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Event Coverage PHOTOS: Goodguys NORWALK Blue Suede Cruise. KUSTOMS were KING At This Event!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,560

    from Kent, Wa

    the drags racing looked incredible. digging the nose up Henry
  2. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,746


    Thanks for the photos Kirk. Big Olds is bummed he didn't attend on Saturday but couldn't take the chance with the rear end issue. Being fixed now and will catch up with you and Brandon at the Bowling Green event.

    I'm heading to OH for an event in Canton on Sunday. Can you give me an address where this Thompson event is and maybe I'll stop on Saturday??
  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,649

    from California

    damn! got a bunch of red X's at the end. gotta reload.

    I say we paint spiders and bats on this car and get Herman Munster to race Grandpa in Dragula. maybe make the grille shell a headstone.

  4. 65 impala
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,086

    65 impala

    some sweet cars their ohhh yaaaaaa
  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,649

    from California

    what ever happened to Goodguys Nostalgia racing? I used to like the Sears Point Drags.
  6. stretch 1320
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,861

    stretch 1320

    Really cool pics as usual KIRK! Thanks for sharing! Thanks to Fonzi, for sharing his photos too!
  7. hemi
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,961


    Tell that Fonzi creep to stay out of my side hack.. that's for my dog. :D
  8. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,562

    from Nebraska

    That truck rules! The Y-block sounds mean, too...
    Here's a video of it that I shot at Bonneville, three weeks ago.

    Great pics - Thanks!

  9. Dave ... thanks for the explanation ... and here's hoping the weatherman is wrong about this weekend's forecast :( for the Gasser Nationals ... on the bright-side, there is a 60% chance of NO rain on Saturday ... and a 70% chance of clear skies on Sunday! :)
  10. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,439


    cool pictures! yours were ok too KIRK
  11. KIRK! can correct me if I'm wrong ... but the GG's Vintage Drag Racing Association (VRA) no longer holds any meets on the west coast. :( ... in November of 2006, GG's lost the "March Meet" to another promoter (I think the "Auto Club Famosa Raceway" folks are promoting it themselves) ... and since the Bakersfield event was really their only profitable venue, it was no longer financially feasible to hold any other VRA events.

    ... but this year, after just a one year hiatus, GG's is trying-out 3 VRA events:

    * 20th Hot Rod Nationals @ O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, IN (June 6-8)
    * this event (7th Blue Suede Cruise @ Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH)
    * the 1st GG's Nostalgia Nationals @ Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY (October 17-19)

    That all stated, I wouldn't hold my breath for a GG VRA event at Sears Point (aka Infineon Raceway) ... though stranger things have happened! ... Who knows, maybe one day Ryan, the Tardel's, and Goodguy's will team up to put on the 1st annual West Coast H.A.M.B. Drags @ Infineon Raceway ... you can't blame a guy for some wishful thinking! :D
  12. rustydeuce
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 855


    Awesome quality pics. Cheers.
  13. kscuda
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 241

    from olathe, ks

    Terrific pics, thanks for sharing them
  14. MoparBruce
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 227


    Great Pics!!! Did anyone get the NAPA girl's number? :D
  15. duffman
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
    Posts: 256


    I gotta say I really enjoy the events I have attended in Norwalk/Summit raceway park. Great facilities, on site camping, lots of room for show and vendors. especially nice since they paved the pits a couple years ago.
  16. deadendcruiser
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 691


    Thanks for the pics of Sandy Lee, and our club banner. Maybe she'll make the gazette;). Any way, if you guys come back next year the cookout will happen. At least I got to meet you at the show.
  17. Pics could only have been better if the BRONZ FONZ had been in them. Great work Kirk.
  18. stillkruzn
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
    Posts: 981

    from Conway, AR

    Great pics, thanks for sharing... I grew up about 20 minutes from Norwalk Dragstrip... awesome location...
  19. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    It was.

    The Henry J is not a wheel-stander. He had a single and got more traction than he was expecting. He said he hurt the oil pan, but was still able to run the next round.
  20. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,487

    from Ohio

  21. A32Flathead
    Joined: Feb 16, 2004
    Posts: 9,512


    Damm Kirk, awesome coverage...I really like the little green Ford 100E
  22. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    Wow, you nailed it!

    Goodguys did NOT want to end the VRA, but had no choice. The March Meet was the only "drag only" event that made a profit. With it gone there was no justification to continue VRA.

    The drag/show events Goodguys does now are the same cool stuff, there's just no points series attached.
  23. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Great photos, I love the super-super-super slo-mo feel each of your pics possesses!

    Nice to see hot rods and customs living together in beautiful candy coated harmony....

    What do you need the phone number of a 17 year old girl for?
  24. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    GREAT to see the old funnys too! That Maverick with a more psychedelic paint job would be INSANE!! BRING on the multi color candies!!!!!!!!!
  25. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 963

    from Orange, CA

    The Fonz is... the greatest hot rod photographer... who has ever lived...

    His blog is incredible.
  26. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    I know. I wish more of them would go with older looking paint jobs.
  27. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,672

    from Burton, MI

    Fonzie is kinda like Elvis.....He's everywhere! Ya know waht's goin' on in the tBermuda Triangle? Fonzie needs boats. Captain Fonz, Commondore Fonze......
  28. The Fonz
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
    Posts: 39

    The Fonz
    from Milwaukee

    All true!
  29. Nick32vic
    Joined: Jul 17, 2003
    Posts: 3,017


    Thanks for the coverage Kirk. The first 33 5 window and the green F100 really turn my CRANK!
  30. KernCountyKid
    Joined: Jul 11, 2006
    Posts: 376

    from Arkansas

    What's going on at the bottom of those headers? It looks anodized.

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