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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2012, 03:46:39 PM »
Ray, love that pic of the two bikes going through the salt water.  I am back in the hotel doing a card download and to get out of peak sun.  Blowfish had some issues on first run and got way sideways.  Pics to follow in about 30 minutes.  Probably going to create a new gallery as I would have to upload all the prior photos again and internet is slow here.  Racing began around 11:30AM or so local.  Another glorious weather day, temp was 86*F on my ride back to hotel.

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« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2012, 03:48:57 PM »
Don - right after the Best Western Hotel .... same (north) side of the boulevard.   The Napa is actually a Carquest ... almost accross the street from that ... Joe

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2012, 04:37:23 PM »
Ok.  More photos.  I shot these right after the drivers meeting.

Nebulous Theorem IX is a rear-engined modified roadster;

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

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

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


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #78 on: August 11, 2012, 04:54:25 PM »
While on the way from the starting line to the SDRC pits where the Treit & Davenport liner is being displayed, I noticed that "Floating Island" (I think that's what we decided it's called) really IS floating...or maybe I just got the photo upside-down.   :-D

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

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

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

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



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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #79 on: August 11, 2012, 05:20:01 PM »
Thanks for the updates and pics  :cheers:

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2012, 05:23:46 PM »
Everyone who's followed the Treit and Davenport streamliner project (http://www.target550.com/index.html) has seen the 1/10th scale model at the top of most pages.  It had a bit of a refurbishing when the new canopy and windshield were completed...and it's on display, too.  Here are some photos.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #81 on: August 11, 2012, 05:33:40 PM »
I have NO eyewitness info, but Nancy went down near the starting line about 2 hours ago and may have a broken bone.  Jon brought to bike back to the pits and headed there.  Stay tuned, we'll post updates when more is known.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #82 on: August 11, 2012, 06:08:54 PM »
Wow.  Hope she is OK.   :-(

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #83 on: August 11, 2012, 06:09:28 PM »
Wow.  Hope she is OK.   :-(

Amen to that!!!

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #84 on: August 11, 2012, 06:21:53 PM »
Hope she is OK as well.

























More pics from today are here

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #85 on: August 11, 2012, 06:29:34 PM »
The one with the t-shirt seat is Walley Koehler--he invited me to crew on it this year and I couldn't make it--Thanks for the pics

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #86 on: August 11, 2012, 06:32:07 PM »
Nothing fancy, just a coupla hot rods from yesterday.  (Hopin and prayin that Nancy's  ok.)


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #87 on: August 11, 2012, 06:34:23 PM »
Were all thinking of you Nancy and hope its not too bad

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

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #88 on: August 11, 2012, 06:45:05 PM »
Two from yesterday and 2 from today.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #89 on: August 11, 2012, 06:57:41 PM »
Hi Mike

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

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

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