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Event Coverage Atlanta Speedshop $10,000 Drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by seadog, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. I just got home from the $10,000 drags at Atlanta Dragway... didn't see any other thread, so I'll start one. Things are probably still going on down there, I had to leave early, feel free to post onto this thread if you have pics.

    I took very few shots of the actual racing, there were a lot of Camaro's, Mustangs and others. 'Just not my cup of tea. I was hoping to see many old cars, and while there were some, I was dissappointed that there weren't more.

    That said, it was a good event; weather was stellar and I had a great time. 'Hope they have it again next year.

    The Venue...
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    Hog Mountain Dave was there...broke down, unfortunately
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    Pretty fair swapmeet...
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    This lady was, bless her, doing a good job recruiting the future of the sport
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    Now these people know how to go to the races...
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    Cool Old Kellison bodied car, I liked it a lot, so took several shots...
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    That's all folks.
     
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  2. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
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    from Atlanta

    Hopefully they will keep this going and it will grow!!!! Had a pretty decent time though
     
  3. Thanks for posting Tom,,HRP
     
  4. Danny, Need another truck????
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  5. Tom,I think one is my limit,,although I have had crazy ideas about building a Deuce Motorhome,,:D HRP
     
  6. A few more...
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  7. Looks like Josh's "Can of Worms". HRP

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  8. Yup! Thanks for the great shots. It was a great day.
     

  9. Tom, I actually took a photo of your deuce 5 window without it registering with me that it was your car. Man ... I wished we would have connected. Next year, I'd like to figure out a fool-proof way for HAMB members to connect at this event. I know many attended who didin't meet up with each other.

    As for this 1st event, I felt it came off pretty well. I'm sure there will be many refinements and changes. Elaine (jetboatmama), Julius Hughes III, and many others worked hard to pull this thing off. I'm sure they will get lots of feedback and figure what needs to be added and subtracted.

    Here's the photo I took of your car. I can't believe I didn't recognize it because I went ape over the rebuild photos you posted on the OFC.
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    I'll be posting lots of photos I took. Since you already started this thread, I'll
    post 'em here as I sort through them .......... :)
     

  10. That's a bitching coupe for sure. Hawt Rod. I like it!
     
  11. Here are some of the photos I took.

    First up, race 'em cars!

    Tom took a fine photo of Josh's (Tudor) car and posted it above. Josh ran an amazing 10.68 @ 127.44 mph in the 1/4! Keep in mine, this monster is driven on the street regularly.

    Here's Josh prepping the Can O'Worms .....
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    Can O'Worms staging .......
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    Tom also posted a great photo of Tony's (Dog_Patch) "A" Coupe. Tony was looking the part running zoomies and pie crust slicks! In spite of having a hard time hooking up on the start, he still ran a 12.59 et at over 111 mph! Here's Tony (Dog_Patch) staging ........
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    There was a good showing in The Gasser Shoot Out. Here are a few shots ........
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    MMMORE TO COME !!!!!!!
     
  12. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
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    Thanks for posting all the cool shots.

    I almost thought I was right there viewing the action and hearing the sounds.

    A million thanks Jimbo
     
  13. Okay, next batch! Random shots taken in the pits.

    I though this would make a "slick" photograph .......
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    This baby caught my eye!
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    Modern Nostalgia Front Engine Dragster.
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    This funny car didn't fare well later on that evening, hitting the wall at about mid-track!
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    This Willys was cruising the pits. It had a flawless paint job!
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    Great ol' F1!
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    As the Big Bopper use to say ... "Oh, you know what I LIKE"
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    Yeah ... there were even a few boats in the pits. I kept waiting for the announcer to call them to the staging lanes, but it never happened .......
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    Nice old rail ........
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    Another view ...
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    Love dem ol' Henry Js ...........
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    Camp Hog Mountain ....
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    A cool dragster along with its appropriate starter mechanism (the station wagon).
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    Julius Hughes III looking over his new Zot VI Top Fueler. This event was its maiden run. It made a lot of fire and noise, and went down the track fast ... in other words, it did what it was suppose to. Julius is the owner of the Atlanta Speed Shop. He was chief organizer of this resurrected event. His father was a legendary racer from the 60s.
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    Here is a really cool '55 Chevy funny car. Nt only is it a beautiful car, it made one helluva a pass later on during the evening after most people had left (note: gotta stick around to the end ... you never know what'll happen :D).
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    A couple of hot rod girls .........
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    Man, I love this stuff!
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    Here's the lady herself: Elaine Hughes Jape (jetyboatmama). She worked tirelessly for days to organize this event. However, here, on the day of the event, she started to take a quick nap while talking to some friends ...... jest kidding! :D Actually, I never saw someone with so much energy! A great lady!
    If you want to see some great photos from the golden age of drag racing, check out her HAMB photo album.
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    Car Show and racing photos to come later on this evening! Stay tuned to this station ..........
     
