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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bad Bob, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 818

    ScottV
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    I noticed that Bonneville was on alot of peoples list ... in 1988 I drove an O/T but classic American car that I bought while stationed in England and had shipped back to the U.S of A. from San Diego back to Lowry AFB, Colorado. I didn't plan too many stops, but Bonneville was one of them. What surprised me was that you could just drive out on the salt and go for it. That was one of if not the C:cool::cool:Lest things I have ever done. I wonder if you can still do that ??!!!???
     
  2. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,328

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    Well you already do; I don't know about the dick part but I am sure I can check that out for ya. :D
     
  3. ahahahahahahahahhaahha...LMAO
     
  4. Don Martin
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 156

    Don Martin
    Member
    from West Tenn

    Finish all the cars and trucks I have now and the ones to come. Own a 57 vette. Drive my studebaker project over 200 mph on the salt.
     
  5. tylor k
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 40

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    The one thing i realy want to do is build a diesel powerd gasser that dose wheelies. :D
     
  6. Live long enough, to Die Old !


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  7. fleetwood39
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 23

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    I would like to just finish what I have. Time just slips away with a young family. Building the 1936 Ford I have stashed away with my son is something I daydream about all the time. He's only 3 years old now. Watching him learn and surpass my abilities in the garage will be heart-warming. Oh yeah, I also wanna do a wheel-e in my Chevy II wagon....
     
  8. Jalopy Jim
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,867

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    I would like to finish and drive the three project cars I have now. Race one of them at Bonneville
     
  9. 32 hudson
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 694

    32 hudson
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    Finish my coupe, wel lat least enough to drive it to the local ice cream stands and just drive the heck out of it.
     
  10. .....I want to own a

    59 Elcamino
    37 Chevy 2 door sedan
    57 Pontiac safari wagon
    a flared 64 Vette fastback to tribute my 1st Vette from 1974
     
  11. the_mick
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 41

    the_mick
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    from piqua ohio

    Drive route 66 start to finish in a 57 chevy 150... but really any classic will do!
    Drive a landspeed car on the salt flats bonneville!
    Drive as a stuntdriver for a major motion picture!
    And meet James Dean... oh wait that's after I die!
     
  12. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 864

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    Bingo...the answer!!

     
  13. Oh, I'd like to drive 200MPH somewhere
     
  14. jfrolka
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 897

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    Travel USA in a hot rod, and 300mph in the 1/4 would be fun
     
  15. Not that is novel in any way, but...bust 200 on the salt at Bonneville...in a car I built from scratch with my son.
     
  16. saints
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 553

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    Love to drive on the salt and to collect my 6 favorite cars before I die
     
  17. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,113

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    build a bobtail bucket T. ill be happy starting that project.. if all goes well come winter ill get started. as my grandma use to say "enjoy today, for tomorrow maybe even worse" she use to say "if its free its for me" and of course "what a jip" hence my handle.. heh, she rocked!
     

  18. .........Red '62 Corvette with Linda Vaughn as my co-pilot.
     
  19. 1) Actually RUN a car at Bonneville or El Mirage, now that I have been to Bonneville for Speed Week as a spectator!

    2) Go to the Indy 500 to see the race (been to the track, though)

    3) See a NA$CAR race at Bristol and Daytona

    4) Spend a month at Daytona for all of the February events

    5) Drive a 1960 Corvette up the PCH.

    6) Drive a 1952 Dodge Power Wagon WC up the AlCan Highway and back.

    7) Take a European road tour in a Citroen Traction Avant.

    8.) Take a summer-long road trip across the US and Canada in a 1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible or wagon.

    9) Own a Hudson Hornet convertible with the optional 7X 308 hotrod engine. Black with black top and red leather interior.

    10) Own a 1962 Chrysler 300H ragtop, in the same color combo as the Hudson
     
  20. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,891

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    Bonniville.....
    Lonestar round up
    Paso (never got to do that dream)
    Vegas ...when the shifters put it on (never got that one either)
     
  21. 90ssp
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 400

    90ssp
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    from dallas, ga

    actually finish one of my cars:)
     
  22. A Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,133

    A Chopped Coupe
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    Great thread................here is my short list;

    Do some solid low 9's or maybe high 8's in my Maverick with a carb
    Crew on a Bonneville Car (which I hope to do this year with the FlatCad Team)
    Drive a car at Bonneville
    Race a GT-3 racecar at Laguna Seca or Sears Point
    Finish building my 289ci flathead and put it into an open dragster and turn low 11's or high 10's
     
  23. Skeezix
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 846

    Skeezix
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    from SoCal

    Make that all
    My cars
     
  24. Graham M
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 406

    Graham M
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    from Calgary AB

    Drive across Canada or the US with mine. Possibly way down into South America if I can. I was about to do that last year on my bike, but had too much on my plate to take a few months off and go down to SA. Doing that in a hot rod would be infinitely cooler.


    Also - Get some serious (race) track time with my '38 Chevy half ton. I know it sounds dumb but it handles awesome on its S10 frame and stiff suspension. Quite a fast little truck too.
     
  25. cavemag
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 210

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    Ironman the Baja 1000 on a bike and in a trophy truck.
    Set a record at Bonneville on a Bike and car.
    Drive an f1 car around monaco.
    Launch a hemi powered f.e.d hard.
    Ride in a pro supercross event.
    Do the gumball 3000.
    Meet and drive with the Top Gear presenters.
    and meet Don Garlits.
     
  26. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,328

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    Your South America trip is going to take some real timming it is over 300 miles across the Dariun Jungle in Central America. The road is iffy and not much more than a wide trail in places during the dry season and pretty much non existant during the wet season. The only place on the Pan American highway that is nearly impassable.

    Not to rain on your parade just for information only.
     
  27. Only a dream: Move to New Mexico, set up a studio and do Automotive Art. Any rodders from HAMB driving Rt. 66 can stop on by my studio...I'll have a cold one waiting for you.
     
  28. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,819

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    Sell my Bonneville car to some one of all these guys who SAY they want to go to the salt befoe they die.
     
  29. bigalturk1
    Joined: Sep 23, 2010
    Posts: 369

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    I want to install a 409 in my 39'
    I want to go to Bonneville
    I want to go to the LA roadster show
    I'd like to Drive over__________ Obama, with studded snow tires!

    In any order!
     
  30. lowongas
    Joined: Mar 8, 2009
    Posts: 282

    lowongas
    Member

    Wow..so many things everyone wants to do..so ok.I'm in...

    1). Work for Brian Bass at his shop ..
    2).Drive a vintage funny car 200 mph....on the street..screaming at the radar cop who sits by my house...CATCH ME NOW..F*CKER..!!
    3).Have a garage like Jay Leno but filled with 32 Highboys...coupes..sedans and all the parts to build 10 more...
    4).Wishing my Dad was alive so he can ride with me...just one time.
    5).Build and drive a ROADSTER...across the USA....
    6).Have Gene Winfield teach me metal work..
    7). Open a scrap yard with NO PRICES ..BUT you have to bring something for trade we can use..if not,we will give you car to build,donate it to charity for kids with special needs.
    8).And to buy ONE CAR THAT HAS NO RUST ON IT..!!!!
     

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