Pete's Place

Hello fellow members. Summer has begun as have all our summer car activities.

We just don’t get the enjoyable time as our car buddies down South & out West. It is what it is, but we do have a lot of fun in our 3 months of not winter. The Club had a great (I’m told) cruise to view a private collection in New Hartford. I wish I could have made it.

OUR Show is now completed for 2018. Twas a damp day but the 180 cars or so that made it had a good time. The rains came hard in the early afternoon, so we tried to wrap up awards & such by 3pm instead of the usual 4. I know I was home with the Trailer earlier than ever before. I was a little under the weather that day, but the folks I did talk to were appreciative that the Show went on, despite the weather challenges. Except for a sound issue, I heard no complaints. No one sunk in the mud either. It really wasn’t that bad, but the media overhyped the weather as usual & I believe it kept a lot of folks, especially if travelling from further away, away. We’ll have to see what the coffers bring in for the Burn folks this year. I hope we do as well as usual.

Not much to report on the home projects. Jake’s car is still going together. Next step is to install the drive train & fabricate a tranny mount for the Jericho. Then we can measure for a driveshaft. Not too much more after that. My 62 runs & stops, but doesn’t run well. It has a valve adjustment issue (did you know that poly 318’s had solid lifters & adjustable valves?) or a compression issue. We’ll check when we have time.

Meanwhile, coming up we have Carlisle, The Syracuse Nationals & Mopar Weekend at Norwalk, all in July. Then we have the Longley Bros Show on Aug.4th, the AMC Show on the 18th, & probably our annual picnic sometime in there as well. I’m sorry, but it won’t be at our house this year, too many obligations at home.

See you all soon.


VP Pete

Pete's Syracuse Nationals Pics July 17-19, 2015

Petes Carlisle Pics July 10-12, 2015

Pete's Syracuse Nationals Pics July 18-20, 2014

Pete's Carlisle Pics July 11-13, 2014

2014 NHRA Gatornationals

I went to the Don Garlits Mopar Show again this year. Earl drove his “new” Shelby Dakota while Marianne and Her brother & sister in-law followed us. Earl didn’t want to park way out in the parking lot, so he entered the Show so we could park on the field. Lo & Behold, he took 3rd place in Stock Truck. 1 pic is of Marianne receiving the trophy from BIG & the other is of E&M in front of the truck. A BIG Trophy from BIG hisself!!!
Big Daddy Don Garlit's Mopar Show - November 2-3, 2013 in Ocalla, FL

Syracuse Nationals July 17-19, 2009
What a weekend! For those of you who were there, you know…The rest of you missed a good one, but here’s some pics for you to peruse.
This batch is from the Wednesday Wegmans Cruise.       Thursday evening Parkway Cruise
'09 Nats-Fri/Sat        '09 Nats-Sat/Sun      

Big Daddy's Mopar Show - November 6-8, 2009 in Ocalla, FL

Mopars with Big Daddy - November 1-2, 2008

Big Daddy's Mopar Show - November 3-4, 2007 in Ocalla, FL