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Title: Introduce Yourself
Post by: michael lueders on March 19, 2008, 12:02:05 AM
Hello,
My name is....drum roll please.......Michael Lueders.

Who am I ?

Motohead

Photographer

Rocket guy

Cook and honorary crew member car #77- No Nitro Hammond


hmmmn...
After reading some of the other posts I feel I could add more info.
I grew up, partly, in Southern California. We used to play and camp at El Mirage..a lot. Rockets, dirt bikes, car surf etc. Some how I made it to adulthood. On several occasions we watched cars run. I spent a fair bit of time working in cabinet shops and building aircraft components for my dad. He worked with many talented individuals in the aircraft world and I grew up in aviation workshops and at airports. I have always loved racing and speed to the point of one of my sharpest memories is a very stern warning from my dad about my propensity for speed and my ultimate longevity in this world. I loved speed, still do. I have always dreamt of Bonneville and as a kid collected models, posters or whatever regarding the salt flats. To the point of when helping a friend move to Provo from Santa Rosa back in 89 and making him stop the rental truck on the shoulder of HWY 80 so I could fill up a 32 ounce cup with "the world's fastest salt". I rode with that 7-11 cup very near to me all the way back to CA and portions of it sat on my desk until 2002. I would play with it from time to time always dreaming of going fast or being a part of the Bonneville experience- the place of greatness.   

I always have been somewhat active within the motorcycle scene. I used to compete in trials events..truly as far from Bonneville as any motorsports could get.  I also got involved in the local road racing club, the AFM and then off road events. Now bear with me this is going somewhere!  I PROMISE!!

During all of my life my family has been very active in photography and image capture. We ran 16mm and super 8 gun cameras on the wings of planes and "buzzed" the Santa Monica pier on several occasions with my dad. I did still photos and more importantly got into video. I developed early on-board camera systems back in the mid 90's and ran the systems with considerable success. I've had some of my images on national broadcast TV and made the cover of a couple of moto mags with some pics.

Now we tie all the pieces together..told you it was going somewhere!

A friend of mine said there is a lady he thinks I should meet. She like motorcycles and is also single..oh, great a blind date!! Well..we meet and started to hit it off. Our second date was dirt biking where I clearly remember being worried if she could keep up only to have her blow by me when I looked over my shoulder..hmmn this could really work. She did the same thing as Sears Point during a track day a while later. I was passing on the outside of T6 on supermoto going around a couple of liter class sports bikes and around me goes this red blur all the way out in the marbles..holy cow what an amazing pass!!..Then I recognized the lady who had just passed me. I laughed, hooted and hollered so hard I missed the next shift coming out..she was gone. The lady?...Jeannie Pflum.

So to tie it all up..met the love of my life..stumbled into my life long love of Bonneville..get to take tons of cool pics..get to run on-board camera systems and get to launch some cool rockets too. Pinch me!!!

To me Bonneville is not just a flat spot on the Earth, a race venue or the best collection of the coolest people you could ever hope to meet. Yes, it is all that...but to me Bonneville is proof that God wants us all to be happy..all we have to do is follow our dreams and be true to our hearts.

Bonneville is truly a special place to me and I am truly blessed to be able to just hang out with everybody...truly blessed indeed. I say my thank you's every morning!

Sorry for the long post..


Title: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landracing on March 19, 2008, 12:07:36 AM
Not sure where this will go. I will start it off.

I am Jon Amo owner/webmaster of Landracing.com.

I have been coming to the salt since 1992. Following my older brother Joe's lead, his first year was 1991.
I first started a website on Land Speed Racing in 1993 under amoproductions.com, it was my first attempt at web programming and one thing lead to another and in 1997 I launched Landracing.com. It has gone thru many changes thru the years and a loyal following followed. I started doing updates and pictures live on the website in 1998, on a terrible dial up connection at Motel 6. As the technology progressed I was able to start doing live updates from the salt I think it was in 2001.

I started racing my own project in 2001, and still racing it today, and like many trying to get my entrance into the Exclusive 200 MPH Club with my 1992 Kawasaki ZX6 project.

I am a Master Auto Tech by trade and do website material, landracing.com, as a hobby and it sometimes feels like a full time job for the Land Speed Community. Keeps me out of trouble, and it sure is enjoyable.

I say welcome to the website and I hope you can be apart of the action here. Ask questions, join the discussions and just have a good time and I think you will get the same enjoyment as many others by being here.

respectfully,
Jon Amo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: askotto on March 19, 2008, 02:08:01 AM
Hi! Otto here, alive and well.

Thanks Jon for addressing the problems on the list. It will be refreshing to post without the concerns of a personal attack on ones mechanical knowledge. I've been off for a year. Did I miss anything? LOL

Myself, I'm rebuilding the SB2.2 engine in Ankle Biter and doing away with boring Nascar Legal specs. The 12-1 compression is bumped to 15-1. This should give the engine a chance for compression at the 5000' Altitude of Bonneville. The 980 CFM 4150 carb gave way to a 1130 cfm Barry Grant Dominator. The cam specs changed from the Nascar Michigan circle track specs, 275/280@ .050, .743 lift, 114 lobe sep and 106 ICL in the engine to something more suited for top end. 284/292@.050 duration, .792/.770 lift, 112 lobe sep and installed in the engine at 112 ICL. I scored some 03 casting date Hendrick heads that flow 415 on the intake and 265 on the exhaust. I'm hoping to huff and puff my way above 275 mph this year.

I'm also starting a Nostalgia Drag Race organization in NM. We're going to race Nostalgia grudge races locally in Albuquerque and around the State, TX and Colo. Anybody with a "Nostalgia drag car" will be encouraged to race. Presently the majority of the cars are 1930 thru 1940's chopped coupes and Roadsters. No cars newer than 1965 are allowed in the nostalgia class. I'll be running my 30 Model A coupe with a Lenco 4 speed and a 448" Rocket block SBC, SB2.2 heads, normally aspirated engine. It should dyno above 1000 HP and put the coupe in the 8's.

Otto


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landracing on March 19, 2008, 02:53:55 AM
Glad to have you back otto, you have alot of good information to share.

Jon


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: generatorshovel on March 19, 2008, 03:19:22 AM
G'day from downunder, Tiny is the nic, I got the LSR bug about '96 while a member of Phil Cvirn's team, as he chased (and got)the ellusive 150 MPH on a HD shovel.
I hang around with a bunch of salt addicted weirdo's from Silverton NSW who tend to shove engines where they don't usually belong, in the quest for speed.
 I get my jollies modifying small honda singles , and mating parts from anything I feel will help me hit the magic "ton" on a 175 cc 4 stroke single one day , why ? , because I can ?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: edweldon on March 19, 2008, 04:03:28 AM
22 years of messing around at the Salt and still don't have 923 finished.  But I'm getting there slowly.
I've usually been found hanging around Doug King or wherever there are flatheads and arduns and broken pieces thereof.
Proud to be one of the original Roads End Gang from 1986 when I got roasted by Multy for letting my kids shoot their bb guns at the salt.  It ain't easy being a mechanical engineer around there.  Absolutely no respect.  But what the hey…..it bought groceries.  And got me a nice lazy retirement.
Ed Weldon 
Captain Eddie's Day Old Fish market - Home of the Bonneville Salt Fish
Featuring the miracle of modern mechanical refrigeration.
Los Gatos (on the far side of the mountain), CA


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rebelce on March 19, 2008, 07:14:08 AM
Well, I'm Armond, I've been coming to the salt for the last 10 years or so, also got the chance to attend the first MUROC and meet a lot of great folks.  Mostly, I hang around with the Inliners.  Built and tuned Ray Hedstroms XO/VGC when he set a record back in 2000.  Currently I'm fabing and tuning for Leo Santucci while building my own XO/GR.  Nice to be here.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on March 19, 2008, 07:34:26 AM
Dan Warner - first trip to salt in '63 with Bob Noice and Paul Stanley, missed one meet since.

I am currently the head impound guy for SCTA-BNI at all events. I also oversee the impound for USFRA when at the WoS. I am a member of both the Bonneville and El Mirage 200 MPH clubs made possible with the generous efforts of Jim Knapp and Lee Kennedy/Terry Kilbourne/Gerry Musil respectively.

One thing I would like to say about LSR is: first and foremost it's all about the people. You will not find a nicer group of dedicated racers in any other form of motorsports. I have been around racing all my life, my dad was in the business, and I would not trade the relationships I have made in LSR for anything.

Thank you Jon for your efforts with the site so far, I am sure the rebirth will benefit the community in years to come.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Malcolm UK on March 19, 2008, 07:54:34 AM
Malcolm Pittwood here - using the sign in of Malcollm UK as I live in the 'old country' of England.

I organise Land Speed Record attempts here in the UK and overseas.  This has included private time on Bonneville and on the 93A road out of West Wendover, Tunisia as well as various venues on airfileds in this country.

Still hold four endurance records from 2000 as part of the Volco squad  - 12 hours, 2000 miles, 5000 kilo and 24 hours.  May get broken this year in an attempt I am organising for a new racer.

Have had the pleasure of meeting folk at Maxton, Bonneville and El Mirage when visiting the USA - spending time with organisers as well as racers.

Not certain whether I will get a car onto the US dirt and salt (and concrete perhaps Keith T) as I wish - elder daughter has chosen to wed this year - and my main racing sponsor (Jane) has still to agree terms (LOL).

Just so everyone knows, I am not employed by Bernie and I do not speak for the FIA but within the new forum rules I will defend International LSR whenever necessary.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Pat Kinne / Salt201 on March 19, 2008, 08:17:11 AM
Sure glad to have Landracing back - Thank you Jon for all your effort.

    My name is Pat Kinne, my first trip to the Salt was 1963 with Don Johnson and Jeff Shipley and a Blown 300" Fuel Chrysler in real lakester. Don got in the Bonneville 200 MPH Club with a 255 mph speed and I was hooked.  I missed a few years since but have not missed any since 1986.
    My brother Mike, my father and my own son along with Roy Fjastad's engine put me in the 200 MPH Club in 1990 in our driveway built Monza. Roy let me drive a few of his cars over the years with some sucess, and I have lived my dreams of 1963.  It took over fourteen years but we finally got my brother his Red Hat in Roy's roadster in 2004. What a long time to wait for pay back.
    I have had the honor of being on the Bonneville 200 MPH Club Board of Directors for the past 9 years and have seen the Club grow to its current stage.  Any questions in that department - feel free to ask. Nothing makes me feel just how special Bonneville to the racers quite like handing a new member his Red Hat and T-shirt - thats real joy.
    Jonathan has asked me to participate in the Tech section of the site and I am happy to do so.  I am no mechanical wizzard but I do know some, this forum is full of very bright people.  Never be to shy to ask what seems to be a simple question, this site can save a racer a good deal of the frustration that comes with trying to put your dreams on the Salt. - Pat Kinne


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: floydjer on March 19, 2008, 08:28:37 AM
Greetings to all. Great to have the site back (thanks Jon ) My name is Jerry Berry (yes, that`s my real name) I`m 50 yrs. young, eak out a living building street rods, have a perfect wife named Patti and a female shop cat Fred. ( named after automotive royalty, Fredrick Duesenberg) I`ve lived in Grand Rapids my entire life and am looking forward to having the only `liner in town. Hobbies include: Anything w/ 4 wheels; metal shaping:metal fabrication and bike riding. Thanks again Jon ( and who do I contact about advertising on the site) ?   Jerry :evil:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Scott on March 19, 2008, 08:51:48 AM
Glad to have the form back, thanks Jon.
Iam a lurker mostly, enjoy reading the form for info.
Been going to the salt since the late 60's. Crewing on car 422 the last few years.                 SB


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on March 19, 2008, 09:04:53 AM
Steering and Suspension Moderator---Thanks for letting me participate Jon!

Wm. T.(sparky) Smith
I followed hot rods thrugh mags untill mid '60s---went to B'ville first time '69 helped Chauvin Emmons (his first trip with his 27 T with its 427 CanAM eng---what an experience, borrowing tires, gears, ect ect trying to qualify for long coarse)for several days untill his crew showed up on Thurday night.  

Left hot rodding untill '99 when I read about the salt pumping, decide to go check it out--was very excited to find out the were running trucks. When I returned to Dallas did some research---asked around---discovered Landracing.com and LSR list--decided to build a turbo BBC because I had sold trucks my whole life..  On the list I met Skip Higginbotham and the "Yellow Rose of Texas" who was living in Bastrop, Tx. at the time..

Decided to be an enginge parterner instead of building my own truck..drove to Bastrop 217 miles from Dallas about 80 weekends over the next two years. First year, '00 we ran as BBC/SBC dualAA/GS.  Next year we ran a AA/GL set a 267.452 record on a 270 MIN.
NO HAT.  Skip moved to Paharumph, NV.  I had no car.. Bought a little car out of the ECTA that Keith Turk told me about---spent the next two years rebuilding.

Moved to Phoenix in '04, joined the Gear Grinders, finished the car in '05; ran first time at El Mirige in Nov. Ran 219. on a 220 minimum NO HAT!!!!!!!!At El Mirige if you don run above the min. they dont post as a record.

Good News! The FORUM is back & the guys from back east finally broke our '01 AA/GL record at 271. so I will not have to deal with the "MINIMUM"---YEAH!

We will be posting our building efforts of our AA/?L & our AA/PP  AzTexMotorsports.com


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on March 19, 2008, 09:14:59 AM
First thanks to Jon for the website and the forum, I really missed it ythe short time it was down.

My name is Fred Vance, I live in Bulverde Tx, just north of San Antonio. I have been a mechanic all my life, cars, bikes, tractors.Young guys are "technicians" us older guys are "just" mechanics. I did a lot of drag raccing in the '60s, road racing motorcycles in the '70s &'80s. In '78 I built a turbo 650 BMW and ran at Speedweek. It didnt work too well, my little gold plaque for top speed of the week says 88 mph. I didnt get back to the salt until '91 and have been spectating ever since.

After WF last year I decided to build a bike and try and get a red hat, I am building an '07 busa to run 1300 P/P class. It will be box stock this year, just want to get it tru tech and get long course qualified. Will go for the record next year.

Looking forward to Speedweek!! O yeah I just joined SDRC and will be crewing on C/FR # 453.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RayTheRat on March 19, 2008, 09:37:34 AM
Ray the Rat here.

Taylorsville, Ut.

Sometimes known as Ugly Truck.

I take a lotta photos...like last year's WoS:
http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wos/Welcome.html (http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wos/Welcome.html)

and World Finals
http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wf/Welcome.html (http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wf/Welcome.html)

I'm wrasslin with some server issues at the moment.  I think I've got things right...I guess we'll find out with this post

(http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wos/20070913/20070913_218r8.jpg)

Ray the Rat


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1 fast evo 2 on March 19, 2008, 09:45:57 AM
Hello everyone. My name is Mike Reichen.
First and foremost I would like to thank Jon for bringing the site back as it seems to be that I have become addicted to finding out as much info as possible on most things having to do with landspeed racing and this site is my best resource.
As for me I have done all kinds of racing in my time(short as it is), but most of the time I was either drag racing or cruising the streets. For the last 10-12 years I have been into drag racing mitsubishi imports and my latest car is an evo 2 that is a pretty good drag car that is now halfway a land speed car(it will have to do until I can build a dedicated lsr car).
I would once again like to thank Jon and all the other people on this site that have helped to answer my questions or that will answer my next questions.
                                          Mike Reichen


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sfm1951 on March 19, 2008, 09:49:52 AM
Hi everybody I'm Steve Maeder ( SFM1951) I've been a member for about six months. I used to race dirt track modifieds, ( can't get into the car anymore without cramping up LOL ) Both my boys now drive Mod 4'S . We run Ford 2.3 motors and we buzz them about 8,200 RPM on 3/8 mile local dirt tracks with the cars weighing 1,650# with the driver. We build almost all of the cars. We all work in heavy industrial construction. My hobbies are Street Rods,Race Cars, Motorcycles and Metalworking.  I've always been a fan of Bonneville . Me, my boys ,and our engine builder are  toying with building a Street Roadster or a bellytanker.  I live in Cohasset in northern minnesota not quite at the roads end, but you can see it from here


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 19, 2008, 09:55:33 AM
Mike
Welcome aboard. LSR is a unique motorsport and enjoyed by many generations as well as being the oldest form of the sport. There are no spec cars or bikes like other racing venues. Your project sounds like a good place to start. If you haven't been to the salt you should try to go with a camera and a note book. Spending time at inspection and in the pits will blow you away. It might also help make your long term plans as to what type of vehicle you want to build later.
Keep us posted and use this forum to ask questions, we are here to help. :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on March 19, 2008, 10:11:37 AM
Hi i'm Sumner Patterson, most of you know me as Sum, and I first went to b'ville in '91.  I had moved to SE Utah and gotten back into cars (street rods) a couple years earlier and had always wanted to go to Speed Week since I read about it in the late 50's and now that I was at least in the same state (430 miles away though) I went.  Been going ever since, but as a spectator until 2004 when Hooley started running his Stude.  We had met two years earlier when John (WZJUNK) who I had know awhile brought Hooley and 6 other guys from OK and MO to my place and then on up to the salt.

I've wanted to build a car since the late 90's but due to work and other things didn't get started on it until 3 years ago.  Hopefully, hopefully it will make it's first pass down the salt at one of the meets this year.  I appreciate all that I've learned here, thanks to Jon having the site, and more importantly all of the friends that I now have as a result of this site being on the Internet.  It can get lonely down in SE Utah.

As some of you know I have a site where I've tried to pass on info also and have meet a lot of nice racers as a result of that project.

c ya on the salt,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tom Slick on March 19, 2008, 10:33:12 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Chris Cooley and I’m 35 years old. I’ve been a land speed racing enthusiast since I was about 5 years old when my father and I ran across an SCTA meet out at El Mirage while out camping and trail riding. My father and I went back for meets for many years as we both admired all of great cars and people involved in land racing and each of us have always dreamed of building our own family car to bring out and run. Obviously this hasn’t happened yet, as we are still on the sidelines watching. (Anyone got a Studebaker lying around?)

I’ve spent most of my life on the motocross circuit racing and chasing the dream of one day being a factory rider; however injuries held me back from making it to the pinnacle of the sport. Since retiring from motocross I got involved in speed boats and offshore power boating, but I have temporarily given that up in an effort to chase another dream of Sprint Car Racing. I’ve raced once and tested a few times, and to say I’m hooked is an understatement. I worked on a team for a year to gain a better understanding of how the cars work mechanically and I’m now chasing the all mighty dollar to go racing.

Back to land racing…my father and I after years and years of saying we were going to go, finally made our first trip to Bonneville in 2006. To say that we were spoiled was an understatement, as the salt was the best it had been in 15 years. We attempted to go again last year, but pulled the plug as we were about to pull out of the drive way as we decided the conditions didn’t sound like they were worth making the drive for, so I sat at home all week right here on landracing.com and read all of the great reports from Bonneville.

Sorry for such a long post, so to wrap it up, I’m a speed junky and I look forward to someday building cars to come play with you guys.

Good luck to everyone and I look forward to meeting you at an event some day soon! 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rick Byrnes on March 19, 2008, 11:44:28 AM
My turn
Thanks Jon. and thanks to the guys that volunteered to help moderate.

I am Rick Byrnes
Came to B'ville in 86 after having been involved with a drag race 2.3 Ford Turbo Coupe, and got hooked.
I came back every year while building the Merkur and finally raced in 91 and with many trials the car got me into the 2 club in 98 having been at 200 + - 5 MPH for about 5 years I just couldn't put two in a row together.
Ran the 2.3 Merkur for a couple more years as a N/A motor, and my son driving picked up a couple of records, but Don Vesco convinced me that I wanted to build a liner.....oh boy was I in trouble.
Well after being sidetracked doing the lakester, I am finally committed, and in the middle of suspending the car and converting to streamliner.
At the slow pace I'm going I don't know if the car will race this year, but if not I will be at SpeedWeek as a volunteer.
I did some volunteer last year before SW and it was quite rewarding.

Welcome to all newcomers. 


Rick



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dave Haller on March 19, 2008, 11:57:28 AM
Dave Haller Here,
I live in a small northwest town about 18 miles west of Olympia, Washington. Great living in a small town and commuting to work in my issued vehicle. I am a Major Crimes Detective with the Thurston County Sheriff's Office and handle Homicide and other violoent felonies. I have admired racers at both El Mirage and Bonneville since reading about them in Hot Rod back in the fifties. I always wanted to participate but was to busy working and raising kids to make it. Drag raced in Southern Cal in the late sixties and early seventies but got clear out of it when I joined and worked for LAPD as a street cop for thirtenn years. Got hurt really bad in 1983 and returned to my home in the northwest in 1984 where I got to start all over again at the ripe old age of 40. Happily married to my bride of twenty five years and still have two young children at home. Victoria is my miracle girl. Born with a bad heart, two open heart surgeries with more on the plate through the rest of her life. My car number is 93, the year she was born. My son Jacob is a joy and being an older dad is awesome. I race an A/FL built by Mike Cook, my friend, and his cousin Billy (the Captain) Hodges. Bought it as a roller two years ago, first runs at Speedweek 07, new car gremlins but am fixing all those now. Looking forward to many more years out on the salt racing the new car and fellowshiping with all the non cop friends I've made out there. Don't get me wrong, my partners in law enforcement up this way are family to me, racers out on the salt that I've come to know are also like family to me but on a different scale. Hope to take one of my very best friend's record away from him, Marlo Triet at 292. That is an almost impossible task but I'm having a very good time trying.
I respect you all and feel very honored to be a part of the many good people who particpate out there on the salt where there are no faster people on the planet, the good old American hot rodder, and some from overseas.
God Bless you all and see you on the salt!!!!! 8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on March 19, 2008, 12:03:51 PM
My sign on name is FREUD. I use that because Ed Roth assigned my nick name (Doc Freud) in 1968. With a last name of Freudenberger and a degree in Optometry, it covered all the bases. I live in Everett, WA. My first trip to B'ville was 3 months after I graduated from college in 1963. ('lotta good guys had '63 as their first trip)
I was shooting fotos at the drag races and it took me a few years before the camera interrupted my spectating experiences on the salt. The foto on the cover of CYCLE Magazine (December 1969) opened a new world for me. For a few years I printed fotos in my room at the Wendover Best Western Hotel. I have people tell me that the fotos from 1975 are still on the wall at home or in the shop. Reality slapped me in the face several years ago when a fellow told me he remembered me from his early trips to the salt when he was a young kid. The clincher was when he concluded with the statement, "Now you're one of the Old Timers." I guess that was what was required to be the most recent inductee in the Kilo Club.
2008 will include my 118th trip to the salt. Private time, WOS, World Finals  and Speed Week have had years with 5-6 trips.
Then in the 80's I went nuts and rode a TZ 750 to capture the spirit of the racer. My tough teacher was Don Vesco and I treasure the time we had together.
When I add a slight bit to my learning curve, I will post the building diary on Marlo Treit's website (www.target550.com) and keep everyone up to date on his streamliner build.
For the past 8 years I have done the foto diary of the Gas Up event for the Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club. That has given me the opportunity to be in a "one on one" situation with the heros of LSR.  So I have enjoyed a closeness with a marvelous group of talented people. For that I am most grateful.
With the help of a few dear friends, I put on the B'ville NW Reunion each year. This site is my closest link to the racers and so it is with great dedication  that I will do all possible to help Jon and Keilani keep it afloat.

Aging ugly,
FREUD



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mac3170 on March 19, 2008, 12:07:54 PM
I am Larry McKinney in Kokomo, Indiana. I just about had heart failure when this site went down.  I am about 99% finished with my motorcycle powered car streamliner, and I am counting on members of this site for the help I will need. I saw the salt flats for the first time in my life last August, and I knew before the end of my one day visit that I had to build one of these things. The depth of my knowledge and the help I will need should be obvious.

I have some race experience in various formats, and build all my own race cars. The streamliner is the most interesting project, probably because I am having to rethink everything I do with this car. 

I am 65, enjoying life, & tell the women I am self employed, not retired. THANK YOU for restoring this site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Romero on March 19, 2008, 12:11:59 PM
I’m John Romero, 42 and I have been racing in one form or another for the last 15-20 years.

I started around 1990 working on IMSA and LeMans cars. Farted around with those till about 1995 when I joined Honda with their IndyCar program. Did that until 2002 when I joined my present company where I do engine management stuff. Visited El Mirage for the first time in May of 2003 and got hooked. Figured I wanted to try something interesting and not easy. Set the 2 club as my goal and picked a class where I was not at all sure that I could be successful (1,500cc in a full size car). Ran my Honda for the first time in 2004. Still trying to get a record over 200 on the salt. The car can “do it” but doing it and solidifying it with a record are two very different things.

In 2006 a group of friends and I found a 1955 moped and now we run it in the vintage 50cc classes at Bonneville and El Mirage. I am almost ashamed to say that we have more standing records with that bike (5) than I have with the Car (3). Does that make me a bike guy?

I’m currently building a new car in addition to my Honda. It’s a 31 roadster with a flathead and all period speed equipment except for the safety. It was a total basket case and really has required a 100% rebuild/repair from the very bottom to the top. Spent an absurd amount of time doing a full bolt in cage so I can drive it on the street as well as race it. It wont be really fast but it will be fun and that’s the point. It might finally see the light of day in 2009 at an El Mirage event. Maybe if I get time I will do a build diary on it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PorkPie on March 19, 2008, 12:40:24 PM
Alright, my name is Pork Pie...
...ok...some know me under my real name Thomas Graf...but I got the Pork for the last 30 years.....and so I'm known at the salt.

Thomas Graf sounds German...and it's German....from a place between Stuttgart and Heidelberg and also the birthplace of the famous NSU bikes......therefore I have to apologize in advance for my bad English......

I'm in speed since 1970, last year I had my 25th anniversary at the salt.

People know me as a photographer and land speed historian with a little bit technical background - or you can say a little bit technical knowhow (I'm an engineer in automotive design with some experience in the wind tunnel).
Sometimes I make my comment to technical and historian requests here on the forum - so good as my English allowed me to do......

I'm part of the McBride & Moreau Racing Team from Spokane/WA.....the team runs a succesful small streamliner, but was off the salt since August 2002, when we got just a fire in the engine compartment.
We will be back in September 2008 - cross the fingers.....

To find me at the salt is very easy....I'm the guy with a big Akubra hat on and a funny green vest with a big note on the back "life begins at 200 mph....."

Alright Tom Burkland means, it's wrong...it had to be 400 mph...but I'm sure a lot of racer are happy to get the two cap.....


Also I'm a writer and photographer for the Fast Facts Magazine - the quarterly magazin of the Speed Record Club in England....Malcolm UK is one of the founder of this club.

Thanks to Jon that he keep the landracing.com and the forum alive.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on March 19, 2008, 12:58:37 PM
Hello, my name is Brian Dean. I have been addicted to this forum for a year.I have all ways been a gear-head. I built my first street rod at 18 which I still own. A 1934 ford coupe. I became involved in nostalgia drag racing with good friends Cole Cutler and Greg Everitt. We all owned chopped and fenderless 34 ford coupes which we raced at NDRA/WCTA events promoted by Tom Pruffer in the 80's. We would drive them from Sacramento to Freemont to race the super street class. I would run 9.70's. Cole would run 9.30's than we would drive them home. That's when guys like Jerry Morland, Fat Jack and Mindy Frey showed up with all out race cars in enclosed trailers to claim "Worlds Fastest Street Rods". So we kinda got away from all the street rod racing hoopla.
My first trip to B'ville was in 1980 with Greg as spectators. We again went back in 82' but found out when we got there that speedweek  was cancelled do to weather.Nice drive, I guess we should have checked the weather.
Fast forward to the 90's. Cole built a nice stude to race at B'ville. Do to family and career commitments, I never made the trip with him or was involved in any type of racing for a number of years. In 2000 Cole sold the stude to Greg. I finally made it back to B'ville in 2005 as part of Greg's crew and had a blast. In 06' Cole let me make some licensing passes in his Ford Lightning P/U. I ran 183 on a 175 license run (oops) but really got bit by the salt bug. I had to build something. So last year we built the Fairlane in less than 5 months and made it to speed week which both my wife,Celia,( Cheeto Racer) and I drive. (Note to future land speed racers: if you want to get your wife on board with a project, tell her she can drive it.)
I was introduced to this forum by Cole (which he lurks here and reads daily but doesn't participate but wish he would, he is a wealth of knowledge especially with all things Ford)and been hooked since. I first posted in October and have felt welcome from the beginning.
Thanks Jon for making it all happen.
Brian


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 19, 2008, 01:08:00 PM
Glen Barrett, old guy.  started going to Bonneville in 1953 as well as the lakes. Drove a couple of roadsters when I was a member of the Albata club at he lakes. 1957 I was asked to drive Bob Fugatt's rear engine roadster. Went thru the middle mile at 194 mph and near the end of the last mile broke the crank around 215 mph. Spun the car but was OK.

!983 started helping Gary Cagle with the timing at the lakes and Bonneville. Took over as Chief timer in 1994 when Cagle passed away. Stayed on until 2004 when I moved to Utah. Will be announcing and course control this year. Have been a member of the Gear Grinders since 1983. LSR is the greatest motor sport in the world. Working with Jon on this site is an honor. :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: john robson on March 19, 2008, 01:47:38 PM
Hello to all

I am John Robson and I am new to posting , not having done it on any board. We will see how it goes.

I am a 64 year old lawyer practicing in Tacoma,Wa. I began building small engines ( glow, kart and lawn mower) when I was still in grade school. My father took a home made scooter away from me when he caught me riding on city streets when I was in the 9th grade. I began drag racing in high school  and continued after college as a driver and engine builder on NHRA stock superstock and modified production cars untill the sport was taken over by bracket racing (which I still just don't get.

In high school a family trip took me past Bonneville on the highway and I could not get my father to turn off the road. I recall watching it dissapear in the mirror in wonder. My first trip to Bonneville was in 1987 with a motorcycle.  We broke at once and went home. I had missed the prior year as unprepared and perhaps the meet rained out, I dont recall. In 1988 or 1989 We got a record on the same bike and the following year broke again.

Three years ago my wife took a trip to Italy without me and on a whim I atternded th World finals as a spectatot. The fire was lit and when I returned home I talked to a friend and we have a car that we took to the track in 2007. We are still dealing with construction and tune up issues, But I think I have it.  Our 1977 PSI blown Camaro is a new experiance for me as I have never run a blown engine and have no prior experiance with mechanical injection. I Got lots of advice help and parts from fellow racers last October and found the racing fraternity at Bonneville to be the most helpful and willing group I have ever raced with. Also the Clubs the volunteer to put on the meet are awsome. This is a long term project for me and my partners and I am exited to meet more racors and enthusiast.  I know this forum will be very helpful to all who participate.

Time to push the button and see what happens

John


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Howard on March 19, 2008, 02:28:42 PM
 :-) Hello and thanks Jon.
My name is Howard Nafzger and I first came to the salt during "the great flood" of 1982-1984.  I was born and raised in a small farm community in Ohio and have lived in S. Arizona for the last 30 years. I drag raced, oval track, and motorcycles in the desert before discovering Bonneville.
I designed and built two liners and ran the first one from 1988 thru 1991and got into the 200 club with it then i sold it to Scott Guthrie. I believe Kent Ritchies (sp) has the car now.
My second liner was built from 1996 thru 1999 and it ran from 1999 thru 2001 when I had to have my spine fused. I got it over 300 with a well used NA 360 sprint car motor.
That car was sold to Earl Wooden who set some great records with it and he then sold it to Charles Nearburg who got some more records this last year.
I am 75 years old now and am only thinking about how I would do the next liner if I could turn the clock back.
Hope to get back on the salt to visit someday.
Howard


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on March 19, 2008, 03:52:25 PM
..................I am 75 years old now and am only thinking about how I would do the next liner if I could turn the clock back.
Hope to get back on the salt to visit someday.
Howard

Howard we miss you and you have been an inspiration to me for sure and I still have the build pictures of your car that I photographed out of your build diaries.  I sent some to Earl and he was thrilled to have them.  75 years old......I can't believe that... you don't look much over 50.  Sure hope to see you on the salt or come up to Blanding if you get a chance, I'm just straight north of you.

I for one am looking for a lot more posts from you since you have so much good solid based on fact info that would be invaluable to many of us,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 19, 2008, 05:08:54 PM
Okay, let's see what I can put down here.

Wait a minnit - put downs aren't what we want, right?  Maybe I should choose a better start.  Well, anyway, I'm Jon Wennerberg, otherwise known as Seldom Seen Slim.  My wife Nancy and I are the team of S S S -- and before you read another line, I'll promise that I won't hassle anyone about commas, misspelled words, or the like any more.  I have to accept that I probably caused some bad feelings out there -- and - well, whatever, please forgive me.

Second of all, Nancy and I race bikes.  We started going to Bonneville in 2000, to spectate, 'cause she got tired of me whining about how "I want to go 200 on a bike".  She told me to look into Bonneville on the Internet -- and hey, eight years later, here we are, with me having a pair of 2 Club Certificates on the wall at the office.  She went with on the first trips just to enjoy some vacation-in-the-sun time -- and without a thought of riding a bike on the Salt.  Well, one time we set up her Ninja 250 and she rode it and had a good time, but that was enough.  She had no interest in the "big" bike -- too tall for her, her feet couldn't touch the ground.  That ended one day after we had put the new bodywork on it and she sat astride it in the pits and I had the temerity to notice.  "Busted!" was her comment, and she started riding it.  Her best pass so far is a 185.304, and one of the days she'll get her "A" license, too.

Other stuff - Nancy and I are privileged to host Salt Talks, the annual Land Speed Racer Gathering at the Bend in the Road during SpeedWeek.  It's a picnic and social gathering for everyone who cares to attend -- hamburgers, hot dogs, pasties, cold drinks and good times.  A raffle, T-shirts, and more bench racing than you've ever seen in one location.  Stay tuned for details.

Oh, yes -- where is Marquette, Michigan?  Look it up -- we really are "way up north".  140" or so of snow so far this year -- worse still, that's about 18" BELOW normal.  Visit our website for a story about my Oshkosh snowplow truck.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Eric_Noyes on March 19, 2008, 05:34:03 PM
Hello

I'm Eric Noyes and often watch the musing of the others on this board but seldom post.  John Buddenbaum and I (with the help of Rick Yamane and others) have spent the last few years attempting to set the 50cc motorcycle streamliner record.  We have the AMA record, the SCTA record, but have not surpassed the 1981 FIM World record…yet (this should be the year; but then last year should have been the year, and before that and…) hope springs eternal.

Land speed racing has allowed us to develop near world class skill at friction bonding a high silicon aluminum piston to an electrodeposited oleophilic nickel matrix silicium carbide coated cylinder bore.  Our last dyno test involved the use of a turbocharger methanol and 20% nitromethane; and ended with verification of the shear strength of the bond with a hammer; prior to engine disassembly.

After a few more tests we hope to be ready for El Mirage in May.

If you would like more information; look for: Buddfab Streamliner in the Build Diaries (now on page 5) and then go to our website at:

http://www.geocities.com/buddfab/buddfab3

Eric Noyes



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RayTheRat on March 19, 2008, 06:04:55 PM
I thought I had a photo of that Buddfab metallurgy experiment somewhere.  I did.  Here it is:

(http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wf/20071004/20071004_349r4a.jpg)

Nice work in the theoretical metallurgy area.  Perhaps you can use a more sophisticated method of shear strength verification on your next proof of concept test. :)

And here's one of the pics of Sumner's chopped and flamed Jimmy:

(http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wf/20071004/20071004_037r4a.jpg)

RtR


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on March 19, 2008, 06:28:42 PM
I thought I had a photo of that Buddfab metallurgy experiment somewhere.  I did.  Here it is:

(http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wf/20071004/20071004_349r4a.jpg)

Nice work in the theoretical metallurgy area.  Perhaps you can use a more sophisticated method of shear strength verification on your next proof of concept test. :)

And here's one of the pics of Sumner's chopped and flamed Jimmy:

(http://www.chevyasylum.com/bsf2007/wf/20071004/20071004_037r4a.jpg)

RtR


The sad thing is that their 3 cubic inch streamliner is faster than my 350 cu. in. truck  :cry:.  I'm hoping to fix that with the motor I'm building now, but in the cc per mph race I'll still be far, far behind  :-).  Those guys will wrap up the FIM record for sure.  I have no doubts about that and what an accomplishment that will be along with the rest of their records.  I think some more will follow that also  :-),

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Milwaukee Midget on March 19, 2008, 07:09:40 PM
My name is Chris Conrad, and I discovered this site and forum about 8 months ago.  I’ve been a fan of land speed racing since I was about 7 years old, when I’d go to the library and thumb through Hot Rod and Rod and Custom magazines.  But I got hooked when ABC’s Wide World of Sports telecast Gary Gabelich’s run in 1970.  The Blue Flame was built in my hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I refer to it as “Beerhaven”.

I work with a sound company here in Milwaukee, play in two bands, and enjoy the sounds of Bob Wills or the Rolling Stones nearly as much as I do a Keith Black hemi or a V-12 Jaguar.

My first trip to El Mirage was in 1993 – Flew out with my dad to the November meet – a 2 day event at the end of the year.  My father used to drag race his 62 Dodge Dart (318, three-on-the-tree!) and introduced me to stock car racing, SCCA and IMSA events at Brainerd, Road America and Mid America.  On top of that, both my grandfathers helped me build a Soap Box Derby car.

My wife and I have been to Bonneville twice since then, and with her support and encouragement, I now have a pile of MG parts in the garage (and basement, and attic) that I am turning into an I/GT Midget.  This should be fun – I stand 6’5”.

Jon has assigned me the “Non-LSR” site to moderate, which should be an interesting challenge. I’m happy to handle this forum because we all have interests outside this sport/hobby, and I’m curious as to what more we all have in common.  This would be the place to go if your posts don’t fall into a clearly defined “LSR” subheading, but run adjacent to it.  All the rules will still apply, and I anticipate courteous, light-hearted, yet informative conversation will be the norm.  It permits us to keep the other headings clearly focused, but still gives us the opportunity to discuss common interests.  I think of it as the party on the patio.

Three more things –

1 A warm welcome to all “newbies”.

2 There are no dumb questions -  BUT - before you post, try using the search function. There’s nothing new under the sun, and if it involves Land Speed Racing, it might already have been posted.

3. There is a function on the postings that you make which permit you to modify your postings – essentially, an edit feature.  If you make a post that you later feel uncomfortable about, or that you spoke inaccurately in, you can always go into your post and correct it.  I’ve used it a couple of times, and I know it’s helped keep the egg off of my face.   

It’s good to be here, and if I can be of service, contact me through the forum.

Chris


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadster943 on March 19, 2008, 07:14:38 PM
  Hi my name is Vince Norton. I am 46. I live in E Wenatchee Washington. I work as a hydro mechanic at a dam on the Columbia River.  In 2002 I had the good fortune (made the mistake ?) of driving the hot rod down to Speedweek just to say I had been there and make a roadtrip in the coupe. Well life has never been the same since. Built a Gas Roadster, first ran in 04, 202 MPH best so far.
    I have said from the first trip that LSR is the coolest thing I have I have ever seen done with a car and I proud to be doing it. This is the best group of people I have ever been envolved with. This is just an amazing thing we get to do and I can't say enough good things about the people (SCTA) that make this happen. Thanks to Jon for this site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mac on March 19, 2008, 07:15:29 PM
Hi,
I'm Miriam Macmillan and this is my second year land speed racing. I crewed for my husband last year when he raced his Acura RSX and did really well for a rookie. I had a choice to either become a racing widow (figuratively), or get involved - I chose the latter!  :-D  This year we are feverishly building my car (after I was left on the line twice last season due to weather and having to run as second string) and hope to have it together by May. I am also secretary for The Rod Riders.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mkilger on March 19, 2008, 11:09:48 PM
Iam Mike Kilger  38 own a custom sheet metal shop in Riverside CA ,building cars and sheet metal work for 20 years  went to bonneville the first time in 1999 with Gary Brauer 716 fuel roaster helped Gary and Mike at elmo and bonneville  with car for a few years. I havn't missed a bonneville meet since. I helped SCTA with the emergency response team  at elmo and bonneville for a couple of years (Glen thinks he's got the best seat) LOL  (thanks Glen for your help)  Iam building a fuel roaster  right now hope to have it at bonneville this year dont know if we will make it thought. maybe w/f not speedweek for sure at this point.  love to help out when I can  land racing has a bunch of good guys in it. Thanks to Gary its been a big part of my life.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: flatman on March 19, 2008, 11:13:13 PM
Hi:  I'm Jerry Wortman we live in Big Sky, Montana.  A great place to live but not a real good place to interact with car people.  This site has been a huge help to me since last year was our first year at Bonneville and I had lots of questions. I finished our blown flathead 35 Ford last winter in our garage.  It was a street rod that we have had since 1964. On the way down to Bonneville I told my wife, Linda that we should consider ourselves successful if we pass tech inspection.
After lots of thrashing we passed tech and got in 3 runs before we "blowed up".
I'm a retired Northwest Airlines pilot & flew B52's out of March AFB and Viet Nam.
I grew up in Iowa and up until 2 years ago had only read about Bonneville.  I consider it a real honor to be able to participate with all of you that have been involved with Bonneville over the years.  When people ask me what Bonneville is like my best description is that it is, "A bunch of old guys doing what we wish we could have done when we were 18".   
We have a 37 Ford street rod in the garage that we hardly drive.  I got tired of the "my car's shinier than yours" street rodders.
We are members of the Denver Flatheaders and race our 35 at Bandimere.
We also race a flathead powered vintage hydroplane that was built in 1948 by Keith Black and Rich Hallet.
Thanks again for getting the site up and running again so I can ask more dumb questions.

     


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPDRACR on March 19, 2008, 11:18:53 PM
Hello Out there in Landracing land, I'm Eric Eyres 2nd Generation LSR junkie Current president of the San Diego Roadster Club. Lurk alot here, but chime in when I think it can help. My first trip to El mirage I slept in the trunk of my dad's 64 Galixie, First Bonneville 1971 5yrs old. Always a roadster racer first, but I been known to test a few others, Currently chasing the a/gr record with my father's and my #832 gas roadster, and engine support in a corvette and a modified roadster. Also 1 last undercover project with the Bob's Garage boys. It was supposed to be a quite winter, oh well. If any one ever has any SDRC questions feel free to contact me at spdracr@mgci.com.
Also a big thanks to Jon for letting us get to use this great forum. Thank you Eric


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Ellis on March 20, 2008, 05:01:29 AM
Hi,I'm Bob Ellis,living in Brisbane ,Australia!(New Zealander, originally!)I'm the Queensland delegate for the DLRA,have been racing on lake Gairdner since 2000.My  passion in life is LSR.Craig Breedlove has been a Hero of mine since birth!That is why there is a quote from him on my car! Kieth Turk can verify this,as he has seen it in person.I've been into cars longer than most care to be,and am lucky to have done most things associated with the beloved automobile!In the past have had  '39 chev coupe's, '55,'56,'chevy's ,'64 galaxy,and various aussie cars.These days I have a '71 fastback mustang(Sports roof) in concour's condition,a '23 Tbucket (Fad tee),two '82 holden work utes (pickups),'79 Bedford bus (racecar transporter),and the 66 Falcon,which currently holds the C/GCC record in Aust,at 204.something mph.Along way off Wooden's record,but we are still trying!Cheers,Bob #66 C/GCC.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bow on March 20, 2008, 11:36:58 AM
Hello, I'm Bow ( like Bow and arrow), which is a name that stuck after my NAVY days...

I have yet to be to Bonneville or El Mirage, but I have a dream and an Engine to go with it.. now I just need something to put it in and time. Right now I'll be happy to the Texas Mile during one of the events there.

I live in Houston, TX and work as an Avionics Senior Field Engineer on a NASA Contract. I have lurked and posted on this site for the better part of 2 years, learning and planning my ride... maybe someday, I'll get it together.

Jon, glad to see the forum back, thanks for your efforts.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Don Brent on March 20, 2008, 12:10:11 PM
Hi,  Like it says to the left, I'm Don Brent.  I usually lurk on the site checking out the tech posts and the build diaries.  My first Bonneville was 1991 as a spectator where I decided that it was what I wanted to try.  I came home, sold a front motored dragster I had been working on, and started on a flathead modified roadster.  (Used an engine I had stored since the 1962 Winternationals.)  I made my first run at El Mirage in 1994 and Bonneville in 1995.  The car is #108.  It was originally built as front engine  car but after several years it was time for a change and when the rules changed I converted it to a rear engine modified.  Over the years it has been fun, never close to the record (I have little hope to catch up with the results that Jim Stevens has achieved) but at least competitive among the NA flatheads.  Right now the car is apart again for a another complete rebuild.  Oh, I have been a member Of the San Diego Roadster Club from the days when you actually had to meet the requirements for membership.
Best regards, Don


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Uncle Jimbo on March 20, 2008, 02:40:29 PM
Greetings. My name is Jim Fischer, more commonly known as Uncle Jimbo. First off, a big thank you to Jon for keeping this web site going. I actually missed it being off line there for awhile. I generaly do more reading then posting. So here we go.  Iam one of those bike guys, but still love seeing all the cars, lakesters, streamliners and all the wild configurations that the LSR people come up with. To me you guys and gals are the greatest when it comes to the old saying, "Yankee ingenuity".
I started realizing my need for speed back in the late 60's, drag racing my first Honda, then a BSA Lightning, then on to the Harleys. The project bike Iam curently working on is an old 1974 H.D. Iron Head Sportster. My goal with this machine is to push it faster then any other has gone with original equipment carbuation. So far a 125.5 and aiming for 140. Yes hope springs eternal. Have been to Maxton but I caught "salt fever" several years ago at the AMA BUB meet, and have been back every year since. Someday I hope to be able to afford making it to Speedweek also. Coming from Chicago, we sleep in the truck on the way to Bonneville to help save a buck or two, it realy makes it an adventure. The land speed community has some of the nicest people on the planet, and the sunrise on the salt is like a religious experience to me.
Respectfully
Jim Fischer
Project Gray Ghost
AMA - LSR - M/PP 1350


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bak189 on March 20, 2008, 03:13:31 PM
Bob Bakker...here.."one of those sidecar guys"....a Alien (legal) Came to the U.S.A. in 1949 as a 12 year old kid...(After barely making it thru WWII...but that's another story) Became a U.S.A.
citizen in 1954.  Served  in the U.S. Army
(101 Airborne) Raced Bonneville in 1954 on a M/C
...132mph..second run, speed woble fell off..no damage..Spectator at Bonneville for many years after. Solo M/C roadracing with AFM (with Don Vesco, Tony Murphy, Marty Dickerson) Raced AMA Dirt Track, Scambles, (moto-X to you young people)  After college, raced International Moto-X in Europe...got hurt (back, shoulder, arm, enc)
Was building solo and sidecar chassis...started roadracing sidecars with a BMW outfit, went back to Europe, roadraced National and International events....(got good start money in Germany, lots of U.S. service men, promotor could advertise a U.S. Team to help the gate)
Back to the U.S. raced sidecars with AFM and AMA...got married to Linda, my sidecar passenger
(yes, we are still married) AMA made me Sidecar
 Coordinator and asked me to write their rules.
Went back to Bonnevile in 1979 with BNI....raced with BNI till 2003......been racing the BUB since that time.....at 71 years old now, got LarryC driving my sidecars.......4 sidecar records today....
or maybe it is 3....never did get a answer from
Russ or Roy from BNI.............................................
Only part of my "past life" don't want to bore you with the rest....Best of luck to any and all..... racing LSR in 2008

















Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on March 20, 2008, 04:01:04 PM
Well I guess it’s my turn in the barrel.
 I’m Mike LeFevers and like many of you as a kid I looked at magazines showing Breedlove and Arfons vying for the Land Speed Record. I knew that they and others had raced at the dry lakes in the past, so imagine my surprise in the late ‘70’s to find out they and many others still did! I had to check this out so off to El Mirage I went and like the rest of you I was hooked. I can’t think of any place else that one could go and meet so many of their childhood hero’s, and they would actually talk to you. I was 21 then. I turned 51 today and am considered a kid by most of my peers at the salt, but that being said I do like to listen to the war stories the “old timers” like to spin from time to time. In between all these years I’ve been involved with many record setting projects and even managed to get a “red hat” for myself, it’s hard to believe.
And we are very lucky to have a web site like this to share all the different ideas and history that is land speed racing. 
Now some more of you lurkers jump on in, we’ll even talk to you…….   :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Drury on March 20, 2008, 06:27:39 PM
Welcome back to the oldbies, and welcome onboard to the newbies.
  My name is Bob Drury.  I am a 61 year old retired sheet metal worker and live in Vancouver, Wa.
  My background is in drag racing, which included stints crewing on a Top Fuel and Alcohol dragster, a Nostalgia Gas Supercharged car, and building various street rods.
  I first came to the salt in 95 to watch, and got sucked into the salt vortex. On the flight home I knew what I was going to build, spent a year gathering parts, and built the chassis, car and a trailer in 42 weeks by myself while working full time.  Boy, I wish I could re-think a few of the decisions I made building the car, but what the hell, its mine. 
  My passion has always been to try new ideas and not follow the norm, so I built a tube framed 53 Studebaker with a early olds engine running on fuel.
  The car would probably be faster if I would quit tinkering with do-dads and new ideas, but thats what keeps me coming back.  If Rube Goldberg is ever outlawed at Bville, I am gone.  (D.W.-don't get any ideas).
  This is the last place in the world where you can run what you want, and the guy you are trying to beat will give you the advice to do it.
  My only advice to newbies, is come to the salt before you build a vehicle, talk to the people building similar cars or bikes, absorb what they are telling you and read the rulebook twice.  Don't, however, be afraid to try your own ideas, just remember the rule book!  Safety is number one, and number two is you will be adicted for life.            Bob Drury (proudly flying VISA decals since 1996).


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on March 20, 2008, 06:56:28 PM
Hello to all: I am Charles Venable a working 45 year old Managing Director  for an Insuranace and Financial Planning Firm. (wish I was retired so I could race and have fun with my cars all day long) I live in Winston-Salem, NC (about two hours from ECTA's Maxton Track) My past racing experiance has been off road motorcycles and then Drag Racing Cars and Bikes from the mid 70's to the early 90's at which time a bike accident left me with 13 broke bones and a long road to recovery.  I am into hot  rods and street rods now. Last year I visited Maxton 3 times and have been hooked on LSR ever since. In keeping with my current streetrod fever, I am building a 1933 Ford Vicky (fenderless hiboy sedan) for the Classic category.  As fate would have it my plans where to be ready for the  Maxton event in April, but with parts coming in after the promised date and other parts being hard to find, it looks like the May event at Maxton is when I will debut the Vicky.  I hope to get to the salt in September for the USFRA  and do the 130MPH and 150MPH  deal..

Hope to meet a bunch of you fine folks in Maxton and then on the salt in the fall.

Chalres


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Geo on March 20, 2008, 09:47:26 PM
Hi all, Geoffrey Green from Prairie Village, Kansas, the land of Oz.  Dorothy and Toto’s Oz.  The other Oz.  I have been in the automobile world most of my life as a tech, shop owner, dealer service and parts director, foreign auto advisor in China. I’m going back to racing after many years on the concours car circuit with my favorite car the Jaguar.  Drag racing was my favorite with some road racing and circle track.  I have found high speed most enjoyable I am excited about trying some new ideas.  Besides I have a lot of motors from restoring Jaguars I must get rid of and finding the upper limits them seems the best way!  Tried this as a kid with the brick on the gas pedal of some old Triumph and after about 20 minutes I walked away.  It may still be running to this day!  Best time as a kid was playing in the junkyard!

Thanks Jon for getting the forum up again.  I hope limits set on the overrun are forgiving when I race as the first trip down the salt is scary when I think about it.  I look forward to meeting all you old salts and other newbies like me.  I have been reading the progress of many and I am very impressed with what you all are doing and writing about.

I find the 50cc streamliner as wonderful as the blown studes and roadsters as cool as the bikes.  I look forward to your help as I progress into the build this spring and summer.  Kidding me “about stiff upper lip” and asking for “Grey Poupon” in the staging lane is OK, just don’t expect a Newcastle when we’re done.  Well yea we’ll still share the beer.

Geo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on March 20, 2008, 10:10:02 PM
Go to the fridge and get a cold one, I’ll wait…..

I am Robert Steele from Wichita KS, age 57 and a retired Boeing B-52 field service guy.  A lot of people just know me as Stainless, a nickname I acquired in the service.  Back in 1972, while going to USAF B-52 Tech School in Denver, John Gowetski and I were looking for a car on South Broadway and stumbled into Ben Jordan’s Citroen dealership.  We started helping prepare his new Citroen SM for Speedweek in our spare time.  Going racing at the salt flats was a childhood dream, working on a LSR car was a great start.  I made it to Bonneville with Ben for the first time in 1978, was hooked and in 1980 we put Ben in the record book with the Abarth in I/GT at 120.872 MPH.
In 1984 we converted Ben’s twice crashed rear wheel steering K Gas Streamliner into the Mountain States Automation Bockscar Lakester, and took home the J/GL record.  I crew chiefed and wrenched the car with Kevin Sutton while John and Marty Sutton drove.  In 95 Johnboy entered the 200 MPH Club and Marty in 96.   After Johnboy’s spin in 99, we stretched the Bockscar a foot and I became a driver.  In 2001 I became the third Bockscar driver to enter the 200 MPH club. 
I must admit, ours is a team of bikers, disguised as car guys, the Bockscar has always been a bike with 4 wheels.  We’ve used bike motors from 45 to 96 cubic inches and up to last year they were always normally aspirated.  We are now trying that turbo thing; I’ll let you know how that works out…  8-)
In 2003, I finally built a bike for my oldest son Rob, and he rode it to the 1000 production record.  I changed it to a Modified in 2004 and we chased that until 2006 when it became an Altered through rule changes.  I’ve made several passes on the bike, but chasing the record and Robs goal to get an A bike license has kept the scooter busy.   
In my spare time I’ve been helping Jon with his scooter, which is just baby sitting the bike to get ready while he does web work, interviews, tracks down speeds, gathers info for you guys that didn’t get to the races. so you can keep up with current events. 
I don’t need to tell the other racers, but you new guys need to know LSR is the greatest sport on earth with lots of very helpful people.  Walk the lines and people talk freely about their cars and bikes.  You need something; someone will lend it to you. 
 
Warning, LSR is addictive and will drain your wallet, make people to think you are a couple of bottles shy of a six pack, and likely cause a serious adrenalin rush.  :roll:
Be safe, have fun, go fast


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on March 21, 2008, 12:30:11 AM
Introduce Yourself is one of the best posts ever. I would enjoy it if people would tell where they live. We never know when we may be in their area and need a tow bar.

It's difficult to believe that a rocket launcher could have such a marvelous idea.

Thank You, Michelle Lueders.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GearSpeedKelvo on March 21, 2008, 12:45:38 AM
I'm Kelvo from GearSpeed Motorsports Philippines.I'll be organizing and building the FIRST Philippine Land Speed Race Car.It will also be the FIRST race car of GearSpeed Motorsports.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dr Goggles on March 21, 2008, 01:00:07 AM
Yeah OK
James Stewart is my name , any joke you care to make about the name will be gladly accepted as a PM , this forum is like a bar now if ya wanna fight ya gotta take it outside :wink: so PM me all the Jimmy Stewart jokes......I know you old timers will have a few but I'll wash yer car if I haven't heard it>>>

I am a musician , a guitarist and songwriter ..it used to pay all my bills but I'm not so goodlooking anymore.., I have long been fascinated with cars , restored them , ruined them......got involved in the salt stuff because I just felt that so much other car stuff is kind of , well, meaningless..........I've done just about every job under the sun , delivered papers , picked fruit ,theatre teched in hospitals , animal anaesthetist , labourer ,ran a car resto gig for a while..worked in youth welfare now I work in the drug and alcohol treatment sector and ride a motorbike but I'm not a "bike guy".

I live in the suburb of Sunshine in Melbourne , Australia and no you can't get here by bus......but if any of you are passing by this way let me know......

I came across this forum a couple of years back courtesy of Hawkwind from the DLRA and have to thank Jon for all the work he does and everyone who's ever chipped in with advice for us.

Reverend Hedgash and I had started building our bellytank ( Build Diaries , Australian Bellytank) and we were desperate for information , this was more than we ever hoped for with helpful advice and some great entertaining writers and story tellers . The ebb and flow of various members has been a story in itself and in more ways than one seems to mimic the sport of land speed .

There are counterintuitive aspects to Land speed and this forum has saved a lot of people a lot of development time and money because as one of the great sages says
" don't make the same mistake the first time"... :wink:

I love everything about the salt , the characters ,the variety ...the fact that there's little point in "cheating"....I particularly like the oddball and lateral thinkers , sure I like a blown V8 but there is so much more .Burkland to Buddfab I like just about all of it....my favorite car was the Brown-Hooper bellytank from the early fifties....

I love the "give it their all " guys ( I guess I'm one) with the No budget , no money , No Worries! who see this as something incredibly important  , because we all know ....it is.

so ,um ,how was the spelling Slim?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: F104A on March 21, 2008, 01:10:55 AM
   I use the nick name F-104A because I just happen to be the proud owner of an F-104A. It doesn't look the same anymore because it is painted red with a big Eagle on the side and it's missing its wings and horizontal stabilizer. It does go fast though!
   My name is Ed Shadle and my son Cam and I went to Bonneville for the first time in 1989. We went as part of a crew for the #449 bellytank owned by Gary Calvert. While there, we met Bud Jones who was pitted next to us and was all by himself. He asked if he could get some help so I volunteered. One thing led to another and the next year my name was on Buds car as crew chief. By 1993 I was driving Bud's lakester and also built my own B/STR out of a 27T on deuce rails. Cam and I bought Bud's lakester in about 1997 and we've been running either the lakester or the roadster ever since. I made all the Muroc and a few El Mirage events as well. Love the dirt!
   In the late 40's and early 50's I used to ride in the my uncles stock car (32 5 wdw) while being pulled behind the 49 Lincoln on the way to the stock car races in little towns in North central Washington like Omak, Republic and Wenatchee. In 1955, after we moved to the coast, I built a soapbox derby car. In the late 50's I drag raced at the local airport (50 cents and you could race all night against anyone). In the 60's I went off to the Air Force and later secured a job at IBM as a field engineer. I got crazy in the 70's and decided to break my bones on dirt bikes (OSSA Stilletto)  with scrambles and cross country racing. Having my own little 32 Ford 3 wdw, a 33 Ford 3 wdw and a few other cars in the stables plus building my own Beechcraft Skipper from two wrecked Skippers, keeps me pretty busy. My wife and I have also been involved with Greyhound rescue since 1992. We also spent many years campaigning barrel racing horses and believe it or not, I shoe my own horses.
   In 1995 I somehow got the idea that I could build a car to break the record of 634 MPH. That turned out to be a bust so in 1997, when Andy Green/Richard Noble bumped the record up to 763, it just seemed like someone ought to go after that record. That is when I joined with another crazy guy, Keith Zanghi (former alcohol funny car guy) and bought a junked out F-104A, named it the North American Eagle and began the biggest most complex project of my life. Up to this time, we've conducted a total of 19 test runs at a local airport, Edwards AFB, El Mirage and last October, the Black Rock Desert. So now, we're getting ready to start going really really fast. If you want to keep tabs on the project, our web site address is www.landspeed.com.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PorkPie on March 21, 2008, 05:50:57 AM
Introduce Yourself is one of the best posts ever. I would enjoy it if people would tell where they live. We never know when we may be in their area and need a tow bar.

It's difficult to believe that a rocket launcher could have such a marvelous idea.

Thank You, Michelle Lueders.

FREUD
Freud,

if you ever need a tow bar in my area (Heilbronn/Germany) I will be glad to give you a hand and a welcome at my place.....smile.....wait for that this happens......


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: depdawg on March 21, 2008, 08:29:26 AM
Hi to all, depdawg, aka mike henson here, in sunny south flordia. At 62 I still have the bug to drive the black line. Been to the salt, with pals that have cars, and just love it. I dont know about trying a record, but just to drive it, then more decesions, want to first try with a inline six, then move on.
Drag raced in Detroit, as a kid, then moved to so cal, and back into street rods, still have a street car, but want something more. First time to the salt and dirt we a dream come true, went to the 50th at Bonne, what a group of guys. I was able to meet and find out things you can not do in any other form of racing. Thanks. Still learning after all these years.

Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jdincau on March 21, 2008, 10:22:04 AM
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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 21, 2008, 10:35:50 AM
Dr. G, don't you go and get me in any trouble -- I can do that all by myself.  And next time I see a mis-spelled word in something you've written I'll realize it's there to add a bit of spice to the sauce, not for any other reason.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Woodstock on March 21, 2008, 10:49:57 AM
My name is Bruce Bliven and go by the handle of Woodstock.
Been a lurker on this website for quite a while so decided to step up and join in.
Have followed LSR for many years and finally got the chance to go to Bonneville as a participant in '99.
Went to Speedweek with a Kenworth T2000, yes the big toys, and raced in the highway hauler class with the Flatout Redracer name.
We were a bunch of Kenworth engineer types who were given the chance to build a truck that CFI would race under the crazy driver of Glenn Brown.
It was an experience never to forget and as we were introduced to "The Salt Gods" on every pass we made with the truck.  Even managed to get the truck stuck in the staging area on the long course...providing some chuckles for the old timers!
Our first pass off the trailer was the fastest with the question to Glenn as how did it go?  His reply was in his Missouri drawl, "Just like going to the grocery store".
The team finally set 2 records At WF that year and still retain one of them which we are still proud of.
I live in a little town in NE Oregon now called Enterprise and hope to make it this year to observe Speedweek.
Jon and mods keep up the good work.... a great website that can't be dupicated or replaced.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thrust39 on March 21, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
Hi all,

I am Paul from Poole, England and I'm a Newbie - only joined last night, so be gentle with me! Sadly I am really only an onlooker as I have never even been to the USA let alone the Salt Flats. I have been a bit of a petrol head all my life. I enjoy watching Motorsport but find it all a little too driven by money whereas the Land Speed guys are driven by speed and by knowing that next year you can return and go that bit faster still. I would love to visit Speed Week; maybe I can persuade my fiancee (wife five weeks tomorrow) that a holiday in the States watching insanely fast cars doing what they do best would be a good idea. I did work at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu back in the nineties and loved spending time with some of the great LSR cars - Thrust 2 was even there for a while. I am just starting out on a collection of model LSR cars and hope to get a display cabinet up soon - when it is a little more comprehensive, will post some pics. I hope that all the racers amongst you have a good year - I look forward to keeping up with all the news and results.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 836dstr on March 21, 2008, 12:41:17 PM
Well, guess it's my turn.

I'm Tom Gilliland (the other "Tom G.") and unfortnately not directly related to Butch and David.

It the late '50's my Dad took me and my sister to a dirt track modified sportsmen race A Balboa Stadium in San Diego (pre SD Chargers). His intent was to show us how noisy and dirty racing was. Nice job Dad, your reverse physcology backfired! Like others went from model cars to car magazines to street and drag cars in the late '60's and early '70's, then came the family. Fast forward to 1995. A friend invited me to go to the October El Mirage race. He told me the atmosphere was like Drag Racing was back in the days it was still a sport and not a business. He was right. Half way throught the Meet I went and got a copy of the Rule Book. The hook was set! A couple of months later I joined the San Diego Roadstr Club.

I was going to build an Opel GT I had that had a tired 4 cly. that screamed to be replaced by a SBC. I had a Model A Roadster that was my daily driver and building or buying a LSR roadster. I happened on a STR in the AD section of the Bonneville Racing News. No engine or trans, but I had that stuff. The car was Nate Sabel's # 836 F/STR. which still holds the ElMo record. After a 4 year rebuild I joked with Nate that the only thing we didn't change was the car number. 2006 was the first year we really ran the car after sorting out a lot of problems. Ran all the El Mirage Meets and Bonneville that year. Lookinh forward to a good season this year and can hardly wait!

Personal Stuff: Retired from Aerospace after 32 years. Turned 62 Jan. 1st this year so one of first babyboomers. Social Security will not pay for this hobby, but will help. Daily drivers include a '57 Chevy 210 and a '32 Hi Boy roadster. It helps to have an understanding wife!

Good luck to all!

Tom (G.)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Geo on March 21, 2008, 12:48:11 PM
Welcome Paul,

I hope that all you from far away get the chance to step on the salt.  My last trip to England was in 2006 for a absolutely wonderful time.  All week just cars, cars, cars.  Oh, and one afternoon of rain.

What can you recommend for UK beer?

I'll get some good local US brew for you when you come over.  That goes for you Southern Hemisphere types too!

Geo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Darcane on March 21, 2008, 02:18:52 PM
My name is Mike Lackey.  I grew up around a drag strip (My dad's track; Alaska Raceway Park) and toyed around with drag racing, but never built myself a serious race car.  I'm also one of the younger folks on this board, as many of you have been racing longer than I've been alive.

I think I was originally inspired by some of Ray the Rat's pictographic accounts of his trips to the salt.  So, a few years ago I decided to build a land speed car which I've recently started on.  I guess it's really not too serious either, since I'm working on a little Gas Coupe with a 1000cc engine.  I think I should be able to set a record at Bonneville, but only because it's a class nobody has bothered to run in.  As far as building it, it's just me tinkering in my suburbia garage so don't expect anything fancy or quick. 

While I've never posted before, I've been lurking for several months.  There's endless information on here and I'm glad Jon started up the forums again.  I hope to learn from other's mistakes as much as possible so I don't have to learn from as many of my own.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Drury on March 21, 2008, 02:22:29 PM
Woodstock, call Bob Lick in Baker City, he is building a 91 T Bird comp coupe..................P.S. he drives a semi hauling gold (wheat, but it costs the same), so you two can out lie each other..............


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on March 21, 2008, 02:27:04 PM
My name is Mike Lackey. ..............  I'm also one of the younger folks on this board, as many of you have been racing longer than I've been alive................Mike

Welcome Mike and we need you young guys so that someone is still racing after we are gone  :-),

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: maj on March 21, 2008, 03:45:43 PM
Maj is a nickname i have dragged with me since high school days, more officially its Greg Watters from Victoria Australia.

Bit of a late starter , didn't know much about landspeed racing till Hawkwind convinced me to have a go in 04...didn't need much convincing  :-D, now very much hooked
Previously kept busy since teenage years racing motocross,dirt track speedway cars,pit crewing drag bikes and circuit cars, bit of dragging cars and bikes myself.
Currently having fun on a turbo busa, long term plan is a 2 wheel streamliner 2wd turbine powered.

Thanks Jon for the efforts on this site, sure missed it for the couple of days it was down.
Hope to meet many of the US crew in 09  and catch up with those we met here in 06


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Burk on March 21, 2008, 04:02:42 PM
I'm a 67 year old retired technician from semi rural southern New Jersey . Spectated at Bonneville in 1960 , raced dragsters from '63 till '71 , B/GD and A/FD . Started turning my front engine A/FD into a lakester in '75 when I found no land speed tires were available . Passenger in the '75 Baja 1000 . Flew hot air balloons from '77 to '90 , set a world record in '83 . Started going to Bonneville in the '90's and caught the bug . In 2000 I started on a front wheel drive A/GS . A limited budget and health problems have slowed progress but it may be at this years Speedweek .




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: cheeto racer on March 21, 2008, 05:23:03 PM
Hi!!!  My name is Celia and I am a Newbie.  I started reading this forum last year and have at times laughed my butt off and at times learned some valuable information.
I started comming to B-vill with my husband Brian (Thundersalt) in 2005 as a part of Greg Everitts crew.  To say that I had a blast would be an understatment.  I couldn't wait to come back in "06. That same year Brian was given an oppurtunity to drive a friends Ford lightning truck.  You should have seen the ear to ear grin on his face when he climbed out after his first pass.  Needless to say,, at that time I  thought it was only a matter of time before we had our own car. So last year a project car became available.  I was a little hesitant until he said that I could drive YIPEEE!!  I made two passes at Speedweek,  and I can tell you that after I got over the initial fear at the starting line.. and got to the end of my first pass. that i know that I had that same ear to ear grin. So now I look forward   to every August for that HOT, long wait in  line  for my moment to grin like a liitle kid again!!!  Yeah I know I'm a salt Junkie..


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: stay`tee on March 21, 2008, 05:26:32 PM
g`day, ronnie stayt (pronunced stay-it ) here from australia, born and raised on a cattle property had me riding one horsepower since before i could walk, that progressed to racing my mates with the fastest horse in the valley,,, so i guess it was a natural progression to motorcycles,,,, donald campbells effots on lake eyre in 63, i think it was, fasinated me...then articles in easyriders magazine about their attempt, had me hooked on streamliners, however, at that time , a lack of a lsr venue, and a young family left me at the dreaming stage... been dragracing motorcycles since the late sixties, with moderate success, held three aussie dragracing records,,,, then in the mid ninties i heard of a place called gairdner, drove over (3000+ mile round trip) in 97 to check out speedweek, i was the only one there, the lake had 6" of water over it,,, returned in 04 with a turbocharged kz kawasaki, built from various bits and pieces left over from mine and mates previous projects, i do all my own engine and chassie work ,ran a best of 159, then clutch problems set in,,, returned in 06 with a kawasaki zx12r, a little warmed over and went 204 on less than ideal salt,,, at present am busy working on my new lsr project, a gs1150 turbocharged suzuki...
attended bubs last year, enjoyed it so much that i didnt want to come home, am planning on coming over every year (annual vacation), will miss this year, as my daughter is getting married, but will be there next year, along with all the other aussies,,,,


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: krusty on March 21, 2008, 07:22:52 PM
Hello. I'm Vic Maguire. I first attended Speedweeks in 2006 and truly enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere. Haven't seen that in racing in the last 25 years, probably because from 1983-2004 I've been a full-time mechanic  in Trans Am , IMSA, and NASCAR. Couldn't make it back in 2007, but it appears that I'll get to the salt this year as a crewman, as I've been recruited to do some work on a roadster.  I've lurked here for a few years, but now the questions will be forthcoming.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on March 21, 2008, 08:26:01 PM
Hello. I'm Vic Maguire. I first attended Speedweeks in 2006 and truly enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere. Haven't seen that in racing in the last 25 years, probably because from 1983-2004 I've been a full-time mechanic  in Trans Am , IMSA, and NASCAR. Couldn't make it back in 2007, but it appears that I'll get to the salt this year as a crewman, as I've been recruited to do some work on a roadster.  I've lurked here for a few years, but now the questions will be forthcoming.
Glad to have you over here Vic. Let the questions fly, we'll lie to you better than Charlie Selix   :evil:. See ya soon.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: edweldon on March 21, 2008, 09:56:37 PM
Paul from Poole,UK --
Get in touch with Pork Pie (reply #25 in this thread)  Every year he comes to Speedweek from Germany.  I'm sure he can give you some tips on travel from Europe to Wendover, Utah.  Finding a place to stay can be tough if you want to get a room.  They book up pretty fast and there's a body of knowledge in the landspeed community on how to do that without coming up on the short end.
If you and your new wife are up to a camping vacation there are ways a lot of us do that.  Camping at Speedweek is easy and cheap; but just a bit primitive. All you need is whatever you (and she especially) consider to be minimal camping equipment. Ranging from a diesel pusher motorhome to a tent and a couple of air mattresses.  Out there free open desert camping away from organized camping facilities is commonplace and there is a specific location where most of the Speedweek campers set up (known as the "Bend in the Road")
A warning is in order here.  Not all of the women are thrilled with Bonneville.  She has to be a bit of a good sport and an interest in automotive stuff really helps.  So does a good supply of sunscreen and chapstick for lip protection from the dry air.
Question to others on the list -- does the old Stateline Casino (or whatever they call themselves now) still have the display of model Landspeed cars up there on the second floor where the 2 club banquets are held?  I'll bet Paul would be interested in seeing any good pics you can post or provide links to of that.
Ed Weldon


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on March 21, 2008, 11:57:12 PM
Question to others on the list -- does the old Stateline Casino (or whatever they call themselves now) still have the display of model Landspeed cars up there on the second floor where the 2 club banquets are held?  I'll bet Paul would be interested in seeing any good pics you can post or provide links to of that.
Ed Weldon

Yep still there.......

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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Momec on March 22, 2008, 02:46:29 AM
G'Day
Chris from Brisbane Australia. Been lurking here awhile. I'm a motor mechanic of 32 years with my main interest being engines.

Cars are a life support system for an engine so salt lake racing has always been the ultimate engine test.
I've been going to our Lake G since 99 and raced my 65 Falcon ute first in 01.

I now happily build engines for a living and have spent the last couple building V8 supercar engines and this year Porsche Carrera Cup and various others.
I'm in awe of the valuable build info on this site and have just started building my next project to run in gas comp coupe. Expect some dumb questions.
Thanks Jon for keeping this site going

Seeya Chris


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: neatheryt on March 22, 2008, 01:09:44 PM
 :-D

Glad you're back on-line!
I'm Truett Neathery, I'm an appraiser of machinery and equipment, my office is in Auburn, CA, about 30 miles east of Sacramento, and I live another 10 miles up Hwy. 80 in Applegate, a bustling community of 1500 on the way to Bonneville! I've never been there, even though it's only about 8 hours from here, but I spent a lot of time at El Mirage during the 50's & 60s, running speaker cables for the PA system with Jack Roach, helping J-Otto Crocker on the timing stand, etc. My friend and Roadrunner Dan Smethurst tried to run my modified Renault Dauphine but it overheated in the line and turned out, Roadrunner Tim Kraushaar (AKA Weed) ran my 59 Chev. 348 at the 1/2 mile drags at Riverside. I had a couple of Corvetteer friends, Kent Bewley (57 FI) and Jerry Eisert (56, roller cam, 6 2-brls., Scintilla Vertex). I think that 57 never did make it through the lights, I remember seeing it going around 360 with the doors and trunk lid open, something to do with lift at the rear, so they say. If anyone around here needs a crew member, I'm ready to go!!!
Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Malcolm UK on March 23, 2008, 08:42:57 AM
Paul from Poole

The members of the Speed Record Club in the UK include some fine modellers who create a range of cars as well as finding models of LSR vehicles from around the world.

A number of UK members travel to the BUB meeting and sometimes to Speed Week and World Finals meetings too - many will help you get to the salt.  One or two went out to early Lake Gairdner events in Australia.

Along with Bonneville Racing News the quarterly Fast Facts magazine from the SRC will keep you in touch with all forms of record breaking.  Join the SRC through the (improved) web site www.speedrecordclub.com

[I am biased as member 001 of the SRC and I was Chairman in the mid to late nineties].

Malcolm



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Beairsto Racing on March 23, 2008, 10:23:40 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Scott Beairsto. I live in Innisfail, Alberta, Canada. At Speed Week 2000, I realized a life long dream of competing at the Bonneville Salt Flats. We ran 162mph on an '86 GSXR 1100, caught Salt Fever and have been coming back ever since. I enjoy the family atmosphere and the camraderie. I consider it an honour and a priviledge to be part of such a group of people.

My team is made up of friends, family and sponsors who support my adventures. I'm a member of the Land Speed Racers, I've only run at El Mirage once, in 2005, but I hope to return this year. I enjoy restoring and collecting vintage Japanese motorcycles. I'll turn 40 this year at Speed Week, still just a kid. I have lots of bikes and cars inside my head,just waiting to be built, there's a belly tank and a turbine engine in the garage sitting patiently. I love the variety of vehicles at Bonneville; flatheads, 2 strokes, small displacement, 400mph streamliners...it's all good.

I'm a heavy duty mechanic / hydraulic tech, I work on an oil rig in Tunisia, North Africa. The 35 day rotations allow me lots of time to putter away on the bikes. I'm working overseas right now, I was devastated when the site was down. Thank you Jon and the new moderators, for all that you do for our sport. I really enjoy reading about the different projects and how the builders solve their problems.

This year, we'll be running our Hayabusa in 2000 APS/G. We also have a Honda for 650 MPS/G and our Jason McVicar built R1 for the 1000 fuel classes. There's always cold Canadian beer in our pits at the end of the day, stop in for a visit.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rustyT on March 23, 2008, 12:08:21 PM
Hi, Im Phil Alexander #2727, I own a hot rod shop in Lewis,Colorado,its about an hour from Sums place(depends on whos driving) anyway,we have been to the salt twice,Speedweek and WF last year,had trans problems both times,we never thought that there would be enough traction to have the troubles we had,I guess thats why people take years to acheive the goals they set,Its a lot differant than any type of racing we have done before,we have raced off-road,circle track,rock crawling,and all types of three and four wheeler racing, this has been a great experiance and have met some great people,without Sumner,we would have never got the car done and darn sure should wouldnt have got thru tech!! Thanks Sum.
We will be at Speedweek with a completely different trans and hope to get some more lic.runs in and hopefully achieve our goal of 205mph. :-D
Thans to everyone on here for the help and support,and thanks Jon for not letting a few ruin it for all.
Thanks,Phil.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: revolutionary on March 23, 2008, 05:08:09 PM
Howdy, I'm Daryl White and want to say thanks to Jon for the website.

I own an automotive machine shop in Nashville and though I've been a drag racer for about 15 years, I only got into this LSR thing in the last few years.  A friend of mine came into my shop and said he picked up an Audi 5000 turbo Quattro and wanted to go 200.  I said, uh sure and we were off.  Of course that car is still not running but instead taking up dead space behind my shop.  But last year we went to a couple of the Maxton deals, had a blast and even set a couple records.  I also went to Bonneville with my pop and my nephew last year as spectators and had a ball.

How great is this website that I hooked up with the Richard White (no relation) of the MAXX2 crew and now I'm involved with that car and its efforts.  I'll be freshening up the Yates headed 358 he recently purchased and trying to bring up the power a bit. 

Looking forward to meeting as many of you ya-hoos as I can.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Robert Rampton on March 23, 2008, 06:48:21 PM
Time to jump in.  My name is Robert Rampton, or Bob if you like.  I live in a suburb of Salt Lake City called Taylorsville.  I am 56 years young and I am a lurker.  There I said it.  I'm proud of it.  Growing up most of my life in Utah, I became aware of the salt flats at an early age.  Probably one of the reasons I have had a life-long preoccupation with antique automobiles, automobile racing, lsr and automotive history.  I have been using this forum for several years to keep up-to-date about all things lsr.  I make my living as a graphic designer and I'm trying to have a side career in my old age as an automotive artist.  I made my first trip to the salt in 1988 and have only missed a couple of meets since then.  If I can't make it to Speed Week (rare) I will attend the USFRA events.  I am a mere spectator.  No fast car, no long-time crew, no club or speed record.  Just me, my camera gear and my sunscreen.  Took my wife one year and she was completely dumbfounded as to why anyone would do it, so I come alone.  I like it that way - me, the salt and everybody else.  It is one of the things in my life that I look forward to the most every year.  I never tire of it.  Glad the forum is back up.
Later.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fwillyj on March 23, 2008, 10:15:46 PM
-My name is Bill Jones---another old guy from Taylorsville UT.

-First got involved in about 1983 with Jim Zupan and his 2000 pinto powered G/STR---went about 76 to 79mph the first event---eventually got that basic combination up the mid 150's and held 3 records for a few years---Jim built a new G/FMR and the same little engine did 168mph.

-Got involved with Roger & Judie Griffith's 71 Camaro when it was running in the 190's---helped Roger get to a  B/PRO record at 215 & change--then Rog let me build him a really nice 498engine to run in  /CPRO when Sonny Castor was driving---Rogers Camaro eventually ran 236 or so at the 4mile just before it blew up over a while back with the 498 rebuilt into about 588ci.

