Things went well last year so our buddies at the Ranch are letting us take it over for another race this year. Flathead and banger powered 1936 and older Fords and vintage race cars (early rails, sprinters, tanks etc) racer entries are due by sept 14th and we'll send out all approvals by the 21st, for the full rules visit https://www.rpmnationals.com/ but I'll give a quick break down. Traditional style cars only, no modern parts, no radial tires, no automatic trans, etc. we shoot for a mid 50's or earlier aesthetic for all race entries, the track is a old airstrip (that's been repaved) 1/8 mile heads up drag racing, classes include - v8 street car, banger street car, v8 street car with power adder such as overhead conversion or blower or both, banger street car with power adder, and two full race classes for the rails/tanks/sprinters/modifieds/etc. one class for gas burning flathead v8 or banger and the other class for overhead or blown or fuel burning or all of the above v8 or banger. Last year we had some great competition in all the classes, with the original bean bandits fuel burning rail taking the overall win, Paul Gommi in his blown flathead street car taking out the competition in his class, Derby Pettingil winning the v8 street car class, dave Fowles for the win in flathead banger street class and Joe Rodriguez taking the win in every race he ran even against some of the blown v8's in his overhead banger powered roadster that went on to win the overhead banger street class. This years competition is looking pretty heavy so far with Harvey Finch making the trek down from Canada again with his nitro burning flathead powered T modified to try and take out the bandits rail, while Max Herman put together an awesome twin cam Hal powered T roadster to beat up on his buddy Joe Rodriguez, plus a bunch of semi secret projects that are currently in the works to try and take out the competition in all the classes. There'll also be some real history running down the track with the bean bandits rail making another showing, Lars in his original barris bros built roadster, the original black widow record setting rear engine T roadster and the return of "The Thing" an original late 40's built flathead powered rail that'll make its first run down a dragstrip in decades. Along with the racing we'll also have a little hot rod/ early ford swap meet area as well as a 1960 and older car show right down by the track. Here's some shots from last years race From " thirtytwo" on here A few more shots from TJ Roque Some from Mark Gewertz for fuel curve And lastly some from our buddy Yasu from frontend magazine More coverage from last years race https://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=35893 https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/postcards-from-the-rpm-nationals.1084084/ https://carpyscaferacers.com/santa-margarita-nationals/ https://www.hotrod.com/articles/tra...8s-four-bangers-duke-inaugural-rpm-nationals/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/batexclusives/sets/72157689709162084 http://nitrohotrods.com/hop-up-rpm-nationals/ Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.