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

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

  1. WCD
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    I saw the car when it first, or near first, debuted at Irwindale sans any lettering, just paint. It handled like a shopping cart. A new chassis replaced the original and the car became more stable. Gunter took the car on tour and did OK with it. He culminated his barnstorming back east by taking R/U to Jungle Jim at a big 16 car affair in New England.

     
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    These guys owned the A/FD for years.
     
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    Note that Ellis' opponent, Paul Stage, lit the bulb. He couldn't wait anymore.
     
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    Tom Hanna maybe?
     
  5. SIX GUN
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    WCD<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_9329698", true); </SCRIPT> ;

    Thanks, do you know if it was a Ford, Chevy, or a Slant\6 in it???
     
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    From Norb Locke's site, pictures of Oswego, as it the shot above:

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    More Norb Locke, from Oswego, think this is Gabby Bleeker racing John Forstka in the Fiat.

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    Early rear engined, looks like blown Olds powered, Oswego

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    The "Fugitive" -- believe this is Chuck Hepler from Champaign, IL, also at Oswego:

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    One more from Norb's site, it has lots of great pictures of Norb's twin flathead, and from his trip to Bakersfield 65, visit it at:

    http://www.norbsplace.com/page11.html

    Here is one of the few shots I have seen of the Greek's twin Chrysler:
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    I think a Chevy.
     
  13. bfalfa55
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    The dual Christmas tree pic is indeed Dragway 42. The strip on the left was dedicated to street tire cars and the one on the right for slicks. Not like the stupid 4 cars running at the same time that we see today !
     
  14. johnk320
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    Very cool vintage pics! Keep 'em comin'!!!!
     
  15. BloFish
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  16. Love those early pics. Please post more if you have them.
     
  17. Chuy
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    I actually met Curt Hamilton for the first time at the Double Tree at the 2013 CHRR. He built the body for the Mr C car We just restored. Turns out the company was sold to Tex Collins over a period of time and was fianlly paid off in 1967. Did a great job on it.
     
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    This has probably been posted before, Tony Nancy running Sparks & Bonney blown flathead

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    Bob Sullivan, note sidewinder behind it

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    Ed Donovan's blown Offy, Fuller built chassis...broke lots of stuff, including stripping the flywheel off the crank, Ed abandoned it to race hemis, which he made parts for

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    OCIR at sundown, not sure who the driver/car is

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    Eagle Electric, body by Hanna, car is now restored

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    Hope these have not been posted before, all from the following site:
    http://www.classicdragsters.com/v/Others/drag.jpg.html
     
  19. I love this thread. This was a magic time for drag racing. Cars were still being garage built, innovation was still the word of the day.
     
  20. Novadude55
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    This one showed up on my Tumblr dashboard posted by theoldiebutgoodie,
    sorry no info, hopefully not a repost,
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    The 4 car wide running we see today is a tribute to the earliest drag racing, which would frequently be the case on the dry lakes where it all started. And if you haven't witnessed it in person, you should. It's an awesome show.


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  22. 1934coupe
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    Just got these from Les Madus of the MG at the New England Hot Rod Reunion.
    The weekend was dedicated to Nitro Racer Bobby Lagana Sr who passed away a few days earlier.

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    Now that is different.
     
  24. 296ardun
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    Not entirely sure, but think that this is NoCal's Bill Dunlap, in his Fuller car
     
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    Where are you Muttley.
     
  27. johnk320
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    Does anyone have a picture of the "Grandma's Worry" rail from back in the day?

    296 Ardun.... those are two cool pics! Love 'em!!!!
     
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