The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Robert J. Palmer, Apr 3, 2016.
@loudbang , Thanks for taking the time to post all your bitchin' SS/AFX, Comp Coupe & Altered pictures.
They're appreciated (and cool ) whether there's a caption or not.
Eddie Potter's low slung Sudden Death
1956 National Championship Drag Races - Kansas City, Missouri The Reath & Mailliard A/Comp Coupe gets a tow back to the pits after the rear end let go. Lift provided by Kansas City National Guard.
Wow, the block on their lower sheave is really close to the body. Seems like they should have had a loop of heavy rope or a chain down to the push bar. Cool photo.
1965 NHRA World Championship and Tulsa Invitational Drag Races - Southwest Raceway. Al Bergler's More Aggravation Gratiot Auto Supply Competition Coupe with a Logghe chassis and supercharged Chrysler Hemi.
1965 AHRA Drag Races - Lions Drag Strip. Eddie Potter's Sudden Death comp Coupe. Driver and crewman carefully prepare the drag chute before packing it.
Every time I see a Scott Super Slot I wish I had kept mine.
1965 NHRA World Championship
The caption most likely refers to the event which was held in Tulsa and was the first time that the NHRA crowned champions based on the results of a single race. Racers were able to score points at six events in their home division with the top two points scorers from each division getting to go to the finals. In this case the champion in Competition Eliminator was Virgil Cates while the photo is of Al Bergler's car. And that means that the final round of Comp featured both of the Division Three qualifiers.
Pat Cuss and Bill Ashley ran this car in England as the "Ratcatcher" and later it ran as "Stinker" with big block Chevy power and Shellie Billington at the wheel. This photo my be from Snetterton if not early Santa Pod.
Sumner Bert Mewes Coupe goes up against the Champion Speed Shop fuel dragster in 62.
1965 AHRA Drag Races Lions Drag Strip. Eddie Potter's low-slung "Sudden Death"
1965 AHRA Drag Races
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