This is an interesting restoration project where the company gets the employees involved. Take a look.
Drag racers and fans from all over New Mexico and as far as Texas, Colorado and Arizona will converge on Albuquerque Dragway, Mesa de Sol, June1, for the third annual All Out Call Out. The 2013 All Out Call Out is a one-of-a-kind drag race event like no other in the USA. Five classes of street car racing, ranging from the 14.5 second Elapsed Time, (ET) “Slow Poke” class, all the way to the 10.2 seconds and faster ET “Let it Eat” class, will battle it out for over $5,000 in cash and prizes.
What makes the All Out Call Out different from virtually all other races is its format. The All Out Call Out is a single elimination street car race. Racers in each class will have tickets drawn to “call out” other racers in their class. Racers cannot turn down a race when challenged. The winner of the race will be the first car across the finish line without breaking out of the ET limits of their class, not necessarily the car with the faster time. The 2013 All Out Call Out is unique because it combines the fun and excitement of a heads up street race, with the timing equipment, organization and safety of a race track. Thanks to numerous sponsors, the winner of each class will receive over $1000.00 cash prize.
“This event is a great venue to introduce would-be racers to competitive drag racing; it’s also an event for the most seasoned drag racers,” said Mike Taddoni, one of the event organizers. “Most of all, the All Out Call Out promotes keeping drag racing where it belongs, the race track, not the streets,” he added.
Visit www.alloutcallout.com for a full list of classes, rules and details of the race. The All Out Call Out event also has a Facebook page. “Like” it and get updates regularly with information on the event.
The New Mexico Motorcycle Club is extending an invitation to all classic cars in the area to participate in a Parade on Main Street Clovis this coming Saturday May 4th.
They are asking that all participants meet at Skeen Furniture, 108 W. 14th St. at 9:30 am.
BBQ will be provided after the parade.
For more information, contact Jackie Jouett at 575-312-5970.
We’ll see you there!
If you’re looking for a car show to participate in now that the weather is warming up, check out the “Upcoming Events” page. These events are within a reasonable distance, making it a nice day trip.
If you know of any other events coming up in the area, let me know and I’ll add it to our list. Just call me at 575-760-8149.
We introduce the newly elected Board of the Desert Cruzers. All members have graciously accepted these positions for the 2013 year. The Board members role are to lead, support, review and make decisions for the club as they are presented to them. This includes holding a monthly Board meeting and conduct the club’s business, hold a monthly general club meeting, serve as volunteers for events the club holds, participate with club activities, and be Ambasadors in the communities we serve.
We appreciate their dedication to the Desert Cruzers Club.
Club Board Members from left to right are:
Connie Dawson Secretary
Ray Gardner Vice President
Chuck Wood Board Member
Jerry Bailey President
Carl Melinat Board Member
Bill Build Treasurer
Richard Haynes (not pictured)
The Desert Cruzers Great Race was as much fun as anticipated! Early morning racers gathered in Portales at the Court House Square start line for the beginning of the race. Important things first, everyone was treated to hot coffee and donuts compliments of the Portales Mainstreet Program. After everyone was logged in, race numbers assigned, and rules of the race given, the racers were lined up and Q 101.5 radio personality Lisa Zachary signaled racers across the start line.
A short while later, racers crossed the finish line in downtown Clovis. The racer closest to the official time of 1:17:22 would be declared the winner!
Winner - Joe Wood
The racer closest to the official time was Joe Wood coming in at 1:17:58. Joe was only 36 seconds over the official time.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Fun was had by everyone! Check out the photo gallery below.
Here are the official results:
1. Joe Wood 1:17:58 (:36 over)
2. Richard Hanes 1:18:28 (1:06 over)
3. Rod Neal and daughter 1:18:38 (1:16 over)
4. Bill Guild 1:18:57 (1:35 over)
5. Roy & Gwen Davenport 1:19:11 (1:49 over)
6. Nino & Viola Baca 1:21:08 (3:46 over)
7. Chuck Wood 1:12:47 (4:35 under)
8. John & Jake Barnett 1:12:33 (4:49 under)
9. Red Nevins & grandson 1:12:32 (4:50 under)
10. Cecil Burch & Michael M. 1:23:07 (5:45 over)
11. Chris Sandoval 1:23:21 (5:59 over)
12. Ray Gardner 1:24:58 (7:36 over)
13. James Fuller 1:28:15 (10:53 over)
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Congratulations to Club members Don and Sheryl Keneipp on the completion of their pickup restoration!
According to Don and Sheryl, they have just completed a 3 year long restoration of their 1949 Chevrolet Pickup. They have restored it to original condition. When Don and Sheryl found the pickup, it had been sitting in front of a person’s home for 20 years, being used as a yard decoration, the bed used as a flowerbed.
The pickup is a 1949 Chevrolet 5 window 3100 series. Don and Sheryl went with an original restoration, including rebuilding the original 216 cubic inch, 6 cylinder babbitt engine. The exterior color is an original mist green.
Once again, Congratulations to Don and Sheryl for rescuing this wonderful piece of automotive history. This is a great addition to our area vintage and classic car collection.
The photos below are of the completed restoration followed by what the Keneipp’s began with.
I was traveling through the Frankfurt airport a while back and saw this on display. The Benz Patent Motor Car is recognized as the first automobile.
Here’s some information I retrieved from the Daimler website:
The birth of the automobile
Benz Patent Motor Car, the first automobile (1885 – 1886)
The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1879. Benz had so much commercial success with this engine that he was able to devote more time to his dream of creating a lightweight car powered by a gasoline engine, in which the chassis and engine formed a single unit.
The major features of the two-seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were the compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and three wire-spoke wheels. The engine output was 0.75 hp (0.55 kW). Details included an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, high-voltage electrical vibrator ignition with spark plug, and water/thermo siphon evaporation cooling.
On January 29, 1886, Benz applied for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine.” The patent – number 37435 – may be regarded as the birth certificate of the automobile. In July 1886 the newspapers reported on the first public outing of the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car, model no. 1.
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Desert Cruzers toured the KENW-TV television station in Portales during Thursday’s cruise night. The turnout was great. Desert Cruzers had the opportunity to check out the television production studios and Operations master control. Club members were even able to test their skills at being a weather-caster. Fun was had by all.
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Just want to remind everyone that the Desert Cruzers next Club general meeting is tonight:
Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm.
Meeting location is at Pop’s Place on Main and Manana in Clovis.
Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there.