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looking for early 60's dragrace roadster pic's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by quickrod, Apr 13, 2004.

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    was hoping someone may have some pics of some buckets or roadsters from the dragstrip in the early 60's.i'm wanting to make my 27 look as though it just left the strip in 62.i have a general idea on how i want it to look,but would really like to see some old shots with rollbars and such,so i can keep it close...any help would be appreciated...quickrod
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    Check this one out, it was posted on here a while back.

    B/A Drag Racer

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    This is my favorite 27, Speedsport II. Kind of unduplicatable for a street car, at least on a budjet it is, I was gona try.

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    I've got some more, I'll try to post some tonight.

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    Years ago, the Speedsport II car and the Winged Express made some exhibition passes at our local track. Both were too cool but the Speedsport II would light them up reay easy and smoke them all the way down the quarter mile.
    Real impressive.
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    Quick-Rod,
    I've got a ton of old photos, butt very few of Roadster style drag cars. I'll go ahead a post a few, and maybe you can give us an idea of the "look" your after.
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    another....
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    This is a great shot I have in the archives. I work for CHAMPION spark plug racing division, and we like this one.
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    My roadster. I originally just had the main hoop and cross downtube, but had to add the rear downtubes and the driver's side tube to make it a six point, in order to pass tech. It's good for 11 sec. now.

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    Mutt, you did say you were bringing that thing to the HAMB Drags right? I LOVE that car........
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    wow,way cool guys,i'm wanting to put a single hoop behind the drivers head,kinda similar to the carl'#222 that ahotrod posted,i'll call curly and see if he'll come over and take some pic's while this post is freash....mutt,your car is the balls,and probablythe closest to what my 27 looks like style wise...keep em coming,this RULES!
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    beatnick,i don't know how i missed your pic,but that's REAL close to what i'm thinking,more pic's like that would really help,thank's bud....just talked to curly,he's coming by to take pics in a few,so i'll get them posted and you can see what i'm working with,you guys rule,thanks...quickrod
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    My pop built a 27 t dragroadster back in 74-76.. somehting like that with 60s style paint.. Looked kinda cool, ill go see if we have any good shots to scan.
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    Here's one I've posted before for you 6 cylinder fans, from Hot Rod, July 1958:

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    Not quite early-'60s, but damn cool nonetheless.
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    Mutt, you did say you were bringing that thing to the HAMB Drags right? I LOVE that car........

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    Sorry to say - no. It's gotten to be physically impossible for me to run the car and walk afterwards - I look like Groucho Marx after a day of passes with my knees in my chest. I probably will have to use the motor out of it for my 5-window, since the new block I had lined up fell through. After 39 years of flogging, it's earned a rest.

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    the famous triple nickel as raced in texas!

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    and the 555 a/r which won the 62 winter nationals

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    Man, every car on this post kicks ass. I originally thought about Tony Nancy's 22jr (the nailhead version) when I saw the title of the post, but didn't have a picture handy.

    When did you get those pics Flat Top? That top picture is definitely the original Triple Nickle after it changed hands a couple of times. Killer!

    Here it is as featured in Rod N Custom:

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    And...

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    bass, i got the new pic's when i went up to visit don and look at the 555 a/r after it was torn down. i have a few more to post later. the triple nickle picture was taken when don owned it and notice the picture was taken at amarillo drag way!
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    You need to borrow that pic, scan it, and have posters made.

    It's an awesome picture...composition, timing, everything.

    By the way, there is more historical info on the Waters & Murray Triple Nickel Roadster here:

    #555
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    Oct. '62 HRM
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    July '62 HRM
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    Jan '63 HRM
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    Jan '63 HRM

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