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Old 07-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #21
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Default Re: Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

I have also heard it referred to as "pile up"
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #22
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Default Re: Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

Two guys were standing on a hill over looking a valley...One guy was named Allup, he let a fart and the other said: "pew Allup"...My grandfather told me that, so it must me true.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #23
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Default Re: Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

I had an uncle that road raced around the northwest, he called it pile up too
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #24
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check out gassermadness.com for more nw history

you can still access the old site to view
but you will need to register to see the new site
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #25
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More great pics brought to light on the HAMB. I recall some of the same cars being featured in the mags of the day. Thanks, Cat(on vacation)
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #26
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Default Re: Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

I attended the Fuel and Gas Championships there in the early 1960's.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #27
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Default Re: Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

I'm digging the Scotty Fenn Chassis Research style dragster towards the end. That thing has me....
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #28
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Those are my type and style of cars Ryan, you struck a cord with me on this one. Almost makes me want to build another one.....
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #29
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Default Re: Puyallup Valley Raceway 1961

wish i could have been there to see the track. now its an airport

awesome seeing the gm willys.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:31 PM   #30
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had a lot of enjoyable nights there in the late 60's watching jerry ruth, the fuel cuda, the alan green camaro and many more.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:04 PM   #31
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great photos! my best friends uncle owned the property on the north end of the track. we would walk down the fence line and hop over the fence and we were in the pits by the scales. i spent a lot of my chidhood there. if they were still opperating i would like to spend the rest of it there
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #32
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Love the old pics! Thanks for sharin' 'em around!
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #33
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I believe this photo was taken when it had a 300 CI Hemi. It later ran a 267 inch SBC.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #34
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Two guys were standing on a hill over looking a valley...One guy was named Allup, he let a fart and the other said: "pew Allup"...My grandfather told me that, so it must me true.
Thats funny shit .
Every one always ask me why I named my shop(Thufield rod& custom) after an airport.

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #35
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very cool! awesome shots ! thanks for sharing ! GM Auto Sales Willy's
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:36 AM   #36
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Here's a couple more (crappy) pics of the destroyer.








Sorry if this is OT, But here is another car that I think Vern Massie was involved in- this 1940 Ford. These pics are at Deer Park drag strip here near Spokane. I remember this car in a barn when I was a kid. The roof had caved in and the 40 was the only thing holding it up. It was at my good friend Tim Hein's family farm. He later restored the car (most of the paint AND the lettering are still original!). Some of these names- Don Wilbur, Gene Kicha, etc are still around.

























That is a nice 1940 gasser; makes me reming I still have a blue 1939 tudor sedan in my shop!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #37
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Love the pics. Thanks for posting these Ryan
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:28 AM   #38
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Thanks for the pics, and the recognition. It was quite the place to be, back in the day. Love those early pics.
Later on I can still hear the DJ's on KJR..64 funny cars!
Born and raised in Puyallup. Always fun to listen to people try to pronounce it, when they weren't from there.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #39
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Puyallup was just the best! Great spectator track -I took the attached pic from the front row of the stands accross from the tower. Pic 2 is the NW Frantic 4 roadster - Welfringer, Zatchovich, Squires & Eaton.
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