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Author Topic: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread  (Read 249655 times)

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Offline Bobby c

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #135 on: August 12, 2012, 03:40:02 PM »
Wow, so glad to hear that Nancy will be OK! She is a trooper and in very good hands. To Slim, Ray, Mike, and everyone keeping the rest of us updated, I truly hope you all know how much we all appreciate your efforts! :cheers: Lastly, a big shout out to the folks streaming the audio!!!! Thank you all so much!!!!!!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #136 on: August 12, 2012, 03:49:39 PM »
Jon just called from mile marker 91, heading this way.  Nancy is going straight to the hotel.  Jon will come out here.  They both sounded great on the phone.  Salt Talks may take place later this week.  To be decided.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #137 on: August 12, 2012, 04:06:28 PM »
Great News Moxnix! Thanks for the up date!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #138 on: August 12, 2012, 04:23:44 PM »
How about some photos?

Valerie Thompson on her 1000 cc BMW

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

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

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


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #139 on: August 12, 2012, 04:35:05 PM »
Ray, has the target 550 liner run yet?

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #140 on: August 12, 2012, 04:46:05 PM »
Ray, has the target 550 liner run yet?


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


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2012, 04:47:26 PM »
Got it! I just can't wait to see that monster make a pass!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #142 on: August 12, 2012, 04:49:45 PM »
Oh, sh*t!  It's doing it again!  We just folded the tents and flags where I'm parked cus the wind and rain is a-comin in.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #143 on: August 12, 2012, 04:52:16 PM »
Been there done that! Very exciting! get in the Burb!

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« Reply #144 on: August 12, 2012, 05:06:17 PM »
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #145 on: August 12, 2012, 05:28:20 PM »
Thanks, Bobby.  We're kind of in-between wind storms at the moment.  30 minutes ago we were scrambling for cover and takin down all the "fly-away" stuff. 

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

First, the "Salt Flyer" AA/FL


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

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

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #146 on: August 12, 2012, 06:49:26 PM »
Good to hear that Nancy is not to seriously injured. We were
All worried when you didn't come back last night and we are
All relieved that you are going to be ok
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2012, 10:17:31 PM »
I'll post this here and in the "internet broadcast" thread, too.  I went to Impound to get a list of who's there and how fast the vehicle went -- only to find that there's a notebook FULL of qualifiers - like a couple of dozens of 'em, and that's just for cars.  The bikes were pretty well represented, too.

It was a quarter 'til 8 (PM) when I got there, and in case you don't know it -- there's a strict limit of 8 PM for clearing the salt.  I wouldn't have been half started with copying down the names, numbers, and speeds - before my skinny ol' butt was kicked out of the area.  So I'll go to the SCTA office, here in the motel, in the morning and get the list that they'll sooner or later have prepared, and then I'll post it.  I also plan to leave a sleeping Nancy here in the room and head to the salt so I can do my best to give you some play-by-play of the record return runs.  That's likely going to be the fastest way to get you the information.  There are going to be two courses running (I think) for return runs, so I should be able to keep up.  And remember -- even though it's said that return runs start at 7AM, that's when the vehicles leave impound to parade down to the start line.  The first run might not happen 'til 7.30, maybe earlier or maybe even later.  I'll do my best to give you some of the story, though.  C U inna ayem.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #148 on: August 12, 2012, 10:41:58 PM »
Sounds good, Jon.  You have a pretty full schedule taking care of your bride and providing info for us too.  Make sure Nancy is comfortable and taking her meds before heading to the salt tomorrow.  Glad to see her injuries will heal in time.  Thanks for keeping us up to date with the latest info from SW.  Get a good nites sleep... you need it with what you have been through. :cheers:   

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #149 on: August 12, 2012, 10:48:47 PM »
Understand Danny Burrow in the Blowfish blew (pun intended) the transmission on the first run at about 150 and spun out.  They are going to make another attempt in the morning.