August 18, 2012, 04:26:29 PM
Am I the only person who wonders why it took SCTA days to post run and record info this year?  In years past there was also a complete list of entry's...not this year!
Please don't tell me all about how everyone is a volunteer. There is a person listed as the SCTA web site guru, I would think with no other responsibilties. In 21st Century info like this should be posted withing hours, not days.

Rant over...

A huge thank you to Ray the Rat and Landracing for all that you do in such a timely manner.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: landsendlynda on August 18, 2012, 05:03:43 PM
Just wanted to add a little note here about Wasted Willie's final run..... I SWEAR this is gonna be a true story (I have a witness!!)

Willie's last run was Thursday and by all the miracles of the salt, I got the opportunity to ride in the push truck (my first) to start him on his way.  While the crew was preparing to push the car back to the push truck, a bird (yup, bird, you know 2 feet, 1 beak, beady eyes, wings) landed on the cab of the push truck.  I was surprised by his arrival and made a comment to the crew member standing next to me about the bird landing on the truck.  As the bird sat there watching what was going on, I asked him if he was there to help Willie fly Home and got some single eye looks from the bird, first the left eye and then the right.  After sitting there for a couple of minutes, he hopped down to the windshield wiper and looked in at the photographs that were on the dash, turned and looked at us and the race car and then flew away!  Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but that sure was an odd thing to have happen at that particular time, especially since there were a LOT of cars in the staging lines at that time. So, I have decided that while we were feeling the sadness from the loss of Willie, the Salt Gods sent a guide to help him on his way to race across the sky and watch over us while we're on the salt.

I will always remember my first ride in a push truck, my first ride down the return road, and the first personal loss my Girls have had to deal with when Willie passed away.  But the thing I will remember the most is....the little bird that came to help Willie fly.

Speedweek was the best ever!!!  All of you were fantastic and patient with the looooong lines that we moved as fast as possible!  Kudos to all of you for making my job so easy at Land's End!!!
By the way, the flowers Jim was holding at Land's End were for me, he was waiting for me to finish helping a spectator before he gave them to me!  Also, I was deeply touched by the French Team when they stopped to say goodbye Friday morning.  They surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses as a token of their friendship.  There have been so many heartfelt moments this year, I can't thank all of you enough for sharing your dreams with me.  So, all I know how to say is, "Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and Love you all!"

Stay Safe

Lynda



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 38flattie on August 18, 2012, 05:24:16 PM
Great info and pics in this thread-Kudos! :cheers:

Did anyone happen to get a pic of the FlatCad with the chute open? I really wanted one, but we missed it!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 18, 2012, 05:24:31 PM
Lynda, something must be wrong with my monitor.......it got all fuzzy as I read your story!

Nice to see you again, albeit briefly. But, I ALWAYS say howdy or good morning and wave to your awesome crew! :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on August 18, 2012, 05:32:20 PM
Buddy all you need to do is tell the fotog where you plan to pull the chute.

He will be there waiting.

Fred Larsen asked me for 10 years for that shot.

I did finally accomplish it and it was better than if it was planned.

FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 38flattie on August 18, 2012, 06:57:32 PM
Thank Freud-I'll do that next year!

I've got to tell you, that one of this year's highlights was chatting with you again, and seeing the liner!

Man, what a piece of art that is! :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 18, 2012, 07:14:47 PM
Linda. I missed your smiling face this year and the usual hug. My choice to quit the Speeddemon team. Hope all is well with you. Hope to see you next year as a spectator. The bearded one, Mark.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: PorkPie on August 19, 2012, 06:23:08 AM
Hi Folks,

first, I'm safe back home and still on cloud (6)9.....

second, thank you to all the well wishers to my record.

third, a big big thank you very much (written in 10 inch big letters) to the Bockscar Team....Stainless/Johnboy/Marty (my Italian friend)/Barc/Corey/Aaron (the best breakfast I ever had at the salt)/James......maybe you not aware what you done for me....a dream which start in 1970 when I read the first time from the Blue Flame record became reality....driving a car at the salt to go for a record......You guys believed in me, that I can handle the Bockscar and bring the Bockscar into the record book.....I have the hope that I could make you proud with the 199,665 mph record.
I have no red had....no problem.....my priority was, to bring the Bockscar safe in one piece back, without hurting the mechanic and to get at last the car into the record book.

