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Hot Rods RUN WHATCHA BRUNG DRAG FEST - Aug 6 Cordova Dragway

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  1. coolstuff
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    The Bombers and Vintage Torque are gonna try to have some fun on Aug 6.
    We are in the process of adding criteria, some of the cars that will be there, swap meet info,
    bands, classes, etc.
    But we hope that we can get a strong enough showing to guarantee our own date for 2012.
    We are going to be running in conjunction with Heartland Drag Racing Assn. that day.


    We are hoping to re create the same atmosphere that was at the Meltdown Drags in Byron and
    the Hunnert Heads Up in Union Grove.....
    laid back - no attitudes........everyone hanging out and having a good time.


    OUR event will be a Billet Free Zone.....entrys should be 1966 or older. (we can make
    exceptions for vintage drag cars but you must get pre approval from The Bombers)
    Please understand that we are trying to recreate the hey day of drag racing - this means no
    billet!!!
    Period correct wheels ONLY!
    We are not trying to be snobs.....just trying to bring back some magic for 1 day........
    and yes - you with that amazing Henry J gasser truck....you have an amazing ride - but the
    Boyd Coddington wheels on there mean you park in a different area - either ya change 'em out
    - or blast down with another group that are out there making passes.
    Remember the point of this whole get together is FUN. Attitudes can stay checked at the door.
    There will be NO prize $$$. This is not that kind of event.

    What we want!
    Gassers!
    Front Engine Dragsters!
    Hot Rods!
    Super Stocks!
    Altered Wheel Base Cars!
    even Kustoms and Classics are welcome - but please no modern paint schemes (from the
    80s/90s) or billet.
    And YES - if you have a Motorcyle that fits in to this scene - bring it on out! We would really
    love to see some old drag bikes if you have one hidden in the garage! Cafe Racers and
    Scooters welcome too!!!

    We will have 4 bands - Tracer Bullet, The Krank Daddies, Brains! Brains! Brains! have all
    confirmed. Waiting on word from the last band.

    What makes this event unique is that you can make passes with your own car if you choose to
    do so.....
    your '61 Caddy can push the envelope and make a pass under 24 seconds!!!!


    Vendors and swap meet info - contact John Wells
    vintagetorque@gmail.com

    Bands will start around 3PM
    Bands will play until 10 pm
    Camping On Site is OK - contact the Drag Way for
    more info! 309.654.2110

    Vintage Torque will be filming the action for an
    upcoming segment on future DVD!

    Entry requirements will be updated soon - this will
    be a Billet Free Zone - but we will be sharing this
    date with the Heartland Drag Racing Assn. We
    need a good turn out so we can secure an
    EXCLUSIVE date for 2012!!!

    1PM to Midnight (yes we can run after dark!!!)
    1966 or older Hot Rod/Custom Car show - where YOU can make passes at the legendary
    Cordova Dragway!!!!

    Car Entry $20
    Spectator Entry $11 ($1 coupon available by email vintagetorque@gmail.com
    to get $1 off coupon-must contact before July 30)
    Swap Meet - $20
    Vendor Spots - contact John Wells - vintagetorque@gmail.com

    If you have any questions please contact me
    vintagetorque@gmail.com
    or
    Midnite Oil Rod Shop
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=633172064
    or
    http://www.cordovadrag.com
     
  2. coolstuff
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  4. Torkwrench
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    I just marked this down on my calender.
     

  5. coolstuff
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    Hey - Tork Wrench - if you wanna forward your snail mail to me - I can send you some promo postcards - perhaps you can spread around a few shops in the area?
     
  6. Falfasnightmare
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    John,

    Since you have seen both of mine I assume they are a pass..correct?

    I think a bunch of the Fugitives are planning to head down...as long as cars are not broken...LOL...looks like an awesome time!!!

    2012...JUNE Heads Up, July Meltdown, Aug Drag Fest ????
     
  7. coolstuff
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    Hey - Falfasnightmare - YES - your cars are exactly what we are hoping to get over here in Cordova!!!!

    We will be at the Heads Up this weekend trying to spread the word and we will be at the Scrap Drive as well.......
    so if anyone needs promo material - please let me know!
     
  8. bobwop
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    Can I play in your sandbox? Can I bring my friends?
     

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  9. coolstuff
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    bobwop - THAT is what we are talking about!!!
    thanks for posting the pix!!!
     
  10. HFKND1
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    Lets make this the 3rd in the Midwest summer series the Hunnert Heads up is in the books the Meltdown is on Deck and the Run Whatcha Brung will round out the series...
    Who's planning on attending and what are ya brungen...lol?
    There's a certain Chevy Gasser that I want another crack at...........
     
  11. Falfasnightmare
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    HFKND1......round 2 at the Meltdown.....Round 3 at Drag Fest.....

    Paradise road man....paradise road....
     
