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Vintage Speed / 36hp Challenge

Anything Vintage VW and fast....from Old Skool Gassers to Salt Flat Racers, post pics and discuss here...

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Bonneville Ghia Home but Broken.

Started by Britt R Grannis Sep 25, 2010. 0 Replies

I had a blast at Bonneville and enjoyed meeting some new faces. The Ghia ran 91.5 mph with the 1500cc Okrasa and 122 mph with the Big engine until I blew it up. I had my first run with the bigh…Continue

Any Cures for "the24hrBUG"?

Started by Dangerous Dave McCombs. Last reply by Britt R Grannis Sep 9, 2010. 2 Replies

Any Cures for "the24hrBUG"? In a couple days, I leave the security of my quiet garage and head withmy wife to the wilds of Utah and the Bonneville Salt Flat where we willcontest our 1957 Volkswagen…Continue


Started by Ash. Last reply by Burly Burlile Nov 9, 2009. 4 Replies

36hp ENGINE/CAR GuidelinesBASIC ENGINE:36hp (25hp) engine case (block) with stock 36hp cylinder head studs in stock locations(8mm studs O.K.), original VW 36hp head, Okrasa, Denzel and aftermarket…Continue


Started by Ash. Last reply by whatnow Nov 3, 2009. 1 Reply

INTERNATIONAL 36hp RECORD HISTORY - (Info sourced from www.burlyb.com)(as of June 1, 2009)TOP OVERALL 36hp BUG SPEED and NA36 Record2008………103.496 mph 74BUG Tom…Continue

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Comment by Ash on March 15, 2012 at 22:25
Comment by Bill Moore on March 9, 2012 at 20:37

I'll bet that Burly will end up going to the races though, only problem it will more likely be the F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne and not the salt.

Its dissappointing for all involved what with all planning and organised holidays that come to very little.

 For team owners there is considerable financial expenditure involved particularly when you are running four cars that you dont get to see the vehilces running. 

Comment by Ash on March 9, 2012 at 18:08
Also must be very disappointing for Burly and Todd to have come all this way. We'll still show them good time while they're here.
Comment by Britt R Grannis on March 9, 2012 at 16:39

Damn!  I'm really gutted for you guys. Most excellent effort on your end.

Comment by Ash on March 9, 2012 at 16:23
Bad news guys. Speed week has been cancelled. Apparently the salt still has 8" of water on it and major pot holing and apparently the track in there is also a no go. Just spoke to Steve from Ratmuller Racing and he is understandably very disappointed. Shit shit shit!
Comment by Britt R Grannis on March 7, 2012 at 15:16

LOL Ash. I was talking about his Bus. How long did he have to do the 127 mph I had 1 mile? I really hope that you guys raise the bar! Best wishes!

Comment by Ash on March 7, 2012 at 14:38

Hi Britt, just spoke to Steve. He mentioned that he did 127mph in his Ghia last time with only around 160hp on tap. He said the difference must be because we use Australian horses over here ;-)

Comment by Britt R Grannis on March 7, 2012 at 14:05

Good luck Steve! It took me over 250 Hp in the Ghia to break 130 mph. I hope that you have over 350 Hp in that bus to break 130 mph. I for one would love to see it happen!

Comment by Ash on March 7, 2012 at 12:05

Ratmuller Racing - 9 days to go!


Comment by Ash on March 6, 2012 at 9:17

Ratmuller Racing March 2012 update.


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