-Met and helped Kenny Kloth with his '49 merc when his car was in the 127mph range---helped get it up to where it has two MPH slips with 150 & change---still holds two records but Kenny sold the engine.

-I have a nice shop in my back yard and help a lot of local racers with fabrication--been doing head porting for about 40 years.

-Recently been helping Jesse Winders some with his VW power frontwheel drive pickup and will have a fresh old school style 306ci SBC done for Bud NcManus's Camaro for this season.

-here's a link to some of my stuff   http://www.ryanbrownracing.com/Bill_Jones_Photo_Gallery.html


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nortonist 592 on March 24, 2008, 12:41:50 AM
I guess its my turn(like anyone will read this).  Bill Anderson and I live in Riverside CA.  I run an old Norton at El Mirage and have made one trip to Bonneville(last year).  I bought the Norton (1960 model) in 1967 and have been abusing it ever since.  In its current incarnation it has a '74 Weslake speedway engine for power.  Its not overly fast but I'm not complaining.

I blame all of this on my Dad who loved motorcycles and Jim Culbert and his back motored '27 T that appeared in HRM in 1958(I think).  The photo of him tearing up El Mirage burned into my mind.  Went road racing in Ireland for a number of years(Dad's fault) and now as I fade into the sunset land racing fits just fine.  I've made some great friends and have some great memories.  And when you boil it down thats what its all about.

Thanks Jon for this forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thrust39 on March 24, 2008, 06:07:08 AM
Paul from Poole

The members of the Speed Record Club in the UK include some fine modellers who create a range of cars as well as finding models of LSR vehicles from around the world.

A number of UK members travel to the BUB meeting and sometimes to Speed Week and World Finals meetings too - many will help you get to the salt.  One or two went out to early Lake Gairdner events in Australia.

Along with Bonneville Racing News the quarterly Fast Facts magazine from the SRC will keep you in touch with all forms of record breaking.  Join the SRC through the (improved) web site www.speedrecordclub.com

[I am biased as member 001 of the SRC and I was Chairman in the mid to late nineties].

Malcolm


Hi Malcolm,
Thank you for alerting me to the Speed Record Club. I will have a good look through the site and may well join. My model collection is small at this stage but will hopefully grow soon.  I doubt as I will be able to go to the Salts this year as my business is still not a year old and I need to concentrate on that. Also I am getting married on 26th April this year, so our honeymoon will be my holiday this year! Maybe next year, who knows. Thanks again
Paul.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PonchoPistoles on March 24, 2008, 06:12:13 AM
Hi, all:
First post. I have been lurking about for some time and have learned a lot from this forum.  Enjoyed watching the cat fights at first, but it got old and annoying after a while.  Looks like things should be better now.
Jon, thank you for sponsoring this show and for bringing it back with tighter control.  I admire you greatly (even though your ride has only half a set of wheels).
My name is Frank Scott. I live in Long Beach, CA and am a member of the Gear Grinders.  I have been on the timing crew for a few years now (I'm the one with the pleasant voice) and I greatly enjoy the privilege of being involved with this great sport and all the fine people associated with it, competitors and staff. As you all know, there isn't a nicer group of people to be found anywhere.
I first came to the salt in '62 and was addicted within 20 minutes. Came back in '63 and '64, then circumstances dictated a long break.  Now I feel like I'm home again and love it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: peglegcraig on March 24, 2008, 09:46:52 AM
Hello all, I'm Peg Leg Craig, Living in beautiful downtown Fawnskin Ca. Got bit buy the motorcycle bug early in life, worked in shops once I quit my Herald Examiner paper route. Raced bikes in most forms for fun and not profit. I saw Breedlove's car at the L.A. County fair as a kid and was courious about B'ville for many years. I spent 20+ years working on and building ski lifts untill the fall of 98. When I began to walk on carbon fiber and learn to ride a sidecar. I traveled and visited friends, went to race meetings and such. At one such meeting I met the "Flying Kiwi" sidecar team who had just set the FIM record, I got a funny feeling and one thing led to another. I took the bike to B'ville in Sept of 06 for the BUB meet and with the help of Bob Bakker and friends went 168mph average for an SCS 1000 AMA record. Since then I've been working on the bike with Kent Riches to make it faster and safer. A new chassis and saftey equipment to bring it up to SCTA spec has been a bunch of work, but should bring a nice turn of speed :-D I want to thank all the people on this site that encouraged me to go racing again and meet a great bunch of people who are here for the love of the sport. I'm proud to be a SDRC member.
 THANK YOU JON!, for all you do.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Richard Thomason on March 24, 2008, 03:19:10 PM
Richard Thomason from small and rural Eastern Washington, Brewster. Went to the salt first time in 1979 with my long-time friend and partner Ed Tradup. Both Ed and I are apple farmers and we always bring apples with us to share. We showed up for tech at the airport and what an experience. We had decided to take a couple of years of spectating to try learn a little about the salt and trying to decide what we could possibly build. On that first day Jack Dolan came up to us and gave us a rule book. That my friends is the first step down the road to perdition. Also met my long lost shirttail relative Glenn Fruedenberger and wev'e been great friends ever since. Well we got hooked. Spent the next year scheeming and dreaming. Went back for speedweek again the next year. We nailed down what we wanted to build and had the car on the salt for the 1981 Speed Week. That car was the original Danny Boy. Trust me, we made every mistake in the book over the years. We have been keenly involved ever since that first trip. We have even managed to set a few records over that time and go moderately fast. Wouldn't have missed this for the world. Thanks Jon.
rht


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: smcleod007 on March 24, 2008, 03:45:37 PM
Hi all,

    Scott McLeod from Washinton here. I am a local contractor in Seattle that got bitten by the drag race bug in 2006 which evolved into the land speed bug in 2007. This makes me a total LSR newbie :roll:.   My professional work history started in the 80's as a missile/weapons tech for the Navy and then an electrician & mechanic for Boeing. In the 90's I quit Boeing and started up an Unlimited Hydroplane team with a few of my friends and tried to help create a Can/Am series for the older piston boats. We all missed the roar of the old Allison and Rolls Royce engines that were being phased out by the newer turbines. Major sponsors were hard to come by and after 4 years of trying to keep the series going and spending all of my savings I decided to throw in the towel and get a real paying job again. I was completely burnt out on having to eat 'Top Ramen' and 'Kraft macaroni & cheese' all the time.

    After Hydroplane racing I went to work for several boat yards as an electrician & mechanic and eventually got into remodeling apartments for a property company which I still do to this day among several other side jobs. I've always been a motorhead and a tinkerer and there's a saying that everything that comes into the house will eventually get modified, so don't leave your toys laying around when I'm bored cause they might start talking to you in the middle of the night..... :evil:

    Anyways, last year at the International Motorcycle show I gazed upon the BUB streamliner and the LSR bikes of Falkner/Livingston racing. After talking to the Livingstons at the end of the show a light came on in my head and I suddenly realized that this was the hobby I was always meant to do. The guys from FL Racing  hooked me up with parts and the info to convert my Hayabusa into a fun LSR machine. I studied the posts on Landracing.com ( Thanks Jon for giving us such a cool website! ), and learned most of the Do's and Don'ts for prepping a motorcycle for LSR there. The rest was picked up from Jason McVicar. I have now been to Bonneville and El Mirage and I can truly say that Land Speed Racing is extremely addictive. You know you got it bad when you start daydreaming at a jobsite about which cordless drill your using has the best aerodynamic advantage at speeds over 200mph and how to incorporate their features into your next body design :-D. Thanks to all the people who helped me last year and I hope to see you this year.


Scott
bike #6880



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DCarr511 on March 24, 2008, 04:37:10 PM
Hello I'm Duane and I'm a Salt Addict, I'm 48 yrs. old and have been working for General Motors just over 26 yrs. now. I grew up in So. Cal. and was always involved with some sort of motorsport or another. I just never made it out to El Mirage even though I knew a few people who ran out there. I currently live in Tn. just South of Nashville. I dont have the Salt credentials many others here have, but I do have the desire and interest to be at Speed Week every year from now on whether I'm working with a crew, the course or just spectating.

I was given the oppurtunity to take a hotel room during Speed Week from an " Internet Friend " in 2004. I also got to meet up with another Internet Friend who I had met online earlier in 2004 during that trip and have since become good friends with him and his wife. I finally got to meet up with the person I got the room from at SW 2005. I've had the oppurtunity to crew with a couple of differant teams and last year I worked as a Course Steward during Speed Week. I've made a few other friends while being out there and look forward to meeting up with everyone in August for now on.

My Son and I went out to Maxton last year as Spectators and we are looking forward to making a few passes there this year during the June Event. My Son will be doing most of the driving since I would like to get him involved also ... if he does then we'll take it from there and see what happens. I cant say if I'll ever enter a car to run at Bonneville, but I'm not brushing the idea off either. For now I am very happy helping others, spectating or just walking through the Staging lanes checking out all the entries.

As someone who came from a Drag Racing background and addiction it is great to see other vehicles and combinations than a Camaro with a BBC in it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on March 25, 2008, 09:11:59 AM
Well, I guess it's time for me to step up to the plate (not the eating plate). My name is Gary Hart, I am 66 years of age, sometimes I fell every bit of it. I reside in Springfield Missouri, tried drag racing about 1958 through 1963, had to quit because of family obligations. Racing never gets out of your blood, I went 25 years and made the mistake of going and watching a friend drag race a 1962, 409 Chevy  and I was off and running again, Built a 41 Willys A/GS car that I raced for 13 years. I went to the salt in 1997 to see it, got hooked just like most others. Dan Hix and myself built the green 1950 Buick to go salt racing. Then I decided I wanted to go faster, so I built the car I now have #787 Studebaker. I have made many mistakes and the learning process is very very slow. I want to thank my wife (crew chief, Sandy), Mike C, Scott Clark, Jerry Hoffman, and Mike H. My thanks also to Jon @ Landracing.com and all the moderators and SCTA-BNI and all the volunteers. Well, I guess that's enough rambling. Cya on the SALT...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dick Knorr on March 25, 2008, 11:47:19 PM
Hi I'm Dick Knorr from Summerland BC, my 2 partners and I have been racing a 1970 Opel GT at Bonneville since 2001, we should
have started 30 years ago but family and drag racing got in the way. Our car is black with flames #6666, 66 was taken and 666
was not allowed or we were going to hell apparently. We  ran an old OHC Pontiac inline 6 with fuel injection  until 2006 when we blew it
up, went 185 on a 205 record so we have quite a ways to go. Our new motor is Trailblazer 4200 Vortec L6 with EFI this time, hopefully
we get closer to the record in August. We would like to thank the SCTA guys and gals for all their hard work in putting on these events
and thanks to Jon for hosting this website, awesome job.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: oz on March 26, 2008, 11:08:54 AM
Hi Oz from the UK I was always more of a custom builder in the past as you can see from the pictures and have been so up untill about seven years ago the current bike is the first one I have built for myself in nine years. The insperation was from dare I say it The Worlds Fastest Indian.I found myself watching it in the cinema with my wife,parents, and kids it was my birthday and at the time was living in a run down cottage/workshop with chickens running about various trees that were often watered with natures best fertilizer and couldnt get away from the similarities in lifestyle albeit he was alot cleverer than i ever will be.That started the Idea and shortly afterward started collecting the bits to start building. 2007 was a bad year and in january was rushed into hospital wich turned out to be incurable bowel disease Never mind s@%$ Happens recovery took a while and was just getting sorted again and in April the house and workshop burned to the ground we managed to save some stuff and the bits for the bike which survived almost unscathed so building started in july at work in my spare time.The wife and myself were at Bonneville for speed week and found it just reinforced the want to compete we found it a truly awesome and inspiring place the bike now is just going through final engine work and paint and polish etc and hopefully will be finished and ready for testing August September and cant wait for 09 Thanks for the site its agreat help.

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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NArias3 on March 26, 2008, 09:24:13 PM
Hello Landracers-
I'm Nick Arias III (or Nicky to the elders).  I went to Bonneville for the first time in 1976 @ 14 years old as a crew member on Ken Logan, Jim Dincau & Jerry Jones' C/BFMR.  I was immediately hooked!  Having grown up around Drag Racing to that point, I was well overdue for my first trip to the salt - especially after the years of reading Hot Rod mag's Speedweek coverage.  The images of superchargers sticking thru the hoods of Burke's Avanti and Sadd, Teague & Bentley's #76 had me chompin' at the bit.  As I was then, I'm still amazed at the sight and sound of a blown fuel 392 or a nitro Harley running for five miles.

I've been fortunate enough to meet and befriend some of the sport's true legends as well as first-timers.  The friendships, advice and memories are indeed priceless.  I'm a humble member of the Bonneville and El Mirage 200 MPH clubs and a Gear Grinder in good standing.  Somehow I survived some of Bonneville's toughest rites of passage: Sleeping six to a room at the old Western, Greyhound to SLC, breakfast in Ely, lost jackpots, tech inspection at the airport and the trips to Wells :roll:.

Probably the most fun I've had at the Salt was racing with my Dad.  He'd been involved with a few record-setting vehicles in the past and in 1990 decided to build one for himself.  Imagine my shock when he asked me to drive his hot rod.  Having raced dragsters since 1983, I had not been involved in a project with him until then.  Of course I said yes.  We produced a few exciting moments throughout our ten year run, but the most memorable times were spent in our pit area with his racing buddies.  At any given time we were host to the most eclectic blend of Dad's childhood friends, war buddies, Hall of Famers, customers and just plain curious onlookers.  I think we brought more lawn chairs and beer than spare parts!  Can't beat those memories.

Thank you Jon and your dedicated group of moderators for this excellent outlet for our love of Land Speed Racing.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ron Gibson on March 26, 2008, 11:31:54 PM
Hi Guys and Girls ( have to be PC now)
I live in Omaha Ne and I'm 67 years young and holding. Never driven there. Wanted to build but when there was money, no time. Now time but no money.
I followed every issue of Hot Rod with Mickey's build when I was young. Later in life, I was a truck driver laid over in San Leandro, Ca. At the local watering hole a white haired old fart named George Bentley says to me "I own a third interest in the World's Fastest Roadster". I thought RRIIIIIIGGHHTTTT. Anyway I ran into him several times and we developed a good friendship that lasted until his passing a couple of years ago. He said I should come to the salt. In 74 I parked my truck along the road in Wendover and walked down to the Patio where George, Al, George Wilson and the others were staying and working on the rear end of the roadster. The next morning I parked my double bottoms at the end of the road, (few parked there then) and spent most of the day on the salt, about which my company wasn't too happy. I was hooked. I came back the next year and crewed with Al and Geo. on the roadster, then the lakester and later the liner.
I crewed with John Mckichan and Tim Shultz on their liner for several years until Tony Piner brought his AA/STR roadster out of retirement. I now crew with Tony or just spectate if he doesn't come.
However I do have a couple of regrets about Bonneville. I regret that I didn't go fifteen years earlier and that some years life gets in the way. LOL


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: JimL on March 27, 2008, 02:44:39 AM
JimL (Jim Leininger, in Tustin, CA).  I'm sorta' a "long part-timer" at the salt.  I ran '69 right after returning from Nam; 2 records on a Honda 450 twin.  Used the 450 for drag racing in Colorado (where I lived), blew it up at the old Orange County International Raceway during the 1969 Wheelstand National Championships.  Turned the bike into a flat tracker (no good came from that), let it get made into a chopper (weird days, indeed), after which it became crispy (gasoline leak/fire). 

Fortunately I had enough of the original record bike left to get it all back together years later.  I ran it Time Only at last years meet, and hope to bring it out this year to let some younger folks make a pass or two.  I'll bring the '69 scrap book if you want to stop by and look for your picture when you had hair and could still tan.

I was a (Toyota) mechanic from 1969-1987, then came to CA on a hire by the Toyota headquarters.....been there ever since doing odd jobs and small repairs (so to speak).

Came back to B'ville in '95 with Dan Wagner to study and learn.  Lots of good advice/wisdom from Jack D, Rick and Nolan, Mike and Billy, JD and others.  We built a G/GMR over the next 2 years and ran in '97.  No record but the car earned some good coin for Kiwanis International "Iodine Deficiency Disorder" fund drive (running as a pledge car).  Believe it or not, one of the major charity donors was.....a salt company!  Kiwanis has done a great job with IDD (a major cause of retardation in poorly developed areas of the world, where there is insufficient iodine in the diet for healthy thyroid function and brain development).

I turbo'd the car for '98 and ran the record in (blown motor on the 2nd leg).  We got Dan in the book at 181 in 2000 (still there under G/BGMR).  Good old car, Bob Sights Jr. has it now and made it pretty, and hopefully faster, soon.

I worked on the 2004 Speedweek Prius project, where we finally got a 134 mile out of it.  Huge learning curve with the hybrid, and we would've been back....car got crashed hard at a track in Japan (really big hits to both ends).  Maybe next year.

Big thankyou to Russ and others MC guys who helped me bring the old bike up to current regs.  Words cannot describe the feeling of getting my chin down on the same old tank, hearing the same old sound, reliving that first pass....after 38 years.  No place like Bonnevillle, in the whole world.  We are a really lucky bunch of people, aren't we?

thanks all, for a great forum to read and learn from.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on March 27, 2008, 07:29:12 AM
Jim,

Thanks for the intro history. I was wondering where the hoards of Hybrids went. Since we opened the rules for Hybrids in the Production classes yours remains the fastest to date.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dan Stokes on March 27, 2008, 10:08:29 AM
Let me add my voice to the chorus - Thanks JON, for all you do.  I'm sorry you had to clamp down, and I'm glad you did.

I'm Dan Stokes, and I don't need no stinkin' salt!  I got hooked on Maxton a couple of years back and have the privilege of being a part of the furniture there now.  Truth be told, I'd LOVE to get to the salt some day, but it's not currently in the picture.  I retired to Wilmington, NC about 3 years ago with my wonderful wife, Mary Ellen (not a car gal, but she puts up with me with good humor) and our white standard poodle, Beaux.  So we're 100.3 miles from our front door to The Track - 2 hours down US 74.  I'm on the ECTA website as Volunteer Coordinator, so if you would like to come work a race, please contact me and we'll set you up.

I'm retired after 31+ years in the vehicle emissions business, working at the EPA lab in Ann Arbor, MI.  I was a Mechanical Engineering Technician, which means I did whatever needed to be done.  Ran lots of cars and engines on dynos, built an engine here and there, pushed procurements thru, gave lots of lab tours, and on and on.  I even wrote a bit, and had a couple of articles published in Hot Rod back in the Ro McGonnegal days.  I messed with drag racing for many years, but got into land speed when my brother from Texas said "Let's go to that land speed track in North Carolina".  I said, "What track in North Carolina", and it's been all downhill from there.

I first ran land speed in my street-strip Mustang ('88 LX convert w/5.8) and did 132.1 at 3/4 throttle - something about the AOD wouldn't stay locked up.  I found a '78 Camaro with a 250 inline six here in my neighborhood and bought it cheap, so I'm racing it now in "E" engine class.  I copied Keith Turk's aero design and run that in ALT, but I can switch back to PRO when I want.  It was bone stock last year, but this year I have the good head and intake, headers, a Holley 600 (also stolen from Keith) and a new, shiny Delta cam, so we'll see where that takes me.

BTW - Seldom Seen Slim failed to mention that he is my "go to" driver in the Camaro, where he is consistently faster than I am.  I think it's because he gets a tighter tuck than I do.  He is currently the track record holder in E/CPRO in my car.  It's a blast to send someone else off in your car, at least for me.  Nancy has driven, too, and again she is faster than I am, but my excuse is that she's prettier than I am.

Enough for now

Dan Stokes
Volunteer Coordinator, ECTA


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dieselgeek on March 27, 2008, 01:01:45 PM
Hi All -

My name is Scott Clark.  I got into the world of EFI tuning almost by accident.  I don't race or build my own project cars, but I share the tuning and electrical workload on a handful of other noteworthy street & race cars (and trucks).

I am a user, tester, and contributor to the ever-controversial, ultra-DIY "Megasquirt" project.  I helped develop a commercial version of it called the "EMS-Pro" which a few users on here will run this season.  I also have experience tuning, testing, and breaking pretty much all the other standalone EFI systems out there.

I was introduced to the Salt after I helped Gary Hart and Mike Collison implement a megasquirt on Gary's BBC Studebaker (Dyno video located in the Bild Diaries section), and I am hooked.  From my perspective, it's the best real-world proving grounds for any piece of machinery, electronics, hardware or software, that races there...   I've learned the most from this crowd of people, thus I frequent this board.  You all have a way with knowledge and information sharing, unlike any other racing venue - this I appreciate sincerely!!

I also trek to Maxton once a year, Keith and Tonya Turk have been gracious hosts and helped get me up to speed on rules, history, etc.  They also hooked me up with a lot of the cars I have been helping tune.

This being said, I hope all of you have a safe and successful season in 2008!!

-Scott


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: gccutler on March 27, 2008, 11:50:29 PM
Hey all, my name is Cole cutler. Thundersalt dared me to post a intro so here it goes, what racer could pass up a dare!
  Let me first say what a great way to learn the history of the racers out there, good reading all.

  Thundersalt gave a good account of our early days competing in worlds fastest streetrod events. My 34 was powered by a Boss 429 and for 3 years was the car to beat!

  Went to the salt once prior to building a 53 stude with partner Vee Spinks in '92'. I built a one off 4 cylinder Merc cruiser block, prostock 460 head, hemi rods and half a tunnel ram with 2 holley 600's. Chased E/G comp coupe record for 4 years, 172mph best. Greg Everitt now has the stude.
 
  Been racing a AA/mp 94 ford lightning for three years and had the record, 186mph, for three days in 06.

  I decide to step up and try a lakester this year. entered into a partnership with Mike and Jack Harris with their rear engine top fuel type dragster chassis. They last raced the car on the salt in 97 at 258mph with a big small block. We'll be using my 638 alum. boss AR hemi with a comp c-6. I'll drive this year and one or both Harris's and myself next year. Goal? 300mph club!! I know- good luck!

  Luck and records to all, Cole



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NS_Rider on March 29, 2008, 05:55:00 AM
Hello,
 I am Craig Beairsto, from the Beairsto Racing team. I live outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a 32 year old long haul owner operator, or "professional tourist". Bonneville thoughts and dreams make the long trips go by that much faster. Seeing the Phoenix on the course at WOT, the stream of black smoke trailing behind, was amazing.
 My brother Scott, got me hooked on bikes when I was only little. Had my first one at 9. In 2002 he brought me to the Salt as a crew member. The family couldn't believe he was going to let me try to ride his bike. I did my rookie run, and I don't think you could have knocked the silly grin off my face. Last year, I got my A license.
 I have made it to the Salt every year since, except 2005 because of the weather. I tell everyone who will listen and even a few who don't want to about Bonneville. The best part of Bonnevile to me, can be summed up as the "Bonneville Experience." The fact that everyone is treated as an equal, whether your a crew member, a driver, or just a spectator.
 A huge thank you to everyone involved in making our sport, the community that it is. Jon and the moderators, thank you for your time and efforts.
Best of Luck to all, see you on the Salt,
Craig


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bville701 on March 29, 2008, 01:38:21 PM
Hello,

My name is Ryan LeFevers son of Michael LeFevers. I have been going to Elmo since I was about three years old. Many memorable times sitting on the back of the tailgate of our trck watching runs at the finish line, and later my dad letting me sit on his knee so that I can drive. Later came my first trip to Bville.

My first trip to Bville was in 1988 with the crew of Dwayne McKinney and the Sundowner. Believe it or not this trip got me hooked into LSR forever. I had the greatest time watching my dad work on the car. Also, me sitting in the car with him as we pushed it back to the line. Back then lines were long so they never really went back to the pits, they usually worked on the car in line.

I have been very fortunate to make many friends on the salt over the years, and consider many of these people my family.

The most memorable and greatest times I had on the salt was meeting Don Garlits, watching Al Teague run 432 MPH, heck watching any of the streamliners run for that mater, being part of Kugel's team with the 300 MPH Firebird, being included in Seth Hammond's team, my most of all watch my dad after so long become a member of the 200 MPH club.

We are now building a modified roadster and hopefully I will be able to someday follow in my father's footsteps.

I would like to thank Jon and the moderators as well for keeping this forum up and running. I like seeing what everyone is doing, and helping if I can. I would also like to thank all the people that help us keep running at Elmo and Bville. Without all these people I wouldn't have all the memories I do. Thanks again to everyone. See you at Elmo or on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tom Simon on April 02, 2008, 01:47:59 PM
Tom Simon here...

Drag racer... mostly air-cooled VW's <simonracing.com> I started the NASA VW Drag Racing series and ran it for 7 years.  Also crewed on a blown alcohol dragster that ran NHRA TAD, then an injected nitro car for the same owner. I also crewed on a Top Fuel dragster three years ago (so it was only one single T/F race, who wouldn't brag about that on their racing resume? LOL).

I have been biten by the salt bug however, infected long ago and have been out to Bonneville twice. I crewed on one of Chet Herbert's blown hemi streamliners, and another nitro injected straight-8 Buick Lakester for a guy from Wyoming.

Someday I WILL go over 200mph on the salt...   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Redfox-Racing on April 02, 2008, 08:28:17 PM
Hi my name is Nathan and I was out at the Texas Mile this last weekend on Saturday.

My car: 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 with a Bored and Stroked 6.1L to 7.0L (426 Hemi) Naturally Aspirated
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/redfox0099/Texas%20Mile%203-29-08/100_0086.jpg)

I had a lot of fun and will be back in October, apparently we did pretty good on our last run, my best last year was a 157.454 MPH.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/redfox0099/Magnum/TxMileRecord.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on April 02, 2008, 08:32:32 PM
Tom Simon here...

Someday I WILL go over 200mph on the salt...  

Tom, it only took me 22 years from my first visit to go over 200, keep the faith, you are there...  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: promachine on April 03, 2008, 02:53:52 PM
My name is John Beck and I have a small machine shop and dyno facilty in Northern California. Dave Davidson, Donny Cummins and I run the 811 fuel roadster on the dirt and on the salt. We also ran the 511 street roadster for a breif time. :cry: I have been involved with many forms of motorsports over the years but put most of my efforts into LSR and sprint cars these days.
Thanks to Jon for putting up this site, I make it a habbit to come here everyday to see whats new and make sure nobody is bad mouthing the tractor drivers 8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: lsrcarl65 on April 06, 2008, 05:26:01 PM
Hello, My name is Carl Roberts and I have been lurking on this site for a few years now.  I am building a D/MS and have worked on it on and off for about thee years.  Looking forward to hopefully finishing it in the near future.  I work for one of the big three investment banks as a fund manager and have been going to the salt since 1980 as a crew member and decided to take the leap of building my own car about five years ago. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: salt27 on April 06, 2008, 06:19:05 PM
My name is Don Jackson I reside near Yoncalla Oregon. I was first interested in land speed racing in 1969 at the age of 12, when I got to look at One of Craig Breedloves vehicles. I have been involved in several motor sports [mostly drag racing bikes and cars]. I started going to bonneville in 1991 as a spectator and to help when needed. I have made the 130 and 150 club and now i'm in the process of collecting pieces for a lakester. Just like so many others, The friendly attitude of the people, the history and beauty of the salt has me hooked.
Your fellow salt addict, Don [salt27]


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ray-Dean on April 23, 2008, 06:01:17 PM
Golly. I'm just the new guy.

Started trying to make things go faster at age 3. That was back when "shinny" meant faster. Spent an entire day polishing an old cycle rim. I then began to change sprockets on bicycles, then the ridding mower. Shortly after, I began to work on dad's VW. At the tender age of 14, I built my first 327, and power glide to put in place of the old I-6 and three on the tree in my first truck ('67 short/step side). From there I got into fords. Mainly 460cid and variations of it. Began to do a little drag racing with a BBC powered '76 Pontiac Aster. didn't do much after that 'till I got back into VW's. I now build custom "hot rod" inspired VW cars. But I still wanted to go fast.


Then I heard about the USFRA 130 club. I began laying the plans to do it in a VW. Reading more and more, I learned about this site. Time to switch to plan B. Decided to build a VW powered lakester. Why? I was flying by the seat of my pants. And nothing sounds more official when flying by the seat of your pants than a plan B.  :-D

Read everything I could find on lakester's. That's when I stumbled on Sumner's site. Read every page! I had a lot of time on my hands. And that's when I decided.... Plan C! I am now in the process of building a BG/CC out of a '71 VW Ghia.


That's all the car stuff to date. Well, I'm a Ford Master Tech. by trade, so I guess that's car stuff too in a way. As for the rest of my life, I've been married to my third wife for 6 years. Jamie is in training to become an Oklahoma State Trooper, and we have three boys: Guss 5, Beau 2, and Ian 1. I really got to hand it to her for putting up with me through all the car build.


And that's about it. I know very little about LSR except what I have learned here. to that, I am extremely grateful. Thanks.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Harold Bettes on April 23, 2008, 09:28:55 PM
Hello All, :-D

I have been absolutely infatuated with internal combustion piston engines (and other stuff) since I was about 12 and that was a very long time ago. The study of engines and mechanisms made it an imperative to go to engineering school when I got old enough as a natural course of events and I thought that would give me some kind of advantage. :roll: All that it did was gave me lots more questions than answers! :| I also learned how to push on doors that are plainly marked "pull". :-P

Go-karts, drag racing, boats, airplanes and even some circle track experiences. When I first went to Bonneville was long after growing up around various machinery and and even a stint at wiping tires (and hanging out) on the infamous Chaparral race cars of Jim Hall and Hap Sharp.  :-)

The salt bug must bite pretty deep because in helping some efforts out at Bonneville I even got to do my best to slow down the efforts of the apple farmers (Danny Boy) Thomason and Tradup. They even let me hang out and  eat apples for no charge! :evil: Fun guys! 8-)

Currently I am working whenever I have the time on a Monza (yeah another one) and hope to make it the vehicle that both my sons and myself will get legal in. In order for that to happen, they will have to meet me on the salt from each coast of the country. Have had some setbacks on my projects and it probably won't happen this calender year, but maybe next.  :roll:

My first book Dyno Testing and Tuning is just now on the book shelves and I continue on another one on airflow through engines. Nothing monumental, but fun anyway. :?

Been married for 35 years come May and have three wonderful kids as a result of my wife's efforts. All of them have been at Bonneville at one time or another and although my wife calls Wendover "Bendover" she has been supportive of my hobbies all these many years. :-D It has been a great time to be a gearhead.

And that is all I have to say about that......(apologies to Forrest Gump)

Regards to All,
HB2 :-)



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: cuchullain on April 24, 2008, 11:27:18 AM
hi there folks

paul from the north coast of ireland, our team has just started r&d for a car, which we are intending on racing at Bonneville in 2009 or 2010.

It will be an aircooled vw, called "Lucky Charm", running a stone stock 36hp engine, running in the 36 hp land speed challenge.

Our team includes members from California, Ireland and England.

looking forward to eventually meeting some of you folks on the salt !

cheers
paul :-)
Team Ireland, 36hp lsr "Lucky Charm"


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Richard Thomason on April 24, 2008, 11:40:46 AM
Harold, you forgot all the black government projects and that weird transparent flying object we saw down at the 13 mile. I'll have my good friends at the Washington Post review your book. If it's a good review do I get an autographed copy?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Harold Bettes on April 24, 2008, 03:49:40 PM
Richard,

This forum is to introduce yourself.....not rat somebody out! :-D

These days, the farther away I am from DC the better. Perhaps they will even forget my name. :roll:

The best to you and yours and the Lord's little berries. :lol:

Regards,
HB2 :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on April 24, 2008, 06:32:54 PM
This is for introductions, lets stop it now and let people introduce themselves. I don't think Richard was doing any more then have a little fun. But this is one of the reasons the site got in trouble before, someone took something wrong and started name calling and putting down the site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: crusher on April 26, 2008, 05:18:47 PM
we made a video
   http://youtube.com/watch?v=3WMG5gDTAoc 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on April 26, 2008, 08:21:03 PM
Us Neanderthals can't see a video.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: malakiblunt on May 02, 2008, 07:29:27 AM
hi foud  link to this site on foekema kreidler 50cc site, looks intresting, i like makeing stuff with engines in my shed bikes mostly.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Count on May 04, 2008, 04:58:43 PM
Hey All,
My name is Joel Platts, and the guys that I work with call me the Count. (Because they think I look like the Count from Seseme St.)
Lets see, I  started out in Salt Lake City doing some drag racing, and then took a little trip out to the salt in an attempt to make the 130 club at the World of Speed in 01 and had a great time doing it.  Bonneville has always had a special place in my heart.  As a kid hanging around in my friends garage, his step dad would come in every once in a while and regale us with tails of past glory at Bonneville.  Some of you probably new Leroy Neumayer, and how good his stories were.  Well needless to say I was hooked and now my goal is to compete in the Modified Sports Class for a world record.  My wife Lauren, bless her is a saint, since I moved her to NASCAR country (NC) so that I could learn more about building fast cars.  It was a move that was risky, but has since proved to be the best decision we've made together and I couldn't have done it without her.  Our car is an 85 Corvette that we've had for quite some time.  It's in a million pieces right now, but full of potential.  Anyway, I'm looking forward to picking your brains, and hope I get to meet some of you sometime.  And if any of you from the USFRA remember me, shoot me an email and say hi.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 05, 2008, 06:37:51 AM
Well, I can't say that I remember you, but that won't diminish the welcome I'll extend to you now that you've decided to join the posting world of land speed racers.  I'm glad to see another in this group. 

So -- Huntersville, hey?  That's about a two and a half hour ride down I-77 and turn left on US74 to Maxton and the E C T A meet.  Ask for more specific directions and information, please.  The next ECTA meet is less than two weeks from now -- racing begins Saturday morning the 17th and ends Sunday afternoon around 2.  We'll expect to see you there.  No excuses will be allowed.  Nancy and I will be there to do our volunteer chores, but one of these days - one of these days -- we'll have the race bikes with us.  In the meantime - come find me inspecting bikes (tall guy) and Nancy hanging around or selling admission tickets (well-tattooed lady).

See you soon, right?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on May 05, 2008, 09:04:30 AM
SSS, if that fellow named Count is really 152 years old (or young), he would be the oldest racer alive.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: charliew on May 10, 2008, 11:58:01 AM
Hi, I'm new. Gonna be a sponge on tech stuff. Gotta study this site a lot. Been trying to make things faster a pretty long time. I guess God likes me I'm still here although a little beatup. Just a little slower on getting things done. Lots of mediocore projects in the back yard. All unfinished. Fieros, jeeps, scouts, blazers, one old 79 corvette and a few kit cars. Oh yeah, a whole lot of vws. I like to fabricate.

My son hot rods a suby STI and I'm building a 914 porsche with a 2.5 turbo suby motor and tranny. Thought about the mile but it's really a street car. I probably don't have the finances to go mile racing.

Gotta read the rules.

The slipperyest thing I have available are some fiero gt's but the power to weight of the subie motor is interesting to me. That probably would be my motor choice.

My son is a ME. He likes fast cars maybe as much as me but is way more educated. I would like to take him to the Texas Mile this year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on May 10, 2008, 01:08:31 PM
Hi, I'm new. Gonna be a sponge on tech stuff. Gotta study this site a lot. Been trying to make things faster a pretty long time. I guess God likes me I'm still here although a little beatup. Just a little slower on getting things done. Lots of mediocore projects in the back yard. All unfinished. Fieros, jeeps, scouts, blazers, one old 79 corvette and a few kit cars. Oh yeah, a whole lot of vws. I like to fabricate.

My son hot rods a suby STI and I'm building a 914 porsche with a 2.5 turbo suby motor and tranny. Thought about the mile but it's really a street car. I probably don't have the finances to go mile racing.

Gotta read the rules.

The slipperyest thing I have available are some fiero gt's but the power to weight of the subie motor is interesting to me. That probably would be my motor choice.

My son is a ME. He likes fast cars maybe as much as me but is way more educated. I would like to take him to the Texas Mile this year.

Welcome to LSR and the site.  Ask all the questions you want.  We have answers, now are they right??  I guess you will have to pick and choose there  :-D,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on May 10, 2008, 01:22:54 PM
Charliew, welcome abord. You will find your self spending a lot of time on the site. There is hundreds of years of information here and if we don't know we will send you to someone who does. There is probably someone near you that is into LSR and can help you out as well.
BTW, salt fever is forever. :-D I got it in 1953 and get at least two salt fixs a year. :-o


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on May 10, 2008, 04:08:32 PM
Hey charliew, how come your not at the wedding today? I thought everyone in Crawford was friends with "W".


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MarkV on May 12, 2008, 12:39:04 PM
Hello to All!

This is my first post, although I've been reading for a while.  I have a strong desire to build a vehicle for the 50cc record, so I'm soaking up as much theory as I can concerning aerodynamics.  I'm more of an engine guy, and a huge fan of 2-strokes.  My racing past involves motocross with a several bikes (Yamaha 100 MX, Bultaco Pursang 360, and Husqvarna 390 Automatic MX) and karting with the Yamaha KT-100 as the powerplant. 

I've been granted a US patent for a crankshaft of my own design, and I have International patents pending around the world.  I'm currently building a second proof-of-concept prototype engine based upon the lowly Briggs and Stratton Model 20, which is rated at 10 HP at 4000 RPM.  My first prototype was based on a 25cc Homelite weedeater engine and, while I didn't attempt to dyno the thing, it had instant throttle response and way more torque than the base engine.  I went and discussed the concept at LSU with the ME instructor who teaches IC engine theory, and he validated my calculated numbers to the nth decimal place.  That engine should have produced 15% more power than the stock engine at the same RPM and same displacement, using the same time-area porting that the engine was originally intended to use, and this second prototype should be in the 30% more power range.  Speed runs are heavily influenced by raw power, so I think I have something that has the potential to seriously challenge some records.  If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to discuss the theory, which works with 2- or 4-stroke power, gas or diesel.  Where would such a discussion go?  I would have thought there would have been an engine forum here, but I may have overlooked it.

   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on May 12, 2008, 01:11:41 PM
MarkV, welcome to the LSR site. Sounds like you have some neat projects going on. Where do you start, I would say in the build diary's section. We may need to separate this into 2 sections one for bikes and one for cars. As you on on the other coast you have the ECTA club over there and should find so help at that venue as well. Lets us know what the long term plans are .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 38Chevy454 on May 13, 2008, 03:15:13 PM
Hi to all, been lurking for quite a while, decided I need to take the plunge and officially sign up.

My name is Terry, 44 years old, work as an engineer (Metallurgical Engr by degree) on nukes.  Been making the Speed Week trip for 6 years now since moving to CA.  Live in Livermore, CA (San Francisco bay area, land of fruits and nuts).  Last year I got my daily driver COE finished and drove it to Bonneville, here is a pic if any recognize it, certainly not the most common sight:
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/852000/COE-Bonneville2.jpg)

I am just finishing the top chop on the COE, took 4 inches out of the top.  Just think of my new speed advantages  :-o :-o

My wife loves Speed Week and Bonneville, I am a very lucky guy!  She also enjoys my hot rodding habit and my new quest to be a real racer and not just a spectator.  Used to drag race a 70 Camaro (high 10's, basic back half ladder bar car), but the drag racing takes so much time and my wife really could not do much with it.  So sold the Camaro, put that engine into a 38 Chevy 2 dr sedan, hence my screen name.  I also use that name on several other boards.  Here is that car:
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/852000/Dscn1578.jpg)

Now back to why am I here?  I recently picked up a 55 Studebaker Commander to build up into a land speed car.  Here is the beauty   :? :?  once home at my house:
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/852000/DSCF0694.JPG)

And here is the car being loaded on my trailer, with the guy that owns the property.  He was happy to see the cars go to some use, his wife was even happer to see them gone!
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/852000/DSCF0686.JPG)

The car was sitting up in the Santa Cruz mountains for over 40 years, last reg'd 1967.  Too far gone to become a street car, just right to cut up and modify for racing.  Price was right, FREE    :lol: :lol:

Also got another 55 parts car, here is what it looked like as found  :roll:
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/852000/DSCF0684.JPG)

You can just see the roof of my "good car" behind the parts car in the pic above.  Parts car was also free for taking.  Although getting it and the other car home were not the easiest loading operations.  The parts car is almost all stripped down, getting ready to scrap what is left.  Anyone need parts before it is gone?

My goal for the 55 Stude is to eventually go over 200, a personal goal.  I figure start with a smaller NA engine, get the car running good, my driving skills ready, and have some fun.  Then can step up to a bigger engine and higher speed.  I see the car as being stock body, but with an engine swap.  I do not plan to run the Stude engine.  Besides both cars have engines long locked up, my budget dictates something with better availabililty and costs.  Thinking about a V-6 first, then either turbos or a bigger V-8 when I am ready.  Since the front end sheetmetal is messed up and the grille parts are one year only high co$t, I am most likely going with a fiberglass 53-54 front end.

Well, in a quick post, that is my introduction.  Look forward to hanging out and contributing a bit.  Feel free to ask any metallurgical related questions, I'll do my best to answer without too much technical distractions.  Terry


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on May 13, 2008, 05:14:23 PM
My goal for the 55 Stude is to eventually go over 200, a personal goal.  I figure start with a smaller NA engine, get the car running good, my driving skills ready, and have some fun.  Then can step up to a bigger engine and higher speed. 

I think that is how Hooley started if my memory serves me, the phrase "I just want to go 200"  :roll:  has probably cost more people more money than any of us care to admit...  :|
Welcome to LSR and landracing.com


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on May 13, 2008, 09:46:21 PM
Neil Thompson just wanted to go 300. He missed. He only went 286 as I recall.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on May 14, 2008, 09:24:47 AM
Great choice of vehicle, love those Studebakers. I have one, it happends to be a 1955 also, email me if you need any info or have any questions. I was going to build for altered and gas coupe classes but after reading about people calling the original frame a "rubber frame", I decided to build my own frame, which meant I could not run the gas coupe class.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on May 14, 2008, 10:19:10 AM
I read that the 53's were all prototyped with the very small (and light) 6-cylinder in them.  When they got to production, installing the heavy V-8 twisted the frames so the fenders had to be shimmed to fit the hood.  In 54 they upgraded the gauge of the metal used in the frame.  Or so the article said  . . .

Stan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Drury on May 14, 2008, 08:02:24 PM
The 53 hardtops were the problems.  They would sag in the middle and the doors didn't close to well.  They came out with a dealer installed shim kit in mid year.  The 54 used a heavier gauge frame.  The weird thing about the Stude chassis is that it is virtually the same from 50 thru the Avanti in the mid 60's.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sam Green on May 21, 2008, 11:21:53 PM
Hi guys, my name's Sam, I'm going on 62 and have been land speed racing since 1965.
Took my first record in 1971 (was broken in 72)  set 3 more in 75 that are still there to be broken should the class resurface. (they were binned due to specification changes in the rules).
I've just started testing a new bike that has shown promising results by bettering our national records.
Glad I found you, looks a good forum.

Regards Sam Green, UK.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: smitty2 on May 24, 2008, 12:54:19 AM
 :-D Hey All!
 Been gone for a few months and just want to say it's Dodge nice to be back in the world!
Sorry to see Jon Amo leave as owner of the site... I owe you a lot man...  I'm glad to see Slim take over the wheel! JA you couldn't have left the business with a more capable Web Master! :mrgreen:
 I'm so glad to be back in the rain and mud. We built 3 water purification plants, but mostly we did convoy security.... 35,000 miles of CVS! By now I'm sure everyone knows what an IED is.... and yes they were our major problem, but we were pretty lucky as we didn't lose anybody but a few "HEMET" Tankers got zippoed. The Iraqies are really stepping up and really want to take control. The majority of them are fast learners, the only bad guys we ran into were either Syrians, Irainians, or Saudies. All foreign fighters.
 All in all... I wish to thank all of the people that support the men and women in the Armed Forces. The majority of the forces fighting in this war are National Guard, and Reserve, people you work with every day... Not all of them are young... most of us are gettin pertty close to rockin chair time :roll: ( Like Hell we are!)
 Anyway... I just want to welcome Seldom Seen Slim to the helm, and want to wish JA a well deserved retirement... don't be a stranger... just be strange man!

  Glad to be here....     Smitty


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Harold Bettes on May 24, 2008, 12:05:36 PM
Smitty2, :-D

Welcome back dude! Thanks for your service. 8-) Also thanks for your comments on reporting what is going on over there. :?

Hope that you will be around for a while and enjoying the site and just being home. :lol:

Regards from the high country,
HB2 :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LVMAXX on May 26, 2008, 02:13:47 PM
 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LVMAXX on May 26, 2008, 02:43:35 PM
 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on May 26, 2008, 03:20:33 PM
I have had the same problem since the sight came back up. I contacted Jon A. and he tried to help but still doesn't work.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on May 26, 2008, 03:56:36 PM
Not sure if this helps, but...

My "avatar" has this address:

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=421;type=avatar

LVMAXX, the address of your avatar appears to be on your local computer:

http://c/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner.MAXXNME/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/Bad%20Bird.jpg

thundersalt, yours is on another website:

http://www.jasoncullmann.com/store/product.php?productid=16152

A "local" (i.e., on landracing.com) avatar is added on your "profile" page, "modify profile", "forum profile information", "upload" (LVMAXX) or "I have my own pic" (thundersalt).  Not sure why thundersalt's isn't working.  Upload it perhaps?

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on May 26, 2008, 04:25:46 PM
I have had the same problem since the sight came back up. I contacted Jon A. and he tried to help but still doesn't work.

You need to replace the address you have for your avatar with

http://jasoncullmann.com/store/images/P/SKU_P_10020.jpg

which is...................

 (http://jasoncullmann.com/store/images/P/SKU_P_10020.jpg)

....................the address you have for your avatar is the web page that the image is located on not the image itself,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: salt27 on May 26, 2008, 04:51:49 PM
Sum,
I am having the same problem.
I removed the picture I had in my profile and now can't get one to load, not even the old one.
This is the message I get [ the attachments upload directory is not writable your attachment or avatar cannot be saved ].
Help,
Don


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on May 26, 2008, 08:40:47 PM
Huh?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on May 27, 2008, 09:19:32 AM
I have tried "I will upload my own pic " several times with differant size KB and MB pics with no success. So I tried "I have my own pic" off the web with a pic I found on  the internet some dude is selling and only get the box with the "x". I get the same error message as salt27 gets.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rick Byrnes on May 27, 2008, 10:31:21 AM
Me too.
I deleted my old one and when trying to upload, got the same messages.
I keep trying different things, but sometimes just don't "get" this computer thing.



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LVMAXX on May 27, 2008, 11:21:45 AM
 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 27, 2008, 12:28:36 PM
MAXX, I don't know if there's a help page to assist in getting photos onto the little avatar thingie, but I'll look into it.  I've posted my own there a bunch of times -- and had no trouble once I learned that I had to use a photo from the internet.  I don't remember now if that detail has changed, so I'll give it a go and return with some data -- after I finish the first seventeen chores for this day.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on May 27, 2008, 01:22:21 PM
Perhaps the Simple Machine Forums people might have some insight.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LVMAXX on May 27, 2008, 01:25:00 PM
 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 27, 2008, 01:50:47 PM
Okay, I've tried it, and sure enough, the whatchamacallit "is not writeable" -- which means to me that we can't put anything into the attachments upload directory.  Crap -- this means that I'll have to go to the SMF help site and see what they tell me.  And we've got company coming to the house for dinner, and I need to finish making the trifle (dessert) that I started this morning.  I'll get on it (the uploads directory, not the trifle).


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on May 27, 2008, 03:19:27 PM
I gotta ask, what the heck is triffle?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on May 27, 2008, 03:37:49 PM
I have a feeling that when JonA had to shut down the photo directories that maybe that is where they were stored.  If you want them up you will have to have them on the internet on a site that you can then give the URL address too.  I now have mine on my site.

They should also be posted in a square format where the height and width are the same or they will be distorted when shown here.

If you really want the picture posted and can't wait for Jon to fix this e-mail it to me and I'll put it on my site and then give you the address where it is located.  If you do this the picture you send me has to be tall enough that I can crop it square and still have your car/bike in the picture.  This can present a problem if there is not a lot of picture above and/or below your vehicle in the picture you would send me.

c ya,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: narider on May 27, 2008, 03:49:24 PM
Hi Sum, if talking about the avatar I don't think they have to be square... check out mine.
LVMXX, put up any old picture's address as your avatar for now.... IE: make sure you know how it's working and that it is... then it will all click for you.
Todd


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on May 27, 2008, 05:17:09 PM
Yep, that part still works, but a large picture (641 x 331) distorts into the square hole.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on May 28, 2008, 01:07:11 AM
Hi Sum, if talking about the avatar I don't think they have to be square... check out mine.
LVMXX, put up any old picture's address as your avatar for now.... IE: make sure you know how it's working and that it is... then it will all click for you.
Todd

Yes it will work as long as the width is 100 pixels or less and the height is also under 100. If you are resizing a picture to work you have to just keep that in mind,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LVMAXX on May 28, 2008, 07:59:15 AM
 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ratliff on May 28, 2008, 10:13:43 AM
Franklin Ratliff.

A man who asks why, the chosen word of the defiant, the nonconformist, and the visionary.

Also, according to Waldo Stakes, "the most enlightened Land Speed Record expert on the planet."


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GearSpeedKelvo on May 28, 2008, 10:52:44 AM
How I wish my car will be finish next month.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Malcolm UK on May 29, 2008, 07:59:45 AM
Regarding Post 154

I was always led to believe that Peter J Houlthusen was THE EXPERT on land speed reacing from here in Britain.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ratliff on May 29, 2008, 08:38:50 AM
Regarding Post 154

I was always led to believe that Peter J Houlthusen was THE EXPERT on land speed reacing from here in Britain.

You're kidding, right?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on May 29, 2008, 08:41:50 AM
You just think you are ratliff, the rest of us don't


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ratliff on May 29, 2008, 09:34:44 AM
You just think you are ratliff, the rest of us don't

I have Holthausen's 1989 book. In one part of the book he describes Mickey Thompson as building Ford Autolite BEFORE Challenger, then in another part of the book describes Ford Autolite as being built after Challenger.

There's also a photo with a caption stating the car is the Mercedes-Benz Type 80 land speed record car (which never ran due to WWII starting) when in fact the car is a Mercedes streamlined Grand Prix car (which looked nothing like the Type 80).


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on May 29, 2008, 10:10:27 AM
Please, please -- would someone post a picture of the Florida swamp boat / propster so we can all see where he's coming from.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ratliff on May 29, 2008, 11:32:34 AM
Please, please -- would someone post a picture of the Florida swamp boat / propster so we can all see where he's coming from.

Airboats and the propster are different vehicles.

Swamp buggies are wheel-driven. Racing swamp buggies are nothing like the ones used for hunting and sightseeing.

Below is a link to a photo of Art Arfons "Baloney Slicer", the original prop-driven dragster.

http://www.americanjetcars.com/arfons/art/art26.htm

Below are links to photos of a prop-driven railcar that set a rail speed record of 140 mph in 1931.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Schienenzeppelin_Steilrampe.jpg

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/proprail/proprail.htm

http://technomanai.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/1448074726_05af2ea2e6.jpg





Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on May 29, 2008, 12:06:35 PM
Stan and others:

Can you please keep the intro section just that and have debates and other chat in the proper forum.. :-)

Thanks,

John


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LittleLiner on May 29, 2008, 12:53:21 PM
Hi there.  Art Danby is my name.  At 62 and climbing the age thing is just something I find it best to ignore.  I am from York, PA and spend the work week in Washington DC where I am a Quality Assurance Director for a small professional services government contractor company.  Retired Army officer and ex helicopter pilot.  I’ve been ‘new to LSR’ for over 5 years now.  Currently building a Gas Coupe for the lower displacement classes.  Hopefully it will be faster than my Avatar.  I also have many of the components to build a small streamliner after I’m fully retired (that is where the title ‘littleliner’ comes in).  Will focus on Maxton for the near future.  I’ve been a 'sometimes' volunteer there. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racergeo on May 30, 2008, 02:26:00 PM
    Hi, George Johnson from OLympia Wa here. I am a relative newby to landspeed racing but have been an ardent follower for over 40 years. In my 4000 book collection I have hundreds of articals on Bonneville and Landspeed cars. I have always been fascinated by the idea of holding the throtltle down and going as fast as you could. AS the owner/builder of SALTOSOURUS I have been on a steep learning curve for going on 5 years. After my first trip to the salt with it I came home and made 14 changes to it. After my second trip I made over 30 minor and maaaaajor changes. After I set the record in my class at WF last year I was down to just aero tweeks the most important of wich  was getting rid of the blasted hood scoop that blocked my vision. I am changing classes and running a BBC engine this year in an effort to get up near that 300mph speed. I am also building an 86 Firebird for altered class and plan on putting engines out of the lakester in it and letting freinds who  have helped with it drive the Firebird and at least go for their 200mph license if not a record. Am having a great time landpeed racing. Only down side is paying for the gas bill all year after going to two events in one year. I like this site cause it acts as a great sounding board for ideas to apply to my car for more SPEEEEEED!!!!  Thanks to all that make it possible with some great posts.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: A2WindTunnel on May 30, 2008, 02:32:06 PM
Just wanted to get on here to see what kind of chat, if any, was there about wind tunnel testing, and to also let people know about the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, NC that is now open to test many types of LS vehicles.  Any questions can be directed to

dave@aerodynwindtunnel.com  
www.A2WT.com  
704.799.1001

Thanks!
Dave


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Blue on June 01, 2008, 04:20:07 AM
Most of you know that I have been the Program Manager of the Fossett LSR for almost two years now.  Lots of work on a diamond in the rough.  Lots more work to do.

I am a professional aerodynamic, mechanical, and systems engineer with 25 years in engineering program management and engineering flight test.  I have raced motorcycles, karts, and hydros;  headed up or worked on successful racing programs in cars, motorcycles, hydros, and aircraft.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ShawnT on June 08, 2008, 08:35:25 AM
Hey everyone. My name's Shawn, I'm a classic car restoration mechanic from florida. I've got an 86 mustang that I've owned for about 7 years and I'm hoping to make it to maxton this month for the first time. Looking forward to meeting some interesting people , thanks for having me.  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: manta22 on June 08, 2008, 05:36:51 PM
I'm Neil Albaugh from Tucson, Arizona. Actually my wife Joline and I live 25 miles southwest of the city, in Diamond Bell Ranch. This is the Sonora Desert so it is normally hot and dry except during our monsoon season in the late summer.

I got interested in cars & racing in high school. My father took me to the famous Nurburgring to see the German GP in 1956. It was unbelievable-- Stirling Moss chasing Juan Manual Fangio nose- to- tail lap after lap. The scent of a hint of alcohol & nitro mixed with castor oil was intoxicating. Of course we had to go to see the next race there, the ADAC 1000km race. On days when there was no racing, the general public could pay a few Deutchmarks and drive their own car around one lap of the 'ring- 14.7 miles. This was too tempting to us high school boys; a friend owned a '48 Mercury and three of us piled into the Merc and off we went, the roll angles were alarming but we survived. I should explain that we were in Germany because I was an "Army Brat". I graduated from Frankfurt High School in 1957.

Back in the States after College (physics) and the US Army (electronics) I got back into "cars" again, buying a new 1965 GTO coupe and driving it up to Royal Pontiac to get the "Bobcat" mods. After that I drag raced it in "BB Stock" in Virginia. At that time NASCAR was the sanctioning body in VA, not the NHRA. I also resumed my interest in sports car racing, attending races at Marlboro, VIR, Mid- Ohio, etc as a crew member for a friend who raced an AH Sprite. I helped out "Starvin' Marvin Schwartz" with his top fuel effort in Richmond-- and lost a good bit of hearing from it.

Later, in Tucson I was also a crew member for a friend who was owner & driver of a M8C McLaren in the Can- Am Series in '72 & '74. We were a shoestring unsponsored team but never DNF'd and frequently finished ahead of big $ teams. George Bolthoff built the aluminum- block Chevys for us. I designed & built a small Corvair- powered mid- engine sports racing car patterened after one by John Sable. I never really finished that car but I did have fun driving Autocross events in it.

I was fortunate enough to be allowed to enroll in an Aircraft Airframe & Powerplant mechanics course at our local community college and that, together with joining the Experimental Aircraft Association, improved my skill and knowledge that have been useful in building my current LSR project, a mid- engine B/GMS. I've been to Bonneville for the past 4 or 5 years as a spectator, becoming familiar with the procedures there and meeting some great people.

See you on the Salt!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on June 08, 2008, 06:51:44 PM
Neil, welcome to the Land of Insanity and Great People. The longer you stand out in the sun in Arizona w/o water or a hat, the better qualified you will be to frequent Bonneville.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Super Kaz on June 09, 2008, 11:46:58 AM
Well I guess it's my turn?
James Crag Kasiewicz 1st-aka Super Kaz :evil:
My Friends just call me Kaz.
I've been a Racer and World Class athlete over 30 years.Starting with BMX Racing.Then I got my 1st of Many Dirt Bikes,and started racing them.I made it to Expert,but was BADLY INJURED IN A TESTING CRASH AND WAS NOT ALLOWED TO RACE MOTORCYCLES ANYMORE :cry:!
I need a new rush so I started SCCA auto-crossing.I then got in trouble Racing on the streets and lost my drivers license for a year :oops:!
Thats how I got into bike riding again :-P
Well that was the start of my Triathlon career winning the State Championship{in my age group} 6 Times and placing 4th in the National Championships in Hilton Head South Carolina.
I was going to Move to Europe and become another Greg Lemond,but GOD had other Plans for me :-o! While training for the 1988 Olympics {I wanted a Gold Metal before going off to race in Europe} I was Hit by a Car and broke Multiple Bones in my Legs!
I also went through a Very Ugly divorse,and my Human Racing Career came to and End :x!
I then went back to school {UNLV}and Majored in Athletic Training and planned to be an Exercise Physiologist!Well once I found out what they made my plans soon changed!UNLV was supposed to be getting PT Program started .So stayed there for afew years. I was fortunate enough to have been around during UNLV's Glory Days with The Tark.We Won the National Championships,and everything else. I was/am also a World Class Private Fitness Instructor to Many Different World Champions both male and female.From Super-Cross Racer's, Jet Ski's Racer's,Boxer's,Triatheletes and everything else in between! I also have had my own Business {The Vital Touch} as a Neuromuscular Therapist for the past 20 Years here in Las Vegas.For fun I drag Raced raced my 1400hp Super Street Outlaw Mustang in the NMRA BACK IN 1999-2000,but once again another DIVORCE ended that racing Career.
I Lost Everything{AGAIN},and started with Nothing . I moving back with my folks after 18 years on my own :|! I Busted my Butt to make my Business as successful as Possible,but all I ever thought about was Racing again.Well as Luck would have it I've been Blessed with the Greatest Clients in the World. I was given my 2002 V-rod as a Tip from a Very Special Client of mine and the Racing BUG BIT ME GOOD!
I made the Mistake of going out riding with the LV Stunter's and Racer's,and Nearly Killed myself :-(.
I went back the next day and bought a brand new Ducati 748 Senna Edition.
I knew I needed some coaching so I went to Freddie Spencer's Superbike School here at the LVMS.
It changed my Life as I went from the Slowest to 1 of the Fastest RR in Vegas after just a 3 day schooling.
Well I had a Very Bad Crash while Tire Testing,and had to be Life Flighted out with a Broken Neck,smashed Larynx,severed Tongue,and a concussion just to name few!
 I thought I was going to be Like Chris Reeves,and never be able to walk again.Well GOD Did another Miracle,and My Feeling came back and the use of my hands and feet after only 3 days in ICU. I realized I was to Old and Crazy to Road Race as it hard to do Massages while Laying in a Hospital bed. I changed my focus to going Straight and Fast,and began Drag Racing.Well if I do something "I want to be The Best at it" so I went to Frank Hawley's Drag Racing school in Florida to get my NHRA PSM Lic.I had gone years before to the Pomona school to get my SG Lic. Sop I knew how Great the school was.Now I was on a Real Pro stock Motorcycle being taught by the Best! I got 5 out of my 6 Licensed Runs in the 1st time at school. I came back again and set Quickest ET and MPH ever by a student,and opened allot of eye's :-o! I had NO IDEA How Hard it was to be a Professional Motorcycle Racer at this Level.It's More of a Business at this point then a Sport as the Man/woman with the Most Money Win's! You might of heard the story on how to make a Small fortune out of racing? Start with a Big one 1st! Well I spent Every dollar I had chasing my Dreams. I got to watch a Discovery Channel show about The Bonneville Salt Flats Staring our very own John Noonan,and Michele Derwin Breaking Land Speed Records! That was just before BUB's Event,and I wanted to be a Land speed racer now too 8-) I had Sandy Kosman{Kosman Specialties} fix up my V-rod and off to the Salt I went. Well not knowing anything about LSR I sought out Mr. Noonan,and any other Fast MC Racer to Learn from.Well I learned a very valuable lesson that race{I crashed into a Lake while warming up my bike before I Raced} there is Water out there if your Not careful! I spent 5 hours with some help from a couple fellow racer's only to have Break 1mile into the run :cry:!That was 2004.The Next Year 2005 I came back and set a little V-rod History. Being the 1st Person Ever to break 200mph on a Production Harley V-rod at the Bonneville Salt Flats! 2006 was another Terrible Year as My Bike was Ruined by a wannabe Turbo Builder out of AZ! This Last Year 2007 I thought I had everything ready ,only have multiple electrical gremlins keeping me from going any Faster.I've also had to learn how to work on everything myself{no more $$$ to pay someone else},and what a HUMBLING Job that is! I have So Much More Respect for the Racer's that have to build it break it and fix it again,and AGAIN! My Goals are to get my AA License on my Conventional ''sit on'' Harley Davidson V-rod,and to be The Fastest HD Racer on the Salt,Dirt and Asphalt. I also want to race NHRA PSM,but the lack of sponsorship is the Biggest obstacle,as the Racing is the Easy part!
I have a Long way to go ,but with the Help of some Great Friends on this Forum anything is possible.
A Humbled Racer,
Kaz...................


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on June 09, 2008, 01:25:04 PM
Well Krash Kaz, thats quite a history / story of visits to the ER wards. Must hurt in the morning and to get everything to work before trying to walk. Sounds like you have not been bored with all you have done and been through. Can't say much in your choice of wives though, Dodge they can get expen$ive when they decide to leave. By the way I was in Las Vegas last week but didn't know how to contact you. Send me a PM with info and next time I am in town will try to see you.Good luck on your LSR venues.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Drury on June 09, 2008, 08:34:45 PM
Glen, you keep going to Las Vegas and you might need a new wife too........... :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on June 09, 2008, 08:39:03 PM
She's the reason I went, To and from Airport to visit my her niece in Calif. Still a good reason to visit to other guys down there. I wanted to get to Pahrump as well just didn't have time.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jimmy six on June 09, 2008, 10:08:49 PM
Nice life Kaz. But I would be looking for something a little stressful.  :-D.  However your accomplisments amaze me and I congratulate you on everything you have so far done. I have no doubt you reach your goals but take them as they come. As you have already found out LSR can be humbling. Nice Bio.......................


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on June 09, 2008, 10:38:06 PM

Worlds Fastest V-rod Racer ,and Future NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion!

How soon should we expect the HNRA goal to be accomplished?

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Super Kaz on June 09, 2008, 11:26:41 PM
[quote author=Freud  :x
Worlds Fastest V-rod Racer ,and Future NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion!

How soon should we expect the HNRA goal to be accomplished?

FREUD
[/quote]

Dear Mr. FREUD,
Just as Soon as I find a Sponsor  :cry:!
George Bryce would have me a Team together as soon as the FUNDS Cleared :evil:!
I've got all the Talent in the World,but don't have a Rich Enough Father to pay for it all :oops:.
The Racing is the EASY Part it's getting the $$$ to do it Right thats the B%tch  :x!
Got any  suggestions :??
I need all the Help I can get!
Thanks again everyone for kind words, :wink:
Kaz.......


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bvillercr on June 09, 2008, 11:33:26 PM
Super Kaz, your like a cat.  Just don't go through your 9 lives too quickly.  I too went through Athletic training with the same results, "they make how much and work how many hours".  I was done after that.  We also share the Shark the Tark experience although mine was at Fresno State and without the championship.  Great story and good luck. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DavidinDurango on June 13, 2008, 10:41:21 AM
Hi kids,

David from Durango here.

I have run 130 and 150 clubs in a Miata w/  99 angry cubic inches.

Would like to run a truck some day . . .

Pet peeve:  statements should be clearly marked IMO (In my Opinion) or have a reference to data.  I have plenty of opinion, but we all know they are only valid on my front porch.

Thanks to Jon for keeping this going - hope to meet everyone at some point.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on June 13, 2008, 10:05:26 PM
DD, IMO most the folks that race Bonneville and frequent this site will tell you what worked for them and what did not if you ask.  Asking the right question always helps, otherwise you can get an answer this is not complete.  Some of us took and still take data on our runs, some dyno, some white dyno. 
Ask me the HP it takes me to go 228 and I'll tell you it takes about 150 + 10 lbs of N20, ask me how much HP is in the 1.5 motor, and I'll tell you about a MPH less than in the 65 inch N20 motor.  Haven't been on a dyno to get data, we have tried, just not successfully.

Welcome to the worlds friendliest racing site.  Since you have run with the USFRA you already know Bonneville is a friendly place.
Have fun with your future projects


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Drury on June 14, 2008, 11:41:53 AM
Durango, just to add to what Stainless said, Land Speed Racing is the only type of racing that I know of where the guy holding the record you are after will help you to try and beat him........the spirit of competition is outweighed by the passion for the sport..................


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: AHG on June 24, 2008, 05:56:19 PM
Hi All,
My name is Andrew "Drew" Gatewood, and I am a relative newcomer to the salt.
This year ('08) will be my 3rd year. My experience is presently not in a competitive form,
but working as AMA/F.I.M. Technical Steward for the BUB Speed Trials. I love spending the week there,
and being able to see much of the different equipment up close; as I measure the engines that break a record.

My own racing history has been with various disciplines such as Flattrack, Ice Racing, Hillclimb, Drag Racing, and Speedway. All of which I have enjoyed equally.

I have recently retired after 21 years owning and operating a small motorcycle dealership in northwest Indiana, and am looking forward to having more time to spend building my own machines, going to races, and certainly having a bit more time for my family.

I am currently building two bikes to bring to Bonneville (hopefully in '09). Both are being built for the APS-AG classes. One will be powered by a 625cc liquid cooled Jawa engine (the only one in the U.S. presently), and the other using a Ducati 999 engine.

My AMA/F.I.M. Technical Steward license has opened a few new FUN doors of which I am excited about. I have been hired in that capacity to work in the U.S. at World Superbike, MotoGP, AMA Amateur Dirttrack Grandchampionship, and the BUB Speed Trials.

If this is any indication of how retirement will go, I'm ready, bring it on!!

Thank You
Drew Gatewood
Chesterton, Indiana
www.gearswebsite.com


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on June 24, 2008, 06:03:42 PM
Drew
Welcome to the forum, A great place to spend time and meet people. As you are somewhat new to LSR you will find that you have missed a lot of good times on the salt. I have been going there since 1953 and the last 25 years in the timing stand. (AKA the best seat in the house) Looking forward to meeting you. You might want to try the chat line tonight on this site. Sounds like you have some good plans to run next year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on June 24, 2008, 06:41:15 PM
Glen, how do I get to the chat room?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on June 24, 2008, 06:45:03 PM
Glen, how do I get to the chat room?

Fred,

Go to the home page and click the "INTERACT" (next to the home page button top left) button and then go down until you see CHAT NIGHT


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on June 24, 2008, 06:57:38 PM
I found it. Thanks John.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Super Kaz on June 24, 2008, 08:10:38 PM
Hi All,
My name is Andrew "Drew" Gatewood, and I am a relative newcomer to the salt.
This year ('08) will be my 3rd year. My experience is presently not in a competitive form,
but working as AMA/F.I.M. Technical Steward for the BUB Speed Trials. I love spending the week there,
and being able to see much of the different equipment up close; as I measure the engines that break a record.

My own racing history has been with various disciplines such as Flattrack, Ice Racing, Hillclimb, Drag Racing, and Speedway. All of which I have enjoyed equally.

I have recently retired after 21 years owning and operating a small motorcycle dealership in northwest Indiana, and am looking forward to having more time to spend building my own machines, going to races, and certainly having a bit more time for my family.

I am currently building two bikes to bring to Bonneville (hopefully in '09). Both are being built for the APS-AG classes. One will be powered by a 625cc liquid cooled Jawa engine (the only one in the U.S. presently), and the other using a Ducati 999 engine.

My AMA/F.I.M. Technical Steward license has opened a few new FUN doors of which I am excited about. I have been hired in that capacity to work in the U.S. at World Superbike, MotoGP, AMA Amateur Dirttrack Grandchampionship, and the BUB Speed Trials.

If this is any indication of how retirement will go, I'm ready, bring it on!!

Thank You
Drew Gatewood
Chesterton, Indiana
www.gearswebsite.com

Drew,

 if you need a motogp Intern let me know :wink:!

Tell Valle SuperKaz say's "KICK THEIR Acura'S!!!! :evil:" for Me Thank You 8-)!

 I sure do miss my Duc's :cry:..

Welcome and Have the Time of Your Life :-D!!!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DMH on June 28, 2008, 11:17:28 AM
Just wanted to introduce myself to the site. My name is Dave. I live in a small town right outside Dayton, Ohio. I don't belong to any club, group, etc. Pretty much lone wolf kind of guy.
My interest in land speed racing has increased due to my continued obsession with anything related to the gasoline, alcohol, nitro and burning rubber. I love to work on my cars, tractors & mowers.
I have a ’69 Camaro, which I’m currently re-building the engine. A 500 ci. Caddy motor that I’m trying to figure out what to do with and patiently awaiting on my ’30 Ford hot rod roadster that is being built by a local hot rod shop. I have to be working on something or reading about hot rods all the time.
I work in a machine shop as a floor supervisor to make a living, but I don’t feel complete unless my fingers have grease underneath them and I’m working on cars.
We’re going to Speedweek this year. First Time! Got motel reservations last February. So if you see a 49.9-year-old guy walking around with his wife in tow with a big smile on his face, it’s me! Any suggestions to give to this salt virgin would be greatly appreciated.

Dave


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Super Kaz on June 28, 2008, 11:46:31 AM
Just wanted to introduce myself to the site. My name is Dave. I live in a small town right outside Dayton, Ohio. I don't belong to any club, group, etc. Pretty much lone wolf kind of guy.
My interest in land speed racing has increased due to my continued obsession with anything related to the gasoline, alcohol, nitro and burning rubber. I love to work on my cars, tractors & mowers.
I have a ’69 Camaro, which I’m currently re-building the engine. A 500 ci. Caddy motor that I’m trying to figure out what to do with and patiently awaiting on my ’30 Ford hot rod roadster that is being built by a local hot rod shop. I have to be working on something or reading about hot rods all the time.
I work in a machine shop as a floor supervisor to make a living, but I don’t feel complete unless my fingers have grease underneath them and I’m working on cars.
We’re going to Speedweek this year. First Time! Got motel reservations last February. So if you see a 49.9-year-old guy walking around with his wife in tow with a big smile on his face, it’s me! Any suggestions to give to this salt virgin would be greatly appreciated.

Dave


ya a Big Hat and SUNSCREEN :wink:!

Don't park off the road during the night when it rains,and Whatchout for Lakes out there too :-o!!!

Have a Blast it's the Coolest Place on the Planet 8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 28, 2008, 04:09:01 PM
Dave (DMH):

Use the search function and look for some of the topics on newbies on the salt -- there have been quite a few series of discussions on what to expect/what to bring over the past few years.  We're glad to have you here on the site -- and invite you to not only read and post, but also to look us up (Nancy andme, that is) at SpeedWeek.  Also please plan to attend Salt Talks, the landracing.com "picnic/cookout" Sunday evening after inspection.  Salt Talks is the lad speed racer gathering, held at the bend in the road (which you'll find on your way into the Salt).

See you on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LVMAXX on June 28, 2008, 07:27:04 PM
 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on June 29, 2008, 09:07:27 PM
DMH, watch out for the salt bugs. Quite costly if bitten but well worth it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MCR on July 01, 2008, 02:32:52 PM
Greetings,

For the last year, I've been exploring diesel land speed racing.  Hopefully we can get the proper safety equipment and give it a shot soon.  We will first be running in DT/B then migrate.  Both my wife Kathy and I enjoy racing, and we believe Kat is the quickest woman in diesel racing so far.

Pat McSwain


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on July 01, 2008, 03:20:57 PM
Welcome Pat, glad to have you aboard. There are lots of people here that can answer your questions and help with anything involving LSR. Do you plan to come to Speedweek?
How fast has Kat been?

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MCR on July 01, 2008, 04:57:35 PM
She has run 10.59 @ 129.x mph the quarter mile in a production diesel pickup at California Speedway, we think that's the quickest pass by a woman in a diesel powered vehicle so far.

Finding sources to upgrade the NHRA safety equipment to SCTA standards has been tough.  We would like to run Bonneville this year, but realistically, it will most likely be 2009.  I might stop by as a spectator.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 01, 2008, 05:13:50 PM
Contact Rick white at Autopower in San Diego, he should be able to help with the upgrades.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself in XSIVE2X fassion
Post by: Sive2x on July 02, 2008, 11:58:18 AM
 :-DIt's good to be here. Been looking at what I can do about building a stream liner from my variee collection of XS 650 motors, now 750 CC kitted and 90 degree cranks!(very soon ) I iwll be strating on the XSGP 750, the precurser to the XStreamliner in---- a while. First things first, I need more info to start the build.I guess getting a rule book is the first step. Then I will read commnets by all of you then start in when I need some info!

It's great to see that there is an active comunity regausrding the streamliners. I hotught that may be there wasn't this kind of resourse to be albe to cling to during any part of my build up. Just drawings now but when I need to find out about other items then LOOK OUT------ Avallanch time.

Metal fabricater, custom welder, painter, MC mechanic 17+ years = " They call me or I call me 'MR SUDO engineer' = knows just enought o keep from continualy pouring hot water on ones self for extended periods of time"????? Hope that made sence?

I don't build up stuff until I can't get the "NO" answers anymore.

Thanks for being here. It is greatly appreciated. WOW !!!!!!!!!! :-o You guys are really hear :roll: :evil: :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: XSive2X on July 02, 2008, 01:09:30 PM
 :-DIt's great to see all of you gathered here. I thought there wasn't going to be any one with this type of message board. gald I found you and it's great to be here ..... finally. :-o

Looking to build my own, of couse, but in a few more years as I don't have a clue as to what to do to build the XStreamliner. I never build any thing unitl I can't get the "NO" or the TOO many ???? response.


MC mechanic for 17+ years, metal fabricater, custom welding, metal working, and free hand designing.

I refer to my self as a "SUDO-Engineer" = :-o :evil: 1 how knows how to keep from pouring hot water over one's body parts on a continuosfaulty endevour. (AWWWW .......no spell check....) :cry:

So this is a start of something XSivly Smmple at first glance????K? NOT? Oh well it never hurts to wake up after a short snooze....

Great site guys !!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on July 02, 2008, 01:54:29 PM
if your into Yam XS motored stuff, you might check out the twin engined blown XS liner i did.... its in the national motorcycle museum.
here is a link
http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/menu.html


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 02, 2008, 03:49:47 PM
Kent
Are you running the car and bikes at SW this year, welcome back.


Title: XSive forces are upon use K !!!!!!!!
Post by: XSive2X on July 02, 2008, 03:53:23 PM
 :-D Went to your sight and I can't get in. I would really love to see the XSive forses acting upon us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!X

jphaney@reztel.net  John

Just got in...........................I wonder, I ahve 3 motors but they all have different compressions................

I lIke it a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you run it? :? :evil:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on July 02, 2008, 06:27:19 PM
nope...... Rick Vesco built it and it almost killed him... i just reatored it....
glen.... yep and yep...love ya too man :-D
kent


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on July 02, 2008, 06:34:53 PM
kent was in anomosa in june of 06 went to the museum but dont remember a streamliner  willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on July 02, 2008, 06:48:59 PM
i shipped it to um in nov 07...so i dont think you would have seen it in 06.... ya know, they probably added a few bikes to there collection since you were there in 06 willie i dont think they stopped collecting after you were there


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: isiahstites on July 02, 2008, 07:52:57 PM
Do you guys remember the build thread when Kent rebuilt the liner??

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,3204.0.html


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on July 02, 2008, 07:54:47 PM
i was only there the one time it was a great place and i spent one day there from opening until closing  one of my many stops on a short cross country ride 7500 miles in 16 days modesto to new york  wish i would have seen your bike       willie buchta 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MCR on July 03, 2008, 06:21:33 PM
Contact Rick white at Autopower in San Diego, he should be able to help with the upgrades.

Yes, I would love to have Autopower do it, but they are too busy in the forseeable future.  I called for an appointment last month, and they said call back this month.  I call this month, and they say call in August.

I'm pretty much getting that from anyone who has done a SCTA rollcage.  Seems most folk do it themselves; the shops that do it for money are all booked.

I've been trying to find a shop to put in the SCTA rollbar for 6 months now with no luck.  So this weekend I fire up the stick welder and start to practice.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on July 03, 2008, 07:10:05 PM
mcr  where are you located   willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MCR on July 03, 2008, 07:14:55 PM
I tried to fill out a profile but it didn't change.

We are in Corona, California.  That is halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles.



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on July 03, 2008, 07:25:28 PM
i would  be glad to do a roll cage for you like everyone im booked until after speedweek --my price is 100 dollars per point --the rule book has a pic of a 6 point cage page 25 fig.1 --i would do a 8 point adding 2 diagonal tubed from the back brace to the floor at about a 30 degree angle depending on the car --i live in modesto calif  willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MCR on July 03, 2008, 07:56:43 PM
Thanks!

I will keep you in mind.



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: robfrey on July 06, 2008, 09:42:17 PM
Hello. My name is Rob.
We just starting getting into this insane sport. We are drag racers and thought we would give it a go.
We are running a twin turbo BBC in a 63 LeMans. Not the most aero pleasing thing out there but it what we had to start with. We have run a best of 215.88 so far at Maxton with 23 psi of boost.
We have Dennis Lindberg driving and helping with funding which without that I would not be talking to you right now. Our car will not be legal or competitive at Bonneville so we are building a new car that will use the same power plant. Maybe a C4 Vette for the BGT class. If anybody has any experience with that body type, we sure would appreciate any help you could give us.
Thank you and it's been a pleasure to meet as many of you as I have so far.

Rob Freyvogel
6363 A/BGALT


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: interested bystander on July 06, 2008, 09:54:12 PM
Hey, MCR, you're in Corona- Mike Cook is up the road in Norco and has built a LOT of landracing stuff- including sheparding the restoration of the Summers Goldenrod. Try 951 278 4243- (He's in the rulebook under Section 15).

If he'll do it you'll have no fear of a tech problem with the cage .

Good, fair, prices, Willie from an ex-builder.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mkilger on July 06, 2008, 10:38:27 PM
MCR you may try Al Simon has build a few  bonneville roadsters and does  race cars and cages  all the time, he was the chassis guy on Boyds AHR show on TLC  rear ends front ends , headers and ex  he can do it  tell him mike sent you when you call 909-228-1456  he's in Riverside CA


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: interested bystander on July 06, 2008, 10:43:53 PM
Oh yeah, shame on me about Al, he's a respected friend and a kick-A## fabricator!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: comp on July 07, 2008, 07:17:29 PM
 new here ,, learning and lurking


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bvillercr on July 07, 2008, 08:38:22 PM
Hello. My name is Rob.
We just starting getting into this insane sport. We are drag racers and thought we would give it a go.
We are running a twin turbo BBC in a 63 LeMans. Not the most aero pleasing thing out there but it what we had to start with. We have run a best of 215.88 so far at Maxton with 23 psi of boost.
We have Dennis Lindberg driving and helping with funding which without that I would not be talking to you right now. Our car will not be legal or competitive at Bonneville so we are building a new car that will use the same power plant. Maybe a C4 Vette for the BGT class. If anybody has any experience with that body type, we sure would appreciate any help you could give us.
Thank you and it's been a pleasure to meet as many of you as I have so far.

