THANKS to all for your patience and support during the past couple of years. It’s been tough for all, but it looks like the Covid is in retreat. Now it’s time to do something about the current state of things both here and abroad. How about some DRAG RACING to take our minds off things.
The calendar says it’s spring, and in lots of places it is. That means tracks are opening and our toys can be dragged out and made ready. Mine is finally back together after an off season freshening and clean up. Along with a general going over, should be ready for some testing next month and then on to the events scheduled for 2022.
Starting with good news for the group, Hagerty Motorsports has agreed to help us for the year with sponsorship. This will benefit all of us in our activities. Here’s a plug for them, well deserved, for their service. If you have a race operation, their motorsports program should be a part of it. I’m a patron, as are a large number of the rest of the Geezers. I think Bill Sworm and I are the only ones who have had a claim, and I have nothing but praise and kudos for them….my claim was settled in less than a month. Even if you don’t have a race program, their specialty vehicle insurance coverage deserves a look. Click on their logo at the top of the page and it will connect you to their home page.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Don Moyer (driver of the Rebel Reaper) has embarked on a mission for the gasser freaks out there. Beginning with the event scheduled for May 6/7 at World Wide Technology Raceway (Gateway for us old guys), Don has established a 5 event series for the points chasers. The final event of the year is set for Orlando FL in late October. And…..there are plans for a gasser fan/freak Caribbean cruise afterward. Full details are available on the Gasser Madness Facebook page. The Geezer’s full schedule is elsewhere from the opening page menu.
The welcome mat is out for our newest members……..the Lewis family, including Dave Sr. (’48 Austin) Dave Jr. (’37 Chevy cpe) and brother Steve (’56 Chevy). Additional new members include Shane Lile (’55 Chevy), Pat Canal (’33 Willys pickup), Larry Bagwell (’55 Chevy), and Ted Wood (’41 Willys.)
Geezer cars under construction as well as undergoing “redo” include Greg Burge’s Willys, Dave Lewis Sr’s ’48 Austin, John Verde’s ’48 Austin, Wayne Stine’s ’41 Willys, and Kirk Dupree’s ’41 Willys. Construction and redos are BOTH experiencing lots of delays, for the most part, as a result of parts shortages. Blame it on transportation, no inventory, labor shortages, yada yada. Cross your fingers for them so they reenter the mix thru the season.
Other things going on, all of which will interest you. Stay tuned, and I’ll try to keep you in the loop.
Come out for any/all of the events, come thru the pits and say hello. Always welcome in the Geezer pits…..and don’t forget the kids.