I done 11 runs overall and everything worked fine out....the car is in the same condition as I got him in my hand......in facts.....this car is a fantastic to drive....from the first moment when I went off from the starting line for my rookie run to the last run, the record run, I enjoyed the drive and had the biggest fun.

Special thanks goes to Stainless and Johnboy......Johnboy, you got me a perfect comfortable driving position in the car....without the comfortable feeling I never could drive the car so relax.....and Stainless, your knowledge and information for how to drive the car and the analysing of the data's of each run was a big part of the later success.

This is not only my record, this is also yours and the whole Bockscar team record.

I'm looking for to see you again in September and than we will have a proper record celebration dinner.

Thank you again for all what you done for me - I will never forget this gift you gave me.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: PorkPie on August 19, 2012, 06:44:05 AM
Hey thats my old firesuit PorkPie is wearing.
KOOL
Hope you had fun PP
Of course you did.  Sorry you were just short of the "Red" hat.

Rick,

when I saw the suit it looked familiar to me.....but I couldn't figure out where I saw him before....I was told that this I Jon's suit....

but when I looked on.....I thought Jon never had so much seat time in the streamliner.

But the suit fit very well....and around the hip...maybe in 15 years... :-D

About fun.....YES, I HAD FUN......my smile under the helmet was so wide that it done dents in the outer panel......

and about the red hat, see my earlier note......the record was important.

When I will see you back at the salt?

All the best, see you one day back at the salt.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: PorkPie on August 19, 2012, 06:50:46 AM
Nancy,

wish you all the best recovering. As I said to you at the 200 banquet.....heal everything properly and than come back with the bike....you can make it.

I was a witness of your bad luck.....you just dropped in front of me on the salt....and you was lucky that you hit not helmet first....otherwise it could be much more
serious. You never had a chance to overcome this highsider....and it was NOT YOUR FAULT.......hope I will see you back on the bike next year.

Meanwhile relax so good as possible and have a comfortable trip in September for the WoS and Shootout.

All the best wishes.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 19, 2012, 11:30:05 AM
A big congrats to you Pork Pie. You well deserve it. First came your photos and now your driving expertise. Whats next? Sounds like there is nothing you can't do when you put your mind to it. Again,,,job well done. Mark.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: GH on August 19, 2012, 11:39:35 AM
Pork Pie, I hope you had as much fun as I had driving on the Salt. A lot of people on this earth will never know the feeling of driving across that wide white place at such a high rate of speed. Hope to see you again someday.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: manta22 on August 19, 2012, 11:44:15 AM
Pork Pie;

Congratulations! I'm sorry I didn't get to see your runs but I'm glad to hear that they were fast and safe.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ    Lake Tahoe, NV


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Geo on August 19, 2012, 11:46:39 AM
PorkPie,

Congratulations on your record.

Now you need to change your tag line:

Pork Pie

Photoartist & Historian & Record Holder

Geo


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: wheelrdealer on August 19, 2012, 12:45:56 PM
Pork Pie

Congrats on your record. Outstanding.

Bill


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Malcolm UK on August 19, 2012, 03:19:20 PM
Pork Pie

Congratulations from the Fast FACTS editorial team and from the membership of the Speed Record Club on your speed record.

Your first hand account of your efforts on the salt should look good in the newsletter. But who is going to supply the pictures of you in the car?

Jane and Malcolm
Derby, England.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: PorkPie on August 19, 2012, 03:36:38 PM
A big congrats to you Pork Pie. You well deserve it. First came your photos and now your driving expertise. Whats next? Sounds like there is nothing you can't do when you put your mind to it. Again,,,job well done. Mark.

Sounds like there is nothing you can't do when you put your mind to it.

...this is very easy.....I only use ONE SINGLE BRAIN Cell.....so nothing can disturb..... :roll:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: PorkPie on August 19, 2012, 03:39:17 PM
Pork Pie

Congratulations from the Fast FACTS editorial team and from the membership of the Speed Record Club on your speed record.

Your first hand account of your efforts on the salt should look good in the newsletter. But who is going to supply the pictures of you in the car?

Jane and Malcolm
Derby, England.

