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

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

  1. Slim Pickens
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    The next four shots are beauties from Ron Johnson who also does the commentary.
    "This was the first drag race I ever attended that had real names. I took pictures with a 5$ camera. Here are a couple of shots. First is Cliff Bedwell (on the right) and Emery Cook. It was real black magic. Lodge platinum tip plugs soaked in benzene between rounds and cleaned with a toothbrush. Nitro in gallon cans. Tricks to lubricate the carbs. Setto Postoian and Garlits were both there running in the 140's. Cook and Bedwell worked over Garlits car. Tuned him up. Gave him plugs. Set his timing. He made the best run of his life (154 or so) and after the race he went home to Seffner or Tampa or wherever and reworked the car. Lowered the engine, narrowed the rear end, put a nose on the car. A couple of months later he set the world on fire with his 176. Second shot is Don Maynard of the Speed Sport crew, spying on the west coast hot dogs, Emery Cook in sunglasses. Next pic is Lyle Fisher posed by Speed Sport roadster. Fourth is Emery again on a run. Cook and Bedwell had best times of the event (166 mph and about 9:30's) but I believe Setto won the $1,000 savings bond."

    Historical info from,
    www.wediditforlove.com. Slim
     

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  2. mrut29
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    from California

    Here's a couple more from the March Meet last weekend. That's Cruz Pedregon in the Joe Pisano tribute car wish it was painted up red like many of Pisano's cars from the 70's
     

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  3. bigbyrd
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    from Missouri

    Sweeet!!! thanks for the pic
     
  4. tenebr8
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    Just heard that Shirl Greer passed away. If someone can confirm it, I'd love to see a little photo tribute happen here.
    Tim
     
  5. Slim Pickens
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    Shirl Greer

    From WDIFL.com
     

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  6. tenebr8
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    Thanks. Sad day indeed.
     
  7. Bob Rice
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    Shirl at Blaney, SC.
     

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  8. cgaswillys
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    from New Jersey

    RIP Shirl.
     
  9. Smokey Linkey
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    from Elyria, OH

    Always liked those Chain Lightining Cars.
    Remember him taking an event win at Norwalk
    in the 70's.
     

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  10. bigbyrd
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    from Missouri

    definately a sad day , he will be missed
     

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  11. edweird
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    i was there! R.I.P.
     
  12. Tom davison
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    from Phoenix AZ

    Thanks for the great photos and detailed history.
     
  13. NB Photo Flash
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    "Madman Marko" Hildonen
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    Starvin' Marvin Schwartz (Fireball) & Larry Bucher
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    "Slamin' Sammy"Miller Rocket Dragster
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    & Rocket FC
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    Rick Johnson in TV Tommy Ivo's 4 engine 4WD Showboat.
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  14. Dragnut55
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    Thanx for finding a reference pic of the Schumacher Torino. I would love to see more as I have a resin body waiting to build this car. Too bad no one casts a Cordoba/Charger like that of TV Tommy or Grand Spaulding Dodge. I always thought it was an ugly street car but a swoopy F/C. Any other Cordobas than the two I mentioned? Also, let's see more pro-comp funnies.
    Dragnut 55
     
  15. NB Photo Flash
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    Charlie Segars
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    Whit Bazemore
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    "Pontiac Jack" Ostrander
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    Joe Amato
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    Larry LaDue
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    Dale Bartlet
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  16. NB Photo Flash
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    Pete Hill
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    Doug Hearsum
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    Frank Iaconio
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    Don Prudhomme
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  17. Dragnut55
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    Just heard ofb Shirl Greers passing, he was an iron man! I met him once at a PHR race at 131 Martin, while he wrenched for a Firebird funny called the Centurion. We talked near the end of the pits and I mentioned his miracle of a come back to win the world championship after burning his Chained Lightning Mustang and himself. This was the best showing of what the word guts means. He also seemed like one hell of nice guy. We need more like him!
    Dragnut55
     
  18. NB Photo Flash
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    Tom Hoover
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    Eddie "The Thrill" Hill
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    Bruce Larson
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    Gary Ormsby
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    "Animal Jim" Freuier
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    Dick LaHaie
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  19. Falconred
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    Being a Ford man I don't know much about these "off brands" but this may be what you are looking for: Sorry for the blurry photo but I have a cheap scanner.
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  20. Yo Baby
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    Good try.LOL
    That's not a Torino,it's a 75ish Dodge Charger.
     
  21. Falconred
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    "Too bad no one casts a Cordoba/Charger like that of TV Tommy or Grand Spaulding Dodge. I always thought it was an ugly street car but a swoopy F/C. Any other Cordobas than the two I mentioned? Also, let's see more pro-comp funnies."

    This is what was said on his post if you had read it all. I grew up on Fords, I have had two Torinos myself. I was just following up on his talking about the Dodges.


     
  22. axe grinder
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  23. bigbyrd
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    from Missouri

    Nice shot of Eddie Hill in the Super Shops Dragster . I'm trying to get a super shops reopend out here in SW MO
     
  24. c57heaven
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    anybody have a pic of a flopper from about 1974 or 75. Yellow Pontiac body? I'm thinking it was Gene Snow - could be wrong. I had a 1/12 model of this car back then and haven't seen the car in all these pics.
     
  25. ltownrodder
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    Does anyone have any photos of this c/gas Willys out of Hanover.Pa
    It was driven by Charley Garrett in the late sixties and early seventies up and down the east coast. The last race was at Kil-kare drag strip at a gasser meet. He rolled the car twice over the guard rail after hitting a slick spot.
    I currently own the car and would pay a 100 bucks to have a shot of the car the night of the accident. He also stood the car on its push bar at englishtown and crashed back down to earth destroying the oil and tranny pan, along with the entire front end assembly.
    A good shot of that wheel stand in N.J. will also be worth a hundred bucks.

    The name on the side of the car was The Wynns Spit Fire Special.
     

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  26. c57heaven
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    yes guys, that's the car. Was it a winner? Didn't see any pics till you two posted.
    Thanks.
    My parents have a pic of me with that model on my birthday somewhere at their home.
     
  27. ltownrodder
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    Wanted to add a side shot of the Spit Fire Special Willys running at the Gatornats in 1972. Photo was taken out of Sox & Martins History of Drag Racing book.
     

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  28. mrut29
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    from California

    Here's a couple more from this years Bakersfield March Meet
     

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