The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
A few more.
Dick Goss's fueler...this is a later one than Don Yates drove...I wonder if this is the car that Lefty Mudersbach died in? Apparently one of the slicks disintegrated, and Lefty didn't survive the crash, his widow got a settlement from the tire company...(I'm not sure if this is the same car, though)
Some from the Facebook Vintage Drag Racing Club...I can't guarantee that they have not been posted here before, but I don't remember seeing them on here:
Lew Arrington's Brutus...saw it first run at Fremont...LOUD!
Bakersfield, McEwen closest in the Baney car, don't know who he is racing
No ID other than Herbert Cams on the rocker covers...Sutherland?
I'm sure this has been here before, Ivo vs. Grabowski at Santa Ana, '57...Neither roadster had a rollbar but C.J. let them race anyway...These were two of the most iconic street roadsters of the time...Ivo saw Grabowski's roadster at the drive-in and had to have one...he found out where Grabowski lived, and when Norm came home one day, Ivo was in his driveway measuring his roadster's wheelbase so he could build his own. If I remember right, Ivo won.
I haven't seen this 554 shot before, not sure where it is
Not in motion, but lessons here...this is the way it used to be...you did your own work, you didn't wear uniforms covered with sponsor logos, there were no barriers around your car to keep the spectators away, etc...
Corpus Christi, maybe??
Before slipper clutches, there was a time when fuelers smoked the tires through the lights...
Another picture of the Mackey and Veselka Bantam that Texas Hardcore posted above...these guys were racers, plain and simple...this is at the NHRA Nationals, maybe '57??
The 554 shot is at Pomona almost to the lights. Ron DiCicco is in the seat. Larry Foust would replace Ron a month later. It is late '62 before the trees in the field on the west side were cut down.
These aren't old pictures, nor are they in motion, but a few years ago we went to a local car show here in Ft. Myers, and these two old drag cars were there on display. Very cool to see them still around, and they fired up the Mustang and it was VERY wicked sounding !
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This Isn't in motion but is interesting.
Wondered that too. From what I've heard and read they were testing the newer tires from M&H and may not have anticipated the amount of tire growth and deformation that ended up with the zoomies cutting the tires. Also, these pics look to be early 60s and I think the accident was in a newer car in '66. A friend of mine has the actual accident photos I imagine have been seldom seen. Only glanced at them briefly myself though. Also got some of the legal papers back and forth between M&H and Dick Goss, mostly requesting pieces of the tires and estimated worth of car.
Looks like it's going faster then it was....
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I think you're right...this car doesn't have the "zoomie" headers that started in '65...I didn't realize that Dick Goss had passed, he was a good guy, was able to attract talent to build and drive his cars (Don Yates, Lefty...), and a pretty good wrench too....
Ed Donovan's Offy digger blasts off!
Another shot of Donovans Offy.
Great shots of a forgotten dragster...actually was a Fuller chassis, details on the "Fuller pictures" on Don Ewald's site...I think it topped 180 but kept breaking drive train parts...according to Evelyn Fuller (who narrated much of the Fuller thread), Ed Donovan decided that he was making hemi parts and not Offy parts, so abandoned the project....would have been neat to hear it, a blown Offy!
No ID, anyone?
Cross & Sons, from Bakersfield...
Again, no ID...I'm guessing pre-'65 because no "zoomie" headers
steel bodied, front-end tube frame ... it was pioneering for its time, constructed by Mike Hoag who later formed M&S welding with Sherm Gunn. I think that this was the first blown BB Chev, blower manifold was homemade....Bovan was a racer, started with a silver 'Vette and later went to modified production '55 Chev. Later Mike Hoag build a more advanced Camaro-bodied car, really advanced for its time, 'glass body, but with stock doorhandles, etc. They ran this motor and then Barry McGowan's drag boat 426 Chrysler. Steve was a good guy, easy going, great engine builder (I learned a lot from him) but sadly met a bad end....
Not sure who this is, looks like Lions
Remember AA/GD? These train-type cars were dominant in the class, but NHRA did away with it....
RIP Norm Weekly
Either Speed Sport (Greth & Fisher) or Dick Belfatti in far lane (I think, corrections welcome!), either Jim Walther or Bob Walther closest (I think...One of the top fuel Walthers was from Lansing, MI, the other from Northern California..but I confuse them....any help here is always appreciated!)
that Rumblers coupe is it.....
That is the Fisher & Greth top fueler. The injector scoop is the give away. I have loved that design since I first saw it on the SS roadster in 1960. I had the very great pleasure to meet Red two years ago, and I told him how much I admired his scoop design since I first saw it. A few weeks later he called and said to meet him at the CHRR at Famoso. He dug out the mold and made a scoop for me! He said it was not to be a wall hangar, it was meant to be used. Used it is, on my roadster.
Dean, we have similar tastes in injector scoops, I also loved the one on the SS roadster, so ordered one from them, $25, came in primer, just cut two injector port holes in it, then screw holes, paint, and on it went:
Jim Kerr at Castlereagh (Sydney) International Dragway circa 1976/77. This car was originally built by John Maher with an injected motor on fuel,
and in the posted photo it is on alky as a BB/D. Also raced by Morrie Carlton (below)
and now restored as Ross and Jude Preen's Banshee cacklefest car as seen here in Dan Kaplan's photo.
The Maher and Carlton photos are by me, not sure on the originally posted photo.
Never good, Jeb Allen at Bakersfield
Not sure who this is...wounded motor, though
Jim Nicoll at Lions..this was a major chain sponsorship, Der Weierschnitzel ...
Pete Robinson, near lane, not sure who is in the far lane..NHRA nationals, '61
Don Yates in Dick Goss's Lefty-built car, around '62
and speaking of Speed Sport scoops:
From the George Klass collection, just posted there:
The Greek in the black shirt...I don't know all the details, but when the Speed Sport guys moved from Tucson to Blue Island, IL, they hooked up with the Greek, and Don Maynard became his engine man...the noticeable part is the scoop, but there was also the performance; Maynard had learned a great deal about how to make fuel motors run with the SS crew, and took his skills with him when he partnered with the Greek....tragically he was killed on the way to the '62 (?) Smoker's meet in a road crash...the Greek ran that meet, and, when he turned a 7.99 Bernie Mather, the announcer, just called out the time and that said in a heavy voice, "That was for Don Maynard."
This is Chris's Stuckey car, before the nose...the Greek had a habit of wheelstands and I remember Stuckey at the trial runs at San Gabriel saying "notice the pushbar key, don't wheelstand or it'll be your ass!" Chris did, of course, wearing off the bottom of the key....we use the words "fearless" too much, but that word described the Greek...if you ever saw him drive, you understand (but I think he only got upside down once)...and he is still racing at 80+ years!
I have always loved the Super Mustang...
My Coupe 'heat'n-the-hides'
Think you've got you're threads mixed up, no drag racing going on there. Anyways, most likely here: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5146/photos
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