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Event Coverage Mazooma1 goes to Bonneville......

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mazooma1, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. RobC
    Joined: Sep 20, 2011
    Posts: 75

    from Australia

    No worries,

    Racing it in the SAAB I believe, I'll have to check for Max speed though the fact the head is off doesn't bode well for a result. My memory says 94mph but that's not gospel. SAAB made a two cylinder version too.


    EDIT: I made another post but then ditched it by mistake. They ran 115odd mph today and ar ein impound for tomorrow am. This after setting a new record today of 109mph and change. Apparently they lost a ram tube, leaned out and lost a piston, hence the head being off. They had another engine and this is in the car now. It's in a SAAB Sonnett and Google will show you a pic. Then engine is a SAAB 850cc sleeved down to 750cc to run in J/GT
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  2. frankenstein1948
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 713


    This car is too cool!
  3. As usual, great coverage. I know it is a lot of work posting such a comprehensive report, it is appreciated. What a fine way to spend an evening, thanks. -H.R.D-
  4. Jeff Walker
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 498

    Jeff Walker

    Awesome photos Doug!

    Someday. Yes someday....
  5. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    well.....heading out of Caliente in a few minutes for home...
    Had a great week....
    I'll leave you with my last photo from Bonneville...


    heading down from Wendover


    I stopped for a few hours at the historical railroad yards at Ely, Nevada...
    I'll post those photos when I get home today.....




    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  6. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 605

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

    Evidently not every one knew that.
  7. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 605

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

    426 plus last year!
  8. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 904

    from Sweden

    Goddamn, and I who set to go to March meet next year, now I need to re-think my decisions.
    Absolutely beautiful pictures which captures the magic on the salt. LOVE the sunset and sunrise pictures, almost spritual.
  9. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,571

    from Yuma, AZ

    My dad's side of the family is from Ely. I spent a lot of time during vacations growing up at my grandmas house that was close to the train tracks. She owned the health food store in town. I used to see those old trains pass by. Since my grandparents passed I haven't gone back. Beautiful area of NV.
  10. Good to finally meet you Doug!
  11. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    You, too....!!!!

    Just rolled in from Caliente....
    Always good to get home....:)

    I'll post up those Ely railroad photos in awhile for those that are interested...
  12. Now that is sex to me, not no long drawn out expression of Man Hood ;):D
  13. [​IMG]

    Now this is what I need in my Garage, hell with the neighbors!!!!
  14. Hotweel
    Joined: Jun 23, 2010
    Posts: 66


    Mazooma1 knows how to take nice automotive photos, notice no artsy close up shots of tail lights and hood ornaments.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  15. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,171


    Boy-O-Boy Mazooma, thats sure is a beautiful engine lathe! And I love the
    con rod clock, hanging on the back wall. Thanks again Rich......
  16. the green SAAB made me tear a bit. ;) and it was running a 2 stroke!!

    great shots!
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  17. toucan
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,083

    from sc

    i must know more!
  18. 52pig
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 436


    The clock in the left of the shop picture is pretty cool, looks good sized as well.
  19. toucan
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,083

    from sc

    the greatest show on earth!
  20. Something about that connecting rod on the floor that makes me want to own it!
  21. WestCoastChris
    Joined: Mar 4, 2008
    Posts: 110

    from Vista

    Thanks for all Doug.... I almost thought I was back up there! You captured the essens=ce of what I always love at the salt.
  22. Buick59
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,994

    from in a house

    Doug love your perspective and what you saw!

    Just got home 2 hours ago. Im beat to hell from driving 10 hours. I havent downloaded a single photo yet.
  23. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    15 someodd pages of incredible photos, the citadel, the train, but man, this one takes the cake. Beautiful work Doug.
    Some day I gotta go but its gotta be the way I want it. In a roadster, down through Idaho Montana and Wyoming, and with my daughter. Someday...
  24. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    I only drove a little over six hours yesterday and I was thrashed, too.
    I'm soooo glad you made it with your son.
    I never get a chance to chit-chat with anyone because I'm so intense on shooting out there but at least we had a few minutes to get caught up....
    I can't wait to see your photos...!!!!!!!!!
  25. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    well....I've had a lot of time and miles to think about this...
    It's not the thought of someone who all of a sudden envisions a new invention or comes to a moment of some spiritual awakening...
    Just a thought:

    Bonneville is in a league all by itself.
    I've been to Los Angeles Roadster Show....and to the Grand National Roadster Show....and the March Meet and the California Hot Rod Reunion...and, and, and...
    And....they are all terrific.
    But Bonneville is the Woodstock...the Holy Grail....the PLACE....Ground Zero for everything in the hot rod World wrapped into ONE.
    It's cars, speed, competition, people, old friends, new friends, the smells, the sounds, the sunrises and sunsets...the records falling, the failures, the upsets, the heartache, the victories...
    It's the salt getting into everything and every's Heaven for most and Hell for the few.
    But even the ones who experience the Hell would come again and would never have wished that they didn't make the attempt for a better day.
    Bonneville is not any one thing. It is everything.
    It is everything that you make it mixed with everything that could be thrown into the stew by powers out of your control.
    It is the Place and the Capitol of all things "hot rod"....
    It is, in one giant nutshell, the total embodiment of HOT ROD.
    Each and every other "car" event are mere satellites circling Bonneville.
    The other events orbit but will never BE the "center"....never have the merit or soul of Bonneville.
    It just is what it is....undefinable and just elusive to simple everyday adjectives.

    If you have know.
    If you have need to go. You shouldn't just go.
    You must go.

    It is hot rodding.
    Nothing else will ever hold a candle to it. in?
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  26. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,371


    thanks for the pics
  27. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,629

    from Nebraska

    Great photos, Doug -- Thank You!

    Somehow, I still didn't get to meet you. I'm very sorry that we didn't catch you at some point over the weekend. We stopped for sunrise on the salt on Monday morning and had to hit the road.

  28. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,538


    Digital wonderfulness!
    Thanks a million for posting!
  29. Thank you, Doug. Your thoughts about the Salt are right on. It is the high cathedral of automotive excellence. Of course your pics are amazing. You have the technique down for sure. But the true key is that you know what to take pics of. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

    See you there in 2013.
  30. Well said Doug and well taken observations through your lens, great job as usual......

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