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

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

  1. 296ardun
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    Just the other one that I also posted on this thread....I have never seen any pictures of this car anywhere else.
     
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    God, I LOVED drag racing! Thanks for reminding me with these GREAT pics and stories.
     
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    Here is another picture of the Burkhart, Brammer & Burns roadster at Riverside...don't know if George is in it or not:

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    This is George Burkhart in the '29 roadster, far side, racing Harold Nicholson, very early '50s.
     
  4. Really? Is that the only roadster you recognize in this photo? The one that cleaned Tom's clock by over a second in that race. The one with the Moon tank that was actually functional? I guess there is value in tooting your own horn, and Tom was the best I ever knew at that! ;)
     
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    I saw that Dean. McMullen sure could pat himself on the back. I built custom motorcycles in the mid 70's AEE Choppers had the best ads, the parts, not so much. But, that being said, I loved that roadster. I know it has gotten some bad raps here because of some questionable engineering but it had everything a boy from Michigan thought all the California hot rods had.
    By the way, your RP was also on my favorites list. I was jealous of you and the hot rod relationship you had with your dad. Mine was a machinist and helped me all the time, but I'm sure he never 'got' the hot rod thing.

    Funny thing is, mu kids don't get it either.:oops:
     
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    Nice rail, somebody photoshop out the modern day cars in the background. And, no 1950's pic was ever that clear, I don't care who you were.
     
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    Rollema and Hill, beautiful candy blue, polish and chrome, either Jerry Rollema or Stan Hill drove...the wheel pants didn't last, though....
     
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    Car looks cool, but that's not an old pic.....look at the cars in the background...
     
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    I remember this car well. Used to run around with driver Mike Burn's brother. Another team with neat stories.
    Great combination of car, owners and driver. Hard core racers. George Burkhart had a real passion for nitro. Car was VERY loud and kicked some serious butt at the time. Kind of looks like Mike Burns in the red shirt. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Nice catch. Can't believe I missed that. The Capri was a recent shot also. DEEELEEET!
     
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    F.B. posts from Walt Stevens albums. 859782_654565281245599_8197015430117097087_o.jpg 972205_654558811246246_246504033672915590_n.jpg 1010219_654563311245796_7410612286818090668_n.jpg
     
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    5e712f85b28f33dc7844bc20dd2ec90c.jpg
    Blown Pontiac in the Stebbins & sons coupe...once the JADO coupe owned by Jim Kamboor and Don Alderson...the aluminum frame was replaced, and this engine went in where the blown flathead had been...apparently there was discord in the family that kept the car from being run much...where is it now?

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    Not entirely sure where this is, maybe Half Moon Bay? No ID on car.

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    HRM Cover of Ed Losinski's dragster when it still had a flathead...later got Harry Duncan's injected 354" Chrysler...looks like Pomona

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    Looks like Ontario...

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    I think this is the J&J Muffler roadster at Lions, Dave Beebe driving??

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    Riverside, this might be the Leonard Abbott car that was a testbed for his Lenco transmissions, not sure, though

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    The Chrisman & Cannon Hustler with the original front-drive blower...it backfired into the plenum and destroyed it...which is why the Hustler was unpainted at the first Smoker's meet, needed new bodywork after the explosion...and it ran the first top-mounted blower manifold that Weiand made, Art bought it before the holes were drilled as he needed it for Bakersfield---it worked, he won the meet. Below is Ike Iacano's GMC powered car that Pat Ganhal had restored.

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    Original Rat Trap, Don Green...this car had a very hard time going straight, later replaced by the one with the independent front suspension.

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    Art Chrisman at Santa Ana...nothing around then, now it is the John Wayne airport...

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    Very early dragster at Paradise Mesa, this may be Dode Martin of Dragmaster fame...before slicks, guys tried snow tires for traction...
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    More Paradise Mesa, notice the X on the runway to keep planes from thinking it is an active runway...
     
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