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Old 01-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default A 'Barner Run to Bonneville

I'm seriously considering making a run to Bonneville this year from about August 2-24 . It's actually 2 bucket list items - driving 'cross country in a flathead powered car and attending B-ville Speed week (Aug 10-16). This is going to be a retirement present to myself as I''m going to call it a day and finish right around August 1st. My buddy Earl, who is also seriously considering retiring (again), will ride shotgun and we will take my roadster.

The idea is to "cruise" on out there, taking a week to get there and a week getting back, visiting shops, museums, travel some on Rt 66, and visit HAMB and Fordbarn folks both out and back. About a 3 week trip. I'm thinking of about 500-700 miles a day and nothing super quick - about 65-75 - just enjoying the ride sort-to-speak. I usually stop every 2 hours or so for gas and that seems to work very well. I also lean towards B&Bs vs hotels as they are usually a bit more private/secure although more expensive, but I'm flexible.

I would love to stop and visit my buds out in Montgomery, AL whom I met on my trip out to Austin, TX a while back, when I drove my 40 coupe to the HAMB Hot Rod Revolution. The Speedway Museum, Daryl Starbird's museum are two definite stops. I'm also open for any other stops folks might suggest. I'm thinking of going one way on a more southern path and the other way a more northerly route.

I know some of you expressed an interest in doing this kind of trip throughout several posts here on the 'Barn. So ....

Just let me know your thoughts, if you would like to somehow hook up for part or all of the trip, if you have already been, where did you stay, and any tips/ideas, etc, you can give.
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Tom, here is a tip I can pass along that we learned from our trip last year. The Speedway museum is a must see but they advertise the tours starting at 2 or 2:30. For people on their way to Bonneville they actually have morning tours, I think they were 8:30. We did not know that and consequently spent a day and a 1/2 in Lincoln to meet the afternoon schedule. Might help in your planning.

But, if you are looking for something to do the morning before the tour, there is a neat tractor and farm implements museum on the University grounds and it is a freebie. Oh, one more tip, I think you get in the Speedway museum free with an order receipt.
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Tom, that sure sounds like fun... sure wish I could get away a play... have fun my friend and don't forget to bring a camera and post photos along the way. Vic
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Oh, another thing to do. Plan an afternoon out at the old airfield of Wendover. I'm sure you know that is where the guys of the 509th trained for their atomic bomb missions. They are constantly working on the displays at the museum so it improves every year.
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Tom,
Please take lots of photos and a video if possible. My Buddy Andy Kohler
will be doing the same only the Bonneville will be his shake down run for his
T roadster on '32 rails, FH powered of course.. Andy is on the HAMB you might pm him there.
NOW
THE OIL LEAK SITUATION,
How goes it ?
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Hey Tom,

Its on my list also.I thought I would be ready to go this year.I'm ready to go but the coupe isn't.Looks like its going to next year for me.Its only 2300+ miles from Up state NY one way of course Have fun
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On your way out don't miss Cody , Wyoming and make a pass through Yellowstone Park. it's a must see. You could also hit Mt. Rushmore
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Drove my f1 out last year..This abandoned gas station in green river wyoming is a fun place to eat lunch and take pictures. I will be going again this year, (coming from Denver). Not sure if your route would jibe with mine, but if the timing is right, I would love to meet up and see your roadster.
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Man, guys, you are all gettin' in to it! This is great! As for pictures and all, I hope to be able to post pics and what we did daily but there will be some long days and I hope to have some help.

36Tbird - thanks for the heads up on Speedway - I'll try and map in where we stop there the night before and the receipt trick is a great idea. Heck, I will probably buy some stuff while I'm there but not TOO much since I'm driving the roadster!

CharlieNY - I did post that I rebuilt the first engine that was in the roadster that blew the number 5 rod bearing and "don't she purrrrrr!" (from the movie Scent of a Woman). As for the leaker, I also posted that the crank rod journals were WAY out of spec, rod bearings were wrong, and the mains were just out of spec as well. Presently I've got the crank at the machine shop and we'll get this engine back together and tested once I've completed my test engine stand.

Model A Bill - if you can "get 'er done" I'd love to hear that baby all the way to B-ville!

TJ - if I go to Yellowstone and Mt Rushmore before the wife and I go together, I will be in DEEEEP trouble! But, I may just have to have a sneak peek! Thanks ...

Pineapple - if you're ready we'll do what we can to meet up with you and cruise on to B-ville together. If for nothing else, we'll try and make a stop one night in your area and we can shoot the "flathead bull" all night long ...

Vic - you know I'd love to have you along and I only wish you could go - maybe make it a business trip for the book we'll write about the trip?!?! Video about how flatheads can still "do it" on the road? Am I getting your creative juices flowing?
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I would get your hotel room in Wendover ASAP, they sell out FAST. If near Paxton, NE at about dinner time, have dinner at OLE's dinner club. Its a mile off I-80, very interesting place.
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Tom, if you have any problems posting pictures along the way, maybe you could start the thread and email your pictures to someone here and they can post them for you. It looks like my rerun trip to the Salt will be 2014/15, God willing, and I'm still able.
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Tom, sounds good. If you come through Colorado before we leave, we can drink some coffee out of strombergs and kick bias plys one evening!
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I would get your hotel room in Wendover ASAP, they sell out FAST. If near Paxton, NE at about dinner time, have dinner at OLE's dinner club. Its a mile off I-80, very interesting place.
Thanks 37fatfender - PM me if you know of any places that might be available .....

