The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Pretty exciting stuff ! Thanks Dave and Lou.
348 was 4.125 bore x 3.25 stroke
Shuljack and Suba, saw it run at San Gabriel with Chuck Suba at the wheel...I think that Chuck later died in a rocket or jet car crash.
Kamboor, Ewell, and Stecker, closest, then Red Case, and Dallas Martinson at Bakersfield.. . Manuel Maldonado might have taken the photo. Red Case would later die in a conventional slingshot at Vacaville.
Prieto, Cagle, and Yates, running a front-mounted blower.
Hylton car, near side, racing Tony Waters, still with the GMC, at Bakersfield. Photo from the Smoker's collection.
Fritz Voigt at Bakersfield, running "Open Gas," before they were called (top gas). Fritz beat many a fuel dragster with this gas car, before it went to Koper and Callahan...Joe Koper lost his life in it at Lions.
I find it amazing that these historic, bitchin cars were built in garages with sponsors like a Texaco station . Kudos to the founding fathers.
A 4" bore small block with a 3 5/8" stroke.
Pic 2, friction shocks, wonderful.
Bob Noice, near side, in the Accessories Limited C/FD at Santa Maria.
Joe Winters, the strange driver position is so Joe could use hand-controls, as he lost his leg to cancer...nothing keeps a good drag racer down.
Is that why the extra bars from the front of the main hoop?
Anyone have any photo's of the old AA/FD (The Beast from the East)
Last time I say the dragster was around 1964 or 1965
Jimbo do you have a name to go along with that? I seem to remember it as a Lynwood or Henny's welding car but I don't know of any pictures.
This has to be Van Isle Dragways famous "shutdown hill", on Vancouver Island B.C.
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