  12. coolstuff
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    Anyone that will be at the Back to the 50's this weekend - please stop by the Progress building - I will have some promo material for the Drag Fest
     
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    You just made my day.

    Jeff
     
  14. coolstuff
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    I know we are gonna be kinda far out there this week...but we will be at the Road Rocket Rumble this weekend - if anyone needs promo material for the event.

    ALSO we will be at the Gears and Ears outside Chicago - so if you need info - stop by!
     
  15. justabeater37
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    You do realize that for some of us going to the drag strip is like a recovering alcoholic going to the bar. You think you are over it then you start getting that uncomfortable feeling, then maybe just once, maybe twice no one will know. Oh well I guess if I end up sleeping at that place (Cordova) again I can find a more comfortable spot this time.
     
  16. Torkwrench
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    I'll be at Cordova....Either watching, :):):) or racing. :D:D:D

    Just took my 55 to the strip at Byron ILL. to have the tech guy go over it. Wanted to be sure that it will pass the tech inspection for The Run Whatcha Brung Drag Fest and the Melt-Down Drags. Only need to do a couple of things. Get a helmet, and install a second throttle return spring.

    Course, if I blow the rear end up in my 55 at The Melt-Down, I'll just have to watch at Cordova. :eek::eek::eek:
     

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  17. SLCK64
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    Count me in too as long as I dont break anything at Meltdown lol
     
  18. coolstuff
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    Was at Good Guys this weekend - Really surprised by the amount of people that already know about the event....

    and even more surprised by the amount of people that are headed over!!!
    Should be a good time....
    remember this one starts late and goes late.
     
  19. coolstuff
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    ONE MONTH to go........then - smoky burnouts - yum yum
     
  20. zimm
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    I hope to make it John

    any other Iowans goin out?
     
  21. justabeater37
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    I'll be there one way or another maybe just as a spectator though.
     
  22. SLCK64
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    Ok this is my new deadline for my car since I wont be racing at the Meltdown
     
  23. coolstuff
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    SLCK64 - I hope to seeya this saturday at the Meltdown - AND seeya at Cordova - Aug 6 - we are starting late - and running late!
     
  24. coolstuff
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    the qualifying cars will be parked in WITH the race cars in the pits at Cordova - guess I will make that clear on the site
    the NON qualifying cars - muscle cars etc that show up - will be in a different area

    there will be a swap meet - I suspect it will be small but it will be about 100 yards away from the pits

    Hope you can make it over - If the Fugitives and the Czars go along with it....we are really gonna try to make this a 3 event series next year - depending if we can get a strong showing here at Cordova this year.........
     
  25. SLCK64
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    Is there gonna be an area for camping and also is it byob? for after the racing of course!!!
     
  26. coolstuff
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    YES - the camping is completely under the control of Cordova - so you will need to contact them direct.....they have PLENTY of spots and there are several people I know that are gonna be staying overnight on Sat (some on Friday - but they are running drags til 3am on Friday night - this is why we are starting so late Aug 6)
     
  27. coolstuff
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    OK - this just announced........
    As you enter the Cordova Dragway - you will be asked if you are here to support the Bombers/Vintage Torque Drag Fest ....or - are you here for Heartland Drag Racing Assn. IF you say you are here for the Bombers Drag Fest - you will get a Vintage Torque sticker AND.....AND.....
    a raffle ticket.

    KEEP this ticket.
    We will be announcing every hour a winner for some FABULOUS prizes.
    ok
    maybe some are cooler than others - but hey -
    it's free shwag right?
    you dont have to be present at the drawing to get the prize either.

    We are gonna have a list of winning numbers that gets updated every hour from 3pm to 9pm
    If you have not collected your prize by 8:59 pm - then the 9pm winner gets any other leftover prizes.

    3PM - Run Whatcha Brung Event Shirt (we will try our best to get you a size that fits)
    4PM - Keith Weesner "Powerslide" Litho - Limited Edition of 500 - you will win #5!
    5PM - Choppertown The Sinners Original Documentary on DVD (donated by One World Studios)
    6PM - Hunnert Car Pile Up 2009, 2010 Event DVDs
    7PM - Vintage Torque DVD Pack - Volume 4, 5, 6
    8PM - Original 2 foot by 3 foot Promo Poster from Torque Fest (everyone tried to steal these at the show but we kept a good eye on these) There are only 4 of these made and features the amazing art of Keven Carter.
    9PM - $50 of DVDs from Cool Stuff/Vintage Torque Booth
    (there are other prizes that are in the works (can you say Bombs Away Bash??!!) that we will post in a couple of days!)

    Hope you all come out and stick around and purchase some stuff from us so we can pay the bands!!!
    Most of all - let's have a good time!
     
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    if there is any doubt about what we are trying to do - watch the above video!
    Our friends the Fugitives have it down to a science already - and here is some footage from the first year
     
  30. dustdevil
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    Looks like a good time, hope I can get there as a spectator if I don't have to work. Like the shirts!!
     

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