No fear.....my camera was in good hands and we got it properly covered....mostly you will see a BIG NOSE......and seat belts..... :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Malcolm UK on August 19, 2012, 03:43:11 PM
Pork Pie

Do get the 'record holder' into your signature line as soon as possible. It is well deserved.

Malcolm


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: vette#128 on August 19, 2012, 05:56:24 PM
Way to go Pork Pie!!! Your talents never cease to amaze me!
Ed


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Slingshotz on August 19, 2012, 05:59:12 PM
Forgiveness is always easier to get then permission, right?  So I'm gonna start the official SW thread with some photos, since I'm here and I got some to post.  Makes sense to me, anyway.  SSS, if ya wanna move stuff around, do whatcha gotta and I'll try to play along in the same key.  K?

Ok.  So as I left the Salt Lake City area, around 2 pm, it was 103F and there were a few clouds off to the west.  After driving 50 miles west, I was in the middle of a downpour and the Burb's external thermometer said it was 62F.  What the h*ll?  50 miles and a 41 degree drop in temperature?  Weird.  The hard rain didn't last long, but the overcast did.  There was a lotta virga (rain falling that never hits the ground, see 2nd photo) but no more wet stuff outta the sky.

Doc Freud called me to let me know that there was a pretty big storm front along the Utah-Nevada border, heading NE.  I checked out wunderground.com later and I see some activity, but it all seems to be going to the east of the salt. 

When I got to the rest stop at mile marker 7, there westbound traffic was backed up for a mile or so.  I never did figger out what happened, cuz by the time I'd walked 3/4 of the way to the head of the backup, the seas parted and the traffic got moving again.  So I drove on to Land's End, where I met Linda and a coupla other folks and then out to the pit area to stake out a pit for a friend who's a day or so behind me.

The rain might never have hit the salt, but the wind was blowin with a vengeance.  I estimate 40-50 mph wind, fairly steady.  That was 90 minutes ago and it's slowed down quite a bit now.

I'm gonna post this and continue it with a few more images and some observations about the salt.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: roadsterswap on August 19, 2012, 06:36:28 PM
Way to go Pork Pie! You did it! You had a great crew to bring it all together! I wish I got to see the smile on your face after your record run!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: fabio montani on August 19, 2012, 11:26:24 PM
Regardless of any discussion / different point of view we may have experienced recently I'm happy to see your great achivement
Well done porky
Fabio montani


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on August 20, 2012, 12:19:27 AM
Welcome to Landracing.com, Slingshotz.

I hopwe to see you frequently and I was so happy that the Queen enjoyed her visit.

FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Stainless1 on August 20, 2012, 12:21:45 AM
Hey thats my old firesuit PorkPie is wearing.
KOOL
Hope you had fun PP
Of course you did.  Sorry you were just short of the "Red" hat.

Rick... thanks for lending Jon your suit a couple of years ago... we put Porkpie in our big white one and couldn't find him... had yours in the bottom of the bag and so I said try this one on.  Perfect fit, so as Jon said, you helped us with this record more than either of you knew until the pictures were published.  I appreciate your generosity lending Jon your suit for our other project, and Porkpie appreciates that your suit was in our bag  :-D
We spent a couple of days fighting a few issues with the car, the motor and the new Motec...
Thanks Dave Dahlgren, Engine Management Systems for all of your help
It took Porkpie a few runs after making all of his rookie requirements to get used to hearing a motor wind past 12000 RPM... after that he did his job, drive the car safely straight down the track as fast as it will go  :-o  (on that run's tune)  Good job Porkpie, it is not an easy car to drive.
While we fell a little short of our ultimate goal, we achieved the largest part of it.  
Porkpie did get his A license on the last pass... 200.2 exit... a couple more days and maybe....  but we all did everything we could, we were safe, we had fun and we went fast (enough)
If you get the chance to have Dan tell you his Porkpie Shootout story you will split a gut... Candooo?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Hooley on August 20, 2012, 08:43:56 AM
Congrats PORK PIE  on your record.  It'll be a long time before the Smiling [smile] will go back to normal.


          Hooley


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: SteveM on August 20, 2012, 02:32:26 PM
Did anybody lay eyes, or take a photo of the #8217 entry - "Aaron's Salt Machine" in the H/DT class?  I'd like to make contact with the anonymous owners/drivers of this vehicle.

