Today, I was contacted by my friend, Larry Gotreaux (“The Stampeede Bandit” Mustang), about my views on trying to establish a bracket at State Capitol Raceway for cars that run between 8.99 and 7.50 seconds. This bracket would be limited to doorslammers only. One of the main benefits would be to decrease the amount of rounds that […]
They sent a load of locking nuts and screws, but I am thinking about using Rivet Nuts (Riv-nuts). I think I explained what these are some time ago. The big advantage is being able to assemble and disassemble without drilling out “pop-rivets). I purchased them for the Lexan installation, but the wing would be another […]
The hardest part was making the first cut. The wing only has 5 parts (I decided not to use the piano hinge across the trunk). I made a paper templet for the sides and measured and measured and measured and then made the cut. It came out about an inch too short, so I cut […]
I have a current IHRA Competition License that is good until 2010. I have a lot of time to make that 8 second run.
Today I started working on the car again. I made a list and put priorities of each item. The list has 26 items on it right now, and I know it will grow. I cleaned the inside and put some flat black paint on the dashboard. I have been partially blinded by the sun reflecting […]
It has been an extremely good year. I turned 70 and my health has not been better in the past 8 years, since I retired. I am looking forward to a good 2009, when I should get my car back on the track.
Two years ago I stated my License was expiring in April of 2006 and I probably would not renew. Again I am coming up on renewal. I have been considering giving up active driving and just being an owner/tuner. I would like to find someone that can out drive me, that I can trust, or […]
Visit to the PRI Trade Show in Orlando. Photos from the show. Weds., 12/10/08, Alvin, Devin and myself left for the PRI Show early in the morning expecting to have a short 5 hour plane trip to Orlando. We arrived after traveling for 14 hours. The weather caused delays all along the east coast. This was the […]
This past weekend I attended Rich Christensens “Arm Drop Live” event at No Problem Raceway Park. Rich is the star, and starter, for the Speed Channels “Pinks All Out” events. At first take I did not want to attend, but several of my frie The format is strange, but after reading the rules of the event, I got kind of […]
I have been working on installing the shelves in my wife’s pantry. They are kicking my $*@#. The cost of this project, in time and money, is going to be very high by the time I finish. I am about 75% finished, but I can see many things that I could have improved on, or […]
Silas Rogers and crew took the little white Nova to No Problem Raceway Park to participate in the “Arm Drop Live” event. They made a best ever qualifying pass of 9.29 @ 145 mph. They just jumped right over the 9.30’s! Silas is very happy with the engine and the car. Silas Jr. was the […]
This past week was dedicated to thanking God for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon my family. We attended church on Thursday morning and again on Sunday.
Sandwiched in between church was “The Bayou Classic”. The annual match up between Southern University and Grambling State University in New Orleans, LA. If you have never experienced a Bayou Classic (or Florida Classic for that matter), you have missed one of the true spectacles on Earth. This is the essence of the “Black College […]