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Holley LS Fest
If you haven't heard, Holley is introducing their inaugural Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the weekend of September 10, 2010. And rather than sitting idle as onlookers, we're going to partake in the event by sponsoring three individual events we're calling the Chevy High Noon Shootouts, which includes an invitational eighth-mile Outlaw 8.5 drag race, a True Street Autocross Challenge, and the Best of Show during the Show & Shine. For complete rules and details, be sure to log onto holley.com/lsfest.
50th Anniversary Of The Winter- Nationals
Southern California has remained the home of the NHRA and the Winternationals since February 1961 when NHRA founder, Wally Parks hosted the first iconic event. Since then, year after year the NHRA Winternationals has created such greats like Don Garlits and John Force and gained notoriety around the world. The 50th anniversary event was held on February 11-14, 2010 in the Winter-nationals hometown of Pomona, California. If you weren't able to make the NHRA Winternationals all is not lost. Check out their site for event history and vintage 8mm video-you can even grab a T-shirt or two: 50thwinternationals .com or nhra.com.
Summit racing Website
Notice a change on Summit's website? Summit Racing's website is now super-streamlined to get you what you need for your build and fast! Summit's new site is faster and supplies its customers with an in-house chat messenger service directly from a Summit sales person. Also, while searching for parts, a drop-down list of the previous searches lets you keep track of your progress. More drop-down menus provide options to narrow hard-to-find searches to find those items quickly. Make sure to check out Summit the next time you are searching for that hard-to-find part! Visit summitracing.com.
Speaking from firsthand experience, many project cars get held hostage in the "almost finished" vortex; the black hole of somewhat complete but still not running-there's still a little ray of hope that leaks in every now and then. Granted, having to handle daily duties doesn't leave a whole lot of leisure time. What vacation? Haven't you heard we're in a recession? As a result, the lowered morale you begin to absorb from the car creates tension and frustration for the lengthy time you honestly weren't expecting to have to dedicate. In some instances though, you'll have to look deep down into your inner core to find the source of that ray of hope. While at other times, it may be a case of obsessive-compulsive behavior as you walk past that dusty heap of a vehicle and notice a loose bolt. Yes, it's happened to all of us at one point or another. In turn, you end up either completely tearing into the car to discover what else is loose, or you finally install that box of parts until all hours of the night.
Building a car is a learning experience and that's an understatement. It can be filled with endless doubt and even buyer's remorse. One step forward and two steps back, right? Maybe this car wasn't worth as much as I had paid. I should have done this or that. It quickly becomes a game of what-if and what-could-have-been. Personal experience with Project Brutus has taught me a little bit about building a car and has shone some insight on myself. It's difficult to stay motivated when you visualize fast-forwarding to a completed build. Take each installation as a step in the right direction, even if that means disassembling some parts to start over-baby steps. Fighting off the naturally occurring procrastination that rears its ugly head every now and again helps as well.