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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
I thought it might be Pete Robinson's as the tin valve covers probably weighed less than the cast aluminum ones.
Nando Haase and John Smyser are having a tough time keeping their eyes averted
Just trying to keep abreast of the happenings . . .
Wow. Thanks for posting this. Great stuff.
Pete's first Top Gas Woody car started out with his usual small-block Chev, then he got the Ford deal, and installed a small-block Ford in the car. There are pictures of the SBF without an idler pulley online.
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Hey guys, I recently purchased this autographed Creitz & Donovan seat from the Tom Hanna auction, I have figured out 29 of the 32 signatures but I am stumped by these 2 signatures, hoping someone can help out...thanks in advance.
J E Van...???
Someone has guessed Bob Creitz on this one:
Someone figured out the top signature is Jess Van Deventer's...
It is Pete Robinson...
Well guys...with the help of many, I have put 30 of 32 names to the signatures that are on this Creitz & Donovan seat that I purchased from the Tom Hanna auction, here's what I have so far:
1) Steve Davis
2) Steve Gibbs
3) Bobby Langley
4) Chris Karamasines
5) Larry Dixon Sr.
6) Larry Dixon Jr.
7) Bennie Osborn
8) TC Lemons
9) Butch Mass
10) Paul Candies
11) Don Cain
12) Dave McClelland
13) Danny Porche
14) Keith Burgan
15) Jerry Baltes
16) Dale Emery
17) The Bushmaster George Schreiber
18) Nat Quick
19) Vance Hunt
20) Dennis Holding
21) Dan Horan Sr.
22) Leigh Buttera
23) Lil John (by Leigh Buttera)
24) Carbon Kenny Koldsbeck
25) Watus Simpson
26) Safford-Gaide-Ratican Sour Sisters
27) Darrell Gwynn
28) Al Bergler
29) Gary Cooper
30) Jess Van Deventer
A BIG thanks to everyone who contributed information...I greatly appreciate it!
I am so truly lucky and blessed to have had this priceless item literally fall into my lap...word's can't describe how fortunate I am.
I plan on taking it to the Nitro Revival event in November to have the west coast greats take a crack at it...there's still room for more Legends to place their names
WOW a real Who's Who of Drag Racing.
Still room for more!
PS: The back story on this item revolves around the big dent you can clearly see in the picture...and here's that story:
What happened was Bob Creitz was pushing the dragster with Hanna in it when the push bar somehow slipped and he ran into the back of the seat.
Tom had Corey Conyers make and paint a new one and Tom had everyone sign this one (Most are from Bowling Green 2009) and planned on giving to Bob as a gag gift but unfortunately, he passed before that happened so Tom told Corey to box it up and there it sat until somehow, someway...it found it's way to me.
Now that is Impressive !
The picture of the twin Chevrolet dragster is the Howard Cam Special, also known as the Twin Bear. It doesn't have the plywood front that was installed to provide some streamlining. The dragster was driven by Jack Chrisman. Several years ago at the Pomona swap meet I bought the Howard chain drive blower covers, and 1 of the 4-71 blower manifolds. The manifold that I got was milled down and had the blower moved to the side for clearance.
Awesome. Thanks for the history.
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