Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mercury pics

This is the newest project that we're working on, a 1965 Mercury ParkLane Breezeway that Terri found beside a guys barn. Not too bad at first glance and as the Beatles sang we'll get by with a little bit of help from my friends.

Friday, February 14, 2014

American Graffit Blog

Link here: http://kipsamericangraffiti.blogspot.com/2013/12/mels-circa-early-1950s-welcome-back-to.html

Monday, January 27, 2014


We're looking at getting back on track with a little more regularity this year....if we can find the funds to do so that is.
NMCA Schedule:
May 23-25, 2014 Madison (St. Louis), IL
July 10-13, 2014 Joliet, IL
August 21-24, 2014 Norwalk, OH
October 9-12, 2014 Indianapolis, IN
If the funds for that don't come through we're looking at attending the inaugural Street Car Super Nationals at Gateway International Raceway this year as it falls on the same days in August that the Norwalk, OH event with the NMCA are on...August 21-24 2014.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Made it out to the Night of Fire event with the FlashBack last weekend. Although we didn't go any rounds we had a good time and it was good to get the car out once again. Diamonds Body Shop, Bill Colwell Ford, and Tags-N-More were instrumental in allowing us to get the car out and down track. Our 10.69 index didn't fare well as we ran a 10.71 on our first round pass.....we changed it to a 10.70 for the Buy-Back round and the car went out and put down a 10.69.....just couldn't hit it right!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

RIP Maxx...9-23-11

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

2nd T&T

The second outing was much better as far as driver performance at least but the hot and humid conditions kept the FlashBack in the 10.60's though.
Our first pass was a -.008 foul and the next two were a .006 and a .010 with a .000 being a perfect light I was pretty happy with that string!
We then gave a friend a ride down the track...what a hoot that was! First time in a car this quick had her pretty excited for quite awhile I hear ;)

Friday, July 22, 2011

First outing '11

Our first pass of the '11 season were less than stellar to say the least.
A wiring snafu had made the trans-brake inoperable and had the low-side rpm engaged...so, the launch was totally screwed up as the car rolled through the beams and then the engine couldn't see the north side of 5000 rpm heading down the track.
Scott dug out his "implements of destruction" and found the mis-routed wire and we were back on track in no time.
The next two passes were a 10.598 and a 10.589...both at just over 127 mph....about where it should be in the heat when we compared the passes to previous seasons passes. With the 60ft times in the 1.46 to 1.47 range the traction available wasn't spectacular either...a 1.42 to 1.43 is what we consider an average launch number and puts our et's in the 10.39 to 1.42 range.
Fuel costs are going to be killer as it was over 100.00 to fill the truck and 80.00 was the total to top the car off...OUCH.
Should be heading out on the 29th for a few more passes!!