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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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    Do you remember what car drove that trailer?
     
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  10. 1320 Fan
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    S&M 1965 probably about mid year
    65 S&M loaded.jpg
     
  11. Post a few shots of the wagon itself. Someone may remember seeing it seeing in the pits from years ago and have some info to share. Do you have any idea where the wagon spent it's life while in the States? o_O
     
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  12. Those pictures may help some. When you mentioned it was a Town & Country I first thought it might have had the fake woodgrain trim down the sides. But from the shots you posted it was still hard to tell if it was white or maybe tan colored. I tried to do a bit of color correction and I'm thinking that maybe it's a pale yellow?

    Wagon-2.jpg Wagon-3.jpg

    Also spotted the license plate frame that says Sacramento so maybe the car spent some of its life in the northern part of California.
     
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  13. Swedish_Mopar
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    The paint is yellow :) I call her chiquita
     
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  14. A close friend of my dads (Phil Mc keg) sent him some pictures from the mid sixties at Rockford dragway and Oswego dragway. His brothers were partners on the twin engine dragster in the pictures. The fallowing is his words.

    Rich Mc Keg in brown shit and Dave Mc Keg in the white jacket Phil Mc Keg in blue jacket his nephew Scott Mc Keg standing in the driver seat and there friend Ronnie Jelinek Berwyn ILL. Boys his brothers bought the car from Bud Bailey. Bud bought Ivo's first Chrysler top fuel car when Ivo got his newer one. Bud was afraid of it & couldn't make a full pass. Ivo was at US 30 with his new car & Baily was whining that something was wrong with his. so Ivo got in it and made an epic Banzai run i will never forget. he stood on it all the way through the traps and qualified the car for Baily. That cat was louder because it stll had weed sweeper headers on it. What a rt. Evyone in the hot car pits was at rhe fence to see that run . That was a blast. 5741.jpeg Pelin-Line Twin Rear.jpg img001.jpg img031.jpg
     
  15. Fordors
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    @slayer , did they buy that rail from Ron Pellegrini? Fuller convinced Ivo that in-line was the way to go for Top Gas and built him a new car. Just about the time the car was finished the NHRA reinstated Top Fuel and Ivo immediately sold the in-line car to Ron.
    Not sure, but Ivo might have never driven the in-line car.
     
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  16. Here are a few more pictures with discription from Phil Mc Keg.


    Sent you a few more pictures. The one with my brother sitting in the car was at Byron. His wife is standing next to the car holding his shoes. My other brother is also standing
    there. This was right after the clutch blew up and sawed the back of the block off where the bell housing was bolted up. Ivo had built a custom bell housing that was made of
    plate steel and it was very heavy. It's a good thing because that was a violent explosion right by the driver's feet. That happened at Byron.
    The other pictures were also taken at Byron but another time. My brother raced against Hirata & Hobbs with a blown Chrysler on gas. That was a great running car and it was
    really no contest. Those guys were well known in this area for a long time. Ron Pellegrini used to beat them because he knew how to slip the clutch & get the ET down into the
    8.40s. He was a great racer with years of experience. He had gotten this car straight from Ivo when it was brand new.
    Speaking of Ron, he got the bug to build a funny car but rather than build one from scratch he bought a blown Chrysler fuel altered and put a fiberglass Mustang body on it.
    That was a high-risk piece of crap because those things never go in a straight line and the fumes stayed right in the car and almost killed him. I was with him the first time he
    took it out and he almost blacked out before he got the car stopped! I thought he had lost his mind driving that thing. img033.jpg img026.jpg fc14.jpg img000 (1).jpg
     
  17. Does anyone have any pictures of the Mangler FED ?
     
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  18. More pictures from Phil Mc keg at Rockford dragway (now Byron dragway) img058.jpg img076.jpg img075.jpg img074.jpg
     
  19. More pictures from Phil Mc keg at Rockford dragway (now Byron dragway) img073.jpg img054.jpg img053.jpg img052.jpg
     
  20. More pictures from Phil Mc keg at Rockford dragway (now Byron dragway) img051.jpg img050.jpg
     
  21. How about some fuel dragsters? More pictures from Phil Mc keg at Rockford dragway (now Byron dragway) Byron 6.jpg Byron 5.jpg Byron 4.jpg
     
  22. More dragster pictures from Phil Mc keg at Rockford dragway (now Byron dragway) Byron 3.jpg Byron 2.jpg Byron 1.jpg
     
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  23. Fordors
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    Pellegrini bought the Dennison, Arlasky and Knox fuel altered and after he hung the Mustang body on it he looked to Hawkinson Ford for sponsorship but got turned down.
     
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    pape brothers.jpg
    Pate Brothers, big flathead, innovative rear suspension, has been restored.

    panic.jpg
    Panic, after winning a 16-car fuel altered field at Tucson. From left, track manager, Gary Hazen, Howard Haight, trophy girl, and the late Don Wilson. Don and I started Panic with a Les Hawkins chassis, but I had to bail out so Don partnered with several others, including Tom Topping and Hazen. Later Hazen took over and built several follow-on Panics.

    PeteRobinson%20vs%20TomMcEwen1-X2.jpg
    Pete Robinson, near side.

    Sturgeon lions.JPG
    Jess Sturgeon at Lions

    smokers tony-waters-gmc-roadster.jpg
    Tony Waters roadster, when it ran a fuel GMC. That's Tony's Chevy convert towing the roadster...Tony did the custom work on it. Smokers collection.

    FuelCoupeInvitationalCarsC.jpg
    Fuel Coupe invitational, Santa Ana, 1955. From left, Rizzio and Gray, Road Dusters (Robert Martinez, driver), Stecker and Ewell, Jack Chrisman, front fenders of Don Montgomery's deuce.

    Pomona '54 Bud Coons LA library.jpg
    Pomona Police officer Bud Coons with a nice roadster. Bud had a lot to do with the founding of the Pomona Drag Strip. I found this photo on the Los Angeles County Public Library site, from 1954.
     
  25. This is another real cool email to my dad from Phil Mc keg.
    As a side note, the last picture is in this groop is the Barnes and Gladstone Michigander! It's my favorite survivor and is still around.

    Here are 2 photos I got from my old friend who I hadn't seen in about 35 years. ( did see him the day after Thanksgiving for the first time)
    My brother, Dave and his partner, Ron Jelinek, took the racecar to England in about 1964 or '65 on a goodwill tour along with some other midwest drag racers. It was an expenses paid trip and they had a great time. I wish I had more pictures but I have to say the one shot is killer.
    talk to ya soon, Phil
    PS there are 3 other pix from England that my nephew found among his father's things after his dad passed away. The rear engine thing looks pretty scary, don't you think. Hope it didn't go faster than about 40 or 50. 1960s-box-04.jpg 1960s-box-02.jpg img079.jpg img077.jpg img078.jpg
     
  26. Im realy not sure, but judging by the message with the second batch of pictures, yes Phils' brothers got the dragster from Ron Pellegrini.
     
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  27. Tickety Boo
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    Oh Man,
    That rear engine cart, what is the first think to hit the fence :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  29. Not a Town and Country - Newport or plain New Yorker.
     
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  30. Fordors
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    That’s the GuZler of Don Mattison and Bud Roche running out of Evergreen Park, IL. I think Bobby Vodnick drove this car.
    If you hadn’t heard of Vodnick before he won Top Gas at the 1963 Indy Nationals driving for Kenny Hirata & Phil Hobbs.
     
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