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Sold my dragster and trailer at the Tucson race this weekend..So for the first time in 40yrs I'm without a racecar....My hope is to find a Dart or Duster street car. Or a V-8 Vega maybe...No more race tracks in SoCal so I guess it's back to street hotrodding...
Even with BkING pitted next to me showing how to get it done, I still wasn't enjoying dragracing that much anymore anyhow..


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Hate to hear that but you are not only one. I am seeing many cars go up for sale and some at good prices. Car counts are dropping at tracks and tracks are going under way faster than new ones are coming up. The future does not look good for racing.


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Dave,

Congrats on selling your dragster & trailer. I hope you find a dual-purpose car that you want. You could buy a flat bed & open haul to some races, just an idea.

2BKING thanks you for the kind words.
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Oh hell yes Bryan....A streetable racecar would be fine....An old school flatbed trailer ride to a track once in a while would be perfect.


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Make it happen or else! Wink

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I ain't sold mine yet but I understand the feeling. I don't go much anymore, 2 or 3 races a year. Honestly? It's less expensive and less headache to load up the boat and go fishing. More relaxing too, and if I am in a tournament, every bit as competitive. I've kind of lost some interest in drag racing. Considering putting mine up for sale and moving on. I've owned it for over 30 years so it'll be hard to do. As far as street rodding, yeah, that's under attack too. I've had mine out twice in the last 2 weeks and both times I've had it out, got pulled over. First time the license plate was not clearly visible, second time "loud mufflers" (it's nowhere near loud). Everyone in the area who has a "hotrod" of any sort has complained of the same things that the police are targeting them. It's ridiculous. Maybe it's different in SoCal.
 
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Oh hell yes Bryan....A streetable racecar would be fine....An old school flatbed trailer ride to a track once in a while would be perfect.


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Sold my entire operation 2 years ago and never looked back. Owned various dragsters, altered and a few full bodied cars for over 50 years. With the sale of my last dragster i bought a used C4 Corvette. Its now my 'hotrod'. It's a lot cheaper to maintain and more practical in these times. No more trying to keep up the constant bs of the nhra. Enjoy your retirement.
 
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That is where I'm at right now. All of it has to go. 40 years of the best days of my life. Health issues.
 
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Sold my TD thinking I was done, instead I bought a Pro Stock truck project. 65 years old and still make poor financial decisions Big Grin
 
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Sold my dragster and trailer at the Tucson race this weekend..So for the first time in 40yrs I'm without a racecar....My hope is to find a Dart or Duster street car. Or a V-8 Vega maybe...No more race tracks in SoCal so I guess it's back to street hotrodding...
Even with BkING pitted next to me showing how to get it done, I still wasn't enjoying dragracing that much anymore anyhow..


How about a 72 duster roller, that is somewhat of a project. Smile


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PM me details....Not stuck on anything for sure.....Would prefer something at least 1/2-3/4 done but.....


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Sold my dragster and trailer at the Tucson race this weekend..So for the first time in 40yrs I'm without a racecar....My hope is to find a Dart or Duster street car. Or a V-8 Vega maybe...No more race tracks in SoCal so I guess it's back to street hotrodding...
Even with BkING pitted next to me showing how to get it done, I still wasn't enjoying dragracing that much anymore anyhow..


How about a 72 duster roller, that is somewhat of a project. Smile


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Well guy’s I understand where all you are coming from. I never wanted a fast car, and never did. My Camaro is a 10.50s ride is over built and is consistent printing slips but with me in the car not so much. The whole deal with me racing is being at the track and seeing and hanging with all them . Most of these guy’s help me like a village as my health is not so good, My set up is a open trailer that goes right in to my garage and my daily driver Dodge dually. It’s been a great time and I’m in it till my body tells me no more. I had a base model 1970 Duster in HS ,lime green 318 and it had 340 wheels. Wish I never sold it , it was a great cruising machine. Every weekend I be going from one hangout to the next!!!

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Figure racer are like Marines no such thing as ex. Just those not doing so now. Enjoy




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I'd really like to deny that this will not eventually happen to me. But I know it will.
Enjoy whatever you decide to do sir!


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Sold my dragster and trailer at the Tucson race this weekend..So for the first time in 40yrs I'm without a racecar....My hope is to find a Dart or Duster street car. Or a V-8 Vega maybe...No more race tracks in SoCal so I guess it's back to street hotrodding...
Even with BkING pitted next to me showing how to get it done, I still wasn't enjoying dragracing that much anymore anyhow..




What’s Next! Congrats Dave!
Not far behind you, have a Team who wants this car. He’s been bugging me last four years…
Prob pull the plug on it all. It’s no longer fun.

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Remember, I’m In California! This place sucks for racing anything!


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Sold my TD thinking I was done, instead I bought a Pro Stock truck project. 65 years old and still make poor financial decisions


I thought that was an Excellent choice on switching race cars. I’m eager to see the finished product and results.
 
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Dave 20 years ago I decided to give it up. Sold everything and decided to restore my Dart swinger 340. We gave the car shows a try and went to cruise nights. That got old fast. While this was happening would still attend a drag race as a spectator. Started to help some my friends on their cars and found out that I not only missed the racing, but noticed how many friend we made. So decided I didn't want to go as fast anymore so found a car just to have fun with and see all my friend more often. So I run in Super Street "when I want to", run around in the Dart "when I want to" and go to Pismo "when I want to". Go out and find a slow 10 second car and join us. Hell your probably 10 years younger than me. Your too young to quit.
 
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