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Old 08-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Despite an office full of residual H.A.M.B. Drags garb, I'm finally starting to unwind from the venture. I'm so far behind on other business that it's laughable, but before I put my head down and get to those bores, I thought I would throw out some p...

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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I had the pleasure of cruising south down Rangeline Saturday evening at dusk back to the hotel with the windows down. I looked in the rearview and what do I see but two headlights so low and so far apart that a second glance was needed. Sure enough, it's Brad and co-pilot slinking the big black merc alongside me, the last of a glorious day's light and brightly lit neon reflecting and sliding down the full length of my favorite mercury.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #3
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This year we brought all 4 kids, our youngest Ned is 2 and this was his first year. I was worried when the Henrys Nitro cars came out he would freak from the noise but when they lit up he was startled then started laughing like a maniac! He loved every second!
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One of these years I hope to make it!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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"If you know any of the above fellas, slap them on the back and buy them a beer. They deserve it."

Indeed.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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I had the pleasure of cruising south down Rangeline Saturday evening at dusk back to the hotel with the windows down. I looked in the rearview and what do I see but two headlights so low and so far apart that a second glance was needed. Sure enough, it's Brad and co-pilot slinking the big black merc alongside me, the last of a glorious day's light and brightly lit neon reflecting and sliding down the full length of my favorite mercury.

glorious.
You know Jay, I would rank a trip down Rangeline under the lights after a night of drag racing is about as magical as pulling onto the salt at Lands End at Sunrise. 180 from each other but must do hot rod moments.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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You know Jay, I would rank a trip down Rangeline under the lights after a night of drag racing is about as magical as pulling onto the salt at Lands End at Sunrise. 180 from each other but must do hot rod moments.
I totally agree.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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In 2008 the drive back from the track was an awesome feeling... still had my drag gears in the quikchange, open headers and following the kontinentals (Steve was riding in Reggie's coupe and Merle was with Von Franko) to a BBQ joint with krupanut.

Got stopped for speeding... I told officer that I was unaware of my speed since I changed the rear gears for the track the Police officer was very Cool and gave me a warning.

Got back to the Hotel and relived the days events with all the other Parking Lot HAMBr's
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #9
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It's the most fun hot rod and racing event of the year.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #10
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Some day I am gonna get to go to this, hopefully next year. You guys make it sound so fun.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #11
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Can these guys now and forevermore be offically called "Yahoo's"....
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #12
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What a great "happenin'!!" I made the last minute decision to roll down from the "Gateway City" since I skipped "B'ville" this year. Made the trip without the better half and stepped back fifty years in time. Ran across a guy from the old "hood" who was a die-hard "Hot Rodder from my old high school!! He was doing the "Gow" when it wasn't cool and he's still doing it. It's about the lifestyle!! Thanks for all that you all do to keep the dream alive.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #13
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hey ryan, any hamb drags apparel for sale?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #14
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Damned fun deal! Can't say any more than that.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #15
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Even though my car was out of commission this year, I went to the Holiday Inn to look at cars and listen to the Pushrods. Then went to the strip on late Saturday afternoon. Although I'm not a "real hot rodder" I enjoyed watching the action....as well as some behind the scenes stuff
in the pit area. I did note that Denise's Pontiac wagon makes a pretty
good utility vehicle.
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Can't put it any better than Model A John!
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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Wow. Just wow.
P.S. Jay, I'm fixing the front bumper as per instruction sir. Got a mocked up DeSoto on it tonight, might stay , might not.

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #18
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I'm with Model A John on the most fun event of the year, and I will be back.
Friday evening a FED drove through the Holiday Inn parking lot under its own power, and later the Little Honker fired up under the entrance awning of the hotel, and as the song goes, "I felt the earth move under my feet"...and this was just Friday night at the hotel parking lot!
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #19
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We're blessed to have this event so close to home.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #20
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At mokan did they ever pave the pits and quit charging extra for pit passes after they advertised free pit pass with every ticket like back in 1987?
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