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July 21-27, 2003 - OFF TO ENGLISHTOWN!!! Son Jason, brother Tim, nephew Jonathan, and I are off to Englishtown, New Jersey, for the 2nd Annual Funny Car Reunion. See you when we get back!

Flyin' Phil Elliott Gives Messages! Flopper fans and original thinkers! The famous Flyin' Phil Elliott has added a message board to his website! Now you can exchange thoughts with one of drag racing's legendary free spirits AND you can ask him what the heck is the status on that Classic Nova funny car, anyway? To reach the Flyin' one, just go to http://www.flyinphil.com and click the BACK TALK button.

Update blues: Sorry for the lack of front page updates this past week. Long term readers will notice that my stories and photos of the day have turned into stories and photos of the "every other day" (at best) lately. I'm finally hitting the point where the responsibilities of my day job, my family, and my paying racing clients are cutting into my ability to keep draglist.com updated in a timely manner. I'm going to do two things to fix this... (read)

Hard Disk Blues. We have literally ten huge collections of photos and about five awesome stories sitting here, waiting to be published. Our contributors are asking, "When you gonna use my stuff, man?" Well, here's a new one for you: I have run out of space on the primary draglist.com computer. As big as the site is, I'm out of room. We had a guy over on Friday to fix us up, but he needs to come back. Look for all this good stuff to come soon! UPDATE! I have a new Dell Notebook computer on the way! I will move email and all the websites I manage to the notebook. I also will have wireless internet on it so I will be able to fix stuff ASAP! I will have it by August 1...

Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Bandimere Final Results. NHRA Communications provides final results from the Mile High Nationals.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Photo Review: 2003 NHRA Bandimere. Lee Craker attended the Mile High Nationals for draglist.com and sent these awesome shots.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Atholwood & Smith Top Fuel Fireball! Adam Hennessy captured this clip of the Aussie Top Fuel team as it provided extra fireworks at the Tin Top Titles race.

Win This Art: Tony Nancy's Wedge Dragster. Jeff Teaford's latest creation captures one of the coolest looking drag cars ever, Tony Nancy's 1966 Wedge machine.

Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Madison and IHRA Edmonton 2003. Steve fills us in on the updated performance numbers from St. Louis and the inaugural Rocky Mountain Nationals.

Photo Extras!

25th Annual Mountain Motor Pro Stock Nationals. Stephen Jones got these great photos to go along with his story about the Silver Anniversary MIR classic.

Jason, Dad, and Friends at NHRA Bowling Green. My son Jason and I had a fantastic time at the National Hot Rod Reunion. Here are some pics of behind the scenes fun

500 Photos from NHRA Bowling Green. Brian Wood burned up the megapixels in Kentucky, sending us half a thousand photos from the amazing NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion 

300 Photos from NHRA Joliet. Mike and Lynn Garland went NUTS at Route 66, shooting and sending these 317 shots of everything from sportsmen to bikes to the pros 

2003 Gasser Reunion at Thompson Drag Raceway. Vic Cooke got several terrific shots of classic Gassers from the big meet in Northeast Ohio 

200 From the Goodguys Nitro Nats. Gary Brown provides an amazing 200 photos from the 15th Goodguys Nitro Nationals at Infineon Raceway. PLUS! Dozens of amazing drag photos by three of the best in the business!

2003 NHRA Englishtown by Greg Gage 

2003 NHRA Englishtown by Roger Richards

2003 NHRA Division 7 Action by James Drew

Classic Thunder: Sparse but Speedy at the Classic Thunder Southern Spring Nationals. Bill Pratt provides full results from Classic Thunder Ware Shoals plus comments on nostalgia racing payouts and wild rides. Photo Review: Classic Thunder Southern Spring Nats. Butch and Nancy Allmond provide 28 shots of the action from Ware Shoals.

GoToMyPC: This product has radically improved my time management. I know you've probably seen three hundred spams about this product, but I have signed up for it and it works like a DREAM. What a perfect way for us drag fans to check in at our computers while on the road. Download it for a free trial and see if you don't agree with me.

PhilZone: Book Review: Infinity Over Zero. Phil Elliott digs into Cole Coonce's volume on man's eternal quest for speed and offers these thoughts.

