Good eye! Yep the crowds were large and loved the Bluesmobile. Only car of the 120 that had music. The brown Caddy in the picture is Tag and Mary Beth Lewis and won best appearing. Not sure if we got a vote on that one. Tag is the gentleman that passed away after the awards banquet. Quite a shock and a bad ending to a great week of fellowship. However, Mary Beth is a trooper and is in this years race with a fellow racers wife as navigator. So the Caddy and the Blumo are back. Stephen
Well the Riverside Ca. newspaper has put out an article on the Great Race and of the 120 entrants, the oldest cars are mentioned and US. Could be misinterpreted as the movie car but we don't announce it as such, Fury you know. So Leave Me Alone LOL; the quote
"Only cars built in 1974 or earlier are allowed to participate, with many built before World War II. Participating cars include a 1913 Cadillac, 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Hillclimber, a 1917 Peerless Green Dragon and even a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan, which is the car featured in “The Blues Brothers” movie, Stumb said.
Both cars in the race this year. Reliable Carrier driver had a 1 million dollar Bugatti in front of the Coronet heading to Jay Leno's in route to Riverside. He would have to unload Coronet so I asked him to get some pics and get him to sign it. Cant mess up the paint, WHAT PAINT? Jake
And I tossed a nice dash pad in the trunk for a Ca. member here.
Building a new 440 bullet for the Blumo. Usual ebay purchase. Ran fine on run stand but we cracked it open anyway. HP block hot tanked and mag'ed, 30 over checked good, 10 under steel crank perfect, cam bearings bad, poor job of rod resize so new rods and pistons to get compression to 9.5. Going with Sniper EFI induction to deal with the altitude changes. Will see how that goes in months to come. Jake
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