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

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

  1. cougarmike
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    right click, paste...right click, paste, right click, paste...= 2nd best screen saver ever. 1st bestest screen saver includes pictures of Vida Guerra and Alyssa Milano...
     
  2. johnk320
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    Hoping to get some help from this very knowledgable group of drag racing historians.

    A buddy of mine bought a '40 Chevy out of Texas about 5 years ago. It was raced into the '70's as a gasser in the Austin area. He heard it might have gone by the name of "Mighty Mouse." When he bought it, it was in the Houston area.

    Would anyone here have any information on this car? He's looking for any background info or pictures from the day.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  3. WCD
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    I dont know where the crash occurred, most likely an outlaw match race track without guard rails and about as wide a sidewalk.
     
  4. Tom S. in Tn.
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    Originally Posted by Tom S. in Tn. [​IMG]
    Any idea where Lunati crashed?
    After all these years I can still learn something new every day. Tom S.


    Events like that happened alright, and no one left today to give an account. Tom S.
     
  5. Tom S. in Tn.
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    This car is right off the rollers, could that have made those marks on the tires?
    Some times we used to switch the wheels & tires to the opposite side and put a few runs on them when they started rolling up.

     
  6. Found this. Not sure if this was the wreck your talking about but La Place was a division IV track. Maybe partsrivet was there that day since it was his picture that brought this question up.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bykyak/4261785933/
     
  7. WCD
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    It is. Thanks for the post.
     
  8. partsrivet
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    Nope, I never saw the funny car. I only saw and photographed the sports car. By the way, is that body on the M/SP car a Devin?
     
  9. MarkManson
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    from Dallas TX

  10. JBell
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    The steering column looks like rebar !
     
  11. JBell
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    I really like this car. It also reminds me of those personal saunas you climb into for a 'steam'. There's a Little Rascals episode where Alfalfa gets locked in.
     
  12. 66cayne
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    Yep! that would poke a nice hole through you if you crashed...
     
  13. Down South Racer
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    In Re to post #33494 concerning Joe Lunati. Joe won Street Eleminator over Dick Moroso at Indy in 1966. He was runner up to Doug Thorley in Funny Car the next year,1967.
     
  14. Mazooma1
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  15. Tom S. in Tn.
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  16. WCD
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    I'm digging the testing of the fueler right there on Primrose Lane.
     
  17. mosconiac
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    Sorry if this has been posted before, but what a magnificent shot!!!

    EDIT: I can not credit the photographer as I randomly found this image on tumblr.

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  18. Who can identify this dragster?

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  19. Mazooma1
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    Toby, as you know the jpeg is identified as Alt Speed Sop....
    No clue....
     
  20. Yeah. I posted it from a file that I have labeled "Atlanta Speed Shop". The original image is from their archives. However, they can't remember who it is.
     
  21. Mazooma1
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    In 1970 they (Atlanta Speed Shop) bought a rail from Ivo, but it doesn't look like that one...

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  22. Yeah ... I have a few photos of that one. As for the photo in question, I've tried running the image through Photoshop in an effort to read the name on the side, but to no avail.
     
  23. brandon
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    This belonged to a couple customers of mine...a buddy of mine drove it
     
  24. Mazooma1
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    It looks uncomfortably similar to the last photo of Pete Robinson's car
     
  25. JC Sparks
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    I believe Don Dixon drove the Atlanta Speed shop AA/FD back then. Some time in the early 70's he had a real bad crash in it at Miami Hollywood dragway in Florida. I haven't see him for a long time now, or I would ask him. JC
     
  26. Thanks to HAMBer mhilton for identifying the photo of the Starrliner AA/FD owned by Alan Starr and driven by Jim Hundley.

    Quoted from the North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame:
    "Alan Starr local Top Fuel campaigner who made the "Starrliner" name famous in the '60's and '70's, was inducted in the Hall of Fame. Starr was another early pioneer in the world of fuel drag racing. Starting with the Sling Shot Dragster and moving up thru the ranks of contenders in the '70's with the now rear engine Top Fuel Dragster. The "Starrliner" team won on the IHRA and NHRA curcuit before retiring in the early '80's. Starr was tragically killed while working in his shop on the alcohol funny car of Larry McBride."
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  27. ME.GASSER
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    This is the Mystery Willys that sat outside in New Hampshire for 20 years and is now sitting in our garage in the middle of a resto.
     
  28. RAT "T"
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    is it an original new england race car? Very cool!!
     
  29. storm king
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    That picture of the Mystery Willys was taken at Dover Drag Strip, Wingdale, N.Y. My home track...
     

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