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

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

  1. Been seen before, but....a three engine car. Two in back, one in front.
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    Dig the plaid short sleeve shirt! Firesuit? I don't need no stinkin' firesuit!
     
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    The original engine was an L79 350h.p./327still in place under the hood. IIRC it was an original three speed on the column car.
    Quite a valuable car in stock condition.
     
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    Joe Winters car at Fremont. I was ducking blower pieces as they came down...Gnight
     
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  4. Man there were sooooo many and differing funnies back in the day. I was born just a little too late. '62. By the time my Dad took me to Coon Rapids they were all the standard plastic shapes. I thought I liked funny cars. I had no idea at 7 years old what loud really was. Scared the #$% out of me.
     
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  8. I remember the race team Brewer and Mull, but not that car.
     
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    Damn! Nothing says "Rail Dragster" more then the top of the slicks at eye level! Damn COOL!
     
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    Not sure of the identity of this one...info from DDDenny: The Bantam was the Oregon based AA/FA piloted by Kenney Goodell, partnered with Rusty Thomas and Don Jackson, campaigned during the mid 60's.
    Car is still owned by Don Jackson of Newberg Oregon, restored and named "Purple Haze".


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    Early Brainerd MN, no ID on car (correction: Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, Hixon, TN...40 powered with a blown Chev...thanks to TLB@HCG, see post 45023 for the original picture and more information.

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    Anyone?

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    Anyone? Jr Fueler at Lions...several votes for Enriquez and Adams, very well could be.

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    Don Cook

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    Champion Speed Shop...I'm guessing Sammy Hale was driving at this time.

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    I've seen a lot of different sidewinder designs, but have not seen this before. Belt drive, or chain drive? Any info at all?

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    I posted this a few years ago but got the captions wrong. Rod Stuckey in front, Gordon Collett from Portsmouth, OH in the TE-440 gas car. With the grape vines in the background, this could be Fontana. Stuckey would later get badly burned in this car at Half Moon Bay, racing at a benefit meet for Bud Barnett, who had been badly burned in Gotelli's car. Another reminder of how dangerous top fuel racing was back then.

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    I'm not sure who was driving the Bateman Oil Tool car (maybe Steve Carbone?), at the moment the blower disintegrated. Remember what the late Pat Foster said about driving T/F cars then, "sit low!"

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    Tony Waters, looks like Bakersfield. Tony runner-uped in '59 to Art Chrisman, blew the blower ducting the next year....Desoto with front-mounted blower in this version, later went to a top-mounted blower
    (car painted Smoker's purple). What ever happened to this car?
     
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    Thanks, Denny, I will add to post...
     
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  21. D.N.D.
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    Hi Dave

    I was at Fernando the week after Stucky was burned and they pit a young Don in the car and he light the tires right to the lights, and I believe that was his first ride in a new single hoop roll bar type car

    Rods hands were in pretty bad shape all covered up with cotton & gauze

    Then I think that car went to Ansen, then maybe the GBP all time winner ?
     
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  22. Adams & Enriquez?

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  23. WTH? A Mustang roof on a '65-'66 Barracuda body, with a Duster grille? :confused: That's as good of a guess as I can muster up... o_O
     
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  24. Tom davison
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    Depends on whether you believe Stuckey or Fuller!
     
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  25. D.N.D.
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    Yes Tom, it gets a bit confusing as I think two cars were built at the same time and they both went some ware else in a short period of time

    They were all slick cars back in those great fueler days ' Priceless ' memories
     

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