|Jack, "You got a biscuit treat"?|
|"I Love this Candy cane treat"!|
|Back OFF it is mine!|
|OK I am loving and cute again, what's next?|
|Visit with Earl McMillian (vet pilot WWII bombers)|
|Ed Shadle will recognize this engine Ala NAE|
|A real BLUE ANGEL?|
|Christmas Bells are ringing.|
|Merry Christmas 2011|
|Ted Robinson loaded the engine blocks to take to HEADS UNLIMITED IN SURREY|
|Dave Arnold at Heads Unlimited made perfection in head prep seem like childs play.|
|Their logo says it all!|
|Ted Robinson is smiling as he lifts the wounded engine out of the chassis. We will rebuild this one with fresh race pistons (Mahle High Performance ) and bore, hone and balance. We will check the pump at NW Fuel and the cam at Colt Cams.|
|My job is to keep the engine from hitting anything. Very technical so I have a special pry bar!|
|We trimmed the trees away from the tent and Ted is seen here pressure washing the accumulated organics that form over the past 7 months.|
|He's originally from Nova Scotia, a millwright by trade, Ted has been in BC for the last ten years. here he is welding new casters on the heavy duty engine stand donated by my neighbour.|
|Ted and Barklee get along great, maybe because TED is so kind and scratches his back.|
I look forward to Ted's contributions to the Goldenhawk and hope he can come to Bonneville next Speedweek.
|Ed is just about to run for the record, |
his son Cameron is waiting for him to quit mugging for the camera.
CONGRATS to ED and the whole crew!
|Larry visits Roy Lewis, the first man over 300mph with diesel power in 2006. Then Roy had one Cummins 6BT but now has two. Roy is very humble guy and that somewhat hides his brilliance. He will be the man that goes takes the record back to North America at over 350mph is my bet.|
|Would this called a 12TBA 48valve Cummins?|
|The stretched car sure looks like the original, Nice work Roy!|
|Prepare to run.|
|At the starting line.|
|waiting for the course to be 'locked down" for Roy's run.|
|Teething problems kept the Chassis Engineering Special from its potential 400mph speeds.|
|Everyone says "this is awesome totally Fu**'n awesome!"|
|Larry has his eye on the car body?|
|Dennis admires one of five hundred hot rods at Speedweek.|
|Some show car people say "I wouldn't take my car out on the salt." |
Racers understand that there is a car wash and perhaps rain on the way home!
|Check out this load.|
|Grandad had a SAAB and it didn't look like this.|
|Always my first thrill of Bonneville,|
as you break over the hills and see Wendover and "the salt flats"
|The next great treat is arriving at the Bonneville Sign and being welcomed by non other that the cheerful ambassador to speed events, "LANDS END LYNDA" and her Daughters. She has many other volunteers to assist her but she is a constant. Each year the "Hawk has arrived she has already secured the Nitrous bottles for us and greets everyone on the team with big hugs and smiles.|
Thank you to all the volunteers that make Bonneville the fastest place on earth.
|Lands End Gate worker welcomes Dennis Hicks (almost my cousin 2) .Dennis is well known as a Funny car owner driver and now has a front engined dragster for nostalgia racing.|
|Cameron and DQ bring the camping toys to the Bend in the Road each year.|
|Cameron dressed in Speed demon colors poses with his friend. Cameron has his birthday at Bonneville each year.|
|Ken Rouble, X-BSA motorcycle racer and |
Norton Commando S owner/enthusiast
|Aurele Gagon (L), Ken, Justin Howat(R) roll out the drive assemble to load.|
|Thanks to Tony Rodrigues for his assistance and to Aurele for good wishes.|
|One of the best the fastest hot rods in the world!|
|Alan Fogliadini, is Mr.Cool when he is driving this racecar, |
He set 288mph Record at Speedweek 2011!