In Memory of Lane McLenna

Lane McLenna was a personal friend of Smilin' Ed. I will always dedicate this photo gallery to him and his family. Lane and his wife died while attempting to flee Hurricane Katrina. Lane owned a 68 HEMI road runner that was built like no other Mopar I have ever seen before. I knew the man that did the body, and was told "Ed, not sure Lane will be the kind of guy that will just join your club." As I approached Lane at "Mopars at the Strip" where he had his personal tent, that soon changed! Please click on the image at right to see his road runner, and a whole lot of other photos I have of this man. Lane had a private party at his home and he let any member that attended to do burn outs on his turf! After that, he fed us and even gave away gifts for those that attended his party. He opened up his home to the members too. View his home at that time. Lane was the man that gave me the idea to make this car club a "Private Club". For that I thank him. I will be posting videos we as a club had at his home very soon. Thank you! Enjoy what you see. We enjoyed Lane while he was with us, that's for sure!

Below are the details of that serious 1968 HEMI road runner along with people I know that helped to build this bird:

1968 Hemi 511 cid Magnesium Crossram (706HP) on 92 Octane too.
Twin 770 Holley's hydraulic lifters.
Engine Builder:  John Arruzza, North Carolina  email: arruzzahp@hotmail.com   (336) 475-0426

Body Restoration:  Julius Stuer, California

http://www.restorationsbyjulius.com

Hemi 4 speed (18 spline)
McCloud Dual Disc
Dana 60

4.10 Sure Pack Grip
View the Photo Gallery or Link.

Click the image above of Lane's 68 road runner and Smilin' Ed's 69 GTX. The slideshow is in the FLASH format, so you need to upgrade your browser to view images. A play button is in the lower right corner.

The sound of Lane's HEMI road runner is what you hear when you load this page. One day Lane enjoyed it when he let me drive his road runner and he was beside it coming back from storage. * What a freaking joy that was too! This car got 6 mpg, and compared to my 440 six-pack GTX, it makes my GTX out to be a 4 cylinder. Lane gave me a ride and that was out in front of a local dealership. You can see the tire tracks I took a picture of after that ride too! All I can say is I have not been afraid in many rides of many cars, this car was Fucking wicked! That phrase will put a smile on Lane's face as he was from New York as I am too. Enjoy the pictures, and the family link to his site below.

Click on Lane's road runner for his site that his sister still maintains in his memory.