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

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

  1. ttwomotor
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  2. 1947knuck
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    I posted this first picture on the "Vintage Shots" thread some time back then found the second picture that looks to be from a magazine and the same car. The first picture was listed as Pure Hell's first outing two week's before it's paint job. The second picture looks to be the same car and no mention of it's name in the writting about it, calling it "This Car" 12339413_593420534140806_8317233249630314076_o.jpg Hot-Rod-Heroes-A-Day-in-Guasco’s-Garage-32-of-11.jpg
     
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  3. 427 sleeper
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    IMO, That has got to be the GREATEST Fuel Altered EVER!!! Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of Great's, but Pure Hell is my all time favorite!!!

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  4. 1947knuck
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    I agree, and although this is not in motion and has been seen many times I want to show it again. 1_3256_orig.jpg
     
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  5. Stan Back
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    Always amazed me how the driver's head protected the roll bar in case of a roll-over. Not just this roadster (a favorite of mine, too), but so many drag cars of the era.
     
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  6. Not only is that a great fuel altered, but Rich Guasco is a great person too. He still has his show winning, and driven 1929 Ford hot rod roadster that he built more than 50 years ago.
     
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  7. rooman
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    In the case of the shot of Pure Hell Rich is well out of his normal driving position in this photo--notice that his shoulders are wedged against the front of the roll bar. Check out the earlier B & W shot to see how he (and Dale) sat during a run. That is not to say that many of the earlier cars were lacking in roll bar height.

    Roo
     
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  8. 1947knuck
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    I posted this color picture I took at Dode Martins party some time back on the Cool Photo's thread and was told the car was originally a racer, not just lettered up. I was cleaning out pictures and realized I had what looks to be a B&W picture of the car back in it's racing days. IMG_1942.JPG srop_0206_01_z+1941_willy_coupe+side_view.jpg
     
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  10. Pete Eastwood
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    Yep ! same car . . . same owner !
     
  11. 296ardun
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    jr fueler33.jpg
    I should know who this is...but I don't.

    Gary Decker.jpg
    Gary Decker from Kansas, at the Smoker's meet, I think that's Ed Taylor's steel Austin-bodied roadster behind it.

    rattrap.jpg
    Don Green's Rat Trap Woody-built fuel altered before paint and chrome.

    moon-pictures-history-008.jpg
    Dean Moon's sedan at Paradise Mesa. Dean worked in the Urich-Gibbs service department before starting Moon Equipment.

    speed sport roadster.jpg
    The engine room of the Speed Sport Greth, Maynard, and Fisher roadster. This was apparently at a meet at Biloxi Dragway in Mississippi...the Speed Sport crew was not afraid to tow long distances.

    crosley san luis obispo.jpg
    Unknown Crosley-bodied altered, at San Luis Obispo, Karen White photo

    shubert4.jpg
    Shubert & Herbert at Fontana, Zane in the middle.

    40 ford hood.jpg
    Back when bodies were minimal, here just a '40 Ford deluxe hood. I found this on George Klass's site.
     
  12. 64-TBOLT
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    anyone have any info on this 57 at NED??

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    roadster 114c.jpg
    Don't know whose this is.

    SanGabriel2.jpg
    San Gabriel...sure looks like the Greek far side, but I don't remember that tall windscreen.

    heaven pacers.jpg
    Heaven Pacers Fiat-bodied altered at Kingdon...these guys lived up to their name, used to conduct pre-race religious services at the strip where they raced.

    pomona 54 LA county library.jpg
    Hiboy roadster leaves the Pomona starting line, 1954, photo from the Los Angeles Public Library

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    Norm Grudem photo at Pomona

    sidewinder 5.jpg
    Paul Nicolini sidewinder, Jack Chrisman rolls towards the Lions starting line. This car was very hard to beat when it ran gas, but a dose of fuel gave it too much horsepower and it started to plane at high speed.

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    Walt Nichols smokes off the line in the Nichols Brothers Olds-powered fueler. I probably posted this photo before, but it is a great photo, so here it is again...
     
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    pomona 54 LA county library.jpg
    I'm thinking that this roadster has done blowed up...
     
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  17. Either it blew up, or that's all the paint coming off the hood.
     
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  18. Looking at all the pieces flying under the car, I'd say it's in the process of blowing up.
     
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    ^^Looks like a driveline failure. Those dang slicks always find the weak link sooner or later...:eek:
     
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    And I am betting the flagman needed a band-aid in the next picture
     
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  22. slowmotion
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    And possibly some fresh skivvies...:D
     
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  23. rudestude
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    How about some indoor drag racing during the winter..... Chicago in the 60's...... 15480751445041945105354~2.jpeg 1548075178354355978263~3.jpeg 15480751630921869067964~2.jpeg

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  29. PHIL COOPY
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    Me in the '80's...
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    Later bigger motor...
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