So, anyone know of any rooms available during speed week? Anywhere?

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Tom, the book and video are an excellent idea; if I could line up some sponsors (to pay for it) I'd consider going...
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The casinos have a 5 night minimum and will run you about $1500, and the motels aren't that far behind. Bring a tent and camp at the bend for free and shower at the truck stop. If you must have a room, by Monday they start clearing up with racers going home and they can be had easily without the minimum stay.
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Sounds interesting, I might be able to go if a few things fall into place. I'll subscribe to this thread and keep an eye on this.
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The casinos have a 5 night minimum and will run you about $1500, and the motels aren't that far behind. Bring a tent and camp at the bend for free and shower at the truck stop. If you must have a room, by Monday they start clearing up with racers going home and they can be had easily without the minimum stay.
Thanks for this - might just do it.

What or where is camping at the bend?

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Tom, four of us stayed at the Wendover Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino last August. We had two adjoining rooms and two per room. If you can get in there that will put you in a great location. It was like a car show there every evening/night, good food there and across the street, plenty of parking, not that far from the salt, etc. Just thinking about this brings back some great memories. Make sure you have a big wide brim hat, long pants, long sleeve T's, sun block, sun glasses, a cooler with bottled water and/or other liquid refreshments. Get a program as you go in...it will help to explain what's going on, who's racing, and what they are driving.
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Thanks for this - might just do it.

What or where is camping at the bend?

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The bend is just that, a bend in the road from the highway to the course. A lot of folks camp there, but can be a real mess in the event of rain.
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Tom, I've been out there twice, but never drove the 39. I've always thought that I would love to do that. In 03, we got a hotel room and in 08 we towed a camper and stayed at the bend. That was really neat. If I can arrange it, I'm in. Will keep in contact. Jack
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Man, that's funny - the bend - I like that! Yes, rain can be a problem and I remember when speed week was cancelled a few times because of it? THat would be a bummer but then again, I would still have a good time, no matter what ...
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Tom, I've been out there twice, but never drove the 39. I've always thought that I would love to do that. In 03, we got a hotel room and in 08 we towed a camper and stayed at the bend. That was really neat. If I can arrange it, I'm in. Will keep in contact. Jack
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Here's my post from last year. I know you saw this Tom, but thought some others may want to check out some info and pictures that were posted on this thread.....

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...ght=Bonneville
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Sure would like to do something like this before my time is up.

Congrats and good luck on the trip. Hope to see you in Utah.
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Tom , Hi . Im taking my 4 banger engine to run this coming August , Been offered a 31 cpe to run , Booked at casino as know from past hard too get a room, 1st time driver this year, Maybe some of us Barners could meet up. Derek from hot NZ
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Quickchange - sounds like a plan to me - Lord willing adn the creek don't rise I'll see you there!
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Go over to the HAMB search BONNEVILLE. Ton of Info. about the BEND CAMPING.
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Another place to stay in West Wendover is the KOA campground. Need a tent, and reservations way ahead. Real reasonable, showers etc. The bend is a bit primitive, but lots of folks hang there hat there. It was a little tough there this year with the rain making the area sloppy.
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Be real carfull going to B-ville..............................it is addictive. I was only going once, looking forward to my 6th trip.
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The city is working on a Bonneville museum on the east side of town with RV parking. It was open last year. That might be another option.

Also, on the SCTA website, there were some homeowners advertising a basement apartment that was available. I think it was only $75 per night, a smoking deal. You might search old posts there for some leads.
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Well, here's an update - somewhat - I'm looking for someone who might like to make the trip with me. We share all of the food, gas, lodging, and whatever tickets we buy costs - repairs (if any) are on me since it's my car.

My buddy is not able to make the trip and if I do not find anyone to go, it might put the kabosh on things .... let me know!
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Tom - just a practical question - and sort a sad to be concerned - but what will you/can you do to minimize that chance of your Roadster being as you stay at various B&B's etc along the way - that would be my big fear.
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Tom - just a practical question - and sort a sad to be concerned - but what will you/can you do to minimize that chance of your Roadster being as you stay at various B&B's etc along the way - that would be my big fear.
When I read this I automatically thought of Rumbleseats neat stories of traveling in his 34. I have traveled all over our country in my hotrods and have never had a problem. I do maintain my insurance coverage though. All you can do is take common sense precautions and enjoy your car. TomT I sure hope it comes together for you, great trip for you and whomever. If I was close it would be me. I have been to Speed Week once, in an RV with two friends. Great time, but better in an old car of some type. Best of luck to you.
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For security reasons I do like a B&B over a hotel. However, if I'm at a hotel, I try and park close to my room and out of sight (and hopefully out-of-mind) under a light car cover. It's a possibility of course that I could lose my car but that would be true of just about any car you take on a long trip, right? It's really all about the hassle ....

