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Restomod News
By Ron Bramlett
September, 2007

Get The Cure! Mini Nats at Infineon Raceway on September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2007

We've all seen automobile racing on TV.  The pictures are great and the sound is OK, but let's face it.  It's not like actually being there!  There's an element of excitement missing that even the best TV racing coverage can't give.  So let me ask you. Do you sit in your easy chair with your racing helmet and gloves on and rock violently from side to side and then back to the middle to simulate what it would be like in the car as you watch automobile racing on TV?  Do you have the volume cranked up so loud that you need ear plugs as you watch the race in your living room?  Do you time yourself in the bathroom during commercial breaks and try to trim a few tenths of a second off your pit stops?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are starving for a little more racing realism that you can get from watching racing on TV!

If this is you, then you need a trip to Mini Nats at Infineon Raceway on September 7th, 8th, and 9th. Mark it on your calendar today!

This can be a very serious disorder resulting in a multitude of health and financial problems.  These problems can range from severe sun burn, usually the result of mowing the lawn and doing other outside household chores instead of spending your weekend at the racetrack, to road rage because the guy in front of you is "blocking" as you try to cut a few seconds of your trip through the drive through.  Road rage can also result in expensive speeding tickets, or worse yet, fender benders due to drafting the car ahead of you or trying to go 3 wide while on your way to the Mini Mart.  These things are not good!  But not to worry.  Good ol' Dr. Ron has a cure for you.  A cure that you can only get once a year.  A cure that is only available for a limited amount of time, each year.  But I have good news!  As luck would have it, that time is quickly approaching and the cure is in sight.

This year, the cure is only good from September 7th to September 9th, 2007.  That's right.  You have just 3 short days to get cured.  If you miss out, you'll have to wait another year for the cure to come around again!  And you don't want to wait, do you?  You see, the cure I'm talking about is a trip to Mini Nats XXIV at Infineon Raceway at Sears Point on September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2007.  Now, see how simple the cure is and why it's availability is so limited?  And believe me, it doesn't hurt!

Need proof that Dr. Ron's Mini Nats cure works?  Just ask some of my past patients.  Just ask Gary and David Brock, a father and son team that share the driving of their #17 1965 Grabber Blue Mustang Fastback.  They were once only spectators, watching racing on TV wondering what it was light to be blasting a racecar around Infineon Raceway as they watched the Save Mart 300 on the tube.  They came to Mini Nats, got a ride in the #4 Grabber Green Fastback (or, was it the #904 Grabber Green Coupe...) and now they're drivers of their own special machine!  A great success story for Dr. Ron's Mini Nats cure.  Or, ask Randy and Scott Revillar, another father and son team that will be driving their #44 Blue and White G.T.350 Mustang clone this year at Mini Nats.  They came, they rode, they drove.  Now they are masters of their own Open Track universe!  The classic cure working once again.  Or, just ask George Galoosis, driver of the #904 1965 Grabber Green Mustang Coupe.  He has been cured for almost 20 years!  All of the above, and many, many more, took Dr. Ron's advice and went to Mini Nats, returning home as a person determined to be a part of the excitement, not just wishing that they were!  Isn't it time for you to do the same?

It's not too late for you!  Not yet, anyway.  But you don't want to wake up on Monday September 10th and realize that you've missed out on the cure!  This year, the Nor Cal Shelby Club Mini Nats crew, headed by Richard B. Ravel, is pulling out all the stops to make this the best Mini Nats ever in its 24 year history!  A real potent event, if you will.  And Mustangs Plus will be there with 4 of our track cars to enjoy the weekend and to give "E" ticket rides to our friends and customers who come out and enjoy the weekend with us.  It could be you!

As an added bonus in the Mustangs Plus camp, Mustang Club of America Vice President and past IMSA and Grand-Am racecar driver Steven C. McCarley will be at Mini Nats to give rides in our IMSA 1995 Cobra R Mustang to those who are daring enough to get into it with him!  This historic Cobra R belonged to and was raced by Jason Priestly in the IMSA and Grand-Am series from 1996 to 1999.  As many of you know, Jason played Brandon Walsh on the hit TV show "Beverly Hills, 90210" and has several movies to his credit including "Tombstone" with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer.  Us car nuts also know him as the host of "Rides", a cable TV show focusing on, what else, cars!  Jason's love of racing is very well known in the automotive industry today, even after he survived a very severe crash in an open wheel racecar at Kentucky Speedway back in August, 2002.  His old '95 Cobra R, #191 of the 250 produced, is pretty much as it was when it was being raced 10 years ago. Be sure to come out and see it and maybe, just maybe, Steve will give you a ride to remember!

So, please, come on out and get cured!  As Frank and Buster would say, "We're here to help!" (Disney Channel lingo for all of you who don't have small children or grand children who watch The Koala Brothers) So come on out and let us help!  For a complete schedule and all the details about Mini Nats XXIV, look in this issue of Restomod Magazine.  We encourage you to contact the Nor Cal Shelby Club and plan to bring your Mustang or Ford to the car show on Friday, September 7th and join in on the fun.  If you decide to just come and take in the festivities, you can just show up any of the days Mini Nats is going on.  There is no entry fee to get into the track; you'll just have to sign a waiver before entering at the front gate.  Once inside, there is tons of parking.  You can wander through the pits and check out the cars, talk to the people who have brought them, and shop the vendors who have come to Mini Nats to display and sell their products.

There is one warning I have to give you about this cure.  There is a drastic side effect.  This cure is very addictive!  Once you attend one Mini Nats, you'll just have to attend the next one!  And the next one, and the next one!  Don't say Dr. Ron didn't warn you!  You know, it might be a good idea to bring a friend with you, just in case.... I'll see you there!

Until Next Time,
Happy Restomod'n! -Ron