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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by speedbump, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. speedbump
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
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    does anyone have photos of early competion coupe dragsters, i'm building one now and would like some ideas. thanks
     
  2. Might as well start with one of the most bad ass comp coupes ever.



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  3. Or, if you want to really go big, you could clone the Leffler & Coburn "Iron Mistress".



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  4. Pauil Sutherland's Fiat was one of the first full bodied comp coupes.



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  5. RustyRedRam
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    What I would have given to have seen that Pedregon pass . . . Of course, I wasn't alive back then . . . but that's a minor detail. :D
     
  6. TomWar
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    This is a Picture of our coupe in the 1965 Oakland Roadster Show. There is a centerfold picture of it in the Rodders Journal # 39
     

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  7. c-10 simplex
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    Why are comp coupes not a functioning class anymore?
     
  8. Ron Mayes
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    That car was Bad Ass !!!
     
  9. yekoms
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    There was a good thread goin' I tried to drop here and couldn't. search
    Competition coupes
    Smokey

    I like the way that the valve cover peeks out of the body on that Fiat...
     
  10. Yes there is another thread on comp, or drag coupes with a lot of good pictures. Comp coupes, comp roadsters, gassers, street roadsters, and fuel altereds gradually disappeared because NHRA wanted to streamline the show, and make it more saleable to TV and major sponsors. National Hot Rod Association my ass!! :(
     
  11. c-10 simplex
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    i kind of figured that.
     
  12. HitManSlingshot
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    Have a few shots of our comp coup Digger on our album. We are repainting the car this winter. The car was from Canada. The name is HITMAN .
     
  13. speedbump
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    here are a few shots of my comp. coupe dragster, getting ready to fit my anglia body onto the modified k-88 chassis research frame. enjoy mike.
     

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  14. George Klass
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  15. nochop
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    from norcal

    This was my dads club altered. Blown Olds. Picture was taken in '62 in the midwest
     

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  16. J scow
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    from Seattle

  17. 56sedandelivery
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    It is long, but worth every frame! Learned something "new"; "Mickey Thompson's Fontana International Raceway". I've never heard it referred to that way. Thanks for posting. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  18. suedestude
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    Nochop,I use to watch your dad race. He also had a kick ass dragster
     
  19. Marty Strode
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    Here are couple out of Oregon circa '62.
     

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  20. 296ardun
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    Because Mickey was one of a number of Fontana managers, after he left Lion's. One of the features was the "Mickey Meet," where he paid a huge sum (for those days) for winning the fuel dragster title..."International raceway?" never figured this one out, but Orange County was also "international" Guess if you are the manager, you can call the track whatever you want.
     

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