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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. No, that ain't your blown small block dyno sheet, that's Scotts little carbureted small block Ford dyno sheet.
     
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  2. powrshftr
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    That was Jeff's boner you heard deflating when he saw the hp my 1000 lb lighter car is making.....

    Scott


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  3. Okiedoker
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    I just made me think of that old saying ... all "sizzle and no steak"... based upon all your talk


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  4. Church Key
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    I have all my travel plans for the year, but I am really interested in this event. I want check around to see if there is a reasonable fares for this weekend. What airport is the best to fly into...and how far is the track from the airport?
     
  5. Uncledirty616
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    LOL I haven't been on here in a long while.....forgot how catty it gets ;)
     
  6. Okiedoker
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    The best airport is O'Hare in Chicago. It is about 80 miles from there to Byron. Hotels are still availBle in either Rockford or Rochelle.
     
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  7. MikeC62
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    Okiedoker I'm still on the fence about going to the Melt Downs. We really enjoy the Hot Rod Reunion at Bowling Green. How does it compare? Thanks, Mike
     
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  8. enloe
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    I will let you know my son and I are going 700 miles to check it out this year:)
     
  9. saltflats
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    You wont see any Pintos at this event.
     
  10. MikeC62
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    You wont see any Pintos at this event.[/QUOTE]
    That's definitely a check mark in the reasons to go column.
     
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  11. Okiedoker
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    Mike - it depends what you like. If you like Pintos and Camaros and you like old cars with modern hood scoops, wheels, etc., then I would stick with the Hot Rod Reunion.

    If you like true vintage racing, seeing a huge variety of stuff (FED's, altered, Gassers, AFX, super stocks, bikes, trucks, etc.), if you like non-stop racing, if you like a low key atmosphere, if you like it when people leave their attitudes at home, if you like America...then the Meltdown is for you.
     
  12. MikeC62
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    Sounds like a pretty good fit for the wife and I.
    See you there!
     
  13. enloe
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    I like the Hot Rod Reunion but I am sure I will like the Meltdown also.
    I have a question I am planning on bringing a truckload of 50s thru early 70s car magazines to the swap meet to sell.

    I am bringing my son with me is there a set of bleachers close to the swap meet area so he can sit in them and watch racing and I will be able to keep an eye on him?

    One more question will we be able to set up our camping tent where our swap meet stuff is?
     
  14. wrenchbender
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    Here is one good reason to go there is lots of this

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    Chrome don't get ya home
     
  15. Sunday at the 2016 Meltdown Drags: Sunday.JPG
     
  16. Another shot taken at the 2016 Meltdown Drags: Byron-Dragway-Panoramic-2016  event.png
     
  17. that's a great shot. and its all stuff you want to see.
     
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  18. saltflats
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  19. wrenchbender
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    It's the place to be


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  20. Gammz
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    Eh I don't know man. 500 plus race cars and like minded people? And the noise and the smell of race fuel for hours and hours? I'm a really weird dude and get off on that kinda shit. It's not for everyone.


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  21. saltflats
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    Plus you get to meet super guys like us.
    And maybe the chance to see the Lake Shore Shaker make a pass........I wish I could get a reserved seat for that one.
     
  22. Gammz
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    You could have either left or right lane. That's the two best seats in the house.


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  23. Tickety Boo
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    Maybe Elvis at the 1000' mark or Scott McQueen at the line. o_O

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  24. Okiedoker
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    You chose wisely!
     
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  25. Okiedoker
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    Enloe - by no means am I knocking the HRR. We are different events that serve different purposes in the world.

    Ok, so when it comes to the swap meet. There is a set of bleachers about 100 feet or so from the swap meet. It does require going through a section of the pits. There is also a 500 foot long hill next to the bleachers that makes for an awesome spot to watch racing and would make him highly visible to you. Setting up a tent in your swap space should not be an issue (a camper might be), but a tent should be fine.

    We are glad you are going to make it this year. We think that you will enjoy the event. The swap meet area is right between part of the pits and the car show, and gets a lot of activity. Hopefully you do well.
     
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  26. enloe
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    We will have fun and if things get too slow I will load my stuff back in the truck for a while and go look at cars and racing:)
    After that I will get stuff back out:)
     
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  27. greg
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    My first meltdown. Driving the 39 up from Indiana. not a race car looking forward to it.

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  28. greg
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  29. saltflats
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  30. anyone want to do some beer trading? I cant get bottled yingling in Wisconsin. if someone brings some I can in return get you something you cant get. or what ever you like. for our european guests saltzburg is my all time favorite.
     
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