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

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

  1. slowmotion
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    If it is, I camped over yonder past them trees quite a few years for the nationals.:D
     
  2. saltflats
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    I didn't see a bucket I was looking at the engine out of a thunder bolt.
     
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    With that motor the windshield supports were needed.
     
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  4. BangcockDean - liked your cars....those were the days.....
     
  5. rdlong1961
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    I do believe National Trails is Correct
     

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    More Tom West photos:

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    Don't know whose SBC this is, looks like OCIR

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    Don Moody

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    Looks like a top gas car at Riverside, don't have an ID...but look at the nose, "Tim's Precision Engines," which was a Pasadena CA shop run by Tim Timmerman. Tim worked initially for Don Blair until he started his own shop in the early '50s. These guys built engines the old fashioned way, with care and precision (they chopped a flywheel for me in the late '50s)...we sent them machine work and it was always done right...would love to know whose car this is

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    The late James Warren


    Don

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    Don Green's Rat Trap...this one was as unsophisticated as its successor was sophisticated with its independent front suspension. The plume on the driver's helmet gives his identity, George Hutchinson, the Stone age Man, who was the first and only driver to get this car to go straight...I remember watching it at Irwindale, it got so crooked before George took the seat that you could see both sides of the car from one side of the track...
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    Never figured out why Garlits cut the front of the nose off SR 1 after he went to a blower, understand why the back got cut off, to accommodate the fuel lines, but why the front?

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    Steinegger and Eshenbaugh (now I have no excuse for misspelling their names)...this car melted a header pipe off in the lights, punctured a rear slick, and went tumbling in the lights...I forgot if Larry or Al was driving, but they didn't want a ride to the hospital and I remember the ambulance crew fighting to get whoever was driving on the stretcher...this car was replaced by a Fuller car and later a Stuckey car
     

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  8. Maybe he thought that the nose was moving air over the injector scoop at speed...??? :confused:
     
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