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#21 blevinsracing

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

Thanks, more pictures soon....... Got a chassis out of the 66 wagon kit, and in the process of stretching it and filling in the fuel tank. Then the leaf spring conversion can start!!

 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

Sorry I have been away for a bit. Just started building my mopar 360 today having problems uploading pics right now

#23 DrKerry

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:28 AM

What if I have two cars mostly done? Can I enter those or am I starting a new one??



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:11 AM

Anyone doing this yet? ALl I hear are crickets in the corner!! LOL



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:17 AM

Yea I have a 78 monaco I will build.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:09 AM

I started a 65 GTO last night. Figured back a few years, lost title, demo drivers don't car about rarity ortype of car. What the heck!!!!



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

64 GTO demo car in the beginning stages....

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

awesome sorry for the slow comments I check the forum everyday on my phone so but I cant reply on it so I have to wait to get on the comp ill put u guys down.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

I started a 65 GTO last night. Figured back a few years, lost title, demo drivers don't car about rarity ortype of car. What the heck!!!!

 

Call it a Tempest.  Nobody will be able to tell with all that body damage!



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:45 AM

True so true.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

I saw a video where some modern demo drivers had people complain about them using "rare" cars. They pointed out that they were purchased from the wreckers, and if they were so "valuable", others were welcome to put their money where their mouths were and rescue them first.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

Right, I know some demo drivers that made me cringe growing up. Taking older steel and crushing them to no end in demos. They later told me that they had salvage titoles and could not be re-registered to the street again and instead of seeing them go straight to the crusher, why not have a little fun with them first.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:22 PM

In all honesty most cars that people derby now are not desirable cars. Now I will say there are some 50s and 60s mercurys, edsels, mopars and Lincoln's that I probably wouldn't derby. Majority of the people run 80&newer crown Vic's, 70s gms and mopars. That's not a desirable car but to a limited number of people and they have every opportunity to buy them.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

Like you say now a days they're what ever cars. I know my firends demoed a 55 Chevy one time, salvage title but still.

I've seen 58 Impala to Chrysler Newports to Imperials to mavericks..



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

Kerry, Im not sure how far you are from Antigo, WI, but there is a big 2 day derby there next weekend.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:47 PM

That's up Northern part of Wisc. I'm in the Southern near Illinois.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:47 PM

that's kind of funny im from central Illinois. guess us Midwestern's are the only demo builders here lol



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:00 AM

Looks to be that way anyway!!!! Maybe we need to corrall a few more builders from other points of the world!!!!



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

I used to drive in the demo derby in NJ back in the 1980s.  For every seemingly nice car that made it there, there was a story of a guy who tried to sell it to someone who would restore it for a year before giving up and taking it to the demo.  I once had a '73 Cougar that people yelled at me about. Well, my friend paid $100 for that car and both he and I tried to sell it for some time.  Fall came and I needed it off the property. So I let a Cougar guy take everything he wanted off the car, and we took it to the demo.  



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

There ya go Tom, It's a good thing to part out what ya can but when you need to get rid of a car you have to....

 

 

Years ago my friend, his dad and myself went to a demo in Mendota Illinois, the state champions. During the demo he was passing time and he told everyone there a story of a guy who had a Caddillac that was only two years old at the time. The guy asked what would it take to run this car in the demo. Everyone just laughed him off and said yeah right. About a half hour went by and the guy came up again and made it clear he was serious about it. So the officials said he had to take out the windows anyway he could, move the batteries and gas tank along with a few other things. He took a hammer and knocked out all the glass except windshield, had a few guys in the pits help him move the battery and gas tank and painted the numbers on the door. The announcer said that everyone was in utter disbelief of what this guy was doing. The guy went out, ran the car, of course everyone went after him and when the demo was done the announcer went down to ask why did he do it..... The guy simply said, I settle my divorce on Tuesday and my blankety blank soon to be ex gets the car, I just can't wait to see the look on her face when I give it to her!!!!!!!

 

That's the best demo story I've ever heard!!!!!