Howdy guys, got to wreck my 75 Newport 2 weekends ago in Pine City. Was fun. I ran in memory of my friend who was slain in the Chattanooga shooting and my great Uncle who passed away just a couple months ago. I made a few mistakes on my first build, but I'm pretty damn proud of it either way. Hope you enjoy the pics Before I touched it Before After Was taken out by 2 brother's and their cousin. Apparently they didn't like that I had a fresh car the 2nd night of the derby... So got picked on pretty hard. Had a tire go flat, it held on for a while and then she finally came off the rim. After that I got punched so hard in the passenger door that it bent my 1/4" C-Channel door bar in about 6-7 inches, my floor gave, my seat went back into my shifter bar in the middle and hit my fuel pump, busting off one of the brass fittings. No bueno. 2nd run at my hometown show: Took her out for round 2 on Saturday. Was great to get to run at the derby that took a full minute of silence and even the pits went quiet for my buddy before we started the show. I loaned out my stock 400 and trans to his brother so that he could get his tribute truck done and run in name of his brother. I felt so terrible that the tranny blew right away and he lost reverse. But he was happy to have made it out to run. I feel like we made up for it in my heat when I took out both of the brothers that had picked on me at pine, and got to go head to head at the end of the derby with my buddy that also ran in name of Carson. I took first and he took second, I also got crowd pleaser award! Before After Now I get to straighten it out for a third run! The motor ran great and I gotta say that it was the best feeling in the world! -------------------------------------------------------- Update! Ran again in webster cleanup derby. Here we go again! Went to cleanup show to try and finish off the gray monster, this is the 3rd go around for this car. And surprise, surprise, since my brother doesn't have much money, and I didn't want him to buy me a gift this year, I wanted him to spend money on something that we could both enjoy. I told him I wanted one thing from him and my dad for my birthday. And that was to get my black mod car from earlier this year running again so that he could wreck cars with me at the clean up derby! Unfortunately, we found out the day before that the motor was junk and is only running on 5 cylinders! But it was already welded in and I didn't want to put in the work of taking it out, so he ran with only 5 cylinders lol. Got a few action shots for ya'll! My brother and I lined up right next to each other. I thought it looked pretty cool! Love the grayscale pic! (I know, there's gonna be a lot of pictures again lol) 19 total cars showed up for our heat! Good thing it was a big enough track so there was still space to move around once cars started getting hung up! Here's a little action shot as I whip a shitty around my brother. Ref is kinda in the way, but still a good shot Shortly after this picture I hit a guy into the wall and someone hit my ass end into the wall and I got stuck there, placing about 6th (they didn't pay down that low) IF I had stayed in for one more minute, I would've had 3rd place at least, if not more. Car was still almost as straight as when I brought it there (I may have made the sub frame a little tougher than before ) My brother stayed in though and he ended up going head to head with a pretty well known driver at the end. The motor got hot though and he ended up with 2nd place! I had a ton of fun and I was very appreciative to have gotten to derby with my brother out there. Was probably my favorite derby weekend, although my first win at my hometown show was pretty damn exciting as well! My brother's boss photo bombed my car. (He is the one with the red dually Dodge from the earlier pic) And here's my little big brother with his trophy! Was a blast! But I think I'm done for the season. Both of these cars will probably get ran again (unfortunately) I'm kinda tired of working on preran cars, but as much work that goes into these babies, It kinda pays to keep the same one around if you can!