Do we have any members that have the skill to hand paint letter a race car in the style of the 60's and make it weathered so it looks like it has been on there over 50 years ? Don't care too much for the vinyl graphic stick on lettering. You look at pictures of original Super Stock cars racing, about all had a name, or a dealership name, sometimes both. Just curious.
Ahoy Capitan George have you ever looked up the 422 Allstars from back east. NSS group that runs the east area, Penn. and so forth, I'm not sure who painted or lettered their cars but it might be worth a look.
My opinion, for what it's worth, and this should be a voluntary thing, maybe ad this to Victory rules (but not make it a rule). If the car owner is willing, he or she, should make an effort to give their race car an authentic 1960's appearance inside and out. Unfortunately that will cost money to change. Most of us have the modern light weight mags, etc.. Bad part is the old school mags don't have a very good selection of back spacing for the rears. I am glad for our hood scoop rule as it is ! I would love to have a Gary Ball interior vintage 1964. I will run up and shake the hand of our first member to run rear steel wheels painted half and half like the Ramchargers and Golden Commandos did ! I read it became a fad for awhile, but seems 1965 and after most went with mags. There are some old school groups out there that require vintage equipment. Can you see us all giving up our monster shift lite tach ? If it wasn't there in the 1960's it can't be visible in your car. They letter and pinstripe paint cars at the Joliet Rt 66 Classic, old school, don't know how to get in on that. I am sure there are guys that don't want to paint stuff on their multi thousand dollar paint job. Somebody please pass the word on to Goat Roper Bob Lister, we miss him.
If we started from scratch there is a few things I would change. One of them would be vintage looking wheels. Also, no fab valve covers. BUT, we are not there. The Meltdown drags and the Fallout drags are very strict in there vintage look to include the above things, but they started from nothing. We got a pretty good thing going, and I do like the lettering. But, I don't see that as changing. We are passionate about what we do, lets not ever loose that, eh?
Well,, while were all talking about and our conversations kind of over lap which I think is a good thing, but to get back to APPEARNCE and I think Bruce Lang said he talked with a couple of guy's that were looking for us, Victory NSS if we are to represent a time period and put on a show for the fans, period correct looking cars would be a plus. Many years ago Peter and I attended a Good Guys event at Indy and the reason we built the Belvedere was because of what we saw represented at that event, Nostalgia Super Stock. This is stuff we never got the chance to see back in the day but lets face it , We all think it's pretty cool so do a lot of spectators that watch us. I'm all for making our cars look that much more period correct however some of the items we all use or "run" on our cars are crucial to making them run the way they do. I guess another question to ask is , the fans sitting in the stands are watching the cars not so much interested in what kind of equipment we have. There will always be someone who will look at our cars and say " They didn't run this or that back then " well yeah we all kinda know that, don't we.
So, the cars in Victory that don't have a name, what would you name your car ? Mine would be Polara Pirate or Polara Bear. Tom H. have you ever considered a name ? Jerry, what name would you put on yours ? Dick ? Anybody ? Chris, would there be another Missouri Max ? We should meet our rules, first, and then voluntarily make them more vintage appearing.
chaplainksw: Free camping sat night at WabashValley dragway. This is to create interest for next year and a Nostalgia weekend. See Wabash Valley Dragway sponsored by Your of Brazil on FaceBook!
Aug 10, 2021 15:03:52 GMT
chaplainksw: This Saturday is the Nitro in the Valley event at Terre Haute, Indiana. All Nostalgia Super Stocks are welcome, with no charge at the gate Sat. (Friday night test and tune
Aug 10, 2021 15:01:30 GMT
sportf: JB Cuda Yes, we have several members running hemis. BTW, I've never noticed this shout box before and I've been around a long time. Hope to see you at the track.
Mar 14, 2021 0:00:14 GMT
jbcuda: Hello super stock racers, I’m looking forward being part of the group,anyone running hemis?
Feb 26, 2021 15:10:59 GMT
rogerstanke1: Stanke Motorsports is proud to announce the launching of our new Mobile Friendly/Shopping Cart web site: www.stankemotorsports.com. Our new siste allows you to view and purchase our items directly on line. Thanks for your interest.
Apr 8, 2020 17:18:50 GMT
bosspete: On behalf of "Just in Time Racing".we'd like to wish everyone in the Victory Family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Stay well and safe.. Look forward to first race of the 2020 season.Take Care All. BossPete.
Dec 25, 2019 19:48:11 GMT
bosspete: As the new year approaches,,it would be really nice to see more of our cars lettered up to present that Nostalgic race look from years ago.I think that we have more fun and present a better nostalgic product than any other group I've ever seen in the past.
Oct 21, 2019 17:03:05 GMT
Hollywood: A show of hands please, how many subscribe to Hemmings Muscle Machines? What are your thoughts about the Magazine? Like it? Don't like it? if you do like, what do like about it? Don't like it?
Sept 1, 2019 17:28:04 GMT
sportf: Hey BossPete, I agree with you. We are racers second, friends and a true gang first. See you all soon.
Aug 17, 2019 13:43:10 GMT
bosspete: Hey,,everyone,,,Victory is here because of all of you. Victory would not be without you. Us old guys have finally found a place to race the cars we love,,and have fun doing it. No nitrous,no big Egos,,just a driver and his car. Cordova Awaits us.
Aug 9, 2019 23:45:02 GMT
moparsteve: George & Susi I posted the get together at Rons this weekend It has the address and phone number if you need directions!
Mar 13, 2019 14:01:55 GMT
maxattac: We'll be there Friday and Saturday nights! Thanks!
Aug 10, 2018 20:13:40 GMT
moparsteve: Damon, Didn't get a message!
Feb 4, 2018 21:07:15 GMT
Hollywood: Hey Detroitman what kind of Mopar do you need that 489 case and gear for? I might have what your looking for.
Oct 21, 2017 17:31:39 GMT
detroitman: 8 3/4" pig assembly must be 489 case with tapered pinion, need to have 4.88 or 5.13 ratio with a spool. Or ill buy just the gears.
Oct 11, 2017 1:16:38 GMT
polarapirate: Hello fellow Victory racers, doe's anyone have a 440 good to go, maybe 500hp, you want to sell reasonable. My 440 is in poor shape. Hoping to be ready for August Gateway. Thank's !! George
Jul 13, 2017 12:29:17 GMT
polarapirate: Great racing with you guys for the first time, and thanks to everyone for the underhood help Friday night, Tom, Tommy, Stanley, and others !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 14, 2017 18:05:49 GMT
Hollywood: A tip of the cap to Tommy Morgan, Tommy thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
May 8, 2017 11:41:02 GMT