J.B.: It was a great
day. The drags were fun. The best part of the drags was walking
around looking at all the cars and talking to the owner/drivers.
We stood in the shade and watched Gene Snow's crew for a good
bit and got the pleasure of being about 10 feet behind the zoomies when they ran it up. We talked for a good spell with the
owner/driver of an absolutely flawless '70-'72 Chevy shortbed.
It weighed 3800 and ran 8.90s. I think that was the only bowtie
we perused. We also talked for quite a while to the young driver
of a '68 Shelby Mustang. FE motor (428) and setting like 7th in
the nation with one race behind. Those FE motors are still doing
it in style!!!!
Much thanks to Larry and the missus. Nice family and
wonderful hospitality, and a great steak to boot. And thanks to
everyone who showed up to make it a successful get together. It
was fun meeting everyone and putting faces to the names that we
And Ashley Force asked to have her picture taken with
the FORDification guys. She said if there had been more of us
she would have had us over for some steaks later but really
could only host one organization and it had to be at least six,
five just wasn't enough. Something about Ford's P.R. rules as
the actual sponsor of that little program. She also said it is
normal for the PR guys to have her pick one person from the
group that is about her age (22) to go spent 1 on 1 time with. I
guess it's just something about keeping in touch with the fan
base at a grass roots level.
In case you other people don't know, Tony and Miss
Thang drove 500 miles round-trip just to spend a couple hours
No one got hurt,
drunk, or offended. unless it was Chevy fans bothered by the big
Ford racing banner.....
Chris: I had a great time with everyone who came to
the get-together and I have a lot of GOOD memories that I'll
keep forever. It was a blast to be able to meet and put a face
to the names. It was cool to just hang out and talk. I think we
all found out we have a little more in common than just trucks,
which makes it even more fun to talk. I want to thank Crazy
Larry, Miss Crazy and their son Mike for hosting the after-race
party at their place. The steaks were great and I felt at home.
Tony B: Although fashionably late, Miss Thang and I had a
great time and look forward to getting together with everyone
again. Larry and Kim's hospitality was East Texas's at it
finests; J.B. was just J.B...wants a 4 speed in everything.
Chris: thanks for the cards, I'm getting the word out everywhere
I can; and James, we didn't get to talk a lot and if you get to
read this I hope it finds you well in whatever part of the world
you landed in. Godspeed bro, come home safe. Mere words cannot
express what you do to keep our freedom safe.
The food was great, the company was better and the drive...well,
just another day at the office for me.