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Newsletter 282 - May 22, 2013 - President's Corner: A reader wrote in to ask a question about Rex Burnett and what he was known for; "Issue #281 spends about 2000 words on, 'For insurance purpose, what are our Rex Burnett’s' worth?'; Staff Editorial by Richard Parks: Recently I received the following letter from a member; Our dad, Arnold Baer Shuman, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013; Dean Jeffries passed away on May 5, 2013 at the age of 80; I'm trying to identify an old streamliner in a photograph; STAFF NOTES: Ron Main sent in the following notice; I am a BNI member, have been participating at Bonneville for years, and am now looking for some historic information; The Great Race teams will be on hand at their location in the race track behind the Grandstand on Friday at MSRA’s “Back to the 50′s Weekend” event; Cruisin For A Cure makes is the nation’s largest one day car show; Somernites Cruise welcomes back "Big Daddy" Don Garlits to the May show; The inaugural New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance will be at New England Dragway, September 12-14, 2013 in Epping, New Hampshire; From the Save the Salt website, written by the late Mike Waters; STAFF NOTES: It seems that I publish this old article of mine on a constant basis whenever a racetrack is in peril; OLD 66. By Le Roi Tex Smith; The Norm Rapp Story, Part 2. By Spencer Simon, SLSRH Northern California reporter; Evelyn Roth sent in this link that shows all the Indy 500 pace cars from 1911 to the present; Goodguys announces a special new Texas Road Tour this fall that will take hot rodders from Goodguys World Headquarters in Pleasanton, California to the 21st Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway
Newsletter 281 - May 14, 2013 - President's Corner: By Jim Miller; Guest Columnist, by “Dyno” Don Batyi; STAFF EDITORIAL, by Richard Parks; Dean Jeffries 1933–2013, from Motor City Garage; Dean Jeffries passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013; Ernie Schorb passed away early this morning; Cruisin For A Cure is in September each year at the Orange County Fairgrounds, where we expect over 4000 vehicles and will offers free PSA Prostate Cancer screening for men over 40; A couple of days ago I did a job for a relative of Jimmy Stewart, the actor; STAFF NOTES: Jim Miller found out the following information on a rare video that was shot in Los Angeles in 1950 or 1951; STAFF NOTES: Ron Main sent in this link to Tom Ivo’s old Twin Buick; America's Real Sports Car. By Le Roi Tex Smith; NHRA 2013 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Grand Marshal & Honorees; I thought it timely to send you a link to Gareth Kent’s video of the latest Allard Chrysler dragster fire-up; Sent by Bill Barringer 4/9/13 . Spencer Simon Collection
Newsletter 280 - May 7, 2013 - Guest Editorial by ‘Dyno’ Don Batyi; Staff Editorial, by Richard Parks; CY YEDOR. By Art Evans; ODE TO CY Yedor. By Bill Pollack; STAFF NOTES; Art Evans sends in the following; STAFF NOTES: Evelyn Roth has a pictorial story on the Axes and Axles Car Show in Santa Maria, California; Ron Main sent in this link to a trailer on a new Bonneville movie titled OUT OF NOTHING; Here is the new issue of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE magazine; STAFF NOTES: If any of the members of the SLSRH would like to write a book, movie, magazine or newspaper review, you can submit it to me to publish in the newsletter and I will also approach Hotrodhotline to see if they will accept it as well; STAFF NOTES: the following came in too late to make our deadline; STAFF NOTES: a reader sent in this link on the new Canadian ZENN car (zero emissions, no noise); THE REAL WAY ROUND, By Jonathan Yates; How can I respond to Robert Jimenez who is searching for information about his Jalopy Racing dad Nash?; The following letter comes from Spencer Simon, our Northern California reporter; Aussie Invader May 2013 Newsletter; I have attached the link to the trailer for our film, OUT OF NOTHING, as well as a brief description; 99. By Le Roi Tex Smith; STAFF NOTES: The following email was sent to us by ‘Dyno’ Don Batyi, and concerns California Assembly Bill 1002; STAFF NOTES: the newsletter cannot promise to get your car show or other event to the public in time, as we are a historical society and publish only when we have enough material to make it worthwhile to send another issue to the publisher; STAFF NOTES: the following was sent to us by SLSRH Reporter Bob Falcon; STAFF NOTES: The following article is from Glenn F. Campbell, the editor and publisher at www.autowriters.com; LAST CALL FOR OUR MOTHER'S DAY PERSONALIZED HOT ROD ARTWORK!; Carroll Shelby Annual Tribute and Car Show.
Newsletter 279 - April 25, 2013 - Guest Editorial, by Dyno Don Batyi; Assigned Staff Editorial, by Richard Parks; STAFF NOTES: Roger Rohrdanz and I visited Jack Underwood in the nursing home where he was assigned by his physician; There will be a service for Leo Dempsey, in the chapel of Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach (Corona Del Mar above Marguerite Street), California on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2 PM; The name of the book that I had with me at the Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip Reunion is called MERCHANTS OF SPEED, by Paul. D. Smith; The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) located, in the shadow of LAX, at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo announced that they are once again teaming with Force Interlink, publisher of HOT ROD magazine and CAR CRAFT magazine, in the presentation of a monthly Car Cruise Night at the museum facility; El Mirage Dry Lake Spring Clean-Up. On Saturday, May 4, 2013, El Mirage OHV Area will be holding its 14th annual El Mirage Spring Clean-up; Tune in to http://www.victorylaneradio.com/, April 17, 2013 at 7:30 EST (4:30 California time). I have been given the opportunity to be on their radio show and I look forward to answering some questions from the show's fans in my 15 minute segment; Staff Notes: I just wanted to let you know that Jack Lawford Jr will not be with www.Bikerhotline.com after June, 2013; These are the photographs taken at the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, April 20, 2013; I am presenting a seminar to benefit the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend on Friday night, May 3, 2013; Vendor and vehicle registration for Moldy Marvin's 13th Annual Rat Fink. Party & Kustom Kulture Extravaganza & Charity, Art Auction and Panel Jam for the Painted Turtle, July 27, 2013; Harold and Nancy LeMay amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world; Cruisin' For A Cure Presented by Debbie Baker, Ross Kroenert and over 125 volunteers; I hope now is that the October meet (Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip and Main Street Malt Shop Reunion) is on the 12th; My Dad raced Jalopy's from 1953-1956 in Southern California; NHRA 2013 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Grand Marshal & Honorees; POWER SITTING. By Le Roi Tex Smith; Gone Racin’ to… Jack’s Garage. Story by Richard Parks, photographs by Roger Rohrdanz. Revised October 6, 2006; STAFF NOTES: the following came from www.hotrodhotline.com; STAFF NOTES; the following newsletter comes from Gale Banks and if anyone would like to get on his mailing list go to firstname.lastname@example.org and request that they add your email address to their list; Event posters celebrate Aston Martin and Porsche 911, By Kandace Hawkinson. PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (April 16, 2013); Barringer pictures from Spencer; Dear Mr. Parks, I'm Stu Hanssen and my Dad raced this car--the 3rd and last Baldwin Special
