Dry Lake Racing Hall of Fame

Gold Coast Roadster & Racing Club SCTA 17th Annual “Gas Up” and Dry Lake Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony へ 日本では MOONEYES 主催 の 12th Annual All Odds Nationals が開催されるのですが行ってきました。
なぜなら MOONEYES が Manufacturer of the Year として Hall of Fame に選ばれその授賞式が Buellton, CA にある Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps で開催された為出席してきました。

The Gold Coast Roadster & Racing Club SCTA 17th Annual “Gas Up” and Dry Lake Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony was scheduled around the same time as the MOONEYES 12th Annual All Odds Nationals in Japan but I was there.
It was important because MOONEYES was chosen as the Manufacturer of the Year, Inductee to the Hall of Fame so we were in Buellton, CA at Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps for the award celebration and induction ceremony.

(Hall of Famer ができる指輪です。)
(Hall of Fame inductees receive this ring.)

(2009年 それぞれの分野で Hall of Fame に選ばれた方々です。)
(The 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees together for a photo.)

Hall of Fame? 聞き馴れない言葉ですが「殿堂入り」と言って良いのでしょうか?
パーツ販売だけでなく、Chico が Modified Roadster で Record を記録するとか
Dry Lake Racing 等に長きに渡り良く貢献してきたと言う事が受賞の理由です。
古くからの会社は沢山ありますが MOONEYES みたいに常に Racer の横に居る会社はあまりありません。
1995 には Fred Larsen’s Larsen-Cummins Streamliner も
Distinguished Vehicle (素晴らしいレースカー) とし Hall of Fame を受賞しています。
MOONEYES USA が Open し今年で17年目、素晴らしい賞を頂きました。

Hall of Fame? I can’t get used to hearing that, and together with “INDUCTEE” is that alright?
It’s not only about selling parts as a manufacturer. Chico built the Modified Roadster which broke a class record at BNI in 2008, has participated in Dry Lake Racing, and has made a considerable contribution to the sport and that is largely the reason I believe. Of course, it could be since the company has been around so long but when you think about it, there are not many companies like MOONEYES that have been on the sidelines for the Racer.
In 1995, Fred Larsen’s Larsen-Cummins Streamliner was inducted as a Distinguished Vehicle to the Hall of Fame.
MOONEYES USA has been open now for 17 years this year. It is a wonderful award to receive.

これもMOONEYES USA and JapanのStaffの協力による物です。
This was only possible because MOONEYES USA & Japan Staff and everybody’s cooperation.

Thank you very much!

Entrance of the Museum

The street in front of the museum blocked so that the race cars could be on display.

Good Condition の 1969 Camaro Z28
There was this good condition 1969 Camaro Z28.


ビーンズが苦手な方 多いと思いますが これが美味しく感じてしまうのです。
There are many people that don’t like beans but it were very good.

ランチに並ぶ「中指Tim 」
Lined up for lunch is Tim.

毎年(3月/4月)春に、「ゴールド コースト ロードスター & レーシングクラブ」(GCR&RC)から、生存している殿堂入りメンバー、SCTAメンバークラブ、 U.S.F.R.A.クラブ、E.C.T.A.クラブ、ボンネビル200MPH クラブ、およびEl Mirage 200MPH クラブのそれぞれに、殿堂入り投票の候補者リストと投票用紙を送ります。投票は、それぞれの殿堂入りしたメンバーが1票、各クラブで、クラブ内での選挙結 果を1票として投票します。各メンバーより候補者がいる場合は、推薦することも可能です。

それぞれの投票は、GCR&RCのオフィシャルシールが貼られた投票用紙のみが数えられます。 投票された票数は、候補者の一覧表に張り出 されます。
完成された投票用紙は、オフィシャルマークがついた専用の封筒で期限内にGCR&RCに送られます。開票は、GCR&RC会長の監視下、 ルールに従って、メンバーにより行われます。

推薦者の投票が多いものは、当選候補者となります。次に当日展示のために車両が持ち込めるか確認され、持ち込めない場合は次の候補車が当選候補とな ります。

殿堂入りを果たした者に贈呈されるリングは、正面にDry Lakesのランドスピードレースコースを象徴した絵が彫られ、上部には3個のダイヤモンドを含み、また左右には、殿堂入りロゴが入ります。 このリング は、殿堂入りを果たした者、または、そのグループに対して、1個のみ贈呈されます。

In the spring of each year (March/April) the Gold Coast Roadster & Racing Club (GCR&RC) mails a Hall of Fame Ballot to all the current, living Hall of Fame Members, each SCTA member club, the U.S.F.R.A. club, the E.C.T.A. club, the Bonneville 200MPH Club and the El Mirage 200MPH Club. Each Hall of Fame member votes their HOF Ballot and each Club solicits its membership to compile votes for the single Club HOF Ballot vote. If there is a person of vehicle you feel should be inducted you are encouraged to contact Hall of Fame members and other associated clubs to solicit their votes.

Each HOF Ballot is embossed with the GCR&RC Official Seal and only these ballots will be counted.

The votes are listed in priority order because they are tabulated on a sliding scale value.
The completed HOF Ballots are returned to the GCR&RC in a supplied, specially marked envelope no later than the date listed on the HOF Ballot.

All Ballots are tallied by a group of GCR&RC members under the President’s supervision and direction following strict guidelines. The nominees with the most votes in each category become the Inductee. All Vehicle Inductees must be able to be on display at the event to receive the award. If unable to be present, the vehicle with the next highest nunmber of votes is contacted.

The Dry Lakes Hall of Fame ring pictured symbolaizes a land speed racing course, includes three diamonds and carries the HOF logo on each side. One is presented to each inductee through individual, or combined sponsorship.

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