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Old 09-30-2010, 09:17 PM   #61
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Okay Just One More Story:
Aw com on! Tell them about the time Beaser brought his "big GT" as he referred to it and did wheelies for the crowd. Tell them what it said on the back of the Track truck.
Tell them about Beaser's Bash.
Dont quit now. Lots of stories from that place. Twas a great place never short on excitement.
Murray Wilson. yup There is a name from the past.
You know I think i have an original poster here for the track. I will look.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:29 PM   #62
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Thanks Fast Elvis, you just made my monitor get all blurry, and also cheered me up, from one of the lowest days of my life.

Hey Don....you should be very proud of Harvey........your Dad was one of those unsong drag racing hero's that helped to get the sport off the ground and running in Ontario.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:37 PM   #63
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Wally Spooner is doing great and is in his mid 60's.... Wally retired from Bell as a Telephone Technician, tearing around in his full fendered, chopped, 3 winda' deuce.....

Thanks for the update brother.......you know, were forgetting that it was at Mohawk that Scott Wilson in his "Time Machine" dragster set the 200 mph mark on Canadian soil in 65 I believe.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:29 AM   #64
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Thanks dude. needed that this week. that went together like pb&j
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:16 AM   #65
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Watched in my bathrobe, with a cup of coffee, and a hang-over on a rainy NYC morn. Thanks Brother!
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #66
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Thanks for the update brother.......you know, were forgetting that it was at Mohawk that Scott Wilson in his "Time Machine" dragster set the 200 mph mark on Canadian soil in 65 I believe.
Pic of Scott Wilson Car in background of this shot from Mohawk 1966 Got a ton more from Mohawk of that era. Lots of A/FX cars etc.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:23 PM   #67
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Okay Just One More Story:
Aw com on! Tell them about the time Beaser brought his "big GT" as he referred to it and did wheelies for the crowd. Tell them what it said on the back of the Track truck.
Tell them about Beaser's Bash.
Dont quit now. Lots of stories from that place. Twas a great place never short on excitement.
Murray Wilson. yup There is a name from the past.
You know I think i have an original poster here for the track. I will look.
Don
Okay The Last Short Story: "The Canadian Indian, Bob Beazer"

The "Canadian Indian" who started all NHRA National events in the 60's and 70's until Mrs. Parks fired The Beez" (as his friends would call him) due to a rained out event after The Beez performed his rain dance. (I guess Mrs. Park's believed 'The Beez' could actually prevented it from raining)

Anyways, before the 'Canadian Indian' personna came into being, 'The Beez' ran drag cars with the usual breakage. Well one week end 'The Beez' broke his drag car and was not able to repair the damage in time for the week end drag races. 'The Beez', who was the owner/operator of a fleet of Ford garbage trucks, decided to take one of his new trucks, drag racing. What The -------

Well 'The Beez' just had to get lift, so he loaded railway ties in the rear hopper, rev'ed the shit out of the 460 and dropped the clutch. Well, 12" of air under the front tires and a picture on the front page of National Dragster, if memory serves me right that was the magazine.

Well the next trip to the Ford dealership for warranty service, the Ford dealership kindly explained no more drag racing using his truck, as Ford would no longer warranty the service..... However; Ford honored the present warranty claim as they recieved so much good publicity with a Ford Truck on the cover of National Dragster pulling a wheelie...

The Big "GT"....
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #68
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Your the Man!
I remember one too. It was when Ernie was still running the track. Back when straw bales were considered safety barriers. I got there early that day and Beez was walking around rather stiff and bandaged. I asked what happened.
"Well ," he said,"We were dropping of straw bales with the old track truck. "I was sitting way up high on the pile as they were piled higher than the cab . I hollered to Ernie who was driving to turn. Well he turned alright and bales and me on top of them came down and skidded along the pavement."
Bob was pretty sore and scrapped up too.
That is the nice thing about the Beez. Excitement just follows him around. (Still)
BTW on the back of the old track truck it said. "If you can't pass this. Try ExLax!"
I suspect also the Beez's doing.
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Didn't find the Mohawk poster yet but found some early 70s Cayuga stuff.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:38 AM   #69
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Poster like this one?
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:00 AM   #70
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Well no I dont have that one.
The one I have has Thumper, Gentle Benn (Like he was ever gentle , HA) and maybe Midnight Oil or Percy Also.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:13 AM   #71
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OMG, talk about memories like when we'd all pile in somebody's shoe box Ford or my own '51 Vicky and head up to Anoka or down to Waterloo to the drags!
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:20 AM   #72
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Thanks, good stuff. Never raced at Mohawk but racing with ONDR this Sunday at Shannonville...Frank Kunkel
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:44 PM   #73
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Hope to see you there Frank. I am going down tonite for a little test and tune and will be there tomorrow as well.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #74
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Just a little note about Mohawk dragstrip . It was a great time and I was there young as I got into ordering , and importing the trophies and other stuff we needed thru a broker from the states when I was a teenager . The bag of money was a couple years later as I figured a young lad on the street with a money box was a little obvious so a brown paper lunch bag worked well . Wally.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #75
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Hello Wally, I see you dug up an old post about you ! Great some younger fellows such as yourself have finally stopped lurking and began to post your stories... Ha Ha Ha....
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:49 PM   #76
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Hi Wally..glad your here.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #77
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Just had to play the video again for the music. So laid back.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:00 PM   #78
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when i saw the word "surfing" in this post the first thing that came to mind was the movie "big wednesday". i concider this movie to be the surfers american graffiti. even some cool old cars in the movie.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #79
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love the music as well! who is it?
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #80
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Ah those were the days nutin to do lets go racin then go drinkin
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