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

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

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  2. DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Candy for the eyes and ears, it never gets old.
  3. Jalopy Joker
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    Jalopy Joker

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  4. jnaki
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    Our time at Lion’s Dragstrip in 1959-60 was pretty amazing. We were there when the terrors from Carlsbad showed up with their latest creations, the gold Dragmaster Open Chassis Dragster. Then, with the records falling here and there all over So Cal, the Dragmaster Chassis became popular in the drag racing circles. The Worlds Fastest Dragster at the time was Cyr and Hopper. But, within the year, up pops this new Dragmaster Chassis FED that took on everyone in So Cal and became the fastest SBC powered dragster for the records.


    One big surprise was that the team of Cyr and Hopper went from a big hemi powered FED that won almost everything possible in drag racing, to a Dragmaster chassis with a Potvin supercharged SBC motor.
    (including, Cyr and Hopper, Dragmaster, World’s Fastest Chevy powered FED. DRAG NEWS 1959-60)


    The new challenge was a Potvin styled 671 in front of an SBC motor, in a lighter, Dragmaster frame. Instantly, it became known as the “Worlds Fastest Chevy.”

    Dragmaster total (including Cyr-Hopper)

    When doing some research, I was able to come up with the original 1959 Dragmaster SBC dragster sound made in the fall of 1959 at the U.S. Nationals. I added it to the original 1959 Dragmaster film I took at Lions Dragstrip in the Summer of 1959.

    Original Dragmaster WITH sound

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  5. ttwomotor
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    from Illinois

    First Dragmaster.jpg
    Think a Doug Peterson photo.
  6. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    I searched the threads and came up empty. Has anyone been to Winslow AZ dragstrip. It's in Winslow AZ at the airport, I ran there a few times when I lived in Flagstaff. It was on the grounds of the airport.
    Any pictures?

  7. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    Doug Peterson photo

    Hey D,

    My junior high school is to the “H” above the front wheels, in the background. On the railroad berm, we saw our first drag race from across the farmer’s field. My house is to the far right near the farthest tall electrical tower. It was a fun place to grow up, with access to just about everything close by. Terminal Island 3 miles, San Pedro waterfront, 5 miles, downtown Long Beach/PIKE, 3 miles, and Lion’s Dragstrip about 1.5 miles. When it was our time in high school, everything seemed closer, including Bixby Knolls.

    Nice photo by Doug Peterson.


    original Dragmaster vs Sidewinder, Lefty Mudersbach, while Cyr and Hopper Dragmaster SBC Vs Glen Stokey, Adriance Appliance, etc.
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    I was at San Gabriel when the Greek first brought this Stuckey car west for Bakersfield. It was new, right out of Stuckey's shop so the Greek hadn't had time to wheelstand it. I was standing by the car as Stuckey was going over the details. Pointing to the then-intact key pushbar, Stuckey said, "Don't wheelstand it, or it will be your ass...literally, your ass." Obviously the Greek didn't listen to him.
  9. Dang....and that wedge took it !
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  10. Mike King
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    Mike King

    Home built race cars are just the best.
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  11. Sidebotham Richardson Creehan at Sanford, Maine 3ECDAC9E-A8FA-4A51-8F7F-7ECA381F134C.jpeg 8E920276-C814-40C6-B369-128D13FFF3A9.jpeg
  12. Randy Peyton's Big Bamboo Jim Hill driving 1964...very early 426.
  13. quick85
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    More like reform school graduates, most are smiling. Seeing the photo of
    John "Zookeeper" Mulligan made me go back to my teenage days for a moment.
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  15. Sky Six
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    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I was raised in Buena Park and cannot remember Precisioned Speed. Of course, sometimes I cannot remember what I had for lunch. Does anyone have any information about the car /company.
  16. I love the center picture of Floyd Lippencott jr. AKA Bob Muraves.
  17. Rooster72
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    I agree with Pete from Texas , great thread . i envy the people who were there taking the pictures
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  18. chase knight
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    chase knight

    Certainly not Jim Hill driving. Would have been RL himself. Probably the second blown fuel 426 out there.
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  19. bchctybob
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    Man, I'll bet that thing had a tendency to fly at the top end.....
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  20. Never get's old...that's the very first time out for Ingenue, the debut on May 21, 1967 at Englishtown.
    Here's the Darwin Doll write-up from ND:
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  21. Hey Chase! I'll correct my notes then.
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    Jalopy Joker

  23. chase knight
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    chase knight

    Jim Hill did take the picture, however....
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    from KY, AZ

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    Old Tony
    from Benton, AR

  26. That is really, really cool.

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