Hello everyone. I think we’re done for the season. Weather getting pretty ugly. Starting to get the cars ready for bed. Damn. Imperial is Sta-Bil’ed & parked. I hope to get to the Duster & Fury this week, along with all the lawn eqpt.
We finally got Jake’s Coronet ready to go to the track & it sat in the trailer for 2 weeks waiting on weather. We decided to tow to Lebanon Valley for the Mopar Action even last weekend. Event was a bust. No presence from Mopar Action at all? Not even a banner. We got there early for tech & we failed! The old scoop was too short for the tunnel ram so we ran it without a scoop. We all forgot that the carbs HAD to be covered. That meant a race around the area looking for 2 small air cleaners that would fit the tunnel ram’s carbs. Jake finally found a couple, returned to tech where he was told it was too late. With some pleading & begging they allowed him to pass & an hour later (before we could get in a run) they rained out the event. All that rushing around & money & rained out. We stayed the night anyway as they were to continue the event Sunday. Weather was COLD! I think it’s the first time I’ve been to a drag race when it was snowing!
But, we got 5 passes in. 1st run off the trailer was a 12.50 & Jake got it down to an 11.38 @ 120mph by the end of the day. Wish we could have made more passes as we were starting to figure out the suspension, launch & rev limiter. Absolutely awesome for the first time out with the car though. No breakage!
Thought we could hit ESTA yesterday for their last Test & Tune, but the weather got ugly again. We’ve put the Coronet & trailer up for the winter now. Great day though. Even camping over night was fun. Terry’s new camper has a furnace! We had the usual bonfire in the pits the night before which kept us comfy til we called it a night. Brad Watt, Mike Dunbar & Corey Wilson were there Saturday, but they went home after the rainout. Swap meets were small as were the Car Shows.
I hear the dinner at Twin Trees was good. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it. Too bad. I like TT pizza! We also have our nominations for this year. Be sure & send in your ballots.
Managed to get the docks & pontoon put away too. BTW, I need a new outboard for my pontoon boat. Spun a bearing in this one. If anyone knows of a 40-90hp outboard for sale, let me know.
I hate winter! Already sick of driving to work in the dark. Get through it as best you can. Hopefully you have some winter hobbies (I don’t). I just hibernate & putter with the cars all winter. But, spring will come & we’ll be out doing burnouts before you know it!
Happy Holidays to all!
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
Nationals July 17-19, 2009