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  1. Gary Reynolds
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    I'm all nostalgic today over my old home state's glory days of drag racing.
    Let's see some pics of racers from Oregon!
    Here's The world dominating Whipple & McCulloch Duster to start things off![​IMG]
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    Man that's a great looking car!
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    The late Action Man, Kenney Goodell

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    Somebody call Al Drake, so we can start from the beginning...
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    I'll be watching this one.

    Does anyone remember the blue homeyers cleaners willys? Driven by a gentleman named Erwin. If anybody has any pics of the car from back in the day, I'd love to see them. The car now belongs to a friend/club member and I'm sure he'd love it if we found some pics he hasn't seen before.
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    One of Gary Coe's Gunfighters!

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    I sure don't! Did they race at Woodburn? What years?
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    Yes woodburn for sure. I'd have to ask to get the story on what years he raced. I know it was a winning car, he's got dozens and dozens of the trophies that came with the it. I'll ask him.
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    Well to add to the list:: From Eugene/Springfield area, Paul Welborn and Larry Paine Ardun Dragster, , Doc Buffington, Joe Johnson, Ted Kelm, Joe Mock, The Weaver Bros, Jerry Russell, Bob McCutchn, Corde Jensen, Vic Morris, Paul Smith, Al May, Dave Pruitt, Glen Larsen, most raced at Balboa Raceway in Eugene but all of us went up and down OR-CA-WA. Will add to the list as I remember them, I bought 2 of my Cheys from Bob Cochran's Auto Sales in Glenwood. Several of us ran out of "Vans Auto Truck Repair" in Springfield. Another one, Tom Dooley. The tool box shown on my "Vintage Tool Box" thread is the one I used/worked out of in 60 thru early 63 while working for Van.
    Another one was Bob McCutchn, owned Specialty Automotive in Eugene and run a fuel FED, still involved in racing altho the speed shop is long gone, bought tons of stuff from him. Most of it went to Alaska for my Vettes and Hemi A990 Dodge.
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    IT may not be as old as what the pics are showing but im trying to find what happened to the severely disabled chicken coupe that ran at woodburn piloted by Doc lavender. Its a car i remember watching growing up.
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    Great shot of Kenney, my best memory of him was in 1992, I gave him his only oval track racing experience. It was at Portland Speedway, I put him in a brand new 34 Ford coupe Dwarf Car for a celebrity race, he won the race handily! He was a good guy, we miss him.
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    How about:
    The great Bill Ireland
    The great Ernie Hall
    Ken Van Cleave
    Gary Parham

    Come on webfoots!
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    Hugh Wedekinds ultra clean Little Annie Fanny!

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    Twig Zeigler!!!

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    And Bob Tindell (sp), Everett Hatch, Gary Wilson.
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    Long, long time racer Marv Buchanan.
    Marv was my cousin and a great guy! I'm glad he finally won a Wally!

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    Mark Coletti, Joe Coletti and the Riddler Plymouths.
    Stock Eliminator at the 69(?) Winternationals.[​IMG]
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    Butch Hoagland [sp] from Bend, in his '63 Belvedere wedge cross ram "Yosemite Sam", did well at the WinterNats one year, and I seem to recollect he was occasionally a nemesis for Ireland and his T-Bolts. Sorry, no photos, last I heard he owned a salvage yard over on the coast.
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    The Webb Brothers Growler[​IMG]
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    Parham & Doane[​IMG]
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    Ron's Drive In
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    Vic Mclosky.
    Anyone remenber the Scotty's Drive In AA/FD?
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    Ringer & Sounders
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    last time I saw Doc Lavenders' "Severly Disabled Chicken Coupe", it was in the NHRA Museum at Pomona a few years ago....not sure if it wasn't donated to the museum...
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    I have never had much respect for Oregon drag racing.
    I'm not from Oregon and never have been BUT, in 1954 whoever was promoting the Scapoose drag strip personally invited my partner and I to bring this car down from Seattle and run against the best Oregon could muster up at the time...He said he heard we held a few records and we would be welcome. We went down and beat everyone that showed up including Herschel McGriff's NASCAR car. We broke every record they had at the time also.
    Then when payoff time came, the promoter said no tow money for us and no trophy because we were from out of state.
    We spit in his face and left......PTOOOEY!
    He had a couple cops there at the time so beating the crap out of him was not an option.
    I heard someone he screwed on some parts caught him in a dark alley sometime later and he did a couple months in the hospital.....

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    Just curious since I lived in Medford and sold performance for Thrift Auto Supply about the time I left for Sacramento they were trying to get the Strip in Medford.A couple years ago a lot of us on the HAMB were trying to help save it,what was the outcome?
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    Another shot of Gary Coe

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    Jeeez! An dishonest strip manager in the early days?
    Come on, it was 57 years ago!

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