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Food Lion Auto Fair - Charlotte

By 55Stepside

Well, we finally got our first auto show here in Charlotte. This was the Food Lion Auto Fair that was at the Lowe's Motor Speedway this past weekend. There must have been more than 3000 cars there. We got there at around 10 am and the temperature was about 50 degrees. We walked around the mile and a half track and never actually made it to the infield to see what was there. We left at about 5 pm and the temperature was 74. Great day for an auto show. Hope you have the time to check this out. Some great looking cars.

Getting ready for Pinks

By 55Stepside

Some of you may already know that my neighbor has entered his '70 TA in the Pinks-All-Out that is going to be here in Charlotte April 24 - 26 at the new ZMax Dragway. Well, last summer he was down at Pageland Dragway in SC and the belt came loose on the supercharger and shattered the impeller.

He got it back a few weeks ago after having the supercharger replaced and a new cam installed. We cranked it up in his back yard and noticed water spitting out the cooler tube going to the carburetor. We figured it may be the intercooler leaking because over the winter we had temperatures in the teens and he forgot to drain the water from the intercooler tank. This could have frozen the water lines or the radiator in the intercooler. He took it to the dyno folks to get it tuned and they got it up to 3000 rpm and could not go any higher because the water was still going into the intake. They pulled the intercooler and opened it up and found small fragments of the impeller in the intercooler that had destroyed the radiator, it was like shooting it with a shotgun. He had them order a new intercooler and when they get that installed they will continue the tuning. They said at the 3000 rpm range the HP was about 700. They had not even adjusted the timing yet. They told him that it may even go to around 900 HP after final tuning.

Man, I can’t wait to see this thing on the strip.

New 2010 Camaro

By 55Stepside

Here are some photos of the new Camaros. OOPS. I could only put one photo on here. I guess I can put them in my albums if anyone is interested.

Pinks-All-Out at Charlotte ZMax Dragway April 24-25

By 55Stepside

Here is the web page for the Pinks-All-out that will be at the Charlotte ZMax Dragway on April 24-25. As soon as I get the date that it will be shown on Speed Channel, I will let everyone know.


What happened to the modelers group?

By 55Stepside

I can't find the modelers group in the listing any more. Does anyone know what happened to it?

My first attempt at model photograpy

By 55Stepside

This is my first attempt at model photography. Sorry about the bad picture. I will try to figure out how to get a better photo. Also, I am still using the stone age dial up and it takes about 5 minutes to download one picture.

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