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Old 12-14-2015, 03:43 PM   #11
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On a lighter note, I once saw a pickup in Bend OR. that had a piece of mine gauge RR track for a front bumper. I wonder how that car would look having hit that.
Went to a dirt track race once (cant remember where) where they had a "Bruiser" class. The whole gist was they did not throw the yellow flag or Black flags. Ever. They would stop the race if someone rolled over, or if someone was on fire, but other than that... it was game on. Imagine a demo derby, but all going in one direction. Hint! You did NOT want to be leading coming out of 4 on the last lap...

Cars had to weigh like 4000, which is HUGE for a dirt track car. Most cars had RR track bumpers. The only way to make the carnage better was to issue frag grenades to the audience so they could lob one in whenever the mood hit them...

I will not soon forget the sound that two RR tracks make when they strike each other

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I backed my jeep into the wife's Mercedes.

Jeep $0 damage.
Mercedes $18k damage.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:41 PM   #13
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Have you ever watched the “modified”’s run in the STL area? My neighbor is a buddy of “Mike Hamerlee”. Met him a few times, and have been awe struck by this older fellow. Builds most of his cars like tanks. What comes to mind is a Belleville, ¼ mile heat race, where I saw him continue to race after a wreck that left him with a broken left front tie rod. Yes, they let him race, That ol’boy kept on the power so as to keep that car frame torque’d and that tire in the air and occasionally dropping it down to setup for the turn. It was awesome...
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:17 PM   #15
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Wednesday night a friend sons totaled his Mazda 3 on the bumper of his F 150. Bent the bumper, tore the Mazda apart and ripped the back end off it. Truck has $1300 Damage for a new bumper, Mazda is $29k.Lots of blue air in there house this week!!
No real contest between car and truck. How about truck to truck.
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Except magnets don't work on aluminum parts . . . .
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Guess you all have not heard about plastic and aluminum magnets
. I also have portable holes no drilling needed Later RJD
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:17 AM   #19
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Have you ever watched the “modified”’s run in the STL area? My neighbor is a buddy of “Mike Hamerlee”. Met him a few times, and have been awe struck by this older fellow. Builds most of his cars like tanks. What comes to mind is a Belleville, ¼ mile heat race, where I saw him continue to race after a wreck that left him with a broken left front tie rod. Yes, they let him race, That ol’boy kept on the power so as to keep that car frame torque’d and that tire in the air and occasionally dropping it down to setup for the turn. It was awesome...
Oh yeah. Seen the School-bus yellow 16 many times. The Hammer was a pretty big deal back in the day. I remember many many epic races between him and Dandy Don Klein.



Belleville is one of my favorite tracks to go watch. I never had the guts to actually race there.

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Something you guys need to remember: Vehicles these days are INTENDED to fold and crumple like you see. It's the folding and crumpling that's absorbing the energy of the crash so YOU don't have to.

Your vehicle is like the sacrificial anode in your HWH. It sacrifices itself so YOU don't have to!!
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