The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
How cool...Hoffman Ford Sales located at 427 2nd St.....
''Billy The Kid Stepp''. Nina Stepp has a great tribute page to her dad on facebook.
Now that's a great shot.
That is the Lindsley & Olsen 55. They sold that car and Jay Lindsley built the Anglia in my Avatar
I'm thinking that's Bruce Larson driving. It was tuned by him. Hoffman Ford still exists.
From George Klass:
One of the better looking gas dragsters ever, Tony Nancy, Fuller chassis, wedge MoPar, at Lions
Also from George Klass: Gene Mooneyham before the Chrysler, this time flathead powered. It started out as a lakes car, then fenders went back on for the fuel coupe class (full fenders required). This is at Colton, when Gene lost to Don Montgomery's GMC fuel coupe deuce 3-window. Don claimed 300 hp for his Jimmy on nitro, which was hard for a fuel flathead to match, though some did....this is around 1955. Colton is gone now, it was not far where the recent San Bernardino shootings happened...no trace of the track except the trees around the starting line, which are on the Sam Sneed golf course now.
This from the Screwdrivers car club collection. This is the gradual transition in the altered classes, from Ford bodies to smaller Fiats and, rarely, Bantam coupes. Don't have an ID for the A coupe, the Bantam closest is Jim Woods, who ran a flip-top body T roadster at the lakes before switching to this Bantam. Jim ran a six-cylinder Ford. This is Santa Ana, maybe '54?
Not sure where this is, Screwdriver's collection...(yes, Edelbrock is misspelled)
Santa Ana, far side-this is the roadster seen in earlier posts from the Screwdriver's collection, racing a highly modified A roadster. Helmets not required, apparently
Packard powered dragster, no ID on car or track, anyone? Gabe Fernando thinks this might be Scappoose, anyone else. There were several Packard powered race cars in the Pacific NW, I remember one rear-engine modified roadster, and there were a couple of others...it was a big engine at 374" and could take a quarter inch bore, but there were not many speed parts for them, so you made your own (but that is the way drag racing is supposed to be)
Only ID is Shelton, WA...Northwest guys, any ID on either?
Wanted to say how much i love this thread, except the o/t shit people seem to need to post. Anyway i was wondering if anyone could post some pictures of the Jayhawker 63 plymouth awb or any other Jon Thorne racecars. My dad bought that car out of a barn in the mid 80's and it was a fixture in my garage throughout my school years. He sold in in 92 or 93. I started a thread on the main board but i figured i try here too. I've looked through this entire thread and besides the couple shots(mostly modern) i can't even find it in the backround of a shot. I will be adding to the post on the main board for the most part but if anyone has any pics or info to share we'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
I googled Jayhawker Race Car. There are about a dozen pictures.
Most of them are modern pics though. Im looking for older unseen pics and info on Jon Thorne's other cars too. I belive there was a ford of some sort, a Z-11, and possible a chevelle. Would be cool to hear some stories from those who were there at the time. According to my understanding the southeast was wide open back then. Thanks in advance. Jose
Tin man Wayne Ewing and Keith Black...
I don't know this car but I do remember a Packard powered dragster driven by the brother of tennis star, Pancho Gonzalez. Used to see it at the Pond. Chain driven blower if I recall...
Poncho ran there quite a bit too in a tricked up early ' T ' Bird I think ?
"Not factory sponsored" that's funny!
I meant to ask if the above photo is one of the '63 Z-11 427's. Based on the lettering it may well be one of these rare cars. Guy down the street in Drayton Plains, MI had one.
George, was it this one?
It was reportedly built by Lou Senter for his nephew, Leonard Harris, but after Harris' death at Lions, it disappeared...maybe Ralph Gonzales (Pancho's brother) ran it? Looks like a chain drive...(Picture from Don Ewald's WDIFL site)
I'm pretty sure this was origionally the late John Hagen's car. The lettering on the door and the long traction bars give it away. The car was a real Z11.
It might be, but I don't remember the body. Hell, I don't remember Monday so it's no big deal...
Brissette & Sutherland.
Eddie Sanzo in the Sanzo, Pellicane, Sedlicki A/GS Willys P/U just after getting the top chopped at the Pacers and before lettering (obviously) looks like Cecil County Dragway MD
Yes. At Cecil County. Good call.
Alan Green Chevrolet, THE high performance dealer in the Seattle area in the 60's.
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