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« on: September 02, 2013, 03:05:32 PM »

I just turned on the NHRA Drags (Indy) and Shirley Muldowney was doing an interview. It seems she's going to get in the Herbert-Evernham Streamliner and go 450 just like that. She says she's gone over 300 in the quarter so she's going to enter the measured mile at 450 or better.  shocked Piece of cake. Wayno
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 03:17:38 PM »

Looks like the last post on their site...

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Doug Herbert and Ray Evernham have decided to delay their Land Speed Record Attempt until 2011

Doug Herbert and Ray Evernham will not compete in their streamliner at Speed Week 2010. The pair has decided to delay the run for several reasons including not having adequate time for testing.

"This isn't something you want to rush along," said Doug Herbert, who will pilot the streamliner. "When we started this project, I don't think any of us realized how long it would take to get everything right and that's what we're trying to do. We don't want to just head out there without knowing how the car will do. We want to take our time and get it right, so when we do make it to Bonneville we'll run well."

The car, which is near completion, needs work done on the body and engines. The LSR Project team hopes to finish work over the winter and start testing the streamliner in early spring.

... was a couple years ago....

http://lsrproject.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-custom.cgi?d=lsr-project&page=7503

Other than the interview is anything more recent and hope they do get to the salt with the car.  The wording on the site sounded more realistic concerning what they were trying to accomplish,

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 04:31:43 PM »

Thats funny Ive gone 160 in the quarter mile in my dragster but I sure as hell dont think that ( if given the opportunity ) its gonna be easy to jump in a LSR car and hit the measure mile at 300
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 05:24:37 PM »

Lao Tzu said “ A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step”. Like many who have boldly made an announcement to the world as a first step, their intention to set a new land speed record, they as have most others, have found the first step to be so much easier than the journey.   
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 05:47:23 PM »

The statements just seemed a little bold. My observations lead me to believe there are some differences between 300 on asphalt and 450 on Salt. I wish her well but if she is humbled I hope she is humbled safely. Wayno
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 06:40:13 PM »

Braging rights are earned, all new people to driving on the salt will notice that it's not a drag race but most are humbled after their first pass.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 07:28:06 PM »

Braging rights are earned, all new people to driving on the salt will notice that it's not a drag race but most are humbled after their first pass.......
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 07:44:09 PM »

anyone remember the Boyd Cottington roadster?
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 08:07:08 PM »

Joe, I have seen so many over the years and wish I had a video of them all, many had a lot of rides on the lakes and salt and still get crossed up , spin or worse. Experience is the only teacher.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 08:28:43 PM »

Anyone know what ever happened to that roadster after the salt flat debacle?


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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 08:35:11 PM »

Last I heard it was still at the shop.
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 09:47:46 PM »

Yep.  Saw the interview.

It would be nice if she were welcomed like any other newcomer - check.

"Experience is the only teacher." Perhaps not entirely true, but think of the humbling effect it may have!

I fondly remember my "150 club" runs.  Lots of laughter, guffaws, and finger pointing (reportedly).  99 cubic inches of fury, 2 runs over 152 without using full throttle.  Made in Japan for those keeping track.

I've seen women succeed at things that men knew were impossible. . .  only because they didn't know it was impossible.

Be happy to discuss this over a bottle of Herradura Reposado Tequila, you bring the bottle.

Have a happy and safe journey . . . .
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 10:18:17 PM »

The positive I see here is that the project may still be alive.

Like anyone competing on the salt, if you delay the bar just keeps moving. I read a line from someone last year, HAMB?, "There are just so many Speed Weeks in your lifetime - don't miss any of them" - or close to that.

Just an observation from 50 years on the salt.

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 09:32:02 AM »

I for one would love to see Shirley come out and run on the salt.

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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2013, 09:46:28 AM »

Come on Cha Cha  I also would like to see Shirley on the salt. Do you think it will happen ?
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