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

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

  1. merek chertkow
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    yes that is O.C.M.P. Norm Weekly driving 1965
     
  2. Thanks for the correction, guys. :)
     
  3. WCD
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    These guys flogged the altered classes to the very end. They were succesful with an altered in pro-comp as well.
     
  4. That would have been my guess, but was not sure. Must be Stormin' Norman. Merek would know. ;)
     
  5. fabuthis
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    The shot IS from Dover ... The car was owned and driven by Dick Doyle (Blown Hearse ) .. That day the track had payed a wheelstander to put on a show ... but couldn't get the car to wheelie ... so they told Dick they would pay him every time he stood it up ... So he did !!! Every time ....
    The car lives in Ct ... It gets taken out every once in a while ... pretty much as it was in the 60s ... Injected 427 BBC
     
  6. Larry T
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    They came pretty close to running an altered in Top Fuel too, didn't they? Maybe I'm thinking of their last Pro Comp car.
     
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  7. hog mtn dave
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    The last Boggs car was a long wheelbase altered running as a Top Alcohol Dragster. That may have been after Pro Comp. Steve Boggs tunes now - Ron passed away a few years ago. I always enjoyed their cars.
     
  8. Larry T
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    Thanks Dave,
    The Alcohol car was the one I was thinking about.
    I guess I was mixing two oddball short wheelbase dragsters (Boggs & Diamond Dave) to come up with the Top Fuel deal.
     
  9. ME.GASSER
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    I'm sorry but i have to call you out on this. This is the Mystery Willys that was built, owned and raced by Al D'Angelas. The car was purchased by my husband and i a couple of years ago after it sat outside in New Hampshire for over 20 years. This is one of the pictures that came with the car when we bought it. We made a call to Al and he confirmed that it was his car. It is now residing in our garage in the middle of a restoration.
    Gasser Girl
     
  10. ME.GASSER
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    This is it the day we found it.[​IMG]
     
  11. ME.GASSER
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    It back in the day lettered up. [​IMG] It still has the same tires and wheels on the front that it ran back in the 60's.
     
  12. ME.GASSER
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    [​IMG]
    As it sits now.
    Sorry about hijacking the thread for a little bit.
     
  13. hog mtn dave
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    Loved Diamond Dave's car too. I see the similarities. Those two groups danced to a different drummer.

    Boggs Bros ran injected nitro in that long wheelbase car before it became popular, as well as blown alky. Messed with nitrous before it was outlawed too. Ron was known for his tremendous burnouts - plus the cars hauled ass.
     
  14. rooman
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    At the March Meet this year I was lucky enough to hang out with Steve Boggs and Terry Manzer while Steve was talking about the nitro/nitrous deal. He said that they had 55 gallon drums full of used up pistons as a result of that deal.

    Roo
     
  15. fabuthis
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    My apologies ..... When I saw the picture I called the guy I thought owed the car ... I was going by what he had told me .... I promise I won't do it again !!!
     
  16. ME.GASSER
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    It's okay your forgiven:D:D
     
  17. RAT "T"
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    [​IMG]

    THANKS FOR POSTING THIS TOBY, LOVE THIS CAR
     
  18. Carnuba
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    Love that car. Love that picture. But, what's he lookin at?
     
  19. storm king
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    Love that car too! I'd rather have a Healey than a Cobra!
     
  20. Carnuba, he's probably check'n out Linda Vaughn!
     
  21. He's trying to see where the hell he's going! All he can see right now is blower and hood!
    He's in for a surprise when those front wheels come down.....
     
  22. Larry T
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    I don't guess he has one of those pieces of white tape at the top center of the steering wheel.
     
  23. Carnuba
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    lol
     
  24. jetboatmama
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    [​IMG]

    Do You Remember These Fire Mask
     
  25. blue hell wrench
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    Here are a few photos tha will take you back when racing was fun. The one with my brother Ronnie Runyan Al Vanderwoody and Bob Manion has a strange character(me) looking like Forrest Gump.
     

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  26. blue hell wrench
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    Here is a picture sent to me by Carl Biggers, Don Biggers(Mr Plymouth) sent me showing Don's very fast and consistent funny circa 1967
     

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  27. With the engine so high in the frame and the usual wheels up leave, Norm usually looked at the center line to keep the Healey headed the right direction. Running 9.60's that car was a real pain in the ass for the gasser boys.
     


  28. Here's an example. Who made these originally?

    [​IMG]
     
  29. DualQuad55
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    from Epsom, NH

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