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Old 09-28-2013, 07:30 PM
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I can't imagine how that would feel. I had a car broken into once and couldn't sleep for days I was so mad. I can't comprehend having my hot rod stolen. I just can't imagine.

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It's hard to accept, even when you're standing there looking at the spot you parked it in when you get back there too! Took me several minutes of head scratching to finally come to the realization I didn't park it somewhere else!

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:40 PM
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Yep, I had my Craig Four track/eight track deck stolen out of my truck in 1977, and it had Kiss "Destroyer" in it! I was devastated!

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:41 PM
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Well, what I did I do today? Guess......come on guess.

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Well, what I did I do today? Guess......come on guess.

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Bought a car for your son...
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Cool for sure. I have been fooling with old cars since 1961 and NEVER driven a car down the drag strip. I can see where it would really become addictive.....and expensive.
SERIOUSLY !!!!!!!! You GOTTA run a car down a strip. I'll bet you red light on the first try... Your leg with start shaking with adrenaline and you'll choke when the last yellow blinks on.

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Your correct on both counts

When I get finished with my truck we will take it to Brainerd I will let you make a few passes,
If you are referring to Brainerd MN, pick me up on the way by. I'm 2 hours south of there...
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:51 PM
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SERIOUSLY !!!!!!!! You GOTTA run a car down a strip. I'll bet you red light on the first try... Your leg with start shaking with adrenaline and you'll choke when the last yellow blinks on.



If you are referring to Brainerd MN, pick me up on the way by. I'm 2 hours south of there...
Heh, Heh Heh. Not a chance TMP. He is talking about Brainard Drag strip in Chattanooga. You will have to come south and go racing with us. If you do though the steak is on me.

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SERIOUSLY !!!!!!!! You GOTTA run a car down a strip. I'll bet you red light on the first try... Your leg with start shaking with adrenaline and you'll choke when the last yellow blinks on.
I did just the opposite my first time down in 1967! I sat there waiting for the green light to come on. When the other guy left on the last yellow, I thought, "Where the heck is he going?"
I had something like a .700 RT, and it took me a couple more runs to realize I could leave before the green and not red light!
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:58 PM
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Yep, he is changing direction to something that will be done a little faster, and a little safer (that is another concern of mine) and has a hard top and roll up windows.

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Heh, Heh Heh. Not a chance TMP. He is talking about Brainard Drag strip in Chattanooga. You will have to come south and go racing with us. If you do though the steak is on me.

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Drag racing in January ?? Heck yes, I'll be down.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:12 PM
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Cool for sure. I have been fooling with old cars since 1961 and NEVER driven a car down the drag strip. I can see where it would really become addictive.....and expensive.
Started running my truck at 18, how about a shot out the windshield at the starting line!







Wow! We talk about how we are blessed, with what ever we have be thankful? Yep, I had a drag strip, one of the fastest in the country just a few miles from my home! I use to put the slicks on my Gran Sport and uncap the headers and drive it to the strip! LOL





DAMN those were good times, I miss it so much. But hey, we got another strip mall with ANOTHER Starbucks, Lowes, Subway, and all the other strip mall stores in town, yeah, we needed another one of those.

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:14 PM
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Drag racing in January ?? Heck yes, I'll be down.
Sounds like a deal. Even though I have not raced on the strip I have been so excited that I could not keep my clutch leg from shaking to the point I could not engage the clutch properly. It is indeed a strange feeling.

The forum has rules about street racing and this is a subject I don't need to carry farther. We are talking about 40 years ago of course.

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:16 PM
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John, that is one of the first things I think about when I think of running my truck when I was a kid, my foot shaking on the clutch! LOL it was like I had Parkinsons or something, I mean VIOLENT shaking! LOL

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:22 PM
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John, that is one of the first things I think about when I think of running my truck when I was a kid, my foot shaking on the clutch! LOL it was like I had Parkinsons or something, I mean VIOLENT shaking! LOL

Brian
Yup. Now that I have done.

When I was 16, I had a 1949 Morris Minor with a flathead V8-60 in it. I lost it one night and just barely missed a tree. It scared me so bad I sat there for 10 minutes before the adrenaline dissipated and I could get my leg to quit shaking enough I could drive. Lord, I can remember that like it was yesterday.

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What was the name of the dragstrip Brian?
Cool pics.
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What was the name of the dragstrip Brian?
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Fremont Dragstrip, Fremont Raceway and Baylands Raceway, depending on what year.
What a photo!!!!



I have a small piece of the track and a shingle off the beer shack out in my garage.


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