Aaron Brown’s “Uncatchable” 39 Ford Rat Rod Sets the Land Speed World Record on The Ohio Mile!

May 3rd, 2015
parachute deployed at 186 MPH

parachute deployed at 186 MPH

Aaron Brown’s “Uncatchable” 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod set the Land Speed World Record in its class today at The Ohio mile.

186 MPH is the new record and Aarons 1939 Ford is now officially the Worlds Fastest Rat Rod!

Aaron’s “Uncatchable” 39 Ford was built in large part with racing products supplied by Roush Yates Performance Products with additional support coming from Racers Drive and Call Family Distillery, artisan producers of Uncatchable” Moonshine.

Aaron is planning to make two more runs tomorrow with the prediction that he will go in excess of 200 miles an hour on Sunday.

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parachute deployed after Aarons record setting run at 186 MPH!

parachute deployed after Aarons record setting run at 186 MPH!

Blake Jones & Paul Andrews win at Talladega

May 2nd, 2015

Very nice to see Alan Kulwicki’s former crew chief, Paul Andrews, in victory lane at Talladega after Paul’s Cunningham Motorsports driver, Blake Jones, won his first ARCA race.

Congratulations to Paul and Blake and best wishes for many more

Paul Andrews, General Manager of Cunningham Motorsports.

Paul Andrews, General Manager of Cunningham Motorsports.

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Riverside International Raceway by Pete Lyons

April 28th, 2015

Book Review

Riverside International Raceway by Pete Lyons

A photographic tour of the historic track, it’s legendary races, and unforgettable drivers

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and reviewing Pete’s newest book, Riverside International Raceway.

This hardbound copy, coffee table addition is one you can peruse and enjoy the book’s great pictures or take more time and delve into the details and personal stories that Pete remembers and recalls.

Every facet of the tracks history, is discussed, with every kind of motor sports activity recapped in separate chapters from its 1957 opening day until its final demise in 1988.

This is a trip down memory lane which will satisfy the interests of anyone from the most casual fan to the racers themselves.

Riverside – Gone, but not forgotten.

Good job Pete – fantastic pictures and great story lines.

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Car Guys of Los Gatos Event Photos – Courtesy of Roy Brett

April 16th, 2015

Car Guys of Los Gatos member and Packard collector Roy Brett has shared some excellent pictures taken at this past Tuesday’s  car show and luncheon at Aldo’s.

Check out the link below and Enjoy!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mtyesgurtkffr6n/AAC_5mX-O77qTWXFPqMt7DxZa?dl=0

This Grill says it all.

This Grill says it all.

 

 

Car Guys of Los Gatos – April 14th Event at Aldo’s

April 15th, 2015
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Jerry Gurley stands proudly by his 1951 Bentley Mark VI

Dueling Packards

Dueling Packards

1969 Series 2 Jaguar XKE 2+2

1969 Series 2 Jaguar XKE 2+2

This Grill says it all.

This Grill says it all.

Jerry Gurley and his 1951 Bentley Mark VI "Wedding Car".

Jerry Gurley and his 1951 Bentley Mark VI “Wedding Car”.

1967 Series 1 1/2 Jaguar XKE

1967 Series 1 1/2 Jaguar XKE

austin Kilburns 66 Austin Healey 3000

austin Kilburns 66 Austin Healey 3000

Neil Kirkhams's very rare 1961 Alfa Sprint Zagato

Neil Kirkhams’s very rare 1961 Alfa Sprint Zagato

Salute’ Tutto’

Tom Schatzel's 1978 930 Porsche

Tom Schatzel’s 1978 930 Porsche

Our monthly gathering and luncheon at Aldo’s started a bit slow today but by the time 11:00 rolled around the parking lot was full of some very nice cars, appreciative fans and members new and old.

Among the first time attendees was John McCue of Half Moon Bay who had one of his two 2000 Bentley Arnage Red Badge rides on display.  Originally owned by Goldie Hawn and her husband Kurt Russell, this is a beautiful car and for anyone hankering for some style & speed along with a celebrity history, John is looking to find a new and good home for this baby.

Also on hand for the first time were Juan Villareal, Ferrari engine and chassis expert extraordinaire, who owns Grand Prix Motors and his technical assistant, Chris Negron.  Juan and Chris arrived in a one-owner 1967 Series 1 1/2 XKE convertible which has been in storage for years and whose owner was Western Movie star William Bryant.

Sporting a classy looking 41 Packard Clipper was first time attendee, Rory Brett who joined long time member and Pebble Beach judge, Milt Wheeler, who had his own Packard keeping Rory’s company in the parking lot at Aldo’s.

My favorite car and story attached to it was Jerry Gurley’s 51 Mark VI Bentley which he calls “The Wedding Car”.  It seems that 33 years apart from each other both his daughter and his granddaughter were couched in comfort and style as they were transported to their individiual weddings in this very pretty, pale blue, elegant old girl.

Among the other noteworthy members and their cars on hand were the following:

Tom Schatzel – 78 Porsche 930 Turbo

Austin Kilburn – 66 Austin Healey 3000 – which he has owned since new!

