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2011 Wheelstander Champ!

Hot off the strip.... The 2011 World Power Wheel Standing Champion - Jacob Drisel in his '86 Mustang.  Move over Mr. Ambrosini and your orange Gremlin, perhaps you gave your protege just one too many hints on how to win.  

I spent all day (13 hours but who's counting) at the Playground of Power, my new favorite 1/4 mile, Byron Dragway and what a day it was.  Action from start to end, wheelstanders, door slamers, outlaws and mafia, it was a blast.  Right now, I'm just going to focus on the big winner of the day Jacob Drissel and the amazing show he put on in his '86 Mustang which unanimously earned him the top prize. 

If you look closely, you can see that he is still pointing skyward as he is approaching the 350ft. mark.  No question why he was the hands down winner!

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 Here's the show! 

There you have it!  How awesome.  Believe me I have so, so , so much more form this event.  Be sure and stay tuned!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

 

My Apologies

My apologies my friends, I haven't been firing on all 8 lately.  No worries I'm a little down but not out!  I have been to a couple of great shows; Goody's Labor Day Car Show and Rt. 66 Car Show in Berwyn.  I've posted the gallery for the Goody's show and Rt. 66 is on the way.  But in the mean time I have a little trick up my sleeve that I have been saving for a rainy day.

It just so happens that I was in the right place at the right time to see one of our favorite friends in action.  I know you recognize that Jade Green ride that belongs to one Mr. VooDoo Larry.  Well, I was a the Barrington cruise night last year and I saw Larry and company getting out the big pipes.  I knew what was coming and I wasn't disappointed.  Seriously, who doesn't LOVE an award winning show car shooting flames and when it is the VooDoo Idol it's all the better.

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 Here is some more flamin' action.

You know it is actually kinda hard to take pictures of flames.  Not too bad of a job if I do say so myself.

"Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Pinch Me

Will someone please pinch me.  I must be dreaming because it just CAN'T be September.  I am having a hard time believing that I just went to the last Crusin' Cary and Barrington Thursday Cruise Night for the 2011 season.  Both shows seemed to have saved the best for last.  They were both packed and really went out with a bang.  

Cruisin' Cary was nearly filled to capacity.  Front and center was a good friend of KruzinUSA.com Mr. Brent Jarvis and his multi-award winning '65 Vette "Maxed Out".  Not to mention the Heidts Carmaro that we watched rip up the AutoCross track at several GoodGuys events was in the house too!  Add those 2 Nationally known rides with a packed downtown Cary and I'd say it was a proper farewell to summer 2011!

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Here's the rest of the show.

Barrington was just as good as Cary at bidding a fond farewell to the Summer 2011 cruise night season.  It was a great night with a new comer for me.  I'm going out on a limb here but I think it was a '62 Buick Electra with one of the most outstanding pinstriping and Kustom treatments I've ever seem.  This ride was amazing.   

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I wasn't kidding when I said that ride was seriously awesome!  Here is Barrington's farewell show for 2011 - enjoy, I did!

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

Orphan Auto Picnic

It was a picture perfect day at the Kendall County Fairgrounds made even more picturesque by the eye candy parked throughout.  Yes my friends, it's that time of year again - time for the 21st annual Orphan Auto Picnic.  Now, talk about a die hard bunch.  When your ride is a Metropolitan, a Corvair or a Velorex ( there's some trivia for you) you know that's real commitment.  The level of passion among the owners of these automotive Orphans is second to none.  You're lucky if you see a Henry J or Metropolitan at a car show or a cruise night, not to mention when do you ever see a Hudson Hollywood Hornet?  Well, if you were at the 21st Annual OAP you saw that and a whole lot more.  The dedication to these bygone brands is remarkable.  Preserving these off the beaten path gems takes  a unique individual and my hat comes off to each and everyone that was out for the day.

My hat also comes off for the Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts who organize this shin dig.  Strictly a volunteer event, it was one of the most seamless shows I've seen.  Some of the National guys could learn a thing or two about putting on an event. from the Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts.  I might add that this event was donations only not just for admission but for a cup of brew too!

Here are just a few of the sweet rides at the 2011 OAP

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 I know I didn't get everyone but here is a good (if I do say so myself) representation of the show.  I know I missed the DeLorean, there were just too many people around it!  I can see why Christopher Lloyd thought it was the best replica he'd ever seen.  Oh, and I wonder if Ralph Nader is on Facebook, I have a few pics I'd love to share.   - seems as if we are having some audio trouble?

Stay tuned my friends, I have a back up of great things to bring you.

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FOUR; THE HOLLYWOOD MEGAMERCIAL

I know our primary focus at KruzinUSA.com is the world of hot rodding but, I'm gonna divert a bit and give wild props to Ken Block and the Ken Block's Gymkhana Four; The Hollywood Megamercial.  How can anyone ignore nearly 3 million hits on YouTube in only 2 days!  This video is currently top spot on Kruz Tube, worth the few minutes and I know my fans are not faint of heart!  

There are times and places for being purists but for the love and appreciation of all things internal combustion, this guy can't be ignored.  He has mad skills and can handle a car like no other.    

Two things; Ken Block where ever you are can I please be a passenger, talk about a thrill ride of a lifetime.  Second, can we start a movement to get Ken Block on GoodGuys AuotCross track.  Once in his car and once in a anything pre '72 and rear wheel drive.  That would truly be a thing of beauty!

Check out some of his other videos, in my book this guy ROCKS!

Stay tuned, there is still the GoodGuys Chicagoland Nats. photo wrap up and my friends at Park on Park will get their due.  Just too much cool stuff going on and coming up, Orphan Auto Picnic anyone?  So exciting.

Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!

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