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

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

  1. bchctybob
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    Jnaki, I think that '58 may be the Shig - Shimizu Chevy. Later on, one of my best friends worked at Shig's place for many years. Shig ran several drag cars over the years. My friend Craig (or Stumpy, as we called him) would come to my folk's garage after work and regale us with tales of the racers who visited Shig's and the many hot rods that dropped by the place. Stumpy idolized him and Shig taught him a lot about building engines. Good old days, for sure.
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    That's what you call a neutral start!

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  5. Ya gotta love the sound of a nitro fed Hemi in the twilight of the evening. Just sayin.


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  6. Mike VV
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    Above - Sachs & Sons, Comet

    Interesting fact...that's NOT a burnout..!

    Mike
     
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    40 ford hood.jpg
    In the old days, a trip to the junkyard sometimes got you a body for your dragster, here a '40 Ford deluxe hood.
    grudem t coupe 39 nose.jpg
    Another trip to the junkyard produced a nose for this T coupe. Nice track roadster in the background. Norm Grudem photo.

    kallita bounty hunter3.png
    Connie Kalitta with the scalps he took in his "Bounty Hunter."

    Rollema & Stan Hill, 1961.JPG
    Jerry Rollema and Stan Hill ran this neat Itow Chassis car with GMC.

    seaton jim 2.jpg
    Jim Seaton bought Tony Nancy's flathead - powered roadster and installed a blown Olds in it. Karen White photo taken at San Luis Obispo.

    sharon baker saugus.jpg
    Sharon Baker's '39 Ford sedan at speed at Saugus, far lane, Baker RacingPicts collection.

    safeway willys milikin photo.jpg
    Safeway Sandblasting gasser, blown Ardun powered, Charles Milikin Jr. photo.
     
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    That's^^^^^the cat's ass right there...
     
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  12. The nose doesn't look quite right, but the "no holes" front wheels look exactly right. I'm going to say it is Leffler Bros. before Loukas was involved.
     
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    Is that a mangled up broken ladder bar on the blacktop, passenger side?
     
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    LOL! I was thinking the same thing. But looking at it again, it looks like the shadow from the front axle.
     
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  15. wrenchbender
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    It’s the shadow of the front end


    Chrome don’t get ya home
     
  16. ttwomotor
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    A little history: http://www.redfuelcoupe.com/whitehistory.htm
     
  17. jnaki
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    Hello,

    In the beginning of the 1960 year, Lion’s Dragstrip racers were feeling the loss of one of the best drivers from So Cal. Mickey Brown was just 22 years old and making a big time name for himself in drag racing. Here is an excerpt from that tragic post then at his memorial event in January of 1960, the Competition Coupe of Leffler Loukas was presented with a world record trophy.

    In the 1959 year at Lions, there was a big loss for all drag racing fans and racers. A young, Mickey Brown, racing in a different FED was unlucky and lost his life at a very early age. All of the Lions Dragstrip competitors and supporters gathered together to help the family of Mickey Brown. In January of 1960, there was a benefit drag race meet held at Lions Dragstrip and the majority of the top racers in the area were signed up to compete. The list of donations from the So Cal Speed Shops and manufacturers was long and supportive.
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    For the longest time, this trophy presentation for the Leffler Loukas Competition Coupe was a poof in the wind. I filmed it back then, knew why I filmed it and then over the 55 years since, the information got lost in the cloud. Then after all of these years of research, the proof was right in front of me. On January 31, 1960 the Mickey Brown Benefit Drag Race Meet was put on at Lions Dragstrip. We would not have missed that for anything. So, proof is in the filming.
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    1960 Leffler Loukas trophy presentation.


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    ($11000 in 1960 equals approximately $96000, today. )

    Leffler Loukas 1960

    Jnaki

    So Cal drag racers coming to the support of another racer’s family in time of need. What is better than that?
     
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