They made what appear to be some rookie and licensing passes on Monday, then a couple of record attempts that came up a little short on Wednesday.

Any leads would be appreciated.

Steve.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Ro Yale on August 21, 2012, 07:35:23 PM
Here's a shot our tuner guy Jason Herrerra took. It was our backup run in D/BGMR. We qualified with a 272 and the backup was 297mph.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rob on August 21, 2012, 08:50:57 PM
We qualified with a 272 and the backup was 297mph.

Got to be happy with that,congrats!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on August 21, 2012, 10:33:28 PM
Ro you are a knockin' on the 300 MPH door. Go fer it.

Congratulations.

FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dw230 on August 21, 2012, 10:45:15 PM
"Please don't tell me all about how everyone is a volunteer. There is a person listed as the SCTA web site guru, I would think with no other responsibilties. In 21st Century info like this should be posted withing hours, not days."

Well, you are correct. A person with a dedicated job shjould be able to do all that work so you can have your results in a timely manner. If only he could have been on the salt. His daughter was in a serious auto acident the evening before he was to leave for the salt and he elected to stay home with her.

Our little crew of 7, running three cars, communications, impound and various other duties had to suck it up and try to make some kind of arrangements to do the daily results. Tough to be enthusiastic around 9 each evening after being on the salt at 5:30 AM. There were enough hard copies of records and qualifiers if only those who were missing them knew where to look.

There is an extra chair in the salt office for you when you have some spare time next year to be able to enjoy the event as much as us. BTW, how many hats and records did your team gather this past week?

DW



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: jimmy six on August 22, 2012, 10:40:11 AM
Here, Here Dan.....Well Said. I always like to read about the runs as soon as I can if I'm not there, but until you've worked in it you will have no idea.
When I was inspecting and helping Dan in Impounds I would "start" my racing on Tuesday because of how much work it takes to do what they do and I didn't want them (all the guys who had been helping me) to get buried so I could race. When I get the chance to run in October I still feel a little guilty that I'm not helping even tho the meet is much smaller
I appauld all the work the volunteers do and I'm sure all those holes drilled in the Salt did not get there by themselves......JD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: desotoman on August 22, 2012, 12:46:52 PM

Our little crew of 7, running three cars, communications, impound and various other duties had to suck it up and try to make some kind of arrangements to do the daily results. Tough to be enthusiastic around 9 each evening after being on the salt at 5:30 AM. There were enough hard copies of records and qualifiers if only those who were missing them knew where to look.

DW



Dan,

Did you ever ask for Help? If so I never heard about it.  I never went into the Inspection or Impound area, but I was there for 3 days and would have helped out if I knew you were short handed.

Tom G.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dw230 on August 22, 2012, 01:19:19 PM
Tom,

When you turn around and everyone has left for the day ist tough to find help. Too many fingers would have spoiled the stew. Keith and Tom worked out a time durng the day to quickly enter the updates, new entries and class changes. The records were done as the the certs were done if not running or fixing. Posted results should not have hit the web until they had been reconciled, a disconnect there.

When Ed is on the salt I take all record certs to him in the BNI trailer and do the double check there. There is an office in not-so-much-Quality Inn where info can be obtained up to 12AM each night. We leave for the salt at 4:30-4:45 each morning.

DW


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 22, 2012, 01:31:30 PM
Dan, thanks for all your hard work.  :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: zzcruzin on August 22, 2012, 02:06:25 PM
Tom,

When you turn around and everyone has left for the day ist tough to find help. Too many fingers would have spoiled the stew. Keith and Tom worked out a time durng the day to quickly enter the updates, new entries and class changes. The records were done as the the certs were done if not running or fixing. Posted results should not have hit the web until they had been reconciled, a disconnect there.

When Ed is on the salt I take all record certs to him in the BNI trailer and do the double check there. There is an office in not-so-much-Quality Inn where info can be obtained up to 12AM each night. We leave for the salt at 4:30-4:45 each morning.

DW

Dan, i to would like to thank you and all the others that make this a special event. By the way, i missed seeing you this year. Perhaps next year. Mark.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: desotoman on August 22, 2012, 02:09:40 PM
Tom,

When you turn around and everyone has left for the day ist tough to find help. Too many fingers would have spoiled the stew.