Newsletter 278 - April 17, 2013 - Guest Editorial by ‘Dyno’ Don Batyi; Staff Editorial, by Richard Parks; Staff notes: Bad news from Jack's Garage, a hot rodder's hangout; Staff notes: the information on Mike Waters funeral could not be processed in time to inform the general public, but we are posting it here as an official record; Staff notes: John Ewald sent in this website which has original factory brochures for many American car manufacturers by year and model; April 9, 2013 Road Runner Meeting; Staff notes: Chris Wickersham sent in the history of the Pasadena Roadster Club; Speedway Motors and the Museum of American Speed were thrilled to host more than 60 members of the National Association of Automobile Museums for the 2013 NAAM Annual Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska; I have been chosen to be the vintage race car class manager at this year’s Palos Verdes Concours d’ Elegance which will be held on September 15, 2013; Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing, will return to Wilmington Ohio's Airborne Park for the East Coast Timing Association's Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge, April 27-28, 2013; The link on AACA is about a car we recently discovered and are seeking information on; Staff notes: Here is additional information on the Pierce/Arrow; The SCTA Racing News has a list of obituaries for their members posted in their Health and Welfare section, you can google and read something about these land speed racers; HEY, LET’S GET SERIOUS. By Le Roi Tex Smith; Staff notes: the following events were posted on www.hotrodhotline.com; Main Street Malt Shop Reunion list of those who have attended in the past; The next list was compiled by Leslie Long of the racers that he knows of who raced at the Santa Ana Airport Drag Races from July 2, 1950 until the end of December, 1950; Staff notes: The following was sent in by Scrub Hansen; Dear Car Show Enthusiasts
Newsletter 277 - April 9, 2013 - Staff notes; *****VERY IMPORTANT LAST MINUTE NOTICE******; Guest Editorial; By “Dyno” Don Batyi (represents his own opinion and may or may not be representative of the SLSRH); Staff Editorial by Richard Parks; With great sadness in my heart I report that Mike Waters passed on this afternoon due to complications in conjunction with his recent GI surgery; The funeral information for Mike Waters is on the SCTA website; The following email was received from Don Garlits; Art Malone has passed away; Leslie Long and Gene Mitchell are planning another Santa Ana Drag Strip and Main Street Malt Shop Reunion on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10 AM to 2 PM, or until you decide to go home; I am currently working on a Bonneville history manuscript; John Force RaceStation is starting up its Cruise Night Car Shows again, starting on Saturday, May 4th and on the FIRST SATURDAY of every month till October 5th; Staff notes; Mike Mescher and Ron Main sent this video to us; The Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club, a member of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) announces the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Gas UP Party and the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame; Staff notes; the following video was sent to us by Dema Elgin, Steve O'Brien and the Juggers Racing News and features drag racing as it used to be with a flagman and bales of hay; My cousin, whom I have not seen in forty years, has contacted me thanks to the posting of the photos to your web site; Don Garlits schedule along with the list of upcoming car shows at the museum; The Grump's (Bill Jenkins) guestbook; THE RUB-A-DUB TUB. By Le Roi Tex Smith; NHRA 2013 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Grand Marshal & Honorees; Aussie Invader April 2013 Newsletter; We need your help to save the Bonneville Salts; Attached is press information about our new limited edition Allard Chrysler – Lucas Oil T-shirts
Newsletter 276 - March 29, 2013 - Presidents Corner, by Jim Miller; Guest Editorial: By "Dyno" Don Batyi; Staff Editorial, by Richard Parks; The California Racers Reunion will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM), from 11 AM to 5 PM; Ron Main sent in a video on a 1934 race in Los Angeles, California; Leslie Long and Gene Mitchell are planning another Santa Ana Drag Strip and Main Street Malt Shop Reunion on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10 AM to 2 PM, or until you decide to go home; Several members of the Pasadena Roadster Club would like to attend the Santa Ana Drags reunion; Do you have John Lucero's phone number?; Staff notes: Dema Elgin forwarded to us this email from Evelyn Fuller; Ocala, Florida (March 25, 2013) – The drag racing world honored 11 of its heroes and very important contributors to the sport at the recent International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner; The Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club, a member of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) announces the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Gas UP Party and the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame; Staff notes: The following website contains some old photographs from the 1950's of cars and motorcycles sent in to us by Evelyn Roth; Staff notes: The following came to us from Vic Enyart and Larry Crane; Staff; the following comes from “Dyno” Don Batyi; Where They Raced – Episode I: The Early Years Source; There is a Snake & Mongoose movie coming out soon and it’s being produced by Robin Broidy; My name is Jose Asuncion and I recently produced a documentary about Mike Charlton that is premiering at the Cleveland International Film Festival; On the last page of the SLSRH Newsletter there was an item discussing a UK Publisher that was somehow involved with the Veda Orr book; In regards to the Costa Mesa Historical Society program and some racing connections there, here are a few hints to use; 24 March 2013, Buttonwillow Raceway, Buttonwillow, California; The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum calendar of events; This is the on-line magazine link for the March 2013 issue of ACAG Update; You Gotta Beware. By Le Roi Tex Smith; Hi Richard, I talked to you at the recent Costa Mesa Historical society meet after your talk; Staff notes; the following news comes from Jessica Clark, a young racer with hopes of racing in NASCAR someday; Valerie Thompson set a new 1000 cc class record with a personal best top speed of 212 mph during her first appearance at the Texas Mile race March 22-24, 2013 in Beeville, Texas; I want to thank Richard Parks for the nice review he did on my book, "What Were They Thinking."; 2013 Speedway National Championship Qualifiers; Ernie Nagamatsu's entry in the Pomona HOT ROD HOMECOMING.
