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

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

  1. 1940 Willys Coupe
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    Hey partsrivet!

    Man on Man! Another great shot of that Dacus Brother's Anglia in the "Red Paint" trim. This was shortly after the Dacus Brothers bought this car from some farmers in Kansas. Yes, the Dacus Brothers were after points in Division Four and brother did they travel all over to get those points. Reason why my brother and I chased that car everywhere. Wasn't unsual to race at I-20 Raceway in Tyler, TX on Saturday night and then load up and drive to Corpus Christi, TX. A (a good seven hour drive from Tyler), get there around 8 AM, Dacus would unload the car and the fun would begin. Those we indeed the days brother! Young, strong and full of piss and vinegar! No more, but it is a great feeling to have these memories still banked away in that old treasure chest memory of mine!

    Thanks again partsrivet for all!

    Gary Ratliff aka 1940 Willys Coupe
     
  2. WCD
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    Danny Miller bought this car and used it as his first effort in FC racing. He ran the car with just injectors in 1969 on the UDRA circuit and beat more than a few blown cars. He later added a blower and a Maverick body.
     
  3. 1940 Willys Coupe
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    from Texas

  4. chase knight
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    I was in the starting line tower at Indy when Ivo kaboomed that one. Pieces went well over the three-story finish line tower. One of the two loudest race car explosions I've ever heard (Shelly Anderson's at E-Town was the other, but that's too recent to mention). Regards, Chase
     
  5. BlownBlu55
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    Anyone have any pictures of Lindley Isonhood and his 63 Vette? He was always a local celebrity running in Div IV back in the day. The last time I saw him race was at the Motorplex in 1986 and he was against Buddy Ingersall in his BB/AT Buick. Lindley blew the center out of the clutch plate and never left the line.
     
  6. Tom S. in Tn.
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    Not as a bracket car or something later, but I wonder how long past 1970 this car actively competed ? I probably saw it and did not know it. Tom S.
     
  7. WCD
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    Maybe 1971. It was adorned with a wild pink and purple paint scheme and had his name embossed the side from back to front. HRM did an article on the car. While still injected and running the Dart body, Isky used it in his ads promoting Miller as giant killer role because of his beating blown cars: All thanks to the Isky cam inside-(sic).
     
  8. Wrongway1320
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    Poor photo quality but it shows how different Pomona looked then for a regular Sunday race and the size of Top Fuel tires of the day and the Smoke'em if you got the power launches
     

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  9. Louie S.
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    I will try and get some from him, i was over there ordered a cam for my A today.
     
  10. WCD
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    Based on car design I would say 64 or 65, a time when the christmas tree had long been established. However note the presence of the flagman making haste to get out of the cars way. PVTA still used a flagman I guess. .
     
  11. If the camera would have been shooting just a bit more to the left, you would see the old pump house down by the finish line that fed water to the property until the late 60's.

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  12. Wrongway1320
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    Sorry Dean I thought the caption would show. The car is Paul Southerlands "Charger" out of Woodys Race Car Engenering. This is July 4th weekend 1964 Paul won the show at Fontana the night before and also won Pomona that Sunday. Best of 7.67 @ 198+.
    The Christmas Tree was introduced by NHRA at the Indy Nats 1963 many tracks took a while to follow,Minnesota Dragways stayed with the flag ontil 1965 then went to a horizontal tree hanging over the strip in 1965.
    Paul Beat "The Goose" (Tom McQuen) in the Final that Sunday.I was the tire wiper for Paul that weekend as a part of the monster crew,Paul,Woody Gilmore,Ed Peters & I. The rig consisted of Woodys early 50's Ford pickup, the racecar on an open 2 wheel trailer. I drove to Pomona in my 51 Ford coupe from Long Beach.
    A different time a different style of life & racing , gone but not forgotten
     
  13. AHotRod
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    Are you doing a HAMB thread on the restore?



     
  14. RAT "T"
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  15. dumpgrump
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    mutley, that bis sum funny shit!!!
     
  16. Mazooma1
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    three from the Magnetic Brain website:

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  17. skywolf
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    Thanks Mazooma. I've got a bunch of magazines I need to scan and post, if I could just get the kids off the computer. :)
     
  18. Mazooma1
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    I didn't know that was you....always find great stuff there...thanks!!!
     
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  19. skywolf
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    You're welcome. Thanks for sharing all your photos with us. :)
     
  20. skywolf
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  22. redlinetoys
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    Another great batch of shots. Here are a couple of Bob Kamp and family (K-Motion Racing).

    Rumor has it that this 57 Vette was bought brand new to be a race car. Then, it was later returned to 100% stock and sold for a good investment return!
     

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  23. skywolf
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  24. WCD
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    It wasnt just the calliope style injectors that made this car unique, but the choice of camshaft for a Westcoast car-Crane! The brothers later teamed up with another pair of Nor-Cal siblings, the Speigel Bros (former AA/GS guys) and ran the Brotherhood AA/FC 72 Cuda locally for a short while.
     
  25. 383man
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    Wow I love this thread !! It will take me a month to see it all. This is one of my favorite pics of two of the best ever Superstock and Pro Stock racers. Ron

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  26. wheels777
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    I've heard of the Filthy Forty and the Dirty Thirty......would this be a Early Shirley?
     
  27. bushwacker 57
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    ABOUT the crane camshafts RPW WAREHOUSE SACTO CALIF WAS THE CRANE DEALER SPEIGEL BROS RAN IT.
     
  28. RAT "T"
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  29. automaticslim
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    The Reinford Bros and the Moose were regulars at Atco back in the day. Seeing it here sure brings back memories!
     
  30. WCD
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    Well there ya go.
     

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