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Archive for October 2008

Corvette Odd-Ball: Is the “Grumpy” Corvette for real?

October 14, 2008

Question: Is the “Grumpy” Corvette for real? Answer: I’m going to make a broad assumption that everyone reading this knows who Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins is. If not, we’re going to have to suspend your drivers license for a month while you take Muscle Car and Nostalgia Drag Racing Sensitivity Training Classes. There’ll be a test […]

“Not-So-Legal Idea, Jungle” by Gradey Bryant

October 14, 2008

A GREAT story from the wild and wooly early days of funny car racing. We need to start this chapter by explaining just how some racers are not afraid to try new ideas, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t, but nevertheless they still try. Their innovations of how to keep cash flow going has […]

Showing Grumpy Jenkins & Dave Strickler How to Speed Shift!

October 11, 2008

Untitled Page Showing Grumpy Jenkins & Dave Strickler How to Speed Shift! NHRA’s inaugural Supernationals in 1971 at Ontario Motor Speedway east of Los Angeles brought all the big name drag racers to town. As a cub reporter for Car Craft Magazine, a prominent drag racing publication, I was part of the circus surrounding the […]

What Is Bench Racing?

October 11, 2008

Hey! Dude here! A very long time ago (back in the early 70s) I had a “to die for” job as one of the track announcers at Cecil County Drag-O-Way as one of their track announcers. It was just a weekend gig and I was getting paid cash, so it was a pretty cool deal. […]