Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Glen


videoEvery fall hundreds of people head down to Walkins Glen New York ( yeah its on the NASCAR circuit ) to watch hundreds of vintage race , exotic , and club members cars drive along the original race course which wanders through the amazing countryside and town through the streets of the small lakefront town. This event is a blast, considering you can stand on the shoulder of the road and watch a Shelby Daytona Coupe with a bigblock cammer scream by you, or an Enzo howling at 12000 rpm leading a pair of Ford GT race spec monsters up hill! Can you say loud? If that's not enough, if you manage to get sick of all the cars and people you can head up to the Glen that is a park that was created by a glacier melting a million years ago and it shows in all the smooth rock walls that guide the stream.



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............... Ive been there a few years in a row and it doesn't get old. One year my father in law ran into Vic Edelbrock! Yeah thats the guy that made your Intake, Fuel pump , Cam, and maybe even your Heads. He was cool and even signed his shirt (i still have no idea how managed to pic his Edelbrock shirt to wear that morning when he woke up).

............. To sum it up.....This event is a blast, you can ditch the ol' lady at one of the many shops on the main drag, go do a wine tour, or eat at MR. CHICKEN!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010





.............Last summer my wife and I went to the Carlisle Ford show and was amazed by all the unique cars we found. Through all these cars one stood out like a huge lonely bull on an empty hill overlooking the whole show. As we crested the hill there it was relaxing with its owner's in all it's black on black beauty. At first glance it just looked seamless with its smooth Finnish along with the black grill and great chrome trim. Then it hit me ..... There's no marker lights, emblems, or door handles! The interior is black also and the custom fit black leather power bucket seats were originally from an SUV. Add in a custom wrapped leather dash along with lots of little tidbits. This beast even glides on an Air Ride Suspension. As i feed the ego of the owners ( an older couple ) i discover this jewel was purchased as a HAULER for there '53 Ford! They claim this Rancho is great on the highway, even when towing there 5200 lbs car. I just cant see it that this amazing car is nothing more than a mule, as I would most likely be a baby if i owned it and only drive it to shows or lightly around town.
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.......... One Man's Trash Is Another Man's GOLD!!