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

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

  1. jnaki
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    upload_2021-5-7_8-26-25.png 2017: The "Two Thing" at the grand opening of the original Lion's Dragstrip Museum.

    Hello,

    The Dragmaster Two Thing had a nice history in drag racing. After the success of the single 671 SBC front mount FED setting records and winning top eliminator trophies, they created a dual engine monster. If one could win races in a consistent way, then two similar SBC motors would be better. It was a well-built FED for the times. Ingenuity in action would describe the build.
    upload_2021-5-7_8-29-39.png The Lion's Dragstrip grand opening was truly something. Old drag racers were able to sit down for a dinner and snacks among the old historic drag racing hot rods and sleek dragsters. The race cars being the ones that had a history at Lion's Dragstrip from the beginning.

    Jnaki

    It was an honor to be selected to show my film collection all day and night until closing on the giant TV monitor near the Vulcans Vicky and the Hunter, Hill, Acala red roadster corner in the far right of the photos.

    Hunter Hill Acala Roadster corner

    My Dragmaster influence was watching the almost weekly showing of the original, gold 671 front mounted supercharger on an SBC motor that won a lot of races at Lion’s Dragstrip. We heard the sound, saw the quickness and wondered if anything else could come close.

    Here is my version of the SOUND of the original single engine Dragmaster that we saw almost every weekend at Lion’s Dragstrip. Film from Lion’s Dragstrip in the Spring or Summer of 1959. The SOUND from a digital version of sounds created by the 1959 September Detroit Nationals recordings.


    Lion’s Dragstrip original film and digital SOUND editing


    The Dragmaster Chassis Group… total So Cal involvement (Including the maroon, World's Fastest Chevy FED, Cyr & Hopper)

    Drag Cars In Motion...
     
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    mulkey john doc miller.jpg
    John "Doc" Mulkey, at Caddo Mills, at the Texas State Championship. Connell Miller, the photographer, identified it for me.

    Fremont Drags - 1961 by Bill Hewitt fizler.jpg
    The "FiZler" Warren & Coburn, far side. Bill Hewitt photo.

    rat trip san fernando.jpg
    George Hutcheson takes Don Green's "Rat Trap" down the San Fernando quarter. Don was ready to cut the car up because it never went straight...but George tamed it.

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    Two '34 coupes race at Saugus. Screwdrivers of Culver City collection.

    ab speed vs jackson.jpg
    Bernie Riegels "A&B Speed Shop" injected Chevy racing Joe "The Jet" Jackson at Sanford, Maine. Joe built his own fueler and towed it to the West Coast. Out of money, he agreed to drive another top fuel car, though warned against it. The car crashed and Joe died from the impact.

    chassis research kenz continental.jpg Kenz and Leslie blown Ford top fuel TE-440 smokes off the Continental Divide starting line.

    ansen pink maldanado fontana.jpg
    Lou Senter and Ed Pink ran this Itow chassis top fuel car, seen here at Fontana. Manuel Maldonado photo.

    lee christian 2.jpg
    Lee Christian, Abilene Texas, ran this blown Olds on gas.

    roadster 55 nhra.jpg

    When it is just you, or you and a buddy, this is how you do clutch work. NHRA photo, taken at the first NHRA Nationals, Great Bend, Kansas.
     
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    Another Great Trip down Memory Lane.
    Jimbo
     
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    I believe that's Julius Hughes. "Zot" on the cowl.
     
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  11. Deuces
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    Ummm... Yep!..
     
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  12. Rapid Red Lange. Part of his "Dead End Kids" crew were Joe Anahory, and Spider Razon who both later gained fame on the west coast.
     
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  13. Just saw Spider in Torrance last March when we fired the Billy Lynch dragster up at Don Prieto's annual taco party.
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    Scotty's Muffler Service at Fontana – one of the very first Chevys over 200. Photo by Luke.
     
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  17. earlymopar
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    Pictures like this without a story? Inquiring minds (really) want to know the details.

     
  18. Mike VV
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    Agreed.
    Also, Pete was known for NOT running an idler pulley on the blower belt.

    Mike
     
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  19. That may be Julius Hughes, but Pete did run idlers on his cars. You may be thinking of the Surfers.

    Mick
     
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  20. Mike VV
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    Hmm, maybe so.
    Coulda sworn I'd seen some of his early cars without the idler pulley.
    Just did some looking....nope, nuthin.

    Mike
     
  21. Pat, I noticed Jack Merkel's name on the cowl. But I couldn't see who the welder was. Was it Henny's welding ?
     
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  22. 1934coupe
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    Yes Nick, it is Henny's Welding.

    Pat
     
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  23. 65pacecar
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    I thought it was a drag car exhibition on a carrier, but after reading it looks like it was a 4 door car found in the Philippines in 1978, painted up with the logos then launched out to sea.
     

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