Big Daddy is Back! Don Garlits will be racing the Dodge Challenger Drag Pack Car #01 at NHRA Division 2 Sportsman Eliminator Events and had plans to run at the US Nationals at Indy this year. We are sure there will be a large crowd at every race to see Big Daddy race again. He'll surely teach the kids about old-school drag racing lesson the hard way... go get 'em Don. "Big Daddy" would like to exceed 300 MPH, but his wife told him that if he does, he'll be sleeping in the dog house.
Clapton / Winwood In Concert Crossroads at it's best is coming to a town near you. Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood will have a 14 stop tour in 2009. If you are in my neck of the woods, you can catch them in Houston, Texas on June 24, 2009 at the Toyota Center. For more info, goto http://www.houstontoyotacenter.com.
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2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue "Gentlemen, start your heartbeats!" Check out the 2009 SI Swimsuit Issue, they have some great photos and videos of Indy Star Danica Patrick's Sports Illustrated photo shoot. We have nothing more to say... just go to the Sports Illustrated website and check out her and all of the other beautiful models.
Bittersweet News From Budweiser The Good News Kenny "The Bud King" Bernstein will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on August 12, 2009 at the Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan. The six-time NHRA champion was the first to break 300 MPH, as well as the holder of many other records in the NHRA. He is also the only race team owner to win all three major motorsports series; NHRA, NASCAR, and Indy. So our gratitude goes out to Kenny for being a great role model for auto racing and Budweiser.
Now, The Bad News Anheuser Busch has made the decision to not sponsor the Bernstein Racing Team after 30 years. Also, NHRA drag racing has made the decision to drop Budweiser as the official beer because of their $52 billion take-over deal with Belgian beer company, InBev. The NHRA will be looking very hard for the official beer next year... why, I don't know... I think they are wrong! What do you think? E-mail me and give me your opinion.
Crossroads Guitar Festival Since Muscle Cars and Rock & Roll go hand in hand, you should check out the Crossroads 2007 DVD. It features a stellar lineup of musicians who donated their time and proceeds to the Crossroads Substance Abuse Center in Antigua, Guatamala. The 2007 festival features Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Robert Cray,
Robbie Robertson, Sheryl Crow, Derek Trucks and More.
Filmed in HD, the DVDs contain four hours of legendary musicians performing alone and jamming together, along with remarkable footage taken backstage at this six-string summit. Clapton says he created the event so his friends and contemporaries could have fun and play together for a good cause. "The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform onstage," he explains. "The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect."
Meet The Harker Twins 25 year old Australian born twins, Kate and Diana Harker are no strangers to fast cars and reaching speeds in excess of 270 mph. These aussie beauties followed in the footsteps of their famous father, International Top Alcohol Funny Car Driver, Steve Harker, and joined the NHRA Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster ranks in 2007 and 2008. In their rookie seasons, both young ladies adapted well to their driving duties and have won various events at both the National and Divisional levels. Together they have accomplished many goals both on and off the track and have their sights set on reaching the professional ranks of the NHRA.