The Jalopy Journal
From a 1967 Hot Rod magazine
From the Danville, Va., Bee of 12-14-65, some NASCAR drivers' drag racing activities.
Billy Jacobs died in 2007, long retired from racing.
How was the auction?
Whose car is this? Could be the angle, but it looks like the engine has been set back.
A big thanks to all who responded to the Eddie Ratliff question. Fascinating stuff. Had no idea the Pettys sold that car. I knew most of the story...
Who is Eddie Ratliff?
Do you have or know of any pictures of this place? Yeah, I wish I'd been there.
Classic southern style. I really like this car.
Any more about this one? Wow!
Please look for the magazine. That may be the best picture of the car I've seen. One of my all-time favorite racecars. Thanks for posting that.
An SS&DI shot of the '64's engine compartment, and the mods done to accommodate the engine setback.
From SS&DI (best car mag ever), Feb. 1965.
A few shots of Bill Smith's '55 from the 2017 King of the Concrete race at GRs. That may be him in the second pic.[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]
No. It's an airstrip now. The Double H opened in November 1963 and existed maybe into 1967. At the end it was known as Lost Mountain Drag Strip....
Taken at the Double H Drag Strip, carved into the mountains of north Georgia just outside Blue Ridge, in May 1965. Concrete blocks separate the...
The late Ronnie Evans took this classic photo at Paradise Drag Strip in Calhoun, Ga. Howard Neal in the Strip Teaser Falcon against Mr. Plymouth...
Thanks! This is the best. Ready for Part 7.
This was in my newspaper this morning. I would be interested to know if anyone gets one of these for Christmas.
Jim just ran a 10.52.
I'd like to see this race.
This is simply the best. Can't wait to see it head down the track.
Another interesting track.
Anyone recognize this track?
Happy birthday! Yes, many more wheelstands, like this one vs. Robert Nance at Paradise Drag Strip in 1966.
Kudos to all the contributors. It's great to see new stuff, and the mining of old magazine images prompts me to resurrect a request I posted on...
Thanks. This looks like it could be the same car, southern-styled.
Love this car. Can you make out the name on the door -- George . . . . ?
Dick Housey and Robert Nance / May 9, 1965 / Double H Drag Strip, Blue Ridge GA
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