Discussion in 'Other Buick Events' started by gotbuick, Sep 23, 2006.
There was a 87 Regal turbo car that ran a 9.4? at 147.??
Does this look familiar, Dave?
Looks like Dave running against Dennis Hogan!
Great pictures, thanks for posting.
They do make the sting of not being there hurt though ou:
I was also there a 1600 mile round trip from Alberta Canada in my 64 Skylark. I was going to make a slow pass but was having carb troubles and decided not to run . I was very happy to see the fast Buicks :TU: and meet some of you fine guys as well. There were a few sweet Buicks in the car show as well ( I felt a little out classed ) hehehehe. I did manage to get almost 25 MPG average :shock: on my 64 crusing at 75-85 MPH all the way there and back ... The next time I come down I will make a pass or two and see if I can go rounds and kick some of the other crowd out ( i can usually cut a good light ). Once again great event :laugh: and maybe Al ( BB455 ) can have one of his ready for next year as well
It was great to meet you and Al there also. Pure dedication driving all that way from Calgary.
And Steve yes I remember that run, it was the first pass with the new combo and I remember two things. The first was only seeing lots of air under that Regal front end as he proceeded to kick my :moonu: I had a good view through the windshield :laugh: It was Dennis Hogan's car.
And secondly that the new combo rpm's real quick, on the rev limiter several times during that pass.
Now the wish list is already started and a few more things in the plans to widdle those et's down a notch or two.
Couple of photos from Rick Henderson:
I have some pics, been too slammed to get them posted, stay tuned, got a couple wheel standers for ya'll.
It was great to see everyone!
It was good to meet you Mark. Did you make it home ok?
Did you sell a 85 GN to me a while back with a rod knock?
If so id like to talk to you about why you didnt tell me what the smell inside the car was from:af: . PM me..
I forgot to go over and talk to you about this at Bremerton ou:
9 Sec 86 GN
yes, We made it home no problem. It was great meeting you and seing everyone. I will be racing next year, perhaps my 4 door will be set up for competetion :eek2: :3gears:
wasnt that the car mythbusters put the dead pigs in & let rot for a month? :laugh:
Just got home two hours ago.. 27 hours late. Spent Monday night in Centralia, WA on the way home due to a blown wheel bearing on the trailer. Nearly lost the wheel and am very grateful it was on the driver's side where I could see the symptoms in the mirror (more smoke). Les Schwabb was the first available shop so we pulled in at 8:15am. He was to have had the trailer axle in hand and replaced by 4pm Monday but turned out he had the wrong length delivered so it turned into a full day.. not much fun but could have been way worse. So, being the glass half-full guy I am we played 18 holes at Riverside near Centralia and I actually shot 47/40 with junk rental clubs. Nice course - they have trees and water and everything in Washington, unlike my desert course.
Anyway, I'll go through my pics and post some if possible. Gotta tell you guys, that was a real blast. Meeting all of you was a kick and watching some really quick Buicks was a ton of fun. We plan to be there again. Next time we hope to have more days and be able to spend some time up north sight-seeing and take Dave up on the BBQ offer I so ingraciously declined. o No:
Other than meeting the gang the highlights were:
Hightlight #1 - watching Dave K. run 11.36 on 11.36 dial first time in a bracket with the blue car.
Hightlight #2 - putting TWO, TWO, TWO farm animals on the trailer back to back.. see Dave's rendition. Those boys were displeased but they're buddy was a really cool guy. Way to go Rick!
Hightlight #3 - cutting 3 .0x lights and one .006.
Hightlight #4 - I won the race to the Bremerton Raceway gate before it opened at 8am. I had time to chamois the car before the next car showed up, which was Dave's. Not like I was excited or anything.
Bummer: BOP shirts sold out B4 I could get one.
Thanks for the good time gents.
Its not funny if a guy sells a car without saying that somebody died in it and the stink is from rotten human flesh :af:
1. Dave's launch. Digital delay prevented me from getting it in the air.
2. Cool little shop we found browsing around Centralia Monday night. Would love to go by when someone is there.
3. I think a '65 Lark on the reservation on the way home. I'll be looking into buying this one for a drag car. Yikes!
It was great to finally meet you and your wife Erin. And yes, next time I won't let you skate on the BBQ... :grin: Tell you what, we'll go out catch a few big silvers and some dungeness crab and we'll have a feast you can't refuse.
We've watched the video 3X already. My mother-in-law even watched it and was glued to the set. She'd jump every time somebody would launch.... :laugh:
Next time we'll have to make sure you have some sticky tires so you can harness that power. Here's a photo of your car. And I'll be the first to say, that is one absolutely GORGEOUS car!!! You've done a great job on its mods.
I'll be sure to have more time next trip. :beer I had to drive 250 miles today at work and another 400 tomorrow.. just about burned out after a trip to Montana the week before Bremerton then the 2k I put on the Dmax last week.
Next trip I'll have 3.90 gears and sticky tires for sure.