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« Reply #3285 on: March 08, 2015, 02:08:51 PM »

There are a number of events on the salt flats;

Speed week, AMA Motorcycle Speed Trials, World of Speed, Cooks Shootout, World Finals


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Also check here for dates and more info: Check for exact dates on the various websites
http://www.scta-bni.org/ for Speedweek (2nd week August) and World Finals (End of September more or less)
https://www.facebook.com/SCTASouthernCaliforniaTimingAssociation
https://www.facebook.com/pages/landracingcom/536754913092376
http://bonnevillespeedtrials.com/
http://www.saltflats.com/  - for World of Speed.
http://www.landspeedevents.com/   Cook shootout is semi (maybe totally)invitational for the Fast 300+ cars and bikes, certainly over 200 and hope for the 400+ cars.

By Far Speedweek is biggest but hotel rooms are hard to come by and expensive
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« Reply #3286 on: March 08, 2015, 06:56:30 PM »

If you want the biggest, with the most vehicle variety I would say SpeedWeek, and since you are filling your bucket, you should expect for it to be the most expensive to attend... it is not the organizer that will get your money, actually the hotels will. 
The week of spectating at the salt will cost you less than $10 bucks a day.
The other venues are smaller, and the hotels are less expensive for those.  If you are a well known gambler you might get a break on the room.
Come out and have a good time.
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« Reply #3287 on: March 08, 2015, 08:50:10 PM »

If you don't mind camping, cost go down significantly.
That's the way we do it.   cheers
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« Reply #3288 on: March 08, 2015, 09:20:00 PM »

Hi, I'm Kelly Wood.

Born & Raised here in Utah... and the answer to your next question is "no, I'm not."

Here's my project.  Yup.


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« Reply #3289 on: March 08, 2015, 11:40:53 PM »

Is it a trike?
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« Reply #3290 on: March 09, 2015, 08:39:02 AM »

No.  It has a front end.  Just not there yet.


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« Reply #3291 on: March 11, 2015, 09:55:33 AM »

Hello, My name is Dan Youngs from Schaefferstown, PA (heart of Amish Country). I'm new to land speed racing but have been building and restoring hot rods for many years. Currently have a 30 Model A coupe with 52 8BA, 29 Coupster with a hot banger, a 54 Ford 2dr Y-block and #s matching 67 Chevelle SS396.

Looking forward to building my first land speed racer: Bellytank Lakester V4F gas class. I'm starting from the ground up and hope to reach the salt in the next few years! Thanks in advance for any tips/suggestions as I'm looking forward to diving into the wealth of knowledge and experience here on this forum.

Accountant by trade...
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« Reply #3292 on: March 11, 2015, 10:00:57 AM »

Dan:  I'll fill in your location on the profile if you don't mind - unless you go to the profile page of registration and beat me to it.  Thanks for joining the Forum.

My suggestion for your first important thing to do when embracing our disease -- is to go to at least one (if not many) LSR event(s) as soon as possible.  Go to spectate, to learn, to meet people, and enjoy the coolest thing since sliced doorknobs (hunh?).

Go without a vehicle to race -- 'cause you'd be too busy trying to get it ready to run and not have the time to do all of the visiting, bench racing, learning, and enjoying that's such a big part of the sickness.  You'll be able to learn one and a third tons of stuff that will directly relate to whatever it is that you build - and you'll find that Dodge near every one of us will be willing and happy to share answers to your (dumb new guy) questions.  Don't worry too much -- we've all done that very same thing and it's okay - you'll enjoy it years from now when another newbie asks you questions.

Welcome again.  See you on the salt, or the pavement, or on the dirt.
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« Reply #3293 on: March 11, 2015, 04:12:54 PM »

Dan ... Welcome to a small very dedicated group of addicted people.   

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« Reply #3294 on: March 11, 2015, 04:47:08 PM »

Dan, you are about 460 mi, 7.5 hrs from Wilmington. First meet May 1-3  cheers
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« Reply #3295 on: March 15, 2015, 08:26:11 AM »

Hi,  my name is Jim. I live in southeast Michigan in the late spring through fall, but winter in central Florida.