Newsletter 275 - March 25, 2013 - Guest Editorial by “Dyno” Don Batyi; Staff Editorial by Richard Parks; Staff notes; the following link was sent in by Ron Main and details the Speed Demon records at Bonneville and Mike Cook’s shootout in 2012; Leslie Long and Gene Mitchell are planning another Santa Ana Drag Strip and Main Street Malt Shop Reunion on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10 AM to 2 PM, or until you decide to go home; Some news from the salt; I hope you've been enjoying the episodes; THE FUN REALLY IS IN THE RUN. By Le Roi Tex Smith; Tucson Dragway Hot Rod Reunion Saturday Night May 18, 2013; Staff notes; Jimmy Summers and his brother had an auto repair shop in the Los Angeles area near the old Gilmore Stadium in the late 1930's through the late 1950's; March Road Runners news, by Jerry Cornelison; Quackenbush and the Flying Caduceus. By Le Roi ‘Tex’ Smith; Staff notes: The following men have been honored for their racing exploits and should be prime examples to our members to reach out and try and complete biographies for them if they haven’t already been done; Staff notes; the photographs and text come to us courtesy of Marshall Robilio; Aussie Invader March 2013 Newsletter, by Rosco McGlasson; Glen Barrett and Chris Shearer sent in a pictorial of historic cars that raced at the Bonneville Salt Flats; The Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club, a member of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) announces the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Gas UP Party and the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame; NHRA 2013 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Grand Marshal & Honorees; Staff notes; this news comes from Glenn Campbell at www.autowriters.com; Team Parts Pro captures first place at the 6th Annual Race and Performance Expo; Staff notes; the following report comes from Burly Burlile; The governor of Connecticut has introduced legislation (Senate Bill 843) to eliminate a provision in the Connecticut statutes that allows antiques, rare or special interest motor vehicles to be assessed at a value of no more than $500; Staff notes; the following comes from David Freiburger at Hot Rod magazine; Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013 will be scheduled for July 12; Staff notes; Veloce Publishing has an eclectic and wide-ranging list of books that they publish and sell.
Newsletter 274 - March 5, 2013 - Guest Editorial by the SAN Network of SEMA; Staff addendum to Guest Editorial; Staff Editorial by Richard Parks; Staff notes: Ron Main sent in the following notice; After researching and creating a memorial site to almost 400 drag racers who lost their lives while racing on drag strips, it seemed only natural and fitting that I also create a memorial site for land and speed racers; George Poteet and Speed Demon to be inducted to the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame at the 20th annual “Gas Up” and Dry Lakes Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony; Do you have a book or article about Dawson Hadley; Looking for anything on Jimmy Summers; he was my grandfather, I know he ran a stock V-8 on 5-15-38 at Muroc, car number 266; Mark Rebilas' photos in my dragster at the 2013 Winternationals in Pomona; Attached is a photo of a 1950 class winner trophy from the Santa Ana Drag strip that I recently acquired from an antique mall in southern California; Staff notes: The following You Tube video was sent in by Ron Main; Do your old records have any information on the following car; From Kathy Weida at All American Racers, Inc, who sends in this message from Kati Blackledge, the granddaughter of the late Phil Remington; I remember my first local drag race at National Trail Raceway when I was only 11 (1968) like it was yesterday; Staff notes: The following came from Jessica Clark and the SLSRH Newsletter could not process this information fast enough to let you all know about her interview, but perhaps you can find something about it on the internet; Staff notes: The following men have been honored for their racing exploits and should be prime examples to our members to reach out and try and complete biographies for them if they haven’t already been done; Great NHRA video from the late 1950's called "Ingenuity In Action"; Staff notes: The following information comes from Ginny Dixon of the Fabulous 50’s; Staff notes: It must be true; Irwindale Speedway is back in business; One of my articles that I wrote was on my friend, Olympic Bike rider Linda Jackson; Tom Fritz Art Gallery now through March 1st, 2013 all my art orders over $250 will ship with a signed and dated sheet of USPS FOREVER Muscle Cars Stamps; Attached is pdf file containing a press release regarding a new sponsor of the project to restore Europe’s first dragster – Sydney Allard’s 1961 Allard Chrysler owned by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu; Pictures of the '32 Ford Roadster I owned back in the late '40's and early '50
Newsletter 273 - February 27, 2013 - Guest Editorial by “Dyno” Don Batyi; Staff Editorial by Richard Parks; Phil Remington, 1921-2013; I received the news about Phil Remington from Bob Falcon; All American Racers is sad to announce that Phil Remington passed away in his sleep Saturday morning, February 9th, just 2 weeks after his 92nd birthday; Mr. Fix It, Written on the occasion of Phil Remington’s 70th birthday; You wrote asking if you could have permission to copy the list of deceased LSR people from my website (Land Speed Racer Memorial) so that you could do research on them; In regards to the Harvey Haller Memorial Trophy, I spoke briefly with Art Chrisman last Saturday and more at length with Tom Bryant (via e-mail) regarding the Harvey Haller Memorial Trophy and the Miss 400D Car/Crew mystery; I just wanted to let everyone know that episode 1 is up; I picked up a curious little DVD (Santa Ana Dragstrip; A Trip Back in Time 1952-1959) that shows old film clips of drag racing, presumably at Santa Ana; Staff notes: Le Roi “Tex” Smith writes irregularly for www.hotrodhotline.com and is used by permission of that website; Staff notes; The following comes from www.hotrodhotline.com, where Jim Clark is a regular contributor; Staff notes: Ron Main sent in the following notice on the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame and the induction of the George Poteet and the Speed Demon streamliner; Loved the Ed Iskenderian bio; Legends of the Valley, words and photos by Chadly Johnson; RACING SCENE Column - Irwindale Speedway (1999 to 2011), February 8, 2013. By Tim Kennedy; The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California announced the election of two new members to their board of directors today; Here's the information on two of my current book projects; The Classic Woodys book and my new e-book "Forty Short Stories to read on a Plane; Staff notes: The following men have been honored for their racing exploits and should be prime examples to our members to reach out and try and complete biographies for them if they haven’t already been done; Open House, Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11AM to 2PM, 498 DW Highway (US3), Merrimack, New Hampshire; Ron Main sent in a link to a video of the 2012 CHRR Cacklefest at Famoso Raceway in October; I remember the times when you could drive to the track, tape up the headlights, get a number and go thru tech inspection, and be off to practice; Petersen Automotive Museum presents new exhibit fins called Form without Function; Hope you had a memorable time with Parker today at the Phoenix NHRA drag races.
