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Yep....I've got the wall space for that 100 incher.  But like others.....furtherest I could get back from it would be about 16 to 17 feet.  Guess we'll stick with our 55 incher.

 

Rain storms moved through here.  We got one tenth of an inch.  WOW!  Barely enough to dampen the grass.....let alone help the tomato plants.  We've been watering regularly but a good dose of Mother Nature's nice, chemical free water would be a lot better.  At least the temperatures have moderated.

 

Hope you all have a great week.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher

Yep....I've got the wall space for that 100 incher.  But like others.....furtherest I could get back from it would be about 16 to 17 feet.  Guess we'll stick with our 55 incher.

 

Rain storms moved through here.  We got one tenth of an inch.  WOW!  Barely enough to dampen the grass.....let alone help the tomato plants.  We've been watering regularly but a good dose of Mother Nature's nice, chemical free water would be a lot better.  At least the temperatures have moderated.

 

Hope you all have a great week.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
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Hi hpmsrm!! Smiley Happy Just thought I'd pop over in this neck of the woods for a minute since the Wireless Forum is pretty quiet.  

The temps have cooled off here a little, too, but don't think it'll last long. I'm loving it though..Mother Nature can keep her humidity. Lol! We have quite a few tomatoes on our plants but no red ones, yet. I can't wait to have a nice home grown tomato sandwich. Smiley Happy

 

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Hi hpmsrm!! Smiley Happy Just thought I'd pop over in this neck of the woods for a minute since the Wireless Forum is pretty quiet.  

The temps have cooled off here a little, too, but don't think it'll last long. I'm loving it though..Mother Nature can keep her humidity. Lol! We have quite a few tomatoes on our plants but no red ones, yet. I can't wait to have a nice home grown tomato sandwich. Smiley Happy

 

Have a great week and take care! Smiley Wink

 




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Most of you know that I'm a big racing fan and I've taken pictures and done PR work at race tracks around here.  One of the biggest racing disciplines around here is Figure-8 racing and at the Indianapolis Speedrome, it is their top draw.  Look at this video and watch the leader in the orange car, Mike Riddle, Jr.  If you have seen the HBO documentary about Thunder Car racing at Anderson Speedway, he and his Brother Billy were featured in that.

 

 

 

Most of you know that I'm a big racing fan and I've taken pictures and done PR work at race tracks around here.  One of the biggest racing disciplines around here is Figure-8 racing and at the Indianapolis Speedrome, it is their top draw.  Look at this video and watch the leader in the orange car, Mike Riddle, Jr.  If you have seen the HBO documentary about Thunder Car racing at Anderson Speedway, he and his Brother Billy were featured in that.

 

 

 

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That's frickin nuts!!  It's a wreck waiting to happen!!

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That's frickin nuts!!  It's a wreck waiting to happen!!

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Hmmmm.  Kind of reminds me of some of the street intersections around the Kansas City area.   That is crazy.  Almost guarantees an accident.  I guess that is why the fans shell out the cash for the tickets.  I also was a racing fan when I was much younger.  But growing up in Kansas did not offer much opportunity to attend events in those days.....except for the state fair in the fall.....and the drag racing at an old Army Air Corps base out in the central part of the state.  So my enthusiasm waned as the years passed.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher

Hmmmm.  Kind of reminds me of some of the street intersections around the Kansas City area.   That is crazy.  Almost guarantees an accident.  I guess that is why the fans shell out the cash for the tickets.  I also was a racing fan when I was much younger.  But growing up in Kansas did not offer much opportunity to attend events in those days.....except for the state fair in the fall.....and the drag racing at an old Army Air Corps base out in the central part of the state.  So my enthusiasm waned as the years passed.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
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hpmsrm wrote:

Yep....I've got the wall space for that 100 incher.  But like others.....furtherest I could get back from it would be about 16 to 17 feet.  Guess we'll stick with our 55 incher.

 

Rain storms moved through here.  We got one tenth of an inch.  WOW!  Barely enough to dampen the grass.....let alone help the tomato plants.  We've been watering regularly but a good dose of Mother Nature's nice, chemical free water would be a lot better.  At least the temperatures have moderated.

 

Hope you all have a great week.


 

 

 

You do realize that Mother Nature makes rain by wrapping the drops around pollution in the air, so every drop  can carry it's own little payload of chemicals.Smiley Sad

 

 

Been unseasonably cold here the last few days. Got down to 48 last night.Smiley Surprised

 

 

 

 




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hpmsrm wrote:

Yep....I've got the wall space for that 100 incher.  But like others.....furtherest I could get back from it would be about 16 to 17 feet.  Guess we'll stick with our 55 incher.

 

Rain storms moved through here.  We got one tenth of an inch.  WOW!  Barely enough to dampen the grass.....let alone help the tomato plants.  We've been watering regularly but a good dose of Mother Nature's nice, chemical free water would be a lot better.  At least the temperatures have moderated.

 

Hope you all have a great week.


