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August 18   10am – 2pm     Dyno Day at Carb Connection, Kirkland

When we lost our old event location, Fairlady Motors in Tacoma,  it looked like this exciting event might go away for good.  Mark Hurston would have nothing to do with that and found new location in the Totem Lake area – Carb Connection, 13611 NE 126th Pl., Ste. 240, Kirkland, 425-820-1871.

For front-wheel drive classic Minis only on a rolling-road dyno.  Each car will be tied down to the dyno and an experienced dyno operator will do a “pull” (or two or three) to get a fairly accurate rating. Though no tuning or adjustments will be made during this Shoot-out, the Mini owner will be able to communicate with the operator any special needs or details.    Each person will get a print-out of their  Mini’s run(s).  Cost for each Mini – $90.

On the dyno at Fairlady Motors in 2016, and Don Dixon thinks “Old Paint” must be turning at least ten grand.    -Dan Berglund photo

Bragging rights categories – Highest rating for small disp. A-Series Motors.  –  Highest rating for big disp. A-Series Motors.  –  Highest rating for alternative cylinder heads or powerplants.

Afterwards for a late lunch?   Café Veloce (standard Italian fare), 12514 120th Ave. N.E. in the Totem Lake mall area (need to check const. status).  Azteca Family Mexican Restaurant, west side of 405, just behind Wendy’s at corner of N.E. 124th St. and 116th Ave. N.E.

Many thanks to Mark for keeping this event alive and for the effort organizing it.  Check back here for more details or contact Mark, 206-501-5011.

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From I-405 take the NE 124th St./Totem Lake exit.  Go east on 124th then after the Dodge and Fiat dealerships (see above map) turn left onto Slater Ave NE.  Turn right first opportunity (where Slater changes to 132nd Ave  NE) onto NE 126th Pl. and watch for Totem Ridge Business Park.  Go straight into the park and look for Carburetor Connection on your right.

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