Newsletter 272 - February 12, 2013 - President's Corner; Editorials; On January 26, 2013, there was a celebration of life for Don Brusseau who started the Bay Area Roadsters in 1959; “More Bay Area Stuff,” sent in by Spencer Simon from an interview with Paul Hannan; My name is Russell Newman; While researching data for my new book I discovered information that ought to be passed to the appropriate people at the Roadrunners Club; Staff notes: The following letter and response concerns the Road Runner’s club’s Harvey Haller Award; 7 December, 2012. SLSRH member, "LandSpeed" Louise Ann Noeth is the winner of the 2012 Valentine Award from Society of Automotive Historians; The February Issue of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE is ready for you to check out and read; It has been quite a while and I hope this finds you well; This is extremely important to sign the petition; I came across your web page concerning hot rods and was wondering if you would be interested in posting the pics I have on my facebook page; Aussie Invader 5R Newsletter, February 2013; America's Real Sports Car. By Le Roi 'Tex' Smith; Staff notes: The following men have been honored for their racing exploits and should be prime examples to our members to reach out and try and complete biographies for them if they haven’t already been done; Deuce of Spades movie special from director and filmmaker Faith Granger; Attached is a three page listing of the stuff I will be selling; 2012 was a fantastic year for coverage of the 36hp and BB Challengers in land speed racing, at Bonneville, around the U.S., and around the world; PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Feb 4, 2013) -- The 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is still months away, but the field of cars for this elite competition, held at Pebble Beach Resorts, is already beginning to take shape; Phil Remington, 1921-2013. February 10, 2013. Article from www.racer.com
Newsletter 271 - February 7, 2013 - Guest columnist; Guest columnist: There are things like the evening get-togethers during SpeedWeek that are lots of fun; Staff Editorial: Recently we received a request to publish some research from a reader/member, which we were glad to do; Staff notes: Keith Ferrell submitted the following information; There will be a car show memorial in honor of Bill Papke, past owner of Papke Enterprises in Huntington Beach, California; Bill Papke passed away this week; Here is a file of pictures of the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show; From www.NitroJam.com and www.1320Go.com. Jupiter, Florida, January 29, 2013. Submitted by Don Garlits; Staff notes: Don Garlits remembers the beginnings of the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA); Staff notes: In answer to a previous question, Ed Justice sent in the following; Some clarification on the points made by Kay Hottendorff and his (Art Tilton) Cord auto; From www.Autowriters.com: The British have announced a serious, funded plan to set a 1000 mph land speed record this summer on a course in South Africa; Evelyn Roth passes this website on to us; Staff notes: The following men have been honored for their racing exploits and should be prime examples to our members to reach out and try and complete biographies for them if they haven’t already been done; 2013 Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award; Motor Racing Legends Nominated. George Follmer, Tom McEwen, Chris Pook, and Mickey Thompson have been nominated for the 14th Annual Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award, which recognizes those who have made distinguished contributions to motorsports in California; www.MainEventVideos.com offers downloads of our Nitro Drag Racing and Automotive Entertainment Videos; To see the winner of the 2013 AMBR Award (America's Most Beautiful Roadster go to; http://www.bench-racing.com/automotive--event-news.html; O’Brien Truckers has thousands of custom car club plaques and will make them on order for you; I thought I would get in touch and just ask a question about membership; Staff notes: Jessica Clark is a young lady oval track racer who is dedicated to the sport; Staff notes: Burly Burlile sent in the updated 2013 schedule for the 36hp and VW BB Challenge; If you love Hot Rod art, or tattoo art, you will love this new DEUCE OF SPADES product too; If anybody, including Dave Cox, wishes to get in touch with me they are quite welcome to, email@example.com; Well, it is finally going to happen; I have realized that I have one project too many; The do it yourself sports car from the late Forties; Based on a 1932 to '40 Ford Chassis. By Bob Frumkin; Ron Main is impressed with a video on the "Jade Warrior Motorcycle"; Hi all, Last weekend we displayed at the GNRS and although Friday was a bit of a washout due to rain Saturday and Sunday were nice
Newsletter 270 - January 25, 2013 - Editorial; Joe Reath's Memorial/Remembrance Celebration of Life will be held on February 2, 2013; S.C.T.A. Awards Banquet, January 26, 2013, Westminster Rose Center, 14140 All American Way, Westminster, California 92683 (714) 793-1139; This year at the Grand National Roadster show we will be displaying the dragsters and Indy car at the same location as last year at the Northwest corner outside building 4 (inside Gate 1); Staff notes: Some exciting new information has been found concerning Arthur “Art” C. Tilton, the first secretary of the SCTA and a member of the Throttlers car club of Hollywood; The 12th Annual B'ville NW Banquet will be held on February 16, 2013 at the Shilo Inn Portland Airport 11707 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97220; The 50th Anniversary of DRAGFEST at Blackbushe Airport in 2014; Road Runners Ramblings (January 2013), by Jerry Cornelison; Richard Bell, a regular at Bonneville with the 36hp Challenge and a British ex pat, sent the link below for me to share; The Following report was sent in by Franklin Ratliff from the DLRA website; The Auto Race That Changed Everything; Bill Burke ran the “Sweet 16” belly tank in 1947; My name is Trevon Richard; Staff notes: Here are five early racers that I found partial biographies for on the internet; Best video of the 2012 CHRR Cacklefest I have seen; A Visit with Diane Carmelo Leuenberger Vandenberg; Staff notes; Dema Elgin and Spencer Simon sent in the following article and photographs; Aussie Invader Newsletter January 2013; Air cooled Elvington Mile. First European Volkswagen Land Speed Trials, Elvington Air Base, York, England; Just found this pix from the Jan 1949 Hot Rod Expo when the Burke-Francisco car number 3 was on display; There will be a car show memorial in honor of Bill Papke, past owner of Papke Enterprises in Huntington Beach, California
Newsletter 269 - January 18, 2013 - Guest Editorial; Staff Editorial; I had met Joe Reath many years back when introduced to him by my cousin Don Fobert (Fobert Engine Bearings, Santa Monica); Joe Reath's Memorial/Remembrance Celebration of Life will be held on February 2, 2013, 12pm-4pm, at the Lakewood Country Club, 3101 E. Carson Street, Lakewood, California 90807; We just lost another pioneer of drag racing; Diane Geisler has passed away; Scooter Patrick is ill and we are having a fundraiser for him, Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1 to 5 pm being held at the Riverside International Automotive Museum 815 Marlborough Avenue #200 Riverside, California 92507; S.C.T.A. Awards Banquet, January 26, 2013, Westminster Rose Center, 14140 All American Way, Westminster, California 92683 (714) 793-1139; As a result of a meeting with the folks at ADM, I can report that the annual automotive literature event will again be held on the last Sunday of June in their El Segundo facility; Stand by for the breaking news from the newly reopened Irwindale Speedway to racing and other events; Does anyone have info on a racer name Wesley Saegesser and know if he has raced since the ‘20's era and if he was from California; Jim W. Price submits this website for the new Vesco streamliner; This year at the Grand National Roadster show we will be displaying the dragsters and Indy car at the same location as last year at the Northwest corner outside building 4 (inside Gate 1); Rod Shows brings the finest cars in the country together for two fantastic shows each year; I actually have the photo of Uncle Joe Nikrent standing next to the Buick in question after the Muroc Dry Lake run; I have an NHRA question; World's fastest hybrid is the downshift Episode 31; A Volkswagen; Martin Squires is a very talented artist who lives in England and he travels around to the car and bike shows sketching all sorts of machines; Feel free to pass my e-mail along to Jim; This is a huge wealth of car info; 3rd Annual NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals - The winter indoor car show season is upon us and Full House Motorsports LLC is gearing up for the 3rd Annual NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals; Motorama Events - The Nations Largest All Indoor Motorsports Event Featuring 1 Million Sq Feet of Exhibit Space; Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has had a block buster schedule of events for 2012; The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2013; Rod Shows brings the finest cars in the country together for two fantastic shows each year; I found your email address on an online issue of the "Society of land speed racing Historians newsletter" and hope you might be able to help me; Four Aces goes to Bonneville Speedweek every year to try and break world speed records on vintage Triumph motorcycles; The 12th Annual B'ville NW Banquet will be held on February 16, 2013 at the Shilo Inn Portland Airport 11707 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97220; 3rd Annual NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals - The winter indoor car show season is upon us and Full House Motorsports LLC is gearing up for the 3rd Annual NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals; Motorama Events - The Nations Largest All Indoor Motorsports Event Featuring 1 Million Sq Feet of Exhibit Space; A friend of mine, Racer Tom from Canada, is documenting all the drag strips in the US; The included seven year study shows that Top Points Championships for both cars and motorcycles have been won by changes in engine class, induction and fuel type; This video is HD so play it full screen; Ed Iskenderian, Gardena, California.
