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Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film part II

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. GaryB
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    thanks Jive ,for the little peak back to the way it WAS
     
  3. bradshaw
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    Thanks for the Movie. Loved the 1/2 tons
     
  4. 76cam
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    Just as awsome as part one.Thanks!!!
     
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  5. It's nice to see the gold dome bank, an icon of OKC, just as it was being finished. I drive by it almost every day. That 'hood, and the 'hood where the strip was, has changed ALOT!!! The grandstands in the background at the beginning, with the attached dirt track, has been torn down. The city tried to tear down the gold dome because the bank moved out. It was purchased by a private trust and it thriving again. Sometimes I hate OKC for that reason. Tell you friend thanks for the films.
     
  6. SKULL ORCHARD
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  7. Dave Rondou
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    Part 1&2, great time trip! Thanks.
     
  8. outlaw256
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    THAT WAS FUN. i love to watch the old 8mm film.combine that with drag racing and presto instant fun.
     
  9. 57J2
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    Great shots !! The Gold Dome building was started in 1958, so it must be 1958 or 1959. The NHRA Nationals were held at that Oklahoma City track in 1957. It's a real shame they shut it down.
     
  10. primed34
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    Thanks I really enjoyed that!
     
  11. Just like the HAMB Exclusive: Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film! (Part 1) video, I suspect that the majority of this 8mm footage was shot at or during The 1958 NHRA Nationals.

    NOTE: The 1957 & 1958 Nats were both held in OKC ... and the 1959 Nats were held in Detroit.
     
  12. PVTA Jay
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    Great shots of Chrisman-Cannons Hustler 1, still had Potvin blower setup. Emory Cook in the Cook-Bedwell car, giving trophy girl a kiss, also shots of the Speed Sport sidewinder. A real look back in time, thanks for posting it
     
  13. wbrw32
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    Jivebomber,,The Mitchell Auto Co 32 Roadster on the top of your blog.Is still owned by Mitchell Rasansky Dallas Texas,,its in his personal museum at his home..with many other nice cars..
     
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  14. masracingtd1167
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    I have a question .What's the deal with the dragster with the huge fan in the rear . Was it used to cool the motor or propell the car?
     
  15. seatex
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    Magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Man I dig this shit!
     
  17. autobilly
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    Excellent, thanks for this one too!:)
     
  18. Lobucrod
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    Great footage, and nothing like a girl that carries her trophies well!
     
  19. O U T S T A N D I N G !!!

    Boy was I born in the wrong era.

    Rat
     
  20. tommyd
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    Thanks for posting that. Very cool!
     
  21. JeffreyJames
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    How the hell did I miss this this morning?

    @ 6:38 The Satan's Den! with two of my most favorite grille artwork pieces ever! Those damn things are so awesome and after seeing them side by side in a magazine it was really nice to see them in color. Rad rad rad!!!!!


    Thanks so much for posting this. It's really some of the coolest stuff I've ever seen!!!
     
  22. JeffreyJames
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    Greatest footage ever.
     
  23. pcterm2
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  24. 296ardun
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    It was one of two Arfons Brothers aircraft powered dragsters, the Green Monster III (I think, lost count) is at the first of the video, with the fin on the back, the propeller car was called the "baloney slicer," had a Ranger aircraft engine, and, as I remember, the prop was to counter-act the engine torque (didn't work)...

    Other cars here, Carl Grimes Buick-powered altered from Arizona, Mackey and Veselka Bantam coupe from Texas, Leffler & Loukas Bantam coupe from Parma, OH, Master's Dragmaster, Jazzy Nelson's twin flathead, Mr Flathead, John Bradley, etc, etc.

    GREAT VIDEO!!!
     
  25. curbspeed
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    Man, Nothing like bullet bra's on a full figured woman! Gotta kick out of that. The cars were ok too! Love the dark colored 5 window toward the end of the footage with the T pushbar. very cool.
     
  26. sophisto79
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    Thanks for that Jay! That was inspiring.
     
  27. I cross-referenced all of the entry numbers that are clearly visible in the video ... with the list of "ENTRIES" in my '58 Event Program ... and here's what I found:

    #9 - Tweety Bird (Jim Govro - Austin, Texas - '32 Ford w/ '57 Chev.):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (4m19s).JPG
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    #10 - Masters Dragliner (Nelson & Martin - Oceanside, Calif. - dragster w/ '55 Chev.):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (4m26s).JPG
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    #15 - Chrisman & Cannon (Art Chrisman - Compton, Calif. - dragster w/ '58 Chrysler):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (9m22s).JPG
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    #66 - Mitchell Auto Co. Spl. (Bob James - Dallas, Texas - '32 Ford w/ '50 Olds):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (0m53s).JPG
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    #79 - Fool's Tool (Jim McGinnis - Amarillo, Texas - '31 Ford w/ '54 Chrysler):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (0m25s).JPG
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    #95 - Cotton Pickin' Spl. (Jack E. Schnepf - Queen Creek, Ariz. - '24 Ford w/ '57 Lincoln):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (9m33s).JPG
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    #103 - DCB Coupe (Don Breithaupt - Grand Prairie, Texas - '32 Ford w/ '57 Chev.):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (3m23s).JPG Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (3m42s).JPG
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    #124 - Truculent Turtle (Lorne Parks - Houston, Texas - '26 Ford w/ '54 Olds):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (3m57s).JPG
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    #220 - Ram Rods Auto Club (Alvin Holup - Dallas, Texas - '36 Bantam w/ '57 Chev.):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (1m03s).JPG
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    #261 - Cluster Buster (Don & Orville Mueller - Millstadt, Ill. - '34 Ford w/ '52 Chrysler):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (3m27s).JPG
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    #350 - Mackey & Veselka (LeRoy Mackey - Corpus Christi, Texas - '32 Bantam w/ '56 Chrysler):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (9m03s).JPG
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    #444 - Buck, Bohls, & Miller (T.W. Buck - Austin, Texas - '28 Ford w/ '57 Olds):

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (4m12s).JPG
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    Note also that this '58 Chevy V8 Fleetside Pickup was the Top Eliminator "prize":

    Vintage Drag Racing 8mm film Pt2 (3m11s).JPG
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  28. Futura63
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    Good shit maynerd !!
     
  29. Fopelaez
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    Thanks Hemi32, seems like you did your homework! It is more clear with names and cool to know what was under the hood!
     
  30. flamingokid
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    At least the cars were sharp.The photographer got some great shots.
     

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