I too remember Rumbleseat and his adventures - it's insured (and I may up the amount before I go - I'm w/Grundy), but after that, it's out of my hands. I built it to drive and drive it I'm going to do ....

okiedokie - and anyone here on the 'Barn who might consider making the trip with me - I would entertain anyone riding shotgun from anywhere in the country - Tulsa, OK included. You don't have to be from the east coast ....
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Well, I just got off the phone with the Rolling Bones guys - they have a pretty good deal going and if I'm flying solo, it might just be the best deal in town. They will have a trailer, tools, and know-how for the hot rods making the trip but there is a kitty you need to chip in to for that - the amount depends on the number of hot rods that are going. They also have a food kitty for the trip - both kittys would be less for me since I would probably meet up with them in Altoona, IA and break off from them on the way back in Nebraska or there abouts. They take 6 days going out but only 3-4 coming home - so, on the homeward bound I might just zig-zag my way back, making stops to visit HAMBers and 'Barners - take my time. Rooms are already secured throughout the trip, especially in Wendover, so there's no issue or worries there. They do make stops in some neat areas, visit some cool shops, etc - not necessarily all "'Barner" friendly with all stockers mind you but I'm OK with that since I'm not a "stock" vehicle builder anyway. Besides, it's all about the ride and the people you meet and I hope to meet many of you along the way there and back.

So, let me know if anyone wants to share an adventure with me and I'll fill you in on the details ....
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I have been a few times, but drove my roadster last year. One of the most fun things I did. I ran 55-65 the whole time, car did great. A trip you will never forget

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An update - I had a couple inquiries about riding shotgun and the first to do so was Chuck Lessard, 41Ford1, here on the 'Barn. We will make arrangements to meet up to make the trip but we're both excited as hell to be going together. Thank you to all that inquired and I will keep you in mind should someone else need someone to ride shotgun.

But - wait - that isn't all ....

Another friend of mine who I drove out to Calif with in my first 40 coupe for the "40 Ford Is 50 Tour" (put together by the late Art Branum of Mr40s fame) in 1990, will also be driving out with me. It's a street rod but it is a 40 coupe and a really nice one at that. He may also have a friend of his with a 34 Ford who may want to drive out as well - whew - we're getting quite the entourage and the fun is just beginning!
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Tom, glad to hear the trip is beginning to come together for you. Having Chuck ridin' shotgun with you sounds great. If he's as good at navigating as he is at making roadside repairs, you two will make a good team . It would be super if you would do a running post here or on the H.A.M.B. with pictures, from start to finish of this trip. That way we would feel like we are right there riding with you.
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Tom, glad to hear the trip is beginning to come together for you. Having Chuck ridin' shotgun with you sounds great. If he's as good at navigating as he is at making roadside repairs, you two will make a good team . It would be super if you would do a running post here or on the H.A.M.B. with pictures, from start to finish of this trip. That way we would feel like we are right there riding with you.
John - having Chuck with me is going to be great for so many reasons. We will work together to put out a running commentary w/pics as long as we have an internet connection to do so.

I'm leaning towards doing the Rolling Bones caravan on the way out and then doing our own thing on the way back since the Bones take only 3 days or so to get back - too quick for me. I'd really like to catch up with some 'Barners and HAMBers on the way back ....
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Riding shotgun with Tom is going to be the most excellent adventure! Got my maps, Garmin, camera and the kitchen pass. I'm good to go. It will be hard to wait until then.
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Tom & Chuck,

Just make sure you don't have too much fun... LOL I really wish I could go but it's not in the cards this year.
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John, anyone in the shotgun seat of the 35? Maybe you could have a Chuck with you, let me know Thanks Chuck S.



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Tom, glad to hear the trip is beginning to come together for you. Having Chuck ridin' shotgun with you sounds great. If he's as good at navigating as he is at making roadside repairs, you two will make a good team . It would be super if you would do a running post here or on the H.A.M.B. with pictures, from start to finish of this trip. That way we would feel like we are right there riding with you.
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Yes - just been busy and have not responded - will do today ....
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Another update - well, add one more to the "crowd" of old Fords going to Bonneville - seadog here on the 'Barn and the HAMB is also going to make the trip with us. He's a "real" photog (a lot more "real" than I am anyway!) so we should have some great pics, maybe some video - man, it's going to be like you're sitting next to us going out there and back (or at least I hope so).

I hate wishing my life away but I cannot wait to get started ....
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I would get your hotel room in Wendover ASAP, they sell out FAST. If near Paxton, NE at about dinner time, have dinner at OLE's dinner club. Its a mile off I-80, very interesting place.
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Tom - Don't know your route but if you get in the vicinity if Indianapolis, you should plan a stop at the museum at the 500 track. Some pretty neat cars, etc. When you're at the museum, you're only 3-4 blocks away from Bubba's Speed Shop in beautiful downtown Speedway Indiana. I can't make the trip - unfortunately - but it sounds like a blast!
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An update - I spoke w/Ken of the Rolling Bones and I will need to give him a number of folks by the end of the week. So, Seadog, if you are going, please let me know ASAP - I will have an email going out to you and Chuck today giving you what particulars I know of right now. I will also call my buddy from NY and see if he is in ...

If there's anyone else considering going, let me know - most of the entire trip going out is on Rt 80 and we are with the Bones through Wendover. Once leaving Wendover on Thurs, Aug 15th, we'll meander our way back hopefully visiting some 'Barners and HAMBrs along the way, Starbird's Museum, travel on Rt 66 a bit, Speedway museum (I hope we can put this one in logistically) - I'm open to suggestions from everyone and we look forward to meeting alot of you on the way back.

