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

  1. bonneville73
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    Pops started going in the early 60s after he got out of the Air Force. He said one time his friends wrote a class designation on the windows of his straight six, three-on-the-tree '60 Ford as if it was some big block racer. They pulled over on 31 at a drive-in and a bunch of farmer's kids gathered round gawking and wondering, LOL.

    He also has stories about drag racing between the drive-ins on Route 22 in Watchung. One time some guys showed up with a rail, blocked off the highway and ran it!

    Watchung police had Nash Ramblers and couldn't catch anyone.

    My friend's Dad remembers a girl with a hot '58 Chevy with script on the fender and a pair of cherries. It said: "If you can beat me, you can eat me"
     
  2. Fossil
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    My friend's Dad remembers a girl with a hot '58 Chevy with script on the fender and a pair of cherries. It said: "If you can beat me, you can eat me"[/quote]

    HAHA this has been a Jersey urban legend for years. Different locations and different car but it always has the same lettering!

    -Scott
     
  3. Those races between places like the Sip 'n Sup and others were the real deal. Saw more than one guy loose his ride 50 years before Pinks. As I remember the story, the rail was from New York.
    Now back to photos....................
     
  4. Wayne Kerr
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    Hello All,
    I've got some pics to share, could someone please host/post them for me?
    Please PM me.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
    See you at the races.
     
  5. Nikke
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  6. Royalshifter
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    "These boots were made for waaa____________oh shit runnin"
     
  7. Nitro Nick
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    You know its a wonder not more startline staff haven't been injured. There have been two down here, back in the seventies. I guess now they have concrete walls that they slide down instead
     
  8. Black Magic Racing
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    This is a pic of my "Drag Car in Motion". I just joined HAMB today and this is a bitchin site. I just wanted to contribute. This pic was taken at Barona, Ca. in 2007. I have since sold this car and built a new one from a 200" chassis started by Pete Ogden for Nostalgia Top Fuel. I will be racing in Nostalgia Eliminator I or II. It will debut in early 2009.
    Cody
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  9. Royalshifter
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  10. cgaswillys
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    dog427435, no that's a different car. I've seen those photos before. My car is exactly as it was in '67. The one in your photos has a bunch of differences.
     
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  19. Sixness
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    Here is a photo of our BDS Racing's B/Dragester at FULL SONG taken at the FreeWay Drag Strip jn the Houston area. This was taken in the 60's and that is Melvin Scroggins driving. Posted on another thread but think it needs to be here..


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  20. Royalshifter,

    Your pic is an early stage in Knott Farrington's T bird's evolution. Here's the final version. Named Hel's Angel, for his wife Helen, it ran 242 with a blown 454 hemi. IMO, this is the most beautiful car ever on the salt.
     

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  21. Actually, this car was originally built in 1963 and ran with this body as an A/D. You are correct in that narrowing the body disqualified it as a Modified Roadster. You can see it in action at the 1964 Indy Nationals as an A/D in Hot Rod Magazine Pictorial #3 (could be #2 - my memory is fuzzy in this cold!).
     
  22. TININDN
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    ESTA Safety Park - Circa 1966;)
     

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  23. This shot is at Island in 67-68 with a Goat my brother-in-law and I used to run ther and E-Town.
    And yes, they definately have maintained the same standard for the food over the years!
     

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  24. Royalshifter
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  27. Royalshifter
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    This guy must have left a bag of bolts ontop of the engine........scattered.

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  28. hemifarris
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    Here's some............
     

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    One more.........
     

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  30. Royalshifter
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    Classic Ramchargers.
     

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