Epping, New Hapshire

Well, Hello there Everyone! I have been a way from here for a while and really did miss writing up blogs. I think I lost a bit of motivation.

(I don’t think I had enough liquid encouragement to write anything) haha! Jk! I do like an occasional glass, but nothing too much. 

Anyway, I’m here to talk about my vacation that we took as a family. We go to the races every year that they have had at New England Dragway. I can only ramble on about how awesome it is every year in so many blogs. 

It was absolutely EPIC this year. 

Let’s get right into it. Saturday morning and the day itself was so much to take in. Saturday was a whole bunch of crazy. 

Saturday around 10 am we all walked down to the nostalgic car area by the Hall of Fame rock. Where there was an unveiling of a funny car that we haven’t seen since the late 70s and 80s. 

Anyone recognize Arnie Karp as a name? The Boston Stranger FC? Well, he is very well known in the New England area. My father and his friends used to work on this car. The magnitude of people and out pouring from NHRA and their drivers now was just incredible. The looks on all their faces and the happiest of happy tears was just the best thing to see in the world. 

NHRA announcer Brian (Loans), was there and he grew up watching this car with his father. Cruz Petrigon, Tommy Johnson Jr, and Al Segreiny (sorry if I spelled names wrong), they all came over to give Arnie and the team a hand shake. Class acts. Not sure who else came over. There was a lot going on. 

Courtney Force, John Force, and Robert Height all signed the time slip for the Boston Stranger when it made an exhibition run on Sunday because they had a time constraint on when they had to be to the staging lanes on Saturday morning.

Saturday and the weekend was just such an amazing one. To see my father smile his biggest smiles is enough for me to be a proud daughter of him and his friends.

Honestly, I am still speechless and on cloud nine, maybe even the moon. 

I don’t know how to Thank all the people that pulled this off. Just thank you so very much for making them smile. Thank you for letting my sister and I see the car come to life. Thank you for making my Dad’s dream come true and letting his kids see the car he raced with his friends back in the day. Thank you for letting me see the car race down the Dragway again in all its glory. Thank you for letting me hear all the stories this car made (which I’m swore to secrecy about). Thank you for the experience of a life time. The National Event couldn’t of been a better place to unveil a famous Funny Car. 

I could keep going on and on. But I’m not going to. I want to keep some for me. 

Here are some picture of the replication:

I hope you all enjoyed the blog.

I hope your day is great! Have a good rest of the week! 

Love you all! 

Stay Positive! Dream Big!

See you soon! 



One thought on “Epping, New Hapshire

  1. Liz.
    Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m happy your whole family was able to be there for what may have been my proudest day in racing.
    Be assured your dad was an intricate part of our success.
    He will always be part of the STRANGLER GUY legacy.
    Love you all. .

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