Newsletter 268 - January 8, 2013 - President's Corner; Editorials; To all my old buddies, Joe Reath, long time racer and speed shop owner, passed away on 1-4-13; It's saddens me to hear that Joe Reath is gone; Don’t forget to attend the Grand National Roadster Show; Staff notes; The following report and research was compiled by Jim Miller; The photo taken by Sarah Smith, Don's Granddaughter; Pictures submitted by Jack Underwood.
Newsletter 267 - January 3, 2013 - President's Corner; Editorials; One of our greats, Tony Waters, goes over to the other side; News from Burly Burlile of the VW 36 Challenge Club; On December 5, 2012 I sent out a bulletin titled “DYNOSEZ: AAA & E-15 Gas; Thank you for the information about the SCTA, I was wondering if you had anymore information about Vince Cimino of the Idlers or know someone who might know more about him and possibly the cars he drove; I thought you might be interested in a video I've made about Art Arfons; The Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in North America, presented longtime Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum Curator Greg Sharp with the prestigious 2012 Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism in the Best of the Year articles category at the 18th annual Dean Batchelor Awards Banquet held at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles last night; Would this Harry Miller Meet have access to the Miller Family; Don Garlits announced the presenters for the induction ceremonies of the 23rd Annual International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Presented by the National Hot Rod Association and Summit Racing Equipment to be held at the Paramount Hotel & Suites in Gainesville, Florida on Thursday, March 14, 2013; LIONS Drag Strip 40th Reunion, at the Auto Club Sponsored Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, in Pomona, California on December 1, 2012; Staff notes: The following comes from Tex Smith; Mooneyes X-mas Show & Drags, Irwindale, California, December 8, 2012; The 15th Annual John Force Holiday Car Show was held at the John Force Race Station, Yorba Linda, California on Sunday, December 2, 2012; Just writing to see if you put the races on DVD yet; The Brass Age car "Holiday Motor Excursion" New Year's driving tour will be getting hand-cranked and warmed-up early at the Irwindale Event Center on Sunday morning December 30, 2012; I wish you all a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas; Staff notes; the following was sent to us by Burly Burlile for the 36HP Challenge; The December 2012 issue of ACAG Update is now available; Staff notes; A gentleman who owns a signed Boyd Coddington's Boydster RC car and owns the website www.boydcoddingtonrccars.com, is putting together a Tribute to Boyd and would like to meet the following people at the Grand National Roadster Show, in January, at the Los Angeles County Fairplex, in Pomona, California; 183 cid (3.0L) / Blown Gas Roadster (F/BGR) 2001 Toyota 2JZ-GTE VVTi Inline 6 Cylinder; From Bob Brown, I thought as a tribute to John
Newsletter 266 - December 17, 2012 - Guest Editorial by Dyno Don Batyi; Guest Editorial by Jon Wennerberg; Guest Editorial by Jeff Foulk; Clarence E. "Butch" Gardner, published in The Sacramento Bee, December 8, 2012; Staff notes: Dorothy Haleck passed away at the age of 88, on December 14, 2012; Staff notes: The following email was referred to us by Jerry Cornelison of the Road Runners car club and Scott Andrews, SCTA secretary; My name is Rebekka Ellis, I am trying to find information about a Drag Racer in California from the 1950's to 60's by the name of Jack Stecker; Nostalgia Fest, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 1 to 6 PM; Staff notes; The following two letters were received concerning LSR questions that our readers may wish to respond to; Staff notes: The following comes from Burly Burlile; 2013 International 36hp Challenge; 36hp and SSSBB ENGINE/CAR Guidelines (36hp also called 30hp outside of U.S.)
Newsletter 265 - December 6, 2012 - Guest Columnist by Dyno Don Batyi; Staff Editorials; A friend of Hotrodhotline, Dick Dixon, died in his sleep, he was a friend to many in this business, and contributed so much to our industry... he will be so missed; From Doug Stokes: My dear friend Dick Dixon left us in his sleep last night, he was a friend to many in this business, this is what I've come up with about him so far; Robert A. Juliano, 61, of Ellington, beloved husband of Marcia L. (Elliott) Juliano, died peacefully Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Manchester Memorial Hospital; I just received word that John Bradley passed awaySo sorry to hear that, I liked John Bradley a lot, he was a real pioneer; I just hate making this announcement, however John Bradley passed away yesterday about 2 pm; John Bradley, my Dad, was born October 29, 1925 in San Bernardino, California and passed away at the age of 87, at his home in Dolan Springs, Arizona; Butch Gardner was a real force in the hot rod world over the years in the Sacramento area and with ACCC; Butch Gardner hosted a talk radio show devoted to hot rods, cars and related stuff, on Sunday mornings 7:30-9:00am, in the Auburn, California area; I have just received word that Butch Gardner died about an hour ago from a massive heart attack; Jim W. Price writes in his Saltine Newsletter; “Good news on Art Goldstrum; I just found out that Jack and Mary Ann Lawford have sold www.hotrodhotline.com; Vic Enyart sent in this link to a video on the internet for the Michael Dingman car and neon sign collection. This collection is being auctioned off; The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum held a special Lions Drag Strip Reunion, 2 pm-5pm on December 1, 2012 at the museum, located on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona, California; After losing money for the last few years, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum will close its doors at the end of the year when Chrysler buys its vehicles and exhibits; Here is the NEW issue of the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE; G'day, earlier in the year I purchased some photos and Negatives from the John Moxley collection and thought I would email some; This is the beautiful new Cyclone-Team Steam USA streamliner; Rosco McGlashan, Aussie Invader. December 2012 – Newsletter; JOHN FITCH, written by Art Evans; Special notice and offer from Deuce of Spades filmmaker Faith Granger; What do all of these pictures of drag cars have in common?