Once I know the stops on the way out w/da Bones, I'll post them and maybe some of you can hook up with us then....

Chuck and Tom - I've PM'd you the information ...

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Another update - the Rolling Bones do not make hotel reservations for Wendover and could not guarantee us a room/bed/floor to sleep on. So, I bit the bullet and made a reservation at the Resort Casino across the street from the Golden Nugget since there was nothing else available. Pretty posh but divide it by a minimum of the 3 of us, it's only $60/night a piece .... I wonder what they are going to say when there's laundry drying out the window ?!?!?! Probably they knew we were coming and have that figured out - the windows probably don't open!

Whoo hoo - plans are coming along!
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Chuck (41Ford1) is back from his trip to Australia and we were just discussing our homeward bound trip. We know we would like to hit Daryl Startbird's Museum and Speedway and so we are making up a tentative route for that. We would love to stop and see Barner's and HAMBers alike so let us know where you are and maybe we can catch you on the return trek.

As soon as we know our trip out itnerary I will post it and hopefully catch up with some Barner/HAMBer folks then ....

We're getting close .....

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As promised, here is the itinerary from the Bones - just the town and state we'll be stopping in on the way out:

Aug 2nd - Wheeling, WV - this is our first stop on our way to catch up with the tour the next day - any 'Barner or HAMBer in or near Wheeling we can hook up with this night?

Now, any Barners or HAMBers near the following stops we can meet up with would be great:

Aug 3 - Perrysburg, OH
Aug 4 - Altoona, IA
Aug 5 - North Platte, NE
Aug 6 - Rock Springs, WY
Aug 7 - Orem, UT
Aug 8th-15th - Wendover, UT

From Wendover we will be heading towards the following stops in more-or-less this order probably through Denver:

Speedway Museum
Starbird Museum
Parts Rt 66
Speedway, IN to hope fully stop by Bubba's shop and say hey

Once we know more specific stop info we'll post it - the Bones have not provided that yet.

It will be just Chuck and myself in the roadster - seadog unfortunately cannot make it. We'll alternate driving after each gas stop so there will be pictures and video from both of us. I intend to take my netbook to post as much/all of the info we gather each day.

We're getting closer .....
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Cannot get Bonneville out of my system, been ther twice (2002-2006) and wish i could do it again. But at 77 years old the resources are not there.

My first trip was in 2003 alone in a small Ford van camper and was right next to where they did the training base for the A bomb.
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Thank you for your kind words - I have heard many speak/write of Bonneville many times and almost reverently. We will try, even though we are a couple of newbies to Bonneville, and bring back as many memories for you as we can ....

I see you are from Warwick, RI - our son taught at the Prout School and his wife's family comes from the shore area - he'll be there with his family next week as a matter of fact. Beautiful country, to be sure ....
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Tom, wishing you and Chuck a great ride across the USA to Bonneville and back. The Speedway Museum was awesome!! Speedy Bill's Flathead engine and speed equipment collection is unbelievable.
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Tom, if you have the ol' Seadog as your wingman, you have nothing to worry about. You guys will have a blast. Wish I were going with you, but that will have to wait for another time.
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Pete - too bad Tom (seadog) can't make it but he will be with us in spirit.
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Please check out the thread I have running on the HAMB as well about this trip .....

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=811855

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OK - a fellow HAMBer suggested we try and make the HAMB Drags in Joplin, MO on Aug 17th. So, plans are made to hopefully get there early Friday evening to join in the fun ....

Should be a great opportunity to meet many HAMBers and hopefully some Barners as well .... check it our on the HAMB and maybe make plans to be there as well! We hope to see you there!

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**** Updated 7/3 ****
Two Bonneville newbies are checking off another bucket list item - a run to Bonneville in my roadster. I have a fellow HAMBer/Fordbarner Chuck Lessard riding shotgun and we're going out with the Rolling Bones and coming back on our own, taking our time, making stops to museums and points of interest along the way.

We would like to meet up with as many HAMB and 'Barner folks as possible on this trip. To that end, here is the itinerary from the Bones with more specific info when we get it - we hope anyone in the vicinity of these stops can stop by and say hey:

Aug 2nd - Wheeling, WV - this is our first stop on our way to catch up with the tour the next day.
Aug 3rd - Econo lodge , 10667 Fremont pike , Perrysburg , OH. 43551 - 419-874-8771 - very close to Toledo, OH
Aug 4th - Altoona, IA
Aug 5th - North Platte, NE
Aug 6th - Rock Springs, WY
Aug 7th - Orem, UT
Aug 8-15th - Wendover, UT - Peppermill Casino, across from the Golden Nugget
Aug 16-17 - making tracks to Joplin, MO for the HAMB Drags
Plans are to make stops in more-or-less this order from Joplin:

Starbird Museum
Pete and Jakes?
Speedway Museum
Parts of Rt 66
Speedway, IN to hope fully stop by Bubba's shop and say hey

When we know more specific stop info I'll post it right here. We'll alternate driving after each gas stop so there will be pictures and video from both of us. I intend to take my netbook to post as much/all of the info we gather each day. I will post some here, but the majority of my posting will be done on the HAMB:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=811855

We are totally psyched about going and can't wait to get started - 30 days away ....
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On Sat I took a 1-day bonsai run in the roadster to the Heavy Rebel show in Winston Salem, NC - 250 miles each way. A tune up for B-ville as the car was loaded with just about everything save for luggage for the trip. The car ran great, no problems what-so-ever. I just need to grease the rear wheel bearings and adjust the brakes and I'm ready to go.

