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by racersforcoffee
Tue May 25, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: Curt Wasson / 30 years ago 5/22/76
Replies: 35
Views: 6735

Re: Curt Wasson / 30 years ago 5/22/76

Doc, Great innovating and entertaining minds are those remembered by we who celebrate, research and reenact the best of our sport. Crass marketing giants who may have won some 'Wallys' or Iron Men- and had, as musicians would put it, "nothing to say" with their racing, will be forgotten in time....u...
by racersforcoffee
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: Antron Brown accident
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Antron Brown accident

...pressure, threatened for years, may rear its ugly head from insurance underwriting. While the big show may be able to maintain itself, I'm concerned about the fallout down to local events featuring nitro. My hero, Rod Hynes did a...heroic job just days before in what could have been a tragic 'cac...
by racersforcoffee
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: K.S. Pittman
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: K.S. Pittman

...stayed in touch with his nephew for years; suffice it to say even the "Burner" community had regard to K.S. and his ability to construct and adapt.

...giants once walked the earth....
by racersforcoffee
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: Bruton Smith's dog & pony show...just what I thought!
Replies: 57
Views: 909

Re: Bruton Smith's dog & pony show...just what I thought!

Welcome, John. Interacting with the legends here will remove that 'casual' status in short order... 8)
by racersforcoffee
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: IHRA Opener... Looks like 3 hr shows will be easy...
Replies: 39
Views: 532

Re: IHRA Opener... Looks like 3 hr shows will be easy...

"God Bless the tracks that provide good weekly racing."...cuz that's what we can count on...

This whole deal reminds me of NHRA Division meets in the mid '80's. Just my imagination? :|
by racersforcoffee
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: IHRA Opener... Looks like 3 hr shows will be easy...
Replies: 39
Views: 532

Re: IHRA Opener... Looks like 3 hr shows will be easy...

...we've been making cracks all month about comparisons to New Year's 2000....but now it's getting creepy... :shock:
by racersforcoffee
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: IHRA Opener... Looks like 3 hr shows will be easy...
Replies: 39
Views: 532

Re: IHRA Opener... Looks like 3 hr shows will be easy...

I'm very curious how the paying spectators felt about this; fan on the street interviews would be useful right now...our pal wrenchski was also on site and has a notorious aversion to self destructive promotions...
by racersforcoffee
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: Bruton Smith's dog & pony show...just what I thought!
Replies: 57
Views: 909

Re: Bruton Smith's dog & pony show...just what I thought!

I'm young enough to have seen many of the so-called 'circus' acts which helped promoters survive the seventies and eighties...I'm also old enough to remember weekly open competition racing which drew loyal fans, the imagination of "ingenuity in action" made-flesh and the same, exact respect for prog...
by racersforcoffee
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: What's Up
Topic: Legendary UDRA Racer Tom Baum The Bomber passed away Oct 27
Replies: 2
Views: 237

...Baum was an actual hot-rodder in an era of store-bought performance. It makes me sad that not only have we lost a great participant...but the attitude that built this sport along with him... :cry:
by racersforcoffee
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Lost Friends
Topic: "The Bomber", Tom Baum...
Replies: 9
Views: 2469

..we're not just honoring a great man- but the real spirit of the sport.

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