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hello all, well the list is out of who the 75 were that got picked for the g.p.d. in tenn. and i am very happy to say that i got picked. there is a picture of my car here on another thread. i will find it and repost it. i was at one time going to sell this car as you will see if you read all the post with the picture.anyway did any other team chevelle member get picked??? my car is the ORANGE 69 chevelle SS. 468 solid roller motor,turbo 400,12 bolt. the list is on hotrod.com ------to see the chevelle, go to (picture of my chevelle) in this same thread (performance).
 

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got two local boys that i know that made it. ones got a fuel injected big iron in a 64 chevelle and the other is a 98 firebird with an ls2 and a big ass turbo. cant wait to attend again this year!
 

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Beautiful 55!!!!!

And being a ProStreet makes even better :thumbsup:
 

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My comment will probably be unpopular, but...

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It sort of burns my a$$ that people like Frieburger come on to these boards once and a while to promote stuff like the Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags. Everyone seems to bend over backwards accomodating them with kudos about the magazines, or otherwise sucking up in hopes of getting a pass to appear in one of the magazines or be invited to an "exclusive" event such as the Pump Gas Drags.

I say BFD! I don't subscribe to HRM, CHP or any other magazine and could personally care less about the Pump Gas Drags! IMO, THEY should be paying people to bring their cars to that event, or at the very least HRM should be paying out an significant purse for the winner/runners up of the competition! Does anyone understand how much is costs to put one of these hot rods together? I would rather spend the $$$ it would take to drag my car to an event like that on a 10k or 20k footbrake race with a chance of getting something back in return.

I guess for some the prestige of winning the Pump Gas Drags is worth the price of admission. I just can't stand to see grown men and fellow gearheads sucking up and/or getting dejected cause they didn't get picked. It all smacks of American Idol to me!

BTW, this post is not directed at anyone personally. I'm just expressing my opinion as a multi-year Team Chevelle Member. If I wanted to find out about the Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags I would go to their website!
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My comment will probably be unpopular, but...

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It sort of burns my a$$ that people like Frieburger come on to these boards once and a while to promote stuff like the Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags. Everyone seems to bend over backwards accomodating them with kudos about the magazines, or otherwise sucking up in hopes of getting a pass to appear in one of the magazines or be invited to an "exclusive" event such as the Pump Gas Drags.

I say BFD! I don't subscribe to HRM, CHP or any other magazine and could personally care less about the Pump Gas Drags! IMO, THEY should be paying people to bring their cars to that event, or at the very least HRM should be paying out an significant purse for the winner/runners up of the competition! Does anyone understand how much is costs to put one of these hot rods together? I would rather spend the $$$ it would take to drag my car to an event like that on a 10k or 20k footbrake race with a chance of getting something back in return.

I guess for some the prestige of winning the Pump Gas Drags is worth the price of admission. I just can't stand to see grown men and fellow gearheads sucking up and/or getting dejected cause they didn't get picked. It all smacks of American Idol to me!

BTW, this post is not directed at anyone personally. I'm just expressing my opinion as a multi-year Team Chevelle Member. If I wanted to find out about the Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags I would go to their website!
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I hear your point Ken, but in this instance it was NOT DF or anyone at HRM that brought this up on Team Chevelle but a fellow TC personality that got picked for the PGD event.
 

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Ken,

Although I agree with some of your post, I disagree with the money aspect that you addressed. If you want to go bracket racing or heads up racing to win dough, feel free.

The cool thing about PGD's is that no money is involved (to win) and there is a reason for that. If there was any money to be won, it would completely change the completion of the event. The majority of the PGD cars are home built cars that see the street and are driven.

If winning money was a part of the program, you would have guys trying to out spend one another to win.

Don't get me wrong, there are some very high dollar cars there, but I think that there would be far MORE if prize money were involved.

I think David is trying to get cars that are at car cruises/shows during the summer months. They also have a minimum weight this year to even the field for heavier cars.

It really is a cool event to participate in, or just watch.

Rant over.

PS Why would David pay anyone to come, he had over 400 applicants in 2005to come for free.
 

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I think not having money involved does more to bring out the true street competitors that do this for Pride and because they love it. Money taints everything really. I'm very fascinated with the Pump gas drags and appreciate the reminder. Wonder now that no tube chassis and the 3300 lb weight limit is imposed how fast someone has to run to win? 8's?

Anyone can bracket race but only those selected by criteria derived from a consensus of what everyone feels like competitive street cars ought to be can run in this event. I love the thought of it and if its not too hot ill go over there and watch with interest. As a spectator its a hands down no contest.

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I hear you Ken, but I think it is a neat event. Closest thing to "fun" "heads-up" racing left anymore.

I might try to enter next year. I'll be very slow and won't make even make the top 32 (10.0), but would have a good time.

Heads-up = Money wins (of course smarts help)
 

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I registered, but was not chosen. No big deal. I was going for fun. I will again enter next year. I will probably go this year to watch. I know there's a lot of folks on the hot rod site that are mad about not being chosen. I don't have a problem with the way folks were chosen. In fact, there are a few CF folks that got it. Great to hear it. Next year, maybe I'll have a better chance.
 

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I agree there ought to be at least some prize money....the magazine makes theirs from (I would have to assume) increased sales. I don't think 5-10k would be enough to get guys to build specific cars for it, but would be a nice chunk of change for some well deserving gearhead.
 

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I guess street race fans? or people that drive their cars on the street for real? or about 75 cars and numerous spectators that will be watching/competing and well i guess a truck load of people that will buy the magazine.
 
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