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Old 07-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #21
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Dang Bob, you sure are an old fart.

Bob's shop is a lot of fun to poke around in as well. And if you're in a jam he will come to your rescue. Thanks again, Bob.

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I've got some friends that will love this. I'll send them over for a look.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #22
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I see a couple diggers that look a lot like Langley's. Was he building cars for other people, or were those cars he passed down?
We lost a great drag racer and an even better man when Bobby Langley passed earlier this year. From Cacklefest.com...."In 1959 Bobby sold Scorpion 1 to Bob Taylor and Charles (Smiley) Sitton. They raced it with a new red paint job and called it The Red Hoss. The car had A blown 354 on gas to run B dragster class. "

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #23
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Wow, short wheel base feds, cowboy hays and chicks in cat eye's, a Pearl, Grand Prize or Lonestar mixed in, no doubt. I'm with Norwell, more on the 444 '29. BADASS!
Thanks for sharing, guys
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #24
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Thats one of the Baddest 32 5w's ever....
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:01 PM   #25
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We lost a great drag racer and an even better man when Bobby Langley passed earlier this year. From Cacklefest.com...."In 1959 Bobby sold Scorpion 1 to Bob Taylor and Charles (Smiley) Sitton. They raced it with a new red paint job and called it The Red Hoss. The car had A blown 354 on gas to run B dragster class. "

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http://www.cacklefest.com/Langley.shtml
Wow! learn something new every day! Smiley is a friend! I'll have to pick his memory next time we are at the race track.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #26
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Amazing! Keep em coming
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #27
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Bobby Knighton, an old guy I shoot the shit with about once a month, would love to see some of these pics. He drag raced during that era and even held some records. I'll see about turning him onto this site again. He seems leary of the internet, but it's worth a try.

One day, I was at his shop, and I was wearing my old HAMB drags t-shirt with The Scorpion on the back. His eyes lit up and he wanted to know where I got the shirt.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #28
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Ryan Cochran & Bob rwd95v Doty - Fantastic pics! ... Thanks for sharing! ... Looking forward to more!
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #29
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Someone please give up the story on the 444 Roadster,..... Wow.....
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From my The 1958 NHRA Nationals thread:





NO. 444
ENTRY Buck, Bohls, & Miller
DRIVER T.W. Buck
CITY Austin, Texas
CAR '28 Ford
ENGINE '57 Olds
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #30
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All great stuff! I'm glad I'm not the only one to scour the background for cars, trailers, trucks and ladies. Thanks.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #31
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:09 PM   #32
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Great stuff Ryan.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #33
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Fantastic period pics, thanks.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #34
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Recognized the Scorpian and also wondered about the similarity of the Red Hoss. Thanks HAMB for the answer. Remember seeing one or two of the others featured in I believe Popular Hot Rodding. If I recall they sometimes featured cars from different regions( 5 or 6 cars on a couple of pages). Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see some more. Cat
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #35
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #36
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Thanks for sharing them with us....
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:00 PM   #37
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Hemi32.....AWESOME!...Many thanks.....
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #38
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Hemi32.....AWESOME!...Many thanks.....
Jeff Norwell - My pleasure!

Not to hi-jack this thread ... but here's the March '58 HRM article about the Buck & Bohls #186 roadster (predecessor to their #444 roadster):

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:27 AM   #39
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I'm loving the pinstriped and snorkel equipped coupe,but the Pure poison B/C car (truck????)is so ..........well different ,that it would make anybody stop and watch-There's no cookie cutter cars here thats for sure .Looking forwards to seeing more.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:26 AM   #40
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The 32 5 window DCB coupe was built and raced by Don Briethaut,spelling, from Longview,Texas. He sold it to Leo Simson from Orange,Texas. It was destroyed in 1965or 66 whenthen trailer it was on got loose from the tow truck. One halibrand wheel and the blower were salvaged. Leo was best known for driving the Texas Rattler, a light weight hemi plymouth.
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