Vernon Grizzle – Steve McBlane – Chris Moses – Don Manzini post wins
The Pro FE finals (8 low ET qualifiers) matched Vernon Grizzle from Dahloega, Georgia in his Thunderbolt against Baltimore Police officer, Jody Abert’s, 427 Fairlane. Vernon was out first (.014) running a 9.797 on a 9.80 at 134.20 MPH and took the win over Jody’s wheel standing/crowd pleasing (.040) 9.462 on a 9.50 at 136.79 MPH.
The Hot FE finals (11.99 and faster) came down to Steve McBlane driving the Dyno Don `65 A/FX Comet verses Jim Augustine’s S/S 427 Galaxie. Jim was out first (.069) running a 10.348 on a 10.33 at 126.36 MPH but Steve ran him down with a (.040) 9.271 on a 9.25 at 126.36 MPH for the title. Steve’s crew sure cheered the big win.
The Cool FE (12.00 and up) was captured by Chris Moses in his 390 powered `54 Ford over Robert Grizzle (Vern’s dad) in his 390 powered `57 Ford. Chris ran a 15.044 on a 15.00 at 87.69 MPH to Robert’s troubled 14.843 on a 13.15. Still it was a great showing for the Grizzle family for sure.
The bonus FE Bird race became a solo victory for Don Manzini in his 428 powered Cobra when Andy Snetselaar’s `69 Torino couldn’t make the call. Don ran a 12.018 on a 11.99 at 113.00 MPH for the win.
Andy Snetselaar’s `69 Torino almost made the finals. He still was awarded his FE Bird.
WINNER’S CIRCLE PHOTOS
Vernon and Robert Grizzle celebrate their win and runner up in Pro FE and Cool FE with engine builder Blair Patrick and crew. Nice job guys.
Jody and dad George Aberts came close to pulling off the win in Pro FE. George is the power behind Jody’s wheel standing 427 Fairlane. He builds a tough FE!!
Steve McBlane made a dramatic come back with his 427 Comet in taking the Hot FE title.
Jim Augustine and crew/racers came the whole way from West Palm Beach Florida to claim the runner up title in Hot FE with his Super Stock 427 Galaxie.
Chris Moses put his 390 powered `54 Ford into the Cool FE winners circle.
Don Manzini won the bonus FE Bird race in his Cobra. Check out the cool award.
The Ford Legends were here.
Sam Auxier, Ohio George Montgomery, Dick Brannan, Al Joniec
Barry Rabotnick, “The Man of Survival Motorsports and Engine Masters fame”
Blair Patrick, one of the good guys and an FE Specialist.
A great gathering of FE Stars and fans
Check out our friends from Germany. Their shirts say “We are FE = From Europe”
Friday’s Brats, Beans and Beer another big hit
We want to thanks Red Lehr for bringing the Brats from his market in Illinois, Dan Parson for all the adult beverages and Donna Marie for her famous Beaver Beans. It sure was a great bonus for all of the FE Faithful.
Red Lehr owner of Lehr’s Meat Market in Illinois supplied the great fresh brats for the FE Faithful once again. What a good guy!!
Donna Marie made her famous “Beaver Beans”. You can’t beat her 5 bean combination.
Our Aussie friend, Hayden, made sure that Dan’s beer was just the right temperature for serving. He’s the expert for sure.
The FE Car Show
BONUS SHOT FROM A GREAT DAY