My apologies for any inconvenience but
all news updates will be on my Facebook page going foward.
"The Grove's" BOP and Cordova's Nostalgiafest events
are now behind us and John Holmes has made at least four passes
in the '66 "Star of the Circuit" GTO. He's still working minor
bugs out but it's great to see the car back on the track after
It was a good show at Cordova as the Bax's came up
from Missouri. They brought the 1964 "Mystery Tornado" GTO
clone with them and the two cars got put side by side on the
strip. B.J. Bax drove the '64, and John naturally did the
driving in the '66. Both ran almost dead even ET's with BIG
smoky burnouts to boot.
The GTOAA and POCI conventions went well and it was
great to see a lot of old and new friends. Larry Bailey and the
"Almost Heaven" chapter did a first class job. They went above
and beyond. While both events got their drag race portions
rained out. I felt, as did others, that POCI cancelled their
drags way too early. It was great to see NASCAR legend, Marvin
Panch in Charleston and see the recreation of my old "Boss Bird"
funny car. The work that Eric and Mike have done on this car is
astounding. Check it out at grocerygetterwagon.com
For more info, pictures, etc. Check out my facebook
First let me apologize on behalf of Arnie and those of us that
help keep his site going. Three
years between updates is way too extreme and we’ll try never to let that happen
again! One time in the woodshed is
enough for us to learn our lesson!
That being said, Let me recap the last three years…
Arnie did in fact return to racing in August of 2007
at the World Series of Drag Racing, held in Cordova Dragway Park, Cordova,
Illinois. He made 3 runs against
“Animal Jim” Feuer and his Mercury Zephyr.
While not entirely thrilled with the performance of
the Tiger Machine that weekend, the following weekend of the Time Machine
Nationals in Union Grove, Wisconsin made up for it.
If you’d like a more in-depth look at what’s been
happening with the Farmer’s Race team, check out the merchandise page.
Item #M24 shows everything that was noteworthy
2008 was a very good and busy year for the Farmer.
It was at Nostalgiafest at Cordova in June, that the
Tiger- striped monster was unleashed like never before.
Arnie broke the 200m.p.h. barrier at that event.
There were many appearances and runs in the car
including a return to the York US30 event in York, Pennsylvania and the GTOAA
Nationals held in Saratoga, New York.
He received the “lifetime achievement award at the
NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky that year and ended the year in
November with a trip down south to be inducted into the East Coast Drag Times
Hall of Fame.
Again 2009 brought his normal busy schedule that
included appearances and runs at Cordova, Union Grove and Dayton, Ohio for the
As of this post in February of 2010, he has just returned from the 50th
anniversary of the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California.
It was a wonderful reunion for Arnie with a lot of the other past and
present legends in drag racing. It
should be another great year for the Tiger Team and I will not shirk my
responsibility of keeping you in the loop!
Well, it’s been a VERY interesting start of the year for the
“Farmer” and his team.
Already Arnie has made the Drag Racers’ Reunion in Piedmont,
North Carolina Event
and Byron’s Spring Nationals
The Spring National’s event was not kind on the Tiger’s motor as
pictures will illustrate.
The Mecum Auction was the next attended and the next update will
be full of news and pictures about Arnie’s Comet that was up for sale at the
got some "left over" show specials on shirts and prints for (us) Ford fans. So…
like they say in radio, Stay Tuned!
It's been 40+ years since most people have seen the 66 Star Of The
Circuit GTO in Union Grove, WI. Come see a part of history June 13th
at the Great Lakes Dragway.