Ricky's Dragster Garage 38
More of the Ketchup Series of Ricky's Dragster Garages. So much video...so
Now that the cackle events are done for the year, I can ATTEMPT bring you
up to speed on Ricky's work.
Ricky's Dragster Garage 34
Krista Baldwin's drag racing adventure continues...
This clip had 52 initial hits before I saw that I had to correct some
And you can get ahold of Rick MacDonald, of "Pro-Air Motorsports", at (760)
That's it for now.
When the stars line up in front of me, I just have to record it.
I have no choice.
And this was one of those moments.
I don't know if this will ever happen again. I certainly hope it will--and
in front of the grandstands at some selected NHRA events. For you see, you
just don't see this happening at all-- when you look back at how unlikely
it is that the car and the driver would still be around in 2012!
Take the driver, Don Prudhomme. How many times did he make full passes in
a top fuel dragster or funny car? And for how many years?
In short, it's a miracle that he is in one piece, after all that--and he
is! Thank goodness!
Then the car:
The Greer, Black, and Prudhomme dragster, built by Kent Fuller and raced
from 1962 through 1964, with the original partners, it ran up an incredible
record at southern California tracks of 81 wins and only 8 loses!
(According to Phil Burgess) Then lengthened--bought and raced as the
"Bonanza" for a while, eventually stripped of it's motor and left sitting
for years. Restored by Steve Davis, bought by Bruce Meyer--How likely is
it that it would be allowed to join up with "Snake" for this moment?
Pretty unlikely--except that it's owner Bruce Meyer, is a good friend of
Don's, and after hearing about Rick MacDonald, they gave him the nod to
bring the car to the track, and push start it to life. Now the driver
could have been someone else....but it wasn't.
That's what makes this fire up so significant.
And like I said: All we can do is hope that this mind blowing moment will
happen again at a track near you.
And if you hear they are coming, better "Make the Scene". For the chance
may not come again.
Like an old legendary cowboy on a white horse in your local parade. And
all you need to do is what you did when you were a kid: Sit on the curb
and watch him go by.
Plane vs Car at Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke Texas
Not my video, all rights go to original photographer (Davis family -
Pilot's wife) and WFAA. Just sharing the video.
Please read description. I have turned on comments, but please please try
to keep it civil.
A male diver (Female was the passenger, male was driving SUV) of a black
SUV fails to stop at a crossing that is at the very end of the start of the
runway at Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke. The road is marked with
STOP and there is a sign to yield to aircraft. Driver does not even slow
down or make an attempt to stop and the plane clips the roof. Yes the
aircraft was too low on their approach, but this is why the STOP painted on
the road is there. Driver claims to not have see the airplane, well you did
not even make an attempt to look as you did not stop buddy. This type of
crossing is not uncommon in the USA and the airport says they have tried to
fix this, but the property owner on the other side will not sell the land
to make a new road.
I go to this airport often for the Blue Hanger Restaurant and this is where
the couple in the SUV was going. I have often had to wait for an airplane
to land and always stop, but usually I am on my motorcycle so I can see
everything. When I am in my car I will stop, look out the widow and take
time to look for air craft. I will also look as I am driving on the road
with my window down before the turn where you first see the black SUV on
the very left for a brief second at 0:06. I have never had a problem seeing
the aircraft from either street. The SUV driver my opinion was not paying
attention to their surrounding and should know better as it was reported
they often go to the Blue Hanger.
Video was provided to all the local TV stations from the Davis family.
See video of a plane landing at the same airport from earlier this year
that I took. This will show you just how low they can be and why you need
to stop and look.
This is a video to show driving on the frontage road of the runway and the
truck in front of the motorcycle stopping to make sure there are no planes
landing. (Note start video at 21:00 minutes)
Video original link
Making Roanoke's airport safer for motorists
Ricky's Dragster Garage 79
After a long absence because of a family illness, I'm back over at Ricky's
for a quick report on the going's on at Ricky's Dragster Garage.