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Old 02-10-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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Otto Crocker was a watchmaker from San Diego with a keen interest in all things fast. By marrying his two passions (time and speed), Otto did a lot of firsts... He was the first drag strip timer with mechanical consistency, the first timer of the Bon...

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Old 02-10-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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Wow, that was a great article, thanks for sharing it. I would have loved to have been right there watching and hearing those land and water speed record runs.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Ryan I always wondered about how this came about. Thanks Otto.... Lucky
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:40 AM   #4
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cool article ... a good read ... thanks for finding it and posting it here.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:08 AM   #5
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That was very interesting. I would love to have seen the things that he has seen.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:38 PM   #6
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that is really cool, there is a book KIRK lent me called "Muroc a day at the dry lakes 1937" it desribed how they would time the cars. it was crazy. I'll double check and make sure I got the tittle right but if you havent seen it you should check it out.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:09 PM   #7
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Yowza!

Ryan, your passion for the past and posting an articles which feature the Kenz and Leslie car in it draw me like a horse to water.

Man, I LOVE that car.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:22 PM   #8
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Nice. Otto has some great stories. I had no idea that Google was doing magazines too.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:51 PM   #9
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that is really cool, there is a book KIRK lent me called "Muroc a day at the dry lakes 1937" it desribed how they would time the cars. it was crazy. I'll double check and make sure I got the tittle right but if you havent seen it you should check it out.
It's Muroc: When The Hot Rods Ran - May 15, 1938 by William Carroll
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:09 PM   #10
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That is quite an article. The clocks are something we take pretty much for granted today either at the drags, Bonneville or other racing venues.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:00 AM   #11
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It's Muroc: When The Hot Rods Ran - May 15, 1938 by William Carroll
well I was only a little bit way off.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:40 AM   #12
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Thanks for sharing: I remeber he was named "the times wizard"! is it true?
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Anyway we could get the rest of the '51 chevy article????
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I believe that Crocker set up the timing at the Paradise Mesa strip south and east of San Diego that became the standard for strips across the nation.
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