Sunday, January 30, 2011

Baby it's cold outside...

XBox Live:

Gotta do something when it's freezing out.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

US30, US41 & Byron Dragstrips

About 2000 pix Here.

Cheese Heads

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Actually the whole album from Hatebreed - For The Lions...all remakes, all badass.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Polar Bear Cruise

Hosted by Bare Bones C.C.

I want


Nostalgia Drag Racing

Byron, IL
More Details Here.

Bristol Tap

Bristol Tap
46 S. Cannonball Trail
Bristol, IL.


Burgers are fantastic, easily one of the best I have had. Perfectly cooked(rare to medium rare), minimalistic. A dash of salt and some ketchup, and this burger was good to go, and quickly snarfed down. @ $5.75 it is a steal.

$6 rounds of Jim Beam shots and High Life, working class, no nonsenes, local joint. You get the burger how it is prepared and served. Gotta love the attitude and vibe.

I also like bars where the flat top grill is right behind the bar like it is here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wicked Wheels Weekend January 8th and 9th-2011

This Sat. and Sun. -  January 8th and 9th-2011
Best Western Timber Creek Inn and Suites, Sandwich Illinois

Details Here

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Indoor Drag Racing

Got this in an email, more pix Here.

Before McCormick Place was built in Chicago, there was the International Amphitheater which had a long history prior to its demolition in the late 1990’s. Located at the corner of 42nd and Halsted Street, it was built in 1934 by the owner of the stockyards across the street.

Intended to host the International Live Stock Exhibition, the Amphitheater grew to become the venue of choice for the Ringling Circus, the Chicago Auto Show, music concerts including Elvis in 1957 and the Beatles in 1964. Many other events were held there, but it is likely that none were more unusual than the 1962 Southside WinterNationals. Well, there was the 1968 Democratic Convention…

Anyway, racing promoter Bill Schade, was well known at the time for hosting NASCAR races at Soldier Field until 1964. Working in conjunction with the United States Auto Club (USAC), he hatched a plan to bring drag racing inside through the winter months in the Windy City.

With USAC sanctioning the event, the first-ever indoor drag races took place on December 30, 1962. The “track” was a 440-foot stretch of the Amphitheater, with each lane being 60-feet wide and bordered by steel Armco guard rail. According to accounts from the event, several hundred cars showed up to race, finding the concrete slab floor “like racing on ice.”

Adding to the racers’ excitement was the 660-foot shutdown area that required them to exit the building, still at speed, through a set of roll-up truck doors. As you’ll see in photos from the event, not everyone made it unscathed. In the end, the event’s Top E.T. of 5.68 was hit by Richard Myracle, from Melrose Park, IL, driving a 1962 Plymouth. The Top Speed crown went home to Wheaton, IL, with Richard Stroening and his 1958 Pontiac.

A second event was held on January 5, 1964. The first event’s success drew top name local racers, such as Mr. Norm from Grand-Spaulding Dodge, and famed Pontiac racer, Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick. Despite the A-list turnout, it would be the last indoor drag race at the International Amphitheater. No solid explanation was ever given, but Bill Schade and his co-promoter of the Soldier Field stock car races, Carl Bledsoe, called it quits that same year.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Niki Minaj

Fuck this song until about 2:35....then the Niki:

Luda! Then Niki at about 2:00:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Big Fan

Rick Bayless. His website Here.

Have not yet been to any of his restaurants, but it's on my list.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Can't wait

till I come in smelling like BBQ again.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


High-er Prices

Earlier this year:
"A small house in west suburban Lyons was home to $20 million worth of marijuana. The Cook County sheriff is investigating."
Full Story Here

Today, both:
"Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the family operated a "meticulous" marijuana business in their 7,000-square-foot Tinley Park home, complete with concealed rooms, special ventilation systems and light fixtures. "
Full Story Here

And the big one:
"Federal agents seize 11 tons of marijuana bound for Chicago area from Mexico, arrest 7"
Full Story Here

Friday, December 3, 2010

R.I.P. Ron Santo #10

The former Cubs third baseman was best known to a younger generation for his work as an analyst on WGN, the Cubs' flagship radio station. He was expected to return for the 2011 season. He missed several road trips in 2010 but insisted he would return.

"What else am I going to do?" Santo said during this past season. "Doing the Cubs games is like therapy for me."

Full Story Here

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Warren's Cycle

Up in N. IL, Round Lake to be exact. His site Here.

Also his son, Warren Jr. - in New Berlin, WI:

His site Here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cool Bars

to check out in Chicago:



They also host the very cool Mods vs. Rockers show.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Speaking of Bacon

Baconfest Chicago.

"April 9th 2011 at the UIC FORUM - Baconfest Chicago 2011 - Bigger, Better, and more Bacontastic."

Great Pub

Paddy Longs. 1028 W. Diversey Pkwy. in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Beer and Bacon Pub.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Watts Law

Early morning in the 'burbs:

Raw Power:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I can't stop laughing:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Rode out to grab lunch at a country hot dog stand. Pete's is at the intersection of Route 47 and Route 64. Old timer that works the counter is a riot. Stop there.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


All by Ray Villafane, find him and more pumpkins Here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Route 2, along the river

I've done this ride and it's beautiful, especially this time of year. I couldn't capture it as well as Mr. Kurpius can. From the Kemosabe Blog:

Go here for the full ride report.

And you can stop in at the White Pines Inn for bite. Out in Oregon, IL.

DeKalb, IL

Home of the NIU Huskies. And ifn' you find your way out this way stop at either:

Fatty's Pub and try the Cajun Fried Potato Salad.


Pizza Villa and try the Parmesan Beer Nuggets.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Schnitzel Platz

729 North Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL 60139-3519
(630) 942-9900
Detailz Here

Deutsche Haus Platte:

Also try the potato pancakes, german salad (cucumbers are deelish) and SpƤtzle.