The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.
From Gary Reynolds in the drag cars in motion thread
Both from Tommy D
Mike,is that ever cool!
The first picture is Wayne Gapp (later of Gapp&Roush),and the second one has John Donilson's "Hellfire" awb Thunderbolt in the background.
I talk to his son Steve occasionally.Very nice guy.
Yankee Mercury Run out of Seattle Wa.
Currently being restored (color photo)
Pictures are from Pacific Raceway and Arlington Dragstrip
Always raced in the NW Still lives today in the NW
IMG_1545 by Yankee Mercury posted Dec 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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IMG_1547 by Yankee Mercury posted Dec 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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Yankee Thumb by Yankee Mercury posted Dec 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM
Saw that COMET at Mission a couple years ago!! ROY.
From tommyd, drag cars in motion thread
Been almost a year since I have been on here, caught up on some good reading!Haven't touched my poor 65 Cyclone since then either.
Sounds like you got too many irons in the fire to just like me but one day I'll get around to all mine ..... I hope
Good luck on yours
Never put off til tomorrow what you can start today.!! We want pictures by New Years! .
Merry Christmas to All.......................Al
Borrowed this one from the FordFE.com page have no info about it.
Weiler Comet, The Real Deal and very very nice car..............................Al
Here's my pics Al before your new years deadline , these 3 ( l to r : 65 afx or factory bfx if you wish to call it , 64 bfx , and 65 possible Hipo cyclone 6 digit DSO , 9 in Hipo rear end , 1 piece export brace but no paper work to back it up ) , gonna be setting here till my 40x40x16 building goes up in february then I'll have a place to work on them
I'll take those rims off your hands on the first car if you want! They would look good on my racecar
Wow you have a nice row of Comets and Rare to boot. Thanks for the photos and 40x40x16 will be an awesome building.
Mike the rims would look good but I must say the black on the rear is my kind of Nostalgia................Al
I agree,but I'm kinda biased....lol
Found this one on the vintage shots page. Yea it's a 66 but too nice not to post.
Anyone know if this Comet is still around?
I have a picture of it smashed after a accident in Ohio while being towed in late 64 or early 65.. It also says in Charlie Morris book (Factory Lightweights) it was hauled back to Maryland and had new fiberglass parts installed and raced along side the 1965 Moyer A/FX Comet. So it may very well be alive today stored or maybe even re-stored, I won't speculate on that any farther. I really like the looks of that car(maybe just a 1964 thing) ....................................Al
Thanx Al. It's an awfully cool '64! I have that book,and will look into it. There is a new great book out. "Total Performers,Ford Drag Racing in the 1960's" by Charles Morris. If you don't already have, you will want it!
Mike,did you sell those Cragers that were on the Falcon?
Got it!!!1 ..........................Al
I still got em', they have the hurst pie crust slicks for street driving mounted on them.
MARCH MEET coming 3-3 thru 3-6!! Got my tickets!!! ROY.
Already got my tickets! Are you running in hotrod with me?
Mike;YES,I'm in HOT ROD! Did you see the pictures of the FIRE at Famoso? ROY
Yea, a little weird in the middle of know where a fire starts, but I guess it could have been something electrical from the new build
I just noticed a Cool picture of The Rocket (Dales Comet) in the latest Hot Rod Magazine, nice to see Dale is still getting some publicity on his car..............Al
Tommie Thompson, from my home town of Dundalk Md. Thompson Lincoln Mercury now Thompson Dodge. Pretty sure they still have that car.
Is this Mr. Howell that owns the car?
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