The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Cal Automotive Special
Chizler at Lions
Connie Kalitta Bounty Hunter
Coupe at Dover
Eves Tall Chief at Fremont
Thanks Roo. That was a labor of love for my husband.
The Greek vs Greer, Black, Prudhomme in the final race of a three round match up at Lions in 1964. Prudhomme is out on Chris here but wheelied at 400 feet and Greek took the win with at 8.32/189.06. This was the last west coast appearance for the Chizler which was sold to Charlie Proite just before the US Nats later that year.
Hey Roo see you next week
Aurora 7 with Pontiac power at dover
Old Caddo mills Drag Strip Caddo mills Texas
EDIT: From Blackrat40 The car on the right is the very early version of Don Briethaupt's(sp?) famous "DCB" coupe w/Chev V8 power.
Lime Ricky 2
La Place Dragway LaPlace Louisiana
John Matsek Ford powered altered
296ardun did not identify this shot when he posted it in July of last year but here are some details. It is Texan John "Mouse" Wilson in Fred Rowsey's Banzai II. The photo is most likely from the WCS points meet in 1967 when Wilson set both ends of the track record at 7.57/201 while winning the event. Read more about him here: http://wdifl.com/Wilson.html
John Matsek Ford powered altered
Although 296ardun had this listed as John Matsek when he posted it just over a year ago it is actually John Matusek, the father of Aeromotive founder Steve. Read more about the family here:
Note: Don't do fire burnouts with an alcohol car, hint they need oxygen to run NITRO doesn't!
The car on the right is the very early version of Don Briethaupt's(sp?) famous "DCB" coupe w/Chev V8 power.
Thanks added that info
Don Green's Rat Trap before paint. Woody Gilmore designed the unique chassis, one of several fuel altered chasses he built, including one for Don Argee/Fred Sorensen. (or one of them, don't remember the details).
I may have posted this before, but have more of the story. This started out as one of the Jack Chrisman-driven sidewinders owned and built by Paul Nicolini. It was sold, then sold again, the second time Ronnie Hampshire and George Bolthoff bought it, replaced some of the drive train and dropped Bolthoff's blown gas Chevy in it. It didn't handle first time out, at San Fernando, so they made some adjustments and towed to Fontana the next week. As they unloaded, a sheriff approached and confiscated the dragster, because the person who bought it from Nicolini did not pay. Apparently Ronnie would up paying the car off (which meant he bought it twice), but it never went straight, so they abandoned the project. Anyone else heard this story?
Olin Davis's "Little Red Riding Hoodlum" at Caddo Mills, TX. Olin was a legendary Texas drag racer who preceded this Crosley with a radically chopped '34 Ford coupe with the same name.
SWC vs Sam Parriott at the Winternationals. Parriott, who was the Mayor of the City of Industry, ran this Kurtiss car with a blown Ford. As Dean Lowe has documented earlier, apparently the mayor misappropriated city funds to build this car and later the authorities seized it.
Very early Saugus drags...I think that this is the Morris Brothers roadster.
More Saugus. I don't imagine that a lot of crews pulled the engine in these early days, but these guys seem pretty determined to get their car back to racing.
Love these Bantam coupes...
I don't have all the details on this, but I believe it is Orv Moe and Lloyd Scott's "Sleeprocker Special," from Washington State. Lloyd Scott, famous for the Bustle Bomb, moved to Washington, and partnered with Orv Moe, (I think the manager of Seattle International Raceway??), on this car...anyone else know more?
I think Orville Moe ran Spokane Raceway Park, in Eastern Washington.
Actually Dave, the authorities hauled both Kurtis sports cars out of Sam's garage. Sam was the first mayor when a section of La Puente split off and formed The City of Industry. Sam convinced the new city council that having the city name on a race car, seen by the public, would be great PR for the start up city, and attract more industrial companies. He used city funds to build both of the sports cars. Sam ran them at the drags for a few terms as mayor, but when he was defeated in an election, the city took the cars and sold them. Sam's son, Buddy, tried to fight it, but the city had the titles, and that was that. Both cars were in the NHRA museum a few years ago, and sadly, the '53 500S had been painted black, covering Sam's favorite maroon.
Interesting story Dean, thank you.
Marvin Ruetz, from Niles MI, 31 American Bantam body, gas flathead, at the '60 NHRA Nationals.
Gene Mooneyham, #554 at Colton, around '55, still fuel flathead powered at this time, before the partnership with Al Sharp and the blown Chrysler.
Sneaky Pete.note the high tire pressure.
Jr. Thompson, gasser at Lions.
Glenn Stokey at Lions.
Ivo in the lights at the Smoker's meet at Bakersfield, could be the inaugural '59 meet?
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