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

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

  1. afan
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    You guys are both kind of right. That's Jack Ditmar's Boss Brute injected mid-engine (rear-engine?) funny car. Jack's previous Mini Brute was a pretty well known Opel Kadett so when he built this car is was an attempt to customize a Vega body into an Opel Manta.
     
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    I wasn't sure and didn't remember Ditmars having this car. I thought maybe it was an Aussie built car. I should delete the post.
     
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    Could have been, this is the earliest picture of the Greek's car I can find with the blower, it does have a nose, unlike the car in the post....this is '59: Don Maynard at left, Greek on the right:

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    Double-checked, you are right, found the original photo on this site...it is the GuZler, Oswego, 1961
    http://www.mikebentley.com/dragstrip/brown/Guzler 1961sm.jpg
     
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    34c2171b39aabe31aac7ff5b5fb3f409.jpg
    AA/GS at Fontana, Ron Bizio in the pickup, maybe K.S. Pittman in the coupe?

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    Only ID is on the fuel tank, so maybe Frank Hedge's A&W Root Beer car?? Irwindale

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    McEwen vs Ivo, Lions

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    Very early Pomona, looks like an early sprint car converted for drag racing

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    Not sure on this one, might be early Mel Heath, from Oklahoma. Mel won the '56 NHRA nationals top eliminator with a later car.

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    Ivo at Bakersfield, maybe the first meet?

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    George Miller drove all the way from Deerfield, MA to compete at the first NHRA Nationals at Great Bend, KS


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    Prudhomme bought Ivo's Buick car, see above, here he is at Riverside, maybe the Janke & Muravez Chevy TE-440?

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    Early GuZler at Oswego, John Forsteka's fuel altered Fiat in the background..
     
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    Ttwomotor. You are 100% correct. I should not have omitted that detail. Not only did Larry Teter win C/Gas at Indy in 1961-1962, he also had one of the most beautiful cars on the premises...very different from the Filthy Forty in that regard.
     
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    Looks like Panela Brothers Willys Pickup in the other lane.
     
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    This picture also before the Speed Sport scoop.
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    TwoToGo Golden Greek Pictorial Tribute: http://twotogo.homestead.com/goldengreek1.html
     
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    Right lane is Norm Cowdrey's blown small block powered Austin Healey.

    Roo
     
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    Thanks for another Great Trip down Memory Lane.
    Great shots and Great knowledge to boot!!!

    Jimbo
     
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    Near lane is Ed Taylor'd Olds powered AFMR vs Pure Hell at Bakersfield, 1966.
     
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    You guys catching the Fremont thread? Russ is putting GREAT shots up over there of Fremont. Lippy
     
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