Took The Vitamin C To The Track Last Night

Put a spare 580ci motor into the Vitamin C and a Dallas built transmission. Track had no prep and car did a lot of tire spinning down the track. clicked off a pair of 10.05 with horrible 60s on greasy track and bad air. This is the first pass. Second pass was giant wheel stand without the bounce but not video’d. Figures. Car is pretty heavy at 3800+ with me. Zero fiberglass, zero Lexan, Dana rear… and very small (29″ because MT didn’t have any 31″ when I needed slicks in Bradenton) slicks. Pretty happy with the car. Is easily a 9.7 car with a little tuning, converter change and 31″ slicks, and good track.

It will be the back up and raced locally while I race the Whale this year and finish the Thug (well under way). Next year I’ll run the Thug while the Whale is totally rebuilt, like the Thug is being. When Whale finished the Thug will be back up and the Vitamin C will be totally rebuilt and go on a severe diet to get drop about 500 pounds.

Hope graduates High School next year and we might see about getting her in a car, depending on college situation.

What I Want in a President

Dave Schultz – October 20, 2015

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I don’t want another Narcissistic person who are so full of themselves.  I would include Trump and Hillary in that group.

I don’t want someone from Congress UNLESS they have consistently fought the current system. As such I’d still include Cruz, Rubio, and Paul since they’ve fought to change congress.

I’d prefer a Veteran, as no one can understand the military as well as someone who has served. Real light in that area anymore.

I don’t want and don’t trust Yankees. Too many lie and too many are Liberal at heart. I feel Trump and Hillary are liars and Liberals at heart. I think Kasich and Christie are too Liberal. I give Carson a pass in this category because I find him believable.

I want someone who will fix immigration — Islamic, Russian, and Latin American. I want the borders tightened to stop drugs, Welfare seekers, criminals and terrorists. I think Cruz, Huckabee, and Carson are the strongest of the most believable. Trump is the loudest, but I remembered when the last Yankee so full of himself, and without a record promised the moon.

I want someone with an established and consistent record. Again Trump is all over the map, and appears to go in the direction of the wind that best financially benefits him. Ilke what he says – if I believed him.,However I have almost zero faith if him backing up what he says. I liked what I saw of Web, but I know nothing of his record and concerned he aligns himself with Democrats. How many times have we been screwed with a Supreme Court Justice who we didn’t know of his record?

I want someone my gut feeling says I can trust. I was raised on the streets and owned a debt collection agency. My gut has been right more than wrong for 60 years. I don’t trust Hillary, Trump, Chaffee,  or Graham. Not at all.

I don’t want a Communist. That rules out Sanders, Hillary, and Chaffee.

There’s never a perfect candidate for any one individual. For instance I wouldn’t even consider the only two Veterans (Graham and Web). So the order of candidates I would find be the best of who is running are:

  1. Carson
  2. Cruz
  3. Rubio
  4. Huckabee
  5. Jindal
  6. Paul
  7. Carley
  8. Jeb (Yes I’m not a hater and he’s at the bottom of my list of acceptable)

The worst choices (in order) would be:

  1. Sanders
  2. Hillary
  3. Biden
  4. Trump
  5. Cafee
  6. O’Malley
  7. Graham

All of that said, I will vote for whomever runs against the Democrats. Even Trump is the lesser of the two Evils. Staying home is a vote for at least another four years of Obama, or worse.

Trademark Squatters Go After Drag Racing

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A small club a of a couple dozen members going by the name of Nostalgia Super Stock, Inc., put a registered trademark on the terms “NSS” and “Nostalgia Super Stock” – despite the fact that maybe better than 1000 racers have raced hundreds of Nostalgia Super Stock Races, at dozens of tracks in the last 25 years.

If you go to this club’s site at www.NostalgiaSuperStock.com, you will see that they have place their trademark there. You will also find a link to their member email addresses if you’d like to communicate your feelings to them, and lists of  sponsors and events/tracks if you would like to communicate with them.

