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Projects Homebuilt Woody AA/FD Continued

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by riceman, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. riceman
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    I just added a more pictures to my Album during the construction of my Jim Brissette's Woody Gilmore 1964 Top Fuel Dragster on my HAMB public page. Have a look and enjoy !
     

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  2. riceman
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    More pictures have been added today. Dexter "Pop" Bradford has been hot rodding for a long time, member of the San Pedro Rod Riders. He is 83 and built one mean ass Nitro motor for my Fueler. He did all the machine work and assembly of the long block. Here is a picture of Pop back in 1950, 3/8 x 3/8 46 Flathead and ran 113 mph in 1955 at the Santa Ana Drags with Jack ''Silver Fox" Ewell driving. Pops & Randy Bradfords Fuel Altered at Norwalk recently.
     

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  3. RICKY MCGREGOR
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    from wichita ks

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  4. riceman
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    Hi all, I added more pictures to my picture album up to getting ready for the 50th Winternationals. It was a real honor to be in the 50th Winternationals Car Corral with all the other historical drag racing cars that raced at Pomona.
     
  5. resqd37Zep
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    from Nor Cal

    Thats a beauty! I've added a FED to my bucket list.
     
  6. riceman
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    and there is more !
     
  7. Deuces
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    from Michigan

    This shot here needs to be on a magazine cover! Send it too HOTROD! They'll print it.. :D
     
  8. Ron Mayes
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    Thanks Riceman .....the scoop is awesome :D:D:D
     
  9. riceman
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    I thought I would add some information for those who have the desire to build their own dragster. A good source for for chassis parts is The Chassis Shop, (www.chassisshop.com) and Mark Williams Ent,(www.markwilliams.com) There are many others, but these are the two primary ones I used. Lets start from the front with the MW Dragster Torsion Bar Assembly Pt No. 35300, the Front Spindle Assembly Pt. No.31210 and three 6'' Steering arms Pt. No. 31217. You may have to bend the tie rod arms to clear the torsion bar arms on both ends at the same parallel plane with the spindle so the rod ends don't bind up. The steering arm will have to be twisted so the drag link end is ground parallel and the spindle end to match the spindle caster angle. As for the Rod Ends aka Heim Joints, I highly recommend the 3/8 4130 Chrome Moly type for the radius rods and steering. I only have two Left Hand rod ends, one on the tie rod and one on the main drag link (my dragster has a two part drag link) and both of those are attached to the left spindle arms. Easy for me to remember. The Chassis Shop has a good selection of brackets. For the Radius Rod Chassis Mounts use Pt. No. C-73-221-4, Motorplate Mounts C73-201-4 & C73-202-4(2 each), and the Master Cylinder bracket C73-212 for a Wilwood Master Cylinder 260-1304 ( 3/4''). A 2 psi Residual Pressure Valve Wilwood 260-1874 should be used if your master cylinder is below the brake calipers. The front hoop for a 3 point rollcage use C42-290 and the Back Rollcage Tube C42-292. 5 & 6 Point Rollcages kits are also availiable from The Chassis Shop. Both MW and CS have different style mounting brackets for the steering box. Use 5/16 NC studs and nyloc nuts instead of bolts to mount the steering box to the bracket to make it vibration proof. Check out both suppliers and do some carefull shopping. The parts listed above is what I used on my chassis except I made all the brackets out of 1/8 & 3/16 4130 sheet material.
     
  10. riceman
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    Here is a good way to start friday off, more pictures in my Album from the 2010 Winternationals in the version back in 1965, Brissette and Alexander, 1965 runnerup in Top Fuel .
     

