The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Like I said; "snazzy loafers"!
LOL He's old enough to use the word SNAZZY!
I blew up the picture and saw NO pennies in them. Must have spent all his money on that awesome ride. That comment also made me think about how old we are getting and the rods that are coming up (or not) now. Were going the way of the dinosaur.
Tom Dawes, Dick Gazan, Owen McKenney
I think of them often and miss them terribly...
Slightly off topic, but this seems an appropriate place to announce the loss of another track to escalating real estate prices.
Bad decisions make good stories.
New one to me - "Wild Bill" Shrewsberry's "other" wheelstander. The Mustard Cutter was driven by Ford standout and Bill's brother in law, Mike Schmitt
Starting line at Santa Ana
McEwen-Adams "Shark car" at Lions. I think it later became the "Mangler" fuel car that Danny Ongais drove.
Making the transition from street-driven to race-only, deuce at Santa Ana, early '50s, from the Screwdrivers of Culver City file.
Before slicks, the contest for traction sometimes involved multiple tires...Paradise Mesa, early '50s
The Wailer, I think that this was Walsh & Hayes, correction welcome....Frank Martinez drove, both he and Frank Pedregon billed themselves as "the World's Fastest Mexican."
Wilton & Doss, with Leon "Bubby" Wilton's BB Chevy. Bubby, who had previously partnered with Kenny Ellis on a series of "trigsters," has restored this car.
Nunez and Dillon, at Pomona.
No I.D. on this Scott-injected fueler...
I didn't realize they ran handicap (bracket) drag races back in the day of flagman(starters) but it looks like this flagman ,with what appears to be two sets of arms, is getting it done with one set waving the first car off the line and it looks like the other set is coming up to get a second car rolling........ I could be just hallucinating though.....
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Some old strips had car length strips marked off like boxes so one car could "Spot" another a couple car lengths.
Ask and you shall receive!
The early seaton shakers are some of my favorites cars. The 66 pictured looks like a fun ride.
I've collected 35,000+ photos over the past 20 years and this one ranks in my all-time, top ten, drag racing photos.
I'm kinda partial to the Bovan Nova.
Things must have really been getting tense. Looks like Willie actually may have both hands on the wheel.
To lift was not an option!
That's what I talkin 'bout.
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