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Cruising or Drag Racing which do you prefer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MXrider13, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,936

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Cruising to the drags..... Racing....... and cruising home. Gary
  2. handyandy289
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
    Posts: 354

    from Georgia

    Definately Cruising. Drag Racing is like bad sex. Any man who can't go for longer than 10 or 15 seconds has a problem.
  3. cruzing these days in the 60.
  4. DirtyThirty
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,396

    from nowhere...

    O.k., actually no...I don't. Well...I do, but it's largely just symbolic....:D
    Come to think of it, I can't even successfully drag race anymore, either.... not until my truck is back from paint and together again.
    Christ, I'm a freakin' loser!
  5. Pigiron
    Joined: Jan 21, 2002
    Posts: 309


    Drag Racing! No all chrome, no go cars at the drags!

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    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,792


    So is being married. I do both drag and cruise.
  7. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 697

    from boron,ca

    ah, the eternal question.
    too cruise the street and get the old ego stroked or have to change your shorts because the race car was faster than you thought and almost kissed the guard rail.
    what a dilemma!!
    i have both, but i pretty much quit street driving when i couldn't find anyone that wanted to drive further than 10 miles from home. i mean, the drive is ok, but when you get where your going, what do you? nothing!! sit on your butt and drink and lie about your car. how much you spent, how fast it is and such. boring!!!
    also, when i realized i could scare the crap out of myself, on a regular basis, with a 10 second altered for a hell of a lot less money than a street car, i was hooked.
    about the only down side to my kind of racing is, finding a strip that has some kind of class or bracket i can run in. (if it ain't a doorslammer, it's very hard to find a strip to run at)
    that brings up another sore point with me. what the hell is it with all the doorslammer tv shows and drag races and such. i mean, i never got a check from any of the big three when i did drive their doorslammers.
    you can build a t altered for about 5-6 grand and go 10's. you sure as hell can't do that with a 3400 lb lard bucket doorslammer, plus stay together.
    i guess it's like my brother says, i drive a nova or mustang whatever, product identification.
    if you have never did 10 seconds in a 1500 lb altered, you don't know squat about drag racing.
    well anyway, let the flaming begin.
  8. A Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,133

    A Chopped Coupe

    Well, I have been in drag racing for some 30+ years, and had hot rods for about the same time, but never had a single car I could do both.
    Now, I'm old and would rather be racing at the strip. I've got an "Ole B/SM car" and really love to just go out and have tuning, wrenching, spending gobb's of money, just go out and run................last year I scared myself doing 9.801 @ 133, and this year we will see if I can't "Push The Envelope" a little.
    The first picture on the left was taken at Fremont, CA in 1980 with the previous owner, the next is at the Redding Drag Strip and the third is in my garage waiting for this year.

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  9. dragdaddyO
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 65


    Pavement is for getting there Water is for Racing.
    My idea of Crusing is getting in the car and rolling out of town, next thing you know your 3 or 4 hundred miles from home.

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  10. Still Runnin
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,287

    Still Runnin
    from VA & FL

    HA .. We cruise to the Drags and watch the others burn the fuel, good times!
  11. the other me
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 387

    the other me

    both...I'm always looking for a drag race while cruising!!!
  12. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,140


    No flaming, but I'll bite. There's lots of ways to enjoy drag racing or street cars, hot rods etc for that matter. According to you I don't know squat about drag racing -as I've yet to race an altered - fair enough. :p
    Though, I will tell you this: Build something from scratch on sawhorses in your garage. Take it to the track and Mash the gas pedal. That's gonna equal FUN no matter what it runs. :)
  13. kardude67
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 134

    from Topeka, Ks

  14. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,673

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Cruising in a drag race style car :D
  15. For me now that I'm over 60, Cruising is #1. I own 4 different hot rods, one is a legal NHRA Super Gas Roadster. Off the throttle stop this thing should run low 9's somewhere 140-150 MPH. I would rather go for a cruise in one of my 41 Chevy Hot Rod trucks. The Drag race car is horrible on the pocket book. The money it costs for a set of rear tires, fuel, entry fees, chassis upgrades, not counting a physical every two years for the competition license, freshen up the motor, a set of pistons, new converter. I can build a cool street hot rod. Cruising lasts more than 10 seconds, and I can do it on pump gas.
    [SIZE=4The Billetproof Cruise In Chehalis Washington is one of my favorite as well as the Cruise the Gorge in The Dalles Oregon. It's time to sell the drag race car.[/ COLOR][/SIZE]

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  16. stretch 1320
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,861

    stretch 1320

  17. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 647


    10's with a 1500lb. car??? Time to replace the old tired 283 2bbl???
  18. John T.
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 233

    John T.

    Working in the garage should have been thrown in the mix. Drag racing gets too exspensive, cruising is fun, but it's not like it was years ago when there was a bunch of other cruisers out there (atleast around here). I enjoy working on the Hotrod or just a good project in the garage, followed by a test ride with some hellacious burnouts.
  19. Dzuari
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 250

    from Muncie, IN

  20. At this point of my life I'm diggin' drag racing. In 1962 when I got out of high school and bought my 41' Ford convert. that's all I did was cruise. From one burger joint to the next, looking for girls and checking out the cars. It was different then. It was SPONTANEOUS. Nothing was organized. You knew where the hot places were to go and that's where you went. Today you "cruise" to some place and park, take out your lawn chair and your cooler and sit on your ass and thinking how cool you are. Enough! Now I cruise out to the drag strip with my 34' coupe and have a fun day of racing and I'm lovin' it!
  21. hackster
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 53


    i personally like to cruise to the drag strip:cool:
  22. hackster
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 53


    yeah thats not very good at all!!!!!!!!!:D
  23. I cruise in my o/t 69 nova and then drag it to 11 80's untouched, then cruise back home. And when my gasser is done, same thing.
  24. Sam Navarro
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 758

    Sam Navarro

    I haven't done any drag racing really but I can say that there is nothing better after a crappy day at work than getting in my car and cruising my day away.

  25. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    ........I like cruising.....I'am to old to run the strip any more.....still go the watch the cars.....did of lot of drag racing when I was a kid.....
  26. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,947

    from Michigan

    I'd like to see LIONS Drag Strip re built on the spot as the old one.... And make that home for the nostolgia drag races.....
  27. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,343


    I drive my cars everyday as a rule and race once a year if I have something on the road at the time of the race in question.

    I'm not sure what everyone considers to be cruising. If it involves getting together with a bunch of fellas and driving around it is not real high on my list as a rule. But there is one reliablity run that I do enjoy so I can't say that I don't or won't do it.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  28. Jung
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 9

    from London, UK

    Drag is less of a cultural institution over here. It's fun racing off a set of lights but mostly it's just nice to drive around with some friends, talk crap and watch the scenery roll by.

    Motorcycles have always been where I've found my high speed, low level assault kicks. Bikes are great selfish pleasures, cars are wonderful to share.
  29. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    For me, I like watching the Drag Racing, and doing the Cruising

    like Cruising to the Race track
  30. i'll take a dose of both... can't go wrong with either

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