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Event Coverage Thaw adventures. and How I became a trophy whore

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Casey, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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    Ok it`s too dam far ?

    It`s gonna be too dam cold ?

    I can`t afford to go ?

    The coupe might break ? and how will I get it home ?

    tried to talk my self out of going to the thaw the best I could ?...

    but it didn't work :rolleyes: thanks to all my friends that egged me on
    we had a blast. and the Torques put on a great show again

    got on the road early friday to calmly drive the back roads and have time to be able to stop along the way and get threw the traffic before it got bad . cause IH 35 sucks

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    281 is a nice drive up

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    great old gas station, had to stop for a picture I bet it was a Texaco ?

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    bunch of cool buildings in old towns all the way

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    kelly can only read wine maps ;) so we stopped at a few to stretch our pinkie fingers :rolleyes: along the way.

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    Its kind of weird now but I stopped to take a picture where I lost a axle
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    pulled right up along side the crew like we had planed it ?????
    we were just going to meet at the track

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    checked in to the motel and relaxed a while and got to meet
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    OK enough of that heehawing around lets get to the dam drag strip !
    hey there's Santa :p

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    yea it was cold......but we made it ,nothing could possibly go wrong now:rolleyes:
     
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  3. autobodyed
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    looks like a good time, and by the way, hey santa, where's my fuckin' BB gun i never got for christmas!
     
  4. bigken
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    'You'll just shoot your eye out'.......... :D
     
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  5. sun down
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    nice pix, thanks for showing.. I did talk my self out of going, I froze my butt off at La-Graves swap a few weeks ago and that was enough.. I am an old man, gotta watch my health.........lol..
     
  6. AD
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    SSSSAAAAAAAAAANTAAAAAAAAAAA!!!, naw just kidding, thats one real nice coupe dood
     
  7. Casey
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    uncapped the headers and unloaded all the crap lets go!
    and yea it was cold

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    OK the coupe was doing great, then on the 12th pass I launched and my ps wheel just stayed there with the brake drum and part of the axel ?
    dammit the other axel broke and all the brake part`s scattered along the track
    never thought I could break a 8 inch with a flathead ?
    now I have broken two axles :cool:
    I think some one said if your not breaking shit your not trying hard enough. I agree gonna have to buy some better axles before the next race and then some slicks ?........

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    then kelly informed us that the medical term for what happened to my rear end was called a "prolapsed anus" :confused: that was good for a laugh but dam the car`s broke bad at the starting line and there`s a race in the morning.
    kinda gives you a sicking helpless feeling ?

    but wait did I mention I have a great crew ! tim said he had a axle at home about a hour away, in his Anglia but it would be hard to get to it so we took off
    and ron lugnut II said he would pull it apart while we went to get parts
    now it`s getting existing :eek:

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    tim`s been on here for ever but dosen`t post anything ? so I asked if I could post some pictures of his cool shop behind his house.

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    of course the axle I need is up against the wall so we had to move allot of stuff

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    we got the axle/ backing plate/ and a box of extra break parts just to be sure, we had more then we needed, thanks tim I owe ya big time !
    then headed back but the track was closed and we were a hour away
    so we headed for the parking lot party!
    that was inside again cause it was too dam cold
     
  8. Rudy J
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    Great coverage - thanks for posting
     
  9. Big Tony
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    Nice write-up Casey...but I don't want to hear any of this talking yourself out of it again...That ol blue coupe is becoming a staple of the Thaw.... In fact i think that makes the Torques part owner :~)
     
  10. straykatkustoms
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    Hey Casey,

    Very kool post! I was going to take pictures and do a story on the way down thing but
    I was having too much fun. It was nice to get the chance to meet ya. I've heard the
    saying "running the wheels off of a car" but you took it serious. The whole time at the
    track you ran the coupe hard and you had to thave the most miles, 1/8 th at a time...
    Very kool Hot Rod & the success is well deserved.

    Happy Trails,

    Mick
     
  11. Casey
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    stayed up to late or early ???? partying and laughing with the crazy people I call friends :) the parking lot parties are worth the trip alone .
    I was so worn out and tired, but had a hard time sleeping thinking about the races and fixing the coupe.
    we had a good breakfast and headed into battle sat morning ;)
    tim tried to block the wind with his coupe god it was cold !

    the axel slid right in brakes went together slow sure glad we brought extra parts, they came in handy we were missing one big spring and it tore up the pins and retainers

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    then we got it all back together and the battery was low so we jumped it off
    then the dam throttle cable came apart? got it to the pit`s and they started time trials and a stupid cable is keeping me down now ?
    took awhile to fix that thanks to yo baby for a drill and a sheet metal screw we patched it back together .
    ok let`s go nothing could possibly go wrong now :eek::rolleyes:

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    doc made it wohooo ! great to see you my friend :)

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    I love the view of a drag strip from a 32.