Rob Freyvogel
6363 A/BGALT

     Welcome and interesting build.  I know nothing about vettes but when you do build include it in the build diaries so everyone can see its developments.  Every so often you may get some good advice and change something that you may not have thought of.  It happend with our re-build.  Good luck in your class. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 08, 2008, 11:43:37 AM
I've seen the 6363 car make a good number of runs at Maxton.  It's a hoot to see that brick tearing down the track over 200 -- makes you wonder how fast it'd go if the body wasn't so blocky.  Maybe we'll be able to find out now.

There are a good number of folks on here that play with Corvettes  --  Carl Johansson and Ed VanScoy come to mind at first thought.  Look them up on the profiles page and shoot a note to 'em.

Welcome to this site/forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 08, 2008, 12:10:20 PM
As well as the Carter family and the Sun Downer, both very fast.  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on July 08, 2008, 03:06:16 PM
new here ,, learning and lurking

Comp, nice intro, please feel free to provide more info about yourself.  Read through the others, and pick a line to run....  We don't care if you are young or old, if you want to learn LSR you are in the rigt spot.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: comp on July 10, 2008, 03:22:14 AM
new here ,, learning and lurking

Comp, nice intro, please feel free to provide more info about yourself.  Read through the others, and pick a line to run....  We don't care if you are young or old, if you want to learn LSR you are in the rigt spot.

thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: White Monster on July 10, 2008, 10:48:14 AM
Hello all you LSR enthusiasts,

My name is Steve Tobler and for the sake of continuity, I kept my White Monster tag from the Hot Rod and CarJunkie forums.

I have always been interested in LSR, but Keith Turk lit the fires under me during Bike Week in Daytona this year, while we toured the pits. He invited me to Maxton for the April meet to be his "gopher" (I prefer Assistant Race Director), so I have only just started participating in LSR this year.

The first meet I attended was the ECTA April meet, where I got to help KT with tech inspection, helped Joe in the tower with some electronics problems and was eventually introduced to their Chief Starter, Al (which is an experience in itself) where I helped him with final inspection and driver check-out prior to staging at the starting line for the rest of the meet.  Very interesting to see the cars up close, meet the drivers and crews and see just what "purpose-built" really means.  What a great bunch of guy's and gal's.

The May meet, I got the opportunity to perform the Starter role and enjoyed that tremendously.  Recently during the June meet, my buddy Luke loaned me his '98 Camaro to use for my first licensing run which earned me my D Class license at 134.575 mph.  Yahoo, now I'm hooked !!!

See you all on the Starting Line in September !!!
 8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: owenart on July 12, 2008, 05:09:47 PM
Hello,
I had the pleasure of attending the SCTA El Mirage event in May 2008 and again in June and might have gotten "the bug" -- it sure looks like fun.
A friend of mine from Florida was here at the time and he too may have gotten "the bug." We're now discussing chopping up his Yamaha R1.

I'm a past motorcycle road racer and a current sport tourer. This LSR thing is the way to go, with plenty of tinkering time between events.  :-D

Nice to be here.

BTW: Here's a video from the May event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwMxf7klrks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 12, 2008, 05:18:10 PM
Steve and Owenart welcome to the LSR forum. Once hooked it is forever. Just wait to you try Bonneville, you just think you had fun at El Mirage or Maxton, that's only a teaser. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: isiahstites on July 12, 2008, 06:11:51 PM
Owen welcome to website, your videos are excellent! I put a link of your videos up here on landracing a few days ago.

Scott

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,4189.0.html


Hello,
I had the pleasure of attending the SCTA El Mirage event in May 2008 and again in June and might have gotten "the bug" -- it sure looks like fun.
A friend of mine from Florida was here at the time and he too may have gotten "the bug." We're now discussing chopping up his Yamaha R1.

I'm a past motorcycle road racer and a current sport tourer. This LSR thing is the way to go, with plenty of tinkering time between events.  :-D

Nice to be here.

BTW: Here's a video from the May event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwMxf7klrks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mrdodge on July 14, 2008, 03:57:03 AM
Hi there. Mrdodge aka John Reid from the land of the Kiwi - New Zealand. Have been looking at this site for a while so thought it was time to join up. Have been into hot rods etc since early seventies and had read about the "great white dyno" through the exploits of the few kiwis who had raced there. Managed to make my first visit in 1998 with the Harris Family Racing team and was just blown away. Amazing place and really friendly people. Am heading back in a few weeks for SW 2008 and just can't wait!!

You may like to know that there are 11 teams from NZ hitting the Salt this year with over 200 hundred supporters so don't be surprised to hear "Yeah Gidday" a fair bit!!

Have got info on some of the teams entered but not sure if this is the right place in the forum to post it. Six cars and 5 motorbikes with 2 or 3 expats also looking to run as well.

As the 3 others I am travelling with are new to the Salt, am looking forward to introducing them to the joys and we are camping at "the bend" so hope to make the Salt Talks as well

Cheers


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Partspeddler on July 14, 2008, 07:56:22 AM
I would like to introduce The National Parts Peddler.  Owner & Publisher, Corky, 1991 200 mph record holder.  Has been involved with Land Speed racing for years. You'll find him on the Flats at Speedweek.  Every year we produce a Special Bonneville issue in August that will be at the Flats.

If, your looking to Buy, Sell or Trade any Bonneville cars, parts, trucks, trailers, etc. be visible in the National Parts Peddler!

Place your wanted ads for what your looking for.

Call Barb at 315 699-7583.

email address:  npp@twcny.rr.com

www.partspeddlernews.net

Count down begins for Speedweek!



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: laura on July 21, 2008, 05:27:47 PM
Hi,  I'm Laura Mays.  I have a beautiful streamliner that Nick Mays and myself spent 9 years making.  I need to sell this beautiful machine for personal reasons.  It is known as Montana Magic 11.  We ran it Speed Week of 2003 with the break-in engine.  It went 214.9 mph.  We were given the trophy for best performance. 

I know nothing about engines but have the break-in engine, (a Buick v-6 that Nick 'dialed in'.  The 286 engine is now in the car and ready to go with some attention to detail.  If anyone knows anything about streamliners, engines and Nick Mays work, interested in buying please contact me at (406) 454-3607.  I also have the retriever trailer, the enclosed trailer, awnings, etc.  It is heartbreaking to let this go but does a terrific job, so why keep it locked away?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 21, 2008, 05:40:31 PM
Hi, Laura.  First things first -- welcome to the Forum.  Second, we've got a topic section specifically for buying/selling, and you might be wise to post your 'liner there as a for sale item.  No biggie -- but to keep everyone on the same track I thought I'd mention it.

Third -- have you got, and would you post, some photographs so that all of us know just what you're talking about?  What class does it run (if you know -- otherwise we might figure out from looking at the numbers and letters on the side of it).

Back to the beginning -- thanks for finding us, and please feel free to visit the forum often.  I hope it helps you sell the streamliner.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mike@Predator on July 25, 2008, 10:47:03 AM
Hello all names Mike Raybuck.  I work at a performance shop in Pennsylvania called Predator Performance.  We have been contracted to build a car to go to Bonneville for the world finals this year.  I can’t even explain how excited I am about the opportunity to work on a car that is headed to the salt!  I have read and dreamed out going there since I was 5 years old. 

I’m 24 years old and have been welding and fabricating since I was 15 and this is by far one of the coolest things I have ever been apart of.  I hope to pick up a few hints and construction tips from the site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on July 25, 2008, 10:58:12 AM
Hello all names Mike Raybuck.  I work at a performance shop in Pennsylvania called Predator Performance.  We have been contracted to build a car to go to Bonneville for the world finals this year.  I can’t even explain how excited I am about the opportunity to work on a car that is headed to the salt!  I have read and dreamed out going there since I was 5 years old. 

I’m 24 years old and have been welding and fabricating since I was 15 and this is by far one of the coolest things I have ever been apart of.  I hope to pick up a few hints and construction tips from the site.


Hi Mike and welcome.  Are you in a position to tell us anything about the car?  If not don't worry. 

Hope to see you at WF,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mike@Predator on July 25, 2008, 01:15:58 PM
doh I guess I could have shed a little light on what we were building...  its a 1992 Corvette with a twin turbo big block.  I believe it is going to be in the A/BGT class if im not mistaking.  We have nine weeks to get it done and it’s going to be tight! Lots of late nights.  We crewed a car at Maxton for Dennis Lindbergh this year and while we were down there he asked if we could build him a corvette for WF and we said hell yes and it was on from there.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CTRon on July 31, 2008, 10:03:07 AM
hi. new guy here from connecticut... have been lurking for quite a while but finally decided to introduce myself.. im 30 years old and me and my dad have just started on a bellytank build..finishing up the frame jig now. hopefully ill post up some pics in the build diaries soon.. it will be powered by a superchrged flathead and we will prob mostly run at maxton.. ive been goin to maxton since last october and i am hooked pretty good now!! lol  i am a crewmember on the 1946 D/BSTR vanblarcom & gilmore, thacker & shine roadster also and i will be making my first trip to the salt with them in a few weeks..(salt virgin here!!) lol i cant wait!!!!! he wants that red hat bad!!  thats it for now i guess.lol hope to see some of you guys around!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: promachine on July 31, 2008, 12:46:44 PM
Hello CTRon, looking forward to seeing the 1946 car on the salt again. I used to build the engine for Tony and Jimmy when they had the car. We will be running D/BSTR this year again. Come on by the 511 & 811 pits and say hi.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CTRon on July 31, 2008, 08:27:07 PM
thanks for the invite promachine... we should have the engine back from the builder here tomorrow then its gonna be a thrash to get it back in and running as the bus leaves here for bonneville in 10 days... lol


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: promachine on July 31, 2008, 09:00:08 PM
Don`t feel bad, We are blasting the chassis tonight so it can go to powder coating tomarrow, should have it back Mon.. Then put the car back together and plump and wire it, and oh yea , paint it. All I need for the engine is the main caps I ordered last week, and , oh yea completly machine the block and smack it together, and, oh yea dyno it and about 7 others that need to be done before I go. How many days we got left?
Hope to see you guys on the salt, we will be the ones with the still wet paint........again.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ezryder on August 01, 2008, 01:40:57 AM
Hi All,
'Bob' Davis[/font] here. I'm new to posting, but have been reading the posts for a couple of years.
I've been to Bonneville in '05, '06, 07 (& probably '08) as crew member on Ed Stuck's #299 B/FR.
I just turned my odometer to 69 yrs. That makes me the Old Fart on Ed's crew.
I live in central Texas, have lived most of my life in Texas, but also lived in Colorado & Arizona. Spent 2 years in the US Army as a Pershing missile crewman. I've always been in the garage business one way or another. I taught auto mechanics @ Texas State Tech College for 26 yrs (that's how I wound up in central Texas). I own motorcycles, old cars, old pickup trucks, & lots of other old stuff (junk). I don't own any Harley-Davidsons or Chevrolets. My engine tastes run to ABC (anything but Chevy). prefering Fords or Chryslers. Used to only prefer V-8's, but lately I've developed a taste for other crankshaft bents.
(I've got an old Jeep Cherokee w/ 2.5L 4 holer, also once owned an MGB/GT).
Might add to this at a later date.  :evil:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on August 01, 2008, 07:16:05 AM
Welcome Bob, see how easy it is to post.  Lurking is fun, put conversing with the other addicts will help you get your fix between races. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: promachine on August 01, 2008, 09:42:54 AM
See ya in a couple weeks Bob, we will be pitting next to Ed and Gary as usual.
We will have the 811 & hopfully the 511.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on August 01, 2008, 10:17:43 AM
Hi All,
'Bob' Davis[/font] here. I'm new to posting, but have been reading the posts for a couple of years.
I've been to Bonneville in '05, '06, 07 (& probably '08) as crew member on Ed Stuck's #299 B/FR.
I just turned my odometer to 69 yrs. That makes me the Old Fart on Ed's crew.
I live in central Texas, have lived most of my life in Texas, but also lived in Colorado & Arizona. Spent 2 years in the US Army as a Pershing missile crewman. I've always been in the garage business one way or another. I taught auto mechanics @ Texas State Tech College for 26 yrs (that's how I wound up in central Texas). I own motorcycles, old cars, old pickup trucks, & lots of other old stuff (junk). I don't own any Harley-Davidsons or Chevrolets. My engine tastes run to ABC (anything but Chevy). prefering Fords or Chryslers. Used to only prefer V-8's, but lately I've developed a taste for other crankshaft bents.
(I've got an old Jeep Cherokee w/ 2.5L 4 holer, also once owned an MGB/GT).
Might add to this at a later date.  :evil:

Hi Bob,  have you thought about having barbecue with some of the rest of us old guys at my place in Blanding, UT. Friday night on the way to the salt.  Nice reasonably priced Super 8 across the street from me and we and others will drive up to Wendover Sat. for Sunday pit setup.  You and anyone else are welcome and there will be some other Texas guys coming.

c ya,

Sum

P.S. We run SBC's, but will keep the hoods down  :wink:.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on August 01, 2008, 11:09:27 AM
Welcome Bob, always good to see more Texas guys here and on the Salt. We be one of the Texas crew that will be at the Blanding get together. It will be our first hope to see you there.

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Skip Pipes on August 04, 2008, 12:59:45 AM
Hello everyone. My name is Skip Pipes.

Must say I'd like to thank SSS for stepping up to preserve this critical forum for all things landspeed. I've been lurking the past 3 years, learning as much as possible.   

As a native of Southern California and like many others on this forum, as a youngster I started drag racing, legal/otherwise. In 1972, I transitioned into USAC/USRC dirt/pavement Midgets as a driver/builder, and really enjoyed that for 12 successful years until the inevitable big crash (time just ran out on luck). After a two year rehabilitating I grew bored saving money and entered IMSA road racing for 7 years as a driver/entrant, although left after financial burnout.

I'd stayed away from competitive racing for some time and claimed I wouldn't return. Well, in 2001 I wandered out to El Mirage as a spectator and I'm sure you could finish this story: after several years observing at El Mirage I just happened to find myself at Bonneville Speedweek 2004/2005.

Well crap, now I'm hooked and for the past two years I've collected parts to build a Fuel/Gas Roadster. Just recently shaped the frame rails and will now start construction in earnest. I'll get a build page going soon.

I really appreciate this site (and Sum's) and I've learned much; however more importantly I've made new friends here, and they're willing to selflessly share their knowledge. As a group you're truly unique, amazing and enjoyable, which make this all the more memorable an experience.

Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on August 04, 2008, 01:21:37 AM
Welcome to the group Skip. I See lsr drug you in kicking and screaming.  :-D

What class ya going to run with the roadster?

You're going to enjoy this trip.............


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: subrew on August 04, 2008, 04:27:35 PM
Good afternoon all,

My name is Chris Hartman, and I'm a first time poster here on the forums.  I've been thinking about a Bonneville Motorcycle project for the past couple of years, and have decided to go ahead and jump right in.  I'm not 100% sure of what chassis/engine class yet, as I'm still trying to mull over a few ideas.  Chances are it will be something in the Modified Frame or Special Construction group, and small CC in engine size.

This will be my first time building a bike to these rules, so I'm sure to have lots of question.  I had intended to make it out to the BUB event this year to spectate and gain knowledge, but it falls too close to a weekend I'm running my Formula Vee.  However, this board has proven very valuable thus far.

As a little intro, I'm 33yo, live in Chico, CA, and split my "hobby time" between racing a vintage Autodynamics Formula Vee, and restoring and riding 1960s small CC Japanese bikes.  I've gone through close to ten different bikes over the past few years, ranging from a 1964 Hodaka ACE 90 to a 1964 Yamaha YJ1 to a 1964 Bridgestone Sport 90.  My latest project is a Honda C110.  I occasionally contribute articles to both Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and Motorcycle Classics.  In fact, a few of my bikes have been featured in MC over the past year, and another is scheduled for print in an upcoming issue. 

Luckily...my wife seems to put up with my antics, and as long as her 1964 Honda CA100 keeps in good tune, she fully expects me to spend my weekends in the garage.  And she makes a great crew chief when I run the FV, so she should get her first taste of the Salt along with me.  I've actually been to Wendover several time for SCCA ProSolo events, but never made it out on the salt.

Well, long story short, see you in 2009.

Chris H.
Chico, CA


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on August 04, 2008, 05:48:53 PM
Chris, it is always a good idea to attend a meet to learn the ropes prior to being a race participant.  You might also note that the rules are different between the AMA for the Bub and the scta for Speedweek, WOS and World Finals and the El Mirage events.   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bones on August 05, 2008, 05:19:27 AM
G day
   My name is Bones (Dave McLachlan) and I have salt fever. So does my partner Evelyne. I have been racing bikes since 1975 and sidecars since 1984. We have raced at most tracks around Australia and some in NZ. Ev and I have been together since 1998. I do all my own fabricating and machining, so projects take a while cause work gets in the way. The fever took hold in 05- our first experience of salt and the first time Ev had the throttle of a race bike (TZ350). She used to be happy being a passenger on the sidecar but now she needs the throttle. We have an R1 yamaha which is used for lsr and drag racing. Best speed so far is 177 for me and 152 for Ev. The present project is a motorcycle streamliner which may be running but not finished for March 09. We will be coming to the BUB meeting this year to get our fix of salt racing, as spectators, suffering withdrawals as Lake G has not been on for 2 years now.
  Looking forward to meeting lots of fellow racers at Bonneville.
    cheers Bones


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 05, 2008, 07:23:52 AM
Uh - oh, this guy sunds like the Aussie version of Willie Buchta.  This will be great -- another sidecar guy that builds from scratch (although I guess most hack folks have to do lots of that, right?).  Anyway, welcome, Bones, and have at it.  We enjoy build stories -- as you may have already seen on other parts of this forum.  Come visit us at Bub's (Nancy and I will be there to cover the event for the website).  We look forward to meeting you.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: promachine on August 05, 2008, 09:58:05 AM
subrew, I see you live in chico, stop by vintage hot rod some time and check out my 66 305 scrambler. Its for sale too, come on , you know you want one :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on August 05, 2008, 10:33:41 AM
My first bike was a 305 scrambler, put a lot of miles on it, had a lot of fun with it, and started a lifetime addiction to 2 wheel riding, racing,building and so on. Great bikes.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on August 05, 2008, 10:39:13 AM
Bones,

It will be glad to see you and Evelyne again, after what happend in 2006 and the rain out in 07-08 I know you two need your salt fix..

John


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wanabe on August 05, 2008, 02:42:59 PM
kevin, huge fan of land speed racing


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 05, 2008, 04:56:22 PM
Kevin, you talkative son-of-a-gun -- maybe next time you'll tell us where you are, and perhaps even a bit about what got you to this site, and where you are in the world, and so on...

Welcome to the site!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Skip Pipes on August 05, 2008, 09:37:22 PM
Welcome to the group Skip. I See lsr drug you in kicking and screaming.  :-D

What class ya going to run with the roadster?

You're going to enjoy this trip.............

Hi Mike,

Being a rookie I've planned on using a simple, reliable B/Gas small block Chevy combination to get through licensing. I have a respectable, running 416 small block; although it obviously forfeits 24 inches to the class, so I might look at a more competitive combination. Now if I'd just spend my kid's inheritance I could earn some serious style points with a pair of unmolested 354 Chrysler's, just waiting for superchargers. They'd look and sound stunning, but would break the bank.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hechtrod on August 07, 2008, 10:04:38 AM
 :-D Hey there salt lovers.  My name is Chris Hecht.  I made it out to World of Speed last September.  I took my dad and oldest son for the day.  It was the last saturday and the action was sort of slow, but I still loved it.  I'm heading out to Speed Week on Tuesday the 19th.  My friend from work, Dallas Volk, tells me that's the day he would go if he could pick one.  Of course, as part of the Volk Bros. team, he'll be there all week.  I live in Farmington, Utah and work as a Quality Engineer for a medical device mfg'r.  I am a certified car nut (and airplanes too).  It started with airplane and car plastic models as a kid.  Then I raced rc cars for a couple of years.  Then after finishing High School, I picked up a '72 Bug for $500 and started body work, lowered the front end.  I was in Brazil for 2 years and when I got back, my dad had restored the Bug.  While I was gone, my dad picked up a '94 Mustang GT that he started drag racing.  He used to have a '64 Comet Cyclone, where he learned some small block Ford tricks.  He got his late model Stanger to go 12.85 @ 106 at Famoso in Bakersfield, Ca. with a stock block, stock cam, stock ported heads, boltons and small slicks. 
So, when I returned from Brazil, I went up to Utah to BYU for school where my passion for cars started to get serious.  I got interested in 4 cylinder imports.  I bought a '95 Civic coupe which I mildly modified.  I finished school in mfg'ing engineering (mostly for my love of mechanical things (cars/planes)) and moved to California for my job.  There I traded my Civic for a '94 Mustang GT with no a/c.  ;)  I was swayed by the exhaust note.  I took it to Fontana Drags and Famoso where I ran a best of 14.8@ 93mph.  After about a year it started burning oil and then we moved back to Utah for my current job.  So, I sold the Stang for another Civic that had a/c and gets 40mpg.  So, with 3 boys under 6 and #4 on the way, my Hechtrodding is mostly hot wheels on the carpet track, building plastic models (current project is a '50 Ford Truck with a flathead I want to paint flat black, drop it to the ground and try my hand at a "Hechtrods Speed Shop" logo on the door.  We'll see.  ;) ) and taking the kids to car shows in Utah. 
I am pretty much interested in all types of racing, road racing, drag racing and most recently speed racing.  I started a Hechtspeed blog, I started it to document all things speed related with my family since my dad, uncle, cousings, brother and I are all into cars and planes. 
http://hechtspeed.blogspot.com/
There's my blog if you're interested in seeing pics of my dad's Comet, my bug, cousins cars, my brothers rc jets and planes.  Anyway, sorry if this was boring and I am not currently working on a lakester project or something.  Ha ha.  But, I'll be out there in 10 days with my camera and hopefully a beach cruiser bike, because I hear from Dvolk that there's hundreds of cars and the pit area is huge!  Can't wait.  I'll be lurking.
Chris "Hechtrod" Hecht
 :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on August 07, 2008, 05:03:40 PM
Welcome aboard Chris, Usually the 1st time to the salt you can get hooked, The fever never goes away. Watch out for them Volks folks, the have a major case of salt fever, it's breed into them.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hechtrod on August 08, 2008, 10:20:45 AM
Glen, thanks for the welcome.  Dallas tells me you're the main man in the tower calling out the speeds.  I too come from a family bred with Speed in the blood.  No sort of blood transfusion will cure the disease.  I loved "Worlds Fastest Indian" story/movie.  There's a lot of history on that white stuff.  I was in Birmingham, England last November and stopped by a British Car Museum and they had 4 Bonneville cars there.  The salt is definitely known around World.
I got the Volk Brothers Tshirt, so I'm ready to go on the salt now.   :-P  Trying to pick up a vintage beach cruiser bike so I can get around on the salt.  I'm excited. 
Hechtrod


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: basher13 on August 09, 2008, 08:46:07 PM
Hey all, just found the site a few days ago and decided to be apart of it.
Just getting back into the idea of chasing the black line. First time on the salt was 97, I still remember how nice everybody was, not a lot of attitude and people more than willing to put you to work! I went to WOS and SW for the next couple years, haven't been back for about 7 years. Are the Bean Bandits still showing up late, working on there car all week and maybe makin a run? Loved there BBQ's and the informal car shows all week...good times. My dad introduced me to this and as we both get older I start thinking why are we not down participating? He gets involved when he's there, I think he's helpin the Hudson Boys this year. A short stay in the hospital for him this last week kind of opened my eyes, nothing to serious but still kind of a shock to have Superman layed up. So the plan is to put together a car for the 130 or 150 club. Dads neighbor left him a decent 68 camaro when he passed away, original owner tired 327 w/a 3 spd. Now it's got a rebuild and a muncie 4 spd, nothing trick but fun on the street. I'll be getting plenty of ideas from this forum for sure.
Enough rambling, on with the show
 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wanabe on August 11, 2008, 08:22:06 PM
Kevin LeFevers 22 years old, i have been going up to bonneville since 1989.When it flooded one year i was told by Duane Mckinney if i ran fast i could skip across the water next thing i new i was soaked and my dad wasnt to happy, cant wait to take up our new roadster this year 701 c/gmr and be able to race with my heroes


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on August 11, 2008, 09:08:56 PM
Kevin, welcome aboard kid, glad to see another family member coming up thru the ranks, Are you going to drive this year. Tell the old man Glen said hello.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dirttrkjake on August 15, 2008, 07:12:19 AM
Hi my name is Jake, I know nothing about LSR other than what I have read in Magazines, I race dirt cars but I may be tempted to make a run in one of my cars if I was legal and the meet was close to home and didn't conflict with another race. Don't expect too many posts from me, I just joined well because it was free. some of you may remember me as BeerCat from the old Hot Rod Magazine board before they ruined it. good or bad I found this site while looking for........The Propster. he isn't very nice and reposts alot of stuff and has even called me a beer swilling moron , but I have to admit he is one of the darndest racing historians I have ever come across and I am a lifelong race fan, when I hang up my helmet and firesuit, I'll still be into it. Also I'm in the Navy, FA 18 Airframer, currently in an undisclosed location, but I'll be home soon. Nice to meet you.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bigggbubba on August 15, 2008, 05:11:05 PM
Bigggbubba (pronounced BIG"double G"BUBBA) here.  I've been reading posts on this site after finding it digging around the internet in search of a bellytank.  I'm still looking for one !!!

I'm working toward a bellytank to have at B'ville by next year.  Hope to get up there this year for the September meet...just to look around.  We don't have many landracers in north Louisiana, which may be some of the appeal for me.  I'm looking at the bellytanker because of the compactness (since I'm facing a 1700 mile tow each way) and because of its simplicity and smooth lines.  I'm in it for the experience, and to plant a few seeds with my grandsons that are coming up quick.

Any assistance and advice I can get from this forum will be appreciated, especially if anyone can put me onto a good affordable tank within a reasonable distance from Louisiana.

Thanks



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: AJR192 on August 16, 2008, 08:00:32 AM
Hi my name is Jake, I know nothing about LSR other than what I have read in Magazines, I race dirt cars but I may be tempted to make a run in one of my cars if I was legal and the meet was close to home and didn't conflict with another race. Don't expect too many posts from me, I just joined well because it was free. some of you may remember me as BeerCat from the old Hot Rod Magazine board before they ruined it. good or bad I found this site while looking for........The Propster. he isn't very nice and reposts alot of stuff and has even called me a beer swilling moron , but I have to admit he is one of the darndest racing historians I have ever come across and I am a lifelong race fan, when I hang up my helmet and firesuit, I'll still be into it. Also I'm in the Navy, FA 18 Airframer, currently in an undisclosed location, but I'll be home soon. Nice to meet you.

Hey Jake, long time no hear. AJR192 from that old forum also. How was your deployment? Still racing the mitsu? Glad to see you on here.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dirttrkjake on August 16, 2008, 12:44:43 PM
2 weeks left on the deployment. I still got the DSM, 2 more races this October selling it ASAP. I got the motor trans and triple disc out of Dad's old Late Model, gotta pick it up and freshen nice piece, looking for a UMP/IMCA Modified chassis. probably gonna build a spare short block too, I got the stuff, minus bearings and whatnot. time to go fast well not like 300 mph LSR fast but fast anyways. good to see somebody I know. peace....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DMH on August 19, 2008, 11:25:01 AM
Just thought I'd drop in again.
Due to job responsibilities and other issues, we're leaving early Wednesday morning out of Dayton.
Should be on the salt Thursday thru Saturday. With Speedweek '08 fully underway, I will be TOTALLY overwhelmed when I step on the salt
The sights and sounds will bring tears to my eyes from sheer joy!

Dave


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: a-zonie on August 19, 2008, 05:13:35 PM
Yo,
My name is Bert and I live in the Phoenix, AZ area. My main interest is in pre-war Fords and racing of these vehicles including hill climbs, circle track, drag racing, and recently LSR. Quite interested in the V4 and V4F powered machines. It's amazing what some folks can do with 177 and 200 cu. in. engines as a baseline!
Someday afore I tip over for the last time I'm going to show up for a dry lakes race event!
Go fast but be safe!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadsters.com on August 19, 2008, 05:31:23 PM
Glad you've joined us, Bert.

I'm a long-time hot rodder who's also in Phoenix. Feel free to give me a call any day or evening.

Dave Mann
(602) 233-8400
http://www.roadsters.com/


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: a-zonie on August 19, 2008, 05:37:47 PM
Thanks Dave, I'll do that and if you need any help with anything on the east side please let me know.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ForEverFourNZ on August 20, 2008, 08:10:29 PM
Hi,
My name is Greg Stokes from Auckland, New Zealand. I am 28 years old and enjoy all aspects of hot rodding and in particular traditional hot rodding and history. I have not been to Bonneville but I have travelled to the USA numerous times. I am great friends with some of the Kiwis at Bonneville this year including the Harris Family and Hogan/Martin & Rea.
I have a 29 Ford closed cab pick up that I have built with a hopped up Model A, T5 gearbox and torsion bar suspension. My father and I are building a blown & injected Model A motor on alcohol to run in a front engine dragster and we wish to develop this to possibly run at Bonneville.
First - I gaurantee that I will definitely be at Bonneville with the next Kiwi trip!
We have posted regular Speed Week updates at: http://www.nz-hotrod.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=49160#post49160
Look forward to getting to know you guys on here.
Best regards,
Greg Stokes
New Zealand Hot Rod Magazine
greg@nzhotrodmag.co.nz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 20, 2008, 08:24:34 PM
Welcome, Greg, from a fellow Vintage Four enthusiast!

I hope to be racing my own car next year, not watching from afar while my non-race engine is racing.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadsters.com on August 20, 2008, 08:41:11 PM
(http://www.roadsters.com/496_500x555.jpg)

(http://www.roadsters.com/pth_ex_500x310.jpg)

Greg, it's good to hear from you again. Long time no type.

The engine with the Pro Topline heads  - http://www.roadsters.com/power/
is still here, slated to go on this: http://www.roadsters.com/coupe/

Dave Mann
(602) 233-8400
http://www.roadsters.com/


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ForEverFourNZ on August 20, 2008, 08:49:34 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys!

Mike, I am interested to see more vintage four cylinder cars that are around, I have made contact with Bobby Green - Old Crow, Keven Vaughan - Quick n Easy, Jim Brierly and also Tom Branch of the Bean Bandits. I am keen to learn of more cars with Vintage Four power and would love to see pics of Roy Creels cars!

Dave - great to hear from you - the project looks great!

Greg


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself -Milt from Virginia
Post by: MiltonP on August 24, 2008, 12:16:24 PM
Just wanted to introduce myself...better late than never.  I am new to participating in LSR though I have always loved reading about it.  My friends decided we had to go to Speedweek in 2009 after they saw 'The World's Fastest Indian.'  I did research and learned abouth the 130 mph club and ECTA running 400 miles from home.  Why watch when you drive is my motto so I have been transitioning the Miata I used to tour to, and drive on, road circuits for LSR.

I ran my baseline runs at the June meet and have plenty of work to do if I even want to pretend I have a shot at 130 mph but I have already made some changes and have plans for whats next when funds are available.  Anyways, glad to be here!  One question!  I hoted references to qualifying for speedweek in some of the recent posts.  Do certain classes require pre-qualifying prior to the meet next month?  Didn't catch that in the rules books.  Just curious!


Title: Milt Just a Wee Bit Confused :-)
Post by: MiltonP on August 24, 2008, 12:51:14 PM
OK...So I got confused and am going to World of Speed next month where hopefully I will still learn something as a spectator in preperation for participating in an attempt to run for the 130 mph club at Speedweek next year.  Can someone who has attended World of Speed tell me that I will still be seeing some interesting stuff out there!  And can you confirm that the 130 mph club does run during Speedweek as well so I don't have to have myself commited!  No wonder the Motel 6 was available and only $40.  :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on August 24, 2008, 03:13:33 PM
The 130 Club is a World of Speed happening. It is not related to Speedweek.
World of Speed happens at the Utah Salt Flats Racers Association meet in September.
Motel 6 is $79.99 per day during Speed Week.
If you haven't been to the Salt previouly, there will be plenty of good stuff for u to
observe and a lovely group of people with whom you can be associated.

Don't try to figure out what is going to happen. Just go and u certainly will be surprised.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: beck on August 24, 2008, 11:05:54 PM
Hi everyone. I'm Beck and here are some of my facts. I live south of St. Louis in Southern Illinois. I had the good fortune to help the guys of the 974 B/BGCC last week. Hooley did a great job! I've been following Hooley's progress the last few years on the RoddersRoundTable. The crew showed me how it all works this year. I also helped on the 448  650cc sidecar entry this year. That bike also set a new record. I've been building street rods and custom bikes for decades. This was my first trip to Bonneville. WOW! I'm hooked and want to build a car. My wife is screaming NO! We will have to see.... I will definately be back with or without a car.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: G-Cubed on August 25, 2008, 01:33:05 PM
Hello, My name is Don, and my partner Cliff and I are following our dream and building a 27 T Roadster to run at Bonneville. We are going for a C class, either gas or street gas. Both Cliff and I are 70 years old and we decided now or never. Cliff is the motorhead and was a Street Stock dragster in his younger days. He and I have spent many sessions with our heads under the hood trying to figure out why our old iron wouldn't run. I will be asking questions over time and I appreciate in advance the help. Our goal is to build a car that will hold together and give us a lot of runs. We are not chasing records, although Cliff would feel his life complete if we could eventually get in the 200 MPH club. We're here for the fun...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2pulsejets on August 25, 2008, 01:59:19 PM
Hi
my name is Roy
Live in Seattle
Looking to put a dual pulse jet Bicycle in the records :evil:
not sure what class or even which event I will attend
any help will be well received
Royz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on August 25, 2008, 02:16:24 PM
Roy, welcome to the Landracing forum. Up front SCTA does not allow any thrust powered vehicles. Maybe Bub or one of the others will. Hope all works out for you.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadsters.com on August 25, 2008, 03:22:18 PM
Looking to put a dual pulse jet Bicycle in the records. Not sure what class or even which event I will attend.

You may end up going after a Guinness World Record:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/travel_and_transport/bikes_and_motorbikes/default.aspx

Dave
http://www.roadsters.com/


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on August 25, 2008, 03:36:35 PM
Don and Cliff --

A '27 can't run as a Gas Roadster, but can as a STR or MR.  The C classes are packed with high-horsepower Nascar engines anymore -- it's hard to get a Red Hat easily there.

Stan Back


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2pulsejets on August 25, 2008, 04:29:58 PM
Roy, welcome to the Landracing forum. Up front SCTA does not allow any thrust powered vehicles. Maybe Bub or one of the others will. Hope all works out for you.

Thanks Glen and Dave
I dont want to go as fast as fellow countryman Andy Green but 120/130 MPH is my goal
thanks again
Roy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: suregrip413 on August 25, 2008, 11:59:10 PM
  8-) Well, let me see, I'm 55 have been going to Bonniville for 5 of the last 6 years.   I have a great time just going for the first few days of Speedweek.   I keep thinking of getting a car for the salt but have to many things going on at home.  I'm hoping to go to El Mirage for the first time this year.  I remember as a kid back in 66 driving thru Wendove with my parents, of course we stopped at the Casino and I saw models of the race cars, then as we headed east I saw a big bilboard sign advertising the track.  Unfortunately we were either to early or to late to ever see anything but I have always wanted to go and see the action.  Then one time I made a bunch of calls, I was able to get off work for a few days and I made it!!! :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: vfrcauv on August 29, 2008, 06:20:59 PM
Hello & new to the group. Will attend the September event @ Maxton, NC. Will be helping with shutdown during the event. This will be the first event attended and plan to learn all possible to get into Motorcycle competition. Interested in learning about best size bike to build for racing at Maxton for the least amount of money. Retired & enjoy riding a Suzuki DL650 on the NC mountain twistys and a KLR650 for Dual Sport riding in the NC mountains. Used to watch Land Speed attempts on TV during the early 60s and always wanted to be a part of this sport. With retirement, I now have time to build a bike!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on August 29, 2008, 07:31:45 PM
VFRCAUV, look for Todd and Deb Dross at Maxton. They just returned from their first trip to SpeedWeek.
You can trust their judgement and if you need modifications to your bike, Todd is certainly capable of whatever you need.
You can trust BOTH OF THEM.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: vfrcauv on August 29, 2008, 08:20:21 PM
VFRCAUV, look for Todd and Deb Dross at Maxton. They just returned from their first trip to SpeedWeek.
You can trust their judgement and if you need modifications to your bike, Todd is certainly capable of whatever you need.
You can trust BOTH OF THEM.

FREUD

FREUD,

Look forward to meeting them! Thanks for the advice!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: burnt orange on August 29, 2008, 09:41:37 PM
I am a newly-retired shop teacher in Vancouver, BC. 
A colleague and friend, Shane Kenneally and a former student, Jason McVicar are both LSR holders. 

I've always been into motorcycles, but fortunately never got involved in the go-fast stuff!

My real passion is my '70 Cuda.  That is where my spare coin and time is going.  http://www.cuda-challenger.com

I'll be lurking around here just 'cause I like to live vicariously through others taking the risks!

Good site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fastman614 on August 30, 2008, 12:05:21 AM
Hi:  This is Dave Green from Canada aka fastman614. We got the Vega to Bonneville this year and set the B/CFAlt Coupe record at 254mph and change..... we think it has to be the Wolds Fastest Vega now.... (naturally aspirated with carburetors - on gas in the Fuel Class with no alcohol, nitro or NOx....) Can anyone help us confirm this? BTW, we are talking Funny Cars, Mike Cooks old Competition Coupe etc here....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: reckon on August 30, 2008, 12:10:19 AM
hello, I am a motorcycle nut (and have been for almost 35 years now), and have raced road, drags, and motoX, and have always wanted to get down to the salt, and see "what I brung will run".

I'll be concentrating on the small bikes: 100cc, 125cc, and 175cc, in vintage to start, and hopefully a 125cc streamliner one day.

I am a plastics fabricator by trade, and if I can offer any advice, help, or elbow grease, just let me know (I live in the SF bay area, CA.)

thanks for the site, forum, and resources.

see you all in bonneville in 2009!

joe 'reckon' loewinsohn


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 427MG on August 31, 2008, 09:10:09 AM
Hi,

  I'm a chauffeur and petrolhead from Milton Keynes, England and have been drag racing since I was 17 (I'm considerably older now :|).

  Last year I was invited to Speed Week in Sept 07 by a good friend and fellow driver Bob Powers who owns F/GMR #503. I travelled over with my friend who is also my crew chief, Steve, and we had a great week working as part of the Pro Per Racing team culminating in me having a drive and earning my 'C' licence. A helluva a bonus to the week! :-D

  Prior to the trip Bob had spoken to me about the possibility of shipping my '56 MG Magnette (my avatar) over when I had finished the rebuild and maybe having a go at the 150mph club. This has since moved on to wanting to do some 'proper' class runs and so the rebuild has been directed with this in mind. A re-shell, chassis upgrade and a lot more power should help.

  At this stage the chassis work is done as is the 10 point roll cage and the replacement shell is fitted. The plan is to stick with a Chevy lump as previously fitted but going the LS1 route. I'd like a big block but it won't fit. :x

  Anyway, the build is progressing at a pace...when I have spare time...and all being well with the world we should be out for SpeedWeek 2009. I just hope I got the build right for inspection and the choice of class correct (B/GMS?)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: V4F STR 60 on September 01, 2008, 10:21:09 AM
Hi There,

I'm Pete "Pedro" Hendrickson.  This was my first year on the Salt and boy, do I have a lot to learn.  I want to thank all of the SCTA guys and gals for all of their help and support.  The first trip through registration, tech, and impound (yes, impound!) is an intimidating process for a newbie, but I found all of the SCTA folks to be extremely helpful, patient, and supportive.  Special thanks to Ron Jolliffe for holding our hands for the first few days.

The car is a 1928 Dodge Roadster with a 1928 Dodge Fast Four flathead.  We had the amazing experience of going to impound after our very first run, the joy of holding a record for 24 hours, the letdown of relinquishing it 24 hours later, the drama of getting within 8/10 mph of reclaiming it, and the embarrassment of spinning at 117 mph.  An eventful first year on the salt to say the least.

I wish I would have discovered this sight a year ago and look forward to learning from the experts.

Cheers, Pedro



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: knucklenutz on September 01, 2008, 10:32:54 AM
My name is John K. Endrizzi. I have been interested in Land Speed Racing for many years. As my screen name indicates I'm a biker. Specifically HD Knuckleheads. I retired last year after serving 31 years in the Paper Manufacturing Industry as a Pipefitter. I run a message board http://www.knucklenutz.com/tech/ that is dedicated to upkeep repair and modification of pre 1970 American made motorcycles. I have a close friend Steve "Booger" Smith from Lumberton N.C. who runs a 68cu in Knucklehead in a 1930's VL frame. He is a member of the ECTA and runs at Maxton. I'll be leaving for Bonneville from here in Central Wisconsin on Wens. Sep 3rd to spectate and pit at the BUB Nationals. There I will be associated with Tom "Santa Claus" Anderson and his Buell Brothers Racing Team.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on September 01, 2008, 02:22:17 PM
Pedro --

Congratulations on your record!  We're all just renting them as JD says -- yours by the hour, rather than the year.  Tell us a little something more about your engine -- did you make that slick-looking head?

Stan Back


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RichFox on September 01, 2008, 02:41:46 PM
Yeah. We want lots of info about your engine. Spining at 118 means you got it going 118. Not half bad in my book.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: V4F STR 60 on September 01, 2008, 05:00:29 PM
Everyone just wants me for my engine.  Sad, but true.  Honestly, I can't give you a lot a details.  There should be a Mopar magazine article coming out and I promised to keep the importants bits to myself until then.  In the mean time...

1928 Dodge Brothers Fast Four. 5 main bearing.  212 CI (215 as run). One-off EDGY head and cam. Counter balanced crank. Custom rods.  Homemade intake & headers.  Converted to full pressure oiling. SBC pistons.  MSD crank trigger ignition.  Built by Tony Smith.

Body is a 1928 Dodge Victory Six Roadster.  Super rare.

The engine, chassis and body came together for the first time SIX days before Speedweek, and the engine fired for the first time 72 hours before we loaded it on the trailer.  We had 20 minutes of cam break in time on it.  Our "shake down run" was the record run.  The carb was straight out of the box without any jetting changes.  Kind of surreal in hindsight.

The car has lots of potential once we get it sorted.  Hopefully the driver (me) can keep it pointed in the right direction in October.

Special thanks to my crew- Chris King, Tony Smith, EJ Engler, Earl Edgerton, J. King, Bob Basso, and Joni Evans.  There is no "I" in "team" and there is no way I could have done any of this without them, especially in only the 10 months it took from start to salt.

Thanks again for everyone's support!

Pedro



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on September 01, 2008, 06:57:41 PM
Man-o-man, all these new folks on the Forum -- this is GREAT!  To go back a step or two, I'm Seldom Seen Slim, as you can see by the avatar information, and I'm the guy that owns landracing.com.  I bought it from the founder, Jon Amo, last spring -- and I'm tickled pink that so many new racers/wannabes (no insult intended in any way!) are joining the group.

I see a post from Don, a/k/a/ G-cubed.  That's good, 'cause he sent a PM to me stating he had been having some hassles getting into the Forum.  Either he's figured it out -- or something fresh has kept him off since that post.  I mention his travails in case any others of you have difficulties -- keep trying, or feel free to get in touch with me.  If the Forum won't let you in to send me that PM (personal message, which, by the way, is basically an email from you to me and nobody but you and I can see it) -- please email directly to me.  jonwennerberg@nancyandjon.org.

Welcome all!  By the way, Nancy and I are back in Wendover for this week's Bub's event.  Stay tuned for coverage and photos.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PJ on September 01, 2008, 07:56:15 PM
PJ here, I've been a motorhead since, well let's not go there.  Let's just say Mosses and I were friends.

Family and friends are out there at the track and I'm here in Michigan, just couldn't make it this year, maybe next year.

I've wanted to make it to this race for along time, hope so next year and maybe I can bring some air conditioning with me.

I'll keep checking this website for information.  All of you have a great time and safe runs.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on September 01, 2008, 09:54:54 PM
PJ:

Where in Michigan?  Maybe I can commandeer you into helping represent our state.  Maybe I can convince you that it's not all that far to go to an event or two in Maxton.

Where?  Not a troll, I hope. . .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: roadster589 on September 01, 2008, 10:16:17 PM
fastman614. congrats on the new record. in 1986 dad ran 255mph in the old Vega with a 300inc motor with a tickle of fuel. OK it was a iron hemi on 90 % but still ran 255 in 3 miles later went on to run 252 mph at el mirage. and the rest is history. the car never got to show its true potential on sep 13 1987 the car burned to the ground at el mirage.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Halfton65 on September 03, 2008, 11:02:16 AM
New to the board. I've been a fan of LSR for a long time and just found this message board.

I'm 23 now and would like to be in the 200 mph club by the time I'm 35.

Its good to be here.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Billy W on September 04, 2008, 01:21:09 PM
Hello everyone.... my name is Billy Weeks... always been a fan of LSR and all forms of motorsports were SPEED is the key...

i've only been able to make it to Maxton once .. but had blast... and has kept me intriged by speed run attempts..  so much that my hobby of R/C cars has turned into an event at Rockingham Dragfor the r/c speed runs on October...

can't wait to catch the next Maxton event....

Billy W


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fvaldezbeanbandit on September 06, 2008, 12:36:20 AM
Hi, my name is Fabian Valdez. I am one of the young "Bean Bandits", I first went to El Mirage in 97' and wondered what took me so long to get there, same with the salt! I began crewing for friends Norm Benham, Karnig Karadizian. That went on till I got my own roadster and it took off from there. I built the first modern rear eng. mod. roadster to get a record (and my first record)at El Mirage ( because of my hero Ron Benham). Me and the rest of the "young" bean bandits are currently running one of Joaquin Arnett's streamliner. Stop by our pits say hi and have a beer! Glad to finally be on here! Thanks.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on September 06, 2008, 10:02:39 AM
Hi, my name is Fabian Valdez. I am one of the young "Bean Bandits", I first went to El Mirage in 97' and wondered what took me so long to get there, same with the salt! I began crewing for friends Norm Benham, Karnig Karadizian. That went on till I got my own roadster and it took off from there. I built the first modern rear eng. mod. roadster to get a record (and my first record)at El Mirage ( because of my hero Ron Benham). Me and the rest of the "young" bean bandits are currently running one of Joaquin Arnett's streamliner. Stop by our pits say hi and have a beer! Glad to finally be on here! Thanks.

Hey welcome and thanks again for saving our butts by welding up our trailer in the Motel 6 parking lot a couple years back,

Sum


Title: Introduce Yourself
Post by: srthomsen on September 06, 2008, 10:33:32 AM
Morning.  My name is steve thomsen & i used to work at Ak Millers back in the early '70's.  I am looking for someone who may ave taken photographs of a failed attempt by Huntington Ford with a modified Ford Pinto back in 1972 or 1973 (i think) at the salt flats.

contact me anytime by e-mail if you may be able to help

thanks


Title: Check with Wilford Day in St. George, UT
Post by: Wester on September 06, 2008, 11:06:42 AM
His Bonneville record setting Barracuda was the one who's records were retired so Ak could set new ones with the Fords.
Funny, because Ak worked with Wilf to build the cars and engines that set the records before Ford poured in so much money.  Just ask Wilf for details.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on September 06, 2008, 02:38:22 PM
Hi, my name is Fabian Valdez. I am one of the young "Bean Bandits", I first went to El Mirage in 97' and wondered what took me so long to get there, same with the salt! I began crewing for friends Norm Benham, Karnig Karadizian. That went on till I got my own roadster and it took off from there. I built the first modern rear eng. mod. roadster to get a record (and my first record)at El Mirage ( because of my hero Ron Benham). Me and the rest of the "young" bean bandits are currently running one of Joaquin Arnett's streamliner. Stop by our pits say hi and have a beer! Glad to finally be on here! Thanks.

Welcome, Fabian!

Neat car: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291572 (http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=291572)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee171/4-BarrelMike/Streamliners/BeanBanditsengine.jpg)

What are you using for a blower?  Or is it a secret?   :-D

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ron Gibson on September 06, 2008, 05:11:28 PM
Bout time Fabian. LOL  Glad to see you here finally.
Ron


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jonnyrod on September 08, 2008, 01:14:05 AM
Hey everyone, name is Jon. I'm new to LSR and am here to learn. I will run the Texas Mile next spring for experience and to see what direction I will go with my bike as far mods go. I'm running a 111" S&S powered Softail weighing in @ 580 lbs right now. I have been spanking all the twins around here long enough and want to try something different. The first thing I need to figure out is how to class my bike :?

I hope to be able to make it to Bonneville one day and at least make a good showing for my antiquated technology. :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on September 08, 2008, 02:06:42 AM
if your bike is 111 cu. in. then its 1818cc that would put you in the 2000cc class ---you have pushrods so you would be in a pushrod class--the other choice you have is modefied or special construction --or gas or fuel---soooooo lets see 2000cc mpg (modefied pushrod gas )--2000cc mpf ( 2000cc modefied fuel )-2000cc apg (2000cc special construction pushrod gas )  2000cc apf  (2000cc special construction pushrod fuel ) the mpg record is 171.667     the apg record is 169.966 held by S&S cycle--figure you will need about 160 hp at the rear wheel -----with the aniquated harley motor(i run one to so i know of what i speak ) those guys did it on harleys  so it can be done ---fritz klinger has the mpg record at 171.667 and he did it on a shovelhead --welcome to the site dont be afraid to ask questions and a sense of humor works good too -- buy yourself a rule book and read it until you understand it --hope to see you on the salt   willie buchta

some of these records may have changed sense they wrote the o8 rule book --if you go to www.scta-bni.org you can look at the records---there is another race left this year so they could still change


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on September 08, 2008, 10:39:09 AM
Willie,

Actually, two races. Since unification records set at the World of Speed are included in the record database for SCTA-BNI. If you look at the records in the rulebook you will see dates like 8/07, 9/07 and 10/07. This indicates which race the record was set, i.e. 8/07 - Speedweek, 9/07 - World of Speed and 10/07 - World Finals.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on September 08, 2008, 11:14:38 AM
thanks dan i never realized the world of speed  was part of the records---on the scta home page the schedule lists   el mirage,speed week and world finals----could you explain ---------thank willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 08, 2008, 11:41:56 AM
Willie, page 4 of the rule book shows USFRA dates and it being a SCTA-BNI sanctioned event.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on September 08, 2008, 11:44:40 AM
Willie,

SCTA recognises USFRA World of Speed records and has done so for some time..see you two soon :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jonnyrod on September 08, 2008, 12:28:07 PM
Thanks for your reply, I am very excited about this. I have a lot of work to do to even pass tech but I will take my time and do it right. I have managed to reach 130 with this mill without hitting my rev limiter and only running a 5 speed. I will concentrate on gearing and look for some more torque. Right now I am making 112 hp and 132 ft torque under 6000 rpms. I will get a rule book before I do anything else though. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on September 08, 2008, 01:07:16 PM
is it a scta record or a usfra record that the scta recognises  thanks  willie buchta


jonnyrod---come on out and make some runs  then you will know exactly where you are then you can go from there    willie


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 08, 2008, 02:15:14 PM
Willie,USFRA and SCTA/BNI share the same rules and record book except for special classes like the 130 / 150 club etc. Those are their venue.We have our people on site for the combo records.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jonnyrod on September 08, 2008, 02:47:21 PM
O.K. forgive my dumazzedness, what do all those abbreviations stand for? I know the SCTA but you lost me on the rest.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadsters.com on September 08, 2008, 03:00:51 PM
SCTA = Southern California Timing Association
BNI = Bonneville Nationals, Inc.
USFRA = Utah Salt Flats Racing Association

SCTA/BNI site: http://www.scta-bni.org/
USFRA site: http://www.saltflats.com/


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jonnyrod on September 08, 2008, 03:18:08 PM
Thanks dude, I told ya I was here to learn so bare with me.  :-) I finally got the full support from the wife today as she is ready to see me get away from all the riff raff we deal with at my shop. To tell you truth so am I. I have been building, riding, and street racing for 25 years now. I am ready for a change of venue too. I just want to say I appreciate your sharing of knoweldge and your patience. Y'all have a good day. :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on September 08, 2008, 04:19:31 PM
Several years ago there were separate records for SCTA-BNI, USFRA and the 200 MPH club. The reason for this was that at their inception the USFRA required only two runs to set a record whereas the SCTA-BNI was still using the three run method. The SCTA-BNI required that you qualify over the record on a single pass. The next day you had to run the two runs, different directions when the salt permitted, and the average was then used to determine the new record. Among other things this would delay the start of qualifing runs for hours. At that time there was a single course, the three mile track overlayed the five mile track and everyone waited in the same lines.

As the salt condition deterioated and we were backed up to the dykes by the BLM runs in the same direction became the norm. It was decided by the different boards of directors to make an attempt to consolidate the records into a single database. The SCTA-BNI made the move to a two run deal to set a record in an attempt to speed up their meet and the USFRA agreed to a merge of the records.

At the second Gas Up party Mary West, Larry Volk, Mike Waters and I volunteered ourselves to try to come up with a unified record base. It took 4-5 years of research, meetings and all things associated to get to the point we are at now.

Records set at any salt meet go into the books, all the same classes. As I mentioned in an earlier post you can figure which meet the record was set by looking for the month/year of the record.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: cliffy on September 09, 2008, 08:18:49 AM
Hi all,my name is Cliff i'm a 110% petrol head ,i used to drag race motorcycles over here in the uk running in street and s/street classes.Had a suzuki gs750 that would run the1/4 in 10.2  :roll:slow nowadays but back in the eighties it was quick all worked myself except for gasflowing heads!!!.
I'm addicted to fast machines and hopefully will get out to Bonneville sometime especially
now i know someone who is doing it.My main problem is that i live on the Isle of Man and it costs a fortune to get flights to the mainland before i can get anywhere else  :cry:? .I'm mad on bikes hate standard cars like a good beer and luv me family!!
                                Cheers all Cliffy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on September 09, 2008, 08:57:24 AM
JRod, a good start for you is the Texas Mile in Goliad.  See their web link on the main page  :wink:

Cliff, Start saving your cash... there are several over from the UK every year, if I remember, a bunch planning for 09.

Welcome to our addiction!  :-o


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sam Strube on September 09, 2008, 05:39:13 PM
Hi everyone!

My name is Sam Strube and I live in Livermore California.

My friend Terry Pehrson is on here and I am sure I know a few others whi might be on here like Keith Young and Katie Cortez-Young, the guys on the North of '49 crew,  John Kimbrough and others.

I have been into cars all of my life and have built drag cars, street cars, hot rods etc.

I went to Bonneville for the first tiem in 1991 and have gone 2 other times since.

Being a drag racer at heart, I was "hooked"... I mean, a 5 mile drag race?  Yea baby!

So... ever since then... I've had "salt fever"...  and have been going over the rulebook and records page by page to try and come up with ideas of what to build.

I am into Model A/B motor'd cars and am a member of FAST... I have a real cherry '23 T body... and thought that a vintage flathead four modified roadster would be a neat car to race... challenging, to say the least.  But my '55 Chevy runs 11.60's at 120 and... well, you know... I wanna go faster.

I've also thought about a '29 Model A roadster to run in the street roadster class...

And then another car would be a Modified Sports class car built from a "Hairy Glass" Vette body (but I would need to know if that body qualifies... who would I ask?)

Anywho... enough about me... I will be in and out from here on out... and when I nail something down, I will gladly share pictures.

Thanks for having me!

Sam



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jonny Hotnuts on September 09, 2008, 06:23:34 PM
Quote
And then another car would be a Modified Sports class car built from a "Hairy Glass" Vette body (but I would need to know if that body qualifies... who would I ask?)

As long as the back 1/2 of the car is unmodified you are good to go. I looked at the Hairy bodies and they all look legal.

In the MS class you also can use also use production kit car bodies as long as at least 50 were made and available for sale to the public....this opens a host of un-tapped cars that could be legendary performers.

I recomend getting a SCTA rule book and giving it a good look over.

-JH






Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on September 09, 2008, 06:36:13 PM
Welcome, Sam.  Interest in vintage 4's keeps growing  :-D

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 38Chevy454 on September 10, 2008, 02:18:40 PM
Hey Sam, you made it here, now your addiction can get worse, Terry


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: reidscycle on September 13, 2008, 09:02:58 AM
hi everyone, my name is phil reid, 53 years old,  and have a motorcycle shop in northport maine. can't wait till loring afb  event next aug.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: JrRifleCoach on September 15, 2008, 01:00:50 AM
After the Johansson Bro's introduced the salt bug two years ago, I'm bit for good.

Hope to be around the tech lot for WCTA events.

Regards,

Steve Finigian
Sonora, CA


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: flydoc on September 18, 2008, 01:52:22 AM
Just saying hello
I'm from England
I raced a bike at Bonneville this year (in APSF 1350 #1956) did OK I think
Learned loads and had a fine old time
Would like to come out and have another go again soon
cheers


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: G-Cubed on September 18, 2008, 05:21:47 PM
Hi-
My name is Don Sanderson. My partner, Cliff and I have decided to build a roadster for the '09 meet at Bonneville. We are "G-Cubed", which stands for "Gear Grinding Grandads". We are both 70 and figured it's about time! We have been talking about this for the 50 years of our friendship. Cliff is the real "motorhead", having been a Super Stock drag racer in his younger years. In our younger years, we spent many hours head to head under one hood or another, keeping the family wreck running, or swapping a tranny or rear end for more speed.

Still in all, we are new at this kind of racing, so we will be asking a lot of questions in the next year. We are planning on a C/GR class, '27 T with an sbc 350. The first year will be for learning, just fast enough not to embarras ourselves and slow enough to not go through the traps backwards.

So, thanks in advance for all of the help you are all going to give us!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 18, 2008, 05:37:43 PM
Don and Cliff
Welcome to LSR. This is the place to ask and get answers. Where do you two live etc. Lots of things avalable here and might be someone local to you for any help. Let us know and fill out the member profile. Enjoy LSR. :-) :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on September 18, 2008, 05:56:57 PM
Hi-
My name is Don Sanderson. My partner, Cliff and I have decided to build a roadster for the '09 meet at Bonneville. We are "G-Cubed", which stands for "Gear Grinding Grandads". We are both 70 and figured it's about time! We have been talking about this for the 50 years of our friendship. Cliff is the real "motorhead", having been a Super Stock drag racer in his younger years. In our younger years, we spent many hours head to head under one hood or another, keeping the family wreck running, or swapping a tranny or rear end for more speed.

Still in all, we are new at this kind of racing, so we will be asking a lot of questions in the next year. We are planning on a C/GR class, '27 T with an sbc 350. The first year will be for learning, just fast enough not to embarras ourselves and slow enough to not go through the traps backwards.

So, thanks in advance for all of the help you are all going to give us!

Welcome guys, you'll have a great time, even if you choose one of the toughest classes out there. :-D
Just a heads up since you said you'd be asking questions. The rule book says 1928 to 1938 in the Fuel/Gas roadster class.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on September 18, 2008, 08:32:22 PM
Don and Cliff, welcome to landracing.com's forum.  I'm Seldom Seen Slim, the head handlebar holder (the guy that owns the site and rides herd on this gang of wild racers).

I'm glad you've found us, and want to make sure you feel free to ask questions and tell stories.

Regards,

Jon


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kat on September 19, 2008, 02:18:28 PM
Hi everyone  :-D

Since have been reading this forum even before we left for Bonneville I thought I should register.
I am the wife of McRat.  Even though I live my life ¼ mile at a time on the drag strip, I think for the time being I will stick to being the chase vehicle and trying to keep McRat out of trouble :wink:



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on September 19, 2008, 02:23:02 PM
Kat and McRat, cool.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jfr757 on September 21, 2008, 09:05:40 PM
I’m Jack Rogers.  In one way or another I have owned or driven motorized things for a long time, starting with a go-kart I made from a washing machine engine, some angle iron and soap box derby wheels.  I drove it on the street until my dad put a stop to that after too many calls from the police.  Later, when racing karts became available a guy in Evansville started manufacturing them.  He made a one-off all aluminum kart with disc brakes, a “live” rear axle and a 5.8 cu in engine that would do about 12000 rpm  (a factory “works” kart) that I drove for two seasons and in the finals at Mansfield Ohio in 1960.

After that, I got into drag racing with a couple of Corvettes.. This was quickly followed by college,  and short periods of employment by Goodyear, Boeing, and the Army (Vietnam)

After that, I started work in Commercial Real Estate, found my lovely and approving wife and started a family.  Today my daytime job is still doing Commercial Real Estate.  This has lasted about 30 years.


At night and on weekends, I am back chasing cars..  A couple of deTomaso Panteras, are being rebuilt along with a couple of other cars with the help of a local racer and mechanic.  I had an exposure to big money racing with a friend of mine who sold to a number of the racing teams, and decided that I wanted no part of that.  I always wanted to go to Bonneville and the Baja races as a participant.  Recently, when the Doll-Fox-Christophersen Camaro became available, I was able to buy it.  It had not been raced since 2004.  We took it apart, bought some replacement parts, put it back together, checked it on the dyno and headed for Bonneville last week.  What an incredible car originally built by some really incredible guys. 

Met “Seldom Seen Slim” as I was waiting in line for my record qualification run.  I just found this site.  I know I’ll be reading it for years to come.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on September 21, 2008, 09:18:39 PM
Thanks, Jack, and welcome to the group.  We look forward to seeing you and your car and your reports/build diaries here -- for years to come.

This is your car, right?  I'm looking at it in a thumbnail -- hope I found the correct one.

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/SeldomSeenSlim/World%20of%20Speed%202008/100_1744.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jfr757 on September 21, 2008, 09:27:35 PM
Yup, that's IT!

Jack Rogers


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Flyboy on September 21, 2008, 10:46:09 PM
Hi everyone-- I'm Bill Scherer.  I'm a professional photographer and love the Salt Flats and the people it attracts--
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k242/Flyboybilly/sunset-1-jpg.jpg)

I love the people, excitement, danger and beauty of the salts-- To me, it's God's country.

I was a Navy brat and always wanted to fly Navy jets but didn't quite have the eyesite. Lived on Ford Island as a kid and spent two years in Italy.
After college went into the Army as a 2nd Lt so I could fly in Vietnam but never made it overseas except to parachute into Korea and Turkey. I got my first motocycle, a Honda 350. Sold it a year later. I got in over 250 jumps with the 82nd Airborne Divsion.

Got disolutioned with the Army so I went to Hollywood to become a star. There I became an actor/writer and appeared in movies, TV shows, dinner theater. Sold my first screenplay. Made it to the Reno Air Races for the first time and fell in love with speed. Went to film school where I fell in love with the camera.  Sold real estate in Bevery Hills in between acting jobs. Met my wife, had two babies, then said goodby to tinseltown where I moved to Santa Cruz. Bought my first and only airplane, a Cessna T-210 and started taking pictures of the finest golf courses in the country as no one else was doing it at the time. Shooing a golf course or resort hotel at 100 feet off the ground is very exciting especially when you are going 80 mph. Got myself an FBI clearance and can now fly over ball games, super bowl and other restricted areas. Because of my screenwriting talents I became an aviaition writer for some of the top aviation magazines.

One day a friend told me he was going to Bonneville to race his BMW and asked if I wanted to come along. I had always heard of Bonneville and the excitement it brought so I eagerly signed on. BWM Europe said they would pay my gas so we flew out there in my plane. I tried to land on the salts but started to get a "white out" and opted to land at Wendover. The year was 2005 at BUB and we had brought along the new BMW 1200 R or S shipped straight from Germany. It went 147 miles an hour-- which I thought was a fantastic "earth shattering" speed. Little did I know. I told my friend I thought I would like to try going fast but I didn't own a bike. I told him that my dream had always been to race a P-51 at Reno but I didn't have a million dollars. Maybe going fast on a motorcycle might fill that void at a fraction of the cost. I love flying but there is no sense of speed. Maybe a motocycle might be the answer. Eight months later my friend called me and told me a new bike had just come out that might be able to go fast and break a record. It was called the  Kawasaki ZX-14. I immediately rushed down to my dealer to take a look. He had just gotten his first one in. I looked at it and got scared. My heart started pumping. The 2006 BUB event was only four months away and I didn't own a motorcyle, didn't even have a motorcycle license and hadn't been on a motorcycle in 35 years... to be cont.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Low Sodium on September 23, 2008, 01:16:17 PM
Hi, I'm Willi Boelcke. Live in Southern California (Santa Barbara to be specific) and have been racing at Bonneville and El Mirage since 1989. Member of Gear Grinders, SCTA, BNI.
Presently own 3 LSR vehicles, a 1950 Buick Super Riviera 2-door Hardtop which ran 114 on the Dry Lake, back in '91 and is now driven (almost) daily on the California freeways. Next is Larry Monreal's "Old Volks Home of San Berdoo" green '67 Karmann Ghia, formerly the "World's Fastest Volkswagen" which I restored last year. This amazing car ran on the salt & lakes for over 30 years and still has almost a dozen records in the book.
My current "ride" is #426, called "Low Sodium", a 1927 Ford "T" rear engined modified roadster, originally built By Fabian Valdez. It was the first car to set a record after they revived the rear engined class and currently holds five, 4 in Bonneville and 1 on the Dry Lake - we upped the D/G record at Speed Week '08 to 208.114mph powered by a little 5-liter Chevrolet V8. It's an old style Hot Rod, free of electronics, with a mechanical fuel pump sending the go juice to a carburetor. Good times!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on September 23, 2008, 01:27:22 PM
Looks good and welcome to the site.. :cheers:

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: speedwagen on September 23, 2008, 09:11:38 PM
Garry King here,

 I've been working on a G/GCC car for a couple of years, but have decided to switch tracks and make it into a Rear Engine Modified Roadster. I'm chewing on the Vintage section of the rule book. These pages were free of finger prints until recently.

 I have a lot of thoughts and questions running in my head. Any comments or advice on this type of build would be greatly appreciated.

Here are a couple of links to the history of this endeavor

http://speedwagen.blogspot.com/
http://carmelsaltcar.blogspot.com/

Just say NO to SLOW, Garry


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salty Nuts on September 24, 2008, 12:16:00 AM
Greetings all. My name is Ken Hagan and I've been lurking around this site for some time so I finally joined up!
As far back as I can remember, I have aways been a fan of anything with a throttle and even more so the safe use of it.

I was bitten by landracing when I was 10 years old on a camping trip to El Mirage with my Father and Uncle, whom both held records at El Mirage and Bonneville thru the 60's and early 70's. Al Teague and his roadster just blew my mind!
I started turning wrenches before I was able to drive "legally" in the early 80's and that turned into a career in the shop at the dealership level. Always tweaking and tuning my street cars was something I couldn't stay away from.
In 2005 I was able to "retire" from the dealership world and then became a full time farmer working for myself growing walnuts (hence the name) and stone fruits.

Now having a little time on the side to play with my 65 Mustang (Open road course/ Track Day car) I cant help but begin to scratch my itch for more than just camping at El Mirage and hopefully make it to Bonneville also.

I purchased a partially complete roadster project that I hope to get it out to be inspected by next year sometime.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: octane on September 24, 2008, 10:25:05 AM
Hi folks!

My name is Lars. I am a Danish Dane who lives in Denmark.

The Salt got me!

I all happened so quickly.
I 'got in contact with this guy on a internet forum, called Rocky
who was planning to run an INDIAN powered
Land Speed Record Streamliner named the DREAMCATCHER:
CLICK (http://ironwigwam.com/html/lsrupdate.asp)
..at the BUB Speed Trails


Turns out he knows a guy here in Denmark that deals in
Indian parts, that happens to be a friend of a friend of mine
and one of the guys on his team is a friend of another
friend of mine here in Denmark. Talk about a small world!

Sort of, off hand, I tell Rocky that if he needs any help
to get his machine ready on the flats, I'd be happy to help
and WOW; he guy invites me to join the team !??!!!

It surely ain't every day that I get invited to
come join a team of guys with a dream
of setting a Land Speed Record in an Indian engined stream-liner
..is it?!

Off cause I tried to get it out of my head,
but I wasn't really sucessful with that.
So it all happened SO fast;
a few days of thinking and .... f-it...I'm going;
got a few days off work,
bougth a ticket from Copenhagen to Chicago
and on to Salt Lake City, jumped in a rental car
and drove to Bonneville Salt Flats
...PHEW whambamthankyoumam!

A bunch of guys from all over the United States of Motorcycling
drove to the flats and a bike-builder, Chris, flew in from the UK
all to help Rocky's dream come through.

Here they are: (yours truely 'arrowed' and Rocky in the front)

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/Bonnevillecrew2-1.jpg)

Let me tell you; from the bottom of my heart;
those guys are THE coolest guys
you can possible imagine. Period.

One of the guys (standing (shirt-less) next to me) named 'Krusty'
opened his house in nearby Wendover
and let everyone stay in his house and in his backyard
drinking his coffee, using his bathroom
generally mess up the place for the entire period and
WHAT a guy!

Within 5 minutes of arriving I was put to work,
fixing the wiring and the parachute release mechanism
and all the other stuff.

It was a pleasure and an honour working with these guys.
Imagine 10-12 guys working at the same time, on and around the bike,
and no one ever raised their voice, complained, made any fuss,
...no sir; everyone just got down to business;
getting this thing ready, working from dusk till dawn
for 4 days straight


The camp:

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1535.jpg)


Looks like the guys are taking a rest:

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1537.jpg)


Rocky (on the left) working the engine:

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1539.jpg)


Bonnevile IS a magical place:

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1534.jpg)


Yours truly trying hard to pretend it'sall about him:

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/Bonneville.jpg)

Stuff to fix:

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1540.jpg)


WHAT a contraption

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1583.jpg)


Lyle who was supposed to pilot
the darn thing tryes it out for size.
He's got a LOT of balls !!!...to want to do that.

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1586.jpg)


Krusty working on the engine

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x214/octane98/DSC_1589.jpg)


Well, wel, well; we didn't pass tech-inspection but everyone took that in great style;
there's next year...right?!

Hell; I never had so much fun with my clothes on before.
A magical place, and working with a bunch
of the coolest guys that I had never meet before in my life.


 I even got to ride an INDIAN with foot clutch,
ignition timing in the left handle, and jockey-shift,
at full speed across the Bonneville Salt Flats (outside the tracks)

Stuff that dreams are made of.

My head is still trying to get in this whole thing!

.....and wooops: rigth after I got home the voices in my head (couldn't help it)
told me to buy a frame and an Indian engine.
Unless something goes really wrong, you'll see me on that thing next year on the Salt.
Ye'Sir!
It's not like "..I want to go there next year.."
nope: I have to!!!!!

Here it is in first mock-up form:

(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq252/octane98bonneville/mu1.jpg)

Probably run it in the BUB 500 A-PBF class.
I hope I get the rules straight:
500 = 500cc ( wasn't there some rule regarding side-valve engines cc (running in a 'lower' class) ???) ..can't seam to find it.
A = this frame is a "Special Construction"
( it's a brand new frame that sort of mates two different Indian frame types)
P = Pushrod / B = supercharged (yep; I do like superchargers) / F = Fuel
as to run with some sort of methanol-mx to keep the engine cool.


I have about 10 bikes (oops: make that eleven) from a BSA pre-unit Cafe Racer that's almost ready,

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb220/octane98extra/tills.jpg)

over a 1979 six-cylinder Honda CBX 1000

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb220/octane98extra/DSC_0719.jpg)


to a Supercharged 1977 Honda GL1000 Goldwing (60" Magnacharger + Weber carb)

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb220/octane98extra/Randall2.jpg)

...all of which I have rebuild myself.




...can't wait to post silly questions.
Thanks for having me!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on September 24, 2008, 10:48:51 AM
Lars, welcome to this site.

Do your friends have any parts for 4 cyl Indians?

I have a friend that restores them and I know he would be interested in

contacting them if they do have some.

It sure would be a smoother ride if your salt bike had some rear suspension.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadsters.com on September 24, 2008, 12:04:40 PM

Hi folks! My name is Lars. I am a Danish Dane who lives in Denmark.

(http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq252/octane98bonneville/mu1.jpg)

Welcome. You're a lucky guy, off to a great start. That's one of the nicest bikes I've seen here. Love the tank.

Dave
http://www.roadsters.com/


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on September 24, 2008, 12:06:53 PM
Now Lars---Here's to you ENJOYING your  BAD case of SALT FEVER :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HotRodVon on September 24, 2008, 08:35:26 PM
Hello all-  I've been really enjoying the private meet reports, so I thought I would join and say hi.  I still consider myself a newbie landspeed racer even though I've been runnin a GMR for 4 years now.  Haven't obtained a record yet, but I'm still havin fun, making changes and going faster each time.

Keven


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on September 24, 2008, 11:15:21 PM
Welcome, Keven. 

Is that the 515 car?

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: octane on September 25, 2008, 01:17:40 AM
Lars, welcome to this site.
Thanks Freud!

Quote
Do your friends have any parts for 4 cyl Indians?
Donno, but I'll ask.


Quote
It sure would be a smoother ride if your salt bike had some rear suspension.
Yeah, I know, but it's supposed to be uncomfortable and noisy;
will make me want, that much stronger, to get fast through the run

.-)


Welcome.
Thanks for the welcome!
Quote
You're a lucky guy, off to a great start. That's one of the nicest bikes I've seen here.
Thanks!
 
Quote
Love the tank
It's quite beautiful, isn't it!
It's a replica of an one-year-only cast aluminum Indian tank.
It's made by a friend who made the mould himself.


Now Lars---Here's to you ENJOYING your  BAD case of SALT FEVER :cheers:
Thanks!

Cheers!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: High Speed on September 25, 2008, 10:27:35 AM
Hello All,

My name is Harry Hoffman Jr.
1st time at B-ville 1976
1st pass on the salt 1979
200mph club 1988
300mph club 1991
Still have 3 records.
Have only been out to the salt twice since 1997...just got back last weekend from WOS.
Good to see a lot of people I have not seen in a long time.
Bonneville is always in your blood no matter what you are doing.

Be safe!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 25, 2008, 10:47:34 AM
Harry welcome to the site, good to see you on board, like they say Salt Fever is forever :-D
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on September 25, 2008, 10:53:32 AM
Harry, do you know the location and condition of the 360 roadster?

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HotRodVon on September 25, 2008, 01:49:28 PM
Mike-

Yes,  The 515 car is mine....and my Dad's-

Keven


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RichFox on September 25, 2008, 02:36:32 PM
Freud; I thought Charlie told me that he had it back and was getting ready to run it again.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on September 25, 2008, 04:29:28 PM
I know they got it from Harms and Flynn but I didn't know what was happening with it

or who was doing the engine install..

Great car, great racers and always nice to see it back on the salt.

Thanks for the comeback, Rich.

FREUD



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RichFox on September 25, 2008, 06:13:13 PM
I understood the Dodge or maybe a DeSoto power.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: High Speed on September 25, 2008, 06:53:38 PM
Harry, do you know the location and condition of the 360 roadster?

FREUD

It's at Charlie's shop. Very close to running.
Next year for sure. It will have a blown De Soto and Tim will drive.
Charlie was talking about driving too.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RichFox on September 25, 2008, 09:25:49 PM
So what was up with your Dads roadster at WoS?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on September 25, 2008, 09:59:07 PM
Thanks Harry. Markleys were some of the earliest people I met on the Salt....years ago.
I think it's somewhat hollow without Bones and maybe Charlie will step up and be part of
the "hard core" from the past.

Thanks again for the reply.

Coming to Gas Up Saturday?

FREUD


Title: Meteor here.
Post by: Meteor on September 26, 2008, 07:59:04 AM
New to the boards here but always flet the salt flats were where real men went to race.

Ran some 1/8 mile AHRA stuff back decades ago.

I have been a fan of the orphan Mercury Meteors since high school.
Current plans and wife is all for it!!!
Build the 63 Meteor with a 347 SBF and a Tek 6 speed, Mustang II adjustable front end and try to break the 150 mph before we turn 60 years young have 8 years to get the car built! We dont really car about class that the car would fall into, just want the worlds fastest Meteor!!!

Spent five years in Germany in the Army and darn sure miss the Autobahns!!!!!!

So for now have to settle for the curves of north Arkansas Ozarks

Later
John the Meteor man


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mile High Talon on September 26, 2008, 04:06:04 PM
Just a quick note to say "HI to my old friends here and sya I'm still alive and kicking. Alot has happened since WOS07 when I was last active on this list. As many know, Mile High Talon ('95 TSiAWD) dropped a cylinder on the first pass at WOS07. Subsequently, I put $5500 into a new race motor that ran great for about a half-hour, then spun a rod bearing. !@#$%"! A week later some major health problems started. A re-occurrance of kidney stones in Oct., cancer surgery in Dec.(luckily discovered during the hospitalization for kidney stones), and most recently upper back surgery in early August this year. With a big need for money to pay medical bills, I had no better options than to sell Mile High Talon. I owned it for 12 years, my kids cried the day it sold, and almost a year later I still miss that car every single day! 

Since then I managed to buy a basketcase '92 Sportster XLH. With lots of used parts from Craiglist, Ebay, and swap meets, I got it running last Spring, and had hoped to take the bike to WOS08; but, I hadn't healed up from the back surgery in time. Oh well. So, baring any more medical emergencies, I'm hoping to return to the Salt next season with the Sporty.

James LaMere
'95 Talon TSiAWD (deceased)
'92 H-D XLH



   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: High Speed on September 26, 2008, 06:13:38 PM
So what was up with your Dads roadster at WoS?

No trany fluid on run #2
Went downhill from there. Fuel pump leak, some jetting problem...but the end result was crank trigger wheel came loose.
He wants to go up  for the finals, hopefully he can get it going.

Disclaimer - I did not prep the car. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: High Speed on September 26, 2008, 06:20:34 PM
Thanks Harry. Markleys were some of the earliest people I met on the Salt....years ago.
I think it's somewhat hollow without Bones and maybe Charlie will step up and be part of
the "hard core" from the past.

Thanks again for the reply.

Coming to Gas Up Saturday?

FREUD

The Markley brothers are/were some of the greatest people you will ever get to spend time with.
Class act and they know what they are doing.
It definitely is not the same without Bones. He was the driving force behind the scenes.
I'm glad we were able to get the FIA record for him. That was #1 on his list.

