The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Not sure about this one but it looks right!
This car won Indy in 1961 I believe and today after being completely restored is owned by Ron Norman who also has in his collection a few K.S. Pittman cars, a few of Jack Merkels old Willy's car along with many others including Stone, Wood's and Cooke cars. The Bee Line Automotive shop was located on the corner of West Avenue in Stamford, CT. for years.
This might be Alan Bockla at Rocky Mountain Dragway, around '68. I think that Alan was the first to break 200mph in Colorado, where the altitude is a challenge. He started off with a Chevy-powered modified roadster and moved up to fuel dragsters, always a hard runner.
Great pic . Do you know who the drivers is Gary ? It's the same helmet my Dad had before he painted it and the face mask looks just like his . I'm not for a fact sure it is him
I do not know who this is, sorry.
I think it is Gary here is his white helmet in indy the goggles look the same and the way he had his fire mask on also . I showed my Mom she kept thinking it could be Maxwell's dragster she's not sure
(Obviously) Buster hoisting Big, but celebrating the first 200 MPH run in Florida at Master Field in the fall of 1964. Regards, Chase
The Leffler Bros coupe made a swing to the west coast in 1959-60. He raced at a lot of the local strips. Here is a compilation of this run through several of the places where I filmed the drag races. It was an impressive coupe to say the least…
Great video as always, looks like he is racing Jerry Card at Bakersfield, here is a picture of his Fiat competition coupe, from Don Ewald's site.
1965 NHRA World Finals in Stock Eliminator,"Spider Spanakos in the Chevrolet vs. Doug Kahl in the Plymouth.Kahl won.
Is this the same coupe back in 1959 at Lions?
I have been trying to identify this black coupe at Lions forever. If it is, yahoo...if it is not, then who is it?
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