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Dec 22, 2014

The solstice has passed and the sun will set at 4:21 today here in the Great North West. In a couple of days I'll be heading down to the Lake Tahoe area for my yearly Christmas break with my wife's family. It is always fun to see my kids frolicking in the snow and eat lots of good food.

Here in the shop I'm currently doing the final body work on my '68 Plymouth GTX project. Anyone who's done it will tell you, body work takes forever if you want it to come out right but it's really coming together. Hopefully we'll be spraying it down in January and putting it back together shortly thereafter. We've got the 440 ready along with the 4 speed and the big Dana 60. As the project sits right now, you'll have to drive it sitting on a milk crate but we'll get that fixed too.

The 2015 calendars are out so let me know if you want one at gaffo@wagonsofsteel.com or snail mail po box 1435 Vashon WA 98070 or call 206 463 5017.

Happy Holidays!

Oct 30, 2014

It's that time of year, when I bring the kids down to Florida, the state where I was raised, to see my family and check out the annual Mopar Show at Big Daddy Don Garlits' Museum of Drag Racing. It's always a good time. This year the weather forecast calls for high seventies and low eighties during the day. It hasn't been cold and wet for that long up here in the great North West but it will still be nice to get some warmth and rays.

I will also be checking in with our guru/friend/engine builder Dan Dvorak in lovely Waldo, the speeding ticket capital of the world. We will be finalizing our plan of attack for the 2015 drag racing season. We are planning on resurrecting our high compression engine program. Our low compression engine is running great but it is a little slow for our needs right now, mostly due to the recent influx of super fast modern muscle cars. I honestly believe that it is good for the sport but it sure keeps us drivers of the old stuff on our toes! I'll keep you posted...