Can't make it to the Gas Up.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mkilger on September 26, 2008, 08:03:24 PM
Hotrod von please tell us about your car, were you at bonneville this year?  Its not a roadster with a bike motor in it  is it?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: tigerbird on September 29, 2008, 09:36:58 PM
Jeff Jacobs here, age 63, from Arnold, MD & Orlando, FL, via East Aurora, NY. Introduced to LSR by HOTSHOE Udo Horn, a good friend & 200 MPH club member with whom I vintage raced from 1991-2002. Raced a BB Vette, Trans Am Camaro, Nascar Pontiac during that time.  Udo & I built a '70 camaro to run in 1 lap of America last year, but plans changed & didn't go. Took Camaro to Maxton 5/08 for fun & I think I am hooked! Now in process of building '88 Firebird, plan to test 10/08 at Maxton. Plan on going to Maxton spring '09, Maine in early August, then west to B'ville if all goes as planned. Former life, 4th Infantry Viet Nam, Chevy dealer, computer supplies distributor. Look forward to meeting more LSRacers.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mercflyer on October 02, 2008, 11:16:45 AM
Hi. Ernie Natte here. Just saw that I have been on this site a total of 4 days and never posted. So I figured I better get on it. I live in Port Dover Ontario, north shore of lake Erie. Liked LSR since I was a kid building car models (AMT Stude / Revell Challenger etc.) & reading old Hot Rod mags. We've run the 184 C/GRMR roadster (Black Creek Racing) at speed week since '05 and having a blast. I work oilfield in eastern Utah and it just worked out that days off start on Oct. 8. So I hauled the car and trailer out for WF. The avatar is of Krazy Kaplan (Fireworks) his subtle billboard presence on I-80 thru Indiana & Chicago lets me know I'm getting somewhere when I leave to go to the flats and when returning I'm not all that far from home. See ya there - E.N.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on October 02, 2008, 12:25:40 PM
Ernie & Jeff
Welcome to the forum of LSR. It's a great place as you are finding out. You will meet a lot of new people in the future and wonder why you didn't start LSR years before. There are a few of us old coots ( So Deb Says) on this site and can always direct any questions to some one who can help. The best of luck on the projects you are working on and hope you can reach your goals. :-)
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 02, 2008, 02:51:28 PM
Ernie:  I recognized Krazy Kaplan, and since you mention the subject -- is there anywhere a fireworks store that sells them at retail?  I'm pretty sure there's not -- all of them, KK included, want you to "Buy one, get XXX free".  I'm not a fireworks fan -- don't like the noise all that much (but have no issue with standing next to a top fuel car running 90% - go figure).  Just wondering out loud.  Welcome to the site, and please feel free to be one of the most active posters we've got.  Or just lurk, whatever. . .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mercflyer on October 02, 2008, 05:05:42 PM
Slim - I'm not that big on fireworks either, but I'm just amazed at the amount of bilboards thru that section of I-80. My partner keeps on wanting me to stop at KK's for T shirts ect. a little hard to do with a 30' trailer (I just give him the look & step on the gas). Anyway glad to be on the site. I was pitted next to Johnny Hot Nuts last speedweek. I told him that I was following his build all last winter. He called me a Lurker ? Well we can't have that. So here I am. See you guys out there.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DiveEZ on October 02, 2008, 07:48:02 PM
Hello all

My name is Zane aka DiveEZ and I thought I should introduce myself.

I enjoy watching and photographing LSR events at El Mirage and one day hope to make it to Bonneville. I don't have any LSR racing experience but use to race off road back in the 70s & 80s. Some of you out there already know who I am but I figured I should become a member here since I have been reading this site for a few months now and have really enjoyed all the information and event reporting. Thank you for creating a great site for LSR.
 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Leadfoot on October 03, 2008, 12:01:40 AM
Hi, My name is Gary Spencer and I live in Tremonton Utah. I have been racing for thirty years in Drag Racing and Land Speed Cars. My car is the red 71 Camaro # 630,  I currently hold the record in A\CFALT 250.704. My dad Dick Spencer also races at the salt flats and owns the record in E\CBGALT. I have watched these posts for a long time and decided to " get my feet wet" so to speak. We are planning to race at the WF and our thrash begins Saturday.  Gary


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: AJR192 on October 05, 2008, 09:00:22 AM
Hey Gary, welcome to the site. My son J.R. is Pat's little buddy from WOS the last few years. Glad to see you are here and congrats on your record. Pretty awesome. Freiburger might get more press with his and Turk's Camaro, but you are right there with them speed wise and you aren't using a blower to go that fast. see you guys on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on October 05, 2008, 08:01:49 PM
Ok, so I'm computer illiterate! Please allow me a try at introducing myself.  My name is Lynda Ainge, probably better known as Lynda-at-the-Gate.  I thought landsendlynda sounded better, (cheeky, huh!)  I live in Payson, Utah, not thrilled with that age reveal thing, but will be 58 on Thursday.  I don't race, don't get to go to the pits very often and when I do, everyone thinks I'm a mirage!  I'm the one that yells at you if you try to cut the line, makes you slow down when you're in a hurry for the meetings, but mostly, I'm the one that stands there in the dark with a pink flashlight and wishes each and every one of you a good morning!  I'm also the one that celebrates your record runs and shares your disappointment when you're just a tic shy of that elusive record.  There isn't any place I'd rather be than at Land's End to greet you all and keep you safe going onto the salt.
I'm as disappointed as all of you for the stupid storm that just had to hit the salt on Saturday.  Stupid Race Angel I have isn't working, I'm gonna smash that thing and get something else!!  Okay, I guess that pretty much tells you about me!  Everyone have a safe year, and I'll see you on the salt in August...smile in place, pink flashlight lit, and a good morning on my tongue!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on October 05, 2008, 08:06:48 PM
Linda, don't wait until August to get on line, we also have a chat line here every Tuesday at 7:00pm mountain time JOIN US.


PS, don't believe it when Deb Dross calls me an old coot, you know better. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on October 05, 2008, 09:49:58 PM
Linda "Angel", you are the link with the past at Lands End.

You took over at a time when we had had terrible losses in our Greeting staff.

You have done a great job and once again, a woman's touch has been marvelous.

Welcome to this site with the same warmth that you exude as you allow us to pass

from Lands End to Heaven.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on October 05, 2008, 10:15:24 PM
may be Landsend Lynda to herself---but to Andy & I each morning  she is "Good Morining LOVELY LUCIOUS LINDA"-- :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on October 06, 2008, 06:49:39 AM
We met your daughter at the WOS a couple of years ago, she was security at night, she's a peach. Something about that oversized chicken that spooked here. You sure do a great job at the gate, I got to drive by you when leaving last August with a big smile (set a record and didn't break the engine this year.) See you at speedweek.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hoodrat on October 07, 2008, 08:01:46 AM
hello to everyone,

lurker coming out of the dark here.  love anything speed related  went to el mirage 20 years ago but then life got in the way  am into bikes now and really enjoy reading all the build posts  willie and sherri's posts are VERY informative  wish i had 1/10th his skills  got a '80 cb750 that needs the LS treatment  will be at elmo in october to look. learn and listen

thanks

mark


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on October 07, 2008, 10:52:10 AM
Mark    Thanks for the compliments. Good to know that our posts are being appreciated. Kinda makes the trip worthwhile. If you go to El Mirage look us up. Just look for the white mailboxes and come on in. I think beef stew will be the dinner choice for the month on Saturday night after the course walk. Whatever it is, you are welcome to join us.

Willie and Sheri


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hoodrat on October 07, 2008, 03:15:54 PM
thank you willie and sheri  will do  would really like to see both of your bikes up close  beautiful machines

mark


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LIGGAN on October 07, 2008, 05:08:05 PM
Hello everyone...... My name is Drew Liggan. I'm 32 years old and have been going to the races at El Mirage since I was around 13 or so. I bought my first car when I was 15 years old and still own it to this day...........thats why I'm here......it's about time I get off my a$$ and do something. The car is a 55 studebaker that I've started and stopped working on too many times to say. Like any project.........got the time...no money......or vise versa. I look forward to talking to you and hope you guys don't mind me asking alot of questions.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on October 07, 2008, 05:19:42 PM
Drew, welcome and ask any questions you want on the build. Lots of help here. Keep us posted on the build.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: slimjim on October 17, 2008, 03:20:47 PM
Hello,
  I've got a lot of questions to ask but I guess I'd better start here first. My name is Jim Hoogerhyde and I made my rookie run at Speedweek in 2007. I was riding a friends 350cc pushrod bike and it was enough to hook me bad. We went 103mph and it was enough to set a record. I was shocked that we set a record and now that trophy is the most coveted one on my shelf. I've been road racing and flat tracking for 15 years and just wrapped up a national championship with AHRMA in the Supermono class and am looking for a new challenge. I returned this year for the Bub event and ran my 600cc street bike just to bump my license up to a "C". We went 153mph this year and while that was great it just hooked me even worse and two days ago I ended up buying a 1000cc GSXR. I'm selling off all the street bits and building a dedicated Bonneville bike. I'm guessing I'll run it in MPS-G but I just have a personal goal of going 200mph.
   I guess that about covers it and I'll get cracking on all my dumb questions now. Thanks for providing this forum as I'm hoping it will save me at least a little bit of heartbreaking lessons over the next few years.
Jim


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on October 17, 2008, 03:39:46 PM
Welcome Jim, always good to have another bike guy/Suzuki guy. As they say there are no dumb questions.
Good luck with your project. Are you gouing to run Speedweek/SCTA, Bub, or both.

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on October 18, 2008, 12:50:24 AM
Welcome Jim.

BTW,

Turbo it.. :cheers:

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TYSON on October 18, 2008, 06:05:02 AM
Heyya Guys and Girls,

Finally got around to signing up. I'm new to LSR but planning to pop my cherry in South Australia early next year. I'm in the middle of building a Turbo Busa that i will also use for the drags seeing as we only have one LS event here each year.

I've got a bit of a blog of the build going. http://www.hiboosta.com/

Cheers and look forward to chatting with you all.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on October 18, 2008, 09:47:31 AM
Jim and Tyson, welcome to the forum, there are no dumb questions although you may get some dumb answers from some of us in the peanut gallery...  :-D

You both have picked tough classes and breaking any of the records in those classes will likely result in a 2 club hat from DRLA or Bonneville...  :wink:
Have fun and see ya on the salt  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: maj on October 18, 2008, 08:03:38 PM
Been a while since i looked in here, welcome to all the new guys  :cheers: (probably about 20 pages of.. :-D)

Tyson look forward to seeing the finished product in March  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ziggy12345 on October 23, 2008, 01:52:15 AM
Hi

I am ziggy12345 and I run the website www.fast-rc.co.uk. We are a small bunch of RC car enthusiasts that have got together to try to set land speed records for remote controlled cars. We have formed and association called ROSSA (Remote Operated Scale Speed Association) and we organise championships for classes of RC cars.

This year we had 2 events, one in the UK at Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston and the other in the USA at Rockingham Dragway, North Carolina. Bother were well attended and we managed to set a new overall speed record for an RC car at 161.83mph. It was set by Nic Case of the USA.

We are already planning next years event and there are many cars being developed to break the existing record.

If anybody is interested in RC cars for speed records please visit the website. See you there!

Ziggy12345
ROSSA Chairman


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: saltfever on October 25, 2008, 03:59:40 AM
Just got a chance to look at your blog. Nice project and some beautiful NC machine work on that pan. All the best of luck   :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 81DaytonaPaceCar on October 27, 2008, 06:45:48 PM
Hey people,

Stumbled across your site today searching for information and was overwhelmed with what what was here.

Pretty much a noob to your world, but want to learn more about it...although I do live in Michigan, going to the salt is on the Bucket List for me.

And the Bonneville build thread is arguably the best build thread I've ever seen.

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,2606.0.html

Not only fantastic information, but just a really good racing story from beginning to end.

Look forward to learning more from you.

Very best regards,

Jeff


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on October 27, 2008, 06:58:23 PM
Jeff, welcome aboard the LSR forum. Glad to see you enjoyed it. There is a lot of information here. Don't be a stranger, There are several in your area that race LSR. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 28, 2008, 01:13:49 PM
Where in Michigan, Jeff?  Are you a troll or a Yooper?  Nancy and I are in Marquette, and there's one other LSR type up here.  Quite a few from downstate are afflicted with the avocation.  Tell us where so we can tease the daylights out of you -- and don't be afraid to visit the site frequently.  We'll tease you when you ask a question that's been answered a thousand times - then happily give you the answer and offer discussion if you'd like.  The amount of knowledge and experience available here is darned near beyond belief - is exceeded only by the friendliness.

Welcome.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tzoom on October 28, 2008, 01:36:21 PM
Nancy and I are in Marquette,

Is K.I. Sawyer still going strong up there or did it fall to the base cuts over the years?  I flew in and out of there back in the mid-60s.  Seems like someone could go real fast on that long SAC runway......Steve


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sakowskimotors on October 28, 2008, 11:54:26 PM
Hello
This is Wil Sakowski.
I am in The Rod Riders SCTA.  When I am not at the shop, Sakowski Motors, I am either with the family at the beach surfing or trying to get some sleep. I have 2 daughters, one is not a month old yet.
I have been getting back together a lakester with a blown staight 8 Buick.  BGL / XO

I recently moved the family from Los Angeles to Wilmington, NC for quality of life issues.  We love it here.  1.5 hours from Maxton, 3.5 to VIR roadracing, 3.5 to Charlotte, 15 minutes to our local surf break.

I still have a small shop in Los Angeles, mostly for warehousing cars for sale that I buy in LA. I am back and forth between LA and Wilmington.   Also, I do picture cars for tv shows etc..  In Wilmington, Sakowski Motors is housed in my 6300 foot warehouse. I buy and sell cars all over the world, and build cars for people all over.  I really love it.

I have been working on cars for myself for 18 years now.  I pretty much have done many jobs in the auto world and at the shop over the years: restoration, bodyman, new and classic car mechanic, frame work on collision repair jobs and race cars, drags cars, road race cars, land speed cars, 4x4s, show cars,  motorcycles mechanical and paint on old and new bikes. sold newer and classic cars and bikes, wholesales cars, broom sweeper, worked at a speed shop parts counter / Supershops years and years ago, tire changer, custom paint on cars and bikes as well as collision repair. welding, sheet metal, and on and on...  Not trying to sound like I think I am all that, just trying to give my back ground.

Racing: When I was a kid we souped up our go carts and motorcycles and built some great tracks.  I grew up in Virginia, and we were lucky enough to have space to do this.  We raced around these tracks and trails non stop.   I was at the track for years every weekend drag racing.  I love drag racing, but always felt like the race was just starting at the end of the quarter mile.  I road raced a GSXR 750 for a while also.  When I was young and irresponsible, I loved to hit a deserted part of the interstate and go wide open on the GSXR for many miles at a time in the middle of the night when the interstates were empty except for me and some deer.  There is nothing like holding it wide open for a 20 mile stretch.  Not advocating this.  It was an addiction.  I am very slow and careful now most of the time.

One of the other things I have been doing for years is Harley Davidson tours called www.ridefree.com.  I get to meet some interesting great people from all over the world.  I am in the process of becoming sole owner of that business right now, and growing it. 
On the tours we go through Death Valley and Utah.  This is really what got me interested in Land Speed Racing.  When no one is around, Holding it wide open with dry lake / desert on either side of you. On a deserted road, no one around, wide open, for a couple of miles at a time.   Just too good.

I  met Jim Latin at Mr. Hilborn's 90th birthday party ( I still don't know why they invited me. It was all the old great's and me, a night I will always appreciate.  It was also the unveiling of the new Hilborn Lakester) and he told me about an old tanker behind his garage behind his house, but I probably woudn't like it b/c it has an old Buck in it. He didn't know I have been driving a 54 Buick as my daily since the 90's.
I went to his house the next day to pick up the tanker.  I didn't realize the garage behind his house was the largest collection of land speed cars in the world. Incredible.
So the Rod Riders SCTA were kind enough to have me.  I started getting the tanker together b/c it was in pieces.  Pretty much got it together and decided I need to reweld the entire car for safety ( a family now, I am slow and cautious) and go through it completely  before I run it.  Moved to Wilmington, NC.  Went to Maxton for the October meet to check it out.
Now I have pulled the skin off the car and am ready to bring it to the next level.
So here I am.
I am looking forward to running the car at Maxton all next year, and getting ready for Speedweek 2009. 
My lakester had two records from the previous owner at Bonneville at 174ish as BGL and BFL/XO. It was the one that kept blowing head gaskets. The goal is 210mph when I have it all worked out, a record. That easy right? If not I am going to have a lot of fun trying.
I hope I didn't wear your eyes out.  There are pics of the lakester on my website.
Take Care
Wil Sakowski
www.sakowskimotors.com
Wilmington build shop 910 399 5939
Los Angeles 310 978 9558

p.s. The front 1937 Ford axle on my lakester was off the car's builder dad's car.  He said it was one of the first axles on a lakester to ever run at Bonneville.  There are pics on my website under the classics section.  I really dig having this piece of history at the front of the car.






Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RidgeRunner on October 29, 2008, 07:05:36 AM
     No wear on the eyes Wil, filled in a lot I didn't have time to ask about when we met Sat. Thanks for stopping by the pit and checking out our "operation" [serious on safety, low $$ tech, and high fun factor].  Always had a soft spot for tanks, looking forward to seeing you have fun with yours next season.  Only an hour and a half tow?  No excuses!

                 Take care,

                  Ed Purinton


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sunbeam Fanatic on October 30, 2008, 06:07:29 AM
Hi All,

I'm Steven and live in sunny Cheshire (Nantwich) in the UK. I've started researching a long held wish to visit Speed Week for a holiday and stumbled upon this site via Google. I'm hoping to find lots of advice that will help plan what I'm sure will be a fantastic holiday.

It's the big 40 next year so thought a trip to Wendover was well overdue! I'll be visiting with my wife and another very good friend (Birthdays only 10 days apart) and his wife.

I've been a big car fan all my life and currently have a small collection of around 10 cars, mostly British but a few from further afield, 3 or 4 of which are in various stages of restoration.

My friend (another Steve) is also a petrolhead having raced TVR's (do you get them in America?) and now racing modified Land Rover's in off-road trials.

So all the ingredients are there for having a great time.

I'll no doubt be posting seperate messages asking for advice and help on planning my trip, where to stay, what to do etc. so I'm really looking forward to getting to know you guys (and girls).

All the best,

Steven.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on October 30, 2008, 09:52:15 AM
Sunbeam, PM Dr Mayfield to see what race he is attending, he runs a Sunbeam.  Very interesting character.
Speedweek rooms go fast, luckily you are used to European prices so the casino rooms won't shock you.  We would all recommend Speedweek, the largest gathering of all types of vehicles, replenishes the soul of all gearheads.  Welcome, plan early, have fun.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bak189 on October 30, 2008, 10:00:07 AM
"Sunny Cheshire"......sunny in the U.K. .......Oh,come on.......................................
Welcome to the forum...........................................


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on October 30, 2008, 10:35:11 AM
Sunny

Welcome to the forum.  There are plenty of people both here and in the UK to help you with your planned trip.  I work at "Land's End" and will be your greeter when you arrive at the salt.  You and your group will have a fantastic and unimaginable experience on the salt!  I look forward to your visit!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sunbeam Fanatic on October 31, 2008, 09:46:34 AM
Hi all,

Thank you for the kind welcome. Yes Cheshire can be sunny although we've just had the first Snow of the year which is about 3 months earlier than usual, all very odd!

I suspect the Sunbeam I refer to in my user name is something quite different to the Sunbeam racer referred to! One of my cars is a 1981 Sunbeam Lotus a car homologated for Rallying back in the '80's, Talbot Sunbeam hatchback with the 2.2litre n/a Lotus 4 pot engine and a ZF 5 speed dog leg box. Worked quite well and won the World Rally Championship in 1981!

I'm really looking forward to coming over, current rough plan involves flying to Vegas and renting an RV then driving over, sounds like more fun than staying in a hotel!

Be back on line soon asking for help!

All the best,

Steven.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on October 31, 2008, 12:20:39 PM
Steven,

Your travel plans will be the best option. A lack of housing plus high rates can kill a vacation budget real quick. The RV will give you an opportunity to enjoy our country too.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bak189 on October 31, 2008, 01:24:45 PM
Blimey, here I thought you had a Sunbeam motorbike.....they did make one.....made by BSA.
Rode one for years in my younger days when I was roadracing chairs (sidecars) in the U.K...........

Using a RV to see Bonneville is a good choice........


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kevin Lee on October 31, 2008, 02:10:49 PM
Not much to say yet – this place looks great.  I have a lot of questions and I'm here to learn. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 31, 2008, 02:14:21 PM
Yes, it is -- but remember that looks can be deceiving.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: badcoupe34 on November 02, 2008, 08:42:36 AM
Hi, my name is Steve Van Blarcom. I am new to the Landracing site, so I guess I am a "Newbie". My friends gave me the nickname of Street Rod Steve as I am very involved with cars and bikes and I am the president of The Connecticut Street Rod Association. I am not new to the world however as I will turn 60 years old this year. I presently own about 15 or 16 cars and (I think) 5 motorcycles. You can see most of them on my website, www.streetrodsteve.com

I retired five years ago and finally got the time to go to Bonneville to witness what I had dreamed about ever since I was a kid. I always considered Bonneville the Holy Grail of Land Speed Racing. Many years ago I did some roundy round stuff and then went on to Drag Racing. I had never tried Land Speed Racing and it was on my "Bucket List". I had a fellow CSRA club member that had gone to Bonneville and helped out the 608 Lakester team one year. His friend, Rob, was also tied in with another team, the 1986 Dripps and Gibby Roadster. He wanted to do a slide show for the club so we did it in my shop. Right then and there I made up my mind that I would be in Bonneville that year to tow the 1986 car up and down the salt. I towed it with my 1946 Pontiac Convertible, street rod. Well, needless to say, I was hooked. When I got back that year, I knew I had to have a car and started to plan a build. It had to be a roadster or a coupe in street rod style. It didn't take long to realize that I could never build a car that would compete in the 200 MPH class and get it done for the following year. My friend, Rob, told me that he thought the Thacker and Shine Roadster might be for sale. I contacted Tony Thacker and Jimmy Shine and struck up a deal. I went to El Mirage and got involved with them to run the car up there, then we shipped it back east to me. I picked the car up at the ECTA meet in Maxton, NC. and drove it for my first time there. In that one weekend, (with the help of a lot of friends) I managed to learn how to drive the car, attained "B" license status, and broke the record three times in the D/BSTR class. Do you think it was one of the best weekends of my life?
I have now been to Bonneville twice with the car and Maxton many times. I have gotten into Impound twice in Bonneville, but failed the backup both times. I have managed to rebuild the car from one end to the other but still keep it as near to the Thacker and Shine Roadster that it always will be. We hold three records with it at ECTA and will be back to Bonneville in 2009 to try again there.
That is it from me for an introduction, I hope to get on this site on a regular basis to keep up with the news.
Street Rod Steve   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on November 02, 2008, 01:32:10 PM
Welcome Steve.  You've joined the greatest forum ever offered.  There is so much knowledge contained within this site, it will make your head spin!  I'll look forward to seeing you on the salt in August!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on November 02, 2008, 01:52:37 PM
welcome steve

lynda i cant think of a better way to start the day at bonneville than seeing you    willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on November 02, 2008, 02:54:52 PM
Ahhhh! I bet you say that to all the girls!  You sweet thing you!  :-o  I'm ready for Speedweek!  Got my pucker all fixed up an' ever'thang!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: voodooracer on November 04, 2008, 06:14:28 PM
 Hello to all. My name is Keith LeBlanc, a transplanted Cajun residing in North Augusta, SC.
 Been a big fan of LSR since watching Craig Breedlove on the old Wide World of Sports when just a kid and have spent most of the last 20-odd years dragracing motorcycles.
 Am determined to go to B-ville before shuffling off this mortal coil.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: promachine on November 05, 2008, 01:19:23 PM
Hey Steve, looks like both of us could use a lttle luck next year on the salt. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NJ 03Mach1 on November 06, 2008, 09:37:37 PM
Thought I'd jump in and say hello. Been looking at attending a Land Speed event, and finally found this forum.

My name is Adam 31 years old from NJ. Communications maintainer with NJ Transit...

Reformed Street Racer and 1/4mi guy, now a hill climber nut when in season & Road Course cruiser when I can.

I race with the PA Hill Climb Series, which are level 4 SCCA Time Trial events, you can check out some videos if your interested @ Youtube.com/NJ03Mach1. The series consists of 9 races, 2 in W.Va 1 in Md. and the rest in PA. Just completed my "rookie" season and loved every pass I made. Looking to possibly attend and make some passes @ Maxton next season so I'm searching out what I need for safety and requirements to see if I need more, or need to change what I have... Not looking to set any records, just come out meet some people and have some fun. At 31 I'm one of the younger crowd in the hill climb series, but please don't mistake it for lack of knowledge. I've been around cars (Mustangs mostly) since I was young. Everything from regular street cars, to helping out crew with 1700hp SSO cars and everything in between.

My ride would be my Daily Driven 03 Mach 1 seen below. Big list of mods, so I won't put it until asked what's done.

2 quick shot's of the car for some eye candy, video's if your interested of the hills can be seen @ youtube.com/NJ03Mach1  :cheers:

(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr352/NJ03Mach1/IMG_3558_1.jpg)

(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr352/NJ03Mach1/PolishMtn3.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on November 07, 2008, 12:32:26 AM
Adam, I'll advise you, if you ever get the front wheel off the ground like that at B'ville, or  even Maxton, it won't be the same as on the pavement.

Thrills are thrills wherever they occur.

Welcome,

FREUD




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on November 07, 2008, 08:41:43 AM
Freud, you up early or out late...  :roll:

Adam, welcome to LSR, but here is a word of warning, you said 

... Not looking to set any records, just come out meet some people and have some fun.

you will be hooked the first run and chasing the record, that is the way the speed addiction starts...  :-o then you want to go to Bonneville and have to go really fast... it never ends.  :roll:  You are young for the LSR crowd also, but most of us see that as a good thing.  Buy a rule book or beg an old one, get the car ready and go fast.  Welcome to our addiction  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NJ 03Mach1 on November 07, 2008, 06:00:01 PM
Adam, I'll advise you, if you ever get the front wheel off the ground like that at B'ville, or  even Maxton, it won't be the same as on the pavement.

Thrills are thrills wherever they occur.

Welcome,

FREUD




That pic there is, roughly 60mph, coming out of a 90* turn into a blind jump with a left after it.. thrills it is..  :-D

At least from what I've seen of Maxton, If I do have an issue, at least there's run off. Our hills, 0 runoff. Unless you count the side of the mountain, or down the side of the mountain lol


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John C on November 11, 2008, 09:05:54 AM
Hi all! I'd like to introduce myself, John Ciancitto from Des Moines, Iowa age 57. I've been hanging around this site as a guest for close to two years now and finally decided to shed my timidness. My brother Tom and I have been involved in different types of motorsports as amatuers thru the years and have always been attracted to Bonneville. After attending World of Speed last year (Tom made a couple runs in his 37 pickup, time only, no class for his truck) and we have been bit by the salt bug big time. Currently we both drive bricks and are planning on building a purpose built land speed car, we are sport car nuts so what better class than modified sports! I've been to Maxton a couple of meets and have posted a best of 174 in my 65 Rambler, now you know what our bricks are, nothing like a little aero challenged. We have been won over by the people we have met in the land racing community and also by the wealth of info and shared experiences on this site, I too was a refresh clicker during Jon's postings during the special bonneville event, boy, that was way cool! almost like being there. Thanks to all that post here. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on November 12, 2008, 10:16:07 PM
Welcome John C.

Hope to see you in Maxton in 2009 ( on the salt too)

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on November 12, 2008, 11:44:38 PM
Welcome John C

You've landed in the best website on the internet!! Anything you have questions about, these guys and gals can answer them!  In fact, you'll get a plethora of answers so you can pick and chose the ones that fit your needs. 

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: supertx on November 13, 2008, 12:34:00 AM
Hello
My name is Joe Cantrell
And im a speed nut
A little about myself Im a semi-retried engine builder,car builder,driver.I race dirt late models and modfieds present.Im older than dirt and still like to go fast.I have been to the salt twice both in the same year 1991 I brought a [winston cup car back then] out both trips.What a blast some of the most fun I've ever had in a race car.The late Jim Fuelling was the one that talked me into coming to to the salt again what a blast.Been thinking about doing it again but not in a cup car.I have been looking for lsr cars for sale but have not had a whole lot of luck finding any for sale.If anybody knows of any for sale I can be reached at jc!racing@aol.com not sure what I want so I'll look at anything.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on November 13, 2008, 08:17:26 AM
Joe, welcome back to our addiction...  :| There are several cars for sale, all you need to decide is how fast you want to go and how much you want to spend.  As you can see in most of the build diaries, building usually takes time, most builds are regulated by money available to throw at LSR.  Go through the for sale section, even some of the very old for sale ads are still available.  If is does not say sold, PM the owner.  Have fun, you didn't say how old, but most of us are very young and still learning...  :roll:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on November 13, 2008, 10:50:28 AM
Joe, I tryed your email and it wouldn't go through. Is it correct?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on November 13, 2008, 11:11:49 AM
Gary, his profile shows jc1racing@aol.com
A minor typo with the caps key in his first post, give that one a try...  8-)


Title: How u all are?
Post by: Freaksize on November 21, 2008, 03:32:32 PM
Am new to the forum, but hanging around SCTA events for 2 seasons now. Was on Willie and Sherry's crew in Bonneville. Have a couple of bikes and  ride to events. Would like to race, but dunno if finances will allow......mebee next year?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: slepe67 on November 22, 2008, 11:22:10 AM
Hey there, I've been lurking around in here off and on for about 6 months.  I found this site via the HAMB.  I had a 67 Mustang (hence the user name), and drag raced it a bit between 97-99, then joined the military, parked it, and let it sit till 2004, when I drug if from my dad's ranch in Montana, to my current home in NW Florida.  I performed a full restoration-modification, and when I was about halfway done, I fond a 32 Roadster.  Well, I JUST sold the Mustang, and am building the 'glass roadster to have fun with primarily, yet plan to LSR it occasionally.  No 200 mph club for this cat.  YET.  Just a fun hot rod.  Anywho, I'll be posting some stupid questions later;)   JL


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on November 22, 2008, 12:04:56 PM
JL, welcome to the forum. Tell us a little about your build as you go along. You have several LSR racers in your area and should be of help. This site is super for all hotrodding. Join our chat line on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm Mountain time. We have a lot of fun and even answer real questions.

For myself I have been doing the LSR thing since 1953 and was the Chief timer at El Mirage and Bonneville
I moved to Utah and Now do the announcing and course control and safety on the salt for BNI.

Enjoy the site. :cheers:


Title: Re: How u all are?
Post by: bvillercr on November 22, 2008, 12:12:36 PM
Am new to the forum, but hanging around SCTA events for 2 seasons now. Was on Willie and Sherry's crew in Bonneville. Have a couple of bikes and  ride to events. Would like to race, but dunno if finances will allow......mebee next year?

When I met willie last weekend he spoke about how large all his friends were and pointed them out.  You must have been one of them hence your name.  Welcome.  Troy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on November 22, 2008, 12:13:01 PM
Welcome JL
You will find a wealth of knowledge here to help you with any questions.  This forum is a bottomless well of help and information with everyone willing to share their knowledge and experience.  Enjoy!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sheribuchta on November 22, 2008, 01:06:04 PM
Hey Troy,
He was the one that we call BIG MIKE - Hence the name "Freak size".

Sheri Buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sheribuchta on November 22, 2008, 01:09:51 PM
Mike and Patty,
Thanks for all of your support for the last couple of years. You will never know how much it has meant to us to have you there.
When you do decide that you want to race I am sure that we can find room in the trailer. :cheers:

Love Willie and Sheri


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: t russell on November 22, 2008, 04:04:19 PM
welcome JL.Joe Timney owns Delaware Chassis works.He has covers. Come to maxton this spring look at the cars.
terry


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tonerjockey on November 23, 2008, 03:40:43 PM
Hi,

H.Alex Balogi here. Retired last year from "Big Computer Company" and put my lump sum pention in stocks. WHOOOEEEE! Now trying to spend what I have left before I am completely broke. Racing should do it.

Got started last year when buddy Glen challenged me to wire up his lakester's computer system, engine, and instruments. Went to 2007 Finals and got hooked.

I've never met a more inclusive, lively, and generaly nuts group of people in my life and hope to be able to contribute in some small way.

I've owned and maintained Moto Guzzi's for almost 40 years and am now trying to figure out how to make a 35 year old Mojo Jacuzzi go fast.

See ya there...

Tonerjockey







Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on November 23, 2008, 03:46:20 PM
Toner, welcome to the forum, now stop dragging your feet and get the MG running, Don't forget to join our chat line on Tuesday nights.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Boostedballs on November 23, 2008, 03:54:05 PM
Hi there, this is Charles Deardorff, or Boostedballs.
I have an itch for going really fast. I grew up watching Dukes of Hazzard, Night Rider, The Fall Guy, The A Team, etc. My parents should not have been so surprised when I got my first speeding ticket, and second, and third...

I tend to turbocharge everything I get my hands on. Currently, I am turbocharging a 1973 Harley Ironhead Sportster and a 1975 Chevy Monza. Drag racing and rallycross have been my thing for a long time but after Speed Week this year to watch the cars run on the salt for the first time, I have a new passion. It was nice to see a Monza going over 200mph, talk about motivation to get my project done!
I also saw a familiar face, Mike Dawson, of JD Machine in Lake Havasu. I used to work for Mike, Jim and Vicki at JD Machine a few years back and I loved it. I learned a lot from those guys.
Anyway, the Monza has a turbocharged, fuel injected 1994 LT1 coupled to a 5 speed and I am currently setting up the 9" Ford rear. I have a long grocery list of things that need to be done to the car before I can get it on the salt. I am shooting for Speed Week 09. That's a tall order: I don't have a roll cage, ANY safety gear, needs lots of wiring, fabricate a 3 link rear, tune the ecm, install entire fuel system, custom fabricate entire nose section, etc.
I really don't even know what class I will be running in. I know the turbocharger and the body work puts me into a class that I cannot actually compete in, but I'm not expecting to break any records just yet. First thing's first- and that is to break 200mph.

If you don't see me at Speed Week with my Monza, it's probably because I ran out of time. In which case, hopefully I will be there with a Hayabusa, evidence of a last minute bailout of the Monza project in favor of something less time-consuming to meet the rule book.





Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on November 23, 2008, 06:39:45 PM
Toner---
Where in the world are you?  You didn't list that in your personal stuff, and sometimes there's someone surprisingly near you that knows something about LSR that might help you.  There are one or two Moto Guzzi folks in the sport -- including Mike Rich (well, he's not a racer but builds Guzzi motors for racing, and used to be a builder for Nancy and me).  There's also Tom Liberatore, who races under the name Peter Pepperoni and has a Bonneville record or two on his M-G.

Glad to see you on the forum.  Don't be a lurker -- join in frequently and learn some stuff about the gang of idiots that hangs out on the site.

Welcome, for sure.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tonerjockey on November 23, 2008, 08:25:52 PM
Hey SSS,

I'm in San Jose Ca.

I've done business with, and talked to, Mike R. He's provided me with some interesting ideas concerning an exotic cam that I hope to someday make work for me.

I am chasing one of Tom's records. I haven't met Tom yet but would like to. I have a picture of his bike at Bonneville as a desktop background. That picture has been a real motivator to me ... a great Guzzi IMHO.(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc204/Tonerjockey/V7%20Rebuild/Peperoni2.jpg)

Another inspirational Guzzi to me is Bill Ross' Mandello Meteor of Team Subtle Crowbar... (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc204/Tonerjockey/V7%20Rebuild/5154.jpg)

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll Be sure to pipe up... if I have anything quasi intelligent to say.

Tonerjockey


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sandbum on November 28, 2008, 02:41:08 PM
Hi all I have been going to Bonneville for the last 3 years and each year I get more and more interested! I make a very poor spectator. so I am trying to decide what I could run to get started. I have several toy's that could be converted to run on the salt or El mirage. I live in carson city Nevada so I am kind of in the middle of both.    Bob


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: foxstang on December 04, 2008, 12:04:17 AM
New guy out on the east coast, here to soak up info be doing alot of read. Probably wont see me much (everyone hates the new guy asking all the questions). Anyway, look forward to reading up.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Geo on December 04, 2008, 12:37:17 AM
sandbum and foxstang,

Welcome to the coolest (hottest) LSR site on the web.  This place is full of great people and a few fantabulous ones too.

Ask questions and take the answers with a grain of salt.  I would like to hear more of your thoughts on the ride you are planning.

Geo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 04, 2008, 12:52:36 AM
New guy out on the east coast, here to soak up info be doing alot of read. Probably wont see me much (everyone hates the new guy asking all the questions). Anyway, look forward to reading up.

Foxstang,

Post your questions...we like the fresh meat during the winter months.. :cheers:

Seriously, please post/ask any questions just don't listen to Kaz unless you have a V-rod related question.. 8-)

John


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on December 04, 2008, 02:36:57 AM
and by the way Kaz blows his junk up he doesnt know the answers eithor...
kent


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mike on December 04, 2008, 08:44:00 AM
Hey all
'Nother newbie here.
I've been fascinated/obsessed about salt racing for probably the past 6-10 years although I've never been myself. I prefer the 'open' type of racing it is. Engineering at it's best and engines that are allowed to run free!
For years I've wanted to go. Never found anyone willing to take a stowaway with a big cooler so I've decided to take my quest into my own hands. I'm primarily here to gain information so that my first time out I keep myself out of trouble by learning from you experienced guys.
I work at an engine shop out here on the east coast although I was born and raised in Wash. The State. School instructor has a friend in a fuel roadster, a guy down the street had a coupe, the guys 30 miles from our old home has a pretty nice streamliner.
My goals are naturally for the BIG 2. I'm planning on doing it with a D/StR. If I can get my grand dad's body tuned up enough, the 'ol '30 will be doing the work.

thanks all
Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: foxstang on December 04, 2008, 04:58:15 PM
sandbum and foxstang,

Welcome to the coolest (hottest) LSR site on the web.  This place is full of great people and a few fantabulous ones too.

Ask questions and take the answers with a grain of salt.  I would like to hear more of your thoughts on the ride you are planning.

Geo
Foxstang,

Post your questions...we like the fresh meat during the winter months.. :cheers:

Seriously, please post/ask any questions just don't listen to Kaz unless you have a V-rod related question.. 8-)

John

Ok, well you guys dont seem to be that bad :mrgreen:

Here is a better intro...

I have no experience other than always being interested in the sport (i guess you could call it).
I have great big grand plans in my head i will hash a little out here...
I've owned my 90 GT now for about 6yrs, before that my father bought it new (pretty cool). Its gone through so many changes i dont know what the hell i was thinking, haha. First in 04 i put a 100 shot on it and drove it on the dragstrip some, realizing that with it as my only car=bad idea. Took the gas off and sold it. About 2years later i put a single turbo on the car (pre-bought kit) eventually ended up scrapping that idea after messing up the stock trans(stock motor still too). Ended up making 378/491 on a dyno(12psi). Then the craziness ensued. I rebuild Dodge near everything on the car with no prior experience on doing any of it. I'll post a link at the bottom with pictures everyone can look at. Few highlights...10pt cage, forged 358w, high port heads, f-cam, twin 57mm turbos, a/w intercooler (btw anyone looking for a a/w intercooler should check out chiseled perf. awesome work and guy), FAST XFI ecu, tko600 trans, twin diskclutch, blah blah blah. Was very fun to build and i ended up getting it runnin back in the summer of 07. Then realized it was not want i wanted and the little bit of debt i had was not worth it, took the entire car apart and sold the parts. Never even turned up the boost past 13psi, which was evil power. My best guess is at 9psi it was putting down about 550, 13psi should have been about 650 with more tq. Regardless, took it all apart, not what i wanted.
So we are where i am at now, with this...
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/highlifemotorpsorts/DSC00761.jpg)
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/highlifemotorpsorts/DSC00762.jpg)

Here is a link to all the pictures of the build http://www.fourhorsemenperformance.com/photos/

Had it forsale ever since parting it out, so it's been sitting for about a year. It's still here and has given me some time to think, i dont really want to sell it. I know it inside and out, cant say that about anything else i would buy.

So back to why i am here, Living in North Carolina we have the maxton mile. Well i want to look into turning the 90 GT into a record breaking car. the plans i have running around in my head go something like this...

4.6 DOHC, twin-turbo, pump gas
6speed
IRS(independent rear suspension)
The rest i am leaving up to the class rules and mph rules.

I want to take a shot at pushing it into the 200mph zone. So i want to build the car to rules of 200+, even if it doesnt make it, piece of mind going 180mph would be REALLY nice.

What i have found so far is that i will be in the "D" class, but the rest i cant figure out(got to buy a rules book).

Body modifications? Changes class?
Cage?
Wheels?
Hell anything anyone wants to say or see in this, at this point its an idea that i will move on soon.

I'm graduating this month with my masters, moving, getting a job(i hope), house, marriage, all that is soon, so this is kind of a backburner item for now that i will take the time to plan out.

and this is my A-B car right now...for sale also, but changing my mind on it also, go figure? haha.

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/highlifemotorpsorts/DSC00665.jpg)
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o267/highlifemotorpsorts/DSC00674.jpg)

There you go. cheers if you read all that  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 04, 2008, 08:08:12 PM
Stang,

Your A-B car is more aero and would run the number mush easier IMO than the older stang..

And again welcome to the best site around ! ! !

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: foxstang on December 04, 2008, 09:32:26 PM
Stang,

Your A-B car is more aero and would run the number mush easier IMO than the older stang..

And again welcome to the best site around ! ! !

J

Well yea, but i cant do something the easy way, theres no fun in that  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on December 04, 2008, 11:08:42 PM
it is when you are trying to fool mother AERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rick Byrnes on December 05, 2008, 09:46:26 AM
Having been there with a Production class car, the Mustang, even the new ones are quite poor in the AERO department.  If you are starting from scratch I would recommend looking at a body shape that is better/smaller.  I haven't been afraid of doing things the hard way either, but after doing it and thinking back it would have been easier, starting with a smaller car.
I raced a 87 Merkur F/PS.  It is 21 square feet.  Same as Mustang, and Tbird.  When I chose it, it was the most aero car ford had as a front engine rear drive, but there are lots of options for you.  Especially since you are into turbo motors, the Mustang will be in one of the modified classes.
Smaller is better. 
Cougar (Late front wheel drive model)
Probe
etc etc

Welcome to our community
I hope you enjoy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: elwood blues on December 07, 2008, 04:38:40 PM
   Hi Eli here,
  I've been going to the salts since I was about 15 never raced out there but I'm looking to change that with my 78 moto guzzi v1000. I'm looking to run in the M-PG class 1000cc. I was a former member of the Sidewinders SCTA club but I have moved to Boise Id after getting out of the Navy.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Johntsi on December 10, 2008, 11:05:45 AM
Well I have been going with Mike Reichen and his Evo to all the Maxton events and finally decided to build a car to run this year.  I will be adapting a lot of stuff over from my drag car and learning from Mike's trips to try to make my life easier.  Car will be a AWD 92 eagle talon 2.0L motor gt4202r turbo making somewhere in the area of 900-1000 AWHP.  I look forward to learning from everyone here and seeing some of you back at Maxton again.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: oldracer19 on December 16, 2008, 04:20:38 PM
My name is Dave Branstetter.  Starting to feel the possible affects of salt fever coming on...


Have been racing dirt short tracks in Indiana for several years, most recently in a modified.  I have an interest in racing on the salt, but haven't settled on a particular class yet.  Thinking maybe of doing the 130/150 club, to get familiar with how things are done. 

Would love to connect with others in Indiana who could offer guidance on getting started.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: trialsguy on December 16, 2008, 10:11:19 PM
Yo, my name is Bob Clancy, and I'm a friend of Jon Wennerberg's from a different (motorcycle) group.  I'm new to landspeed racing, and find it pretty interesting.  A neat combination of goforit and engineering.

My current sport is motorcycle trials..... yup, the rockhoppers that spend half their time not moving at all!  So what am I doing here?

Well, my education and past has been quite varied, but I managed to graduate in mechanical engineering... and ended up doing web sites for a living.  Go figger. I was helping Jon with is personal site  http://www.nancyandjon.org/ (http://www.nancyandjon.org/) and when he took over landracing.com, I was lucky enough to be there.

FWIW, I did my Army time at Dugway Proving Grounds, just south of Bonneville......

So here I go testing the site, I think I'll try and post a photo.

(http://vintage.nmtrials.org/images/oops/sany_bob.jpg)

Yup, that's me getting stomped.  Again.

This is gonna be fun,
Bob


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wilcox garage on December 17, 2008, 12:41:55 AM
   Yet another newbie, I began getting the salt bug while reading about Bonneville in the pages of hot rod magazine. In the winter of 02 after reading about Tony Thacker and Jimmy Shine diving there street roadster to the salt and driving it home ,I knew I was going. I didn't know who was going with me or Ware I was staying but I just knew I was going. In the spring of 05 my wife gave me a birthday present that would start a new chapter of my motorsports addiction , a Pollyform 1929 roadster body. After studdying the rule book we picked a class D/BSTR little did we know that a year later the same roadster I read about in HOT ROD would change engine class and be going after the same record we were building our car around. In 07 with a lot of help from family and friends we finally made the trip with our car , after a lot of challenges of building a car from scratch we made it and had the time of a lifetime. There are a few pictures on my brothers web site feel free to check it out at www.wilcoxgarage.com                                                                                                         thanks , Mark


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 17, 2008, 01:13:34 AM
Mark,

Welcome to the best landspeed racing website anywhere!!

I was going to call BS on the 849 hp from just 249ci until I read it properly...a little blown action very nice and looks like a nice build...if you have more pictures as you were building it you should post them here on the build section here on the site..

Welcome again.

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wilcox garage on December 17, 2008, 01:54:32 AM
Mark,

Welcome to the best landspeed racing website anywhere!!

I was going to call BS on the 849 hp from just 249ci until I read it properly...a little blown action very nice and looks like a nice build...if you have more pictures as you were building it you should post them here on the build section here on the site..

Welcome again.

J
Thanks John , yea we put a little boot to it with an f2 procharger, but it is a 291" sbc.I will post some pictures when i figure that whole picture posting thing out. i am not very computer savvy.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bbford97 on December 17, 2008, 07:53:50 AM
Newbie Semi retired. Would like some direction to get info, not interested in reinventing the wheel. My toy is a 2004 mustang Mach 1. The most important issue with me is to arrive alive and let the speed be what it is then improve on that. The only requirement is the car needs to be a DD and I would like to get as close to 200 mph as I can. I have talked to some engine builders and get “oh yes we can do it all, you just need our twin turbo or our super duper super charger for only $$$$”. I can live with most any suspension mods I'm just not interested in a time bomb for an engine. Any help like links, formal or informal clubs, proven builders of mustangs, or some one that would share some knowledge. Home is Knoxville, TN
Thanks Gary


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: alnapier on December 17, 2008, 08:40:22 AM
Greetings  :-)

Figured that I would follow protocol and say hi.  I'm a crew guy on a nostalgia funny car team and a closet LSR fan who digs bellytank cars.  Hope youse guys don't mind me hanging out here a little.

Al in CT


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on December 17, 2008, 09:57:24 AM
Welcome to the addiction guys, if you were in CA you could go to meetings....  :|

Gary, if you think it will do 135 right now, run it in the 130 club during WOS, read the rules on the USFRA link in the front page.  I say this because I figure you don't have a roll cage in it since it is not currently a race car.  If it has a cage read the 150 club rules.  In the mean time get a rule book, read it a dozen times, look for a class you can build to and remember you have to build to the record, not how fast you plan to go.

Al, come to the salt and hang out, you will be out of the closet and into the fray...

Mark, welcome, nice ride, Bob, I wish I could say the same to you...  :roll: 

:cheers: guys, see ya on the salt  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on December 17, 2008, 10:08:21 AM
Bob, Gary, Mark & Al,  welcome to the forum. You will find yourselves spending a lotof time here. Hope all of you can meet you goals and get salt fever. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 17, 2008, 10:50:25 AM
Mark,

I had a case of fat fingers or my eyes were in the wrong holes...I saw 291 I just entered 249.. :-D

Welcome anyway no matter how big the engine is..if you need help posting pictures it is easy..much easier than I thought..

If you need help let me know.

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ScottBetts on December 17, 2008, 10:58:47 AM
hi all  my name is scott betts and i have recently began  an odd facination with this sport.  now i need some help to point me in the right direction. where can i order a rules book or get a class listings.  i have a 2 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder out of a previous race car of mine and would like to build something to put it in and see what she will run but have no ideas where to start.  any help is appreciated   thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LVMAXX on December 17, 2008, 11:04:59 AM
 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on December 17, 2008, 11:07:05 AM
Scott, scta link on the home page will get you there, welcome and good luck
see ya on the salt  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 17, 2008, 06:22:55 PM
Hey -- I see that Bob Clancy is on duty.  I've been having him do website work for our personal site for a good while -- and after the past few days of goofy Simca happening here I asked him to back me up with technical work...  He's found, for instance, that the personal information avatar photo-thingie wasn't turned "on", so that has been changed -- now you should be able to make it work correctly.  Part of his "job" will be to try to respond when you find a fault in the way the system is working (not when you find fault with what someone says -- that's YOUR OWN problem to solve).  If something doesn't work right -- let me know with a post or a PM.  I don't want to promise that Bob will spend any particular amount of time babysitting this site -- he does have a life -- so if there's a problem and you post it and nothing happens -- well, that's why I ask you to send the note to me and I'll send the request to Bob.

Now the bad part -- Bob works on websites for a living, and that means I'll get a bill for hours worked by him each month.  And I pay those bills from the Paypal account that's the recipient of funds sent to the "Donate Here" button on the front page of this site.  Please consider sending in a donation here and there to help me have Bob keep the site as close to 100% functional as he and I and you all can make it.

Thanks, boys and girls,  Now back to our regularly scheduled program.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MiltonP on December 17, 2008, 08:36:42 PM
Hi all and welcome to the newbies!  Just wanted to mention to Gary that he would also be able to run with ECTA (East Coast Timing Acura'n) out here on the east coast in Maxton, NC which shouldn't be a bad haul from Knoxville.   I have had this 'illness' for a year now and there is no cure.  Only medication I have found was to transition my Miata from road course runner to a straight liner and run at Maxton.  I added a little salt to my diet by going to WoS and running for the 130 club thanks to Carl, the professor, who felt sympathy for my and offered up a ride!  Thanks again Carl if you read this column!   :cheers:

Look forward to seeing old friends and the new guys at Maxton and at Speed Week in '09!

If I can remember my paypal password I will try to help out there Slim.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 18, 2008, 12:21:00 AM
Milton,

Your paypal password is "Miata" from what I remember... :-D

if that is not correct then try Maxton.... :evil:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wilcox garage on December 18, 2008, 01:04:51 AM
Ok I give up I will have to ask , how do i post pictures ?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dr Goggles on December 18, 2008, 01:24:28 AM
...Wilcox, go to www.photobucket.com and register there, set up an album and then you can link photos from there by selecting the image icon when you are writing a post and cut and pasting the link to your photo at p'bucket between the [IMG] banners.....
DrG


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wilcox garage on December 18, 2008, 02:26:38 AM
(http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo123/142bstr/blowersatbville141.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wilcox garage on December 18, 2008, 02:50:33 AM
(http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo123/142bstr/blowersatbville132.jpg) I think i got it thanks Dr G.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on December 18, 2008, 11:13:14 AM
Nice car, you are probably going to have to reduce the size of the pic to smallest to get it into the avatar.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 18, 2008, 12:35:49 PM
Looks like you have it figured out.. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on December 18, 2008, 02:49:29 PM
Yeah, it only took me a couple of months to figure it out and get it done. :-o


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: doug on December 18, 2008, 05:51:52 PM
I have been lurking here since 2004.  This site is one of my top 3 (jalopnik,HAMB) to look at every day.  I have sucked up plenty of bandwidth in the last 4+ years.  Hopefully my previous contributions have covered it.  2004 was also my first year on the salt.  I was going to help my uncle with his car and have been fortunate enough to get to participate since then.  In 2006, I was unfortunate and went shiny side down.  It has been the biggest thrill of my life to get the opportunity to do this.  I can't get enough of LSR.  Yes, I have the sickness.  I hope I can add to the value of this great site.  I, like many, missed it when it was down in March.
Doug


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Luckyontheducky on December 19, 2008, 08:51:35 AM
Last year, a friend of mine in Wichita, Ks introduced me to Bob Steele, who in turn introduced me to Max Lambky.  2008 was my first trip to the 'great white dyno' and now my long time friend 'tzoom' and I are beginning to think about contemplating something to haul out there.  I have been lurking for several months but decided to take the plunge and introduce myself.  See ya' there!

Todd Puckett
Savannah, Ga


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself - Paypal back in Order
Post by: MiltonP on December 21, 2008, 01:14:18 PM
Okay,  I sent a contribution via the instructions on the site.  Hope it helps a little and hope to do more down the road.  Have a good holiday folks.  Now to go figure out that photobucket deal!  :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on December 21, 2008, 03:27:46 PM
Welcome Todd, Tzoom and Milton, and anyone else I might have missed.  Todd, the duc would be fun to ride a Bub.... I am thinking of taking the 1000 if I can squeak it into the rules...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on December 21, 2008, 10:50:09 PM
Welcome GUYS---it is an addiction---I am working on my two kids and my grand KIDS----JD and Tom and others---can't have all the fun!!!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: gidge348 on December 28, 2008, 11:49:11 PM
Ian Wood from Australia.
49
Been involved in Motor racing of one type or another for about 30+ years getting too old (and unfit) to be banging wheels on speedway, or rallying.

Went to Lake Gairdner in South Australia a few years ago and got a big rush of blood, love the engineering challenges of these things, so bought a Gas turbine and in the process of building a streamliner.

Still trying to get me head around a lot of the intricacies of these things, they seem to all back to front from what I am used to.


All race cars are as light as the rules will allow……Right?

Polar moments are as low as possible….. Right?

Plenty of down force forget drag…. Right?

Widest tyres… traction is everything….Right?

Plenty of lock on high speed steering…..Right?

….WRONG……

Oh well plenty of time on the drawing board (cad) to come....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dickj on December 29, 2008, 08:06:49 PM
All posts indicate whether the writer is a "Newbie", "Full Member", "Hero Member", etc.  I've searched the site over and over to try and figure out how these "ranks" are determined but haven't found it yet. I'm sure it must be based on number of posts, or time on line, but I was wondering where the breaks are.  Anybody know?  Dick J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 29, 2008, 08:17:32 PM
All posts indicate whether the writer is a "Newbie", "Full Member", "Hero Member", etc.  I've searched the site over and over to try and figure out how these "ranks" are determined but haven't found it yet. I'm sure it must be based on number of posts, or time on line, but I was wondering where the breaks are.  Anybody know?  Dick J

Quite you newbie...only talk amongst the rest of your kind... :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on December 29, 2008, 08:40:19 PM
Texas Dick, post count, but that part is not really too important, being a hero member doesn't make your posts any more valid than being a newbie on the site.  Lately a few old LSR guys signed up here and are newbies while a LSR newbie signed up and posted so much he was a hero member.  Don't let the titles steer you astray.  Post count does not always show you know something.... enjoy LSR, we are all here to have fun between races  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 29, 2008, 08:50:29 PM
Robert,

Please stop talking to the noobs...!  Oh wait I cannot even talk to you as your supreme title is one of the highest...Global Moderator.. :-o


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on December 29, 2008, 08:59:27 PM
Stainless,

You beat me to the story about the new guy who went from post #1 to #terra-billion in three days.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on December 29, 2008, 09:55:48 PM
Robert,

Please stop talking to the noobs...!  Oh wait I cannot even talk to you as your supreme title is one of the highest...Global Moderator.. :-o

That and $5 still gets you a small coffee at Starbucks...  :|
how many days till speedweek?  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dickj on December 29, 2008, 11:29:28 PM
Gees, John N, that's why I posted in the "Introduce Yourself" Forum:  so I'd only talk to my own kind.   :-D

Thanks for the clarification, Stainless.  I fully understand that post count does not always show you know something.  I was just wondering how the "ranks" were determined.  I have enjoyed LSR for quite a while and was very thankful when Jon Amo started this website and am greatful for the other Jon (from way up North) for keeping it alive. I've sold spare parts, bought needed parts, and gotten a lot of badly needed advice through this site.  DickJ


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mojomann on December 30, 2008, 03:49:36 PM
Hello All, I'm Joe Burakowski, mojomann@rochester.rr.com  . I'm just beginning to find my way late in life to LSR. I'm 62 years old, living in Alexander, NY, which is in upstate New York,  I've been a wannabe gearhead all my life, but have not been able to do much of anything recreational until recently.  I couldn't even start a project without a place to work on one, so I'm about 80% done with a forty foot diameter, two story,octagon shaped garage. Along with that I'm starting a '51 Ford F1 pickup that I would like to make an interesting driver. Now, if it's going to be interesting, I kind of feel that it should be a decent performing machine and I have been looking for some way to quantify that aspect. 
      Since I am new to the site and the subject, I have no idea if Loring is a reality or still in the gestation stage. I also have been surfing the ECTA site and  think that  Maxton is geographically a good way to get my feet wet. Can someone please tell me if the rulebooks for the various venues are similar? I have not done anything since my early twenties in circle tracks.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on December 31, 2008, 09:10:50 AM
Mojo, welcome to LSR. you have until Sept to have it ready for the 130 club... 130 in a mile on the salt is not really an easy task.... but it is a great place to start on a budget.  See the rules on the USFRA site linked from the home page of this site.  :cheers:
See ya on the salt  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 55chevr on December 31, 2008, 03:20:22 PM
Mojo ... the ECTA is a really good bunch of people. With or without a ride I recommend you make the trip to Maxton and that will set you on the road to land speed for sure. We are not really competitors but more like friends that compete together. Hope you can find the garage under the snow .... Joe


Title: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Friday1 on January 02, 2009, 07:59:25 PM
I am a retired(well I have a retirement fund but still working)heavy duty truck mechanic. Thirty years with the Toledo Fire Div is about ten years too long. So I raced 150 mph go-karts for four years using 125cc Honda road race bike motor and trans. I got hooked up with another guy who was a very good driver and wanted to drive a shifter kart. I later found out he could destroy anything I or anyone else could build! I kept karts under him for a while but it was too much work I had amassed some good tools in this quest-TIG welder, MIG welder, Smithy mill-driil-lathe and alot of tooling. It was the late 90's and we decided to go dragracing. We purchased a Pro Mod dragbike chassis. The Pro Mod was the ultimate goal and it took about four long years to get it on the track. I retired in '03 and we opened a hi performance bike shop with a chassis dyno and full machine shop and fab services. We found that we had the wrong plenum and transmission for the 120" S & S motor and our first four outings were a bog-fest but we went faster than the nat record and we finally got the launch right with a new manifold, carbs and tranny. We were the shoestring team in Pro Mod All Harley Dragrace competition. A fourteen foot single axle trailer with a solar panel and inverter was a dead giveaway amongst the $300,000 multilevel elevator equipped race trailers. Money is great when you are racing but dedication is worth more. We finished third in the Pro Mod-now called Pro Stock class. We were the first Pro Stock into the 7's, 7.98 in March, 2007 at Gainsville. We raced four seasons all together but different goals put an end to our partnership. I built a polebarn at and moved my machinery home. I do some work for bike shops, a few race teams and local racers but am not going into another partnership anytime soon!! So I have always had a facination with diesels. I want to build a diesel powered motorcycle that is fast. I have a plan and think it would be possible. I ride a turbocharged Harley Road King on the street. It is about 170 hp/tq. I know the Hayabusa guys are laffin' right now but with an antiquated pushrod motor that is alot of power. I drive an 18 wheeler in the winter and aquad axle dump truck in the summer. Anyhow...that's my story and I am sticking to it.







p


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on January 02, 2009, 08:25:21 PM
Welcome Friday, always good to see another bike guy. We never laugh at anyone :roll:, well almost never. Keep us informed about your project.  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on January 02, 2009, 09:19:37 PM
Don't you believe it Friday....they laugh at everybody and everything....well, almost everything!!  Welcome to the forum.  There is unlimited experience and knowledge in this humble site, so don't hesitate to ask questions, share builds, exchange ideas, or just make some silly remark, like I'm doing now.

Glad you could come to the playground, remember, no spitting and no cussing, well, the cussing won't work because Big Daddy has that fixed!! Anyway, welcome!!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 02, 2009, 09:30:55 PM
Most of the working guys are waiting for Friday.... for us retired types it is always Saturday.

Welcome Friday, you should have come here sooner, we could have hooked you up with SuperKaz and you could have been #1. 

I'm thinking you need to build a Blown Vrod, for the competition next year.  There is a small female rider with lots of experience that might ride for you.... Deb?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on January 02, 2009, 09:59:47 PM
Friday, just remember........be the second fastest truck on the highway and u won't get as many tickets. The same principle works as long as you are in a new race environment. When you know what your competition can do, then, if possible,  pull out and pass them,

Have fun with this lovely group of racers. They give a lot....both, crap and good advice.

Keep a low level and a lot of patience and we will see you in the record books. But be warned...sometimes that front truck is hard to pass, even if you decided you had to.

FREUD




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Friday1 on January 02, 2009, 10:13:10 PM
Thanks guys for all the advice. I have been around racers all my life and know them to be a great group of folks. The spirit of hotrodding is alive and well in the ranks of LSR racers. Friday


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: saltfever on January 02, 2009, 11:20:57 PM
(snip . . . )I'm sure it must be based on number of posts, or time on line, but I was wondering where the breaks are.  Anybody know?  Dick J
Dick, the first break from a newbie to a full member comes at the 100th post. Don't know about the others. Content (quality) is far more important than bs (quantity).  :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on January 02, 2009, 11:32:11 PM
"I built a polebarn..."

Is that a place where strippers practice? If so I WANT one.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racin jason on January 02, 2009, 11:44:53 PM
Friday1(Mark?) welcome.

I believe you have seen the rear end of my pro mod before! ahdra #223  LBP/Ainsworth 2004 and 2005.

Congrats on the 7.9 record. I think Doug rode the 8.06 in 2005 in ohio? I can't remember.
Doug and i sold the bike to Jr Pippin in 2006.


Jason.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on January 03, 2009, 01:56:04 AM
Jason,

Small World,

You owned the bike that Steve was the Crew chief on or was that the years before..?

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racin jason on January 03, 2009, 02:26:17 AM
Jason,

Small World,

You owned the bike that Steve was the Crew chief on or was that the years before..?

J

Not quite. I owned the bike that set the class records in 2005. I took delivery of the bike from Kurt Matte at Bonneville speedweek in 2003. There's still some salt on that bike!
Kosman chassis s+s pro stock 120 in engine with Jesel valvetrain. We missed the points championship in 2005 by a couple rounds. Our rider had a cruise with family and we missed one race that cost us the championship.  Mark and crew were great racers going fast with small money. Our crew was a different story!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Friday1 on January 03, 2009, 11:06:12 AM
Hey Jason, How have you been? I remember you for sure. Is Doug still racing? Mark and I had a messy divorce in 2007. It was best that I move on. I enjoyed racing with you guys and Jr's crew also. I have not been to the track since Ohio 2007. But the racing fire is still burning inside. I can remember reading about the SCTA and Bonneville in Hot Rod Magazine when I was a kid. Mickey Thompson was my hero in those days with Challenger1. I am looking at maybe a Honda Valkerie or Gold Wing as a donor chassis. Power by a 1.9 VW TDI motor. I will have to multiply revs with an intermediate primary chain setup between the motor and tranny. Prolly lay the motor on its side like the liquid cooled BMW so the crank centerline will be opposite the drivshaft centerline. Intermediate primary chain or belt inside of a aluminum case to get the revs back to where they were for the gas motor. Dry sump oil system in place too. I doubt if there is a ring and pinion to suit the slow revving diesel. So far this project is just on yellow tablet paper, but long hours driving 18 wheeler give you time to think.  Hope you had a great holiday. What are you doing these days? I remember you had been to Bonneville but can't remember what you raced. Good to hear from you, Rick "Friday" Gunther in Ohio


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Friday1 on January 03, 2009, 11:08:54 AM
I want to be reincarnated as the pole in the PO-LYMPICS.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 03, 2009, 12:07:41 PM
Rick --

Welcome.  I'm Seldom Seen Slim, a/k/a Jon, and I'm the guy that owns the site.  That and $5 will get you coffee at Starbucks (according to Stainless -- I've never been in a Starbucks).

Okay -- to stuff.  I've got a few photos stored in here, someplace, showing the Gold Wing that's been adapted (if that's the right word) for LSR.  Ah, poo, what's his name?  The guy uses lady riders, wears a welding shield to protect his eyes -- can't think of the name.  Anyway, he's been taking various bikes to the Salt as long as I've been there -- usually with middling success (not many records, not many crashes).  He uses a pair of Gold Wing rear ends, if I remember -- the front one hooked to the engine, through a 90-degree drive at the rear gears, to another swingarm and drive to the rear wheel.

Then there's a guy that has a BMW stretched -- with 90-degree gearbox and chain drive to the back wheel.  Let's see what you come up with.  I expect someone will help me with photos and names for the bikes I've mentioned here.

Whatever -- gotta go to town for a while.  Later. . .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 836dstr on January 03, 2009, 12:25:44 PM
Rick,

Welcome to LSR and "landracing.com".

I'm a car guy and and don't know much about Motorcycles. I do love watching the NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle races. Amazing performance.

I have a question for the 2 (& 3) wheels guys to answer. I believe that in the Motorcycle classes that a Motorcycle engine or engines are required. I looked at the Rule Book and only became more confused (and I thought the Car stuff was confusing). Some class requirements specifically stated M/C engines only, others a little more vague.

There are "Busa" engines being used in a couple of Roadster classes and a bunch of discussion on that, but I thought the opposite was not true.

Come on "bike guys" help me out, or is the engine Rick wants to use OK?

Tom


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on January 03, 2009, 12:41:51 PM
We had this discussion a while back. ANY engine is OK in streamliner and streamline sidecar class.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Drury on January 03, 2009, 12:53:34 PM
........or in Time Only ?...............


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sheribuchta on January 03, 2009, 01:06:01 PM
You can run a non motorcycle engine(helicopter,boat, airplane,lawnmower, etc.) in two classes. UG and UF and only in streamliner and sidecar streamliner class. P, M, MPS, A, APS, SC all must run motorcycle engines.
Sheri Buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 03, 2009, 01:06:34 PM
Kenny Lyons is the Goldwing guy and lives in So. Cal.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racin jason on January 03, 2009, 01:16:15 PM
Here you go Rick.  bmw diesel engine in a bike. It ran at BUB's;

http://www.thecrucible.org/about/diemoto.html

Sorry to hear about the split. Doug and I took a couple years off of the drag deal. we are headed out with  2 turbo hayabusas to race local tracks in BC and washington.

See you on the salt. stop by impound and say hi.

j.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bak189 on January 03, 2009, 04:15:35 PM
Kenny Lyons has been racing on the salt longer then I can remember......back in the "old" days we all stayed together at the Patio Motel and worked on our equipment in the rooms.
Prior to using Honda equipment he had some very fast Harleys........he was one of the first to build a V-4cyl. Harley (2 engines side by side)
If I recall he got it to run around 180mph (remember this was about 30 years ago) Kenny also ran a Honda powered M/C liner for a couple
of year with great success.......he is one of the
"old salts" and certainly one of my "Hero's"
Kenny has had more than "middling sucess" in all his years of racing and does have many records.....but then I must remember that SSS
is new to the sport so his knowledge goes back
maybe 6 years??????


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on January 03, 2009, 04:22:36 PM
A simple glance at the records would reveal more than "middeling" sucess.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racin jason on January 03, 2009, 04:29:29 PM
Kenny is Bonneville. He would show up with his honda streamliner at the start of speedweek with no crew.
we would drive past kenny's van and it would have a "crew wanted " sign hanging on it. By the end of the week Kenny would be in impound with his new crew and his liner.

I think Kenny is the worlds fastest postman!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on January 03, 2009, 04:33:30 PM
...............I think Kenny is the worlds fastest postman!.......

How fast?  We have been claiming that Hooley is the fastest mailman in Ok (253 mph), but have been afraid to make a national claim  8-),

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 03, 2009, 04:34:14 PM
Bob:  You're close.  Nancy and I arrived on the Salt in 2001, for SpeedWeek.  I allow as to how I remember sometime early in my career out there, though, seeing Kenny Lyons bike(s) with the "Rider wanted" or "crew wanted" signs.  I used to wonder -- now I know.  As for "middling" success - Dan, I admit it -- I was shooting form the hip and trying to get the post sent before I had to leave the house and visit the big city (Marquette) for lunch with Nancy.  I sure meant no disrespect to K Lyons or anyone eslse -- was just trying to give that new fella a few shaft-drive conversion bikes to compare to his ideas.

Okay?  Am I forgiven, at least for a couple of minutes?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bak189 on January 03, 2009, 04:40:51 PM
O.K. SSS.......you are forgiven, but only for now.......


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racin jason on January 03, 2009, 06:12:28 PM
Sum I stand corrected.

 Kenny is the fastest: California postman in a streamliner, powered by a goldwing engine, using 2 litre pop bottles for intercooler spray at 233mph.


Use enough adjectives and anyone can be fast!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on January 03, 2009, 06:46:05 PM

...using 2 litre pop bottles for intercooler spray ....


That's GOT to be worth a couple of pictures.   :-D

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on January 03, 2009, 06:54:35 PM
Sum I stand corrected.

 Kenny is the fastest: California postman in a streamliner, powered by a goldwing engine, using 2 litre pop bottles for intercooler spray at 233mph.


Use enough adjectives and anyone can be fast!

 :-D  :-D  :-D That is why we don't go any further than Oklahoma, you never know how many fast mailmen might be out there :wink: ,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bob Drury on January 03, 2009, 07:09:33 PM
I sure wish Hooley delivered my rule book every year................ :-D    Bob


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 03, 2009, 08:17:12 PM
Kenny Lyons has many rides on the salt, got smoked out one year on a return run and pulled the chute was way off course and missed going under the timing stand by a couple of feet. He stopped ok. Another time he went down in the liner was sliding on it's side and hit a battery that came into the cockpit and hit his face shield. He had a bad eye injury and that's another reason he wears a face shield
while on the salt. That was at a USFRA meet as I recall.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Yellow Chevy on January 04, 2009, 05:16:03 PM
Thanks for manning this site....great to have info on the place we love.  My husband and I have been making our trip to that salt for the last 5 years in our yellow '49 Chevy.  We have met more new friends in those 5 years on the salt then we ever expected.  The first year a guy named Garry Banta and his side kick Ray Moody took us under their wing, showed us how much fun and thrills could be had, if you knew a few tricks from the vets.  To this day we are in touch with our salt pals and look forward to seeing them each August.
  We have a few conections to the racers but lets just say it is the friendship and love of the racing that draws us to drive 20 hours to reach the Salt Flats from our home in British Columbia.
  This year the Chevy will be staying home and we will make the trip in our '32 roadster that will be rolling out this spring.  See you all on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 04, 2009, 05:21:14 PM
Welcome to the site -- right back at you.  Yellow '49 Chevy, hunh?  I don't remember it for sure -- but I do recognize the fun you've found at Bonneville.  We're glad to have you on this site now -- and please feel free to stop by it anytime to see what's going on.

Only a 20-hour ride to Bville?  You must live right close by.  Nancy and I make the trip in 3 days, about 12 hours of driving each.  1900 miles or so.  We try to make the trip only two or three times a year, flying the other times we decide to visit.  Be careful -- this stuff is addicting, as you've already discovered, and you'll end up with callouses on your hineys from sitting in the car on the way to the Salt.



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 55chevr on January 04, 2009, 05:34:58 PM
Jon,
How many days to Maxton for you?

Joe


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Yellow Chevy on January 04, 2009, 05:38:10 PM
Jon,
  Thanks for the welcome.  I am trying to upload a picture of the Chev but am having trouble with it...will keep trying unless there is a trick to it ??


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 04, 2009, 06:51:49 PM
Joe, we usually make the trip in a pair of days.  Drive to northern Ohio -- Akron or thereabouts - the first day, then to Lovely Laurinburg the second.  On the way home we leave the track mid-afternoon Sunday and drive to Wytheville, the next day to Flint, Michigan or so, then get home mid- to late afternoon Tuesday.

Yellow:  Trying to get the photo into your avatar or into the post?  If the post -- you've tried, I assume, clicking on "additional options" on the lower left portion of the post form, right?  Don't forget the photo has to be less than 500k.  If the avatar -- well, I forget just now -- but there are probably restrictions there, too. 

Another way is to put the photo into one of the internet photo holding sites -- Flikr or photobucket, for example, then click on the "img" button to copy it into your post.  Let us know -- and somebody will give you more help.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Yellow Chevy on January 04, 2009, 07:56:43 PM
Okay that took me way longer then I am sure it should have but I did it ! 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 04, 2009, 08:03:02 PM
Okay -- nice, I think, but so small -- so small that it's time to post a full-size photo so we can all see and maybe even remember the car.  Set a timer -- see how long it takes to post the big picture.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 106mm on January 06, 2009, 02:36:33 PM
I'm Sean. I live in Indiana. I plan to attend the Texas Mile event in March of 2009 with my Hayabusa. The goal is to have a turbo on the bike before then. If I can't get it done, I'll just run nitrous. I'm going to hit 200. Ya like the optimism? lol


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on January 06, 2009, 03:29:29 PM
Welcome Sean, always good to have another busa rider. Optimism is necessary in our sport :roll: We will look forward to seeing you at Goliad in March.  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 06, 2009, 04:33:59 PM
Hi, Sean.  So -- downtown Indiana or out in the suburbs?  No matter where -- it's not all that far from anyplace in the Hoosier state to get to Maxton, so maybe you could visit there, too.  We look forward to meeting you in person.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 106mm on January 06, 2009, 07:28:53 PM
Hi, Sean.  So -- downtown Indiana or out in the suburbs?  No matter where -- it's not all that far from anyplace in the Hoosier state to get to Maxton, so maybe you could visit there, too.  We look forward to meeting you in person.
I'm in Evansville, which is waaaay down in the state. I'm on the Ohio River, just across the bridge from Kentucky. I will attend every event I can throughout the year. I work a lot, but I'll try to schedule my vaction time around the cool stuff. Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 06, 2009, 07:46:12 PM
4.17 inches, Welcome to LSR.  You might think about Maine in early August, you could travel all over the country chasing LSR this year.  One of the posts shows every LSR weekend during race season... it is most of the ones from May to Nov.
Good luck with your racing, if you get to the salt, stop by for a beer....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on January 06, 2009, 10:30:45 PM
Welcome 4.173"... :-D



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 106mm on January 06, 2009, 11:19:15 PM
Welcome 4.173"... :-D


For the record, 106mm refers to the turbo on my street/strip Corvette. You guys have entirely too much time on your hands...or too much trivial information in your skulls! lol


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dr Goggles on January 07, 2009, 06:35:30 AM
Welcome 4.173"... :-D


For the record, 106mm refers to the turbo on my street/strip Corvette. You guys have entirely too much time on your hands...or too much trivial information in your skulls! lol
Thanks for the explanation Sean , Noonan thought you were bragging :-D :-D :-D



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 07, 2009, 09:53:05 AM
Yeah, I know, I know, John -- that's measured from the ground.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on January 07, 2009, 02:10:40 PM
I only bring it if Michelle let's me.. :-o  or if there is room in the truck.. :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bearingburner on January 07, 2009, 02:56:51 PM
Hello my name is Conrad and the last time I was on the salt was Aug. 1972 on my honeymoon. I still have the same wife and car(X/L belly tank) unfortunately all of us now are a little worse for wear.
  I have been building with the help of an old friend a 244" rear engined lakester with a stock turbo powered 2.3 Ford at first. We have been working about six years and hope to run Maxton in October. We have been many times to Maxton helping on a rear engined modified roadster which won the points championship this year. We try and steal a little technology for the lakester while we're there.
When I figure out how post pictures I will look foward to getting your comments.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: groove on January 07, 2009, 09:47:37 PM
Hi all.
Well, after many years involved in building cars, racing bikes ect ect I find myself preparing to build a LSR car. Hope to be on the salt in 2010, but 2011 may be a more realistic date. These things tend to start simple and somehow evolve into monsters. Many of you know exactly how this goes. :-D
Anyhow, I will be asking lots of questions and posting photos as the build progresses.

Cheers
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadsters.com on January 07, 2009, 09:52:03 PM
Hey, Groove.

I wondered where you were. Last I heard, you were In The Heart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqNw6SjJqaE


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 55chevr on January 07, 2009, 10:13:22 PM
Groove,
What class are you building for?

Joe


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: groove on January 07, 2009, 10:50:59 PM
Ha! Nice one roadsters.com!
Im out of Kelowna, B.C. Canada about 3.5hrs drive east of Vancouver. In the 'heart' of wine country :-D.

55chevr,

Im thinking of the vintage competition coupe class (VGCC), but I have a few options. A little more research is going to be needed. As far as engine, thats a little foggy. I have a flathead begging for a home, but Im thinking I want to go faster.. Isnt that always the way it is?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: -pru- on January 11, 2009, 12:08:01 PM
Hello All!

Following up on an idea that my longterm racing friend have and I have discussed, I am considering a trip to Maxton, NC in early Apr to run a SCCA legal Formula Ford 1600 (1985 Swift DB-1 FF1600). We want to see if we can establish the "exact" top end of a FF1600 (reported to be 147 mph). This would be in precursor a trip in the future ('10?) to Bonneville.

I came across this site by following various references to SCTA/ECTA discussed in formula car forum thread: http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31754 (http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31754).

Still have much to learn, but early investigation leads me to believe that we would be classed in either G/FL or G/GL classes. Meeting up with friend next weekend at which time he will provide me with a SCTA (similar to ECTA?) rulebook he picked while in the Wendover area this past summer on vacation (he has relatives in Salt Lake City).

After reviewing the rule book(s), we will determine "if the juice is worth the squeeze" as they say regarding this idea...
:cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: moses on January 11, 2009, 05:49:13 PM
moses from minnesota. this will be my first attempt at bonneville. looking at blowing my 1900 yamaha. always loved bikes and speed. cancer and a high speed rapid decelleration incident on my rocket III has given me a focus. have a world record in the worlds fastest non mechanised sport(skydiving) now want a land speed record. dont even have a rulebook yet. looking forward to seeing some of you on the salt. keeping the greasy side down. Moses


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 11, 2009, 06:36:59 PM
Moses, welcome to the forum. The new SCTA rule books are at the printers and should be available soon, ECTA  I think should be ready as well. Be sure your build is SCTA as you stated you plan to run at Bonneville. Ask any questions and some one will steer you the right direction. Good luck on the project and looking forward to seeing you pass the timing trailer.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 11, 2009, 06:55:58 PM
Unh, would you give me a hint?  What's a 1900 Yamaha.  I don't recognize it -- unless maybe it's one of their big-inch cruisers.

Whatever -- welcome to the group.  Where in Minnesota?  Way up north, maybe?  That'd be great -- someone that can understand that cold weather is okay.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: moses on January 11, 2009, 08:02:49 PM
1900 pushrod v twin. Roadliner. I own a dyno so i know i puts out 90hp and 120ft.lbs@ the wheel. 126mph top speed against the rev limiter. stock engine,pump gas.would like to join the 130mph club too. Minn. well we are about 90 mi. south of the caniadian border. four feet of snow 25below zero.not ideal biking weather. we sit around and think of ways to go faster get there quicker and have the most fun doing it. wife and i have been talking about this bonneville trip for a while now. can i bring my dyno on the salt? its portable,on wheels.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 11, 2009, 09:07:04 PM
I have seen MC dynos on the salt in the past. Most were in enclosed trailers. This protects them from the salt. There is information on the web site on preping to go to the salt. What to do, what to take and how to clean up afterwards. It is necessary reading for all new comers.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 11, 2009, 09:44:32 PM
Pru, don't know the wheelbase of your racers class, make sure it is long enough, G lakester is 90 in minimum.  Look at the rulebook, lakester has one of the shortest vehicle requirement lists, but must comply with all safety.   Good luck with your quest, if you need lakester info, don't hesitate to ask.  I even know the guys that have the G/GL record, nice folks....  :roll:  :evil:

moses, welcome to LSR, go the the USFRA thread area and learn about 130 and 150 club.  Post any questions you have, everyone here is fairly helpful.  The salt loves electrical and electronic devices, might want to leave the dyno in town unless you are almost done with it...   :-o


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: -pru- on January 11, 2009, 10:34:49 PM
Pru, don't know the wheelbase of your racers class, make sure it is long enough, G lakester is 90 in minimum.  Look at the rulebook, lakester has one of the shortest vehicle requirement lists, but must comply with all safety.   Good luck with your quest, if you need lakester info, don't hesitate to ask.  I even know the guys that have the G/GL record, nice folks....  :roll:  :evil:

Thanks for the feedback!

