The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ol Deuce, Aug 7, 2008.
Is every one ready to make the trip to Windover Next week?
You God damn right I am! I told work to blow me.
60th speed week, come hell or high water!
Well, The "FLYING PICKLE" is ready. The motor looked like this on Monday, but it's back together now.
So we got it out of the shop where it's been since last August.
Now, it's in the trailer. Now for all the rest of the junk to remember. See you there.
Im torn. I usually go with my brother and a couple friends. We take my Astro van, take turns driving straight through. But reverse just went out in my van. My brother and his buddies are riding their bikes down. My other friends cant go now. Turns out I have to be back at work on Wednesday. But my brother says I can borrow his daughters new style VW bug convertible (sheesh how gay is that?) Lets see...if I leave Saturday morning I can easily get there late Sunday. Its around 1300 miles I think. I can spend all day Monday enjoying my one day of speed week, and then drive straight through to home with a couple of naps along the way, and be back to work on Wednesday.
Or I can give my brother some money and have him buy me a t-shirt...What to do, what to do?
It's the 60th Anniversary fer goodness sakes - even more gay to have someone buy you a shirt when you didn't even go. That's fakin' it!
almost! got to rebuild the carbs on the rod & she should be good to go.
Still working on it..
looks like I'm driving in solo.
Thats gonna suck.
Do all the radio stations in range of the 93 play English speaking tunes, or spanish, like here?
We are going to make a couple of test passes locally tomorrow evening. Then the car goes on the trailer, and we start loading everything. Leaving Wednesday for the salt. I am ready.
Thanks to the constant prodding of a friend I will be going to Bonneville for the first time. It will be a whirl wind trip, but at least we can say we were there. I cant wait.
I'm thinking of heading out with Ryan and Brandon.Will take the 32 if I go.I guess sleeping under the stars is the only accomdations left!
I am! Will be enroute a week from today, can't wait!
Any one looking for rooms? You need to start calling all the small motels at least in the morning and in the afternoon! We did not have room for all this till just tuesday. The old man called around and there was 7 rooms avail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So just call. Many motels are calling to confirm the room is going to be used. Many that cant make it are dumping them now. We got in for under a hundred a night.
I dont like how much it costs "I would rather camp" but the woman cant do that. So she buys the rooms)
For the first time in ten years I will not be at the August meet. I wll be there in September, and the old 55 may make a pass. I'll be waiting for pictures from you guys going to Speedweek.
Y'll have a great trip.
Will be there with a smile on my face..
Bonneville is calling, but my wallet hid the phone....
I'll be back one day
Leaving Saturday morning, can't wait...Everyone is welcome to stop by the Old Crow pits and say hi to us...Lucky
You guys gonna get there a week early?
Ok, Saturday the 16th
Can you believe a guy would quit a good job, just to make it to the salt ?
Asshole Garage will be holding a nightly un-authorized happy hour, behind the Western Ridge motel, just follow the trail of empties, and look for the discusting display of humanity laying on the lawn, OH, bring plenty of beer, we will most likely need more !
It's OK kid I tought maybe Bobby was Driving
You know how he hates to go fast.
Seriously ........ Sorry to hear 'bout the thud
Quick & Easy Racing will there! Look for the Stop Sign in the pits....
come by for a Margarita!!!! and 4 banger shinnanagins!!
This time next week I should be arriving.
I didn't know you were going, great! Harrison with you? How long are you staying?
CG- you only need reverse if you change your mind.
I quit my job 3 years ago and thought I'd get another job after Bonneville but they have the Dam thing every year. Maybe when they quit having speed week I might get a real job. This will be 4 Years going in a row!! This is my JUMP START to keep me going every year... See you all there..........
Checked out a new job today and told them I could start Monday the 25th You know with skills a good job is not to hard to find, Speed week is the best excuse I can think of to try a new job.
1 week off just ending and 2 more weeks to go! Now i cant make any excuses for not getting stuff done now.
Hell, I Quit my Job, sold my Hot Rod, took a one for two dollar hit on the exchange rate, and flew 6,000 miles to get to my first Speed Week.......have found it extremely hard to figure out how to backtrack....I think I have it figured out about the end of July....then about the middle of August.....somehow I forget and mysteriously end up at Wendover....
Its going to take a few hours & a shitload of cash but i'll be there, journey starts tomorrow & i can't wait.
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