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

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

  1. 65pacecar
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    Another one of George’s cars. Built flattie with a McCullough blower


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  9. Mike VV
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    From above -
    Would this now be considered an altered wheelbase ? I know, the wheelbase is still the same, just the "altered" body..!
    I'll be landing took an inch or so out the the drives spine.

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    Mike
     
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    Actually other than the rear fender damage and some qtr panel damage it survived real well the landing wasn’t that bad as he kept the throttle down and landed it fairly easy it could have been real bad


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    Wild willie!
     
  12. 296ardun
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    From Don Montgomery collection, at Colton
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    Pat Akins, near side, racing Archie Ary, Riverside. Maybe Doug Peterson photo?

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    Jack Spencer coupe, maybe at either Cotati or Vaca Valley?

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    Don Montgomery's blown Chrysler on the Hilborn dyno, first Gilmer belt drive on a blown Chrysler...engine is in motion. Don Montgomery photo

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    Alexander & Brisette, no photographer id.

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    Memphis "Rebeleers," Hall's Drag Strip, Tennessee, during the NHRA Safety Safari. Eric Rickman photo

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    Jake Shuljack's Bantam competition coupe at Bakersfield. I believe he was from Indiana, once held the 1320 record for B/MFC.

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    Steinegger and Eishenbaugh, Arizona based

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    People in motion: Bobby Langley gets some help in the pits

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    Charles "Scotty" Scott at Pomona, early, before roll bars became mandatory for all open cars. Same Scotty who ran the famous Scotty's Muffler Service Ardun roadster.
     
  13. Love any photo that shows the Pomona pump house. Brings back a lot of memories.
     
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    And the three (?) trees that outlived the pumphouse on the grounds.

    Mike
     
  15. Yes, 3 trees on the pump house side (first one just behind me) and a dozen on the street side of the strip. I'm standing just about where the pump house sat. At one point in time the entire fairgrounds was a huge orange grove. The well and pump house supplied the irrigation for the entire grove. Too bad it couldn't have been preserved. It was a part of Pomona/La Verne history.
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    Looking back on a lot of hot rod history, few hot rods made an impression on me as much as has Dean Lowe's roadster pickup. It was immaculately constructed, perfect in every detail. It ran the quarter and half mile drags, and the lakes. But to me the priceless thing about Dean's hot rod was that it really was street-driven. I was fortunate enough to have a chance to sit in it at the Powerine gas station next to Bobs in Pasadena. I just sat there and thought, "this roadster is perfect," even to include leather straps to keep the doors from hitting the headers. Oh, and Dean's roadster won class time after time against all-out race "street roadsters," and other competition cars as well.
     
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  17. Thanks Dave. You are far too kind.
     
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    Dean, 296ardun is without a doubt 100% correct


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    And you're far too humble Dean! We're very fortunate to have the input of one of a handful here, who really were there!
    Keepin' history real! Always look forward to your posts Dean. And your impeccably built and fast S/R will always be at the top of the heap when the subject of S/R's of the era comes up!
     
  21. If this keeps up, I won't be able to get my head through the door!!
     
  22. 1934coupe
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    Dean then just make the door bigger!

    Pat
     
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    That’s not a nice thing to say about the thousands of fans who crowded into Pomona just to watch you race your RPU! If that was ‘62 or ‘63 my Dad and I were among that bunch of slobs. Lol.
    It was hard to get my Dad to take me to those events. It was a bit of a drive, crowded and I’m sure set my Dad back a few bucks. I don’t think NHRA was ready for the crowds either, food, trash cans and porta potties were in short supply.
    Great cars and great memories though.

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    1961 Pomona 6 kids from Echo Park area 14-16 yo roll up in a 46 or 47 Plymouth coupe on late Sunday morning without a clue. They have stopped selling tickets so we wander around the parking area and the PA announcer yells for someone to get those kids off the track and we run across and wind up inside. Spent one of the best days of my life looking at race cars and hearing them run. Standing in the crowd behind Chrisman's HCS with the plywood front body panel during the photos after the race. Started an obsession.
     
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    Hello,
    In a different thread, this was posted by Dean Lowe. It is an interesting photo that could have been in our history if we had continued racing the 58 Impala with other modifications that we added later. The stage was set in 1962, my brother and I were already out of weekly drag racing participation due to our Willys coupe accident.

    So, had we gone into the newer modifications to the Impala, it would have dropped us into the C/Gas class. So, this race in the photo, could have happened.

    Jnaki

    My brother and I did go to the Winternationals in 1961 and 62 as a means of coming to terms with his accident and recovery. We were not in the pits area, but in the spectators area down the dragstrip watching, like everyone else.

    When this photo of Dean's RPU vs. the black 58 Impala popped up on the HAMB, it was one of those moments that could have been... That RPU was one heck of a competitive roadster. Especially, being built and driven by a high school teenager.
     
  26. Mike VV
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    Yep, my Dad and I too..!
    Neither of us were slobs... We both took showers and had clean clothes on before we left to go to the races.

    Mike
     
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    Mike Marinoff dragster after the Mustang gasser.
     
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    Rockfords Love - Lund - and Hay Top Fuel car.
     

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