Building the Texas Whale

Building the Texas Whale

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A photo documentary of the entire 7-year process of building this car can be found by clicking on the car link in the above NavBar, and then on the Build Photos link in the sub-menu.

Context Finished

Today the web sites has been completed with the addition of the following information:

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The Texas Whale on Facebook

The Texas Whale on Facebook

Click Here to see the Texas Whale on Face Book

Sponsorship Requested

Sponsorship

The below is what was added to the Sponsorship Page Today

Texas Whale at Houston Raceway Park Lonestar Shootout 2010

The 1960 Plymouth 2-door Wagon, known as the Texas Whale, is the most Unique Nostalgia Super Stock to ever run in a NSS race. With it’s 580ci aluminum block/heads engine and 3000 pound weight — it is also one of the Fastest NSS/FX cars running in the NMCA Points Championship Series. This car’s big fins and “Arrest Me” red — paint screams “look at me — and my sponsors” more than any other car in Nostalgia Super Stock.

The below is a listing of the parts making up the Texas Whale. It cost well over $100,000 to build this car. Among other races, we will be competing in the races comprising the 2011 NMCA’s Nostalgia Super Stock Points Championship Series. Our previous NSS cars have received a lot of magazine and Internet (do a search on Big Red Ram), and we expect this car to receive even more.

We sure could use some sponsorship help. If you can provide product sponsorship for the parts used, we will list the brand name below (and on the Car Page) with a link to the manufacturer’s web site. If you can provide an equal or better part, we will replace the current part with yours, list it below, and provide a link. Additionally, we will list your sponsorship in the order received on this page, and run your sticker on the wagon’s rear side windows. Stickers who are not Contingency Sponsors that were place on the car by the paint & body shop, will have their sticker removed once the paint has cured a little more.

We have some space reserved on the doors, front fenders, and tail gate for larger sponsors.

When interviewed for magazine articles, we will do our best to mention the product sponsors in the description of the car’s build.

If you can offer help on any of the below — please Contact Us.

Part or Service Sponsor
Rust Repair Ken Pressley – Hemi-Tyme
2-Door Conversion Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
Cage & Chassis Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
Paint, Body & Graphics Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
Interior Mark Artis – Texas Thunder Performance
580ci Aluminum Block Engine Diamondback Engines
Race Prepped Transmission Dallas Schultz
Race Prepped Carburetors Damon Kuhn Diamondback Engines
Block Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Heads Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Rocker Assembly Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Pistons Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Rods Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Roller Cam Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Lifters Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
External Oiling Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Oil Pan Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Intake Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Crankshaft Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Headers Texas Thunder Performance 2 1/4″
Water Pump & Thermostat Housing Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Vacuum Pump Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Pump Regulator Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Radiator Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Electric Fan Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Fuel Regulator Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Fuel Pump Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Fuel Cell Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Battery Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Slicks Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Rear Wheels Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Front Tires Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Front Wheels Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Drive Shaft Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Brakes Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Programmable Tach Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Gauges Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Sifter Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Trans-shield Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Ignition Box Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Distributor Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Plug Wires Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Switchbox Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Starter Motor Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Torque Convertor Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Brake Maser Cylinder Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Line Lock Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Race Fuel Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Cam-lock 5pt Harness Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Window Net Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Header Gaskets Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Crew Shirts Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Driver’s Suit Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Helmet Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Oil Filters Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Engine Oil Royal Purple
Spark Plugs Product Sponsor to be Listed Here
Engine Gaskets Product Sponsor to be Listed Here

Driver Page Completed

Today more context was added to the site.

Dave Schultz – The Driver

From Competition Plus Magazine

The Driver’s page and the Contact page are now completed and working.

Content Added

One of the most time consuming parts of putting together a web site is adding the content. On this, the first 24 hours since I started this web site, the below pages have been finished.

Texas Whale Racing Web Site Created

Texas Whale Racing Web Site Created

Anatomy of putting together a racing web site.

Time Line – Starting Saturday Evening:

The domain TexasWhaleRacing.com name was purchased (for less than $10) from Southern Star Hosting, and deluxe Hosting account set up with Big Kahuna Hosting, and DDS Enterprises used the automatic Word Press Installer to install Word Press on the Server. Total Time required was about an hour.

DDS went through Word Press’ site configuration to lay out how he wanted file names of pages and posts created, the time off-set for Texas, how to display the date and time, and the number of posts to display on the home page before archiving the older posts. About 30 minutes.

DDS installed the Director Theme from Word Press’ theme library and then modified graphics and the Cascading Style Sheet to give the site it’s own unique “Look and Feel”.  About 5 hours.

DDS installed plugins from the Word Press Plug-in library for Search Engine Optimization, post sticky, event calendar, collapsing links, contact form, and site statistics. About 2 hours.

DDS set up the page structure and arranged sidebar widgets. About an hour.

DDS Entered all of the NSS event he knows of into the Event Calendar. About an hour.

Sunday by noon — the site is finished and ready for context to be added.

Nostalgia Super Stock Racing With A 1960 Plymouth Wagon