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New to the board!

Postby TRWMotorsports » Wed May 06, 2009 5:17 pm

Hey Gang!
New rookie to the board here.

Former bracket racer, freelance racing journalist and Diamond P Sports intern.

Hope to promote some big $ races upcoming in 2009 and beyond.

Look for an announcement VERY soon about the biggest purse event anywhere in the country for July 4th weekend!

Glynn Williford
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Postby draglist » Wed May 06, 2009 6:36 pm

Hi Glynn. Great to have you with us and looking forward to hearing about those big money events. BP
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Postby Rapid Randy Baker » Wed May 06, 2009 8:30 pm

Welcome Glynn,,,Let us know how it goes for you 8)
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Hi to all

Postby OhioDave » Sun May 10, 2009 10:31 pm

Been a while since I posted, been concentrating on filling in some photos to the master list so hi to all the new folks, especially the fellow Northern Ohioan - I'm about 20 miles west of you in Elyria. Bill, will be attending the Blaster Calvacade of Stars this weekend at Summit so may have some new stuff for you. Will also be taking the wife to the races for the first time ever. Hopefully she will catch the bug as well.

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Postby draglist » Sun May 10, 2009 10:35 pm

Sounds great, Dave. Thanks for all the great pix for the drag lists... looking forward to the Norwalk stuff. bp
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Saying HI

Postby xdragnewsphotog » Thu May 14, 2009 6:48 pm

Just wanted to say HI to everyone, just found the message board on this site.
I'm Mike McCarthy and I worked as a photog for Artie Irwin III of Drag News from 69-72 for his New England Notes column!! Lost most of my stuff years ago before I found the internet and now trying to find photos of some of my favorite New England area cars, to make models of. Always looking for Freedom Machine pics, Kosty pics, King and Marshall pics and other New England notables!!
Want to give credit to Big Bob for my avatar photo :wink:

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Postby draglist » Thu May 14, 2009 7:06 pm

Welcome, Mike! We are big Drag News fans here. You can find all the cars you mentioned on draglist com. Just use the onsite search engine. Looking forward to your posts. BP
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Postby Rapid Randy Baker » Thu May 14, 2009 7:22 pm

Hi Mike, Good to see you in here. I enjoy reading your posts around the net. 8)

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Postby xdragnewsphotog » Thu May 14, 2009 7:49 pm

Thanks for the Welcome Bill and Randy. I'm glad to be able to add a few "good old days" memories by posting!! :D

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Welcome to the new guy's

Postby Roger » Wed May 20, 2009 11:53 am

Still no luck in finding out where Shake Rattle & Run will be appearing this year, but I'll keep searching.

Time for another dip into my rather deep well. morebetter99 (Pete) sent me some You Tube shots of the chevy, but along with them came some other things which brought back some refreshing memories so here we go........

On the Draglist opening page there is a piece about Gabby Bleaker, its well worh opening, as a south side guy his name and legend still ring loudly if your in your 60's Both he and "The Greek" have logged many hours out on the streets of south Chicago, on Western Ave, down 87th street, on the Bldv of 55th street.............whew...... you talk about Nites of Fire, lordy!

But there is also a shot of Dale Creasy Jr's funny car and thats a name that carried alot of weight back in the day, his dad was the head guy at Nicky Chev. dealership and ran the dyno and was a tuning god in his day. He also had a pretty bad assed nationally known altered wheel base chev 2 which also saw some street time as remember.

Jack Sharky could be seen from time to time in his Hemi Dart a plastic and aluminum terror in its time. This was a pretty tight network of real hands on, inventive and if you think about it, fore fathers of Drag Racing in the late 50's and well into the 60's, add Gary Dyer, and several others to the list, and it's easy to see the people and things that began and fostered racing in the midwest. These fellows were at all the National evnts back then but they lived match racing from weekend to weekend all over the mid west. How they burned thier candles at both ends and are still amoung us is a wonderment even to this day. Hell I just saw "The Greek" a couple of weeks ago made the field in St Loiis. with a tow behind trailer for cripes sake!



Guys like Raipd Randy and some of the other national circut and touring pro's due so very much for this great sport, and for me, I would much rather go to a reunion or nosolgic event somewhere, than one of the 20 or so Nationals that the NHRA puts on. Been to two in the last couple of years, and although the power and speed are pretty awsome it seems like "Little Joe Racer" is left out..............oh well I guess "That's ENTERTAINMENT"

So if ever you get a chance to see one of the nostolgic deals, you really need to go and support these guy's with T-Shirts and autograph's They work thier butt's off for you, and thats something you won't see at Million Dollar Baby races. Don't get me wrong here guys, the Big guys (Force,Schumaker,Prodoume) are still at it but with budgets and paid gun's in the pits and the seats, and although every one of them came up the hard way they all appear to rolled over to the money, and thats ok too.
I guess if you got it flaunt it.

Glad thats over.....LOL so now lets all get together and crush ET bracket racing and start heads up, class racing, kill all the electronics, and deley boxes and go back to good old "Run whatcha brung, and hope ya brung enough"

See ya it the Big End!

Roger


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