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NOT A TA
NOT A TA Dork
10/7/19 12:36 p.m.
Floating Doc said:

I am working, and won't be able to attend this year. Let me put a plug in for the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing.

It's in Ocala, about a 30-minute drive down I-75 from Gainesville.

^^^^ Anyone who's never been there should visit the museum if the opportunity arises.

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
10/7/19 1:14 p.m.

Very awesome. Can't wait!

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
10/7/19 2:38 p.m.

Hold my beer... I got this. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/7/19 3:16 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

Garlits is a busy, busy guy, so I'm not exactly sure how much of his time we'll have outside of those drag passes. But it's still the coolest thing ever that he'll be at the event, right? It's up to you all to convince him to stay for the Concours!

I bet when Andy drops the hammer and tears down the hellcat he'll want to see what just happened. 

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/7/19 3:18 p.m.
Patrick said:

Of all the berkeleying years for me not to finish my primary car...

Call out sick for the rest of the month? 

 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/7/19 4:04 p.m.
Mndsm said:
Patrick said:

Of all the berkeleying years for me not to finish my primary car...

Call out sick for the rest of the month? 

 

Doesnt work when you're self employed 

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/7/19 4:11 p.m.
Patrick said:
Mndsm said:
Patrick said:

Of all the berkeleying years for me not to finish my primary car...

Call out sick for the rest of the month? 

 

Doesnt work when you're self employed 

That means you work for an shiny happy person who won't pay you for time off.

OldGray320i
OldGray320i Dork
10/7/19 4:16 p.m.
jharry3 said:

Now if you could just get Shirley Muldowney...

Shirley Muldowney was mean.   To be fair, I think she still had pain from the wreck and surgeries. 

And then someone broke in to her husband's Corvette.  She was REALLY not happy then...

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/7/19 6:13 p.m.

Big Daddy?

Get.

The.

Berk.

Out.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
10/7/19 6:21 p.m.

This is rad. 

I'm excited. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
10/7/19 6:57 p.m.

This is absolutely fantastic!!!  He is an automotive God!!!!  

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/7/19 7:03 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

This is rad. 

I'm excited. 

Think he'll sign my benz?  Someone bring a silver sharpie 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/7/19 7:14 p.m.
Patrick said:
mazdeuce - Seth said:

This is rad. 

I'm excited. 

Think he'll sign my benz?  Someone bring a silver sharpie 

I can do better than Silver. I have actual chrome markers. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
10/7/19 7:21 p.m.

Other than yourself, who do you want to see line up in the other lane? Why?

I'll go first. 

Calvin Nelson - the Nelsons elevated the drag racing portion of this event and showed what could be done with $2k. I pick Calvin because the only thing better than doing something awesome is watching your kid do something awesome. 

Wreck Racing - The Georgia Tech kids are rad and are consistently on the pointy end. They also bring a HUGE cheering section and their own couch. 

 

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
10/7/19 8:00 p.m.

Wow.

 

That is all I can say. Wow, and congrats to GRM for making that happen.

packrat
packrat New Reader
10/7/19 8:38 p.m.

This is awesome.  How cool to have a legend running with us.  Nice work GRM.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/7/19 8:48 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

Other than yourself, who do you want to see line up in the other lane? Why?

I'll go first. 

Calvin Nelson - the Nelsons elevated the drag racing portion of this event and showed what could be done with $2k. I pick Calvin because the only thing better than doing something awesome is watching your kid do something awesome. 

Wreck Racing - The Georgia Tech kids are rad and are consistently on the pointy end. They also bring a HUGE cheering section and their own couch. 

 

The obvious selection would be Andy Nelson- because it's Andy. A less obvious choice would be Pat (Lawson? ) SDAC Pat. The one that had the 11 second Shadow or whatever it was. I'd LOVE to see a FWD E36 M3box tree a Redeye. 

 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/7/19 8:57 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Pat Culkin, and they are registered with the chrysler 300 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
10/7/19 9:12 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Thank you good sir. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
10/7/19 9:44 p.m.

I hope I'm half as active as Don when I'm 87 years old.

bigben
bigben Reader
10/7/19 11:54 p.m.

So, who`s going to set the benchmark time for the autocross? And what will they be driving? 

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
10/8/19 5:41 a.m.

Holy crap. You guys rock.

The museum is well worth the time and expense to get there.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/8/19 7:56 a.m.

In reply to bigben :

I predict a v6 miata

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
10/8/19 7:58 a.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

I have imagined some cool photo-ops... 

How about a frame with two pictures.  In pic #1 it is two cars at the christmas tree.  Big Daddy stand at his headlight with a hand on the hood.  Calvin stands at his headlight with his hand on his hood and Andrew stands behind Calvin with his hand on Calvin's shoulder.  Logo'ing for Gator Nationals is is the background.    

Pic #2 is an action shot with both cars just past the christmas tree.  In my dream version of the photo, Calvin's car is just slightly ahead of Big Daddy's because Calvin got the jump on him with a better reaction time!  

Mounted then in the frame is the time slip which is signed by Big Daddy.   

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/8/19 7:58 a.m.
Patrick said:

In reply to bigben :

I predict a v6 miata

Nah. Datsaniti. Mines slow.

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