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Drag Car....No Big Thing
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:33 PM
and its AWESOME. Nice resto on an old drag car....
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:40 PM
the vespa had a door that opened from the front i think from what i have seen ? & it was 3 wheel's i am not sure.
You are thinking of the BMW Isetta.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 03:51 PM
My name is Mark McKee ~ My dad retired USAF in 1971 and we moved back to Kokomo, In.,I was 10 years old when we moved back.
After that we wasn’t back in Indiana a month or two and dad heard the radio advertisement “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday at wailen US 30 Drag strip, we went up there to see what it was all about – after that it became a main stay of me and my father’s Sundays. We drove the hour and a half 90% of all Sundays between summer of 71 through the fall of 79. This also included the Saturday night and think sometimes Wednesday or Thursday night races too.
We went to Indianapolis one time but it didn’t come close to the feel of US 30
I Always liked the cars from King’s speed shop with the orange and white paint jobs, and who could forget “NO BIG THING”
Doing wheelies in first, second, and third gear. Big Daddy, Mongoose and Snake, Blue Max, Chitown Hussler the wheelie standers, I even seen a rocket powered go-cart up there one time. One time we were parked down at the end of the track and Raymond Beatles Blue Max blew the motor and the car came to rest at the finish line and burnt right in front of us.
One night they had a bright yellow full size Kentworth semi with three jet engines hanging out the back of it, after he got done warming up his engines the tree(next to the fence) back behind him was all wilted, he went down the quarter at 188 mph, that was so cool.
Does anyone remember all the people in the bleacher across from the tower there was 30 to 40 men that had a fist full of money and all of the would bet each other on every race, I got some good laughs out of that crowd.
One of my most memorial moments there was the summer in 76 when they had a night race and about half way down the track was a van with seven to eight people in it , after a while a couple came from the van and made their way to the starting line NAKED (STREAKING). The guy was on the tower side and a girl was on the bleachers side the tower actually ran the tree for them to streak down the track. The streakers got out to about 40 foot from the start line and the guy stubbed his toe and feel down and went rolling down the track. He got up and shook himself off him and the girl went running back
to the van and jumped inside. The cops were in no hurry to catch them they took their time and just walked over to the van.
I don’t think they did anything to the couple though.
I really loved that place it was a big part of my childhood, I do go to the nationals at Indy every year but I would gladly not ever
go to another nationals if US 30 was still running.
I tore up my heart to see the pictures of the way the track looks now ~ I hate that!!!
Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:26 PM
I GOT THE ORIGINAL AND THE CLONE AT A CAR SHOW ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO. CLONE GOT WRECKED AT Z-MAX STRIP AND SOLD ON EBAY THIS MONTH(5/22/10). ORIGINAL NO BIG THING IS NOW OWNED BY A PERSON IN PORTAGE.
Posted 19 November 2010 - 11:44 AM
Gives a new meaning to the term "Open Wheel"