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    Eddie FourFather Hill 25th Annual Run'N'Gun event results Kit Car Magazine Feb 2013

    Kit Car Builder magazine, Feb 2013, pages 52 through 54, has some excellent things to say about our Ariel Atoms! The article covers the 25th annual Run'N'Gun event, held this time at Hallett Motor Raceway just west of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    I entered this event with my 2012 Ariel Atom 3 demonstrator/company car, and was blessed with winning four first place trophies. The trophies were for Time Trials, Road course, Autocross, and a larger one that says Overall Champion.

    The Autocross was held on the third and last day of the event and was huge fun for me. I had never even seen an Autocross before, let alone driven one, but the Atom's superior acceleration, braking, and handling, (not to mention being able to see the cones better) more than made up for my lack of experience, and we had Fast Time of the Day.

    My Atom 3 is stock except for the track wheels and tires (and I take the fenders off when I run the track tires), and an unmuffled pipe in place of the stock muffler. There were some very expensive cars there, and they all had V-eights, some with over 500hp. It seemed to me that a high percentage of the other cars were spending a good bit of time working on their cars, whereas the Atom, as usual, required nothing more than adding some pump gas. I do check tire pressures and lug nuts, but no air needed adding, and lug nuts did not move.

    To go to a prestigious national event like this and have "the fastest thing on the track" (their words, not mine), and be able to relax and drink Dr. Pepper between sessions instead of having to work on my car like so many of the guys with their more expensive machines, was really satisfying to me, and validates my belief in, and passion for, the incredible Ariel Atom.

    Congratulations, every one that is blessed with owning one of these fantastic Cars!

    Cheers,

    Eddie
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    Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Yamaha

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    Congrats! Way to represent Eddie!

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    Thanks, Norm.

    It's a good feeling to have an equipment advantage, whenever you can manage it.

    Eddie
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    Congrats, sounds like loads of fun. Damn this weather here, still waiting for some warm up.

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    That's great, Eddie.

    It's wonderful just feeding it gas, brake pads and tires.

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    must be nice to not have to rebuild an engine between every run
    the high profile toy thrower

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    A clean sweep! FOUR-father strikes again! And, FTD at your first autocross...wow..there must have been a lot of wide eyes on your competitors at that event.
    Giving credit to the Atom3 is due for sure...but without talent behind the wheel,a car is nothing more than a pile of parts.
    Well done, Eddie Hill! Did you get any video?
    The power of an Atom is a terrible thing to waste! Atom owner/operator since 2007. The more you chase perfection,the faster it becomes. John Force for President! (I asked him once in person...he laughed)

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    Thanks, guys, for all the kind words. Yes, it is great being able to get my gee-fix without having to work on the car!

    I did not get video this time, and I should have, I have all the equipment.

    But I do have a shot that shows, for the first time ever captured on film, two of my Guardian Angels flying alongside and watching over my tire contact patches!

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    Guardian angels..very cool! Were you running Hoosier A6s, 275/35/15" tires on all 4 corners for this event?

    Found this old ad on Ebay a while ago.. the early E.H. days...!

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    The power of an Atom is a terrible thing to waste! Atom owner/operator since 2007. The more you chase perfection,the faster it becomes. John Force for President! (I asked him once in person...he laughed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    Guardian angels..very cool! Were you running Hoosier A6s, 275/35/15" tires on all 4 corners for this event?

    Found this old ad on Ebay a while ago.. the early E.H. days...!

    $(KGrHqR,!nYE-z14in5fBP9kQQtK8Q~~60_57.jpg

    Those on the rear, but 225/45/15 fronts.

    That Pennzoil ad started with a letter I wrote to Pennzoil, bragging on how much better their oil worked for me. Many years later they stepped up big time to support my gee addiction, (and also, they said, to help their sales). That ad was in the 1950's.

    Eddie
    Eddie FourFather Hill
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    Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Yamaha

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