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

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

  1. jnaki
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    Hello,
    It is a sad thing to hear of anyone moving on to the next place in the timeline for all of us. As far as Drag Cars in Motion, here is a film clip of Ed Garlits' first visit to Lions Dragstrip in So Cal. It was one of those 1960 days where everyone wanted to get a clear view of the visitor from Florida. The term "Garlits at Lions" drew a lot of unsuspecting people, thinking they were going to see brother, Don Garlits. The crowds made me figure out a better location for the motion shots on my movie camera.
    Ed Garlits at Lions Dragstrip 1960

    Since this location was actually off limits to the public, this film clip is one of the only ones in existence of the trip out west for Ed Garlits. The tower side location was empty, as I was partially camouflaged by my friend (Mr. Childers, the ambulance driver from Dilday Mortuary) in his white Pontiac Ambulance.
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...r-photographers.1054623/page-56#post-13468319

    Jnaki
    Thanks for the cool shots and being present in 1960, for a couple of drag racing/hot rod teenagers to see some big time out of state racers.
     
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  2. Ina gadda da vida man.


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  3. Deuces
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    I love all 17 minutes and 3 seconds of that song..:D
     
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    First shot is Numinda ? 29496765_10155170013146087_444000957927199741_n.jpg 29496740_10155169966331087_8198293339516147344_n.jpg 29510855_10155169965731087_2559036475534916724_n.jpg
     
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  14. Pretty sure this Virginian is last years car with the new front end......correct me if I'm wrong...
     
  15. Nice bunch of photos TommyD.....thanks.......
     
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  16. old flopper
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    Pee Wee Wallace (RIP) from Richmond, Virginia. Hard racer in that time period, when on to run several different Funny Cars (floppers).
     
  17. old flopper
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    Yeap, ’67 car ’68 front end.
     
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  18. Thats a 66 Barracuda with a 67/68 front end. Quite the odd ball.
     
  19. rudestude
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    No thats not tire smoke....
    Engine has gone away.
    The chute has been deployed.
    ...and he hasn't even made it to the starting line yet....
    Suck day at the track.... 20200330_120519.jpeg

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  20. wrenchbender
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    This one is not in motion yet anyway I have acquired this dragster that was built by rod stuckey and am looking for any info of the car I was hoping someone here might have some thanks for allowing me to Interupt now back to regularly scheduled awesome programming [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  21. 20th Century Chevy
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    Since we are on page 1963 here are a couple of photos from the 1963 US Nationals. These guys were pretty successful and are local guys.
    Gene Moody 63.jpg INDY63HALES.jpg Moody&Jones......INDY.jpg moodyjones standing.jpg
     
  22. rooman
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    Here are a few shots from Denis Doubleday's collection for your amusement and edification.
    A couple of "Starvin" Marvin Schwartz to start with. I am guessing is the car the pre dated the "Anaconda" which was recreated in recent years.
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    Blair and Goldstein. Leroy Goldstein had a long history in both T/F and F/C and is probably best known for his exploits in various Ramchargers cars
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    Bill Crossley and John Edmunds. From Bakersfield, Crossley drove Ernie Hashim's car in the late 50's before transitioning to car owner status. Rick Stewart and Connie Swingle also drove for Bill
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    The Dunn and Reath "Rainbow" car with one of a number of versions of the multi color paint job. This car was restored by Pete Eastwood and is in the John Neas collection.
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    Still trying to figure this one out. In the era of this shot Cosa Nostra cars were run by both Johnny Gaines, Fausto Marino and Chuck Webb as well as Webb as a sole owner. Gaines and Marino were from Maryland and Webb from New York with Webb's car being recorded as a Zeng chassis. This looks to be a Hanna bodied Don Long car so it is most likely the car driven by Bub Reese for the trio. Marino also drove before Webb joined the partnership but crashed in 1965 at Dragway 42. Gaines started out as a driver in the early 60's and Webb also drove the Zeng car as did Al Friedman.

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  23. Pete Eastwood
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    Roo , Chuck Webb is on the " List " as having bought a new Don Long car .
    As a matter of fact , the Chuck Webb , Don Long car was recently " redone " as the " Hawaiian " by Cory Conyers for a client .
     
  24. rooman
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    Thanks Pete. The timeline on the Cosa Nostra cars makes a little more sense now.

    Roo
     
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  28. Somebody needs to create this dragster - if only for the sound in yer ears........!
     
  29. If he wasn't deaf when he got in it, he was when he got out of it!!
     
  30. Talk about getting an ear full.
     

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