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Old 03-20-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default The Hare & Hound Run



The first I heard of the Hare & Hound Run was in Robert Genat's book, "The Birth of Hot Rodding." It sounded like a typical old timer story jammed pack with idealism and a lack of respect fo...

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Old 03-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Hare & Hound Run

Well,having taken part in a couple of "time distance rally's",in much more recent years. Knowbody adhere's to speed limits,since mistakes always happen(we men,don't follow directions well). You can certainly see,how the general public,viewed hot rodders as "hoodlums",with activities like that fueling their opinions.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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always seemed like fun to me when i read about it
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Where HAVE all the hoodlums GONE anyway????
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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The next HAMB event perhaps??
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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I always tried to get the most penalty points for being early without being disqualified!

We came up to a little town in the north of Italy 'bout two hours ahead of the rest of the cars.

Up comes a motor officer leads us thru the town at full speed and points to the side of the road.

We waited till the cars close to our number showed up and joined in again

I think that might be the closest I ever came to being thrown out of the Mille Miglia Storica and pretty sure I'm the only one that ever got a 'Stop & Go''

Do you know how many I come on that scene in the photo? Change cars
change country. Same scene.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:32 AM   #7
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Where HAVE all the hoodlums GONE anyway????
Go to the HAMB Drags... more laws broken in a 48 hour period then I care to know about.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:44 AM   #8
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The town I grew up in in the '50's has the highest mountain peak in Mass. My older cousins talked about "hair & hound" events held after school where the guys would race up the road to the peak and someone at the top would time them.

They learned early on NOT to race back down the switchbacks because no cars brakes could take that kind of punishment and last the whole way down.

I heard that there were a few wrecks,mostly dented fenders,because remember, we're talking 6 cylinder Chevys& Mopars and flathead Fords that were mostly stock and couldn't go very fast up that mountain road. Plus the drop offs were pretty scary and the road had very few guardrails.

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Old 03-20-2008, 10:46 AM   #9
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Same concept still happens today. We did them when I was attending Texas A&M - we called them Lime Runs. Instead of a flag, you'd use a lime.

It was a lot of fun until a kid in a 300ZX missed his lime at night, and went over a curb at around 80mph, pushing all four struts up through the bodywork.







Well... it was still fun for everybody else. Yeah, hotrodders are hoodlums.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:55 AM   #10
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Where HAVE all the hoodlums GONE anyway????
Come up (or down, depending on where you live... could also be over as well)... Well come to The Bronx and you'll see some hoodlums, but they wont be driving their cars too fast or making a turn with-out their signal on!
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:05 AM   #11
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The next HAMB event perhaps??

I was thinking the same thing... I might have to work on this for us north Texas folks!
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:28 AM   #12
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Man, and I thought a few donuts in a dimly lit Wal-Mart parking lot at 3am was being rebelous
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:50 AM   #13
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Just keep in mind those street racers from a few weeks ago. There are so many more people now, who work all hours of the day and night, that can get involved and lead to disaster. Too bad.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:04 PM   #14
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CruZer - my buddy Bruce and me in his '53 Stude comin' down off Mt. Greylock one fine Spring day after ditchin' classes @ PHS and NO BRAKES! Interesting ride to say the least. Probably why I want a hand brake hooked up nowadays... vic
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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Go to the HAMB Drags... more laws broken in a 48 hour period then I care to know about.
You know what I mean.....

Trust me man......if I could afford the drive from WA to Mokan....I'd be there....sleeping on the ground cuz I can't afford a room......hahaha

Someday, I'll make it, it's a goal of mine to DRIVE my hotrod a few states away to a COOL event.....the Revolution may be the first.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:31 PM   #16
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Where HAVE all the hoodlums GONE anyway????
some of my neighbors think i am a hoodlum,does that count?
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:36 PM   #17
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Same concept still happens today. We did them when I was attending Texas A&M - we called them Lime Runs. Instead of a flag, you'd use a lime.

It was a lot of fun until a kid in a 300ZX missed his lime at night, and went over a curb at around 80mph, pushing all four struts up through the bodywork.









Well... it was still fun for everybody else. Yeah, hotrodders are hoodlums.

Too much fun.

Back in the '70s we used to do those in the local sports car clubs. Sometimes they used flour instead of lime. As tie breakers they used to have you count the lime drops. I still remember coming over a rise in the road running near 90 to make up for getting lost and seeing about thirty lime spots along the side of the road. We just estimated the number and said he hell with accuracy.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #18
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This sounds a lot like Greatrace, except that the timing is more precise. I've run my hot rod in it for a few years now and there are times when you have to make up losses. We do it under control but the essential concept is the same.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:14 PM   #19
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Same concept still happens today. We did them when I was attending Texas A&M - we called them Lime Runs. Instead of a flag, you'd use a lime.

It was a lot of fun until a kid in a 300ZX missed his lime at night, and went over a curb at around 80mph, pushing all four struts up through the bodywork.
Oh hell yea, just what I was thinking. There was a M/C in Ft. Worth, that used to sponsor a Midnight-Madness Lime Run. Started at midnight, and went about 120 miles. Same concept, busted bag of lime on the road meant you were going the right way. 2 bags meant a turn coming up, and you had to choose, left or right. A busted bag 100 yards down meant you made the right chioce. And so on. Now, it's 2a.m./3a.m./4a.m., you and your buds have been stopping off for a 'toke and a brew', you can see where that's going. Serious munchies by sun-up.
That event died out with the avent of lawyers and liabilities (bastards). Then we all got old. (sucks).
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http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstrac...679D946297D6CF

if you have adobe, read this. hare and hound races go back to 1903 in new york. this ny times article is a story about one race ( not sure if its fictional or not). the language is pretty funny, especially the "dicker" part. but that could be because im an immature bastard.
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