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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #150 on: August 10, 2013, 06:08:41 PM »
Vehicle #506 AABFL 2 1/2 233, 3-245, 4-272, Chute out.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #151 on: August 10, 2013, 06:16:01 PM »
wind is up around 17-20mph and its getting late, waiting on drivers to get into vehicles.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #152 on: August 10, 2013, 06:17:43 PM »
Vehicle #506 2 1/2 233, 3-245, 4-272, Chute out.

 Thats the Strasburg -Wolf and ? lakester going after Freddy's 329 record.

  Saw the Strasburgs at a recent NHRA meet run right up there with the best of them in their Top Fuel car :-o

  Probably just feeling the car out, went to far and easy for a tune up run.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #153 on: August 10, 2013, 06:24:05 PM »
done for the day, I could use updates tomorrow I wont be here to do it. :cheers:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #154 on: August 10, 2013, 06:26:26 PM »
here on the east coast of Australia, ya coming thru loud and clear on chrome, :cheers:,,
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #155 on: August 10, 2013, 07:09:22 PM »
Hey Guys,

Couldn't come this year and was really bummed out and sitting here writing some stuff for a Client and having the streaming audio was a real nice deal for me. Surely many others feel the same way but wanted to say thanks to all who put the gig together. :-D

Thanks to Slim and Nancy as well. :cheers:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #156 on: August 10, 2013, 07:52:15 PM »
Having a blast here on the salt for the first time. Met Buddy, Trent, Johnny Hotnuts, The Montana Dodge Bi ys and several others yesterday.  Hope to meet Slim, Nancy and more tomorrow.  This is awesome. 

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #157 on: August 10, 2013, 08:11:46 PM »
I was offline for a lot of the afternoon, so I got some catchin up to do.  Here are some shots from the short course starting line:


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #158 on: August 10, 2013, 08:15:45 PM »
And a few more.  Then I'll edit some from various other locations, including one of a "park ranger" bust and another of a "Tucker Torpedo."



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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #159 on: August 10, 2013, 08:42:16 PM »
A park ranger making a bust.  I can only guess that the ATV wasn't licensed.  I stopped into the Subway to get a sandwich for dinner and there was a female ranger there.  I wanted to stop her and ask what they had against racers, but the bulletproof vest and the pistol in her holster (not to mention the unpleasant look on her face) dissuaded me from saying anything...I figgered that she out gunned me and I didn't think my press vest would match up to her vest.  :)

Three different takes on a roadster pickup.


And a "Tucker Torpedo."  Well, it looks like one.  It's a fiberglass replica with NOS chrome parts (or so I was told.)  I don't care for airbrushed rust...like at the lower corners of the doors...but that's just my opinion.


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #160 on: August 10, 2013, 08:53:03 PM »
From impound, without comment, cuz there wasn't anybody around most of the bikes/cars to pester for info.


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #161 on: August 10, 2013, 08:59:52 PM »
More of the same. 

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #162 on: August 10, 2013, 09:06:49 PM »
Thanks Ray,

The pictures are great.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #163 on: August 10, 2013, 09:46:08 PM »
Thanks, Bill.  Here are a coupla Model A-engined critters in impound.  One of 'em is a sidewinder SOHC motor, the other a longitudinal-oriented DOHC motor.  Neither one  sounded anything like the Model A I own.  Some ossum engineering there.



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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #164 on: August 10, 2013, 09:59:13 PM »
Last one before crash and burn in the bed.

The Old Crow lakester team was discussing fuel mixture issues.

A couple of shots of Jeff Brock's iconic Buick.

And finally the Flat Cad 37 Chevy coupe with a huge aero device in the back. 

More tomorrow.