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Old 08-01-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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In the October, 1965 issue of Car Craft Magazine, Cec Draney wrote up a number of stories pertaining to low-life cheating bastards. He had Alex Toth follow up with some illustrations. The result was something that should have turned into a monthly co...

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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Smokey wasn't the only one.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Great stuff!
" if ya' don't get caught, it aint cheatin' '"
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: Cheaters!

This is Great! I've heard many stories about the cement believe it or not, even adding it in the rear push bars, pretty interesting. Cool stuff man!
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
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Default Re: Cheaters!

Lots of good books out there with colorful stories of the grey area's in racing.

"If your not cheating then your not trying and if you get caught then you weren't trying hard enough!"

Good one Ryan!
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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Default Re: Cheaters!

Here I thought this was going to be story about the hot rodders from the South Side of Milwaukee!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:06 AM   #7
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Sooner or later ,they all get caught....
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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Should of spent that time on cheating building something that was within the rules and go fast. Always glad to see cheaters busted, but it sure does make great reading. Thanks boss.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #9
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Some how that issue always finds it's way to the top of my stack of old mags.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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That was a fun read!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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Dad likes to tell this story. Once upon a time he was running a ZL1 motor in a car which he tried to pass off as a cast iron block. A suspicious tech man tried to stick a magnet to it. Busted.

So he goes home and that week he gets the idea to mix a bunch of steel shavings into some chevy orange and paint the block with it. Goes back to the track the next weekend. The tech man smiles and pulls out his trusty magnet. It stuck that time.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #12
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A seperate fuel tank is lame, My buddy use to drain the secondarys and fill them with a hot mix, drive up on the primarys. At the flag would mash the throttle and away he went. Back at the pits he would make more money during teardown protest's then he would racing.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #13
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I clearly remember this article from 47 years ago and virtually word for word the Hudson on alcohol story, that is a heck of a good memory for a 61 year old fart dontcha' think???

Today however, I am well known to have many conversations where I am totally unaware that the question I asked was answered minutes ago and spend immeasurable time walking around the garage looking for that thing I just put down. What a crappy memory I have dontcha' think???
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #14
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Alex Toth ruled all.He invented Scooby Doo! ha ha ha
Great editorial...
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:33 AM   #15
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Should of spent that time on cheating building something that was within the rules and go fast. Always glad to see cheaters busted, but it sure does make great reading. Thanks boss.
Yeah, amazing how some think cheaters are heroes...
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #16
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The cheater column was reprised by Car Craft in the '70s, where the "Bogusity Meter" was always being seriously deflected, if not pegged or out-and-out imploded in photos of the cheater tech in one Pro Stock car or another.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #17
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One omy favorites was Smokey Yunicks interpretaions of the rules. They had specific size gas tanks you could run but his car car always seemed to go farther than anyone else. It was later discovered that he had a huge fuel line running from the tank to the pump. This was later addressed in the rules to eliminate that advantage. Imaginative rule interpretation was one of his best secrets.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #18
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Here I thought this was going to be story about the hot rodders from the South Side of Milwaukee!
HA! Me too!!!
I work at a certain auction house and currently hold the trophy for fastest go kart racing......
recently when I was about to get beat I simply grabbed on to the cart in front of me and pulled my way forward.
I am not sure that is cheating or not....
ha
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #19
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Alex Toth ruled all.He invented Scooby Doo! ha ha ha
Great editorial...
dont forget his work on Super Friends and Space Ghost!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #20
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every "rule" has someones name attached to it. Smokey and Jr Johnson are my hero's
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