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The other race ofthe series takes place Sept. 9-11 during the Holley LS Fest at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. An agreement with LS Fest organizers allows racers to follow the rules and classes of the LSX Challenge Series, with points awarded during it applying to the championship.
You could tell from the first moment you walked under the Car Craft Engine Swap Challenge tent that the team from Williamsburg, Iowa, had come prepared. The Olds Cutlass convertible was nothing really to look at, especially compared with their competition's beautiful big-block, Chevy-powered Camaro. But this was no beauty contest. This was an all-out test of skill at the Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to see how quickly a team of car crafters could swap a GM Performance Parts LS6 into a car and drive off. The game was as simple as it was challenging. And the team that won got to keep the LS6 and the Holley HP EFI system. The big question was How long would it take
CLASSIC & HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AUSTRALIA, Wagga Wagga Riverina Branch. Contact Bruce Roberts, PO Box 749, Wagga Wagga 2650. Meeting first Monday each month at South Wagga Bowling Club, Fitzharding St, at 7.30 pm (JCU38873) Ph 02 6931 4044, NSW CORVETTES OF WA. PO. Box 555, Cloverdale, WA, 6985. Contact Membership Delegate. Socal Club fostering the resto & mods of all Vette Models. Meeting 3rd Monday of each odd month, Bassendean Bowling Club, www.corvetteofwa.com.au (JC0576432) Contact I-ee-anne M Ph 08 9351 8877 or Fax 08 9311 6769 or EMail mcmbcrship corvcttesofwa.coni.au, WA DUBBO CITY CAR CLUB Contact Jim Fife, PO Box 1054, Dubbo, NSW 2830. Meeting 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6.30pm at West Dubbo Bowling Club. (JC0928640) Jim Fife Mob 0427 843 588 or Charlie Creasy Mob 0428 683 301, NSW EJ-EH HOLDEN OWNERS OF Southern NSW Inc. Contact Jason, PO Box 231, Dapto, NSW 2530. Meeting last Tuesday of month at Dapto Bowling Club, Marshall St, Dapto. (JC1012288) Ph Jason 02 4262...
The rolling hills of Bowling Green, Kentucky, are known for two things drag racing at Beech Bend Raceway and the Corvette's assembly plant (and the Corvette Museum, too). But once a year, the home turf of America's sports car is invaded by the Tri-Shield faithful for the annual GS Nationals. They come from all corners of the world and set up camp at the sprawling Beech Bend facility in order to race, display, sell and share stories about their performance Buicks. Prior to the end of the weekend, there was already speculation about a possible change of dates in order to avoid potential spring weather threats. That speculation was later confirmed when it was officially announced that the 31st annual GS Nationals would be held on October 19-21, 2011, at Bowling Green's Beech Bend Raceway. Event specifics and registration can be found at www.buickgsca.com or www.gsnationals.com. Tommy Riggs drove his rare 1982 Regal Grand National from Lebanon, Kentucky, to the meet and later left Bowling...
One of the most amazing classes in all of drag racing is NMRA Super Street Outlaw, where guys put more than 1,500 hp to 28x10.5 slicks not the big Mickey Thompson 10.5W, but legit 10.5s) under their Mustangs and run mid- to low 7s in the quarter. It's been called the lO.S-inch-tire freak show, and that's a fitting label. To win one championship is something, but for the last seven years, John Urist has won six of them, and his come-from-behind win at the '10 NMRA Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky, marked his fifth in a row. That's dominance. Through a unique blend of determination, skill, courage, and a stick-to-it mentality, Urist has become the racer all others strive to emulate. Unlike his competition, Urist is faced with the unique challenge of chasing a racing series whose closest race is approximately 1,285 miles from his Albuquerque, New Mexico, home. And since Albuquerque is nearly 6,000 feet above sea level, Urist has to drive 500 miles just to test, in either Phoenix or...
It's not often that the 5.0&SF crew gets together in the same spot. With Tech Editor Jones out West and Johnson and I on the East Coast, most of our interoffice banter takes place over email. However, there are rare occasions like the NMRA World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that we find ourselves all together. As you can imagine, these gatherings lead to some fine bench-racirg sessions during the after-event hours. While in Bowling Green, we like to hit llie local 'Slang cruising scene at the HobDy Lobby.This spot in particular is marked by a really strong Fox contingent, and a good variety of other local street 'Stangs from the eras we love.While prowling the rows of cars, we ran into an old acquaintance. Scary Barry Phillipe, who once crewed on Derrick Smiths run of Pro 5.0 rides. Barry was proudly showing off his latest acquisition, a Fox coupe that he scored for several thousand bucks.
