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« Reply #3390 on: November 11, 2015, 05:55:10 PM »

Hello,

My name is Steve and I have been into racing for most of my life. Mostly drag racing Gassers and thought I would check out the faster cars... My buddy just gave me the task of selling his car the Green Monster jet car. I was thinking about buying it and possibly rebuilding the car or just sell it and buy a new car.

Do you know of some good places in California to race?

Steve
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« Reply #3391 on: November 12, 2015, 01:17:24 AM »

Welcome, Steve.

I know of 4 drag strips in California that (to my knowledge) are still
being used, and none of them are limited to 1/8 mile timed runs.

They are in Pomona (at the fairgrounds), Sonoma (the facility used to
be called Sears Point, and later Infineon.  I don't know it's current name),
Sacramento, and near or technically in Bakersfield.  That one is called
Famosa.

There may be others.  Unfortunately, several I used to go to have closed,
including Fremont Drag Strip (later renamed Baylands), Lions, Orange County
International Raceway, Ontario Motor Speedway, and Irwindale (still open,
but now only 1/8 mile).
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« Reply #3392 on: November 12, 2015, 11:57:28 AM »

I doubt that any of the listed drag strips accept trust powered vehicles at this time. I know that neither the SCTA(El Mirage) nor BNI(Bonneville) accept thrust vehicles. This car is very far from what a current jet powered drag car is.

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« Reply #3393 on: November 22, 2015, 01:25:14 PM »

  Steve Anderson , Tucson az.  I am building 37' American Austin  Bantam roadster. Will be using all/most original running gear 750 cc flathead engine , trans , rear , original steel body / chassis..  Engine to be updated as much as possible , which is a big challenge.  I have lots of help from local talent ,otherwise completing this might not happen.. I go to the SALT & ELMO to look and listen to learn .  Took car to ELMO for inspection so far and all was good !!! So we will continue during winter to run in spring ...


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« Reply #3394 on: November 22, 2015, 02:12:08 PM »

Welcome aboard, keep us posted on your build.
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« Reply #3395 on: November 22, 2015, 06:02:06 PM »

Saw that 37-foot Austin on the trailer last weekend.  Didn't look that big.
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« Reply #3396 on: November 22, 2015, 06:55:52 PM »

37 thru 41 roadster bodies are much different than the 31-34's. The typical glass one is a copy of a 32. Bill Goldman's steel body is an early one also. Cage gives the this year roadster a much different look. The rear fenders are also much different due the back of the body where they are attached being a different design. I believe this one trying to conform to our Street Roadster rules...
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« Reply #3397 on: November 22, 2015, 07:24:52 PM »

That is one tall cage.
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« Reply #3398 on: November 23, 2015, 09:33:35 AM »

If the 37'  Austin is really a '37 Austin , than I hope that's all I do backwards .. cheesy cheesy
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« Reply #3399 on: November 23, 2015, 09:53:25 AM »

    The cage isn't so tall , as much as car is short like me 5' 9" . With seat and helmet and cage top pads its just right..[img]
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« Reply #3400 on: November 23, 2015, 10:29:06 AM »

"...I hope that's all I do backwards .. cheesy cheesy"

Wait a minnit.  I'm a bike guy and even I know that if you're racing a roadster you will learn about - circular braking techniques., if you will. evil
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« Reply #3401 on: November 23, 2015, 03:00:13 PM »

    The cage isn't so tall , as much as car is short like me 5' 9" . With seat and helmet and cage top pads its just right..[img]

The key to riding high in the saddle is to own a short horse.

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« Reply #3402 on: November 23, 2015, 06:22:19 PM »

Handyguy;

Nice to have another LSR project going on in Tucson.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #3403 on: December 05, 2015, 06:05:56 PM »

Hi Everyone,
My name is Eric Engle and I live in La Grange Park, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. I'm 48 years old. Over the past 10 years I've spent a lot of my spare time in my garage working on turning what was a rusty 1970 Plymouth Road Runner into a car fit to run on the salt at Bonneville. I've made steady progress, but I still have a way to go. I attended the World Finals as a spectator in 2010 and I loved it. That experience confirmed for me that participating at Bonneville was something I really wanted to do. I plan on being at the next event to spectate, study the cars and talk to people.
I've lurked on this site for a couple of years and learned a lot. I thought I should finally register and say hi and thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping people that want to participate in land racing like me.




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« Reply #3404 on: December 05, 2015, 06:29:36 PM »

Sure is good to see someone with their library intact while getting started -- as JD says, "Good luck."
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