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BLOCKER
March 18th, 2013, 08:32 AM
2013MAR17

We have been trying to make this trip for years now! It is finally coming to reality!

http://www.moparsatthestrip.com/2007/home.shtml

While we are there, we will also be participating in "ShootoutVI"
- A competition for police and fire race teams

http://www.moparsatthestrip.com/2007/images/MATS-ShootoutVI-L.jpg

We started by doing some last minute tuning and tweaking on the Duster

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2433_zpsc010c4a8.jpg

Making sure our new sponsors were put on the car

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/Duster_zps60f02c4c.jpg

Big thanks to Mobile 1

We then went to CCMR to pick up the Mustang... A HUGE thanks to Chris who got the Mustang tuned and ready for the event... and on very short notice!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2434_zps12b43020.jpg

Then it was back to cleaning the cars and applying sponsor decals!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2437_zps22c402c6.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2438_zps414670fb.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2439_zpse24fdb35.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2440_zps8a92c727.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/Challenger_zpsaa0361e0.jpg

Once everything was cleaned and decaled, It was into the trailer!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2442_zpsfbc52155.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2443_zps507ca95e.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2444_zps0d0ba9eb.jpg

A few more loose ends to deal with today, however we are pretty much loaded and ready for the trip!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2445_zps1e46e22a.jpg


Why?

Because RACECAR!

GavintheGiant
March 18th, 2013, 08:46 AM
What a ballin trailer! Sounds like a fun trip, good luck in the shootout!

QPDO
March 18th, 2013, 08:56 AM
Awesome. Just awesome.

B*Town
March 18th, 2013, 09:00 AM
That trailer is sick!

Make sure you take lots of pics, sounds like a sweet event.

IRON MAN
March 18th, 2013, 09:31 AM
Chris is awesome to deal with. He tuned my 300 and will continue to in the future. Looks like alot of elbow grease has gone into this trip. Have a good time!

DividedByZero
March 18th, 2013, 09:34 AM
I'll say it


Because tax dollarz.



Jk jk. That looks awesome, looking forward to updates from the trip!

BLOCKER
March 18th, 2013, 09:45 AM
I'll say it


Because tax dollarz.



Jk jk. That looks awesome, looking forward to updates from the trip!

Cough Cough....

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2439NoTaxDollars_zps5c025d44.jpg

ozzmodan
March 18th, 2013, 10:01 AM
When it is in quotes it makes it seem suspicious.

Random question:
Would you actually be able to drive those cars in the street in Las Vegas? or would it fall under some sort of impersonating an officer law (not being American)?

IRON MAN
March 18th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Cough Cough....

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/IMG_2439NoTaxDollars_zps5c025d44.jpg

For some reason when I read that, I picture a bunch of officers standing there drinking coffee looking at the cars and one says "no tax dollars used"...long pause, and then everyone bursts out laughing.

*jab jab*

BLOCKER
March 18th, 2013, 10:45 AM
When it is in quotes it makes it seem suspicious.

Better?

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Blue%20Line%20Mustang/mustang1_zpsfbfc56e8-1.jpg



Random question:
Would you actually be able to drive those cars in the street in Las Vegas? or would it fall under some sort of impersonating an officer law (not being American)?

No clue, There is no plans to be driving the cars in the public


For some reason when I read that, I picture a bunch of officers standing there drinking coffee looking at the cars and one says "no tax dollars used"...long pause, and then everyone bursts out laughing.

*jab jab*

I have said it before, if the cars were paid for with tax dollars, they would be a heck of a lot faster!

BLOCKER
March 19th, 2013, 05:28 AM
2013MAR19

5:20 am

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/38A5C322-3822-4931-80FA-B510A94B97C5-541-00000178E1B545E0_zpsd6bc1529.jpg

Got my 780 shirt on and we are En Route!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/A0D2A41E-8A6B-40A3-BFEB-3A75CF9BFC24-541-0000017BFC026110_zps288b6baf.jpg

M3GUSTA
March 19th, 2013, 05:57 AM
Have a safe drive!

ResidentEVO
March 19th, 2013, 11:16 AM
Awesome. Have fun!

BLOCKER
March 19th, 2013, 09:09 PM
Awesome. Have fun!
Don't worry, I left Carey at home so Austin is fine!

Quick update....

Spent most if the day looking at this:

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/88F0DFC2-A83D-4A02-9E81-5102AD0A1B83-1685-00000241ACAFFFAC_zps636cc1a8.jpg

However in Great Falls, we saw (what I believe to be) a couple of F18's (sorry no photos) and Optimus Prime!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/92B32BF0-A011-428C-8E9D-AC14821FDDC9-1685-00000241994A3A09_zps38057af2.jpg

After about 15 hrs, in Idaho Falls for the night!

ResidentEVO
March 20th, 2013, 11:51 AM
Hahaha, I don't mind taking care of your cat.

Glad it worked out for you though, I remember you talking about it in your garage last week.

