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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Speed Sport at Cordova - think 1957 or 58.
Great stuff, Dennis, thanks...
doen anyone have anymore pics/info or the whereabouts of this 57
Union Grove, don't know whose car this is.
Bruce Wheeler (of "Wheeler Dealer top fuel car fame) posted this shot on FB, his then-girlfriend in a dragster at Famoso. The car is Nick Van Wagner's, here with a fuel flathead, later with a carbed 364" Chrysler.
that's a lot of suds for a 248" flathead!
Sumner, Burt, and Mews fuel competition coupe.
Two fuelers clear the lights, if you were there, you can still hear them.
Riverside, don't know whose car it is.
From the Jim Roten files, possibly Cotati (?)
These guys, from Iowa, were hard runners, once ran an Ardun, later graduated to top fuel...made one of the first, if not the first, reversers.
Ambassadors car club , from Orinda California 1962 an Lodi Calif (Kingdon)
Can I get a light?
Full throttle, milliseconds before clutch engagement.
That 50 Olds was a favorite for me also. I had a 50 with many engines -- last one was a 394 with dual quads/Engle Cam/Jahns Pistonsc with a 3 speed laSalle trans and 4.30 axle(from a Pontiac hearse).
Great fun! especially to hear it run for the first time.
Champion Speed Shop Twin Attachment 4205833 - Ambassadors Twin below:
This drag car's motion has ceased...
A neutral drop, perhaps?
Is that from the car, or is the guy in the hat throwing up??
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That is a serious Oh Shit.
Is that Larry Sutton in the white hat?
That’s what happens when you didn’t replace the aluminum planetary housing with a steel housing on a Torqueflite 727.
Most of the time it is because you over run the spag.
Yes, that's Larry. He's probably thinking "look at all the shit to clean up before I can get this show going again".
I new him back in the Irwindale, a little bit of Long Beach and Orange County days, that does not look like Larry Sutton. That guy is too tall, too thin and a wrong shaped head, and from Long Beach to Orange County, I never saw him with ANYTHING but a black hat. I think he showered and slept in that black hat.
Ivo headed to the moon...
1954, from the Los Angeles Public Library
This photo appeared in Hot Rod around '57 to illustrate the virtues of a braced roll bar...the '34 was demolished in this crash but apparently the driver survived...no, the roll bar would not pass inspection by a long shot today, but for '57 it was above average.
Two Texas street roadsters
Early Joe Jacano, blown Buick.
Hawkins, Webster and McCleod smokes them up at Irwindale...the car survives with its original faded orange paint.
Waters & Murray flathead-powered roadster. They later sold this car to the Bay Area's Eddie Bosio to build their Chevy-powered, torsion-bar sprung blue roadster.
This one, which was restored from its rusted remains by one of the original owners.
Sush at Lions
Wally Parks gets ready for the quarter mile, Pomona.
Vulcan's Car Club's deuce Vicky, with Joe Maillard's blown Chrysler with updraft aircraft carbs on the blower. This car was PURPLE, unforgettable in the Lions pit lights.
Beebe Brothers and Sixt...maybe John Mulligan driving?
Unknown roadster unloading parts as the driver looks down, probably wondering what happened. I found this photo on the Los Angeles Public Library site, George Klass posted it on his site, and only then did I notice the shrapnel coming out …
Chuck Quesnel, later Jerry Titus (I think) roadster at Pomona, originally build by Jazzy Nelson. Norm Grudem photo.
John Peters Train racing Bill Mullins from Birmingham, AL. Walt Rhodes may have been guiding the Train.
Walt told me that the hemis used in the Freight Train were his motors, so this most likely is him driving.
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