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Motion Pictures Thou Shalt Drag!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,186

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. straightaxle65
    Joined: Oct 13, 2007
    Posts: 516


    VERY COOL!! Love the Racing..........Love the Music............
  3. THANKS RYAN!!! just what i needed on this sunny warm day (while i am stuck at work)
  4. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,581


    Thanks......what a great start to a Friday...
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    Alliance Vendor
    from AUSTIN,TX

    Tommy Ivo is the man.
  6. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,075

    Jeff Norwell
    Art Editor
    1. Toronto GTA HAMB'ers
    Staff Member

    Dang......I had a special treat in Austin last week, Von Franco wailing surf tunes on his that crazy beat!
  7. Absolutely!
    I'm wondering if he checks in here from time to time.
    I think he visits the Yahoo Nailhead group every once in a while.
    If you ever meet him, check out his ring.
  8. FAR OUT MAN!!THANKS RYAN!! that made my friday morning here at work drove the old heap to work can't wait to fire it up an hit the cruise spot to-nite.
  9. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 6,580

    Larry T

    Anyone notice what appears to be a turbocharged Allison dragster in the background right before the Ivo shot. I wonder how long it's been since one of them actually ran in competition.
    Larry T
  10. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,212


    Really hard to beat that...

    If that dont make ya wanna have some fun....well damit...Im callin ya a KOOK.

    IVO does just give off a killer vibe...
  11. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 8,829


    Excellant, I could listen to that music all day, not to mention to Drag footage.
  12. BlueHowler
    Joined: May 16, 2008
    Posts: 8


    Other than the R.F. cartoon characters, one of the funniest drag racing things of the day shows up on the third car, at 0:34, below the caption "Thou Shalt Drag" -- the push bar with the blade to make it look like a toy car wind up key. I remember seeing that in Hot Rod Magazine and being stunned. Bless the video producer who did not obscure that icon.
  13. Good way to kick off a coffee break! Mike and pizza rolls actually;)
  14. 3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 387

    3rd Gen Hot Rodder
    from Indiana

    Anybody else notice the dragster in the left hand lane at about the 1:45 mark? It looks like the rail goes sideways and yet the driver does not let up! May have just been the camera angle, I am not sure. Thanks for the great video.
  15. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,405


    Thanks, Ryan. That made my morining.
  16. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
    Posts: 1,288

    Von Franco

    Ah yes the sound of reverb echoing threw my brain, the sound of burning rubber
    and the roar of a nitro burning motor ,what a way to start the day thanks Ryan.........
  17. Tinker51
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 261

    from Dallas Tx.

    great shots looked pro.looked around 62 or 63. i have some 30 min 8mm from j.l. payne coll. in my mac now. j.l. was there driving vance hunts car and slingout the howard rod out there. so he and his wife flimed the race from diffant areas. most from the finish line.
  18. Mr Haney
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    Mr Haney

  19. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Nice piece Ryan.

    I was walking along the shutoff area of the Indy track on my way to the spectator area on the east side of the strip at the Nationals in the mid-60's. I heard the announcer saying that Ivo was making a qualifying run. At that time I was about at the finish line and stopped to watch. At about the two-thirds mark, an explosion cut the car in half, the front half crumpling like tinker toys (no nose piece) off to the side and Tommy, the roll cage and two slicks rolling over and over toward the finish line where he stopped upright about a hundred feet in front of me. He just unbuckled and climbed out as though nothing had happened, waved and waited for the tow car.

    Very cool indeed.
  20. Cool! Famoso still looks the same.
  21. Brett Barris
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 56

    Brett Barris

    hey ryan..
    what's up with those b/w pics? they look like george's photos.
    not busting your chops.. just checking...
    cool video and music...
  22. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,402


    Say what you like about the Beach Boys (I love 'em, though I know they're not popular around here), but surf music and cars are just a great combination.

  23. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 3,964

    rick finch

    Now you know why us old farts hate today's drag racing! We were lucky to live & race during the "Golden Age"............thank God for the nostalgia movement and the hot rod reunions in Bakersfield & Bowling Green!......Thanks, for the video Ryan:)
  24. I had posted that a year or so ago along with this bit of inspiration...

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  25. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 3,964

    rick finch

    ^^^^^^^ Hell Yeah!!!.........Thanks, wingnutz.
  26. Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Too Cool wingnutz!
  27. Kanadia Kev
    Joined: Jun 24, 2002
    Posts: 176

    Kanadia Kev

    Very cool. Im going next month to see The Ventures with my dad, Ive been a huge Ventures/surf music fan for as long as I can remember. The weired thing is, when I was young (15 16ish) and listening to them my dad walked in and asked "are you listening to The Ventures?" ....turns out, when he was a teenager he was in a band that played surf music. This was a new side for me, that Ive never looked or imagined that my dad was ever like me at that age. surf music brings back that thought every time.


  28. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,186

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    You couldn't bust my chops. Promise.

    Those photos aren't George's as far as I know. In any case, they were published in '60 and are now public domain.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  29. Brett Barris
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 56

    Brett Barris

    Do you know what publication they were from?

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