The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wheelsup56, Jul 14, 2011.
Lots of gassers and funny cars, hot rods!
I'll be there with bells on... Sunday July 24th... The amount of "traditional" & "period correct" hot rods and drag rides that appear seems to gain strength with every year... The East Coast Gassers are gonna shine for sure...
my daily drag racin' blog...
Well that sure was fun !!! Tons of very cool cars and I met Jungle Pam !!! Funny Cars, Altereds, Gassers, Super Stocks. A car show and a cool bar with bands. Nice day for sure
I just got back. This was the best event they put on in the last 5 years. The weather was tolerable for once and only about 10 minutes of rain near the end of the day. Hundreds of great race cars. Very few delays with oil and parts on the track.
Our gang won the "best back-up girl" for funny cars and the "Jungle Jim Showmanship award" for doing what we do best, long burnouts, good laps and consistancy.
Congrats to Walter Fry for putting this event together and getting it done.
i always find out about these too late.
I was there with our 63-1/2 Galaxie and WON ECNSSA class!!..As usual an awesome event put on by the whole Racewaypark Staff..
Does anyone have pictures??
Did they run this event on Saturday? Heard that it was cancelled because of the heat.
Great event and gets better each year. Hats off to the flopper guys and girls, gasser guys and Nostalgia Super Stockers and all that braved the heat and ran the asses off their cars.
You go George, sorry I missed this one!!!
It was a great day at the track yesterday. The weather was "tolerable" as frank said. Plenty, plenty of great cars and lots of action all day. There was very minimal down-time from oil/debris on the track. 'Sorry my friend Percy injured the motor in his SS/AH 'Cuda and couldn't continue (lost oil pressure) after running a 9.18, that car flies. The gassers, altereds, nostalgia SS cars are a real treat. On the down side, each year the turn-out at the car show gets smaller, tho the real car show is in the pits. Like I said, it was a great day at E-town, except for the $20 spectator admission charge.
Saturday's racing activities had to be cancelled due to the oppressive heat... However, come Sunday, the weather was still hot, but not as crazy as Saturday, so the event was able to happen... I had a good time... And yes, congrats are definitely in order for Walter Frey and the entire E-Town staff for making it all work so well... The "422 All Stars" S/S circuit were a big hit, as were the East Coast Gassers, Funny Cars, and N.E.T.O. car club... It really was a great time for all... I give my take of the event in today's and yesterday's blog-- I put a link to it below...
Read about it in my blog... Here's the link...
Hey wheelsup, I saw your car yesterday! I got to get a close look in pit lane, it's really nice! I had my 56 there too, in the parking lot
Also worth noting, a fact I forgot to mention in my previous post, while I was sitting in the Drag Racing Underground tent, I saw some feller walk by wearing a H.A.M.B. shirt...
my daily blog... E-TOWN NOSTALGIA SUMMERNATIONALS...
Thanks to all the racers who braved the heat...
... and suited-up in their hot firesuits for the E-TOWN NOSTALGIA SUMMERNATIONALS
I raced the opel there yesterday,black car,fire jacket,helmet,gloves and no window to roll down but still had a good time and now understand why i dont race in the summer!
That was me wearing the Shirt !!
this show and the jalopy show down and show down drags are my must go to shows I had a blast!!! -it was good bumping into gaspumper -he is one of those (for give the phrase frank) old timers you can talk to for hours!!
Oh, that was you... O.K... Glad you had the opportunity to meet "Jungle" Pam, shes' a classy gal-- She's a nice person and very approachable, she definitely appreciates the fans... The bar and bands didn't receive that much attention from the crowd, but from what I could hear from sitting at the Drag Racing Underground tent, the bands were pretty good-- More folks should have checked 'em out...
Thanks D..More pics
Jeff Unfried took these of our OT car. More of the event posted at
http://classicfunnycarboard.com/CFB/index.php look for the FCR threads.
And for you funny car fans, The Funny Car Nationals is going to be run at MCIR, in LaRue, OH. Aug 6. So far THIRTY FC's are signed up to appear and race. www.nostalgiafunnycarnationals.com and www.glnfcc.com
Found this by the vendors:
Yeah, that beauty was parked right next to my Drag Racing Underground pit tent... I had an up close and personal view of it... The tastefully tinted glass and overall appearance got the attention of many folks throughout the day... Probably the sharpest ride on the property of its genre...
my daily blog... Discusses the NOSTALGIA SUMMERNATIONALS event...
Nice chatting with you Charlie .....Geoff
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