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    this was a cool bus coming in

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    one of the Chevy's I beat :)

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    this guy was hard core I hope his heater worked good ?

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  12. Casey
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    good looking coupe.

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    let the races begin.

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    I won flathead pretty easy as no one else showed up to race me again ?
    did I mention heads up racing sucks ! and I will be glad when this stupid fad passes
    oh boy a bye run to win my class that`s just wrong

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    made it threw a few rounds in the bracket class and broke out by .0063 doooh
    oh well still in the finals from d/sr flathead class , and having fun
    wondered threw the car show and said hi to some folks good to see old friends and meet some new ones .
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    Ok enough parked cars back to the races.
     
  13. Casey
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    I thought It was me and bill for the finial round ? but no one knew what was going on ? but the girl in the time ticket booth I think she was running the race ?

    note to self sleep with girl in the booth next year :rolleyes:

    they said there was one more race with a 55 Chevy
    hey this is the same car that made it to the final round with me last year
    and I blew it off the starting line by .109

    he said didn`t we do this last year :)

    last round for top eliminator I was relaxed this year

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  14. temper_mental
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    It was nice meeting you Friday night .Your car was cool as hell floored me to see that flat head in it burning up the track.
     
  15. Casey
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    a flathead won top eliminator hahaha I love it and hell yea I did some victory doughnuts !

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    doc won somthing for smokiest something or other?

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    I made the mistake of yelling trophy whore when he got his second trophy and ken just looked at me and said you just wait haha..

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    got big kens award for breaking down

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    and a total of 7 trophys dam..........D/sr sr eliminator and top eliminator

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    and a few extra parts ? for the gifts to the gods of speed pile .

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  16. HR Classic Cars
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    Casey, I'm working hard to get you some competition next year.. this is what my engine looked like 2 days ago.. so I've got some work to do. But should be ready in time to shake it down and get it dialed in before next year.

    Loved seeing you out there and winning race after race against those ugly sbc's ..

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  17. Those aren't broken parts, there next years trophy components!!!!
     
  18. blackout
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    This is a great thread and story. Congrats on hanging with it all the way to the win.
     
  19. thewildturkey46
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    congrats to you Casey...you trophy whore!! Dale
     
  20. Casey
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    but wait the weekend isn't over yet !
    on the way to the fort worth car show we stopped by what is left of green valley raceway it was really sad
    it was such a neat old drag strip that was out in the country the thing I remember the most was the old lady's farm house on the other side of the road at the end of the track and the stories of dragsters landing in her trees when a chute would fail ?

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    progress sucks.
    made it to the fort worth car show this was the coolest thing there
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    and took these just for buzzard :p and the clown car foundation

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    ya wanna race :) Ill give ya a two nose lead ? hahaha

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    any way only made 30 passes this year, 2 on a mini bike and drove the coupe there and back and won top eliminator what a week end !...
    cant wait till next year...

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    dam that took a day :rolleyes:
     
  21. hotrodladycrusr
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    So.....was it cold?:D

    Thanks for sharing your delightful adventure sweetie. If you didn't break something you wouldn't have had any fun. See ya next month!

    Here's a photo I stole from the RRT of Hooley doin' a wheelie at the Thaw!
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  22. Pooch
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    Hey Casey nice to finally meet you.
    The only reason you beat me was that I took the time to show the people in the bleachers the front of my car as I went by. I am so proud of my new YELLOW paint job I take every chance I can to show it off.
    Pooch, aka one of the chevys you beat
     
  23. Casey
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    good to meet ya too! I guess I dont know any better :)
     
  24. Throttlehead250
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    awesome picture story, bummed that i missed such an awesome time!
     
  25. Model A Mark
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    nice post casy, thanks for posting the pics, love the views from the 32,
     
  26. Lugnut II
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    Dam, Man you ought to take upwriting books.:eek: Great story! :D By the way check your inspection sticker!!!:eek:
     
  27. 2-TONED
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    that was a good one! thanks for posting & nice pictures!

    i didnt catch the times your flathead was turning.-?? did i miss em?

    oh yeah forgot to add im diggin all the wide rear tires that were there!
     
  28. aslydogz
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    Very very cool post and congrats. I've never been to the Thaw but I can guarantee you I'll see you there next year. Thanks
     
  29. Casey
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    my best was 9.7396 at 69.12 mph in the 1/8
     
  30. senior fried
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    Casey, I had a great time hanging with the group this weekend ,glad you came up... I'm glad Tim and Ron kept the whole weekend on track !They were a big help... so much fun I forgot it was cold !
     

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