Pete's Place

Hello Members!
Summer finally arrived and we all got to drive our cars again. I know I’m enjoying myself. We skipped Carlisle for the Syracuse Nationals this year, largely because Carlisle changed their date and eliminated on-grounds camping. The Carlisle camping trip was a highlight of the year for a group of us who went. It’s just not the same if we can’t hang around all night, cook greasy foods, drink some, tell lies and stories (usually one and the same), and generally just enjoy everyone’s company completely surrounded by Mopars of every type, shape and size. I’m gonna miss that. We did have a great time at the Nats though - three days, 8,000 cars, how could you not?!?


We also attended the Monster Mopar Weekend in Norwalk, Ohio – three days of racing, car show and swap meet. No Carlisle, but a fantastic track. One of the nicest, well kept, efficiently run tracks I’ve ever been to. We camped literally on the fence at half-track. We did what we usually did at Carlisle (on a smaller scale as only Terry, Jake and John Buckley camped), except there were Hemis and Wedges passing us by all day and well into the night. We even had local guys to cheer for. Earl Watt and his son Brad were there with their cars as was Dan Meile, Wally and his group. Great racing! Awesome! Swap meet and Car Shows WAYYY smaller than Carlisle, but the racing made up for it.


We recently had our annual Thank-You Picnic at our house. The weather was iffy and attendance was down – about 25 people, but everyone who showed up had a great time. We ate, drank, told stories and lies (see a pattern here yet?) and we had an awesome burnout session! I definitely won’t have to seal the driveway anytime soon. A bunch of us hung out in the garage for a few hours, ate some more, etc., etc. Good time. I believe there will be some videos on our YouTube channel.


Jake and I also picked up another project. It’s a ’62 Fury that has been in storage since 1992, with a 318/PB. Hope to get it running as is. We’ll see how it goes. Does anyone have any ’62 Fury/Dart parts? I’m gonna need a windshield, door sill plates (MIA), and the heater controls for the dash…so far.


I hope you all enjoy the rest of summer and hope the cruising season lasts well into the fall. BTW, do we have an Outboard mechanic in the Club? I’m having trouble with our pontoon boat. Please contact me if you can help.


Mopar2ya,    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