Nitro Night 2012 (corrected)
Escondido, California's "Cruisin' Grand" is a weekly car cruise that runs
throughout the summer months. Their Grand Finale night of the season has
been dedicated to drag racing's history. Vintage drag cars will be fired
on nitro and pushed before the crowd. 25 living examples of the quickest
and fastest from drag racing's past. Information about "Cruisin' Grand"
can be found on their website. It is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you arrive
early for this fan packed event. Cars will begin their static fire ups at
6:00 p.m. Then will stage for the final "fire and push" at 7:30 p.m.
One block of fire and nitro that you won't want to miss.
Restaurants and stores will be open for your enjoyment as well as the
display of some very amazing street and racing vehicles.
So bring a chair and watch the dragsters go by.
See you there.
Ricky's Dragster Garage 80
And now for the squirt.
How cool is this of Ron Johnson to recreate is beautiful old fueler from
1963, and share it with those who care about those old days in the sport of
Brooklyn RC Drag Racing
Large scale RC drag racing, 1/4 scale dragsters, funny cars and pro stocks.
5th scale FG Modelsport and HPI Baja's
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.
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.
Front Engine Dragster built in five months
In December 2009 I got the idea that it would be fun to have a FED so I
asked a few questions and read a few threads on the HAMB. After wieghing
all the advice and suggestions I bought a set of Mark Williams blue prints
and got started. With the help of a good friend or two I had a can the was
ready to race at Eagle Field in May 2010.
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Dave Cobb in his Finders Keepers 1933 Willys; Mark Benjamin in his 1933
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