Getting you up to dateWednesday, November 23, 2011
Posted by: Doug Herbert, Herbert Performance/BRAKES

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Our Halloween party
I would like to congratulate the new 2011 NHRA Full Throttle champions!  Del Worsham actually won the 1992 IHRA Championship in Funny Car, the same year that I won my first of four IHRA championships in Top Fuel. Great job by Del and the team. Also wonderfull to see the incredible points battle this year in Funny Car; great job by Matt Hagen, Tommy DeLago and team for their win, too.

Since my last blog update quite a few things have happened, so let me try to get you up to date!

Ginger, Jessie, Bella and I took a nice trip to the local Blue Ridge Mountains and visited Grandfather Mountain. What a great place and incredible natural monument. Bella did not really like walking across the mile-high bridge though.

On Halloween we had a few friends over for a fun party and costume contest.One of the best costumes was our friends Ken and Susan that dressed up as huge Doug Herbert fans!

Ginger competed in the Mrs. North Carolina pageant. The contest got down to the final two women and then they announced that they had a tie! Anyways the tie did not work out the way that we had hoped and Ginger was first runner-up for Mrs. North Carolina. I was really proud of her and she looked great as Mrs. Cabarrus County.

I was invited to the brand new Boeing factory in Charleston, S.C. They had a friends and family day to celebrate the opening of the brand new factory where the new all-composite 787 Dreamliner aircraft will be built. It was absolutely amazing to see the assembly line and how the plane goes through production, starting from the smallest parts and then assembling the bigger modules and finally into the biggest hanger where the final assembly on the plane is done. It makes me proud to know that we have such an impressive factory that builds the world’s leading-edge technically advanced aircraft right here in the Carolinas. They actually have a modified 747 Jumbo jet, the Dreamlifter that transfers some of the biggest parts between the various Boeing factories, it is unbelievable that something so huge will actually fly! My only disappointment was that I did not get a chance to fly one, but my buddy Dave at Boeing did send me home with a new 787 Dreamliner leather jacket and I will wear it proudly!

At Doug Herbert Performance we are having a special customer appreciation day for "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving. We are giving away a FREE Doug Herbert t- shirt to every customer and fan that comes in to visit the shop. No purchase necessary for this special offer. Just come by and get a free shirt on Black Friday. Our shop is really convenient if you are in the Charlotte area. We are less than a mile from the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the ZMax Drag way and just a couple miles away from the great Concord Mills mall, so come by and say hi and pick up a free t-shirt.

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you are able to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

Until next time, be good and I hope to be able to announce some good news for the 2012 season really soon.