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

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  5. Kenny Ellis in the Ellis & Wilton 3 wheeler at San Gabe. The engine belonged to Leon "Bubby" Wilton, later of Wilton & Doss fame.
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    Hey Kev these are great shots ..I'm the dark hair kid on the fence just above the headlights in the photo of Beswick's Tempest . I was 16 at the AHRA Winternationals. That was the all time best race I have ever been at!! All the big name crazy match race cars were there racing from 9:00am till 10:00 pm.


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    This is the former Hayden Proffit Corvair that was mostly steel bodied. Randy purchased the car in 1967 and ran it through 1968 when the Pisano Corvair plowed into him at Irwindale in 1968. He replaced it witht he first of his Novas.

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    Vic King of Temple City, Ca running a four cylinder Hispano Suiza aircraft motor. The car ran in the low 12's at the time and was campaigned until as late as 1977 although by then it had a Model B Ford block with a Gemsa overhead conversion.

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    Don Zabel and Bruce Robinson's roadster, front, Bob Routhenwaite's coupe behind, Saugus 1951.

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    Masters and Richter at Half Moon Bay, Bob Haines rolled this car when the chute failed, and they replaced it with the Champion Speed Shop chassis, with their Chrysler.

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    Tony Nancy's old roadster that ran the Sparks & Bonney blown flathead, owned at this time by Jim Seaton, ran a Potvin-blown Olds, at San Luis Obispo.

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    Even the big guys flat-towed, here is the Maz crew changing from towing to racing tires...Riverside

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    The blown Chrysler in Don Montgomery's deuce coupe, I am guessing that this is the first top-mounted blown Chrysler to run a Gilmer belt.

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    This car would later get a Chevy engine, I saw it run at Henderson NV in mid-'59.


    I am posting these pictures to keep my mind focused. I lost my wife of 49 years on Saturday after her long struggle with Parkinson's. I am grieving her loss, but this keeps my attention from my grief for a while at least.
     
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    So sorry to hear that my condolences on your loss.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your loss...prayers sent.
     
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  16. Very sorry about your loss Dave. 49 years is a long time. Been married to my wife for 51. I'd be lost without her.
     
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    296ardun: condolences on your great loss.God bless you.
     
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    My prayers go out to you and your family.
     
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    My condolences to one of our finest contributors.
    Sorry for your loss, 296ardun.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss, Ardun. My thoughts are with you and family.

    Kevin
     
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  23. I was married to mine for 46 years when I lost her. I am still lost without her.....Many of us share your loss, Dave, I am so sorry.
     
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    Thanks to all for your kinds words over my wife's passing....posting keeps me focused.

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    fuzzy picture at Santa Ana, early '50s.

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    Hawkins and Webster, 15oz coupe when it was still 96 (Bill Demarest's number), at Riverside, with its sky-blue paint. Les and Lyle ran unblown Chryslers in it for a while before it got its orange/red paint. Les got the car originally from Bruce McDowell of Bad News Coupe fame, and ran it for years, ultimately fitting it with several blown Chryslers. There is a very good article on it in the current Rodder's Journal. (My late wife did not always like my drag racing friends, but she did like Les and Lyle.)

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    Leslie Long's '36 drag coupe with a fuel flathead, I think he was from the Santa Ana area.

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    Ken Crawford in the Kenz Muffler injected fuel car at Santa Maria.

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    Pusch & Cain's Stuckey gas car, around '66.

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    I think that this might be the Dorricott and Sheenan altered, at Half Moon Bay. Very few Fiat-bodied altered coupes ran fenders, but actually they don't look bad on this car. Mouse on the front comes from the name Fiat gave to these cars: "Topolino," or "little mouse" in Italian.

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    Harry Duncan's '34 competition coupe at Pomona, photo by Norm Grudem. Harry was a building contractor and friend of the Chrisman's, and could afford the best parts. Later he sold this purple coupe to Serpia and Goodyear who ran it as the Pacific Auto Body Special, out of Long Beach.
     
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    I am posting these pictures to keep my mind focused. I lost my wife of 49 years on Saturday

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Hang in there, always enjoyed your pic's and stories.
     
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  26. My best friend from 7 to 25 years old had a brother who went to school with Bruce McDowell. When Bruce sold the 34 and started building the Bad News Fiat, we rode our bikes from West Covina down to LaPuente to hang around out side Bruce's mom's garage and watch the build. The first version of the Bad News was orange with a Chrysler running 6 97's. When Bruce met Bob Sidebottom and Demar Ray, Bob shortend the Model A frame to it's scary 86" wheelbase and swapped in one of Demar's blown Hemis. When Bruce started his construction business, he sold the Bad News and was out of racing for some time.
     
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    296ardun -thanks for all the great photos you contribute. The HAMB grieves with you, brother.
     
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    I never saw an fuel altered with a shorter wheelbase....thanks, Dean for all this information that you saw first-hand, I didn't know it was first orange with a carbureted Chrysler...
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  29. Offset
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    296Ardun, so very sorry for your loss.

    Thank you for your contributions here and hopefully that will keep your mind off the down side of life.

    Rest In Peace
     
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  30. I will drive/have driven lots of wild stuff, but no way am I driving that nasty little booger!!
     
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