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CALLING JIM CULP!

To whom this may concern,
 
My name is Jon Walters, and I am in search of 8mm home videos of drag
racing in the 50's, 60's, and 70's.  This is for a friend of mine that would
SINCERELY appreciate them.  He is a HUGE nostalgia drag racing fan, and asked me
if I would search for some.
 
In my search, I came across a Feedback Friday article from 22DEC06 written
by Jim Culp where he offers a PS containing "I still have four little
reels of 8mm movies I shot at Lions, Fontana, Half Moon Bay and Riverside in the
early 60s.  Haven't looked at them in many years, don't know if there is
anything worth while, but I'd like them to go to someone who might appreciate
them.  Let me know.
"
 
Well...I would like to let him know there is someone out there that would
cherish those like his children.
 
I would appreciate it if you could please contact Mr. Culp or provide
me with his contact information (with his permission, of course) at:
 
Jon Walters
 
Contact CompetitionPlus,.com with your information Jim and we will pass it on to Jon. 

TERRY ADAMS JOINS WJ & KJ

Renowned Pro Stock clutch specialist Terry Adams has been hired to work with
Warren Johnson's GM Performance Parts Pontiac GTO and son Kurt Johnson's ACDelco
Chevrolet Cobalt for the upcoming 2007 NHRA POWERade season.

GOODWIN FOUND GUILTY IN MICKEY THOMPSON MURDER

After a lengthy
prosecution, Michael Goodwin was found guilty of ordering the killings of
Mickey and Trudy Thompson. Goodwin was found guilty on two charges of murder in
a Los Angeles
courtroom.

Goodwin had been in jail
for five years awaiting trail. It took only six days of deliberations for the
guilty verdicts. The expected sentence is life without parole.

GOODGUYS ANNOUNCE NEW PRESIDENT

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has announced Marc Meadors as its new
company President. Meadors, 39, assumed his new role January 2nd. He
replaces his father, company founder Gary Meadors, who will now serve as
Goodguys Chairman. In his new role as Goodguys President, Marc Meadors will
manage and oversee all phases and the future direction of Goodguys.

A “car guy” since his very early
childhood, Meadors has been around the rod & custom culture his entire life.
He was one of the first-ever Goodguys staff employees, starting his tenure with
the family business back in 1985 as soon as he graduated from San Ramon Valley
high school in Danville, CA. He’s been with the company ever since, but stepped
away briefly in 1993 to start “Goodtimes Enterprises” – a highly successful
import car show circuit. He returned to Goodguys in 1995 as Chief Operating
Officer – a position he held until his recent promotion to the Goodguys
Presidency.

TROY COUGHLIN EXCITED ABOUT 2007

Fresh off his most successful drag racing season to date, Troy Coughlin is
looking at 2007 as his best opportunity yet to achieve his ultimate goal of a
world championship. Coughlin rode an impressive streak of four runner-up
finishes in seven national events to a second-place finish in the National
Muscle Car Association's Pro Street category in '06. Now he hopes to parlay that
on-track success to a title run in the 10-race AMS Pro Mod Challenge in the NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series.
 
"If nothing else, 2006 was a great year for building our confidence as a
team," Coughlin said. "I feel like my driving was some of the best I've ever
done, but that was a direct result of the enormous confidence I had in my team.
Race after race and pass after pass, I knew I had the best racecar possible.

D.R.A.W. TO HOST FLORIDA GOLF TOURNAMENT!

This year the D.R.A.W. tournament will be appropriately names “Racer
Appreciation” Golf Tournament.” The 4-scramble style golf tournament will take
place on Wednesday, March 14th at Ironwood Golf Course located close
to Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida. 

VINNY ARCADI SERVICES ANNOUNCED

Vinny Arcadi Church Service -
No Funeral Home
Saturday January 6.
Our Lady of Pompeii
129 Laberack Ave.
Lancaster,
NY  14086
 
 
Cards / Donations
Memory Of Vinny Arcadi
Attn: John Arcadi
1970
Jamison Rd. East Aurora, NY
10452

STARDUST RECREATION UPDATE

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Justin Grant is almost completed with his recreation of Don Schumacher's 1970s Stardust Barracuda. He sent us a few pics of the project.

 

FIRST LOOK - MARTY LADWIG'S COBALT

 

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Champion sport compact racer Marty Ladwig will unleash a new race car for the
2007 NHRA season as the 13-time NHRA winner eyes a third championship and hopes
to become the first Front Wheel Drive racer to clock a six-second
elapsed time. Ladwig will compete
exclusively on the NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing
Series.

 

The 2007 Lucas Oil-sponsored
Chevrolet Cobalt will feature a full tube-chassis from S&W and will be
completed by Roush Industries. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter Ecotec engine
with a Garrett GT 45 turbocharger. The motor will run on Methanol and should
produce nearly 1,500 horsepower.

SEAN BELLEMEUR TO DRIVE FOR RON MEER MOTORSPORTS

Ron Meer Motorsports (RMM) has announced that they will have Sean
Bellemeur drive the Meer Homes Inc. Top Alcohol Funny Car. Bellemeur, a
25 year old second generation driver from Fullerton, CA will take over
the controls of the car with his sights set on the Lucas Oil Pacific
Division 7 Championship and the National Title. “To say I’m excited is
an understatement!” said Sean who spent the last three seasons driving
a funny car with his family. “It is going to be a lot of fun to work so
closely with such talents of the sport. I know I am going to learn a
lot and I really feel that we have a potent recipe to compete with the
best in the country.”

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