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Who has the fastest AIRCOOLED drag racing bus?

Can I hear from you guys?

http://www.ultimateaircooled.com/toptenbus08.html


We have done a Official UAC "TOP 10 List of the worlds fastest and quickest Buses
http://www.ultimateaircooled.com/top10.html

Please submit your bus for addition to our list


Must have following info to be official:


Full Real Name

UAC screen Name

Home Country

Location of Qualifying run

Bus action photo

ET and MPH

Time slips



Submissions made at http://www.ultimateaircooled.com/top10form.html



Looking forward to seeing how fast the winner goes!

Brian Watts

Type 2 Turbo "Bus/Transporter" Top 10

This list is for any flat four aircooled turbo engine powered vehicle with engine mounted rear in Type 2, Bus body

1-Mike Cruz - 11.40 @118 (SoCal)


2-Paul Hamilton - [email protected] (UK)


3-Tom Gotta - [email protected] (Germany) NATURALLY ASPIRATED


4-Pascal Amodru -12.48 @ 168km/h (France) Outlaw Flat Four O/FF71


5-Ken Porter - 12.695 @ 102.725 (NorCal) NATURALLY ASPIRATED


6-Jason Lang - 13.43 @ 98 (NorCal) NATURALLY ASPIRATED


7-Jukka Aalto - 13.62 @ 93 (Finland)


8-Mark Prosser - 13.7 @ 94 (UK)


9-Phil Jarvis - 13.74 @96 (UK)


10- Frank Dancer - 13.81 @97 (UK)





Honorable Mention
11-Spez Bettzuegue - 13.84 @ 91 (Germany)



Hall of Fame Buses
Rick Sadler - 11.24 @ 114.52 -Transporter Room Baywindow

Sam Shackelford - Kawell Bus
 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

Brian Watts said:
Who has the fastest drag racing bus?

Can I hear from you guys?

I know the Kawell Bus ran 11's in the 1980's

Linda Vallero ran 12's I think

The fastest I think lately is Mike Cruz's single cab

Let me know who out there has a fast bus
Lot of variables for "Bus"

Straight Axle or RGB
Chopped Up "Bus" or Complete
ACVW engine or Other


If you are just looking for all out speed or et, my vote goes to the Bus Boys Bus that literally dropped in to Bug-O-Rama a few decades ago.
That IMHO is the World's Fastest Bus. I believe it covered the 1/4 mile in 7.xx, But like so many others it no longer exists.
 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

BadDogRacing said:
Lot of variables for "Bus"

Straight Axle or RGB
Chopped Up "Bus" or Complete
ACVW engine or Other


If you are just looking for all out speed or et, my vote goes to the Bus Boys Bus that literally dropped in to Bug-O-Rama a few decades ago.
That IMHO is the World's Fastest Bus. I believe it covered the 1/4 mile in 7.xx, But like so many others it no longer exists.

OK OK I will narrow the possibilities

Type 2 Volkswagen built (originally Bus) - 1970 or earlier

Bus, single cab, or crew cab

1/8 or 1/4 mile drag racing bus

Flat Four powered Aircooled VW type engine

Rear engined

No porsche,suburu, watercooled, etc engines

Chop top or not ok

Street legal or not ok

Any other questionable facts I cant remember to verify?
 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

Gary aka bugsy i think, from Seattle area, got down in the 13's and was driven every day to work. full bus 67 and older style. it would get the wheels up, and do big burn outs. 8) 8)

I wish someone would make a full out tube chasis drag bus. :w00t: :w00t:
 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

BadDogRacing said:
Lot of variables for "Bus"

Straight Axle or RGB
Chopped Up "Bus" or Complete
ACVW engine or Other


If you are just looking for all out speed or et, my vote goes to the Bus Boys Bus that literally dropped in to Bug-O-Rama a few decades ago.
That IMHO is the World's Fastest Bus. I believe it covered the 1/4 mile in 7.xx, But like so many others it no longer exists.
I remember the day they announced that they had the fastest Bus at Bug O Rama 19. I think they were claiming a 4 sec 1/4 mile run. I thought it had to be rocket powered. There it was hanging from the bottom of the helicopter and then, click, it started falling and just a puff of dirt at the far end of the track. Well after the shock of what just happened, I figured out it was just a stunt by the Bus Boys, and then thinking wow, how fast was that. Well they said it was around the 6 sec range. Man what a waist of good german metal.
The dude in the picture is wanted on charges of destroying a VW Bus for no good reason. I also heard there was a price on his head as well LOL




 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

Brian Watts said:
Who has the fastest drag racing bus?

