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

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

  1. Novadude55
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  2. rooman
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    The third car looks like a Long (four radius rods) and the paint is wrong for the Rattler--too light on the side and lettering too high on the body.

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  3. WCD
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    Also, the Howard Cam car at the time (1967) featured just a shorty body with some side panels, no nose piece. And it was blue & white. The orange hued full body version that bares a resemblence to this car, and sits in the lobby of the NHRA Museum, was the one that ran in 69 with the Porsche Bros and Larry Dixon.
     
  4. Royalshifter
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    Definately mounting signs with a crane...I would guess an opening also?

     
  5. jetboatmama
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    Ron Saunders, Tommy Hughes, Harold Springs, Elaine Hughes, Julius Hughes Jr., ?? and Frank Brumby NHRA 1964 Class Champion and Best Appearing Car & Crew
     
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    Surprised the California boys and won the NHRA 1964 Nationals AA/A Class. Julius made 5 runs under the AA/A class record of 9.55 at 160.71 which he had previously set in 1963 with a bored 30over Chevy 283 ci = 287 ci. The Chevy engine was stroked to 341 ci for the 1964 win to beat the Big Chryslers
     
  7. ^^^ I'd love to see a replica of that car! ^^^

    Hint ... hint ... hint!

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  8. WCD
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    With the 327 not yet available, hot rodder and aftermarket companies knew how to gain lots of cu inches out of the little 283's. Looks like the motor is sporting one of those Pete Robinson style blowers. Was this a direct drive car?
     
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  10. Cool observation regarding the blower. Julius and Elaine (jetboatmama) Hughes were friends and associates of Pete Robinson.

    As for the car being a direct drive car, maybe jetboatmama can elaborate on that. That's a good question. I don't know.

    Here are more photos of the car .........

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    I'm pretty sure this is a view of the same engine. That is Elaine Hughes (jetboatmama) kneeling. If I'm not mistaken, the engine went into their next car, a dragster. This is a good view of the supercharger. Here again, maybe she can elaborate.
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  11. hog mtn dave
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    Here's the dragster

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  12. That's a cool picture!


    Here's a photo I just stole from her photo album. Obviously, the two photos were taken about the same time.

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  13. Weedburner
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    Same girl?
     
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  14. jetboatmama
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    Atlanta $10,000 - 1960s - Atlanta Speed Shop Dragway
     
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    ZOT II had a 671 Prunned Aluminum GMC Case by Atlanta Speed Shop
    Pete's blowers were magnesium
    It was a direct drive roadster
     
  16. jetboatmama
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    Julius III would like to rebuild the ZOT II All we have is the glass body & some engine parts - we have agreat deal of parts to find/collect
     
  17. ^^^ That is exciting!!! ^^^

    I'm happy to know he's interested in rebuilding the car. Possibly some leads on parts could be found here on the HAMB.
     
  18. Mazooma1
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    Elaine/Toby....what does ZOT mean??? Doug
     
  19. jetboatmama
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    ZOT I was the first ZOT car the fans named the car because of the graphics on the trunk
    Everyone we beat saw that they had been "zotted"
    It was the beginning of many ZOT CARS Julius III is building ZOT VI AA/FD now
     
  20. Mazooma1
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    we need "ZOT" t-shirts with the Atlanta SS logo!!!!!!!
     
  21. Yeah, that would be cool!
     
  22. Mazooma1
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    just like the trunk lid on that "55...trophy, ant-eater dude, etc
     
  23. hog mtn dave
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    Remember the BC comic strip by Johnny Hart? Thor, Fat Broad etc. Thats where the ZOT anteater came from.
     
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    So, what exactly is a ZOT?
     
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    a very ripe ZIT?
     
  26. hog mtn dave
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    ZOT is the sound the anteater character made when it made a kill. I believe some of the original fighter jet radar guidance systems were called Zot boxes. Also the mascot at Cal Irvine. All based on the charcter from the BC comic.

    Now back to an urelated pic from the drags.

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  27. Tony Nancy ..........

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  28. 296ardun
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    I think this is the Orange County Metal Processing car that Norm Weekly drove, not Tony Nancy
     

  29. It is, but the source from which I retrieved the photo claimed it was Tony Nancy driving. I could very well be wrong. Thanks! :)
     
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