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

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

  1. theman440
    Joined: Jun 28, 2012
    Posts: 246

    from Las Vegas

    This car later becomes the Chicken Hawk.
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  2. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    The Chicken Hawk was totaled last year. Nice pic of it there before it was named
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  3. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
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    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Thanks, Gary, glad you enjoyed it. Your collection has livened up this thread. I have another of B & M that I shot at Bristol that year. I'll look for it to put up.

    I too have my photos all over the net, mostly from being "borrowed" from the HAMB and it doesn't really bother me either, although I did start putting my name on all I have posted after that.

    Is that Rod Stuckey's car on post # 37803 (or possibly the car he built for the Greek?). Looks like the same car in 37800, too.
  5. Crazy Grandpa
    Joined: Mar 28, 2012
    Posts: 55

    Crazy Grandpa
    from Ohio

  6. This might be the most beautiful race car ever... Perfect
  7. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    img004.jpg This was one of our early race cars. My brother Scotts weekend to drive. I think he was 17 yrs old. Didn't see many 427's with Stahl headers back then. The Ulrey Bros in Seymour In. helped with this one.
  8. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    Tommyd - What strip was that photo taken at ?

    I'm originally from Indy but was mainly a circle track type and that track doesn't look familiar.
  9. Gary....thanks again for finding and posting these.....
  10. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,613

    Marty Strode

    Gary, The guy that owned the 54 Ford was Ted Wells, he was the shop foreman at Valley Head Service. There was a great article in Super Stock Magazine about the car. Ted was quite the innovator, here is the full story on the man and the car.
  11. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    Tri-State near Cincy.
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
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    This car is just fantastic. Beautiful in person and great on the track. Happy to say I know the owner.
  13. merek chertkow
    Joined: Apr 27, 2011
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    merek chertkow
    from So. utah

  14. Dennda709
    Joined: Jan 25, 2011
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    Also featured in Car Craft Magazine, the March 1971 issue. Lots of Wells' made pieces including a lower end main support "girdle". Listed as an AHRA D/Hot Rod Formula 1 (multiple carbs) which would explain the car's weight. AHRA's Hot Rod was roughly equivalent to NHRA's Modified Production.
  15. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Marty Strode

    You are correct, it was Car Craft who did the article. The best part, was about him leaving the line at 8200 rpms with that 352" engine!
  16. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,786


    Gary Reynolds thanks so much for sharing your collection of great drag racing photo's with the rest of us.

    Vintage Memories from the good old day's of drag racing.

    Jim Hill

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