Maybe the first ever?
After running a local TT tour today we lined the up for some drag racing on a grass air strip.
Two tankers battling.
Flatbed vs tanker
High Speed gears were a clear advantage on this slight downhill run.
2 trucks with High Speed rears running for the overall win!
John Pole gets the win by a fender!
Love it Derek, looks like a great time.
Cool... Many years ago at a swap meet/car show I saw the opposite of a drag race. The object was to see who could go the slowest without slipping the clutch or killing the motor. The winner was a TT with a Ruckstell, some kind of an auxiliary transmission behind the T transmission, and a under drive installed it the drive line. He had it in low, low, low and got out of the truck walked along side of it. He was walking very slowly.
Very cool, thanks for sharing Derek. Would love to see so many TT's together.
I am dropped jawed. How cool to see that many, and that variety in one place,
AND running ! 'Round these parts, it's a one man TT show. Thanks for sharing.
You made my week, .... month ?
To bad Jeff Cordes wasn't there with his. He could have showed you how it is done.
Terry, i would imagine the main idea is to just have some fun with some friends and enthusiasts,..not to show anyone, anything.
Man, I wish I was there with my dump truck.
As Marlon Brando said, "I coulda been a contender!"
This thread reminds me of a story I heard not long ago :
A snail and a turtle decided to have a race. On Monday morning they met at the racetrack. The green flag went down and they were off. Wednesday about noon they were rounding the far corner when suddenly there was a terrible crash. When the crash crew arrived they found the snail smashed beyond recognition and the turtle upside down. They righted the turtle and asked him what happened. He replied, "I don't know. It all happened so fast!"
We had our fist "TT tour" last fall, and did 2 of them this year. I missed the spring tour this year but did the tour yesterday.
Here's last year's lineup. 6 TTs and 3 roadster pickups
Yesterday's lineup. 5 TTs
Great pics Derek.
What kind of speed do you run on the tour?
How many miles did you go?
Maybe next year I will make it down there with mine, looks like fun.
What will we do for the 'agony & thrill of speed?' Thanks for the beautiful photos! (Wishin' I coulda been there...)
I guess I need to adjust my paradigm about all those people trying
to pass when I drive my TT.
It's just a race and if I want to win, I gotta keep those other drivers
behind me !
John N., my comment about Jeff Cordes TT was meant in jest; not to be taken seriously. I admire all of the TT's that were there at this gathering. If I had the storage space, I'd own just as many as were there.
Derek, Thank you for posting these pictures and telling about this wonderful event for TT's. I just wish I could have been there!
Next year, please let us all know about this so those of us that are able can be there.
Lonnie I would guess we ran about 18-20mph. I'm not really sure. I ran in Warford overdrive with 7.25 rear gears in Bruce's "extra" truck.
I still don't have my TT roadworthy.
Keith, I will be sure to post details in advance when the next one will be.
Derek - Thanks. I'll look forward to it.
Ditto to Keith Gumbinger's request -- interested in attending your next year TT event.
Erik dump sure give them something to chase
Can't wait get mine on the road sure looks like fun day
The grass drag strip looks a bit sippery did any of the trucks have trouble spinning out? ;)