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    Always enjoyed all the days spent visiting with the late Galen Blanc from Boise. The celebration of life IMG_20211022_172515.jpg IMG_20211022_172509.jpg G12.jpg IMG_20211022_165926.jpg IMG_20211022_172406.jpg hosted by his family was first class at his shop - lots of bitchin' stuff on display. Galen sure loved his 60's! God speed, Galen
     
  3. Scott, sorry to hear about Galen. All his stuff was first class.

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    Looks like the same frame manufacturer 12988E45-53C9-46DA-B8DE-3F9D7E3C99E9.jpeg 54F82162-04A5-4CAA-8383-5F5E3170A1BD.jpeg
     
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    One other shot of the early drag racing pursuits of Galen Blanc included this feature (cover) shot of his Ramblin' Rose dragster in Rodding & Re-Styling magazine, Aug. 1963. IMG_20211022_172707.jpg
     
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    ^^ Wow, what a freak. I dig it the most.

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    What year was that??
    I remember seeing a pic of it when I was a youngster and thought ........whata cool car!!!
    Still is.....
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    Here are some more pictures from our family archives to add background to my dads club. BE9688BC-2376-477D-AD41-9975725D7556.jpeg F95BB7F3-F815-41FF-88D6-6CF9C3D7CE96.jpeg 9DA57413-52E4-4E6C-B644-CA1BB2E38258.jpeg 5D9152BB-7386-49CC-9A26-8841CBDB5912.jpeg FD63EBA7-D2DC-49B2-A8B9-D0BE91919F94.jpeg
     
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    it’s a 1961 or 62 Plymouth valiant 4dr sedan or what started as one lol
     
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    upload_2021-11-24_8-30-12.png 1960

    Hello,


    One of the most anticipated races of the 1959-60 era at Lion’s Dragstrip was the confrontation between Lefty Mudersbach’s Twin Injected Chevy and the Twin Blown Chevy FED race cars from the Howard Cam Company, with Jack Chrisman driving.

    We were able to see the racers prior to the actual starting due to the great preview start up procedure back in those early days. The push cars moved the FED racers down the track, turned around and then came back to the starting line blasting their motors for the upcoming race. It was like watching the two warriors previewing what was coming next. Both sides of the dragstrip bleachers were standing up, although everyone had a good view of the action, sitting down.

    Jnaki
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    The race itself was one of those that will last forever and it was usually the race of the day for us. The anticipation was just one of those chilling things. The best of the best for the top eliminator trophy.


    inline twin vs side by side twin

    Note: when I met Donny Johansen at the preview opening of the new Lion’s Dragstrip museum in 2019, we talked about the history of Howard Cams and how he was just a young kid during the 1959-60 seasons. I mentioned the film I had taken and he definitely was interested. So, I sent him those for his collection and own family history.

    But, that FED build and the races we saw were also the most exciting for that time period. He gave me a lot of information about the build and how he saw everything from his standpoint in the family. One thing we talked about was the single huge injector and he told me that they are gone, except for the one left in the family garage.

    Thanks, Donny.





     

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    Here's coming at you...

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    1959 Lions “Here’s coming at you” Kenny Lindley-Don Hampton

    Hello,

    One of the first full body streamlined FED race cars we saw at Lion’s Dragstrip was the “Misfire” owned by Kenny Lindley with the mechanicals and driving done by Don Hampton (famous for the Hampton Blowers group, still in business to this day.)
    https://www.hamptonblowers.com/superchargers

    In the summer of 1959, the Lindley/Hampton “Misfire” made a road trip to the Detroit Nationals. My brother and I had purchased a drag racing LP album that had the sounds of the 1959 era racers from across the country. The Westcoast contingent was prevalent in the album sound tracks. From those sound recordings were added to the exact racer’s runs that I filmed locally at Lion’s Dragstrip during the Spring and Summer months prior to the September Nationals.

    There was one sound clip for Kenny Lindley/Don Hampton at the Detroit Nationals and making a clean run at Lion’s Dragstrip a month before , combining them made a clean actual sound film clip.


    1959 Lions Dragstrip SOUND Kenny Lindley Don Hampton FED

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    Since my movie camera was a simple color 16mm point and shoot camera, there was no sound recording devices for these consumer film cameras. I had a reel to reel tape recorder at home, but there was no way to take it to the drags and walk around with it strapped to my shoulder.

    So, all of my early 16mm color films were silent until edited with the exact sounds of the LP recordings being added 50 years later. They were converted to digital copies and edited to the film that best showed the matching sound and run.

    Summer Lion's Dragstrip Filming...

    Original Sound From the Detroit U.S. Nationals Championships in September 1959



     
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