The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Fred Esparza's 327 powered Willys.
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I was able to get up near the start line with our fixed lens movie camera and the crowds were heavy and anxious to see this race. So, I had to fight my way closer to get the shot. If I had a telephoto lens, I could have been standing a little farther away. We were probably pushing each other to get the best view of this historic race!
At the time, I just wanted a great shot of the race and did not recognize any discrepancies. Thanks for the memories and luckily, I had it recorded for drag racing history.
Pit pass rules were a little lax back then and $1.00 got you just about anywhere you wanted to go at the dragstrip, Riverside Raceway was no exception...
Hubert don't need no helmet to go 10.79!
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What magazine was this from? Len
I'm looking for more info and photos on this car, was it ever featured in any mags, I've seen a colour pit shot, I guess Pete Millar's next car was the Chicken Coupe that ended up in England via Sweden
I own this car now. It is the only one that survived from the 3 car team.
Jr Stock,was the "old AA/Fuel Altered" guy named Raymond Austin???
Mitch? gasser Minnesota Dragways, 1960's Owner?
Sorry I don't know. I just copied and inserted what Dan sent me.
Harry Luzder's 1932 E/G Ford coupe at launch. Great shot
This has to be Oswego and I'm digging that '66 Nova. Very kool.
This was Al Tschida's car from St Paul, MN. His brother in law was Bill Mitchell. I wasn't aware that Bill was owner or driver of the "612" car but looks like it based on this photo. There was a "331" numbered car with a different paint job that Bill owned ( perhaps the same car?)
Some history here.
Are there any current pics of this car. It would be great to see some other angles .
Any story on this car?
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