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Old 01-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #181
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Didn't see anyone mention Lou Sattlemaier.....?
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #182
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I worked for Dallas Lunsford who ran S/S Camaro's & Chevelle's.Also worked for a gentleman named Dick Vest,Dick ran fed's until an engine fire.Then he switched to door slammers.Dick took me to Ohio Georges shop when I was in high school,that was a field trip now! Both owned Knollwood Shell in Beavercreek.Anyone remember these guys?
Yep...knew them both
Dick Vest had the world's fastest Small block dragster ,at one time
How about Labe Garaino?
Both Labe and Dick's pictures are hanging at Don Garlits museum last I remember
I was working at "Dave Reids speed shop" at the time after High School
Remember Dave Reid's D/gas 57 Chevy convert called "Motivation?"
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #183
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anyone have anymore pictures of Bruce Meihls
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #184
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I knew and visited with the Arfon's Brothers who built and raced Allison V-12 aircraft engines. They were water cooled and the car they had set all kinds of records. If I remember correctly they were from the Columbus, OH. area.
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I believe they called the car "The Green Monster".I saw it at Brookgate shopping center in around 1970-71 i think.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:35 AM   #185
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I believe they called the car "The Green Monster".I saw it at Brookgate shopping center in around 1970-71 i think.
One of the
Green MOnsters" is the car Dave Cory was killed in
Dave was one of the Older guys in High school,I looked up to

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Dave Corey
Born: January 6, 1946
Died: August 21, 1972

Buried:
Age: 26
Full Name: David L. Corey

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Drag Strip: Puyallup Raceway Park, Washington

Event: Northwest Top Fuel Championships
Accident Date: about August 19, 1972
Car: jet dragster

Biographical: There were four exhibition jet cars on the program. He was racing Roger Gustin when his parachute ripped off in the lights and he crashed into a tree. He suffered a broken arm and leg, but died at Good Samaritan Hospital after developing a blood clot in his lung. He was from Dayton, Ohio (although some reports said he was from York, Pennsylvania). Although he was the driver for Art Arfons "Malco Monster" J-46 Westinghouse-powered jet dragster, it was reported that he was driving a different car at the time of his accident.


1971 100 0.000 0.00 David Corey Malco Monster J46 West 71 Arfons JD Dayton
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #186
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Arfons shop was in Akron......used to go by the place as a kid ......place looked like a junk yard......a high preformance junk yard
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:23 PM   #187
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Jan Riedel and his More Aggravation from Tiffin.
This is a picture of Jan Riedel from Indy, 1970
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:48 AM   #188
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Those names are all familiar to me.Harold had a Pearl White 57' Nomad when we worked at the Shell station.Big Dan had a black Camaro with a set of HUGE rear tires.I seen Ohio George a few years back in Bowling Green Ky. at the Hot Rod Reunion;he gave me the news about Dick V.The last time I saw Dick was at the Hara Arena car show,he did have the T-bucket.I may have a picture of it somewhere.I also was told that Dallas is somewhere in the Carolinas.I loved working for these guys,great high school job & memories.Thanks for responding.
Dick actually had two 23 t buckets before he passed. there was an orange one with a single carb and a purple one he had sold to Bill stepp and repurchased in about 1985, this one had a blower. He also had a burgandy 67' Camaro with a tunnel ram and was tubbed out. He was a great guy. I Believe he actually passed in 1988. Also i beleive his daughter Vicki did sell the tbucket quite a few years ago.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:21 PM   #189
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Can't believe nobody mentioned Sam Gellner. He had a few gassers back in the day and still has a shop in Parma.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:12 PM   #190
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Gellner did the engine in my 55. Shop is still there on Brookpark road.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #191
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Pat Dakin still runs a Top Fuel car down near Dayton, Bob Gottschalk BB/FC. Dick Titsworth BB/FC, Johnny Davis (works with Head). Dave Webber, Bill Goudreau AA/FD. Butch Osmon, And of course JC Sparks. Wait, I'm not famous, I'm notorious.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #192
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Didn't see anyone mention Lou Sattlemaier.....?
lou was the man.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #193
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how bout dave n phil sebring with the a/fc 'tree city shaker' ????????kent oh,,, anypics?? i didnt see otie smith of akron
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #194
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nick iarussi and godzilla.
a great drag racer and super nice guy that would give you the shirt off his back.
he also still builds the baddest powerglides out there
"godzilla glides"
he'll be at the gasser meet at thompson june 1 &2 with the car
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:14 AM   #195
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I found this body sitting in a field about 10 years ago.
you should call the jegs and tell them they have been looking for one of there dads old funny cars
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #196
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Not sure who this blown 392 rail belongs to.
It looks like Larry Janney
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #197
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This was Taken inside the Rod Shop in Columbus Ohio
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #198
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I own the Willy's Wagon Clyde Sutton raced in the 1967 Nationals at Indy, and was wondering if anybody knows of any cars for sale that these guys used to race
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:11 AM   #199
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Gellner did the engine in my 55. Shop is still there on Brookpark road.
Gellner did my engine as well... The son runs the place now, his dad is still around. They do alot with motor cycles.

Last time I went by Art Arphonses place it still had a sign, Home of the Green Monster. That was 3 years ago. To my klnowledge its still there.

If any one remember Strayer. He ran The prostock 57 chevy under the name UNK. He is still around as well.

And last Roger LaTampa ran with ARt Arphons back in the day from Akron. I am always looking for pics of his Anglia, and other cars. His son has his original Vette. from the late 50's
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #200
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I have to throw in Pete Orner from Orner Automotive NHRA AAltered winner in Indianaoplis
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