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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Island Dragway 1966/67 time frame Chevmoco?
Island Dragway 1966/67 time frame
Island Dragway 1966 timeframe
Pete Gates @ Island Dragway 1966/67 timeframe
Yankee Peddler - Bill Flynn Island Dragway 1966 timeframe
Name on the picture/car is "Silencer" Island Dragway 1966 timeframe
From George Klass: Frank "Ike" Iacano in his GMC powered dragster, using the engine that came out of his '34 Ford coupe. The car would later get a coat of orange paint and make the cover of HRM. This looks like Paradise Mesa.
This sidewinder was once run by Chuck Jones and Paul Nicolini, driven by Jack Chrisman, when it was sold the new owners put a blown Chevy in it and turned the helm over to Ronnie Hampshire. It didn't handle, and met its end with a cutting torch....another photo from George Klass
And more from George Klass....the Ed Losinski dragster at Colton. This was a beautifully constructed car that Harry Duncan later ran. It was finally converted into a slingshot and Jack Chrisman drove it with a blown gas Chrysler
From the Petersen archives, '61 Winternationals at Pomona, blown wedge Mopar...all-gas back then (correction, blown Pontiac, thanks, Roo)
'61 NHRA Nationals...Bantam bodied CC
Dyno at Pomona (I think?)...going to Pasadena High in '60 was difficult because Dyno ran the dyno right down the street at C.S. Mead Chevrolet (before he got Steves sponsorship). The roar of engines on his dyno drowned out the lessons, or at least that is how I explained my low grades.
More Winternationals...back when altereds had steel bodies
More from Petersen: while Mike Maranov called himself "the Mad Russian," I don't think that this is him at Cordova, IL
Only info is "Big Ed's Speed Shop"
Steve Bovan....blown 396" on fuel....story is that this was the first blown BB...homemade manifold...Mike Hoag built the chassis, Steve the engine.....steel body, doors worked...
The front brake drums and wheels are VW.
Is it just me or does it look like the driver just red lighted, oops, make that red flagged!
I may have answered my own question. Curious what @Dean Lowe thinks about this.
Heres a great read from NHRA on this very subject.
Island Dragway around 1966 wish I had a better camera back then.
From my collection. From the Dirty D two sidewinders.
From Island Dragwag 1968/69?. Had "US" in the window, not sure if there was an Ultra Stock class for a while?
Really in motion.
Carleton Bros. (Swinger) at Richmond VA…. I think
Might have...there was almost no standard for flag starts, some starters had just one flag, partly back when there were no foul starts...if you jumped, you got a rematch, later the starter had one green and one red flag, like this guy in the picture, though I can't tell what color he is waving.....later San Gabriel and Lions had a flag/button start system where the starter put the end of the flag on a button, and if you left before he lifted the flag, a red light came on....
Is this an Abarth?
29Ardun - thanks for posting this one.
D/Gas, but that 'axle centerline is way forward.
Wow! Check that - I have the bumper off PRONTO on my car That's the first clear picture of the car I have seen. Found it at a swap meet north of Atlanta a few years back.
Thanks Pat for another Trip Down Memory Lane.
Nope! Not a Mopar as the distributor is at the wrong end and the ports point down rather than out. Looks more like a Pontiac to me.
Roo, could be, but those valve covers look more Mopar than Pontiac to me, though Pontiacs did have a breather at the front of the valve cover like this one.(taped over)....I keep looking but not sure where the distributor is.
Norwood Chevrolet - Mel Perry @ Island Dragway 1966 timeframe
Before we found a way to sneak in we used to sit at the end of the track on the railroad tracks. Had to lookout for trains but that was part of the excitement (I guess) Here's a picture of a Valiant wagon named Mr Violent
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