 

 

 

You do realize that Mother Nature makes rain by wrapping the drops around pollution in the air, so every drop  can carry it's own little payload of chemicals.Smiley Sad

 

 

Been unseasonably cold here the last few days. Got down to 48 last night.Smiley Surprised

 

 

 

 




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Edited by dhascall on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:58:03 AM

BeeBeeSA wrote:

That's frickin nuts!!  It's a wreck waiting to happen!!


And the drivers that race in Figure-8's are as well.   Many are very skilled at avoiding accidents, however.  As many times as they pass through the intersection, the crashes in the "X" are sort of rare.  They do happen and when they do, it can be dramatic.  Figure-8 racing is very thrilling and exciting to witness.  The Indy Speedrome has a 3 Hour Figure 8 endurance race, each September.


BeeBeeSA wrote:

That's frickin nuts!!  It's a wreck waiting to happen!!


And the drivers that race in Figure-8's are as well.   Many are very skilled at avoiding accidents, however.  As many times as they pass through the intersection, the crashes in the "X" are sort of rare.  They do happen and when they do, it can be dramatic.  Figure-8 racing is very thrilling and exciting to witness.  The Indy Speedrome has a 3 Hour Figure 8 endurance race, each September.

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I have heard Tony Stewart make reference to running figure 8 races.  If it's a messed up NASCAR race I've heard him say something like "NASCAR should run this race in a figure 8 since there were so many wrecks".  I never really knew there WAS such a thing.  I just thought he was being Tony.  I understood what he meant when he said it though.

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I have heard Tony Stewart make reference to running figure 8 races.  If it's a messed up NASCAR race I've heard him say something like "NASCAR should run this race in a figure 8 since there were so many wrecks".  I never really knew there WAS such a thing.  I just thought he was being Tony.  I understood what he meant when he said it though.

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He later said that he wanted to run the 3 Hour race at the Speedrome before he retired.  ABC's Wide World of Sports used to show the "World Championship" Figure-8 races from the old Islip Speedway, in New York.  Sonny Thompson, from Indianapolis, won that race, in the early 70's.   The Riverhead Speedway, also out on Long Island, had one of their big Figure-8 races shown on ESPN, in the mid 80's.   That race was STRANGE!  A car was on the track who was not on track for the start - apparently it's a rules violation.  The driver wouldn't leave the track and was doing donuts and racing his engine in protest.  The flagman got down from his stand and started pulling the plug and coil wires off of his car, until it quit!  NUTS!

He later said that he wanted to run the 3 Hour race at the Speedrome before he retired.  ABC's Wide World of Sports used to show the "World Championship" Figure-8 races from the old Islip Speedway, in New York.  Sonny Thompson, from Indianapolis, won that race, in the early 70's.   The Riverhead Speedway, also out on Long Island, had one of their big Figure-8 races shown on ESPN, in the mid 80's.   That race was STRANGE!  A car was on the track who was not on track for the start - apparently it's a rules violation.  The driver wouldn't leave the track and was doing donuts and racing his engine in protest.  The flagman got down from his stand and started pulling the plug and coil wires off of his car, until it quit!  NUTS!

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Well it seems to me you have to have a screw loose to do that figure 8 anyway!!  That's probably why he wouldn't leave!Smiley Surprised 

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Well it seems to me you have to have a screw loose to do that figure 8 anyway!!  That's probably why he wouldn't leave!Smiley Surprised 

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Edited by hpmsrm on Jul 30, 2013 at 7:59:34 PM

It's crazy how reading material on certain subject matter can set off a chain reaction in a senior's brain.  I first visited the Indianapolis Speedway in early 1947 when my parents decided to head east on vacation (first one after WW II) and visit old friends in Kentucky.  On the way we stopped off to see other friends in Indianapolis and a visit to the Speedway was part of the adventure.  If I remember correctly (and that is always in question) the "Brickyard" was still really the brickyard.  There was some activity as I remember.....race cars were being driven at high speed around the track.  Did not mean much to me at the time.   Then....as my brain shifts gears....on that same trip we arrived in Kentucky and a side venture took us to one of the beautiful horse farms in the Lexington area...that the state was so famous for.   Inside one of the white, red-roofed barns I remember the stalls were all constructed of stained and varnished wood.....with fresh, clean straw.....so clean I swear you could perform surgery in them.  As we strolled through the building a huge horse  walked up to the front of his stall and stuck his head over the railing as he just stood there looking at us.  Probably hoping for a treat.  I walked up to  him and stroked his nose and forehead.  Then an old man walked up and asked us if we knew who "dat" horse was.  Of course we had no idea.  "Well".....he said...."dat horse...he the most famous race horse what ever lived.  Dat is Man-O-War".  I had just petted the forehead of the race horse who, in his two year racing career, won 20 out of 21 of his races......setting records all over the place.  But he never ran in the Kentucky Derby because his owner felt he was to young.  And, of course, they get only one chance at just one age.  Man-O-War was born in 1917 and died in November of 1947. His races and wins all came shortly after the end of WW I.  But I bet he made a fortune in stud fees for his owner.  I was 10 years old when that encounter happened.  Wish there were photos because it's a memory I treasure.  Other famous racers have come and gone.  But I got to stroke and talk softly to Man-O-War.  I remember the story was that he died (of heart break they thought) within a few months of the passing of his care-taker......that same old gentleman we met in front of Man-O-War's stall. 

