How I spent my Summer Vacation............

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Spent all last week cruising with the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour. What an amazing experience if you're a true gear head. 3000 rides of all kinds all cruising together from city to city on mostly back country roads. Small towns had welcome banners, everyone sitting in lawn chairs waiving as we cruised on through. Needless to say that we were the only Supra on the tour, but the MKIII represented very well. Lots of thumbs up, lots of compliments, and lots of "What is that?". Two different people called it a Ferrari which immediately made me laugh and think of Lamm. 1,600 miles and never turned a wrench, burned no oil and A/C blowing cold.
Then Saturday in Little Rock the most amazing think happened, during the closing ceremonies my wife grabbed me and said they just called my name on stage. I ran up there and thought I won a T Shirt or something. Come to find out I had won a complete 350 Chevy Crate Engine valued at $3,600, and they filmed it for Hot Rod TV on ESPN2. Pretty cool, I'll sell it and put some into the Supra. I'll definitely do it again next year.

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IJ. said:
Lance: Well done :D

Hmmm new crate engine and a clean Supra.......... dunno if I could resist :evil2:
IJ, That would be kind of like volunteering for a Pay Cut or something?:dunno:


Did I mention, I was standing up on stage with my 7M powered shirt on accepting this Chevy engine! :biglaugh:

There were a few imports Joe, a twin turbo GT3000 made the entire tour from Cleveland to Little Rock. Mostly Muscle Cars, but as you can see, there was just about everything imaginable.
 

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Incredible story Lance. Wow...

So the engine you won; Was this a specific prize like "Best non-domestic thing we've ever seen!" or a drawing?

EDIT: Oh yeah, and keep us posted on when they're going to air this on ESPN2!
 

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oh. my. god. lance, way to represent the mk3! i've always adored your car. :) keep it up! you give us all something to aspire to. :)

(amongst others, of course)

-shaeff
 

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Shytheed Dumas said:
Incredible story Lance. Wow...

So the engine you won; Was this a specific prize like "Best non-domestic thing we've ever seen!" or a drawing?

EDIT: Oh yeah, and keep us posted on when they're going to air this on ESPN2!
LMAO, when I got there I recieved a goodie bag full of cool stuff, it also had about 10 cards to fill out and drop in boxes at each vendor's trailer. Sure enough they pulled my name out of the box out of thousands of entries, what luck, the shock still hasn't worn off yet. The show will air in about 6 weeks, I'll post back here when I know an exact date.

Thanks again guys, it was such a blast............
-Lance
 

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Note to self!!! Get Lance's life....lol.:biglaugh:

Way to represent Lance you make us all proud!!!! My plan is to fly out to Texas for 2k8 and your car is on the top of my list to see. Nicely Done!!! Someone should tell Lamm that the powertour is looking for a ferrari.......:biglaugh:
 

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time to find something to put that crate engine into. whats the HP rating on that engine? 400hp?
 

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its a 350/330hp, that's why I said it would be like taking a Pay Cut. It would be nice in a bucket roadster or something cool like that, but I don't need any more projects for a while. I need to work on my house, build decks, etc.
 

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Very nice. Your car looks as amazing as ever Lance, and I loved that 442 also. I had a crate motor 350 a few years back that cost me $4200.00. It was in a 1984 Chevrolet pick em up truck. I had an aluminum edelbrock intake and carberator on it as well. She caught fire under the hood and I ended up selling everything.............:cry:
 

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WOW!!!!!

I would LOVE to do something like that next time i travel over there!!!!
 

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TaSe said:
summer hasn't started yet don't you mean spring vacation =X Nice pics!
It's almost 100 degrees F here in Texas, it is definitely summer here. We pretty much stay indoors for the next 3 months, and the cars run like crap in all the heat. I will however try to make SILV in October, if not this year, definitely next year.:biglaugh:
 

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IJ. said:
Lance: Well done :D

Hmmm new crate engine and a clean Supra.......... dunno if I could resist :evil2:
I am with you on that though :biglaugh: Sort of

Congrats again on the new engine Lance and loos like a great time!

Duane
 

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Shytheed Dumas said:
.....................EDIT: Oh yeah, and keep us posted on when they're going to air this on ESPN2!
The Hot Rod Power Tour will air this coming Sunday morning, July 29th, 9:30am Eastern, Hot Rod TV, ESPN2............
 

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Glad I did not miss this thread.
That trip looked like it would be a blast! Especially if you have the ride to be in it.
There are some really nice MKIII's owned by some folks on the forums, but none can be called a hot rod except for Lance's.
It is because of that paint and overall fit and finish--it just has a different appeal.

Rajunz said:
The Hot Rod Power Tour will air this coming Sunday morning, July 29th, 9:30am Eastern, Hot Rod TV, ESPN2............
<Marked in my schedule book!>



Lance and I would know that if you are going to paint flames on a car or bike, then it has to be different because flames have been done and done--lots of people have flames.
But this car does it in a different way: it incorporates the firebird into the scheme--pretty neat!
In my opinion, a flame job has to have another element to pull it off.
Whether it be disappearing flames, color changing flames, intertwining/overlapping flames, or the following.


 

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upgradedsupra said:
So what did you end up doing with the crate engine? :naughty:
I haven't gotten it yet, It shipped last Friday. I thought of selling it, but everyone says I need to keep it and build something around it, because it kind of has some history to it..................

Also, the air times must have been mixed up because the Power Tour did not air as posted. Probably next week's episode.