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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Ryan
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    Wow, that was a great article, thanks for sharing it. I would have loved to have been right there watching and hearing those land and water speed record runs.
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    Thanks Ryan I always wondered about how this came about. Thanks Otto.... Lucky
  4. cool article ... a good read ... thanks for finding it and posting it here.
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    That was very interesting. I would love to have seen the things that he has seen.
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    that is really cool, there is a book KIRK lent me called "Muroc a day at the dry lakes 1937" it desribed how they would time the cars. it was crazy. I'll double check and make sure I got the tittle right but if you havent seen it you should check it out.
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    Yowza!

    Ryan, your passion for the past and posting an articles which feature the Kenz and Leslie car in it draw me like a horse to water.

    Man, I LOVE that car.
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    Nice. Otto has some great stories. I had no idea that Google was doing magazines too.
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    It's Muroc: When The Hot Rods Ran - May 15, 1938 by William Carroll
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    That is quite an article. The clocks are something we take pretty much for granted today either at the drags, Bonneville or other racing venues.
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    well I was only a little bit way off.
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    Thanks for sharing: I remeber he was named "the times wizard"! is it true?
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    Anyway we could get the rest of the '51 chevy article????
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    I believe that Crocker set up the timing at the Paradise Mesa strip south and east of San Diego that became the standard for strips across the nation.

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