Here's a fresh block of numbers that are expiring. What's different about this list than the previous list that the numbers on it are directly from the "ECTA block" and that means that these are numbers ECTA racers may either want to protect or ones that ECTA racers may be interested in snagging. The list of numbers that are expiring is below so take a look and if you have any questions or want to snag one, please email ECTAmembership@hotmail.com
The season is coming….if you want to save a number or snag a new one here's the list!
The SCTA has released its monster list of numbers that are expiring (they have not been used for 3 years). That means if you are on the list you can save your number in a valiant last ditch effort, or if you are in the market for a number you can jump on it and cherry pick a new one if you so desire. Hey, these guys and girls aren't using them so why not, right?
The link below will take you to the list. After that you are on your own. I know Keith Turk prefers the ones with two digits because….well if you know Keith you understand.
That's right kids, the countdown to the first meet of the season is on! We know that you are in the shop thrashing on your cars and bikes right now but it's actually time to start thinking about racing again as we've posted the 2015 membership form and we are also announcing that online event registration will be available as of February 1st, 2015. Don't delay, act now, we're standing by!
In all seriousness, we hope that your Christmas and New Year's was great and that your winter wrenching is going on schedule (yeah, right!) and under budget (we're cracking ourselves up here). In order to get yourself all handled on the membership front for 2015, please click the link below and complete the forms. You'll notice that there is a new mailing address on there as Kerri will be processing these forms now. Like anything in life, we'd advise you not to wait until the last minute to handle this but we also recognize that everyone is working on the schedule that fits them best.
We're going to provide TWO links below. The first one goes straight to the membership form which you can fill out and print off. We have seen some of you people chicken scratch on paper before so for our sanity, please fil out as much of the form online as possibe. The second link goes to the FAQ page about membership, registration, and all of that good stuff for those of you new to the ECTA.
As always, Tonya, Keith, Kerri, and I are humbled and very honored by your support. 2015 is looking like it will be a great year for the ECTA and we hope you are all excited to be a part of it.
OH…and for those of you waiting for rule book tweaks, changes, and revisions. We're jamming on those at this point as well. Stay tuned this week for that update!
Well, it isn't land speed racing per se but since we're racing in Ohio and Arfons was from about three hours up the road from Wilmington, we thought this was approproate to share here. I remember the first time I saw the lead photo in this story and the thoughts that ran through my head. “Is that….wait…I think…HOLY CRAP IT IS!” Yes, you are looking at Art Arfons’ famed “Cyclops” jet car mounted on a couple of sponsons, pontoons, floats, whatever you want to call them as Art planned on breaking the water speed record with this creation…while also employing tires to “drive” across the water. We’re not kidding on that last part and we’ll get to those details in a little while but this is a creation that was built and was actually set into the water a time or two, unfortunately it never even began to sniff the 300mph zone and apparently barely even sniffed the 50 mph zone before the project was scrapped due to either lack of funding or the realization that this was a really, really wonky idea.
Having seen the glory of the leaf blower supercharged Monza in person at the 2013 season’s first ECTA event in Wilmington, Ohio, I was super interested to see the rest of the story about how the guys bought, dyno tested, hot rodded, and installed five back pack leaf blowers to act as superchargers for the car’s engine. The work was done at Jeff Lutz’s shop and we’re guessing that Lutz has never worked so hard in such a short period of time on such an…interesting project. As virtually all the Roadkill episodes have been, this is a fun watch and you’ll fell yourself actually wanting to go shopping for a four speed V8 Monza of your own by the time this is over!
There are few moments if any in American racing history that can rival what you’ll see below. It is a few minutes of narrated footage which I believe is from a Goodyear produced film called, “The Wildest Ride” which documented the huge triumph of Craig Breedlove at Bonneville in 1964 and also highlighted how he was nearly killed in about six different ways during the run that ultimately sealed the record for him. This is about as good as it gets for racing history lovers because the video is clear and crisp, the narration is perfect, and the human element in this is virtually indescribable. On the technical side, you will watch Breedlove become the first man to driver over 500mph and he is also the first man to set a record at Bonneville over 400mph in this video. Before things started to go bad (rapidly) on his return run, Breedlove hit a speed of 539.89 mph. Remember, this is 50 years and one month ago!