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Event Coverage Kooralbyn Australia Drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by spanners, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. spanners
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    The inaugural Kooralbyn, Queensland, Australia drags were held last weekend. An eclectic mix of old school, Gassers and customs fronted. It was flag drop, no times, no egos, no drama type event. You raced whoever was beside you. Eighth mile, no track prep, no burnout. Just good fun.


    I'll put some more videos up when I download them.
     
  2. Barrelnose pickup
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    Cool,is that Hamster in the Husky?
     
  3. spanners
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    Yep, that's OBFB. Former HA/GR pilot.
     
  4. rooman
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    Good to see that Les Winter sent his brother with the coupe.

    Roo
     

  5. bobw
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    Looks like great fun. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. Looks like a good time. Thanks
     
  7. Jalopy Joker
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  8. 56sedandelivery
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    So, was this held on an air strip or a public road? Inquiring minds want to know. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
    Well, I'm going to say it's an airstrip beside Boomerang Lagoon? Looks like a closed air strip, at leastwise via GoogleMaps.Com.
     
  9. spanners
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    It's an airstrip that was attached to a resort. The rich and tasteless used to fly in and play a couple of rounds of polo, chugalug expensive wine and discuss how to get the peasants to work harder for less money. Then it went belly up, laid dormant for quite a few years until someone grabbed it cheap and fixed it up. The airstrip was up for sale separately and as far as I can tell it's still for sale. It's in pretty good condition actually for its age. A local Hotrod club got together and set it up.
     
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  10. spanners
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    This one was doing a couple of demo runs.
     
  11. acme30
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    from Australia

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  12. rooman
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    The spectators are all behind the start line.

    Roo
     
  13. acme30
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    Thanks roo my mistake I shall put foot back in my mouth now. Cheers
     
  14. clem
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    Yep, and cars can go backwards quickly also.
    I’ve seen guys launching and been stuck in reverse, thinking they were about to go forwards.

    Apart from the ‘possible’ safety issues, it looks like a neat day .
    Thanks for posting.
     
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  15. clem
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    You make a valid point.

    I've been involved when an 8 second car did an exhibition run on a local street, 1/8 mile, and it went wrong.
    Fortunately no one was hurt, but that and a few other safety concerns ended my involvement with such events.
     

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