The below links show the trademarks.

http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer?caseId=sn86306801&docId=APP20140614073554#docIndex=13&page=1

https://trademarks.justia.com/863/06/nss-86306798.html

We Will Rule The World All Of Nostalgia Super Stock

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While all club members are guilty of allowing this to happen, it appears to be the brainchild of Club Secretary Bob Wilkiewicz, and Club President Rich Berlisk. They recently approached a Doug Duell, who administers Dave Duell Classic and and a member of the National Rules Committee (also trademarked by this club – so all members resigned to form a new rules committee), and informed him of the trademark and their intention of licensing (aka shaking Down) all organizations, promoters, websites, clubs… with both fees and other “requirements”.

More recently, the shakedown has begun with at least one promoter (NMCA) receiving a letter to contact them about licensing requirements.

Initial reaction to many was to drop or rename the class instead of wetting the beak of trademark trolls/squatters, but only the weak cave. A specialist trademark attorney has reviewed the applications the club made, and other documentation of the use of the terms – and while we don’t want to show his complete hand – it is obvious that those trademarks should never have been granted and it is a certainty that revocation will be granted.

The way of most common sense and least cost to all (including the club) would be for them to issue a public apology to all NSS Racers and to surrender the trademark back to the Patent and Trademark office as being they had recently realized (save face avoid fraud) that they are widely used over a long period descriptive terms, and should never be registered trademarks. However, like Pinky and the Brain, narcissistic domination of the class stands in the way of common sense and they’ve refused. Their strategy is to stand by the line that they’re just protecting the name from evil (kettle calling pot black) and they’re all about education – at least until the dust settles.

Well the dust shouldn’t settle until no one has the ability to misuse these terms for their ego and the extortion by licensing of the many outside their little club. So after legal consultation, the next step is to file a legal protest to the Patent and Trademark Office with the many examples of why the application wasn’t proper, and the many reasons the registration of the trademarks need to be immediately revoked. This will cost roughly $5,000 in filing and legal fees.  Doug Duell and Dave Schultz have stepped up and pledged $500 each, and feel that another eight organizations and well healed NSS racers will also step forward to do the same. If you are willing to be one of the ten helping to right this wrong, contact Doug or Dave.

While the lawyer feels that this will be a slam-dunk once filed, there’s never 100% certainty when you have Federal Bureaucracy involved. If unsuccessful, then a suit filed in the Federal Court of Milwaukee, against the club and certain members will be required, costing the club member and the petitioner in the $100,000+ each range. We feel we also have that covered, but hopefully it will not go that far.

What NSS drivers can do in the meantime is contact the club’s members, as there certainly must be a few feeling this is wrong and don’t want any part of the shitstorm about to happen.  Contact their sponsors who may not be happy of associating with a club using the tactics of the Black Hand. Contact the promoters and tracks to let them know who they’re associating with. Contact car and racing magazines, both print and Internet (even racing forums) to have them post the start of what could be a horrible trend to other classes like Nostalgia Muscle Car, Pro Mod, Nostalgia Funny Car, Nostalgia Pro Stock – or even “Bracket Racing”. No club should be allowed to try to own a widely promoted class of drag racing, and an example needs to be made of any club that does try. Regardless of any other differences, we need a united front of Clubs, Promoters, and drag racers to come together on this cause.

More information can be found at:

 

Pope Meets The Dope

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I Still Hate Communism

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Political Freedom Cannot Exist Without Economic Freedom

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It’s Not About Hating Our Government

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Tolerance and Apathy Are The Last Virtues Of a Dying Society

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My Definition of Social Justice

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Whatcha Looking At?

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So If We Lie To The Government It’s A Felony, But

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A Lot Of Stupid Going On With Democrat Politicians

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Wear Red On Fridays

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Remember Everyone Deployed

As long as their blood is shed, I will wear red!

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Don’t Forget to Bring Grease

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Donald Trump Election Swag

And Donald Trump might that guy. 100s of Trump for President Swag at: Old Hippie’s Gift Shop.

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Ban This Flag

One of thousands of Political products at Chairman Obama’s Gift Shop.

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NBC Fires Trump, but Not Sharpton

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Rebel Flag Racist?

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If you’re a Christian and a Socialist

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If you’re a Christian and a Socialist, which are you going to be more of on Eection Day? I’m betting Socialist.

August is “National Stop Blaming White people Month”

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