If anyone is familiar with the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Orlando, than this update is for you.... NOTHING'S CHANGED! Okay. That's not totally true but I have been attending this show for 6 years straight and I can tell you the only reason why people attend. This is just my opinion.SO, if there is any PRI employees etc. on here don't get mad!
To get away from their wives and act like bafoons! Seriously. People look to go to trades shows like this one to network... And, guess where that happens. Bars! I did meet a lot of great people inside the show. My highlight was Larry Dixon. After stalking him for several years and having him autograph everything from a coke cup from McDonalds to the sleeve of a shirt. I actually got to sit down and get to know the guy. He was my favorite before but, talking to him made me like him even more. Great Guy. It seems to me. He did sign some things for me and I was gracious but after talking to him on a business level seems I am over the autograph thing. Now, I know I can just say hello when I see him next time. The other cool thing was I was talking to some random guys at Bahama Breeze, a restuarant there in Orlando and who new it was Scotty Cannon and one of his Pro Mod drivers Tony. Can't remember his last name. Never thoguht I would be in a position to be talking about my event and the Pro Mod rules with the very famous Scotty Cannon. Nor, did I ever think I was going to have to tell him I would love for him to show up for my race but I would rather her not. Crazy isn't it.!!!
I have a few fairly funny things to say once in a while. I mean after all it should entertain some folks. After all, most people don't realize how difficult it is to be (or try to stay) successful and professional yet friendly in the MANS WORLD OF DRAG RACING(capitalized for emphasis) I think I do a pretty good job and maintain my sense of humor. Oh! and for whoever thought that 38 was a typo!!! Awe, aren't you sweet! I WISH! I am almost 39. I have a son in High School for crying out loud. Anyway, give me a few and I will throw up some stuff here on this blog that could make you laugh depending on your mood. But, if you are those type A personalities that take yoursleves way to serious. You probably won't like what I have to say very much. Hey, we are here to have fun right? To talk about what we love in the automotive world, right? SO, maybe I should start by telling you how some things just make no sense in this industry more particular in my end of this industry. I just had a client tell me that a Series he races in just sent out a rule revision stating that for 2008 (ready for this) forward facing or forward mounted turbo chargers will NOT be permitted? Can this be true? I mean is this sanctioning guy for real? Anybody know enough about cars out there to comment on this. 99% of every turbo or twins I have EVER seen has been set up this way. Are you kidding me? Did some dummy with side mounted turbo's that don't face forward on their car call this other sanctioning guy up and tell him "well the forward mounted forward facing turbos make more power"! - ????????- Hmm. maybe that guy should face his forward. And who is dumb enough to take that one persons advice? Ok enough ranting... There has to be a logical explanation for all this... I need to get to the bottom of it though! Why do I care, you ask???? Well, I will get blasted with several racers with their panties all up in a twist ready to hack their race cars apart for this one rumor. The other racers will be calling and emailing me asking me what I am going to do about it. Yikes!!
On that note have a nice evening. I need a glass of wine. Oh. it's not even 4 yet. Oops. Guess not.