The Racer Edge!

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Ray Handloser, Aug 5, 2001.

  1. Ray Handloser
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    Took my Amphi to the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mi.
    for the Onsted, Mi car show. I live 5 miles from the track. The show
    got to be to big for the small village of Onsted, so M.I.S sort of
    took it over. There were 1180+ cars & trucks. Only 1 Amphi. The
    registration was $12. For another $6 you got a hotdog, bag of chips &
    a can of pop..&...Oh Yeah! Two laps around the M.I S. track with all
    those 300...400... & 500 horsepower engines in those hotrods. I
    started in the middle of pit row & by the time I was on the track I
    was in 4th gear @ 50 MPH. I tried to climb towards the wall but @ 50
    MPH it didn't want to stay up past half way up. Going into the back
    straight away I got up to 65 MPH. Got passed by a couple on the
    outside & one on the inside. I slowed to 55 MPH for the turn 4 &
    stayed in the middle of the track until the back straight away where I
    came down to the inside & stood on it again. Back up to 65 MPH.
    Seeing all those cars in the rear view morror coming at me was quite a
    rush. They didn't get the chance to pass me 'cause it was time to
    pit. Next year I'm taking my Dakota R/T with me too!
    Ray '67 Red Amphi Lake & now Track Approved!
    '98 Dakota R/T
     
  2. Bill Connelly
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    [...] Back up to 65 MPH. Seeing all those cars in the rear view morror
    coming at me was quite a
    rush. [...]

    Yeah...That's swell Ray...But look, if you want a REAL rush why doncha come
    with me next year after Celina down the Pennsylvania Turnpike. After a
    couple of downgrades through the Alleghenies with methamphetamine-gobbling
    truckers trying to shove you faster down the pike by your bilge pump spout
    and that weekend mock race thing will seem about as exciting as the checkout
    line at CostCo.

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
  3. Al Heath
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    Al Heath Guest

    Re: Re: The Racer Edge!

    >> trying to shove you faster down the pike by your bilge pump spout
    >> and that weekend mock race thing will seem about as exciting as the
    checkout
    >> line at CostCo.

    amen to that!
     
  4. Ray Handloser
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    That may be, but I have no desire to become road kill by some
    trucker that doesn't understand what the black 55 on that big white
    sign means! Ray--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Al Heath" <aheath@u...>
    wrote:
    > >> trying to shove you faster down the pike by your bilge pump spout
    > >> and that weekend mock race thing will seem about as exciting as
    the
    > checkout
    > >> line at CostCo.
    >
    > amen to that!
     
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