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

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

  1. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    The Bad Bossa Nova is one of all-time favorites, someday I'd love to build a similar car.
     
  2. 296ardun
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    Was this Sush Matsubara driving for Joe Pisano? It looks like the end of the track at OCIR....
     
  3. 296ardun
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    Some TE-440's from the George Klass collection. Scotty Fenn built several versions of this type before moving on to the K-88.

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    This is very similiar to the one I had, used a rubber biscuit in the tube on the front to serve as a sort of spring, back when front springs were required. I think that NHRA banned it (I put a Culbert axle on mine).

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    This one has the more traditional spring front end.

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    Another more traditional TE-440. Can't quite read the lettering on the truck, does it say "Limon, CO"? Looks like a Ford motor...
     
  4. dragsled
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    Yes,,Also His Grandson is a memeber here,, Tim Jones
     
  5. Chuck Norton
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    If someone can enhance the lettering a bit more, there might be an answer to that question. On a long shot chance, I checked "1040 Fox, Limon, Co" on Google Maps and discovered that address does not exist as of 2014. At present, Limon isn't very big and the existing street designations seem to consist primarily of numbered streets (north/south) and alpha designated avenues (east/west). 1040 S. Fox Street does exist in Denver, south of I70 and just off I25. Of course, neither of those highways existed at the time of that picture that I'm guessing was taken in the mid-to-late 50s.



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  6. vintageracer37
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  7. NHRANUT
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    from Western PA

    Here's a shot of the car from Fremont.
     
  8. 296ardun
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  9. sideways27
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:punctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:DoNotPromoteQF/> <w:LidThemeOther>EN-US</w:LidThemeOther> <w:LidThemeAsian>X-NONE</w:LidThemeAsian> <w:LidThemeComplexScript>X-NONE</w:LidThemeComplexScript> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:SplitPgBreakAndParaMark/> <w:DontVertAlignCellWithSp/> <w:DontBreakConstrainedForcedTables/> <w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/> <w:Word11KerningPairs/> <w:CachedColBalance/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="--"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> I have been searching this fantastic site for some color photos of Roger &#8220;RamJet&#8221; Gates Dragster called &#8220;Leaping Lizard&#8221; That was named and painted by Von Dutch in the mid 60&#8217;s. I have spoken with Roger and he only has a few photos of the car and they are black and white. The car has been restored by Dennis Fenstemaker from GA. I will keep searching this site but it will take me the rest of my life and I am hoping someone has some of these photos.
    Thank You,
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  10. 296ardun
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    This from Don Ewald's site, a Roger Gates car restored by Dennis Fesntemaker from Georgia, this photo from the California Hot Rod Reunion a few years ago...is this what you are looking for?

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    http://wediditforlove.com/members/CHRR-2003_cackle1.shtml
     
  11. sideways27
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    Dennis and Roger have these pictures. I am looking for some color pictures of the dragster when it was painted by Von Dutch and called "Leaping Lizard".
     
  12. tire wiper
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    Try this: http://cacklefest.com/Gates.shtml
     
  13. Cut55
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    Notice the late '30s wheel on the Cameo truck. Used them for his slicks.
     
  14. rick finch
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    rick finch
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    rick finch
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  20. hog mtn dave
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    Thanks for the AA/FA pics. The DiMatteo Bantam was for sale in the late 90s in AZ or NM with an injected SBC and trailer. Living in GA I couldn't swing it, but sure wish I had. Anybody know where it is today?
     
  21. Pete Eastwood
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    Yes !!!
     
  22. Sush drove for Joe in several cars & crashed a cpl of them.
    I think the pic from OCIR was when brother Frankie crashed,quit driving & Joe hooked up with Sush-------
     
  23. hog mtn dave
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    Cool!...the perfect look for a Bantam. So, what's up? Is it all restored and I've just been living under a rock?
     
  24. rick finch
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  25. 296ardun
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    [​IMG]

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    And another couple of shots from Jim Sorenson's "Awful Altereds" site (but not in motion, unlike Rick Finch's shots)

    This was a well constructed car, well finished, be great to see it again.
     
  26. rick finch
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