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Messages - Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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My #006 car will be part of the display, #009 will also be there. Looking forward to a great time!

Did you wash and wax it? I hope not, that car is the most unrestored early car out there

The Lounge / Re: MCACN photos. November 20, 2022
« on: November 21, 2022, 01:39:40 PM »
great pictures by all, thank you for posting
If you've never been to this show put it on your bucket list
The pictures don't do it justice and meeting the owners makes it even more special

Connie has also been known to fly goods in need during times of crisis for free.


When Darrell Gwynn was injured in England at Santa pod I heard Connie flew him home on mobile hospital plane at no cost.
Never said the man wasn't generous, but i remember seeing him and Scott "having" a discussion"  in the pits at Englishtown when Scott was driving Top/Fuel The language was legendary, plus the added physical moving of some smaller objects
Englishtown was the site of many a great NHRA moments, Jungle Jim's wheel stand in the final one year and then coming back the next year and winning funny car. Gartlis blow over, Scotts accident. the pit side yelling "the other side sucks" to the spectator side, bravely placing a small wager or two on the pit side grand stand up under the tree with some of the locals, having a drunk Jenkins stumble into our borrowed motorhome parked at the end of the grandstand, smuggling 22 cases of beer into the pits, partying with the racers in the pits until 2:00am while rebuilds were going on, the list goes on and on, and this is just Englishtown, other stores include Indy, Columbus,  and many smaller points races at NHRA drag strips
Wasted a lot of time and money to get these kind of memories
And don't get me started on the early days of match racing in the late 60's through about 1975, now those times were legendary

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 horn bracket question
« on: November 18, 2022, 04:48:52 PM »
I still have them, Ill have to dig in the box of "old stuff" and check

QSS:  Agreed on F1 vs NHRA.  My wife and I went the to the NHRA World Finals at Pomona last weekend. Had a blast. My buddy who is a high-up dude at NHRA got us VIP tower passes. 

But we also went into the pits to watch/feel/smell the Top Fuelers light off and get our eyes and lungs burned.

Also had a great conversation with the new Funny Car champ Ron Capps at his pit. I asked him how fast his car would go in reverse, theoretically. He thought about that and said "probably 100 or so, but I don't want to try it." Super nice and friendly guy. Very down-to-earth.

My buddy also got us into the photog area by the starting line. I've been to something like 75+ drag races in my professional life, but the raw-powered performance still impresses.

And the racers/pit crew are much nicer and approachable than I've ever found in Indy or F1.  Well, except for Connie Kalitta. He still looks like he'd bust you in the jaw with a wrench if you pizzed him off.

Connie can repeat a tapestry of swear words that could make a sailor on shore leave in a Singapore whorehouse blush.
and yes he has been known to throw a wrench, can of oil, fist, and other assorted items
He is a legend

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 1966 horn bracket question
« on: November 17, 2022, 04:03:41 PM »
car 6S1431 had one of each I bought it in 1971 and they were like that when I got it, the original owner says he never changed them
Car also has one Ray Brown and one Impact Seat belt 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 2022 Annual
« on: November 13, 2022, 04:03:48 PM »
been camped out next to the mailbox for the past week, nothing yet :'(

ours showed up yesterday

Mine showed up yesterday

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 2022 Annual
« on: November 09, 2022, 10:42:44 AM »
been camped out next to the mailbox for the past week, nothing yet :'(

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Inflation
« on: November 03, 2022, 07:17:31 PM »
Zero down, I'll have to look for some photos

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Inflation
« on: November 02, 2022, 04:48:05 PM »
I guess no one noticed I paid $2,000 for a 1966 GT350, at 14% interest

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Inflation
« on: October 31, 2022, 05:20:19 PM »
In 1978 I paid 15% for a car loan for a 12 year old used car. So everyone quit complain about 6% loans
Here's a  copy of the contract

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 2022 Annual
« on: October 31, 2022, 04:53:11 PM »
I've been sitting in a tent next to the mailbox for 4 days, nothing yet  :'(

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Rear quarter Window Interior Trim
« on: October 11, 2022, 08:50:30 AM »
Thanks for the info. I appreciate your hard work and dedication to getting this done

The Lounge / Re: Im an OLD FART!
« on: August 30, 2022, 07:45:20 PM »
Years ago i went to get my first passport, since they required either a certified copy or my original raised seal birth registration ( i was born in DC and they don't have birth certificates only birth registration certificates)  I had my original registration and the hospital issued birth certificate ( not good for any form of ID but looks cool)
The Birth Registration is printed on the cheapest paper available and in in BIG BOLD LETTERS along the top it says "This certificate is good effective March 1st, 1907"  The local post office would not accept it and I had to go into DC to the main Passport Office  to submit it. The older gentleman at the information kiosk said he had not seen an original certificate in almost 15 years. The certificate is the same one that both my mother, father in law and mother is law and my wife all had. They apparently ran out of them in the early 50's but it still makes for a crazy conversation piece.
P.S. I am not 115 years old    yet

The Lounge / Re: Im an OLD FART!
« on: August 29, 2022, 04:21:06 PM »
I might use Huggies occasionally but mostly it "Depends"

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