Next Years (2008) Tech Session
After watching our Tech DVD, I've been thinking and when I start thinking,,,,,,,,,that's dangerous. First off I think Jon Kaase is a terrific public speaker :!: :!: Let's give him a hand :!: I loved his dry wit and sense of humor. He brought house down when he made comments like;
"It was a bloodletting", and "We sold that engine to a guy in Norway, and that still wasn't far enough away".
The Tech Session was a part of your paid pre-registration for the three day event. Knowing that some of you had traveled over almost 2000 miles to get there, we sure needed to have a contingency plan in case we had a rainout on Friday or Saturday. As I told many of you, if we'd had a rainout, then we were going to move the Tech Session time slot and have it during a long rain delay. Then if we needed to finish the racing program on Sunday, we had the flexibility to do that.
Almost 40 years ago, Ford Motor Company had the Ford Drag Teams, which consisted of big name drivers such as Hubert Platt, Randy Terry and others. The Ford Drag Team traveled around the country and stopped in at Ford dealerships and displayed their cars and answered questions about drag racing, then they went to the various nearby dragstrips and proceeded to go racing. Those days are gone now and that's a thing of the past. However, during the Sunday morning Tech Session I felt that we had our own brand new Ford Drag Team gathered under that big tent. Egos were left at the gate and information was freely shared back and forth. I sincerely appreciated that on everybodies part.
Next year, we need to build in some rain delay time and we'll have a Tech Session again. For those of you who missed this years Tech Session, there were thousands of dollars of gift certificates/door prizes and even a dyno session by AM&P, that were given away during the Tech Session and that's not shown on the DVD, so be there next year!
We had six PHR Engine Masters Challenge engine builders there that morning. I know I said five, but I was wrong. We had Adney Brown, Scott Johnston, Jon Kaase, Randy Malik, Dave McLain and Mike Phillips. That's a lot of high powered talent, so one of my ideas for next year, is to just put those six on the speaker's panel and let everybody ask them questions.
Another idea I have, is that we (Evans & Evans), had about 8 or so complete engines there running in various racecars, that we have dyno sheets for, flow sheets for, cam specs for and etc., and if Doug Rahn ever gets his car built, we'll have at least one more. So, IF, IF, IF those engine's owners are willing, I'd like to make copies of their dyno sheets and etc. and pass those out to each of you. Then I'd like to put those owners/drivers on the speakers panel. They may not want to share info such as dyno sheets and that's perfectly understandable, that's why I said "IF". Then you, the attendee can ask questions about how much the car weighs, convertor, gear ratio, tire size, best e.t. and mph, but more importantly,,,,, what was their e.t. and mph there at the Big Block Ford Bash where all cars are running under the same conditions.
To me that would be very valuable information. It would be "Real World" information and take some of these "happy Desk Top Dyno numbers" out of the equation. That's what I like about the BB Ford Bash. We're all there operating under the same conditions, the hoods are off, the engines are out in the open, guys can look at your engine, ask questions, and they can see how the car runs. Sharing information is the key here, and the purpose for all of us is to make our BB Fords run better, go faster and WIN races :!: