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

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

  1. M.Edell
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    I love this post!
     
  2. Cut55
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    Note how nicely they elongated the rear wheel opening and kept the factory look of the original flare.
     
  3. M.Edell
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    YES YES YES!! I Love it.. and all those cool early 60's Shots of Fremont!
     
  4. storm king
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    Lutz and Lundberg was one of the few GM cars I ever thought was cool, probably just 'cause it was different. Love the later, black version best. Come on all you GM pukes, build a tribute and run it!
     
  5. Chuck Carman
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    That's Dave Koffel's truck he built to tow the Flintstome Flyer Plymouth funny cars. He first used it for the purple '65 altered wheelbase car and later for his '68 'Cuda.
     

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  6. FunnyCar65
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    That's Hank Hanken's Trader
     

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  7. Cut55
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    Whoa, I was way off. That's a '65 Plymouth!
     
  8. FunnyCar65
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    I think there was some inbreeding it's got a 64 Dodge bumper,I'm pretty sure it started out a Dodge.
     

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  9. Mr. Hugh Tucker....Lions...
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  10. dale thierer
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    Hi,is that one of the dragsters were your legs go under the rear?
     
  11. cgaswillys
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    Nice artwork Chuck.
     
  12. Zookeeper
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    It's a recent pic (yesterday) but still a great car
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  13. Not unless you are double jointed at the knee.:cool:
     
  14. nite-flyer
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    It was always exciting to see Jim Bucher race.
     
  15. Is that Spock at the controls ?
     
  16. Falconred
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    does anyone know whose Falcon that is??
     
  17. indybigjohn
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    While I was at IRP, his son (can't remember the first name - CRS) was still racing in Ohio, and came to our place pretty often. I found a photo something like that in one of our old files and gave it to him, and he appreciated it. He said that car was one of his favorites among those his dad drove.
     
  18. hog mtn dave
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    Butch Blair's original Fugowie. One of the most politically incorrect racecar names ever, and of course still going today...I used to work for Butch, but even before then I always thought the name was great.
     
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  19. Yo Baby
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    That thing is bitchin' ! I love step chops.
     
  20. rooman
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    John,
    does Tim ring a bell. Have not seen him for quite a while.

    Roo
     
  21. WCD
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    I got to witness a little history when Bucher won the last title offered to Top Gas dragsters at the 71 NHRA Supernationals. The car featured these really cool Mr Gasket clear plexiglass valve covers that allowed you to see the rocker arms move. Reminded me of the Invisible V-8 Engine model kit
     
  22. WCD
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    Driver Walt Stevens told me that the car, after winning both Pomona and then Bakersfield a week later, became a valued commodity. They toured the nation for match race money; an accomplishment when you consider that top gas had long since lost its luster as a preimier class. That was "their" opinion, not mine, as I still enjoyed watching the cars run, most espeically the twins.
     
  23. WCD
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    The early Simpson mask. While not much compared to todays safety equipment, it was a big improvement over a cloth hankerchef that it replaced
     
  24. kanzapanzer
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    That's not Buster with a fro is it? :eek:
     
  25. SundayNiagara
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    Yup, the late Buster Couch on the right.
    Mark
     
  26. Mr. Mac
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    Another contribution to this great thread. Me at the AHRA reunion at Mokan a couple of weeks ago.That's car owner Mike Brown in the background helping me let off the trans brake button.:)
     

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  27. SP8CTRE
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    I just joined recently and I love this board and this thread in particular. I said I would post some old pictures if i could find them so here are my first two.

    This is my Uncle, Carl Brewers, 1957 Chevy "Dr. Feelgood". He campaigned this car at various tracks in Southern Ohio from around 1969-1972, mostly Kil-Kare Dragway in Xenia. I was 9-12 at the time and I went with him every chance I got. I'm not sure what kind of motor he ran in it at first, but when the picture with the hood scoop was taken it was running a 302 from a 1969 Z-28 Camaro. The 302 was built by Dave Middletons Performance Clinic. I'm guessing the advertising on the car helped pay for it? I remember staying up all night when he put the 302 in the car. We tested it in the street at around 6AM Saturday and the neigbors were not happy. The car ran in a Class called "Modified Eliminator".

    My best memory of racing this 57 was when he went up against a car named "Preparation H" and my Uncle blew the rear end out! Oh and the few passes with me as a passenger after the track closed for the night were priceless.

    I wish he would have been able to hold on to it, but like many others tough times and lay-offs at Chrysler forced a sale.

    Thanks for letting me share,
     

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  28. yes!
     
  29. yes!
     

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