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Old 02-21-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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There's an 1/8 mile dragstrip in Maynardville called Knoxville Dragway. Maynardville is about 25 minutes north of Knoxville. Then of course there's Thunder Valley in Bristol, which is the nearest 1/4 mile track.
What kind of drag car do you have? I've got a '73 Plymouth Duster with a blown 528" Hemi, a street 'n strip car. I plan on moving to Knoxville next year.
Yes I am aware of the other strips though I have heard that Maynard may close. Any knowledge of this?

Currently I do not have a drag car per se. I have a 67 GTO and am building a 455 for it. Joe Mondello, and old friend and who has his Cyl Head/Engine school in Crossville, TN did the heads for me.

I may build a strip only car once I get settled in. I will probably be retired and will have the time.

Since I am in the High Performance Industry I have access to lots of goodies.

Sounds like you have a nice car there. Nearly enough Cu Inches too.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Moving to Knoxville someday...
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Yes I am aware of the other strips though I have heard that Maynard may close. Any knowledge of this?

Currently I do not have a drag car per se. I have a 67 GTO and am building a 455 for it. Joe Mondello, and old friend and who has his Cyl Head/Engine school in Crossville, TN did the heads for me.

I may build a strip only car once I get settled in. I will probably be retired and will have the time.

Since I am in the High Performance Industry I have access to lots of goodies.

Sounds like you have a nice car there. Nearly enough Cu Inches too.
Wow, that would stink if Knoxville Dragway closed. The homesite that I purchased is only 8 miles away from it. I still live in Florida, so I don't have any connections that could tell me more about that rumor of it closing.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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Wow, that would stink if Knoxville Dragway closed. The homesite that I purchased is only 8 miles away from it. I still live in Florida, so I don't have any connections that could tell me more about that rumor of it closing.
I will see if I can get anymore info.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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Hey now don't worry Crossville "I-40" Dragway is not far from Knoxville just hop on Interstate 40 and head west...I think it's probably about an hour or so from knoxville.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tn
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Hey, i just moved from Tampa a few months ago, and am looking for the gear heads up here. All my car budies are still in Tampa.Could really use his garage and plasma cutter right about now. Anyone know of any local shops that do good exhaust work? I want to swap out the muffler on my F150 with aftermarket. I will provide the muffler and tailpipe, just need the intermediate pipe and install..
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Greeneville, TN
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Let me know if you find any good shops. I have been looking in the Knoxville and Johnson City areas for a while. I have had to order all my parts (silicone couplers, steel braided lines, fittings) online and do all the work myself. Luckily I have a friend that lets me use his shop to do my work. I also came from Tampa.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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Thanks,

The cars are out of my league (or budget)

but it looks like fun.
I wouldn't worry. There are lots of people that meet. Up at the Ingles Grocery Story on Emory in Powell they meet on Saturday nights, I think. Mostly not very expensive cars. It's like that all over here.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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I wouldn't worry. There are lots of people that meet. Up at the Ingles Grocery Story on Emory in Powell they meet on Saturday nights, I think. Mostly not very expensive cars. It's like that all over here.
That is what I am finding to be the case. While I drive a 67 GTO, I like most categories and enjoy a wide variety of car shows and events. While there this month I will see what is happening.

MY business deals with everything from F-1 to RC cars. I like them all.
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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That is what I am finding to be the case. While I drive a 67 GTO, I like most categories and enjoy a wide variety of car shows and events. While there this month I will see what is happening.

MY business deals with everything from F-1 to RC cars. I like them all.
We were just grocery shopping at the Kroger in Halls and stumbled upon a car show. It was excellent. They had a dee-jay and were awarding trophies.

Lots of muscle cars.

Once again, that high-end European stuff is not too common around here.
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Moving to Knoxville someday...
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We were just grocery shopping at the Kroger in Halls and stumbled upon a car show. It was excellent. They had a dee-jay and were awarding trophies.

Lots of muscle cars.

Once again, that high-end European stuff is not too common around here.
Do you remember which day of the week it was? Was it the Kroger on Maynardville Pike?
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