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Event Coverage RPM Nationals

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MCjim, May 7, 2023.

  1. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 841

    from soCal

    Submitted for you perusal: A few random, shabby pictures from yesterday's RPM nationals at Barona Drag strip.
    If you didn't go, missed out on a good time. IMG_7941 (2).JPG IMG_7942.JPG IMG_7943.JPG IMG_7944.JPG IMG_7945.JPG IMG_7946.JPG IMG_7947.JPG IMG_7948.JPG IMG_7949.JPG IMG_7950.JPG IMG_7952.JPG IMG_7953.JPG IMG_7954.JPG IMG_7955.JPG IMG_7956.JPG IMG_7957.JPG IMG_7958.JPG IMG_7963.JPG IMG_7964.JPG IMG_7967.JPG

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  2. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 6,302


    Thanks, Jim!
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  3. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,051


    Nice! Thanks for posting!
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  4. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 12,217

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Like the mix of vehicle vs Rancho Santa Margarita RPM. Maybe they’ll expand?
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  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,753

    from California

    thanks for posting..
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  6. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,802


    We were there friday night. Lots of guys tuning and running. It was a blast. I brought out the t-rex. It ran great, turned an 8.35 at just over 80 mph. The organizer told me that I could not run, because I had radial tires. The funny thing is I dont have radial tires. Oh well, we had fun on friday night and stayed home on saturday to work on my friends 32 roadster. IMG_1249.jpeg IMG_1011.jpeg
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 30,888

    Jalopy Joker

  8. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,821


    Looks awesome.

  9. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 1,621

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    Glad that you made it MCjim and Jim Sibley. Thank Y'all.
    Lovin' that li'l black A coupe with no lights
  10. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,802


    It was so fun! The guys were all great and man were there some cool cars.
  11. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 2,324

    wheeltramp brian

    Super cool! I completely forgot about the event, damn it. I just looked at my flyer for the antique Nationals and it's the same weekend as El Mirage , shit. What to do what to do? Maybe I'll go out to El Mirage Saturday and then if I get a hair up my ass race the car on Sunday
  12. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,590

    from So Cal

    Thanks for sharing. I wish I could've gone with some buddies that went down there, but I had an early show to play at Mother's Tavern in Sunset Beach, so I would've had to be out of there so early it wouldn't have been worth going. The pic's help me get over missing it. But the gig went really well, so it's all good.
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  13. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,386

    from KCMO

    Cool seeing all the west coast racing action this year!
  14. I'm confused, what is the cutoff year for RPM nationals? it says 1963 and before styling, does that mean 50s cars are allowed to race? or are the only cars allowed to race 40s and before?

    ive always wanted to try racing a near stock 50s car against a hopped up 50s style hot rod, see how far i'd be left behind :D

    edit, i finally found the part of the rules that states the cutoff, says 1936 or earlier for bodies. and flatheads only aswell.
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  15. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 841

    from soCal

    The Barona RPM races are open to pre '64 OHV engines in '36 and earlier cars, it was the biggest class at the event. the pre '63 body styles are allowed in the show.
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  16. Barona says its cutoff is 1940 for cars, and it must meet all NHRA rules.
    "1963 and earlier era correct, early small block Chevy, Pontiac, Cadillac, Buick, y block, hemi, gmc, etc powered cars as well as flathead v8 and bangers will be welcome. Cars must be 1940 or older and no parts later than 1963"

    oh well, seems there are few if any avenues for legally doing a race like i imagine. lots and lots of rules.
  17. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 29,255

    Staff Member

    This roadster pickup looks like it has fantastic proportions, Any pictures of it from the front?
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  18. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,264


    It was a great event! Thanks for the photos
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  19. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 841

    from soCal

    No, but it was one of the faster cars, and the driver had the best reaction time of the day.
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  20. Great looking rod. And in regards to @JimSibley s post above about tires, the RPU looks like it's running radial casings on those cheater slicks. ;)
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  21. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    Posts: 23,010


    Looks like a good time. Thanks for the pictures.
  22. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
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    Joe Blow

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