The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Then to Half Moon Bay before going back to LA. It was great to see pics like these at Ted Radoumis' service. RIP
This willys is the follow on car after the Blown Hearse.
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Dode Martin, before he went into partnership with Jim Nelson to form Dragmaster. Here he is at the line at Santa Ana where the winners posed. On this day Dode beat the Bean Bandits, behind Dode's car, but lost to a fuel bike, ridden by Clem Johnson, who has the top eliminator trophy. Up through '55, fuel bikes won many a top eliminator title against the flathead/GMC powered dragsters. I think that this is around '52 or '53, note the interesting flames on the deuce roadster behind...
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That's the Bean Bandits dragster sitting there next to Dode. Dode Martin has been along time friend to the Bean Bandits and still does some things to help the guys racing today.
A/R at Half Moon Bay, no identity, Algon injectors, blown Chrysler, early 60's probably...anyone have an idea on this car....used to be "Special" ??
Here is another roadster I can't identify...also remember that Austin-bodied blown Olds powered altered in the background but drawing a blank...Dean Lowe, do you remember this? I think this is Irwindale?
Boyd Penington at Half Moon Bay, great racing and good air at HMB.....
and another no-ID...this looks like Pomona, pre-aluminum mask days, so early '60s?
Cover shot from Hot Rod Magazine on Holly Hedrich - Bob McClure modified roadster. Holly was a real drag racing pioneer, built a dragster in the really early '50s, and worked for Scheiffer and Keith Black. This car was built to beat the Speed Sport Roadster, but it was too heavy and handling was sometimes interesting (I once saw both sides of the car from one side of the strip at San Gabriel. Bob McClure was an old dry lakes guy who used to run a belly tank called "Red Eye," and that tradition continued over to this roadster, as it had a red eye painted on the nose.
Just a normal fuel altered pass.....can't see the side so hard to identify the car...Pure Hell? Fuel tank is up where Pure Hell ran its, and the Pete Ogden suspension are what PH ran....it could also be Fred Cerutti's Quality Automotive altered.
K.S. Pittman and who I assume is Ron Bizio before the blue paint...
And yet another unidentified roadster....anyone? This was the classic hiboy drag roadster that many of us grew up with....
Dave, no ID on the 311 Bantam. The other one is Boyd Pennington's Bantam.
It wouldn't be the early version of the Hermann Bros roadster, would it?
or this other one that is racing against Hill Acala Creighton Hunter?
I wonder if anyone knows where this car went next. Probably about 1968 or knows of George Whalen from the Scranton Wilkes Barre area. Sounds like R and M Auto in New Britain Connecticut might be in the trail in at least the early 80's maybe earlier also ? Royal Coachman maroon Connecticut Dragway ?
Modified Stock maybe.
Modified Sport, maybe
Search 29 Drag Roadster with Desoto power for a thread on the drag roadster above.
Maybe that doesn't work but it's in my previously posted threads. Lots of cool pics worth checking out.
Nope, Modified Sport was /MSP (at least in NHRA) In Australia /MS was Modified Stock (as opposed to /S for Stock and /MP for Modified Production). In Oz /MS had to have the original engine and more modifications were allowed than in/S. /MP usually means an engine from the same manufacturer as the body but not necessarily available as a production combination. Of course you then have NHRA's /GT classes but they came way after the cut off for this thread.
Maybe IHRA or AHRA version of NHRA's C/MP? I don't think it's a Nascar class designation.
Mt. Pleasant, Ohio is in the SE corner of the state, closest track would've probably been Pittsburg International. Who santioned races there?
Perfect, I missed this thread...Jim Harris, bought the car from Ron Williams, carbureted, then later blown Desoto...here is a shot from Kev's original post:
Really nice car, go back to the above thread for a real history lesson...I noticed that in a later picture the crew is wearing "Motor Monarchs" jackets, that was Dave Marquez's old club, famous for the Ardun powered deuce roadster that Dave ran, made the cover of HRM...I was going through my collection and found another picture of it:
On the East coast in 1964 we ran a 1955 Chevy at Atco in the C/MS class which was replaced by C/MP in the following years. I don't recall the MS rules but we ran a single 4 barrel and 4 speed. To the best of my recollection it was the forerunner for the Modified Production class. At least that the best this old racer can remember lol.
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