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

  1. PVTA Jay
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    Yeah, it was fun even when I was working there. Front chutes were a kick, got to meet a boatload of people. Watching the rails come by from back chutes ( a miracle some didn't crash into the telephone poles ) Just being there was exciting to a 16 yr old, and I was getting paid for it too.
     
  2. 296ardun
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    Some street roadsters from George Klass:

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    Tommy Ivo. Yes, it's Ivo. I forgot most of the story, but Ivo built this roach on purpose to get back at those who protested his immaculate T roadster. Note the torch-cut holes, the racoon tails, and the ax buried in the decklid. This was 1957.
     
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    Winternationals, not sure what year. Roadster is Tom McMullin, and I think the coupe is Charles "Boogie" Scott from New Orleans, before his Bantam bodied altered (maybe the same car with a different body??)

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    Saved the best for last, This chute shot of Dean Lowe has been posted before, or one like it, but it shows a true street roadster that really drove on the streets (I got to sit in it at the Powerine station next to Bob's in Pasadena)...and it is Pomona in the old days with the trees still there.
     
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  7. Yep, that's around May of '63. Kaye Trapp was there that Sunday shooting photos. He was driving the Grabowski built T touring. He asked if it was OK if he shot some pics of the roadster. He sent me about five really nice 8X10's. That's one of Kaye's shots. I sure wish he would have hung around. That afternoon we raced Bones in Maz's corvette for street eliminator. Both cars looked good in the sun with their Junior candy paint, and at the lights we both tossed the identical red white and blue Deist ring slots. And, and as they say, "the crowd went wild"!
     
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    This thread is now repaired.
     
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    But in 1967 I was making $1.40 an hour before taxes.
     
  10. But in 1958 my allowance was $5.00 a week. Just enough to ride my bike up to John's Hobby Shop and buy another AMT model kit, stop in at Caesar's Tacos and grab a Taco and small coke for lunch, and go to the drags at Pomona on Sunday. Yep, a few pennies left over. I would not trade those days for anything!
     
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    Big at Island Dragway

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    These pictures from "Oil 'n Speed"

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    Back to Pomona, early '60s (?) I don't know either roadster, though the T bodied car on the left seems to have a Buick straight 8.
     
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    Braskett & Finders, maybe at Fontana? Chuck Finders was the master gasser constructor and Braskett would later partner with Gary Burgin in a funny car. Notice Henry's Machine Shop, which did drive train work, pretty good work.
     
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    I think that this is the No. 99 Racing Team, maybe from Massachusetts? Great example of a real competition coupe. 3692530.jpg
     
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  15. Is there anyone that Chuck Finders didn't partner with?
     
  16. Gabe Fernando
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    I saw this car a few times on the west coast in the early 60's. I remember the paint colors and if you look close enough you will see an empty 'nitro' can for an injector scoop. Just loved it. It ran pretty well too.
     
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    Remember Henry's well.
     
  18. PVTA Jay
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    Moody & Davis hit that 'Balony slicer' cable at the end of the strip and went right thru the fence. Also in the famous wheelstand shot with Frantic 4 at Pomona
     
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  19. My ex-partner Dan Hart drove that car with the 99 racing team " The Nice Guy's" in the '60's
     
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    Thanks, Jay, apparently Don Moody was to be the regular driver, but Joe Purcell wanted a ride in it, and went off the track. The fuel Chrysler was from "Doc" McCan's fuel drag hydro, and McCan was at the track the day the car went off the end. Purcell's arm was so badly broken that amputation was suggested, but McGan was an orthopedic surgeon and worked at the hospital to save his arm. Joe was in a cast for what seemed like a year, but at least he had both arms! This story from Bruce Schwarz, on Don Ewald's site. Here is another picture racing Prudhomme in the old Ivo car at San Gabriel in '63 with Don Moody driving:

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  21. It was Doc Magan. Mom took us kids to the Magan Clinic in Covina for years for shots and such. His hydro was called "The Golden Thing". What wasn't painted gold metal flake was chromed. A real show piece.
     
  22. 296ardun
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    Thanks, Dean for the correction...if I'm not mistaken, the fuel hydro was featured in HRM...apparently the dragster was also supposed to be sort of gold metalflake, but it was a combination of gold and green, that's why Joe Purcell called it "gangrene" (after he crashed in it)
     
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    Racing Fans come and join us celebrate Ed Iskenderian’s “The Camfather’s” 93rd Birthday Party

    One of the great pioneers of hot rodding and racing across the country.

    There will be many Celebrities along with some well known race cars from the past that will join in on the cackel fest. Car show with race cars, hot rods, bikes and whatever shows up. Meet racing drivers, Ed The Ace McCulloch, Celeb’s, Linda Vaujn, Dave “The Voice” McClelland, Nick Arries Jr. and many more. car builders and engine builders. This is always a great party and last well into the night with lots of bench racing and Ed’s story’s.

    Location: LTR Racing 29330 Hwy 178 Onyx, CA (760) 378-1982 Lanny or Diane

    Date: Sept, 13 2014 10:00 am until?

    Bring a race car, hot rod, bike or whatever you want just come and have a fun with Isky for the day.

    BBQ catered on site.
     
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    Looking at the Thresher special flathead rail it could almost be the old Monogram Models Slingshot with a flatty in place of the Hemi !
    Oops after reading the caption I did'nt realize this is the car Monogram copied when it had a Hemi! They never gave credit to the real car thou.


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    Not a very clear picture, but still pretty cool, Bones (Balough), Durbach and Pisano racing Jr Thompson, track looks like Riverside.

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    Groundshakers, usually driven by Glenn Way, chassis by Woody Gilmore.

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    Kenny Lindley, track could be Bakersfield, given the expanse of asphalt, maybe the '59 Smoker's meet?

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    Walker & Geary, I think. Back when lace painting was sort of popular. Track looks liike Irwindale. (Well, maybe not, another photo on Jim Sorenson's fuel altered site identifies this car as belonging to Jim Thomas, it changed its name from "Super Rat" to Genuine Suspension"---who knows for sure??)

    All these from the George Klass collection, which he updates almost daily!
     
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  26. Good to see the detail around the nose. Very few builders would take the time to create what appears to be a well-finished grill. Kudos to those guys.
     
  27. 296ardun
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    Some Texas drag racing, off of Facebook:

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