The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by Old6rodder, May 8, 2013.
Glamorous bunch of gearheads.
Would you buy a car off these shifty types?
Close up of the trophy.
Congratulations to the winner. Nice looking truck. I wish I'd kept my '39 Chev p/up now.
Howdy, been a bit since I posted last. Had a great time at Rocky's second meet last year, but only have one picture to show for it. Car ran strong, but Coleen's new mill in the Ford's just too much for me now. Have to put up a near perfect run just to keep up with her. Makes for really great racing. Wound up loosing all of'em to her. And had a blast doing it.
Here's the lone flic I got there.
Really looking forward to this year's opener at Eagle Field. Hoping it doesn't get set back by the Kung Flu going around. Car whimpers at me every time I walk by the trailer, so I know the 'Brick's eager as well.
We snagged the "President's Award" award at the Rose Parade this year. Our "Ka La Hiki Ola" ("the dawning of a new day") float ran & showed beautifully. A letter perfect run, the animation ran sweet, the music was perfect, the dancers were great, and the folks loved'er.
Here're a couple pics ........
And here's a video taken where we were placed, in the "showcase" area, at post parade. The first minute & a half is us.
And, for those so inclined, here's a time lapse video of just the previous year's decorating.
So, another year into the books, and another year of cool races ahead on the calendar.
Bring it on.
The Floats are beautiful but the pic of you and the Brick is the best. Good hearing from you old6.
I like the photo of the Brick as well. I can't tell if Dick's grinning or shitting himself and holding on for dear life.
Who is this Coleen and show us her Ford mill? 300?
Yeah, still breathin', just a bit more carefully for now.
That'd be "grinnin", definitely an "s.e." grin.
Coleen's Joe's daughter. She's taken over Jeana's (Joe's granddaughter) HAMBster. It's now running a 5 main, 200 ci Ford (the 300's far too new for our class break). Technically, the 5 main 200's not a legit HA/GR either, but here on the coast we don't quibble that particular break. It's poked, shaved mucho, valved, and cammed silly, and between me & the 'brick we're spotting her around 300 lbs as well. The well massaged 170 Jeana was running in'er was about dead even with me after I added the tub body, and for several years we traded wins fairly regularly. But that mill finally bought it, and Joe replaced it with the 200. If the 'Brick doesn't sell, I'll have to bump'er up a bit 'til we're even again.
Don't have a recent pic of her car, but here's a vid from our best run in '17. It was the last run of the day, at sundown, and picturesque as all hell. We took turns missing gears, and crossed the line within each other's wheelbase. Killer end to a great day.
I know it sounds a tad weird to you hard core types, but I'd far & away rather lose a tight race than win a run away, any day. Wheel to wheel finishes're where my love of the sport is. And, yes, I do enjoy brackets, for that very reason (I just wish they were flagged & called ).
You are quite correct Dick. It's the close run races that have you grinning the most when you pull up at the end of the run.
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