Monday, October 28, 2013

Congatulations to BACON!!!!!!!

On the birth of his son "Calvin".

Iron Lords Car Club Party

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

One for Mr. Gearhead.

THE ROAD WARRIORS . ♣Irish✜Road Racing and Southern 100, Isle of Man. 325kmh=202mph from Lock9 on Vimeo.

Time is ticking brother! We need to get the brothers together and go!!!!!!!!!!!!
View in full screen!

Sunday at Ray Price Harley Davidson

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!
 This was the bike Ray was riding when I fist saw a Top Fuel Harley. Moroso Drag Strip in West Palm Beach, FL. When they used to run in November. 19??????? Fuck I'm getting old.
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

Porsche By Design

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

Cars and Coffee

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

Florida Op. Jamie checks in.

I was in NC around Porsche's and he responded by being in FL around Ferrari's.  A buddy of his is an instructional driver for the Super Car rides that was held at Moroso in West Palm.
Bet it was fun!


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.

Roadside Checks in.

With a new (to him) 1986 FXRD with 34,000 miles.
Not sure if he just wanted to share his find with me or rub it in my face. 
Either way Good on ya Brother.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Knoxville, TN Operative David reporting in...

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
619 Broadway
Knoxville, TN
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

The 2014 Le Mans should be really interesting.

Porsche is returning to the LMP1 Class that Audi has all but dominated since Porsche left.

2013 Lemans

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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I know a few guys who will want to see this!

The Gearhead express.

Kevin picked up a new ride. I think a road trip is in the planning stages already.

I've seen a lot of car haulers.

But this has to be one of the slickest set ups I have laid eyes on. Even the simple outline graphics look bad ass.

Looking forward to this.

See You in October from The North Carolina Museum of Art on Vimeo.