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

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

  1. klleetrucking
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
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    from Dalzell,SC

    Somewhat O/T and not to hijack but, what about the travel back in the day. Cross country travel had to be a total asswhip on 2 lane roads. Especially out west with the temps and mountains. I tip my hat to racers that did it.
     
  2. lippy
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    Piece of cake, no rumblestrips, just stay in your LANE. LOL. :D And there was real scenery, not just Mcdonalds signs. LOL.
     
  3. thehazguy
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    Old alter at Island Dragway 60's
     
  4. Novadude55
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    no info other than found this on a fb page
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  5. Race Artist
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    Great stuff! Any more pictures of the car, information and/or pictures of other S/S cars he ran against? Thanks for sharing. Really good. Maybe post them on the S/S-F/X thread here on the HAMB too ... ?
    Joel

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  6. Tom S. in Tn.
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    Thanx for the reality check man.......... now on to work. Tom S.
     
  7. Novadude55
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    Thanks to Rocky Phillips, we have a place to go racing two or three times a year pretty close by, run what ya brung, long as its older than 74, Eagle Field Drags, google it, or just click here:http://eaglefielddrags.com/
    its not exactly like the old days, cant make any money,
    but its a hellava lotta fun,:cool:
     
  8. Falconred
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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    This is not the best scan but there is a Southeasten Dragway Reunion coming up. There should be a lot of the old and not so old dragracers attending. I plan to attend along with several of my friends.

    Southeastern Dragway Reunion

    <!-- _!fbztxtlnk!_ http://gdrn.blogspot.com/2013/03/southeastern-dragway-reunion.html-->Vintage Race cars and swap meet!
    Drivers, car owners, mechanics, pit crew and fans all invited.

    Date: March 16, 2013
    Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
    Place: Hardy Chevrolet
    1249 Charles Hardy Parkway
    Dallas, GA 30157
     

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  9. 65 Hemi Coronet
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    65 Hemi Coronet
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    from Florida

    Rats, same weekend as the Gator Nats......and I already have tickets......
     
  10. Tom S. in Tn.
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    One of the first times I started using this computer, my kids got me logged on to HAMB and Eagle Field was one of the first things I saw and nearly flipped!
    I could not believe my eyes. I started following Rocky's twin car construction and he has personally invited me to go there.
    It's defiantly on my bucket list before I die. Tom S. in Tn.
     
  11. Gene Boul
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    Gene Boul

  12. Novadude55
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    I would be remiss if I didnt mention the MARCH MEET in Bakersfield, one the true remaining legendary tracks, next weekend, March 7-10, if you dig nostalgia drag racing, get your full dose of nitro, under the lights, check it out here:http://www.famosoraceway.com/
     
  13. Pete L.
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    from New Jersey

    Great pics !!!
     
  14. rick finch
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    ATTENTION IN THE PITS!!!

    I'm back! I have been recovering from a double lung transplant at the U.of California Medical Center in San Francisco done on January 7th. It's been a looong bumpy road, but I beat the odds and I'm now well enough to go home...it's good to be back, and living again.:)

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  15. dragsled
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    Good to hear your OK Tim Jones
     
  16. Novadude55
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    Keep up the good mojo,, or whatever it is that got you thru it,,:D
    prayers and thots for you
     
  17. vetrod62
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    Well I will be damned, I have raced my 62 corvette on that track since 1966 to last year. I never, ever noticed a food stand on the spectator side. I remember the spectator side full of cars in the 60s. But as racing fell off, they were put over on the racers side.

    I guess once I made the turn on to the track, all focus was on staging and the tree.

    A great track, RIP

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  18. theman440
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    from Las Vegas

  19. Finn Jensen
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    I remember the spectator side in the the early sixties. There was a price difference between it and the pits' side; I don't recall what it was. In early 1962 as broke teenagers, buddies and I were pooling pennies to be able to get in. Began racing not long after. Lots of great memmories.
     
  20. Glad you're back Rick. They can't keep a good pool player down! ;)
     
  21. Welcome back Mr Finch. Glad to see your posts.
     
  22. rick finch
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    The "Frantic 4" with Stormin' Norman Weekly driving...

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  23. rick finch
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    Wilton & Doss vs. Adams, Wayre & Mulligan...


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  24. rick finch
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    Larry Dixson Sr. and the Fireside Inn...

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  25. rick finch
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    ...another Stormin' Norman and the Frantic 4.(circa 1964)

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  26. Glad your back and doing fine ! I have a friend that had both his lungs changed about 7 years ago,,, he's doing great also !
     
  27. dirt42
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    Glad to hear your doing well Rick. I've admired the pictures you have been so kind to share with us.
     
  28. Dave1946
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    Yup. Jim Lutz and Myron Lundberg. Two of the nicest guys I've ever met. Both guys were members of the Torquers car club of Minneapolis. The Anglia was a National record holder and won A/Gas at the '64 Indy Nationals. The car was wrecked in 1965 and they built the Olds funny car which really hauled ass. Jim passed away a few years ago and was a fearless driver. I believe Myron is still around but I haven't seen him for a few years.
     
  29. Dave1946
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    I'm pretty sure that's Al Tschida driving the Feur-Farsond-Tschida Willys. Another member of the Torquers. This pic has to be from the '65 Nationals. Al won C/Gas at the '64 Nationals with a Different Willys and was runner up in '63 and '62. He also had a '33 Willys gasser then went on to campaign several nitro funny cars. He also has a new and improved Model of the '64 cars that runs really well.
     
  30. Dave1946
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    I was sitting directly across the strip from you. I was on a 3 day pass from Fort Leonard Wood and slept in a '57 Buick for three days so I could see the '66 Nationals. You can see that Jim Lutz was out on Eddie Schartman and this was a close one but Eddie nosed out Jim. For as heavy as that Olds was it really hauled.
     

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