Monday, July 29, 2013

Mission Old Time Drags

Well I'm officially still exhausted from our raucous weekend in Misssion B.C. for the  Langley Loafer's Old Time Drags this past weekend. This is our big outing of the year and as usual it did not disappoint in the least. The weather was perfect and the car behaved itself, clicking off consistent 11.1 passes @ 119 mph. The new motor is nothing short of mechanical art and people flock around the car in pits like flys to honey, making it a full time job explaining what the hell is happening in the land of altered wheelbase wagons. It's also fun to kick back and watch people walking by the car as they take time to try and pronounce "Chupacabra" before giving up and continuing on. 
We still have a bit of work to do in terms of chassis tuning, gear selection and some transmission tinkering but the program has a clear and decisive path that can only lead to faster e.t.s and bigger wheelstands. We had a tight crew throughout the weekend that consisted of the entire Babe's Automotive staff, so confidence was high when minor malfunctions arose (as they always do). 
Here you can watch a couple of great passes between me and our pal Steve Chase in his awesome '64 Merc pick-up. Steve is responsible for creating a straight axle specific class for us and we're forever grateful to him for lumping our wierd-ass race cars together with like minded people. I'll post more pics as they roll in but until then enjoy these videos shot by our own "Dangerous" Chris Carlson and be sure to crank the volume for maximum smile factor. 

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