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

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

  1. tommyd
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    12278950_971397272896941_5799280332187100992_n.jpg 12809731_1684230368518911_2913104368979381796_n.jpg Same car early and later.
     
  2. Marty Strode
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    McMinnville, Or 1962, Potter Bros (Spokane Wa.) '61 Starliner - 401hp, a real runner !
     
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    Tommy thanks you do a nice job posting great pic's as well. Keep it up
     
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  5. Jimbo17
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    I second that idea.
    Both of these people are living legends in the world of drag racing and to remove this picture is almost a crime in my view. There are exceptions to every rule!!!
    Jimbo
     
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    We don't make the rules. Just enjoy this for what it is, which is a pretty darned nice place in my opinion.
     
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    410 Edsel and a 4 speed
     
  8. DDDenny
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    I've heard of fenderwell, chassis, tri-y, block huggers, and step headers, but I can 't quite nail these down.
     
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    Found some more old pictures from Bakersfield (Famoso), track opened in the mid-50s as "Minter Field," indicating its earlier status as an Army Air Corps training field:

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    Here is another shot of the gold dragster I posted earlier, no ID...even a chrome rear end housing

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    Jarvis Earl's Buick powered dragster. Jarvis was from La Canada, where he was a neighbor of Don Montgomery, first ran a straight-8 dragster with a body like the gold car above, then built this slingshot...Tom Dyer, who later drove the Ansen & Pink dragster, is driving here.

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    Ed Losinski, in the "Purple Car," near lane, racing Jim "Jazzy" Nelson in Nelson's side-by-side flathead powered car. Notice that the orange orchards across Famoso Road have yet to be planted. (Jack Chrisman later bought Ed Losinski's car, made it into a slingshot, and ran a gas blown Chrysler in it).

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    and, speaking of Jazzy Nelson, here is his old Fiat competition coupe at Bakersfield after he sold it...once held the world drag racing ET record with a fuel flathead.

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    Here is a better look at Ed Losinski's dragter seen above...here he is running Harry Duncan's Chrysler...Duncan, who invested in some really nice drag cars, owned a construction company, "Duncan-Built Homes," as seen on the door of the Ford pickup, also painted "Duncan Purple." Harry also partnered with Art Chrisman, among others.
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    Bakersfield from the air....you can see how huge the place was (and still is)

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    Later Bakersfield, Jerry Ruth vs. Bob Hightower, 1967.
     
  12. 1934coupe
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    Drake Viscone at Dover drag strip, one of many Viscone cars sponsored by Carmel Ford. Drake was last working for Roush Racing in NC, I bought a trailer from him about 5 yrs. ago

    Pat
     
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  13. I'm going with "Buy Why Bodywell megaphone" headers

    And - a picture of course (can't have too many conversations in a picture thread...

    Gotta love the starter - Don't see that too often these days

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  14. wrenchbender
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    Hey Dave that pic was taken at Mokan dragway about 3 miles from my house in about 1962-3 home of the hamb drags that's Dave Hightower in that pic
     
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    Looks like Joe Tanner holding the starters box in his hand.
    Long time starter at Dover Drag Strip and member of the F.T.A. racers group.
    Nice photo of Drakes car.
    Jimbo
     
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    Here's another shot from the staging lanes at Cordova - in our area early Ford gassers kind of rare as to the Chevy's and Willys.
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    Cordova again - pretty nice cooler.
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    Jungles car in primer? That's how it was captioned. 12417563_581363252024130_6450069609304932008_n.jpg
     
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  28. I remember this Model A well. Ray Zang of my hometown, Clifton, NJ. Ray went on to run numerous cars over the years
     

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