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  11. riceman
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    <TABLE style="WIDTH: 440pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=586 border=0><TBODY><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; WIDTH: 440pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=586 colSpan=9 height=17> I did a SEARCH on what time the Sunrise was, 6:47 AM, Saturday September 11, 2010.</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>A day that rocked our nation and our hearts. I wanted to feel what every man on this earth </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=7 height=17>feels everyday and brings life to us. Maybe a better life and less hate.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=8 height=17> This was also my way of saying "Good Morning" to my Julie at our first event apart.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>Since being together as one, we have gone to every automotive type event together for 30 years.</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=5 height=17>There is a lot to be said about that as Man and Wife.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> The 5th Annual Return to Kingdon Drags in Lodi, California would be no different, except Julie </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>was in to be there in my heart. As I watch the Sunrise, I could feel it's warmth and power.</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=3 height=17>Today was going to be special.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> With our friends Kackle Ken and Nitro Nadine Riley, we were to do a planned Memorial Pass</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>for my Son in Law , Paul Ruiz. Paul was a former track worker at Fremont Drag Strip. He had </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>passed away in July and some of his ashes would be placed into our Fueler's Parachute for </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=2 height=17>this Special Event.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> Planning this weeks ago, Julie, Our Daughter Suzie, Grandson Eric & wife Stef and Great </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>Grandson Eric, Jr. along with other relatives would be there in Lodi. Julie would be playing a </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>different roll, to guide me though the first time I would be driving our Fueler faster than a push</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>start.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> We unloaded the Jim Brissette's Bomb and prepared it for me to do all this at 10:30 AM.</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>The race director came by and asked if I was going to do a Burnout ! WHO ME ? I told him</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>that I had never done this before, but if everything felt right…….MAYBE ! We had prepared</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=8 height=17>our Fueler weeks in advance and I had talked to many Driver's about what to expect.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> Jeep and Ronnie Hampshire, Hairy Burkholder, Jess Shrank, Sam Chastain, Mad Max,</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=8 height=17>Denny Forsberg, Ron Sterbank, John Dearmore, a lot of of friends would witness</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>what we were about to do. Julie and I talked it over as I suited up inside our trailer, just her</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>and I. If things were all right with the Fueler and in my head, I was going to Light Them Up !</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> I felt like an Eggroll wrapped in Nomex. All my Nomex gear on from the road racing days, </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>silver jacket, Nomex hood & shoes, two sets of gloves, breather mask and helmet. Yup, 5 layers</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>and I stuffed myself into car. Now I know what every Dragster Driver feels like waiting and it warm </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>outside at 90F degrees. The track officials were not experience enough to get me going and made </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>us wait. </TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> Well that really pissed me off and I wasn't waiting any long. I motion to Ken to push me forward </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>before the water box and blower start me. As soon as the the motor lit, I sat there running and</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>ready. Nadine came around, showed me that the parachute was ready, Ken looked at the car and gave me</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=2 height=17>the Julie Thumbs Up !</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=7> We had 20 PSI in the slicks and Ken and Rich would pour water over them.</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> I wanted to build up some heat in the motor even though we had warmed it up already. With 80</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>psi on the oil gauge, I racked the motor to get the attention of the Starter and he gave me the "GO"</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> Like I said, if I feft right and Julie gave me the Thumbs Up, I was going to do my first burnout and </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>parachute release. Everything was right in the world as I picked a point down track to aim for. </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> I rolled forward and got her up on the tires, but in the corner of my eyes I didn't see any smoke.</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>I could feel the car raise up and it put me back in the seat even with my chin down. OH CRAP !</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> With 1/4 throttle and the port nozzles active, I didn't want the motor to go lean. I also had </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>readjust the barrel valve so the zoomies had a mist coming out number 1 pipe and put in 3 heat </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=7 height=17>range colder plugs in. 36 in the Mag, 24 on the Blower, and 80 in the tank.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> I blipped the throttle to see if the slicks would smoke and I could feel the Torsion Bar unload</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>, feeling the motor starting to load and I had enough. I pulled the fuel shutoff, the motor quit and </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>clicked it off and went for the Chute. PERFECT ! I don't know how fast I was going ,but I did feel </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>the chute.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> The car went straight, Paul got his last wish and I could see Julie slapping Patty Foster upside the</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=4 height=17>head and both giving me a ''THUMBS UP' !</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=5>Not WHATABURGER, WHAT A RIDE ! Ken came </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>up, shook my hand. We had done it. Ken said I just hazed the slicks, the motor ran and sounded</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=3 height=17>perfect not missing a beat.</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> Back into our pit area, all said I didn't have enough water down. Rpms were high enough, but</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17>the burnout box I was told was almost dry even with wet slicks. Next time we will get the slicks </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=4 height=17>smoking. At-a-boys from everyone. </TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=9 height=17> I went back into our trailer to change, feeling like I just ran 26 miles. I looked at the picture of my </TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ece9d8; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ece9d8; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=8 height=17>Julie I had posted on the trailer door and I would swear that I saw a wink. YEAH BABY !</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
  12. KEITHMAN
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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Way to go, Roger! What a beautiful story. Julie will ALWAYS be there for you! Gotta' go, there's sumthin' in my eyes, can't see the monitor.

    You da' man! Have A Great Day!!!
     
