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

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

  1. Steve Reyes identifies the pic (and he took it) as the Hawaiian 2 on his recollection story of Bakersfield 1967. Most guy were still running 392's in 67. I'm stumped.
    So who is it?
    OK THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!
    I keep thinking it must be a Keith Black hemi, but cannot recall any in 67!
    The Hilborn 4 holers were not used by very many teams then.
    As for the El Camino, I keep thinking Gene Adams for some reason, but his cars didn't look like that.
    Must be a local SoCal racer, it just doesn't compute! I was a teen in Oregon then, helmet means zip!
    Like the guy in Magnum Force, "I gots to know!".
     
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  2. blackrat40
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    SALUTE! to your dad. The captions you add make your posts historical. Thanks
     
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  3. I'm not sure when Don and Johnny Loo hooked up...maybe Doc Spence here. This looks to be maybe '65 or '66...is that "circa" enough for you?
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  4. One of the coolest guys ever to race, Roland leong!
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  5. Dave and Tim Beebe and Lee Sixt.
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  6. Dick Stahl's Ford powered AA/FA (with a set of Mickey Thompson Hemi heads
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  12. Pete Eastwood
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    This is Mike Sorokin in the early '67 version of the "Hawaiian II" with the shorty body. Later in '67, it was Red & full bodied, along with a few other changes.
    I've done a lot of research on this car, it's in my shop being restored!
     
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  13. Wichita Falls Dragway, car unknown.
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  14. Gary...cool picture of your dad....that front turret was not an easy spot to man....thanks for his service !
     
  15. Larry T
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    I think the car in the near lane of the Carlsbad picture is Eddie Hill.
     
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  16. rooman
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    Thanks Pete, I stand corrected. As you know I did not get to see this stuff close up at the time and usually have to rely on what I have seen in print. I had only ever seen the photos of the red version with the wrap around windshield and based my comments on that.

    Roo
     
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  17. loudbang
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    Tommy Ivo Green Dragster.

    Tommy Ivo dragster.JPG
     
  18. HHHHMMMMM.I think that was colorized!
    I remember all his cars were red! I guess it could be the giraffe car before the giraffing!
     
  19. I think it's Gary Gabelich in the Rossi, Rapp, and Maldonado, Purple Gang car.Gary was quite a guy! Died way too young.

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  20. Thanks for the nods to my father. He died a few years ago.I miss him every day.He took me to the drags at Woodburn when I was 11 years old, 1964.A great man to me, and I'm proud of him!
    He would laugh at being a hero, he was one of millions that did no less than save the world. Think about that.
    Anyway.......I can't ID the other car in the Carlsbad pic. I keep thinking Mcewen
    in the Tirend car, but it could be anyone. The time frame may be off that one.
    SoCal guys!!!!
    It's early in the morning!
     
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  21. ttwomotor
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    Maybe not for long but think it did exist in this color - this picture from his website.
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  22. If it's from his site it's real! I've seen Tommy race several times and the cars have all been red! I stand corrected!
     
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    Glad he saw the light so to speak.
     
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  25. Larry T
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    You're probably right about the Carlsbad picture, looks like there might be a plume there. :D
    I was thinking about this car, but it's not it. Sorry bout that.
    Action picture is at Amarillo, pretty sure it was taken by Keith Dyer.

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    Amarillo 1966 - Keith Dyer.jpg
     
  26. Is it just me or does this shot of Eddie Hill's car make the engine look absoutely HUGE! It's probably just the angle of the photo. Or maybe the fact that the engine looks so uncluttered and has a relatively simple fuel system without a lot of extra hoses and pipes run all over the place. Maybe the body and chassis is a bit scaled down compared to most other cars of this vintage. But it is a great effect, making the engine look about 20% physically larger than it should. :eek:
     

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