BLOCKER
March 20th, 2013, 01:03 PM
Quick update:

Started out the am with a little issue we had to take care of prior to departing:

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/3E4A4C3E-14D5-4445-8548-997A2C489810-2313-000002A09FB6E84D_zpsbd5d30e3.jpg

Once the issue was rectified the first part if the trip south of Idaho Falls looked like this:

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/69C3B185-5ED7-4C38-A5AA-D9A0FD8FD000-2313-000002A0A9A72AA6_zpsa07c2feb.jpg

Just outside of Salt Lake, weather is much better!

So far so good!

BLOCKER
March 20th, 2013, 03:46 PM
Saw this, found it funny... But maybe that's what 2 days in a truck with two other guys will do to your sense of humor!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/99091101-B090-4BCC-867B-91FB0B155943-2524-000002C3CD67377D_zpscbac8b4c.jpg

Quick rest stop, mile 88 in Utah

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/F97487F7-11E3-45C4-9AFE-4307C047D018-2313-000002BE58D687EA_zps4730ee2e.jpg

buyinstuff
March 20th, 2013, 03:49 PM
Im so jealous of this trip! This would be an absolute blast.

Macman
March 20th, 2013, 03:52 PM
Looks like a ton of fun!

BLOCKER
March 20th, 2013, 06:56 PM
Finally!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/AFE34258-B227-49C8-9A5E-EBA4D73578BE-2788-000002EB87D4E15F_zpscdd2d1ba.jpg

BLOCKER
March 20th, 2013, 08:18 PM
Road grime off

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/D712C47B-DE5C-4A5C-80CC-22E2E5323DDB-2788-000002F865CA6E3D_zps619e6fce.jpg

Parked for the night

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/04C337D3-6746-4DE8-BE9E-509CF3AC86FF-2788-000002F8716F45AA_zps1e2e405b.jpg

Tomorrow it's set up at the strip!

JoshP2002
March 20th, 2013, 10:50 PM
Thats awesome, I'm looking forward to more photos!

2HIGH~PSI
March 21st, 2013, 09:53 AM
So Jealous. This looks awesome!

BLOCKER
March 21st, 2013, 12:09 PM
My wife sent me a pick of Edmonton today...

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/C304CC8A-D58A-4EA1-918B-418A1D7B1FC6-3460-000003B2871EE77B_zps6a2d239f.jpg

While I was waiting in line to set up

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/C4321FE8-BF29-4CB7-8E41-0B9C381518A1-3460-000003B1F60C32E4_zps15be6603.jpg

EDISKRAD EHT
March 21st, 2013, 12:33 PM
This looks so awesome.

BLOCKER
March 21st, 2013, 04:47 PM
Cars are un loaded

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/03A7512C-2668-47BC-90A4-C168938261B7-3460-000003C7299E6D0D_zps8b16e69b.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/94C60830-2CA7-4E8D-9443-4BB98DC1EF87-3460-000003C71FD4ABF7_zps8aa20020.jpg

Now a few more tweaks and we should be GTG!

BLOCKER
March 21st, 2013, 06:15 PM
Oil change on the challenger:

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/A2A34295-8B2E-4492-B2FE-DCFE608B9FD9-3460-000003CA0F07A003_zps8e8a61f3.jpg

New paws for the mopar:

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/45442C9C-121F-400C-90EB-5D117C10C642-3460-000003CBC4547DFF_zps66b35d78.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/9F234044-F055-4BFF-87F3-EAB678285D15-3460-000003CBE1DD5ECE_zps0bbae451.jpg

Ready to race, tech tomorrow

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/A398165C-11A8-4DA7-8129-4E334BFBF025-3460-000003D1207038E6_zps6b932920.jpg

Even the police down here are into their cars!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/E476A55D-CA18-4E3A-9BC6-70A8391452C2-3460-000003D32DF6831A_zpsaa86791a.jpg

BLOCKER
March 22nd, 2013, 12:16 AM
2013MAR21

It is a big time for motorsports down here...

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/BE0C0216-DA09-4EB9-B59E-48DAA92811F0-4304-0000040D5DBEB1FA_zps4f6f7306.jpg

On freemont tonight ther was a huge baha display

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/3FB26004-B2D7-42CE-8090-9790D2CAF0AC-4304-0000040D67EE05D8_zps6cccafab.jpg

BLOCKER
March 22nd, 2013, 01:09 PM
2013MAR22

Tech passed!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/10325A8B-1E38-457B-AD05-E80EEEFF2646-4665-000004CC7FA198A8_zps0eefa650.jpg

In line for the first run! (Test and tune)

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/5D65B9EE-9B6D-49B5-90C5-FE02CBE5E44F-4665-000004CC7498C0CD_zpsd53188f5.jpg

Just waiting for an oil down clean up !

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/0DE39A9A-5057-42B4-97D9-851B40CA0BD5-4665-000004CC3CDCD7D8_zps4d2738d2.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/F8E5AB30-70D1-464E-94F1-16C41456539A-4665-000004CC349C08C8_zps8c063415.jpg

I will post some photos and descriptions of the othe police cars later!

