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

  1. I have no idea how well this car ran but this strikes me as a really classy looking rig. Don't recall ever seeing it before. I think it's mainly the relatively simple light and dark blue paint job. :cool: The car must have been a standout among all the bright red and white striped candy apple psychedelic fourteen color panel faded pinstriped paint jobs. :p
     
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    Tony Nancy in the last front motor 22Jr.

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    Prudhomme in Hawaiian 1

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    Looks like a very early shot of the Adams and Enriquez "Double Eagle" with paint but no lettering.

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    Don Ewald in the Ewald and Olson "F Troop" junior fueller at Lions

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    This was Paul Stevens from Lawrence Illinois at Terre Haute In. He was a mentor to me and a dedicated drag racer all his life.
     
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    My old dragster that had a flat head in it and later a 327 as saw above.
     
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  9. That looks like a fun ride.
     
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    Raymond Godman and Preston Davis

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    This is the car that Steve had built while he was commuting between the US and Australia where he drove Huff's Long car. It is probably most famous as the last front motor car to win the US Nationals (the infamous burndown with Big). Steve was still trying to find this car when he suffered the anyuerism that eventually took his life. It was pretty much a twin to my car except that mine started life with a late hemi (but never raced that way) and Steve had a 392 in his prior to the 426 seen in this photo.

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    This shot is most likely from 1969 as the Pat Dakin driven G L Rupp fueller in the background does not yet have the canard wings. The paint on the Collett car also suggests the same year as the final paint job in 1970 was much more attractive (and actually more like the single engine car in the other photo in the original post)

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    Today is Keeling & Claston "California Charger" driven by Rick Ramy DAY

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  20. Good thing. That is about the ugliest paint design I've ever seen!
     
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    Dean,
    Tell us how you really feel!:D
     
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    Noice, Paculli and Levy. AA/GD out of Van Nuys, California (and a long way from home in this shot from the Nationals (1969?) at IRP). Bob Noice drove and Steve Levy tuned although Noice is also listed as crew chief. Levy also partnered with Norm Wilcox running a 426 powered AA/GD (California Sun) and then a 392 powered double in 1970. Also note Tommy Allen in the background with Huff's Woody Soapy Sales car

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    I finally found another shot of this car that shows the driver's helmet (barely) and it IS Chuck Kurzawa. Here is the shot (from WDIFL). Incidentally, that is the late Bob Mayer in the Speedmasters car in the far lane.
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    Wow ! You certainly know your cars, owners/drivers and years. You are correct. It was shot in 1969 at the Nationals. Thanks for the response.
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    Craig,
    your photos are great images of a wonderful period in time. If you have any more please keep posting them.

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    Whenever I see those rear notched tubes on zoomies I often wonder what the first unnotched set looked like after the unexpected tire growth.
     
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    Roo,
    I have a lot more that I've been "sitting on" for a long time. Now that I've retired I'll dig some out from time to time.
    They're pretty amateurish ...not the professional starting line pics.
    ...Craig
     
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    Probably has a roadster body for Saturday night.

    This is so cool -- but may have killed the MR and CC classes.
     
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  30. image.jpeg New England Dragway top gas dragster action, Doyle & Roberts quickest and fastest top gas car at New England ever 7.54 196.50
     
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