Preston Davis Named Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion

March 11th, 2013

Legendary Tennessee Bo Weevil Driver Preston Davis Named Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance.

Three pioneer drag racers, a beloved track official and famed track announcer are among those named Honorees for the 11th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance, Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15, at the glorious Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

This year’s honorees are Alan Bockla, Lynwood Dupuy, Melvin Heath, Jon Lundberg, and Tom Prock. The Grand Marshal will be Preston Davis, the popular Tennessee Bo Weevil driver. The Reunion Spotlight will shine on Lynwood Welding’s Pat Bilbow, the renowned drag racing fabricator that ruled in the early drag racing days and continues today. They will be feted on Fri., June 14 at a reception in the Holiday Inn and Convention Center, host hotel for the event.

 

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Tom “The Mongoo$e” Surprise Birthday Party!

January 14th, 2012

Tom “The Mongoo$e” McEwen was totally caught by surprise by his surprise birthday party today.  The crew at Beckett Media and his friends gathered together to celebrate his 75th birthday.  Yes, hard to believe 75 years old!  It’s amazing he’s still alive considering his career choice.  Driving top fuel dragsters and nitro funny cars isn’t conducive to a long life span.  He’s been crashed, blown and burned up countless times, from coast to coast….and lived to tell.  Everyone really went out of their way to throw him a grand birthdayl party.  The planning was extensive, cloaked in secrecy.  And it all came together just as planned.  He was got but good.  There was plenty of good food, conversation and the Beckett women even went to the trouble to create a skit, going as far as to write and a perform a song in his honor.  Goo$e makes it a point never to show emotion, but you could tell he really appreciated all the time and effort that went into the celebration of his birth.

See some great photos of the birthday party. (http://www NULL.motortopia NULL.com/album/30328)

See a great retrospective video of G00$e’s career (http://youtu NULL.be/Wk0S3GkQUYQ).

Leave a favorite one paragraph comment about a good memory of The Mongoo$e.  The top three comments (as judged by us in a totally unscientific manner) will a receive a free signed Mongoo$e poster.  Deadline is Feb. 15.

History for Sale

January 11th, 2012

What are my Bids for a Quick Trip Back to Yesterday?

 There was a time, not too long ago, when old race cars were simply discarded when their usefulness as weapons of war had come to an end. They were retired, replaced, and in most cases, removed from the premises without remorse. No love. No eulogies. No death with dignity. Some were unceremoniously scrapped, dispassionately dismantled or just dumped in the corner of a bleak and drafty warehouse, disrespectfully covered with a plastic tarp or a few shipping blankets in what could be described as the automotive equivalent of the county morgue. Read the rest of this entry »

Now you can Bring the Excitement of NHRA Racing Into Your Home

January 9th, 2012

Reality and perception draw closely together when you check out Auto World’s NHRA slot cars. The 1:64 scale cars sport intimate detail and full-size speed. Race them on Auto World’s Pro Racing Dragstrip slot track and you’ll have the thrill of big show drag racing right in your basement or living room. Read the rest of this entry »

Behind the Scenes with… Charlie Neilson

January 6th, 2012

Unquestionably, Charlie Neilson should be high on the BFF (Best Friends Forever) list of any serious NHRA drag racer. As the Association’s Contingency Sponsor Service Manager, Neilson is the guy responsible for amassing, organizing and overseeing distribution of some $19,000,000 posted this year at all NHRA Full Throttle (National), Get Screened America, Pro Mod, Jegs Sportsnationals, Lucas Oil (Divisional) and Summit E.T. Championship Series events. Read the rest of this entry »

MSD’s Power Grid Ignition System

December 29th, 2011

The new Power Grid ignition system from MSD Ignition is set to be on nearly every drag strip in the country, but what does the new controller really have to offer? If you’ve considered using a programmable ignition system, the Power Grid could seriously change what you thought you knew. Take a look at the box, its features and the software that controls it. Read the rest of this entry »

Competition Connecting Rods

December 25th, 2011

Nothing undermines the reputation of a connecting rod maker more than a deficient batch of rods. He agonizes constantly about heat treatments, high revs, heavy pistons, heavy pins, the number of race laps between rebuilds, but probably most of all whether or not nitrous is being sprayed. It’s a complicated business determining minimum weight while yielding maximum strength, enough to withstand the abuse sustained by the average race motor. Read the rest of this entry »

Make Room for These Beauties!

December 21st, 2011

Prepare to break out your plastic, race fans! These highly detailed gems are available from Prestige Hobbies, 1238 S. Beach Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92804, call toll free 888.886.5778 or click on Prestige-hobbies.com (http://www NULL.prestige-hobbies NULL.com/). Read the rest of this entry »

Fuel Bowl Control

December 19th, 2011

Here are the lock screw and adjustment nut with instructions.

The process of carburetion starts at the bowl where fuel arrives at the needle and seat. The needle’s cone-shaped top presses against the matching seat in the housing to limit the amount of fuel that enters. The float located inside of the bowl rides on the fuel like a boat and raises or lowers the needle based on the level. This is why proper float adjustment is crucial. If the float is adjusted to ride too high, the excess fuel will find its way to the vent tube and into your engine unatomized, causing the engine to run poorly or stall. If the float level is set too low, you can starve your engine of fuel, causing it to lean out or stumble. Read the rest of this entry »

Cool Hand Lucas

December 17th, 2011

Morgan Lucas has it Goin’ on—Everyone chill.

Okay, let’s review how several of the sport’s most popular Top Fuel drivers wound up in the NHRA’s quickest and fastest fraternity. Read the rest of this entry »