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History Comp Coupes, All but forgotten?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Robert J. Palmer, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. tubman
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    Hell, I'd like to see any kind of real amatuer drag racing return. I'm talking modified cars here.
     
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    Bob Brooks, possibly was once the Mailliard Reath car that Dave Crowe drove.
     
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  3. noboD
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    Amen.
     
  4. rd martin
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    wrenchbender you are spot on. im alittle partial to the comp coupes and the slingshots. this ones sitting in my garage!:cool: DSC02021.JPG
     
  5. wrenchbender
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    That car is awesome I want to put a body on my digger but just haven't found the right one yet I've been looking for a 30-31 model a 4 door sedan to use but haven't found one affordable yet I would eliminate the front doors chop the top then weld the whole thing together someday I will get one lol here is a pic of my car I know it's not a comp coupe yet but In due time

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    Now back to the show
     
  6. rd martin
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    I have seen your car at the meltdown I believe. very nice rail! I have a chassis research copy I have been messing with way to long.
     
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    These guys had wheel barrel's worth of "you know what"
     
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  10. loudbang
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    All the same car

    1 comp1a.JPG

    1 comp1b.JPG

    1 comp1c.JPG
     
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  11. "Flamin" Frank Pedragon's coupe. ^^
     
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  12. loudbang
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    A & B Speed at Sanford Maine 1962

    1 comp2 A&B Speed at Sanford, Me 1962.JPG
     
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  14. Not sure if posted before but, this was at the GSTA show in St. Paul last weekend.
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  15. loudbang
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    posted by wicarnut in the vintage thread

    1comp wicarnut vint.jpg
     
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  16. rd martin
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    this thread keeps getting better by the day!
     
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  17. RichFox
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    Where they still run comp coupes this is what they look like these days bonneville-Salt-flats-Competition-Coupe3.JPG
     
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  18. noboD
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    Good grief Rich, what did it used to be? I can't tell.
     
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  19. Looks like a Topolino to me.
     
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  20. RichFox
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    Me to
     
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    That is cool. Even running his used up slicks on the trailer.
    ...or maybe spares, or different size.
     
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    Don Ruter was a member of The Ramblers Car Club

    Don Ruter Was A Member Of The Ramblers Car Club I.jpg
     
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  26. Fabber McGee
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    The root beer and orange car to the right is pretty sleek looking. Have you got more pictures from that show that would show the whole car?
     
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  28. Fabber McGee
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    [​IMG]
    Got it, thanks. Looks good, wonder why they didn't paint the covers over the original wheel wells. Perhaps aluminum was exotic enough at the time to show it off.
     
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  29. RichFox
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    Charlie,s business coupe.
     
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  30. rd martin
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    well we took the car to cobo and really enjoyed talking to the people that either knew dave crane, or new the car , from the years at detriot, indy ,and other tracks. talked to a fellow whose dad owned the car for 3 or 4 years and actually put it on the street in the late 60s early 70s, yes I said drove it on the street! with lites and radiator! I have pics! it was a good time, but I sure miss mr crane. anyway, were going to try and take it to bowlingreen and the detriot dragway reunion. hope to see some hambers out there.
     

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