DW

So what you are saying is more help would not have helped in this situation. My big fingers would have spoiled the stew.  :-o   Well my offer still stands, if I am there and you need help, just ask.

Tom G.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bob Drury on August 22, 2012, 03:07:00 PM
  Tom, "spoiled the stew" is a great term but I think you could shorten it up to just "spoiled".
  With the advancement of the internet in the last few years, we all expect instant results and tend to pout when they don't happen.
  I am going to blame this whole thing on Jon Amo, and Nurse Jon Wennerberg, who ruined us two years ago with the live feeds from the Cook Shootout where it seemed like even the popsicle man was running over 300.
  Dan I am sure you are sick of myself and others saying this, but I at least plan on saluting you with a great Eulogy if you ever decide to keel over, and if that ever happens in my lifetime, The ensuing disaster and collapse of the SCTA is sure to follow right behind.  Bob


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Dean Los Angeles on August 22, 2012, 04:02:29 PM
Quote
Dan I am sure you are sick of myself and others saying this, but I at least plan on saluting you with a great Eulogy if you ever decide to keel over, and if that ever happens in my lifetime, The ensuing disaster and collapse of the SCTA is sure to follow right behind.  Bob

Hell, Electro Rent is still in business.  :mrgreen:









Ok, ok . . . DW is a living god, I admit it.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: GH on August 22, 2012, 04:02:44 PM
JD, I remember back when I was new on the Salt, you inspected my car out in the sun, not under the shade. I sure am glad I had the opportunity to mix with you guys, it was a great experiance that I will forever hold dear.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: RichFox on August 22, 2012, 04:47:48 PM
Bob is absolutely correct about people becoming spoiled in their expectations of results. I think it was great and you guys done good. Thank you very much from a stay at home.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 22, 2012, 06:20:30 PM
The stay-at-home peanut gallery surely missed Ed's fine hand on the daily results, but family comes first.  I hope that his daughter is ok.

Even without Ed, the results (didn't they have a major computer (system) meltdown early in the week?) were faster than they would have been just a few years ago.  Well done to all!   :cheers:

Mike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: grumm441 on August 22, 2012, 07:30:25 PM
The stay-at-home peanut gallery surely missed Ed's fine hand on the daily results, but family comes first.  I hope that his daughter is ok.

Even without Ed, the results (didn't they have a major computer (system) meltdown early in the week?) were faster than they would have been just a few years ago.  Well done to all!   :cheers:

Mike

something about a lightning strike on one of the towers
G


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Glen on August 22, 2012, 08:19:09 PM
There was a lightning strike and it shut down the timing equipment and other computers for a short time.The key people brought them back on line. A good job by all.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dw230 on August 22, 2012, 09:59:27 PM
The same key people who did the results, set three records and gained two red hats for team members.

DW


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 22, 2012, 11:11:13 PM
We thank those KEY PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were stalled out on course 3 for a ring gear dump and then that lightning. A LONG time. They deserve props for getting that stuff back running as fast as they did! That storm could have beeen much worse had it hit the pits...........................


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 23, 2012, 09:55:30 AM
Many of you are still asking about Nancy, so here's the latest report:

We got home from Wenodver this past Monday about suppertime, with me having driven all of the 1,840 miles.  Here we are on Thursday morning and she's at home running the wood splitter and digging a few post holes so we can re-mount the mailbox.  She wanted to fluff the pillows on the bed, too, but I told her that was too strenuous and that she should instead mix up a few yards of concrete so she could finish the addition to the sidewalk.

Well, not really, but she is doing very well, thank you.  the local doctor says she'd be wise to wear the sling for another few days/weeks, but by the time we leave for WoS (Labor Day) I expect she'll be ready to take her turn driving - and all of the fun while we're on the road.  A few over-the-counter pain pills each day and that's all.  She's still limited in what she can do - for instance, I have proven that I am NOT a hairstylist.  You should have been there to see how I managed to get her hair into pony tails and such.  But on the other side of limited activity -- she still can't shampoo her own hair, so I have to get into the shower with her to clean it.  Sob - what a sacrifice! :evil: :evil:

She won't be riding the ZX14 at WoS -- but I plan to do so.  Maybe I can put down some good numbers in her honor.

