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

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

  1. Sure is. Kent Fuller used a lot of VW bars on his chassis'.
     
  2. rooman
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    Sure is. Followed by the Little Hoss Anglia and then a string of funny cars using the same name.

    Roo
     
  3. WCD
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    Dont forget his ill fated Maverick A/Gasser that was between the Anglia's and funnies. It crashed not a month or so after its debut. Car Craft did an article on it, whereupon before press time it was demolished in a roll over. They featured the car in its destroyed state as well.
     
  4. brandon
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    Whats the deal with maverick gassers....they never seemed to end well..
     
  5. Larry T
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    Maybe not Gassers but Reher-Morrison, Jim Stevens, and Arlen Fadley had a few that did pretty well in Modified Eliminator.
     
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  7. Agreed
     
  8. That white, tandem sleeper trailer in the back ground is pretty ritzy for the 1967ish era!
     
  9. Is that Joe Pisano on the right?
     
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    The last Funny car of Sox & Martin :(
     
  11. Great picture! I had the pleasure to talk with Larry a few times at Mooneyhams shop when I was having my blower made for my fuel car. Very nice guy to talk to. I asked him if he ever attended the hot rod reunion, he told me no, he was not interested. Did not say why. RIP Jungle Larry
     
  12. Very pretty! I could look at that all day
     
  13. WCD
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    Larry's disinterest reminds me of a former accqauintance who in the day was quite an accomplished motorcycle racer in all the sports variations. He said one day, as he awoke and was preparring to venture to the track, that he suddenly decided , "I'm done." He not only didnt load the bike up, but proceeded to sell everything off and he never sat atop another bike again.
     
  14. rooman
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    Seeing as how that is the Bones, Dubach, Pisano Willys I would say yes.

    Roo
     
  15. Tom S. in Tn.
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    That's the way I quit in the late 70's. Tom S.
     
  16. KING CHASSIS
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    The "Zorba The Greek" trailer in the background is my friend Tom Masa's. Hog Mountain Dave sent me a PM about this pic. I forwarded it to Tom . And he says yep thats his. Made out of 1/4" plywood. The back curved door was made by soakin the plywood in water for along time then just bending and screwing it. When the car was sold. The guy that bought it died on a motorcycle and the trailer just sat outside for years and ended up distroyed. See pics of the car that was in this trailer. And info about the guy that owned it here.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=223062
     
  17. flyingpiston53
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    from bristol ri

    Am I the only one the noticed the bitchin white caddy hearse...... Push car?
     
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    The Surfers AA/FD wasn't fancy, but when they were on it what a show. Doesn't that scoop remind you of the one the Hawaiian had at Indy a week later? Oklahoma City, 8-1966 [​IMG]
     
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    Green Mt Boys at the 67 Nationals. [​IMG]
     
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    Ott and Ewing B/SR Indy 9-1967[​IMG]
     
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    We saw a closeup of the damage to Charlie Smith's El Camino at Opelousas, LA in July of 1967. I noted on another view that the altered had more stuff on the front end, which was probably damaged in the wreck. Lucky they made it. [​IMG]
     
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    Joe Lunati in his Troublemaker M/SP at La Place LA 5-7-1967
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    Don Garlits lights em up at Indy 9-1966. Don't know who the other guy is. [​IMG]
     
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    During the 67 season, Garlits had problems getting into the 6's. He swore he wouldn't shave until he did and he finally got there when he won Top Fuel at the 67 Nationals. A large crowd stood by at the starting line to watch the festivities, including some photographers who climbed atop Big Daddy's camper for a better shot. Unfortunately, they caved in the top. When Bob Gibson showed Garlits this view at Bowling Green a few years ago, he was delighted to see this different angle of his famous shave. His delight changed to rage as he again saw his camper being damaged by the perps. The man has a LONG memory!
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  25. This is still my favorite thread. 7-1/2 million views can't be wrong.
     
  26. WCD
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    Note that Joe is still running Crane Cams. In 67 he got R/U in funny car eliminator at the Nationals. He lost to the Dougs Headers Corvair. A few weeks after the Nationals, Lunati crashed the car putting him the hospital wherein he contemplated his future. It was then that he decided to start his own company; Lunati Cams.
     
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    The unique cars from that time will never be seen again
     
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  29. Tom S. in Tn.
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    Any idea where Lunati crashed?
    After all these years I can still learn something new every day. Tom S.
     
  30. Tom S. in Tn.
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    Magnificent story King! I could spend all day reading these stories!! Love it; Tom S.
     

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