Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There is more than Corn in Indiana---------
Since 1909 motor heads have been coming to Newport Indiana to take a shot at the "HILL" that is in the heart of the rural Indiana town. The increasingly steep hill was the test of machine and driver in the early days of automobiles in Indiana. Even The Chevrolet Brothers came here to take on the challenge.
An annual event is held in October for a hillclimb competion of antique cars, trucks and motorcycles.
The town fills up for a weekend of hillclimbs, flea markets, a parade, a car show around in the side streets---and all the good food and drink that you can stand.
The SPEEDWAGEN crew motored over this weekend to Newport to hang around with some of our old friends at the Hillclimb.
My Grandpaw ran his Whippet Automobile on the "HILL" in the 1930's, and it is strange to look up the same hill that he did----except a life time latter.
When the GOODGUYS turned their nose up at VW's, This is our alternative Window Sticker Graphic for their happy little yellow sticker
Low-Gun Miller's street sweeper at the front door
These Funny car pics are food for thought. There is an old Funny car body hangin' around at the shop. It just may turn into a "Street Fighter" someday.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
My friend Verne Trester sold programs there when he was a little kid, and this restored race car the "Black Deuce" was the car that his hero Bobby Grim took many a checkered flag in.
I grew up hearing my Grandad telling about the races at Jungle Park, and every time I go there I enjoy thinking about the fact that we were at the same place--just 60 plus years apart.
This is a Video of some of the old rides taking a lap on the old race course
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Stay tuned to see where we go from here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
They hung the G/GCC record on the MOON
4240 car number
Hondata CRX (yep it's a little ricer with a belly pan and some nose work--with one BAD motor)
Miriam Macmillan-Congratulations to all.
To keep from burning cash to chase this amasing record with a new car, we are going to roll the SPEEDWAGEN out as a Rear Engine Modified Roadster. G/GRMR.
So, for the time being the speedwagen will put its VW Comp Coupe skin in the rafters, and debut as a 27 T roadster.
I'm rollin up to Kokomo tomorrow to check out a roadster body. Some times you hold em, some times you fold em---we ain't FOLDIN'
The Speedwagen crew wants a world record in their resumes
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
EVEN THE BIG DOGS ARE HAVING SOME PROBLEMS TOO---http://www.nasa.gov/lb/centers/glenn/research/warp/warp.html
If you need some ole truck stuff, here are some good kats
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Mickey Thompson has some new tires for the big boys
Good Year is what we have for the Speedwagen. They are made in the same mold that Front Runner drag tires are made in, but have different construction.
Monday, July 14, 2008
This Ghia body has a better CD than the standard Bug. We are trying to slick up the nose of the Speedwagen to overcome the difference in CD. We switched to a curved front window Super Beetle to get the aerodynamic advantage over the older style flat glass.
Here are some aero info links for you to check out.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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