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

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

  1. Marty Strode
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    I was thinking how great that era was also, that picture is a great example of that time period. Around here, and most places, the Dragsters and Comp Cars usually at least two owners names, they were working guys who had passion for the sport. My Avatar had Willford, Strode & Mead on the cowl, in the 80's. Thanks for your remembrance of Dick LaHaie, he was one of the greats.
     
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    The first Fighting Irish car--Former Beebe Bros, Vinson and Sixt

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    "Don, do you have a question?"

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    Yes I do.
    Do I push the pedal on the right, or the one on the left ?

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  12. rooman
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    Here are some shots of Ted Gotelli's car courtesy of my mate Pete Jensen who collated them. These are of the early car driven by Danny Milani. Next up I will post some shot of the beautiful Pete Ogden built car in which Denny lost his life.
    IMG_2211.JPG IMG_2214.JPG IMG_2216.JPG IMG_2217.JPG IMG_2218.JPG IMG_2224.JPG IMG_2225.JPG

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    Not really appropriate for this thread as this is a recent photo (as evidenced by the bogus 10 spoke front wheels)

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  15. Mike VV
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    And the silly screen in the...carburetor...scoop..!
    That's NOT vintage...

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  16. The front wheels are the worst thing in that photo.
     
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    At least it has brakes.....
     
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  18. But it's still very cool.
     
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    Here are some more from Pete Jensen's collection of Gotelli car shots. These are all of the beautiful and ill fated legs under car in which Denny lost his life.
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    Racing the Surfers at the Hot Rod Magazine meet at Riverside
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    Another shot from the HRM event at Riverside
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    Up against Prudhomme (in Roland's car) at Half Moon Bay
    IMG_2226.JPG IMG_2227.JPG IMG_2228.JPG IMG_2229.JPG

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    Michael Black post 69995566_10220625363728089_4519944125415424000_n.jpg 71716651_10220625363688088_2027356067020668928_n.jpg
     
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    Ahh yes!........Back-in-the-day when we could "hang on the fence" and watch'em go bye! Hate how the lawyers have ruined THAT too.
    So what its dangerous. So what something may go worng. So what its my decision! Just because the cars are wayyy faster today doesn't mean it could kill me dead-er! We knew the inherent danger of being that close but...that was our choice. When I got worried about my safety I could go back and sit in the stands (or go home and let somebody TELL me about it..That's REAL safe!)
    The rush and wind of those cars when they screamed by....the rubber tire smoke so thick you couldn't take a deep breath....the smell of nitro so strong you didn't WANT to take a breath....the absolute pounding on your chest as the sheer force of the cars (and engines) roaring by....the ground literally shaking as they launched!!
    Man...what a rush that will never be experienced again because the stands and the barriers and the "protection space"and the guard rails and the 12 foot fence are between spectators and the cars. Why??? Law suits if ANYTHING possibly goes worng. "We can make a looooot of money, because you weren't properly protected"! Faggot lawyers and greedy little boys wanting something for nothing. All these ways to "protect me" all the while smoking dope (and vaping) is acceptable.
    OK........I'm done.
    Thank you for your attention
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  24. lippy
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    I remember. I remember John Collins telling me at Wichita at the Coca Cola race to go down at the finishline and duck down beside the guardrail, (at night)and watch when I go by, I'll wave at you! . We'll pick you up when we tow back. LOL. Goose's old Duster with a Donovan in it. Iron heads on it cause it was cool that night, trying to keep some heat in it. Flames over the roof. Ran 229 and change and I saw his arm out waving. Tom's Son Jamie was with us then. Good times. Never happen again. :(
     
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    The original red paint job as seen on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine, before the better known yellow and the final persimmon (following the chassis stretch)

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    pomona opening klass.jpg
    Pomona, opening day, from George Klass. Pomona was a layer of pavement at the end of the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. It opened with strong police support to get hot rodders to stop street racing.

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    and it did just that for a while, as this stock Olds shows. But even when Pomona opened, most of the cars were competition cars, and street driven cars had less of a chance. Still, it was a chance to see what your stocker or street rod could do in a measured quarter mile.

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    This was more like the kinds of cars that ran the drags even in the early days; George Cerney's Cadillac-powered deuce sedan, painted purple and yellow like his famous custom Plymouth wagon

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    Carl Grimes displays the 322" Buick in his A/Altered, at Santa Ana

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    Atlanta Georgia's Hoyt Grimes, slingshot style with a carbed Cadillac and a belly tank body.

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    and Hoyt Grimes fitting a blower to his Cadillac. This was all homemade, that's mostly the way that drag racing was done back then.
     

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