The car had so much weight in it that it rode like a caddy! It's going to be a smooth ride, Chuck !
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That is good news. Counting the days, Tom. Counting the days. I want the next 3 weeks to rocket by. Then the trip needs to be in slow motion. It needs to be savoured.
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Update from the Bones thread on the HAMB - ************ UPDATED **********

Forget the nightly ice cream stand meets come out and hang with us for the night , better yet run a way with the circus:

Sat, Aug. 3rd - lunch at the steak and lube - 1:00 - I-90 EXIT 24, 7851, Peach Street, Erie PA
Sat. night (6:00 - on) , parking lot cookout (might even be a few adult beverages), Econo Lodge, Perrysbugh ,OH. 1-419-874-8771

Sun. night, Aug 4th - (6:00 -on) parking lot cookout , Motel 6 , I-80 East at Exit #142A/I-80 West at Exit #142, 3225 Adventureland Drive, Altoona , IA. 1-515-967-5252 .

Mon night, Aug 5th - (6:00 - 7:00) cocktails in the parking lot - dinner at the Whiskey Creek Motel 6, I-80 at US 83, Exit #177, 1520 S Jeffers Street North Platte , NE. 1-308-534-6200

Tues, Aug 6th - lunch at the Village Inn 12:00 at the inter section of I-80 and 25, 2410 West Lincolnway, Cheyenne WY
Tues night ( 6:00 - on ) cook out in the parking lot , La Quinta Inn, 2717 Dewar Dr, Rock Springs , WY. 1-307-362-1770

Weds, Aug 7th - 12:00 lunch cookout in the parking lot - La Quinta in Orem - 1100 West 780 North, Orem, UT 1-801-235-9555. That night we will be at the Salt Flat Speed Shop party

Thurs until the following Weds night - on the salt during the day and the parking lot of the Nugget at night.

Hot rod . custom , rat rod who cares come on out bring something to toss on the grill , a cooler full of whatever you drink . bring your best lies and hang out . It's what this stuff is supposed to be about.
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So, I do believe we have our entire route planned with the Bones portion given in the post prior to this one.

First, we'll meet up with the Bones on the way out @ the Erie, PA lunch stop listed above.

Unless this cannot be for whatever reason, we'll be stopping @ Speedway for the afternoon museum tour on Aug 5th - we'll catch up with the Bones again that evening.

For our trip home we will leave Wendover on the 15th of August early early, heading for the HAMB Drags in Joplin, MO, perhaps stopping @ Pete and Jakes if time permits, getting to Joplin in time for the Friday night (16th) festivities.

We leave Joplin on Sunday and hopefully tour Starbird's museum that day.

From Starbird's, we will follow Rt 66 up to St Louis and perhaps beyond, depending on time. I've bought the Rt 66 maps so we take in as much of the original roadway/route and keeping off of the interstates as much as possible We will meander our way towards home at some point, stopping by to visit the Iron Lords in Concord, NC on our last night on the road.

From St Lou we have 2 plans - if time is short, we will probably go through Paduca, Clarksville, Nashville, and Knoxville, TN, Ashville, NC and then on into Concord. If we have more time, we'll mosey on up to Speedway, IN, catch the speedway museum and drop in on Bubba's Ignition. From there we'll go south through Cincinnati, Lexington, Knoxville, and then across towards Ashville and Concord.

Any and all 'Barners/HAMB folks in and around either route home from Joplin we'd love to hook up with. Just reply here and/or PM me and we'll figure out how to meet and when .....
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check out ChevyLand Museum in Elm Creek, Nebr. Its just off I80 near Kearney. they dont appear to have a website, but if you google chevyland, nebraska you can get info about it
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OOOOOPS, I forgot. another great place is Ole's Big Game Lounge in paxton, ne. 30 miles west of of north platte. typical small town bar but Ole was a big game hunter and all his mounts are there. elephant, zebra, giraffe, elk, deer, a full size polar bear. you name it and its there. GREAT FOOD ALSO.
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We just got our first night planned - we'll be in Leechburg, PA on Friday, Aug 2nd, and attending the Tarentum, PA cruise night - check it out here:

http://www.carcruises.com/cruise_detail.asp?eid=24237

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Good plan. That aught to keep us out of, or maybe in, trouble until we run away with the Rolling Bones circus.
Come on out and meet a couple of run away's.
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Tom, I have been following your post on here and the HAMB. So glad to see it all come together for you this year. You will not regret it.
So I will see you at "The Shop" for lunch on Monday.....You will never forget this lunch I bet.
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Some updates: Chuck and I will be at the Starbird Museum on Sunday, Aug 17th, staying in Carthage, MO that evening - Chuck is scoping out a good place to stay ....