Swift DB-1 Dimensions (inches)
Height           38.5
Length         158.0
Wheelbase     96.0
Track ~ Rear  60.0
Track ~ Front 58.0

My biggest question at the moment regards rollbar requirements. That is, as the car is currently configured, does the rollbar construction meet ECTC standards...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on January 12, 2009, 12:37:43 AM
Pru:  if you didn't know where to look, from the SCTA-BNI.org site, under Gas Lakesters:

G Bockscar Robert Steele 8/04 211.463

Oh, btw: Welcome!

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 12, 2009, 08:35:09 AM
Pru, do you have pictures of the roll structure?  does the cockpit have an inner liner that will retain your limbs if the outer shell is compromised?  fire system?  Parachute?  I would send pictures to the ECTA technical folks and talk with them on the phone before you show up to the races.
To run on the salt, the easy start would be the USFRA 150 club(lets you go 159). Go to their website from the home page, read the rules, if you think you are there, it is the easy start on the salt for a race car.  You will also get to see all the other cars at World of Speed.  Ask questions in the USFRA section of this website.
Hey, break the G G/L record and you are in the 200MPH club...  :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 12, 2009, 11:08:22 AM
Moses:

Leave Aurora headed west on US 169.  turn left at Cohasset, right on US 10 at Detroit Lakes, follow it to Fargo-Moorhead, then take I-94 and I-90 to Bozeman.  Turn south/west there and head for Salt Lake City, then west on I-80 for two hours and viola, you're at Bonneville.  Three easy days of about 500 miles each.

See you on the Salt!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on January 12, 2009, 11:19:44 AM
Seldom --

The 1900 was in sea-seas -- some kink of motorcicle measurement.

Stan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: moses on January 12, 2009, 12:53:46 PM
ooh,  yes, cubic centimeters, a metric measurment.  many things to accomplish b4 sept.. one step at a time. looking for the proper turbo system right now. have to build one as no one manufactures one. just as good,just need info for calculating air volumes etc. never done this.yet. thanks SSS


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 12, 2009, 02:05:52 PM
.... many things to accomplish b4 sept.. one step at a time. looking for the proper turbo system right now. have to build one as no one manufactures one. just as good,just need info for calculating air volumes etc. never done this.yet.

Moses, not to worry, we all did it for the first time the first time...  :roll:  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LittleLiner on January 12, 2009, 02:17:04 PM
My biggest question at the moment regards rollbar requirements. That is, as the car is currently configured, does the rollbar construction meet ECTC standards...

Unofficially speaking   . . .

Short answer - No.

Longer answer -  Once you get your hands on the rulebook you will see that the rollcage specs call for tubing that is probably larger in diameter and heavier walled than what you have in your SCCA car.  Plus the configuration of the cage is considerably different from what you have. 

All that said - for ECTA I suggest you contact Joe Timney or Keith Turk (see the ECTA web site for contact info at www.ecta-lsr.com).  Both men are highly respected (well at least Joe is  :-D) and very knowledgable - plus they are the final word on what is allowed to go down the track at Maxton.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 12, 2009, 04:42:01 PM
And Joe Timney not only knows and will share about cages -- he owns and operates Delaware Chassis Works -- so builds cages, among other things, for a living.  It'd be safe to say that if you build according to Joe's suggestions -- it'll pass.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: -pru- on January 12, 2009, 07:28:48 PM
Pru, do you have pictures of the roll structure?  does the cockpit have an inner liner that will retain your limbs if the outer shell is compromised?  fire system?  Parachute?  I would send pictures to the ECTA technical folks and talk with them on the phone before you show up to the races.
To run on the salt, the easy start would be the USFRA 150 club(lets you go 159). Go to their website from the home page, read the rules, if you think you are there, it is the easy start on the salt for a race car.  You will also get to see all the other cars at World of Speed.  Ask questions in the USFRA section of this website.
Hey, break the G G/L record and you are in the 200MPH club...  :wink:

Yep, have photo's...I will (soon) post as much in a new tread in the ECTA Rule section...

e-Mailed Joe yesterday...Not sure the message made it due to the SPAM blocks / replies that I had to answer so I sent it off again today...

Thanks all again for your feedback...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: -pru- on January 14, 2009, 10:55:12 AM
Yep, have photo's...I will (soon) post as much in a new tread in the ECTA Rule section...

e-Mailed Joe yesterday...Not sure the message made it due to the SPAM blocks / replies that I had to answer so I sent it off again today...

Thanks all again for your feedback...

Thread posted in ECTA Rules:

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=5349 (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=5349)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Motornoggin on January 18, 2009, 10:32:23 PM
Hey guys,

FNG here. Thought I would say hello.

  I've been a gear head for most of my life, sometimes in the thick of it, sometimes just spectating. I haven't raced anything for quite a while and have the urge to get back into some form of motorsports. My last racing was with boats. My familly raced outboard powered tunnels and modified vee's. Done a lot of local racing as well as national events, mostly enduros and I really miss the atmoshpere.

  I've always thought of land speed racing as the ultimate and purest form of motorsports there is. I've been through the Bonneville Salt Flats many times and would often stop just to take it all in. I think of it as almost sacred.

  Even though I appreciate the big budget teams (eye candy is always good!), my heart is with the grass-roots garage engineered efforts. I'm a big fan of "run what ya brung" (as long as it's reasonably safe, or course).
 
  In that grass-roots spirit I'm really thinking of putting together one of my cars for a trip to Bonneville speed week, either this year or next depending on funding. The car in question is a 74' Jaguar XJ-6. It's been converted to run a SBC/TH350 and has been mechanically rebuilt (suspension, steering, Brembo brakes, bushings, etc...). The engine is reasonably fresh, but would need some upgrades to be race worthy. Same goes for the transmission. Or course it would also need the requisite safety gear as well. It's not a pretty car, but I think it would be a blast to run the salt with it!

With that, I think I'll sit back and read through some of the great info here and ask questions when I don't understand something.
 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Geo on January 18, 2009, 10:42:24 PM
Motornoggin,

Welcome!  As a fellow Jag owner, join the group.  Read about the Buick powered XJ6.  Ask away as the racers have all the answers.  :-D

Geo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Motornoggin on January 18, 2009, 10:59:55 PM
Motornoggin,

Welcome!  As a fellow Jag owner, join the group.  Read about the Buick powered XJ6.  Ask away as the racers have all the answers.  :-D

Geo

Thanks Geo!

I'll look for your car.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 106mm on January 20, 2009, 07:36:41 PM
UPDATE! I now have a turbo and won't be needing to use nitrous! Woohoo! I feel a little better about trying for the big 200 now. I'm sure not taking it for granted, though!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on January 22, 2009, 10:49:26 PM
Yeah. We want lots of info about your engine. Spining at 118 means you got it going 118. Not half bad in my book.

There's a full feature on the car in the March 2009 Hot Rod.  Good article except for some nitwit photo captions. 

Neat car, Pedro!  Congratulations.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gary C on January 29, 2009, 05:29:46 PM

 New guy here. I've been reading the board for a heck of a long time and just finally registered. I've loved land speed for a long time but being in the midwest I never really gave it a second thought and instead spent my time playing with drag cars, hotrods & customs.  The long and short of it is I'm a paint & body guy by trade and I'm finally making the 'step up' to LSR. I'll most likely be scratch fabricating an aluminium P-38 style belly tank body (also been thinking about the Rod & Race fiberglass route, as it'd be a heck of a time saver...) and running it as a  V4/BGL. I  have a copy of the rulebook that I've been studying up and down - so if and when the time comes for questions hopefully they won't be of the common sense already covered in the rule book style.  That's the goal anyway...  Other than that I've been reading everything I can get my hands on as far as fluid dynamics & aerodynamics (thanks to many good recommendations that I came across on this site!) along with a whole heap of other information.

If you are interested in some of my work this is the current project truck I'm working on with & for a friend of mine. The hood is all steel, along with everything else, really.  The hood is a mash of a '67 427 Corvette & late model Camaro SS as it is getting an LSx for it's heart with a sunken GTO style tach pod. If all goes to plan I'm hoping it will be used to tow the belly tanker to B'ville and start it, as I'm shooting to have the tanker done within 2 years or so.

http://public.fotki.com/gckustoms/paint--body-projects/paneltruck/

Anyhow, it's a great site you guys have here - I've spent probably a hundred plus hours late at night just reading various build & tech threads and trying to amass as much knowledge as possible, so for that - many thanks.

Gary


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 29, 2009, 05:53:38 PM
Gary
Welcome to the LSR forum. Feel free to ask any questions. There is tons of information here and where to find just about anything related to the sport. There are a couple of people making glass tanks. Be sure to look in the tech forum tab on the front page for lists of what to take and vehicle prep before and after being on the salt.

Good luck on the project and keep us posted on the build. I'll look forward to seeing and timing your first run down the long black line. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on January 29, 2009, 06:23:46 PM
Welcome Gary, sounds like you are about to have a lot of fun and a lot of work. Have you been to Bonneville? If not you might try to make a meet this year, besides being a lot of fun , you get a chance to check out similar cars and talk to lots of people.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Barney on January 30, 2009, 12:20:26 PM
Hello all my name is Kaara. I am Lynda's daughter. She is always on this site so I decided to be a sheep and once again follow in her footsteps. I can't wait til speedweek again this year. I am looking forward to seeing all of you. I have been helping at the gate for 4 years now. The reason for the name Barney is when I was working security for USFRA I had to carry my 22 pistol. I am little so I needed some kind of equalizer to help get the point across that I am in control of the situation. I had to carry the bullet in my pocket so it didn't accidently go off. Gary Hart funny man that he is couldn't help but point out the similarities between me and the infamous Don knotts. I'm still not sure if I should be insulted. But the name has kinda stuck.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 30, 2009, 12:40:11 PM
Barney, lol, I'm still going to throw you in the pool.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on January 30, 2009, 01:10:59 PM
Sigh, I guess I can welcome my "kid" to the forum.  She's worse than a sheep, more like a turkey!!  Has absolutely no sense at all, she follows me everywhere...up the mountain, down the rock slide, through the creek or into the creek, (it's okay, just keep walking and dragging!!), out to the salt, out on the salt...etc.

She's my hunting partner, fishing partner, partner in crime, doesn't complain about getting burned to a crisp at land's end, loves the racers, and is kind (  :-o ) to the spectators.  She's a hard worker with an incredible sense of humor...... anybody wanna buy her?  We could start the bidding at ...oh... a million dollars (american).  Only thing is, the grandchildren don't go with her, they're MINE!! 

Anyway, the nickname Barney fits her pretty darn good!!  I'm glad she decided to join!

Her Mom Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on January 30, 2009, 02:07:11 PM
NO ORANGE STICKER


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on January 30, 2009, 02:14:03 PM
NO ORANGE STICKER



Ah yes, I taught her well!  Take aim, shoot straight!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1mile14 on January 30, 2009, 11:41:27 PM
First post here from a newb of land speed racing.

My name is Kevin Duffy.

I am a staff sergeant in the Air Force. But will be sewing on tech sergeant come june this year. <--more money for my projects. 72 F100, with a 32 valve mod motor/5 speed. 75 Duster, possible 1st gen viper motor/6 speed, with custom suspension. 79 Camaro z28, keeping this one stockish.
I am a c-17a crew chief, and have spent a few years as a flight mechanic. lots of fun around the world. I have always been a bit of a gear head, and love fixing and taking stuff apart.

I bought a zx14 back in 2007, and have been itching to take the bike to Maxton. racing it at the local 1/4, gets old quick. its all over so fast, and im just teasing the bike when I have to slow down after only traveling 1320 feet. My personnel best is a 10.02 @147mph. I know I have a 9.5 in me, but I dont get out of the hole hard enough, I guess im skerd of looping my bike.

So ive got a few small things to do to the bike before I hit the mile. But ill start a new thread in the ECTA forum, and tell more about the bike there.

My personnel goal is to go past the 2 ton mark. Im not out to set any records or be crazy. I just want to have fun, learn about this sport, my bike, myself, and get to know the people of this sport.

On a side note, I was at Baltimore World International airport today and happened to sit next to Speed Limit 1000 at the USO there. He noticed that I was on here reading, and he was on here too! Ironic, we got to talking and had a good time telling stories. Then we ran into the Kansas City Chief cheerleaders :-o........ :-D :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DavidinDurango on January 31, 2009, 10:07:23 AM
Sounds like a good friend!


Sigh, I guess I can welcome my "kid" to the forum.  She's worse than a sheep, more like a turkey!!  Has absolutely no sense at all, she follows me everywhere...up the mountain, down the rock slide, through the creek or into the creek, (it's okay, just keep walking and dragging!!), out to the salt, out on the salt...etc.

She's my hunting partner, fishing partner, partner in crime, doesn't complain about getting burned to a crisp at land's end, loves the racers, and is kind (  :-o ) to the spectators.  She's a hard worker with an incredible sense of humor...... anybody wanna buy her?  We could start the bidding at ...oh... a million dollars (american).  Only thing is, the grandchildren don't go with her, they're MINE!! 

Anyway, the nickname Barney fits her pretty darn good!!  I'm glad she decided to join!

Her Mom Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gary C on January 31, 2009, 06:08:20 PM
Huge thanks for the welcome guys - appreciate it!  There definitely is a *huge* and extremely vast pool of knowledge of here. The more time I spend reading on the site, the more I'm in awe of the vast amounts of knowledge present...also the more excited I get to take the step from the design stages to setting up on a frame table and going to work!  :-D



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dreece611 on February 03, 2009, 12:07:57 AM
Hi my name is Dave Reece

 Well after a couple years of thinking about it and seeing World Fastest Indian for the 100th time I decided to build a bike for Bonneville. OK I am middle age and it was either this or that 30 something that I work with, she is hot.................. Actually this is cheaper ;-) 

So its been research, study and thank god for Ebay for some starter parts. I am looking at the 175cc class and the rotary engine bike class but my final decision on what class and engine I will run in wont be till summer time. I am leaning towards a streamliner design. I have done preliminary design work on TurboCad and Pro Engineer for FEA and fluid flow analysis.

OK its nuts but then its Bonneville.

Having fun and enjoying the dream of spead.

David Reece


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PorkPie on February 03, 2009, 05:57:27 AM
Sigh, I guess I can welcome my "kid" to the forum.  She's worse than a sheep, more like a turkey!!  Has absolutely no sense at all, she follows me everywhere...up the mountain, down the rock slide, through the creek or into the creek, (it's okay, just keep walking and dragging!!), out to the salt, out on the salt...etc.

She's my hunting partner, fishing partner, partner in crime, doesn't complain about getting burned to a crisp at land's end, loves the racers, and is kind (  :-o ) to the spectators.  She's a hard worker with an incredible sense of humor...... anybody wanna buy her?  We could start the bidding at ...oh... a million dollars (american).  Only thing is, the grandchildren don't go with her, they're MINE!! 

Anyway, the nickname Barney fits her pretty darn good!!  I'm glad she decided to join!

Her Mom Lynda


No chance to escape :-D

Hi Kaara, welcome to landracing...................or did I have to say  :roll:  Barney 8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 03, 2009, 07:24:52 AM
David, welcome to the forum. You are in the first chapter of salt fever. It is usually a bug that requires a yearly fix or it causes funny things to go in inside ones head and then you realize the need for another salt fix.

Good luck on your project. Don't be afraid to ask questions because someone has the answer. Let us know where you live as we have friends all over the country that can help you out and look at your build. :-D :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on February 03, 2009, 08:19:27 AM

 .... it was either this or that 30 something that I work with, she is hot.................. Actually this is cheaper ;-) 

David Reece

David, welcome to LSR, sounds like you are making the choice of the afflicted, not sure LSR will be cheaper but you will have more than memories when it's over...  :roll: (the bike  :-D )


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on February 03, 2009, 10:33:36 AM
Barney, glad to see you posting on this site. Are you still carrying that bullet in your pocket?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Toolman on February 03, 2009, 11:50:28 AM
Hello My name is Gene Tinney aka Toolman. The reason for the name toolman is for the last 40 years, I had a company that manufactured cutting tools for industry. We are located in Bourbonnais, Illinois, about 65 miles south of Chicago. Sept 1st of 2008, we sold the corporation. Just in the nick of time. Now my time is spent on Land speed racing and street rods. Have been at Bonneville the last 10 years.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on February 03, 2009, 11:58:54 AM
Welcome Gene, have you been racing or spectating?  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 03, 2009, 11:59:37 AM
Gene, welcome to the new life style of retirement and LSR. Good luck on any projects you are working on. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: paul1275s on February 03, 2009, 04:16:17 PM
Hi Guys,
My name is Paul and have joined recently after lurking around for a while. I'm building up a car with my buddy Simon to bring out to the salt for Speed Week 2010. We are coming out to Speed Week 2009 for a recce trip and to hopefully meet up with some of you guys for real. We've got the rule book but still need to clear up a few points, I'll probably be asking a few questions.. The car in question is going to be a Mini (the proper British mini) and we will probably be in engine class 'i'. I have heard that people have run minis at Bonneville before, If anyone has any info or photos of this I'd be grateful. Myself and Simon both compete with Minis in motorsports such as autotests (gymkhanas), road navigation rallies and production car trials. We've got a top mini engine builder on board and we are hoping to get some support from one of the big Mini spares suppliers.
Looking forward to meeting some of you guys and being part of this busy forum!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 03, 2009, 04:43:00 PM
Paul
Welcome from this side of the pond. Before leaving for Bonneville look in the tech forum for what to bring even as a spectator the first time. You must be prepared for the heat etc. Good luck on the Mini and hope to see it next year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: nova man on February 03, 2009, 06:40:18 PM
Hello to all The name is Eric Barnes new to this but i have the bug... I am in the US ARMY located at Fort Rucker AL . Hopeing that i can get some help with my 1973 Nova .. Its a ground up build ... Take care Eric :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: manta22 on February 03, 2009, 06:54:18 PM
Eric;

Unless I'm mistaken, Keith Turk is very familiar with Ft. Rucker!

Welcome to LSR-- see you on the salt.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 03, 2009, 06:54:45 PM
Eric, welcome to the forum. The president of ECTA lives in Alabama as well. He might be able to help you connect to the right people down there. Look on the ECTA web site on the cover page for contact info on him.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 03, 2009, 08:29:06 PM
In '08 there was  Mini "convention" at World of Speed.  There must have been a dozen or more.  I remember seeing them congregated at the Bend in the Road at the end of the day(s).  That would have been a great place for you, of course -- and now that it's over -- well, you might be able to get some contact information by asking USFRA.  Wes -- can you/will you?  As I remember the Minis were running in the 130 Club or maybe 150 Club events.  I haven't looked at the results of the event - so don't know if there are car brands/models posted so it'd be easy for you to do the research.  But anyway -- Minis have run at the Salt.  "Modern" Minis, that is.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: t russell on February 03, 2009, 09:41:45 PM
Eric Welcome if you go any where near Keith you will be hooked.(not so bad)
come up to maxton.
terry


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: nova man on February 03, 2009, 10:13:18 PM
Thanks to all .... Hope all a great new year.. Eric


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gwillard on February 04, 2009, 09:00:57 PM
Hi guys. 
I am a member of the Ohio Sate University Buckeye Bullet 2 race team. I have probably met some of you on the salt over the last two years, especially if you brought anything over to our pit area to get welded. Yeah, I'm the "nontraditional mature (46 years young!) student" who is majoring in Welding Engineering.
It has been a real pleasure to help the other teams in any way we could and I'm looking forward to being out there again this year.

George Willard


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Geo on February 04, 2009, 09:34:19 PM
Hi Gwillard,

Welcome to the forum.  I hope to meet you too.

I am the very nontraditional student taking Welding 101 at the senior age level.  You are the master... I am the student...   :-D

Geo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on February 04, 2009, 09:45:02 PM
Welcome to the forum Gwillard. Glad you could join us.  Your timing is terrific!  There was a question asked about the plans for the "Buckeye Bullet II"; will it be coming to the salt again this year; have they fixed any of the problems from last year; yadda, yadda, yadda?  I know the thread is somewhere, but you can always start a new one!  Anyway, welcome again and I hope to see you on the salt again this year.

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DSR Bruts on February 04, 2009, 10:04:28 PM
Gwillard....Welcome to the fun site where your friends and enthusiasm will multiply.....especially if you are a welder.  My son Ross is on a couple of the teams at University of Misslouri at Rolla (Mechanical Engineering and Masters In Aeronautical Engineering)....he is the other Brutsman on the 779 D/STR.  It is a great testimony to engineering students everywhere seeing the way you guys built the car and handle yourselves.  Ross came over to your pits at Speedweek and met a few of you guys and was very interested in your car.....  We will come over and introduce ourselves at Speedweek....we are members of the San Diego Roadster Club with the lifted black Suburban and the orange '27 highboy.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gwillard on February 04, 2009, 10:19:29 PM
Geo, DSR, Lynda... thanks for the welcome.  :-)
We are planning on being on the salt again. We find ourselves in the same boat as everyone else with the economy going downhill. As you all know, sponsorship dollars make things happen and with everyone tightening the purse strings it means we have to work that much harder for every dollar.
As far as the car goes, we did manage to isolate a BIG problem with the electronics and have eliminated it. No major changes to the car this year, just a good cleaning and checkup so we can spend our time next spring and summer at the test track and on the dyno rather than rebuilding a race car.
~George


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cuder on February 04, 2009, 10:40:59 PM
Hi, my name is Dale Gullett. My first time on the Salt was 2003 with my brother Cliff. My family, friends and I plan to return for Speed Week and run another bike this year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on February 05, 2009, 01:30:41 AM
Welcome Dale.

As you are well aware everyone was saddened by the lost of your brother. I hope you find LSR and the people as satisfying as Cliff did.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on February 05, 2009, 02:49:02 AM
Hi, my name is Dale Gullett. My first time on the Salt was 2003 with my brother Cliff. My family, friends and I plan to return for Speed Week and run another bike this year.

Dale,

Welcome.

Make sure to bring Casey and Leanne   :cheers: :-D :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cuder on February 05, 2009, 07:24:37 AM
John,
LeAnne and the kids will definitely be with us.
Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hooligans Motorcycles on February 05, 2009, 12:26:24 PM
Hi everyone, Im Pierre,

born in Canada, I started that love relationship with motorcycles a while ago.

I raced, build and crashed my fair share of bikes and race cars over the last 20 years.

I own a little shop where we build "streetfighters" ie: Take the smallest, lightest frame you can, slap some GP bike suspensions on it, and you get 190whp in a 165 kg bike.

I am making a comeback to racing this year, A couple of AMA flattrack events and Bonneville...

Now , in the process of adapting one of my oldschool streetfighters for the salt , and I will obviously  need some tips from you guys knowing how to keep the God of speed happy...

I travel for work (real job that pays the bills), but you can find me either in Montreal with my daughter or in Florida.

I used to have a picture of "Blue flame" and oldschool lakesters on my bedroom walls when I was 6-7 yo, So youll understand I have been dreaming of Bonneville for a while, Now its time to go ...

Pierre.
Hooligans Motorcycles LLC.






Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 05, 2009, 01:06:49 PM
Pierre -- and Gwillard, too:  Welcome to the Forum.  I, and the others, enjoy seeing now folks sign up and chat with us, even if they're full of questions.  We prefer it that way, in fact -- it not only helps broaden the knowledge base for land speed racers, but it allows us to examine openly our knowledge - and let others either show us the errors of our ways, or learn from the knowledge we've fought for and won.  Feel free to be frequent visitors.

Pierre -- take your bike to Bionneville, just as it is (with safety and other required modifications performed, of course), and run it.  Make as many runs as you can during that first event.  Then you'll have a great baseline for the modifications you make later.  For instance -- light weight doesn't necessarily make for highest speeds on the Salt, so you might find that you've got plenty of horsepower to give you the thrill of wheelspin at a buck sevent-five (or whatever).  Sometimes a few of those moments do a better job of convincing a racer that ballast is required - than all of the talk we can make.  And that's just an example.

So bring your bike, have a ball, meet as many of us as you can -- and lay yourself open to the addiction called Land Speed Racing.  It's wonderful -- and it's pretty much guaranteed to be with you for the rest of your life.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Barney on February 05, 2009, 02:14:13 PM
Barney, glad to see you posting on this site. Are you still carrying that bullet in your pocket?
I still got the bullet but the state took my pistol. I can't wait to see you all again. Remember the wrist band doesn't mean anything to us show us your pin. Speed safe gary and good luck.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 05, 2009, 04:01:02 PM
Barney, watch out for those bikers that have body piercing pins.  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MAZDA1807 on February 09, 2009, 11:27:04 PM
HELLO, MY NAME IS PETER SHOTROSKY.
I HAVS BEEN COMING TO EL MIRAGE SINCE 1988, AND BONNEVILLE SINCE 1992.  I RUN A 1986 MAZDA RX-7 WITH  A ROTARY ENGINE.  I STARTED DRIVING IN 2001 AT EL MIRAGE AND 2006 AT BONNEVILLE, OTHEWISE I HAVE BEEN HELPING OUT MY DAD WITH HIS CARS.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on February 10, 2009, 12:00:31 AM
Welcome Peter. You're almost as old as my oldest son & he's been going to the salt with me since 1988 too. And they say no young people are getting involved in land speed racing.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bville701 on February 10, 2009, 12:07:34 AM
Yeah, and I've been going to El Mirage since I was about 2 or 3 years old.     :lol:

Welcome to landracing.com Peter. This is great site to learn many things, and is also full of great people.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Barney on February 12, 2009, 04:22:55 PM
HELLO, MY NAME IS PETER SHOTROSKY.
I HAVS BEEN COMING TO EL MIRAGE SINCE 1988, AND BONNEVILLE SINCE 1992.  I RUN A 1986 MAZDA RX-7 WITH  A ROTARY ENGINE.  I STARTED DRIVING IN 2001 AT EL MIRAGE AND 2006 AT BONNEVILLE, OTHEWISE I HAVE BEEN HELPING OUT MY DAD WITH HIS CARS.
Hello Peter I'm thinking LSR must be in the blood. I'm happy to see you here and don't forget to say hi when you are driving by us girls at lands end.  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CoRuS on February 13, 2009, 06:30:59 PM
Hello all. :cheers:


My name is Magnus, 31 year old boy and I´m from Stockholm which is the capital in the little country named Sweden in the north of europe.
Unfortunately we don´t have any salt lake flats...no big usefull natural areas at all like Bonneville, but for several months during the winter each year we have this hard and cold/cool thing covering many of our lakes, and it is just as usefull as a salt lake flat...:evil:

I´m a former cheif editor for a extreme motorcycle magazine in Sweden so for some time I worked with my hobby. I´ve not been into high speed racing before but pretty much involved in supermoto as I have been racing my self. Now days I´m still interested in extreme motorcycles or more extreme vehicles over all and I´m now involved in an event in Sweden that we call "Speed weekend". We start it all with a winter Speed Weekend.

We actually have had Bonneville salt lake flats in our mind for some time and since an frosen lake looks a lot like a salt lake flat so... Said and done. :mrgreen:
I don´t have any motorized vehicle for the moment so on our speed weekend I´m about to set a speed record with a type of winter sled that is towed behind a car... Guiness Book of World Records are contacted... :evil:

Do you guys have any Speed weekends during winter time?

Our webpage is only in Swedish so far, but we will do an english version later... You can translate with google if you wish to have it in english right a way.

www.speedweekend.se or www.landracing.se

Best regards
Magnus


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: daryy on February 17, 2009, 03:18:35 AM
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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on February 17, 2009, 09:25:05 AM
Magnus, welcome to LSR, we do have speed weekends, but they are in the summer, World of Speed and World Finals are long weekend meets.  In the winter we bench race on the computer, stay warm and argue among ourselves...  :roll:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 55chevr on February 17, 2009, 01:15:19 PM
Mostly argue.


Joe


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mitchell968 on February 18, 2009, 04:21:54 AM
hi everyone.  my name is mitchell haag. 40 ish airplane, auto , diesel (otr and marine) mechanic,carpenter with new 50 ft shop ! here we go. did some dirt track auto dizzyness early 90s ,then apba (american power boat assn) ss and comp jet roundy round 2 years, and now i know what i was searching for.salt, not water or dust. i posted a message on the specific forum looking for my first juicy bits of bonneville advice,besides the ones about money,wives,or public ridicule from not having a full time job but spending money on a land speed car. got little bits of money.never been married.my dogs eat as good as i do.were very happy ! hope to here from you.
                      mitchell haag
                      greasemonkey968 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 18, 2009, 10:23:49 AM
Hello, Mitchell.  Is that your preferred moniker?  You're gonna get called Mitch if you don't tell us not to do so.

Welcome to the world of the infinite money sink (a/k/a land speed racing).  From my point of view -- as a bike racer -- I see a noticeable lack of bikes in your resume, but that's okay, we'll still welcome you.

Have you been to Bonneville yet?  Do your best to get there as soon as you can -- to meet us and to get an in-person dose of what drives all of us.

Best -


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mitchell968 on February 18, 2009, 01:17:20 PM
hello slim ,
thanks for the welcome. l havent been to the salt yet, but ill be there this season in aug-oct.and yes, mitch is fine thanks.well bikes are good.i grew up in cle elum wa, awesome dirt bike riding in the 70s and 80s.old coal mining area so the riding was outta site.hadnt thought about the bike thing????thinking about it now.wow. youre good.well now i gotta ask "what kinda bike class would be cool for a first time salt guy "i thought i was gonna build a camaro and then a rear engine mod roadster. 2 wheels would be cool too.Dodge, youre good! 
                           thanks jon
                            mitch


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on February 18, 2009, 01:45:25 PM
Start here: http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/1039504746.html (http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/1039504746.html)???

Welcome.  Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1194 on February 18, 2009, 09:35:25 PM
Did you miss me??????
For some unknown reason I can not get back to the forum using Bak189............so my new handle
is now 1194.................................................................
Maybe you people are trying to tell me something..............you loose.... I am back with any and all sidecar stuff......................................................


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on February 18, 2009, 09:38:07 PM
Gosh, maybe you met your quota of replies!!  :roll: or....gremlins got in your computer!! Anyway, welcome back!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on February 19, 2009, 11:08:38 AM
Did you miss me??????
For some unknown reason I can not get back to the forum using Bak189............so my new handle
is now 1194.................................................................
Maybe you people are trying to tell me something..............you loose.... I am back with any and all sidecar stuff......................................................

Bob,

What did I "loose?" some spare change?    :wink:

Welcome back...and hang loose.

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on February 19, 2009, 11:55:40 PM
Did you miss me??????
For some unknown reason I can not get back to the forum using Bak189............so my new handle
is now 1194.................................................................
Maybe you people are trying to tell me something..............you loose.... I am back with any and all sidecar stuff......................................................

Hey, did someone fat finger the keys and pitch bak instead of BlownT(urd)bird  :?
Did ya forget your password after all these years  :roll:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Derek Mitchell on February 20, 2009, 09:21:38 PM
Derek Mitchell

Mechanic by trade and hobby.

Hoping to finally get to the salt this year, been waiting 6 years.

Maybe in a few years my own car.

Making things faster takes up all my time. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MAZDA1807 on February 20, 2009, 09:24:56 PM
Hello Derek, welcome to Landracing.com.  My name is Peter.  what you said sure sounds familiar to me.  It also takes all of my time to make my cars goo fast.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on February 20, 2009, 10:00:57 PM
Hey Derek welcome.
Boy are you in trouble. You live in the hot bed of lsr. It's going to ruin your life!  :-D
Really this is a great sport and the old guys keep saying no young guys are getting
involved. So show them they are wrong. Looking forward to meeting you.
Don't forget you can shoot out to El Mirage 6 times a year and see alot of the same
cars that run on the salt. It's only an hour an d a half away too.

Welcome again.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Johnny KCK on February 20, 2009, 10:27:23 PM
Hi, my name is Johnny and i live in San Jose, ca. I'll be 40 in three weeks, I own a custom car/bike shop in San Jose.
I just joined the SCTA an Feb. 2.'09 and I plan on racing a motorcyle at El Mirage. It will me based on a Evo Sportster.
I know i will be able to learn a lot on this forum and maybe I'll even be able to contribute a thing here or there.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Derek Mitchell on February 21, 2009, 01:41:14 AM
Thanks guys, glad to be here.

Not that young at 35, but not to old either, somewhere right between.  :-D

I've been trying to get to El Mirage too, but just can't seem to get the weekends straight with all the other Subaru in my life. Once the kids get older, I'll have plenty time to spare.

It already has ruined my life. But in a good way I hope. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: coolgent01 on February 21, 2009, 05:55:04 PM
Hello Everyone...... My name is Steve Harrelson and I am in Oregon... Have been a longtime Bonniville spectator.... Been a couple of times .. Was at the 82 meet with my wife and got totally hooked...... Built a couple of cars but ran out of money and time,and then my wife kept getting pregnant( her fault)...Lost a few years and been trying to get caught up...Was in Iraq and Afghanistan and came home and retired in 2007...... Gonna be on the salt in 2009,and hopefully a few more... I want to thank all of you for helping get my old country butt back up to speed, My thanks to Dynoroom and Dwarnar,for their imput on a serch I was doing.... Thanks again


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on February 21, 2009, 06:31:09 PM
Welcome and you're welcome......  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Spoon on February 22, 2009, 04:10:20 AM
My name is Henrik and I´m a 29year old swedish guy.
I hope that one day I can take a flight over to the US and visit Bonneville Speedweek.  :-)
My biggest intrest here in life are vintage cars and bikes. I own a Chevrolet Pickup -50, VW rod -63, Volvo 145 Aut -68, Triumph 750cc -50 and a Svalan 75LYX -51.
The volkswagen is under construction right now and landspeedracing have inspired me a lot in the building of this car. I hope I can get a little help whit some questions about how the cars painting was in the mid 60's.

Kindly Regards, Henrik


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on February 22, 2009, 04:27:23 AM
coolgent01---thanks for your service to for our country :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: randyr on February 22, 2009, 10:39:45 AM
Hello. My name is Randy Rannberg. Its been a while since I was at Bonneville, and would like to bring the liner out again, but not sure if it will be electric or not. But thats all I have had for power being on the salt. It may be hard to do the internal combustion thing... :-D... But I miss being there and the people mostly. You are the best there is to be around. My Dad loved it there when he was alive, and I do as well.
 Have to see what happens, I am in Oklahoma now and the liner is in California. It may take awhile to get everything in order, I hope not to long so I dont miss to much. I need the sun....
 Thank you !!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on February 22, 2009, 10:46:03 AM
Randy,

Welcome back. This is a good group and I am sure you will have plenty to add with your experience.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 22, 2009, 10:48:57 AM
Randy, good to see you are on line, I remember when your dad brought the car to El Mirage the 1st time. As the timer at that time at the lakes and Bonneville I fell in love with the car. Hope you can put something together and run it soon. Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: randyr on February 22, 2009, 02:56:01 PM
DW and Glen.
 Thanks. I cant wait to get back out there. I need to get the car out here to Oklahoma and work on it. I am working on doing that. Maybe my son and I can do this together, now that he is older and so am I, ouch. We will see.
 Thanks for saying howdy.
 Randy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: J_Rod on February 22, 2009, 03:06:43 PM
Hi, I am Jared McPeek.

I am a gearhead, and have built a 65 Lemans, 57 Corvette, and currently working on a 30 Model A hot rod.
I have never been to a land racing event, but I am wanting to build a land speed car within the next year or so. I am wanting to see 200mph.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 22, 2009, 05:20:44 PM
J_Rod, welcome to the forum. Could you give us a little more info on what your plans are and what you want to build. It would also help if you include the city and state you live in. That way we might have some one in the area that can help you out.

You can get a lot of questions answered here or where to go for the answers.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: J_Rod on February 23, 2009, 02:49:35 PM
I am located in Aurora Indiana, 20 miles out of Cincinnati Ohio. I am like most people, my goal is the 200mph club.

I am wanting to build up either a pontiac solstice if I can find one on the cheap or I could use what I already have and use a 57 corvette shell although I was wanting to sell that.

I know I  need to purchase a rulebook to know where I need to start at, however, I have not seen any for sale at the salt flat website.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on February 23, 2009, 03:17:08 PM
The 2009 rule book will be available soon.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 23, 2009, 03:18:39 PM
J_Rod
Go to the www.scta-bni.org web site and you can order it direct. They just came in from the printers.
Good luck on what ever you build. Tomorrow night we have our weekly chat line. Go to the home page and sign up. It's free and it's fun. 7:00 pm.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: J_Rod on February 23, 2009, 03:32:05 PM
So to get the rule book, I buy the membership, even though I wont have my car ready for speed week this year?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on February 23, 2009, 03:34:06 PM
You dont have to join SCTA to get a rule book, you can just buy a rule book.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: tbcworks on February 24, 2009, 10:03:14 PM
Hello, my name is Tim Bradham and have a shop in Fayetteville, NC (Tim Bradham's Chassis Works) tbcworks.com (http://tbcworks.com) i have been building Chassis's for nearly 20 Yrs now, from 25.1 to SCCA. I've always wanted to build a all out car "Slatflat Style" and now i'm in the stages of building a 95 Trans Am to run at Maxton NC. I've built drag cars that have run 7's @ near 200 mph in the quarter, but i think this will be a whole new animal. I've talked to Joe of the ECTA and i must say, he is one hell of nice guy. I have a crew of great people that will be coming and racing right along with me. We will at the Maxton events with a couple of cars and bikes, and will be working thru the year on the Trans Am, with hopes to run it next year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on February 24, 2009, 10:50:36 PM
Welcome to LSR racing. Joe Timney will be a great resource for you.
Enjoy the fellowship and hope you find the challenge to your liking.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jim demmitt jnr on February 25, 2009, 02:50:41 AM
hello all Im SORRY  don't hate me , Kent  you are truly  a ledgend and Im a johnny come lately ,teach me to be humble and quietly spoken  like yourself ,I think placing ones self up on a pedistal and being a loud mouthed know it all is not the best way to impress so forgive me
a changed Jim Demmitt Jnr


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on February 25, 2009, 03:08:26 AM
hello , this is the real jim demmitt signing in, I see i have an imposter on board  not happy Jan


what!!!! you just apologised for your lying on another thread and here you claim identity theft.... again(2nd time).... go away troll...
Kent


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: joeshaul on February 25, 2009, 01:07:42 PM
Hello, my name's Joe Shaul. 

I've lived in Wendover, Utah for about 5 years now.  I am not a racer (I'm a partner in a small sign company out here in BFE), but am looking to increase my knowledge and involvement in the area since it's one of the top things Wendover's most renown for.  Although the bit about being "Davy Jones Locker" in Pirates of the Caribbean 3 kind of epitomizes life out here sometimes! 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on February 25, 2009, 01:40:57 PM
And if you've lived there 5 years, you've seen absolutely all there is to see!!  Unless, of course, you lost the directions to the salt flats!  :-o  I've lived there, been there, done that, moved away!!! (thank goodness!)  Welcome to the forum.  Be sure to spend time on the salt during the races...I might even be nice as you come through the gate during Speedweek!
Nice....hmmmm.....nah, not very likely!!  But come ahead on anyway!!  New people are always welcome, just be sure to bring your sense of humor along with you!!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on February 25, 2009, 01:44:09 PM
Hello, my name's Joe Shaul. 

I've lived in Wendover, Utah for about 5 years now.  I am not a racer (I'm a partner in a small sign company out here in BFE), but am looking to increase my knowledge and involvement in the area since it's one of the top things Wendover's most renown for.  Although the bit about being "Davy Jones Locker" in Pirates of the Caribbean 3 kind of epitomizes life out here sometimes! 

Joe,

I can use some banners if you make them and can be competitive on pricing, email me at john@woessner-usa.com

Oh yeah, welcome to the site!

John


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: joeshaul on February 25, 2009, 04:56:17 PM
And if you've lived there 5 years, you've seen absolutely all there is to see!! 

Every once in awhile something new and confusing comes along out here.  The KFC that couldn't serve fried chicken has to be the pinnacle though.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HighFiveCycles on February 26, 2009, 10:00:40 PM
Hello, my name is Leslie Porterfield. I'm finally getting around to introducing myself! I like long walks on the beach, have a fondness for pizza.... Just kidding.
I own a used motorcycle, parts and accessories, and service dealership in Dallas. I love my job. I have way too many bikes (at least others think so). I ride offroad, street, anything... almost...
I've always been a huge fan of LSR and Bonneville. I bought a 2002 Busa with plans to Turbocharge it and take it to Bonneville. When I got completely lost with my project, I was lucky enough to find Scott Horner ( Head's Up) and Rhys Griffiths (Apex) to save my butt. They have built a great bike for me, and I consider them part of my unconventional (perhaps dysfunctional) family now! I owe them a lot!
I went to the salt for the first time in 2007, and bailed off the bike spectacularly. I had to make a big spectacle- break ribs, get a fancy helicopter ride to the hospital...
2008 was a much better year. At Speedweek, we set a record at 209.046mph on the Busa naked- putting me as the first woman on a conventional motorcycle in the 200mph club! We went back for more at BUB for AMA and FIM records- a 2000cc class record faired at 232.523mph, and production 100cc record at 192.930 on a Honda CBR1000 that was borrowed from Honda.  :-D
This year I'll be back on the salt. I can't wait. I feel very fortunate to be living out a dream. I'm more fortunate to have met such great people and friends through this racing experience.
I started riding bikes at 16. I love them. I also scuba dive, ride horses, volunteer at the local Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity, roadrace cars, and am putting together a all-girl team to race the Baja 1000 this year. I took a hiatus from the motorcycle industry from 2001 to 2005. During that time I built houses. I GC'd many constructions and remodels. I did much of the work myself and enjoyed it. I'm so glad to be back around my true passion though.
My big plans are now to strive to do better and go faster!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on February 26, 2009, 10:05:34 PM
..........My big plans are now to strive to do better and go faster!........


............and I'm sure you will.  Welcome and be sure and keep us up to-date on the Baja thing.  Something I really wanted to do when I was younger and didn't and regret it, so keep with that dream,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on February 26, 2009, 10:27:04 PM
and production 100cc record at 192.930 !

Leslie,

We know who you are, you and Al rock!   :cheers:

Anyone that can get a 100cc bike over 190mph rocks!   :-D

See you soon.

J



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on February 26, 2009, 10:27:55 PM
Hey Leslie, its official, your part of our family here, of course you already were. Looking forward to seeing you at Bonneville. And Goliad?

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Roadsters.com on February 26, 2009, 10:55:18 PM
(http://www.motosvet.com/portal/images/200901/20090103223822_usc7xh2kv1qpoi.jpg)

http://www.leslieporterfield.com/ and http://www.highfivecycles.com/

Leslie, it's nice to see you here. Don't feel you have to be too humble. You've worked hard, and you truly rock.

So you deny that the helicopter ride was actually not an attention-getting stunt, huh?

Dave
http://www.roadsters.com/


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bvillercr on February 26, 2009, 10:58:25 PM
..........My big plans are now to strive to do better and go faster!........


............and I'm sure you will.  Welcome and be sure and keep us up to-date on the Baja thing.  Something I really wanted to do when I was younger and didn't and regret it, so keep with that dream,

Sum

What type of vehicle in Baja?  My friend is riding down there right now, he used to race it and now just rides the course every year.  Anywhere between 200-250 mile a day. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gwillard on February 26, 2009, 11:00:43 PM
Hi Leslie. Welcome to our humble abode.  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sumner on February 26, 2009, 11:03:45 PM
..........My big plans are now to strive to do better and go faster!........


............and I'm sure you will.  Welcome and be sure and keep us up to-date on the Baja thing.  Something I really wanted to do when I was younger and didn't and regret it, so keep with that dream,

Sum

What type of vehicle in Baja?  My friend is riding down there right now, he used to race it and now just rides the course every year.  Anywhere between 200-250 mile a day. 

A bike,

Sum


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on February 26, 2009, 11:06:31 PM
and production 100cc record at 192.930 !

Leslie,

We know who you are, you and Al rock!   :cheers:

Anyone that can get a 100cc bike over 190mph rocks!   :-D

See you soon.

J

John, I think that happened during the helo ride,  :-D  it slipped off the rope  :-o
Just kidding folks, most of us can recognize a minor typo  :roll: but always feel the need to needle...  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dynoroom on February 26, 2009, 11:40:58 PM
Nice hat young lady...........    :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HighFiveCycles on February 28, 2009, 10:48:05 AM
Oops... blonde moment! Correction- 1000cc. It would have been a much bigger accomplishment on a 100cc!
The helicopter ride wasn't very scenic, considering I was strapped to a backboard at the time. I thought it should have included more sightseeing for what it cost!
I've pre ridden the Baja course, but this will be my first time racing it. Hopefully I'll get everything together in time! I think we'll be riding a CRF450.
Fred- I plan on going to Goliad. I haven't run the bike at all since October, which was my first time to run it on the Mile. It should be some good testing and tuning time for me. I'm excited about having a 3 day event there! Are you going?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bvillercr on February 28, 2009, 11:03:51 AM
Oops... blonde moment! Correction- 1000cc. It would have been a much bigger accomplishment on a 100cc!
The helicopter ride wasn't very scenic, considering I was strapped to a backboard at the time. I thought it should have included more sightseeing for what it cost!
I've pre ridden the Baja course, but this will be my first time racing it. Hopefully I'll get everything together in time! I think we'll be riding a CRF450.
Fred- I plan on going to Goliad. I haven't run the bike at all since October, which was my first time to run it on the Mile. It should be some good testing and tuning time for me. I'm excited about having a 3 day event there! Are you going?

That is the top dog right now for the baja, well maybe just the riders.  The X is a great bike. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on February 28, 2009, 11:46:16 AM
Leslie, yes we are going, we will be there Sat. morning, cant get away Fri. It will be my first time racing there.  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: STUTZ on March 04, 2009, 10:42:03 AM
Hello. My name is Ivan. I live in Melbourne Australia. I have been viewing this forum as a guest for a while now and have noticed the many members with years of experience building and racing on the salt. There are some theories and ideas from these people that just boggle the mind. I have been interested in landspeed racing probably from the first day I discovered NHRA dragracing and it's history only to learn that the LANDSPEED RECORD has a much more storied one. I have decided to join after learning of the many Aussie's who post here although I personally don't know any of them. I have loved the history of the Californian drylakes as well as Bonneville itself. I am currently not a racer,probably never will be, but I have a great desire in learning from and sharing with the legends of this wonderful sport. I will probably ask lots and lots of questions, some in a technical sense while others from an historical point. If i'm ever getting on anyone's nerves just tell me to EAT SALT.                                                                                                                           Many thanks. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 04, 2009, 10:50:58 AM
Stutz
Welcome to the forum. LSR only grows stronger as you do. I have been involved in it since 1953.
also drag racing. As you are finding this site has tons of information, The LSR family over here and down under along with the dry lakes, Maxton the Texas Mile and a couple of new venues getting started here in the states only proves the world of LSR is alive and well. Enjoy the site and join us on a regular basis. :-) :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: STUTZ on March 04, 2009, 05:27:26 PM
Wow, I just joined yesterday and rightaway received a response. And what a response, someone who's been there, done that and some more. I'm not lying when I say I was getting goosebumps and a touch emotional reading the message. Many thanks Glen. The closest I've got to the pioneers and legends was reading about them but the paper never spoke back. Looking forward to many more years of correspondence.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 04, 2009, 06:12:46 PM
Stutz
Stay tunned, this web site and a few others are full of history. Do a search on the tabs and links for hours of reading. You have a lot of racers down under and some join in here a lot. LSR is world wide and we all have a common virus called salt fever. A salt trip(fix) is required yearly. Enjoy the trip mate.
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on March 04, 2009, 06:22:53 PM
Stutz, you should be on your way to Lake Gardner for Speedweek. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: STUTZ on March 04, 2009, 08:33:09 PM
Unfortunately now is not the time to be taking time off work.  :-(                                                                                                Anyway, saving the pennies to make the trek to mecca.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ralt12 on March 07, 2009, 10:59:07 AM
Greetings. My name is Jim Nelson, and I've had a fascination with Bonneville since the early '60's, but living on the East Coast didn't help matters. I moved to Southern California in the early '90's, had a couple of boys, and am now getting to the point where I can do something on the weekends beyond coaching football and track.
My racing experience looks like this:

Formula Ford
Formula Continental
Formula Atlantic
Pro Super Vee
Vintage Formula One
IMSA Firestone Firehawk
Grand-Am GTU
IMSA Camel GT (GTU)
Grand Am GT3
C/Sports Racing

Win about 20% of the time, top 4 60% of the time. Skip Barber track records at Sebring (national course), Pocono (South course). Qualifying records (C/SR) at Pocono (North course), Lime Rock Park.

Tracks competed on:
Lime Rock Park
Watkins Glen
Mosport
Bryar Motorsports Park, Loudon, NH.
New Hampshire Int’l Speedway
Bridgehampton
Cleveland (Burke Lakefront Airport)
Road Atlanta (old course and new course)
Road America (including short course)
Mid-Ohio
Mt. Tremblant (St Jovite)
Tamiami Park
Sebring (4.88 mile circuit, 3.7 mile circuit and National SCCA circuit)
Daytona Int’l Raceway (road course)
Sears Point
Portland Int’l Raceway
Willow Springs Int’l Raceway
Phoenix Int’l Raceway (road course)
Pocono Raceway (North course and South course)
Summit Point
Laguna Seca
The Meadowlands, New Jersey (street course)
West Palm Beach (street course)



I've been restoring F1 cars, and am currently working on a pair from the 1989 season. They look like this:
(http://nelson-motorsports.com/100-0055_IMG.JPG)
(http://nelson-motorsports.com/Spa%201989.jpg)

Like any other serious race car, they get your attention immediately, and  mistake will put you in the next area code in a hurry, so I'd like to think that I have the right mental framework to respect the lessons Bonneville can teach.

I'd like to run the road race version of this bike:
(http://nelson-motorsports.com/XR2_IMG.JPG)

This is as set up for a dirt track, and would be totally different for the salt. I appreciate that it would take some time to learn how to run  on the flats, so I'm thinking that the first year or two would be getting to know the bike and the dynamics of how to go fast with it, then start to figure out if I'm a total lunatic for even thinking about whether I should be on the salt.

All opinions, pointers, criticisms, etc are welcome, as they help you learn. Nothing like experience to teach you what it is you're supposed to be doing.
Best Regards
Jim Nelson


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on March 07, 2009, 11:06:04 AM
Jim,

I am surprised that you haven't got the "get a rulebook" instruction yet. Please do that. What area do you live in? There may be some LSR types who will be able to advise you locally.

The F1 cars are looking great, you certaintly have the chops - welcome aboard.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racergeo on March 07, 2009, 11:09:55 AM
      Jim, many who race at Bonneville and the dry lakes have come from a different racing disaplen


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racergeo on March 07, 2009, 11:19:43 AM
    Oops, pushed post instead of spelchek. Haven't used the word discipline in about 20 years, cause I have none. Anyway Jim, you should have great success and add to your list of accomplishments. Oh and I almost forgot, have more fun then a Senator in a bathroom stall.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on March 07, 2009, 11:26:25 AM
Welcome Jim. Lots pf people think we LSR types are lunatics, especially us two wheelers. My wife does!! :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ralt12 on March 07, 2009, 11:44:50 AM
Rulebook's on the way. The variety of classes is sometimes a bit puzzling, as the rulebook isn't immediately translated into class specs, at least for the newbies. I'm still not sure what class this would run in. fredvance has suggested "Altered/special construction", but it's not clear which record that is. APS/PG (APS/PF) ?? SC/PG (SC/PF) ??  It's not crystal clear, though I'm hoping the rulebook will be a better guideline.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on March 07, 2009, 12:30:04 PM
I am trying to remember, got CRS, your bike is a factory racer I think, that would put you in altered/special const. If you run it as above, no fairing, it would be A/pg or A/pf, put a fairing on it an it becomes aps/pg or aps/pf.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ben Cullen on March 10, 2009, 03:50:13 PM
Hello.
       Im a young lad of 12yrs old. Im here to learn about lsr rather than ask sam green about it all.
sam is a good mate of mine and my dad, chris, he is lending me his honda cb92 to sprint as a junior rider.
Ben :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 10, 2009, 04:00:12 PM
Ben
welcome to the forum. Glad to see some of the youngsters coming into the sport. Good luck on the present and your future in LSR.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 10, 2009, 04:02:02 PM
Ben:

Welcome to the Forum of landracing.con.  We all look forward to having you hang around here and helping us know what we know -- and learning some from us, teaching some to us -- and having a great time doing it.

Your age is fine for getting into the spirit of racing -- and the fact that you'll have a ride available is good, too.  Ride the wheels off that bike -- and here's my first suggestion:  Learn SAFETY first.  Learn to wear a helmet without having to be told to do so.  Learn to ride in the rain and on the dry and on pavement and on the dirt.  Learn to ride slowly as well as how to zoom along.  Safety is very inexpensive -- and although it might sound rather dull -- it'll put you head and shoulders above others that know only how to twist the throttle wide open - but can't turn, can't stop, can't even make the bike go where they want it to go.  Be safe, have fun, go fast -- those are the important parts of our racing -- and in that order, too!

Welcome, Ben.  Please feel free to post and ask at your leisure.  We're all here to learn -- and don't worry about asking something that you think is a silly question 'cause everyone (but you) knows the answer.  We were all like that at one time or another, and we like having the chance to dig through our minds to refresh our memories.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on March 10, 2009, 04:07:56 PM
Ben,

As Jon said welcome to Welcome to the Forum of landracing.com even if the old guy calls it landracing.con... :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ben Cullen on March 10, 2009, 04:08:40 PM
thanks guys.  sam Is going to teach me how to ride. so im confident, sam knows his stuff about the benlys.
Im sure Ill have a great time talking to you guys about my expierience. Ill still be on this forum when im 60
posting about my expierences on a 125 again :-D
thanks again :-)
Ben :-) :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 10, 2009, 05:42:53 PM
Mr. Noonan, you better be careful or I'll appoint you as the new comma cop. 

It's sort of funny -- I seldom carefully look at the post I'm about to send - to see if I've made a typo.  I try not to make 'em in the first place, and usually catch them as I'm typing them.  But do I go back and proofread?  Heck, no!  That's why the comma cop position is so necessary -- to have someone to keep an eye on my work.

18.1 feet of snow so far this year, but, dang it, there's warm weather in the forecast for the next few days.  What'll we do when all of this goes away?  Mourn, no doubt, and start swatting mosquitoes.


Title: New guy from San Diego
Post by: Dannerville on March 11, 2009, 11:40:39 AM
Hello,

My name is Rob D and this is my introduction. I am currently a Mechanical Engineering student at San Diego State University. I am taking a class this semester that includes designing and building a senior design project. My project partner and I decided to build a land speed motorcycle with the hopes of taking to El Mirage and Bonneville.

We were able to get some sponsorship from the bike shop that I work at and a donor bike. The donor bike is a 1978 BMW R100/7 and the class we are looking to compete in is the APG-1000cc. Somehow we have to make this bike get close to 146 mph with those giant jugs sticking out from either side. We'll see what happens.

I've been looking through this forum there seems to be a load of information. I look forward to learning more and being able to contribute when possible.

Rock 'n' Roll,
Rob D.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dwarner on March 11, 2009, 07:12:07 PM
Not a bike guy but, turn the engine on its side - two up, two down.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 12, 2009, 06:09:45 AM
Dan:

And there you go, proving it:

"Not a bike guy"

BMW engines (like the one in this fellow's R100) -- are horizontally opposed TWINS -- one on each side, not two.

See why we keep you on your side of Impound?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HighwayJunkie on March 14, 2009, 11:35:11 PM
hey folks... I'm Corey MacQueen, a new guy with a BILLION questions. Gonna be hitting the FAQs and search real hard. I've spent the last 15 years in the Dirt Late Model world, and it has gotten very old. I'm planning on going to Bonneville for Speedweeks to check things out, maybe a shot at Maxton before that if I can arrange it. Any tips for a noob? Looks like a pretty cool community here...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nexxussian on March 18, 2009, 09:24:29 AM
Hello, everyone. I have been lurking a bit, but I figure I should introduce myself now that I have signed up, officially. :-D

I have been interested in Bonneville since I found Dad's copy of "Breedlove 500"  years ago.


Mom and Dad raced before I was born, he and I have raced together in various forms of motorsport since I was 18.

Dad and I were able to go to Speedweek last year, I had to leave Monday (I got to see tech, that was neat) to go to a training seminar (it's why I got to go at all). I have Speedweek blocked out for time off this year. :-)

Dad stayed for Speedweek and helped some friends, eventually buying a car. Or as I put it "I left Dad unattended and he bought a car  :wink: ". Yes it's meant as a joke (I point it out as sometimes it's hard to convey verbal humor in writing).

So I am helping him with maintenace and what we hope are 'improvements' to the car. What car? It's an Orange 1956 Berkeley in G/GMS.

We are progressing well, and hope to have it ready in the next month to month or two (hopefully not too much longer, or we might not make it  :-o) if we don't find a gothca (still looking, haven't found one yet, knock on wood).

So I have alot more reading to do, I'll likely ask some questions too.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 18, 2009, 09:45:29 AM
Nex, welcome to the forum,Looks like salt fever bit you and you need the fix. Hope your project goes well and we see it on the salt in August. BTW, what area do you live so if something comes up there might be another racer to help you out. Have fun with the build.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on March 18, 2009, 09:51:11 AM
New Guys, welcome to our world...  :cheers:

Nex, leaving any old racer on the salt unattended is how they become infected with salt fever.  How about a few pictures of your project.  Hopefully you have rule books and have read them 20 or 30 times already.  

Cory, there are a lot of dirt racers here already...  :roll:  OK maybe not same type of dirt but kids just want to have fun...

You mentioned searching... that is a really good start for any new guy, a lot of things have been discussed here over the years.

See ya on the salt  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on March 18, 2009, 01:30:03 PM
Thats the Berkley that Charles Hornbrook built, he lives in Miller Missouri, It has some kind of a four cylinder mechanical injected engine. Charles sold the whole operation, shade, car, trailer and probably all the old rusty tools he always had with him. The car was in the rule book last year or the year before, not quite sure.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nexxussian on March 19, 2009, 06:11:21 AM
Wow, thanks guys.

Yes, it's Charley's old car. I hesitate to Identify other people in public forums, I've seen it go weird several times on other boards.

We're keeping the car, and the pit bike (the tools as well for now, some novel and usefull appearing stuff in there  :-) ).

The trailer we think we have a buyer for, the shade, we're undecided on as yet, but we have an Easy Up, I figure on bringing it and the concrete anchor bases for it.

We are converting an Isuzu box truck to haul the car. We had an older one that we had done the same thing for hauling Legends cars (dad used to be the state dealer). It worked well, but as an older model it's a bit light in it's GVWR for Dad's taste (being out of state and all, he really wants to mind our Ps & Qs, don't need any tickets coming that far, and through a foreign country too).

Charley was telling me that it's a Citroen prototype, Peugeot bottom end W/ a Maseratti top end, dunno, yet. It did come with a small amount of documentation for changing the timing belt, and that says Peugeot on it.

I know it has 8 exhaust ports (we're cleaning the header up for repaint, would kinda like to coat it, but would likely have 2X the cost of the coating in shipping   :-( ).


It appears to have a modified Chevy II distributor grafted to the back of the head, complete with what appears to be a Chrysler magnetic trigger for the MSD.

Like I said, no 'gotchas' yet, hoping we won't find any.

Just for clarity, when I say that, I'm not implying that Charley knowingly sold Dad anything hokey. But I expect most of you can relate to taking something apart and finding something truly hosed, that neither you or anyone else had any idea was bad. So we are keeping an eye out for that, as so far it's going disconcertingly well  :-D (knocking on more wood).

As for where I am, I'm in Alaska, could've sworn I filled out my profile.  :?

I'll check it here in a few moments.


EDIT:

I have 'updated' my profile, still haven't got all of it finalised, yet.

Oh yeah, pictures, I forgot you asked  :oops: (got caught up trying to answer all the other stuff).

Unfortunately my Hard drive crashed in my laptop, taking almost all my pics with it. :-( At least it happened while I was trying to back them up, so it took out the hard drive I was backing everything else up on as well.  :roll: (that's 2 drives kaput :x )

However I had printed a couple that I plan to take to Kinkos or somebody and have them scan them, so maybe I can post some then (if they turn out). Right now the car is partially blown apart (still coming apart), so ther's really nothing recogniseable to see.


Oh, and rulebooks, I haven't got my '09 yet, should be here shortly. I've read, re-read, highlited, stickied, dog eared and tabbed the daylights out of my '08 though. :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on March 19, 2009, 08:11:11 AM
start a build diary here and take pictures as you go.  Good luck with the project.  Don't forget to have fun


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredeuce on March 19, 2009, 06:41:03 PM
Hi folks, Another newbie from the land of OZ. My name is Fred Nitschke. I have been going to the salt here in South Australia since 1999 and haven't missed a meeting yet.

I have an interest in the VOT and MVOT classes. Presently building a VOT but still has some way to go.


Here is a pic of my old roadster taken on the way to the lake in 2005 by Brootal .

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/3522/speedtrials2005009ae8.jpg) (http://img410.imageshack.us/my.php?image=speedtrials2005009ae8.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Geo on March 19, 2009, 06:48:39 PM
freduce,

Welcome to our group.

That's a very nice car that any of us would be proud to be seen in it!   8-)  Only one problem, your driving from the wrong side  :-o  I would know.

Glad to have you join us.

Geo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nexxussian on March 20, 2009, 07:48:02 AM
start a build diary here and take pictures as you go.  Good luck with the project.  Don't forget to have fun


Duuuhhh, I was so intent on reading other people's stuff, I kinda got side tracked on that one. :oops:

Didn't forget it, just haven't taken all the pics I could've. Not too far along yet, so it isn't that big of a loss.

I'm having fun now, it should be a blast when we get back to the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mooseman on March 21, 2009, 07:07:18 PM
Hello , I am new here . My name is William Payne , I am 20 years old and live in Wanganui New Zealand . I am a fan of v8's, hotrods, drag racing . I am currently unemployed and do not have car at this time but hopfully that will change in the near future .

I found this site this morning so thought I would sign up . I have had an interest in land speed racing ever since I was little and used to read about Donald Campball , Mickey thompson , and art arfons ,and the thrust teams . Hope to enjoy being on here and will try and read all the threads .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 21, 2009, 07:33:11 PM
Ahoy, William/Bill/Wilie -- pick one and we'll use it.  It's your choice, my friend.  Anyway, I'd like to extend a welcome to this site.  It's THE resource for things related to land speed racing, and hosts the biggest group of racers that you'll find anyplace short of one of the events in the US.  When you've got questions - please ask.  You'll likely get a bit of teasing because you didn't know something simple (or so you think) -- but you'll also get the benefit of many years of experience which has almost always had your very problem - and solved it.

Welcome again.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hawk on March 22, 2009, 11:43:40 AM
Hi everyone!

My name’s ‘Hawk’ and I currently crew on any one of three local North Carolina Region SCCA Racing teams.  First weekend of this month we road raced at VIR http://www.virclub.com  (http://www.virclub.com), and afterwards while kicking the tires the subject of the car’s top end came up.  As always in a gearhead group, there were doubters as to statements made about the car’s top end performance (a Ford powered Reynard Formula Continental).  And.... that’s when the paddock’s discussion took a turn towards Maxton.  :)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/NC-Hawk/Reynard1.jpg)

Some of our group will be attending the forthcoming April event, reconnoitering and getting a better handle on what’s required to participate in the near future.  We have a LOT of preparation to do if we decide to silence the critics  :-D
We’ll be lurking here on the forum, and hoping to meet some of you at Maxton!  Thanks all!   :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: roller rocket on March 23, 2009, 08:53:48 PM
Hi I'm Bob.
 I went for a Camping Holiday in South Australia.
 Lake Gairdner.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=WatchMyMuvie&view=videos

Thanks Bob..


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Calkins on March 23, 2009, 10:05:15 PM
Hello all!

My name is Justin Calkins.  I'm located in Alden, Iowa, which is in the northcentral part of the state.  My father drug me along to the drags when I was younger.  He worked on a Top Alcohol Funny Car that was driven and mostly owned by Dennis Prochaska, in partnership with Stormin Norman Day.  I lived in northcentral Missouri for five years, then I graduated from high school and moved back 'home' to Iowa.  Right now I'm starting my third season working on the Suhr & Lechtenburg 'Orange Crate' nostalgia, top fuel, front engine dragster.  We won Indy last year, and was the class of the field.  Qualified #1, clicked it at 1000' each pass, runnin low 5.80's at 250s, and the second quickest car of the weekend was ONLY a 1/4 second slower than us!  I'm a service tech for Cam Spray pressure washers.  I'm divorced, already, with two great daughters, Emily Rose - 4 and Hannah Olivia - 8.  My dad is one of the 'higher-ups' at Speedway Motors, so I get to hear all the news with the Speedway LSR car.  I love riding my motorcycles, drawing, trying to play my guitar, and being outside.  I'm wanting to build a Triumph Tiger Cub powered streamliner, we'll see how that goes!

Here's some videos of the Orange Crate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvueou0aYS8  We are in the far lane.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY_Y_Eko0Mw  We are in the near lane.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Aragorn on March 28, 2009, 09:12:23 AM
Good morning Landracing.com! Well, I've lurked on here for almost two years, so I guess it's time I at least said hello. Although I have never been to the salt, I have been a huge fan of Bonneville since the day I read about Al Teague going 250mph+ in the old Sadd, Teague & Bentley roadster! To be a member of the 200mph club is a life long ambition of mine. Now that my kids are finally out on their own and I'm getting a little older, I hope to make that happen!

I've actually spent the last couple years interested in Hondas. I have a '91 CRX and a 2000 Civic coupe as a DD. When the weather is at least a little warmer, I would rather ride my '92 Ducati 900ss. My third Honda is a '76 CB360t.

I'm really out of lurk mode for a couple of reasons. I'm really hoping to attend the LTA meet this summer! Land racing in the northeast sounds too good to pass up. I'm really looking forward to that. I suppose the other reason is Stainless' wonderful chronicles of Max's Black Lightning. To get an inside look at that project is amazing! I love all the wonderful build threads everyone has on here too.

^^^^ BTW Justin, I love the nostalgia top fueler!

My Bike:

(http://personalpages.tds.net/~aragorn77/images/Ducati900ss02.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: moretti124guy on March 30, 2009, 08:23:37 PM
Hello,

My name is Michael I am new to the world of Land Speed Racing, but I have been building, working on, racing, all kinds of small 4 cylinders since I was 14 (and a good number of big v8s too) I was considering building a 55-150cc streamliner or perhaps a car. I am glad I found this board and I am thinking of visiting the races this year as a spectator. Any caravans from so cal to the salt flats?

Michael
Alta Loma, CA


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on March 30, 2009, 09:27:36 PM
Welcome!  I googled "moretti 124" (never heard of it) and the first hit was: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2368747 (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2368747)  Neat car.  My uncle had a Moretti in the late '50's.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on March 30, 2009, 10:36:24 PM
M124guy, Welcome to LSR, your 124 would make a great LSR car... I think your Moretti is a 2 seater, would qual for gt I think...
I know a guy in Denver that has one, as well as an old Zagato that we used to race.
We used to be part of the Old Fart (Fiat Abarth Racing Team)
Come out to the salt to look around, stop and introduce yourself, we will be there with something red/white/blue, or yellow or turd brown/flat black


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on March 31, 2009, 11:46:13 AM
 :-o  The mind picture I got after reading your color combinations is going to bother me for a couple of days Stainless,   quit that!  Crow


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DSR Bruts on March 31, 2009, 02:23:50 PM
Justin,
Know your Dad well.....he is another Iowa racer with a great past of winning races!  I am very familiar with Iowa Falls, as I attended Ellsworth Jr. College until the end of the football season.....  For those of you who aren't familiar with the Calkins family....they are the real deal and known for wrenching some of drag racingt's fastest cars.  You have a great family, actually, your Dad is a customer of mine, buying the Optima line for Speedway Motors....we had lunch together last time.  Welcome aboard....saw one of your posts and tried to get in touch with Jeff, but left a couple of message....with the acquisition of AFCO and Total Performance he was overloaded.  I think I saw him for a few minutes at the PRI Show also.  Congratulations on your Top Fuel win at Indy!  Top Fuel Cars are a Calkins family tradition.  Now....get out in the garage and make something happen!

Bill Brutsman


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Calkins on March 31, 2009, 07:16:26 PM
Justin,
Know your Dad well.....he is another Iowa racer with a great past of winning races!  I am very familiar with Iowa Falls, as I attended Ellsworth Jr. College until the end of the football season.....  For those of you who aren't familiar with the Calkins family....they are the real deal and known for wrenching some of drag racingt's fastest cars.  You have a great family, actually, your Dad is a customer of mine, buying the Optima line for Speedway Motors....we had lunch together last time.  Welcome aboard....saw one of your posts and tried to get in touch with Jeff, but left a couple of message....with the acquisition of AFCO and Total Performance he was overloaded.  I think I saw him for a few minutes at the PRI Show also.  Congratulations on your Top Fuel win at Indy!  Top Fuel Cars are a Calkins family tradition.  Now....get out in the garage and make something happen!

Bill Brutsman

Hey, thanks Bill!  Do you remember Denny Prochaska?  He ran a TA/FC in the early to mid '90's that dad and I worked on.  He goes to Speed Weeks every year.  I might try to hitch a ride out with him in August.  I'm trying to get something of my own rollin.  Hopefully by next May I could hit El Mirage.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: moretti124guy on April 01, 2009, 01:18:19 PM
M124guy, Welcome to LSR, your 124 would make a great LSR car... I think your Moretti is a 2 seater, would qual for gt I think...
I know a guy in Denver that has one, as well as an old Zagato that we used to race.
We used to be part of the Old Fart (Fiat Abarth Racing Team)
Come out to the salt to look around, stop and introduce yourself, we will be there with something red/white/blue, or yellow or turd brown/flat black


I sold the Moretti a while back to a collector back east, I am considering several differnt ideas for a LSR. I would like to build a streamliner just because they are so cool. I was playing around with some designs in cad with  three wheels but I am just in the research phase. The Moretti 124 was a 2+2, you can check out more at my website www.morgansandphillips.com click on the Moretti Link.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KKMike on April 01, 2009, 09:23:30 PM
I'm Mike Yoder, Hutchinson Ks.  Own & operate the local hot rod shop, Kansas Kustoms. I've only been to Speed Week twice, but started plans for a modified roadster in the back seat of the van on the return of our first trip. The car should be ready to go this year.
    I'm having a terrible time trying to post to the build diaries. I've tried several nites now. I'll see it I can post a photo herre.
Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KKMike on April 01, 2009, 09:34:52 PM
Another pic.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on April 01, 2009, 09:39:06 PM
KK, nice looking roadster, front wheel drive etc. What engine are you running. Keep up the pictures and welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on April 01, 2009, 09:49:54 PM
 :-D :-D :-DOh boy!   New machines are always welcome on the salt.  Keep us posted!  Nice car!  Crow


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless Two on April 02, 2009, 06:41:00 AM
You should be able to find some advice pretty easily if needed, seeing as how you have a couple of old salt hounds living an hour away in wichita :)  Welcome!  Look forward to meeting you!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KKMike on April 05, 2009, 10:18:26 AM
The motor for the roadster is a Olds Quad 4. Its been sleeved to get it down to 121 cu in (G class) That oughta start some discussion--sleeved vs de-stroking--
actually it was a $$ decision. The smaller bore does cause a flow issue with the 4-valve but were working it out.  FYI- a stock Quad head flows to enough to make 275 hp on gas (on the bench).
  The motor will run a 2 bl carb on a log type manifold & a Chevy distrubutor plugged into the back of the exhaust cam.
   The plan is to run a good block & lower end & run a cleaned up head with stock hi-output cams this year.. sort of a test mule just to get the car sorted out. The main head work is to get the flow corrected & compression back due to the issue of the small bore (3.40" from 3.62")  Like my uninformed buddy says,  how hard can it be to go 155?      Mike
 Like m


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on April 05, 2009, 11:50:02 AM
Mike, start a build diary and show us a lot more pictures... you probably figured out that smaller pictures... about 120K each allow you to post 4 at a time.   Hope to get by your place in the next couple of weeks... thought I was going yesterday but I went the other way to buy a dually to tow the big trailer... Diesel w/5 speed


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: KKMike on April 06, 2009, 09:25:49 PM
SS-- You really know how to hurt a guy. Our tow rig this year will consist of my bro-in-laws trailer & his dads 1/2 ton Ford.   Oh well, It keeps all the family & friends involved in the effort.
  My welder for the project (who's I've also promised drive time someday) plans to bring out his chopped 50 ford custom for our official push car.  He was a spectator with me last year & also a bad case of "salt bite".
 Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wobblywalrus on April 07, 2009, 12:55:36 AM
It is time to introduce myself.  My real name is Bo Miller aka the Wobblywalrus.  My family and me run a Triumph Bonneville at the BUB speed trials.  It is my basic transportation about town for most of the year.  The picture shows my son and daughter.  This year the young fellow will run his dirt bike in the run-watcha-brung class.

Originally, about 35 years ago, I was trained as a machinist.  Standing in one place at a planer or lathe all day making the same parts was a little dull for a 20-year old.  I worked as a motorcycle mechanic and service manager for many years.  Then I worked as a heavy equipment mechanic in Bakersfield.  Out laying on the tarmac in the sun fixing equipment.  A person drank a gallon of water a day and peed out a cup or so.   Brutal.  I went to college and learned engineering.  We had a class with a small wind tunnel.  That sparked an interest in streamlining.  This is why I run a modified partial streamliner.  My goal is to run consistently between 120 and 130 mph on the Triumph without speed wobble.  A modest dream.

In Oregon we have lots of scenic beauty and fresh air but we are isolated from the racing scene.  This website helps a lot.  Sometimes I post what I think I know and others comment on it.  I learn more.  Digging deep into the technical chatter reveals answers to my problems.  I get good answers to questions.  Hopefully I can add something that helps someone.   

   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dreamweaver on April 07, 2009, 04:04:25 PM
Bill Giles, Boulder City, Nevada.

Been lurking here for about a year, finally got the rulebook and have been TRYING to understand it.

Drag raced in the early 70's, haven't done much since family and all that.

Seems my neighbor has sparked my interest in LSR, L. Goodfellow's son, aka Mormon Missile folks.

Probably do more pie in the sky racing, but who knows :-)

Plan on hitting some of the dirt venues coming up and taking a look.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on April 07, 2009, 04:44:38 PM
The big difference in the SCTA Rule Book and others is that the SCTA tries to tell you what you need, not how to build it.  Makes for a lot of differering vehicles -- even in the same category.  No cookie-cutters here.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 07, 2009, 04:48:10 PM
Welcome, Bill.  A Gary Wright fan, hey?  Whatever music you like -- it's good to know that some lurkers turn into Forum members, and because you finally joined up -- I'll be the first to send our greetings to you.  You already know lots of the stuff that goes on here, so feel free to jump in with comments and teases (aimed at others, not me, please) and lots of your own work.

Welcome!

PS  Here's one of the best photos of me from last weekend's Maxton event.  Take it for what it's worth. . .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SaltChampion54 on April 07, 2009, 09:44:46 PM
Hi
After lurking on and off for a  while  figured Id  join up, My name is Jerry Sarkozi

 I live just  south of Detroit, Michigan, I have been to Bonneville 2 times,I was actually hooked by My good  friend  Rick. He dragged me out there in 06,07 and  we are going  for 09! 

 My current LSR car {project} is a 54 Studebaker Champion coupe, My goal is 200 mph!!  looking towards a twin turboed  LS1 chevy / Tremec and all the safety goodies but remain street -legal [loosely].

We attended the  salt  talks barbeque hosted by "Seldom Seen Slim" in 07
I loved every second of it !  awesome  Michigan Pasties!

I will soon enter my Stude in the build  diary { I have many, many quesions}
and I also am armed  with a SCTA rule book!
I look foreward to help and  comments from all of you!

Thanks
Jerry


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on April 07, 2009, 10:38:18 PM
Welcome Jerry...Great place to get all of your questions answered.
Sheri Buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nashty on April 19, 2009, 12:16:16 AM
Greetings - I'm really just a drag racer but the thought of doing something as historic and storied as B'ville just keeps calling me so I'm joining up to see if it is doable.

I've got a Geo Metro w/ a tube chassis Buick Motorsports Stage 1 (turbo) making around 900-1000.  It's a pretty good car and has been going on 5 years of racing with no real issues.  I'm looking to see if I can make it a salt flat car for a brief while and see what it will do.  Does everyone here think that 200mph is their starting point or is it just me?  The cars gone 157 but that was with a low power tune up because it's losing traction most of the pass if I set it on kill. 

Anywho, I'll be on here asking a few questions and lurking to see if this is something even doable or not.  If it is, I'll be out there to watch this year and to try it out maybe in 2010.

Roger


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Calkins on April 19, 2009, 09:06:25 AM
Greetings - I'm really just a drag racer but the thought of doing something as historic and storied as B'ville just keeps calling me so I'm joining up to see if it is doable.

I've got a Geo Metro w/ a tube chassis Buick Motorsports Stage 1 (turbo) making around 900-1000.  It's a pretty good car and has been going on 5 years of racing with no real issues.  I'm looking to see if I can make it a salt flat car for a brief while and see what it will do.  Does everyone here think that 200mph is their starting point or is it just me?  The cars gone 157 but that was with a low power tune up because it's losing traction most of the pass if I set it on kill. 

Anywho, I'll be on here asking a few questions and lurking to see if this is something even doable or not.  If it is, I'll be out there to watch this year and to try it out maybe in 2010.

Roger

Have you taken that car to the Buick Nationals at Bowling Green?  A friend of mine goes pretty much every year and took pictures of a car like that.  The way he made it sound, it's pretty much a fuel altered with a Metro body, it NEVER goes straight!  Sounds like fun!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on April 19, 2009, 09:46:08 AM
Nashty, of course it seems every one wants to go 200, and set a record... around 600 in history have... that's why everyone wants to...  set a goal and go for it.  I think the first record the Bockscar set was around 138... but it may have been slower than that... we were still thrilled, that feeling sets the hook for a lifetime of wallet abuse...
Start with get a rule book, your chassis, cage and engine size may not meet scta LSR requirements for the salt.  That won't exclude it, there are options, several mile (and longer) events around the country and the WOS 150 club on the salt.  Come to the salt, see it all, know where you car will fit and have fun.  
When you step out over the edge remember you are building for the record speed of the class, but keep faster in mind, because after the first pass, you will be thinking.... yep... how do I make this thing go 200...  :-D
Welcome to the fray...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mr48chev on April 19, 2009, 10:56:07 AM
Hello from the Yakima Valley of Washington State

I'm Mr48Chev, also known as Rob Davison to non car people.

I've been a fan of Bonneville and other landspeed racing since I was in the 5th grade and discovered Hot Rod Magazine on the bookmobile.  The annual race coverage was always one of  my most anticipated issues each year.

So far only a fan and spectator.  I did get to go in 1988 and was there the first two days.  I returned in 1998 and spent most of the week there getting run out with the others by the thunderstorm on Thursday.

