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Post  rmcomprandy on June 18th 2014, 11:10 am

bluef100fe wrote:I don't know why theres confusion with this event? As far as I know it's been anything ford powered since at least 2009... The first year I attended and actually drove my race vehicle the 1200 or so miles round trip to get there and back.... I run a 390FE in my junk and have never been turned away... I look forward to this race every year... Hell we were leading the points in our class at my home track but I still skipped a race at home to come support this all ford event and race/converse with my ford brothers. The track always has always been a hooking sob for me.... I get my best 60ft. Times at US 60... even in the heat...

I really hope this event keeps happening but I can see how promoters get frustrated when the people don't show... The family like atmosphere is unbeatable and I always look forward to the good conversation and info that gets passed around at this event.. Oh and the food and beer.  Hope everybody can make amends and get back to the way things used to be... Lifes too short...

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 When it comes down to the "point" of this event ... you "get it". So many others just don't.

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Post  bluef100fe on June 18th 2014, 12:34 pm

I agree with ya randy... Also the track is rented for test and tune on Friday... We pretty much had the run of the place Friday... I think people are crazy to not want to come and test on Friday and race on Friday night and Saturday morning for like $135? Where else can you get that kind of flexibility for that kind of money? Shit I counted my timeslips after we packed up and I made 26 passes in the two days I was there... Yes the fuel bill and windshield time sucks for me to get there and back but the info/help given out and friendships formed at this event are priceless... I guess I should get off my soap box now also...


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Post  Larry T on June 18th 2014, 1:00 pm

i think the popularity of a track has something to do with it all so.
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Post  psfracer on June 18th 2014, 1:10 pm

bluef100fe wrote:I agree with ya randy... Also the track is rented for test and tune on Friday... We pretty much had the run of the place Friday... I think people are crazy to not want to come and test on Friday and race on Friday night and Saturday morning for like $135? Where else can you get that kind of flexibility for that kind of money? Shit I counted my timeslips after we packed up and I made 26 passes in the two days I was there... Yes the fuel bill and windshield time sucks for me to get there and back but the info/help given out and friendships formed at this event are priceless... I guess I should get off my soap box now also...

I agree 100% on it being a two day thing, with the first day just a TNT. With the kind of distance I drove in 2012, this, for me, would be a requirement. It just wouldn't be worth it for it being a 1 day event, even though I would love to meet all of the board members again. That being said I thought these things were two day events anyway? It was at US43.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on June 18th 2014, 1:14 pm

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Post  cool40 on June 18th 2014, 1:28 pm

psfracer wrote:
bluef100fe wrote:I agree with ya randy... Also the track is rented for test and tune on Friday... We pretty much had the run of the place Friday... I think people are crazy to not want to come and test on Friday and race on Friday night and Saturday morning for like $135? Where else can you get that kind of flexibility for that kind of money? Shit I counted my timeslips after we packed up and I made 26 passes in the two days I was there... Yes the fuel bill and windshield time sucks for me to get there and back but the info/help given out and friendships formed at this event are priceless... I guess I should get off my soap box now also...
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I agree 100% on it being a two day thing, with the first day just a TNT.  With the kind of distance I drove in 2012, this, for me, would be a requirement.   It just wouldn't be worth it for it being a 1 day event, even though I would love to meet all of the board members again.    That being said I thought these things were two day events anyway?  It was at US43.
it was just so damn hot! Friday night tnt then Saturday race would be good IMO. We may need an extra day for hErO to get his ass handed to him.lol


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Post  bluef100fe on June 18th 2014, 2:00 pm

They have been two day events... US 60 has been TNT during the day on Friday then you can race their regular Friday night program (all makes allowed) then it's the all ford race on Saturday... I believe the windy hollow events were also done in this fashion.. At least the four years I've attended were this way...
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Post  dfree383 on June 18th 2014, 2:49 pm

I had a great time..... It was good seeing everybody !
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Post  D. Sea on June 18th 2014, 2:52 pm

If one wishes to try and decipher what, why, where and to what extent; one only needs to look at past history. What changed? Why are the car counts lower?

I don't have the answers but IMO one needs to learn from the past and try to improve in ways that will bring the people and cars back like it used to be.

Everyone has different opinions as I have mine. Some may or may not like ones opinion. All I'm saying is try to learn from the past and make it work.

