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Re: Wanted young/fast hot rodder

To: "Wendy Jeffries" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Wanted young/fast hot rodder
From: "Keith Turk" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 19:45:30 -0800
My Son is a driver and he would qualify as the young quotient here....
17yrs old.... Now for the fast part... Well he was faster then me the first
day of our last ECTA meet... but then I spanked him by a mile an hour.. the
next day...( 146.819mph on a 153 record)

Now on to the fast part... Well lets just say we are here to have a good
time.... (the best excuse I can come up with for a Lack of Horse power and
the wrong car)We are running a 1980 Camaro.. with a D motor... and we
really don't anticipate a record this year at Bonneville...  

I am not as much passing a torch here as I am sharing my dreams with my
what better way to do some of that male bonding thing... 

Keith Turk 
Austin Healey 100  /  Bugeye / Box Sprite / Bonneville Land Speed Racer
Camaro ( D Gas Altered )
> From: Wendy Jeffries <>
> To:; Keith Turk <>
> Subject: Wanted young/fast hot rodder
> Date: Monday, January 18, 1999 5:36 AM
> Hi all,
>   The Bonneville Racing News has been contacted by a British company
> who films the Extreme Machine program for the Discovery Channel.  They
> are going to do their next salt racing piece on the all out wheel
> driven guys like Al Teague and Vesco.  Among other things they said:
> "We are now making a third show about the LSR but where our previous
> shows concentrated on the unlimited attempts of 1997, this show will
> look at the history of the subject and use a lot of archive footage,
> bringing the story up to the present day and the future of the LSR.
> Within this we will of course be looking at the wheel-driven record.
> ..........
> "The last question is whether there are any up and coming young men
> who
> are breaking records or just showing promise on the salt - it seems
> like
> people like Tom Green, Craig Breedlove and Al Teague all became
> 'hooked'
> as young men, but now there don't seem to be very many young men
> involved - is this because it is an expensive sport, or because the
> speeds now are much faster and it's more dangerous. We'd love to find
> a
> 'young pretender' to talk to. Any ideas?"
> So - I have a few ideas and  there are lots of father/son , and even
> grandson teams, but anyone know of a young Craig Breedlove who sets
> records on his own.  Address/e-mail/phone number  would help.
> Also, when I hit reply to these messages that come from the list, it
> goes to Keith only.  Hope I picked the right address for the list.
> Have clicker - will travel
> Wendy Jeffries,
> Co-Administrator BirdCLICK

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