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Author Topic: Mike Cook's Shootout - the first Lucas Oil Varta Battery Top Speed Challenge  (Read 71484 times)
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« Reply #285 on: September 16, 2014, 05:14:40 AM »

Good photo. Thanks Dicky.


Way to go Jon. Thanks. cheers cheers
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« Reply #286 on: September 16, 2014, 05:22:47 PM »

I'll post some more photos later from the event but thought youse guys might like this one! [Sorry, no Speed Demon crash stuff!]

The doctor told George that the guy in the room next to him fell off his Segway, had a broken arm and his face was a mess! Worse shape than George! shocked George be the man what am!  cheers



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« Reply #287 on: September 17, 2014, 12:58:32 PM »

https://plus.google.com/photos/111053800401265205999/albums/6060095755041918513?authkey=CNqnm5Xo-73Fbw
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« Reply #288 on: September 17, 2014, 03:00:47 PM »

Couldn't get there.
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« Reply #289 on: September 17, 2014, 04:27:09 PM »


Nice pics -- thanks!
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« Reply #290 on: September 17, 2014, 05:04:56 PM »

Another fine job of photography Woody!  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #291 on: September 17, 2014, 05:14:08 PM »




X2 Thanks!  cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #292 on: September 17, 2014, 05:15:30 PM »

Thanks Woody. Great pictures. The workmanship is great. cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #293 on: September 17, 2014, 06:11:55 PM »

Troy knows how to build em. Fine job Troy.  cheers
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« Reply #294 on: September 17, 2014, 09:59:59 PM »

I'm almost home from the Top Speed Challenge and WoS -- will pull into Marquette in time to have lunch with Nancy tomorrow.  Finally.  This being separated stuff ain't for me, that's for sure.  Of course -- the reunion oughta be dandy. rolleyes cheers cheers

Here comes the next issue about land speed racing at Bonneville - and landracing.com.  Read along for a minute, please.

I have been asked if I'll attend WF/SW to do streaming audio and other in-person coverage of the event.  Yes, I can do it -- but it'll mean that I get home on Thursday (tomorrow) and need to leave Sunday - three days after I get home.  The toilets arrive Wednesday and racing starts Saturday.  If I have to go out there again -- my aching butt will be crabby as all get out at me.  I'm at 4,000 miles in two weeks - and the next round trip will move the total for one month to 8,000.  And those miles don't come cheap.  Fuel, lodging, food, etc.

I'm considering one arrangement to stream (won't tell you all about it now -- too cornfusing at this point of planning), but said "deal" might require me to forgo any outside funding - like having one or more real sponsors pay the costs.  But I don't want to NOT have sponsors because I don't want to ask you folks - the Forum regulars - to fund my travels to and from Bville.  You donors have been more than kind in supplying the $$ it takes -- and it's your turn to sit back and let someone else spend the money.  I mean it -- thanks, but it's somebody else's turn.

Back to the travel time.  Sure, I could fly out there and back and rent a car in SLC -- that'd give me about four days that I wouldn't have to be driving, but I don't know if it'd be less expensive.  I'm not going to chase airline costs now -- gotta get to sleep - but I'll figure it out tomorrow once I'm at the house. 

I want to be there for WF, but don't want to be gone from home for another two weeks.  Speaking of being gone and events -- I'm going on the assumption that Mike Cook is NOT going to do the "real" Shootout in October right after WF.  That was the plan I heard before leaving Wendover.  If he does run the Shootout after all -- cripes, not waht do I do>

Thanks one more time for the support you've shown.  Maybe I should ask you to get on the email and phone and help find a big-time sponsor to get me out there -- and screw the rule that says I'm not allowed to have said sponsors.

G'night.
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« Reply #295 on: September 18, 2014, 01:16:28 AM »

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Hope you got home safe,,,
Question
Did you broadcast the morning runs on Sunday Sept 14 . Checked the arcive on the broadcast page & the last day archived is Sept 13...

Thanks again for the broadcast , & good luck finding a sponsor....If I hear of anything I'll send them your way...
Would kind of like to here the golden Baggo Bikes run
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« Reply #296 on: September 18, 2014, 08:28:43 AM »

I'm almost home from the Top Speed Challenge and WoS -- will pull into Marquette in time to have lunch with Nancy tomorrow.  Finally.  This being separated stuff ain't for me, that's for sure.  Of course -- the reunion oughta be dandy.  cheers cheers


WHEW,,,,,,,,,,,,,Slim is there a chance you could take some 8x10 glossy's of the reunion for us guys out here? grin grin grin grin grin
Seriously, i don't know how you do it. That is a lot of driving and turn around time. Hope some more people step up to help support you. The live stream is great if you can pull it off, but if not, i am sure people would understand. You put a lot of effort and time in doing what you do, just to bring pleasure to us gear heads who cant be there. Looking forward to the next few weeks. Good luck messaging the Tattoo's.  cheers



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« Reply #297 on: September 18, 2014, 03:59:04 PM »

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Years ago my supply Sargent used to tell me that what you are talking about at home, is the thing that you can get the farthest behind on and catch up the quickest. grin grin

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« Reply #298 on: September 23, 2014, 11:01:31 AM »

Is Cook planning a rain date if the salt is better and there is enough interest, I think we would like to run the two Vesco streamliners if so. cheers
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« Reply #299 on: September 23, 2014, 11:30:58 AM »

Glen, the last that I heard from Mike Cook was that there would be no Top Speed Shootout event(s) this year.  The salt just wasn't good enough or long enough for safe high speed runs.  At most we could find about 8 miles -- should have more like a dozen and then some good salt to use when the chute fails or the throttle sticks open or something.

Ergo I say -- no more Shootout for 2014.  Check with Mike if you want further information.
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