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Early days of the NHRA - memorabilia collectors

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Anderson, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Anderson
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    To be transparent, I'm really trying to find out what oddball stuff I don't have yet. But I also think it would be fun to see a lot of this stuff in one place. The NHRA museum in Pomona has a case full of great examples but it is not comprehensive. I'll post what I have an hope you will do the same! Looking for literature, flyers, hard items, shirts, etc. I am in no way any kind of authority on any of this but trying to learn as much as I can.

    I would like to keep the focus of the thread limited to things with the early roadster logo, so late '60's and prior.

    Original Charter Club water slide decals
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    A large jacket sized patch
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    Cufflinks sold by the NHRA to members in the mid '50's. Also available were a tie clip and pin with the same 3d roadster
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    An early '60's Inspectors cap
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    Two early manuals. The one one on the right is very early with the "dedicated to safety" atop the roadster in the logo.
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    Name badge from Bill Dismuke
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    A couple early membership cards
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    I'm not sure where this brochure was distributed
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    Program from the first nationals
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    Entry list from the make-up race after the last day was rained out
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    Membership pins, I have a 3rd year pin on the way. I believe these went up to 9 years.
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  2. Anderson
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    These are of the museum's collection I took back in January

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  3. Anderson
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    Recently got this plaque. I assume distributed by the NHRA to charter clubs to give to their members.
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  4. *JW*
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    This is great stuff. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. Fordors
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    You have a super collection Anderson but one correction is in order, Arnie was never a tech inspector but Bill “Farmer” Dismuke was.
     
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  6. Anderson
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    Doh! Thank you, brain fart corrected.
     
  7. Muttley
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    I'm drooling over those decals.
     
  8. The37Kid
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    Nice collection, thank you for starting this thread. I may have a few odds & ends to add to the photo collection. Bob
     
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  9. Anderson
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    Got my 3rd year pin and this pit pass from the early ‘60’s
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  10. In the early 60's NHRA started a Charter Club program. This is the paper plaque (designed by Dick Katayanagi, I believe) that was sent to our club in 1962. It is signed by Wally Parks and Robert Gotleib.
    We were a part of the program until it ended a few years later.

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  11. Anderson
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    That is excellent!!
     

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