BLOCKER
March 22nd, 2013, 02:04 PM
Mustang's first run was disappointing :(

I have a lot of getting use to with the new engine and transmission

Spun in first gear, once it hooked it pulled hard... That new engine is a torque monster compared to the previous one! This was the first time i have had a chance to pull the car the car through the gears with that transmission... Hopefully I get a second chance to work out some bugs!

On a positive note, the challengers first run was 11.31 @ 117 mph!

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/94BD4626-F9B0-4BF9-93E0-E0E52E83C8A0-4665-000004CC2CAA6906_zps78b204eb.jpg

BLOCKER
March 22nd, 2013, 02:16 PM
Dallas Police Beat the Heat

Driver: Mac Sibley

-Retired Dallas Police Department as of 2002 after 33 years
-participated in his first organize drag race in 1961

Car: 2004 Ford Crown Vic
Engine: Ford 8.6 L (517 ci) 750 hp
Quarter mile: 10.13 @ 133 Mph

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/AA19553E-1654-41A7-8496-DE43186CEA4E-4665-000004CC6598C27F_zpsd31e1fdf.jpg

BLOCKER
March 22nd, 2013, 06:13 PM
L.A.S.D Motorsports

Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputies

www.lasdmotorsports.com

Driver: Scott Graham

- 25 year veteran of LA county Sheriff's


Car: 1967 Plymouth Cuda
Engine: 440 ci mopar, 712 hp
Quarter mile: 8.81 @ 152.5 mph

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/B6B34C52-107C-46BF-9401-41D5A1AE0879-4974-000004F08204168E_zps55f4187a.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/83965D94-DA3C-482F-8D55-4BA868D23838-4974-000004F074C90A31_zps4d0ba9ce.jpg

DividedByZero
March 22nd, 2013, 06:27 PM
I have to ask, and I'm not trying to be a dick, who owns the Edmonton race cars? Are they joint owned between a few officers or more of like an EPS promoting safe racing city of Edmonton owned?

ResidentEVO
March 22nd, 2013, 06:34 PM
I really wish I could have come with you for this Keane. Looks like a ton of fun.

BLOCKER
March 22nd, 2013, 06:39 PM
Blue Line Racing owns the cars

www.bluelineracing.com

BLOCKER
March 23rd, 2013, 01:04 PM
Here are a few more of the Beat the Heat cars.. If I can get descriptions I will add them later

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/0A57B782-551B-4FFB-B272-B08F8864D00A-4665-000004CC5E8B5F81_zps7b7f89d2.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/DB21C91D-2981-4FE6-8324-1A53A5C53456-4665-000004CC52214758_zps7e9fd2b1.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/09862AB6-94B2-4456-A064-BFE8B5D72C36-4665-000004CC4AE72739_zpse206512b.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/23A6B5CE-E411-45B5-A830-CADFF9FCC433-4665-000004CC442096F5_zps26e4c678.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/09B4559A-907B-44DB-88C7-379B163838FF-5548-000005E6F3772F00_zps34318605.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/BA4D6265-C850-4B74-B57B-E0DDDBFF846B-5548-000005E6FDB83482_zps0946f6cd.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/491C1366-0BE6-446D-979A-ACD998A69771-5548-000005E70FD99C35_zps100039db.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/6E77ECF8-6A65-4BD3-9B28-659D24EC5182-5548-000005E716C68EB1_zps48f849dd.jpg

JoshP2002
March 23rd, 2013, 08:01 PM
That STI must feel really out of place..

And those bikes look wild!

BLOCKER
March 23rd, 2013, 08:23 PM
F.I.R.E.
Firefighters Involved in Racing for Education

City of Las Vegas Fire Department

www.firebike.com

Driver: Andy Lewis


Motorcycle: Airtech (Suzuki GSXR 750 body)
Engine: 1428 cc w/Suzuki G'S 1100 4 Valve head

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/BA4D6265-C850-4B74-B57B-E0DDDBFF846B-5548-000005E6FDB83482_zps0946f6cd.jpg

BLOCKER
March 23rd, 2013, 08:59 PM
I walked around the car show today.... Found this neat little gem!

1987 Chrysler Conquest

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/760D6469-C56F-4327-9B61-D0CF24CDDA1B-5548-000005E72CA057BD_zps0b9a192e.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/1E42069C-09E2-4DAF-9A59-54F882A5C527-5548-000005E72347802D_zps44bb9863.jpg

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/8FDC43A2-A6B2-42A1-A512-621EFC0BABFE-5548-000005E7366EA388_zps1c4608c2.jpg

BLOCKER
March 29th, 2013, 11:42 AM
One last car that I got details on:

Amarillo Police Department

Driver: Jim Harris

Car: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
Engine: Chevrolet, 476 Cubic Inches, 600 hp
Quarter mile: 10.36 @ 130 mph

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj464/KeaneBlock/Mopars%20at%20the%20Strip/491C1366-0BE6-446D-979A-ACD998A69771-5548-000005E70FD99C35_zps100039db.jpg

buyinstuff
March 29th, 2013, 12:50 PM
Some of these cars are unbelievably fast. Jesus.