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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 15,096

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. derelict
    Joined: Nov 28, 2001
    Posts: 489


    The dragster belonged to Tony Nancy.
  3. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 15,096

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    HA... fixed... I'm actually writing an Ivo article write now, so was used to typing his name.
  4. Louie S.
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
    Posts: 643

    Louie S.

    The 27 is awesome looking, i would love to have that thing.
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  5. dbradley
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
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  6. ANewBeat
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 245

    from Floriduh

    The first car that comes to mind is Hanna's masterpeice...

    But for true vintage peices I have always loved the GBP 33 car...
  7. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 10,652


    Hanna's car is a work of art, but not a real drag car with a real history. Sure it runs, but its a new car...only.
    Beautiful, though, a real piece of automotive jewelry...
  8. justanotherguy
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 175


    I've always been drawn to the Fiats.

  9. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 2,365


  10. MarcG
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 44

    from The OC

    You can never go wrong with the Greer, Black and Prudhomme dragster from the early 60's.
  11. Jack Luther
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 527

    Jack Luther

    Greer, Black & Prudhomme dragster. I think there's a nice article about it in the Rodder's Journal.
  12. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,294

    Member Emeritus

    yep that 27 is beautiful !
  13. Jack Luther
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 527

    Jack Luther

    Yep. Rodder's Journal #3.
  14. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,205


    That second car is RAD! I love the fact that Nancy was running BB Mopars, one of my favorite engines......If I ever build the FED of my dreams, it'll be a BBM....
    I really like the early Chassis Research and Drag Master rails.....short wheelbases, simple bodywork....they've just gotta be a blast!
  15. ANewBeat
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 245

    from Floriduh

    One more...
    Herrera & Sons flip-top Anglia gasser
  16. Nick32vic
    Joined: Jul 17, 2003
    Posts: 2,985


    the speed and sport roadster was my favorite till i just saw these pictures of that 27. What magazine(s) was it featured in? Id like to find a copy.
  17. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,382


    As far as dragsters go, I think it probably shows a lack of imagination, but the GBP car is the first one that comes to mind when discussing beautiful diggers from the early '60s.

    The car that really gets me going is Hugh Tuckers AA/SR. I saw him race SWC at the beach the very first time I went to the drags, and have'nt been the same since.

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  18. radredrod
    Joined: Sep 8, 2006
    Posts: 15


    Ever since I was a punk kidd and built the model a thousand years ago, it's been the MoonEyes dragster. No swoopy bodywork, very utilitarian with jewel like attention to detail.
  19. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,536

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    This was the time period I wish I had been young and building cars.........but born way too late.........I built DeathsDoorStep to just visually kinda fit into the cars that were built in this time period..whether or not it refects that? favorite time hands down..Littleman
  20. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,551


    Anybody old enough to remember the " Scotty's Muffler" Ardun T ? The exhaust pipes, of course, were unbelivable.
  21. Jack Thomas
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,973

    Jack Thomas

    For me the all time coolest drag car is Jocko's Porting Service Streamliner. I think later on Big Daddy tried to bring it back into competition.
  22. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 10,652


    The Glory Days of drag racing icons to me:

    Anglias of the Kohler Bros., Skippers Critter, Johnny Loper

    Altrereds of Pure Hell, Wild Willie B., Beaver Hunter

    Fuelers of GBP (1st choice), Black Beauty, Ongais, Stellings and Hampshire,
    The Shark Car of Adams and Mongoose, any Ivo car, especially the Barnstormer, Freight Train, Kalitta's SOHC Ford, Dode-Martin "Two-Thing",

    Drag Coupes of Dye-Hampton, Lonnie Butts, Flamin Frank P., Aggravation, the Animal

    Misc. of EJ Potter, Untouchable and Valkarie Jets, any wheelstander

    My favorites of all time were the A/FX cars of Dick Landy's '65 Coronet, Phil Bonner's Falcon, Gas Ronda's long nose Mustang, the Eliminator Comet of Dyno Don, Doug Thorleys Chevy, Tasca Mustang, Dick Brannan's Mustang

    A day doesn't go by that I don't think of how lucky I was to have "lived" at Lions, San Gabriel, Fontana and Irwindale as a teenager...
  23. A4ord
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 77


    The Herrera and Sons car is an Austin A40.I think Mazmanian had one as well done in Candy Apple. Keep on Roddin'
  24. 1. M/S #554 Fuel Coupe
    2. Gabby Bleeker's Fuel Sedan
    3. Winged Express AA/FA

    Oh yeah...

    4. the G/B/P Dragster

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  25. Rpmrex
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 658

    from Indiana

    That first one is bad as ever!
  26. independentcustoms
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,040


    I personally don't love that T, it is extremely nice, and innovative with it's rear mount engine, but it just doesn't do it for me. I love the Shubert and Herbert car, it might be because it ran a small block, but the way it sits, with all the dump on the motor just looks so badass. The Magicar comes to mind, as does the Freight Train. I think Poison Ivy was gorgeous, and just about anything Ivo drove. I'm a huge fan of legs under cars, they just sit perfect to me.

    It's not just the cars that come to mind, but the way the driver looked in there, with the mask, goggles, aluminized suit, etc. They almost looked evil and scary, it just made the cars look that much more dangerous. I really liked the AA/FA's, now those were some wild rides.
  27. SamIyam
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 6,490


    A lot of the cars pictured, pretty cars... sure... but they aren't a direct result of the fuel ban.

    My favorite fuel-ban car would have to be the Dye and Hampton "Two-Bad" twin SBC car.

    I would not consider it a "Pretty Car"... more "sinister" than anything...

    You just look at it and it is just screaming "I HAUL ASS!!!", "I WILL SMOKE MY FREAKIN TIRES HALF WAY DOWN THE QUARTER MILE!!!" "NITRO? I DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' NITRO!!!!"


    Another car that comes to mind are some of the "sluggish" multi-motor cars. The Showboat (recently re-created... anyone got pics?) and the Iron Maiden. Then you have Arfons' arcraft powerplant cars... not real fast by gas dragster standards... but impressively engineered and innovative.

    Pretty late 50's "Fuel Ban" dragsters?
    Crisman and Cannon's Hustler. Looks big and bulky in old pictures... but bad-ass in person.
  28. DocWatson
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 10,226


    Speed Sport Roadster, Sharp 554 fuel coupe, Tony Nancy's 22jr A roadster, Winged Express, Jocko's liners (Damn Norm Longfield for killing one!!)..................
    Man this list could get seriously long!
  29. rainh8r
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 793


    Does anyone have a picture of the Strode Brothers rear engined sidewinder 27 roadster from the early 60's? It was a great looking Northwest car that would go through the lights sideways. I had Bob Strode for a shop teacher and he brought the car to school one day to explain what it was all about. It looked really good on stage.
  30. Scott K
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 826

    Scott K

    I've always had a soft spot for the Mooneyham Sharp coupe...just bad ass.

    But I really like the body work on this one. Probably heavy and non-competitive, but sexy as hell.

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