The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Arden if Dean had caught me sitting in his roadster when I sat in it, I wouldn't be typing this now...LOL
I just sat in the passenger seat, though I thought about what it would be like to get behind the wheel, think that Dean was bigger than me, soooo.....
From Dode Martin's collection, Santa Ana, Art Chrisman in the 25 before it was 25, reversed the numbers..not sure who he is racing, really early '50s...
Bev's Steak House Fuller car, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest...
Tommy Larkin, not sure where this is
Have no i.d. on this shot, but it reminds us that real street roadsters used to race...no rollbar, by the way
Per Hot Rod.Com
Steve Gibbs, Wally Parks’ longtime competition chief, loyal “company man” for 47 years, and cacklefesting’s cofather (along with NHRA Museum curator Greg Sharp), resigned his director’s role in protest.
Per Cindy and Steve Gibbs:
Attention friends of the CHRR:
So. It's been a few weeks since the CHRR and for those who were there, you know that things were a bit off this year...to say th...e least. The rumor mill does what it does and many things have been said. This is what I know. My father is the heart and soul of that event and I've been praying that wasn't going to change.
I just received this message from him...I was tipped off to this earlier, but here it is, in his words. Please feel free to share
'I have kept a pretty low profile following the CHRR, and its manifestations, as I wanted to weigh things
out as best I could. It's no secret that I backed off from my usual role at the event, as a personal option.
I don’t pretend to know exactly where this is all headed, but I remain somewhat optimistic that some
reasonable solutions are possible regarding Cacklefest activity.
To make it clear…I have not resigned from any of my past responsibilities. I have not been “thrown under the bus.” I am still on the NHRA Museum Board of Directors. I am doing what I can to see that this matter is addressed properly, that the negative aspects of 2016 CHRR are acknowledged, and that we can regain lost ground. There is substantial support among some "key players” within the Museum/CHRR/NHRA hierarchy.
My loyalty still lies with Wally, the museum, and the reunions…and I will not abandon that commitment as long as I can sense a willingness to face the truth of what transpired, and to make serious efforts to correct them. I have put in too much of my life and career to let this go. Hang with me for a while longer.'
Yeah, but even as a pre teen Mark was bigger than me! He may have been scared of me, but I didn't let him know he had no reason to be.
One of the Mclellan's. Ken?
Looks like he's a cylinder down
Bunch of dragsters found with no captions or names except the Chizler, Garlits and Tommy in showboat.
The 6th photo looks like The Surfers car.
This is The Surfers car for a comparison.
Jobe didn't run an idler on the blower belt.
Dean, I've read this many times, I've never seen either race in person but this sounds like something Pete Robinson would do to save weight.
Way cool man!!!
Jim Archer in the digger and Dennis Hanson [Willy's] Dale Schafer photo.
Roger Cole. Dale Schafer Photo.
Looks like a handful.
I believe the front wing on the Surfers car was either Walnut or Mahogany and not clear plexy
Tom Jobe was the son of Bill Jobe, a fine machinist, and the foreman of the first machine shop my Dad worked in when he came to California in 1939. Just like his dad, Tom was a perfectionist that knew the simpler the machinery, the more trouble free it ran. Tom didn't run an idler pulley because he didn't think his engines needed one, and he used his dad's shop to machine his own blowers, and shave, or shim them for correct tension. Tom has said no idler, one less thing to maintain. The Surfers always used the KISS method for their racing.
The whole 'Surfer thing' is just fascinating. From 6-cylinder push/tow cars, 90-100%, no money, used parts and no idler pulley. I think it took about 3 guys to put a blower back on the engine. The You Tube videos about them from about the last year or so are about the most well done (simple) I've ever seen. Watched each one about 10 times. The planets were definitely lined up when those three great talents hooked up at that time.
Dale Schafer photo.
Dale Schafer photo. Can anyone ID this one?
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