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Creek Life

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Well drag racing especially Mustangs and Fords were my thing for years but I just got burnt out on late nights and long weeks.
I got back into fishing and even bought a boat and haven't looked back. My fiance whom I've been with for 5yrs had never been
fishing until she met me is hooked. She is my constant fishing companion and is upset if she isn't able to go with me.
She does have a hobby she is great at. She has even won a contest with the show Cake Boss. Here are some pics of her work.
 

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I do apologize for that...here are some pics I have of cars plus another cake she made for the guy I did all the car stuff with
that was my roomie.
 

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Here are a few engine pics...
 

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0h man I love me some drag racing. Car and bike. Had a sub 9 second 1/4 mile bike .
 

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Loggerhead Mike said:
It is against all forum rules to trick us from drag racing to cakes. :LOL2:

:lol: Also!

Have been playing around with a 66 L-72 Impala for over 50 years, fast street car back in 66, not so much now!
Today I would rather eat the cake!! :LOL2:
 

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i stopped in to visit my brother as we were passing thru his neck of the woods while we were wandering about last aug.and he showed me some of his new builds.a nice harley fx st,a rear engine dragster and a nitrous powered jeep cj.didn't drive the dragster but i did get to sit in it and fire it up.all i can say is holy crap. the cj was a freaking blast to rip around in the back field.the wife has some pics of the rooster tails i shot up on her cell phone. now he's building a 72 'vette that i just might buy off of him when it's done,if it's not too extreme.he has a habit of going a little too far.4 years ago he bought a brand new vmax snow machine,took it home and did a hi performance job on it that made it too much for anyone to use.
 

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Heads up racers don't call bracket racing "drag racing" but yeah I've been around the sport for a while.

Trust me. You don't "quit" racing. It's an addiction, you can't totally quit unless you're dead (or close to dead).

Won't go into a lot detail but in the last 40 years I've been involved in some sort of racing. Slot cars to go-karts to midgets (briefly), sprints briefly, hobby stock, mini stock, then bracket racing-which is what I'm focusing on now. BUT I'll say this. With bracket racing, there aren't many late nights up working on stuff. I'm more laid back. If something's broken, it'll get fixed at some point. I quit chasing points about 10 years ago and got into fishin' more. Thought I could just quit. NOPE. Impossible. The first few weeks was tough. After that it was a little easier but I found myself "treeing" the car(s) next to me at the stop lights and drag racing tin boats against friends. The other reason....my dad and I built my car starting in about 1992 and finished it up a couple years later. I still have that car, and there's an amount of emotional attachment to the father-son project (1975 Ford Maverick). Had built several others in the time since ('78 Fairmont, '85 Mustang coupe, '64 Fairlane, '76 F100, '03 Lightning, '74 Maverick turbo), some were crashed, one burnt, the rest were just sold because a buyer wanted them more than I/we were attached to them.

Why bracket racing? Budget. And much more laid back. I have and still do run some index stuff which is a heads up bracket race in a nutshell, but I ain't doing as much as in past years. Had good sponsor in the early 2000's through about '08, decided that it was taking up too much of my time. Terminated the contract and went fishing. Still run part time. Have run 5.50 and mostly 6.0 index off the foot brake (no electronics at all other than ignition). Have to really lean on it to run 5.50. Slow by a lot of peoples' standards but with that, the stuff lasts a long time a opposed to a 4.0 car. One of my friends is into the no prep stuff and has gone 4.50 in the Mustang a few times. The amount of money they're throwing at these things to run (and compete) is ridiculous. $34K into suspension alone (magnetic shocks & all the stuff to run it similar to NHRA pro stock), not counting the engine, transmission, chassis, safety equipment, etc....and this is car #2 after having crashed #1. Every night after work he's out there fiddling with something. Valve springs every weekend. Tires every weekend. Transmission overhauls, turbo rebuild, etc etc. If he doesn't slow down, he'll never be able to pay back the loans-and he makes pretty good money (electrical engineer).
 

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We used to have these things called auto crosses where guys would congregate at a local airport and race against the clock on a curvy course set up with traffic cones. Guys were racing everything from Cobras to family station wagons. Cars were put in classes as I recall (probably based on displacement), so something like a ford galaxy might be racing in the same class as a corvette. They were really fun to watch.
 

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Midgets, sprint cars, mini sprints, modifieds, Formula BMW, I have either driven or crew chiefed something on or off for the last 30 plus years. Not so much any more, but I still get the urge every time I go watch...Those are awesome cakes too!!!
 

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