Has anyone here been to the event? Did you have a good time? Lots of activities and classes?
Wonderful event,had a ball,great hospitality absolute bucket list event.
Doug was a guest of honor last time (every two years). He was inducted into the Speedster Hall of Fame. He and John are taking a break during the hill climb event.
Tyrone, it's a great event, with speedsters, a great museum, and stock Fords too. Hope to see many forum members there this year,
This year will be my 6th. Been to every one.
I have been to one. Great time except for the rain. Museum is first rate and not really enough time to see it in depth. Lots of great people and Rich does his best to make it a remarkable event. No formal classes.
Well worth your time and expense.
Two years ago I believe a young man drove his speedster all the way there from Indiana. Mom and Dad drove the vulture wagon.
Dave, what is great about the reunion is that young man & his family have become great friends of ours here downunder, same as the wonderful mate we now have in young Rob Heyen. Your also right about Rich Johnson & the staff at Speedwaymotors and the Museum. Nothing I have seen compares with the Smith family collection and their amazing hospitality. Henry Ford left us a wonderful legacy in his Model T as he said go forth with your throttles open meet & greet fellow T owners you just might have a great time despite yourself. It has worked for me so well I plan to bring a mob of Aussies over to the USofA later in the year to experience just what I rave about.
Hi From Sub 0 Iowa! I can't imagine an open T speedster in this weather - but the time will come! We have been to a bunch of them - first in a BMW - next a Railton Boattail - than a '14 T pickup and finally a T County Fair Racer on the last! We have always enjoyed it and are really great group to spend a little Quality car time with!!!! This year we are planning to bring a Fronty Speedster originally put together many years ago by a NWVS veteran! I hope to see some more of you Speedster guys. I guarenty you Will have a Good Time even if you do not have a 4 banger to bring - you will get lots of ideas of what to do with some of your extra bits & pieces!! John
I was elected into the Speedster Hall of Fame two years ago and also won my division in the flat-head Speedster class. Can't go this year due to a rather serious spinal operation when we get back from Mexico. Sorry I don't have the Nebraska pictures with me so here is the F.A.S.T. hill climb where I came in first in my class. . . . Flathead Speedsters.
Another question for those that are familiar with the reunion...
Which day would be a good day to attend the events for someone who does not yet have a speedster to bring? I want to look at the cars to get some ideas for my car and talk to the owners. And, of course, spend some time at the museum.
I see Wednesday is registration, Thursday is a road tour, Friday is a hill climb and Saturday involves dyno runs. I'm thinking perhaps Thursday after the road tour is the best chance to meet people?
Wow, I seriously never knew such a thing existed. I have to try to decide what is going to happen, Chickasha or Lincoln Nebraska. I've been to Chickasha and had a pretty rough trip. I've wanted to go back and turn it around but this thing in Lincoln, this sounds like a real opportunity for some fun. I can only afford to do one of them. My speedster should be more than ready to go. Decisions, decisions!
Frank, I'm really sorry to hear of your spinal operation. I've been there my self five times since 1989. The last time to do some repair work on L2 through L5 after falling backwards 15 ft. off a ladder and pretty much destroying my lumbar vertabrae. Good luck and God bless!
Brian - Thursday after the road tour would be good but Friday at the hill climb would be good too. You would also get the opportunity to see the cars in action on Friday.
Thanks Mike! Heck maybe both would be best! I see the host hotel has special rates.
Brian, I'm planning to go for the first time. I'm building an A speedster to take for the tour, maybe the hill climb. I was going to take my grandson as my rider but he will get bored after that much time and the trip will not be as much fun for me.
If you decided to go, perhaps we can hook up and you can ride in my speedster on the tour. I guess I will be there weds to register, thurs for the tour and want to stay Friday to at least watch the hill climb. I am planning to eat local and sleep in the back of my truck locally. I live about three hours drive. Give it some thought.
Heck, Brian, your in KC and I' in Topeka.
Wednesday afternoon is registration and the museum will be open all afternoon until dinner at 6PM.
Thursday the tour will end at about 3PM, and you can tour the museum then. After the tour is the inspections for all the cars on the tour. Thursday night we all have for ourselves after the museum closes. Maybe that is the night for everyone to drive out to Milford and camp on Rob's front yard. I hear his wife makes a mean batch of ribs.
If you just want to walk around and look at the speedsters while parked, then Friday is your best time - before and during the hill climb.
At the present time, I will be driving to Nebraska by myself. My buddy John cannot make it, so I will not have a passenger in my speedster nor a person to share the hotel room with.
Hope my wife stays healthy enough so I do not have to cancel like last time.
Thanks all! I will definitely be there at some point I am looking forward to meeting everyone this summer!
still in progress but will be ready to go.
Tyrone Thomas, Get your grandson a digital camera and a notebook. Have him write a narrative story about the trip and the races. You don't know it now but he just might get an A in his English Class.
The Race Car Museum has footprint as big as ten huge Supermarkets and is three stories high. It takes two days to see it all.
Good thought Frank. I'll put it to him.
Who is up for induction into speedster HOF this year?