Whatta guy -- that Nick Tomlinson !!

Discussion in 'The "Pure" Stockers' started by Casey Marks, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Casey Marks

    Casey Marks Res Ipsa Loquitur

    Just a callout to Nick Tomlinson. After Nick posted some pix of the Victor George '68 RamRod that my uncle campaigned as the "Critter Gitter", we connected at the PSMCDR and he showed me some other cool vintage pictures that he had gotten from Tri-City Dragway. He THEN made (2) DVD's worth of Tri City pictures and mailed them to me. There are somewhere around 500 pictures from BITD. Thanks a bunch Nick, I won't soon forget your generosity. YOU ROCK !!!
  2. Rich Johns

    Rich Johns Platinum Level Contributor

    Nick is a great guy!
  3. hodgesgi

    hodgesgi Well-Known Member

    Can you post a few? Some of us would love to see them.
  4. nick tomlinson

    nick tomlinson Well-Known Member

    Glad you like them Casey! Maybe between the two of us we can find some info on the Michigan State car. Door slammers FOREVER!!!!!
  5. Casey Marks

    Casey Marks Res Ipsa Loquitur

    Nick, like I told you at Stanton.....when it comes to me, I have a LOT of patience when it comes to musclecars and my research.

    I've been thinking about that Michigan State "Project W-31" car. In the pictures that we have of the car, it shows "SAE" for Society of Automotive Engineers. I remembered that a guy that I grew up with went to MSU and got his BS in Mechanical Engineering from there. I got with him on Facebook and he told me that MSU has/had a monthly SAE newsletter, and didn't know if they archived them or not, or even how far back they went......My patience paid off.

    Lookie what I found ..........

    Click on this link ---> Project W-31

    Start reading on pg. 10. Cover is kinda cool too !!
  6. John Brown

    John Brown On permanant vacation !!

    Casey, how could your Pure Stock 350 Cutlass have possibly gone 12.80's when BITD they only went 13.15 with slicks, according to the article? sarcasm.gif

    Now I'm starting to sound like some of the pure stock disbelievers. All in fun though.

    By the way, where was Nicks Buick this year?
  7. Casey Marks

    Casey Marks Res Ipsa Loquitur

    Because mine was an F85 with the sound deadener and seam sealer. :bglasses:
  8. nick tomlinson

    nick tomlinson Well-Known Member

    That was some amazing detective work Casey or should I say Columbo, ha ha! Thank you. John, my car is no longer pure stock. I want to go faster and a converter change and slicks has got me in that direction, 12.00 flat at 112.0. When I hit 11.99 with this engine combo I have another engine I am building. I am still having a ball helping my best friend Menzo Dodge and seeing all the people I have met through the years of racing there and meeting new friends like Casey.:)
  9. ymcnicol

    ymcnicol Well-Known Member

    Nick is the greatest! He has come through for me several times including bringing me a starter at Stanton that without it I would have been a spectator! That's one of the things I love the most about racing, the people, especially those like Nick.
  10. Tim Clary

    Tim Clary Well-Known Member

    NICK ??? Nick who.. :laugh:

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