Can I hear from you guys?

I know the Kawell Bus ran 11's in the 1980's

Linda Vallero ran 12's I think

The fastest I think lately is Mike Cruz's single cab

Let me know who out there has a fast bus
Pictures I took of Linda's Bus, years ago.

Hangin out with my Bus in front of the Vallero shop in Auburn.


Before chop at Sac Raceway.


After chop at Sac Raceway.
 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

buggdude67 said:
Love Rich's pics from back in the day! Suspended Xmas Tree! LOL!!!
Thanks for the pics from the Bus Boys stunt. Says it right on the door "World's Fastest Type II"
One of the best hoax's ever pulled off.
 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

Jeff Lovell said:
Gary aka bugsy i think, from Seattle area, got down in the 13's and was driven every day to work. full bus 67 and older style. it would get the wheels up, and do big burn outs. 8) 8)
Have Gary get on here and tell us about it if you know him, love to hear and see it.

Jeff Lovell said:
I wish someone would make a full out tube chasis drag bus. :w00t: :w00t:
I have to say I have always expected it and have been kinda shocked noone has done it YET!

I mean think of the sponsorship space to fill up on that rolling billboard!! ;)

Well..........anyone listening?
 

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Re: Who has the fastest Drag buses?

Jeff Lovell said:
Gary aka bugsy i think, from Seattle area, got down in the 13's and was driven every day to work. full bus 67 and older style. it would get the wheels up, and do big burn outs. 8) 8)

I wish someone would make a full out tube chasis drag bus. :w00t: :w00t:
What was that Bus with the massive rollbar inside and dropped and chopped at Bug O Rama a while back. Drag or Bonneville?
 

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buggdude67 said:
What was that Bus with the massive rollbar inside and dropped and chopped at Bug O Rama a while back. Drag or Bonneville?
Thats different, for Bville.
 

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Re: UltimateAircooled type 2/Bus Top 10 List - submit your bus

i personally have never owned a bus :nono: :nono:

But i have been called a Bus driver :w00t: :w00t:
 

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Re: UltimateAircooled type 2/Bus Top 10 List - submit your bus

:w00t: :yay!: :yay!: :yay!: :yay!: :yay!:

SMARTASS
 

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Re: UltimateAircooled type 2/Bus Top 10 List - submit your bus

OK, I'll start with the DRAGBUS

Jason "J-Dog" Lang
Full Body Kombi(no Chop, Stock Suspension, Not Lowered)
Original Reduction Gear Boxes and Stock Axles
2275 with all Dog House cooling tin and running the belt on the alternator
48IDA's
NOS (no passes with the juice.....Yet!)

Current best 14.46 @ 88mph all motor

Wlll be testing on Juice this weekend.



 

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Re: UltimateAircooled type 2/Bus Top 10 List - submit your bus

BadDogRacing said:
OK, I'll start with the DRAGBUS

Jason "J-Dog" Lang
Full Body Kombi(no Chop, Stock Suspension, Not Lowered)
Original Reduction Gear Boxes and Stock Axles
2275 with all Dog House cooling tin and running the belt on the alternator
48IDA's
NOS (no passes with the juice.....Yet!)

Current best 14.46 @ 88mph

Wlll be testing on Juice this weekend.
Fist addition!!

Where is Jason himself though? Get him on here!!!
 

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Re: UltimateAircooled type 2/Bus Top 10 List - submit your bus

BadDogRacing said:
This may turnout to be my favorite thread 8)
Glad to give the bus guys some props!

But this isn't just a thread It will be a prestigious list to be included in. The top 10 fastest and quickest, and as buses go faster drivers/buses get bumped out.

Should be a fun list to follow and I hope it encourages people to start working on those buses.

Drivers/owners must submit scans of times slips for addition to the list "officially"!
 

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Brian Watts said:
:w00t: :yay!: :yay!: :yay!: :yay!: :yay!:

SMARTASS
GEEEZ just trying to bring a little humor "Very little i guess" :waassup:
 

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Rondog said:
GEEEZ just trying to bring a little humor "Very little i guess" :waassup:
No No it was taken as humor!!
 

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Re: UltimateAircooled type 2/Bus Top 10 List - submit your bus

This is a really good idea with the hope that it will give the "bus drivers" some much-needed inspiration.

BTW, a full-chassis (or fully caged), chopped, tubbed turbo drag bus would be HUGELY popular. Not exactly the premier example of aerodynamics, but I'd think with enough horsepower, someone could push the flat-nosed brick through the 1/4 mile into the 10's. I don't think thats been done yet.
 
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