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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    A few from the Archives...


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  2. Thanks for sharing Joey.

    What a great photo of B:)B. HRP

  3. hansboomer
    Joined: Nov 15, 2008
    Posts: 83

    from new york

    I love that Bonneville Buick. I wonder wht would make anyone build something like that. Did the builder have some secret knowledge of 1952 Buick aerodynamics? Did he have a stash of high performande straight 8 cams or supercharger manifolds? Did he have some unhealthy attachment to his grandmother's Roadmaster? Inquiring minds want to know.
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  4. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,211

    from Burton, MI

  5. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,572

    Member Emeritus

    Bonneville Betty was an interesting piece of art that actually worked and received land speed records. Built by Jeff Brock in a dusty art studio/shop, Jeff came to Bonneville and blew the minds of the Inspectors and fellow racers.
    First he chopped the top and only had a windshield,, you can't do that! you have to have window all around,, nope not in the rule book,, the package tray is a spoiler,,, maybe but not illegal,,, you have to have paint,,, nope you don't its not in the rule book,.
    So at this point I want to point out to bucket listers that want to make a pass on the salt,,, read the rule book and reread it and reread it.........
    Jeff had a dedicated crew that was there to get Jeff down the course,,,, They made that Buick Straight Eight Scream

    There is more to the story of course,,, but that is for another time
  6. typo41
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,572

    Member Emeritus

    I have kept my files early on IPhoto then on hard drives but now with upgrades I have four hard drives spinning around and around. Why four? One backs up another,, I had a disaster two years ago,,, everything on one drive, but when I switched to a new computer I over wrote two years of Speedweek, never to be seen again.
    I suppose it is the same as water damaged or missing in moves negatives,,, I just 'found' a folder of 1993 El Mirage medium format neg in a three binder, wish I had time to scan,, they would make a nice book
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  7. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,440

    Kevin Lee
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    That may have been from YOUR first HAMB Drags... but it ain't *the* first.
    Neat to see an old photo of my car even if I'm looking like a total slob.
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  8. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,952

    from KCMO

    Don’t suppose they look low res because you took them with a phone 14 almost 15 years ago?
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  9. justanotherguy
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 193


    Hey, I see myself... barely. Nice selection of photos, Jay... brings back good memories.
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  10. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,924


    2005 I think? The year I had the touring there. Still have that shot of us at the line.
  11. The owners name is Brock and he found the car in the basement of his employer. My brother was freelancing for Hot Rod Deluxe on the salt and I gathered the car's the info while my brother took photos.
    Brock worked for a sawmill and made a deal with the employer to remove the Buick. I truly can't remember if the car was a freebie but I'm thinking it was...
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