Well I have not posted in years since my "Humbled Smack Talker in SRT4" post. But thought I would share a good memory from last summer My 16 year old son and I took the Electra out on a saturday and heard that that north of town on a calm stretch of road they raced on weekend.. what the heck lets check it out. We go about 20 miles north an sure enough here are all these cars parked and they are running. We pull up in the ole 70 electra 2dr complete with skirts and white walls... ok better fess up (ported irons, 11.5:1, stock 60k mi original assembly, 288 94H cam, 850 q jet, stock manifolds, 9" 3500 stall trishield converter, 9" ford out of a lincoln 3.90 gears, msd ign.. thats it). So we roll up in watch for about 45 minutes and this mustang say a 2000 model? is spanking everyone. So after awhile he make a run and then pulls up behind me in this state pull off where everyone is parked an watching the cars run out on the road. I look at him and say, "Hey, you want to run my Tuna boat?" he says "That thing?" and laughs to his buddy.. I say "well I have never done this before and it might be fun" (biggest lie I have ever told). He says sure and kind of blow me off as being insignificant. So finally he follows me up to the line and some Gal is flagging... the pull off parking point is about at the 1/8th mile and is where everyone is watching. I put my Kid in the right rear seat for traction and to shoot a vid. The gal drops the hands and we launch like a banshee... hole shot him and immediately put 3 car length on him.. the best part was the faces of all the people as we passed the 1/8th mile, disbelief of seeing the the reigning Gladiator getting beat up by the Doughnut eating Fat kid on the playground. It was so bad he just shut it down as I put the 7th car length on him. So now when we pull back into the parking lot, we are waaaaay more interesting to the crowd than we were 5 minutes ago.. Like we are the new hot chick in town!... Now they want to see what is under the hood.....Sure!!! I pop the hood to the impressive mill of rusted stock air cleaner, red valve covers, no headers, not nitrous. MSD was the only thing they could see. What? no turbo, no supercharger? So now the Guy in the SRT8 wants a shot at the FAT KID, surely he can take back the title and bring this party to the comfortable reality of Mustangs, ricers and late model iron.... Surely this was a Fat Kid fluke and the mustang must of lost traction, missed a gear, spun......???? We line up, we lauch.. and .... NOT! the outcome was the same, Race was over in the 1st 60'.. the ole electra launches great great on the 20 year old white walls. One thing I could not figure out is after talking to them how can my 13 sec electra be beating all their 12 and 11 second cars? Well at least that is what they did before we raced.