Saturday, March 6, 2010
For Those of you who aren't familiar with my love of Vintage Dragracing and FED's I been watching the stuff since i was a wee youngster on daddys lap watching Connie and Cha Cha go at it on Wide World of Sports. We after many years of dreaming and talking smack about it I'm finally taking action. I recently aquired the Blueprints and Specs to build a 160 to 180" wheelbase Slingshot. While many of us around here run gassers and hot rods, even bonniville cars, no one i know runs a FED. So I am taking on this project ground up no rolling chassis of ebay stuff, I'm going to take weekend trips to my brother Porkchops shop www.sinisterhotrods.com and build this chassis from scratch. But As I'm a broke divorced father of 2 coming across all the "Pricy Stuff" (i.e. magnesium rear wheels, 6-71 blowers, Hilborn injectors, all the lil Vintage shit that adds up) is going to be a challenge so I'm going to steal a page out of the "Gow-Cart Cronicales" and come up with some fundraising ideas. But for now theres no set time limit as long as it takes, but if anyone knows of any one with old SBC early 60's drag parts, or swap meets coming up i'd sure apreciate the heads up or if anyone wants to donate any knowledge or wrench time let me know. I'll keep you posted on progress and fundraising stuff through a web site il be setting up for this project, but stay tuned.....And if anyone has any tips or parts they don't need hit me up for now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cobo 2010' was one of the best yet, If you missed it heres the recap. The tuners section was smaller than ever by next year thell be phased out. Outstanding was the tuner ford bronco 2 with a flathead ford in it ??????? Wow! So For me one of the big deals of the weekend was meeting Connie Kallita, and enjoying all of the "Drag City" section and vintage FED's and Funny Cars on display, Not to mention George Poteet's new hot rod truck. Then Downstairs the highlights were all of the Road Devils and Poor Boys that were here from out of town, made alot of new friends and had alot of good times. Standout moments were Bob's "Gearhead" Car wining the Gene Winfield award, Dave's Truck winning Best Chop, Us winning #2 Best Club Display, Me winning Best Paint, and Best Radical Custom (with a C), Driving Porkchops #666 Coupe, seeing every Road Devil drive in under theyre own power (no trailers). Lets not forget the kiddie ride that was promoting "Sins of Steel" in Davisburg. All in all a great weekend for all of us in the basement. All those moments like 30 guys walking to Lafyaette Coney, and sitting up late talking and watching vintage drags till 4am, Endless empty cases of beer, getting busted riding the go cart around, did i mention Connie Kallita???? HAHAHAHA! Seriously, Great Show. Not related to the show but Well Talked about was the moving of the "Pile Up" this year and all of us not wanting or being able to afford the 10+ hour trip. On the other hand we talked extensively about BBQ's and Weekenders bettween Dayton and Detroit throughout the summer, and Attending Heads Up Hunnert, Nost. Drags at Jalopy Showdown and Milan, as well as a trip to the mueseam in Grand rapids rather than all of the same old shows. Also watch for a development between us and the Frankenmuth show. So Looks to be a good year. We'll have more info on our BBQ and Support Merch after our monthly meeting this Sunday.
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In case you missed the show heres some shots of our 2nd place club display. I think the point was proved that all three winners were local "real" clubs, no vendors this time around. We put alot of time into this and we are already planning next years. Cobo is without a doubt my fave show of the year..