Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
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Thanks again geeteeohguy -
"Sex Drive'' was the name of that one. "I attend the Bakersfield March Meets every year, which is a vintage only event, and get to see all the front engined stuff go down the track"
I want to get to one of those nostalgia meets. The Winter 2013 issue of Rod & Kulture mag has a story on the California Hot Rod Reunion held at Famosa Raceway. Its on my bucket list. I did the Richard Petty driving experience at the Charlotte Speedway a couple years back. It was 8 laps in a Nascar racer. You follow a lead car - which was a bit confusing as you open it up and slow down based on his signal light at his rear. I got a little over 130 MPH on my last lap because I just drove the car how I felt I should drive. I got the video, I kept eating up the lead car and would have to back out of it, so they do try to keep your speed down a bit. My youngest brother, his second driving experience, hit 140 MPH. It was on my bucket list. Awesome.(Fastest I have gone is 140 MPH on the highway - in my younger years). Would be cool if an old time gasser was offered as this kind of experience! I like to try different experiences riding trains,trolley cars,planes,auto's, and roller coasters. Youngest brother owns a railroad and he let me operate his older 1949 Diesel engine down the track for a short run. Neat! Check that off my bucket list! My other younger brother restored a 1943 WWII armored Scout Car - complete with .50 cal & .30 cal machine guns(repro dummies). We bombed around in it down in Florida. An added extra to my list, but check that off my list as well!! HaHaHa