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You took it to your high school reunion.. That is awesome!
 

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i love the 1957 Chevys my dad has '57 Chevy Belair Nomad that is candy apple red with metallic flakes in it and boy is it beauuutiful unfortunately i dont have any pics of it he needs to get it out this summer it has been sitting in the garage for the past 5 years for no reason at all
 

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05H (Morse code, com intelligence) for the first 3 years, and 63H (Automotive Mech) for the last 6. Separated at Staff Sargent E6, was on the E7 promotion list.
Cool - I had a couple of buddies at Devens that were 05Gs - I started Army life as a 33S, ended up 32F.... Were you at Ft. Devens? What a country club Army base that was compared to Gordon and Jackson :D
 

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Yes, I was at Devens from Oct '73 to May '74. I learned what a "grinder" was.

It was a bit of a "country club", except we had to march the 2 miles from the barracks to the classroom in freezing rain, snow, slush, etc., every day.

The training was self-paced. They had a deal that if you stayed a certain bit ahead of their expected pace, you only had to go 8-noon. Talk about incentive! I walked back by myself many, many days. If I had only had a car there then. . .
 

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Nice car! My father in-law has a 55' he has been rebuilding for quite some time now...has the 409, just installed a straight axle up front...tubbed out in the back...its pretty sick...
 

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Nice car man, my dad has a 57 2 door sedan, its just sitting at his dads house, him and his twin brother bought it when they graduated from high school.

But now his brother doesnt have money to do anything to it, and my dad feels bad to ask for it to restore it.
 

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A slight change in the look which was debuted over the weekend. Don't have the best pictures, but you can sort of get the idea from these:





Probably no direct relationship, but I ran in one class on Friday and three classes on Saturday. I won Friday and one of the classes Saturday, went to the semi-finals in another class on Saturday, and moved up in season points in all (leading points in the classes I won, 2nd in the class that I went to the semi's).
 

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There are pictures from Div 5 in Topeka this past weekend on www.egleye.com. Click on the eagle, select 2009 events, and under September 09 click on Div 5 finals. On the first page that pops up are 4 photos of me sitting on the line in the Sportsman Race of Champions final. The Vette got a 2.5 second head start, and for whatever reason, the photographer only took (or at least, posted) pictures of him moving.

His website is really weird, I haven't figured out a way to direct link or search photos on his site.
 

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How'd ya do?
 

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Friday, Jackpot race after 700-some cars each got their 2 time trials. Won 2 rounds, they shut down racing due to the late hour and split the pot between the 2nd round winners.

Saturday, one time trial, then represented the home track in the Sportsman class Race of Champions. 19 tracks sent their season champ in this class to run it off. I won the first 4 rounds (including a semi-final bye where I ran a 12.110 on a 12.11 dial-in). In the final, the burn-out was kind of weird, the tires slipped off the line, couldn't run the number, lost by 0.0175 seconds.

Sunday, no time trials, first round of Sportsman at 8 a.m., I'm paired with a mid-13-second 4th gen 'Bird. Treed him off the line but gave back the stripe by 0.0047 seconds - I apparently judged the stripe by his front tire but the front GFX is what broke the beam. First time I've gone out in the first round in 6 Division 5 Finals. The 'Bird, of course, loses in the 2nd round.
 

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so where in NE are you from?
 

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Actually, I'm a native Husker. South central part of the state. Arapahoe, at the intersection of US 6 & 34 and US 283. Lived in the same house from the time I was brought home from the hospital until I joined the Army in August after graduating from high school.

I was a "farm kid", 2 miles from town. Lived closer to the grocery store then than we do now, but now I'm a "city slicker" - go figure.
 

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Some more visuals:





 

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The track awards banquet was held on November 20th. I came home with these (except the china cabinet - I just borrowed that to hang the jacket on):



The two big ones said:



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The poster:



For the year (Warning: This is borderline obscene):



A few of those were won with the Camaro, but the bulk was with the '57. It seems to be highly recognized at the track.
 
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