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

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

  1. rooman
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    Craig,
    most of the "professional starting line pics" have been seen so much that they don't excite as much as they did the first time around. Your stuff is killer and shows much more of what it was really like back in the "trenches". I look forward to seeing more of your shots.

    Roo
     
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  3. rooman
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    Definitely "The Unsinkable" Kelly Brown in what may be the Dean Engineering fueller (before the full body).

    Roo
     
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  4. VTjunk
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    Rochester NY area guys know this car. Joe Malone's Marshall Law Falcon. Raced since new, was "restored" in the 80s, but it's been MIA since the early 90s. I spotted it once, around 94, nobody seems to know where it is now. Heard it was junked, but who knows. Guys are looking for it.
    I'd love to find it, or just know it's around if someone has it.
     
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  5. Marty Strode
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    Terry Mills, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Later shots with injection. The name on the B/C car was "Scandal". The body shell was last seen in Tom Willford's estate sale. bant1 Terry Mills.jpg Terry Mills.jpg
     
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  6. rooman
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    Apart from the fact that this has been posted twice in 8 days I am frustrated in that I can't identify either of these Top Gas cars.

    Roo
     
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  7. DDDenny
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    from oregon

  8. christmas tree
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    Posted the photo a few days ago and forgot to post some specs. Direct drive car, 301 cu.in. Jhans pistons, Racer Brown roller cam, home ported 283 heads, 471 blower. and 5 97 carbs. Went 150 after moving blower to top mount and adding another 97. As a young pup I made many a run at the Terre Haute strip, but them lanes were very narrow. The car was restored by the family and can be seen at some oi the cackle fests. Photo swiped from another site. Please forgive.
     
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  9. ttwomotor
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  10. rooman
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    Yep, did not add up for me either and that is why I am still in the dark Denny.

    Roo
     
  11. rooman
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    John and Jerry's Long car--the last time that I saw it, it was hanging over the jig at Don's shop

    Roo
     
  12. czuch
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    Maybe its just me turning 60 and all, but 190 in a rail would take about half an hour to let go of the seat.
    Another hour to get rid of the taste of vinyl.
    At least a day to stop smiling.
     
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  13. ttwomotor
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    Not sure about now but as of a couple of years ago was in my hometown - Princeton, Illinois.
     
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  14. christmas tree
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    Any open cockpit car is a blast to drive. I,m sure a cycle would be the same.
     
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  15. kscuda
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    1969 Winternationals

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  16. kscuda
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  19. '34 Terraplane
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    Jim & Allison Lee
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    Jim Paoli
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  20. Pete Eastwood
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    This car is sitting in my garage, fully restored. It's for sale
     
  21. '34 Terraplane
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    Jim Walther

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    Bennie "the Wizard" Osborne
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  22. '34 Terraplane
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    Skip Hess
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    Fred Hurst
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  23. '34 Terraplane
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    Ahhh....those were the days.....Dragsters EVERYWHERE !! Indy Fueler line-up 001.jpg
     
  24. saltflats
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    Good job as a shutter bug.
     
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  25. 296ardun
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    Hedrich and McClure, they built this fuel modified roadster to compete with the Speed Sport roadster, but it was too heavy (steel body, for example) to be competitive. But it was sure fun to watch it run.

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    Early Hamberis and Mitchell, before the wild paint and the blown Chrysler...chassis by Chuck Finders, who had his hands on many a gasser back then.

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    Ongais, Broussard, and Davis, the "Mangler," once the McEwen & Adams Shark car

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    Tets Ishimara, blown gas Lincoln...sponsored by H&H Garage.

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    Jerry Baltes...this car has been found and restored

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    Tom Walsh drove this Fiat, once a coupe, here a roadster....this is at Half Moon Bay...the car suffered a bad fire at Bakersfield, and Tom did some sheet time.

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    Trophy presentation...have no id on car, driver, or place
     

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  26. tommyd
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    from South Indy

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  28. Gabe Fernando
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    H & H Garage. This was the first blown dragster I ever saw run. 'The Beach' at night. Seemed like it was only 10-15 feet away. Spectator side looking for a place to sit. About '59. Thanks ARDUN.
     
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  29. Dave, did you ever see Holly's roadster go straight?
     
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  30. jnaki
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    Hello,
    There have been other posts on the H&H Garage MEL dragster. Here is a series of film clips I took back in 1959-60, on the H&H Garage Special at Lions. They were one of our favorites as Tets Ishimaru was the driver and did all of his own mechanics. He always put on a show. It sure seemed like he was one of the only guys driving to wear a black leather motorcycle jacket when racing.

    Plus, we always wondered if he would be fully protected in a roll over because his head was so close to the top of the roll bar. Early times, early design... But, it was an impressive MEL dragster from the West Coast.

    Jnaki
    Thanks to Dave: 296ardun for the newspaper clip of Tets Ishimaru driving a twin engine drag boat also, back in this time period during the mid to late 60's.
    Talk about being versatile, those hydro hull drag boats were not the easiest thing to handle on the water going that fast, even on smooth water.
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    Tets Ishimaru H&H Garage Special at Lions Dragstrip
     

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