Newsletter 264 - November 30, 2012 - Guest Editorial by Jeff Foulk; Editorial by Don Batyi; On November 1, 2012 the Placers Car Club lost our queen of raising money for Make-A-Wish of Northwest Ohio, Nancy Youngs; Staff notes: At the last gathering of the Santa Ana Airport Drag Strip and the Main Street Malt Shop Reunion I had ten people start on their biographies; I writing to you in regards to our emails earlier in the year; Beginning in the next week or so keep an eye out in your mailbox or at your local magazine rack or book store for the January 2013 issue of Hot VW's; Staff notes: We recently received an email from a reader who wanted to submit guest columnist articles; Field notes from Spencer Simon: staff researcher and writer: The founding of SEMA, by Bill Neumann; Gone Racin'...Dawson Hadley: Soft Spoken Genius; Staff notes; The following came from Burly Burlile; Ron Main sent this in to the newsletter
Newsletter 263 - November 20, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; Staff: The following article was sent to us by Ann Lindsley and is about the Celebration of Life that was held in November at the El Mirage SCTA dry lakes meet; Please find attached my El Mirage report from November, 2012; In regards to the VO monogrammed hubcaps, I seem to recall that Karl and Veda liked to drink Seagram's VO but as a regular at their speed shop, and their home, I do not recall any custom hub caps with those initials; SEMA Action Network (SAN) is a unique partnership between car clubs, individual enthusiasts and members of the specialty automotive parts industry who work together to promote pro-hobby legislation; Thank you for sharing the GEARHEAD GAZZETTE website with all your readers and members; Editor: Here are some charitable institutions that could use a donation over the holidays, or you could purchase Christmas gifts from their gift shops; For those wishing to attend John Fitch's Memorial Service, we have been informed by Don Klein that it will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012; NHRA Motorsports Museum - Lions Drag Strip Reunion, December 1, 2012; 2 pm - 5 pm; 200 MPH Club (Bonneville). In 2012, car enthusiast Bruce Meyer, took a '32 Roadster and a 200mph dream to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; Mid America Motorworks, the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of aftermarket parts and accessories for Corvettes, will sponsor the 60th Corvette Anniversary Celebration put on by Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA March 1-2, 2013; After the overwhelming success of the NHRA Museum’s popular Hot Rod Reunions in Kentucky and California, organizers elected to add another event to the 2013 Hot Rod Reunion calendar; THE NEW TEX SMITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY. By Tex Smith; Performance Power Racing Ford GT sets 283 MPH standing mile record; Wally Booth to be inducted into The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame; Staff: The following email was sent to us by Ron Main; I will try to dredge up what I can remember; Staff: Ron Main sent in this notice of a new drag racing movie; A new on-line VW magazine, Classic VW, will be hitting the stands (computers) this coming Tuesday, November 20, 2012; Buzz Rose sent along his Holiday catalog of books, posters, artwork and prints for fans of oval track and vintage racing; License Plates: A Timeline; Land Speed Record Racing; Rosco McGlashan and the Aussie Invader 5R team newsletter; News about the donation of more sponsorship to complete the restoration of Sydney Allard’s 1961 brainchi,; Europe’s first dragster, the 1961 Allard Chrysler; Bonneville Nat'l Speed Trials 1965 land speed record trophy Lot No 383; Don Garlits 1942 Ford
Newsletter 262 - November 15, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Guest Editorial; Editorials; John C. Fitch. By Douglas Martin, the New York Times, October 31, 2012; Please share www.gearheadgazzette.com website with all your readers; I have a historical question. What's the scoop on Veda Orr hubcaps?; Tina Van Curen at Autobooks-Aerobooks book store in Burbank sent us a notice that Toddy Ruttman, the daughter of Troy Ruttman, will be at their store on November 17, 2012 for a book signing for the new book on her father, California Gold the Legendary Life of Troy Ruttman; My name is John Rhodes, and I am Vice President and Treasurer of the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR), a 501c(3) research and development organization working in collaboration with the University of Minnesota; We are having an open house to show our friends the Kent Fuller Streamliner project; I just posted this message on the Road Runners Facebook Group page and on the News page on our Road Runners website; “Ford unveils 'new' 1940 Coupe.” By Viknesh Vijayenthiran, from High Gear Media (re-sent to us by Dick Elliott); Justice Brothers has launched a new and improved website; We showed our car at the Del Mar Concours d'Elegance recently and the 1925 Chevrolet (Spurgin-Giovanine) Roadster won 1st place in "Competition Class; The Howard Eater Story (Or the tale of two Studebakers) By Dean Lowe with Rodney Bauman (Copyrighted material: Used by permission); The Guys Who Invented Hot Rods; Before-The-War Racing On Southern California's Dry Lakes; Art Evans is this year's recipient of the Lindley Bothwell Lifetime Achievement Award; There will be a Celebration of Life for Al Moss on November 3, 2012 at 1 PM; On Thursday, November 8, 2012, the Petersen Automotive Museum will honor George Follmer as one of their Legends of Motorsports; Frederick George Knoop Jr of Carmel, California, died on September 12, 2012 due to pancreatic cancer; STEELE THERKLESON (1929-2012) by John & Ginny Dixon; Harvey Crane is the older man with the beard; Here are a few of the pictures for Nov 3rd 2012 at the Blackie Gejeian Roast in Fresno, Ca
Newsletter 261 - November 9, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; December 1, 2012, Lions Drag Strip Reunion, 2 pm - 5 pm at the Automobile Club of Southern California sponsored Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum; Editor’s notes: The following came from Jerry Cornelison, Historian for the Road Runners car club and a member of the Dry Lakes Racers Hall of Fame located up in Buellton, California; I am sure we have met. I just didn't have a question about Bonneville before; Editor’s notes: I recently corresponded to a writer about the use of his articles and he gave me permission to reprint them in the SLSRH; Editor’s notes: The following comes from Rob Fortier at Rod & Custom magazine and is his approval for reprinting someone’s article or story from that particular magazine; Carrera California VIII. The eighth running of the Carrera California has been set for November 10-11, 2012; Editor's notes: The following comes from Jerry Cornelison, Road Runners car club historian; Editor’s notes: Mike Lewis sent in some personal stories about people that he’s known in drag racing; Editor’s notes: Charles Rollins wrote in and submitted the following article; The Jerry Kugel Story Building Rods And Breaking Records From the February, 2009 issue of Rod & Custom By Gray Baskerville.
