On the birth of his son "Calvin".
Monday, October 28, 2013
Thursday night I received an anonymous tip that something was going down Friday night in Concord. The tipster wouldn't say what it was but assured me that it involved gas, grease, and hot rods.
It turned out to be a gathering of good people and great cars. It was of course the Iron Lords CC after Good Guys car show party.
Ron finally finished his Buick gasser.
This 1968 Stingray Corvette sounded real good when it fired up. Cold rubber made it fishtail when leaving.
As cool as this Scout is, it was too cold to be driving with the top down Friday night.
Can you say slammed? I knew you could.
Kenny's new ride.
When was the last time you saw a Mercury Cyclone with CJ 428 badges?
Cough, Cough, Chevy with Paint, cough, cough, Kevin, cough.
As I've said before. A good bunch of people with a good bunch of cars.
Thanks to the Iron Lords CC for hosting the party and Thanks to Ron for the invite.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Since I was in Raleigh, a trip to Ray Price HD was mandatory. It's no secret that I really dig Harley Drag Racing and Ray is a long time Harley Davidson Drag Racer and the second floor of his dealership is dedicated to his racing and to some of those he raced with.
One of his earlier Top Fuel Bikes. Sportster bottom end with a Shovel Top. A Hilborn single throat mechanical fuel injection system supplies the "GO" juice.
OLD vs NEW. Way to many differences to list. Not often you get to check these machines out side by side. I really wish I could have gotten closer.
You have to look close at the rocker boxes. Old trick of removing the oil supply and return lines from the top end. Then put a grease fitting in the cross over spot. Grease the top end between rounds, no oil equals less oil returning into the crack case and less on the flywheels. Less parasitic drag means you go faster. Cut a section out of the rocker boxes so you can inspect them between rounds. Cover with a strip of duct tape for the run. Lighter and faster.
BIG difference in the newer Air Induction Size!
It was really cool to walk around and see the awards and records Ray earned over the years racing. Some from racing organizations that are no longer around. I'm not sure any are around now after the AHDRA cancelled the 2013 season.
If your in the Raleigh, NC area stop by and check it out. Top Fuel bikes, busted parts, and racing history. All for FREE. You can't beat that.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The official title for the show is "Porsche by Design, Seducing Speed". The later part of that means Race Cars! and that;s what I wanted to see. So without further delay, here are some random shots from the NCMA exhibit.
Do you think we are in the right place?
Type 356 Gmund from 1949.
Type 904/6 Prototype from 1965.
Type 550 Prototype from 1953.
Bath Tub Porsche from the Steve McQueen Collection,
The old race footage was a nice touch with the display.
Type 917K from 1971.
Type 935 "Baby" from 1977.
I just like the looks of the 917K.
Type 908K from 1968.
IROC Carrera RSR from 1974.
One of the original cars from the first IROC race.
Type 962C from 1990.
Type 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car Prototype from 2010.
That's all for now. If you want to see all the cars at the exhibit then go see it.
Monday, October 14, 2013
It was overcast and drizzling when we arrived at the event. There was a quasi car show from the cars and coffee group. Porsche's from all models and years were represented. I did learn that a few of the guys had spent the last few days at Virgina International Raceway running the track sounds like they had a blast. A track day sounds like fun.
A couple of California cars greeted us when we got there. Magnus was walking around but split before I got a chance to talk with him.
I really like some of the older cars. Not the fully restored trailer cars, but the ones that show the owner really drives it and uses it. If it has a few personal touches from the owner even better. Lets face it no matter if it's 2 wheel or 4 wheels, Stock is BORING!!!
Streetable race cars rock! This 3.3, twin plugged, 911 sounded great.
Can you even see out of these mirrors? They do look cool.
Track rash! I bet it was fun driving on wet roads with race slicks!
That's all from the parking lot. Time to move into the museum.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Went to Raleigh this past weekend for the opening of the Porsche exhibit. Scored a few tickets to Bullitt with Steve McQueen on Friday night.
They showed a 9 minute film before Bullitt that everyone thought was gonna suck. The host described it as drive through France. It turned out to be a nonstop run at speed through the streets of France that had everyone cheering when it was over. It was AWESOME!!!!!!!
As soon as I find it, I will post it here.
Friday, October 4, 2013
With a new business. David has had some rough times recently and has now put all the BS behind him and done something he should have done a long time ago and that's go into business for himself!
If you need anything fixed on two wheels that is pedal power, you couldn't ask for a better guy to work on your ride or build you a custom one.
He's only been open a few months, but it sounds like business is picking up.
If your in the Knoxville area look him up. He's always got time for friends or customers and can give you a recommendation on where to get some killer eats and drinks. BE sure to ask him about the history of the shop and it's name. It goes back to 1908!
Check him out at:
Knoxville Bicycle Hospital
Tell him Dirty Ed sent ya.
PS: If your on motorized two wheels there is a rumor of a shop going in the basement soon.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Porsche returned to the GT class in a big way! Their successful return would be over shadowed by the death of Aston Martin driver Allen Simonsen. Who crashed 20 minutes into the race and died shortly after of his injuries.
Simonsen was 33 and this was his 7th time at Le Mans racing.Remember that life is more than work, bills, and bullshit.
Live it the best you can.