Monday, June 23, 2014

Slo Pok Gary and Bianca's pic from Saturday's Woodland  evening cruise.  Photo by Bianca.

Billetproof this weekend!

Coming up this weekend is the Billetproof show in Chehalis.  The Slo Poks will be providing the manpower for this great show!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Celebration of Life for Don Pennington

The celebration of life Rod Run for our brother Don Pennington is this Saturday, May 24th, at noon at the Comeau's, 5112 NE 119th Street, Vancouver, WA 98686.
They are just east of NE 50th Ave on 119th St, on the north side.
Bring your hot rod. . .Don would love it.

Slo Poks Flower Basket Hanging in Downtown Vancouver

This year, as the last few years, an elite group of Slo Poks ventured out early Saturday morning to hang flower baskets in downtown Vancouver.  Headed by the famous Finnski the fearless group made quick work of hanging the baskets.  An on time flower basket delivery and vast experience at this task, we were able to hit the restaurant for breakfast by 10AM!  What is a Slo Poks event without food?

We had a great breakfast at Shanahan's pub.  Excellent food and great service topped off a busy morning.
Those baskets are heavy!
Thanks Finnski for leading us in this event, it's an opportunity for the Slo Poks to give back a little something to the community.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Slo Poks Invited to Vancouver Downtown Association photo shoot

On Friday afternoon, the Slo Poks were invited to participate in the VDA, Vancouver Downtown Association, photo shoot.  We had around 15 club cars roaming the streets of Vancouver for this promotional photo session.  To quote our one of a kind Jeff Petersen, the photographer had several themed "vignettes" staged up and down Main Street.
Thank You to Paul Montague and the other Facebook photo contributors for the pictures.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Slo Poks Members Earl Floyd, Jack Coonrod and Jim Albrich inducted into the NHRA Hall of Fame.

In June of 1965 the Northwind fuel dragster beat Georgia's “Sneaky Pete” Robinson in a best 2 out of 3 match-race to win the coveted title of Drag News Number 1 spot in the nation. The race held at Woodburn Drag Strip in Oregon placed the Northwest solidly on the map as a legitimate hot rodding area and would spark the careers for each in the world of drag racing.

The five Northwind Team members included Jim Albrich, Earl Floyd and Jack Coonrod of Vancouver, Washington, Ed “Ace “McCulloch of Fresno, California and Jim Rockstad of Issaquah, Washington.  Each would go on to their own careers within the sport.  Ed “the Ace” McCulloch went on to a very successful driving and tuning career that would include many record setting runs and titles.  Rockstad would go on to race a gasser successfully before becoming a successful manager and promoting some of the biggest events in the Northwest including such events like the 64 Funny Car event.  Jack Coonrod would go on become one of the first successful touring gassers in the nation, touring from coast to coast.  Jim Albrich after the Northwind success would go on to build a number of highly successful race engines from his new motor shop, Columbia Racing Engines. Earl Floyd owned an auto parts yard and continued in the sport with his wife and family dragsters team racing throughout the Northwest.     
The Northwind team received accolades at the NHRA Northwest Division Banquet on January 11th 2014.