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Hot Rods Flathead Meltdown

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,895


    Ryan, this is way cool. Do we have anything like this here? Just for Flatheads.
  3. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    No, but we should... I'll give em a class at the HAMB Drags for sure.
  4. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,895


    That would be sweet.
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  5. The Wrong-Un
    Joined: Oct 8, 2004
    Posts: 390

    The Wrong-Un

    A public thank you to Darren for taking the time to put the website together and also for the time and effort he puts into making sure the event runs (reasonably) smoothly as well. The hard work doesn't go without notice, thanks mate!
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  6. Mart's website useta have lotsa pix of the Meltdown drags.

    Not sure if it still does but boy do I love some od those Limey rides, and how they USE them !!

    Killer stuff !!

  7. sinticket
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 577


    OMG that would be heaven!!!
  8. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,650


    Oh, Casey, are you listening?!!? This is right up your alley!
    See 'ya at the Thaw..................... jb.:cool:
  9. Artiki
    Joined: Feb 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,991

    from Brum...

    Thanks guys. The website is still in its infancy, so check back often for more features on the cars that take part.
    It'd certainly be cool to see an equivalent race class over there. We all have a heap of fun which doesn't take that much organisation, to be fair, and the beer and BS session at the end of racing is second to none.
  10. retro54
    Joined: Apr 1, 2004
    Posts: 736

    from PA

    Artiki.. I love your T touring... Surhsc said it was yours, I hadn't made the connection... lovely man... good inspiration!

    When my hotrod grows up, I want it to be just like yours... hahaha
  11. Very cool! Real dedication to real hot rods.
  12. YBlockCruizer
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 107


    Ryan...There are alot of Flathead Hotrods I've seen at the drags that would like to race one another, in a Flathead Class, at the HAMB Drags.
    I think it's a good idea.
  13. ironbuyer
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 370


    How cool! I agree we need to do something like this in the states.
    Steve Glucoft
    Amocat Speed Emporium
  14. I think it's RAD how dedicated those across-the-ponders are. It's not cheap to put together a rod here...immagine importing everything or trying to scrounge it!
  15. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913



  16. Thanks for posting something british Ryan!
    The flathead flatdown is a great event and although i've never actually been to any events featuring the it, I just know its really great!
    I don't know if you know, but the car on the picture was built and is driven by Jim Turnball. Anyone know if he has a HAMB account, i'd love to see it!

    PS: by the way jim, if your reading this, congratulations on such a buetiful car, and such a fast one too!
  17. nice one darren
  18. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 13,660

    Classified Editor

    So cool...I just spent an hour looking.
  19. Then you can get rid of the article on that scruffy ol' 24T.
    Nice one Darren, s'looking good. And it all looks so glamorous too! Wish I had pictures of the mud oozing up between my toes in the "flathead pits" from last year. Ah, the rain, the fog, the slime. And laying in the dirt to wipe that single drip from the rear main...
  20. Daisyduke
    Joined: Mar 17, 2003
    Posts: 518


    Congrats Darren, and thank you for the time you take to run the meltdown and how welcome you made me feel on my first outing..
  21. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    Great site to cover the excellent "work" that you guys are doing, I'll be back!
  22. Great site Darren

  23. Well now, there are many flathead only classes within the SCTA clasification system, and for drags, I believe the Denver Flatheads has been holding a flathead only drag meet at Julesburg, CO for over 20 years.

    With the ECTA running at Maxton, NC, flathead powered cars don't have to haul all the way to Wendover to strut their stuff.
  24. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 869


    I know...I know, its a "little" flathead...but do they have a class for the V860'S ??

    They turn into little monsters with a little speed equipment..
  25. junquewerkz
    Joined: Mar 16, 2002
    Posts: 73


    Loved the pics. Loved the stories. Love the dedication.

    Good stuff fellas, keep it up - Inspirational!
  26. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,398

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Maybe I can get there this year - when's the next one? I get over there end of May for 2yrs!
  27. Daisyduke
    Joined: Mar 17, 2003
    Posts: 518


    Ernie, end of June and beginning of Sept.
  28. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,041


    Jim (and Julie) also do fantastic Kustom work over here in England;

    Tim,Viva Teds & Rockers on the HAMB :D
  29. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 452


    Makes me want to get my '35 Chrysler flathead 6 stuck in my '34 Dodge coupe so I can run it at the Hamb Drags.
  30. that's what Don Dillard said at the Hot Rod Drags this year!!!! He hung out with the Flathead boys while the was over too

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