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2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« on: July 26, 2022, 07:51:22 AM »
I have not heard much about the FER&R on here lately, just wondering how many are planning to attend.TomP and I flew in for the 2018 event, but being an almost 50 hour drive each way, bringing a car was not really viable. However, now that I moved 4000 miles East 2 years ago, it is "only" about a 1000 mile haul, each way. So despite the very high gas prices, I am planning to tow the 59 down for this years event, providing a trip to the local dragstrip next month is positive. To help pay for the gas, (8 mpg towing with my V10 F350), I have elected to just race at my local track this year with the Fairmont, I had planned on a couple of races at 2 other tracks, each which is 6 hours away, one way, as gas here in Eastern Canada has been a bit over $2.00 per liter , for regular,(3.78 litres per US Gallon, so about $7.50 per US Gallon, although gas has come down to $1.83 per liter, so "only" about $6.90 per gallon now!) So the money I save by skipping those 2 races can be used for the trip to Beaver Springs PA. When we were there in 2018, we stayed at a hotel in Selinsgrove, that many attendees were in, but I don`t recall the name of the hotel, anybody know? I assume the event will not be going back to April again, right? Hopefully the weather co operates. A bonus for me, is that the big NHRA National Event at Maple Grove PA is the following weekend, so as long as I have a safe place to leave the trailer for a few days after the FE race, I can go the Maple Grove for a day or 2 before heading home.
1978 Fairmont,FE 427 with 428 crank, 4 speed Jerico best of 9.972@132.54MPH 1.29 60 foot
1985 Mustang HB 331 SB Ford, 4 speed Jerico, best of 10.29@128 MPH 1.40 60 foot.
1974 F350 race car hauler 390 NP435 4 speed
1959 Ford Meteor 2 dr sedan. 428 Cobra Jet, 4 speed Toploader.

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2022, 11:26:49 AM »
Rory, the Quality Inn is where most people stay. Reasonable prices and a clean place. Whatever you do, do not, and I repeat, DO NOT go to the Valley Lodge, or as I call it, the Bed Bug Inn.

I won't be making it this year with the car. Not even sure I can make it as a spectator, just too many things going on.
Doug Smith


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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2022, 11:29:26 AM »
Rory,
The 2022 FERR is in full motion. Sept. 7-10. I think it has become more like an annual family picnic. You no longer talk much about it, everyone just shows up? If you call the Holiday Inn Selinsgrove ands mention the FE Race & Reunion discount. Some rooms may be available on the room block. If they don't understand, mention Vicki Rahmer set he block up. I think it's $119 or $129? More activity will begin to ramp up, especially on the Facebook page.
Doug Bender
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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2022, 05:22:18 AM »
Kevin Rolph

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 06:44:04 PM »
I'm about convinced I will make the trip this year.  No
stick race this year on that weekend so that opens up the possibility.  With a poor showing the last two races my points lead diminished and now sit 2 rounds behind the leader.

I do have events for like the next 6 weekends.  Gunno be busy!
Larry

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 10:20:27 PM »
Larry, hope you and the wagon can make it, Looks like I will only be a spectator this year now, the 428 in my 59 has a knock in it, after a trip to the dragstrip last weekend, I am thinking one of my original 50 year old factory "428 Super" cast pistons broke a skirt, extremely unlikely I will have the engine out, torn down, and rebuilt with new pistons in time for the 1000+ mile drive (1 way) in time. But the bright side is, I will be saving a bunch off $$$$ on gas by leaving the V10 at home.
1978 Fairmont,FE 427 with 428 crank, 4 speed Jerico best of 9.972@132.54MPH 1.29 60 foot
1985 Mustang HB 331 SB Ford, 4 speed Jerico, best of 10.29@128 MPH 1.40 60 foot.
1974 F350 race car hauler 390 NP435 4 speed
1959 Ford Meteor 2 dr sedan. 428 Cobra Jet, 4 speed Toploader.

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2022, 05:04:47 PM »
One week.... I am making plans to attend, barring bad weather outlook.  I have two transmissions to deliver at Beaver.

I have to be home by Sunday morning for my other obligation for that weekend.
Larry

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2022, 05:53:14 PM »
Hey Doug  Are you and Trish going to make the FE reunion this year? Myself and Mary will be there, hopefully everything is good and we will see you 2 there.


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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2022, 06:52:52 PM »
Kevin Rolph

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1966 Country Squire 390
1966 Cyclone GT 390
1968 Torino GT 390
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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2022, 08:41:41 PM »
Hey Doug  Are you and Trish going to make the FE reunion this year? Myself and Mary will be there, hopefully everything is good and we will see you 2 there.

Dan, unfortunately, no. I was hoping to make it as a spectator, at least, but even that isn't looking likely.
Doug Smith


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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2022, 11:07:55 AM »
I will be going Thursday morning to spectate. I have reservations at Quality in at Selinsgrove I hope to see some familiar faces.

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2022, 08:17:20 PM »
Great Harry see you there. Me and my daughter will be there by thursday morning.

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2022, 08:13:55 AM »
I am not going to make it this year.
Family stuff going on that takes priority.

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Re: 2022 FE Race and Reunion.
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2022, 12:56:28 AM »
I see Rory and Larry made it there and weather looks good. Wish I was there.