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.
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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
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It's Dode annual party at his home in Fallbrook, California.
What an amazing event it is.
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Sam Chastain is about to tell the story of the Mercedes Benz deal, and then
the final fire up for "Iron Horse" at Ricky's Dragster Garage. Enjoy.
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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.
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At Ricky's Dragster Garage, driving controls are very important in any race
car and this short video shows Rick in the Trick Car getting ready for push
start practice later this week. He's thinking the car fits him perfect.
The Watch Dog agrees.
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
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Krista Baldwin heads for Barona Raceway. And the outing will hopefully
result in a "Competition License". Let's see how she does.
By the way...
Anybody looking to get ahold of Ricky--here's his number: 760-443-1439.
And after 201 initial hits and some minor corrections. Here is a new and
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.