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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Ryan
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  2. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
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    Ryan, You just made my month. Page 6 contains a photo of my late Grandfather in his dragster. While I have a few other photos of him with the car around this same time period, I have NEVER seen this photo before. As you may recall I still have the dragster (in its 1960 ish configuration - See link in my signature for more details.) THANKS !!!!!
     
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  3. general gow
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    great old pics, ryan. and some indispensable, timely advice. :)
     
  4. D-Day
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    Love The Mole. Nice advice to keep in mind...
     
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  5. JeffreyJames
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    Just was rereading this a few days ago and telling the guys in the shop about "THE MOLE". That "DIG DIG DIG" on the back decklid is why I love mid 50's drag racing so much. There's so much personality in the cars and they are all on the cusp of really taking drag racing to a new level. Love this entry!
     
  6. flamingokid
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    Just good lod common sense,which isn't as common anymore.Great pics,too.
     
  7. sololobo
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    All points well taken. I am running the fastest red and white 59 Ford Ranch Wagon six cylinder beast at The Drags. Since I am shooting at another track record for six cylinder red and white Ranch Wagons this is all vital. We are hoping to break the 30 secound barrier and hope there is a couple of old stock six bangers, or four, that we might blow there doors off. A new filter has been placed in the secret super charger air cleaner for maximum power!! Be There and Beware!! ~sololobo~ p.s. the dragster happening is the coolest! Congrats!
     
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  8. 48chrysler
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    Too cool, I love this place
     
  9. Ryan
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    No kidding?
     
  10. Model A John
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    4 rear tires for better traction? Let's race our 1-ton duallies.
     
  11. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
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    No Kidding! I swear! It is interesting that they would have chosen his dragster as the roll bar did not even clear his head. But, if you look at most of the cars back then that did not even have a roll bar, his was better than none :eek: More photos at link below...
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/album.php?albumid=4689
     
  12. Xtrom
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    What does the helmet on picture 4 say? Riceball...
     
  13. Mart
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    Sorta guessing here, but I think it says Fireball.

    Mart.
     
  14. I love when this happens!
     
  15. autobilly
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    A little humor should be included in all serious persuits!:D
     
  16. MUNDSTER
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    I agree with you. This is what I need to remember. Sometimes, (often?) I get too serious at the track. Especially, what I believe The HAMB format of racing is all about, having FUN!
     
  17. MUNDSTER
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    It's cool, to me, that a Japanese American, in that time, can have a sense of humor. Kinda goes back to the "Mole", page right?
     
  18. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
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    Thanks! It was certainly a shock to me.:)
     

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