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Old 10-22-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default The Day Of The Drags 2007



I've had a rough couple of weeks and was looking forward to getting away for a day of rest and relaxation. Most folks wouldn't consider a drag race in Temple, TX as a prime destination for su...

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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Damn. I wish I could have gone...Looks like a blast!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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Sunday was like the first two DOTD events. I was hot-lapping the time
trials. 3 passes on Sat and 7 on Sun.

To see so many fast cars driven to the track is truly a treat.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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It looks like you had one heck of a time

Thanks for the pictures
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: The Day Of The Drags 2007

I'd like to add...

Anyone who missed Sunday, missed a FLATHEAD winning the bracket-racing purse...

And doing a sweet doughnut in front of Tech to celebrate...
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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Damn I forgot all about this with being so damn busy at work. Wish I could have been there.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:21 AM   #7
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I'd like to add...

Anyone who missed Sunday, missed a FLATHEAD winning the bracket-racing purse...

And doing a sweet doughnut in front of Tech to celebrate...
life is good. dam those flatheads . and I did 4 doughnuts.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:42 AM   #8
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I had a good time too. First time for me to DOTD, but I'll make it there next year for sure. I brought along my fiancee's son, Ethan. He's 4 and had a blast walking around looking at everything. Completely forgot the camera, but kinda glad I did.

One thing I regret every time I go to one of these types of events is that I can link a car to a messageboard name, but I have no clue who the actual owner is in person. Next time I guess I'll just have to go out there and introduce myself to everyone so I can put some names to some faces, instead of names to cars.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:06 PM   #9
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Looks like a great time!

Ryan, it sounds like you didn't make any passes with the '38?

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Old 10-22-2007, 12:17 PM   #10
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Thanks to Steve and the Kontinentals for another great time. Good to see a lot of old friends, make new ones.
This is probably the only dragstrip in the world where they stop the races to clear freshly fallen pecans off the track!
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:28 PM   #11
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What a drag race! It was a long way from Australia, but 100% worth it. I've never seen so many bitchin' hot rods driven in anger and in the perfect location. Thanks to all the HAMBers who welcomed me, fed me beer and showed me the best time - including a tyre-burning, beer-spillin' pass in Hot Rod Artist's coupe (what car), and numerous laps in Lady Cruiser's sweeeeet Olds. To Dirty31, Scrape, Racey, Broken Spoke, BeantickC, El Jefe and lotsa others, you guys rock!
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:26 PM   #12
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Looks like a great time!

Ryan, it sounds like you didn't make any passes with the '38?

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I made one... time slip said 12.97 at 108... Light sign said 13.57 at 108... I'll take the first although it certainly didn't feel like I hooked up well enough for a 12!
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:50 PM   #13
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I made one... time slip said 12.97 at 108... Light sign said 13.57 at 108... I'll take the first although it certainly didn't feel like I hooked up well enough for a 12!
Ryan I have a 100 mph patch for you. Great weekend and perfect weather. I recommend waking up at the track. Stepping out in the morning about 7 or 8 am while everything is still pristine and quiet. Great time to reflect. Thanks again Ryan for helping us get the word out for the weekend.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:59 PM   #14
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awesome, thanks for sharing
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:50 PM   #15
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Ryan-saw your coupe-what a tasteful car. Really like the 55-56 chvey steering wheel and the way you carried the black and white throughout the car. All done sucking up now.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:32 AM   #16
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I had a great time as well. It's a shame that 420 whatever inch nailhead powered coupe Ryan posted was more horn than driveshaft. It displays really nice craftmanship.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:37 AM   #17
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I had a great time as well. It's a shame that 420 whatever inch nailhead powered coupe Ryan posted was more horn than driveshaft. It displays really nice craftmanship.
It ran 12's homie... That's pretty damned fast.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:27 AM   #18
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It ran 12's homie... That's pretty damned fast.

I'll second that. That car ran good and pulled hard. I saw him have to pedal it after the 1/8 because it was getting loose.

I'd like to see what it would run with a tire that is hooking up.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:18 AM   #19
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I had a great time as well. It's a shame that 420 whatever inch nailhead powered coupe Ryan posted was more horn than driveshaft. It displays really nice craftmanship.
12s on tires that skinny,isn't bad in my book,but what do i know?Any street driven car that "actually"runs 12s is fast.Lots of "bullshitters" think their car runs 10s till they go down the track.When you've driven something that'll pass a 100 before a 100 ft then talk to me.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:03 AM   #20
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Hi there,Simon(Griff). Paul told me you where over there,looks like a good time was had by all.Guess it's off to Vegas now. This weekend is the Nostalgias at Warwick so I will take some photos and send them on.How come we couldn't have the EJ for the week or two? You keep, on having a good time,regards.Neville. Paul says hi too.
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