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Event Coverage The Official 2014 Meltdown Drags #5 thread, vintage drag meet, July 18,19&20 Byron IL

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  1. saltflats
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    Falcon Gasser that was a fun ride thanks man !!!
     
  2. Uncledirty616
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    Sounds good Jon!
     
  3. powrshftr
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    Jon,
    You got that Windsor makin that Falcon absolutely BOUNCE...!

    I love to see the little Fords rippin off big time et's like that!:)

    Scott


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  4. Skotz
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    Falcon Gasser,
    Cool video....and sooo refreshing to see a Ford engine under the hood(even if it does have those valve cover thingies:rolleyes:)

    The lettering is such a good touch
     
  5. malibumonte78
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    Hey thanks for the kind words guys. I am not giving up yet. I was working on scratching stuff off my list last night.
     
  6. 62Furious
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    Falcon Gasser thanks for the video, sounds smooth, I'll be watching you at the Meltdown.
     
  7. Jon;
    Looks like we will be sitting in the stands watching you....

    Rick



     
  8. Toymaker
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    I'll be traveling with a good friend, also bringing his Cuda!
     

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  9. 62Furious
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    That is a nice cuda on the line, have a safe adventure east bound for the meltdown
     
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  11. Any ladies out there? We will have a short run of Ladies short sleeve Hot Pink button up shirts available at the event only!
     

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  12. New chromoly trans cross member for the Jerico, check. New chromoly radiator mount, check. New chromoly steering box mount, check. Cleaning up and mounting slicks on some 15 x 9 magnesium American 5 spokes we scored (thanks Gil Muro), check. Ordered new chromoly drive shaft, check. Hide my check book spendings from the wife, checkity, check, check..,check, check! Checking my sanity..,screw that, not check!

    Did I mention it was in the 90's today..,oh ya, just now, CHECK!

    Remember that all my new buddies who live in Coldsville, want me to slide under a gas trunk and taste my own blood, for reminding them how nice the weather is here (Saxxon, Scott, and everyone in Illinois, & Wisconsin), check.
     
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  13. koop13
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    Meltdown Update...Meltdown Update!

    All, this is Jeff Koopmeiners, the younger and more handsome brother of Eric Koopmeiners with an update on the Meltdown Drags.

    We are 78 days from the Meltdown Drags, which is the highlight of the summer, and year, for many of us who read this thread.

    We currently have over 375 cars pre-registered for the event. WOW! Here is a little teaser of what you can expect to see at the event:

    Close to 50 coupes, sedans, trucks and roadsters from the 20's and 30's
    Over 20 coupes, sedans and trucks from the 30's and 40's
    Over 30 Willys, YES, over 30 Willys Gassers
    Almost 10 Henry J's
    Almost 10 Fiats and Anglias
    Over 15 Dragsters
    Over 5 Altereds and Bantams
    Over 75 gassers from 55 to 57
    Over 30 other gassers from the 50's
    Over 10 AWB's
    Over 100 gasser from the 60's

    If you are wondering where people are coming from, we currently have cars coming from over half of the country and Canada. Yes, cars are coming from 26 states and Canada. We could just say 27 states and since Canada wishes they could become one.:D

    What else:

    Isky and Bones will be in attendance
    The goodie bags for the first 400 pre-registered racers are looking impressive, including a new commemorative Meltdown beer
    The shirts and other commemorative items are going to be better than ever
    You can cruise your car to Sam's Drive In for dinner
    Friday will have a "North vs South" shootout
    Saturday is the Great Lakes Gasser vs Nostalgic Gassers Racing Association Shootout
    Sunday is B'z Rods (local hot rod shop) shootout and possibly another shootout
    The Gopher State Timing Association will be brining their vintage FEDs
    See vintage motorcylce drags
    Meltdown Pin-Up Girl contest sponsored by Gears and Gals Magazine on Saturday
    Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will be on site
    Gasser Wars Magazine will be on site
    A local model car club will be holding a "build and take" event on site to introduce kids to the great hobby of building model cars
    You can win a front engine dragster. Yes, we are giving away a FED
    If I didn't specificially mention you...sorry, we have a lot going on.

    So, what do you need to do?

    Get your car ready for the event. Get some test and tune laps in before the event. BE SAFE!
    Tell your friends who are waffling about coming. If guys can bring their cars 20 hours one way, it is time to tell them to man up!
    Dont have a race car, bring your show car. We have one of the best car shows that includes a great view of the track.
    Don't have a show car, bring your old parts to sell. It is the cheapest swap meet space anywhere (only your price of admission of $15)
    Don't have stuff to sell, get your butt off of the couch and come
    Now that you are off the couch, bring some friends
    Don't have friends, come and make some new ones

    Lastly, this event is special because it is put on by hot rodders and racers for hot rodders and racers. This is a non-profit event with the sole intent of making one weekend a year incredibly special. Entry fees go the track to ensure the longevity of the Byron Dragway for the next generation to have a place to race. There are no attitudes at this event because the people who come are there for something special.

    Don't let the next 78 days catch you by suprise...get to work and we look forward to seeing you in July.

    The Meltdown Drags Association.
     
  14. Pre-reg is filling up fast!
     
  15. 62Furious
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    Jeff this is going to be one heck of an event with all of these cars and to meet these legends of racing is just another check off on my bucket list. this show just gets better with every up date
     
  16. Jeff, I think you left out the re-hydrating part....but we won't tell your employer... :D
     
  17. Beer has wheat and barley and other vitamins and minerals, plus they use alcohol to kill germs on the outside of our bodies, what's wrong with killing a few germs on the inside?, oh wait a minute that's brain cells, well, never hurt me..,OH LOOK! A SQUIRREL!..,oh wait, that's just Johnny.
     
  18. saltflats
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    So is the melt down beer made from the cooling tower water.
     
  19. rotten johnny
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    Hello, HELLO someone call me ??
     
  20. metalhotrodgirl
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    Whoa !!!! Would love to make this one

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  21. No man, our Canadian Hommies, are bringing some "High Octane Harvest", and the best part is..,it never gets warm!
     
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  22. koop13
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    We are goin to have an official beer sponsor for the Meltdown this year and I will be asking all of you to support that brand by buying some beer in Byron as you make your way to the event.

    The track does not have a beer/liquor license, so we were lucky to get a beer sponsor to help us put on the event. Being that we are all loyal to those who support our cause, I know everyone will help and buy our sponsors beer on the way to the event.

    THanks.
     
  23. saltflats
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    So if we put this beer in are coolers will it melt all the ice.

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  24. 55chieftain
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    ^^^only if you take too long to drink it
     
  25. Uncledirty616
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    So, is said beer going to remain a secret? ;)

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  26. mjb3707
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    yea let me know which one so I can start supporting them right now!!!!!
     
  27. Bugsy48
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    What's the deal with camping at the track??
     
  28. You can camp at the track. No additional cost. The is one shower and a clean bathroom. All camping is primitive.

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  29. saltflats
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    Are they letting people in on Thursday night?
     
  30. Gates will be open at 1pm Thursday. Nothing going on and the track is not racing until Friday. It should be fun just hanging out and meeting everyone.

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