Discussion in 'Other Buick Events' started by gotbuick, Feb 3, 2003.
Nice looking ride Jerry in the Avatar! Is the tow package on it for the BOP?
Yup, that was how I towed the yellow car down. :TU:
Well guys I can not make it this weekend,its monday and I just finished hammering together a new stove for the car. I will test it here friday night and if every thing goes well we will try to make it to Kent the next weekend. Tuesday I will finish making the oil pan and clean up all the littte things then install it tuesday night ,fire it wednesday and be ready to test on friday. Hope you guys have a good turn out and maybe I see you guys at Kent. Jerry sorry I couldn't get a engine together in time. There just wasn't the time I need to make honey out of dog poo... Chris
I was just at Pacific Raceway's site, and it looks like the BOP there is on the 28th.
I don't know that I'll be able to make that one. That's the day we're supposed to be out of our condo. Since we'll be moving into our new house the following day, I'll probably be just a little busy that weekend.
...it's not like I'm racing anything this year anyhow. :ball:
Hi, wondering what time the races start and end on Saturday? I will be there with camera in hand! :Brow:
Usually on Saturdays they open the gates around 8:00 am and start tech immediately. Runs usually begin around 9:00 am.
Since I'm "Buickless" this year, I'll be there taking photos too. And there will be a rare appearance by my wife too.
The gates usually open around 8 on Saturday morning, with time runs around 8:30-9:00. I have seen the final race last as long as 7:00pm. There are no lights at this track, so they can't go too late. Stop by and say Hi.
Steve & Rick, thanks for the info... I also forgot to ask exactly where is Bremerton Raceway? coming from the other side of the water, is it easier to take the ferry or drive around the southend?
The best way to go is drive around and take the Narrows bridge. The bad thing is with the construction on the bridge, traffic can get uglier later in the day. I'll probably leave Kirkland around 8:00 am. I was there a few weeks back and it took me about 1 1/2 hours to get there from Kirkland. I left at 6:30 and got there about 8:00.
The problem with the ferry is that it's the first morning of the weekend and there are usually more people going "that way". It will cost more in ferry tickets than in gas and often takes longer.
Take the narrows bridge towards Gig Harbor. The exit off I5 is just after the Tacoma Dome. You'll drive north for about 30 minutes after crossing the bridge. Look for Old Clifton Road. There will be a sign that notifies of Bremerton Raceway. OCR is the exit. At the bottom of the exit road, you'll take a left (westbound) and go under the higway. Follow this road for about 5 miles. You'll go past a golf course and a huge new church (both left side of the road). Look for a blue building as you start to round a corner. Just after that will be a 4-way intersection. There may (or may not) be some folding signs on the ground saying that there's "Racing Today". You'll take a left at that intersection. You've got the right of way, it's not a 4-way stop. You'll see a gas station, Texaco I think. Take the left towars the gas station, then an immediate right that cuts in front of the gas station. Follow that road to the end. It ends at the entrance to the race track. Do NOT speed on that road. The locals have the power to shut the track down if people get crazy. There is often a deputy Sheriff hanging out towards the end of the day too.
I'm not sure what all cars will be there. Rick has the white 70 Skylark with the black vinyl top. John Biggs should be there with his beautiful 71 GS455. Jerry will be the guy walking around making car noises as if the motor in his yellow race car were done. I couldn't talk him into running his station wagon.
See you there,
You DO have an engine for me...
Hey Jerry, no short block but a real nice top end! Except for the valve springs, there was only 70 psi on the seat o No: and I really like the way the pistons hit the heads, head gasket leaks on a 10.3 motor 4 pistons in backwards:jd: need I say more?:eek2: Chris
I'll be another carless guy there..:af: :stmad: sulking around, drinking :beer :Brow:
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The exchange rate is down, couldn't get the power over the boarder, so I'm told...ou: :gt: :boring: o No: :error: :sleep:
that was a great time! we were only there a few hours, but it was a very unique experience driving to a Buick event :laugh:
this GS is amazing, whose is it??
It was fun, especially with Rick going into the semi's!
I just wish I were driving - I should be next year.
I can't remember the owner's name. I think Scotty Krone said it's Dan something. Scotty said that he's had the car since he was 14. I've seen it every years since they started. His dad drove the convert that was next to it.
It was a great weekend to have your Buick Buds stick around and watch. I have to thank everyone for all your help and input all year.
Jerry, your RMX wagon is awesome! I can't believe how nice that paint job is. Now we just have to get your GSX to the next BOP on the 28th.
Any more pics from the weekend, ....please??
yeah! i have a slew of photos from the races.. i'll try to post some more choice ones tonight. :Brow:
here are a few i posted for the "others"
Here's a picture of John Biggs doing a burn out...