Welcome to Club Hot Rod!  The premier site for everything to do with Hot Rod, Customs, Low Riders, Rat Rods, and more. 

  •  » Members from all over the US and the world!
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and hundreds of thousands of posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

 
Like Tree96Likes

Thread: Electrathon - A Different Kind of "Hotrod"
          
   
   

Reply To Thread
Page 30 of 30 FirstFirst ... 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Results 436 to 444 of 444
  1. #436
    J. Robinson's Avatar
    J. Robinson is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Titusville, FL
    Car Year, Make, Model: 31 Ford Coupe; 23 Track roadster
    Posts
    1,543

    Thank you all for the compliments and encouragement.

    Seth - How far is Doon from Cedar rapids? There are some big Electrathon races in Cedar Rapids at least once a year.
    Jim

    Racing! - Because football, basketball, baseball, and golf require only ONE BALL!

  2. #437
    53 Chevy5's Avatar
    53 Chevy5 is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Doon, Ia
    Car Year, Make, Model: 53 Chevy 3100
    Posts
    1,742

    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson View Post
    Thank you all for the compliments and encouragement.

    Seth - How far is Doon from Cedar rapids? There are some big Electrathon races in Cedar Rapids at least once a year.
    That's about a 5 hour drive from me. I can just about throw a rock into Minnesota or South Dakota.
    Seth

    God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C.S.Lewis

  3. #438
    J. Robinson's Avatar
    J. Robinson is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Titusville, FL
    Car Year, Make, Model: 31 Ford Coupe; 23 Track roadster
    Posts
    1,543

    The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls (not much closer) used to host a big race, but I don't know if they still do. You could check the EA schedule next Fall when school starts up and see if/when there are races in Iowa. It's possible there may be something closer to you. From the race results I've seen from Iowa, there must be other teams and other races. If I can find anything I'll post it here for you.

    A warning to anyone who attends an Electrathon race the first time: It's contagious and highly addictive! I went broke three times racing stock cars over the 35 years I was involved in it. This is the cheapest racing I've ever done.
    johnboy, rspears, stovens and 2 others like this.
    Jim

    Racing! - Because football, basketball, baseball, and golf require only ONE BALL!

  4. #439
    40FordDeluxe's Avatar
    40FordDeluxe is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Prairie City
    Car Year, Make, Model: 40 Ford Deluxe, 68 Corvette, 72&76 K30
    Posts
    6,032
    Blog Entries
    1

    When I was in high school we did mileage cars with small gas engines. we did go to Cedar falls 2 years for races. Hopefully our school still competes. They have nutted the automotive program so bad it's unthinkable.
    Dave Severson likes this.
    Ryan
    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
    Tire Sizes

  5. #440
    J. Robinson's Avatar
    J. Robinson is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Titusville, FL
    Car Year, Make, Model: 31 Ford Coupe; 23 Track roadster
    Posts
    1,543

    Ryan - I know what you mean about nutted programs. The ugly hose bag that was head of Technology Education in this district didn't like anything "dirty" so she went through all 12 high schools in this county and systematically eliminated all the wood shops, masonry programs, and about half of the automotive programs. All she wanted was more computer labs and "clean" subject matter. The auto shops and construction programs that are left are painfully underfunded.
    Jim

    Racing! - Because football, basketball, baseball, and golf require only ONE BALL!

  6. #441
    40FordDeluxe's Avatar
    40FordDeluxe is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Prairie City
    Car Year, Make, Model: 40 Ford Deluxe, 68 Corvette, 72&76 K30
    Posts
    6,032
    Blog Entries
    1

    And they wonder why they can't fill any skilled trade positions these days...............
    Ryan
    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
    Tire Sizes

  7. #442
    Dave Severson is offline CHR Member/Contributor Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Madison
    Car Year, Make, Model: '67 Ranchero, '57 Chevy, '82 Camaro,
    Posts
    20,673

    Hey Jim, just wondering when we will see you competing in the "E" powered Formula One type cars? lol Have you had an opportunity to catch them running anywhere? Neat stuff!
    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, Live for Today!
    Carroll Shelby

    Learning must be difficult for those who already know it all!!!!

  8. #443
    J. Robinson's Avatar
    J. Robinson is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Titusville, FL
    Car Year, Make, Model: 31 Ford Coupe; 23 Track roadster
    Posts
    1,543

    Hi Dave. Long time no see!

    Ha! As much fun as it would be, I doubt if any owners are going to offer a ride in a half-million dollar car to an old fart like me.

    I've only seen them on TV, but it's interesting. They run really close (performance wise) because they are all using the same stuff. As battery technology improves and advances the cars will probably run longer races. Time will tell.
    Jim

    Racing! - Because football, basketball, baseball, and golf require only ONE BALL!

  9. #444
    Dave Severson is offline CHR Member/Contributor Visit my Photo Gallery
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Madison
    Car Year, Make, Model: '67 Ranchero, '57 Chevy, '82 Camaro,
    Posts
    20,673

    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson View Post
    Hi Dave. Long time no see!

    Ha! As much fun as it would be, I doubt if any owners are going to offer a ride in a half-million dollar car to an old fart like me.

    I've only seen them on TV, but it's interesting. They run really close (performance wise) because they are all using the same stuff. As battery technology improves and advances the cars will probably run longer races. Time will tell.
    Yeah, it's way beyond my checkbook, maybe Uncle Bob will sponsor you?
    stovens likes this.
    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, Live for Today!
    Carroll Shelby

    Learning must be difficult for those who already know it all!!!!

Reply To Thread
Page 30 of 30 FirstFirst ... 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Links monetized by VigLink