16 April 2008

2008: Chihuahua Express Crash & Burn Photos

Richard Tyzack (U.K.) and Fernando Garcia (Chihuahua) in the Bag O'Nails behind Carson Scheller in his 1954 Ford Victoria. Photo courtesy of Marcia Blas.


Even though Moriah was out for the count on the first day, from the photos people sent, it looks like everyone had a great time. My brother, along with Brian Glass, navigated for Gerie Bledsoe and got on the podium. They placed 6th overall in Gerie's Camaro, pretty cool. Todd Landon's two '65 Mustang Fastbacks ran very well.....official results to follow for the Bag O'Nails and the Gypsy Wind.


There were quite a few crashes and mechanicals, and a few cars that burned up, but the only injury was a broken heel, thank God.


Rene with the Todd Landon built '65 Fastbacks Bag O'Nails (blue) and the Gypsy Wind (white).


Thank you to Dyana Marlett at www.dyanamarlett.com for allowing the use of her beautiful photos.


Uncredited photos courtesy of Vance Stewart.
photo by Dyana Marlett www.dyanamarlett.com




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Todd Landon inspects the aftermath.




Another burnup.




Gerie Bledsoe's speedy Camaro





Vance III and Gerie Bledsoe



Gerie and Vance III finished 6th overall with Vance and Brian Glass taking turns navigating.





Gerie, Vance III, Fernando and Richard
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Gerie, Dave Fuss, Vance III, Fernando and Richard and ?



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Doug Allen & Grady Olson in the Gypsy Wind finished 13th overall ('65 Mustang Fastback by Todd Landon).
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Big smiles for Tom Silva and Dave Fuss in the Falcon who finished 12th overall.


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My friends, Brad and Derek in the yellow original PanAm Lincoln who finished 20th overall!
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Vance III with some Mexico sun on him.


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The Geezer
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The Tyzacks


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The Landons from Mound, Minnesota.




Todd Landon



!Aye Chihuahua!



Rene Rodriguez, Equipo TBZ, de Zacatecas, Mexico

Linda Robertson and Geezer with the Robertson's Studebaker

12 April 2008

2008: Moriah in Chihuahua - A Little Too Chummy With A Guardrail

" Moriah" at Al Hagen's Yesterday's Autos in Minneapolis a week before the race.

The update from the Chihuauhua Express 2008 - Moriah arrived beautiful and shiny and new, but she didn't stay that way. On the first day of racing she got too close to the guardrail and her left side was wiped out. Thankfully my dad and brother were unharmed.

As my mom would say, "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

Stewie, Rene and Geezer with "Moriah", all looking good the morning of the start of the Chihuahua Express 2008