Stefan (Forum Supporter)
Stefan (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/22/21 6:46 p.m.
gumby said:

In reply to John Welsh :

That is exactly how it felt on the big end of the dragstrip.

Its the GRM "Shake" its similar to the "Harlem Shake" but its cheaper.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
10/23/21 2:26 p.m.

we. Won. None of us can believe it. Completely shell shocked

TheWraith
TheWraith New Reader
10/23/21 2:32 p.m.

Love it! Congratulations!

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
10/23/21 2:33 p.m.

BDT bringin the HEAT! 
 

Congrats!

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
10/23/21 2:50 p.m.

Kinda proud of you guys. Well done. 

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
10/23/21 3:07 p.m.

BERK YEAH !!!!!

 

AWESOME. 

 

CONGRATS

java230
java230 UberDork
10/23/21 3:10 p.m.

Congrats!!! 

 

I'm happy one of the builds that's on the forum won. 

bgkast
bgkast PowerDork
10/23/21 3:30 p.m.

Excellent, congratulations!

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
10/23/21 4:36 p.m.

I followed the entire thread because offset engines are cool. Even if it is a wrong side super-modified.....Great job and well deserved.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/23/21 7:06 p.m.

Awesome job guys!!!

slowbird
slowbird UltraDork
10/23/21 7:44 p.m.

Hell yeah!

Clearly the windshield with racing pedigree was the key to victory.  wink 

Would this technically be the first Mercury-based car to get an overall win?

thashane
thashane Reader
10/23/21 7:58 p.m.

a great build! congrats! 

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps SuperDork
10/23/21 9:24 p.m.

Well desrved! Congrats!

DrMikeCSI
DrMikeCSI New Reader
10/23/21 10:12 p.m.

Congratulations I have been enjoying your work on the monster since you first started posting it. 

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
10/24/21 7:22 a.m.
nocones said:

This is going to be exciting.  

Between X71, F-DAT, and LMP360 the Midwest is really stepping our game up for bad ideas.  We have created a veritable Bermuda triangle of Bad Decisions..

Also that cozy coupe looks amazing.

Quoted from page 1.

Oh, how prophetic

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
10/24/21 7:29 a.m.

In reply to Indy "Nub" Guy :

Here's where it gets really interesting. Nocones Dan had a faster fun run. I think he did the math that had that been his fastest it would have been a 1-2-3 finish for the BDT

gumby
gumby Dork
10/24/21 9:01 a.m.

I heart the E36 M3 out of this picture

 

Don't get too excited for an event wrap up, I simply have not found all my words yet. I am completely overwhelmed with the build, the team effort, the event, the perseverance, and the expectation smashing results. Absolutely astounded. So many thanks to give!

We have said our emotionally conflicted Florida good-byes and are headed back north this morning. TTFN heart

ClemSparks
ClemSparks UltimaDork
10/24/21 9:13 a.m.

Fantastic work!  This has been really fun to follow along with.  Seeing the payoff for the team makes it that much better.

New York Nick
New York Nick HalfDork
10/24/21 9:57 a.m.

Congratulations. I have followed all of these builds and the skills and dedication are amazing. For years I worked on Late Models in NC and saw people spending $25k plus on engines and more than that on cars that are built out of a shopping cart. Then they bring them to the track in 6 figure toters and stacker trailers. There is nothing wrong with that but seeing the picture above just rings true of people that love the craft, tons of skill and dedication, regular cab truck towing an open trailer. Old school and wonderful and tons of respect for what your team did.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
10/24/21 10:12 a.m.

In reply to gumby :

Are those"skirts" down the sides floating or flexible? I didn't catch that stuff in your build thread.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
10/24/21 10:26 a.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

They are very rigid and very scrapy on the course.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
10/24/21 10:33 a.m.

That dinosaur on the cage is berking brilliant. 
If there's a return event for this car, may I suggest something mounted on those skirts specifically to throw sparks? Because I think it'd be neat. 

gumby
gumby Dork
10/24/21 10:43 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

They are very rigid and [were]very scrapy on the course.

They self-clearanced with each run and were far less scrapey by the end of autoX laugh

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee PowerDork
10/24/21 1:27 p.m.

My question was, do the cones the car was carrying from the previous runs under the "hood" count for two seconds as well? Or just the cones consumed during the run?  I was cracking up at the amount of cones that thing carried off course. The "oh look, another cone" when the body was lifted after splitting the coolant line. 

HikerDan (Forum Supporter)
HikerDan (Forum Supporter) New Reader
10/24/21 7:56 p.m.

I've been following your thread and wanted to add to all the congrats!!! What a car, what a story and how cool that you won!! Way to go!!!

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