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Event Coverage Meltdown drags 2015

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. I was envious of this lil guy.
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  2. thanks. your truck is bad ass. glad you got it running better. thats some expensive hose at a couple of hundred dollars a inch. or is it a couple hundred per centimeter up there.
     
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  3. How cool is this coming into town?!
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  4. FUCKIN'A! It is so refreshing seeing these machines doing what they were born to do, instead of just parked somewhere. Thanks for the photos, all are excellent.-MIKE:cool:
     
  5. TerrytheK
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    Thanks Moriarity for starting this thread, and to everyone who's posted photos. I have a good friend who was there (been scanning backgrounds of pix thinking I might see him!!) and who tried to talk me into going. Just couldn't swing it but may have to start saving up to make the trip next year.

    Moriarity, you probably already know that the Kroona & Sandberg Anglia is a MN car, has some history behind it too - I have pix of it running at Thunder Valley Dragways in SD back in the early '70's. Again, thanks for posting. Super cool! :D
     
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  6. Torkwrench
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    It is a really cool looking sign. :cool::cool::cool:

    However, The Lincoln Highway never went through Byron. The nearest part is about 15 - 20 miles away. The State of Illinois put up several of these signs in many other places where The Lincoln Highway never ran. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  7. Moriarity
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  8. Mark... are you bringing something to next years Meltdown?
     
  9. I'm tellin ya!!!! It worked quite well!!!! I was cooool as a cucumber in my "office"...
     
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  10. Tn. Trash
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    Thanks for posting, wish I could have been there.
     
  11. Great shots Andrew and Moriarity! Looks like I missed a helluva good time.
     
  12. Moriarity
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    I am happy to just go and watch.....
     

  13. What did the wagon do in the quarter?

    It might be the same wagon I saw on a chassis dyno and it had numbers at the rear wheels around 700 hp
     
  14. bobw
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  16. my1971buick
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    Awesome image!!!! <3 The Quick N Dirty is Violent :D
     
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  17. my1971buick
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    Awesome!!
     
  18. Saturday morning - Run the valves, change the oil... flip the pulleys !
    Tried put'n the spurs to er with a little more boost but the heat and humidity kind of killed that. Ran my best Meltdown number (10.81) at 10pm during the night racing. For the first time in 3 years I can stop saying that I spent $15,000 on a new motor - to go slower
     
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  19. Roothawg
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    I see a ton of gassers, were there very many altereds?
     

  20. Not as many as the Gassers


    Chris you've got to make it up here for the meltdown!
     
  21. 30modelacoupe
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    Damn Dude!!! Awesome pictures!!! Thanks so much for sharing them.
     
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  22. Some of the best event coverage and pics I have seen! Thanks so much!
     
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  23. Jeez Mark.... We took photos of all the same cars but mine are so crude compared to yours that I just erased mine and replaced them with yours!
     
  24. Moriarity
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    hahahaha, really? I just took em with my Iphone
     
  25. ...here's a few more I haven't posted,...the first 2 are "before & after"
    meltdown 15 021.jpg meltdown 15 018.jpg meltdown 15 086.jpg meltdown 15 084.jpg meltdown 15 169.jpg meltdown 15 110.jpg
     
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  26. Jimbo17
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    I think seeing all the cars with all the different names on them is really cool.
    Maybe that is part of what is missing with today N.H.R.A. drag racing.

    Years ago I knew the names of all the cars before I ever knew who drove them or owned them.
    Jimbo
     
  27. WZ JUNK
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    from Neosho, MO

    That flathead dragster is so awesome. We were in the staging lines by it a couple of times, but they were busy, and I did not visit with them. It appears so simple, but it is not, and it is crazy fast.

    John
     
  28. ...that beautiful flathead rail runs in the 7's, all homebuilt.
     
  29. Tn. Trash
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    Very nice rail, and a killer flatty. That motor would look good in a 29` roadster.
     
  30. Yes, but the 50% nitro load would make it a bit expensive to run on the street. Fun, but expensive. It makes such an amazing noise too. Unlike anything else out there. To me it always sounds like it is one revolution from coming apart.
     

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