 

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It's crazy how reading material on certain subject matter can set off a chain reaction in a senior's brain.  I first visited the Indianapolis Speedway in early 1947 when my parents decided to head east on vacation (first one after WW II) and visit old friends in Kentucky.  On the way we stopped off to see other friends in Indianapolis and a visit to the Speedway was part of the adventure.  If I remember correctly (and that is always in question) the "Brickyard" was still really the brickyard.  There was some activity as I remember.....race cars were being driven at high speed around the track.  Did not mean much to me at the time.   Then....as my brain shifts gears....on that same trip we arrived in Kentucky and a side venture took us to one of the beautiful horse farms in the Lexington area...that the state was so famous for.   Inside one of the white, red-roofed barns I remember the stalls were all constructed of stained and varnished wood.....with fresh, clean straw.....so clean I swear you could perform surgery in them.  As we strolled through the building a huge horse  walked up to the front of his stall and stuck his head over the railing as he just stood there looking at us.  Probably hoping for a treat.  I walked up to  him and stroked his nose and forehead.  Then an old man walked up and asked us if we knew who "dat" horse was.  Of course we had no idea.  "Well".....he said...."dat horse...he the most famous race horse what ever lived.  Dat is Man-O-War".  I had just petted the forehead of the race horse who, in his two year racing career, won 20 out of 21 of his races......setting records all over the place.  But he never ran in the Kentucky Derby because his owner felt he was to young.  And, of course, they get only one chance at just one age.  Man-O-War was born in 1917 and died in November of 1947. His races and wins all came shortly after the end of WW I.  But I bet he made a fortune in stud fees for his owner.  I was 10 years old when that encounter happened.  Wish there were photos because it's a memory I treasure.  Other famous racers have come and gone.  But I got to stroke and talk softly to Man-O-War.  I remember the story was that he died (of heart break they thought) within a few months of the passing of his care-taker......that same old gentleman we met in front of Man-O-War's stall. 

 

Phil

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Awesome! 

Awesome! 

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dhascall wrote:

Most of you know that I'm a big racing fan and I've taken pictures and done PR work at race tracks around here.  One of the biggest racing disciplines around here is Figure-8 racing and at the Indianapolis Speedrome, it is their top draw.  Look at this video and watch the leader in the orange car, Mike Riddle, Jr.  If you have seen the HBO documentary about Thunder Car racing at Anderson Speedway, he and his Brother Billy were featured in that.

 

 

 


 

 

Back when I was a kid, the local county fair would either have a demo derby on the last day or they would have the figure 8 race, only they called them crazy 8 races, and would use the same class of cars that would normally show up for the demo derby. To add some variety some of the races were run with the cars towing old travel trailers. Once they did the race with old school buses. Either way, whether it was demo derby or crazy 8, the outcome was usually the same. Lots of wrecks. Of course, because the track area was pretty small, and the vehicles pretty much at the end of the life, about the fastest anyone could get up to was ~25 mph, maybe 30, so there were never any serious injuries, if there were any at all.

 

 

 

 




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dhascall wrote:

Most of you know that I'm a big racing fan and I've taken pictures and done PR work at race tracks around here.  One of the biggest racing disciplines around here is Figure-8 racing and at the Indianapolis Speedrome, it is their top draw.  Look at this video and watch the leader in the orange car, Mike Riddle, Jr.  If you have seen the HBO documentary about Thunder Car racing at Anderson Speedway, he and his Brother Billy were featured in that.

 

 

 


 

 

Back when I was a kid, the local county fair would either have a demo derby on the last day or they would have the figure 8 race, only they called them crazy 8 races, and would use the same class of cars that would normally show up for the demo derby. To add some variety some of the races were run with the cars towing old travel trailers. Once they did the race with old school buses. Either way, whether it was demo derby or crazy 8, the outcome was usually the same. Lots of wrecks. Of course, because the track area was pretty small, and the vehicles pretty much at the end of the life, about the fastest anyone could get up to was ~25 mph, maybe 30, so there were never any serious injuries, if there were any at all.

 

 

 

 




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I remember those demo derbies C.J.   They used to run them at the Kansas State Fair back in my teenage years....as a variation to the regular races.  As you said.....old vehicles.....usually barely driveable from the get-go....and the last car running won the race.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher

I remember those demo derbies C.J.   They used to run them at the Kansas State Fair back in my teenage years....as a variation to the regular races.  As you said.....old vehicles.....usually barely driveable from the get-go....and the last car running won the race.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
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