Ca. Hot Rod Reunion 2009
Street Rods and Race Cars at Ca. Hot Rod Reunion 2009 at Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield, Ca. Sat. Oct 18th
1969 Ford Mustang "Mr. Gasket Gasser"
Campaigned by Ohio George Montgomery and powered by a Holman & Moody Boss 429, this Mustang achieved back-to-back Eliminator wins at the NHRA Gaternationals and set six NHRA-certified class records. Presented in original condition, it now makes its way to RM Auctions Icons of Speed & Style event at the Petersen Automotive Museum, September 26. For additional information, please visit http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars-RW.cfm?SaleCode=RW09&CarID=r136&fc=1
Mark Sheehan nitro funny car licensing explosion 12.03.2008
Mark Sheehan and his team were out trying to get the final stages of their nitro funny car licensing completed today at the Perth Motorplex.
On the first pass for the day, the car smoked the tyres almost instantly, then some fine adjustments were made to try and cater for the hot conditions for the second pass.
The car looked to be on a great run this time around getting to the 60' with a .972 short time, followed by a lift before the 330' in 2.59, but when Sheehan had a pedal and got back onto it, then KABOOM!
The Mustang body totally blew off the chassis and into the air and lifted the back end of car at least a metre off the ground before a second bounce lifted it up and away again. Then with some great steering, Sheehan managed to tame his ride back to earth, and thankfully escaped the terrifying incident unharmed.
We wish Sheehan and his team all the best for their next nitro outing.
March Meet 2009 Nostalgia Funny Car Body Flight
Saturday qualifying, Dave Benjamin's Red Dragon Plymouth Satellite
The driver is Tom Padilla, not Dave, my apologies.
The Supercharger explodes and launches the body 200 feet straight up!
Tom brought the car to a safe stop, The Red Dragon Team was through for the weekend.
nitro injected dragster NHRA US NATS
Tim Bowgren in B&C Racing's Nitro injected dragster takes on Dave Hirata at the 2007 Mac tools NHRA US Nationals. We Really have to quit racing Dave. Special thanks again to Hirata Motorsports
Dragster Racing Hot Rod Reunion Famoso part 1/4
The 17th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, is produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Honorees are Steve Davis, John Edmunds, Georgia Seipel, Walt Rhoades and Butch Maas, along with Justice Brothers Reunion Spotlight Award winner, Gas Ronda. The Grand Marshal of the Reunion is Junior Thompson. The Reunion will feature a fabulous array of cool drag cars, street rods and customs of the historic and present-day hot rod eras.
Showcased on the track will be NHRA vintage drag racing, featuring some the sports most famous and historic cars and drivers, racing in such classes at Nostalgia Top Fuel, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Altereds, Supercharged Gassers, Classic Super Stock, Hot Rods and others, plus and a variety of exhibition entries. Event is also the finale of the NHRAs new 7-race nostalgia program, the Hot Rod Heritage Series.
The weekend Reunion program features hot rods in the Grove, including pre-1972 street rods, customs, classics and muscle cars; the Reunion Swap Meet; Manufacturers Midway, Friday night CHRR Reception at the Doubletree in Bakersfield; and much more! Plus, on Saturday night its the sensational Cacklefest classic nitro-burning, front-engine fuelers, push-started just like the old days.
DRAGFEST 2009 PROMO
May 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Famoso Drag Strip
Traditional Rod & Kulture