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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Always love looking any old drag racing photo's from the good old day's of drag racing.
He's busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest!
Seen The Little Red Wagon and Jungle Jim many times as a kid and Jungle Pam
Worked there as a kid. Great photos. Brings back memories.
This is such a great thread. The Jr. Stock thread is killer too. Some of these color photos are so vivid you get the sense they were taken recently. Very cool
Had the Revell Jungle Jim model as a kid. Wish the picture was in focus. Jungle Pam
Watched the King & Marshall car run many times over the years and they always were a top performer at every event.
Arnold and Talbott - one of the twins that ran nitro.
From the Comet thread.....
Still trying to figure this one out. Evidently it is not Bob Noice who drove his own Accessories Unlimited junior fueller and later shoed Jim Brissette's Hand Grenade T/F. Don Ewald also had trouble I.D.'ing the driver.
Nice collection of Comets but the second and fourth color shots are a little too recent for this thread
Newly discovered photo of Steve Pick and Joe Koenig of Long Beach showing the power of their DeSoto powered FED.
When I was looking at some old Drag News Paper articles, I came across this photo that I had never seen before. It shows a full on power run from the Lions Dragstrip starting line. The Spectator side film came from the 1959 files. The close up “in your face” film portion came from the “secret white Pontiac Ambulance” location on the Tower side. That portion came from the early, 1960 “all over Lions” filming project from back in those days.
1960 Lions Dragstrip Tower Side Film
How was this yellow FED different than the others running at lions during those days? The Pick-Koenig FED has two things that made it unique: a very large centrifugal supercharger mounted in front of the DeSoto motor and a hydraulic front suspension (see it in slow motion action) that sent all of the power back to the rear…that was the purpose of the geometry.
1960 Lions Dragstrip Towerside Film
New re-edited film from the Nakamura Film Library.
1959 LIONS STEVE PICK JOE KOENIG FED
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/drag-cars-in-motion-picture-thread.228509/page-1760 JNAKI, SEP 9, 2016 EDIT POST#52781
" Does ''The Underdog'' on the cowl help?"
I dug a bit deeper on the Underdog deal (after finding numerous cars/drivers that have used the name) and finally did find a listing for what appears to be "that" Bob Noice (Van Nuys, CA). Interesting that Ewald could not place him as owning/driving this car.
These days it’s an adventure to remember what I had for breakfast
Freedom Machine. Original post said it was the first car with a B @ J reverse.
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