  14. Thanks for sharing all the pictures Toby. Awesome stuff.
     
  15. GaryB
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    thanks for posting,looking forward to the rest
     
  16. g-lover51
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    I can't wait to get back down to Ga.


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  17. This car belongs to my pal Gregg,,he and his co-pilot Gene Cromer drove over for the day. HRP

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  18. That is one bad mutha!
     
  19. edweird
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    i'm very familiar with with this one. i lettered it. damn i wish i coulda been there!
     

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  20. Toby, sorry I missed you. I wondered if I'd run into you, but it's a big place. Agree that next year we need at least a banner so folks can meet up (a motor home with scantily clad hostesses would be even better, I'll get right on it).

    I left too soon, but being an old fart I don't like being on 85 in a fiberglass car with no bumpers after dark. You got some good pics, keep 'em coming.
     
  21. edweird
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    sorry i missed yall dave, i still need me another hog mountain shirt.
     

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  22. guido`s 40
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    great pics thanks for sharing them.
     
  23. Now for some more random shots from the pits and car show area.

    Mean looking Soap Box racer!
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    One very nice '51 Merc!
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    Interior shot ...........
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    Tasty li'l Deuce 3 window .........
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    Blown '66 Chevelle.
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    Cherry '56 Ford Seedan.
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    A couple of Drag thoroughbreds.
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    "She's real fine ... my 429!"
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    More activity from Camp Hog Mountain.
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    Still more to come !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. dmc3113
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    Ed the cacklefest for the Hundley & Boggs didn't go very well. On the push start the clutch wouldn't release so it could not be fired. Some of the other hambers in attendence was rooman driving the Back Yard Guys nostalgia FED, Quain Stott in his grey primer Willys, Marty Harrison(fuel55) owner of the Hundley & Boggs AA/FD. Joe Boggs one the original owners came down from WV. The '55 Chevy F/C is owned by Richard Hartman owner of Harman Machine Works/Horton Race Cars.
     
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  25. More drag racing action:


    Some hoodlums watch on :rolleyes::D .....
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    From my neighborhood ..........
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    A couple of "late models" .........
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    Another neighbor of mine.
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    V8 bike,
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    The little Henry J in action.
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    My buddies from the Outsiders Car Club.
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    Flathead Altered up against the Duster. I was pullin' for the flatty.
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    Neat little Comet.
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    Mopar in action.
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    Nice strong launch ....
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    The '55 F/C getting ready to do its thang ........
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    ..... Doin' its thang!
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    Really cool NGK banners made me want to buy some NGK products.
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    MORE .........
     
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  26. The funny cars had a rough time of it. This one smacked the wall at about mid-track.
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    Huston Platt's ol' Dixie Twister pulled a whopper wheel stand and broke a left radius rod when it slammed back down to earth.
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    Nostalgia top fueler making some racket! Mmmmm ... the smell of nitro and tire smoke.
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    Julius Hughes taking the new Zot VI out for a first time stroll down the track.
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    He does it in style, too!
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    The proper way to crank a dragster ...........
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  27. tylercrawford
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    Great pictures! I had to leave early but I thought the turnout was great!

    Hope to bring my dragster next year.

    I did get to catch almost all the nitro cars in their warmup.

    The best one was still the hundley and boggs fed.

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  28. here are some that i got

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    Josh burning up the track in the CAN click to watch

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  29. mohr hp
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    Does anyone know who owns the blown 66 Chevelle?

    The red Mercury is Ether's 4 door to 2 door conversion. Drove a fair distance to the event.
     
  30. Brad - I am glad you didn't put up that video yesterday - I would have watched it 1000 times by now.
     

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