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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by bigalturk1, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. jackal396
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    What a great picture, never seen that one before.

    jp
     
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  2. Lionheart
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    I owned this 1960 in the mid 1980's...... Had a built 350 w/4 speed, 456 gears.
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  4. loudbang
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    Hell of a shot and nice and clear. Dean is a Vette nut has one not hamb friendly. I don't know where he finds the photos but I had never seen that one also.
     
  5. Deuces
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    Something definitely wrong with this picture.... :confused:
    I wonder if this Vette made it down track without the front end collapsing..... :rolleyes:o_O
     
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  6. loudbang
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  7. jimdillon
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    Some cool shots LB-always like looking at 62 drag cars and old up stance drag cars.

    Dueces that is Half Breed and although it is a bit weird it did make a pass or two. Here it is originally then as it progresses to where it was photographed for sale recently.

    early on
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    for sale on ebay recently 9f9f_3.JPG
     
  8. Jimbo17
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    Great pictures from the good old day's
    Jimbo
     
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  10. ramblin dan
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    In the pits at Windsor Dragway. Late 60s. 032.jpg
     
  11. quick85
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    I took this one at Oswego Drag Raceway, Oswego Illinois in '69 or '70. I thought this was a local
    car, maybe from the Joliet area, now I wonder. I probably posted this before but why not show
    these two pics together?

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  12. jimdillon
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    Jason some good pics but the one that seems to hit home is the green 61. This is a cool picture of a couple of Corvette regulars back in the day having fun with an old car, that just so happens to be running D/G. This car now belongs to our own vetrod62 (Jim) and the picture I believe is from the early 70s and I am guessing Jim and Butch are in the picture ( I met Jim a few years ago and so am not an expert how he looked back in the 70s). Butch who owned the car ended up marrying Jim's sister and sadly Butch died from complications from a brain tumor a few years ago. Jim now owns the car and I believe will run the car in Butch's memory.

    It is still a strong running small block. Although Jim has not posted in awhile, I believe he is going to dust off the Vettes this year and get them back on the track, including this great warrior. Here is a picture of Butch going at it with Jim's black 62 in the near lane a few years ago. Pretty good that two street cars can pull the wheels IMO. 2wp78ns.jpg
     
  13. 1934coupe
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    Jim is that picture of the green 61 on a flatbed taken at Englishtown? It is really good when a story goes along with a picture. A lot of inquiring minds want to know.

    Pat
     
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  14. jimdillon
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    Pat yes I believe it is Englishtown but I know it is Butch's car and somewhere I have a different picture of the car on the stake track/bed. It is a cool story. Here is another picture more recently with Butch driving and then a picture Jim posted of Butch leaving a club meeting where he wanted to leave a few tire tracks on his exit.
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  15. ramblin dan
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    Great photo. Here's a shot of the fever vette match racing another about to blast down the quarter mile from the same day at Windsor Dragway late 60's.
     
  16. jimdillon
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    Pat here is another pic of Butch in 1970 running D/G-maybe the same day as the pic on the back of the truck above. You would know the track better than I. I never went to Englishtown although felt a small connection as I bought my cousin's 64 Plymouth after he blew the engine at Englishtown in 68.

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  17. 1934coupe
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    That certainly looks like Englishtown during that period. It changed a bunch over the years.

    Pat
     
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  18. vetrod62
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    Hi Jim, Yes same day as the above pictures well as the first picture below, fall of 1970. I would have normally been there that day, but I was stuck home mending a shattered hip (motorcycle mishap). Butch is the guy on the right. The track is Englishtown as it was originally built, wood bleachers and all. The picture of him pulling the wheels from behind is from about 15 years ago at E-town.

    Butch's son, Danny now owns the car, He has been racing the car since he was 16. he is now 43. Drives pretty well, but all over the place with the lights. Butch had his first tumor in '09 and could not drive after that, so I would drive the car for him. I also would do some bye runs with him in the car to cheer him up. In 2011 I built him a new engine combo to motivate him to work on getting better. Low budget, I used his 377 short block, my old gasser heads, my old TR-1 manifold, My old Hemi dual quads and one of my custom cams. The engine was finished by June and he ran a couple laps at E-town to get him back in shape. In September we went to Numedia dragway in PA.
    He ran the fastest time ever by 3/4 of a second. I think it was one of his happiest days of his life.

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  19. jimdillon
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    Thanks for posting Jim-had not heard from you in awhile. Spring may be finally here-I hope. Here's to a good year drag racing for you (I hope as well).
     
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  20. jackal396
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    That's a great shot of racing action, is the picture of the black car photo shopped? to show that it appears to be lifting the front wheels?
    Thanks,
    jp
     
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  21. jimdillon
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    JP good one, Jim should get a good chuckle out of your comments. How is your car coming along?
     
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  22. vetrod62
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    Very funny JP, NOT.
    Even on only two wheels, I can keep my cars off the wall !!
     
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  23. ramblin dan
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    Stop! your stressing me out!
     
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  24. jackal396
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    Jim that's not a loving thing to say.
    jp
     
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  25. jackal396
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    Pretty good and was lucky enough to win the first stick shift race yesterday at wood burn drag strip, car is running high 9s, friend was taking a video inside his car for the 1st round, really tight race and you see me come around right before the traps.

    Winners circle picture with some of the fellow stick shift racers in the class. and new look for car.
    jp
     

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  26. loudbang
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    Now that is how you powershift to WIN.
     
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  27. jimdillon
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    Cool video JP-guy was probably bending the floorboard trying to see if there was anything more to hold you off. Glad to see you got the car on the track and now you are running 9s making power more "honestly". Good show.
     
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  30. enloe
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    Cool Vette @ about 13:30
     

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