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Old 09-24-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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2005 Reno Air Race pit area looks like this from atop a trailer. Nothing too exciting. But you can see what it looks like from the comfort of your conversion.

From front to back, are the different classes:

1. Jets, L39
2. Unlimiteds, Mustangs, Sea Furys, Bearcats, Yaks...
3. T-6
4. inside the hanger is some of the Sport Class.
5. hanger to the left, out of sight is for the Formula and the BiPlane Class.

The track looks like this:

home pylon looks like this:

For more pictures, look in my photo gallery, (I've only posted 10-20, but have approx 600)

or go to these two sites and look around:

"I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety." Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer, Sea and Land, 1874-1922.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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Brings back some good old memories. In the late 70s I was part of the pit crew for a friend's Formula 1 racer. He had a modified Cassutt (homebuilt single seat airplane powered by a Continental O-200). He took 3rd. place that year and because they must conform to a formula, the top 3 winners were met on the runway as they landed and their planes were taken away to be inspected. A few hours later his plane was returned to him with his engine dissambled in a box!

I could be wrong but I seam to remember Dago Red being there, I think it had a big V-12 (Merlin?) with counter-rotating props.

You have never experianced real power until you experiance the sound coming from the short stacks of the big Allisons, Merlins, Pratt and Whitneys, etc.

'96' Dodge 3500, 5-speed, 3.54 LSD, Ext. Cab, 245,000 plus miles.
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