Brian Richardson – 1963 Corvette

Dave Allen – 1960 Buick

Jim Weager – Porsche Boxter

Kirby Hollis – beautiful beige Porsche 356C

Mike Cesario – 69 Jaguar XKE 2+2

Neil Kirkham – 61 Alfa Sprint Zagato

Robert Reid – 72 Mercedes

Roger Zimmerman – 65 Corvette

Rubin Jurman – Feeling a bit tired after his trip to Hawaii but on hand with his 72 Rolls Royce

Steve Marchiaggiani – 58 Bentley

Dennis Byron – 59 Rolls Royce

John D. Carey – Volvo 544

Forrest Straight – Mustang Challenge Race Car

Bruce Bettancourt – Lotus Elise

I apologize for anyone or for any cars which I missed.

Everyone seemd to enjoy lunch which included several excellent courses courtesy of Aldo and his professional staff

Our next regularly scheduled Second Tuesday of every month gathering, car show and lunch at Aldo’s will be May 12th. As usual we will start to line up cars around 10:00 with seating for lunch to follow at 11:45-12:00.  The price (including Tip) is $25/person and we appreciate the members who attend and show their cars to join us for lunch, if they can.  We are a social group and its about appreciating the cars and getting to know the other members.

As previously announced, on Saturday May 16th The Car Guys of Los Gatos have been invited to participate in the Canepa Design and Museum “Cars and Caffeine” car show in Scotts Valley.  The event runs from 8:00 – 12:00 and we will have space reserved for 20 cars from our group and expect to have a strong presence at the show.

Some of you have already RSVP’d and we urge anyone planning to bring something special to RSVP to this email address ASAP as we have to give Canepa a list of the significant cars expected to participate a week in advance.  We will manage the space so that the members who RSVP can come when they can and leave when they please.

That’s all for now.  We’ll have plenty of tme between now and June to discuss both our regular second Tuesday of each month event at Aldo on June 9th as well as the CLub Auto Sport “Cars and Coffee” show and Luncheon on Saturday June 13rh.

Regards,

Michael

 

Episode 1 – Aaron Brown’s “Uncatchable” 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod

April 12th, 2015

Support for the team is coming from Roush – Yates Performance Products Division and the Call Family Distillery makers of “Uncatchable” Moonshine – the World’s Fastest Moonshine!

The Coll Family Distillery proudly brands Aaron Brown's "Uncatchable" 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod which, with Roush Performance Parts Division, will go after the world speed record later this year at Bonneville.

The Coll Family Distillery proudly brands Aaron Brown’s “Uncatchable” 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod which, with Roush Yates Performance Parts Division, will go after the world speed record later this year at Bonneville.

The 1939 "Uncatchable" Team poses for a picture at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 1939 “Uncatchable” Team poses for a picture at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Builder of the 1939 “UnCatchable” Ford Pick up Rat Rod, Aaron Brown, demonstrates to fans the inner workings of the dry sump system on his World Land Speed Record contending hot rod.

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The Call Family Distillery branding is on the “UnCatchable” 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod Hot Rod.

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William Byron Bolts to First NASCAR K&N East Win.

April 5th, 2015
William Byron in Victory Lane

William Byron in Victory Lane

http://hometracks.nascar.com/nknps-east_results_040415_Greenville

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Sponsorships Available.

March 29th, 2015

JPrice_LST_Mosport-4470_-_Copy July 10-13, 2014: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Start of round 7 at Mosport 11081077_10153200887858764_7345433348168512522_n Lamborghini_Laguna-Seca_1Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series – this is a great and relatively economically efficient way for organizations to become a sponsor/marketing partner and access a worldwide base of demographically desirable consumers and your customers.

Racers Drive has such an opportunity for significant signage on a very competitive Lamborghini, hospitality for you and your VIP’s and a chance to be part of a big show including the US Premier & Launch of the new Lamborghini Supercar,

Contact Mike@RacersDrive. com for details.

Sargeant Finishes what He Starts and Wins at Kern County

March 29th, 2015

http://hometracks.nascar.com/nknps-East_Dalton-Sargeant_Wins_West_Opener_At_Kern_032815

John Krebs Racing Drivers, Thomas Martin, Jack Sellers and Justin Funkhouser finish 14th, 15th & 20th respectively.

Complete results are as follows:

http://hometracks.nascar.com/NKNPS-West_Kern_032815_Results

Dalton Sergeant Wins at Kern County Raceway Park.

Dalton Sergeant Wins at Kern County Raceway Park.

John Krebs Racing

John Krebs Racing

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The 2015 John Krebs Racing #11 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Stock Car of Thomas Martin.

The 2015 John Krebs Racing #11 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Stock Car of Thomas Martin.

John Krebs Racing is Ready to go K&N West Racing on Saturday at Kern County

March 24th, 2015

10698519_10204189686814644_3630566183656568408_n 10991333_882926395063864_3274894428257347492_n 10993082_882926408397196_218126493774428267_n 10389148_882926418397195_3324495750494740712_n 10959695_882926378397199_7947118508309128260_n 10347566_10205330045504210_3528765693279199532_nRacers Drive wishes the John Krebs Racing team and drivers Thomas Martin all the best of luck and wishes for a successful and safe run at Kern County on Saturday evening.

The new car looks good John! Kudo’s to the JKR crew Tom, Jake, Charley, Justin and Brian for some great work.

Lets see some more top 5′s this year boys!

John Krebs Racing #11 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Stock Car

John Krebs Racing #5 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Stock Car