Thanks again for all of your concerns and questions.  We'll see you on the salt.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Captthundarr on August 23, 2012, 10:26:29 AM
The sacrifices you make Jon. Your a good man. Glad to here that the recuperation is going well.

Frank :-)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Glen on August 23, 2012, 11:30:35 AM
Good to hear Jon, give her a hug and tell her to let it heal. :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dw230 on August 23, 2012, 12:02:38 PM
Tman,

That storm was so bad it blew all 4 Monster girls into our trailer.

Glad to hear that Nancy is much better.

DW


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 23, 2012, 01:26:40 PM
Tman,

That storm was so bad it blew all 4 Monster girls into our trailer.

Glad to hear that Nancy is much better.

DW

I knew I should have gone that direction!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dw230 on August 23, 2012, 02:56:59 PM
Found this on Jalopy Journal this morning.

A flock of geese in impound. Two records and two hats for the roadster, a record for the truck. Both in impound on the same day. All in all, a successful week the the White Goose Bar team.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on August 23, 2012, 04:29:54 PM
Congrats to the WGB! :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on August 23, 2012, 07:18:28 PM
A very imaginative foto.

Congratulations on the records.

Good Job on both instances.

FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: stay`tee on August 24, 2012, 07:46:19 PM
i see in the pre entries that the Vincent motorcycle of Dave Matsons was entered,, cant seem to find any results on this bike, did it run or am i missing something, :?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 24, 2012, 07:48:12 PM
Dave and his wife stopped by for a quick "howdy", so I know they were there.  I didn't hear of them running -- but then, I was preoccupied.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dw230 on August 26, 2012, 12:27:03 PM
A just released video of one of John Romero's runs in the White Goose Bar roadster. Note the AEM drive shaft dyno overlay. This great piece of gear allows you to determine the amount of horsepower the track will hold in each gear.

http://youtu.be/SJOgVuS7NsQ

DW


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: desotoman on August 26, 2012, 12:52:10 PM
A just released video of one of John Romero's runs in the White Goose Bar roadster. Note the AEM drive shaft dyno overlay. This great piece of gear allows you to determine the amount of horsepower the track will hold in each gear.

DW

IMO this is an infomercial. Send some bucks to Landracing for the commercial you just released on AEM products, they are one of your sponsors.  "224 MPH Roadster with AEM Dynoshaft"

Tom G.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dw230 on August 26, 2012, 12:57:30 PM
I would call it a post from a proud team member who still runs race cars.

DW


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dieselgeek on August 26, 2012, 01:04:49 PM
I would call it a post from a proud team member who still runs race cars.

DW

x100, John is a great tuner and that car runs smooth and strong.   I'd still prefer an infomercial over ego stroking a project that hasn't even moved under its own power...


I'm working on a better video but here's our first full pass in the #97 (Lee Sicilio's new Charger), hit the rev limiter at the 3/4 mark in the 5th mile, but this still qualified us for the record in A/BGALT.  Next pass we shifted to 5th and bumped it up a bit more.  Still learning on this car but I'm pretty happy with the first outing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWBaAOyY5CY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWBaAOyY5CY)




Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bob Drury on August 26, 2012, 01:58:00 PM
  I think it must be a full moon or something in the air.  Breathe deep...........  Bob


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Bob Drury on August 26, 2012, 02:09:02 PM
  Diesel, Not being familliar with turbo motors, I was wondering where the EGT reading was taken?
  Is it after the turbo cause I can't believe it would have and pistons left if it was close to the exhaust ports.
  Anyway that is one impressive car.  Congrat's, Bob


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: WOODY@DDLLC on August 26, 2012, 03:46:27 PM
Trying to get my SW album ready but just had to post something I found in the background! Looks like a speed crazy German in a contraband fire suit!  :-o :-D


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: dieselgeek on August 26, 2012, 03:57:59 PM
 
 Diesel, Not being familliar with turbo motors, I was wondering where the EGT reading was taken?
  Is it after the turbo cause I can't believe it would have and pistons left if it was close to the exhaust ports.
  Anyway that is one impressive car.  Congrat's, Bob

