Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 Bakersfield March Meet Tony Noto Grumpy's Toy Crash



1 comment:

Chuck said...

Need help promoting this story I wrote for Tony Noto.

Where can I send it to?
Who can I ask for help..........
Please help.



Hey You Drag Racers out there,

LISTEN UP..........

Let me tell you a little story about Tony Noto,
who I like to call "Mr Speed."

Here is a guy that grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California

idolizing two things,

Drag Racing and his Big Brother CHUCK.



He spent all of his time dreaming about Drag Racing and
watching his brother build cars and living in the fast lane.
When he was old enough he built his own cars and his
brother helped him and taught him how to build. He even got
so good he built cars that were featured on the covers Hotrod
magazine.He won lots of races on and off the track
and everyone wanted him to build their engines.
He got so good that even Hot Rod magazine hired him to build
project cars for them.


LIFE WAS GOOD AND GOD SAID

LET THERE BE

HORSEPOWER AND TONY NOTO TO GO FAST..........


AND THEN..........


TRADGEDY STRUCK.

Tonys brother and mentor Chuck was killed one day

while working at his job at the power company.


Tony was devastated, but he vowed to go on
and keep the horsepower flowing through his veins.

Time passed and Tony eventually fell in love and

married his now wife of 20 years and together they had 6

beautiful children. Now he had to work 2 jobs to provide for his

family and little by little the dream of racing faded with the

responsibilities of parenthood.

last year his wife Terry was a saint

and told

Tony to go forth and find the horsepower again and so

with the help of some good friends, he built the Grumpys Toy

tribute Vega with a Monster 427 motor that could lift the tires

off the ground. And on March 18, he went to bakersfield to

qualify for the NHRA March Meet and race.

And then tradgedy struck

when he was forced to race early on a cold and wet track....

And so

the best looking car there turned left for no apparent reason

and hit the wall at 125 miles per hour. Tony got out sore and

bruised but alive and well.

But the little Vega was tore up and the front

end gone.

All the money and parts Tony had scrimped and saved and borrowed

was finished and junk in 6 seconds..................



SO here is my pitch to all you Drag Racers out there.


WE NEED TO HELP TONY

AND ALLOW HIS BROTHER IN HEAVEN TO SEE HIM ONCE

AGAIN LIVE THE DREAM THAT THEY BOTH SHARED WITH

SO MUCH HAPPINESS.



AND SO I HAVE CREATED THIS BUMPER STICKER

THERE'S NO LEFT TURNS IN
DRAG RACING!




AND I AM

ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO

"THE REBUILD TONYS GRUMPYS TOY FUND".

Make checks or money orders payable to
"Tony Noto"
28170 AVENUE CROCKER #205
VALENCIA CA. 91355

FOR EVERY DONATION OF WHATEVER YOU CAN GIVE, I WILL

SEND YOU THIS BUMPER STICKER AND I WILL THANK YOU

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY (NOW REPAIRED) HEART.

OH AND WHO AM I?

I am just a guy who never had a BIG brother to love and idolize.

But if I did, I would want it to Tony Noto.
In Drag Racing as in life,

WE ARE ALL BROTHERS.......

DAMN STRAIGHT

MY NAME IS CHUCK


"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming
WOW! WHAT A RIDE!!!