Posts Tagged ‘nadm’

Weekend on the Edge

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

NADM Hosts 9th Annual Event

One of the few “old-school” events that has survived for any length of time is Weekend on the Edge, which has been held in Salt Lake City, and Ogden, Utah, for approximately nine years. The event is hallmarked by an evening of drag racing at Rocky Mountain Raceway, just outside Salt Lake City, followed by a full open house and dyno day the next day at Edge Products, in Ogden. More recently, a sled pull had been added to make Weekend on the Edge a true diesel triathlon. (more…)

NADM East Coast Nationals

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Huge Turnout At Third Annual Event

The rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania have long been the place to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City. The fresh air and green trees are a stark contrast to the concrete jungle of the city. The Poconos are also home to one of NASCAR’s biggest racetracks, and there are plenty of places to get away for the weekend. (more…)

Big Speeds, Big Pulls and Big Weather

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The NADM Diesel Country Nationals Had It All

Those who were in Terre Haute, Indiana, for the NADM Diesel Country Nationals got more than they bargained for on May 6 and 7, 2011. Sure, Ron Knoch, one of the head guys at NADM, promised a fun weekend full of drag racing, sled pulling and all-around diesel partying, but even he didn’t know the full extent of the wildness that was to descend upon the show at the Crossroads Dragway and adjoining Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. (more…)

Sled Pulling Down on the Farm

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Despite the laid-back-appearing atmosphere on most American farms, a lot can happen on all that acreage. Take, for example, Uphill Dairy’s 250 acres in Hico, Texas. Sure, it has all the trappings of a 1,000-cow farm, complete with a state-of-the-art milking facility. Typically, the only diesel vehicles running around the property are trucks used for transporting products and tractors working the fields. (more…)

NADM Texas Diesel Roundup

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The old saying “Everything is Bigger in Texas” may or may not be true, but in the case of NADM’s Texas Diesel Roundup, this year’s event was most definitely bigger than the inaugural held last year. Nearly 3,500 fans packed the “Concrete Palace,” as Dallas Raceway is known, to see a full day of side-by-side diesel drag racing and sled pulling. (more…)

Frozen in Time

Monday, February 14th, 2011

There are moments in history when time stands still; the world halts its daily grind to watch and wait to see history unfold. These are the times where we all remember what we were doing and where we were when we heard or saw the events unfold or watched the news. A perfect example is the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Another one of the most-remembered tragedies in U.S. history is the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 23, 1963 in Dallas. For most of us, the series of events that followed on that fateful day are not only part of history, they are also etched in our minds forever. Many of us watched the accounts on television, saw the headlines about the death of a young president in newspapers, and looked at the emotionally gripping photos in both Time and Life magazine. It was a day, like others that followed, that has become frozen in time.

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New and Hot!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Diners, Drive-ins, Dives and Diesels

Food Channel celebrity chef Guy Fieri is usually seen behind the wheel of a Camaro on his hit show, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Truth be told, though, he’s actually a diesel enthusiast. Here’s he showing off his customized Kodiak, which features a spiced-up interior, lifted suspension, custom rims (not duallys) and a modified Duramax, juiced up with an aftermarket computer chip. He likes to use it for family RV outings, but asked what he hauls, he had a one-word reply: “ass.”

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Editor’s Note: That’s How You Do it, Son

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

By Kevin Wilson

I’m sure everyone has seen the latest Geico Insurance commercial that features legendary country fiddler Charlie Daniels. A “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling wannabe narrates something about Geico having cheap rates, and goes into “Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?”

The camera then cuts to Charlie wailing away on a violin, broken bowstrings and all, at what looks to be a concert stage. As the camera pans out, he’s actually at a quiet table at a swanky restaurant while the restaurant violinist stands agasp. When Daniels finishes his performance, he utters the punch line: “That’s how you do it, son.” He then hands the fiddle back to the violinist and walks off, stealing a piece of bread off someone’s table on the way out. Classic.

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