NHRA Finals 2017 Friday Action

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NHRA Finals 2017 Friday Action
« on: November 11, 2017, 11:05:35 AM »
Oh boy, a NEW camera... coupled up with a 71 year old brain and eyesight to match; what could possibly go wrong?!? ::)  Mercifully, all went well though it did take a
while for the sun to come out.  For the most part, the same-old-same-o with little new stuff to look at.  The Snap-On truck was a welcome exception! 8)

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Re: NHRA Finals 2017 Friday Action
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 11:09:14 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 11:12:51 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 11:16:07 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 11:18:47 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 11:21:29 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 11:24:04 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 11:26:45 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 11:30:47 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 11:34:23 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 11:40:48 AM »
 That's it guys... you just saved yourselves about five miles of walking and nearly $170! :o

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 12:58:21 PM »
Thanks for the pictures Red, lot's of cool stuff!
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2017, 03:03:27 PM »
Thanks for the pictures Red, lot's of cool stuff!

Ditto that!  I love the blown '40.

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2017, 06:02:27 PM »
Red, If I lived closer it would have been a pleasure to spend the $170 and even the $10 beer...........thanks for bringing us along!!
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2017, 06:56:58 PM »
I appreciate you posting. Thanks

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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 07:38:26 PM »
Gee, for a greenhorn with that new camera you did just fine. Seriously Red, as usual you photographed some good stuff. Thanks!
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2017, 10:15:17 PM »
Jim,
 Thanks for all the cool pic's.I guess your back in the grove some what with the new camera.You saved me more than that this yr.See ya in Jan.Well have a dog & coke.
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 12:13:31 AM »
Outstanding photos Red! Thanks for sharing them, saved me a plane ticket as well. ;)
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 12:19:00 AM »
Jim thanks for the shots
we just got back from our Yamba Rod Run, rain all week,have coupe drying out
is that a Pinks Hot Dog, always have one when in USA
Yes new camera worked fine
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Red

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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2017, 06:32:17 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, guys!  Noel, I wish I'd tried the Pink's experience... I bought my dog ($12) from a less scrupulous vendor and was seriously disappointed.
At least the beer was cold... kinda like the hot dog :(

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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2017, 12:50:27 PM »
Thanks for the great photos, you saved me more than $170 and I appreciate that.

As an aside, I had heard that Ed Pink's family owns Pink's Hot Dogs, does anyone know if that is fact?
Just some more useless trivia.

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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2017, 01:31:15 PM »
Thanks for the great photos, you saved me more than $170 and I appreciate that.

As an aside, I had heard that Ed Pink's family owns Pink's Hot Dogs, does anyone know if that is fact?
Just some more useless trivia.

Mick
Ed’s late uncle, Paul, founded the world famous Pink’s Hot Dogs in 1939.


Pink’s Hot Dogs, Inc., a 77-year-old landmark hot dog stand located in Hollywood, serves over 2000 hot dogs and 200 hamburgers a day. Pink’s was started in 1939 by Richard’s parents, Paul and Betty Pink, with a pushcart they purchased for $50, which money they borrowed from Betty’s mother. The land on which the pushcart stood was leased by Paul and Betty for $15 per month. Hot dogs at that time were 10 cents and cokes were a nickel. Pink’s offered curb service, and was lucky to sell 100 hot dogs a day.


In 1941, the landlord raised their rent from $15 to $25 per month, a 67% increase, and Paul and Betty were forced to either give up or find a way to acquire the property. Paul and Betty, with little collateral but lots of conviction in the potential success of their hot dog stand, convinced Bank of America to loan them $4,000 to purchase the land, which fortunately the landlord was willing to sell. They added a cover to the pushcart, allowing them to also grill hamburgers, and it remained until 1946. The menu was simple: A chili dog and a hamburger. The price of the hot dog in 1946 was 25 cents.

At that time, Paul and Betty scraped together enough savings to build the small hot dog stand building that sits near the corner of La Brea and Melrose today. The location included parking for about 25 cars and eventually the indoor and patio seating expanded to accommodate 80 customers.

