Racer or spectator ?

Racer or spectator ?

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slinky

15,704 posts

210 months

Tuesday 19th September 2006
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redvictor said:
eric the brave said:
Looking to sponsor a Yank doorslammer next year!

how about a brit car with a yank engine....? it does burnouts and is fairly decent on the 1/4......


A big long silver dragster??

(Well, if we're all having a go... )

slinky

slikk

2,135 posts

204 months

Tuesday 19th September 2006
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:jumpsonbandwagon:

Or even a bigger longer silver dragster with a bigger yank engine.. .. ..

kim

Bigmouse

197 posts

172 months

Tuesday 19th September 2006
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Adding to the mix -
how about a proper modern yank doorslammer

www.bigmouseracing.co.uk

Mr Knight has kindly almost finished rebuilding the motor and I'm keen to see just how quick these hairdryer cars can really get off the line next season - you won't be able to afford to blow the tyres off or redlight against me next year

Tony Morris

88 posts

172 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Hi to all this is Tony Morris in Florida, good to see there is somewhere we can all meet again.

BossCerbera

8,188 posts

204 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Tony Morris said:
Hi to all this is Tony Morris in Florida, good to see there is somewhere we can all meet again.

How cool is this forum? bounce

mrsmadmark

3,541 posts

184 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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BossCerbera said:
Tony Morris said:
Hi to all this is Tony Morris in Florida, good to see there is somewhere we can all meet again.

How cool is this forum? bounce
yes

been a spectator of drag racing for years now, and get such a buzz from watching it.

My first drag meet was a VW bugjam at Avon Park over 10yrs ago, the atmosphere was great and then to watch 2 top fuellers go down the track together (think it was the Mobile 1 team) well that was me hooked would attend 2-3 events every year since then...but due to work and family commitments havn't been for a while, but this forum has certainly got me buzzing for it again, so will do my best to get to the flame'n'thunder show at the pod

Have done one RWYB, although I wasn't very quick it was great fun


Its great to see so many new members/petrolheads on here too thumbup

BossCerbera

8,188 posts

204 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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I used to RWYB in the 80s (evidence here ). Funny how life turns out... back then my mates and I were really dismissive of 'roundy roundy' racing. Ten years later I was going 'roundy roundy' in the Tuscan Challenge. nuts

Still love the Pod though, interest renewed by the Fuel Altereds.

fordcorsair

21 posts

172 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Spectator; my first meeting was at Blackbushe 1983.

furyous

Original Poster:

19,283 posts

182 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Tony Morris said:
Hi to all this is Tony Morris in Florida, good to see there is somewhere we can all meet again.



thumbup wavey Welcome Tony, hot new travels fast and far.....how did you find us ?

Flying Toilet

3,621 posts

172 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Tony Morris said:
Hi to all this is Tony Morris in Florida, good to see there is somewhere we can all meet again.


Great to see you here Tony! How's things?!

stretch

1 posts

172 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Racer. VW Pro 71.

See you guys at National Finals. driving

mrsmadmark

3,541 posts

184 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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BossCerbera said:
I used to RWYB in the 80s (evidence here)
great pic Phil is that you in the middle?

I'm surprised Mark never got into the rwyb scene more, he used to have a modified mark III cortina (engine not body) which he rebuilt himself, but I think he was frightened of breaking it hehe twas bloody quick though

would have been about the same time as that pic, if he had done we may have raced against you at the pod all those years ago hehe

Tony Morris

88 posts

172 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Hi guys, my sister Andrea told me about this forum last week. Have been racing alot latey went to Memphis, Bowling Green and Indy a few week back. Lost first round at all three events but had a great time. I have now put racing on hold for the next few months while I get other things done. Chunky Morris

redvictor

3,152 posts

198 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Bigmouse said:
Adding to the mix -
how about a proper modern yank doorslammer

www.bigmouseracing.co.uk

Mr Knight has kindly almost finished rebuilding the motor and I'm keen to see just how quick these hairdryer cars can really get off the line next season - you won't be able to afford to blow the tyres off or redlight against me next year

i'm looking forward to seeing how quick i can get off the line too.... 1.29 felt a bit lethargic...

Benni

3,117 posts

172 months

Wednesday 20th September 2006
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Hello pistonhe@ds !
Since this is some kind of "introduction" Fred, ere I go :
Spectator from 1977 till now in Germany (Erlensee, Giebelstadt, Hockenheim),
Austria (Zeltweg), France (Munchhouse, Dieppe, Chambley, Corsica)
the Netherlands (Zandvoort, Drachten, Lelystad, Dwingeloo),Belgium (Huy),
and England (Avon Park)
Track team/orga helper in the late 80s/early 90s for HARA races in Germany.
Then "racer" of some sort.....well with a (ahem) Honda ST70 DAX turned "dragbike",
well at least I built the thing and did a couple of runs.....8-)).
And when the HARA orga crew of Jerry Lackey found out
that I could speak some words about racing that seemed to make sense,
I became the german track announcer in 1989 for drag races
and car/bike tuning events with 1/4 mile action.
I try to make a John Price impersonation (at Hockenheim since 1997), at the MZA Luckau,
Groß-Dölln (including "Kick the MiG" -dragsters vs. russian fighter jets-),
Wittstock, Mössling, Husum, etc etc.
When I am not talking, I attend races in other countries to get infos,
take pix for magazines and sniff nitro,
mainly Drachten/NL and Santa Pod (for the FIA/UEM dates).
At the Pod I even had the honour to act as guest speaker for the ST/TG or ST/TF bikes,
and I surely enjoyed being up at the bridge with John and Graham.
When the WW2 Bomberz had their fly-bys, I thought :
"Half a century ago they took off to bomb nazi germany to bits,
and now they let a kraut at the mike, hey that´s some sort of progress.....8-)))"
I was an occasional reader of the deceased forum,
and got the Info about this one from Andrea (ALK) at www.dragracing.de .
Greetz to @ll,
Benni



Bigmouse

197 posts

172 months

Thursday 21st September 2006
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redvictor said:
Bigmouse said:
Adding to the mix -
how about a proper modern yank doorslammer

www.bigmouseracing.co.uk

Mr Knight has kindly almost finished rebuilding the motor and I'm keen to see just how quick these hairdryer cars can really get off the line next season - you won't be able to afford to blow the tyres off or redlight against me next year

i'm looking forward to seeing how quick i can get off the line too.... 1.29 felt a bit lethargic...
rofl

tanya

29 posts

172 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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Isn't there an option for crew/general hanger-on/dogsbody?

I draw on things and tell people where things are, generally for motorpsycho and time machine. Still learning this straight line stuff, compared to circuit stuff in which I was born and bred.

Time Machine

487 posts

209 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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Crew == Racer.

The person who pushes the pedals and pulls the levers may be the driver, but everyone in the team counts as a racer in my book.

hodgy587

676 posts

175 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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Time Machine said:
Crew == Racer.

The person who pushes the pedals and pulls the levers may be the driver, but everyone in the team counts as a racer in my book.

could'nt agee more. as my crew keep saying to me im just the meat in the seat.

www.587racing.com
www.ojzengineering.co.uk

Edited by hodgy587 on Friday 22 September 21:44

Furyous

Original Poster:

19,283 posts

182 months

Friday 22nd September 2006
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hodgy587 said:

could'nt agee more. as my crew keep saying to me im just the meat in the seat.


Very crude, but Funny.Where you based Hodgy ? I have a feeling the blowing stuff up thread is faintly familiar ?
Oh, and BTW, Are you the good looking one ?
In which case...no wonder I couldnt find your pit!!!!! : :
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