I'd like to be able to race someday and still wear out the latest copy of the rule book every year trying to figure out what would work and be competative in a class and not take up the whole retirement kitty at one shot.

My background is that of a former mechanic (tech?) who specialized in front end repair and alignment in shops in Waco, Tx an Washington state.  Plus thirteen years as a vocational auto mechanics instructor at the high school level.  I've drag raced and have built several of my own hotrods over the past 40 years.

And as usual the spell check feature tells me that I spelled my last name wrong.  Wish I had a dollar for every time someone else spelled it wrong and I would be racing next year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on April 19, 2009, 11:14:58 AM
Welcome to the landracing web site and LSR. First time projects can be a hard decision. You have a streamliner record race team in Brewster WA. The Danny Boy Apple car that has held several records including a FIA record over 340.361 mph. Lots of LSR people in the NW. Try to connect up with them.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nashty on April 20, 2009, 09:43:30 AM
Yep, that's me.  It's actually a pretty straight running car but I made some changes to the motor and it ended up making alot more power than it first did and that's given me some trouble on marginal tracks.  If the track is OK, the car is a pussycat.  This is an average drive.

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=316nc41&s=5 (http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=316nc41&s=5)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/34g0pwm.jpg)

I know there's a streamliner team that has a Metro that they run but don't know how to get in touch with them.  Anyone have any clues?

My biggest worry is expense, specifically tires.  I did a quick check and saw some MT's that were $700 + for (1) tire.  Yikes.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Worlds Fastest Comanche on April 20, 2009, 12:24:20 PM
Hi, My name is Pete Lechtanski, went to Bonneville for the first time last year with my son.  Really caught the bug.   My son and I had always been interested in jeeps and 4 wheel drive vehicles and we have a few lying around.  We saw that the record for the E/PP ( production Pickup) was only 118 mph ( currently record about 125mph), we though it might be cool to run a Jeep Pickup.  They have a smaller frontal area the the later model Ford, Chevy and dodge pickups.   I have a 1980 J10 Stepside sitting in the garage with a 258 cid in-line 6. 

Allot of performance work has been done on the Jeep 6 because it is the standard engine in the CJ, wrangler, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.  We started calling around and asking various shops about building the motor, they asked the application, and we said"Land speed", well a guy named Lee Hurley at HESCO in Birmingham, AL said,  I already worked on a Land speed jeep!. 

Turns out that in 1986 the Factory team wanted to show off their new EFI 4.0L motor, so they took the truck to El Mirage.  They blew the motor, but had some problems with the SCTA.  So they put a new motor into the truck, and rented out the salt and had the USAC come in to certify the records.   They set 11 records,  Including several FIA records. They only went 141 mph.

So because of the History we thought it would be cool to go back 23 years later and set another record with a Comanche.

So we had the vehicle choice,and last October we purchased a truck in Texas with 260,000 miles on it and drove it 1,300 miles back to Illinois.  And so it began..

I an 56 years old and never built a race card before, My son ( Scott) is 23 and a Mechanic/ Fabricator.  Our hope is to pass tech,  and go somewhere north of 175 mph.   If we just get some runs in and get licenced, I will be happy.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dr Goggles on April 20, 2009, 05:20:29 PM

(http://i39.tinypic.com/34g0pwm.jpg)

My biggest worry is expense, specifically tires.  I did a quick check and saw some MT's that were $700 + for (1) tire.  Yikes.

Holy hail , I know something that has engine mounts just right to bolt that motor into,it already has those tyres on it and with 900hp it would be , er, travelling!....pity it's half a world away. Welcome to the site Nashty :wink: :wink:
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y74/dlra/profiles/374/374-012.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 48dodger on April 21, 2009, 01:12:45 AM
My name is Tim. Got a 1950 Dodge truck I'm building for the 130 club. I race a 72 Charger in the Street Stock Divisions at 99 Stockton Speedway, Stockton California. I look forward learning from this site and driving this brick of a truck as fast as I can.

 :cheers:

48D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on April 21, 2009, 01:40:11 AM
where do you live dodger                          willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Anvil* on April 21, 2009, 03:29:00 AM
Greeting,
Having many years with small bikes, odd things British, Y-block and FE Fords, and a tiny dash of Harley. A former featherweight racer in AFM, a pair of years in a full sized Ford at Santa Maria Speedway, and a number of crew stints supporting SCCA efforts. I've been fabricating, engine building, and wiring since I was sixteen, but I went to college in Mechanical Engineering so I could say I had a day job.

Now much older my teammate from the Santa Maria years called after watching a salt event proceeded convincing me to build something with four wheels. A rulebook is on it's way, a database started, and likely a year of pondering to follow. I've much to learn and that is why I'm here.

Bikes would be tempting though...



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on April 21, 2009, 09:50:41 AM
Anvil, check with Burns, he might have a cool old tank that will make a great Lakester project...
Welcome to the fray
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Anvil* on April 21, 2009, 01:16:49 PM
Anvil, check with Burns, he might have a cool old tank that will make a great Lakester project...
Welcome to the fray
 :cheers:
I'll add that thought to the mix. It will depend on what percentage we want to chase horsepower and to what extend we could produce cleaner aerodynamics. I could be wrong but I see running a tank as an aerodynamic know, well worked over the years. The task then reduces to trim, weight, and horsepower. Total build time would be reduced. An alter sedan could tie up a few hundred hours just sorting out the aerodynamics even before the first panel was reshaped.

So far I'm seeing a mix of well planned number-crunching engineering efforts and more intuitive efforts built on generations of build/test. My intent is to seek out the class where my odds of bumping the record up is closer to likely and spend the years it takes to see if I can. While I sort that out I need to build a new network of experts who do things.

On the engine build side. DeLong Cams is gone, no one at Sifton knows me... David Vizard may still be on the peninsula but I was just "that kid" many years ago, Douglas Demon isn't listed in San Francisco anymore, Reinsport Werke... don't know, Tony Williams... On the flip side I do know more about gas dynamics and if I find someone with a Landis 3L who would take an interest in 9-term polynomial cam profiles (fun with math)... Like finding a race class, the search for special shops with special people has to happen before I can compete and that will take time too. It has been more than just a few years since I've built any more than very moderate horsepower.

Again, thanks for the support and good thoughts. I'll need all I can gather over this next year just to have a clue.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on April 21, 2009, 05:41:13 PM
Anvil, J/GL... about 163 I think, 177 is doable...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on April 21, 2009, 06:32:54 PM
J/GL   Bockscar   J. Gowetski   '96   163.884

Sand bagging??  :mrgreen:

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on April 21, 2009, 10:15:00 PM
J/GL   Bockscar   J. Gowetski   '96   163.884

Sand bagging??  :mrgreen:

Mike

Well, yes... Johnboy did make a 174 test pass.... and no.... single pass won't get you much on the salt.   :|  That was 12 years of technology ago... so another 1.7% does not seem unreasonable...  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dt50chev on May 02, 2009, 03:44:59 PM
Hello,

David Tanner from Temple, TX.  Just lurking and learning.  Never been to any land speed racing event but hope to soon.  I have a dream to run at Bonneville one day, maybe not competitively, but at least for the experience. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on May 02, 2009, 08:41:17 PM
Welcome David, always good to see new guys on here , especially from Texas, :-D Are you a car guy, bike guy, or just an indescriminate speed freak?lol You might come down to Goliad in Oct to the Texas mile.

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on May 02, 2009, 09:07:24 PM
David
Welcome to the forum. Once bitten by the salt bug, you are required for a yearly salt fix.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on May 03, 2009, 11:43:07 AM
Hey David!  If ya can get to El Mirage this May 15-16 you can get the "dirt" bug, then go to the great white salt in August!! Another speed addict!   Welcome!  Crow


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Adz on May 06, 2009, 02:25:46 PM
Adz, from tring in herts. 1/4 mile at the moment till the kids are bigger and i have more? money to throw at the 1100r....one day i will be there


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 06, 2009, 02:29:53 PM
Unh, forgive me -- but what's "tring in herts"?  I assume that if I were from your part of the world I'd know, but I'm not, and we always enjoy finding out just from whence come the new folks on this Forum.

Care to expand upon your bio?

Welcome, anyway.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Adz on May 06, 2009, 03:22:19 PM
Tring, Herts, England......................;-)

Adz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Burk on May 06, 2009, 03:38:12 PM
Looked on the map , it's 3 miles from Wendover Herts .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: driftwood on May 14, 2009, 06:25:25 AM
 Joe from NJ. Checking things out, would like to run on the flats sometime, maybe this year...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on May 14, 2009, 09:45:08 AM
Welcome Joe.. :cheers:

Tell us more about your interest and experience... :cheers:

See you on the salt.. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on May 14, 2009, 11:21:19 AM
John:

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,6027.msg88469.html#msg88469 (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,6027.msg88469.html#msg88469)

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on May 14, 2009, 12:14:07 PM
John:

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,6027.msg88469.html#msg88469 (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,6027.msg88469.html#msg88469)

Mike

 Hello all, I just registered with the site in hopes of finding more info out about running the salt...hopefully this august. Looking for a few pointers specifically what class my car would fall in and any (costly)safety requirements I should be aware of. I recently became a member of BNI, but haven't gotten my rule book yet and would like to send my registration in before may 15 to avoid the price increase.

 I have a 1980 Camaro street car that I am in the midst of installing an L92(stock) and 4L60E into. The car is all steel right now with full interior and is used as a street/strip car. Currently a 3.73 posi, but I am building a 3.42 to make better use of the new engine/trans combo. Car does not have any spoilers or airdams and weighs about 3200 with the sbc/th350 and me with a full tank. The motor swap and cage should put it closer to 3050 and L92 is rated at 400 horse.

 If any other info is needed please let me know.

 Thank you, Joe


Thanks...noobs... :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: saltjunky on May 16, 2009, 01:18:52 PM
Hello everyone.  I have been checking this place out for some time, but its time to join.  I love hot rods and dream of running on the salt.  I am going to start looking for something to build for the salt and try my hand at it.  I grew up around muscle cars and hot rods with my dad.   Well...looking forward to meeting some of you and hopefully meet some of you out on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Col_Klink on May 20, 2009, 11:25:44 PM
My name is Mike from Fremont CA,  I have been lurking on this site for a few years now and thought I would join.  I love the vintage iron and have been collecting the pars to build a VGALT with a GMC.  I use to race a GMC 6 at the Fremont drag strip in the late 60's till I got married and the family came.  I am sure I will have lots of questions as I go.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: big on May 25, 2009, 05:20:20 PM
New to the site and land speed racing. I have a dream to run a 1967-1972 or 1973-1979 Ford F100 with a built 300 I6 as fast as it will go. I'd love to build it and get it to the salt sometime soon. Aerodynamics of a toaster and all! I do plan on getting my Tundra built up and ready to go to the salt as well.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: drddd2424 on May 25, 2009, 09:34:07 PM
Howdy Dave,
Another newbie dave here. From Calif. gettin ready for Aug., can't believe there are almost 500 registered already. cant wait.  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 26, 2009, 09:14:22 AM
Ryan, you might think about the East Coast Timing A'ssn -- with five events each year in Maxton, NC.  That's a heck of a lot closer than the Salt - and there are already a good number of LSR folks from Florida that race at Maxton.  Visit www.ecta-lsr.com and give 'em a look-see.

Welcome to this site, too.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Abeblinkin on May 27, 2009, 12:58:57 PM
Hello,
My name is Mike and I registered yesterday. I always wanted to build a smaller cc motorcycle to run at bonneville/el mirage ect. I guy from another forum who is a member here told me about the site and recommended I start here because there are a lot of experts and a lot of knowledge here. I'm looking to build a bike in the 100cc-250cc/special construction gas or fuel (A-F, A-G). I have considered options like a 4 stroke honda s90, honda 2 stroke cr80, and even running in a vintage class with a 200cc tiger cub engine. My idea is to go out to bonneville this year as a spectator and see how things are done. Then make some decisions and start building this fall/winter. I have no delusions of running at Bonneville and setting records the first time I make a pass. More so I would be happy to pass tech inspection and qualify to race and make some passes and then improve from there. Thanks for providing a great site with so much information I look forward to meeting some of you people in the future. Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on May 27, 2009, 01:03:22 PM
Welcome Mike, always good to see new people here, especially bike people. See you at Speedweek. Just remember, the only stupid question is the one you didnt ask.

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 27, 2009, 05:35:08 PM
Mike:

It looks like you've got all of the ducks in a row.  We usually suggest that a newcomer visit one of the meets without a vehicle, first, just to get an idea of the intensity and diversity of the stuff you'll discover.

As for building and having your bike teched (without necessarily planning on running it at the event)--it's a fine idea.  You'll learn what you missed or what you've done that isn't right or is extra.  We'd be very happy to inspect your bike for you -- but please arrive t inspection AFTER the big crowd has gone through -- perhaps a couple of days into the meet.  There won't be any cranky racers impatiently awaiting their turn at inspection that way, and the inspectors won't be as well-toasted as we are during the big rush.

Welcome!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Abeblinkin on May 27, 2009, 06:06:00 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys. Yeah I'm really excited to start building something right away, but I know its not a good idea. I'm going to take speed week as a field trip of sorts this year, take it all in and see what I can learn. I want to watch the tech inspections, I hear they are very strict and thorough , as well they should be. First I got the book and have read through it several times trying to decide on a class that would be good for a rookie and would be realistic for me cost wise. As well as figuring on safety equipment costs. Than the easy part, convincing a friend to do it with me :-D, as well as go out for speed week this year. When I start building this Sept/Oct I'll post pics up so you guys can make sure I'm not going down the death trap road. Just flying through the time traps at any speed would be great for me, I'm just worried about getting this salt bug I keep hearing about.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on May 27, 2009, 09:01:29 PM
Don't you guys just love fresh meat?!!  Poor Mike, he already has the salt bug and doesn't even know it!!   :-o Such innocence!!   8-)  Any of you remember when?  :roll:  No?  :wink:  Didn't think so!!  :-D

Welcome Mike to the LSR and you'll be welcome on the salt too!!  It's too late to change your mind now, there's only one cure for that bug and it's only at Bonneville!   :cheers:

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Abeblinkin on May 28, 2009, 12:00:06 AM
HAHA^^^awesome! I like this one!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: the baron on May 31, 2009, 02:51:00 AM
Hi, I am a newb to this.. Next year, I want to get my 200 MPH jacket.. I have a zx14, and am starting the journey to Bonny..


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: the baron on May 31, 2009, 02:53:01 AM
O, i guess I will ask my first question.. I want to get my licence, SCTA, i would like to have it, BEFORE i get to the salt next year, and with my projected speed being right over 200, could you all push me in the right direction... :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Calkins on May 31, 2009, 09:46:42 AM
Where are you from?  Tell us about yourself.  What's your background?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on May 31, 2009, 10:45:43 AM
www.scta-bni.org.
#1- Buy a rule book,
#2 -visit the lakes or Salt and see what others do to make it happen
#3 -Do a lot of research on the type of vehicle you want to run.
#4- If you want to run on the west coast SCTA, requires a club membership.
#5 - Tell us about your self , where you live, if you have any racing back ground etc.

Welcome to the web site and to LSR. Ask questions on this site as there are many racers to help


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on June 01, 2009, 12:56:47 AM
Hi, I am a newb to this.. Next year, I want to get my 200 MPH jacket.. I have a zx14, and am starting the journey to Bonny..

200 mph per hour is super easy, a ZX-14 was already ridden over 200 mph at Maxton so with a longer track I am sure it will be much easier at "Bonny"... :cheers:

Welcome to the club.. :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless Two on June 01, 2009, 06:22:23 AM
There are some fast zx-14s out there...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 01, 2009, 09:48:48 AM
None of 'em bone-stock, though -- dangit!  Our '08 with some datalogging and nothing else -- went 188 at SpeedWeek.  Good luck.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on June 01, 2009, 02:30:50 PM
O, i guess I will ask my first question.. I want to get my licence, SCTA, i would like to have it, BEFORE i get to the salt next year, and with my projected speed being right over 200, could you all push me in the right direction... :cheers:

Heck you don't need pushed, you already seem to be facing the chasm, just step forward.... :roll:  You already have an scta license if you have a drivers license.  It allows you to do 125... all other upgrades must be run in steps, that is part of the fun.  If you are a Texas or ECTA racer, don't tell them, you might have to do double passes for upgrades.   :|  A record over 200 is possible, just pick the right one.  Get a rule book and start studying.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: the baron on June 02, 2009, 03:02:04 AM
I am from St Louis MO. I am the Grandson of Rich Willey, who Most might not know, but Is a world record holder.. He holds the world record for the   round Australia run...  10,000 miles around the perimeter of Aussy.. the record stands at 6 days 17 hours and 6 minutes.. done in 1987 and still standing.. He is very well known around these parts, And was a staple in the motocycle scene around the STL for years.

I have grew up around motorcycles, and Kawis in particular, As he owned Cycle City ENG here in STL, since 1966, until his retirement in 1997. I am 32 now, and My grandfather passed away in feb.. I decided then, I am going do my thing.. Although mine is alot simpler.. I just want my 200 MPH jacket.. I have raced everything from cars to bikes, to watercraft..but I want to go 200, legitimately..lol

My 14 is getting PURPOSE built for this feet. I know there have been a few that have went fast, I want to do it on a stock motor, but i am going to pull out all the stops.. The salt is a slight concern, and i am going to go up this year for speed week, so I can get some between my toes before i go out to so it next year.

I am going to go Maxton this year, and get a few passes, but my bike wont have the power to do it in 1 mile..but i want to do it on the salt, maybe catch the bug.. I am not trying for a record, yet..lol I just want to go over 200.. baby steps..lol 200 baby steps.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on June 02, 2009, 07:55:42 AM
200 MPH Club entry requires you set a record over 200 as well as meet a club set minimum speed if the record has not put someone in the club already.  It will be almost impossible to do with a stock motor, SSS had a stock 14 at the salt last year, did maybe 185-188 with 3 experienced riders.  I am not trying to burst your bubble, just giving you the facts.  The rules allow internal engine work, lots of it will be necessary.  See you on the salt, stop by and introduce yourself, I'll be at the Salt Talks and with bike 278 and car 1411 all week.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 02, 2009, 08:10:54 AM
Stainless:

Make that four experienced riders, and the worst of it is that I was the slowest one -- with that 185 run.  Nancy and Debbie Dross both outran me, and Todd got the 188 run.  Ah, maybe it was me being kind to my wife and the Salt newcomers.  Yeah, that's it -- I was being a nice guy.

But wait 'til this year!  The bike will be absolutely production-class.  We look forward to spending time in impound having everyone try to find something to prove it isn't legal.  We'll even have the factory shop manual with us.

Baron -- if "all" you want is a 200 MPH award you could go to the Texas Mile event.  I hear that there anyone that does two bills or more gets into their "club".  This comment is not to demean them in any way -- just to offer a suggestion for an alternate way to get the recognition you want so much.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on June 02, 2009, 08:14:34 AM
Sorry Jon, I forgot you rode it too  :| I was talking Nancy, Deb and Todd....  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: the baron on June 02, 2009, 05:07:07 PM
well, the wife wont be happy to hear that..lol


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 02, 2009, 07:01:36 PM
Stainless:

As Kent would say:  Smart AZZ!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: red96cobra on June 05, 2009, 04:32:06 PM
Hey! Name is Nick. I grew up a drag racing fan then was converted to roundy round and now I am toying with the idea of building a 1950 Mercury 2 dr because I want nothing more then to do Bonneville the Nostalgia way! I am not really concerned about records..... yet (I know that bug will bite me in time).


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on June 05, 2009, 07:12:47 PM
was someone looking for a smart azz?... here i am!
kr


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on June 05, 2009, 08:36:48 PM
Kent, someone said you was a dumb azz. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on June 05, 2009, 09:28:02 PM
yep...... dat be me.... Im married, have 2 kids, and a bunch of employees.... i've been called lots of names...
kr


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dakzila on June 13, 2009, 09:26:06 PM
 :|
I'm an Old motorcycle drag racer whose ready for a change.  I've raced motoX, desert, sand drags and quarter mile for a long time now.  Always wanted to do the high speed thing so guess there no time like the present, huh?
I attended a club meeting earlier this month and am starting to get excited. I'll attend the meet tomorrow at El Mirage (June 14th) just to observe and get the juices flowing.
I hope to have my bike ready for the November meet, if not sooner.
My first goal......get the bike pass tech inspection,
My second goal.....make a run under 120mph,
My third goal....get back to the pits in one piece!!!!

This looks like fun and the people I've met so far seem like really good folks........

Buzz1320


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LexusTechSA on June 15, 2009, 12:46:53 AM
Greetings from South Africa

My name is Jethro, I am a Lexus technician in Pretoria. We are having our first speed week here in september at Verneukpan( Deception pan) in the Northern Cape, where Sir Malcom Campbell set the record in 1929 in the blue bird. This is the first time I am trying some thing like this, so any advice will be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jl222 on June 15, 2009, 11:11:32 AM
Greetings from South Africa

My name is Jethro, I am a Lexus technician in Pretoria. We are having our first speed week here in september at Verneukpan( Deception pan) in the Northern Cape, where Sir Malcom Campbell set the record in 1929 in the blue bird. This is the first time I am trying some thing like this, so any advice will be greatly appreciated.

  Sounds great, tell us more, how many cars, what kind of surface, how long?
  If you follow SCTA safety rules you would be going in the right direction as these have evolved over 70 years of events.
  Same advice for promoters.

        Good luck and keep us informed   JL222 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LexusTechSA on June 15, 2009, 11:38:24 AM

Greetings from South Africa

My name is Jethro, I am a Lexus technician in Pretoria. We are having our first speed week here in september at Verneukpan( Deception pan) in the Northern Cape, where Sir Malcom Campbell set the record in 1929 in the blue bird. This is the first time I am trying some thing like this, so any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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  Sounds great, tell us more, how many cars, what kind of surface, how long?
  If you follow SCTA safety rules you would be going in the right direction as these have evolved over 70 years of events.
  Same advice for promoters.

        Good luck and keep us informed   JL222 :cheers:
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For more info check out www.speedweeksa.com.
I think the organizers are hoping for at least 500 vehicles.There is going to be a 7km top speed course with the speed trap 5km in, a 1.2 km course , a 1/4 mile and a gymkana course. The pan is a hard smooth alkali surface 57km long and 11km wide


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: T Fry on June 21, 2009, 12:35:57 AM
My name is Troy Fry and I live in cental Mo. My background is pretty lack luster as Im just a truck driver who likes things that go fast.

After years of wishing and planning and things getting in the way, I finally made my first trip to Bonneville in 07. I missed going last year but am returning this year for some field research. I am in the early planning stages of a D/GCC, 40 Ford coupe. From what Ive searched on this site so far, I am sure Ill learn alot from here. And hopefully over time Ill be able to add to this group.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 21, 2009, 11:37:04 AM
Troy, you just did add to the group.  We enjoy having more and more folks sign up -- because not only does it give us a chance to help someone learn the hobby we so enjoy -- but it brings fresh thoughts and ideas to us, once in a while those being something vital -- that we hadn't yet found.  Thanks -- and welcome to the website and the Forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Viau Boys on June 21, 2009, 08:51:37 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Matt Viau, I'm from Upper Michigan, and I'm currently going to school pursuing an aerospace engineering major. Unfortunately that doesn't mean I know anything about it, I've probably learned more reading things on here than I have at school so far. My dad and I decided to start building a car for Bonneville about 2 years ago, then we made the trek out there last year for Speed Week and really got hooked. We're just finishing up the car now so we'll be ready to run at Speed Week in august. The car is a '68 Camaro running in the CGC class with a 370 cid sbc. I'll be extremely happy if we can just run over 200 mph, but if we get a record I certainly won't complain. I had a blast in Bonneville just watching last year, can't wait to actually be there with a car.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on June 21, 2009, 09:27:33 PM
Hey Jon, looks like you and Matt are neighbors.... Maybe you need to caravan from the UP to Bonneville


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 22, 2009, 08:00:18 AM
Stainless:

It never ceases to amaze me that some folks CAN figure out where the Upper Peninsula is located.  The Viau's and I have had a few email exchanges already.  We leave on different schedules, but I expect we'll hook up at the Salt.

Best of all -- they already know about pasties.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on June 22, 2009, 11:13:49 PM
Jon, spent a little time there fixing airplanes.... it is amazing how it can look so green flying over it when there is 4 feet of snow on the ground...  saw ice cubes larger than my living room stacked on the beach of the big lake... Nice place to visit but......  :-D


Title: Lurker speaking up
Post by: NOT A TA on June 23, 2009, 05:11:51 PM
Hey all, long time lurker. Signed up long ago but never posted. I've been driving/building a 70 Firebird for many years. Ran the ECTA season opener back in 06 and HOT ROD put a couple nice pics of my car in the feature story they ran on the event. I've previously gone to drags, road track events, as well as the ECTA and still drive the car on the street. I stopped going to all track events for a year and spent my money on upgrading the safety equipment so I could eventually do the things I'd like to do with the car. I'll continue going to drags, road tracks and land speed events but will also be going to some open road races and possibly the Targa New Foundland (sp?)

While I was building in the safety features I was in touch with Joe Timney about LSR requirements as well as purchasing stuff through Deleware Chassis Works. Building a car that will hopefully pass the tech requirements for so many different organizations was a project for me as well as the chassis builder I hired to do the cage and other fab work. I built the car myself, but when it came to the cage and related safety bending/welding/fab work I handed over the task to a person with much better skills than I'll ever have in that department.  JW racing in CT built the cage and did the fabrication work for the fire system brackets, tow hooks etc. Then I did all the installs and making everything look pretty while performing their functions. The safety things I've done are way over the top for the speeds the car is currently capable of, but now I can concentrate my efforts on making the car faster!!!

Here's a link to the safety build thread on another forum http://www.pro-touring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48151

I ran the car at Sebring this past weekend and other than a tire that developed a bulge from shifted belts late in the day Sat. everything ran well. The NASA tech inspectors were impressed with the safety efforts while retaining the look of a stock vehicle. Two new Z rated tires for the front Sunday morning at a local tire place and I was back in action for Sundays schedule. I'm watching the weather and if all goes well I'll be taking the car up to Maxton this coming weekend for the June meet. Everybody loves pics so here's a couple of my car.

John
www.RadCapz.com

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/NOTATA/The%2014%20Car%20Safety%20upgrades/The14Carinterior454.jpg)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff292/NOTATA/WheelNutzonThe14Carshoot1021.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on June 23, 2009, 05:39:28 PM
That's a great looking car!

Stan Back


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on June 23, 2009, 05:55:16 PM
Nice car. What motor do you have in it? How fast has it run at Maxton.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: manta22 on June 23, 2009, 07:06:34 PM
NICE looking car, John. The Bandit would be envious!

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NOT A TA on June 23, 2009, 09:08:55 PM
Thanks guys! When I ran at Maxton I didn't have a roll bar so they limited me to 135 and said over 140 I'd get the boot so I ran 135-136 nascar style all weekend, just going around and getting back in staging. I'm currently running a '74 Pontiac 400 with '68 #16 heads. It's kind of a mystery longblock engine from a Judge clone car I was parting out that burned. I don't know anything about the cam, rods, pistons, valves, headwork, etc. I just cleaned it up, painted it, and used a Canton RR pan, melling pump, Flowkooler, MSD, Edelbrock, BG carb and so on. I don't run it over 5200 RPM because I don't know if it still has stock rods in it.

I plan on finding/building a serious engine ( IA II or similar) and using a Keisler 5 speed setup with the .82 overdrive. I built a 2.41 rear with Moser tapered bearing axles, Ford style housing ends etc.for it since I last went to Maxton so I want to test it out. It worked fine at Sebring but the straights aren't as long as Maxton AND I have to slam on the brakes to make the next turn. So reaching ultimate top speed isn't really possible there. With the power I have now I figure about 150-155 is probably the limit at Maxton. Hopefully I'll find out this weekend!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on June 23, 2009, 11:55:59 PM
Thanks guys! When I ran at Maxton I didn't have a roll bar so they limited me to 135 and said over 140 I'd get the boot so I ran 135-136 nascar style all weekend, just going around and getting back in staging. I'm currently running a '74 Pontiac 400 with '68 #16 heads. It's kind of a mystery longblock engine from a Judge clone car I was parting out that burned. I don't know anything about the cam, rods, pistons, valves, headwork, etc. I just cleaned it up, painted it, and used a Canton RR pan, melling pump, Flowkooler, MSD, Edelbrock, BG carb and so on. I don't run it over 5200 RPM because I don't know if it still has stock rods in it.

I plan on finding/building a serious engine ( IA II or similar) and using a Keisler 5 speed setup with the .82 overdrive. I built a 2.41 rear with Moser tapered bearing axles, Ford style housing ends etc.for it since I last went to Maxton so I want to test it out. It worked fine at Sebring but the straights aren't as long as Maxton AND I have to slam on the brakes to make the next turn. So reaching ultimate top speed isn't really possible there. With the power I have now I figure about 150-155 is probably the limit at Maxton. Hopefully I'll find out this weekend!

Good luck and kick Acura.

Great lQQking car..

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: akk on June 26, 2009, 09:43:03 AM
Hi
My name is Neil Akkerman. I have been logging on this site for years and lately have taken to replying to posts. My log on is "akk" which comes from the marking I used to put on my books in college. I would like to get rid of the newbie status.
 
A group of us campaign the Contrivance Special car #920 and #928 (when we change classes). We currently hold the A,C,D and E GMR records the D record is faster than the current B record and the A record is faster than the current AA record. This summer we are going to make a run at the B record.

OK enough for the brag... I realize that records are meant to be broken... that is the beauty of this particular form of racing. I respect all of those that have gone before us, would like to think that we have really accomplished something and that we have set the stage for others to feel they have accomplished something when they break our records.

I grew up building my own go karts, motor bikes and mini bikes. My older brother Jim , my dad and I were pretty successful racing go Karts in the 60's and 70's. I first learned of Bonneville reading the old magazines that covered hotrods, go karts and Bonneville. It seems that sooner or later every vehicle I have driven has been tested to answer the question "how fast will it go?".

I graduated from college with a BSME engineering degree and went to work designing oil field equipment. I founded a company, grew it, sold it and 70 patents later I retired. Those who know me know that I can't do nothing. Racing at Bonneville has become my passion.

Like a friend of mine said too much is enough... so I will stop writing now.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on June 26, 2009, 09:46:41 AM
Neil, welcome to the forum. I have timed your car at Bonneville many times. Each year you show up with changes and up grades and the runs show your efforts. Keep it up and see you on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: davidp on June 29, 2009, 03:12:14 AM
I found this site while researching improving the coefficient of drag for a '69 Beetle, (trying to make it more fuel efficient). You guys are very knowledgeable and landracing.com seems like a great way to learn from people much smarter than me. Forgive me if asking questions on a first post is a faux pa, but I was wondering if someone would be so kind as to educate me a little.

Does lowering a car reduce the frontal area?

Would narrowing the front fenders an inch on each side improve the Cd?

Does the Porsche 930 'Whale Tail' groom the laminar flow and reduce turbulence? (I swear I'm not going to put a fart-can Honda'esque top-fuel dragster sized rear spoiler on my deck lid. Actually what I'm thinking about is a servo actuated variable pitch rear down force device controlled by an ecm map to prevent the rear tires from spinning faster than the front by comparing input from hub relucter rings, kind of like abs systems).

Sorry for the long post. I'm just really grateful that I found this site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: slammed87d21 on June 29, 2009, 02:17:52 PM
Hello everyone. I was referred here by one of the members of Antique Radio Forums. I've been a speed freak all my life. My last build was a 1973 Super Beetle witha 383 stroker. Now, I'm slowly building my motorcycle, and the drag strip is no longer long enough for me, so I plan on one day going to Bonneville. It's an '85 Yamaha FJ1100, with the 1200 engine, slightly ported head, custom breather, and diff sprockets. I've been clocked at 162 so far, and that was just in 4th gear. Hopefully one of these days, I can break 200 on it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 29, 2009, 02:25:49 PM
Just where in Tennessee is Seymour?  Whatever -- get the bike done and go to Maxton (N.C.) for some shake down time before you head to the Salt.  Depending on how good is your aero/bodywork -- it'll take about 210-230 hp to go 200 at Maxton -- at the Salt a similar number, but the conditions vary much more than they do on the cement track.

Best wishes, and thanks for joing the Forum.  And -- the Antique Radio Forum referred you?  I haven't been to that place -- how'd they happen onto land speed racing?  I'm an antique radio ham (licensed since '62).


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on June 29, 2009, 04:23:06 PM
"I'm an antique radio ham . . . "

Didn't know the radio part.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: manta22 on June 29, 2009, 05:46:14 PM
Jon;

I got my novice license in 1953 when we lived in Newport, RI-- WN1ZUO. I guess that makes me an antique!

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ ex- N7BBN, W8TKF, DL4CU, & AE1CU


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 29, 2009, 06:59:19 PM
Manta, you must have been a child progidy.  I got my license in 1962 -- WN8GDW.  Here I am, almost 47 years later -- and my call is WA8GDW.  No changes for me -- easy to keep track of it this way.  And it's so old that you can't tell what class ticket I've got by looking at the ca...

Okay, everyone, we'll talk about racing really soon.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cole222 on June 29, 2009, 07:10:49 PM
Slammed,
Good to see another Tennessean and HAM - KA1TLC - I have not been around long enough to be an antique but I like your web site. We also learn of another one of SSS talents; is it those long winters up North? Welcome and hope to meet you and see ya on the Salt one day soon.
Cole


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: slammed87d21 on June 29, 2009, 08:08:37 PM
Just where in Tennessee is Seymour?  Whatever -- get the bike done and go to Maxton (N.C.) for some shake down time before you head to the Salt.  Depending on how good is your aero/bodywork -- it'll take about 210-230 hp to go 200 at Maxton -- at the Salt a similar number, but the conditions vary much more than they do on the cement track.

Best wishes, and thanks for joing the Forum.  And -- the Antique Radio Forum referred you?  I haven't been to that place -- how'd they happen onto land speed racing?  I'm an antique radio ham (licensed since '62).

As of right now, there isn't any bodywork to speak of. Had a spill about 2 years ago, and lost the plastic, and couldn't find any more. Seymour is right outside Knoxville and Pigeon Forge. Going through, if you blink, you miss it. :-P

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Slammed,
Good to see another Tennessean and HAM - KA1TLC - I have not been around long enough to be an antique but I like your web site. We also learn of another one of SSS talents; is it those long winters up North? Welcome and hope to meet you and see ya on the Salt one day soon.
Cole

Thanks for the compliment about the web site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rightpedal on June 29, 2009, 08:25:49 PM
Hi all

I was paying attention at the morning meeting on Saturday at Maxton and decided to check you out.  I see a lot of familiar names from the bangshift site some know me some don't.  I am the proud owner of the white/red top 62 Newport that sat at the gate all weekend.  No race car as of yet.  Just a desire to learn all I can.  I figure some volentering at the track is a good way to meet and talk to those in the know.  So if you see the tall goofy lookin one that is not Kim at the gate of Maxton say hi.

Steve


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: MyRideisMe on July 07, 2009, 11:54:24 PM
Hey everyone... first time posting here.

I'm Craig Pike from Chandler, Arizona and I'm about to be addicted to Land Speed racing.  Planning for my first trip to Speedweek, I contacted landracing.com and heard from Jon, the self proclaimed, "Tall guy with moustache
and a pair of 2 Club hats".  I wanted to post about a story my buddy Hechtspeed already posted!  Oh well...

I have a 1927 Ford Roadster you could call a "Lakes Modified". I appropriately named her "Bonnie". It's running a 2.3L Ford 4 cylinder from the beloved Pinto.. or 'stang or whatever... they're all the same.  There's a link to pictures in my signature. (if it shows...)

I also have a website called, My Ride is Me.  www.MyRideisMe.com.  I hope you'll take a look. It's an online hot rod and custom car magazine where we posted the story about DallasV's roadster: http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/volk-bros-1929-salt-flats-record-roadster/

It's also a community to share pics and get to know other car folks.

I'm looking for other stories about land speed racing cars.  Bonneville, El Mirage, the standing mile races... I want to know why, "My Ride is Me." The family element of the Volk Bro's Roadster really made it interesting.

Anyone interested in telling their story, please get in touch.
Thanks for a wealth of info! I hope to be well prepared for my first trip to the Salt. 
Pikesan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bruin on July 08, 2009, 01:06:51 AM
Salutations to all Saltines.
New here but went to BUB in 2008 and ran some old Brit engines in three classes.  My wife, friends and I liked it so much we are returning in 2009 with some new old import iron like the '82 Honda XR500R in my avitar.  Our particular addiction is to fix up old clunkers never meant to run for speed and run them for speed with the best home made parts money can't buy. We call it "makin doo". Some may be faster but nobody has more fun.  We have three AMA National records in our pockets but nothing beats running from blue line to blue line for the shear joy of it.

Lots of good information here and I look forward to meeting everyone on the salt. If you see a machine with the Speed Team Doo "STD" logo, introduce yourself.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: WhizzbangK.C. on July 10, 2009, 09:43:29 AM
Hello all.

I'm Ed Bennett, WhizzbangK.C. on every message board I've ever posted on, some of you may have seen me around 8-)

I'm another member of Speed Team Doo, and proprietor of the STD central fab works (AKA my garage) here in Kansas City, MO.

I've been lurking here in my spare time for several months and been meaning to sign up for quite a while, but building this years bike has kept me too busy for much posting, even on my regular boards.

Looking forward to much good give and take in the future, and hope to see some of you on the salt at the Bub Speed Trials.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 10, 2009, 11:01:39 AM
Hmmm, the "STD" team.  Does that in some way imply we oughta wash our hands very carefully after shaking hands with you folks?

Whatever the sanitary requirements -- welcome to the world of being a registered user of the Forum.  We're glad you're here, and glad that you've decided to come out of the closet -- from lurker to real person.

Nancy and I plan to be at all five land speed events at the Salt this year, including Bub's -- to provide "coverage" for this website.  We won't be racing at Bub's -- but you still oughta be able to find us someplace during the four days.  Look for us and say howdy in person.

Welcome!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CNC-Dude on July 13, 2009, 11:43:20 AM
 Hello everyone, i've always been a huge fan of LSR, but have never been fortunate to participate or spectate in it. I think that it represents the ultimate peak of man vs. machine in motorsports. I do have a lot of knowledge and experience in building and prepping some of the fastest NHRA Chevy 6's that have competed in Comp Eliminator and the old Modified Production class, and have a great interest in blending new 21st century technology with some of the older vintage inline engines. I recognize some familiar usernames from other forums I hang out on, so im sure this will be a great forum as well. Im thru lurking and ready to jump in and get busy. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your community. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on July 13, 2009, 11:53:08 AM
Welcome, always good to have new folks. Are you building or thinking of building something for LSR?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CNC-Dude on July 13, 2009, 12:45:58 PM
 Hi Fred, I would like to try something in the Modified Pickup class. I have a '49 F1 that I originally considered doing a 21st century style Flatty with some billet heads and sheetmetal intake and some custom machined 2 bbl carbs, but my interests are so broad and varied. I have gotten a strong desire for the straight 8 Poncho lately, and have had several other guys show an interest in me making some specialty pieces for those engines. Its just hard to settle on one particular theme or engine, because I have a true passion and interest in so many different things. I usually get drawn into other peoples projects to make thing for them and their engines, I sometimes get sidetracked from my own stuff. But I greatly enjoy the challenge of making an designing things for fellow enthisiasts just as much. So in a way it lets me indirectly be a part of the big picture, even if I don't get my own stuff out there.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 13, 2009, 12:53:40 PM
Snoop around this Forum -- there are a couple of fellas building Buick straight-8s, including Gary Hart that just last weekend hurt his motor -- so might have a few extra minutes to share information with you.  Unfortunately he's very good (right now, at least) on windowing the side of the motor.  Don't ask him to teach you how to do that.  There's also at least one other building a Buick 8.  Your Pontiac ideas are probably something intermixable with their stuff.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CNC-Dude on July 13, 2009, 01:02:30 PM
 Thanks SSS, I have seen that some of the earlier inlines, both Flathead style and OHV share similar traits with the Chevy 250/292's im used too, and thats a siamese intake port.  So perhaps some shared info could be gathered by all interested parties on this matter. Im sure there is a lot of crossover technology that can benefit the ones seeking to further develop these engines. This seems like a good forum for seeing the most modern and current concepts for racing.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on July 13, 2009, 01:43:00 PM
Come on out to one of the meets at Bonneville, you life will never be the same. :evil: You will catch an incurable disease, its called Salt Fever.

    Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RichFox on July 13, 2009, 02:33:50 PM
No one will ever be able to say you took the easy way out if you bring that Pancho to the salt. Looking foward to seeing it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CNC-Dude on July 13, 2009, 03:15:16 PM
No one will ever be able to say you took the easy way out if you bring that Pancho to the salt. Looking foward to seeing it.
Thanks Rich, i've always thought very highly of your comments on other forums, and will look to stay focused on the Poncho. Even though it might not be a barnstormer, it should be a lot of fun to try some unique things with it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RichFox on July 13, 2009, 08:48:24 PM
Unique describes it pretty well. Maybe you would tell us what made you pick the Pontiac. A less likely starting place is hard to imagine. 268 inch flathead inline motor is giving up a lot. But I believe you when you say it will be interesting.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CNC-Dude on July 13, 2009, 09:48:36 PM
 Rich, I have always thought to try things with engines that were considered underdogs. Not that I could achieve something as exotic as Ron Main's Flathead Flatfire, but I thought it would be interesting to apply some of those 21st century techniques to the Poncho engine. Maybe like the Vortech supercharger for instance. I have already begun doing some pattern work to create an aluminum head....and just historically, you have never seen much attention on these engines in the way of this type of racing or trick stuff. The Straight 8 Buick is also another favorite of mine, and with the exception of just a small few on here, you just don't see that much being done with them now or in the past compared to the Stovebolts or Jimmy's and other inlines. For many years when we raced the Chevy 292's, we were always looked at as outsiders, even though we dominated most of the Modified Production classes in NHRA, we still were only one of a small handful that chose to run the 6's in a V8 dominated sport. So, I guess that challenge has always stuck with me to try things others would probably just pass on by.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GH on July 14, 2009, 08:31:26 AM
You've heard this before, "we got it for free", that's how we got into the Buick straight eight thing. It's amazing how much attention this thing gets. We had a cam ground by Donnie Johanson, and it's sounds great, at least, until the engine shot a rod through the block. If you don't want the Salt Fever, don't go to Bonneville, it's an awful sickness............


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CNC-Dude on July 14, 2009, 11:01:21 AM
 Just looking at the SCTA website with all the pics and seeing videos of all the cars and bikes and 'liners is enough to get you hooked!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Papi on July 16, 2009, 11:22:35 PM
Hi there- Papi here.

I'm new to Land Racing, not new to Motorcycling and Motorsports.
After just receiving the SCTA Rule book, man do I have a gazillion questions still.

First off, I was hoping someone on the forum is a P or M class Motorcycle Guru who can lead this "grown up kid"
in the right direction in regards to scrutineering questions, P Class mods, M Class mods etc.

Since the SCTA Book covers a lot of basics, I have not found any definitive info yet on exactly what you can do in P Class bikes, and Mods.
I will be running in 1600CC class, so if anyone known in these classes wouldn't mind answering a few emails or PM's from me, that would be great.

Oh, one more non-tech question, I am a bit confused about SCTA Membership. One person there said I had to join an SCTA affiliate club to be in SCTA membership. Not sure what that means. I am an AMA Member and compete in District 36, so what does one need to do to be official as far as the SCTA is concerned?

Regards, -Papi


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on July 17, 2009, 11:35:00 AM
Papi, welcome always good to see new people here, especially 2 wheelers. :evil: This will be my second year in 1350 production class so I wouldn't begin to call myself a guru, but I would be glad to try and answer your questions. I think it is better to ask questions in the open forum, that way you can get more than one persons opinion. There is no such thing as a stupid question. But if you would prefer to do Pms or email feel free. My email address is in my profile.
By the way if you dont have a rule book, get one, read it five times and then ask questions. :-D
   Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 17, 2009, 11:40:06 AM
Papi -- I sent you a PM, as you've probably seen -- but I'll ask here, too -- are you asking about your bike so you can compete at the Bub's event -- or at an SCTA/BNI event?  The rules are different -- you'll need to build for the place you're going to race.  Once you've decided -- we'll be much better able to head you in the correct direction(s).


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Papi on July 17, 2009, 01:01:32 PM
Fred and Jon, Thank you. PM's and emails sent.   :cheers:
Yes, I have the rule books already for SCTA, BUB, AMA and supplements.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 17, 2009, 01:06:15 PM
To run at the lakes(ElMirage) you can run as a guest one time. No points, or no records. To run for points etc. you must belong to a club. To run at Bonneville you have to be a BNI member. You probably know this by now. Good luck on what every you do. Enjoy LSR. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on July 17, 2009, 01:30:15 PM
I got your email forgetmy last one :|


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Papi on July 18, 2009, 01:12:21 AM
To run at the lakes(ElMirage) you can run as a guest one time. No points, or no records. . Enjoy LSR. :cheers:


Hmmm.... That's actually not a bad idea. Come down and do one guest run.
That is very interesting, and I may want to do that. Thanks Glen!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 18, 2009, 10:28:53 AM
More than one run is possible,depending on how many other competitors there are and other factors.  At the two-day event near the end of 2003 I rode at EM as a "guest" -- and made three runs during the two days, all from the "rookie" line -- so I did have to wait my turn.  Still -- three runs in the dirt let me learn a lot about the course. 

I'll still, by the way, be pretty danged mellow on the run next time I have the opportunity to run EM.  I want a merlot hat -- but am willing to wait 'til at least the second run to get it. . . :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 18, 2009, 11:03:24 AM
Papi, that should have said that a guest can run one meet, not one run.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Papi on July 18, 2009, 12:51:32 PM
Papi, that should have said that a guest can run one meet, not one run.

Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ol38y on July 18, 2009, 01:17:08 PM
Glen, I thought a guest could run 2 meets a year. Either way, if he just joins the GG's he's money ahead at the end of the year...

Larry   :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Papi on July 18, 2009, 01:29:25 PM
Either way, if he just joins the GG's he's money ahead at the end of the year...
Larry   :cheers:

I wonder if i should sell my rights to the club who is the highest bidder  :?  :-D

GG and SDRC, let the bidding begin  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 18, 2009, 01:38:29 PM
SDRC pays in Peso's or IOU's like the state.  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 18, 2009, 01:42:38 PM
Larry, you are correct, it's two meets a year for guest. Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on July 18, 2009, 02:08:33 PM
you are ahead to join a club         2 meets at 150 each = 300 dollars     club dues 130  to race at each meet 30 dollars     guests get no record no points and no trophy     guests can run at 2 meets each year and will recieve a time slip            club dues will vary from club to club              willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bluenote on July 19, 2009, 09:23:33 PM
 
 
   Hello all,
 
 
     Found the forum a week or so back , just registered.Hoping to run my GSXR1000 at El Mirage , with an eye towards BUB in 2010.
 
  Will most likely stay in the production class , at least for the time being. Looking forward to discussing things and of course pumping folks for info.
 
   And SLIM , thanks for showing up on SBR , your presence there is welcome.
 
 
 
 
 
  B.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Papi on July 20, 2009, 06:35:11 PM
^ Alright, another n000b buddy in here ^  :cheers:
Hey B - I have some info on one of the clubs already, email me so we can discuss.
-Papi


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on July 21, 2009, 09:46:33 AM
Welcome Blue... :cheers:

SDRC is really the best club... :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 21, 2009, 05:18:27 PM
So why do you keep begging for members.  :-o :roll:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on July 21, 2009, 05:31:07 PM
So why do you keep begging for members.  :-o :roll:

Listen father time, the more members we have the less chance I will get picked for duty.. :wink:

Plus last year we had so much money left they sent the points champions on a full expense paid vacation.. :wink:


Are you going to make the chat tonight?

J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on July 21, 2009, 05:42:51 PM
John, the real question is....are you going to make the chat line tonight?  Glen does every week!!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on July 21, 2009, 05:46:57 PM
 I will try however it is Taco night and homemade Taco's are my favorite..if I can't make it please talk about me in a bad way (like usual) as it warms my heart when i hear about it later. :cheers:

Glad to see you back online Lynda :wink:


J


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Xoecraft on July 21, 2009, 07:12:56 PM
Hello to all. New Here ,found the site while looking up Tom Cobbs and Potvin info. Wanting to do an old fashion front of the motor crank driven blower., and trying to find pix and info on the coupler set ups.

 Cheyenne


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Peter Jack on July 21, 2009, 09:28:56 PM
Do a search on this site. There was a pretty thorough discussion a short while ago with some good pictures. Even a couple with the parts all layed out.

Pete


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on July 22, 2009, 11:25:10 AM
John --

How is Tiajuana on a Tuesday afternoon?

Stan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on July 22, 2009, 11:49:08 AM
Tijuana  :-D


I am a few hours north of the border and have not been there in some time...OK place to visit while it's light out... :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dandruff on July 23, 2009, 04:04:54 AM
My name is Dan, I am finally starting to build a 500cc 1948 Triumph to run at Bonneville. I have built engines, bikes, and cars and like the mechanical side of vehicles more than the aesthetic. What I am actually building is a modified grand prix engine in a stock 48 frame, and I am hoping to learn some things from the people on this forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Papi on July 23, 2009, 03:09:05 PM
John, the real question is....are you going to make the chat line tonight?  Glen does every week!!
Lynda


What is the Chat Line?



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on July 23, 2009, 03:20:52 PM
Papi, The chat line is every Tuesday night. Just a whole lot of LSR people talking about LSR, and other things they fall in as well. It's a great place to find out about people in our sport and what they do. Racers,crew members the volunteers that make it happen and we get to pick on Noonan. Lynda is the security at the road to the salt. I have been going to the Salt since 1953. The last 24 years in the timing trailer at the Lakes and Bonneville. Join us next week at 7:00 PM Mountain time. You will enjoy the chat.Usually lasts about 3 hours.

On the website cover page just click on the chatTuesday  line and log in.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on July 23, 2009, 03:32:44 PM
XOECRAFT

Post #545 in the Build Diary has 2 fotos of the MoonEyes dragster wit a front mount Potvin.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: gkabbt on July 23, 2009, 07:19:14 PM
Hello all,

Name is Gregg Adams and I am from Nashville, NC which is 2 hours north of Maxton.
 
I have been a lurker here for about 4 years absorbing everything I can about LSR.

Been interested in cars since the 60's and helped a friend drag race in the 70's.
Always have been interested in any type of racing but this LSR stuff is probably the coolest. Been attending Maxton on and off for about 4 years and the bug has finally bitten...hard. I am currently working on a Dodge truck for MMP and hope to have it at Maxton in April, 2010.

I will be attending my 1st Speedweek this year. Excited is an extreme understatement. Even though I have been a long time lurker, I feel I know many of you. I am looking forward to meeting you, at Lands End, at Inspection, in the Pits, in Impound, at Salt Talks, etc.

For all travelling to the Salt, have a safe trip.
For all racing at Speedweek, have Fun, be Safe and go Fast.

Gregg

Jon,
Don't know if you remember me, but I moseyed up to you and Nancy at the April and June Maxton meets and made donations to this wonderful website.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 32vertex on July 24, 2009, 09:08:35 AM
Hi all !

Erwin Planting, aka 32vertex, from the Netherlands here ! Been lurking here for a few weeks, and thought it was time to register. I am 42 years old, selfemployed Facility manager, married, two kids and a dog. Hotrodder in a oldskool kind a way, driving a 32 roadster, flathead Merc, with, you guessed it, a Vertex ignition amongst all other goodies.
I am in Trashers cc (www.trashers.nl) with six other hardcore guys, and we are in the early stages of building a belly tank lakester, destined for V4F class.
Follow our action on: www.trashersracingteam.blogspot.com
Since P38 Lockheed Lightning tanks were not exactly available here (frogfur is easier to obtain...) we acquired a tank from under early 70s F4 Phantom fighter. A bit smaller then the P38, so our tiniest clubmember is the designated jockey !
We are aiming for Speedweek 2011 so hope to see y'all on the Salt !

cheers
Erwin


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on July 24, 2009, 09:12:53 AM
Welcome Erwin, good to have you. Nice website, you might also think about doing a build diary here.

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Xoecraft on July 24, 2009, 06:59:51 PM
XOECRAFT

Post #545 in the Build Diary has 2 fotos of the MoonEyes dragster wit a front mount Potvin.

FREUD

great Thank you



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: oz on July 25, 2009, 01:26:53 PM
Hi all !

Erwin Planting, aka 32vertex, from the Netherlands here ! Been lurking here for a few weeks, and thought it was time to register. I am 42 years old, selfemployed Facility manager, married, two kids and a dog. Hotrodder in a oldskool kind a way, driving a 32 roadster, flathead Merc, with, you guessed it, a Vertex ignition amongst all other goodies.
I am in Trashers cc (www.trashers.nl) with six other hardcore guys, and we are in the early stages of building a belly tank lakester, destined for V4F class.
Follow our action on: www.trashersracingteam.blogspot.com
Since P38 Lockheed Lightning tanks were not exactly available here (frogfur is easier to obtain...) we acquired a tank from under early 70s F4 Phantom fighter. A bit smaller then the P38, so our tiniest clubmember is the designated jockey !
We are aiming for Speedweek 2011 so hope to see y'all on the Salt !

Wlcome to the lunacy Euro nutters
Great Init

cheers
Erwin


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bboatman on July 25, 2009, 01:52:09 PM
My name is Brian Boatman. I am the one that "Slim" said was renting out our basement (IN WEST WENDOVER, NEVADA) for the summer months of the salt flats racing. We'd love to have you and your crews stay at our place. We have a large basement bedroom *cool in the summer*, bathroom with a shower, sauna and a garage to protect your "ride". We are asking for $75.00 per night. If you'd like pictures of the accomodations, please get with me at 775-268-0316 or ke7fsz@yahoo.com . We look forward to hearing from you! Save some money to throw into the slot machines! :-D

NOTE: We are already booked August 8, 9, and 10th.

Brian and Roseanne Boatman  :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: oldrodder on July 26, 2009, 10:40:41 AM
Well, as usual, I got this backwards.  Its OK tho, I am left handed also.  I have been a member for a couple of weeks but just figured out how to introduce myself. 
My name is John and I live in SW ID.  I have been a hot rodder since I bought my first car at 13 years old.  I have drag raced all of my life, done some circle track racing, dirt biking, demo derby, and just about raced anything with wheels.  Even a few things that float.  I currently have a couple of street rods and a drag race 76 Camaro.  I am an ASE master mechanic, just forced into retirement about a year ago. 
I am also an "old ham", KJ7YY. 
LSR is fairly new to me.  My first trip to SW was 2005, just for the weekend.  I will be at SW this year, camping at the "bend".  Toying with the idea of converting the Camaro to LSR specs.  How about an "inliner", maybe a turbo 4 even.  Will have to consult the class rules.
Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible at Bonnieville! :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hiboyroadsterboy on July 26, 2009, 05:34:39 PM
Hey guys,I'm John I'm 28 and I do not have a landspeed race car,instead I have a 32 roadster that I drive on the street,but I do like landspeed racing,so thats it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: horsewidower on July 27, 2009, 12:26:33 AM
Going to the salt the first time this year.  I plan to meet my 70 year old Dad there, his first time also, and enjoy the spectacle. He was a big time hot rodder back in the 50s and is really looking forward to this.  I'm an amateur roadracer, and am fascinated by the ingenuity I've seen in land speed racing.

Bob Holmes


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CHRIS75 on July 29, 2009, 05:42:30 PM
HELLO Everyone
 I'm Chris i live in limestone maine


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 29, 2009, 05:55:13 PM
Ah, that's one of the great thing about those Mainers -- they talk on and on for hours about themselves.  Welcome, Chris.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CHRIS75 on July 29, 2009, 06:05:28 PM
I try not to bore poeple about myself LOL


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: boxer3main on August 01, 2009, 12:46:20 AM
 I am...who I am.  :roll:

  First post, following the rules?

 for what it is worth, the land speed topic is a favorite, I live in maine. I am also a former crew chief on refueling tankers, and remember the last days of sac command in maine. Lucky for me, it was only a year at low rank.
 Anyway, my past with machines is interesting in this subject, never a place legally to fulfill what I did. this is great for maine as well as anyone who can make it. As a chuckle, in the spirit of diversity on the mile, I may attempt a humble project. I have cameras that do well, would like to be a spectator that can get some shots. will post question in another part of forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ND RAM on August 02, 2009, 08:36:14 AM
Hi my name is Daniel and I have an addiction....

Ok now that that's out of the way.  I'm currently in Iraq but will be participating in the Maxton Mile events upon my return.  I'm not looking for any of the more radical records (not yet anyway) as I will be running in the C/PP class with a 1984 Dodge Ram.  It'd be nice to hold a record with a farm truck.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chriskopp on August 03, 2009, 01:58:00 PM
Hi all, I'm Chris. I live in Denver, CO and am a fabricator by trade. I've been around speed...Indy, NHRA, hot rods, stock cars, sprints, midgets and motorcycles...my whole life and been working around them for 30+ years. I've always had an interest in LSR but not had the opportunity to "be a part of it". I went to Bonneville Speed Week last year for the first time with a friend of mine who restored the Bill Burke Salt Shaker streamliner. WOW! I had a great time and will be back again. I like the streamliners (cars and bikes), roadsters and coupes. I own a metal fabrication business and I would like to do some LSR work. I'm not sure how many LSR cars are in CO, but if anyone (anywhere) is looking for a fabricator I'd be happy to talk with you.
This site is great and I check it out when I can. Thanks!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on August 03, 2009, 02:02:18 PM
Chris, welcome to the forum. There are a lot of LSR people in the Denver area so you shouldn't have to much trouble connecting up with them. You can get on the chat line on Tuesday nights as well. See the cover page and log on.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RMotooka on August 03, 2009, 03:46:16 PM
Hello all, My name is Randy. Here is a picture of the car me and a couple of friends have been building for the last 16 or so months. I am told the tank is from a f-86 fighter, its powered by a GSXR 750 (J/GL). We are bringing it to Speed Week for a pre inspection. We still need to finish the wiring, the parachute and build a canopy. We are camping at the "bend" and would love to meet all of you !! Come by and have a cold one and check out the car. (We will have lots of Coors Lite...., and probably other adult beverages)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: GTO48 on August 03, 2009, 04:13:11 PM
Another n00b here  :-D

I'm from Salt Lake City, and made my first trip to the salt last year for Speed Week.  Awesome experience!  I'm a long time drag racer, but I think I've made the decision to play on the salt quite a bit from now on.  This was our camp last year for Speed Week:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa188/gto4800/Speed%20Week%202008/IMG_5690.jpg)

My GTO on the left, and my buddy's model a on the right.  We'll be there this year as well!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NoSurf on August 05, 2009, 03:06:56 PM
Hello,

My name is Jay and I live in Abilene KS.  I will be leaving for the salt tomorrow after work. Riding west on I-80 in my buddy's '40 Ford coupe and meeting up with a '32 Ford 5 window.  We plan on camping at the bend.

See you all there!

-Jay


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hit or Miss on August 06, 2009, 09:56:01 AM
Greetings all.  My name it Rick, new to land speed racing unless you count all those years of day dreaming!  Looking to do the ECTA in Maxton this October so be ready for the dumb newguy questions on the ECTA Forum. 

A majority of my car experience is with stock classic and muscle car restorations, so I'll try to just stay out the way and watch the experts work!  Thanks for the great forum!

Rick


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dstray on August 06, 2009, 01:42:05 PM
My name is Danny Raymond I live in caribou Maine I loved the land speed  runs want to help in any way I can next year


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 55chevr on August 06, 2009, 07:47:44 PM
Danny,
Would love to have your assistance. We had to tech in 81 vehicles this year and it was a chore. Next year I would expect the number to increase to over a hundred. We could use help in tech and registration as well as on the track.

Joe (Bike Tech)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 72tx340 on August 07, 2009, 08:34:41 AM
Id like to be counted in also id help in anyway possible.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Creative Ted on August 14, 2009, 04:27:55 PM
MY name is Ted Kempgens. We had the great privilege of attending our first Boneville this past week and would just like to thank everyone for their hospitality welcoming us to the salt. We built the Bill Burke Tribute tanker and were there on Sunday and Monday with Geoff Hacker the owner. I have to say that our experience was more than expected and the friendly manner that the officials showed to us made us feel at home. We are back in Florida looking over some projects and ideas that would allow us to return next year as competitors. As to who we are please visit our web site at www.creativemotionconcepts.com. Again thanks to all. Yours Ted Kempgens


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on August 14, 2009, 10:45:27 PM
 :-D  Ted, it was nice being able to watch the reactions of the kids, and the grown ups as they were allowed to sit in the Burke replica. Even all of us from the "Old Crow" pit took a minute to sneak out of our pit to get our pictures taken sitting in it.  Tell Jeff that your effort to retain the history of the Burke tankers is very much appreciated!  Plus the pleasure of meeting you both.      thanks again,   Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SlyOneJr on August 15, 2009, 04:07:06 PM
Hello Everyone!
To start off, my name is Jeff Sligh, and I'm a 2nd generation Drag Racer that has recently been bitten by the LSR bug. I have a friend of mine that has an Kawasaki H2 powered kart that got me started into the world of LSR. He has ran at Maxton several years ago with this kart, just powered by a different engine, and has worked with a friend of his way back when with a Hodaka powered streamliner that ran at Bonneville. I still haven't made it to Maxton yet to actually see a race, but I'm looking forward to changing that very soon. I've been called a "loose cannon" quite a few times because of some of the off the wall ideas that I have come up with. Too bad I haven't had the time or the funds to take up on a lot of my ideas. I just recently ordered a rule book for ECTA and I am looking at different ways of possibly getting my name in the record books. I have a bunch of "strange" ideas, and a lot of opinions, but I am always open to new ideas about anything that has a motor and wheels. If anyone in the North Carolina area ever needs a hand, just let me know. Great site you have here, thanks for letting me put my two cents in!
Jeff


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on August 15, 2009, 05:04:49 PM
Welcome to one of, if not the best, web sites for LSR.  And don't worry about the loose cannon bit,  we're most of us like that!    Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hotschue on August 15, 2009, 06:25:11 PM
Hello Jeff...welcome...Any relation to Sherman?????


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: horsewidower on August 17, 2009, 11:36:47 PM
Wow, just attended my first Bonneville Speed Week.  I am simply floored.  I've been to a lot of motosports events but nothing else comes close.  One of the problems facing motorsports is its retreat to spec series, controls on innovation and "engineuity".  I'm absolutely fascinated by the degree of engineering and innovation on display.  It is the last bastion of free thinking left on the planet. 

I can't wait to transition from spectator to participant.  I come from a road racing background, we'll see how much applies.

Bob Holmes


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: gkabbt on August 19, 2009, 04:11:07 AM
I will agree with Horsewidower on this as it was my 1st time at Bonneville as well. I have told many friends that this was probably the coolest thing I have ever done in my 57 years on God's green earth. I definitely will be back and hopefully one year get the pickup I am working on out there.

As I have seen at Maxton, the thing that really blew me away is / was the friendliness, openness and camaraderie that was shown by most everyone I spoke with. Thanks to all for making this so special  :cheers:

Thanks,
Gregg Adams


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2K10 SS on August 19, 2009, 04:26:20 PM
  Well here it is, my first post. I'm Mike Largesse and I am a speedaholic. I've been drag racing for 28 years now and love it everytime I launch.  But this past month I tried LSR racing up in Loring, now I need a new fix.  I feel my first experience was extraordinary.  The car (2010 camaro ss/rs) ran great, the track was great, the people were great.  Can't wait to race again.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: manta22 on August 19, 2009, 04:31:58 PM
Glad to meet you, Mike. Wait 'til you get on the salt at Bonneville-- it is even more exciting!  :-)

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: av8ford on August 21, 2009, 03:58:16 PM
Mike Bishop here . . . After 16 years of four-wheel LSR racing involvement with Vern Tardel I'm heading for the 'light side' -- two-wheelers. I've had motorcycles in my life, off and on, since 1953 and was drawn back to them once again this year with a pit-bike project that evolved into the restoration of a vintage trials bike. My enjoyment of the project, plus the rising cost of racing on four wheels (and a failed sponsorship) lead me back to the scooters.

Thus far, the smaller displacement (125/175/250/350) classes interest me most from the standpoint of affordability. I saw lots of clever stuff in the motorcycle ranks at Speed Week this year and particularly like the idea of basing a bike on a late-model Honda CR125/250; I'd love to start with an RS125 but the initial cost of a road racer is beyond my budget, plus I'll probably learn more working with the less-potent CR. Involvement and participation are more important to me than records at this point.

I'll be looking for basic chassis setup info at the beginning, along with do's and don'ts and complete wave-offs for really bad ideas. So, please bear with me and I promise to respectfully pay attention and acknowledge experienced guidance and recommendations. TIA for your help.

Mike
Santa Rosa, California

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL64/2013751/8860419/124547742.jpg)

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL64/2013751/8729691/341532927.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on August 21, 2009, 04:44:29 PM
Welcome, Mike!  Weren't you planning on a flathead pickup at one time?

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: av8ford on August 21, 2009, 05:34:38 PM
Welcome, Mike!  Weren't you planning on a flathead pickup at one time?

Mike

Yes, I was, but the project perished when sponsorship fell through -- couldn't afford to do it on my own nickel.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dp9 on August 27, 2009, 09:58:59 PM
I'm Dan,  I'm just a guy from new jersey who doesnt know anything about racing at bonneville or el mirage.  I wanna race at bonneville, so i bought a rule book and I'm taking it from there.  figured i should keep my ear to the ground and get in here as well. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on August 27, 2009, 11:02:11 PM
Welcome to the forum Dan!  Just about any question you can think of will have some kind of an answer here!  Looks like we've got another "Salt Virgin" in the offering!!  :-D

Enjoy the Ride!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 55chevr on August 27, 2009, 11:29:43 PM
Dan ... ECTA runs 5 events a year in Maxton NC ... 550 miles from you ... not a bad idea to attend an event or two ...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: k21john on August 30, 2009, 03:23:38 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is John Mitchell and I live in the UK, I help out and run a website for my brother in law Chris Chapman who races a 72 Rob North Trident T160 bored out to a 930. We have been racing for 2 seasons and Chris won the Stella Cathcart Novice of the Year Trophy for 2008.

We are big fans of early Triples and you can keep up with what we are doing in the UK at www.chrischapmanracing.co.uk

Hope you enjoy the site and we will hopefully be on the Salt for 2010......


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 1212FBGS on August 30, 2009, 03:30:10 PM
welcome to the site.... does your bro race a real "Rob" bike or one of those brit knock offs?
kent


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: k21john on August 30, 2009, 03:43:41 PM
Hi Kent

What Brit knockoffs................

Seriously though Chris picked the bike or should i say box of bit's up about 7 - 8 years ago, Sold his Hurricane to buy it.

It's an original North Frame and Engine, bike was rebuilt as a road bike and used daily for about 3 years or so then we got the racing bug, Chris does most of the prep himself but over at P&Ms shop where a lot of midnight oil is burnt.

Steve Parrish ran about 10 laps at Brands Hatch a few weeks ago and reckoned it was probably the best Brit bike he had ever ridden,

We also have a couple of guys that run a pair of ex Haylock T150 Norths see the web site for photo's they are both very quick 750s but Chris has the edge on most British circuits.

Finally I am a fan of Tom Mellor who is down on the Salt at Bub with his 69' T150 750 and he's hoping for 200 this year which would be quite an achievement for a bike running on regular gas.....

We hope to be there next year.......

Cheers

John


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Max on September 02, 2009, 02:35:48 PM
New to the forum and was told to check it out by a member on the forum.
We're hosting Florida's first one mile event. 
Anyone with questions or suggestions, feel free to send me a pm. 
Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: hotschue on September 02, 2009, 03:48:13 PM
Hello Max, Welcome to the forum.  Always interested in east coast events.  Where would it be??? Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Max on September 03, 2009, 03:50:58 PM
Hello Max, Welcome to the forum.  Always interested in east coast events.  Where would it be??? Thanks

Outside of Miami about 38 miles. 
We are full for this one, but will have another if all goes well Jan 17th 2009
MileMarker-1.com


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on September 03, 2009, 04:32:04 PM
How many entries do you have.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Max on September 04, 2009, 02:02:39 PM
How many entries do you have.

We are full, 117 entries. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: genghis on September 06, 2009, 11:25:06 AM
Hello, My name is Reed Holly.  I'm in NW Arkansas.  After years of wanting to see Bonneville, I'm on my way to the World Finals.  I have a feeling this could become an expensive hobby. :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bignmz04 on September 06, 2009, 12:34:07 PM
Hello. My name is Nazif Zaman.
I live In Richmond Tx (on route to Goliad Tx for those who dont know where it is) and have been interested in lsr all my life but never was seriously thinking about it till about last year..
I have been a road racer all my life (wera, cmra, track days here and there) but got tired of it.
When I am ready..I plan to ride a 2004 zx10r (1078 cc full on superbike motor with tim radley heads, two ring race pistons. wsbk cams, bst wheels, ohlins susp, quickshifter. special ap racing brakes etc)  and a 2003 r6 (fx motor from an 05 ama bike)
anybody around here race a 10r?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jim b on September 06, 2009, 01:39:19 PM
Hi it's Jim Benning long time looker, seldom poster. Some from the list already know me as I meet up with a few of the LSR addicted during a trip to San Antonio fall. Congrats on your red hat Fred.

I have been more than casually interested in drag racing racing and LSR for years. Spent a decade in auto parts business and worked a couple of years at Kenz and Leslie in Denver looking at the K&L streamliner everyday when it was parked in their warehouse. Left the automotive business for graphic design and photography but always stayed interested in cars and racing as a spectator.

Now days I do my racing on a bicycle and on a good day I top out a little above 1/2 hp. Have made a couple of trip to Bonneville to photograph and was planning on speed week this year but other plans intervened. I will be at WOS in a next week and may try to add on a visit to El Mirage the weekend before to photograph.

Looking forward to sun, salt and seeing all the people and their cars.

jim


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 06, 2009, 01:45:41 PM
Jim, welcome to the forum. My 1st trip to the salt was 1953 and the K & L liner was the first one I took a picture of. Bill, Roy and Willie were  a cool bunch of racers.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on September 06, 2009, 08:54:09 PM
Thanks Jim, good to hear from you. Welcome to the forum, good to have you here. Look me up next week, Im easy to find in staging bike #473 blue and black Hayabusa. Only guy riding a busa and wearing white BMW leathers. :-D

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: coloradodave on September 07, 2009, 08:17:03 AM
Hello all of my new Landracing Friends, my name is Dave and I am new to the sport and very excited. I went to Speed Week last year for the first time to help on my fathers 500cc a/pg motorcycle, this year we went together and he allowed me to take my rookie runs on Wed. We are now building a second bike and will be running against 4 records next year if everything works out. I just have to say that this forum is wonderful, I sat back and watched for the last year and am very happy to be a part of this sport, it's a dream come true.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 07, 2009, 08:47:30 AM
Dave, welcome to the world of LSR. By the way, salt fever requires a yearly fix, So put it on the calendar so you won't miss it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rschilp on September 09, 2009, 02:11:42 PM
Hi guys, my name is Rob, brand new to land racing, not new to fast and custom cars.

Planned a trip to Bonneville this year, but a long awaited family expansion put a hold on that.

Would like to get in contact with a team from the Dallas Fort Worth, TX area and maybe offer my services.. anyone going to the Texas mile?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: lake_harley on September 09, 2009, 02:26:03 PM
Hi everyone...I'm Lynn and I've been a gearheadaholic since youth, which was a long time ago. I've been involved in the past mostly with circle track racing, but have loved cars in general and "hot rods" for 40+ years and am now 57. I'm once again thinking of building a Bonneville car. The thought has been surfacing with more regularity for a few years now. I'm a fabricator/welder and just generally enjoy building things. A LSR car seems like a good way to be involved with a form of racing without the weekly thrashing that's too often involved with other racing. My wonderful wife has signed off on the concept and somewhat of a budget. My goal would be to build a car, that hopefully wouldn't run so far off the record to be an embarrasment to me, just to get started. Right now I'm considering the modifed roadster class, either front or rear engine but don't know which, and maybe the G engine class.

I'm located in Southeast Missouri and haven't had the opportunity to attend Bonneville. For now I'll just be reading and learning but someday maybe I'll be able to contribute positively in some way.

Lynn


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 09, 2009, 02:47:30 PM
Lynn, welcome to LSR. New people are always going into a new venture that will get you hooked and a bad case of salt fever in a hurry. The modified roadster is a great class and has many options of choice. My 1st ride on the salt was a coupe and the most remembered ride was in 1957 in a rear engine modified roadster.
They are still my favorite car. What ever you decide pour you heart in it and ask a lot of questions during your build.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: lake_harley on September 11, 2009, 12:22:25 PM
Thanks for the welcome.

I told a long-time circle track racer and good friend of my intent last evening. His first comment was "read the rule book!". He has more than a passing interest and knowledge of most forms of racing and may be a source of some help. I bought a 2006 rule book and have been studying it, but no doubt need to get a current one. I guess at this point I'll check when 2010 books are going to be out and get the most current one available.

My interest is in the G or H engine class modified roadster. If I read correctly, any engine class above that requires a larger tube diameter for roll cage construction, so figured I'd build a car with the option of going up in class.

Thanks too, for the suggestion I ask a lot of questions. I doubt that will be a problem since I'll have more than my share to ask!

Lynn


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jdeleon on September 17, 2009, 08:35:13 PM
Hello all.
 Name is Javier DeLeon. 
Bonneville is kinda a bucket list sorta deal for me. Always wanted to go but never made a good enough excuse to do it. 
 Been involved in auto racing all my life, make a living building race motors and fabrication, work with my brother Joel, which takes care of the speed shop end of our business.  Been doing this since the early seventies. 
 We are both interested in getting involved in a lsc project.   We live in McAllen, Texas ( about as south as you can get)  Have shop space, full engine building machine shop, flowbench, engine dyno, rear wheel dyno, 4 axis cnc, tig welders, and some sheet metal tools.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on September 17, 2009, 08:41:38 PM
 :cheers: Howdy!  Welcome to landracing.com   Check out SSS's reporting on the World of Speed at the salt flats rite now!   You'll be bit, and stuck for life,,,,,,,it happens that way.....     Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Theboomanchu on September 21, 2009, 11:32:39 PM
Hi all,
     I have already posted, but thought an introduction would be in order.  The name I generally go by is "Boo", but as you can tell by my username, there are variations of that.  My real name is Stuart and I am a brother of Stacey, who worked very hard and diligently on the body work of Joe Amos recent record holding 1000 cc Kawasaki.  WAY TO GO, JOE!  I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and currently work in the Heavy Equipment industry.
     Until recently, I pulled wrenches my entire life (from Briggs and Stratton's to cars to Harley-Davidson's), but got really burnt out on doing what I at one time enjoyed, for bosses who didn't appreciate my capabilities, just to try to make ends meet.  My real expertise lies in mechanical things of any type.  This is a God-Given ability I have, to be able to take ANYTHING apart, figure out how it works, and put it back together as good as new and sometimes even better than new.
     I have never been to the salt flats or any other LSR "track", but after hearing about, and seeing how truely passionate my brother has become about being part of Joe's team and the whole LSR community, combined with my love for mechanical things, I plan on building up some vacation time, putting a bit of money aside, and trying to make it out to the flats to help Joe or Stacey (when he gets his up and running) as soon as I can.
     Who knows, I may even like it so much, I'll turn my '67 VW beetle into a LSR machine!

Boo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thechevytruckdude on September 22, 2009, 08:11:26 AM
Hello everyone, My name is Mike. I live in the Minneapolis/StPaul mn area. My friends and I drove the 1600 miles to Bonneville and raced the 130 club with our daily drivers. I ran a retired 9c1 with a few mods (T474). One friend had a 87 monte carlo (T30) and the other friend was rockin a 71 chev c10 (T13). Almost made it (127.6 mph best run). From the experiance I can say I am hooked. I will return next year for sure and tr to make the club. We found the general atmosphere was awsome, everyone is friendly and helpfull. It was a blast. MJ


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mayner on September 22, 2009, 01:55:04 PM
Howdy!

I was out at the BUB Speedtrials a couple of weeks ago supporting the BUB #7 'liner. My longtime bud Jeff Boyle of Future Tech is the electrician on the team. My friend Gary and I ran out there from Ventura, CA on our bikes and stayed at the KOA Campground in West Wendover. Had a great time though my iPhone didn't like the get-off on the access road at 70.   :-(

Been following the thread for the Shootout along with everyone else.

Great stuff!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on September 22, 2009, 04:04:32 PM
"I ran a retired 9c1 with a few mods (T474). "

Huh?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rchop on September 22, 2009, 04:16:35 PM
"I ran a retired 9c1 with a few mods (T474). "

Huh?

9C1 is Chevrolet's Special Equipment Options (SEO) code for a police package vehicle.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thechevytruckdude on September 22, 2009, 08:31:41 PM
9c1 is the option code for the police special equipment on the caprice/impala platform. I should have just said a caprice but everyone at wos knew it was a retired squad car lol.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on September 22, 2009, 09:03:55 PM
Looking at a 9c1 probably gave them a clue.

As probably would looking at a T474.  I tried that Aussie dictionery and it didn't help.  You're now on a site with some clueless od fart*s.  Please act accordingly.

Stan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thechevytruckdude on September 23, 2009, 09:30:33 AM
lol can do ...  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: pennswoodsed on September 23, 2009, 05:46:52 PM

    Salt flats wanna be ,might build to gonna be,some day might be has been ?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on September 23, 2009, 06:11:09 PM
Who, me?

(Well, part of it's me.)

Stan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Becks on September 25, 2009, 01:33:55 PM
Hello everyone! This is my first post on LSR, although my husband (Oz... my CBR) has been posting here for a little while.
We came over for speed week this year and had a fabulous time, but seeing him riding off down the salt made me wonder why I hadn't ridden a bike for so long... Anyway, now we are already thinking about our next trip (yes, we will be back) and next time I plan to ride too.
We have a Jawa 884 speedway engine, which is as close to mint condition as I've seen - carbs have arrived and as if by magic, swinging arm and adjusters came today... I can smell the salt already (Oz says salt doesn't smell, but I think he's wrong)!
This'll be my bike - can't wait for the proper work to start! Photos and other stuff to come soon!
Becks
ooops Oz logged me on wrong - should have posted as 'new topic' DOH!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on September 26, 2009, 01:28:38 PM
Stan, I resemble that remark!! :-o

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CGoodson on September 26, 2009, 04:33:39 PM
Hello my name is Corey. I am new to land racing sport but, been apart of racing for along time. I have worked on various Top Fuel drag racing teams. I have always known about land racing since my father is best friends with Ron Leslie. His father Roy and partner Bill Kenz built and raced the 777 streamlner. I worked for a company Mountain States Automation for the last 7 years and they been land speed racing for years in the 1000 Bockscar Lakester. Bill Stainless Steele has been asking me to come out to work on the car and see what land racing is all about. It was great we set two new records at World Of Speed. I can say now I am hooked and thank you Bill for bring me along. Can't wait until next year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brian Westerdahl on September 26, 2009, 06:56:33 PM
Welcome It is deifinitely a desease.  Once you got it it is hard to shake.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on September 27, 2009, 05:44:26 PM
I just met Stainless, and I think being around him would tend to be a pleasure.