KENTUCKY Bowling Green, July 16-18, 29th Annual Corvette Homecoming at Sloan Convention Center car shows, swap meet, free seminars, free all Corvette parade, beauty contest, VIP party, etc. Joe Pruitt, 270-791-2117, KY visit www.corvettehomecoming.com KENTUCKY Bowling Green, October 15-17, Goodguys 3rd Nostalgia Nationals, Beech Bend Raceway Park, huge outdoor event featuring rods, customs, classics, muscle cars & race cars through 1972, plus nostalgia drags, vendor exhibits, swap meet, cars for sale corral. 925-838-9876, CA www.good-guys.com
GENERAL MOTORS, in conjunction with the National Corvette Museum, offers factory option R8C for 490, which can be ordered through any Chevrolet dealer. The delivery option includes guided tours of the Bowling Green, Kentucky, Corvette Assembly Plant and the National Corvette Museum, followed with a presentation of the new vehicle by delivery team specialists, www.corvettemuseum.com
Predecessor, the new ZR1-based version is essentially a modified, built-in-Bowling Green Corvette rather than a fabricated steel racing chassis wearing a carbon fiber skin. For example, except for relocated pickup points, fabricated control arms, uprights and such, the 2010-spec C6.R uses
48-78 HOLDEN CAR CLUB HUNTER VALLEY INC. Contact The President,, PO Box 4146, Edgeworth, NSW 2285. Meeting 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm, at Hexham Bowling Club (JC0249783) Mob 0437 993 251, NSW AUSTIN HEALEY OWNERS CLUB (NSW) Inc Contact Secretary Alan Mitchell c o - EO. Box 2754, North Parramatta NSW 1750. Meetings 2nd Wednesday of the month at Rydalmere Bowling Club Park Road, Rydalmere NSW at 8pm. (JC1074863) Mob 0412 898 656, more info www.austinhealeynsw.com.au or EMail austinhealeynsw ozemail.com.au, NSW
CORVETTE 1991, selling as is, low mileage, 33,652, automatic, engine 5.7L V8 TBI, exterior color yellow, interior saddle, convertible top canvas black, overall good condition, this Vette is currently running well, could be road ready with some minor work, needs some cosmetic TLC, shown by appt only, all costs associated with moving the vehicle are the responsibility of the buyer, 10,900. PH 607-7570352, NY email for more pics jnicholson stny.rr.com CORVETTE 1992 ZR-1, LT-5, black rose metallic, 11K miles, stock, 2nd owner, immaculate condition, 25,000. 631-294-0724, NY damore7478 gmail.com CORVETTES 1993 thru 2009 coupes and convertibles, 6-spds and autos, never damaged cars, fair discount pricing. Chuck's Corvettes, 270-781-7120, Bowling Green (home of the Corvette), KY. **20-YR** CORVETTE 1993, needs body repair, 4,995. 804-7328001, Petersburg, VA www.kimmotor.com **28-YR** CORVETTE 2002 coupe, auto, torch red, black sport leather, 55K miles, never wrecked or damaged, loaded, 1SC...
The finished car weighs 3,770 pounds empty and 3,9 0 with driver. In stock trim, it struggled to run 1 7.0 at 82 mph in the quarter-mile. At the Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the E-Rod Camaro ran 13.01 at 109 mph on the engine, but a hidden lOOhp shot of Zex nitrous delivered 11. at 119 mph. Even considering the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials, we were shocked that the heavy car with Pro Touring suspension and no traction device was able to lift the front tires a little. For a car that can drive anywhere with the air conditioning on, this is cool. During Power Tour* , it averaged 23 mpg in a mix of street and highway driving. When the bone-stock carbureted 350 was aboard, we got 9.9 in the city and 11 on the highway.
100 Bowling Tips
Playing bowling with your friends can help you decide if it is indeed the hobby that you want to invest your time on today. Aside from that, it can help you get a better feel of the sport. More importantly, when you play with your friends, it would become a more fun activity, which you can look forward to each week.