The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
His expression says he has no interest in talking with the citizens
Good gawd I love this thing!
Hey, some friends of mine and I used to stand just off the strip at the traps end to se the cars go by at 200 per. We got knocked on our butts from the wind pressure some times. Guess what? We got right back up for the next car.
Gotta love them smokin' wheelies...
They don't come any prettier than the Black Beauty! ^
Starter (the guy with the shot gun in his hands) - You damn well better not leave before I tell you to or you'll get both barrels of this double barrel shot gun !
Yeah, yeah, I know it's the starting flag !
Holly Hedrich at Bakersfield, '59, Gerald Hayashi photo. Holly used an early MoPar front axle, with trailer hitch balls for flat-towing.
Jack Ewell in the Ewell/Jim Kamboor fueler at Colton, Joe Itow chassis. It would later get a full body.
Ted Cooper's altered.
Tom McEwen in Don Johnson's car
San Fernando, around '57. Tracy Holms .photo.
Jack Spencer coupe, maybe '54 or so, possibly at Kingdon. Bill Hewett photo, one of many he took at both the drags and the salt.
Dale Hamm, from Amarillo, Texas, Dodge powered street roadster. I believe that Dale was the regional NHRA director.
Motor Monarchs entry at the NHRA Nationals, Bob Helmuth photo --- it ran with Cadillac power.
I've often thought that if this shot doesn't raise your blood pressure at least a little then you truly are not a gearhead.
And no, this was not intended to be a play on words either.
Looks like Rich Siroonian checking out the competition at Indy, maybe ‘63 or ‘64, SWC is still running the Olds.
Larry Teter’s C/G Victoria is in the background.
My God, was Doug Cook ever that young??
Well guy's it been awhile since I have posted , I used to flip through old magazine's in my collection and post cool shots of drag car's preferably in motion...
Just got a new very large collection of all the old favorites from the 50's thru early 70's most mint condition in plastic sleeves.
So as I flip through them...I will post the cool shots that I find.
Here's some shots of the covers of a few as a sampler.
Those were the days when Hot Rod Magazine was worth the money that you paid for it.
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Pretty easy to see what this guy was into!
Did anyone else notice the water spewing out of Kalittas Dragster^^^ on the cover of HRM^^^ Big Go Issue^^^
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nice to see something besides fed's
Nice photo of the SWC coupe. But, by the time of the Winternationals in 1964-65 Doug Cook was already an “older” hot rod guy. He was made famous with the 1937 Chevy coupe that held plenty of records in drag racing all over So Cal.
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He started in the early days of Lion’s Dragstrip and by the time he had the 37 Chevy coupe winning, he was an older adult. Small in stature, but huge in knowledge and abilities. He was impressive to talk to and was friendly enough to give us some ideas to go faster in our Willys Coupe later on in 1959-60 era. He was still winning in C/Gas and B/Gas during this time period.
But, we were teenagers and he was an adult.
Here are the photos of that era at the Winternationals. By that time period, we were also adults or at least we pretended to be adults. Ha!
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