I have my reason for not making it this year and also the last few years. If some don't like my reason, oh well, I can't make some like it.
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Post  psfracer on June 18th 2014, 3:45 pm

bluef100fe wrote:They have been two day events... US 60 has been TNT during the day on Friday then you can race their regular Friday night program (all makes allowed) then it's the all ford race on Saturday... I believe the windy hollow events were also done in this fashion.. At least the four years I've attended were this way...

Thats what I thought--I was just saying moving forward I would hope whatever is figured out it would remain a two day thing. US43 in 2012 was the same way.
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Post  bbf-falcon on June 18th 2014, 4:42 pm

Larry T wrote:i think the popularity of a track has something to do with it all so.

I think Hardinsburg(US60) was pretty popular. I never heard anyone complain. Maybe not Norwalk or BG,but its downhome and racer friendly and it hooks as good as any of the big tracks.

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Post  jbozzelle on June 18th 2014, 4:44 pm

Man, I turn 40, miss one Bash and you guys start complaining???

I missed it due to kids and summer camp schedules.  But otherwise me and my dad would've been there.  Just didn't work for us this year.  I've been for as long as I can remember and have never brought anything more than a cooler full of beer and pots to boil crawfish.  We show up for the friendship and bench racing.  Hell I even flew in and rented a car for the rained out reschedule at Windy years back.  

I think setting a date for next year as early as possible as well as securing entry fees months in advance would help get the attendance up.

As far as past tracks and who's put on each of those events.   Not one was better than the other IMO.  All the races at Windy, US43 and US60 were a blast.  Each track has it's pros and cons.  And all hooked real nice if I recall too.


As far as I'm concerned the Bash is the Bash.  No matter the who, when, where or how...

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Post  342g on June 18th 2014, 4:50 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Man, I turn 40, miss one Bash and you guys start complaining???

I missed it due to kids and summer camp schedules.  But otherwise me and my dad would've been there.  Just didn't work for us this year.  I've been for as long as I can remember and have never brought anything more than a cooler full of beer and pots to boil crawfish.  We show up for the friendship and bench racing.  Hell I even flew in and rented a car for the rained out reschedule at Windy years back.  

I think setting a date for next year as early as possible as well as securing entry fees months in advance would help get the attendance up.

As far as past tracks and who's put on each of those events.   Not one was better than the other IMO.  All the races at Windy, US43 and US60 were a blast.  Each track has it's pros and cons.  And all hooked real nice if I recall too.


As far as I'm concerned the Bash is the Bash.  No matter the who, when, where or how...

Agreed, whoever puts it on, everyone should show, and work on my car, huh John?  Very Happy   Twisted Evil 
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Post  jbozzelle on June 18th 2014, 4:56 pm

342g wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:Man, I turn 40, miss one Bash and you guys start complaining???

I missed it due to kids and summer camp schedules.  But otherwise me and my dad would've been there.  Just didn't work for us this year.  I've been for as long as I can remember and have never brought anything more than a cooler full of beer and pots to boil crawfish.  We show up for the friendship and bench racing.  Hell I even flew in and rented a car for the rained out reschedule at Windy years back.  

I think setting a date for next year as early as possible as well as securing entry fees months in advance would help get the attendance up.

As far as past tracks and who's put on each of those events.   Not one was better than the other IMO.  All the races at Windy, US43 and US60 were a blast.  Each track has it's pros and cons.  And all hooked real nice if I recall too.


As far as I'm concerned the Bash is the Bash.  No matter the who, when, where or how...

Agreed, whoever puts it on, everyone should show, and work on my car, huh John?  Very Happy   Twisted Evil 

That's right! Speaking of... Did you ever find your voltmeter I stashed in one of your trailer cabinets???

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Post  342g on June 18th 2014, 5:06 pm

jbozzelle wrote:
342g wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:Man, I turn 40, miss one Bash and you guys start complaining???

I missed it due to kids and summer camp schedules.  But otherwise me and my dad would've been there.  Just didn't work for us this year.  I've been for as long as I can remember and have never brought anything more than a cooler full of beer and pots to boil crawfish.  We show up for the friendship and bench racing.  Hell I even flew in and rented a car for the rained out reschedule at Windy years back.  

I think setting a date for next year as early as possible as well as securing entry fees months in advance would help get the attendance up.

