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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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    Speed Sport at Cordova - think 1957 or 58.
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  2. ttwomotor
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  3. ttwomotor
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  4. George Klass
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  5. 64-TBOLT
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    doen anyone have anymore pics/info or the whereabouts of this 57 49753023_1189738171185412_2882321117479960576_n.jpg 49899698_10217554622008136_8259901574034227200_n.jpg 50510952_594203994338171_6730525391364030464_o.jpg
     
  6. 296ardun
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    union grove fueler.jpg
    Union Grove, don't know whose car this is.

    van wagner flathead.jpg
    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.

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    that's a lot of suds for a 248" flathead!

    sumner 4.jpg
    Sumner, Burt, and Mews fuel competition coupe.

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    Two fuelers clear the lights, if you were there, you can still hear them.

    riverside fueler tree.jpg
    Riverside, don't know whose car it is.

    roten roadster bevs.jpg
    From the Jim Roten files, possibly Cotati (?)

    powers and riley.jpg
    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.
     
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  7. Geri
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    Ambassadors car club , from Orinda California 1962 an Lodi Calif (Kingdon)
     
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  8. XXL__
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    Can I get a light?

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  9. Mike VV
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    Cool shot.
    Full throttle, milliseconds before clutch engagement.
    [​IMG]

    Mike
     
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  10. rpar0809
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    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.
     
  11. ramblin dan
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  12. ttwomotor
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    Champion Speed Shop Twin Attachment 4205833 - Ambassadors Twin below:
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  13. 'Mo
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  14. XXL__
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    This drag car's motion has ceased...

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  15. Deuces
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  16. s55mercury66
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    A neutral drop, perhaps?
     
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  17. chevy57dude
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    Pushbutton IIRC
     
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  18. old chevy luver
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    Is that from the car, or is the guy in the hat throwing up??


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  19. That is a serious Oh Shit.
     
  20. mopacltd
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    Is that Larry Sutton in the white hat?
     
  21. old flopper
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    That’s what happens when you didn’t replace the aluminum planetary housing with a steel housing on a Torqueflite 727.
     
  22. mopacltd
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    Most of the time it is because you over run the spag.
     
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  23. Yes, that's Larry. He's probably thinking "look at all the shit to clean up before I can get this show going again".
     
  24. Mike VV
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    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.

    Mike
     
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  25. XXL__
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    Ivo headed to the moon...

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  26. XXL__
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    Buckle up...

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  27. 296ardun
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    roadster give away '54.jpg
    1954, from the Los Angeles Public Library

    34 ford crash.jpg
    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.
    texas 55 roadsters.jpg
    Two Texas street roadsters

    Jacono-Buick-Lynwood from west chester pa.jpg
    Early Joe Jacano, blown Buick.

    hawkins webster smoking.jpg
    Hawkins, Webster and McCleod smokes them up at Irwindale...the car survives with its original faded orange paint.

    waters and murray.jpg
    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.
    waters murray 5.jpg
    This one, which was restored from its rusted remains by one of the original owners.
     
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  28. Tickety Boo
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  29. 296ardun
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    SushLions-1.jpg
    Sush at Lions
    parks wally .jpg
    Wally Parks gets ready for the quarter mile, Pomona.

    vulcans.jpg
    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.

    mulliganbeebesixt.jpg
    Beebe Brothers and Sixt...maybe John Mulligan driving?

    pomona 54 LA county library.jpg
    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 …
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    Chuck Quesnel, later Jerry Titus (I think) roadster at Pomona, originally build by Jazzy Nelson. Norm Grudem photo.

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    John Peters Train racing Bill Mullins from Birmingham, AL. Walt Rhodes may have been guiding the Train.
     
  30. Danny Brown
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    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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