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by Brootal
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: the post your "offerings to the gods of speed" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 5145

Re: the post your "offerings to the gods of speed" thread

Awesome idea! I don't have too much to offer (that I have pics of anyway) but here's some custom made valve reliefs I created with my old AMC 290 motor. It was bored out 0.125" to accept 307 Chevy pistons and had heads off a 343 AMC (2.02 intake). You can quite clearly see how much bigger that is th...
by Brootal
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: International Event News
Topic: Bonneville August 10 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 20089

Re: Bonneville August 10 2013

Davo and I will be heading across to cover it for Street Machine... well actually, we're going there to have a really good time and hopefully we'll get a story or 10 out of it. :)
by Brootal
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: ABC "Can We Help" has story on Donald Campbell
Replies: 1
Views: 2620

Not sure if I posted these before here, but here's some pics my dad took back in '64 when Bluebird was heading back from Lake Dumbleyung. http://www.the-rumbler.com/pics/bluebird/bluebird1.jpg http://www.the-rumbler.com/pics/bluebird/bluebird2.jpg http://www.the-rumbler.com/pics/bluebird/bluebird3.j...
by Brootal
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: MEMERSHIP
Replies: 13
Views: 7995

I knew it was too good to be true. ;)

If that's what is needed to keep racing, then I'm all for it.

Keep it reasonable though, still gotta be able to buy beer! :shock:
by Brootal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speed Week 2009
Replies: 171
Views: 90509

I just read in one of the news articles that Al Fountain got fastest speed.

What did he get it up to this year?
by Brootal
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 19
Views: 11244

Re: merry christmas

SPOOK wrote:At 7am thursday morning the spook and spookess will jump into the 'fantastic falcon' and drive to Perth for a months holiday. So I will be off the website for the Xmas period.


We do have Internet over here too, you know. :roll: :roll: :roll:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Brootal
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: DLRA Members
Topic: ILUA emails
Replies: 5
Views: 4257

Nothing here either. I only sent it to the minister though. Were we meant to send it to everyone on the list?

If we overdo it, it might just end up being flagged as SPAM. :(
by Brootal
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Is the DLRA officially ok to race in March 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 13819

I've sent the letter off, maybe it will help a little. I also got in touch with an old high school friend of mine from when I lived in Kalgoorlie. He's a successful aboriginal businessman these days and I think he's been involved with indigenous land use/rights in the past. Not sure if he can help a...
by Brootal
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: How is the Salt?
Replies: 18
Views: 12304

Pete,if we want to scare the crap out of people this should do it!! http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr146/Bobfalcon/racing66069.jpg Wow! Will those jocks be available at the merchandising tent? Or were they custom made for Animal? The missus would be impressed... Yes honey, these are my 200mph u...
by Brootal
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 1000 MPH
Replies: 4
Views: 4191

Bloody hell... I just watched the pommy git on the surfboard.

Didn't think he looked like a land speed racer!

Doesn't look like a surfer either. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Brootal
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 1000 MPH
Replies: 4
Views: 4191

grumm441 wrote:Yep, i was just reading that
I could build quite a nice car for 23 million
and a garage to put it in
and a truck to tow it with
and airplane to fly it around with
and
and
and
and

Gray


But would it do 1000mph? :lol:
by Brootal
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: The good old days - Speed Week 2005
Replies: 21
Views: 11098

DLRA wrote:Kyle's website - http://www.chopped.com.au/


Yep, I knew he was involved with Chopped. Maybe they can do a 'Dry Lake Special'. :)
by Brootal
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: The good old days - Speed Week 2005
Replies: 21
Views: 11098

Re: hell yeah

Ben, am I off your christmas card list ? good idea but.. Boris and Simon could corner that , what would be break even on a glossy Boris? I wouldn't have a clue, mate. You would have to ask one of the full-time people at the magazine. I thought Karl/Kyle (I always forget which one is right) Ford was...
by Brootal
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: The good old days - Speed Week 2005
Replies: 21
Views: 11098

This might be a good spot for these pics my dad took back in 1964. Not certain, but I'm pretty sure this is when Donald Campbell was coming back from Lake Dumbleyung after setting the Water Speed Record. http://www.the-rumbler.com/pics/bluebird/bluebird1.jpg http://www.the-rumbler.com/pics/bluebird/...
by Brootal
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: The good old days - Speed Week 2005
Replies: 21
Views: 11098

You should probably change the story next to Lynchy's bellytank picture as well - he's not the fastest ever wheel driven car in Australia - don't forget Campbell on Lake Eyre! Not that there's anything wrong with the accomplishment! Yeah, I wondered about that when I was writing. I was pretty sure ...