On Monday, Aug 19th, we'll zig and zag our way on Rt 66 to Cuba, MO and stay at the Wagon Wheel Motel that evening on Rt 66. From there we'll continue exploring things on Rt 66, go through St Louis, see the arch, and we've decided to continue on Rt 66 through Illinois, cutting east towards Speedway, Indiana at some point. We'll make a stop @ Bubba's Ignition either on Wed the 21st or Thursday the 22nd of August, then head towards Concord, NC for a visit with the Iron Lords and home the next day ....
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So I will see you at "The Shop" for lunch on Monday.....You will never forget this lunch I bet.
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Mayor D - we heard about this lunch from Ken and it has thrown a monkey wrench into our plans for visiting Speedway somewhat. Speedway has always been on my bucket list but this lunch adn its location sounds really intriguing. I think we can still do both and get to North Platte, NE late that night - we'll just have to see ...
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Tom, we will be riding with you and Chuck in spirit if you can find time to post daily trip details and pictures. You guys will have the time of your lives. It's a very relaxed atmosphere on the Salt. Most of the pit crews will welcome your visits and conversations. The nightly gatherings at the Wendover Golden Nugget are a show in themselves and not to be missed. Take your time and drive safely enjoying every minute of the way out and back. I am still on a "Rocky Mountain High" from our Cross Country Grand Tour to and from Lake Tahoe.
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http://www.carcruises.com/cruise_detail.asp?eid=24237

If you live close by come on out ....
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Today was the first time I noticed this thread, don't know how I missed it. I will try to be at the Friday cruise at the Pittsburgh Mills to see the caravan. This does sound like a bucket list to me too. My roadster ('34) with it's 411 rear wouldn't be too easy a trip!! My '53 convertible could be another thing. I do fear the security prospects of these trips. See you in Pa.

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Tom, we will be riding with you and Chuck in spirit if you can find time to post daily trip details and pictures. You guys will have the time of your lives. It's a very relaxed atmosphere on the Salt. Most of the pit crews will welcome your visits and conversations. The nightly gatherings at the Wendover Golden Nugget are a show in themselves and not to be missed. Take your time and drive safely enjoying every minute of the way out and back. I am still on a "Rocky Mountain High" from our Cross Country Grand Tour to and from Lake Tahoe.
Chuck and I will do our best to get daily updates out - we are so looking forward to the trip and planning it has been a lot of fun (until the first breakdown which will throw our entire schedule into the toilet!!!) ....
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Today was the first time I noticed this thread, don't know how I missed it. I will try to be at the Friday cruise at the Pittsburgh Mills to see the caravan. This does sound like a bucket list to me too. My roadster ('34) with it's 411 rear wouldn't be too easy a trip!! My '53 convertible could be another thing. I do fear the security prospects of these trips. See you in Pa.

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Milt - we'll be there once we've checked into our B&B. Hopefully there's a good place to eat there .... We'll be on the lookout for you ...
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Chuck got here yesterday and we immediately got my brakes adjusted, oil changed, we went over everything on the car and in the trunk eliminating certain things and adding others, repacking it with enough room for our bags, and loaded his GPS with all of the addresses as we know them up to now. To say we are stuffed is an understatement - you can sure pack a lot in a little roadster when you have to!
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We are ready to go in the AM. The roadster is loaded sleeping in the garage tonight. Its raining right now. Tom and I are set to roll. The anticipation is killing us.
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Wishing you two a great and safe trip out and back. Keep us posted on the adventure.
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The run up to Leechburg, PA was perfect. The weather and traffic could not have been better. The roadster is an excellent driver. Tom and I went to a cruise night to see what is happening in the area. The main interest in the area is muscle cars, not so much stockers or flatheads. We also met a couple of HAMBers. Jeff (54sled) and family,and Chris (solosketchstudios).
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We met up Rolling Bones in Erie, Pa. A mostly flathead car show was put on before lunch. Erie PA Flatheads? Joined the festivities. The circus then rolled out to Perrysburg, OH. An evening show was held at the Econolodge.
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I'm towing the Tank up Thursday. I'll see you guys there. Wayno
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Mike, let's see if this shows up. Wayno
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One more. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Tom, look for me. Wayno
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Made it to Altoona, IA. I80 is a mess in IL and IN. We made it unscathed. Tom's roadster is taking the abusive roads in stride. One of the Rolling Bones cars blew out a tire after hitting a pot hole. Another car show took place at the hotel. Pictures later.

Wayno, we will see you on Thursday. Your car looks like a record breaker.

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A picture from Perrysburg. The iPad can only send one.
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Another 420 miles rolled under the tire of Toms roadster today. Made a stop in Marquette, NE for lunch at Dennis Saum's shop. Many local area cars were present for a good show. We met up with Gary, aka Kylon32.
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lookin' great, Wayno....blow 'em off the salt......good luck....Mike
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Tom and I covered 550 miles today. We had 2 minor issues. The worse being the shifter disconnecting itself from the T5 at a stop light. We were able fix it within 20 minutes. The carb could use a change of jets for the high altitude. Otherwise it was a good windy day to cross the plains of WO.
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Wow, sure sounds like you guys are having a blast, I wish I could have made the trip.
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Wow, sure sounds like you guys are having a blast, I wish I could have made the trip.
Vic, you would be in FLATHEAD heaven on this trip. Although not necessarily Barn friendly the Rolling Bones cars are extremely well executed. The flatheads in them sound and perform awesumely.

We headed out from Rock Spring this morning at about 9:30. Ignition problems were still plaguing one of the bones cars. That was cured by installing a magneto.
This very nice 32 sedan was in the parking lot for our viewing.