I have always been interested in cars and in my teenaged years I was inspired by the land speed record achievements of Craig Breedlove, Mickey Thompson, the Summer Bros. and Arfons brothers.

At that time, I also followed with interest Indy car technology with the transformation to rear engine cars.  I particularly admired the work Ford undertook to develop their racing engines for the Lotus effort at Indianapolis in the sixties.  Reading about the engineering behind the engines and cars led me to studying Mechanical Engineering in college.  After completing my BS, I became aware that auto companies were doing a great of deal of wind tunnel testing that reduce drag for fuel economy.  And after studying aeronautical engineering I worked in product engineering primarily in wind tunnel testing at two of the big three auto companies in Detroit.
 
I retired after 30  years, but still have my head into the technology behind autos.  Recently some friends expressed an interest in running one of their vehicles at 300 mph and asked me to advise them on what would be required to exceed 300 mph.   In the process I did some Google searches and came across this website and its forums.

This is a specialized type of racing, so I am interested in learning a lot about it.  I hope I add something to some of the discussions.
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« Reply #3296 on: March 15, 2015, 08:53:54 AM »

Welcome!! Do you know Gary Eaker? Runs the Aerodyne and A2 wind tunnels in NC. Ran in that 300 range in a Firebird in late '80s-90. Dynoroom on here has as well. I am talking more or less stock body doorslammers here. Of course many others. Gary had advised me and crew about our car and helped me to several records therein.

So"...exceed 300mph"  Easy,tell them a very slippery car and a whole bunch of HP... cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #3297 on: March 16, 2015, 08:09:41 AM »

Welcome!! Do you know Gary Eaker? Runs the Aerodyne and A2 wind tunnels in NC. Ran in that 300 range in a Firebird in late '80s-90. Dynoroom on here has as well. I am talking more or less stock body doorslammers here. Of course many others. Gary had advised me and crew about our car and helped me to several records therein.

So"...exceed 300mph"  Easy,tell them a very slippery car and a whole bunch of HP... cheers cheers cheers

Yes.  I do know Gary.  Great guy and terrific engineer.  He came up with the novel design of the Aerodyne wind tunnels.
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« Reply #3298 on: March 16, 2015, 03:11:24 PM »

Welcome!! Do you know Gary Eaker? Runs the Aerodyne and A2 wind tunnels in NC. Ran in that 300 range in a Firebird in late '80s-90. Dynoroom on here has as well. I am talking more or less stock body doorslammers here. Of course many others. Gary had advised me and crew about our car and helped me to several records therein.

So"...exceed 300mph"  Easy,tell them a very slippery car and a whole bunch of HP... cheers cheers cheers

Yes.  I do know Gary.  Great guy and terrific engineer.  He came up with the novel design of the Aerodyne wind tunnels.

Great- good company. Welcome. Tell us about your and friends project when time allows. A build diary would be nice. Will look forward to your insight.
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« Reply #3299 on: March 29, 2015, 07:56:20 PM »

Hello everyone. My name is Keith Cornell. I have been reading this forum as a guest for probably 4 years now. I started Land Speed Racing about 10 years ago. My partner & I ran his 32 roadster at the Maxton mile & got hooked.From that point I decided to make my street driven hot rod a race car. My car is a 32 Ford steel bodied 3 window coupe. Power comes from a 57 ford 292 y-block. The first year I ran the car on the salt was 2011,I was given a 175 MPH speed limit, on the last run of the meet I ran 175.539 !!!!!!!!!!!!
In 2012 I had the required safety equipment to exceed 175, I ran a best of 183.863 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! In 2013 I bested that to 188.862!!!!!!!!
In 2014,well we all know what happened in 2014.
My ultimate goal is 200 ,if I achieve that I will put her back on the street & build a real race car.
PS in re-reading this I just want to mention that the partner I am referring to is Ken Schmidt,we have a small shop called The Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop.  See you all in August.
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