The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by AHotRod, Sep 19, 2006.
This is a picture of our 36 Ford Gasser drag car that appeared in our local newspaper taken at the Westhampton, NY drag strip in the mid sixties. It was originally flathead powered and later swapped for a 327 SBC. We built it in my Grandpa's garage with lots of junkyard parts. I'll never forget Grandpa saying you kids are "crazy spending hundreds of dollars to win a 59 cent trophy" ( today it would be thousands not hundreds). At least we were there and had fun doing it.
The sixties called, they want the Astros back...
Hey Al! Great shot of Moonkist.
Tricky Steve has a bad little coupe!
Looks like yours has a baby brother.
Brother from a different mother. LOL.
^That 55 is as real as it gets^. "We'll just leave the trim off and shoot some primer on the radius cut''.
Early 60's styling is my favorite since that is when I came of age. I was mainly influenced by the customs in Southern California, mild customs that were daily drivers. Here are a couple of pictures of what I drove back then..
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