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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 29bowtie, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. 5w32
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    this was the chevelle to beat in N. Vancouver! it ran 12.48 at mission on cheater slicks. orig owner was Tom Scull. Bruce Eburne bought it from Tom in 1972-73 and he still has it today, original paint ,L78, m22
     

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  2. This is one of the best looking dragsters of the era.......I never knew it had a front mounted potvin style blower on it at one time......very cool!
     
  3. Here's another shot of Syndicate S JackWilliams.jpg cuderia, with the front mounted blower.
     
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  4. Does anyone know anything about these parade photos? I found them on a photo site, but with no info. They are certainly BC photos. paradefloathotrods.jpg paradefloat2.jpg
     
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  5. Fortunateson
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    I may be mistaken but isn't that a PNE parade shot. If I remember correctly the BCCCC had a display one year at the PNE.
     
  6. chriseakin
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    The Invermay Hotel you can see in the background is or was at 828 W Hastings Street in Vancouver so it could be the PNE Parade. I found a photo online that is in an archives showing that part of the street (without the parade).
     
  7. While surfing the net, I came across this photo of Jim Grant that I've never seen before. Anyone know the location? jimgrant.jpg
     
  8. Looks like Arlington.
     
  9. 5w32
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    thought i would share this old Mission dragstrip film footage that was emailed to me this morning........cool 1969? shots of Kokomotion and Jim Grant in the "Canadian" Valiant

     

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  10. John1964
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    here's another picture of Jim Grant's car racing the Dooley/Chilton 64 T-bolt (ex Les Ritchey car) at Mission
    5tbolt011WEB.jpg
     
  11. Fortunateson
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    Thanks a lot for that! It brought back some good memories when I was thirteen. Does anyone know of a fellow from east Vancouver by the name of Andrioni who raced Plymouths at Mission. He was a friends dad and I believe he blew up a clutch one time and sent shrapnel all over hell. Got my friend in the leg; or perhaps it was another car my friend was watching? Time versus memory.
     
  12. 5w32
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    that's Kokomotion(yellow) in the background before the blue paint job
     
  13. 5w32
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    at the car show
     

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  14. The Henry J was yellow when Ron Cooper owned it. Named The Automatic Reaction. Kokotailo bought it painted it blue and renamed it. It was a Gas class car. Bob set the engine back to make an Altered.
     
  15. billmac
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    is ron farmer still alive.I was racing mx with him in the 70,s and 80,s. if he is tell him bill mccandless # 500 says hi, too old for maico,s now it cars
     
  16. Yes.........Ron is alive & kicking in his early 80's and still spends time @ Mission Raceways, although slower now.....
     
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  17. 5w32
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    does anyone remember a La Dawri fiberglass sports car (50's)with a lace paint job , possibly raced at Mission or Abbotsford. this is just a reference to the body style. early conquest.jpg
     
  18. Check out this photo that was posted on the Vintage Shots Thread. Appears to be a PNE show, with Casper in the background. 11694845_1610187422580773_4841944806814349621_n.jpg
     
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  19. Yes it was, and I was there, and we took Linda dancing to a joint down in Gastown after the show.
    Good memories.
     
  20. falcongeorge
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    Man, I'm so dense. MBog, I just looked at your profile, and saw that you have a '66 Chevelle. Just a guess, are you the legendary Bogman hisself??
     
  21. falcongeorge
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    YES! I think that's the car! Sorry, I lost track of this thread for a while...
     
  22. JimBeam
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    Forgot about this thread as well, but I remember reading though the posts at the time and the car you guys were talking about seemed to describe my dads car as I recall it to be back then. His name is indeed Paul and he used to work for Larry Ast at the performance clinic in those days. He still has the car, and it still looks the same for the most part, matter of fact he just drove it down to the tim hortons in Langley tonight. I can get some pics tomorrow sometime if you like, maybe see if i can find some older ones as well. The one I posted was an older one he had framed from one of the burnout competitions at Langley speedway
     
  23. falcongeorge
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    I'd love to see current pics of it! I gotta head out to a couple of the Langley cruise nights next year.
     
  24. JimBeam
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    One older pic and 2 from today, sorry for the blurry one

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  25. falcongeorge
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    Pretty sure its the car. Did he have cragar SS's on it before the centerlines?
     
  26. Fortunateson
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    Does anyone know anything about that blue and gold Cougar in the Missionvideo clip. Just watched it again and the memories are great. But I was only about 13. At the time. Going to have to find my old Kodak pics and post them somehow!
     
  27. JimBeam
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    Sure did
     
  28. falcongeorge
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    That's the car. no doubt. Its really cool to find out its still alive and well, and more or less in the same state.
     
  29. falcongeorge
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    Please do!
     
  30. MBog
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    Tis I. Don't know about legendary but they call me Bog...Which George be you?
     

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