NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby DINO » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:45 pm

By ... fastlane » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:06 pm
It's Official the cutoff for this years nostalgia only motorcycle / dragbike class is now 1980 and older motorcyles per dinos blessings Thanks dino :D were going to put on a good old school 2 wheel dragbike show now got many folks lined up and there getting there old school cool race bikes ready as we speak 8-) fastlane. a quick example / preview of whats coming these two on the lift in the background of this photo will be in competition this year there both low 9 / high 8 second gas burning harley-davidon sportsters. going to get my current NHRA motorcycle membership and license test runs done next month. so i can ride one of these bad boys for my friend the owner who needs a rider. his brother used to pilot all three of them passed away back in 2005. YES IT'S TRUE AND THIS IS NO APRIL FOOLIN ! JOKE TODAY :lol:
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Re: NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby DINO » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:02 pm

Please refer to this topic
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to see why and How we put the 1980 Cutoff rule in place. Chris is always in contact with all the Nostalgia Drag Bike Guys all over and I needed to be informed of what they were concerned about .- basically the class was peppered with late model ,converted street bikes ( most regular Valley guys) that confused the fans and aleinated a large group of hard core 50's & 60's Vintage Bike racers,that chose to not enter,including an entire association..that said...I'm sure the Theme & Format of "Nostalgia" will greatly enhance the eliminator....and bring in more traditional participants. I am personally contacting any past 'late model' racers, to explain our position.
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Re: NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby rake38 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:10 pm

REALLY? How about if there is less than 10 entries anyone can run?
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Re: NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby DINO » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:11 am

"bout Time somebody Responded...Did this to open the "Discussion" to come to a format that pleases everybody...It IS a nostalgia weekend ...And many have (true Nostalgia fanatics) have complained about our "Dover New Elim." saying it Doesn't belong. Well we got over that years ago explaining we wouldn't 'split' up Dover 'familys' cause the sons-daughters-nices & nephews would be left out and maybe the whole family would stay home.....Everybody got it ..ALA the Moreheads .Kids got new cars...Dad has the Volvo...same for ' Dover Original racers ' with New stuff,like Lee Valentine and others. So being that we Dover Guys Can solve things better than the younger generation...what in your guys smarts would solve this? How bout a simple Vintage Eliminator AND one for Newer Bikes. seems to work for me and the folks in the stands will see the seperation. Even as late as '76...Dover had a Bracket for current Bikes. My two experts ( cuase I'm Bike illiterate)on this Ron Blake And Chris will be working behind the scenes and cordinate the plannig.I'm getting them together Today...watch for the latest...This is NOT etched in stone...nothing is. Always room for fine tuning.
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Re: NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby TomBlake » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:43 am

The 2 classes for motorcycles could work, I'll leave that up to the motorcycle racers to work out.
If there was not the Dover New class from the beginning we might not have been coming every year. We had the 84 Mustang for the first three races and that would not have fit the 1976 limit. And we would have missed out on a lot of good times at the Dover races. That was our incentive to build the 55 to look like to original 55 E/G'er. I am glad we are talking to include the family in this event. One of the pictures in our gallery shows Ronny at the track in Wingdale back in the 60's.
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Re: NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby fastlane » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:06 pm

Hi guys. i just talked to ron blake about the 1980 and earlier dragbike class thing and covered the my basic concerns about it to him. we both agreed if dino will let us have a seperate 2 bike class this would lessen the confusion between the 2 on race weekend of 1980 and older all out competition style dragbikes like mine. I.E. have a Dover 76 And Older and the Dover NEW class like the cars have as rons father tom said in his post. and if there's not enough participants on saturday or by sunday morning to make at least a 8 or as many as a 16 bike field ? then we will come together as one group on sunday and run against each other or whoever is there. based on lets say a scenerio of 5 or less bikes in total or even a lesser low turnout or short field this should end any problems for all concerned partys. my intentions were never to eliminate another or any motorcycle competitor who wants to run in the dragbike only class just to try and make it more older dragbike friendly for the fans and guys i know who have these machines are want to come out and race there dragbikes and were confused and asking me questions about all the later models bike they have seen showing up on sunday to race over the last couple of years there was even a snowmobile ? in the dragbike class a few year ago i saw at lebanon in the dragbike lane field. thee official dover nostalgia drags race flyer / poster has printed on it dragbike class / no streetbikes allowed right dino ? since it's always been a for fun only nostalgia dragrace there's really no need to worry. and just like rodney king said " Cant' We All just Get Along !
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Re: NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby DINO » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:08 am

See...All Fixed...two eliminiators if ness...Chris said he's rounding up the vintage guys and Ron's getting his group together.Sometimes Ol Dino needs some back-up...Got guys now taking the load off like Rich Head coordinating Drag Alley,Bobby Schlegel overseeing the Dover Eliminators . Lisa maning (Oops) 'womaning' the Goodie Booth,Brian getting feature items and a few 'floaters' behind the scenes.Even have Bill Sheriff and Kman doing duities before the event. My biggest 'East Coast under assistant Field Rep' is V-Bob...handling all kinds of duties far & wide.Hey Tom ...is this Ron at Dover ?
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Postby fastlane » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:00 am

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TRYING TO KEEP IT LOOKING AS CLOSE TO NOSTALGIA OR LOOKING LIKE THE DOVER BIKES FROM BACK IN THE DAY / AS REAL AS IT GETS. LIKE 45 YEARS AGO WHEN AL CHARLIER FROM BUFFALO NEW YORK WAS PART OF DOVERS 2 WHEEL DRAGBIKE HISTORY. HE WAS THERE AT LAST YEAR 2016 EVENT AT LEBANON VALLEY ON SATURDAY CHECKING OUT THE 2 WHEEL ACTION 8-)
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Postby fastlane » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:02 am

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And Can't forget my Mentor and Harley Racer Vito Sabato From Darien Conn who was putting down the numbers on his Gas Burning Harley sportster at Dover in the 70's
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Re: NOSTALGIA DRAG BIKE CLASS 're-invented'

Postby fastlane » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:39 am

On Saturday at last years event the class was starting to look good. yes we had a small turnout with 3 nostalgia dragbikes that were there ready to race and a few more coming on sunday namely wayne skinner and some of his /the NVMDRA guys. but wayne blew up his triumph the week before and could not make it out from ohio to compete / participate. so this year and yes as always weather permitting ? we have plenty of time to build up a bigger and better field class of old school dragbikes before september.
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