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Old 02-27-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Flathead Meltdown

The Flathead Meltdown is the world's only heads-up racing class strictly for flathead powered cars. Essentially, it's a bunch of British fellas with a passion for traditional hot rods and going fast. Give...

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:30 AM   #2
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Ryan, this is way cool. Do we have anything like this here? Just for Flatheads.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:32 AM   #3
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Ryan, this is way cool. Do we have anything like this here? Just for Flatheads.
No, but we should... I'll give em a class at the HAMB Drags for sure.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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That would be sweet.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Flathead Meltdown

A public thank you to Darren for taking the time to put the website together and also for the time and effort he puts into making sure the event runs (reasonably) smoothly as well. The hard work doesn't go without notice, thanks mate!
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:03 AM   #6
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Mart's website useta have lotsa pix of the Meltdown drags.

Not sure if it still does but boy do I love some od those Limey rides, and how they USE them !!

Killer stuff !!

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Old 02-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #7
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OMG that would be heaven!!!
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:56 AM   #8
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No, but we should... I'll give em a class at the HAMB Drags for sure.
Oh, Casey, are you listening?!!? This is right up your alley!
See 'ya at the Thaw..................... jb.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:08 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. The website is still in its infancy, so check back often for more features on the cars that take part.
It'd certainly be cool to see an equivalent race class over there. We all have a heap of fun which doesn't take that much organisation, to be fair, and the beer and BS session at the end of racing is second to none.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:14 AM   #10
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Artiki.. I love your T touring... Surhsc said it was yours, I hadn't made the connection... lovely man... good inspiration!

When my hotrod grows up, I want it to be just like yours... hahaha
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:50 AM   #11
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Very cool! Real dedication to real hot rods.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:00 PM   #12
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Ryan...There are alot of Flathead Hotrods I've seen at the drags that would like to race one another, in a Flathead Class, at the HAMB Drags.
I think it's a good idea.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:05 PM   #13
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How cool! I agree we need to do something like this in the states.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:18 PM   #14
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I think it's RAD how dedicated those across-the-ponders are. It's not cheap to put together a rod here...immagine importing everything or trying to scrounge it!
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:09 PM   #15
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THE BRITISH ARE COMING!

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Old 02-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #16
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Thanks for posting something british Ryan!
The flathead flatdown is a great event and although i've never actually been to any events featuring the it, I just know its really great!
I don't know if you know, but the car on the picture was built and is driven by Jim Turnball. Anyone know if he has a HAMB account, i'd love to see it!

PS: by the way jim, if your reading this, congratulations on such a buetiful car, and such a fast one too!
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:23 PM   #17
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nice one darren
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:26 PM   #18
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So cool...I just spent an hour looking.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:24 PM   #19
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The website is still in its infancy, so check back often for more features on the cars that take part...
Then you can get rid of the article on that scruffy ol' 24T.
Nice one Darren, s'looking good. And it all looks so glamorous too! Wish I had pictures of the mud oozing up between my toes in the "flathead pits" from last year. Ah, the rain, the fog, the slime. And laying in the dirt to wipe that single drip from the rear main...
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:33 PM   #20
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Congrats Darren, and thank you for the time you take to run the meltdown and how welcome you made me feel on my first outing..
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