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History Drag cars in motion.......picture thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. TotallyT
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    Ok....unaware.

    Its a 1969 if that helps any...maybe some black and white.
     
  2. Larry T
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  3. PVTA Jay
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    Thanks Merek, that's who I was thinking of. Yellow with bright Red numbers and lettering. I remember you driving out there a few times at Pomona, worked there late '61 to early '64
     
  4. fiftee6effie
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    Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen, Spokane Washington 1980 Smokey Burnout!
     

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  5. Wow...quoting Rick Finch, who posted this just four posts above yours..."Heads up....this thread is dedicated to 1968 and earlier drag racing history. There are exceptions to every rule, but your post is way beyond the cut-off. "
     
  6. drofrockology
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    i'd also add that i am sure i am not the only person going through each and every post that will not open a dpf file no matter how bitchen; no matter what year.

    jpg or bmp files, please. that way we can see them as we scroll through.
     
  7. rick finch
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    Don Prudhomme and his B & M Torkmaster...

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    1966 Indy, Danny Ongais out on Prudhomme...(same car different paint).

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  8. Gasser Madness
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    Dean Lowe's RPU at Riverside in 67
     

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  9. Mazooma1
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    just making it easier to view, Byron....

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  10. Tom S. in Tn.
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    Rick; Didn't this car have a clutch-flite or some kind of transmission in it. I recall talking about early attempts with transmissions in dragsters umpteen years ago and I thought this car.
    I also remember stories about that hi-geared Fantasia gasser too. :) Tom S.[​IMG]
     

  11. No, you're not. I don't open the thumb nails either.
     
  12. 296ardun
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    Tom, it ran an experimental B&M Torquemaster -- commend B&M for trying it but it didn't work as well as the standard multidisk clutch...(I also remember Fantasia, ran high gear until Chuck Finders offered to build a spring suspension, free of charge if it didn't work, then they ran an automatic, and it won at least one fuel altered meet...
     
  13. WCD
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    I would love to know who ended with the Torkmaster. The tail fin is classic 60's era body work.
     
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  16. Gasser Madness
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    Photo by Charles Millikin, Jr.
     
  17. Mazooma1
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  19. WCD
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    Mazooma you have outdoen yourself-AGAIN!
     
  20. Gasser1961
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    Great photos. You've got to love thoses injected SBC's!!
     
  21. mosconiac
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    That was a great set! Thanks a ton.
     
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  23. WCD
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    Baltes and Lavato. Jerry Baltes later ran funnies in the mid west during the early 70's. They were dubbed Tom and Jerry.
     
  24. THE-SYNDICATE
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    yes!!!!!!!
     
  25. Mazooma1
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  26. WCD
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    Note that Jay Minor's Cuda is a hybred. Front end is 70 era while the back end is 69 fastback version. The airborn, bodiless flopper going through the OCIR lights is Bob Picket. Black primer Vette rolling on its roof is Steve Plueger and Gary densham car that never got sorted-as we can see.
     
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    The Drag News clip dated Sept 26, showing the remains of Rusty Dellings in the destroyed Mr T Vette alludes to unknown reason why the car crashed. Blower explosion sending the GMC huffer right into the drivers face rendering him unconscious is what caused the car to veer into the guard rail
     
  29. Mazooma1
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  30. thanks for the awesome pics mazooma but no offence but paul simon was right "everything looks worse in black and white"
     

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