Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Life gets in the way of blog, but I'm back

You may have noticed that I took a few days away from blogging. You know how it is, Life gets in the way. But I've posted some stuff today and have some posts I'm working on.

I did manage to get to Englishtown Raceway Park in OldBridge NJ for the Fun Ford Weekend on Sunday, but stupid me forgot the camera. It was low attendance with no vendors to speak of, maybe because of recent weather and of high winds, but it was fun just the same. Some of the things I would have taken pictures of are;

High 12 second Diesel Ranger dragster, the guys of Phase II Diesel in New York had a Cummins 4 cyl Diesel in a Ford Ranger and were pulling high 12 second quater mile runs all day long. I got a chance to talk to Bob between rounds and the truck has about 320 hp and over 500 lb ft of torque from a 4 cyl out of an old bread truck. Lots of fun to watch.

Evan Smith of Muscle Mustangs Fast Fords magazine, was pulling the front wheels on every run in his Fox Mustang and still winning with some impressive runs.

There was something for every Ford fan there, and it was cool to watch all the new Mustangs run 13.8 quaters all day on street tires with no mods. I also loved some the Pinto and Mavericks running strong against Fox Mustangs. I promise next time to bring the camera and a note book, really I will.

1 comment:

Dotty Gale said...

CNN hearts the Corvette Z06

http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/carreviews/10/18/chevrolet_corvette_z06/index.html

It's not Ford related but I was reading the description about going from zero to sixty and was reminded of something.

"You stay in first gear -- the Z06 handles zero-to-sixty in as little as 3.7 seconds in this gear alone -- and the sound gets louder until there's an Alaskan brown bear riding shotgun and, man, he is really ticked."

Replace Alaskan brown bear with a goat :)