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2018 Mid America Ford & Shelby Nationals

Discussion in 'The Track......' started by msell66, May 15, 2018.

  1. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    HVR has been invited again to participate in the Vintage Exhibition (Race) along with CVAR coming up at the Mid America Ford & Shelby Nationals being held at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit June 13-15th.
    There will be practice and qualifying on Thursday and then the vintage exhibition on Friday. If you are looking for a great event with loads of cool cars, this is the place to be in June!

    Stop by at the BIG tent and say hello!

    Here are links to the details.
    Mid America Ford Meet
    http://www.corinthianvintagerace.com/
    Heartland Vintage Racing | Classic Sports Car and Trans-Am Road Racing
    Hallett Motor Racing Circuit

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  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    cool, thanks for sharing... and don't blow anything up!
     
  3. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Who, me??
     
  4. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Only a week away!


     
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  5. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    You know you've made it when your picture is on National advertising :D

    Latest picture from the Mid America folks.

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  6. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Looks like they caught you in your natural habitat!
     
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  7. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member



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  8. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Lmao


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  9. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    If you didn't know any better you might think that's tire smoke billowing out of the back. But we all know better.

    I see even in race advertising you still come in last.

    This is too easy.
     
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  10. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Got the trailer loaded today. Ready to roll towards Oklahoma.


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  11. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Best of luck and hope you have a blast.

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    Never argue with a Moron. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
     
  12. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator


    I see what you did there



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  13. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    yes, good luck and have fun- with no skeeter spraying this year
     
  14. Patrick Stapler

    Patrick Stapler Active Member

    Mark gave me one job...turn on the camera...I failed. That one simple job was within the first 10 minutes of arrival...24 hours later of adjusting clutches, rear brakes, fixing cool suit water lines, connecting Hans Devices, strapping folks in...My right hand is still battered and bruised...

    Point being, if you folks have never been to one of these Vintage W2W events, there is no way you can appreciate the efforts these men go through with cars. To say the wrenching, and preparation is a continual process would be a understatement at best. Additionally, if you think these guys are just weekend cruisers tinkering around with old Mustangs, you are dead wrong. Every single one of them (including Mark) are serious professionals when they role those cars onto the track. Outside that office, I surprised to find a single one of them that wouldn't give you the shirt off his back. One actually did just prior to my 5-6 lap whirlwind of a ride in a very well sorted '65 coupe. Rules are rules, and they are strictly enforced...from the cars, to the drivers, to the passengers.

    What a great trip my son and I had. I will remember it for the rest of my life for sure. I can only hope my son shares the same sentiments. However, when he strapped in that vintage style Kyrkey race seat, the driver (Steve) fired that 500HP 289 beast, and he turned, smiled, and gave me a thumbs up as they rolled out...I think he will. I would like to pass along a huge thank you to Mark for his hospitality, the introductions he presented, and the the graciousness of the drivers that carried my son and I for rides of a lifetime. Mark, please extend my gratitude.

    Relative to the actual "car show", well we wont be seeing that, because it is actually today (Sunday) and I am now back at home. However, we did make the trip back down to the convention hotel yesterday morning prior to heading to the track and grabbed a few more photos. So hope you enjoy the videos from the Group I race and the photos I did get. Oh...sorry about the dead spots in the videos...didn't have time to edit that out.


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    2nd in race...I think...it was close, he may have actually won. He was in front when he came by us on the back stretch on the last lap.

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    My Ride...3rd in race

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    Race winner...from dead last...I think he may have gotten around the blue '67 on the last turn...Mark will know.

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    Group I Race Videos...






    So there you have it. It was a blast. These cars can be and are fun at any level. You don't have to be W2W like these guys. Open track events can be just as fun...at a much lower cost.
     
  15. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Got home last night. What a whirlwind of a few days. That 1,100 miles is boring by myself :)

    Engine ran great! I did have adjustment issues with the clutch as well as the radiator cap taking a powder, letting about 1 1/2 gallons into the atmosphere 2/3rds into the race. I ran the car hard, but not as hard as it could go. Had a great time with all the other racers and am very thankful that Patrick and his son came all the way from Bama to watch/help! Patrick was an awesome crew chief!! While I did get a little in-car video, it wasn't enough to bother editing/posting so there are plenty of "outside" videos to post. I'll get to that or maybe Patrick will link to his.

    We had 26 cars show up for the vintage event, the largest in many years. Two cars had problems Thursday (GT40 sent a rod out the side of the block) and were unable to start. Three cars failed to make it out to qualify (yours truly was one), so we started from the end of the field. The car that "won" started dead last. A 289 powered 1963 Huffaker Genie Comet. I think it only weighed 1,500 lbs and was like a flash as it went through the field.

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  16. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    "Employer" :D:D
     
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  17. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great time. Someday I'll have to come to one of the races.

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