Newsletter 260 - October 25, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; Editor's notes: The following came from Dema Elgin, who received it from Juggers Racing news, and written by Dawn Kucker; Announcing the Celebration of Life for Norman D. Grabowski, father of the T-Bucket (also known as Normie Poo, El Pocacko, It’s Him, Woo Woo and The Rod god); A special Thanks goes to our good friends Gary and Mark Meadors and the editor of the "GOOD GUYS GAZETTE" Kirk Jones for helping save the Salt; Impound Insights, by Dan Warner; Editor's notes: Ron Main sent in this link; Editor’s notes: Paul Hannan sent these stories to our Northern California Correspondent Spencer Simon, who forwarded them on to me to be published in our newsletter; Editor’s notes: Paul Hannan sent these stories to our Northern California Correspondent Spencer Simon, who forwarded them on to me to be published in our newsletter; You have my permission to print anything Spencer Simon or I send you; Editor: Ron Main sent this notice to us; The Road Runners created the Harvey Haller Memorial; Editor’s notes: There are biographies and stories at the Road Runner car club website at http://www.ussarcherfish.com/roadrunners/member.htm, edited by Jerry Cornelison, for the Road Runners car club; Editor's notes: Ernie Nagamatsu sent us an update on his recent tour; My name is Mike Horelick, and I am making a documentary film about the world's first skateboard race, The Signal Hill Speed Run, What a campaign at the Goodwood Revival Meeting Races in England.
Newsletter 259 - October 18, 2012 - Editor’s notes; Richard Elliott sent this in from Sports Car Digest; Norm Grabowski, world famous hot rodder and father of the original T-bucket, passed away this morning; Editor's notes; Kay Kimes, an original Bonneville racer from the very first Bonneville meet in 1949, sent in this memory of one of the great men in land speed racing; Harvey Haller; Road Runners; http://www.ussarcherfish.com/roadrunners/news.htm. September/ October 2012); Friends and fans of Motorspeedway; The Santa Ana Airport Drags and Main Street Malt Shop reunion is in the books for the October event; Editor's notes; Michael Brennan sent in the following link on the Throttlers car club; The Quarter Mile Foundation announces pre-release orders for Linda Vaughn Roast DVDs that was held in Parma Heights, Ohio; Editor's notes; Dema Elgin and Rick Gold sent in this link concerning Bonneville racer George Poteet's car collection and annual Barbecue; A few miles from the original showplace of the Oakland Grand National Roadster Show is the Blacksmith shop of Marty Costello of Mor-Drop Axles; Writer George Benson states that Johnny DeLong was never Ed Winfield's student; I just received this message from Miriam Macmillan; Editor's notes; Brian Taylor sent in a link to their latest link showing a magazine format detailing the work that they have accomplished on the restoration of the Sidney Allard dragster; George Poteet brought the whole Speed Demon crew out as his guests for this great weekend
Newsletter 258 - October 9, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; Editor’s notes: This story comes from Spencer Simon who is reporting on the passing of Marty Costello; Excerpts from the story 'Chris Economaki passes.' By Leo Levine, Autoweek magazine, 28 September 2012; Attached please find an obituary for Al Moss which was prepared by Art Evans and recently appeared in the Sports Car Digest; I love the guest editorial by Dyno Don Bayti; I met you at Bonneville many years ago; Bonneville record holder Rod Nestmann is relocating from Chicago to Las Vegas; Editor's notes: Tony Colombini at Black Top Magazine sent in this news; Here is a link to our new webpage for our Bonneville Land Speed Motorcycle; Alexandra and Corrina Lier showed up this morning to gather material for Alex's second book; AB-1658 Legacy License Plate bill has been signed by California Governor Jerry Brown and chaptered by the Secretary of State on the 28th and is now a statute; Editor’s notes: Franklin Ratliff provided three links to articles on the Bloodhound; George Follmer To Be Honored At The Petersen Automotive Museum November 8, 2012; Editor's notes; Here is a statement from a newsletter that Veloce Publishing Ltd sends out once a month and while they don't have many books on LSR they do have an eclectic archive of books to choose from and if you consider yourself to be an amateur or professional historian, then you should be building up your library.
Newsletter 257 - September 27, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; Editor’s notes; The following comes from an email newsletter sent out by the Fab 50’s, a sports car and road racing group that I belong to; Editor’s notes; Jim Meyer sent this obituary in to us; The semi-annual Santa Ana Drags and Main Street Malt Shop Reunion is scheduled for October 6, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Santiago Creek (part of Hart) Park, on the border of the cities of Orange and Santa Ana; Re: Back to your roots-Santa Ana reunion recalls first sanctioned dragstrip; My history is: past track photographer at both Lions and Irwindale from the mid to late 1960’s and then associate editor at Popular Hot Rodding; Hello, remember me? Mel from the Oilers car club in New Jersey; For open wheel enthusiasts check out Eddie D. Estes, FAST ASSOCIATES at "Motorsports Moments"; Readers; Ken Freund shares the memories of finding that lost car; My fondest memories of the old Santa Ana Airport drag strip was watching Gene Adams and his totally outrageous '49 (or '50?) Olds coupe run; Editor’s notes; Glenn Campbell at www.autowriters.com writes in; Here are some pictures that I have received from Bill Barringer on September 1, 2012; Editor’s notes; While updating my email address book I wrote to Keith Young and received this back; I would like to continue to receive your e-mails; I started drag racing in 1958 and land speed racing in 2000; Editor’s notes; Here is a short bio from LSR racer Bob Chilson; I am the VP of the High Desert Racers; I have been receiving your information; Special to the SLSRH Newsletter Attention all readers in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys; Editor’s notes; Randy Chenowth shared this information with us; Editor’s notes: The following press release comes from Ron Main and is also published at www.hotrodhotline.com; We wanted to see who will be at the SEMA Show this year; The 2012 World of Speed was a rousing success, despite occasional rain showers and downtime on the course
Newsletter 256 - September 18, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; John C. (Jack) Gilmore, 1932-September 4, 2012; Editor’s notes: Ernie Schorb is in the hospital for surgery; The 64th Annual Grand National Roadster Show is scheduled for January 25- 27, 2013 with a Hawaiian theme; The semi-annual Santa Ana Drags and Main Street Malt Shop Reunion is scheduled for October 6, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Santiago Creek Park, on the border of the cities of Orange and Santa Ana; I received a large envelope from Bill Barringer, the son of George Barringer; Buddy Pepp, the executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum (PAM) in Los Angeles has retired after serving two years in the position; Nancy and I drove the course today; No news from the recently concluded Utah Salt Flat Racing Association meet that concluded yesterday other than a few results and photos; Ethanol, Bill HR-3199, dated August 22, 2012; PLAY WITH WRA WILLOW SPRINGS RACEWAY, CA Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00 AM until Dusk; September 6, 2012 Cliff Ricci and Tim Richter have been appointed to new positions at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; I have been receiving your memos about reunions in California; For the 16th year in a row, Justice Brothers will support the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion with the Justice Brothers Reunion Spotlight Award; 2012 Top Speed Shootout, by Jon Wennerberg, courtesy of www.landracing.com.; I just located a 1967 News Release I wrote for Halibrand that tells the story of the train we built in the Halibrand Race Car shop; Faith Granger, who directed and produced the hot rod movie Deuce of Spades, sent in the following message; Los Angeles County Fair goers are invited to visit the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, Building 3A next to the Millard Sheets Center, to see the newest exhibit, Neon and the American Road; Salt Addiction: LandSpeed Louise. Article by Rocky Robinson, Contributing Editor, Thursday, August 23, 2012; As I have already said, Electric Cars for personal use is not practical, apparently I am not alone; Services for Clark "Butch" Philips.
