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Old Bonneville

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fastroadster, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. fastroadster
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    By any chance, does anybody have a picture of the "ole Redhead" B/S that ran at Bonneville in the late fiftys of early sixtys. It was ran by Whip/Hammond/McGrath from Redding,California. It held the record for B streamliner@300mph with flathead!!
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    As a side note to your post, I thought I would add this little note.

    Last year at Speedweek, I was standing in line for the porta potty when I looked at a mans T shirt that had a picture of the Redhead on the shirt. I told him that was my favorite Bonneville car of all time. I do not know his name but his reply was “That was my car”. I was so surprised and shocked. We visited for a few minuets and then I had to go back to the pit. Later I regretted not spending a few minuets with him. During the last few months I thought about those few moments a lot. I know that at the time we were working on the racecar and trying to get ready to make another pass but I should have taken more time. There are so many interesting people to meet at Bonnevillle and sometimes they are within a handshake. Next year I will socialize more.

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    Actually, the Red Head 300mph record was with Chrysler power. Ron Main's Flatfire is the first flathead streamliner to set a record over 300.

    DW
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    Thanks guys for the memories, I knew a Hamb'er would come through. My dad worked on the car when Don, Roger,and Bob had it. I was a little kid and use to go over to the shop and watch the guys work on it.:)
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    See Roger Whipp in Redding, California. Still racing at Bonneville. Roger is the last of the three still living. I heard Bob died of cancer many years ago and my dad died in 1996 while still in Redding area.
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    Well, this thread is over four years old...
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    ..... and the Redhead is STILL bitchin'.....
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    TOO COOL! Must save.
    The Redhead is my favorite salt racer of all time.
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    So what? The car is timeless.
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    Preach it, brother!
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    Damn that car is just gorgeous.
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  15. drofrockology
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    well, time has caught up with it!

    the body was built onto the chassis and there is no way to get it off without destroying the body.

    as much as i enjoyed driving it, i wouldn't feel safe driving it after all those years of salt getting into places where it couldn't be eradicated!

    that said: it'll always be a bitchen car!

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