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Old 07-21-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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This is pretty far off-topic, but I just can't help myself... I was cruising through the Library of Congress Flickr stream and found the photos you see here. From the little research I've...

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Human life wasn't worth as much back then, the roll bars were there so they didn't have to fix the cars. The guys would heal up for free.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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This was done in Houston in the Dome stadium in the 70's. A local race track owner built a dozen or so old cars and had a complete round cage front to rear so when hit they would actually roll over and right side up again. I will look to see if I have any pictures and post if I do. The did several shows as I recall.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Sideshow event at MoKan, Maybe?

HA/GR Polo??????

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
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Holey mother of a six legged goat running backward that is insane!

But strangely cool and alluring, I wanna do that sooo bad.

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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Malcom Bricklin (sp) imported a bunch of egg shaped subaru's and installed external roll cages so that the cars would do a 360 degree rollover in a "soccer game" with an 8' ball.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:00 AM   #7
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What really blows my mind is that folks were able to capture these 'action' pics using the equipment of the day... absolutely amazing.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:01 AM   #8
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I was thinking along the same lines as hotrodjeep or maybe just have a couple of them old bugs running the quarter mile.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:17 AM   #9
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If I remember right , early NSRA meets would have obstacle courses and "gymkhanas", aka slalom races, where the street rod passenger would try to push a basket ball through the course with a shop push broom while the driver tried to drive the course...?
(or was that some chemical induced dream I had back in the 70's?)

I bet insurance factors killed it.
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What really blows my mind is that folks were able to capture these 'action' pics using the equipment of the day... absolutely amazing.

I was thinking the same thing! That must have been one hell of a camera to catch the action shots. Pretty crazy, but cool...




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If I remember right , early NSRA meets would have obstacle courses and "gymkhanas", aka slalom races, where the street rod passenger would try to push a basket ball through the course with a shop push broom while the driver tried to drive the course...?
(or was that some chemical induced dream I had back in the 70's?)

I bet insurance factors killed it.
We still do that here in Oz!
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:32 AM   #12
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What really blows my mind is that folks were able to capture these 'action' pics using the equipment of the day... absolutely amazing.

I think these pics were staged, then re-touched. Look at the left rear tire ion the left car, it's been doctored. And is that a plank holding up the car on the right?

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:57 AM   #13
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And I thought the Pig and Ford races in Oregon were strange.

Looks like Banjeaux Bob beat me to it.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:05 AM   #14
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it's all fun and games until someone puts an eye out.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #15
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Henry Rollins participates in the Pig N Ford race?
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:12 AM   #16
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If I remember right , early NSRA meets would have obstacle courses and "gymkhanas", aka slalom races, where the street rod passenger would try to push a basket ball through the course with a shop push broom while the driver tried to drive the course...?
(or was that some chemical induced dream I had back in the 70's?)

I bet insurance factors killed it.

You are right ! I remember doing that same thing with a broom and a soccer ball ! We also did one where we hung out the passenger window with a broom handle and had to try to catch the rings as you drove as fast as possible ! Did this in a 32 Chevy back in 1972 or 1973 at the NSRA East when it was Timonium , MD ! had a lot more fun back then at the shows ! They don't do that Kool stuff anymore !
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #17
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I think these pics were staged, then re-touched. Look at the left rear tire ion the left car, it's been doctored. And is that a plank holding up the car on the right?



NO marks in the dirt either ! Where are the people in the stands too ?
OH well just another fake that someone dreamed up !
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That's insane! I wanna do it.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:34 AM   #19
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Now THAT is a real MAN"S sport! LOL
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:44 AM   #20
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I'm game!
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