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kwhizz 10-08-2005 11:03 PM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
Charley......I have nothing but memories of the original car.........Rick......How can a young guy like you know about the Pie Pan.....Yes that's where it was........Frank......I grew up around Wrigley Field....

Here are some pic's of the Nova that I did as a tribute to my "Yute".......found the car in Bradenton, Fla in 1987.....finished it in 1990..... It sat in the Garage for 10 years after I started my own business and started playing around with it at the Drag strip in 2000 ....ran 13.80 with it the first time out and got beat by a rice burner.....That was the start of my quest to get it into the 12's, then the 11's, and finally into the 10's on street tires......last time out I ran 10.92 @126...without a cage I was told not to come back....that's when I started to get into the factory correct cars....when i did my Gold 70 Nova I was not yet aware of this site and just did it the way I thought it should be as it came from the factory if it were a L89 car.......today I would probably have saved some money and not done the L89 thing..........Yada, Yada..........anyhow.....here are some pic's of the 66 at the track

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a251/kwhizz/nova.jpg http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...z/DSC00126.jpg

Ken

hvychev 10-08-2005 11:38 PM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
Ken do you have any vintage pics?

kwhizz 10-09-2005 02:14 AM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
[ QUOTE ]
Ken do you have any vintage pics?

[/ QUOTE ] I wish I did............When you are young and having fun.......you think it's never gonna end....so why take pic's

Ken https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/flag.gif

Blade4444 10-09-2005 06:15 AM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
Well, I asked my dad about it, and he says Hoskins moved to Elk Grove in about 69. He told me that he used to run right down the street to get parts from Nickey.

Belair62 10-09-2005 09:06 AM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
[ QUOTE ]
and it all started at Hoskins Chevrolet on Irving near Lincoln

[/ QUOTE ] Yep...and they have a really cool dealer sticker too..

mrtimstik 10-09-2005 08:55 PM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
Hey Ken,
Do you need a winter project? Because my car looks so much like yours, maybe I can secretly switch them in the middle of the night and you can do that 12....11....10 thing all over again. Or should I wait till the altzheimers kicks in? https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/grin.gif

kwhizz 10-09-2005 09:24 PM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
[ QUOTE ]
Hey Ken,
Do you need a winter project? Because my car looks so much like yours, maybe I can secretly switch them in the middle of the night and you can do that 12....11....10 thing all over again. Or should I wait till the altzheimers kicks in? https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/grin.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/haha.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/haha.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/haha.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/haha.gif https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/haha.gif

Ken https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/flag.gif

TimG 10-11-2005 01:57 AM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
The Pie Pan was there, I was born about 1/2 mile from the Pie Pan. My doctors office when I was a kid (Dr. Gilmore, no relation) was next to the Pie Pan and when ever I'd get a shot, we'd go there for a shake. I remember all the animal trophies hanging on the wall.

kwhizz 10-11-2005 02:13 AM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
Before Skips was the Hot Spot.....The Pie Pan is where the street racers hung out......when a race was set up they would go out and sort'a block off the Edens expressway and race right there... https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...ins/3gears.gif....that's before all the traffic.....

Ken https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/imag...mlins/flag.gif

TimG 10-11-2005 03:05 AM

Re: Nickey Building Demolished
 
I would have been racing my tricycle.....


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