The ride proved to be very scenic.

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Some of the cars after arrival in Orem.



Havin' fun on the road.

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Looking good Chuck! Thanks for the pictures. You are making me wish I was back on the road in my old Ford
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Thanks for sharing your trip!! Very cool picture with all the cars in the Motel parking lot ! Enjoy and safe travel !
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Very cool. See you tomorrow. I got in this afternoon. Wayno
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We made it to Bonneville at about mid day.



Tom and I helped with the pit set up. The pit areas need to be broken down each night due to the high evening winds.







It is amazing how flat and smooth the surface is. The salt is fine like table salt.
The stuff gets everywhere. All over the car, in the car and on & under the chothes.



Tom is a very happy man.

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I have to stop looking at this post,my wife Carol tells me I,m torturing myself.
Have fun guys ,and GO Wayno GO.
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Looks like you guys are having a great time!
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Me too Lawrie!! I had a super time there last year. I am hoping to get back in '14 or '15 for Speedweek. They say the salt gets in your blood and I am beginning to believe that.

That's a great picture of TomT and his '32 on the salt. He has a smile almost as big as Wayno's Avatar
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We suffered an other day on the flats. Suffering should be this good all the time.
We finally caught up with Wayne, Elmo-Rodge. He is all set to make a run. His weapon:



The Command center.



These two pickups stopped by the Rolling Bones pits. Both were kept or made to look like well worn shop trucks.





Speed attempts start tomorrow. Wayne is thinking he will get to 165 MPH. I'll try to get some pictures and maybe video to post.
There is so much going on here that it is a bit overwhelming for a first timer.
All I can say is WOW I'm really here.
This event is a Flathead Mecca.
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I'm sure sorry I didn't see this sooner. You all drove within two miles of my house. Would have liked to meet you. If you're coming back this way let me know.
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41ford1, I'm loving your posts! So sorry there is no lobstah.

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ayno, you need to keep us posted on how you go.
and some gopro pics from inside would be GREAT.
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Saturday was spent watching two of the Rolling Bones cars run on course 3(5 miles). 560 ran 177mph on the morning run and 187mph in the afternoon. 560 is flathead powered. It was tech inspected for 200mph and it stands a real good shot at making it.
Tom's smile has turned permanent. He is called the Joker by the crew.





8892 is called the dark side. Can you guess why? Chevy in a Ford. Two runs were made by it. I am not sure of the exact numbers, around 160mph.



Wayne made his first run today. I wil post his results when I find out what they are.



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Great pictures Chuck! Thanks for keeping us posted and giving us a little taste of the salt. Another great smiling shot of TomT. He's looking pretty spiffy there...almost like he just happened to stop by on his way home from the office .
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Hey guys get us some pics and run times on the burgandy " burbank special" streamliner . An indianapolis crew with a flathead.
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Wayne had to abort his run yesterday. Interference of the air cleaner base prevented the choke from opening completely. The fix was done today. He made 142mph on today's run.
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The Rolling Bones 560 car has a Y Block engine. It is indeed a potent one. It was NOT built by Ol' Ron. The engine Ol' Ron built it in one of Ken's other cars.



Most of the day was watching the action at the start line of course 3 and helping the RB crews were we could.


We got to the HAMB meet and greet yesterday evening. Tom lucked out by winning a laser cut Flatcad key rack. A very cool looking piece. This Ford there had us fooled for while.


This evening we went to the Inliners International BBQ. We claim the Flathead can qualify as an inline. Two inline fours attached at the crank.
The flats and Wendover have been constant high intensity show since last Thursday. It continues until this coming Thursday.


Thing are not what they seem.



Bubba, We will check on that one. The program lists City of Burbank 2.0. #61 XF/GS. It that the the same? In 09 it ran 253.995mph. It is powered by a 267" Flathead.

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Thanks for the update,AND keep them coming for us poor Ba---rds stuck at home.
Good to hear Wayno got sorted,
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Chuck, TomT is saying over on the H.A.M.B. that you bought a hot rod while at Bonneville.
P L E A S E tell us about that!! Will we get to see it at the Barner's Tour in PA this September?
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P L E A S E tell us about that!! Will we get to see it at the Barner's Tour in PA this September?
I'll just say it is not Ford Barn friendly. It is a Dark Side car. I'll post more info when it is officially mine.
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Wayne "Elmo-Rodge" ran just under 150mph. He had to abort at that point due to a failure in the rear axel. Speed week is ended for him. He still is happy about the results to that point.

Bonneville continues to amaze. The are many design approaches to the same goal. That is make high speed numbers. My.observations have been at course 3 only. The vehicles run the gamut







We have yet to locate the Burbank car or see it make a run.
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Another fun day watching the bones team do their thing. The flathead power racer clocked 147mph. That was acomplished without a clutch and a human push start.



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8-14 was the last day for us being with the Bones. The Tom and Chuck odyssey heads to the HAMB in Joplin, MO via Lincoln, NE. We want to stop at Speedway Motors.

This afternoon was an interesting one. We were involved as the pit crew for a video production with Jessy Combs. This documentary follow her SCTA speed licensing qualifications. She is currently on Overhaulin' and All Girls Garage. The Dark Side racer was put into use. Jessy provided an impressive tow vehicle.





