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

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

  1. rooman
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    Yep! Wrong thread for that photo.

    Roo
     
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  4. upload_2019-8-29_18-36-49.jpeg

    Bob Crietz and Gene Goleman in the near lane
     
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  5. So the reason you don't remember the car from back in the day is because it's a modern build someone photo shopped the color. Too bad it's a beautiful paint job with ghost lace and gold leaf. That's a car John Faust built at least 10-15 or so years ago. Not sure if he still owns it or not. Jim Oddy built the engine which is why it's painted on the quarter.
     
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  6. Offset
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    Thank you 1933_willys_77
     
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    The S&H Red Stamp Special, but I don’t think the blower works too well set up that way. The negative was flipped on this photo.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Earl Floyd in the Northwind out of the Pacific Northwest racing at Bakersfield. Last posted here by Earl's friend Marty Strode in 2016.

    Roo
     
  18. Good eye on that. ;)

    I just noticed that the steering wheel was on the wrong side. :rolleyes:
     
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  19. drofrockology
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    New Perspective.png A better perspective
     
  20. jnaki
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    upload_2019-9-4_3-28-32.png Drag Cars in Motion... with a Buick connection...
    1960 BAKERSFIELD SMOKERS MARCH MEET #2 TOMMY IVO WHEELIE IN THE TWIN

    upload_2019-9-4_3-30-10.png TOMMY IVO BUICK CONNECTION?
    Hello,

    In watching old Tommy Ivo films that I took a long time ago, I came across the Buick connection in his race group. From the time we saw him with his single injected Buick FED at Lions in 1958-59, the red and white two toned Buick hardtop was the prominent push car for the single, FED race cars.
    upload_2019-9-4_3-31-0.png upload_2019-9-4_3-31-12.png 1958-59 injected Buick motor
    Yes, Tommy Ivo was one of the earliest racers to make the Buick motor popular in drag racing and hot rodding. His first Buick powered roadster was the T Bucket we all came to know and the first FED was the injected Buick in 1957-58.
    upload_2019-9-4_3-32-45.png
    In 1959, a 671 Buick motor was used for a short period of time, itching for that extra horsepower. But, was soon replaced by the famous side by side twin Buick FED. The same red and white Buick sedan was still the primary push vehicle for the newly created injected twin Buick FED, or was it?
    upload_2019-9-4_3-33-25.png

    Jnaki

    One week it was the 671 supercharged Buick FED, the next week, it was the twin Buick with a newish car doing the push car duty. First it was the twin at Riverside in late 1959, then in 1960, it was back to Lions Dragstrip.
    upload_2019-9-4_3-34-7.png upload_2019-9-4_3-34-18.png
    1960…Did the Buick connection end with a "newish" 1957 Cadillac?
    upload_2019-9-4_3-34-47.png Lions Dragstrip Pits- white 1957 Cad

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    1960 Bakersfield white 57 cad (opening with a wheelie)

    Tommy Ivo total 1958-60


    We all wonder if this was a “gift” from local sponsorships for a well-deserved drag racer and/OR a great publicity stunt. The photo below is their first road trip across the USA.
    upload_2019-9-4_3-36-11.png
    With Don Prudhomme driving the Cadillac (studio rules) and being the crew chief, they toured the USA…in the 1957 Cadillac and the Buick twin.
    upload_2019-9-4_3-36-40.png "Times, they are a changing..."
     
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  21. rooman
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    I am guessing that this shot is a still from the movie "Bikini Beach"

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  22. tommyd
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    Can someone i.d. please? 69517160_2464821473571670_9109017171094142976_n.jpg
     
  23. tommyd
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    69503101_2464798453573972_839806826676486144_n.jpg How about these two? Roo? 69519723_2464800296907121_5917264481938833408_n.jpg
     
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  26. Marty Strode
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    Tip Angel and Mike Grimm AA/D out of Vancouver, Wa circa 1962. One of my all time favorite Gas Dragsters. Fuller Chassis, Wayne Ewing body, silver blue, Pontiac power, and a fierce competitor in the Northwest, 8.70 @ 171. Tip handled the engine and Mike handled the throttle. Sorry about the bad crop job on a great photo. 124.JPG
     
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  28. tommyd
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    Really ? Looked so different back then. Thanks. Did you see the color shot I posted of your old car?
     
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  29. Fordors
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    That was a great era^^^
    It was a time when a couple of guys, or even a guy by himself, could field a car and stand a chance of winning. Different ideas, a variety of engines, innovation, slipping the clutch, tugging the brake handle could make or break a race.
    I was the wide eyed 17 year old kid at US30 when Dick LaHaie said “Come here kid, help me pack the chute.” That was 1966, LaHaie had towed in by himself with his fuel dragster on a two axle open trailer, picking up help in the pits as needed. Those Wednesday night events were the best, one week it would be Fuel Dragsters, maybe Gas Coupes the next, then Funny Cars, or Fuel Altereds in booked in shows. Yeah, they were paid appearance money but they still went for each other’s throats. Ira Litchey and Ben Crist ran the Gold Agency and always had great cars booked. It was the Golden Age of drag racing.
     

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