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 " East Coasts’ “ King of Fire " Dangerous Dave ”

Seeing Is Believing ! You Want Fire ? You Got It ! Don't Miss "The King Of Fire" Great Shows !
Dangerous Dave has received the title “King of Fire” for his ability to shoot over 100 foot flames out of the 1964 Chevrolet Impala tailpipes. Using a portable electronic ignition to start the pilot fire and using a fuel mixture compressed with Nitrogen it produces a dynamic huge ball of fire.
Dangerous Dave is an international professional flame thrower and enjoys every moment.
“I have been shooting flames since the late 1950’s with just a spark plug hooked up the coil on the tail pipes of a 1939 Ford Coupe, now with the technology, I can produce enormous flames,” commented Dangerous Dave. “I enjoy traveling to all the car shows providing entertainment to a crowd that has never seen anything like this before”.



64 Impala Flame Thrower                                     shooting 100 foot flames

 

 

King of fire showing his stuff

 

 

 

 

 Dangerous Dave , You are the " KING of FIRE "

The annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous opens Thursday in downtown San Bernardino with attractions ranging from a frankfurter-shaped car to a pianist performing from a trailer as it rolls down the street and horse-drawn fire engines.

This year, organizers of the four-day festival will emphasize a return to the Rendezvous' central values: classic cars and a downtown street scene to conjure up memories of 25-cent-per-gallon gas.

"In the end, people come to this event for one thing: cars," said Steve Henthorn, president and CEO of the San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau.

"We've had concerts and theater presentations. There are people who think it can be a political forum. But what people really care about is the cars, and that's what we're sticking to."

The event, a celebration of California's historic car culture, drew more than 500,000 people last year and is expected to pump about $40 million a year into the local economy, officials said.

This year's event scraps last year's experiment with dividing the show between the downtown streets and the National Orange Show Events Center grounds.

Henthorn said organizers meant to boost show revenues with an exhibit of extraordinary cars at the fairgrounds, for which they charged an admission price of $5 per person.

They hoped for 50,000 paid admissions, but only 15,000 people bought tickets. Henthorn said people apparently couldn't be bothered to leave the downtown area, where there were plenty of impressive cars on view for free.

A new venture this year, letting people reserve downtown display spaces at $25 apiece, did much better, Henthorn said. Some 500 spaces sold out immediately, he said.

Organizers also decided to do away with an event that was long a show favorite: the Flame Throwing Contest.

Two years ago, the last time the event was held, Dave Wall of Syracuse, N.Y. drove across the country to enter.

Wall, who styles himself "The King of Fire," blew away the competition with 100-foot jets of flame from the exhaust pipes of his 1964 Chevy Impala.

To win his title, the champ touched off a homebrew of camp stove gas, methanol, diesel and kerosene.

The Impala owner also calls himself "Dangerous Dave," and Henthorn said the name drew the glare of publicity.

"When insurers hear about 100-foot jets of flame coming out of a car, they start asking questions," he said.

Besides, after losing to the King of Fire, most local flame-out contenders figured they'd been outclassed and lost interest, Henthorn said.

But other old Rendezvous standbys are back, including the Open Header contest for the loudest engine and the Friday night Firestone Burnout.

To get a sense of that event, imagine a fashion show at a religious revival.

Think of tanks in a courtship dance. Romance at the smelting furnace door.

The contest is an ecstasy of burning rubber. Hulking cars, some stripped to primer gray, spin their wheels until smoke billows around them, and in the jammed stands, car lovers shout their approval.

Some entrants take a straight, screaming run down the track; others drive their machines through a heavy-metal ballet of sideslips and spinouts, while the crowd roars and roars.

Henthorn said judges pick a winner by how noisy they can get the crowd to be.

The enthusiasm is real.

"You have a lot of people showing real passion about something pretty basic," he said. "And that's pretty cool."

 

 

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