Newsletter 255 - August 31, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; Former partner in CASI, Tom Williams lost his extended battle with cancer; Denny Forsberg emailed me that Lenny Lowe died a month ago; The conversation I had with Denny Foresberg about Lenny Lowe was an interesting one; In regards to the inquiry about the S.C.T.A. decals, they are actually stick-ons and not decals; The World's Fastest Indian meets The World's Fastest Triumph; Well another Bonneville Speedweek has come and gone; For any of your readers that want a copy of the 5 Guys Day at NHRA, the cost is $30.00 per DVD; Editor's notes: Ron Main's website is at www.speeddemon.com; September 15 through September 19, 2012 Taming the Bonneville Salt, by Ron Main; Savoring speed and the Salt Flats, by Tom Wharton; Dan Durie has printed up some 36hp Challenge bumper stickers; Moldy Marvin & The AVMCA Presents The 1st Annual Rock 'n' Roll Invitational & Battle of the Bands & Charity Art Auction for the Painted Turtle; Don't miss this weekend at New England Dragway (NED); Latest news concerning the hallmark Los Angeles auto race held each Thanksgiving since 1933, except for the WW2 years and some limited racetracks after the closing of Gilmore Stadium; Gone Racin’…Harrell Engines & Racing Equipment; Jim (White) Harrell & Nick Harrell, by Roger H. Harrell; This is Allison Baver, Olympic bronze medal winner in speed skating; Folks, Treit and Davenport Land Speed Record streamliner; Bonneville Shootout course
Newsletter 254 - August 22, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; I found your site, and would love a sticker of your logo for my 88 Jeep; UPDATE (Speed Week - 8/15, 9:00am); Editor’s notes; Do you want to join a club or find out the history on a certain car club; Editor's notes; Jerry Cornelison found this notice; I have a question about Glen Barrett who is featured In American Hot Rod Foundation's Legends; I was wondering if “The Racers of Balboa” reunion still meets at the Elk’s lodge in El Cajon, California; Drag racing's first quarter-mile showman “T.V. TOMMY IVO,” who is one of NHRA's Top 50 Drivers, has been named grand marshal of the 21st annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, scheduled for October 19-21, 2012 at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield; Editor’s notes; The following was sent in by Burly Burlile, from a message that he received from Mike Borders; Larry Fisher has been named executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, it was announced today by the museum’s board of directors; We had a great trip to Bonneville; A McLaren Experience; I came home from work late as usual; HERE'S THE DEAL. By Le Roi Tex Smith; If you did not have the time to make it to Monterey "Car Week" this year, Bench-Racing.com has you covered; AB-2289 first started when California Assemblyman Jeffries office called me before the 2011/12 Session and said they would like to do one more bill before Mr Jeffries termed out.
Newsletter 253 - August 16, 2012 - Guest Editorial; Editorials; Jerry Grant; The first Indy car racer to top 200mph. By Dan Gurney; Hot rodders Lynn and Bud Rasmus were married in Las Vegas on August 13, 2012; What I know about Jeff Shipley is that he was a professional top fuel racer during the 1960's, and he has been competing at Bonneville and El Mirage since 1958; Cruisin For A Cure is the world's largest one day charity car show in the USA; California Hot Rod Reunion will be on October 19-21, 2012 at Famoso drag strip just north of Bakersfield, California; The Linda Vaughn Roast is scheduled for August 29, 2012 at the Lucas Family Estate in Carmel, Indiana and tickets are dwindling quickly, according to Traci Hrudka, chairman of the Quarter Mile Foundation; Why don't all the hot rodders out there get the word out about the Bonneville Salt Flats situation; Marshall Robilio sent in this video of an operational V-12 Diesel engine that fits in the palm of a man’s hand; I met Paul Hannan when I bumped into Denny Foresberg at the same time when I was talking about doing a story on Bruce McLaren; Paul Hannan explained to me that this was the same Burt Munro who was the inspiration for the “World's Fastest Indian” movie; There were some questions from about the article I wrote; Editor’s notes; The following letter was received from Don Bayti who works very hard to introduce legislation for the benefit of hot rodding and to fight against potential laws that would hinder the sport; Valerie Thompson, 3-Time Land Speed Record Holder, is set to compete at Speed Week (August 11-17, 2012) and the BUB Speed Trials (August 25-30, 2012) at the Bonneville Salt Flats; Editor’s notes; Hot rod artist Tom Fritz has a website and would like you to join him; Couldn't the Bonneville Salt Flats be considered a historical landmark and still continue with racing
Newsletter 252 - August 9, 2012 - Guest Editorial: The Shrinking Salt Speedway; Editorial; Bill Marshall, born on November 7, 1933 in Everett, Massachusetts and passed away on July 27, 2012; The ACK Attack will be going back to the Shootout September 15 Rocky really wants to be the first to average 400; Fellow Road Runners member, Jake Krotje, owner of The Flying Dutchman Co. (custom auto and motorcycle fabrication), just posted the following on our Road Runners Facebook page; My name is Susan (Prentice) Zielinski, cousin of Peter Prentice; our fathers were brothers; Editor’s notes: The following descriptions were sent in by cam manufacturer Dema Elgin; It is okay with me to use anything to promote the hobby; The Road Runners Family Picnic has a date change; I am going to Bonneville; John Glaspey is producing a book about Lions and he needs some info from you; This spring we sadly lost Russ Knott, one of our 130 MPH Club starters without warning; Rex Roden, Prez of the ACCC sent the below Hemming's link to me; The following article was sent in by Rick Gold, owner of ERC Fuels; Editor’s notes: The following comes from the newsletter of Jessica Clark, a young oval track racer.
Newsletter 251 - August 8, 2012 - President's Corner, Editorials, The Justice Brothers Company has a Newsletter which you can access free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; I saw Ernie Schorb in the ICU today and he is conscious and on a breathing ventilator; Here is a project that I am working on for my track "T"; (To) Dema (Elgin); Did you know any other people that Ed Winfield also taught?; Editor; Here are a few cam grinders to go along with Dema and Spencer’s research; IMPOUND INSIGHTS - July 2012, by Dan Warner; White Goose Bar Racing, Winter 2011 – 2012, by Mike Manghelli; I have Bob Nichols site mostly complete; Blacktop Magazine is now available in printed format; Ron Main submitted this from his website; A recent "the Samba" inquiry about 36hp and VW Challenge land speed racing from Walter De Vette in Belgium and his research has led me to the news of a mile acceleration land speed racing event which was held last year at Gross Dolln, just north of Berlin; Link to the August 2012 issue of ACAG Update.