Bob, we're pulling EGT right at the exhaust port, and have them protruding up to almost the center of the air stream.   I know a lot of guys see that video and ask me how the motor is holding together but that's pretty common temps when sampling at that location on a turbo+gas application.  Remember that we're running the high-zoot turbo/blower gas which burns slow, it's still burning a bit as it goes out the exhaust.  In this app I am fighting running enough timing advance to keep EGTs down without lifting heads (I monitor coolant pressure with the computer to keep an eye on preignition/detonation).  I did go to Dynoroom (Mike LeFevers) just to have an expert's opinion and he agrees we're in the ballpark on the tune so far.  Mike was doing 300mph turbo+gas door cars back before it was the hip thing to do :-)

Looking at spark plugs, I ended up using an NGK BR10EG plug, a 10 heat range, the heat was just above the bend in the ground strap, I might go one range colder if we start turning up the boost.   Plug reading seems to confirm we're close on the tuneup.  The same set of plugs were happy in both our qualifier and return runs, but on our 5th pass increasing the power a little, EGTs went cold on a cylinder and it ended up being a plug that died electrically (no spark?  no cracked porcelain and no burning off the ground strap, etc.).  On that 5th pass we logged 243mph at the quarter which is by far our best speed there, so we were on a maybe 300mph pass (in the fifth) but he shut it down when the warning light came on as the EFI system saw the one hole go cold.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: WOODY@DDLLC on August 26, 2012, 04:41:48 PM
Here are my pix: https://picasaweb.google.com/111053800401265205999/SpeedWeek2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMTi8-3Sn-iRoQE&feat=directlink

Some of the Speed Museum later!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: desotoman on August 26, 2012, 05:15:18 PM

x100, John is a great tuner and that car runs smooth and strong.  dieselgeek, I don't believe it we agree on something   :-o  

I'd still prefer an infomercial over ego stroking a project that hasn't even moved under its own power... If you have a problem with my posts on the Target 550 Build Diary, send me a PM and we will talk about it. Tom G.



Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 01:54:37 PM
They who control impound control the world.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 01:56:33 PM
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Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 01:58:25 PM
Note the pink flamingo on my favorite cheeseburger deluxe with fries and a malted milk of all the Buicks.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 01:59:43 PM
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Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:01:49 PM
Boop!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:03:08 PM
Bike


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:04:20 PM
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Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:05:59 PM
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Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:08:06 PM
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Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:10:00 PM
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Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:11:37 PM
The gaping mouthed codger on the bike is my self same self, probably a bit of drool in their, too.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Moxnix on September 02, 2012, 02:16:29 PM
mo'


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: manta22 on September 02, 2012, 03:05:09 PM
After the rain many of the people bailed out of The Bend In The Road for drier ground. As usual, the dumpsters were full of the skeletons of Easy-Ups.

"The Tomb of the Unknown Camper":


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: vintage racer on September 03, 2012, 04:55:24 PM
A French television show with a portion covering Speedweek. Starts at about 14.

http://videos.tf1.fr/auto-moto/emission-automoto-du-26-aout-2012-7465489.html


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on September 03, 2012, 05:07:13 PM
A French television show with a portion covering Speedweek. Starts at about 14.

http://videos.tf1.fr/auto-moto/emission-automoto-du-26-aout-2012-7465489.html


Good clip, thanks!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Nortonist 592 on September 03, 2012, 08:04:58 PM
Yes,  Good clip.  One second of fame is better than nothing.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on September 04, 2012, 02:23:57 PM
Yes,  Good clip.  One second of fame is better than nothing.

I was going to mention you!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Auto Photos on September 17, 2012, 09:57:58 AM
Howdy new guy here. Here are some photos I took. Hope you enjoy them.

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-69.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-68.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-67.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-66.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-64.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-63.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-61.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-60.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-59.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-58.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-57.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-56.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-54.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-53.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-52.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-51.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-50.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-47.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Auto Photos on September 17, 2012, 10:04:37 AM
(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-45.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-43.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-42.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-35.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-34.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-29.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-28.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-25.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-24.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-23.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-22.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-21.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-20.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-19.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-18.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-15.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-14.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-13.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-12.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-11-1.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-10.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-9.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-8.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-7.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-6.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-5.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-4.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: doug on September 17, 2012, 10:17:24 AM
My new desktop image.  Great pics.  Thanks for sharing.