Draglist.com/Computer Magic Online Message Board. Join 935 drag racers and fans in the following topics: News, What's Up, Dear Draglist, Draglist Updates, Desperately Seeking, Racer's Scrapbook, Press Releases, Race Calendar, Drag Racing Q&A, Drag Racing Results, Quick Quotes, Reader's Rides, and Win this Art!

July 20, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Bandimere Final Qualifying Results. NHRA Communications provides final qualifying numbers and first round pairings from the Mile High Nationals.

July 19, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: 2003 NHRA Bandimere Friday Qualifying Results. NHRA Communications provides first day numbers from Denver.

July 17, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Garlits Tops Shirley on Her E-Town "Last Pass." Billy Anderson recorded the results of perhaps the last E-Town battle between these two drag racing titans.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Big Daddy Don Garlits at Englishtown 2003. Art Cimilluca captured "Big" as he defeated Shirley Muldowney in what was probably their last E-Town match race.

July 13-16, 2003 - No updates. Click HERE to find out what we are doing to update draglist.com in a more timely manner.

July 12, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Millican Leads Qualifying at IHRA Motor City Nationals. IHRA Communications provides first day numbers from their return to Detroit.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Wayne Hofer's Six-Second Top Sportsman Machine. Sheryl Ogonoski took hundreds of photos at IHRA Edmonton and we'll share them as soon as we have room on our disk to fit them (see below). For now, here's a Northwest doorslammer to tide you over.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Midwest Cacklefest at Bowling Green! Gary Huff got this footage of a slightly crowded but cool line of vintage fuelers at the National Hot Rod Reunion.

Win This Art: Gordon Collett's Rail Dragster. Jeff Teaford's latest creation captures another quarter mile terror from the mid 1960s -- Gordon "Collecting" Collett.

Workin' Hard on Websites! We spent last weekend reformatting all 3,000 pages of draglist.com (hope you like it), plus updating several customer websites. We also updated edrags.com and added several dozen letters, photos, and stories to Jungle Pam's website. We also want to welcome back affiliate sponsors RacingJunk.com and Happy-Bargains.com and welcome for the first time, TMH Racing Graphics.

July 10-11, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: My First Match Race... Against Dickie Harrell! Tommy McNeely recalls his rookie match race where not only was his car not handing right, he was facing one of the top dogs of the era!

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Doug Thorley's Chevy II Much Funny Car. Bob Plumer pulls another one out of the Drag Racing Memories archives.

Personal Best with Steve Klemetti: New driver, ET, and MPH updates from NHRA Columbus and IHRA Richmond. fills us in on the updated performance numbers from NHRA Columbus, IHRA Richmond, and various divisional races.

July 8-9, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Nice Folks at the National Hot Rod Reunion. Bud DeBoer got reacquainted with six drag racing movers and shakers at Bowling Green.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Three Killer Shots from Goodguys Pomona. Gil Rebilas captured the Nitro Thunder and Winged Express nitro burners as they thrilled the crowds at the Fairplex.

July 7, 2003 - Workin' Hard on Websites! Sorry... don't have new stories or photos today as we spent the entire weekend reformatting all 3,000 pages of draglist.com (hope you like it), plus updating several customer websites. We also updated edrags.com and added several dozen letters, photos, and stories to Jungle Pam's website.

July 4-6, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Hittin' The Note at the Charlestown Dragway Reunion VI. Bill "Badco" Ott breaks down the Charlestown Dragway Reunion, song by song.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Three Generations of Drag Racing Dixons. David Dilbeck captured Larry Dixon Sr. right after his NHRR Cacklefest ride with son and grandson proudly looking on.

Drag Racing Movie of the Week: Long Island Extreme at the Track! The gang from Long Island Extreme sent this clip of various New York area drag cars.

July 1-3, 2003 - Drag Racing Story of the Day: Interview with the Pros: Dick LaHaie. NHRA Communications catches up with the most successful fuel crew chief on the tour today.

Drag Racing Picture of the Day: Photo Review: 25th Annual Mountain Motor Pro Stock Nationals. Stephen Jones got these great photos to go along with his story about the Silver Anniversary MIR classic.

 

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