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Old 07-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Bob Doty was a young man in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He had *a passion for both drag racing and photography. Recently, he sent me an email and asked if I would be interested in peaking his collection of photographs taken as he toured the st...

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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Sweet pics!! thanks for sharing them! There are some wicked looking rides there.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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Great pictures, thanks!!!
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Way cool! Looked like several of those shots were from Little River?
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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A lot of the first group I sent Ryan were old Green Valley. There are some from Little River (Temple), San Antonio, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Etc. More to come. I am glad to share with the Hamb folks out there.
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A lot of the first group I sent Ryan were old Green Valley. There are some from Little River (Temple), San Antonio, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Etc. More to come. I am glad to share with the Hamb folks out there.
Bob, thank you very much for sharing these with Ryan and then with all of us. We'd love to see more!
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Ryan Cochran & Bob rwd95v Doty - Fantastic pics! ... Thanks for sharing! ... Looking forward to more!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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Fantastic.
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Thanks for the trip down memory lane...
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #10
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Someone please give up the story on the 444 Roadster,..... Wow.....
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Someone please give up the story on the 444 Roadster,..... Wow.....
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Sweet!! I love this one!


Thank you Ryan and rwd95v for sharing these!!!!
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Awesome!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #14
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Wait until you see a certain 33/34 in the next batch I'll feature next week... Incredible stuff.
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Wow... Some of those pictures could have been Fontana, Irwindale or any other dragstrip in any other state back in the day. Hell, a couple of them reminded me of Mokan along the fenceline not too long ago. Great stuff, Bob. Thanks Ryan for posting them.
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Great Pics Thanks You can still get parts or machine work done at Calverts automotive Machine in Denton which is one of the cars in the pics from 1960. I bet the Old guy that runs the place is the guy who was racing the car! I think its a fiat??
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Great Pics Thanks You can still get parts or machine work done at Calverts automotive Machine in Denton which is one of the cars in the pics from 1960. I bet the Old guy that runs the place is the guy who was racing the car! I think its a fiat??
Yea, Calverts Precision Engines was still in business the last time I looked and he did have something to do with the car. I think Wayne retired and turned the business over to his son, but I'll bet you can still find him there pretty often.

Well, just got some brain cells warmed up and moving around. The Fiat is Buddy Anderson's Widdle White Wabbit that is STILL around and going strong. Wayne Calvert sponsored it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #18
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Fiat Toppolino is correct. Glad that some of the Hamber's remember some of this. A different place and time. We were lucky to grow up with this stuff. Fun times...no video games.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #19
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Real quick...As Ryan posts more of the photos, look very close at the background cars, push cars, T-shirts, etc. They will stir some memories for us old Hot Rodders. You will see all makes, models, and even a pretty girl or two from back in the day. Cat eye sunglasses, pedal pushers, short shorts, etc. Might even see an unfiltered Camel or Lucky Strike behind an ear. Glad everyone is enjoying them. Bob.
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Ryan,Don't make us wait until next week,,that's cruel. HRP
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