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Features Altered Wheelbase Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Jimbo17
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    Back in the mid 60's Malcolm Durham was the man to beat!!!
    He always put on a great shows for the fans which is something I find lacking with today's version of drag racing.

    Jimbo
     
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  2. loudbang
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    And he was everywhere on the east coast. When we heard he was coming we made sure to save all our pennies from cutting grass, newspaper routes whatever we could do and try and convince one of our fathers to go to the drags that week.
     
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  3. From DDDenny, drag cars in motion thread ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1452137763.652973.jpg
     
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  4. ttwomotor
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    from Illinois

  5. loudbang
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    Found a few more

    Bruce Larson's USA-1 Chevelle

    AWB Bruce Larson\'s USA-1 Chevelle funny car.jpg

    How about a 55 chevy AWB.

    AWB 55 Chevy.jpg
     
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  6. loudbang
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    Butch Leal & Shahan "California Flash" Plymouth AWB

    Butch Leal   Shahan California Flash  AWB.jpg
     
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    Guided by blueprints from factory Ramchargers engineers, Landy’s Automotive Research finished the job in time to cash in on lucrative late-season match races in the Southeast. Back home in November, Dandy Dick clocked 146.57 (!) mph and won Top Production Eliminator at the same Riverside half-mile meet that produced the preceding Burke & Chastain photo. In mid-December, Rick captured what’s likely this car’s last burnout, ever, in a San Fernando Valley parking lot.

    dick-landy-1964-dodge AWB.jpg


    Flying Dutchman Plymouth AWB running in C/A vs Moody's Garage coupe in one of the first clashes between the "New" style and older cars.

    flying-dutchman-moodys-garage-1.jpg
     
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    Lee Smith's AWB plymouth

    lee smith AWB AFX plymouth.jpg
     
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    AWB "Bad News" dodge Owned by Steve & Kay Moths

    A FX   AWB  Bad News Owned by Steve & Kay Moths.jpg

    more Bad News

    A FX AWB Bad News Owned by Steve & Kay Moths.jpg

    AWB "Performance King" Plymouth Owned by Robert Schatz

    A FX AWB Performance King Owned by Robert Schatz.jpg
     
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    "Pandamonium" AWB Dodge

    Pandamonium AWB.jpg
     
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  12. loudbang
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    "California Flash" plymouth


    AWB flash.jpg

    "Melrose Missile" plymouth


    Missile AWB.jpg


    "Ramchargers" Dodge


    Ramchargers  AWB.jpg
     
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  13. loudbang
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    Only found one today.

    "Jakes Speed Equiptment" AWB Plymouth

    Jakes Speed Equiptment AWB.jpg
     
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    "Koffels" Plymouth C/FX AWB


    Koffels plymouth CFX  AWB.JPG



    "Melrose Missile" AWB


    Melrose Missile AWB.JPG
     
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    Fenner & Tubbs AWB plymouth


    Fenner & Tubbs AWB plymouth.JPG


    the "Flying Dutchman" Plymouth AWB


    flying dutchman AWB.JPG
     
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  17. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    YOU ARE ON A ROLL TODAY EVERYWHERE I LOOK THERE YOU ARE
     
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  18. loudbang
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    Just getting into my stride again. I go looking for say vette hot rods and it leads from there to all kinds of stuff that grabs my miniscule attention span and before I know it I have a bunch to post in all kinds of threads and sometimes just a few corvettes LOL.
     
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  19. loudbang
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    OK folks I came across a PONTIAC AWB site and it's a good one. So for today it's Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick's turn in the box.

    I know some of these may have been posted before but here they are all in one place for your viewing pleasure.

    The first one no name yet
    EDIT: From the Zettle brothers it does have a name "Mr. B's Runabout"


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest 1.JPG

    Arnie The Farmer Beswick "Mystery Tornado" GTO. This was before the upcoming tiger car.




    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 1.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 2.JPG

    Running Richard Petty in the 43 Barracuda


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 3.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 4.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 5.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 6.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 7.JPG

    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Mystery Tornado 8.JPG
     
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  20. loudbang
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    Next up the more well known

    Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick the "Tameless Tiger" tempest


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger2.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger3.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger4.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger5.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger6.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger7.JPG



    The big crash and fire.


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger8.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger9.JPG


    Arnie The Farmer Beswick Tempest Tameless Tiger10.JPG


    LOL we are not done yet stand by for more Pontiac AWB cars later
     
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  21. Zettle Bros.
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    The first car is Beswick's " Mr. B's Runabout. The car was not altered. Later it would go on to become "The Tameless Tiger". The second car is "The Mystery Tornado", a '64 GTO, which also never was altered.
     
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  22. if iam remembering correctly arnie did not crash that car. I believe he had a hired driver for that race.
     
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  23. Zettle Bros.
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    Just seen replicas of these two cars at the National Pontiac Convention in Bettendorf, IA last weekend
     
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  24. loudbang
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    Ok Pontiac fans we still have more to go. :p

    I realize some of these are not yet AWB but they show the progression.

    Don Gay looks like he started out driving for Arnie "The Farmer" The caption looks wrong as that is not the GTO.

    Anybody remember if he was the owner of Gay Pontiac or a son?

    Don Gay Tempest.JPG


    Don Gay GTO Infinity


    Don Gay GTO  Infinity 1.JPG


    Don Gay GTO Infinity 2.JPG


    Don Gay GTO Infinity 3.JPG


    Don Gay GTO Infinity 4.JPG


    Don Gay GTO Infinity 5.JPG



    Don Gay GTO Infinity 6.JPG


    Don Gay GTO Infinity 7.JPG


    Don Gay GTO Infinity 8.JPG
     
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  25. loudbang
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    And still more

    Lew Arrington Brutus ON FIRE


    Lew Arrington Brutus 1 a.JPG


    Lew Arrington Brutus 1.JPG


    Lew Arrington Brutus 1 b.JPG


    More pleasant times


    Lew Arrington Brutus 2.JPG


    Not for long


    Lew Arrington Brutus 3.JPG


    Lew Arrington Brutus 4.JPG


    Lew Arrington Brutus 5.JPG



    Lew Arrington Brutus 8.JPG



    now with MICKEY THOMPSON PONTIAC HEMI HEADS
    Lew Arrington Brutus 6.JPG


    Lew Arrington Brutus 7.JPG


    Lew Arrington Brutus 9.JPG


    Lew Arrington Brutus 10  MT Hemi.JPG



    Lew Arrington Brutus 11  MT Hemi.JPG



    And were are not done yet. Never knew there were so many Pontiac AWBS. Stand by for more later. :rolleyes:
     
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  26. Zettle Bros.
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    Arnie was a friend of the Gay's out of Texas. He raced for them when he was in the southern states. The '65 GTO was Don's first GTO car. When he got the '66 his brother Roy started driving the '65. I believe it was Roy who got killed in the '65. Brutus was driven for a period of time by "Jungle Jim" before he went out on his own.
     
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  27. b-body-bob
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    I like the Chrysler transmission to go with the M/T hemi heads
     
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  28. squirrel
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    this might be out of place, if you think so let me know and I'll delete it...but I think it's kind of neat that Hot Rod put my car on the cover...probably the first time an actively racing altered wheelbase drag car has been there for a long time!

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  29. Zettle Bros.
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    Yeah, it's out of place because AWB car's don't go on 1000+ mile cruises with the hood taped shut. Oh wait, I guess they do!!! LOL
     
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