Stan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on September 27, 2009, 06:16:10 PM
Welcome Corey, glad to see you here, this site will continue your Bonneville education as well as keep you "fixed" until next year.   Remember we do this for fun and entertainment... and a chance to needle each other occasionally  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CGoodson on September 27, 2009, 06:36:29 PM
Thanks Bill. Drop of the oil sample, told Ron to call you with results.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: storm king on September 29, 2009, 03:24:02 PM
Gary smrtic here. LSR enthusiast, I guess you'd say. Used to wet myself reading about the Campbell's and M/T. My family drag raced in the '60's, ( super stock Mopars), saw the Summers Brothers' Golden Rod in '65 when it toured the Firestone stores across the country and that was it. I wanted to give it a try ever since. Military, work, family, you all know the drill. I've run 192 MPH in the quarter mile on a motorcycle, promised my wife if we ever do anything for the salt it'd have four wheels. In my fifties now, still ride and building two nostalgia drag cars. I'm just sniffing around here right now.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on September 29, 2009, 03:41:09 PM
Storm king
Welcome to LSR. It's a sport like no other. Do you have any idea what you would like to build and run. Where do you live so we can get you some help if needed. We have a chat line tonight and you should sign up and enjoy the conversations we have.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on September 29, 2009, 04:02:43 PM
Welcome Gary, always good to have new, youngsters coming in. :-D. Of course almost everybody but Glen and Freud are younger than me.  :evil:

Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fouraceswes on October 01, 2009, 05:49:07 PM
hello members

Wes White here, owner/operator Four Aces Cycle Supply, Pacoima, Calif.  I work on old motorcycles, mostly British, but some pre-1980 HD stuff as well.  I have a personal Indian project as well that might get done one day.  Other than that I own a 1950 Triumph, a 1967 Triumph Desert Sled and a bunch of projects.

I have raced my Triumph Tiger 100/TR5 at Bonneville every year since 2006.  I think that makes me a newbie with experience.  So far 105 and change, record for my class (500cc Modified Vintage Fuel) is 110 and change.  After four years I finally feel like I have walked up to the door, not knocking yet, but at least standing there. 

Resurrecting and flogging the crap out of vintage motorcycles is the greatest thing you can do.  I am hooked.

I want to hang out on this forum and help out if I can, learn some stuf, etc. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dickj on October 01, 2009, 11:04:59 PM
Welcome aboard, Wes.  You will find this quite a place to hang out.  I'm an old car driver (me old, not the car) but was an old bike builder/racer (both me and the bikes were old) long, long ago.  Ran a 650 BSA at Daytona back "in the day".  Don't have the cajones to LSR a bike, so I drive a Firebird instead.  Looking forward to hearing from you - don't be a total "lurker" and hope to meet you in the future.

DickJ
In East Texas


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bigd1 on October 02, 2009, 08:23:55 AM
Hello My is David Moser I am from Tacoma WA. This Was the first Year that We have attended Speedweek it was on are Bucket list (Bucket List= Do it one to get of the List WRONG !!)  I have No clue about salt flat racing ( Rules, Class, and Clubs) but after going to Speedweek this Year. I am Like a little kid in a candy Store I want More and I want it NOW! I have Come here to this Site everyday after speedweek. I have Been Glued ready Post for the Shootout, the World of Speed. The People that gave play by play at the Shoot out Your Rock!! I will being going back to speedweek hope to go more then one day next year. I found all the people we talked to at speedweek Really friendly I tell everyone it is a big old Meet and Greet for rodders and Racers. Thank You for this site you guys Rock!! :-D     


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 02, 2009, 10:08:43 AM
Thanks, David.  Nancy and I are the folks that did the Shootout Coverage  --  and we own the site.  And we race, too -- Nancy set a 201/9 record on our production bike at WoS.  We plan to race - and cover - World Finals next week, too, assuming the weather (and this site that's acting kinda cranky right now) all fall into place.

Welcome to the Forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fouraceswes on October 02, 2009, 11:06:57 AM
Hi Dick, Thanks for the warm welcome.  Got any old pic of you flogging something two wheeled??  Love to see them.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dickj on October 02, 2009, 04:37:55 PM
David, welcome to the forum.  Check out World of Speed and Utah Salt Flats Racing Association really carefully.  Starting out in the 130 club, then moving up to the 150 club is a great way to get a taste of salt!  Be careful though, it's addictive, and it's an expensive habit!  What the H... though, you can't take it with you.
DickJ
In East Texas


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: trimmers on October 04, 2009, 12:03:32 AM
Hi!  My name's Jeff McVey, and I live in Boise, Idaho.  I first visited the Salt at Speedweek in 2007, and contracted The Disease immediately.  I returned just a month later for 2007 WOS, and learned about the 130MPH Club.  So, I twisted my son, Darrell's arm (it didn't take much), and convinced him that we needed to run his near-stock Nissan 350Z for the 130 Club in 2008.  After much SCCA autocrossing of it and my little Mazda 3, we made our way back for WOS 2008.

In order to get a little lower gear ratio, we actually installed the tires (W-rated Dunlop's) and wheels from my Mazda (same bolt pattern, and they cleared the brakes) on the Nissan.  They're 17-inch, vice the 18's on the Z-car.  Anyway, it seemed to work, and we got in the 130 Club on just two runs each.

As The Disease progressed, we wanted more, so it was in with the cage, seat, belts, purchased a fire suit, etc. and back to WOS 2009.  The one-day rain delay was a bummer, but at least the meet was on!  Darrell was up first (with the 18-inch wheels this time) on Thursday, and ran a 151+, but despite 12 hours on the Salt, that was the only run that day.  We left the car in the staging lane, where it was second in line (after the record runs).   With the favorable D.A. of early Friday morning, Darrell ran a 154+ so he was in the 150 Club.

Back to Tech for a cursory re-inspection for me, and after getting my green wristband, I got in line.  Darrell gave me some pointers, including the fact that we'd start off in second gear, and not use sixth.  When my turn came, it got a bit sideways in the upper end of second gear, but 3rd, 4th, and 5th were fine.  I saw 150 on the auxiliary LED speedo read-out just before I got to the 2-mile marker, so I knew I was in good shape.  The timing slip said 152.7, so I was pleased, and put the car back in line for run number two.

All seemed fine until I blew it by missing a shift.  I only had a total of maybe 30 minutes seat time in Darrell's car (including last year at Bonneville), and when I went to make the third-fourth shift, I ended up in sixth.  I did my best to correct the mistake quickly, but ended up running just 148.6.  So,, it was back to the end of the line again, in hopes of getting in another run on Friday.  I lucked out when they decided to run the six cars that were still in line when the normal end time arrived.  So, I was next-to-last, and I didn't miss any shifts this time.  I ran a 151+, so both my son and I had made the 150MPH Club!  And we did it in his daily driver! 

Darrell wants to get a F125 shifter cart for SCCA autocross in 2009, and further mods to the Z-car for the SCTA-type classes probably won't happen.  So, I don't know what we'll do for an encore, but I know that I'm still afflicted with The Disease, and will have to come back to the Salt and run something!  I've got a car I'm thinking about putting together (combination street rod/autocrosser/LSR car?), but if nothing else, I'll run my little Mazda in the 130-Club just so I can run on the Salt again in 2010.  Hopefully, we'll have the other car ready for the long course in 2011.  Time will tell.

And thanks to you, SSS, for the excellent coverage of The Shootout!  It was fun following the exploits of the teams from the Mormon Meteor, the Buckeye Bullet, and Speed Demon (plus Blowfish) who we had the opportunity to meet the previous week in the staging lanes at WOS - plus all the others, too. 

I hope things go well this coming week for the WF, but the weather doesn't look good.  I'll be keeping my fingers crossed, and will follow these forums to see what transpires!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 04, 2009, 09:58:25 AM
Jeff, I don't know if you belong on this Forum after all.  You've given a nice, clear, and interesting story.  What's that all about?  We're used to folks that don't tell us where they're from, and -- wait a minute -- you did it great!  Thanks for the information and the hints that you'll be back again and again.

And in Boise, too -- not so far that you'll be able to come up with lots of excuses why you're not at many of the events at Bonneville.  Welcome to landracing.com's Forum.  When you're on the Salt -- look around and stop by our pit for a quick in-person howdy.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: smrtmblues on October 06, 2009, 02:34:09 PM
Not only a Newbie, but totally lost in this world of land speed racing.  I have not had time to lurk around the site, so any helpful hints will be appreciated.

A few years back I qualified for super comp drag racing, but due to financial constraints, didn't buy into the cost of 1/4 mile racing...did qualify at over 162 mph and got the fever for speed.  I like to go fast and have been doing it offtrack on the federal highway system... :|...not good.  I need a venue where I can build a car to go fast and LSR looks like the place.

I don't know where this journey is going to take me, but I want to have the bragging rights of owning the "World's Fastest Maco Shark" which could mean 100 mph, 200 mph, or something in between...that is, if I can get it to go fast without lifting.  A '69 Corvette Maco shark is not aerodynamic to begin with, so I have some designing to do.

I will hopefully be taking road trips in 2010 for the purpose of learning the trade.  Was planning to visit Maxton in a couple of weeks, but spent too much on a custom '73 widebody I am working on.  I have folks from Wiseco & K1 Technoligies who have agreed to help with the BBC engine build when the time comes to develope horsepower.

As I wrote earlier, any advice/helpful hints will be appreciated.

Thanks, Marv B.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: zrodz on October 08, 2009, 12:46:13 PM
My name is Zobra, I'm an old hot rodder who grew up in the 50's thinking all things with motors were sent to be enjoyed. Just joined this forum to drop in on some of the chat about landracing. I came over from the H.A.M.B. after seeing the link.  Hope you don't mind my hanging around. I am building, from scratch, my own take on a lakes style roadster which i may post later after I've been here for a while and get to know the terrain.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on October 08, 2009, 12:52:43 PM
Welcome!  Lakes roadster rule!   :mrgreen:

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on October 08, 2009, 01:47:08 PM
 :cheers: Always room for one more "salt nut".  (and any other speed type event or thingy)       Welcome!    Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Big Nana on October 08, 2009, 02:12:33 PM
Hello, Mark Richardson here, also known as Big Nana. I was racing a 2006 Dodge SRT-10 Viper Truck until early this year win i had to sell her to cut back on expenses. Thats life. I'm building a reverse trike project now, and it will be several months before it is running... I hope!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on October 08, 2009, 03:17:11 PM
 :? "Reverse Trike?"  Two up front, one in the back I assume?      Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Alan Morris on October 15, 2009, 09:01:08 PM
Hello from western Colorado. I am Alan Morris. Have been to Bonneville for the past several years and have concluded that it's time to build a car. I have a 60 Falcon Ranchero that I hope to prepare for Classic Altered. I'll see you here and on the salt!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TDeKon on October 15, 2009, 11:40:33 PM
Hi, I'm Terry DeKoninck and I hail from the same state as SSS (Michigan), although further south (under the bridge as the Yoopers like to say). I have been a reader of these forums for a couple years.
My background prior to college involved me modifying my first car about a week after I got it, built my first engine and entered my first drag race at 17, and rebuilt my first automatic transmission at 18. I worked my way through college by managing an auto parts store, rebuilding everything in a buddy's speed shop, and building race and hi-po street engines on the side.

I am now a degreed mechanical/automotive/aerodynamic engineer who used to work for Chrysler's Dodge Motorsports. There I was the project manager, development engineer, and designer of all Dodge drag race vehicles (IHRA & NHRA) from 2000-2008, as well as some NASCAR CUP programs, and did development work on race vehicle competing in SCCA, WCGT, and SCTA. I took a buyout from Chrysler in November of 2008 and am now the owner of Aerospeed Solutions LLC (www.aerospeedsolutions.com), providing motorsports and aerodynamic design and consulting. I also work part time for Antron Brown's NHRA Top Fuel team (mikeashleyracing.com) as the team engineer and aerodynamicist.

My first foray into LSR was with Troy Trepanier and George Poteet with a little car they call Blowfish. It's a '69 Plymouth Barracuda that Troy's shop, Rad Rides by Troy, built for George Poteet. I provided aerodynamic input and wind tunnel testing and development for the car, as well as general automotive engineering and data analysis for the team.

I went to Bonneville with the Rad Rides/Camel Toe Racing team and car in 2006 and fell in love with the salt. At that point I had been in drag racing for 15+ years, involved in professional racing for over 6 years, been to almost every NASCAR and NHRA track, and to many sports car venues including Silverstone in England. Bonneville was by far the coolest place I had ever been and had the nicest racers and fans (although drag racing is a close second in that area). I have been back with Blowfish every year since except for 2007 when my 2nd son was only 6 weeks old at the time (I tried to go but my wife was not very pleased with me even suggesting it). I also provided some aero consulting and arranged wind tunnel testing for Wayne Jesel's very successful Dodge Ram.

I have learned a lot about LSR in the 5 or so years I have been involved. I originally thought it was a typical top speed vs HP & aero drag - how hard can that be? I soon realized it is no different than racing the 330 mph Funny Cars I designed - it's just a longer drag race on ice (or darn near it sometimes) that's a lot harder on the engine, and that whatever can go wrong, will. On top of drag and HP, traction, gearing, engine tuning, shift points, aero balance, total downforce, and the engine power curve are all critical to maximizing the car's potential and stability. As many of you know, it may look easy on paper, but doing it is another thing. Every year we are better prepared and come with more HP, and are creeping up in speed. This year we met two (new C/BFCC class record and exceeding 300mph) of our 4 goals (my goals at least) on the salt and have substantially upped our goals for 2010. I have also further refined my performance simulation that we use to predict our entire run to where it is accurate to within 2 mph at all measured increments and closely overlays our Racepak data acquisition data. I am looking at a couple other seriously fast salt projects right now and I can't wait to get back.

I guess that's a little longer intro than "Hi, my name's Terry, and I am a saltaholic".



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on October 16, 2009, 12:39:11 AM
BIG D1---what a case of SALT FEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jk hotrods on October 17, 2009, 12:45:30 PM
Hi.
Im a new guy from Norway, I have started on my own lakester.so I think this is the forum to be in :-)
Im 28 years old and my name is Jan Kåre (jk).I live in the west coast of Norway.
The last years I have been building hot rods, but I think its time to try somting new :roll:
I wil need all the help I can get to get this buildt to the dry lakes :?
My english is not so good, but I hope you will understand.Will try to post som pictures soon.


Jan Kåre




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on October 17, 2009, 12:48:47 PM
Jan, welcome to the LSR site. First your english is just fine. Feel free to ask any questions and you will find a lot of help here. Good Luck on the project. You may want to do a photo build diary as you go and to share so we can assist you if we see something in question.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: manta22 on October 17, 2009, 07:39:46 PM
I will look forward to seeing your pictures, Jan.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jk hotrods on October 18, 2009, 02:10:09 PM
I will start a photo build diary soon. But I have not come so far, mostly collekting parts.
Since I live in Norway I have not so many people to turn to, so this forum will be a great help for me :wink:

Jan Kåre.

 

 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Genuine GM on October 19, 2009, 09:21:57 AM
Hello,

I am the FNG on here.  I am 30 years old and have been a hot rodder most of my life.  I have always dreamed of going to Bonneville and now I can't resist the bug anymore.  Since I have a 3 year old son, this will take me some time.  But I am going to start on a car for the salt.  In the meantime I am planning on taking my 65 C-10 to the Texas Mile once I get it finished and updated in the next year or so. 

So while the Bonneville car may be a long term deal and it will probably be years before I can actually make the pilgrimage to the salt I might as well start asking the most basic question's on here to save myself future grief.

I am going to post my first question in a few minutes.  Thanks to all

C. J. Daniel
Keller, Texas


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on October 19, 2009, 09:41:19 AM
CJ, go to the salt for the races, look at all the vehicles you can, get ideas, don't try to build a car "cold" ...
Good luck with your adventure
 :cheers:


Title: Introduction & motorcycle question
Post by: rodracer on October 20, 2009, 01:25:35 AM
Hello one & all,

My name is Paul Anderson, I live in England & have been prepping a bike over the last couple of years to make an attempt on the British M/C LS Record.

My question is: for a bike that will never be expected to negotiate a bend & will be lifted & turned to make a return run, what is the minimum steering angle required?

For instance, would 5 degrees of steering angle (either side of zero) be adequate?

I want to fully enclose the front wheel & the steering angle is obviously critical to the width of the nose of the bike.

Thanx,

Paul.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on October 20, 2009, 07:54:44 AM
Paul, are you building a streamliner?  sit on?  I guess either way 5 degrees is enough.... are there any rules to follow as far a bodywork is concerned.... do you have to build to FIM specs.  How about some pictures in the build diary section


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rodracer on October 20, 2009, 12:17:38 PM
Thanks for the welcome SS1,

Although we are working on the design of an eventual liner the current project is a conventional bike, well kinda.
The record I'm after is the outright M/C record over the flying kilometer, the ruling body for all genuine, recognised British records is the FIA.

What I'm attempting to do is unique over here, first off I'm using a Harley powerplant, secondly I'm making a serious effort to bridge the gap between conventional & liner. Neither of which have ever been seriously attempted in Europe.

I've been developing a turbocharged, intercooled V Rod engine since 2003, initially as a drag bike sponsored by Airbus for whom I work.
Along the way I picked up a couple of work buddies, both PhD's, one in Physics & the other Aerodynamics.
Since winter 2006 we've been converting the bike for landspeed application with the ongoing support of Airbus. We have a high speed wind tunnel & a superb airstrip (Concorde made her first flight from here) which are invaluable.

As of this moment we've seen in excess of 180mph, unfaired & without the intercooler. The fast approaching winter will be spent wind tunnel testing the diffuser & nozzle ducting for the inercooler set up, alongside the continuation of the aero design & stage 3 engine development.

The bike will be tested in spring '10 to confirm the efficiency of the ducting concept, if all is good we can then finalise the design of the bodywork, model & wind tunnel test it then get it manufactured. Hopefully final prep will take place during the winter of 2010/11.

I'll try & get a build diary going :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rodracer on October 20, 2009, 12:22:03 PM
Sorry, FIM, I was thinking football.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Moonshiner on October 22, 2009, 03:37:19 AM
Hello everyone,

my name is Keith,

i am a motor head and speed freak,

i love motorcycles,

i know how fast every thing will go that i have ever owned,

my need for speed began at a early age by modifying my  minibike , and blossomed into illegal street racing in my teens, i finally got caught and lost my license, on career day at school when asked what i wanted to do when i grew up my reply was "i just want to go fast " lol ,... i have  raised my family and now i want to satisfy my passion for going fast , i am starting work on a bike , just to see how fast it will go , time permitting hopefully i will post some pics soon , my dream is to run the salt flat out ...

Keith



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 22, 2009, 08:27:50 AM
Dang, Keith, it sounds like you've led a life of straight and narrow - and are now thinking of going over to the dark side.  Watch yourself carefully -- many of us hee have suffered from the dream of wanting to run the Salt flat out - and it can be a very unh, mmm, addictive dream to follow!

Welcome.  When will you visit us at Maxton, NC -- which is probably a heck of a lot shorter trip from home for you, and would let you visit with a bunch of your fellow addicts?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TG1820 on October 22, 2009, 05:03:04 PM
New here, I went to the Texas Mile in October 2007 and ran 199.647. Which I guess I should have been happy with as I have always been a drag racer mostly on a car tire wheelie bar top gas type bike. This was my first time at a land speed event and the first time to ride a turbo charged motorcycle of any kind (2006 zx14). It was truly amazing! After about 4 passes I really wanted try and get into the 200 mph club there. About the 3/4 mile mark I had an oil fitting that had been cracked when the tip over switch was tested in tech, which was my fault for not having the lanyard already on the bike? Anyway it dumped 3 quarts of oil right on the rear tire so kinda coasted through at 199.647. So I left thinking ok I had planned to drag race the bike and this was fun but not for me???? Well for 2 years now it has just continued to eat at me. I keep remembering how much fun I had and how wonderful everyone was, so finally I decided I was coming back. I did with all I had learned drag racing and was extremely confident I would, with what I had learned would easily be able to run 200,,,, Boy was I wrong! There is a big difference between the two and I had one of the best to set the bike up for me the first time "Terry Kizer". He was great, but being I had thought I had this bike figured out running a best of 8.48 at 172 1/4 mile. I left it the way I had it for the first day friday. Well it did not handle at all I soon found out with crosswind gust up to 30 mph if I leaned the bike at all it would not hold the track. Though I was able to squeeze a 200.474 out on friday and make the club, I gained a whole new respect for how hard it is to get past that point for a newbie anyway. Later Friday evening several bike racers came by and coached me on what was wrong with the setup I had. I made the changes and worked on the bike until about 1 am Saturday morning grabbed a few hours sleep and was ready Saturday Morning, the wind had died down and I was feeling really good. Good enough to get greedy with the waste gate making about 22 pounds of boost with single injectors no intercooler well the pistons did not like that being I was mapped for 17 pounds! Well I am hooked already started making repairs to get ready for March. This is the way it use to be when I first started drag racing. Looking forward to coming back and glad to have found this forum.


Just another Newbie! 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bbarn on October 22, 2009, 07:39:49 PM
Hi gang, good to meet you all. I am NEW to lsr, made one trip to Bonneville and was totally amazed!

Here's my story...
I've know Rob Freyvogel for many years as little more than an "acquaintance". We were chatting one day and he told me about this project he was working on. Quite frankly, I had no idea what a "lakester" was and even less of an idea what it took to build one. We setup a time for me to visit his shop and check out what it was all about...Six weeks later and many, many, many hours of work later, I had the privilege of standing on the salt as part of the team having had a hand in something awesome! (#5735 - The Spirit of St. Louis II - AA/BGL)

In those six weeks, I became extremely enthralled with the lakester project and realized that you don't need a team of engineers, millions and millions of dollars and a crew of 100 people to build something amazing! (though it might be fun to try it that way!!!)

Once I got to the salt, I was amazed at the range of vehicles and engine types, sizes and designs that others had built. What really got my attention though, were the people that I got to meet. What a group, wether you were a current record holder, a big dog, a regular Joe or someone Else's competition, everyone was friendly, and most importantly, willing to lend a hand, tools, parts, whatever it took to get someone Else's car down the salt!

I know what salt fever is, I may not be able to describe it, but look me up next year at speed week, you'll be able to see it on my face!



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on October 22, 2009, 08:03:07 PM
It's alive!!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Moonshiner on October 22, 2009, 10:04:51 PM
Dang, Keith, it sounds like you've led a life of straight and narrow - and are now thinking of going over to the dark side.  Watch yourself carefully -- many of us hee have suffered from the dream of wanting to run the Salt flat out - and it can be a very unh, mmm, addictive dream to follow!

Welcome.  When will you visit us at Maxton, NC -- which is probably a heck of a lot shorter trip from home for you, and would let you visit with a bunch of your fellow addicts?

sure thing slim , me and the wife will jump on the old gold wing and drop by sometime , hang out and chat ,riding through the mountains is a regular event for us and we end up in North Carolina a lot riding the dragon  , my build may take a while to complete unless i can find  sponsors or hit the lottery ..lol , but i will get there one day , i promise ...


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Peter Jack on October 22, 2009, 10:21:57 PM
Welcome aboard bbarn. You've got it for sure. The explanation was great.

Pete


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wobblywalrus on October 24, 2009, 02:09:25 AM
Rodracer, I just read your post about steering lock angle.  This is something I have personal experience with.  I built a set of triple clamps and they had limited steering angle between the stops.  I was a lot of work to install them, so I decided to make a short test ride.  Then I would take them off and increase steering lock, polish them, and fix other problems.   

At slow speed, just out of the driveway, the bike leaned a bit and I steered to the inside of the turn to keep the bike upright.  I could not steer into the turn enough to keep it balanced.  I gave it throttle to straighten it out, shot across the street, over a sidewalk, and into a yard.  Lucky me.  No cars were driving down the street.  This seemed to be a low speed problem, only. 

Limited steering lock will work, but it is a good idea to be real careful at first.   

 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 24, 2009, 09:53:58 AM
Now you've discovered a good reason to have the sterring stops adjustable.  We've drilled and tapped the tabs, then put in a screw with locknuts.  Back them out for street and pit, move 'em in for track.  I've tipped over in the poits when forgetting that I've got the stops set for very little turn --  worse still, it was at the fuel truck at Maxton and everyone saw me fall over. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Deux on October 27, 2009, 01:35:59 PM
Hello all, New guy from Houston Texas. I'm Prof_formula1's son and ride an EX-500 track bike and helping to build a lakester (follow the build here: http://teampandemic.blogspot.com/ ). Will probably be bringing the EX to Bonneville with us when we go so we can attempt to join the 130mph club, I think our time line is set for next year but we'll see how it all goes. Currently we are still engineering and fabricating the frame ( I love welding upside down :-D)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rodracer on October 28, 2009, 05:17:12 AM
Rodracer, I just read your post about steering lock angle.  This is something I have personal experience with.  I built a set of triple clamps and they had limited steering angle between the stops.  I was a lot of work to install them, so I decided to make a short test ride.  Then I would take them off and increase steering lock, polish them, and fix other problems.   

At slow speed, just out of the driveway, the bike leaned a bit and I steered to the inside of the turn to keep the bike upright.  I could not steer into the turn enough to keep it balanced.  I gave it throttle to straighten it out, shot across the street, over a sidewalk, and into a yard.  Lucky me.  No cars were driving down the street.  This seemed to be a low speed problem, only. 

Limited steering lock will work, but it is a good idea to be real careful at first.   

 
Hiya WW, thanks for taking the time to consider my question  :-)

The design of my bike is such that the front wheel will be enclosed as part of the body fairing, therefore in the interest of minimising frontal area, I would like to run with as little steering lock as possible.
The bike will only ever be used for straightline, high speed runs on wide open airstrips & will be physically lifted & turned/positioned as required. So the low speed handling should be manageable (if a little scary) provided the bike is pointing in the right direction & the power level at low speed is adequate to the gearing.

My main concern is steering the bike at speed when opposite input into the steering may be required to keep the machine in line, i.e. if the bike is drifting left at speed & I need to adjust my weight to the right & input opposite steer to the left in order to strighten her out.

I was wondering if anyone had any idea of the range of steering angle that could potentially be required & the influence that speed will have on the requirement?

I like Slims idea re adjustable steering lock & will try & implement that, however I still need to establish the range of adjustment that may be required.

Any viewpoint will be most welcome.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Peter Jack on October 28, 2009, 01:58:10 PM
Watch what you're building meets the rules. This is sounding very much like a dustbin fairing which is illegal in SCTA and may be in some of the other associations because of its susceptibility to crosswinds.

Pete


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on October 28, 2009, 04:36:47 PM
rodracer, consider SCTA rule 7.B.4 -- even though it doesn't specifically relate to your idea of pointing the bike where you want it to head BEFORE you begin to move.  That is,  "...an entrant may be required to demonstrate low speed handling and stability...".

I know I've taken the quote out of context -- but you sound like you might run afoul of the rule, so I thought it worth mentioning.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: possum on October 29, 2009, 07:23:35 PM
just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. attended the ECTA event this last weekend was impressed with how helpful everybody there was. currently in the final stages of building a MG Midget to run in modified sports at Maxton and hopefully on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RidgeRunner on October 30, 2009, 06:57:48 AM
Welcome aboard!  All the best in getting the build completed.

Nice to meet you at Maxton, looking forward to seeing you again in April.

                 Take care,

                  Ed Purinton


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: gaffers on November 01, 2009, 02:15:10 PM
Hi all new to forum as of today  :-D got a keen interest to build a lsr, based in the Uk so not sure if we have any events for lsr cars? here but time will tell  :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on November 01, 2009, 04:59:42 PM
Gaffers, there aren't any LSR venues in the UK, as far as I know, but there's certainly no lack of interest.  A good number of your countrymen visit the US each year to attend events at Bonneville or Maxton or even El Mirage -- so you'll have folks in the relatively near area with whom to chat and query when you've got ideas that need bashing.

Welcome to the Forum.  I hope you stick around and become yet another of the regulars.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Michael Goni on November 02, 2009, 10:06:22 AM
Hello all.

Ive been a major lurker on here and figured I might as well contribute here and there.  I ride Pushrod Tom's turbo, nitrous #9543 BSA at Maxton and Loring.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rodracer on November 02, 2009, 10:37:46 AM
Watch what you're building meets the rules. This is sounding very much like a dustbin fairing which is illegal in SCTA and may be in some of the other associations because of its susceptibility to crosswinds.

Pete

Thanks for that info Pete, it's what I was afraid of!

In the past our 'British' records were regulated by the ACU (Autocycle Union) on behalf of the FIM. I have heard recently that the FIM have adopted the SCTA regs but I am struggling to verify if this is fact. Does anyone know the status on this matter? The record I want to attempt is the 'flying km'.

Under the ACU rules for the 'unlimited' class, practically the only rules were 2 wheels & wheel driven with no more than a 5mph wind in any direction.

If I can't use full enclosure it blows a years aero development out the window.  :-(

I ordered a rulebook from the SCTA but we have a postal strike on the go over here so I'm waiting patiently for them to arrive, would you be so kind as to tell me what the ruling is regrding full enclosure?

Paul.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on November 02, 2009, 11:38:45 AM
Here's FIM Charlie's email address (from my file -- hope it's still correct).  If you ask him you'll get the most correct-est possible information on FIM rules -- he's the FIM steward that attends FIM record attempts.  His name is Charles Hennekam.

cti@fim.ch


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: nicho919 on November 04, 2009, 06:30:14 PM
Hello,

My name is Jake. I was out at ECTA October this year to spectate, and will be back next year to run. I just got the worst news of my life, where I had to SELL my 3000GT VR-4, but I suppose I'll be back in my Eclipse.

Jake


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: robfrey on November 04, 2009, 10:21:40 PM
Welcome nicho919,
I love DSM's! Can't wait to see what you build.

Rob


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: nicho919 on November 04, 2009, 10:53:33 PM
Thanks! Plans are :

Stainless valves by PEP
Crower uprated springs and titanium retainers
PT lifters and rockers
Brass valve guides
MLS head gasket
ARP head studs
CP 8.5:1 pistons (.020 over) and rings
Eagle H-beam rods
ACL race series bearings
Melling high flow oil pump
Windage tray, crank scraper

Yanaka Coilovers
GSX brake upgrade, perhaps wilwood as a gift when I beat 175
Strut tower braces

MEGASQUIRT.

Some more stuff, this is a pretty good list of the big things.

DUH. Totally forgot to mention the biggest thing. Treadstone turbo kit with T3/T4 hybrid turbo. Eventually, I'll probably throw a GT35 or 39R at it, but that's after it's done with DD duties as well.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: B.R.Burns on November 08, 2009, 09:41:59 AM
After years in the streetrod & race car world..went to the salt for my 1st time ever in 2002...I was a long time away from hotrods & the like...I was reborn at Bonneville..At the time had some health stuff that had me in a powered wheelchair...Spent the entire week there...7 years later.There has been alot going on at my place...Lathe,Mill  were found in Texas...frame jig was built,metal shop was built...In the next few weeks the lakesters frame will be out of the fixter.Major body mods will start then...Im not sure when my return to Bonneville will be.When it happens I wont be just a spectator.Perhaps a run or two in Texas before Utah.   high speed to all     B.R.Burns     OKC


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on November 08, 2009, 12:55:53 PM
Welcome to the forum B.R. Burns!  Once again our family has increased!  Be sure to open a build diary so that we can all see your progress.  Congratulations on the new build and the improvement in your health.  See you on the salt...whenever you get there!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salt Photos by Terry on November 08, 2009, 05:36:14 PM
Hello All.  Terry Raven here.  I am the chief cook and bottlewasher at Cimarron Photography located in Montrose, CO.   http://cimarron.zenfolio.com (http://cimarron.zenfolio.com)

When I was in High School I bought an old Texas Highway Patrol car.  My father was wise in not letting me bid on the 383 or the 440 Mopar or else I probably wouldn't be here now.  I got the 318 with the explicit promise not to modify it in any way.

One month later I had it down in the carport to the smallest pieces.  (It's not like I broke my promise to my Dad, I just wore him down).  In the middle of all of it I sat with a Chiltons manual and dreamed of having enough money to buy a Crane Cam Kit.

Eventually I got it back together with some goodies and turned in the low 15s at around 90 mph.  What heady fun.  The dragsters were all running in the 7s then and around 200 +/-.  How old am I??  Never mind.  I already know.

I got busy earning a living and got out of racing for too long.  I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to attend Speed Week and the World Finals this year.  The racing fuel smells different.  Not as much nitro I guess.

I took about 3000 photos and only wished I could be in all of them wrenching, tuning, driving or being more directly involved.  I guess I better stick with what I know best though so I will continue my small contribution by making photo records of the cars and teams that history and legends are made of.

Stop by my website and take a look at the photos.  Lookings free :)

Thanks Y'all, See Ya at Speedweek!!!
Terry Raven


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bbarn on November 08, 2009, 06:33:11 PM
Terry, welcome aboard, those are some awesome photos! What kind of equipment are you using? As far as wanting to be part of the action, I'm sure that people can see the skills you have with a lense and you will be welome in any pit. Getting good shots of the action and fun everybody is having will be welcome addition to just about any team. If you have any trouble with people accepting you into their pits (you won't!) come find #5635, you can hang with us! See you on the salt!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on November 08, 2009, 07:36:30 PM
Terry
Great stuff.Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: robfrey on November 08, 2009, 07:45:48 PM
Terry, welcome aboard, those are some awesome photos! What kind of equipment are you using? As far as wanting to be part of the action, I'm sure that people can see the skills you have with a lense and you will be welome in any pit. Getting good shots of the action and fun everybody is having will be welcome addition to just about any team. If you have any trouble with people accepting you into their pits (you won't!) come find #5635, you can hang with us! See you on the salt!

Don't you mean #5735


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bbarn on November 08, 2009, 08:24:58 PM
Terry, welcome aboard, those are some awesome photos! What kind of equipment are you using? As far as wanting to be part of the action, I'm sure that people can see the skills you have with a lense and you will be welome in any pit. Getting good shots of the action and fun everybody is having will be welcome addition to just about any team. If you have any trouble with people accepting you into their pits (you won't!) come find #5635, you can hang with us! See you on the salt!

Don't you mean #5735

Great, now he will find us!  -Yep, my bad (stupid brain!) 5735
<--- Look, it even said so right there.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thommysgarage on November 10, 2009, 08:36:43 PM
Hi, I'm Brad Thomas. I've been planning to go LSR for several years, now it's time to make it happen.  I am a retired tool and die maker, now building street rods to make a few bucks. I've done a little drag racing over the years, no fame or fortune. I am a full fledged DIY kind of guy, I must build my own car, engine, electronics, etc. I need to learn as much as possible about this new endeavor, so I will probably be asking some seemingly simple questions. I have been to Maxton a couple of times and I'm really impressed by the great spirit of cooperation  among everyone there. Thanks for  sharing your insights.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on November 10, 2009, 08:45:22 PM
Welcome Brad, LSR is just like drag racing except you stay on the gas a bit longer.... There are many places to start... any of the miles....
Mecca even has options.... USFRA 130 and 150 Club, racing for records in August, September and October.  Read everything on this website, then get a rule book, look at USFRA club racer rules online, then just decide what you want to accomplish.... piece of cake....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on November 10, 2009, 08:55:26 PM
Brad, we have a meet at El Mirage this week end.  You any where near?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thommysgarage on November 10, 2009, 09:06:44 PM
I am in Tennessee, quite a ways from El Mirage. I would like to attend a meet there some time, but it will take some planning. I plan to run at Maxton a few times to get myself and equipment sorted out before making the trek to the Salt. I have a 76 Firebird that will be built to run as an altered, maybe with a 78 or 81 nose on it. This depends on the available fiberglass body parts. Thanks for the encouragement.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on November 10, 2009, 09:27:34 PM
Charles Venable aka "Cajun Kid" on this forum is in N.C. and runs his car at Maxton..  Try to hook up with him and he will help with info about Maxton!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CGoodson on November 10, 2009, 11:05:24 PM
Hell Brad. I am pretty new to this LSR too, but I am hooked. I have met some great people here. Aways here to help.
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bigaldart on November 11, 2009, 04:07:22 PM
Hi,

I am Alan Grimes, as I live in England I am principally a drag racer. However our team has a love for speed so that takes precedent over ET anytime. I found this site in time to follow speedweek and loved every minute of the coverage. Thanks to all involved. Our heap is a rear engined dragster with a Rover 3.5 ( 215 Buick) in other words, supercharged (4-71) on methanol fed through a bug catcher injector. Best speed to date for the standing quarter is 140 mph, this is at 220 cubes with the blower @ 11% under so plenty more to come.

Alan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on November 11, 2009, 04:21:22 PM
Alan, welcome to the world of LSR. There are a few drag racers here on this site. Myself from the past 1951 to 1972, along with LSR. Enjoy the site and don't be shy.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on November 11, 2009, 10:01:39 PM
Thommysgarage.....Welcome,,, as theoldcrow said,... I am here in NC ,, live about 2.5 hours from Maxton... if you have any questions just let me know.

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thommysgarage on November 12, 2009, 06:46:51 PM
Thanks for all the encouragement, I am going to try to get my car to Maxton some time next year for a tech inspection and maybe begin the licensing  runs. I have a question for Old Crow; since you run an altered, I am going to rely on your advise. I have been told that I can remove both the stock floor and firewall in altered and fit the car with new sheet metal panels. Is there any restiction as far as how much can be cut away? What I am thinking is that I would cut the entire firewall out and install a new one about 8" to the rear. This is on a 76 Firebird body and would put the firewall almost flush with the base of the windshield. Sound OK?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on November 12, 2009, 07:15:10 PM
thommy,  are you going to run the 76 Bird in Classic ?

Classic Gas Altered     C/CGALT ?

C being the motor size  (example of C motor would be 306.00 to 372.99  cubic inch

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thommysgarage on November 13, 2009, 12:32:28 AM
I am planning to start out in G/BGALT. I have a supercherged Ecotec engine that should make a good base for some serious power. I really like EFI, too, so I won't be running in classic. I am contemplating stretching the wheelbase, but i'm not sure if 2" would make a significant improvement in stability. I have been told by a freind that I might be able to borrow a nascar engine, but I am not holding my breath for that. Thanks for asking, Brad


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ellwood on November 13, 2009, 04:25:26 PM
Hi, Ellwood here, living in Sweden for the last 20 years.

I`ve always been interested in motorcycles: raced motocross, enduro, classic sidecars, speedway, dragrace, 4 hours endurance roadrace , and supermono. On the to do list is race my classic Yamaha 250 at the Manx GP 2010.
I started landracing this year on a ploughed 3 km straight on an icy lake near Funäsdalen in the north of Sweden. It was great fun, but a bit cold -30 degrees C. My engine never got warmed up properly, so managed only one run on full choke.
Now the EFI is programmed to cope with the cold, and hope to better my pathetic run next year in March.
Anyone interested in our Swedish Motor Alliance club www.landracing.se can see some of the videos and pictures from up there, although its all in Swedish so far.

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj292/ellwoodhybrid/Ellwood%20Hybrid/EllwoodHybrid500cc.jpg)

Now we have our own Crazy Swedes Flying Kilometer on Ice on the Topic board, so please ask any questions regarding such there.



Otherwise I experiment with my prototype crankcase supercharged engines, and develope/race them in speedway, roadracing, hillclimbs and the flying k.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on November 13, 2009, 04:32:00 PM
Welcome!  I guess you know these guys: http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,5528.0.html??

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ellwood on November 13, 2009, 05:17:03 PM
Hi, Yes, those are the guys. We shall soon release the applications for the March speedweek, It would be great if any of you guys would like to come and visit the event, and may even give inspiration for the real enthusiasts to to a double recordbreaking Ice and Salt with the same vehicle, in Sweden and USA ?
Regards Ellwood


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on November 13, 2009, 05:33:26 PM
I could not understand hardly any of the text on the Sweden website,, maybe 1 out of 10 I could figure out,,,

Glad they have LSR over there,, but I need a translater  LOL

Have fun wherever you are, go fast and be safe.

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bbarn on November 13, 2009, 05:48:14 PM
I could not understand hardly any of the text on the Sweden website,, maybe 1 out of 10 I could figure out,,,

Glad they have LSR over there,, but I need a translater  LOL

Have fun wherever you are, go fast and be safe.

Charles

Google does it all!!!

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.landracing.se%2F (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.landracing.se%2F)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on November 13, 2009, 06:15:00 PM
bbarn,, thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Abominable Snowman on November 16, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
Hello All,
I'm Wes Archer from Maine.
I have been into cars, trucks and snowmobiles for the past 30 years.  When there is no snow I like to find other fun things to do.  Last year I found just such a thing.  My eight year old son and I took a ride up to Loring Air Force Base to watch the LTA-LSR.  Things started of kind of slow and my son was begging to leave.  I told him that I just wanted to walk through the pits and staging lines to checkout the cars.  We stayed about another two hours, he had so much fun taking pictures of the cars, talking to the drivers and watching the cars leave the start.  The crews and drivers were great, many would see that he was trying to get a picture and would move away from their own cars.  They showed respect for his eight year old questions and the nice lady from Jurkowski Racing even offered to let him set in the race car.  We will be back in 2010 and hope to bring the 'Cuda, that we crashed in three years ago on the way to his daycare, to run time only.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: blurooster on November 16, 2009, 09:49:57 AM
I am Hugh Williams from Knoxville, TN. I plan on racing a 62 Renault Dauphine in F/BGALT at Maxton. I hope to get my log book in April. I am a newbie to this type of racing. I have everything gathered up for the car, front suspension, quick change, engine and trans and the hard parts I just have to finish the wifes project truck first.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: relaxedfit on November 18, 2009, 07:41:23 PM
Welcome Hugh, I haven't seen a Dauphine in years. They were everywhere when I was in highschool; seeing one coming down the track will be awesome cool. Best luck


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 55chevr on November 18, 2009, 08:15:32 PM
Snowman ... Welcome to the best racing fraternity in the world - Land Speed - Remember that last year was the first time for LTA and a lot was learned ... there are plans for a lot more additions to the event. For example, CB radio broad cast of times and rides ... this year coming will be a bigger better event ... the hospitality shown by the folks in Maine and the facility itself inspired a lot of racers ... I would anticipate a bigger turnout in 2010 ... Joe


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: oggie on November 20, 2009, 07:40:18 AM
hi guys oggie here i've been salt racing for a while now here in oz and this year at bonneville hope to talk (type) to yall soon cheers oggie ..ps does anyone out there know the hahn bros out of long beach i lost there numbers as stuff and would like to keep in touch ..thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: robfrey on November 20, 2009, 08:52:31 AM
Welcome and Good day to you oggie!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on November 20, 2009, 09:55:06 AM
 :cheers: G-day Ozzie. Welcome to thw wonderful, wacky, world of Salt!     Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: runt13 on November 21, 2009, 07:49:55 PM
Jim ''RUNT''Miller here. i am a long time gearhead, from new jersey. been bouncing around the area racers and there garages for longer then i care to admit. i have been lucky to have met a slew of great people in the motorsports comunity. mostly drag racers, and a few road racers. most of them on 2 wheels. i wont go into a long boring bio on myself. just wanted to introduce myself and let your comunity know that i want to go 200 miles an hr, on my american v-twin. i hope to gain additional knowledge from anyone that has the time to share.

well hello everyone

RUNT


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on November 21, 2009, 08:04:33 PM
Runt, welcome to the world of LSR.Have  questions,ASK, we will give answers and support or point you to the right people. Hope you achieve your 200 mph goal. Enjoy the new friends you will make in LSR.

 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on November 21, 2009, 08:57:08 PM
Well, one thing's for sure -- if he's wanting to race on a two-wheeler -- he can't be all bad.

Welcome, Jim, and don't be a stranger to this Forum.  As for how to go 200 on an American V-twin -- well, I suppose the easiest way would be to start with about 50% and work up from there (sorry, couldn't help myself).



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: runt13 on November 22, 2009, 08:35:02 AM
good morning glen and slim. thanks for the warm welcome.

i have lent my hand in getting alot of people to go fast for some time, but always wanted to do LSR, always wanted to be the pilot! of coarse i always wanted to do it on a Harley!

so i called a few of the racers and crew members i have worked with or for, and we have agreed to meet before the first of the year and put a loose plan togather and see if we can put forward a honorable attempt.

i have a complete shop that i built on my property. a Kosman BT 18 chassis  [complete roller] set up for a xl [sportster] engine.  and alot of other parts and supplies that i have been collecting for a minute. and the support of family and friends.

i also got some unofficial sponsors! to be mentioned later.

my first pass down a drag strip was in 1985, at atco raceway during there all harley drags, did consistent 13's on a stock superglide.
fast forward a few years, same bike now does low 11 seconds in the 1/4, and its my every day rider, with over 180k on the clock. i love that bike!  ''not that this qualifies me as even entry level, just happened to be the road that has gotten me here''

i know to even attempt to go 200mph is a huge undertaking, i also know what it takes to battle the odds in racing. i have run the circuit in AMA, AHDRA, NHRA. so i go into this with an open and clear mind.

so what % am i at? LOL

well got to get another cup of coffee, and start my day.

RUNT










Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on November 22, 2009, 09:58:24 AM
Welcome Runt, dropping it from an airplane will only get you 180 or so....  :roll:

That means you are gonna need some nitro....  that is how the guys that have gone 200 on big twins have done it...
Good luck with your project, see ya on the salt  8-)  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on November 22, 2009, 02:34:28 PM
Welcome Runt,

The Fastest American V Twin in the Mile, that  I know of is Bradley Everhart.. He went 198.915 mph at Maxton this October


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: runt13 on November 22, 2009, 06:11:18 PM
stainless, if i drop it from an airplane! i do believe the backup run may prove difficult? LOL!



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on November 23, 2009, 11:57:18 AM
Cal Rayborn went 260+ in 1971, Jon Minnino went 226. It can be done on a Harley, just lots harder than on a Busa. :-D

  Fred

ps sorry if I misspelled your name Jon


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dart4forte on November 25, 2009, 10:39:44 PM
My name is John and I've been a gearhead most of my adult life. I've tried my hand at drag racing, autocross such as SCCA Solo and Solo II, hillclimb, some roadracing and now over the past several years I've started to become interested in land speed competition.

The bug started to bite when a local here in town built a vehicle and actually ran at Bonneville his first year taking the record in his class. So far he's held on to it.

I'll be participating in this site as I learn more about this sport. In talking with several individuals I am seeing that this is something you just can't jump into. In fact I'm on my third read of the SCTA rulebook.

Presently I am working on a build where I am at a turning point. As I lean more from talking with folks here and actually paying a visit to Bonneville next year as a spectator I'll be able to finish the build using the knowledge I've obtained.

I look forward to chatting with each and everyone of the members and hopefully I gain enough knowledge here to assist me in my build.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kso4 on November 26, 2009, 11:36:38 AM
Whew... :-)

Newbie here with almost no actual experience in LSR cars.  Mainly interested in chassis/suspension stuff, not really an engine-builder or driver tho' I can do it.  Don't douse!  Was a canyon racer for years in the L.A. area when I was a kid and have a drag/street car now which rarely gets out.

49 y.o., married w/ daughters, San Diego area.

Am building a '49 Crosley for El Mirage with a friend in the SDRC, slowly.  There looks to be a great deal of info, talent and experience around here and I'll be busy looking it over.  Thanks in advance.

Loren


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on November 26, 2009, 12:34:06 PM
Okay, I'll bite -- are you the 4th member of the Kansas Symphony Orchestra -- or a chemist that likes potassium sulphate?  Whichever -- or maybe neither -- welcome to the Forum.  Thanks for the introduction -- and we all hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ronwoo on November 28, 2009, 12:17:28 AM
Hi, I'm Ralph Hudson, my first trip to Bonneville was 1971. Got three records on a '69 Kawasaki 3 cylinder 500 and thought "This is cool!" Went back three years in a row and go nothin', finally got another record or two with a Suzuki 500 twin in '75 (think that was the year), about 144 mph. But, I learned there was a 200 mph Club and wanted to join it. I read a magazine article about aerodynamics in the mid 70's and realized that everything I thought about streamlining was wrong. I've been thinking about building a fairing to try for 200 for about 35 years, and talked about it with anybody who was interested. Finally decided that since I wasn't getting any younger and I better try before I was too old to ride it! I kind of built the fairing of my dreams (a few compromises), put it on a 2003 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 and went to Bonneville this year and got my red hat!!! Stock engine with a slippery shape = 210.6 mph. It was great to be back after all those years, planning for next year now. Not sure what to do next, but I'll be back!
In real life, I build museum exhibits, parade floats for Disney and oddball stuff that contractors don't do. I also build and roadrace vintage bikes with the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA), mostly two strokes (my first love). The stable includes a 500 Suzuki twin, Yamaha TD3 250 twin, Bultaco 175 single and a Honda 160 twin. Keeping the old stuff running is almost a full time job.
I have lurked at Landracing.com a few times, enjoy the insights and information that people are willing to share.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Peter Jack on November 28, 2009, 12:30:38 AM
Nice looking bodywork Ralph. Welcome to the site. Hope you stick around and participate. It looks like you have a fair handle on aerodynamics which could help some others.

Pete


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on November 28, 2009, 10:42:20 AM
Welcome Ralph, always good to have new bike guys. That is a really nice looking bike and I'd say it works pretty good. :cheers:

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Freud on November 28, 2009, 11:48:14 AM
Absolutely brilliant foto. Congratulations to the shooter.

It was a good subject also. That helps.

FREUD


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on November 28, 2009, 12:17:13 PM
Yes, I agree with Freud -- a great photograph.  And the body is very nice to see -- well-shaped to fit both the rider's body and the rules.

Speaking of the rules -- the body-shape change ruls for '10 -- they'll still allow this body in altered class right?  I would like some confirmation on this.  If I don't get what I need to hear (in the way of "yes" or "no" - I'll query via the SCTA rule-question routine.  But first -- will this be okay in '10?  Will Joe Amo's bodywork be allowed in '10?  Thanks - -


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fordrat31 on November 28, 2009, 12:22:02 PM
Hello,

My Name is Mike and I am from Mass. I am in the process of building a V4F GL belly tank. I hope to have it done for the up coming speed week at Bonneville. I have a few sepecialized questions that I hope I can get answered through the vast amount of knowlage on this board. Thanks for having me!

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ronwoo on November 28, 2009, 05:10:42 PM
Yes, I agree with Freud -- a great photograph.  And the body is very nice to see -- well-shaped to fit both the rider's body and the rules.

Speaking of the rules -- the body-shape change ruls for '10 -- they'll still allow this body in altered class right?  I would like some confirmation on this.  If I don't get what I need to hear (in the way of "yes" or "no" - I'll query via the SCTA rule-question routine.  But first -- will this be okay in '10?  Will Joe Amo's bodywork be allowed in '10?  Thanks - -

I don't know about next years rules. Hope they don't change significantly. One of the inspectors asked if they could use a picture of this bike in the rule book as an example of an APS bike, so I'm guessing it will still be legal. The picture in the '09 rule book shows a bike with a fairing that covers the riders elbows, that wouldn't have been legal in '09, but it was a good picture. The shot of my bike on the salt was taken by Scott Soto. He was a little hard to get a hold of, but finally came through and provided two very good shots for me. What aspect of Joe Amo's fairing do you think would be in question?
Thanks, Ralph


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: robfrey on November 28, 2009, 10:48:35 PM
Hello,

My Name is Mike and I am from Mass. I am in the process of building a V4F GL belly tank. I hope to have it done for the up coming speed week at Bonneville. I have a few sepecialized questions that I hope I can get answered through the vast amount of knowlage on this board. Thanks for having me!

Mike

Hi Mike,
Welcome aboard.

Rob


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mcintyreracing on December 03, 2009, 11:47:44 AM
Hi I'm Kevin. I've never been around land speed racing but have spent my lifetime around oval track and drag racing. I'm really hoping to start a project soon! I would like to use an asphalt latemodel but not sure what classes there are yet.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on December 03, 2009, 12:12:02 PM
First welcome to the LSR forum. 2nd where do you live, 3rd where do you plan to run Maxton, Loring, Texas Mile, El Mirage or Bonneville. They are all different and require different things depending on what you want to do. You need to get a rule book for a start. The cover page of this web gives the contact information for each assoc. SCTA and USFRA use the same rule book and ECTA has their own but is almost the same as SCTA. Good luck on what you decide.It's a great sport.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mcintyreracing on December 03, 2009, 02:43:20 PM
I'm in central Texas, I'd like to run the Texas mile as well as bonneville. I'm going to get rule books coming. I would love to be able to run the car but just not sure if there will be a class for me?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on December 03, 2009, 03:31:59 PM
There should be a class for you also the USFRA has 130 and 150 MPH classes and is a good place to start on the salt. They have some lesser rules for those classes. They are on the cover page. Log on and see what they have.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dw230 on December 05, 2009, 10:26:43 AM
OK, I'm back. I have been asked to rejoin the board.

I will try to answer questions or clarify any items I can.

I do have a favor. I am looking for the ariel view of the salt, first posted by Rick Byrnes I think.

Thanks in advance. I am glad to be able to participate once again.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Peter Jack on December 05, 2009, 10:44:57 AM
Great to see you back Dan. :-D :cheers: :cheers:

Pete


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on December 05, 2009, 10:54:22 AM
Hey Dan, welcome back. Thanks for the great job on getting the 2010 rules done and posted. It's a big help to have the updates for the new builders and out of staters with up front information. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: salt27 on December 05, 2009, 11:05:20 AM
Dan, it's good to have you and your expertise back.

Don


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 05, 2009, 11:08:08 AM
We've got Rick's aerial view of the Salt on the home page of our site:  www.nancyandjon.org

I've probably got the original someplace in the folders -- but you can find it quick on our (out-of-date) site.

Good to have you back here.  Stop by now and then, hey?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on December 05, 2009, 12:09:38 PM
Welcome back, DW!

Rick posted the aerial here: http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,3550.msg45575.html#msg45575 (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,3550.msg45575.html#msg45575)

Mike

edit:  I have the 3632 x 2592 4.47 MB version that Rick emailed out that I could email to you if you can't find it elsewhere.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: maguromic on December 05, 2009, 12:12:39 PM
Glad your back DW.  :cheers: Tony


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: twinturbo496 on December 05, 2009, 12:37:17 PM
Craig Jorgensen

Mechanical Engineer, TBM Shift Superintendent
First time time on salt flats: WOS 2009, 130 club

46 Ford coupe with crappy chop job, 496 chevy
 
Next is the 150 club, unless I can find a real class for my car.

(http://i548.photobucket.com/albums/ii326/startheblackcat/2009%20WOS/IMG_4637.jpg)




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on December 05, 2009, 12:55:41 PM
Got Comp Cooupe written all over it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on December 05, 2009, 06:09:10 PM
Dan, welcome back.

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on December 05, 2009, 09:18:17 PM
Welcome back from me too Dan!!!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dw230 on December 06, 2009, 09:17:42 PM
Thanks to everyone for the welcomes.

Rick sent me the photo I requested plus three more. We should be able to come up with a use for those.

Ok, on to the other threads to see if I can contribute.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ol Deuce on December 09, 2009, 08:21:33 PM
 :-DHi Guys.......well I am Randy Mead from Billings Mt. I was Part of the crew on the 332 D/BGR of Lindstorms. The past
year I have been working on a tribute P38 tank  To our Dear Friend Mr.Bill Burke . The car runs and moves under its own
power! Very little work left and hope to have it on the Salt Aug.2010. I also Have the Old  48B Lakester 1963 B Record of
255.501 mph.
  I will post pictures of the project Sweet 16 if any one is interested.

Thanks Ol Deuce




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dakzila on December 09, 2009, 08:31:36 PM
I, for one, would love to see some photos of the car.....

Buzz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on December 09, 2009, 09:04:20 PM
Post the photos


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ol Deuce on December 09, 2009, 09:35:50 PM
We will try ,every forum is different for posting the photos

(http://[IMG]http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee143/OlDeuce/DSC03576w.jpg)[/img]


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ol Deuce on December 09, 2009, 09:54:24 PM
What I have to do is resize my photos so they will post!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ol Deuce on December 09, 2009, 10:01:14 PM
BTTT :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Peter Jack on December 10, 2009, 01:37:18 AM
Very nice! :cheers: :cheers:

Pete


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BAILEIGH INC on December 14, 2009, 04:53:40 PM
Hello from Baileigh!

How do I create an Avatar on this board. Its a little different layout than most.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 14, 2009, 05:07:03 PM
Unh, this Forum is exactly like it is -- and I can't compare it to others because I don't go to many others  As for your avatar - when you're on the Registration page there's a place for plugging in a photo or most anything - to use as the avatar.  You might have to convert your chosen avatar to a jpg or something else that's compatible with the system.

Welcome to the Forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Desert Duck on December 15, 2009, 12:59:57 AM
Greetings!

Luckiest guy on the planet here.   We moved to Utah from Phoenix, AZ seven months ago.  Looking forward to getting a car and getting into the 130 club and then the 150 club.

Have a wife and two great kids.  they have put up with my gear headedness for 10 years of marriage as I have owned a few cars in the day.

Sold my 1968 GT/CS Mustang in March of this year and now looking to get a less collectible car that I can run flat out.  Wanted to live in Utah for Bonneville reasons for several years now.  Don;t pinch me....  I'm 42 years young and stoked to be here.   Fall 2010 I'll be with the USFRA on the salt in search of knowledge, skills and new friends. 

I am so blessed to have a good job and co-workers that are quality people.  I love my wife, kids, job and life.  God is great and life is great too!

Hey, I am looking for a car to buy (cheap) that I can get some good horsepower out of.  Dream would be a Mustang that I could add an STS rearmount turbo kit to and learn more from there.

Anyone know of a car I could buy for cheap?   Thanks in advance for any ideas you can send my way.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on December 15, 2009, 11:34:04 AM
Duck, look in the for sale... there is a race ready car that is probably way less than 1/2 build cost at 15K, there is also a lakester with possibilities and a streamliner.... just depends how far you want to get in... and how fast you want to go...  :-D
Welcome to our addiction


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on December 15, 2009, 11:38:05 AM
Welcome to the forum Desert Duck!  Sorry to hear about your addiction/affliction!! Make sure you come out for Speed Week as well!!  We love seeing new addicts!!  Be sure to bring your wife and kids. Keeping your wife involved will make life easier for you, happier for her, and the kids can become future land speed racers with the opportunity to meet some of the greatest Icons in the racing industry!!  Besides, we love enlarging our Racing Family every year!!!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Desert Duck on December 15, 2009, 02:44:05 PM
Thanks, Lynda. Good tips on getting family into it...   I see you are from Seaside!   I grew up in Brookings, Coos Bay and Eugene, Oregon.  Hence I am an OREGON Duck and now that I have lived in the Idaho Desert, Arizona Desert and Utah's High Desert.... I am Desert Duck.   Real name is Mike.

Thanks, Stainless.  I will seek out the for sale section...  scope it out from there.  Not sure if 15K is in the cards presently.  Gonna try it on the cheap for the 130 and 150 club.  If I am truly geekin out on the salt then I will buy up or trade up and start a long term pursuit of 200.  Gotta take it in stages for now.

Like I tell my friends and co-workers, the race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on runnin....  I work for the Boy Scouts and practice being a Thrifty Scout, so that is my approach to Bonneville.  Until I get that money tree going and can have a good harvest (grin)...

 :-)    Thank you both for the kind and thoughtful reply and welcome to the racing community!  you are appreciated!

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on December 15, 2009, 02:50:18 PM
DD welcome  you are going to love  USFRA great bunch of guys and gals!!!!!!!!!! :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on December 15, 2009, 05:16:01 PM
 :-o Welcome Mike!  I was raised around the Medford, Talent, Ashland area.  Now I'm in Mammoth, Az.  I'll be here for awhile before we move any place else!    Welcome again, and I'll see you on the Salt in '10>      Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Desert Duck on December 15, 2009, 05:57:53 PM
Crow,

We used to drive over from Brookings to the Jackson County Sports Park for Drag Racing.  I was a mere spectator, but I had a '66 Plymouth Valiant at the time and saw my twin car but with a 440 and massive hood scoop.   Made me proud to own a Mopar!!!

We loved the Rogue valley.   It was a great place to escape to.  When I got my '77 Camaro, I had a guy in your old stompin grounds build a high RPM motor for me.   His name was Harold Hinton (I think), but that was 1985 so memory is fading.  That little 305 had tall gears and upper RPMs and did 125 on highway 101 on the Oregon Coast (I was 18 years old and nothing could kill me) but front end started to really float so I backed off.

Also have stories of martygra (sp?) in Ashland.  Good times with good friends.

If you know of a street car capable of 130 to 150 speeds for sale and inexpensive, please let me know!

Thank you!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: TINY on December 16, 2009, 05:34:56 AM
Tiny Roberts live on SCTA property El Mirage.Wife Ruth & I are caretakers.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: John Noonan on December 16, 2009, 06:26:06 PM
Hey Tiny..I hope it's not too cold out there for you and Ruth.  :cheers:

See you later.

John


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chuckklr04 on December 17, 2009, 06:11:45 PM

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
A few things about me.

I can be a a-#hole. Get over it.

 Life is more than walks in the park and pricey mineral water.

I'm all about being real.

Buying 25k beemers to fit in with ADV crowd, then never going further than Starbucks for a $5 Latte . Is a waste of a good bike. Please sell it and burn your man card.

I'm a KLR guy. Doing it cheap is my thing.

Have to because I'm poor, but rich in fortitude, and good ole John Wayne guts and glory.

I like booze, women,bikes,and the American way. If you don't, you must be a commie.

I've done more miles per dollar than 99.99% advriders.

I'm proud to be an American,KLR rider, and a Chinese engine owner( did I mention I'm cheap?).

I wish Harley would get off their a*s and make bikes for the common worker. Build an smaller commuter for the american (built in America, not Italy) and your sales will double. Only the 100k incomes can now afford Harley.

Rant over for now.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 17, 2009, 06:21:34 PM
OK, chuckllr -- I'll ask the question -- just where are you located?  We've got Forum members all over the US and, for that matter, the world -- and it sounds like maybe we should get you together with some of the other folks to share a story and a beverage in person.  For that matter -- when you get going with building something to race -- if we know where you are we might find someone in the vicinity that can visit your shop -- or you, his -- and help with ideas and problems.

Welcome to the Forum.  Be a regular, get over the curse-word filter that I've installed, and think about getting on the Tuesday evening chat line so you can shoot the breeze in real time with others in this avocation/disability/addiction.

Signed -- Jon, a/k/a Seldom Seen Slim, owner of landracing.com


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chuckklr04 on December 17, 2009, 07:10:36 PM
Pearl river La USA

Put in the @#$ to not need the curse filter myself.

I can use all the help I can get.

This will my first time on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 17, 2009, 08:12:47 PM
Pearl River, hunh?  I'm sorry to say that I'm not up to date on my Louisiana geography.  Are you near anything?  Texas -- we've got racers in eastern Texas and Houston and such.  And there's an event a few times a year at Goliad, Texas. 

Or maybe you're close to Alabama.  Keith Turk is in the southeast corner of that state, and there are lots of racers that make the trek to Maxton, NC -- about two hours ESE of Charlotte.

We'll see you there -- or at Bonneville, for sure -- hey?  If you're going to SpeedWeek -- make sure to attend Salt Talks, the land speed racer gathering/picnic at "The Bend in the Road" on Sunday evening of SpeedWeek.  It's a get-together of about 300 or more racers and crews and helpers and everyone -- and we've got food and some drinks and lots of bench racing. 

Whatever event you attend -- Welcome.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: chuckklr04 on December 17, 2009, 08:30:47 PM
On the MS/La border on the gulf coast. 46 miles from the French quarter.


Title: Union Jack Speed Co..
Post by: thesaltydawg on December 21, 2009, 07:50:39 PM
Alright sooooo....My name Adam Randall, I live in Charleston, South Carolina..Originally I am from England, hence the 'Union Jack Speed Co.'..I am a motorsport enthusiast, particually F1, WRC, Sportscars/Prototype, MotoGP and all Classic racing..I much prefer road racing/closed circuit whatever you like to call it, lefts and rights!! Anyways since we are all here to try and go in a straight line I suppose it matters none!!

My father was the one who introduced me to motorsport being an enthusiast himself, and he turned me onto LSR Racing/Bonneville..Unfortunatly he is not with me, but I know he will be there in spirit when I eventually make it to the salt..

Planning on building an old brit bike, in search of a donor.....see you all soon-ish.....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dakzila on December 22, 2009, 12:03:50 PM
Welcome saltydawg.

There seems to be lots of brit bikes running LSR out here in the West. What brand of bike are you looking for?

Buzz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 116ciHemi on December 24, 2009, 06:35:38 PM
Hi, I'm Walt, a few of you might recognize me from BangShift.com. I have been hammering away on my 1982 Ford Escort building it to run down at Maxton in Time Only or G/GRS. I hope to race in June, but I should be there to watch in April. I am up in Cadillac, MI and will be farther north in Houghton, MI by August, so Maxton is the closest venue for me to run at.

-Walt


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 24, 2009, 08:11:55 PM
Walt:

Wave as you go past on your way to Hoton.  Nancy and I live just south of Skandia, a little community about 20 miles south of Marquette.  Even if you're a car guy -- you can't be all wrong.  Why are you going up to the Keweenaw?  Going to Tech?  Student or instructor?  Good place to go, either way.

And when you're at Maxton -- come find us.  We'll be there, for sure, for sure.

Jon, MTU '70


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 116ciHemi on December 24, 2009, 09:09:31 PM
Dan Stokes warned me about you.  :-) I will be a freshman up there in August unless a scholarship sends me elsewhere. I will see you in April.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: stratman59 on December 24, 2009, 10:54:37 PM
welcome aboard

hope to see you at Maxton :-)

better watch Dan he will  put you to work  :-D

Robbie


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on December 25, 2009, 09:36:04 AM
With all due respect to other schools -- choose Tech.  You won't regret it.  You'll get a wonderful education in a location that you'll always remember - partly because it's not like any other part of this country.

Merry Christmas.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: khracing on December 26, 2009, 10:56:45 PM
Name: Kristian Hesselmark
age: 39 (i think)
place of birth: Mora, Sweden
place of living: Kvidinge, southern most parts of Sweden
work: forkliftdriver @ Ramlosa factory
racevehicles: EVO 550bhp, gokart 55bhp, pitbike 22bhp
dailydriver: Civic -90 on 17´s
funstuff: 39cc miniquad, 150cc midsizequad, 110cc gokart, 110ccpitbike
other stuff: waaaaay to small garage for all my toys
likes: my girlfriend Lollo, her daughter Jennifer who als has a pitbike, music, racing, drifting etc
dislikes: war, dishonest people (way to many out there), liqour, + tons of other stuff
racing: I compete in Drifting on a serious level
where will i be in ten years: still racing i hope

 regards /
.............Kristian, Sweden  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ole Yellar on December 26, 2009, 11:13:44 PM
Hey Guys
New to this forum. But been riding forever. Just bought a bike which is totally wrong for LSR but who Cares. I can do a personal best with it. Bought a Suzuki M109R Just looking at what I can do with it. So I am going to be looking around and following the threads. This is a cool site.
Bob


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fordtech58 on December 27, 2009, 04:15:30 PM
Hello to all,
will start off to say I've been drag racing for 35 years at New England dragway in Epping NH. I attended Loring last year to check it out and spectate with a friend Tom P. who ended up running 214+ on his 08 Busa. I also met the California kid and Bullet Bob Friday afternoon avoiding the rain in their pits next to Tom's. I'll be running my 05 Busa and may even bring my 84 RZ350 to run the p/p class as it looks like the ECTA record is 105.5mph and being the rookie that I am I believe I could easily cover it. My focus will however be on the Busa, hoping to possibly get some tuning from Johnny Cheese and just to put down some safe laps and try something new. My Busa's run 9.215@150.83 in the 1/4 mile so I'm looking forward to gearing and letting it sing for 40 seconds plus. Can't wait for July! Rick B.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: stratman59 on December 27, 2009, 09:59:48 PM
Welcome

fordtech old yellar and kh

This is a cool place to hangout


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wobblywalrus on December 28, 2009, 01:04:21 AM
Kristian, what part of Sweden are you in?  That looks like chinese writing on that car door.  Welcome to the site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: khracing on December 28, 2009, 06:01:39 PM
Kristian, what part of Sweden are you in?  That looks like chinese writing on that car door.  Welcome to the site.

 Its Japanese :-) It says, "Fujiwara Tofu Shop (private vehicle)

 from the japanese anime - InitialD
 the car is my old driftcar, an Corolla AE86

 I+m from the southern most parts om the countrý, 90kms north of Malmoe


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2006superglide on January 01, 2010, 12:05:42 AM
Hi, My names Rich, have been riding bikes most of my life. And then a movie came out, Worlds fastest Indian. And guess what, I had to go to the salt. I'll back up a bit. When I was a kid, my heros were and still are, Steve McQueen, Malcom Smith, Mickey Thompson, John Wayne. Well anyway, I thought the Challenger with the pontiac motors was the coolest thing on wheels. I had started to dream about going out to the salt, well, some time passed, I moved to oregon, met a pretty young gal, started a family, and my dream got lost. I rode dirt bikes every where I could, had a R C engineering built 900 kawi, with a 1015 kit, drag raced that for awhile, built choppers in the 70's and thru the 80's. Had a dozen or so Triumphs, those were fun. Needless to say bikes are in my blood. So, I am going out to Bub speed trials 2010, with my 2006 superglide, in what a believe is the PPG class, any one can correct me if that is the wrong class, as I'm new to all of this. But anyway, I'm really looking forward to being out there. Went on a ride with some friends in 08, the week after Speed week, and the week before the BUB speed trials, took my 2006 superglide out on the salt, couldn't find the courses, that's a big place out there. Any way, I got the superglide up to 115mph in 4th gear, what a rush. Learned some valuable things that day. First make sure the helmet visor is tight, second, it was so brite out there, my sun glasses weren't dark enough, I couldn't see, it was brighter than any snow I have been in. Well, I'd like to hear from anyone, about the salt. Later Rich


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thesaltydawg on January 03, 2010, 12:45:38 AM
I am a Trump guy Buzz...twins..I am into all twins, Brit and Jap....It would be nice to put a Brit bike down road but you can't beat that Jap engineering (and aquisition of used parts)!! :mrgreen:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dakzila on January 03, 2010, 03:54:57 PM
I am a Trump guy Buzz...twins..I am into all twins, Brit and Jap....It would be nice to put a Brit bike down road but you can't beat that Jap engineering (and aquisition of used parts)!! :mrgreen:

Triumphs are great.  I grew up on Cubs and Bonneville's.  I've been running Kawasaki bikes for about 20 years but lately have been thinking about building a Triumph for LSR.

I look through all the on-line classified sites pretty often so If I run into a screaming deal on a thumpher I'll let you know.

Buzz


Title: First post....hello hello.
Post by: Heath Hamilton on January 04, 2010, 01:58:58 PM
Hi all.

First post here.

My name is Heath Hamilton.  From Chicago.

I have zero experience with LSR, don't own a race car, etc.  In fact I'm a complete rookie when it comes to anything having to do with the Flats.  But I'm enamored with them.  I'm an Indy Car guy admittedly.  But a couple of months ago I had this crazy dream, where I was speeding across the Flats at night on a motorcycle, it was pitch black, except for some kind of fire in the far off distance, and I knew that if I kept riding towards it I'd be ok.  Anyway, it was kind of a "If you build it, they will come" moment.  Since then I've been drawn to the place and will be making my first visit during Speed Week in August, which funny enough is on my birthday (8/16).

Hope to meet some of you there.  Maybe by then I'll have this crazy bike I dreamt of?  LOL!

Heath


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on January 04, 2010, 02:17:58 PM
Welcome to the site Heath, man are you in trouble, you are dreaming about Bonneville and you have never been there :-). Sounds like you need a busa and call it HHH racing. Heath Hamiltons Hayabusa. :cheers:

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 04, 2010, 02:22:31 PM
Howdy, Heath.  Welcome to the site and the Forum.  Hey -- if you're going to be at SpeedWeek this year (got room reservations yet -- or are you camping) -- we'll schedule a huge party the day before your birthday.  Sunday night, at the Bend in the Road, we'll have a burgers and hot dogs cookout for about 300 -- and it'll all be just to celebrate your birth.

Well, not really -- that's the picnic we call "Salt Talks" and it's a yearly event -- but if you want to think it's for your birthday -- great.  Do plan to be there -- it's the biggest gathering of racers and crews and spectators and event workers at SpeedWeek, so you'll be able to meet and shoot the breeze with all sorts of people -- including Nancy and me.  Plan to buy a t-shirt there, too -- we get special ones made up for Salt Talks.

C U then.  Be active on this Forum, too, hey?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 04, 2010, 02:57:28 PM
Heath, welcome to the forum. As it gets close to speed week there will be a lot of postings on what you need to take with you. It's called survival on the salt. It's hard to rent a car in SLC so you might consider driving and there again there will be a lot you need to know about how to get the vehicle ready and clean it when done. Keep checking in.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Heath Hamilton on January 04, 2010, 03:00:38 PM
Thanks for the responses!  I haven't even looked in to hotels or anything yet.  Is there a specific place that all the teams stay? The cookout sounds like a great time.  Are most of the people that participate a friendly bunch?  f

I'm pretty excited about my first trip to the salt.    I dunno about the 'busa.  I think I'm more of a v-twin guy.  

I've got a bone stock 1971 International pickup, 60K original miles..  Maybe I'll bring it....slowest land speed record for a production truck. LOL!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bbarn on January 04, 2010, 04:29:54 PM
Heath, you will not find a friendlier, more helpful bunch of people anywhere in the world! Scan the board, post your questions and be as prepared as you can. You will find undoubtedly that you will forget something or run into something you didn't plan for. People on the salt from the drivers, to the crews to the officials will help you out however they can to get you running. It is something you have to experience to really appreciate, the people you meet at Bonneville are truly the salt of the Earth! (pun intended)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Heath Hamilton on January 04, 2010, 05:31:03 PM
So awesome......


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 04, 2010, 08:02:18 PM
All the teams stay - - any danged place they can find a place to unroll the sleeping bag.  All of the commercial lodging rooms -- from dumpy to top-shelf -- will be rented at premium rates and darned near every one will be sold.  A very popular place is to camp at The Bend in the Road.  It's BLM land and there are no fees - and no amenities.  In the past few years we've provided porta-potties, at least, and there's a truckstop with showers and a fine dining place (the Salt Flats cafe, a Mexican eatery where you'll find loads of racers most any time of day).  Back to BiR -- limitless camping -- thousands of folks could stay there without getting it overcrowded.  It's first-come, first taken, so be ready to stay hundreds of yards away from the "center" of the action.  There's no action except lots of friendly sharing of stories, sometimes food, and occasional loud noises.  It's on the entry road to the Salt Flats from the Interstate -- at the only turn in the five mile long road, ergo it's the "bend in the road".

As for the people that participate at Salt Talks -- well, as one of the two "hosts" (Nancy, my wife, is the other host(ess)) -- I think everyone's pretty friendly.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: salt27 on January 04, 2010, 10:37:36 PM
Heath,
This may have been the fire off in the distance you spoke of in your dream.
A common sight at the Bend.

Don


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dw230 on January 04, 2010, 10:59:44 PM
"...we'll schedule a huge party the day before your birthday."

May be the day before his birthday but it will be mine.

DW 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2006superglide on January 05, 2010, 01:57:52 AM
What? Did I say something wrong? I just want to run on the salt. later rich aka 2006 superglide


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bvillercr on January 05, 2010, 02:55:51 AM
What? Did I say something wrong? I just want to run on the salt. later rich aka 2006 superglide

welcome and no you didn't say anything wrong.  Sometimes posts get missed because someone posted just behind you.  This site will take you to the most current post, looks like most didn't read yours.  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Peter Jack on January 05, 2010, 05:55:09 AM
Hi Rich. Your plan made so much sense that probably nobody saw the need to reply. The best advise I can give is go to the Bub event website using the link from the home page of this site. See what's required to enter and meet the class requirements. Prepare the bike accordingly. Go, be safe, have fun, and go fast.

Pete


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Heath Hamilton on January 05, 2010, 09:14:53 AM
Is there a day(s) when the runs will be the most interesting or entertaining?  Are the first few days just test and tune days and real attempts are saved for the last couple, or does everyone hit the salt running?  Trying to work out my plans. 

I'll have to figure out accomodations and transportation, etc. So most of the teams camp? I don't mind camping.  In fact I think my wife would prefer it too.  We are both speed nuts.  We camp outside turn 1 for the Indy 500.  But I thought maybe there was some kind of a crappy hotel that only you hard core guys knew about, kind of like we use to have at Indy, where people have been hanging out and partying in every season since the 1950s.  it's a nostalgia thing I'm looking for. :)

I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone and getting immersed in this whole thing.  Seems like a pretty tight knit community of DIY racers.  I love it.

Mostly, it's pretty exciting, because it's completely new to me.

Can anyone recommend any good books or literature to check out so I can learn more about the history? 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 05, 2010, 09:58:09 AM
HH, there are probably a couple of 1000 threads of interesting reading on this site.   Once you have read through you will see complete answers to all your questions.  Wendover has a thousands of rooms, most will be booked Friday and Saturday with gamblers and racers trying to pose as gamblers.  The casinos prefer folks that leave a lot of cash behind....dah
A lot of racers break and go home early, if you are going to speedweek plan to be there on inspection day, you will see a lot of the cars opened up.  The cars will be lined up and as long as you don't try to talk to folks during the inspection process under the tents you will be fine. 

Rich, welcome, you didn't mention which meet you wanted to attend... or I missed it... all bike, car and bike, and if you want to run for a record or just run for fun.  As mentioned, the all bike Bub is a great meet.  They have run whatcha brung and record attempts.  Read through the Bub section.  If you want to see cars too, then Speedweek or WoS.

Have fun, see ya on the salt  8-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2006superglide on January 06, 2010, 12:49:00 AM
Hey guys, thanks for replies. And yes, I'm planning on being out at the BUB speed trials. the bike is mostly stock, except for pipes, air cleaner change, and remap. It does run pretty good, but the salt gods will determine what happens. I will prepare as good as I can. Looking forward to meeting many new friends. Thanks again. Rich


Title: viewing......
Post by: Heath Hamilton on January 06, 2010, 05:48:55 PM
How is the course set up?  When the cars are making their passes, do they run perpendicular to a viewing area?

Sorry for being a rookie... :-D


Title: Another new guy...
Post by: iguana on January 06, 2010, 06:55:43 PM
Hi, my name is Mark and I think I have a disease.

I grew up as the son of a street rodder. Dad did most of his own work on his cars (always 33 or 34 Fords), apart from bodywork and engine builds, and I learned to wrench from helping him out. Our family spent a lot of time going to various street rod meets up and down the west coast. While I really appreciate the street rods, my enthusiasm has always been on the motorsport side.

I went to the salt flats for the first time last September for the USFRA event. Spent most of my week on the 1-mile course, running the 130. Had a great experience, even though I threw two rods on my WRX at about 133 -- on my first run. Did manage to spend some time over in the big boys’ pits.

Along the course of the week, I think I picked up some kind of disease, because I am now preparing to devote a big pile of time and money building and running a car that I can expect to drive, at most, 500 miles (if I’m very lucky) in its life.

The 5-year plan is to build an I/ Lakester. Initially normally-aspirated, but put a turbo on it later. Maybe even streamline it, but that’s probably a decade away. This year will be to design, plan and maybe start sourcing parts for the lakester, and head back to the WoS event to get my 130 certificate. I’ll start building the lakester in 2011. Considering what I’ve read here and elsewhere, 5 years might be a tad optimistic to get a well-sorted car, but that’s the goal.