(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/web-24.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on September 17, 2012, 10:28:00 AM
Welcome Mikey!

Gent, Mr Auto Photos here is an old pal of mine and one of the best automotive photographers out there. A great addition to the forum! :cheers:


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Auto Photos on September 17, 2012, 03:07:55 PM
Thanks Doug, Tman. here are a couple more you may like.

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bville-2011-14.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/SaltFlats-1.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/Sunrise.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/Bonneville-015.jpg)

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/Bonneville-039.jpg)

and a really strange one. Saw this hole a few years back when my son and I drove a quad way out to the edge collecting 50 Cal bullets and casings.

(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u354/RG-Photography/Bonneville%202009/logos001.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on September 17, 2012, 03:39:04 PM
Thanks Mikey!@ I have a new wallpaper at this desk now!


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: NathanStewart on September 19, 2012, 12:13:55 AM
Love your stuff.  Any chance of getting a few of those last shots in hi-res/larger wallpaper format?  I have a pretty big monitor.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Saltfever on September 19, 2012, 01:25:23 AM
Some of the nicest shots I have ever seen in low light levels and/or night! It is almost like you specialize in that medium or love shooting in those conditions. You have given me a new dimmension and appreciation for that technique. Thank you.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Freud on September 19, 2012, 12:30:03 PM
For an amazing group of fotos and descriptions check Mark Savory's Facebook post.

He's a Ducati person with plans for a Ducati four wheel streamliner in the future.

He also restores Ferrari cars. Not the 2000 era cars........historic machines that cause one to slobber.

https://www.facebook.com/TeamHyperliner

FREUD


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Nortonist 592 on September 19, 2012, 07:35:15 PM
My wife is a point and shoot type.  Thought she caught it nicely with this shot.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img684/7126/img2650ai.jpg)


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Rob on September 19, 2012, 08:18:13 PM
My wife is a point and shoot type.  Thought she caught it nicely with this shot.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img684/7126/img2650ai.jpg)


I like how the guy in the black T is leaning into it, willing you on.

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Auto Photos on September 20, 2012, 09:40:25 PM
Some of the nicest shots I have ever seen in low light levels and/or night! It is almost like you specialize in that medium or love shooting in those conditions. You have given me a new dimmension and appreciation for that technique. Thank you.


Thanks glad you like my work, I dont make it a habit of giving out my images in hi-res.


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: NathanStewart on September 20, 2012, 11:57:10 PM
Some of the nicest shots I have ever seen in low light levels and/or night! It is almost like you specialize in that medium or love shooting in those conditions. You have given me a new dimmension and appreciation for that technique. Thank you.


Thanks glad you like my work, I dont make it a habit of giving out my images in hi-res.

ok, well maybe not "hi-res" but something better suited for a bigger screen with your watermark strewn across it?  or what does a computer wallpaper cost?  if i'm paying do i get to pick?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Tman on September 21, 2012, 12:00:48 AM
Some of the nicest shots I have ever seen in low light levels and/or night! It is almost like you specialize in that medium or love shooting in those conditions. You have given me a new dimmension and appreciation for that technique. Thank you.


Thanks glad you like my work, I dont make it a habit of giving out my images in hi-res.

ok, well maybe not "hi-res" but something better suited for a bigger screen with your watermark strewn across it?  or what does a computer wallpaper cost?  if i'm paying do i get to pick?

Nate, Mikeys stuff is so good as a background that I have never had an issue saving it and getting a good wallpaper. His best shot ever was not a car but a shot of a tree..........was that "WIND" Mike?


Title: Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
Post by: Auto Photos on September 22, 2012, 12:38:08 PM
Some of the nicest shots I have ever seen in low light levels and/or night! It is almost like you specialize in that medium or love shooting in those conditions. You have given me a new dimmension and appreciation for that technique. Thank you.


Thanks glad you like my work, I dont make it a habit of giving out my images in hi-res.

ok, well maybe not "hi-res" but something better suited for a bigger screen with your watermark strewn across it?  or what does a computer wallpaper cost?  if i'm paying do i get to pick?

Nate send me a PM, let me know which image you want etc.