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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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    I thought these had been posted here but with almost 2,000 pages....
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  2. Offset
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    Thought this was a car built for LSR and just being tested at a drag strip. Maybe wrong.
     
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  3. ttwomotor
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    Your thinking of the Noel Black car.
     
  4. christmas tree
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    I think Frakes and Funk in the far lane and definatly Joe Todd of Vincennes Indiana in the near lane. Joe only lives a few blocks from me. Also I was there that day. Joe appears a little behind in the photo but the Chevy,s got there first.
     
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  5. DCMiller
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    Ive added a pic of the same car as it was originally campaigned in 1965,66 by Jim Almeter. In 67 it was sold to Vanek in Toronto & painted red becoming the 1/4 mile hustler until 71, He barn stormed all over the US. Hap Gooder owned it from 1973-2016 & restored it back to original. This was the last pic we took with the car after we sold it at Mecum Indy 2016. Now resides in a collection in Pennsylvainia! If anyone has any pics please send them or post, we have very few pics of the 1/4 mile hustler.
    Thanks, Don Miller, Crew
     

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  6. 354valiant
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    The Valiant in motion, which is slow @ real time, Meltdown Drags a couple years ago... 0501200219b~2.jpeg

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  7. XXL__
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    About to be some noise...

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  8. 65pacecar
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  9. rooman
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  10. XXL__
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    What do you get when you cross a clown car with a blown Hemi?

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  11. XXL__
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    Bird's eye view...

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  12. tommyd
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    63 1/2 427 at Edgewater. Dillman Bros. 91114370_658190144946266_636646567108935680_n.jpg
     
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  15. Eddie Potter's comp coupe nearly was "Sudden Death" for him when he wadded it up going off the end of the LIONS track.
     
  16. 65pacecar
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    Love Edgewater, spent a lot of Saturday’s there. Great track.


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  17. 296ardun
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    Legendary drag racer Ben Griffin passed away on 29 April. I posted this earlier with two photos of his Mustang funny car, but it was deleted, "Mustangs are off topic here." I never knew that, or why, but I have always followed the rules for this site, so here is one photo of Ben's unblown FED and one with him in the Carroll Brothers fueler. Ben lived in Dallas, and passed away from a heart attack.
     
  18. tommyd
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  19. He had settled in Anna, Tx and lived down the road from a friend of mine.....you could tell his spread from down the road - had a line on the shore of his pond out front of nicely restored tractors outside. Great family and all around nice guy....purchased parts from the family's dealership.
     
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  20. 65pacecar
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  21. This article was written by a Phoenix area high school student back in 1964 for her high school newspaper.

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  22. ttwomotor
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  24. careyohio
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    I think my son now owns this car. Where did you get this photo if I may ask ?
     
  25. 296ardun
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    masters & richter fremont jan 64.jpg
    Masters & Richter in the Fremont Pits, 1964. I don't know who took the photo

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    Milne Brothers MoPar, Bill Hanyon drove either this one or one like it. The Milne Brothers had a MoPar dealership in Pasadena, CA.

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    Joe Koenig's A sedan at Lions, first with a Chrysler, later with both a blown Olds and a Chrysler. Joe just passed away a couple of weeks ago. Norm Grudem photo.
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    Don Yates in the "Art Mikkleson" dragster. I have probably posted this before, but here is an update. Don Prieto, who many of you know or have heard about (repro of Tommy Ivo's Buick dragster, for example), noted that while Art is given credit for the dragster, he actually bought it from Don and Ray Yates. But he did not pay for it, but his name was on it when the car broke both speed and e.t. records. The Yates Brothers then took it back. That is Clark Cagle's Ardun in the car. Don Prieto knew both Don Yates and Clark Cagle, so he would know.

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    Can't get enough of Tony Nancy cars? Here you go. Kent Fuller crafted the chassis for this beautiful '29, with Buick power. Photo taken at San Fernando by Ken Crawford. Ken was in hot rodding from almost Day One at the lakes, and knew all the hot rod pioneers. His j.r. fueler, the Kenz Muffler Special, was a top competitor in its field.
     
  26. rooman
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  27. careyohio
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    That is the car ! Do you have anymore information on it ?
     
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  28. 1934coupe
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    That was Drake Vicones car back in the day, he ran a lot of Fords back in the day. Ran at Dover dragstrip. Go to the Dover site there is a lot of info on Drake. He is down in one of the Carolina's and was working for Jack Roush. His sons are racing Mustangs.

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  29. Dave posted a photo of the Milne Bros. Mopar. What some may not know is that Jack Milne was a world class Speedway rider. He won the World Championship at Wembley Stadium, in England, in 1937. For a long time his restored JAP speedway bike was displayed in the Milne Bros. Mopar dealership. Jack was responsible for bringing Speedway Racing to the Orange County Fairgrounds in 1968.
     
  30. 65pacecar
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    Didn’t know that thread existed. Thanks


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