As far as past tracks and who's put on each of those events.   Not one was better than the other IMO.  All the races at Windy, US43 and US60 were a blast.  Each track has it's pros and cons.  And all hooked real nice if I recall too.


As far as I'm concerned the Bash is the Bash.  No matter the who, when, where or how...

Agreed, whoever puts it on, everyone should show, and work on my car, huh John?  Very Happy   Twisted Evil 

That's right!  Speaking of... Did you ever find your voltmeter I stashed in one of your trailer cabinets???

Yes I did, and I was mad as hell, you earned it, I will get it back to ya, soon.  pirat   cheers 
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Post  Larry T on June 18th 2014, 8:13 pm

bruno wrote:let me know if I can help for next years deal , I have several sponsors that would love to be apart of a heads up deal like we did at us43.


when I read this from nick I herd ears perk up!......just saying Wink 

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Post  70FB on June 18th 2014, 11:01 pm

Larry T wrote:
bruno wrote:let me know if I can help for next years deal , I have several sponsors that would love to be apart of a heads up deal like we did at us43.


when I read this from nick I herd ears perk up!......just saying Wink 

 
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Post  dfree383 on June 19th 2014, 11:10 am

Larry T wrote:
bruno wrote:let me know if I can help for next years deal , I have several sponsors that would love to be apart of a heads up deal like we did at us43.


when I read this from nick I herd ears perk up!......just saying Wink 

 
The question is will he ever bring a car again??????? Question Question Question lol! 
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Post  dfree383 on June 19th 2014, 12:05 pm

I got and idea......

If we need to get attendance up..... Have Charlie and Lem do the chicken dance for charity..... Everybody donate some money to watch them to do the complete song and the money would go to a charity of their choice.

Hell I'd throw out at least $100 to see that ! 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEjjq2BW54

And if that's not good enough how about the hookie pookie?  lol! 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEjjq2BW54
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Post  bruno on June 19th 2014, 4:16 pm

dfree383 wrote:
Larry T wrote:
bruno wrote:let me know if I can help for next years deal , I have several sponsors that would love to be apart of a heads up deal like we did at us43.


when I read this from nick I herd ears perk up!......just saying Wink 

 
The question is will he ever bring a car again??????? Question Question Question lol! 

no car but will do another heads up deal with someone !!!! my list , my rules I will make it rain !!!!!
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Post  Larry Williams on June 19th 2014, 5:37 pm

If we need to get attendance up..... Have Charlie and Lem do the chicken dance for charity..... Everybody donate some money to watch them to do the complete song and the money would go to a charity of their choice.

Hell I'd throw out at least $100 to see that ! 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEjjq2BW54

And if that's not good enough how about the hookie pookie?  lol! 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEjjq2BW54[/quote]


I was addicted to the hookie  pookie..... but I turned my self around.
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Post  richter69 on June 19th 2014, 6:49 pm

Im sure for enough money Lem and Charlie will be glad to come over to you queers hotel rooms and give private sessions...... I for one have no desire to see that let alone pay for it.......
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Post  dfree383 on June 19th 2014, 7:04 pm

richter69 wrote:Im sure for enough money Lem and Charlie will be glad to come over to you queers hotel rooms and give private sessions...... I for one have no desire to see that let alone pay for it.......

You're such a stick in the mud....... Sleep 
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Post  Larry T on June 19th 2014, 8:08 pm

bruno wrote:
dfree383 wrote:
Larry T wrote:
bruno wrote:let me know if I can help for next years deal , I have several sponsors that would love to be apart of a heads up deal like we did at us43.


when I read this from nick I herd ears perk up!......just saying Wink 

 
The question is will he ever bring a car again??????? Question Question Question lol! 

no car but will do another heads up deal with someone !!!! my list , my rules  I will make it rain !!!!!


I've got some friends in low places............



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Post  yellowhorse7 on June 19th 2014, 9:22 pm

Larry T wrote:
bruno wrote:
dfree383 wrote:
Larry T wrote:
bruno wrote:let me know if I can help for next years deal , I have several sponsors that would love to be apart of a heads up deal like we did at us43.


when I read this from nick I herd ears perk up!......just saying Wink 

 
The question is will he ever bring a car again??????? Question Question Question lol! 

no car but will do another heads up deal with someone !!!! my list , my rules  I will make it rain !!!!!


I've got some friends in low places............





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