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  1. elgringo71
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    Cool pictures and interesting connection to the car. Was that when Jack the Bear owned it or when Twig Ziegler owned it? I would love to see that movie footage and am sure that others here would too.

     
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    I talked to the person that I got this picture from and he went to the shop where he found the picture and the man told him that he had seen the Palidin Special run but never had a picture of it so he found a picture of a Willys and made it like the Palidin car from his memory. This was in the Tulaire area. Mystery solved, this was not the real Palidin Special.

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    1959 lions COOK/MACCARTNEY red altered ford vs light purple willys altered coupe



    This was filmed and posted by Jnaki here on the HAMB


     
  4. 1934coupe
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    I don't know if I posted this one.

    Pat
     

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    posted by swi66 in the vintage thread. Don't know about it but looks real old in the photo.

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    Looks pretty old in the photo

    Bake Cakes

    Baby Cakes asnd old.JPG
     
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    Keith & Faulkner Enterprise

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    Not sure but this one looks pretty old

    earliest and salata chrome.JPG
     
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    Billy Holt

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    Speed Specialties Co

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    posted by Steel Wheel in the vintage thread


    Stow's Automotive

    EDIT:from Stan Black it's Itow's
    Willys EARLEST steel wheel.jpg
     
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    I believe it's Itow's.
     
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    from Central IL

    Local car at the old Drag City strip in Springfield IL. 8E3C8502-BE7C-476E-9D09-9DDF83CF6A18.jpeg
     
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    Altizer Finders & Kibler

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    Don't know these cars but based on the other cars in the photos they look very old.

    3 and oldest.JPG

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    Here is another picture of it
     
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    1959 or 1960 posted by @jnaki

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    Don't know the car el but the track is Dover. I'll ask over at the site.
    Pat
     
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    El this is what I found out.

    "Pat, That's Dick Doyle, one of the "Drag on Run" car club boys from the Bristol, CT.
    area. He had the Blown Hearse earlier. He was very active running the tracks on
    the east coast. I remember seeing a lot of wheelies from that car. [​IMG] I relieve that
    Willta has attended our Dover Drags at the Valley as a Drag Alley participant. The
    car now owned by George Lourie and painted orange. "

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    Hey Jason,
    I was reading an old Drag News from April 1959. That was an unusual Willys that was in the Altered Class. Not too many Willys Altereds back then. Doug Deverich was supposed to have owned a supercharged A/Gas coupe in the Gas Coupe and Sedan class later in the 60's.

    The only other one we saw was the purple one posted earlier.
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    Thanks,
    Junji
     
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    I wonder if this was the Arteaga and Helmuth coupe ?

     
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    I wish that I knew more about this one. I wonder if it could be How's ?

     
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    Hi, my name is Spencer Churchill. I would like to introduce myself. My grandfather was John Edwards. Of the gasser team Pittman and Edwards. My friend and I were cruising the web and stumbled upon a couple of H.A.M.B. videos of my grandfather at Lyons Raceway. I think jnaki posted the video. It is my grandfather in fact in the video next to the race car.


    Hey Spencer,
    Sorry, I took so long to change the name over to John Edwards of the Pittman/Edwards red Willys team.

    Now, a search for this video can be "1959 Lions John Edwards" and it will pop up in the Google or You Tube search engine.


    Any luck finding some of your grandfather's racing days stuff? We grandfathers are/were people that threw stuff in drawers and boxes for later use, sometimes losing a bunch of stuff when the box got thrown out.

    Jnaki
    Your grandfather and KS Pittman were inspirations to all of us teenagers that built our backyard Willys coupes. We knew that we would be competing against them one day soon... But for us, that day never came.


     
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