Paul & Betty also were raising two children, Beverly and Richard. In order to afford living expenses, it was necessary for Paul and Betty to find another source of income so they opened in 1958 a flower store next door to Pink’s Hot Dog stand. The flower store thrived for 10 years due to the talent of Betty in the design of flower arrangements, which she learned working part time for her brother, a florist, while she was also running Pink’s with Paul.


Paul and Betty operated the hot dog stand, starting with 4 employees and expanding over time to 10 and 20 and now Pink’s has a staff of about 30 employees. In 1985 at the age of 73 and 75, Paul and Betty retired. At that point, Richard, his wife, Gloria, and sister, Beverly, took over the operation of Pink’s. Since that time, the family has created over 35 combinations of hot dogs and a dozen varieties of hamburgers to satisfy the variety of tastes of its patrons. Pink’s, located near major Hollywood studios like Paramount, Universal and Disney started to attract upcoming and established movie and TV stars. Pink’s celebrity wall of fame in the dining room started as a place for aspiring actors to hang their photos to be discovered by producers and directors who were known to dine at Pink’s. Today, Pink’s dining room is filled with over 200 photos of celebrities with signed endorsements of their enjoyment of Pinks Hot Dogs.

Due to Pink’s unique menu, its historic age for an LA restaurant (77 years) and its celebrity patrons, it has now been featured in movies, TV shows, the food channel, the travel channel and travel books. As the Pink’s name grew, large restaurant operators came to the family wanting to license the Pink’s name and products in various amusement parks, hotels, arenas and county fairs. Pink’s now has 15 locations including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Miami, Hawaii and the Philippines. Pink’s also has an active catering business.


Pinks attributes its longevity and its success to the tastiness of its hot dogs, which snap when you bite into them, its never ending hot dog menu combinations, its loyal long-term staff of over 30, many of whom have been with Pink’s for over ten years, its unique 1946 open kitchen curb side stand and relaxed dining room and patio seating, its Hollywood location and atmosphere, its appearances nationwide in movies and TV and its commitment to the community through its chili dogs for charity program. Pink’s is often referred to as “A Hollywood Legend Since 1939” but the Pink family likes to say “We are the little hot dog stand that could.”

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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2017, 02:39:27 PM »
Thanks Beppie, really interesting read.

Mick

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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 03:13:05 PM »
Thanks for the inside scoop, Beppie! 8)

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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2017, 03:39:00 PM »
I knew about his uncle starting it but that story filled in a lot of blanks, thanks Beppie.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2017, 06:04:16 PM »
Thanks for the great pics. Red. I was in shock, that purple Model A highboy was one I built in  my garage and sold to a fella that worked for Edelbrock about 15yrs. ago. It hasn't changed a bit, take that back, he changed the front wheels. Thanks for the pics. of it, I really liked that car. 
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 12:15:40 AM »
Thanks for the inside scoop, Beppie! 8)
Now were going to have a Pink dog in Jan.
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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 12:25:34 AM »
Beppie

off subject, photo shows Elaine lined up for a Pinks at LARS

yum yum

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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 02:51:35 AM »
Stayed home and watched it on the tube ! Better seats , no $10 beer , and had a pastrami sandwich from the Hat . Your photos as always managed to capture the feel of the event so I'd like to thank you for saving me the $170.00 !!!
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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 08:21:26 AM »

      Stayed home and watched it on the tube ! Better seats , no $10 beer , and had a pastrami sandwich from the Hat....


PERFECT!! Too bad there's no SMELLavision for that big face full of nitro fumes!! ;D

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« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 12:39:35 AM »

      Stayed home and watched it on the tube ! Better seats , no $10 beer , and had a pastrami sandwich from the Hat....


PERFECT!! Too bad there's no SMELLavision for that big face full of nitro fumes!! ;D
 
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« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 08:01:30 AM »

Thanks for the great pics. Red. I was in shock, that purple Model A highboy was one I built in  my garage and sold to a fella that worked for Edelbrock about 15yrs. ago. It hasn't changed a bit, take that back, he changed the front wheels. Thanks for the pics. of it, I really liked that car.


Cool stuff, Dave!  I shared my pics with Dave Galassi.  His brother owned the Nova wagon next to the purple A years ago when it had six cylinder power and three in the tree...