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

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

  1. Purchased this B/W from Clare Sanders' LimeFire Old PDL 003.jpg at Pocono Drag Lodge back in the day.
     
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  2. 296ardun
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    No, the '59 Fiat competition coupe losing its engine in the lights at Lions was Bill Coburn's "Coburn Glaze Special," which ran a blown Chrysler with a torque converter. Here is a later picture of it, you can tell it is Coburn's from the nose, which has a small grill on it. I know it was in action in '59 as I saw it run at Riverside, in primer like in your video, and VERY LOUD!
    Dave

    BillCoburn-3-60.jpg
     
  3. jnaki
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    Hey Dave,
    Wow, thanks... finally I can put a name (Bill Colburn) to that movie clip. Do you happen to know what that smoke was about in the movie clip? It looked like he went off the strip or was a huge explosion/fire.
    Thanks many time over...
    Jnaki
     
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  4. 296ardun
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    That's blue "death smoke" from the engine, you can see it start before it finally erupts. Usually that meant burnt pistons, which was pretty easy with a blown Chrysler if you leaned it out too much. It also could have blown out the bottom, though usually a bottom-end explosion had less smoke, and there was not usually a starting smoke trail before the final big bang, as happened when pistons started to melt. I was an expert on this, having burned a bunch of pistons at Lions trying to be a hero...went broke instead.
     
  5. Now HERE'S A GASSER!!!! This is what the real deal tri fives looked like!
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  6. DDDenny
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    Go ahead and ask me how long I looked at this shot before I realized it was a four door.
     
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  7. wrenchbender
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    I noticed it right off and thought wow that's even more badass cause with the radiused wheel wells and all it's barely noticeable this year at the meltdown the guy who pitted next to me had a 66 Chevy II that had a Scot injector on a inline 6 cyl with a 4speed this car was a period perfect s/s car had chrome reverse wheels slicks and all best part was it was a 4 door unfortunately he didn't get to run it as he had trouble with his fuel shut off doesn't matter how many doors are on it if it works and that 55 looks like it worked well
     
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  8. Denny, how long did you look at that shot before you realized it was a four door?
    Actually, I didn't notice when I posted it!
    Hey, heard it's super hot up there!
     
  9. DDDenny
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    Cripes I'll say, yesterday was 96, today and Saturday could bust 100 they are telling us.
    My bud from Bako called, said he just got in from Yuma, and recalled the thermo on the dash of his semi read 116, I don't know how you guys do this on a regular basis.

     
  10. I just stay inside when it's over 100! Plus, EVERYTHING is air conditioned here and it's not super humid like Oregon! You will remember it after 79 straight days of gray skies later!
     
  11. slowmotion
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    Hell, I didn't notice at all until your post!
    That thing's just so right, door count doesn't even come into play!
     
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  12. DDDenny
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    :cool:
     
  13. DDDenny
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    Roger that!
     
  14. Been posted before, but a wild car, NOT A GASSER! An altered!!!!!
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  15. Ain't that just such an extreme bad-ass lookin machine?!
     
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  16. Gabe Fernando
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    I've always been a sucker for Henry J's. They were made for drag racing.
     
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  17. Gabe Fernando
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    That's one 'hairy' '56. When I was younger I might have wanted to party with this guy.
     
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  18. Gabe Fernando
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    '
    Yes it is. Just love the 'independent thinking' of the 60's.
     
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  19. 1934coupe
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    A friend of mine owned this car in around 66-68, Pete Stager from NJ he said it is now a street rod.

    Pat
     
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  23. loudbang
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    These are all from the history lesson for 1966 posted on the vintage shots thread

    1966 Altered FINAL Hot Rod Championships


    1966 Altered FINAL Hot Rod Championshups.JPG


    Fantasia willys


    Fantasia willys.JPG



    Hurst Hairy olds in action


    Hurst Hairy olds.JPG


    Injected Gas Ronda


    Injected Gas Ronda.JPG


    Lindwall "Re Entry" streamliner


    Lindwall Re Entry streamliner 1.JPG


    Lindwall "Re Entry" streamliner at speed


    Lindwall Re Entry streamliner 2.JPG


    Lindwall "Re Entry" streamliner after the crash


    Lindwall Re Entry streamliner after the crash 3.JPG



    Millar "Chicken Coupe"

    Millar Chicken Coupe.JPG


    Roadster engine explosion at AHRA meet Lions Roadster engine explosion at AHRA meet Lions.JPG


    Surfers dragster


    Surfers dragster 1.JPG


    Surfers dragster good shot of slick spinning

    Surfers dragster 2 slick spinning.JPG


    The Downey Ford 1965 T Bolt


    The downey Ford 1965 T Bolt.JPG



    The Hawaiian


    The Hawaiian.JPG
     
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  24. I remember this car very well from the early '60s. It was from Nutley, NJ, which was the next town over from me. At the time, it was owned by a fellow named Novatny. They had a repair shop in Nutley. Wish I knew what it looked like today. Good to hear it is still around.
    I have owned a '37 Chevy coupe for the last 36 years that was a gasser in the '60s and '70s. Pretty sure it was a car named "The Invader" out of Wilmington, Delaware, owned by a guy named Buck Hollingsworth that ran out of Imperial Motors. I was never able to get in touch with anyone associated with that car to confirm it. Aside from the fact that my car also came from Wilmington, Del., there are many other similarities. Any help in my search would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  25. DDDenny
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    I've never seen Gas Rondas' rear five spokes drilled like this before.
    [​IMG]
     
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  26. DDDenny
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    Never seen this before either.
    First blower explosion containment blanket?

    [​IMG]
     
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  27. Gabe Fernando
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  28. As a side note, the engine in Bill's Fiat became one of the engines in the Leffler & Coburn Iron Mistress. The engine in Neil's Bantam was the other. In that case two were not better than one.
     

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