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    This is what was cool about the Golden Age of drag racing; a couple friends, a race car, toolbox and a push truck. Often over twenty five such teams at the track on any given weekend.
    Compared to today; two or more race cars, several truck/trailers complete w/shop, lounge and hospitality trailer, crew of ten or more. No wonder they can't fill a 16 car field these days.
     
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    Joe Jackson. Didn't his story end when he went to the west coast and ran out of money? I never really heard the whole true story.
     
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    Often went bare-footed?!........Oh wait!!!!.....different Joe.......sorry!!
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  9. Joe Jackson's story ended at Long Beach when he agreed to test drive someone else's car, drove off the track and crashed. He passed away three hours later.
     
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  10. Beautiful Deuce.....but how many tri-fives do you see in the picture ?
     
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    I know which car I would want -- even with the headlights.
     
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    I see 4, unless my eye's are playing tricks on me... :cool:;)
     
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    The Dallas county Sheriff set up drag race on Singleton ave. in Dallas, circa 1951. This was just prior to Caddo Mills meet no. 1 later in the year. DeuceRdsters.jpg FinishLine.jpg Adams.jpg Car10Car7.jpg WeatherlyOverbey.jpg
     
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    Probably so!
     
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  24. Nice parking brake. ^
     
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    ^^ What the hell, no big deal, right?
     
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    At Dover dragstrip

    1 old drag racing59 dover....jpg
     
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    Ramchargers T/F car in the background with relatively new 426 -- awesome picture.
     
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