Saturday, November 05, 2011

Flying eyeballs I found at SEMA

The Hooniverse is a mighty fun place... here is what Cobra Commander would drive

Those guys putting Hooniverse together are making such an enjoyable site, go check it out for a light hearted look at the Auto Enthusiast world

Boss 351 Ranchero at the Galpin booth

Dan earned an invitation to the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational... a 68 Road Runner, and blue collar worker mixing it up with millionaires!

if Dan's Road Runner looks familiar, it's either because I just posted about him getting featured in Car Craft Dec 2011 or because you have recently looked through the magazine yourself

the decal called for is for the company that rebuilt the gauges... Redline I think Dan said

inside shots to illustrate the roll cage and seats used in protouring, cause I was curious

great looking rims! I'll ask what brand, and what size tires,... I'll post that here when I learn

I only have seen one other car that has a sticker saying that it's been Dyno tuned by the Dyno shop.. mine
A look at the front air dams and tire and rim combo
The OPTIMA Invitational has regional qualifying events to increase diversity among vehicles, drivers and enthusiasts. These qualifiers will also help uncover talented vehicle builders and owners with the hottest street machines in the country for this year’s fourth annual OPTIMA Invitational. OPTIMA held qualifying events in 2011 and the first seven were:

•Run to the Coast: February 26-27, 2011
•Run to the Shore: April 1-3, 2011
•Run to Music City: May 28-29, 2011
•Motor State Challenge: June 17-19, 2011
•Heidts Performance Car Challenge – Midwest: July 15-17, 2011
•Holley LSFest II: September 9-11, 2011
•Run Through the Hills: September 23-25, 2011

The show is brought to TV on Speed and hosted by automotive enthusiast and larger-than-life personality Bill Goldberg and regular SPEED contributor and automotive racing reporter, Jamie Howe, is to give viewers the feeling that they are there on the track, living in the moment with the participants as they tweak, drive and will their cars to peak performance in pursuit of the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car title.

“This event is all about giving people a look at what these cars can really do when they are pulled off the show floor and put on the track to compete,” said Cam Douglass director of product development and marketing for OPTIMA Batteries

The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by K&N Filters and Wilwood Disc Brakes, occurs the first weekend in November (that was today) immediately following the SEMA Show, and has become a highly anticipated, international event among industry enthusiasts, manufacturers and media. The Invitational brings in some of the top automotive talent and highly-modified vehicles, credible racing veterans and fresh talent with undiscovered street machines.
The Invitational takes place at Spring Mountain Motor Ranch, a state-of-the-art racing facility in Pahrump, Nevada. The track is located just 45 minutes west of downtown Las Vegas

Here is Dan Weishaar and his road runner in late 2008, that's my yellow R/T in back

Quick look at the upcoming awesome cars I'm going to post galleries about in the next couple weeks