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Offline Tman

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #330 on: August 15, 2012, 10:18:50 AM »
Audio working well here, thanks!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #331 on: August 15, 2012, 10:26:56 AM »
A coupla quick images and then back to regularly scheduled irregularity.   :roll:

A shot of Jupiter from the Hubb..  Oops.  The sun was unbelievably red this morning (caused by the smoke and other stuff in the air..it's almost chewy...break off a chunk, chew on it for a bit then breathe it) and the clouds in front made for a pretty dramatic shot.

Dennis Varni as he prepares to take his seat in his streamliner.

And here's the aforementioned liner pulling away from the starting line.

Fast forward to Tegan Hammond as she takes off for her record return (shutter speed of 1/40th makes for some nice panning blur of the background.)



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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #332 on: August 15, 2012, 10:31:18 AM »
Yaaay. Rex.  Made it to 300mph! Go SAAB Go.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #333 on: August 15, 2012, 10:32:39 AM »
another fast car this morning:
631 A BFCC Rex Svoboda
1/4 ?
1 240
2 276
3 296
exit 301
That was loud in my headphones!  I wish the smells came through the 'puter.

Vesco 4441 record 323
1/4 261
1 274
2 299
3 314
exit ??

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #334 on: August 15, 2012, 10:42:30 AM »
another fast car this morning:
631 A BFCC Rex Svoboda
1/4 ?
1 240
2 276
3 296
exit 301
That was loud in my headphones!  I wish the smells came through the 'puter.

Vesco 4441 record 323
1/4 261
1 274
2 299
3 314
exit ??

Doug, I enjoyed the smell of the nitro for ya.  Between Rex's Saab and Field's Simca (yeah, right...Simca...sure) it was pretty darned sweet.  I love the smell of napalm nitro in the morning.  Yer doin a great job.  Keep up the good work!


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #335 on: August 15, 2012, 10:55:02 AM »
From yesterday in Impound:

This definitely ain't yer father's Olsmobile!  (two images)

Not the best shot...hard to shoot a bike in the back of a truck, but the subject made it worthwhile, I thought.  A 500 cc BSA manufactured around 1945.  British Army bike.  Flathead motor allows it to run in the 350 pushrod class.  He ran about 70 mph to get to Impount.

Six records for $2 grand...that's how much the owner/builder told me he has invested in this sidehack rig.  I can't find his name in the program; maybe someone else will identify it.

Moving on.


 

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #336 on: August 15, 2012, 11:03:57 AM »
A coupla Arduns...one in a coupe; one in a roadster...with a re-inspection tag after a spin.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #337 on: August 15, 2012, 11:17:06 AM »
Last batch from yesterday:

The Salt Cat lakester spends a lotta time in Impound.  Good stuff!

A coupla shots of the Cohn & Jucewic Monza.  Wild color and some outrageous headers.

Finally the ex-John Fitch Mercedes 300 SL now campaigned by Robert Sirna & Tony Delorenzo.  Gorgeous car, chasing a 172.9 record.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #338 on: August 15, 2012, 11:19:40 AM »

Six records for $2 grand...that's how much the owner/builder told me he has invested in this sidehack rig.  I can't find his name in the program; maybe someone else will identify it.

That would be the one and only, ever so flippin' brilliant, Bill Anderson,
posting here as "Nortonist 592"
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but when there is nothing left to take away"

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #339 on: August 15, 2012, 11:30:58 AM »

Six records for $2 grand...that's how much the owner/builder told me he has invested in this sidehack rig.  I can't find his name in the program; maybe someone else will identify it.

That would be the one and only, ever so flippin' brilliant, Bill Anderson,
posting here as "Nortonist 592"

Thanks, Lars.  I appreciate the help.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #340 on: August 15, 2012, 11:50:43 AM »
slim
been busy the last week or so.... no time to read this thread, what happened to yer girl?
kent

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


Get well Nancy!

Fortunately it happened at low speed. We are glad to hear that she is doing OK-- now get back up on the horse that throw'ed ya, Nancy.

Regards, Neil  Winnemucca, NV
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #341 on: August 15, 2012, 11:52:20 AM »
Woah!  116+ backup run on the SAAB Sonnet in J/GT?!?!  That's screamin' for a 750 cc brick.

Congratulations, Tom!
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #342 on: August 15, 2012, 12:00:15 PM »
Yaaay. Rex.  Made it to 300mph! Go SAAB Go.

ALL RIGHT REX!!! Congratulations to you, Tom, Bill, and the rest of the crew, see you at BUB and WOS!
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #343 on: August 15, 2012, 12:06:35 PM »
Anybody catch what Ed Stuck (299) just ran?

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #344 on: August 15, 2012, 12:24:47 PM »
Woah!  116+ backup run on the SAAB Sonnet in J/GT?!?!  That's screamin' for a 750 cc brick.

Congratulations, Tom!

Agreed - I "almost" bought a SAAB Sonnet back in '84 or '85 or so - cool, quirky cars.  Is that J/GT entry a 2-stroke engine, my memory escapes me about those SAAB Sonnet engines.

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