This is an awesome site, btw. A wealth of information and experience. And what seems to be a pretty good crowd.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 07, 2010, 10:55:43 AM
Mark, welcome... I think the I lakester idea is a good one.  We have been thinking about running in that class again, but only time will tell.  There are several small engine lakesters in work, you better get started.  Stop by car 1000 H/BGL or BFL at WoS and get some ideas... some good and some bad... I can tell you which is which...


Title: Camping at the flats for SW
Post by: Heath Hamilton on January 09, 2010, 09:52:05 AM
So my wife and I are pretty keen on camping for SW.  Trying to figure out a schedule, as far as when to get in, and right now I'm thinking flying into SLC, renting something to drive over to Bonneville.  What's the name of the place where everyone camps out? Do I have to get any kind of permit?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 09, 2010, 10:04:37 AM
HH, start reading threads on this site... all your answers will be revealed


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: *RP* on January 10, 2010, 07:26:50 AM
Like a lot of others I have been unemployed for 6 months.  I finally re registered from my home PC since I must must be becoming senile and couldn't figure out my previous log in I used on my work PC.  Anyways, I crew on the MV Agusta team and have been part of the British Only Fuel Triumph team since 2000.  Now that I am able to log on again I'll throw my 2 cents in from time to time.  For a hobby I restore 70's Kawasaki  paint jobs.

Ralph Pitlock
www.paintworkz.com   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 10, 2010, 10:35:37 AM
RP:

Welcome (back).  I missed you and the team this past summer -- but hope you'll be back soon anyway.  Maxton is only a few months from now and is a great tune-up, remember.  What's goinng on with the MV team?  Are you still with them?

I still tell folks how the cooked-to-order breakfasts at your Bville pit are the best way to start the morning (well, except for maybe a meal at the Red Flame). 

Don't be a stranger now that you're back here.  Best wishes.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on January 10, 2010, 10:46:42 AM
Wen you are driving out to the SALT you will see the MOB on your right at the "Bend of the Road"---most of the FREE camping is done within a mile of the Bend!!!!!!!!!!  enjoy :-D  :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: twinsport on January 10, 2010, 03:08:46 PM
Hi there

I am Brian Lees from Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. I am interested in running a bike in 650 P/PP at Bonniville and maybe MPG and MPF. I have a bike in mind but need to do research on rules etc. One of my biggest questions is how much do you loose for traction on the salt. I look forward to getting educated on the ways of the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on January 10, 2010, 04:50:39 PM
Welcome, always good to see more bike guys & gals. Lots of good info. As far as traction goes. depends. See how helpful we are!! :evil:
Seriously, Sometimes it is almost no slippage sometimes a lot. Weight is your friend at Bonneville.

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 10, 2010, 06:16:31 PM
Brian, welcome to the site. You might look into the North West Bonneville racers banquet on Feb. 13 - 10. It's in Portland and a great party. It's all LSR. The information is on the cover page of this great web site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on January 10, 2010, 09:49:51 PM
Brian, slip is very hard to predict, a lot of it is rider control.  We generally see 5-7% slip on the top end with the bike according to calculations.  The more you spin, the hotter the tire gets and more prone to failure and chunking. 
Have seen 17% when a rider was learning....  :| 
A lot of tires have not lived through a 200 MPH run and then again I've see a tire that went 272 that still looked like new.   8-)

Welcome and good luck with your adventure
I think Jason McVicar lives in your neck of the woods, you should look him up.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: *RP* on January 11, 2010, 06:02:35 AM
RP:

Welcome (back).  I missed you and the team this past summer -- but hope you'll be back soon anyway.  Maxton is only a few months from now and is a great tune-up, remember.  What's goinng on with the MV team?  Are you still with them?

I still tell folks how the cooked-to-order breakfasts at your Bville pit are the best way to start the morning (well, except for maybe a meal at the Red Flame). 

Don't be a stranger now that you're back here.  Best wishes.


Hey Slim,
Nothing firm on plans for the MV team that I know of other than Ken stepped down from the Crew Chief position and the team.  Roosevelt will probably ride the MV at the BUB meet and for sure ride the British Only Triumph at Speedweek. Ken and I are tweeking on the Triumph to make sure it is still legal in Modified.  There have been a lot of rule changes the last few years that effected us.




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sqrly on January 11, 2010, 11:38:32 AM
I fell out of the tree and landed here!  Looking around a bit, it seems nice and friendly, just like the rest of the motorcycle world.

I spectated at BUB for a few hours in Sept. 09, and I am going to try to get a bike ready for Bonneville this year.
I do have a couple questions that I have searched for but haven't found a solid answer.

I am interested in ether Speed Week, or BUB.  How can I get the most runs per dollar?  Like at bub, I see the "run what you brung" is $250 for a T-shirt and 2 timed runs.  If I enter a class for $400 (I think) is that per day or the whole meet?  If it is per day, how many runs could I expect to run?

The other thing I was wondering is leathers.  I have a brand new 1pc Vanson, that I bought for road racing effort that has been cut short due to a severe leg injury.  The problem is that it is full perf, and has Kevlar stretch panels on the inside of the arms, legs and crotch.  I see that will not pass tech for Speed Week but may for BUB.  Can I wear a simple leather jacket and pants over the race leathers?  I have $1400 invested in my suit and I would like to get some use out of it.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 11, 2010, 02:06:59 PM
The subject is pretty-well discussed on this Forum -- so you might try searching using the built-in device.  In the meantime -- think of 5 - 10% loss.  You'll be in the right neighborhood.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on January 11, 2010, 03:49:00 PM
sqrly, the # of passes at Speedweek is probably, virtually unlimited on the short courses if they have two short courses like we have the last two years. If you qualify for the long course you can get two runs a day usually.
As for your leathers Vanson could fix them to meet our rules. I have 30 yr old Vanson leathers and the altered them to fit my current "profile". :-D

 Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 11, 2010, 04:10:49 PM
Fred did they add spandex. :roll:
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on January 11, 2010, 04:16:44 PM
Lotsa bull!!! :wink:

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dinotheweirdo on January 13, 2010, 09:38:02 AM
Hey Guys ...Dino here (Former Announcer At Dover Drag Strip-Wingdale,N.Y.).....always looking for old Dover Guys ,Cars & History. See our Tribute Site  at www.doverdragstrip.com
 Almost 700 Dover veterans on forum and we have saved over 3500 photos .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sqrly on January 13, 2010, 02:41:43 PM
Fred Vance, My Vanson is perfed from the neck to just above the knees.  Thats why I was thinking a set of welding leathers over top of my Vanson.

I did happen to find the answer to the class entry vs Run what you Brung.  It was in the most obvious place (on the front page), instead of hidden within the rules (where I was looking).

If I read your post right, I think your hinting that SW offers more chances to run in a meet that BUB due to the extra corse.  That is good info, I will check it out. Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 13, 2010, 02:59:42 PM
It's  also a 7 day meet.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sqrly on January 14, 2010, 12:00:01 PM
Since I do most of my riding and events solo, how many crew members should I have along when running a self starting sit on bike?  I an thinking at least one, but two with a second vehicle and two crew would be best.  Sound about right?

Also, if I enter two bikes, can I have a crew member wait in line with one bike while I run the other?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on January 14, 2010, 12:03:10 PM
Different events have different rules -- which one are you talking about?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sqrly on January 14, 2010, 05:29:57 PM
Different events have different rules -- which one are you talking about?

Speed Week and BUB.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bak189 on January 14, 2010, 07:04:38 PM
You can wear your Vanson roadrace leathers at the BUB....not at Speedweek unless you make mods.
The $400.00 entry is for the duration of the event.......depending on entrees and weather you can get
3 to 5 runs a day at the BUB.......You do not need any "crewman" for the BUB as you are allowed to ride your bike back to the pits and/or starting line-up.......For BNI Speedweek you have to trailer and/or tow your bike back, so you need crew help.......The BUB event also has more then one course,
run what you brung, short course, long course.......................At the BUB event you will find that the course (salt condition) is better due to the fact the course is not being torn up by wheelspinning cars.
In addition, on the last day of the event Denis Manning hosts a outstanding awards presentation at which
(depending on class entered) you may get a dollar award for going fast............................................

If you want to see very fast cars race......BNI Speed Week is the place......if you want to race your bike
BUB is the place.....both are outstandng events,,...........................................................................


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: jrbsa on January 15, 2010, 11:31:39 PM
Hello My name is Jason Ross, I've been building cars since I was 9 and still do it to this day, only now it's cars, british motorcycles and boats. I was a machinery tech / machinist in the uscg for 5 years and built hot rods professionally for a year after that. Someday I would like to build a vehicle to take to bonniville, will it ever happen? who knows but at least here I'm sure there are probably plenty of people who share the same dream.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bbarn on January 16, 2010, 01:59:57 AM
Hello My name is Jason Ross, I've been building cars since I was 9 and still do it to this day, only now it's cars, british motorcycles and boats. I was a machinery tech / machinist in the uscg for 5 years and built hot rods professionally for a year after that. Someday I would like to build a vehicle to take to bonniville, will it ever happen? who knows but at least here I'm sure there are probably plenty of people who share the same dream.

Welcome aboard Jason! If you want to ensure building/running a car at B'ville will happen...just go to one of the events, it'll happen...boy will it happen!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wobblywalrus on January 16, 2010, 02:48:51 AM
BUB is set up so a person does not need a crew, as mentioned previously.  The person who goes it alone does everything and it is demanding.  The key to success is to give yourself extra time, including a bit for rest and relaxation.     


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: bubuche on January 17, 2010, 03:52:52 PM
hello

iam french
my name is eric and my project is to supercharged my sporster 1200 with amr 500 to use on the road
sorry for my bad english

a+ bubuche


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Streetwerkz on January 18, 2010, 09:48:23 PM
Josh

just an admirer of everything on this site.
probably wont have much to add, hear to learn and drool over the amazing talent and engineering here.

I am the owner of Streetwerkz Custom Powder Coating in Columbus Ohio.
Hope to one day run on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 18, 2010, 10:01:02 PM
Well Josh, welcome to the web. Great place to meet new friends. As you know there are many old timers on here. It's  the best help place for LSR. I am sure you will find others near you in Ohio or close by to meet with. Enjoy the forum.
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Streetwerkz on January 18, 2010, 10:52:14 PM
thanks :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LSR Mike on January 19, 2010, 09:14:56 AM
Hey Jason,

Where is the shop?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Streetwerkz on January 19, 2010, 08:44:59 PM
1608 Clara ave
Col. Oh 43211

right down by JEGS and the fairgrounds


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: LSR Mike on January 22, 2010, 08:49:29 AM
Oh yes, been to that particular Jeg's a couple times...When the West Side store doesn't have it. Then there's the run to the Warehouse for will call....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zor on January 22, 2010, 03:49:30 PM
Hello,

D.J. Zor here. Attended Speed Week for the first time in 2009, although it's been a dream to go for the last ten years. Just finished up six years in the Navy as a submarine machinist mate. Moving to Phoenix to begin a new career and be closer to the salt. I would like to get onboard with a team to help in the pits and get some hands on land speed experience and then pursue a speed record for myself.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 22, 2010, 04:36:53 PM
ZOR, there are several in the Phoenix area that are LSR.Ed Van Scoy, Sparky, Old crow. for a start. Welcome to the forum and your adventure into LSR.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racer on January 23, 2010, 01:56:26 AM
Started hanging around this site Sept. 2007 and thought it might be time to introduce myself.

Name is ray c wheeler, retired in 2004 from Millwright Local 102 in Oakland, Ca. after spending the majority of my life traveling from job site to job site and raising 2 out of 3 sons in my spare time.

THE NEED FOR SPEED
The one addiction that has stayed with me since drag racing a 1950 Ford in Great Bend, Kansas when I was 16 is the need for speed. Seems a hot 55 Chevy was always in the build stage during my 20's and 30's, although not nearly as addicting has my love for motorcycles that still burns stronger today then when I was a kid. Rode my first motorcycle in 1958 that belonged to my neighbor, after Viet Nam picked up a 1958 Pan Head and the rest is history.

2006 ----HOOKED
Discovered the BUB event in 2007 after a 17,000 mile summer jaunt.  Rolled out of Wichita after visiting a couple of real close friends on a Friday afternoon a few days before the BUB event started. After arriving at the event entered my 2004 H-D Dyna in the Run What Ya Bung class. With my daily rider with a high mileage 95" motor with over 65,000 miles recorded a best time of 134.394 mph.

2007 ----NEAR MISS HWY 1 BIG SUR  $44,000 HELICOPTER RIDE
Hauled Acura out of San Jose in the late afternoon headed for my 2nd event and made it all the way to the Lucia Lodge on Hwy.1 where I slid across the highway ( construction sand?) in the dark at 5 mph, coming to an abrupt stop against the side of a rock wall with my head. Knocked me out I was told by a couple of fine people that noticed a head light shining into the sky. After removing me from under my hot rod, they took me back to the Lucia Lodge and called for help. For a mere $44,000 a helicopter from San Jose delivered me to the Emergency room 4 blocks from home. The hospital released me the next morning with 1 stitch and a sprained left wrist. Seems the small cut on my forehead that bled profusely and the knocked out part had the emergency team worried. Close but no cigar, on the right side of Hwy.1, headed south is the ocean and a long way down over rugged terrain. Just glad to be here,what a night.

2008----  BUB Run What Ya Brung
After very few minor changes, once again rode into the Salt Flats, removed my travel gear, passed Tech and ran a top speed of 147.098 mph on my daily rider.

2009---- BUB SPEED TRIALS
6 passes 2 records
After doing my homework set 2 records in the 3000 M/AF 145.018 mph, 3000 MPS/AF 148.246 mph with a top speed of 149.811 mph.

2010 DREAM
Planning a few major changes this year and will attempt joining the elusive 200 mph club. Gearing, body work, more horsepower and ballast for traction.
Speed Week and then the BUB event for 2010.

See you there,
raycwheeler  usa



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 23, 2010, 09:57:52 AM
Well Ray it seems as the salt god's have bit you and you are hooked for life. The yearly salt fix is a requirement to keep a stable state of sanity. So welcome to the forum and enjoy what you waited a long to to do. Come to speed week as well and enjoy it even more.
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: racer on January 23, 2010, 08:24:52 PM
After the BUB event last year returned for Speed Week and the World of Speed.

thanks,

raycwheeler usa


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ScottG on January 24, 2010, 04:47:51 PM
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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on January 24, 2010, 08:37:59 PM
ScottG, it's working -- we can read you loud and clear.  Over and out.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zor on January 25, 2010, 05:19:25 PM
Thanks Glen. Looking forward to the move and meeting some new people. I hope Phoenix treats me well.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on January 25, 2010, 06:12:34 PM
 :cheers: zor, when ya get settled in Phoenix let me know.  I plan on Speedweek this year so maybe we can get together with Sparky and some of the others and make a road trip out of it!   Welcome to the addiction!   Salt, that is!  The Az. Old Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kliff on January 25, 2010, 07:13:26 PM
 :cheers:

Howdy all, kliff here,

retired mechanic, motorcycle, car, truck, stationary power unit...you name it. Finished out my last few years as an H-D parts manager. Still tinkerring in the shop  at home, just because I like it, but severely downsized, now I'm looking for HP in 50 & 150cc Chinese motorscooters, and building a real odd ball scooter. stetched wheelbase 150 China scoot, cramming in a turboed KLR650 Kawasaki dual sport power unit....hoping to see Maxton next year...

Still not a lot to look at....but getting there...

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/kliffsbuggy/IMG_1299.jpg)

 :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 25, 2010, 08:24:17 PM
Kliff, welcome to the site. Interesting build so keep us posted on how it's coming. Enjoy the site ask lots of questions and meet a lot of new people. Hope you achieve  your goals and speeds at Maxton.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: relaxedfit on January 25, 2010, 09:15:45 PM
Welcome kliff, can't wait to meet you down at Maxton. Your bike looks a lot like my fxdx the last time (and I do mean last time) the local HD dealer worked on it. There's a good chance you can already go faster on it than I go so come on out.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Zor on January 25, 2010, 09:21:58 PM
:cheers: zor, when ya get settled in Phoenix let me know.  I plan on Speedweek this year so maybe we can get together with Sparky and some of the others and make a road trip out of it!   Welcome to the addiction!   Salt, that is!  The Az. Old Crow.

Thanks Old Crow. I'll let you know in a couple weeks when I'm moved in.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kliff on January 27, 2010, 07:12:41 AM
Here's another pic, with the engine in place, so I can start tacking the intake tubing, and exhaust together, when the turbo arrives.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/kliffsbuggy/IMG_1359.jpg)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 27, 2010, 11:41:53 AM
Kliff
Interesting build. Why don't you move it or start a build diary in the build section. It keeps this introduction thread cleaner.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wobblywalrus on January 27, 2010, 11:57:53 PM
I see new concepts in chassis and suspension design for a turbo application.  Definitely a good candidate for a build and riding diary.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: kliff on January 29, 2010, 07:22:23 AM
Will do guys, thanks. :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: cwiehle0 on January 29, 2010, 02:54:00 PM
Chris Wiehle
New to Land speed but raced a lot in the past consisting of SCCA club, regional, national, and world Challenge, NASCAR RE/MAX, and SCCA Vintage.  Kids are getting older and I want to start plans for a LSR corvette.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kiwi Paul on January 31, 2010, 09:37:04 PM
Hi Everyone, Paul Gilbert here. Originally from New Zealand, my first trip to the Salt was as a lowly pit boy with Bill Ward`s Kiwi-A-Salt Street Roadster in `84. I must have caught the disease really badly, I had to move here as commuting from NZ was too expensive. I have missed four Speed Weeks in 25 years, was a partner/crewchief for Jay Storer`s F/FCC Record Holder, spent a number of years in the late `80`s/early `90`s in the Super Fours before moving to the Northwest to build Hot Rods. I have been self employed at this for the past 5 years after working at a couple of pretty well known shops up this way. Hence I have even less time to put my own Salt effort together. I am really interested in Salt/Lakes History, and have a pretty good collection of archival material, decals, etc, dating back almost to`49. Recently researched the Gary Richards/Denny Holtan single engined Motorcycle `Liner for a friend who, by a stroke of luck,has acquired the front half of the shell, complete with original lettering and paint....


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on January 31, 2010, 09:57:48 PM
Kiwi Paul, welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of history here. I am a club historian for the Gear Grinders. I have much of the clubs history going back to 1938, still looking for stuff.  There are several people working on the LSR history. There is a lot found and still a lot lost forever. We are always asking for anything LSR. I have been going to Bonneville since 1953 and spent the last 25 years in the timing trailer. We always enjoy the down under mates. Chris Harris e-mail every now and then. Join us on the chat line on Tuesday nights. See cover page to log on.
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on February 01, 2010, 09:51:41 AM
Hey, Kiwi Paul!  Welcome from NoPo!

 :cheers:

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SPARKY on February 01, 2010, 06:11:06 PM
Chris,  where do you live?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 01, 2010, 06:16:19 PM
Sparky, Chris is in NZ. If you  want I will PM you his e-mail address


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mnsledder on February 12, 2010, 10:10:28 AM
Hello. Ike from Detroit Lakes, MN. Been running, riding, & racing motorized machines for quite a while. Pretty heavy into snowmobiles, drags & speed runs. I've gotten the itch to run on the salt. I'd like to run a bike. I have an 86 Yamaha Fazer. I've read a lot about the runs but I'd like to get some real world advice. I will order a rule book when the time comes to get serious. I've read about the classes & the rules but was looking for a little clarity. Hoping you guys can help me out. Awesome site & thanks for the space.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 12, 2010, 02:39:23 PM
Howdy - and welcome to the Forum.  What name shall we call you?

As for your question -- go ahead and order your rulebook right now.  That way you'll be able to have it available when you ask a question and one of us tries to help you.  We can tell you something - and tell you to look on page such-and-such for the complete rule.

As for the Fazer (if you're planning on running it) -- the various classes allow no modifications from stock (save for a few safety items), basically stock bodywork and frame but much more in the way of engine changes and stuff like that, or darned near anything goes (in the "Altered" a/k/a "Special Construction" class.  The engine size determines which engine class you're in, simply put.  And then you decide if you're going to run in "gas" class, which means on fuel you buy at the event, or fuel class -- which allows you to use anything, from somebody else's (other than ERC, the event fuel vendor) stuff to bug juice to nitrous oxide - and so on.

Think of the class designations as a good effort to make sure you're running against other bikes that are pretty close to yours in modifications and engine size.  Potentials are something else, of course.  And finally -- you must consider, when choosing classes, that you must build to the speed of the record in your chosen class.  Mostly this affects safety items - but might include other stuff.  You'll have to ask on this one - but if you say "The record in my class is xxx, but there's no way I'll go that fast - I just want to get a taste of the speed" -- no, it doesn't work that way.  You must, I say again, build as if you were a legitimate contender for the record in your class.

Okay - get your rulebook on the way and ask away.

Regards,

Jon, owner of landracing.com, also known as Seldom Seen Slim


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: mnsledder on February 12, 2010, 03:08:32 PM
Thanks Jon. You can call me Ike (been called worse!) I will order a new rule book, are the 2010's available yet? Once I get one, I will study up. Forgive me if I ask dumb questions, I try to be well informed before I attempt something. As for being serious about a class, I always aim high.

Thanks again


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: willieworld on February 12, 2010, 05:54:26 PM
slim there is no altered motorcycle class ---just try to think of A  as Allowed--Allowed to do Almost Anything      LOOOOLLLLLLLLL      willie buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 12, 2010, 07:59:11 PM
Maybe there's no altered class -- but my nitrous bike with the AirTech bodywork is entered in what I called Altered -- and the SCTA didn't return my entries with a "no such class" mark on 'em.  But -- I see your point, don't worry.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: holdfastgreg on February 15, 2010, 08:24:49 PM
Hello from North Carolina.

Plan to make it out west and meet the salt for the first time.  Building a 650cc twin, 50cc single and if time permits a a 175cc twin.  As for now, the focus is getting the twin 650 buttoned up and bullet proof.

Any links/read ups/ I need to know about?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 15, 2010, 09:12:37 PM
First, second and third -- get a couple of SCTA 2010 rulebooks.  One for the lounge chair, one fore the back of the toilet, one for the shop.

Second -- read them and plan on visiting Bonneville this SpeedWeek.  Best NOT to run the first time -- you'll miss more than if you're just there to learn what others do.  If you do run -- go have a ball, go back home and read the rulebooks again.

Those are the first tips I'll hand out -- others will chip in with their nickle's worth any time now.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: holdfastgreg on February 15, 2010, 09:22:43 PM
First, second and third -- get a couple of SCTA 2010 rulebooks.  One for the lounge chair, one fore the back of the toilet, one for the shop.

Second -- read them and plan on visiting Bonneville this SpeedWeek.  Best NOT to run the first time -- you'll miss more than if you're just there to learn what others do.  If you do run -- go have a ball, go back home and read the rulebooks again.

Those are the first tips I'll hand out -- others will chip in with their nickle's worth any time now.

Rule books incoming!

I've been around racing along time per se - worked on IRL / F1 cars, raced vintage BMW's and VW's in SCCA, VCCA and BMWCCA and have been around AHRMA road racing.  Its cool to see stuff and take pictures but Dodge does it make me want to get out there even more!

Misguided on where to start and what to do next - been told a lot of different things!  Would like to do the mirage event first and get some runs / experience under me for the speedweek!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 15, 2010, 09:39:51 PM
I would think that Maxton would be the place to start. Sure is closer then El Mirage. But to run at El Mirage as a guest is a long way to go for 1 0r 2 runs. Running as a club member requires that you join a club to run for points and records. The Dirt is a lot different then the salt. I am sure some other racers will jump in here for more guidence to the difference to the venues. Good luck what ever you decide.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on February 15, 2010, 10:06:36 PM
holdfastgreg,   welcome,,, I am close by...in Midway (Between Winston Salem and Lexigton, just above Welcome)...

Maxton is a good place to start,,, less than 2.5 hours from here.

Let me know if I can be of any help.

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: holdfastgreg on February 15, 2010, 10:29:29 PM
holdfastgreg,   welcome,,, I am close by...in Midway (Between Winston Salem and Lexigton, just above Welcome)...

Maxton is a good place to start,,, less than 2.5 hours from here.

Let me know if I can be of any help.

Charles

I'm sure I could use your help!  I'd like to check out maxton, didn't know anything about it!  I'm familiar with Midway, been through there a bunch.  I live smack dap downtown Greensboro.  Good to meet people in the area who have the same interest.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SHughes on February 16, 2010, 12:58:35 PM
I've been lurking around here for a little awhile (trying to learn a few things) and finally decided to make a post.  LOL

I've got a Cummins Turbo Diesel I want to start racing (at Maxton since I live on the right coast).  I blew up the engine drag racing last year, it's getting rebuilt now and I'd like to do something different to try and further diesel motorsports beyond the typical drag racing a sled pulling. 

I'm not sure if the '99 Dodge will get the new engine or if my '56 Chevy truck - prefered- will get i either way I hope to some LSR soon.  If I ever move to AZ (I'm in the military) I would like to do some open road racing with the same truck.

Anyone in the MD, VA, DC area?



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: holdfastgreg on February 16, 2010, 01:34:55 PM
I've been lurking around here for a little awhile (trying to learn a few things) and finally decided to make a post.  LOL

I've got a Cummins Turbo Diesel I want to start racing (at Maxton since I live on the right coast).  I blew up the engine drag racing last year, it's getting rebuilt now and I'd like to do something different to try and further diesel motorsports beyond the typical drag racing a sled pulling. 

I'm not sure if the '99 Dodge will get the new engine or if my '56 Chevy truck - prefered- will get i either way I hope to some LSR soon.  If I ever move to AZ (I'm in the military) I would like to do some open road racing with the same truck.

Anyone in the MD, VA, DC area?



North Carolina here, and I just joined myself.
I travel to D.C. often to site sight and get away from life.  I mostly stay near Dupont circle when I am there.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wolcottjl on February 16, 2010, 04:59:44 PM
I've been lurking around here for a little awhile (trying to learn a few things) and finally decided to make a post.  LOL

I've got a Cummins Turbo Diesel I want to start racing (at Maxton since I live on the right coast).  I blew up the engine drag racing last year, it's getting rebuilt now and I'd like to do something different to try and further diesel motorsports beyond the typical drag racing a sled pulling. 

I'm not sure if the '99 Dodge will get the new engine or if my '56 Chevy truck - prefered- will get i either way I hope to some LSR soon.  If I ever move to AZ (I'm in the military) I would like to do some open road racing with the same truck.

Anyone in the MD, VA, DC area?

There are a few of us up here.  I am out near leesburg - Couple of guys out near Annapolis. 




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on February 16, 2010, 08:59:35 PM
S Hughes,,

Go with the classic 56 Truck

I am in Winston Salem, NC  about 2.5 Hours N of Maxton

Charles



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: SHughes on February 17, 2010, 09:35:20 AM
S Hughes,,

Go with the classic 56 Truck

I am in Winston Salem, NC  about 2.5 Hours N of Maxton

Charles



That is what I would prefer...money is HUGE deciding factor.  the 99 is a complete truck (could race this year), the 56, not so much.  LOL


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: CruZer on February 18, 2010, 04:03:32 PM
CruZer here. I'm new to LSR but have been a hotrodder and a Bonneville fan most of my life. I drive a '34 Ford roadster streetrod and am lucky enough to be helping Bearing Burner and Ridge Runner build a streamliner.
They have introduced me to a bunch of New Englanders who race and I found that amazing. I never knew there was much LSR activity out this way.
Since I'm a rookie here,I'll shut up now and pay attention.

Glenn


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on February 18, 2010, 06:30:59 PM
Welcome!  This is a good thread for newcomers to read:  http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,7503.msg116296.html#msg116296 (http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,7503.msg116296.html#msg116296)  :-D

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: btate on February 18, 2010, 11:23:35 PM
I've been lurking here for a few years. I finally have a car I want to build for LSR. I was going to build a 69 Camaro I have but it never really seemed quite right. Now I have a 40 Ford Coupe, or at least part of one that I'm trying to resurrect from a house fire. Here's a link to a build thread on the HAMB: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=428737 (http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=428737). I'm going to build the chassis and see what turns up for a powertrain. Looking at the rule book, I'm thinking I can run CGC or CBGC. Anyway, I have lots of questions and if I have any answers I'll try to help when I can.

Bill


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NorthStar Unlimited on February 22, 2010, 11:18:39 PM
Well... I'm here, new to the LSR scene. Kinda been paying a lil attention and reading a bit over the last 20 years. I've been active in the circle track world for about 15 years... just getting to be too much work every week. Got the SCTA-BNI rule book in the mail a few days ago... reading thru it now. If all goes well, I plan on my first Bonneville this August, at least for 2 or 3 days... getting a new business started, so who knows?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rcktscientist on February 24, 2010, 01:04:41 PM
Hi all, Ken Rappaport here. Been seriously into racing since 1966. Followed exploits of Arfons, Breedlove, Campbell in the 60’s. Been Drag Racing on and off most of my life. Most recently running a Blown FED in the Heritage Series Pro 7.0 class.  Built my first Fuel Flow Bench in 1981 after moving to San Diego. That led to meeting and helping such racers as the Eyres, Jack Dolan-Doc Jeffries, Rick & Nolan White and recently The Spectre AA/BGS. I’m a Mechanical Engineer presently working in Aerospace and also a car builder with a complete Fab Shop that is presently without a home due to a property line issue. Once that gets resolved, if I’m not completely broke, I’ll build my dream shop at my home and finally start on a LSR car. Presently going through withdrawals as I have little room to work and racing is on hold! Can’t wait to share a build diary.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on February 24, 2010, 01:24:21 PM
Welcome to the addiction Rckt!  Good luck with the dispute and your build!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HotRodV8 on February 24, 2010, 02:49:09 PM
Glad you're here Rckt.

It seems to me that a transition to LSR usually comes from some drag racing in the past. You will fit right in. Plus you will be a resource with an engineering background and that experience with other race teams.

Will look forward to your first LSR car build (your way) and wish you the best.

BTW, as you build that dream fab shop, many of us would like to see some pictures of that build too. See ya on the salt.

Bill


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 24, 2010, 02:55:39 PM
Ken, sent you a PM for your question. We need to talk. I will send another e-mail with phone contacts.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: debgeo on February 24, 2010, 08:28:55 PM
Hello my name is George and I am looking to build or buy a sidecar. I am interested in meeting people in Denver area to guide or offer info on Bonneville racing. I plan on running lower classes with a two stroke. This is all new to me as I am an ex circle track racer. Midgets & Modifieds. The rules state motorcycle engines . Are ATV motors legal? I have access to many atv two strokes. I know in some instances parts are interchangable with motorcycle engines and vice versa. Also on sidecars what king of small wheels are being used. I have searched forum but have not came up with info. I have been following this site for a while and am learning more everyday.THANKS for this great resource. :-) :-) :-)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on February 24, 2010, 08:45:32 PM
Jom Amo the originator of this web site lives in the DEnver area and races a bike and a car at Bonneville.
Go to the lsr forums on this cover page and click on members. look him up and send him a PM.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: debgeo on February 25, 2010, 02:08:33 PM
Thanks Glen. I contacted several people including Jon. The only one to respond back Was Willie. He is very helpful wished he lived closer again THANKS George


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on February 26, 2010, 12:33:55 AM
George, there are quite a few Denver LSR participants.  The first American hot rod to go over 200 is in Denver.  NRHS Sales is there, as is Speedlimit 1000.  I expect it will take Jon Amo a week or so to reply to a PM, he is a little busy with the new liner, the new baby, college and a full time job. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wide Open on February 26, 2010, 08:55:19 AM
Huge fan of LSR.  I have 3 Studebakers.  I have been observing them in competition for years and hope to go fast in one of them someday.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 5154Guzzi on February 27, 2010, 01:31:59 PM
 Hi everyone,    lurked here way too long enough and finally wading in from the shallow end.  I`m Bill Ross from Escondido Ca and have been running a 1000cc very green Moto Guzzi pushrod motorcycle at El Mirage and at the World of Speed for the last two seasons.  Hopelessly addicted to LSR and have really enjoyed the comraderie of this sport. I really appreciate all the time that Jon and most of you have put into this forum and especially his live race day coverage of past and future events. I`ve learned alot here and have been very impressed with the depth of knowledge and experience shared here by the members.   Looking forward to the future of our sport and meeting more of you on the lakebed and or on the salt.      Thanks,  Bill     www.teamsubtlecrowbar.pitpilot.com



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 27, 2010, 01:53:28 PM
Bill, I don't remember you by name, but the team name "Team Subtle Crowbar" sure sticks out in my mind.  Thanks for registering on the Forum.  We look forward to hearing more from you (easy to do -- since anything is more than zero).  As for meeting some of us on the Salt -- don't miss Salt Talks, this year on Sunday the 15rd of August at the Bend in the Road.  You'll meet many of us there.

Welcome to the Forum.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on February 27, 2010, 02:32:53 PM
Welcome Bill, good to have you. I think we were neighbors in impound at WOS. A great place to meet people.

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on February 27, 2010, 02:33:37 PM
Fifthturd?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 27, 2010, 02:38:01 PM
Good, Stan -- someone noticed.  I often will farkle with the suffix for the date -- i.e. the 2st, or the 27nd,etc.  Thanks for making my efforts worthwhile.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on February 27, 2010, 04:36:46 PM
Must be a slow day for the new business, Jon!   :-D

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on February 27, 2010, 05:08:49 PM
9-5 Monday through Friday -- doesn't include today, does it?  I spent time clearing snow from around our mailbox and that of a neighbor about a quarter mile down the road (our nearest), then put new lamps in the tanning bed.  Just now I vacuumed the floors.  Whew, I'm bushed -- and my entertainment does include farkling with the suffix for the dates.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on February 27, 2010, 07:22:16 PM
I LOVE it!!!  You do such a fine job Jon!!!  Keep up the good work!   :roll:   :cheers:

168 days....sigh...isn't August ever gonna get here?   :?


Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 5154Guzzi on February 28, 2010, 12:51:04 PM
 Thanks for the invite Jon, I`d be there if I could,  had no luck securing a few SW rooms during the online casino fiasco... so it`s a return to the WOS this year. Maybe next year !
    Thanks Fred,  I enjoyed meeting you in impound  at the WOS last year, hope too see you there again this year  :wink:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: PJQ on February 28, 2010, 06:37:05 PM
G’day  5154Guzzi,
Very sweet ride you’ve got there.

Best of luck for the 2010 season, hope the web site news remains free of injury stories.
From a Guzzisti down-under (72 Eldo, ex-LAPD)


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: NCSS on March 08, 2010, 01:21:53 AM
Hi,
my name is RC,  I own a small speed shop in Clifton Texas ( North Central Speed Shop) and I have been looking into building a lakes roadster. 
thanks RC


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RidgeRunner on March 08, 2010, 07:53:05 AM
Welcome. 

You have found another great resource, execellent brains to pick here.  Lurk a bit and ask a lot.

                    Ed


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on March 09, 2010, 12:10:09 PM
Welcome.  

You have found another great resource, execellent brains to pick here.  Lurk a bit and ask a lot.

                    Ed

Ed better to pick others brains than our noses  LOL.... :cheers: :cheers: :evil: :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: RidgeRunner on March 09, 2010, 01:15:39 PM
Charles,
           It's a big part of the appeal of LSR to me, all the knowledge that can't be bought because it's free, all you have to do is politely look and ask. 
           Going to try and talk our mentor into trying the liver mush at Mac's Sat morning the 10th, will be looking for you and the boys.

RC,
          Fair warning, the LSR hook sets fast and hard, no funner sport or better people.  Hope to get to see you having fun at a meet down the road sometime.

                                                                         Ed


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: FADED on March 11, 2010, 12:01:14 PM
HI, My name is Lance (aka faded). I am a big time hot rodder and been going to El Mirage since I was a kid with my dad. Now I am still going out monthly for the meets with my chillins. (ElMirage 2nd generation)I wanted to build something to run on 4 wheels but due to my money situation I'm gonna have to do it on 2 wheels. Not looking to set any records or blow minds, just looking to participate and have fun. (isn't this how it normally starts?). I am currently building a custom frame based off of a Yamaha mini enduro frame and my plans are to run the 100cc class with a Hodaka bullet. I plan on being out their in may to get it tech'd and go from there. I am a rookie so Im sure I'll have lots of question for you guys!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 11, 2010, 12:04:36 PM
Hello, Lance a/k/a Faded.  Welcome to the list.  It sounds like you've already got a good start in this avocation, so I won't spend any time telling you how it can (and usually does) get under your skin.  We enjoy it, though, and hope you will too.

Have you been lurking on this site and the Forum?  If so -- you'll have a good idea of the stuff we do and talk about -- and the ration of BS that you're likely to get.  Take it from there -- and don't be a stranger.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 11, 2010, 12:21:33 PM
Welcome Lance, BTW who is your dad?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: FADED on March 11, 2010, 12:26:45 PM
He wasnt a racer he is just a hot rodder. He did the same with me as I do with my kids. Send em off on the dirt bikes and then go watch the races and hang out in the pits. It doesn't get any better than that does it?   


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dakzila on March 11, 2010, 12:57:49 PM
 :cheers:  Welcome aboard Faded....

You'll have a great time on the bike and there's lots of help to get you through the rookie orentation and tech inspection....

Good luck and let us know how your bike is coming along....not many days left until the May meet.

Buzz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: HotRodV8 on March 11, 2010, 01:33:51 PM
Hello Faded - -

Welcome aboard!  :cheers:

I was a newbie in November. This is the best place to learn and listen about LSR. Ask questions anytime.

Let me mention that I have learned that kids are a part of land racing too. My first ever land race will be Speedweek in August at B'ville. My 8 yr old daughter will be there with me as I work on a cycle crew for the very first time. This sport is a family activity.

You are ahead of me with your bike build. I plan to be running on the salt on 2 wheels in 2011.

Bill


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: manifest on March 15, 2010, 01:22:16 PM
Zach Burns from East Tennessee

Always been a drag racer (started when I was 8 in a junior dragster).  After going to Maxton, NC a few times to watch and help my cousin Seth with his Production Pickup my little sister, Talor, started to show interest in racing.  She had just turned sixteen and it tickle me and our dad Brian to death that she wanted to race something.  We stuck her in my street driven '74 karmann ghia and sent her down the one mile course.  Third pass she broke the record in G/Gas Real Street at 114.04mph.  That was last April.  We have since ran the car at Maxton 2 other times setting one more record in G/Fuel Real Street at 117.??.  We went to Speed Week last August to watch and learn.  Plan on running the ghia in production class this year at Speed Week.  Hopefully by the 2011 season we will have Talor's Datsun, which she has had since she was 12, done.  It is a '75 280Z with a tube chassis, 9inch Ford rear with a not so average 4link setup, custom made front control arms, and plan on running a big block mopar naturally aspirated with a 4 speed jerico for movement.  45inch roof height makes for the lowest car I have ever built, and its not chopped!

www.manifestofspeed.blogspot.com


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on March 15, 2010, 01:40:40 PM
Welcome Zach.  Nice looking cars.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 15, 2010, 02:48:16 PM
Zach, welcome aboard. Hope all gets done in time for speed week see you there. Enjoy the web site, ask questions, you will find lots of help. :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Baz on March 17, 2010, 04:20:07 PM
Hello everybody, my name is Barry{Baz), over here in the UK.
I take part in Landspeed events on runways over here. I have many 200mph+ timing slips riding my turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa. I have visited the Salt Flats twice in the last 2 years. In 2008 I went to Speedweek and in 2009 I went to the BUB event. I plan to ship my bike over to the flats and ride in Speedweek, BUB and World of Speed this year. I have joined the BNI, AMA and the USFRA. I am looking for any help and advice, which anybody is willing to give me, as wel as offering my help to anybody.

The bike is stock bore 1300cc, JE turbo pistons, Carillo rods. More or less standard fairing. Garrett Turbocharger. Lowered Chassis, stock wheelbase, ceramic wheel bearings. Water/Methanol Injection.

I think my class at Speedweek would be 1350cc, Supercharged/Turbocharged, Partially Streamlined, Modified Chassis, Fuel Class. Is that correct?

Do the classes vary with each meetings?

Also looking for any advice on van hire, nearby workshop and storage facilities for between meetings.

Absolutely any advice, about anything which anybody can give me will be most welcome.

Looking forward to talking to you all and hopefully meeting some of you later in the year.

Thanks
Baz













Hello,
My name is....drum roll please.......Michael Lueders.

Who am I ?

Motohead

Photographer

Rocket guy

Cook and honorary crew member car #77- No Nitro Hammond


hmmmn...
After reading some of the other posts I feel I could add more info.
I grew up, partly, in Southern California. We used to play and camp at El Mirage..a lot. Rockets, dirt bikes, car surf etc. Some how I made it to adulthood. On several occasions we watched cars run. I spent a fair bit of time working in cabinet shops and building aircraft components for my dad. He worked with many talented individuals in the aircraft world and I grew up in aviation workshops and at airports. I have always loved racing and speed to the point of one of my sharpest memories is a very stern warning from my dad about my propensity for speed and my ultimate longevity in this world. I loved speed, still do. I have always dreamt of Bonneville and as a kid collected models, posters or whatever regarding the salt flats. To the point of when helping a friend move to Provo from Santa Rosa back in 89 and making him stop the rental truck on the shoulder of HWY 80 so I could fill up a 32 ounce cup with "the world's fastest salt". I rode with that 7-11 cup very near to me all the way back to CA and portions of it sat on my desk until 2002. I would play with it from time to time always dreaming of going fast or being a part of the Bonneville experience- the place of greatness.   

I always have been somewhat active within the motorcycle scene. I used to compete in trials events..truly as far from Bonneville as any motorsports could get.  I also got involved in the local road racing club, the AFM and then off road events. Now bear with me this is going somewhere!  I PROMISE!!

During all of my life my family has been very active in photography and image capture. We ran 16mm and super 8 gun cameras on the wings of planes and "buzzed" the Santa Monica pier on several occasions with my dad. I did still photos and more importantly got into video. I developed early on-board camera systems back in the mid 90's and ran the systems with considerable success. I've had some of my images on national broadcast TV and made the cover of a couple of moto mags with some pics.

Now we tie all the pieces together..told you it was going somewhere!

A friend of mine said there is a lady he thinks I should meet. She like motorcycles and is also single..oh, great a blind date!! Well..we meet and started to hit it off. Our second date was dirt biking where I clearly remember being worried if she could keep up only to have her blow by me when I looked over my shoulder..hmmn this could really work. She did the same thing as Sears Point during a track day a while later. I was passing on the outside of T6 on supermoto going around a couple of liter class sports bikes and around me goes this red blur all the way out in the marbles..holy cow what an amazing pass!!..Then I recognized the lady who had just passed me. I laughed, hooted and hollered so hard I missed the next shift coming out..she was gone. The lady?...Jeannie Pflum.

So to tie it all up..met the love of my life..stumbled into my life long love of Bonneville..get to take tons of cool pics..get to run on-board camera systems and get to launch some cool rockets too. Pinch me!!!

To me Bonneville is not just a flat spot on the Earth, a race venue or the best collection of the coolest people you could ever hope to meet. Yes, it is all that...but to me Bonneville is proof that God wants us all to be happy..all we have to do is follow our dreams and be true to our hearts.

Bonneville is truly a special place to me and I am truly blessed to be able to just hang out with everybody...truly blessed indeed. I say my thank you's every morning!

Sorry for the long post..


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on March 17, 2010, 05:16:49 PM
Baz, welcome to the LSR site. The first thing we need to know is where is the bike and equipment being shipped to. The 2nd will help you find a rental company or someone to help you get to the salt. Third do you have a place to stay. There are other questions that others will ask. We need as much info  from you so someone on this side of the pond can help you through this process.

Wendover does have some storage but very little in a shop. Ely is 125 miles south east and Salt Lake is about 110 mile east.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dw230 on March 17, 2010, 08:10:18 PM
Mike,

Nice addition to your intro.

DW


Title: vonbondo !live from riverside !
Post by: vonbondo on March 18, 2010, 11:25:49 AM
hello,my name is frank vonbondo and im an alcoholic !just kidding !ive been lurking about this board and decided to join after talking to a coulple of buds.i am more into the quarter mile kind of racing,but ive been wanting to check out the salt flat racing since i bought my first shop (summers bros ).i had to sell the shop due to the greedyness of my so called partner,but that wont happen again,and also,im  hooking up my machines and making parts.hoping to see you guys on the salt.frank vonbondo.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 18, 2010, 11:32:20 AM
Howdy, and welcome, Frank.  I'll be the first one to ask you where you're located.  And if you've been lurking on the Forum you probably know many of the ways of the placer -- and of the yahoos that hang around here, too.

Jump right in -- fill out the "questionnaire" back at the registration page so we know how to find you and all that stuff.  Think about putting in your birthdate, too -- so everyone can have a chance to hassle you on the day (just like they did to me all day yesterday).

Good to have you here.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Baz on March 18, 2010, 04:15:34 PM
Baz, welcome to the LSR site. The first thing we need to know is where is the bike and equipment being shipped to. The 2nd will help you find a rental company or someone to help you get to the salt. Third do you have a place to stay. There are other questions that others will ask. We need as much info  from you so someone on this side of the pond can help you through this process.

Wendover does have some storage but very little in a shop. Ely is 125 miles south east and Salt Lake is about 110 mile east.

Hi Glen

Thanks for the response.

I am getting the bike shipped to Salt Lake City airport. I have got a pretty good price for staying at the Western Ridge in Wendover, where I have stayed before. Was hoping to hire a van from Salt Lake City. My girlfriend is coming over between BUB and World of Speed, we plan to drive to Vegas for a few days then. I was hoping to be able to return the van and store the bike somewhere for that period.

I have found pre-entry forms for Speedweek and World of Speed but I can't find any for BUB, do you know if they are available yet?

Thanks again

Baz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 18, 2010, 06:52:27 PM
If you're saying that you'd like to store the bike (I assume in a trailer) back in SLC -- we've done so a couple of times.  Once was at the house of a fellow racer -- so that won't work for you unless you know someone that'll let you do it.  The other time we stored the trailer and the truck, too, at Diamond Parking - right near the airport.  They've got some security and it's a big place -- with enough room to let you park your rig without worrying about it being crunched by cars parked right close by.  There are likely lots of other places, too -- but Diamond did work well for us -- and it wasn't all that expensive.

If you're interested in storing the stuff at Wendover, there's Hansen's Self Storage in West Wendover.  It's both traditional mini storage and open area for vehicles, and it's where many racers -- and the SCTA/BNI trailers and equipment get stored.  They'll work with you to charge you for the time you're there, not just by the calendar month.  And there's even a hose and water spigot on the property so you can rinse off some of the salt if you're so inclined.  Note that there are varying opinions on whether or not to wash off the salt without doing a super-duper job of it - so do what you think is best.  There are two self-service car washes located within a half-mile of Hansen's (which is on the southwest corner of West Wendover) so you can use them if you prefer the high pressure/pay a bunch of dollars method for hosing down the salt.  Hansen's Self Storage # is 775 664 4004 (I think).


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: wobblywalrus on March 18, 2010, 07:47:47 PM
Baz, the BUB entry has not been issued yet.  There is a BUB section on this forum and someone usually says when it is issued.  There are links to BUB on the landracing.com homepage, too. 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: geh458 on March 21, 2010, 10:11:52 PM
Greetings.  I'm contemplating a change in my racing hobby,thought this might be a good place to start my research on land speed racing.  Presently I race vintage Alfa Romeo's sports cars, with the current car being a '72 Giulia Super sedan.  It's setup for duel purpose Street/track duty, but I've got to much into the project to take it out wheel-to-wheel racing, so I limit my track time to time trials and HPDE events.

So, let me post my first question:  The only two clubs with a web presence close to me that I've been able to find are "Gear Grinders" & "Road Runners", these are both at least 2.5 hours away in the event of trying to attend a meeting.  I live in Ventura County, is there a club closer than Orange or Riverside counties?



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: desotoman on March 21, 2010, 10:24:54 PM
Sidewinders meet at basically 101 & 405 Freeways. Gold Coast Roadster Club meets in Buellton.

Tom G.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ludite13 on March 22, 2010, 06:02:26 AM
Hello All!
  Yet another new guy here.  My name is James and I'm located in Asheville, NC.  I'm currently working on a rebuilt of a '72 Triumph street bike that I will run at Maxton in the pushrod production class.  It'll still be a street bike for the most part until I get some knowledge about things, then we'll see what evolves!  Hope to meet some of you in Maxton this April.  Unfortunately I won't have an entry, but will bring a few questions.  :-D

-James


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on March 22, 2010, 08:52:43 AM
James,

Welcome to the forum and to our addiction !!!

I am near Winston-Salem, NC

Hope to meet you at Maxton, stop by our pits and say hello.

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Baz on March 23, 2010, 03:20:10 PM
Baz, the BUB entry has not been issued yet.  There is a BUB section on this forum and someone usually says when it is issued.  There are links to BUB on the landracing.com homepage, too. 

Ok thankyou, I will keep a look out for it

Baz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Baz on March 23, 2010, 03:26:46 PM
If you're saying that you'd like to store the bike (I assume in a trailer) back in SLC -- we've done so a couple of times.  Once was at the house of a fellow racer -- so that won't work for you unless you know someone that'll let you do it.  The other time we stored the trailer and the truck, too, at Diamond Parking - right near the airport.  They've got some security and it's a big place -- with enough room to let you park your rig without worrying about it being crunched by cars parked right close by.  There are likely lots of other places, too -- but Diamond did work well for us -- and it wasn't all that expensive.

If you're interested in storing the stuff at Wendover, there's Hansen's Self Storage in West Wendover.  It's both traditional mini storage and open area for vehicles, and it's where many racers -- and the SCTA/BNI trailers and equipment get stored.  They'll work with you to charge you for the time you're there, not just by the calendar month.  And there's even a hose and water spigot on the property so you can rinse off some of the salt if you're so inclined.  Note that there are varying opinions on whether or not to wash off the salt without doing a super-duper job of it - so do what you think is best.  There are two self-service car washes located within a half-mile of Hansen's (which is on the southwest corner of West Wendover) so you can use them if you prefer the high pressure/pay a bunch of dollars method for hosing down the salt.  Hansen's Self Storage # is 775 664 4004 (I think).

Thanks Seldom Seen

Appreciate the help

Baz



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: DallasV on March 23, 2010, 04:14:15 PM
Hello everybody, my name is Barry{Baz), over here in the UK.
I take part in Landspeed events on runways over here. I have many 200mph+ timing slips riding my turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa. I have visited the Salt Flats twice in the last 2 years. In 2008 I went to Speedweek and in 2009 I went to the BUB event. I plan to ship my bike over to the flats and ride in Speedweek, BUB and World of Speed this year. I have joined the BNI, AMA and the USFRA. I am looking for any help and advice, which anybody is willing to give me, as wel as offering my help to anybody.

The bike is stock bore 1300cc, JE turbo pistons, Carillo rods. More or less standard fairing. Garrett Turbocharger. Lowered Chassis, stock wheelbase, ceramic wheel bearings. Water/Methanol Injection.

I think my class at Speedweek would be 1350cc, Supercharged/Turbocharged, Partially Streamlined, Modified Chassis, Fuel Class. Is that correct?

Do the classes vary with each meetings?

Also looking for any advice on van hire, nearby workshop and storage facilities for between meetings.

Absolutely any advice, about anything which anybody can give me will be most welcome.

Looking forward to talking to you all and hopefully meeting some of you later in the year.

Thanks
Baz

Baz,
I live just a few miles north of SLC (10 minutes from SLC airport), if your having any issues when the time gets closer let me know, I'll help however I can, let me know if you have trouble finding storage we can figure something out. I think just renting a van or small box truck from U-Haul or Penske may be the easiest but you can explore more options. Like I said, When the time gets closer or you get stuck on something let me know.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: geh458 on March 23, 2010, 05:34:29 PM
Sidewinders meet at basically 101 & 405 Freeways. Gold Coast Roadster Club meets in Buellton.

Tom G.

Thanks Tom, I'll check them both out.  I can get to where the Sidewinder meet in about 45min if there's no traffic (in Los Angeles, what are the chance of that).



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dakzila on March 23, 2010, 08:09:34 PM
Sidewinders meet at basically 101 & 405 Freeways. Gold Coast Roadster Club meets in Buellton.

Tom G.

Thanks Tom, I'll check them both out.  I can get to where the Sidewinder meet in about 45min if there's no traffic (in Los Angeles, what are the chance of that).



geh458,

The Sidewinders meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Members start showing up around 6:30 PM to have a bite to eat  and shoot the bull before the meeting starts. The meeting usually ends between 9:00 and 9:30 PM.
Perspective members are always welcome. You can get the meeting address from the Sidewinder web-site.

Good Luck,

Buzz


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: OUTLAW105W on March 28, 2010, 09:41:20 AM
hey guys and gals

im was brain storming or dreaming this morning about building a lsr vehicle or maybe even transforming my drag car into one ......

found this site and it is filled with tons of great info , im going to spend a couple of days just reading before i ask any questions

later Nick
www.429-460.com
"HOME OF THE FASTEST BIG BLOCKS"


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 28, 2010, 10:09:09 AM
All right, ladies and gentlemen -- lets take a vote.  Is "Nick" a new recruit to land speed racing -- or a spambot hoping that we'll follow the link and buy the stuff listed for sale?  "Nick" doesn't give us any information about himself -- location, age, any of that -- just a few words about his brainstorm/dream -- and then a link to a site that may well be of interest to us -- or may not.

What shall we do?  Let it ride for a while -- or ask him to identify himself or go away?

Nick, I'm not trying to be inhospitable, but rather trying to limit the incursion of spambots and other unwanted "visitors" to our Forum.  We've been suffering quite a few of these "invaders" recently, so it's a fair question.  Please let us know more about you and your interests.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Geo on March 28, 2010, 12:11:15 PM
Do a Google search... outlaw105w - just from different racing sites

If not spambot, I say spamidiot.

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Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on March 28, 2010, 12:36:16 PM
Hmmm....has that spam(bot) smell to it!

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 28, 2010, 01:13:25 PM
That's two votes and counting. . .


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on March 28, 2010, 01:23:07 PM
Jon:

  There's a good size forum there: http://www.429-460.com/forum.htm (http://www.429-460.com/forum.htm)  I'd say he's legit.

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: OUTLAW105W on March 28, 2010, 01:40:37 PM
my name is Nick Bruno , i do apologize if i said anything out of the ordinary , i was watching speed crazy this morning and it really caught my interest ..i even started a theard on my site http://www.429-460.com/general-discussion-f5/salt-flats-t4329.htm ...

sorry again ..i will move on ...and you are more then welcome to delete my post and user account


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Black Rose Racing on March 28, 2010, 03:04:45 PM
legit, Think he's talking about Car Crazy, the segment Barry Meguire shot at SW '09.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: landsendlynda on March 28, 2010, 05:55:24 PM
do you think maybe paranoia has set in?  I'm feeling kinda silly at this point.   :roll:  :|

Lynda


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 28, 2010, 06:29:05 PM
Yes, I'll admit to paranoia.  Seldom does a week pass without me finding a spambot or two, and this week -- hey, just this day -- it's happened again.  Since I'm the one that ends up getting the report -- and I'm the one that has to fix things if they go all to blazes because of the spambots (or whatever bad guys are getting in the system), yeah, I admit to paranoia.

I've had a few votes for "outlaw105w" saying he appears to be the real thing, and -- I'll go the rest of the way and ask if he'll forgive my comment this morning and stick with us for a little while longer - before deciding that we're not the kind of folks with which he'd like to associate.  I would hope that just the opposite result will obtain -- he'll see that we're all dedicated to land speed racing and want to keep this Forum as topic-centered as possible.

Thanks, folks, for helping keep this website THE land speed racing home.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: geh458 on March 28, 2010, 07:03:23 PM
Sidewinders meet at basically 101 & 405 Freeways. Gold Coast Roadster Club meets in Buellton.

Tom G.

Thanks Tom, I'll check them both out.  I can get to where the Sidewinder meet in about 45min if there's no traffic (in Los Angeles, what are the chance of that).



geh458,

The Sidewinders meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Members start showing up around 6:30 PM to have a bite to eat  and shoot the bull before the meeting starts. The meeting usually ends between 9:00 and 9:30 PM.
Perspective members are always welcome. You can get the meeting address from the Sidewinder web-site.

Good Luck,

Buzz

Thanks Buzz.  Not sure I can make it in April, but I've penciled it in on my calendar for both May 4 & 18.

Gifford


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dw230 on March 28, 2010, 09:26:57 PM
I say let the Ford kid stay. If he gets spun up like those skittles(NASCAR) people then re-think your position. You never can tell where the next Al Teague will come from.

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on March 28, 2010, 10:01:25 PM
My guess is you already chased him off...  :|  it's OK, we need thick skinned members.... the thin ones get insulted way too easily.  And we all know how John, Freud, Stan and Kent can be....  :-D


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: thundersalt on March 29, 2010, 12:20:32 PM
I see how it is. The guy is into big block fords and you treat him like a red headed step child. I feel so unwelcome now :cry: :cry:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 29, 2010, 12:50:57 PM
No, no, no.  Everyone knows that Ford stands for "First On Race Day", and how would we ever be insulting to that moniker?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: maguromic on March 29, 2010, 01:15:17 PM
And we all know how John, Freud, Stan and Kent can be....  :-D

All of four them are pussy cats or is it alley cats :evil: 


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 29, 2010, 01:48:20 PM
For the sake of stopping the spambots, Bob has recently jacked up the difficulty fquota for registering to this Forum -- from level 3 to the maximum, which is level 4.  Even so -- we got some in the system just last night.

So next we'll consider going to a much more secure method of restricting access -- which'll likely entail the potential registrant having to email me (or some other "judge of moral terpitude") to request registration.  It'll be a bother, but if it's the only way to keep the ads for dildoes and Viagra and such off the forum -- maybe we'll do it.

But first -- as always, any comments?  I know that the comments can ONLY come from folks that won't have to go through the process.  Nonetheless, I'd like your input so I don't go off half-cocked, restrict access, then have some good folks not register because of the new requirements.  I already scared off that Ford guy the other day - and don't want to repeat if possible.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on March 29, 2010, 02:15:31 PM
My only comment is that you might put a statement concerning the reasons for the level of difficulty in the registration area.

Stan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 29, 2010, 02:20:52 PM
Where should I put that statement -- in the Registration area, I suppose. . .?  I've been posting here in the Forum so you "regular" folks (constipated racers need not apply) know what's going on.  I'll have the notice appended thereunto right away quick like a bunny rabbit.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stainless1 on March 29, 2010, 09:45:52 PM
Why not tell them the first post must be in the into thread, include their name, location, a short bio, and end last line with landracing.com... all that do not comply will be considered a spambot and deleted...

I killed one yesterday trying to sell us sex toys... sorry Jon, you probably wanted that address...  :evil:
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: geh458 on March 30, 2010, 12:01:10 AM
Where should I put that statement -- in the Registration area, I suppose. . .?  I've been posting here in the Forum so you "regular" folks (constipated racers need not apply) know what's going on.  I'll have the notice appended thereunto right away quick like a bunny rabbit.

Jon,

I fairly new here, but if you have the ability to send an email to new people as part of the registration process that requires them to click on a link to finish registration, or enter a sequence of characters, that should stop almost all of the spambots.  This is something quit a few other board I go to do for ne members.



Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 30, 2010, 07:35:11 AM
"...I killed one yesterday trying to sell us sex toys... sorry Jon, you probably wanted that address..."


Nah, I've got Nancy.  'Nuff said?

PS  Thanks for getting rid of that one.  I got two PMs telling me about it -- but couldn't find it.  I did ban/de-list the "registrant", though.


Title: Hello from wilmington nc...how about a cheesy racing joke?
Post by: BooneHomes on March 30, 2010, 09:56:20 AM
just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I'm a redneck spectator from wilmington north carolina...our closest drag strip is an hour north in jacksonville.  let me know if anyone knows of other venues in south eastern nc.


There was a young fellow who was quite inventive and was always trying out new things. One day he thought he'd see just how fast a bicycle could go before it became uncontrollable. He asked his friend, who owned an old Mustang, if he could tie his bike to the bumper of his car to test his theory. His friend said, "Sure."

So the young man tied his bike to the back of the car and said to his friend:

"I'll ring my bike bell once if I want you to go faster, twice if I want you maintain speed, and repeatedly if I want you to slow down."

With that, off they went. Things were going pretty well, with the car driver slowly speeding up to well over 60 mph. The young fellow on the bike was handling the speed just fine. But, all of sudden, a black Corvette came up beside them and before you knew it the fellow driving the Mustang forgot all about the fellow on the bike and took to drag racing the Corvette.

A little further down the road sat Officer John in his police cruiser, radar gun at the ready. He heard the two cars before his radar flashed 105 mph.

He called into headquarters on his radio: "Hey, you guys aren't going to believe this, but there's a Corvette and a Mustang racing out here on Highway 3, and there's a guy on a bike ringing his bell and waving his arms trying to pass them!"


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on March 30, 2010, 10:21:21 AM
Mr.Homes:

Please introduce yourself with a bit more information.  Yes, we know you're from Wilmington and that you're a drag racer.  What's your land speed racing interest?

I ask because your post resembles those of the many spambots that we've had infest this Forum recently.  I'm certainly not accusing you of being one who hopes to take advantage of this world-wide website, but I do hope you'll understand my caution -- and let us know more about you as you continue your introductory spiel.

Regards --

Jon, a/k/a Seldom Seen Slim, owner of landracing.com


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rfross on April 02, 2010, 11:56:13 AM
Bob Ross - Warren, MI - a suburb of Detroit and home to the GM Tech Center

I was working up some travel plans to come out to Speedweek this year as a spectator because it's on my list of motorsports things to do. While working on that I stumbled across the USFRA web site and their 130 MPH class. So now instead of spectating I'm planning on some minor mods to my 2007 GMC 4 cylinder regular cab pickup to run. Hopefully my work schedule, which is pretty jammed this year, will let me fit it in else it will be 2011 or a run to NC for a ECTA event if they have a similar class.

I've driven past the salt on a number of occasions on non-race days but only stopped once at the end of the asphalt access road. I have wanted to come out for years to watch. If things work out right I'll be driving instead. While my truck will not come anywhere near 130 MPH in it's current form, the fact that I'll have an opportunity to drive in competition on the salt is what makes it so cool.

I've got a diverse motorsports background having particpated in ET bracket drag racing, club road racing, karting and as a volunteer corner worker for SCCA, CART and IMSA events all over the country. Now I'll be able to add "land speed racing" to that list and I'm pretty excited about that!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 02, 2010, 12:27:54 PM
Well, Bob -- you should be excited aboutgoing to the Salt for the first time - whether as a spectator or to run your vehicle.  It is THE ultimate driving experience if you ask me - and most of the other racers.

Get out there when you can -- and get down to Maxton even sooner.  There are links to both the Maxton (ECTA) and World of Speed (USFRA) websites on the home page of this website -- as well as a link to the SCTA's site.

Welcome to the Forum.  And - once you run at Bonneville it'll be too late for you -- you'll discover that it's addictive.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Avanti Dan on April 04, 2010, 02:01:28 AM
Dan Sallia here. Just thought I would check things out here at Landracing. I am going to El Mirage and Bonneville this year for the first time. I will be driving a car many of you will remember, the Burke Bros 1963 Avanti. The car was saved off of Ebay and I have a full compliment of people helping me restore the car and return it to it's racing glory days. From what I have been able to piece together Bill Burke first ran the car at Bonneville in August of 1963 when the car was less than a year old. He set the first of many records that year at 147 MPH. The car was raced at Bonneville and Muroc based on the decals still on the car. It set 15 speed records one of which is still on the books, 239.208 mph in 1979 in C/CBFALT. I will be using an R5 clone Studebaker engine for El Mirage with 500+ HP and of course in keeping with the nostalgic look of the car a Borg Warner T10 four speed. For Bonneville we will be using a Jim Lange prepped 304 Studebaker with 650+ HP. Our goal is to go 200MPH. But of course who isn't trying for that their first time out. 

The car, both engines and all of the work so far has been generously donated by a group of car enthusiasts and many Land Speed veterans. Dave "Avanti Kid" Bloomberg, Jim Lange, Pat King. Great shops like Eddies Custom Cars of Morro Bay, CA. High Gear Ranch of Paso Robles, CA. Westside Auto Parts of San Luis Obispo, CA. Bear Metal Kustoms and Early Wheel Company of Morro Bay. Along with technical support from Chuck Smith, Andy Granatelli, Steve Burke and others.

This project is a byproduct of my four year+ battle with cancer. This item #4 on my Bucket List, hence the name "The Bucket List Dream". Four things were on the original list and only three remain. This is the one that I thought was least likely to become a reality. I underestimated the Land Speed Family. They have always been and are still the most generous and giving people you will ever meet. I feel extremely priviledged to be given the chance to go to Bonneville. Even more so is this very famous and sound Studebaker Avanti with it's rich racing history. And to fulfill the dream with Studebaker power makes it very rewarding. See my first experience was in 1962-63 when my dad was friends with another guy who went to Bonneville in a Studebaker Avanti, one I watched being built, none other than Andy Granatelli. Ever since those days I have longed to drive across the salt at full throttle to see what it is like to go flat out for more than six or eight seconds. I feel extremely blessed and humbled by the outreach to me and my wife. Never more than two weeks ago, when what my wife and I thought was a routine check up revealed that my cancer had returned for the fourth time and I was looking at another surgery and perhaps other treatments. They say timing is everything and this is coming true in a big way with the Bucket List Dream. See you on the salt!
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/Burke%20Avanti%20Project1/BurkeBrosAvanti008-2.jpg)
Dan


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dr Goggles on April 04, 2010, 02:43:26 AM
Nice one Dan, dunno how many people watch this board but I reckon every single one of them will be with you on this. That story you have written above is everything great about this sport in a nutshell. You've nailed it straight up and in the end that's the name of this game....nailing it!
Dr G


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Beairsto Racing on April 04, 2010, 03:00:06 AM
Dan,
welcome to the forum and our sport.

If you feel inclined, please post some pictures of the Avanti's restoration. I'm sure there are lots who would appreciate your efforts in bringing a historic racer back to the salt.

Scott


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brian Westerdahl on April 04, 2010, 06:16:54 AM
Dan   I wish you all the best.  Great to see you getting all that help. See you on the salt.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: theazoldcrow on April 04, 2010, 10:27:35 AM
 :-D  Dan, welcome to the family.  It will be good to see another one of Mr. Burke's machines running again.  The Old Crow belly tank is one of his earlier projects and we all have a place in our hearts for his machinery.   Stop by the Old Crow pits and swap some tales with us.   Good luck, and, go fast!        Crow.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: cagedruss on April 04, 2010, 02:38:25 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Russell N and I am new here. I have been involved in Motor Racing for almost 30 years. I am the owner and lead fabricator of Racetech Motorsports. I have 2 customers that all ready race in SCTA and currently I am fabricating a 34 Ford Roadster for a customer.I am looking forward  to coming to the salt this year for the first time and serching the forum for all of it valuable info..


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on April 04, 2010, 02:51:22 PM
Welcome, Russ.  Is this you?? http://www.racetechmotorsports.com/ (http://www.racetechmotorsports.com/)

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: cagedruss on April 06, 2010, 12:14:45 PM
Welcome, Russ.  Is this you?? http://www.racetechmotorsports.com/ (http://www.racetechmotorsports.com/)

Mike

Yes Mike it is me. Thanks all!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: illiana on April 07, 2010, 09:56:35 AM
Hello, a newbie here signing on. I'm using the name Illiana, after the first race track I ever went to, a little half-mile oval in northwest Indiana, but my real name is Bob Casey and I'm the curator of transportation at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. I'm not an active racer, but our museum is the proud steward of two significant LSR cars: the Summers brothers' Goldenrod and Tom Beatty's belly tank. I'm mostly here to learn, but hope to be able to chip in with something useful from time to time.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rick Byrnes on April 07, 2010, 10:21:29 AM
HI BOB


We are neighbors.  I'm in west Dearborn.
Currently rebuilding my lakester into a full streamliner.  Scheduled to be done for Speedweek 2011. 
If you would like, call 313 5626253  or e mail is Rick@RBMotorsports.com

Being members, we are very familiar with your facility, and I am willing to give a guided tour of mine   :-D

There is a small community of active LSR guys in the metro Detroit/Windsor area.  Not a club, but we meet
informally once or twice per year.   We jokingly call ourselves "NO NAMERS"

Oh by the way.  Hoods up was great. 




Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sheribuchta on April 07, 2010, 10:45:49 AM
Illiana   my wife and i were on a motorcycle trip to new york and stopped at the Henry Ford museum --if you had anything to do with with that you have my sincere appreciation ---welcome to the site ---if there is anything i can ever do for you please dont hesitate to ask--------willie and sheri buchta


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on April 07, 2010, 12:20:00 PM
Welcome, Bob!
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHenryFord#p/c/A9F536EF6B8C9152/0/ej4qDa6XeWE (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHenryFord#p/c/A9F536EF6B8C9152/0/ej4qDa6XeWE)  :mrgreen:

I subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHenryFord (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHenryFord) Great stuff!

Mike


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: red baron on April 07, 2010, 07:27:33 PM
Hi, my name is Mike. I am new to landspeedracing, and hopefully will be out soon with a project that I have been working on for a few years. I am here to find out what i need to do to to make this safe and (like most people I am sure) set a record lol!


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: fredvance on April 07, 2010, 07:50:48 PM
Welcome Mike. Are you a car guy or bike guy, where do you live?? Tell us more.

  Fred


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on April 07, 2010, 07:52:57 PM
Mike, welcome to the forum. Like Fred said give us more information, your location etc. so we can help you out. Enjoy the LSR site.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: High Gear on April 08, 2010, 11:40:17 AM
Bob,

Don't forget the 999 car that Henry Ford drove on Lake St. Clair.

I believe this was the first land speed set in the US.

Rick will know, he used that number when he established another first for the good ol USA.

Over 200 using a fuel cell.

Welcome to the forum.

Gary


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: BudJ63 on April 12, 2010, 01:23:46 PM
Hello All,
My name is Bud Johnson, I live in central Florida and I am new here.  I have had a fascination with Bonneville since I was a kid but never had a chance to visit. I attended my first LSR event this past weekend at Maxton.....  I have been planning on going for over a year. 2008 gave me a mortality wake-up call and I figured it was time to do and see the things that I have always desired... well legal things anyways. :-D I hope to be attending more events and possibly participating.  This year I have started collecting parts for a '29 Ford coupe. Got the chassis (stock) and a 4" chopped body out in the garage just waiting for me. I hope to learn and contribute here if possible.

Bud


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 12, 2010, 05:52:25 PM
Welcome, Bud.  I hope you enjoyed Maxton this past weekend -- well, what am I saying -- it's obvious you did.  You managed to see one of the finest events at the Mile for quite a while.  Please feel free to check in here regularly and start learning who's who.  We lopok forward to seeing you at Bville soon.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on April 12, 2010, 07:38:41 PM
Hello Bud,

Glad you made it to Maxton and welcome to Land Racing... I am Charles and I drive the Satin Black 1933 Ford Vicky.. the #806 Car.  This is a great forum for all things Land Racing,,, remember to start a build diary with pics once you start on your car.

Good Luck and have fun.

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: ronnyinwaxhaw on April 13, 2010, 07:14:45 PM
I'm Ronny Butler aka ronnyinwaxhaw. I'm a total newbie to LSR but I have a 3rd gen Camaro and I live an hour and a half from Maxton. I came here thanks to the article David Freiburger wrote a while back about going to Bonneville with Keith Turk's Camaro. I'll be browsing and searching for answers, and if I can't find what I want, I'll ask. :roll:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on April 13, 2010, 07:26:13 PM
Ronnie,

Waxhaw ?  is that near Monroe ?

I am in the Midway/Welcome/Winston Salem area, so if you need anything or wanna stop in sometime just let me know.

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fheckro on April 13, 2010, 08:26:08 PM
uhhh...not much with intros.

Lets just say I like Cars, Bikes, Planes ....anything that has a motor.

Who am I?
I was borne in 55, grew up in Wilmington DE watching the hay day of Drag Racing. I sat on the couch with Dad and Grampa watching Fireball Roberts burn and the only turban powered car to compete at Indy before the age of 10. Subscribed to Hot Rod magazine in 69. Rode to High School in my friends hand-me-down 67 GTO every morning. Saw my first pro drag race in 72. Built  my first  engine in 73. Been building stuff ever since. I am married to a great woman (#2) who is supportive but as hard headed as me (which makes for some interesting scenes) but we love each other.

I am a licensed A&P Mechanic, Flight Engineer, Commercial Pilot, Mechanical Engineer(Clemson educated but not licensed) and all around gear head. My friends say  ‘with me it’s a sickness’....whatever that means. I’ve been told I don’t know when to quit. 

Never did any real racing but always hang out with that crowd. I’m always building hotrods of one sort but unlike most, my stuff is always functional. I always thought the greatest satisfaction was in the creation/build … until last weekend when...

I brought my 67 GTO to the April meet where I thoroughly enjoyed myself. In fact, I think I have discovered what I have missed all these years, the last great grass roots racing venue. (Everything else has been corporate-ized; No home spun innovation welcome)

So thank you to Keith  , Joe ,Tonya , Donna and everyone who makes these events possible. You have opened my eyes to the thrill of safe speed!

 And now… on with the show    :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on April 13, 2010, 09:27:55 PM
Welcome to the forum, now go build a LSR vehicle and enjoy our sport


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 14, 2010, 07:15:08 AM
That was YOUR GTO?  What a nice-looking ride.  S tell us -- how fast did you run?  I think I've got a photo of it someplace -- will look around and see if I can dig it up and post it.  Blue, right (well, Nancy would have a fancy word for the color -- to me (and many guys) blue is the fanciest I'll get.

Thanks for being at Maxton last weekend.  Biggest crowd I remember - and I'm in my 10th year there.  Lots of race vehicles -- lots of cool rides just spectating.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Stan Back on April 14, 2010, 10:42:25 AM
Hooked another one.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: yalincoln on April 14, 2010, 07:42:57 PM
 hello everyone. i'm a y-block nut and i met frank burns at columbus two years ago. he has the yellow brick 57 ford pickup. i joined to keep track of his and other y-block powered vehicles accomplishments. thanks for your fabuless forum, wayne.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Glen on April 14, 2010, 08:00:29 PM
Please use black font as Stan is color blind and only see red when it's green. Welcome to the forum and join us on the Tuesday nite chat line.
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fheckro on April 14, 2010, 08:16:33 PM
Glen,

the wheels are already turning.... (and boy do i have questions)

Slim,

Yes that was me. 133.4  I'd like to see the photo


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 14, 2010, 08:19:49 PM
Who's wayne?


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rexrogers on April 15, 2010, 06:59:20 AM
Hello

My name is Rex Rogers  I currently work for Custom Auto in Loveland Colorado we build traditional hot rods and restore / preserve vintage race cars.  As a shop we were building a lakster car to race out at the salt but the project has been side lined for now customer cars take priority.  I am not much of a mechanic so i do not know how much i will actually contribute to this form.  I have been in the hot rod industry for 16 years primarily as a metal shapper, a job i still love to do.  I have been fortunate enough to work on a Mercedes gull wing that raced out at the salts in 2001, and since then i have been involved in helping restore some of the great cars that have run out on the salt. We have the King and Hansen belly tank at the shop now and we are preserving this car as it raced in 53.  We also have Chet Herbert's Beast III currently under going Restoration and the his Beast IV streamliner awaiting its turn in the shop as well.
The styling and mechanics of the land speed car can not be matched in any other racing venue and these cars have always held a fascination with me. 
Thanks


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: High Gear on April 15, 2010, 08:37:16 AM
Welcome Rex.

You are very lucky to have some many great LSR cars in the shop. LSR is all about history and you have a bunch real close.

I hope you get to the salt this year there is more waiting there for you to see.

Glad to have you aboard.

Gary


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: rexrogers on April 16, 2010, 07:00:38 AM
The plan is to spend the full week out their this year.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: High Gear on April 16, 2010, 09:11:18 AM
Rex,

That's great, be sure to stop by our pits and introduce you self.

Gary


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sprintcj on April 16, 2010, 05:10:04 PM
My name is Christy Jeffers, I live in Mechanicsville, Va. I am 55 years old and trying to retire from Oval track racing,(really, I am trying). I decided that since I have all these expensive motors ( as my Wife calls them ) I might as well put them to good use.I have always wanted to go to Bonneville and I  thought to build something to drive would even be better.My problem is I can't decide what to build, I have narrowed it down to a "C" class mod.- mini pickup to start or a belltytank lakester.I started on a 1995 GMC S15 ext. cab truck but I had some rule questions that I can't seem to get a clear answer on so I have about decided to forget the truck and go with the lakester, where there are not quite as many specific rules and more room for innovation.I went to Maxton for the first time this past weekend and had a blast , met some super nice people, asked some questions ,but did not want to bother them too much, I know how it is when I am at the track for the first time each year and looking for a little more speed.I was able to convince my wife that this is a little safer than sprint car racing so any help or tips on building either the mini-truck or the bellytank lakester from the masters of speed would be greatly appreciated.

Christy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on April 16, 2010, 07:25:56 PM
Welcome, Christy.  If you go back to Maxton -- ask Terry Russell about mini pickup racing, or Mike Meierle, and probably others.  They both race mini p/u trucks.  Unh, so does Rod Nessman.  I don't know the belly tank folks at Maxton -- none there last weekend, were there?

Anyway -- get a rulebook.  If you've got an ECTA book - get an SCTA book, too.  And don't be too worried about bothering folks at the track.  They'll tell you to go away if they're busy -- otherwise will likely offer you darn near everything in their kit to help.  But nobody will get cranky (well, most of em won't).

And ask all the questions you want of the folks on this Forum.  Sometimes you'll get a response that sorta seems grumpy -- like when someone tells you to follow a link to a previous discussion we've had.  But more often than not -- that link will take you to a full explanation, including dumb and smart questions and answers -- so you'll be able to find most of what you need in one quick visit.

Welcome to the Forum.  Don't be a strangler.


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sprintcj on April 16, 2010, 07:57:07 PM
Thanks for the welcome, I really enjoyed Maxton and plan on going to the next meet. I talked to a couple of teams about their mini-trucks but they were both running production and have a lot more rules to follow. I have both the ECTA and SCTA rulebooks and they are somewhat confusing to me about where to mount my engine (how far back). I am use to precise measurements where you better not be off and I want to make sure it is correct for Bonneville also. I will post in the ECTA rules category and SCTA rules category and see if I can get any feedback.

Christy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cajun Kid on April 16, 2010, 07:58:03 PM
Christy,  I am in Winston Salem,  NC  just an hour below the VA border....let me know if I can help you.

Charles


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: sprintcj on April 16, 2010, 08:19:58 PM
thanks Cajon, I saw your Vicky , nice ride, good runs and can't wait to see the stude.

Christy


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: dw230 on April 18, 2010, 11:37:53 AM
Christy,

I am unsure as to why you couldn't get "clear answers" to your questions. Who did you ask?

DW


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Last Minute Racing on April 22, 2010, 08:47:31 AM
Hey guys my name is Dave, I'm a DLRA member and racer.
Ive got an RGV250 Suzuki that i ran for the first time this year after speculating last year.
In the process of rebuilding after a small seizure (the bike not me) on the salt. 118 mph with a gear to go.
Would love to see 130 next year, but we will see, was running too lean for the conditions so will be fitting EGT Gauge for my next attempt.
Long Live 2 Strokes.
Thanx
Dave

ps wow spell check  :lol:


Title: Re: Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lynchy on April 26, 2010, 07:04:38 AM
Dave

Good luck for next year and you are always welcome on the start line.......... :-D

Lynchy