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

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

  1. Mattbee
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    Here are some more pictures of Pete Gates 1965 Comet Cyclone altered wheelbase car. The hood is black because nitro methane was spilled on it. These pictures were taken at Milan Dragway in 1966.
     
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    Wow those are awesome.
     
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    I ran across this shot of Dean Lowe's old RPU yesterday afternoon. The picture is from the April '65 issue of PHR.

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    First ever trip to Connecticut Dragway way back in 1962 unknown dual engine dragster

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    Kelly Brown. He raced a plethora of drag cars and was active on the local SCCA circuit. He was a Hollywood Stunt Driver too.
     
  16. Saturday morning tune up run. That's "Wild" Rose Ggenuso in Tom's roadster.
     
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    Just a few guys in the stands and the morning fog is burning off. Heaven.
     
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    Ahh, Fremont back in the day. Looks like 60-63?
     
  19. TJ Coyote59
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    Does this looked Photoshopped, or is it just me?
     
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    Looks real to me. FEDs did that easily and often in those days.
     
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    I think not. Refer to post #2 of this thread. Slim[​IMG]
     
  22. Mattbee
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    That is not photoshoped its just a really good picture of the car.:)
     
  23. Royalshifter
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    He is full throttle with the butterflies almost closed???
     
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    That photo has been around for 45 years looking just like that.
    A somewhat wide angle lens makes the car slightly distorted, but that photo is real.
    And Skip, this photo, no doubt, was taken at the split-second when the driver got out of it because of the wheelstand, but there still was power to the wheels. As you know, there's a fraction of a second that a photo like this with the butterflies almost closed is possible.
    Thats at Lions in about 1965-66...the pinnacle of drag racing
     
  25. Mattbee
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    Here is another funny car from Michigan. Trying to find more pictures.:)

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    More wheels up action.

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  27. Cut55
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    He might be in the process of letting off a tad to bring the front wheels down. Could explain why they are part-throttle like that. "Driving through" the wheelie, if you will.

    Edit: What Doug said.
     
  28. TJ, you need to get or borrow the 3 disc Lions dragstrip DVD set. Wheelstands were quite common there.
    HG :cool:
     

  29. That's MickeyThompson's twin Pintiac which Jack Chrisman took on tour in '62. I have 2 shots I took of it at York US30.
     
  30. That's "Stormin" Norman Weekly at Pomona. The frantic Four car left like that more often that not, and Norman never lifted. The Chevy pst truck in the back ground is the one they use today at cacklefests.


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