Hi gang- Just another reminder about the silent auction that will be going on at the drags for the third year. Its real simple to participate - and every penny collected goes directly to Ryan. In past years we've collected around $175. I don't see any reason why we can't top that this time. Bids are written down - so you can easily see where you stand. No trick stuff here, just a great chance to pick up a cool item or two, and do something to support the HAMB. In the past, bidders have been more than generous. I expect the same this time. If its been a while since you kicked in anything for the group - or if you've never helped out - here's a great chance to show some support and come away with something neat. For those of you who are planning on being there, we still need donations of nifty stuff. Just about anything is suitable. In the past, we've had everything from flathead starters, to window crank mechanisms, to cutaway artwork, to custom shift knobs, to die-cast cars, to running-board tool boxes, etc., etc. Just about anything a person can reasonably fit in his/her trunk is fine. Take a minute to grab something off that dusty shelf in your garage before you head to Joplin. I should be at the track by early afternoon Saturday. This year, I'm bringing a '60s Air Force surplus seat belt, a practice hand grenade (shifter handle), and a couple surprises. Look for the brightly-colored AUCTION signs in the pits. Drop your donation(s) off, and check out the other swag - and make your bid. Winners are announced over the track P.A. around 9:00 PM - and yeah, you gotta be there to pick up your item. Thanks - See ya' at MoKan!