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Old June 5th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Hot Rod Mag Car guys bucket list

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From Sept 2009 issue, Hot Rod threw down the gauntlet with 101 Car Guy Things To Do Bucket List.

Are you making any progress?

1. Drive a Funny Car
2. Attend The Goodwood Festival of Speed
3. Race at Bonneville
4. Drive a Sprint Car
5. Enter a Demolition Derby
6. Race The Baja 1000
7. Race at The ffice:smarttags" />Silver State Classic Challenge
8. Ride as a Navigator in a SCCA Pro Rally Car
9. Compete in a Wheel to Wheel Road Race
10. Attend the U.S. Nationals
11. Build your own Engine
12. Crew on a Race Team
13. Race a Shifter Cart
14. Go to The Daytona 500
15. Attend the 24 Hours of Lemans
16. Race in the 24 Hours of Lemons
17. Go to Gravelrama
18. Go Ice Racing on a Frozen Lake
19. Learn to Operate a Welder
20. Drive a Jet Car
21. Throw the Rods out of the Oil Pan
22. Attend the March Meet
23. Own Something with a Lenco in it
24. Attend the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
25. Run Flat Out at El Mirage
26. Long-Haul The Power Tour
27. Compete at Drag Week
28. Attend La Carrera Panamericana
29. See the Detroit Autorama
30. Tour The Henry Ford Museum
31. Attend The Woodward Dream Cruise
32. Road Trip to Bike Week at Sturgis
33. Bid at B-J Scottsdale
34. Check out The Garlits’ Museum of Drag Racing
35. Cruise Route 66
36. Attend the Car Craft Summer Nationals
37. Go to Eldora Speedway
38. Attend The Turkey Rod Run in Daytona
39. Race at Maxton
40. Hit The Museum of American Speed
41. Install a Lift in Your Home Shop
42. Attend The Grand National Roadster Show
43. Own Something with an 8-71 attached to it.
44. Drive a Modified Class Pulling Tractor
45. Do MOAB
46. Drive a Wheelstander
47. Restore a Muscle Car
48. Chop Up a Muscle Car
49. Paint Your Car Yourself
50. Attend The Swamp Buggy Races in Naples, Florida
51. Race an Aussie V8 Superboat
52. Attend The Bathurst 1000
53. See an F1 Race in Monaco
54. Build a V8 Chainsaw
55. Compete in The Rollover Contest at Riverhead Raceway in N.Y.
56. Stand Between Fuelers at The Starting Line
57. Throw The Green Flag at a NASCAR Race
58. Teach a Kid to Build a Carb
59. Go to The Gasser Reunion
60. Compete in The World Power Wheelstanding Championships at Byron Dragway
61. Attend The NSRA Nationals
62. Attend The World Street Nationals, Orlando
63. Buy Stuff at Hershey, PA Swap Meet (Carlisle)
64. Win a Drag Race
65. Help Another Car-Guy at The Side of The Road
66. Lap The Nurburgring
67. Watch: Vanishing Point, Two-Lane Blacktop and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
68. Hear John Force Speak in Person
69. Pomona Swapmeet
70. Drive Five Italian Supercars in Italy
71. Run Moonshine
72. Tour Leno’s Collection
73. Go 200 MPH at Continental Tires Texas Test Track
74. Go to a Race Car Driving School
75. Drive The Tail of The Dragon in NC
76. Drive The Blue Ridge Parkway
77. Lead East-Total 50’s Immersion
78. Attend The AMC Nationals
79. Drag-Race Your Parents Car at Grudge Match Night
80. Install a Brake Light Cutout
81. Attend Sebring Infield Party
82. Drive on The Beach at Daytona
83. Sit in The Snake Pit at The Indy 500
84. Wash Car Parts in The Dishwasher
85. Own a Car With Flamethrowers
86. Ride in a Rumble Seat
87. Make Whoopee in a Car
88. Name a Car You Own
89. Put Out a Carburetor Fire
90. Go to Bristol 400
91. Go to a Truck and Tractor Pull
92. Participate in a Figure Eight Chain Race
93. Experience Turbo Lag
94. Perfect The Parking Brake J-Turn
95. Do An Autocross
96. Get Your Car in a Magazine
97. Do The Rubicon Trail
98. Attend Targa Newfoundland
99. Attend The SEMA Show
100. Discover and Buy a Barn Find
101. Attend The Reno Air Races
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Old June 5th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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27/101 Not too many done, but the memories of them are good enough to keep me going
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Old June 5th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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11, 12, 19, 21, 35, 42, 43(4-71 blower), 46, 49, 56(next to, not between), 64, 65, 68, 69, 79, 87, 88, 91, 93, 96, 100(with Bigguy's help)

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11,21,34,38,49,87,88,91,96.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Done a few of those but #93 Experience Turbo Lag should be changed to #93 Experience Turbo Anti-Lag
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I have done 19 of them so far. I haven't driven a funny car yet but a friend has an Alcohol Funny car and I do fit in it very nicely. It's a different feeling when the body comes down. 11,19,21,38,48,49,61,64,65,67,68,76,82,87,88,89,91 ,93,96.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #7
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How many magazine readers know what all that stuff is ?
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Old June 5th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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I'am an old fart.
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11
12
19
21
46
47
49
58
64
65
71
76
79
80
82
84
86
87
89
94
100
+ Hundreds of hrs flying a aerobatic airplane that was stressed for 9.5 positive and 6.5 negative and old biplanes.
+ Motorcycles over 150 mph.

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17, still a ways to go....
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11
19
29
30
35
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49
61
63
65
74
87
91
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94
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After looking again and writing them down I lied. give or take 33 depending on how picky you want to be
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4
5
11
12
19
21
32 - did a road trip to Sturgis but it wasn't during bike week
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43 - 6-71 and a Weiand 142
47
48
49
54 - Buick V6 speed saw with a buddy
56 - diggers not fuelers
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64
65
67
71 ( I miss that crazy ass neighbour)
80
84
85
87
88
89
91
93
94 (not perfect, and rebuilt a tranny after the attempts)
100
101

29 and 96 wont really count but one of the trucks I worked on went to the autorama and was in a couple of mags. I wasn't personally there and its not my personal vehicle so no go
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6 (MAde plans but the $$ never worked out)
19
47
48
49
58 (taught myself as a kid) does that count?
64
79 ( Mom's Buick Skyhawk)
87
88
89
91
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I'll make it to Daytona and Bristol one of these days Darlington too
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Thanks ACE
that list brought back lotsa' memories
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reminded me of some things I still wanna do
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reminded me of some things I wanna do again
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i have done 22 of them.

2. i was not there . i sold a model a hot rod to lord charles march though does that count
11.
12.
19. at 7 years old
21. does a lawnmower count??????
29. i won an award there
30. x2
34. x2
49. x2
61.
63. x5
64.
65.
69.
76. parts of it anyway
82.
87.
88.
89.
91.
96. x2
100.

so i have done about 1/4 of them and i am 37 . i have to get the other 3/4 in before i die.
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18 of them done,

11
12
13
18
19
21 a freshly built 400sb 4 bolt main, lost oil pressure and snapped crank. #'s 1,2 &3 left in block
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94 I don't know if this counts. It was during winter in WI and it was mom's Escort wagon
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