She is fast learner. First pass at as rookie in an unfamiliar car qualified her for the next level. Her second pass was 172.4mph.

This is a picture that 147mph flathead. It was built by a Y block guy, Ted Eaton. It dynoed at 185HP.
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Wow, some folks wearing shorts there! I always heard that you get burned where you definitely don't want to when you do that on the salt.

Heard a report from a friend that the salt was so dry this year that it was just like fine powder resulting in poor traction and spins. Did you guys see any of that?
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Thanks for all the coverage Chuck. It sounds like you and Tom had a great time. Have a safe trip back.
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We hunted for that one and never found it. It is in the program book. It posted 253.994mph in '09. According to the SCTA daily results it only ran once on 8/11. That run max speed was 97.453mph. The nos posted are: 1/4mile - 96.433, 1mile - 92.904 and 2mile - 97.453. It looks like something went bad and could not be fixed.
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Wow, some folks wearing shorts there! I always heard that you get burned where you definitely don't want to when you do that on the salt.

Heard a report from a friend that the salt was so dry this year that it was just like fine powder resulting in poor traction and spins. Did you guys see any of that?
Since we're newbies we really can't compare. But there were some crashes and we witnessed a spin out at the start of a run on course 3. One car disintegrated on either course 1 or 2 and the driver walked away. Do not know about the others but there were others ....

As for wearing shorts, sunblock is the key. If you wear it and keep replenishing throughout the day, no problems. I know my face and hands are really dark now (I've worn UV resistant clothing throughout - long pants and long sleeve shirts) and I may have to change nationalities ...
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Heard a report from a friend that the salt was so dry this year that it was just like fine powder resulting in poor traction and spins. Did you guys see any of that?
The shorts vs long ratio was about 90 to 10. Folks really didn't care as long as they felt comfortable.

The salt was very fine. In the morning it was damp and would stick to everything. By the afternoon the surface would be dry and powdery. There was a lot fish tailing coming off the start line. One streamlined spun 3x after being push started. One official said that in places it was similar to Michigan slush.
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We hunted for that one and never found it. It is in the program book. It posted 253.994mph in '09. According to the SCTA daily results it only ran once on 8/11. That run max speed was 97.453mph. The nos posted are: 1/4mile - 96.433, 1mile - 92.904 and 2mile - 97.453. It looks like something went bad and could not be fixed.
The Burbank Special is a new car for this year. In your Bonneville program the speed that is as 253.994 from 2009 is the record speed for that class. The record speed for each class should be at the top of each class section in the program. How they show it does make it look like the first car listed in the class is associated with that speed but it is the current record.

Just a FYI.

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Old 08-16-2013, 06:40 AM   #124
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We hunted for that one and never found it. It is in the program book. It posted 253.994mph in '09. According to the SCTA daily results it only ran once on 8/11. That run max speed was 97.453mph. The nos posted are: 1/4mile - 96.433, 1mile - 92.904 and 2mile - 97.453. It looks like something went bad and could not be fixed.
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The Burbank special was a cover car in 1952 and rebuilt this year by a crew in Indianapolis. It ran 97 mph with a small flathead in it this year. In 1952 it ran 200 plus with a overhead dual cam flathead ( engine is in speedy Bills museum). They were proud of the 97 for a first time out reconstructed vehicle . Its a beauty!!!
Theres more info by googling Hill Davis , and facebook under the hill davis name as well. Quite a story....
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The Burbank Special is a new car for this year. In your Bonneville program the speed that is as 253.994 from 2009 is the record speed for that class. The record speed for each class should be at the top of each class section in the program. How they show it does make it look like the first car listed in the class is associated with that speed but it is the current record.

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I see said the blind man! Thank you for the clarification. Now it makes more sense.

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The Burbank special was a cover car in 1952 and rebuilt this year by a crew in Indianapolis. It ran 97 mph with a small flathead in it this year. In 1952 it ran 200 plus with a overhead dual cam flathead ( engine is in speedy Bills museum). They were proud of the 97 for a first time out reconstructed vehicle . Its a beauty!!!
Theres more info by googling Hill Davis , and facebook under the hill davis name as well. Quite a story....
Bubba, Thanks for the info. I will check that out.
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Andy, did you go this year? Your 'tank is such a looker, it seems like it always gets pics posted but I have not come across any.
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No, we didn't go this year. It was tough following along on threads like this and knowing we were missing it.

We will be back, upgrades are being planned. Need to go faster next time, and learned a lot last year. Very addictive!
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Week three of our run put us at the HAMB Drags in Joplin, MO Friday night. The car show at the hotel was very well attended. Drag cars, Rods and customs were plentiful. There was a good number of bangers and flatheads.
We used up Saturday at the Mo-Kan drag strip. They run that operation with a nice fast pace. Contstant racing action from first call to the eliminations. TomT made one run in the roadster. He ran an ET of 20.85 sec at at trap speed of 65.03mph.
We made a visit to the Starbird Museum. The drive there was through rural Kansas. The museum is basically in farm country. It takes about an hour to get there from Joplin. It is well worth the drive.





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Tom , it was an absolute pleasure meeting you guys. I hope you make it out here again. Wayno
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Wayne,
I think the pleasure is ours. You are out there doing it.
I hope the rear axel problem is minor. I don't want it to keep you down long. Go break a record!!

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