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Event Coverage Vintage Dirt Drags in Sturgis SD

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  1. Sharpone
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    Cool stuff in Sturgis today and tomorrow
    My wife and are here for a birthday party and I noticed a lot of rods at the motels I asked what’s going on and was told about vintage drags.
    Ok gotta go back to motel and clean the drool of myself
     

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  2. Sharpone
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    Pre 62 stuff
     
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  3. They're not fast, but are still fun to watch.
     
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  4. Have fun, I am local but we are busy hunting deer and pheasant this weekend!
     
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  5. Tow Truck Tom
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    Makes Ya want some more
     
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  6. Sharpone
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    Pheasants and deer or hot rods?
    Hell of a toss up haha ,good luck
     
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  7. bob myers
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    Today was day one for a first time dirt drag event at Sturgis South Dakota Dragway. There were enties from a 6 state area all with early cars. Flag drop girls, no trophies, no time slips, just pure fun. Tomorrow the gates and tech open at 8 am and the flag drops at noon. Come join the fun.
     
  8. Stogy
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    Keep the pics comin'...;)
     
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  9. bob myers
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    Two days of fun in Dakota dirt at Sturgis Dragway. This was a first time event for the Counts of the Cobblestone and Sturgis Dragway. The track owner was so impressed he wants to do 2 dirt events in 2024. Check out Facebook Vintage Sturgis Dirt Drags for pics and updates.
     

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  11. That is pretty cool.
     
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  12. Sharpone
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    On my way out I see this is in motel parking lot my day is complete
     

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  13. We used to have the HOT ROD DIRT DRAGS here in Monte Vista Co. but the last one was about 3 years ago with the coming of covid. I had heard rumblings of them coming back, looks like maybe rolling up to S.D. next year..
     
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  14. rusty rocket
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    I was there in my single seater. Drove it pretty hard and floated a valve and smashed the electrode on the spark plug. Must have been the last pass of the day. Drove home on five cylinders!
    Luckily the electrode was still on the plug but broke off when I went to regap it! C2080AAC-34F7-4690-89C0-9A83C2AC8D0E.jpeg
     
  15. rusty rocket
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    A kool photo taken from the dirt drags of myself and my daughter behind me driving her grandpas kb2. 8A171B9D-3B4F-433C-B379-99A77DF84EA6.jpeg
     
  16. Sharpone
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    Wow your lucky day
     
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  17. Marty Strode
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    We had our dirt drags on Saturday out here in Oregon, they can be a lot of fun !
     
  18. Stogy
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    :oops:...ouch...did you drive home on 5 because a plug wasn't available or there is damage?
     
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  19. rusty rocket
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    When I came across my Edmunds aluminum head I put spark plugs in that have a longer end that threads into the head. The original plugs that were in the cast iron head were shrouded way up in the aluminum head. I was able to get four of the other plugs electrode to index between the valves sitting directly underneath. I need to buy some indexing washers and I’ll be golden.
     
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  20. HOTRODNORSKIE
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    Cool stuff you guys know how to have fun down there.
     
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  21. It was a no brainer for us. Was thinking of Sturgis the whole day tho. To see a young man get his first flush was priceless
     
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  22. Sharpone
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    You are absolutely right Watching a young person get their first score is beyond priceless. Glad you had good day.
     
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  23. T&A Flathead
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    I always tell my son, “it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than it is to drive a fast car slow”. These events are great! Thanks for sharing.
     
  24. bob myers
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    The Sturgis Dirt Drags was a super good event. It's well worth the travel distance to attend next year.
     

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  25. tractorguy
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    Yeah.......sure miss our trips to the Pukwana SD area for pheasant hunting this time of year. In the good old days, I would get an extended van out of the company car garage....leave Detroit....pick up Iowa and Wisconsin friends and be there in time for noon hunt next day. Priceless !! Also loved exploring the shelter belts for lots of old cars, trucks and tractors. Those were the days........sure wish my knees still worked at 77yrs. old !!
     
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  26. Very few cars left in shelter belts out here anymore. Most were gone by the early 90s
     
  27. The drags planned for Monte Vista in 2023 had to be cancelled due to the inability to get insurance for that venue. That was the reason the previous promoters quit.
     
  28. Thanks for the info Animal. Mitch
     
  29. bob myers
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    Vintage Sturgis Dirt Drags got some national attention with an article in Hemming Motor News website Hemmings.com. This event iijs going to grow.
     

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  30. You're welcome, Mitch. We substituted a different cool event to bring people to the San Luis Valley...Draggin' Main, a tour through some historic mountain towns to North Clear Creek Falls, with lots of fun stops and a block party in Monte Vista afterwards.
     
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