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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
No ID at Fremont circa 1965.
Jim Nicholl-Der Weinerschnitzel
The car is the "Texas Shark Car", owned by Don Neal and raced by the Dallas Texas "Whiz Kids", at the NHRA division 4 regional race at Victoria, Texas, in 1966, at which they won Top Fuel that day. They were the Division 4 NHRA champions in Top Fuel in 1966, and the number 2 car in the nation behind Beebe and Mulligan of Div 7. They had the most NHRA points of all the Fuel dragsters in the country at the end of 1966. Their total points were the second best in the country. The driver was the "Texas Jimmy Nix". Not to be confused with the "Oklahoma Jimmy Nix". You should have seen those two guys when they got together to drink beer and shoot pool. They could not believe that there were two guys with the same name that both drove Top Fuel Dragsters. Lots of "FUN".
This car was a Kent Fuller chassis, one of several that Kent constructed for other groups as well as this car. To the best of my knowledge there were 3 or 4 Shark cars built, all racing during the 1964-1967 time period.
Frank Rupert in the Eagle Electric fueler at Pomona in 1966.
Zane Shubert in the hard charging Shubert in the Shubert & Herbert small block Chevy fueler at Lions in 1965.
The Guzler - hope this isn't a repeat, unique zoomies.
It's almost impossible to find anything that isn't a repeat at this point!
Your post is post 51,562! That's a LOT of pictures!
Don't sweat it! But it only has ONE MOTOR! ???
It might be Baltes, the front wing looks similar, don't know!
Jerry Baltes raced this flathead-powered ’32 Ford coupe at the first NHRA U.S. Nationals in Great Bend, Kansas in 1955.
Drag racing pioneer built this gas dragster for Jerry Baltes using pipe from the swing set of Baltes' daughter.
The last ride for Baltes was the Guzzler Top Fuel car of Bud Roche and Don Mattison that he drove in 1967.
Robert Lindwall's ill fated "RE-entry" rear engine car.
Mike Snively in the Hawaiian
YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED I CHANGED MY AVATAR!
This is my father receiving the Air Medal at Spinnazola Italy in 1945.
15th US Army Air Force, 460th Bomb Group, the "Black Panthers"
He was a B-24 nose gunner, flew 30 missions in WW2.
I miss you and love you Dad.
The Panther after 25 missions!
This blew my mind, at a glace I thought it was two photos of Peter Robinson then I thought what is snake doing in Pete's car?? Both at Bakersfield Both Cammers
Hello, I am seeking information on Don Biggers and his drag racing circa 1964. Thanks
Nye Franks Pulsator II - here is the cars history:
The early version of the Lou Baney/Brand Motors Don Long car that Prudhomme recently restored. Later it ran a full body and had the 8 nozzle plate under the "shower head" injector hat. Also driven by Kelly Brown and Tom McEwen.
Not the Hawaiian --all of the late Hemi cars that Roland ran were Longs and this is not one of Don's cars. The El Camino push truck should be a giveaway as to who this is.
Kenny Safford = El Camino ?
^^^^^^^ I thought that too Marty, but it is not Gotelli's car (the only 426 dragster the I can remember Safford driving) and the helmet is wrong as well.
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