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Author Topic: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story  (Read 37698 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: speed week
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 04:20:52 PM »
Here are a few pics - you can see for yourself how good the salt is.



New signage for Impound/Warnerville:





Here's a view of the pits - today.



I guess my post disappeared, but I was saying that Danny Thompson's car is here, Les Leggitt is reported to be on the way with the Beast, Jason Poteet is going to drive the Blowfish, the Speed Demon will be showing off the new E motor, and on and on.   Lotsa fast vehicles are gonna be here.
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Re: speed week
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 05:49:37 PM »
Slim:

Aren't you going to treat us to a picture of the Potentate sitting on his throne?

Jeff in Boise


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Re: speed week
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 06:01:44 PM »
What a fine idea, Jeff, but I think the challenge of getting the lighting right might be too much for me.  Thanks anyway.  How about pictures of Nancy, and Joe Timney and me?



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Re: speed week
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 07:41:08 PM »
Joe told me the story about the Vesco #444 car getting some major changes - including a new number.  It's here and maybe Joe will show up in the announce trailer later this week to tell us about the changes (he did lots of them in his new shop in Florida).  The 111 car - the Turbinator - will be here, too.
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Re: speed week
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 08:37:55 PM »
Hey SSS what are the temps like and the weather forecast?

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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2018, 09:11:18 PM »


And at supper at the Metro - the Salt Flats Cafe - we coulda got done way sooner but we had to stop every few seconds to howdy somebody.  Geez, all the good ones (people, that is) were there.  And then there's the food.  We paid thirteen dollars for these skimpy little platefuls. . .

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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2018, 09:52:23 PM »
SSS you are killing me.
Unless it's crazy, ambitious and delusional, it's not worth our time!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2018, 09:56:29 PM »
Practicing for when Ron and I start talking on the radio Saturday. :cheers:  Thanks, Jim
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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 12:11:41 AM »
What! You are taking your beautiful brand new truck onto the salt? Don't you like it? Why are you trying to destroy it before it hits 1 year old? Oh I get it, you are just on a demo ride from the dealer....

Don
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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2018, 03:12:27 AM »
Practicing for when Ron and I start talking on the radio Saturday. :cheers:  Thanks, Jim


You guys did a great job last year!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2018, 08:22:09 AM »
Don, as part of the deal for the new truck I got the salesman to agree to detail/valet the truck - inside and out!- each time we return from Bville.  We'll see. . .
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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2018, 11:48:18 AM »
We cruised through the pits this morning and snapped a few pics of who's here.











More coming soon.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2018, 11:56:28 AM »
More!











The Carter Family car got new paint!!!















Note:  FAST CAR!!!



More coming soon!
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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2018, 12:02:57 PM »
And the beat goes on - anybody sorta recognise this car?

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Re: SpeedWeek 2018: The developing story
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2018, 04:50:50 PM »
Well, it sure looks like the 444!  Is that it, or is it another clone? 

Jeff in Boise