Great Turn out Today @ Island

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  • #9879
    6t5frlane
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    • Total Posts: 15

    Gotta say the cars were Hooking !! Nice turnout for sure. Spent the better part of the day there and got to see some old Dover cars and meet some new friends.

    #19894
    patina
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    • Total Posts: 2175

    It was AWESOME DAY indeed. We almost didn’t make it, we had tranny trouble on the T-way and turned around to go home. I called my friend who was going also and he offered to tow my car. We got there at 11:30AM and the place was packed. Our gremlins continued, but we got to take pictures with Bad News, saw a lot of friends, finally met Dino too.It was a great day I hope some got some pictures.

    Pat

    #19895
    bobby-s
    • Total Posts: 700

    one word for today
    AWESOME,
    track was packed, weather great fo4r a November day,
    everyone had a GREAT time and SAW a GREAT show,

    just sending this picture to get the JUICES going
    V.Bob will have much more and video stuff I guess Dino
    and the crew in the Dover Studio will have to set up,

    rest of my pictures on the way to Calif to Randy,,


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    #19896
    miagiman
    • Total Posts: 11

    What a “GREAT” finale for the east coast! Plenty of eye candy(when you get older it’s cars) Saw some old buddies and met many new ones! Hats off to all that took the time and energy and everything else to pull it off! Let’s do it again.

    #19897
    smokncobrajet
    • Total Posts: 95

    Gotta second what everyone else said.What an awesome day.A little chilly for my blood,but we got to meet Video Bob,Bob Smith,Tomatohead,Jim,and a few others from the board,and of course the one and only Dino.Thanks go out to Dino and everyone who helped get this day off the ground.It’s a tremendous amount of planning,work and stress behind the scenes.These dedicated people made it look and run as smooth as glass on the surface.BTW,Dino’s a pretty fast runner.He was all over the place.Sleep well tonight Dino,and have a safe trip back to NC.
    June & Rudy Bleakley

    #19905
    vbob
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    • Total Posts: 2931

    HEY

    HOLY HOCKY PUCKS !!!
    What a day !!!
    If ya missed it there will be 2010 !!I’m watching the video right now!!
    I got lots of video and pics !
    So good to be at Dover Drag Strip again to see all you great guys and gails!!
    A special thank you for the effort everyone gave to get those ole Dover Drag Strip cars back to the track!!
    OH, now we can get back in the garages to freshen motors ,or start building a car for next years race!!

    ‘V’

    #19906
    philupton
    • Total Posts: 2

    I didn’t bring a car but me and my girl came out and had a great time! What a cool old time track. I’ve already got plans laid out for the winter to get my project cars done!!! Count me in next year!

    Phil

    #19908
    thekidd312
    • Total Posts: 76

    great day car wasnt ready but wife and i had a great time. got to see people have not seen in awhile. car turn out was kool. cant wait for nexted year when we will have ower car there. billy the kidd bender

    #19916
    randy-fish
    • Total Posts: 199
    quote BOBBY S.:

    one word for today AWESOME, track was packed, weather great for a November day, everyone had a GREAT time and SAW a GREAT show. Dino and the crew in the Dover Studio will have to set up, rest of my pictures on the way to Calif to Randy

    Hey Bobby . . . I love the A-Board photo! That’s what I need to help pump the sponsors and show ’em a little love.

    #19917
    bobby-s
    • Total Posts: 700

    Thanks Randy

    got a PM on the way to you,

    later
    Bobby

    #19920
    dino
    Keymaster
    • Total Posts: 11457

    Dino Here…Back at home BASE ! Randy AIN’T SEEN Nothing Yet ! …Videos abound !…We’re going to Splice and edit Everybodys Stuff and Have A Killer Video Available SO All Video hounds (Already made a Topic ON that !)…get Those Discs to me .Photos ? HA! …TONS …even have access to The Track Photographers Shots of all the Winners With The Trophies .ALL Posted photos as previously stated ,will soon be moved to NEW TOPIC Heading In Multi-Media Section .All NEW submissions PLEASE Post There ! Randy …Sending you a package Of Event Goodies and the Banners. Oh -will the person that swiped the event banner at the main gate -enjoy it, But send me a photo. Might have one ,when I get everybodys sent in .
    ….More Event Notes :
    Last Run at 6:37. Eliminations were begun a hour late due to oil downs, at 3 insted of 2 …Not bad !!!crew & racers running it off that fast. Big mountain blocked sun early and temp.on track went down fast with last runs showing the differance. Next year -Adjust Month into daylight savings, warmer and start elim.s and whole event earlier. Tony says we’ll open Gate at 8 sharp.Then we can have “social time’ after last run ! Biggest hard luck guys …Linda Scinto launching the rear and driveshaft after 40 years of no problem with the camaro…Al Peters sr. blowing Something big time through the lights with his original wagon,laying down all his oil,…. not run in 9 years. Other Stories still to be reported.

    #19922
    suptclark
    • Total Posts: 11

    Great is not a big enough word! But first the BAD luck. Left for the track at 9:30AM from my NJ house, overheated the trans in my truck and pulled of the highway. Called a friend to pull to my trailer and willys home. When he got to us he agreed to take the rest of the ride to Island. Arrived at track after 2PM. Saw a great bunch of cars. Mine never got off the trailer. Met some great people and had a wonderful time. My car and trailer are now stuck in NJ and I’ve got to get a trans in the truck.
    My wife wants me back home. Even with all the problems, I am happy I made it there. It was a very very special day!

    #19924
    masracingtd1167
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    What a great turnout Got to see a lot of old friends and make some new ones I think Don Scinto still has a big smile on his face.Saw Tony Neri for the first time in 30 something years . Patina and Tomato head even though you guy’s were not able to race I think you inspired a lot of other guy’s to get there cars finished Great effort guys ! Also I would like to thank every one who was involved in putting this thing together . Next year should even be better!

    #19935
    cullyflower
    • Total Posts: 154

    My wife and I really enjoyed the day at Island. It was her first visit to a dragstrip since 1972. Really looking forward
    to next years race already.

    #19936
    tomatohead
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    How fast is your car on the trailer ❓ ❓ …………….. I guess suptclark and I are in a class by ourself ❗ 😆 “Parked Trailer Racing” 😆 ❓ I got there at 1 pm nobodys fualt but my own trying to finish just to many things at once and suptclark at 2:30 pm cuase of a break down …………. tomato


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