  13. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
    Posts: 3,920

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    from Fresno,CA

    Sorry for your loss Roger, glad everything went well for you and I was there to see it! Rocky
     
  14. Thrillbilly
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
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    from Joplin,MO

    Roger, was very sorry to hear of your loss
     
  15. KING CHASSIS
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
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    Very touching story. True love.

    And great to hear of your seat time. I would have loved to see it. Brian
     
  16. THE-SYNDICATE
    Joined: May 13, 2003
    Posts: 802

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    Totally Bitchin Roger!!!! Julie helped me today as well by finding a heap of parts for my car... I know she wants to see MAX nail the throttle as well.... ;)

    Cheers,

    Robbie
     
  17. THE-SYNDICATE
    Joined: May 13, 2003
    Posts: 802

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    Totally Bitchin Roger!!!! Julie helped me today as well by finding a heap of parts for my car... I know she wants to see MAX nail the throttle as well.... ;)

    Cheers,

    Robbie
     
  18. riceman
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 744

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    Fried Rice
     

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  19. Seems dangerous... differential to crotch proximity....Header flames in your face.

    Braver than I that's for darn sure!
     
  20. racer756
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    Roger,

    Absolutely beautiful!!
     
  21. riceman
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
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    Holy crap ! Brissette recreation at 2010 Kingdon( where da smoke?) and the real deal early 1965 at Lions.
     

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  22. One Finger John
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    I got a feelin' that whoever is driving doesn't want to hurt it. Look at the rear wheels & tires on the 1965 shot. Also look at the left front wheel in the 1965 shot vs the 2010 shot.
    And maybe the track prep was different in 1965 vs 2010.

    John
     
  23. riceman
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 744

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    I just found out that Wild Bill's son Rod Alexander passed away of what was apparently a brain aneurysm. Rod was a very talented kid who did the reproduction of the Ernie's Camera car and was almost solely responsible for taking care of Bill after his mugging.

    I am bummed out, sorry but this one hurts.

    Rod Alexander, me and Wild Bill Alexander at the 2010 Winternationals, RIP ROD
     

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  24. riceman
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    With over 120 Nitro racecars on the Famoso grounds, and the largest attendance ever at the CHRR, this event was a BLOWOUT ! The stands and along the fences were PACKED for the Cacklefest.

    The First two rows as you entered the Pits south of the staging lanes were Cackle cars. Lined up like the old days with cars and trailers in the late 1960s. Walk 10 feet and see your favorite cackler and meet the Heros of the sport. If you kept walking there were even more cacklers to see and in the Grove also.

    The call to the lanes for the Cacklefest came out. Push start vehicles everywhere, warmed up Cacklers by their pit and it started. It was like a poker game, who would make the first move to the lanes. AHHH like the old days going in the lanes for qualifying.

    Talk about Hardcore ! No one moved ! 5 minutes go, 10 minutes go by, and no one moved, not one Cackler was in the lanes except for the Frantic Four. Then we heard the second call to the lanes and not a Cackler or a team moved an inch.

    The NHRA Staging Lanes Cat Herder came over. No one moved. Third call to the lanes with a added '' OR YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FOR THE CACKLEFEST ''!

    I twiched first and rolled out. The roar from the other teams and the push start vehicles fired up and away we all went to the lanes. I gave everyone the Flying Finger of Fate to the rest of the poker players and the parade started. TOO MUCH FUN !

    IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU ARE, LEAVE YOUR ATTITUDE IN THE TRAILER, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WORKED ON IT, OR BUILT IT, BECAUSE WHEN YOU ROLL OUT YOUR CACKLER, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE RACECAR AND THE MEMORIES OF A GREAT ERA.

    Thank you Steve Gibbs and all the people involved with the CHRR.

    Roger "Riceman" and Julie "Potatowoman" Lee

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  25. riceman
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    More from the 20th CHRR. Thank you to Pammie & Darrell Conrad for the pictures.
     

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  26. riceman
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    Taken by Chad Clark, Lasting Images Photography
     

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  27. Fedman
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    Outstanding Pic!
    Thank you for posting this.
    I just re-read this post from the beginning again tonight, and it made me choke up like it did last year when I read it.
     
  28. run
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 51

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    x2^^^^^

    drove by lions in the dark on the way to work this morning and got a lonesome, hurt feeling tryin to focus in on the bend in the row of lights from the freeway

    but threads like this and chassisresearchkids build "carry the torch"
     
  29. riceman
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 744

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    Here is another Photo from Chad Clark from the 2010 CHRR.
     

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